this & that, volume 6

Haaaaappy Friday!! I could not be more glad it’s the weekend. What a week, huh?

Let’s see what’s happened since I last wrote a this & that post…

I went to New Orleans last weekend with Idan to visit our friends that we made on our Mexico trip last year! They live there and we were due for a visit. NOLA is one of my favorite places and it was so special to show Idan. I can’t get enough of the music, the houses, and the food. We had po’ boys galore, went to a Jazz show at Preservation Hall, and did a swamp tour! I can’t wait to visit again.

On the same travel vein… we just booked a trip to London and Paris this summer! I am SO FRICKIN EXCITED. I’ve never been to either city and we already have mile-long wish lists of things to do there. Also, we will be in London for the Royal Wedding so I’m extra thrilled about that part. I also definitely already booked our tickets to the Harry Potter WB Studio Tour… nerd alert.

I’m spending this weekend at home just relaxing and unwinding from this crazy work week. I’ll also be working hard on my Chicago travel guide! On to what’s interesting me this week…


This Week’s Links:

I just finished (and LOVED) this book. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are making a series out of it and I can’t wait.

Grace had the perfect response to this article about yoga pants and why they’re “bad for women.” What’s your take?

Another reason to get a house plant – this graphic shows the best air-cleaning plants according to NASA!

Want to try apple cider vinegar to fight sickness but not sure how? This article sums it up.

A guide to some cute places in Chicago to catch up with friends.

This is one trait that I am constantly (CONSTANTLY) working to have!

This 550 square foot apartment could not be chicer.

So you wanna learn about Jewish food.

You had me at goat cheese: a recipe for stuffed portobello mushrooms with crispy goat cheese. Drool.

Love this post from Carly about how meditating actually changed her life.


From The Blog:

A recipe for Guinness Chocolate Mousse, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

The BEST chocolate chip banana bread ever.

Arriba! DIY Mi Casa Es Su Casa doormats.

Why I think Chicago’s new Ezza Nails is the next big thing.


Quote of the Week:

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

-Henry Matisse