Join us May 1st for the Bloomingdales PreWedding Party!

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Please say “I do”!

Join us on May 1 for our favorite spring Bloomingdales Pre Wedding Party.

We’re setting eight different wedding and party trend tables – filled from top to bottom with all the latest tips, tricks and trends including BBJLinen’s brand new collection for 2014.

Plus, cocktails and bites from Pure Kitchen Catering, sweet treats from Toni Patisserie, Bittersweet Bakery, Vanille Patisserie and Amy Beck Cakes.

Yay – spring parties are finally here.

photo: Amanda Hein

Join us for Brides Bubbles and Bliss!


Finally – it’s here!

Join us for Brides, Bubbles and Bliss this Wednesday, March 26th, 6:00 pm, inside Chicago’s legendary Union Station.

We are sharing all things trendy for weddings 2014 in our reception lounge – linen, flowers, stationery, favors and so much more!

So beautiful.

Plus, we’ve crafted up five brand new custom craft cocktails with our favorite local Chicago vodka – Real Russian.

So delicious.

Can’t wait to see you then…two more days!

Join us next Thursday for Bridal Fete Chicago

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Next week we’ve got a fresh, fun, fabulous wedding and party trends event just for you!

We’re whipping up gorgeous new spring florals, DIY wedding decor, and so much more.

Beautiful Private Label Linens in spring’s hot hues will be adorned to feature DIY lace doily tabletops, DIY lace doily scallop cocktail table wraps, and so much more.

Victoria Sdoukos Couture will captivate with her sensational silk wedding gowns – all fresh off our fantasy’s fashion runways –  with the most elegant touches of vintage beading, glamour, and gorgeous.

Best of all – each dreamy bridal gown is paired with a handmade confection of a wedding cake – one right after the other – for a delicious cake walk of a promenade throughout the party.

Pure Kitchen Catering shall astound with their beautiful bites – don’t they always?

Cocktails, bien sur, shall abound, with Binny’s crafting up local craft cocktails perfect for spring and summer parties.

And of course Carasco Photography and Fig Media will capture all the magic, for us to share and inspire.

So say “I do”, won’t you?

Tickets are $10 each, but with our discount code “Cake2014″ we invite you to join us, as our special guests, free of charge.

Just click here - and we’ll see you next week!


Brides to be, join us for our Meet the Experts Party, this Wednesday


Please say I do…
Brides to be, join us for the Meet the Experts Wedding Trends Party this Wednesday, January 21st.
With our friends from CS Brides Magazine, Pure Kitchen Catering, BBJLinen, Tablescapes Party Rental, Victoria Sdoukos Custom Couture, Toni Patisserie, Black Dog Gelato, A Perfect Event and many others, we will answer all of your wedding planning and design questions, sharing the inside scoop on how to maximize your wedding design and budget.

And, no matter where you like, our live stream social media feeds allow our favorite brides all across the country to join right in on the fun – plan those questions now, please!
Wednesday, January 22nd
6:30 – 8:30 pm
City View Loft
324 N. Leavitt Street
Chicago, Illinois

 RSVP to

Can’t wait to see you this week – to celebrate and design the wedding of your dreams together.

photo: Carasco Photography




Cheers 2014, jump into our new Winter Wedding issue!


Join us for Bloomingdale’s Pre-Wedding Party!

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Ok – who’s in?

Next Wednesday, it’s that time of year again…

Our trend setting and sharing favorite fete – Bloomingdale’s PreWedding Party.

Join us downtown Chicago for beautiful bites, bubbly sips, sensational sweets and sneak peeks at our top party, wedding and floral trends for Spring Summer 2014.

We’re celebrating with Chicago Social Brides, Pure Kitchen Catering, Vera Wang, BBJLinen, Fig Media, Colin Lyons Photography, Spin Spun Confections, Elysia Root Cakes, Bombon Cakes and more.

Plus – and this is huge – enter to win:

Lalique, Nambe cookware, All-Clad cookware, and best of all – a two night stay at legendary Le Meurice, Paris!

And – brides – come right at 6pm…

The first twenty five brides to arrive and register for Bloomingdale’s Bridal Registry win a gorgeous, fabulous, VIP swag bag.

See you next week – we just can’t wait.

Window shopping, Avenue Montaigne, Paris



Shall we spend the day together, en Paris?

Oui, bien sur.

Let’s Sunday window shop, along lovely, oh so glamorous avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement.

This is one street you do NOT want to miss when en Paris.

Major window eye candy.

Major gorgeous window fashion dressing.

Originally called “allée des Veuves” (widows’ alley) as in the 18th century women in mourning gathered here.

Avenue Montaigne comes from a french renaissance writer, and in the 19th century became famous for it’s sparkling, colorful Mabille balls each Saturday eve.

No wonder I love it.

Kindred past spirits.




By the 1980s, avenue Montaigne was coined “la grande dame” of French streets for high fashion and accessories, even more important than the previous ruler of couture, rue de Faubourg Saint Honore.

Up and down each side of the block, boutique windows are dressed to the high fashion couture nines inside Louis Vuitton, (Mike just surprised me and bought an anniversary present here!) Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Celine, Nina Ricci…

Not to mention the world famous red awnings of Hotel Plaza Athenee, where I was lucky enough to spend several nights as the guest of Dom Perignon, living a total Parisian dream.




Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton group, LVMH, one of my favorite clients to work alongside in Chicago, owns the major portfolio of the street’s real estate.

Marlene Dietrich, starlet extraordinaire, lived at No. 12 avenue Montaigne for many years.




Being so magnifique, Comité Montaigne has created an interactive map, complete with backstage fashion access, street style, so you can explore step by step yourself!  Just click here.

The Prada dresses Gatsby story full of fashion sketches for days is my personal favorite, click here to read.

At 15 avenue Montaigne stands the famous Theatre des Champs-Elysees, the main character in the beautiful french film Avenue Montaigne.

Have you seen it?

You must.

It is just beyond lovely.

Such prestigious address and beauty does remind one that every rose has it’s thorn.

You may remember, in December 2008 the iconic Harry Winston boutique at 29 avenue Montaigne was robbed of more than 80 million euro, (roughly $100 million in dollars) worth of glittering glam, from diamond rings, to necklaces to luxury watches by a “gang of three or four” armed men just before closing.  It had also been robbed in October 2007, when a similar heist netted the robbers about 20 million euro.



Summer starts TODAY!

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So so so excited.

I think I’ve typed this out ten times today.

Summer starts today – with #SummerSplash!

Imagine the world’s most gorgeous fashion mag, Glossed and Found, colliding with Chicago’s fave Sunday mag, SunTimes Splash, for a fashion collab this Sunday.




And tonight, we’ll toast to the happy couple, with champagne, whilst we “open” the summer patio at gorgeous RM Champagne Salon.

Life. is. so. good.

PS. When I asked Graham, editor, what he wanted to see in tonight’s launch party florals and decor, he swiftly replied: “desaturated electric pink and yellow” to coordinate to the stills of the shoot.

No problem.

Easy peasy.

Want to see a sneak peek?