Oscar Party Trends – tomorrow, Monday morning, 9 am, Windy City Live!

Oscar Party Trends - tomorrow, Monday morning, 9 am, Windy City Live!

Tune in tomorrow – as we roll out the red carpet for Oscar Party planning.

Windy City Live here we come…9 am baby.

We’re setting a Best Picture Bar, filled with Tinseltown’s movie-centric
bites and bevs.

From Argo…

to Lincoln…

to…

well you just KNOW I chose my frenchy film Les Miserables…

See you tomorrow morning!

And friends around the world – don’t forget – windycitylive.com streams
live online. You won’t miss a red carpet step.

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Chip off the ol' Valentine

Chip off the ol' Valentine

I am often asked where I got my start.

Where did I first fall in love with throwing parties?

How did I find my passion?

Well, look no further.

Behold!

My grandmother, my precious Gigi, has herself, at her beyond beautiful age
of almost 86, has thrown a very Valentine ladies’ luncheon this week.

Please note, her perfectly set dining table.

The very same table, which I grew up gathered ’round, grew up helping to
set, grew up dreaming of the next fantastic family holiday celebration.

The china, the silver, the crystal, which I loved to be “in charge” of
setting alongside her.

Each and every single piece has a story.

And I would listen, wide eyed, hanging on her every word, as she recounted
the tale behind every last piece as she pulled them, one by one, from her
three glistening, glorious china cabinets.

The stories, the fabulous, colorful stories, of her grandmother, and her
mother, and their riding horse and buggy to the big city to buy these very
goods generations before her.

Look now, at her red Valentine heart pincushions.

Set lovingly, centered at each placesetting, adorned with dainty, perfectly
placed stick pins.

She knit each one by hand. Probably worked on them nonstop, for weeks and
weeks.

That’s my Gigi.

That’s how I got my start.

Thank you Gigi.

(and be sure to check instagram, to see the happy handmade gifts my mother
sent for not one, but the last two weeks…another amazing woman who taught
me everything else I know.)

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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What made my Valentine's Day…

What made my Valentine's Day...

We all know it.

Make sure, of all days, to make it happen today.

The greatest gift we can give?

Kindness.

A thoughtful gesture.

Appreciation.

Gratitude.

It only takes a few kind words to make someone’s day.

No matter what I could have dreamed up, as the most perfect Valentine’s
gift…

From anywhere, everywhere around the entire globe…

Even from Paris…

Nothing can beat this.

It means the whole world.

Merci beaucoup Christine.

How are are you sharing your love this Valentine’s Day?

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Bacon Jam Love

Bacon Jam Love

Addicted.

Are you jamming this Valentine’s Day, right along with us?

In Seattle last month, we fell in love.

Hard.

Skillet Seattle, a white hot foodie truck, served us up the most delicious
bacon jam.

First we had it at the Seattle Wedding Show, schmeared on cheddar biscuits.

Next we had it at our beautiful book party, thrown by the lovely ladies
Melissa McClain and Jean Nam in Belltown, schmeared with goat cheese,
tomato and watercress….shown here.

Even MORE delicious – Skillet – you need to add this to your repertoire.

Finally, we devoured every last bite of it, melted into our grilled cheese
and heirloom tomato sammy, at Pike’s Place Market.

A major winner.

Blue ribbon ingredient.

Well, we didn’t think twice.

We dialed Skillet, placed our order, and now this intoxicating gourmet gift
is right on our shelves.

And lucky us – it was featured today, by none other than Susanna Negovan,
editor SunTimes Splash, on ABC news – for Valentine’s gifting.

Order yours now – online – at aperfectevent!

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Or better yet – pop in to see us – we’ll gift wrap it up all gorgeous, no
charge, for your sweet Valentine.

Happy St. V Day to you and yours.

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Happy Fat Tuesday!

Happy Fat Tuesday!

How are you celebrating today?

We had quite the official Fat Monday yesterday, with Wolfgang Puck Catering
at Museum of Contemporary Art and Be U Weddings.

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And now, today, we’ve been toasting and cheering Chicago women
entrepreneurs all the day long down at the Chicago Auto Show, at the Women
Driving Influence Event.

What fun it was to throw a girl’s only fete in the ol’ school boy’s club of
the auto industry!

Need a fast, fun cocktail for tonight’s Mardi Gras toast?

Click here, to page 159 of our winter issue, A Perfect Event, for our
favorite festive Bourbon Slush.

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Cheers to Tuesday – laissez les bons temps rouler!

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