I've always had a girlie side, but also enjoy sports and other "tom boy" activities. I particularly enjoy playing volleyball (which I have done for 15 years now), but also love watching baseball, football, and hockey with my boyfriend. Of course, I love going shopping with the girls and finding the latest and greatest trends and products. I am a regular shopper at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom Rack, and TJMaxx/Home Goods. I love finding a deal and getting the most for my money!
As a cost and quality conscious consumer, I rely on the opinions of others, and always look for reviews before making a purchase. I started Haute Lunch to provide a quick and easy stop for reviews of some of the best and newest products I've tried. I enjoy trying new makeup, skincare, and haircare, so you will be sure to see a wide variety of products reviewed here. I will also never hesitate to give my opinions on the newest trends, and will be sure to tell you about all the clothing and accessory brands that I like best!
Another great love of mine is cooking. I have an Associates degree in the culinary arts and enjoy making delicious meals! I'm always looking for and creating new recipes and will be sharing many of them with you. I also love cooking with different appliances and utensils, so I will be sharing my opinions of not just ingredients, but also kitchen items that I find particularly useful.
Currently, I'm a psychology graduate student and reside in the Windy City. I have a amazing boyfriend who shares my love of food, drink, and sport (but not so much beauty and fashion). I also have the cutest cat named Noodle. I spend my days (and some nights) doing school work, and my weekends hanging out with my friends and family. I also play volleyball in several leagues around the city and enjoy going to wine and beer tastings from time to time. This blog is my way to taking a break from more formal writing and getting in touch with others who share my love of the simple pleasures- feeling good, eating well, and of course, laughing a lot!