Spent a wonderful two weeks hiking the Amalfi Coast in the fall of 2013, and want to spend more vacations on active adventures, like; biking in Croatia or Sicily, seeing the sky light up with the mind-blowing colors of the Northern Lights in Finland in the dead of winter.
I just came back from a solo trip to Vienna. I had a blast exploring Austria.
Be Kind - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Recently Vietnam and Cambodia have been caught in my thoughts. Thinking about biking in these places in 2016.
Mornings are special to me; I absolutely love the quiet, as my day begins. I spend each morning (weather permitting) out on my deck with coffee and a book, welcoming in the day. I especially enjoy when I have the opportunity to see the moon bidding it's farewell, and the sun peeking out at the same time.
"Dwell in the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." Marcus Aurelius
Supporting my favorite team the Boston Red Sox!
Making my colleagues laugh in tough situations.
Supporting my family and friends in any and all endeavors they pursue.
I am also good at enjoying when the sky is blue and sunny!
I have recently become obsessed with Jamie Oliver's Milk Chicken, and make it as much as I can.
Finding dogs in my everyday travels to pat and talk to... :)
Movies that I tend to enjoy are foreign or independent in nature. A few of my most favorite movies include - Den skaldede frisor (Danish), Lost in Translation, Amelie, Cairo Time, Breaking Away (yes, I love this movie) and Wedding Crashers (Can't explain it - but I laughed so much).
I am a foodie... I love to stay in and cook and entertain, but I also enjoy finding new places to try here in Chicago. It would be great to find a man to cook with, (in and out of the kitchen.) :) Fell in love with the devil's food cake at The Dutch in NYC, and just had the chicken for two at the NoMad....how did they create such magic? What is it about the meatballs at RPM Italian? Sometimes, I day dream about the most fantastic sandwich I have ever eaten, in Paris, walking around Montmartre. It was simple, but perfection :) I recently enjoyed the Kobe sliders at The Bar at the Pennisula, amazing! Tito's Hammock at the Tiny Lounge is a great way to celebrate summer.
Cookbooks are at the bedside, and of course the newest issue of Bon Appetit. The first page I read in Bon Appetit is the last page of the magazine. Yes, it is weird, I can't explain it.
2. Library card
3. Running shoes
A great glass of Pinot Noir....
When I practice kindness and compassion in my every day life, my overall outlook improves and I connect with people in away that it is more remarkable than I could have imagined. I have come to treasure these two gifts in my life.
The sheer genius behind the development of dental floss.... :)
The first cappuccino I had in Naples, Italy looking out at Mt. Vesuvius and watching the sunset over the Mediterranean.