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Chicago Love: The Patio at Piccolo Sogno


With summer nights getting shorter by the minute, my husband and I are trying to make it to our favorite patios in the city. On a recent steamy evening, we decided to dine al fresco at Piccolo Sogno. When you arrive, be sure to request to sit outside so you can secure a spot! While the patio is pretty large, it fills up quickly. The tree covered patio was the perfect spot to have a bottle of wine and eat delicious Italian food.


The Caprese salad was the perfect starter to our pasta dishes. I enjoyed the shrimp linguini and my husband had the lamb ragu risotto special. Of course, we had to end the night with their ricotta cheesecake – yum! From the welcoming hostess to the attentive wait staff, the service is amazing. We will definitely be back before summer ends!

What patios are on your summer bucket list?


Chicago Love: Aloha, Mahalo


I’m not much of a foodie and typically base my restaurant picks on the décor and ambiance. Deciding to celebrate my birthday last month at Mahalo in Bucktown was no exception. Each design detail made my heart skip a beat, from pineapple wallpaper to pink neon signs.


In addition to being the most Insta-worthy eatery I’ve ever visited, their menu did not disappoint. I indulged in a pina colada to start and instantly felt the #vacationvibes kick in. The Spicy Tuna Pokes were the perfect starter to lead into the delicious Big Island Burger.

Make plans with your girlfriends and visit this hot spot before summer ends (and give me a call so I can join you!)

Have you been to Mahalo yet?



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