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SUMMER SUMMER

NITEHAWK CINEMA 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 Dinner and a movie is a still a solid date, in my opinion. Dinner with the movie is even better. At Nitehawk, a beloved movie theater in Williamsburg, you can choose from a delicious burger, nachos, a hummus platter, and an array of jazzed-up drinks while watching one of their select films. It’s small and tickets sell out, so be sure to book in advance and arrive early. BOSIE TEA PARLOR 10 Morton Street, New York, NY 10014 Bosie Tea Parlor is a quaint, relaxing place to wile away an afternoon. It’s a lovely spot in the West Village with an assortment of loose-leaf teas and fresh pastries, including macaroons, cakes, and meringue pies. There are also some interesting books on the shelves to dig into. The teas are amazing, and if you’re not sure where to start, don’t hesitate to ask your waitress for a recommendation.

out in yellow and blue tiles and seating no more than 16, Bistro Petit possesses charm in a grungy area of Brooklyn. The menu is ever-evolving, but don’t forget to order the kimchi bouillabaisse. It’s an explosion of flavors!

SIENNA TAVERN Siena Tavern 51 West Kinzie Street Chicago, IL

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according to Amelia Eaton of www.TheCHICagoLifeBlog.com JAYSON HOME & GARDEN 1885 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 No longer a “hidden gem”, this famous Chicago store now has a huge national following, which includes many celebs. You can shop online at JaysonHome. com but nothing compares to the experience of going to the actual Lincoln Park store. It’s a wonderful mix of eclectic items that I could spend hours exploring, and on occasion have!  

BISTRO PETIT 170 South Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

ATELIER AZZA 520 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

French and Korean fusion cuisine might be a draw in and of itself, but Bistro Petit is also one of the cutest places to dine. Decked

Azeeza Kahn is Chicago’s rising design star, and she has a newly opened store and showroom right in the middle of Michigan

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Avenue. Her Indian heritage shines through in all her designs, and her line has been featured in Vogue. Every Chicago social event worth going to is always filled with gorgeous and ornate Azza pieces!

If you’re a fan of Top Chef on Bravo, odds are you fell in love with Fabio just like I did. You can let him melt your heart through his classic Italian dishes at this newly opened restaurant, Sienna Tavern. Check it out, sample a few custom cocktail creations, order the gnocchi, and thank me later! ROCKIT BAR AND GRILL 22 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654 After watching football games at Rockit every weekend throughout the fall, nursing the occasional hangover with their brunch menu, and even having my engagement party held there- Rockit feels like home! It’s a delicious American restaurant downstairs, and an awesome bar and lounge upstairs. The whole place is designed by Chicago’s own Nate Berkus, and their signature Rockit Burger will change your life!

Emma magazine Summer 2013  

Emma's summer issue covers 4th of July entertaining, summer fashion, camping picks, and lots more. Packed with home, beauty, fashion, food,...

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