Italian Bellinis and French Macarons: Sampling “The World” in Chicago

Italian Bellinis and French Macarons: Sampling “The World” in Chicago

(photo source) Happy Birthday to me! And how did this Bistro Chic celebrate her extra special day? Not only was I spending two luxurious days in an awesome Millennium Park hotel, but I was also off sampling the world in downtown Chicago. Take a peek at my itinerary: Spain - Strolled among Continue reading

Lago Mar: The Quintessential South Florida Resort

Lago Mar: The Quintessential South Florida Resort

(Photo courtesy of Lago Mar Resort) When I was in college, Ft. Lauderdale was a huge mecca for students. However, with all of the drinking binges, wild parties on the public beach, and endless hours laying  in the sun, I didn't understand why parents with young children made Ft. Lauderdale a Continue reading

A Gourmet Mexican Adventure

A Gourmet Mexican Adventure

As part of my "day job", I occasionally get to entertain out of town guests, which often times, includes dinner at fancy smancy restaurants. Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a business dinner at Frontera Grill in Chicago. Now, for anyone who is a foodie or is familiar with Chicago, you Continue reading

Kissing the Blarney Stone

(photo source) When I travel abroad, I try to limit the number of predictable tourist sites I visit. However, sometimes, tourist sites can give us some of the best experiences - and possibly a few tall tales to tell. A few years ago when I was in Ireland, I opted for a "touristy" side trip to Continue reading

From Good To Great: Four Seasons Wailea

From Good To Great: Four Seasons Wailea

(Four Seasons Wailea Serenity Pool) For a seasoned traveler, I've come to expect certain amenities from hotels and resorts where I lodge. Good service, clean hotel rooms, and decent food choices are top on my list for just about any place I stay, for work or play. When you think about it, these Continue reading

Mountain biking in the movies

Mountain biking in the movies

This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post on Bistro Chic. Enthusiasm is contagious. On Wednesday, I went for a Mountain Biking adventure. Regular readers may remember, that I participate in triathlons. So, I ride road Continue reading

Lessons with Sea Turtles

Lessons with Sea Turtles

This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post Monday. Since my adventures were so well received, I decided to return for a Bistro Chic bonus post. When my adventures left off, I was venturing out for Japanese food. Since, I Continue reading

Surf, Sun, and Japanese food

Surf, Sun, and Japanese food

This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post today. Of course, how can I turn her down. I arrived to our hotel and we have a wonderful view of DiamondHead Crater. I had a wonderful night listening to Hawaiian music. Then Continue reading