How to Survive a Chicago Winter

Who else is ready to say peace the eff out to winter?! While it hasn’t snowed in a few weeks, it was well under freezing all friggen weekend here in Chicago. Since moving to Chicago, one of the main questions I get asked is, “How do you survive the winter?!” This post isn’t specific to Chicago, but here are my best tips for trying to stay warm all winter long. (Even if winter lasts well into April… #eyerollemoji)

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 12 & 13

Happy Friday, friends! Wow, this week felt like a long one. Each day seemed to fly by, but the week itself felt suuuper long. Just me?! I kicked off the weekend a little bit early and had a fun little pink pizza party with a few girlfriends last night. We rented out the top floor of my apartment building and went all out — balloons, wrapped pizza boxes in colorful paper, sweet treats, and lots of rosé. (You can see more on my Instagram stories for the next few hours before it expires!)

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Nuts & Berries

It’s almost the weekend, my friends! And that means it’s time for a cocktail. When I’m out, I love ordering fun cocktails off the menu (or one of my favorite martinis), but when I’m doing the bartending, I’m all about the easy cocktails that don’t take too much effort. A “Nutty Berry” is Hallie‘s mom’s go-to after-dinner drink and it’s become one of our favorites over the years, too. I recently picked up the three ingredients to be able to make it at home!

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Shopping for Swim Cover-Ups

Well, well, well. File this one under a draft that got lost in digital abyss! I was going through the (100+) unpublished blog post drafts in the backend of my website and was like, WHOOPS, definitely forgot about this one I wore by the pool at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico last May. #ElevenMonthsLater

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Post-Workout Skincare Routine

Getting back into the swing of things in Chicago has meant getting back into my regular workout routine, and man has it felt G-O-O-D! (Summer is just around the corner, hopefully!) I worked out a handful of times in Australia (it was much easier in the big cities with Class Pass!) and we were pretty active with walking and exploring, too, but there’s nothing like a proper sweat sesh in your favorite home studios, you know? Probably my favorite part of coming home, tbh. That, and having my whole medicine cabinet of beauty products at my disposal!

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