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Chicago Happenings – August Recap

August: gone in the blink of an eye. I still have not accepted that summer is basically over and fall is on its way. While I do love the fall, I’m wishing the summer could stick around a bit longer. Since I have no way to change that, we’ll just ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Sep 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings – June Recap Part 2

Considering I was on vacation to Miami and the Dominican Republic for 9 days in June, I sure did still do a lot here in Chicago. As always, many great openings this summer and endless amounts of fun…so much so, that I’m going to ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jul 07, 2016 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings – June Recap Part 1

Considering I was on vacation to Miami and the Dominican Republic for 9 days in June, I sure did still do a lot here in Chicago. As always, many great openings this summer and endless amounts of fun…so much so, that I’m going to ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jun 30, 2016 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings – May Recap

Yay, summer has finally arrived and I’m done with my communications class!! I expect to be back on my more regular writing schedule again shortly. I have one more trip coming up in early June and after that will have lots to share, so stay ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jun 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Healthy Snacks Roundup

I’ve been so fortunate to try some really amazing and healthy snacks lately, so I thought it would be fun to do a roundup and share some of these great finds. Any and all of these snacks will be perfect to keep on hand for travels, stashed in ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: May 06, 2016 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings – April Recap

Truth be told, I hit a wall in April. I also started an 8-week business communications class, so my usual writing time for the blog was overtaken with reading and homework assignments. I promise to be better this month because I definitely felt the ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: May 04, 2016 |  Original Post

Foodie Spontaneity In Los Angeles

This was SO not my normal. I attended a healthcare conference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago (for the day job!) and then met up with my bestie Sonia in Los Angeles for a little getaway. I figured since I was so close to the West Coast, I should just ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings- February Recap

Whoa, you ready for this one? I was busy, busy, busy in February! For being a short month (plus the extra day for Leap Day), I sure did do a whole lot. Check it out: Eddie The Eagle Movie Advance Screening– Little did I know when I received ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Mar 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings- January Recap

Hope your 2016 is off to a great start! January was an exceptionally slow month for me for several reasons; I was busy planning my special birthday bash and I came down with a horrible cold that knocked me out for nearly two weeks (still recovering ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Feb 04, 2016 |  Original Post

Crashing Gloria Estefan’s Dinner

What a journey this blog has been so far! Three years later, it is definitely beyond anything I could have ever even imagined. I am so grateful each day for all the awesome invites I receive to restaurants and events, the friends/connections I have ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Sep 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival – Chicago Style

One of the things I love most about international travel is learning about other cultures; the customs, family traditions, rituals, holidays, food, etc. So much to learn and never enough time! Even though I have not yet been to China (trust me, ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Sep 14, 2015 |  Original Post

Chicago Happenings – August Recap

If you can believe it, I took a little bit of a break from the “scene” in August. I still managed to do and try some awesome things this month, but between weddings, having my parents visit and life in general, I didn’t attend ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Sep 02, 2015 |  Original Post

French Macarons? Yes, Please!

I think it goes without saying, but just to be sure, I’ll say it again. All French macarons are not created equal. Trust me, I’ve tried them. A lot of them. All over the world as a matter of fact (afternoon tea at a 5-star hotel in ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Aug 27, 2015 |  Original Post

My Most Perfect Morning

If you live in Chicago, you know that you have very few weeks to get out and enjoy unbelievable weather. And when summer is here, you can’t waste even one second.  It should come as no surprise that you will definitely find me out and about ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 |  Original Post

An Unexpected Surprise

It was another rainy, summer night here in Chicago and I was on my way to a lovely dinner with some fellow foodies and fashionistas. I knew at the minimum I would have some delicious food and a fun night catching up with old friends and making new ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jul 30, 2015 |  Original Post

Luxury Redefined

I heart The Peninsula Hotel. I mean, it’s kind of hard not to. The luxury brand does an amazing job with their attention to detail, customer service, high-quality everything and beautiful, relaxing ambiance. And I’m not talking just ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 |  Original Post

On The Chicago Scene- June Recap Part 2

Since June was so incredibly busy, I actually wrote two separate posts to include everything I was up to. If you didn’t already see Part 1, here it is. Otherwise, read on….. Barcocina Chicago– I will never say no to Mexican food. ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jul 02, 2015 |  Original Post

More Vegetarian Tourist Approved Products

Chocotal Ice Cream– It’s finally summer and you know what that means…ice cream! This brand of ice cream could not be any more perfect; not only because it tastes amazing, but because the ingredients are sourced from all over the ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jun 16, 2015 |  Original Post

Yay, I’m Published!

There are days when I still can’t believe all the amazing opportunities that keep coming my way from starting this blog. I could never have dreamt up some of these things, such as having Top Chef Fabio Viviani ask me to write an article for ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jun 05, 2015 |  Original Post

On The Chicago Scene- May Recap

I think that May was the busiest month yet for fun foodie events. I mean, I actually had to start saying “no” to invites because there were multiple events in one evening. I wish I could clone myself and be able to go to everything. ...

Blog: The Vegetarian Tourist
Posted on: Jun 01, 2015 |  Original Post

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