Join us Saturday, Room and Board Skokie

Join us Saturday, Room and Board Skokie

Oh what fun.

It is to ride.

On a MAJOR happy holiday sleigh.

We are oh so thrilled to share our next chic soiree – this Saturday,
December 1.

Back by popular demand…

We are lucky ducks, together again with our dear, darling friends from Room
and Baord, inside the beyond beautiful Skokie store.

Join us from 12-2, as we celebrate the season’s top design and entertaining
trends, while we sign our new book, A Perfect Event, perfect and
personalized for all of your holiday gifting.

And why, yes – we do have gorgeous gift bags and tags included free with
each book purchase of just $20.

Pretty as can be, and ready to grab and go for hostess gifts, setting under
the tree, stuffing into stockings, and more.

Plus – we are sharing all of our secrets for seasonal entertaining with

Learn how to recreate our four favorite holid
ay-themed tablescapes, find inspiration for hosting festive gatherings all
season long, and soak in new trends in sips and sweets.

RSVP to join us, by clicking here:

Photo: Debi Lilly Design, Safeway

Shop 1021 Logan Square Lovely

Shop 1021 Logan Square Lovely


We are totally obsessed with Cage and Aquarium.

The completely darling husband/wife duo (and let’s not leave out their uber
precious toddler, who frankly was the most stylist chick of the night)
deejayed and photographed our winter trends Book Signing party at Shop
1021, our new favorite shop in Logan Square.

Not only were they so much fun to work with – and to hang with all night
long – but they just posted a sneak peek of the fabulous, festive details
on their blog just minutes ago.

Love, love, love.

Check it out here:…

900 Shops Gift Guide

900 Shops Gift Guide

Dare we say, Happy Cyber Monday…

(Though we prefer to stick with Small Business Saturday, all holiday
season, bien sur).

To kick start the holiday shopping, we are thrilled to share our holiday
gift guide for our favorite Mag Mile source: the beautiful, heavenly, uber
chic, 900 North Michigan Shops.

We scoured every floor, every store, every shelf, to detail the top gifting
trends this holiday for you and yours.

So read on – enjoy – and much ho ho holiday shopping happiness to you this

Read the whole story:


Setting the Table

Setting the Table

Happiest Thanksgiving to you.

We are overflowing with gratitude, cherishing family and friends, and catching our breath, taking time to reflect with much gratitude this season.

Are you setting your holiday table today?

Need a quick autumnal style trick?

A fast and easy favorite: tie a pretty warm hued ribbon, or kitchen twine, or raffia…into a bow, around your napkin. Just open up those drawers and see what you have.

Tuck fresh herbs, like fluffy, scented Rosemary into the bow for a savory textural touch.


Fancy Fromage

Fancy Fromage

Happy happy holidays to you…

T-2 days until Thanksgiving.

(How on earth is that even possible?)

Last night we threw a holiday trends soiree book signing with Shop 1021, in
lovely Logan Square.

Look at this beautiful fromage board designed by Provenance Food and Wine –
an absolute holiday must have this season – non?

Thin triangles of Manchego piled at twelve and six o’clock…

Blue Wedges at three and nine o’clock…

Brie Wedge in center….

Spiced Walnuts surrounding…

Cornichons at four and ten o’clock (always the first to disappear, as noted
in photo from last night’s fete)….

Dried Salumi slices one and eight o’clock (peppered salumis available
pre-sliced in the grocery – great time saver for parties)…

The presentation is just as pretty as it tastes.

Cheers – happiest holidays to you and yours.

Short on time this holiday? Pre-order your fromage board (and more!) from

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