Elmhurst Outdoors

While I was in Elmhurst, the temperatures were still fitful, but I did want to explore some of the outdoor attractions nearby. On my museum day in Wilder Park I popped into the Wilder Park Conservatory. The charming greenhouse was filled with the fragrance of Hyacinths. Narcissi gave me hope for Spring. The off-limits airplants had […]

Elmhurst Spring Break

I spent a week in Elmhurst recently, and had a great time exploring the town. I have driven to and from Elmhurst for the various Wilder Mansion events, and while I knew their downtown is charming, I never had a chance to just stroll and explore. So on a warm and sunny day I walked […]

Un-Hibernating

It’s been a social few weekends for me. Spring is trying to emerge, and so are friends. After the Stumble & Relish soiree I enjoyed Sketchbook with my friend, again enjoying the Brewery Witch we sampled on International Women’s Day. I had a lovely evening at Creative Coworking on March 23. Paul Minnihan had his beautiful […]

Women in Beer with the Brewseum

On International Women’s Day, Sketchbook Brewery held a Women in Beer event that was quite the revelation. The day marked the launch of Brewery Witch, a new brew made by Sketchbook in conjunction with the Pink Boot Society. The Pink Boot Society is a women’s brewing organization that holds a contest every year, and the […]

Evanston Made Mixer the first

It’s been a wonderfully social few weeks for me, with Evanston Made being a key theme. 1100 Florence hosted the very first Evanston Made Member mixer, which gave us an overview of membership and allowed us to network amongst ourselves. I met new-to-me artists and also interacted with those I had met at prior Evanston […]

March Sunday Handmade Market

It’s time to get back into the Art Fair groove! I am glad I have a checklist because after 2 months I need a reminder of what to bring. This Sunday, I will be popping up at the Handmade Market from 12 to 4 p.m. Handmade Market is a unique event to connect the makers […]

The Slow-mo Snow Melt

We have had record-setting weather this winter, but the cold temperatures might finally be coming to an end. The ice queen is holding out during the warm-up, but she seems to be getting with the ice-loss program this week. I was able to resume my longer walk route on Monday and Tuesday, when it was […]

Q1 musings

I am listening to rain and occasional Thunder, while emergency vehicle sirens are offering a soundtrack on a regular basis. The fire station is a few blocks away, so it is not alarming, but they definitely are busy today. Yesterday I met with my accountant and thought I would blog upon coming home, but by […]

International Women’s Day reading

Last week was International Women’s Day. I actually celebrate that everyday, since I am an international woman. It was nice to reflect on my influencers, and I pulled from my own collection to Instagram the occasion. However, these books are a fraction of women who influenced me, both in writing and in actions. I don’t […]

Snowglobe living

We’re back in the snow globe here in Evanston. Fortunately this arctic air won’t last as long as the polar vortex, but we still have to bundle up and watch for frostbite warnings. Of course we have to deal with this with humor. I try to take a walk when it isn’t this frigid, but […]