It has most definitely been awhile since I’ve last posted and I definitely apologize for that. A lot has happened since! I am now engaged to the love of mylife and best friend, I took on a new role in my company, and will soon be a homeowner with my fiance! Life is good, all. Life is good.
But for now, let’s talk BBQ. If you’re ever in the Wicker Park area I definitely suggest you stop in to Lillie’s Q for some delicious BBQ! I stopped in here the other day with my dad on a snowy, cold day and let me tell you – it hit the spot. This place has 6 different barbecue sauces you can choose from – from Alabama styled – to Carolina styled – to finally, Memphis styled sauces.
Make sure you try the sweet tea – or if you’re wanting a stronger drink, they have a full bar to meet your needs!
The hush puppies were tasty andvery filling. Probably not the best thing to start with. I wasn’t a huge fan of the sweet potato puree that it came with as it was served cold. We used the BBQ sauces instead.
And finally – we split the tender pulled pork sandwich, some mac and cheese, green beans with bacon bits, and the seasoned fries with ‘carolina dirt’ (cajun spice). YUM!
Long story short, you need to go check out Lillie’s Q on a cold wintry day!
Yesterday I had thee most incredible one on one Pilates session with a brilliant and talented instructor who is a professional ballet dancer. It was such a fun experience that allowed me to understand specific exercises and movements in Pilates thanks to my insightful instructor. I will most definitely continue on with private sessions at least once a week. Who else is a huge fan? I want to hear from you and your experience with Pilates! I know that after one session, I was feeling fantastic and smiling from ear to ear – along with being quite sore today!
Delicious scents that you nearly wish you could eat? Lotions, soaps, face masks that leave your skin feeling soft and wonderful? Ladies, gents, everyone – you must check out Mojo Spa for all your beauty needs! I personally suggest you treat yourself to a manicure and a pedicure while possibly having brunch – yes you heard me. This lovely place hosts beauty and brunch days! And don’t forget to scoop up a cupcake soap on your way out.
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Sorry I’ve been away for a bit – with all of the birthdays going on, I needed some time to catch my breath and get everything back in order. Now that I’m back on my feet, I wanted to share with you what’s been keeping me smiling with all of this rain Chicago is having.
I love my beautiful hydrangeas I scooped up from Trader Joe’s and my new sage blossom candle from Anthropologie. If you want a great smelling candle, check out the sage blossom scent and others offered at Anthropologie here!
Before the rain and crazy birthday celebrations began, my boyfriend and I enjoyed a glass of champagne and cheers to everything we’ve accomplished and to all the exciting things to come in the future. It’s really important to reflect and see how far you’ve come no matter what situation you’re in. Never put yourself down and try to always look on the bright side! My lovely man got me the cute owl plate pictured below that says, ‘owl always love you’ at Francesca’s which was perfect next to my glass of champagne and my Diptyque candle my wonderful friend Sara bought me for my birthday!
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Thursday night. Can’t wait to share my review on the new BCBG flats I got last week! :)