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    The Best Naples Style Pizza In Chicago

    In Naples, Italy, pizza is heavy on tomatoes and mozzarella, soft in the middle, and charred on the edges. At Spacca Napoli in Ravenswood, it’s exactly the same. The authenticity doesn’t stop with the…

    October 20, 2016
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    Caroline Bogush | Miss Petunia Mary

    Last year around this time I was looking for holiday gifts on Etsy when I came across Miss Petunia Mary, a customized travel journal shop. Soon, Caroline Bogush, the young woman behind the shop,…

    October 19, 2016
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    Coffee Monday

    What Is a Moka Pot?

    Before moving to Rome, I had never seen a Moka Pot, the aluminum coffee brewer present on every Italian stovetop. The iconic, eight-sided contraption was invented in 1933 by Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti’s…

    October 17, 2016
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    10 Days In London

    For the second year in a row, after a short visit to Rome I spent a good amount of September in London. Also for the second year in a row it was brilliantly sunny…

    October 12, 2016
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    Five ‘Touristy’ Chicago Things Worth Doing

    In 2015, Chicago hosted more tourists than ever before. We had 50.97 million visitors from the United States alone, and about 1.3 million from abroad. With so many visitors, it’s no wonder the city is…

    September 26, 2016
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    Two Perfect Days in Rome

    {Nude flats, black dress, foldover bag, nude lipstick} About once a year, I get an aching urge to visit Rome. I dream in pizza and piazzas, and have to book a flight. Actually, this Romesickness happens…

    September 23, 2016
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    Carry On

    Fall Travel Essentials

    This morning, I woke up to the first day of fall in a beautiful hotel in London with a view over Green Park. I sat drinking coffee, staring out the window in despair. Was…

    September 22, 2016
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    Time Out Love Chicago Awards

    Hey Chicago readers! We all know how much we love our city. Some might say we’re obsessed with it. We can’t help that we have so many high quality attractions, restaurants, bars, and locals shops.…

    September 21, 2016
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    In Flight Carry On Essentials

    I’m headed to the airport tomorrow and my carry on is all packed. Even though it’s easy to reach in the overhead compartment, once I’m settled into my seat on a plane I hate…

    September 12, 2016
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    Stephanie Burt | The Southern Fork

    A little over a year ago I found myself in Fredericksburg, Texas, sitting next to Stephanie Burt at lunch. I learned a lot that week about Texas wine, Texas peaches, Texas gardens, and that Fredericksburg…

    September 8, 2016