I know my posts have been few and far between the last couple of weeks. I’ve found myself wishing there were more hours in the day and yet relieved that there are not. It’s busy times like these that challenge my ability to find a balance with everything, but it’s also when I remember how important it is to take a step back and be happy with what I’ve accomplished. Sometimes I think we tend to focus on the few things we didn’t do, and forget about the 15 other things we were able to check off the list.
As busy as things are, I am really excited about the next couple of months… photography is really picking up and I promise Up Close & Tasty will have more for you soon. In the midst of shoots, I’m also redesigning my portfolio, and I’ll be eager to share it with you when it goes live.
All this being said, I really wanted to show a sneak peek from a recent shoot I had with a new restaurant that I’m head over heels for. Stix & Stones, located in Burr Ridge, IL is a rustic-chic spot with a very casual and authentic vibe. When you walk in, you’re greeted with their open kitchen that has a giant wood-fired oven used to cook all of their pizzas and sandwiches. It smells amazing. They make their dough and mozzarella from scratch everyday and have fridges full of gorgeous, fresh produce. From a variety of pizzas and sandwiches to several beautifully crafted salads, you really can’t go wrong here.
Mike and I are heading there this week as a way to break up the week-night routine and practice the art of “calling it a day.” I hope you’ll remember to take the time to reward yourself for all the hard work you’re doing whether it’s for your career, your family or following your dreams…
So much more to come – stay tuned!
All images © Regan Baroni 2015.