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Grilled Octopus and Calamari at Coda di Volpe

My coworkers will be the first to tell you that Brandon and I haven’t quite got…

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Pineapple – Party Cups and Straws

One glittery, one solid, these pineapple party cups make any backyard barbeque into a tropical luau.

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Lions Club – Urban Autism Solutions Garden

On the West Side of Chicago, hidden among the tall apartment and office buildings of the…

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Pineapple – Irish Crystal Vase

Sweet people are always giving me pineapple things for my collection, like this incredible crystal vase…

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Cotton Candy Prosecco at Queen Mary Tea Room

After spending a week in Salem, Oregon with family, I boarded a plane in Portland, headed…

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Pineapple – Summer Crossbody Bag

Some of my purses have pineapples on them, large and small. But this purse is right…

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Levi Strauss pt 1 – The History of American Jeans

When I married my husband, I didn’t realize how much his Jewish heritage would play a…

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Pineapple – Tropical Metal Cup and Towels

Walking around World Market, I always find at least one glimmering pineapple item to enjoy, like…

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Levi Strauss pt 2 – Retro to Modern Jeans

Welcome back to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco! Now that you have read about…

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Pineapple – Pickleball Paddles and Mini Golf

Summer of the pineapple returns! I love when the weather warms and the shelves of Target…

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Asian Fusion Brunch at Little Goat Diner

See that little goat spinning up there? She’s the one we’re having brunch with. She’s the…

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Pineapple – Paper Clips

We all use paper less and less these days, that’s why it’s important to have fun…

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Getting Fancy and Dancy at the Bridgerton Ball

We’re ready for the ball! The interactive Bridgerton Experience in Chicago gave us a rare opportunity…

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Pineapple – Costume Jewelry

I wore this pineapple costume necklace and matching earrings to the Bridgerton Ball in Chicago, a very fancy affair.

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Pineapple – Spinning Wind Catcher

Out and about in Geneva, IL this spring, strolling the sidewalks to window shop the many…

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Eating Mochi Donuts in Another Dimension

When I first heard about the 2d café phenomenon in tourist cities around the globe, I…

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Pineapple – Summer Wreath

Nothing says summer like fresh fruit and this colorful wreath from Target does a great job…

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11 Reasons to Love Winter in Chicagoland and Beyond

It’s bundle season! Shout out to our good friend José for hooking us up with these…

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Filled with Wonder at the WNDR Museum

Are you ready for a sensory expedition through color, sound and light? This journey transports you…

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Pineapple – Acrylic Bicycle Painting

I made this! Painting is therapeutic for me, meaning I don’t mind if the end result…

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8 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Chilly Chicago

“It’s funny how you find you enjoy your life / When you’re happy to be alive.”…

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Pineapple – Tamalitoz Chili Lime Candy

I love these Tamalitoz hard candies, not only for their outstanding flavors with zippy Mexican spices,…

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Taking it SLO at the Garden Street Inn

When people think of exciting places to visit in California, they’re minds often jump straight to…