There are lot of different excuses to love this time of year.  Whether you get excited about the upcoming holidays or cherish the sight of a light layer of snow, the transition from fall to winter is a fabulous time in the Midwest. I enjoy every part of this season from bundling up in cozy sweaters, listening to the wind blow and, of course, eating comfort food! One of my favorite meals to eat when it is brisk outside is a good Sunday brunch.  Brunch allows you the luxury of a little more cuddle time in bed without the worry of having to get somewhereRead More →

The doors open and greetings commence.  Whether it is a boisterous hello, a firm handshake or maybe pulling each other in for a hug, it says a lot about an experience if you feel welcome the minute you cross the threshold.  (Think of the feeling you have/had each time you went to you grandma’s house during the holidays.) As I sat this week waiting for the rest of my party to arrive at Nonnina (340 N. Clark, Chicago, IL), I watched the staff address each guest. It seemed they knew everyone and those they didn’t know were welcomed like they were old friends.  There was an energyRead More →