This is me
I watch my wedding video every year on our anniversary.
I believe in raising my children be cultured; because my idea of motherhood includes weekly sushi dates with my daughter.
I know my kryptonite in cleaning is boxes of photographs; once I start walking down memory lane it’s hard for me to stop.
I wear sunglasses when I'm on the subway; it the way I can be with nobody while being surrounded by everybody.
I secretly love that my husband and I have an unwritten rule that whoever cooks doesn't have to do the dishes. I always cook.
I believe christmas doesn’t start until your first Starbucks holiday drink; in college every Christmas my girlfriends and I hold off on our holiday drinks until we celebrate ‘Evergreen Saturday’ - gingerbread latte's at Starbucks, the lighting parade down Michigan Avenue, and our yearly pilgrimage through the closed off streets to Potbellys on State & Lake.
I believe the best piece of jewelry is the one passed down at least two generations.
I have a bon vivant spirit when it comes to eating out.
I think the best friends are the ones you laugh so hard you cry with.
I am really sentimental about the chapter of life I lived in Chicago - but that doesn't mean I don't love the chapter I'm living in right now.
I believe the best peace & quiet is found in the middle of a crowded coffee shop; the anonymity brings the best silence.
I own six seasons of Ina Garten's show The Barefoot Contessa...and watch them before I go to bed.
I have been known to not think twice about suggesting after dinner cupcakes and coffee in NYC...we lived two hours away and did this A LOT.
I love having a pot of coffee on all day.
I am, at my very core, a sentimental, nostalgic sap.
I believe life is too short not to surround yourself with happy people.
I totally think pearls are better than diamonds.
I believe in long layovers, its my best excuse to spend the afternoon in the Sky Lounge.
I love Spotify am a music junkie, and I have VERY eclectic taste...my favorite playlist right now is my "ME" list.
I sing and dance when I'm alone...the last song I wanted to get up and all out dance party solo on? Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai.
I think a healthy happy hour rotation is the best excuse for date night 5 nights a week.
I believe in taking the expressway during rush hour, because there is no better view than the skyline when you’re stuck in traffic.
I can't stand waiting a whole week for the next episode of something so I wait a whole year until it comes out all together on iTunes so I can binge watch it in a week.
I hate planning things out. If you want to get us on your calendar, ask me the day before.
I love long walks down bustling streets like Michigan Avenue, State Street, 5th Avenue or Broadway - there is something just so therapeutic about pounding out the pavement, window shopping, and absorbing the energy of the city.
I like to say it's our anniversary when taking 6am flights with the hope of scoring free mimosas when the drink cart comes by.
I love my smile. Honest! I got made fun of so much for my squinty eyed smile growing up...but it just makes me want to smile even more.
I look at photos on my iPhone every day...I want to relive the memories I've captured through those little windows to the past. My favorite app? TIMEHOP.
I think no matter how hard city life can be - with every broken car window, parking ticket, and traffic jam - that a breathtaking view of a sparkling skyline makes all the hard parts fade away.
I'm tempted to tie this up into a nice bow. Blah blah blah something nice and flowery but you know what? This is me. Take it or leave it.