On My Last $100: 48 Hours in Chicago

@CaddyFdot Enjoy Chicago! It's a great city, and I think you'll have a good time here.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm 0

On My Last $100: 48 Hours in Chicago

@joyballz Yesssss, Museum Campus has the best skyline views.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0

On My Last $100: 48 Hours in Chicago

@Punk-assBookJockey I went in the late fall, too, but it was during peak hours -- probably sometime between 8:30 and 9 on a Saturday. Something about the place, including the service, was off-putting and I didn't feel welcome there. I went there because an out-of-town friend wanted to try it. I'm just not a fan of small-plate restaurants in general. And yes, the goat cheese cashew caramel from Black Dog is amazing.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm 0

On My Last $100: 48 Hours in Chicago

@CaddyFdot I'm going to chime in and say I thought Purple Pig was overpriced, unwelcoming, and uncomfortable (we had to sit at a communal table in a patio area, and the table had really high chairs that were hard to get in and out of because there was NO SPACE around the table for bodies to get through). I can't recommend it, but I know some people like it, as evidenced by the two recommendations above. I'll second the recs for Flying Saucer and Kuma's, although I think Bad Apple in North Center has better burgers if you're into burgers with different or unique toppings. Little Goat, which is in the West Loop, is good for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Black Dog Gelato (two locations, one in Ukrainian Village, and one in Roscoe Village) and Paciugo (they have a few locations) are good if you like gelato. As for things to do, the Art Institute is awesome. Visit the lakefront, as it's beautiful this time of year. I'd encourage you to get out of the downtown area if you can -- there's a lot of interesting stuff to do in the neighborhoods.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights It's so not just you -- this week has dragged on, and it's been exhausting.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

On Friday Estimate

No plans tonight or tomorrow because I went out during the week and I'm exhausted. I also need to pack for a trip I'm taking next week (I leave on Monday). Being away all next week means I don't need to get groceries this weekend. The vacation is with my parents, who pay for everything, so I won't be spending any money next week besides Lyft/Uber to the airport and possibly a snack while I'm at the airport. On Sunday, I'm tagging along with some friends on an Ikea trip, but I'm determined not to buy anything. I'm there mostly to hang out because between vacation and a business trip, I probably won't see my friends again until sometime in August. Maybe we'll grab something to eat while we're out, so I'll estimate $15 for that.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:47 am 0

On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Claudia

This is the best one yet! Claudia was always my favorite.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@summer beers I just saw on Zoya's FB page that they've extended the promo through 11:59 p.m. ET tonight!

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:48 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@andnowlights Sigh. That's true: in the grand scheme of things, $7 isn't going to break the bank, but it just feels like a lot to spend on a small amount of ice cream.

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:38 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Allison Me, too! I love cremes and glitters. Evvie is so pretty -- I wish I'd seen that one when I was shopping for polishes. And I think I have Bevin. At this point I have a hard time keeping track of all the colors I have, haha.

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:37 am 0