The 8 Friends You’ll Have in Your 20s

Today is a bit of a Throwback Thursday post. The past week has been crazy, but it’s been my goal to prevent Full & Fearless from going by the wayside when things pick up. With no time to write, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to reach into the vault and dust off some buried treasures….

Recipease

One of the highlights of my trip to London was our foodie tour {full story coming soon}. Despite how delicious it was, the best dinner all week wasn’t part of the tour, but rather a happy accident. We found ourselves in Notting Hill around dinnertime, standing on a corner debating our options: a fast food spot to save a few…

London pt. 2: Let’s Be Tourists!

When I studied abroad in London I lived a bit outside of the city center. I developed this horrible habit of thinking, Oh, I don’t need to go see the tourist attractions. I have months. I’ll do it later! Well later came and went, as did my money, and before I knew it I was packing…

London pt. 1: Lost in London

As with anything in life, things never go exactly as planned. My roommate and I were beside ourselves with excitement for our trip to Europe. When we landed at Heathrow I quickly had to trade my schoolgirl giddiness for practicality as I pulled out the directions to our AirBnB. We’d done our research. We were prepared. Nothing…

Unpacking Europe

Last fall my roommate, Adrienne, and I decided {on a bit of a whim} to go to Europe for New Years. It’s been seven months since that adventure. Seven months! It’s crazy how quickly time flies. Finally I’ve sat down and devoted time to combing through my photos and re-reading my journal entries. I think a travel recap…

Eataly

When I moved to Chicago I kept hearing buzz about a place called Eataly. “It’s the cutest little Italian market.” “My favorite cookbook is from Eataly!” “I love their cafes and bakery.” “They have the best wines.” “Every time I go I can never decide which restaurant to try.” This place sounded like it was suffering…

Snooze

Last weekend I was in Denver for a wedding, which I decided to turn into a mini vaca. The three days were full of sun soaked hours by the pool, hikes and drives in the gorgeous mountains, catching up with dear friends, and food. So. Much. Food. I regret none of it. As I was preparing to go and…

Little Goat Diner

If you’ve ever been to Chicago you know that brunch is a weekend way of life. This week’s Foodie Friday is one of my favorite brunch spots. Little Goat Diner is best described as comfort food with a gourmet twist. Both Little Goat and her big sister Girl & the Goat are the vision of executive chef…

Moving Forward: Overcoming My Greatest Fear

Fear. For some people it’s spiders, or snakes, or heights – for others it’s a little bit more odd. I once had a friend who was afraid of garbage bags. Yes, you read that right – garbage bags. Regardless of what it is, we all have something. For a long time I didn’t know what…

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

One of my favorite topics of conversation is the best places to eat in Chicago. My friends know I have a running checklist in my phone. I fondly refer to it as my dining wish list. I decided to start the Foodie Friday series to share some of my favorite culinary experiences, in Chicago and beyond….