Online shopping is my savior. Is it too close to Easter to say that? Either way, it's true. It's the best. I do whatever I can to avoid Michigan Avenue, which is normally pretty easy since tons of other neighborhoods are filled with great retailers. But this means I inadvertently avoid my favorite store Nordstrom: the home of all things awesome. (Wouldn't a Lincoln Park Nordstrom be perfect? I'll call Rahm. Or Chuy?) So in order to scratch my shopping itch, I do the majority of my spending online. Amazon Prime is a convenience that I cannot function without. If a website doesn't have free shipping and free returns, I think they are communists (#millennialproblems). I understand this sounds insane since I live at most five miles away from any store I could ever want to step foot in. But, I blame Amazon. They have created this lazy monster. Why would I waste $30 in cab fare to get downtown when I can get free two-day shipping online? I'm not even going to wear that top until Friday anyway, sooooo... thanks champagne! At least I haven't bought 37 Dash buttons yet. That is consumption at its finest.Read More
The first time you open a bottle of champagne can be a little nerve-racking. Do you twist it open carefully and ensure your hand stays over the cork to avoid breaking someone's face? Do you discreetly hand it to your best friend and make them do it? Or do you nudge it up with your fingers and send the cork flying into the air like they do in New Year's Eve commercials? (By the way, the bubbles rarely spill out of the top of the bottle dramatically, and when they do, all you're left with is a huge mess and wasted rosé.) But once you get that bottle open and you hear that "pop," your fear turns into salivation (is that just me??) and everything is ok. Now every time I pop a bottle of bubbly, I feel a sense of sentimentality.
This got me thinking...Read More