Happy Friday. Is it just me or is 2021 going by super fast? Like how is it APRIL next week?! (Aka my birthday month woohoo). I mean, I’ll take it I guess. I feel like 2020 was so slow so this fast pace 2021 is actually kinda refreshing. Also, random fact, but as I’m typing this (on March 25th), there’s exactly NINE months until Christmas, YAY!
I’ve blogged about Mitsuwa before (you can check that out here), it’s this really cute Japanese marketplace located right outside of Chicago. I don’t really leave my house to often (hello, we are still in a pandemic folks) but since this is basically a grocery store, I decided to visit last weekend to see what they had and to pick up a few items.
Here’s a few photos from my visit to Mitsuwa Marketplace: Continue reading
Happy December friends. I know I missed Monday’s post but I’ve been busy, busy, busy at work! BUT, I’m so excited because I have so much to look forward to in the next few weeks. This week at work I have back to back meetings daily and then Friday/this weekend I’m heading to DC. Next week I’m going to Disney World. And then I only have one week of work before NINE days off for Christmas. (We get Christmas Eve and Christmas off but I requested the whole week off).
December, I know you just started but I love you already!
Yesterday during my lunch break I decided to walk over to Macy’s and check out this years holiday window displays. (Throwback to last years/the 2018 Macy’s Holiday Windows on State Street in Chicago). And they were SO cute.
It’s no secret I’m a HUGE Disney lover. In fact, I’m heading to Orlando tomorrow (Thursday, the 15th) for my third Disney Cruise. But, there’s something else I love just as much as Disney: Broadway! There’s just something about the theater that just makes my heart happy. Seeing all those talented performers on stage singing, dancing and acting their hearts out, it’s just an incredible thing to witness.
At the moment I have four favorite Broadway shows. I know, I know, “You can’t narrow it down to one?.” No, I can’t. These four Broadway shows have an equal place in my heart. The first one is Wicked, the first show I ever saw on Broadway. (So of course, it’s always going to be meaningful to me). The next show is Dear Evan Hansen. And even though I’ve only seen it once (so far), it left such a huge impression on me. The third is The Book of Mormon, which currently holds the record for the show I’ve seen the most times. I’ve seen it five times so far.
The final Broadway show is Hamilton.
Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer! Ah, it really is my favorite time of year. Downtown is dressed up in lights. The holiday train is making its daily runs. Santa’s helpers (because the REAL Santa is at the North Pole prepping for the big day) are roaming the malls. Christmastime is truly here! It’s no secret that I LOVE Chicago and that I LOVE Christmas. So of course I love Chicago during Christmastime! There’s no shortage of fun and festive things to do in the city during the holiday season.
Here’s 12 things to do in Chicago during the holidays:
No one does Christmas quite like the Museum of Science and Industry. That’s one of the things I love so much about living in Chicago, the city really does go all out during the holidays. One of my favorite holiday traditions is visiting the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. I’ve been visiting this exhibit since I was a little girl. Usually my school would take a field trip to the museum during December to see the exhibit, but field trip or not, my family always made sure to make a special trip to see this exhibit!
Even though visiting Christmas Around the World has been a tradition of mine for the last 23 years, it dawned on me that I’ve never dedicated a blog post to this festive exhibit! (Whoops, my bad!). So today, I wanted to share a few (who am I kidding this post has over 200 photos) photos from my visit a few weeks ago! Warning, this post is VERY photo heavy. So like Scar would say… BE PREPARED!
But seriously, there’s like 200 photos in this post. You have been warned…