Hi, thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Julie and I’m a 20ish-year-old living in Chicago.

I started Hey It’s Julay as a creative challenge and way to share the little (and big) bits of life I enjoy – food, style, travel and life in Chicago. (But really, mostly food.) And I should mention all while enjoying it on a tiny budget.

When I’m not working in the Loop during my 9-5, I can be found watching the Food Network, eating my way through Chicago, waiting for the items in my shopping cart to go on sale and planning my next trip.

I hope the site brings you a bit of relatable inspiration, conversation and joy.


Want to say hi? I love new friends! Send me a note at hello@heyitsjulay.com, I’d love chat.