Summer of MUSIC! – Rodrigo & Gabriela

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, I had the pleasure of witnessing intense artistry and acoustic sound by Rodrigo y Gabriela. My martial arts home girl, Sherrie and I traveled north by train to the Vic Theatre. The theatre is located in Chicago’s Central Lakeview area.  The neighborhood is eclectic with lots of options for entertainment, food, … Continue reading Summer of MUSIC! – Rodrigo & Gabriela

A Southern Girl’s View of The Big Apple

I have wanted to visit NYC for as long as I can remember. It was actually a dream of mine to live there after college, but life happened, plans changed, and my living in The Big Apple never happened. But now it was time to decide the family vacation and guess what? New York here … Continue reading A Southern Girl’s View of The Big Apple

Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

  Dancing to House Music reminds me of days of feeling free and happy to be me. From beat to beat, my worries about career, love, and life obstacles fell below my feet. Life is music to my ears. On Sunday, May 28th I visited Promontory-Chicago, a restaurant and music venue in Hyde Park, on … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

In the City: City Winery Atlanta

If you are looking for something new to do in Atlanta then you have to check out City Winery. City Winery has dining and entertainment in one place.  The night I went, we were there to see a comedy show.  Yet, on most nights, there is a featured artist performing, typically live music.   You … Continue reading In the City: City Winery Atlanta

Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Mary J. Blige fan. I love her music and her realness. She has never appeared to be the kind of celebrity to pretend to be something or someone she’s not for the sake of record sales. Her music speaks to the masses, it’s relatable, and … Continue reading Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell

In The City- The Flying Biscuit

I've been to The Flying Biscuit a bunch of times. Hilda and I both happened to have a day off a few weeks ago and decided to grab something to eat and go thrift shopping- which is one of the things we love to do. Instead of going to the city, we decided to stick … Continue reading In The City- The Flying Biscuit

A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!

A few weeks ago, I got an alert from City Winery-Chicago that Brian McKnight  was gracing the stage in an intimate solo performance. In that moment, my movements were fluid and without regret. As I slammed the keys on my computer, I reminisced in my mind about the last time I saw him in concert. … Continue reading A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!

Join Team CLS for Holiday Fun and Fitness

If you are looking for some fun and fitness to rev up the holiday season, consider joining CLS writers in December for the Ugly Sweater Run. Grab the ugliest holiday sweater you can find and walk or run your way to the finish line. We have created a team called Caramel Lattes and Stilettos for Runner Registration … Continue reading Join Team CLS for Holiday Fun and Fitness

Guilt Free Mommy Getaway: My Trip to the Bahamas

"And the bottom line is that I need and deserve every ounce of pleasure on these getaways." The past few months have been a perfect balance of what I want my life to be be like- lots of work and play. I work hard for my kiddos so that they have what they need so … Continue reading Guilt Free Mommy Getaway: My Trip to the Bahamas

The first time I volunteered at Chicago’s Marathon was sensational!

Sisters in Touch invited me out to volunteer at Chicago’s Marathon 2016, sponsored by Bank of America. The night before, I said a quick prayer asking for the best experience I can imagine.  Well, I got that. My journey began meeting Michelle, the organizer for Sisters in Touch. Walking to Chicago’s CTA, Michelle and I … Continue reading The first time I volunteered at Chicago’s Marathon was sensational!