Blogging On The Go

Kyle and I are the kind of people who like to be busy all the time and are constantly on the go. We rarely take time off and do absolutely nothing. Sure, there is the odd Saturday in winter when we binge watch Orange is the New Black (or any other show we’re obsessed with) in our PJs all day. There was also this one weekend we spent on the beach in Cancun. Other than that, we’re often on the road, exploring a new country, city, or coffee shop.


Blogging On The Go


The days we’re at home in Chicago, we like to explore the city and everything it has to offer. Given my love for coffee and working in public spaces, I’m always on the look-out for a new cute coffee shop and recently found a place I can’t wait to share with you. In the middle of Lakeview, right on Broadway, there is Maison Marcel – possibly the prettiest French shabby chic coffee shop I have ever seen outside of France.


Blogging On The Go




Filled with unique furniture, a fireplace, and rustic French dΓ©cor, it won over my heart the moment I walked in.




The owner, originally from Marseille, France, serves delicious lattes, sweets, and buttery soft croissants. My personal favorite is the almond chocolate croissant. It’s the irresistible combination of European almond paste with chocolate, all wrapped in a flaky crust.




Because we’re always on the go and often blog while we’re on the road, we spend a lot of time on our phones and laptop. I personally carry my laptop with me almost everywhere.




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My shoes are from Guess and a few years old. I linked similar ones below.

The super soft knit vest with fringe is from my favorite Spanish designer store Teria Yabar.

My bracelets are from InStyleCo.

This makes it all the more important to protect our blogging equipment from scratches, spills, or drops. I was really excited when I received my custom iphone case and laptop skin from CaseApp.



They are not only functional but fit right in with my desire for everything to look pretty and preferably be pastel coloured. The phone case and the laptop skin fit in perfectly with my on the go lifestyle (and style!).





I custom designed my phone case – using one of the many designs and adding words to live by.



You can design your own phone case or laptop skin on the CaseApp website and they will ship it directly to you! If you’d like to design your own, you can get 20% off using the discount code BEINGBETTINA20. Happy shopping (don’t wait too long, the discount code lasts until the end of August)!


What do you think of these cases? Aren't they so cute? Let me know in the comments below!






  1. Totally love your shoes!!

    • Hi Debbie! Thank you so much! I got them from Guess a few years ago but linked similar shoes in the post if you’re interested in getting a pair of similar ones!
      X, Bettina

  2. I absolutely love everything about this post we need to meet one day sister! This coffee shop ! And am in love with these cases! I am also a blush kind of gal!

    • Thank you Renata! I would love to meet you in person once! I’ll let you know the next time I’m in Southern California! πŸ˜€ I love these cases as well. The marble look is my favorite and being able to add some light pink makes it perfect!

  3. This is the cutest coffee shop ever and you’re making me want a almond chocolate croissant so so so bad!


  4. I love this post. The shop looks fabulous and the cases are great! It’s a great idea to protect all your gadgets on the go!

    • Thank you Erika! I’m so happy I found such pretty cases to protect my phone and laptop. The laptop skin has especially been a life-saver as it doesn’t use any additional space in my purse but protects my laptop!

  5. I love places like this. I found a similar place when I visited Atlanta last year and fell in love!!

    • Me too! I love working in coffee shops! I actually just worked in a coffee shop over the weekend when I was in Mobile, Alabama. It was great! πŸ˜€

  6. Great post! This coffee shop is giving me major home decor inspiration right now. Also, the matching tech cases are so cute!

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