Chicago Eats – Cafe Robey

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Cafe Robey in the Wicker Park area. Located on the corner of North Milwaukee Ave and West North Ave, this spot is a place you won’t forget about.

cafe robes in chicago

Modern American cuisine with a twist is how I’d describe this gem. My first indulgence was the avocado toast with added egg. You can also add crab meat for an additional charge. There had to have been at least two whole avocados on my toast. A thick layer was spread across + pickled red onions, chili flakes, and espelette oil. My mouth still waters about this.

menu at cafe robey in chicago with latte on the side downtown

cafe robey in downtown chicago menu

My husband ordered the Cuban sandwich. Which personally, I’m not usually a fan of but boy was this delicious – pork loin & shoulder, gruyère, avocado, red onion, mustard alongside some spiced potato chips. Again, didn’t think I’d enjoy a dish like this but surprisingly I couldn’t stop reaching over the table to sneak bites.

avocado toast and Cuban sandwich at cafe robey in downtown chicago

duck hash at cafe robey in downtown chicago

Lastly, the chef brought out duck hash (I’ve never had duck before so I was very eager to try). The meat was lean and flavorful, almost a melt-in-your-mouth type. The potatoes were seasoned perfectly – not too salty at all or overdone. I think the egg atop everything too made this menu item THAT much better.

Cuban sandwich and avocado toast in downtown chicago at cafe robey

inside cafe robey in downtown chicago

latte at cafe robey in downtown chicago

Overall, this place was a total win and I’ll definitely be visiting again. The atmosphere, the people, and the menu has me head-over-heels. Cheers to brunch lovers!

The Best Moisturizer For Winter

Cold winter mornings are the best and also the worst. I swear, this Chicago weather has made my skin do a complete 180. With temperatures in the twenties and on some days single digits, it’s no surprise my poor face is as dry as it is.

new winter moisturizer aloette beauty products for the new year

I’ve been searching for a good scrub or skin care product to help with this but nothing I’ve tested has done the job well enough…until now! I recently got the chance to try out a moisturizer from Aloette (aka a brand I’ve been entirely obsessed with) that seems to be restoring my skin back to normal. Their mud face mask, setting spray, and mascara have rocked my world so it was only about time I tried their maximum moisture complex product. Yay for hydration!

Favorite Things

It’s anti-aging and helps fight premature wrinkles or fine lines.

A couple of the main ingredients include aloe vera and shea butter to make for a silky smooth blank face canvas.

The consistency is more of a cream and thicker than many other moisturizer’s I’ve tried. You can actually feel product soaking into the skin.

new winter moisturizer aloette beauty products for the new year

I typically apply this once in the morning before applying my makeup and once in the evening during my bed-time routine. After the last week or so, I can already see a true difference in the way my skin looks and feels. Once this jar runs out, you bet I’ll be buying another! Do you have a favorite moisturizer or beauty product I should know about? Leave a comment down below letting me know what I should try next!

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First Week Of December: Favorites

December has been great so far and I’m discovering so many new things! This post has a strong focus on a few items and products I’ve bee loving! What are some things you’ve been gravitating towards this season? Leave a comment down below letting me know what I need to try!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” 

Pur Cosmetics Etienne Palette

This palette has everything you need to sparkle this holiday season. From mattes to shimmers and everyday essentials, these shades are great for anyone! My two go-to’s have been “Zenon” (a brassy gold) and “Bossy” (a bright silver) I can’t get over how pigmented these colors are and how smooth they apply to the skin. Definitely something I’ll be using for the rest of winter!

Pur Cosmetics Lip Gloss Stick

Moving on to more Pur, their lip gloss sticks are to die for. One I always keep in my bag is in the shade Honey Pie. It’s a dusty blush shade with the slightest bit of shine. It’s not as harsh as a liquid lipstick and has a more natural tone to it. Forever a fan!

Yellow Anything

Recently, I picked up this yellow top from Target in their clearance section. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the color. I don’t normally go for pops of anything really but something about it makes me feel good!

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

I’m most of the time traditional when it comes to my holiday drinks from Starbucks. The skinny peppermint mocha is my jam. However, my new favorite is slowly becoming this toasty drink. It hits the nail on the head with being festive because it’s topped with cranberries. In addition to that, the beverage is not overly sweet. Perfect for these cold snowy mornings!

Greek Yogurt With Honey

I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and it can sometimes be hard for me to contain it. So, in order to cheat myself out of havingreal dessert, I’ve been reaching for non-fat, plain, Greek yogurt instead with a drizzle of wildflower honey. It’s amazing and probably healthier than something I’d normally grab! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

“December: The month of joy, happiness, and to finish what you started” 

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