Category Archives: Avec

weekend dinner party

If it were up to me, we would entertain every weekend. I love having people over, whether it’s for a sit-down dinner, casual cookout or winter game night. To me, having friends and family over, laughing and creating memories, is what makes a house a home. To my husband, it means stress and more stress. […]

weekend in chicago

Every March I head to Chicago for work, specifically for the Home & Housewares Show. Thirteen miles of products that are vying to make store shelves, ranging from cookware and tabletop to cleaning and storage. While the show is always a lot of fun, (this time I saw Rocco DiSpirito, Emeril and “met” Dr. Andrew […]

avec dates (the best appetizer ever)

I usually end up in Chicago a couple times a year for work, but have been there religiously the past six springs for the Housewares Show. Four years ago, I met up with my cousin for dinner who was working as a food writer at the time for metromix.com. She took me to a place […]

Chicago eats

Just got back from a girls’ weekend in Chicago. A lot of shopping and eating and quality time with my friends. A great way to spend the weekend. I’m pretty lucky, I travel to Chicago a few times a year (mostly for work). It’s one of my favorite cities. It’s a big Cleveland. Friendly people, […]