I always encourage my mommies to treat themselves regularly. Practice self-care, whatever your self-care consists of. It may be that you enjoy a mani pedi or getting massages, but it should be whatever rejuvenates you and gets your energy back to where it needs to be so that you can serve your children from an overflow. Myself, I love wine! Trying different wines from different regions of the world for some reason fascinates me. Makes me feel like a housewife from Bravo. (lol)
Some say the grand essentials to happiness is “someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to.” Although, I think there’s more to happiness — like being conscious of your spiritual needs — this quote just may be on to something. My sisters and I purchased tickets two months in advance of this event, so we were really excited and looking forward to it.
We had the pleasure of attending Chicago Wine Fest this past weekend at Moe’s Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse Club located in the vibrant and trendsetting neighborhood of River North. This event offered wine sampling of 35 different wines from all over the world, along with a cheese plate pairing. Upon entry, you received a glass of mimosa, vouchers for freebies from Via, $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar and Rockit, and for my dog lovers, 5 free dog-walks from Rover.
The venue space was inviting and spacious.
Old Crow Smokehouse
My sissies and I!
A new wine I tried from the Coastal Region, South Africa, MAN Pinotage. Interesting.
Although I would add some suggestions to improve the fest, like having more information on the wine samples and being able to purchase from vendors, all in all it was a nice experience and not a bad opportunity to escape with my best girls on a rainy Saturday. I will probably attend again.
Health and happiness. . .
I love supporting local small businesses, and I’m always searching for that perfect Black-owned business where I can show my support. As a minority mompreneur myself, I know it’s important to pay it forward.
One of my favorite things to do is eat, and I am proud to say I am a foodie for life. That is why I am always in the gym! But I really enjoy trying different cuisines. I was told about this hidden gem on the South Side of Chicago, Love on the Blu. I guess technically, it is the suburb of Blue Island, and it just so happens I was born in this small suburb, so it is near and dear to my heart and my stomping grounds from when I was a kid. I recommend visiting this new establishment, if not for the food, DEFINITELY for the mimosas.
They specialize in serving specialty brunch. It’s a small quaint location perfect for small meetings and private parties. Their mouth-watering menu includes everything from jerk chicken alfredo omelet (like wow) to a traditional breakfast platter, but I chose to be adventurous. I had the lamb chops with eggs, spinach and cheesy hash brown. It was everything! I also tried the shrimp and grits. And don’t forget to order the Island Punch Mimosa. Enjoy!
If you are ever in the area or want to venture out, you won’t be disappointed.
Health and happiness. . .