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The Rundown v. 38

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January has been gray and gloomy (so far we have had just 5 days of sunshine). It’s been the perfect weather for staying in and getting work done. (And maybe binge watching The Crown and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries). I have definitely been out and about less this month, but I have managed to have some fun.


Charles and I rang in 2017 at a disco themed party. I love a good theme party, and we turned New Year’s Eve into a luxurious staycation at the Soho House. I highly recommend going to a New Year’s Eve party someplace where you can spend the night – not having to worry about how to get home at the end of the night takes most of the stress out of planning.


I recently met up with some of my food blogger friends for lunch at Chicken Shop. I love this low key restaurant – and their fried chicken sandwich is fantastic.


One cold day, Charles and I had a lovely weekend lunch at Gibsons. When I want steak, I want the best steak, and Gibsons is exceptional.


I have been trying to wake up an hour earlier this month, and I have finally gotten to the point where I am up and out of bed by 8am! I know that might sound silly, but I have always been a night owl. It’s totally normal for me to be up until midnight, and I do some of my best work between 9pm and midnight.


I have been going back to Flywheel – and recently I was joined by my friends Jeana and Maggie. I love spinning with friends. On weekends Charles and I go together and then get brunch, it is a weekend routine that I look forward to.


I discovered the best new nail polish! It’s a local vegan brand called LVX and it seriously lasts (even though it isn’t a no-chip). Here is what my manicure looked like after 8 days. It’s also worth noting that I did the manicure myself, and I do A LOT of dishes.


I don’t want to get too political, but I traveled to Washington D.C. for the Women’s March. As I explained on Instagram, I wasn’t marching against anything, but I wanted to stand up for causes that are important to me. I am married to an immigrant, I have had check ups at Planned Parenthood when I didn’t have health insurance, and climate change worries me. I have friends that are LGBTQ and friends that are minorities, and I want America to be a place that welcomes everyone.

Next weekend Charles and I are heading to Milwaukee. I have never been! Let me know if you have recommendations!

Katie @ Live Half Full

Monday 30th of January 2017

We love heading up to Milwaukee for dinner. Check out Braise, Comet Cafe, Honeypie or Odd Duck!

Kit Graham

Monday 30th of January 2017

Oh my goodness! Thank you for these helpful recommendations!

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