A Weekend in NYC

Sunday, December 28, 2014

We took a quick trip to NYC a few weeks ago. We rented an apartment off of Airbnb in Brooklyn with four of our friends, Kristina, Jeff, Claire & Dan. Earlier in the year we met up with all of them in rural Ohio for a weekend and decided that weekend trips had to be a regular occurrence. That is one of the nice things about being an adult, you can do things like that. Decide to go on trips with your friends and then actually go.

I had only been to the city once before for 8 hours so it was a treat to spend some consecutive days there. The whole weekend I had various songs rotating through my head. The main contenders were Annie's "NYC" and Taylor Swifts "Welcome To New York." We were dropped off at the port authority and made our way over to Brooklyn on the very confusing and very huge NYC subway system.


Just arrived in NYC! Now to the subway.




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Portland Eats // Blue Star Donuts

Monday, December 1, 2014

I present the Wahnschaffe Clan! Kadence, with the side eyed stare, tall tall Michael, Cameron rocking the PDX flannel, cute Caity and her sophisticated tongue, and myself, the Hunchback.

While in the land of weird I experienced the most epic donuts of my life. These are made from a classic brioche recipe that is apparently from France. So French-ish donuts. WHAT the delicious. I can honestly say that these were better than any donut place that I have tried in Chicago. We went to the location on Hawthrone, which is a super dreamy street full of boutiques, vintage stores, and coffee shops. My favorite little shop was Tender Loving Empire - it is part Record Label part paper goods. Basically all of my dreams mashed up into one store. I bought their Friends, & Friends of Friends cd. Pretty chill PDX type music + I love their tagline "You are part of this place." Cute.

Here's the Sitch
Order: A Blueberry Burbeon Basil Donut for this lady, but I had bits and pieces of all my siblings too. All were delicious but I loved mine the most.
Price: Around $3 a donut
Atmosphere: So Portland... as I sat at the little bar stool and look out the window a girl dressed in a head to toe furry rainbow get up wandered down the street. Also very trendy with its white subway tile.
With: Family! My cute sisters, Mom, Brother and Husband.
Rating: 5+++++++++ GO! Experience Life!

CHICAGO EATS // Fat Willy's Rib Shack

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Last night was a date night! We haven't gone out to a sit down in a place for a while because we are trying to save money... blah blah... being an adult. We ended up here because Michael suggested it. He had been here once before with friends and wanted me to try it out. I have to say... A+! There is something so comforting about stuffing your belly full of meat and carbs. Afterwards we walked across the street to the movie theater to see the new Hunger Games movie. I have to say that it felt very much like a "part 1." Essentially, things happened, but nothing was resolved teeing all the big plot lines up for the next movie. That said, it was still great and J-Law is my girl. Plus we got to sit in the front row next to the metal bars so I had a place to prop my feet during the whole movie. Solid. An enjoyable night indeed.

Here's the Sitch
Place: Fat Willy's 
Order: Half order of the Pulled Pork Sandwich, with a side of colesaw and sweet potato tater tots. Also, I do have to mention... Pepsi products which means no diet coke. Water for this girl.
Price: $11.00ish
Atmosphere: Fun vibe. The place is really small so it feels super cozy. Can I also saw that I really appreciated their impeccable bathrooms that had painted pigs all over them? Amaze.
With: Michael Husband
Rating: Delicious BBQ times ten. 4.5 stars.

3rd Year Anniversary Pictures // Let's Do Lunch

Monday, November 10, 2014












This is one of our favorite sandwich spots in our neighborhood - Bahn Mi. I remember when we moved into our apartment this summer. The whole thing was completely empty except for one box. We grabbed a BBQ beef for me and a lemongrass chicken for Michael and had a little picnic on the hardwood floor. Good way to kick off our new place.


Chicago Eats // Shake Shack

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I've decided that I am going to chronicle all of the new places that I eat in Chicago. Eating is quite seriously my #1 hobby. 

Chicago got a Shake Shack this week! Huzzah times a million. I can officially join the trendy social quarter that eats at Shake Shack on the regular. Because it just opened this week there was a line situation. My friend Linzi was gracious enough to take care of the bulk of the wait. I showed up at the last minute and just climbed into the front of the line with her. Forgive me. With this bad boy only 5 blocks from work I might have a serious waist line issue. 

Here's the Sitch
Place: Shake Shack
Order: Shack Burger, Salted Carme"L" Concrete, Root Beer, Crinkle Fries. Pure Delicious Gluttony.
Price: $16.47 - a little steep in my opinion, but then again I did order basically everything on the menu.
Atmosphere: Surprisingly relaxing. Quaint outdoor patio feel with the charming hanging lights. They also have the famous Chicago windows that completely open during the warmer months. Can't wait for that!
With: Linzi South (you might make me take this picture down...)
Rating: Two Thumbs up.

Come visit me and we can eat here?

3rd Year Anniversary Pictures // Black & White

Tuesday, October 28, 2014













I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I am convinced that Black & White Film is Magic.

Hi to everyone that is visiting via Harley and Jane! Thanks for stopping by.


3rd Year Anniversary Pictures

Monday, September 15, 2014


How lucky we are to be together. Happy 3 years my love.