Bourbon Street – New Orleans. There is always some great people watching to be had in the sea of humanity that constantly streams by, hour-after-hour, and not to forget, the pieces of conversation you catch too. Always entertaining.
I am currently obsessed with finding the perfect travel bag. During our trip to Hong Kong my favorite bag had a nasty run-in with a subway turnstile. That bag and I have traveled some miles together, but it is time to move on and get a new day bag, one to go with my recent issue of an American Passport after becoming a Naturalized American [Jan 28th 2014]. So here are my fave’s so far? I know some of my picks are pricey, but my last bag was with me for 10 years and served me well. I want it to be day-to-night and look ready to take me anywhere from street-food to fine dining. It needs to be able to fit: a water bottle; a camera; an emergency raincoat; a wallet; a few cosmetics & a map or compact guidebook / journal. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions?
I am please to announce that I have been recognized as a leading food expert by Chowzter, and I am the current acting Chief Chowzter representing Chicago. We are a global team committed to finding and sharing amazing tips for other foodies around the world about: where to get delicious fast feasts; of the highest quality; at a good price; anytime; and anywhere. Chowzter is committed to locating and supporting the local independent food purveyor utilizing locally sourced fresh ingredients, prepared at the moment of consumption. In April I will be a guest representative for the 2014 ‘Tastiest Fast Feasts in the World Awards’ hosted in London, England. So excited. For now, I am in the process of quickly updating all the Chicago recommendations. If you have anything that you think I should add to the list send me a link so I can check it out.
It’s the end of January in Chicago, and people are still taking Christmas to the trash. As you walk by back alleys all you can see is discarded christmas trees still waiting for someone to deal with them. The city did have a recycling program, but I guess people are too lazy to purchase a tree with the responsibility of knowing they have to thoughtfully dispose of it. It made me a little mad, and a whole lot sad seeing all those lovely greens tossed away.