Join us at The Apple Store, Michigan Avenue, May 6th

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Can you join us tomorrow, for some serious fun?

I am beyond thrilled – elated is the best word – to speak at The Apple Store, Michigan Avenue sharing small business stories from the trenches, social media tips and tricks, branding ideas, and so much more.

So be there – it’s going to be a crazy fun party, May 6th, at 7p.

Rsvp on the link at bottom of the page here.

Photo: the always incredibly fabulous Anthony Tahlier

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




Frozen Fantasy

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Maybe it’s because I love lighthouses…

And the sea…

And they remind me of our far away Nantucket right here on the lake.

But I couldn’t resist sharing these stunning images today – just a wee bit more frozen fantasy for the week.

They are quite sinister, sea monster esque – non?

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images: Thomas Zakowski, HotSpotMedia

Frozen in a Winter Wonderland

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How would you describe the frozen windy city, in one word?


That’s mine.

After 6 cancelled flights in 5 days on 2 airlines, we surrendered to O’hare.

We rented a big SUV from Avis in Connecticut, loaded in our 8 suitcases full of Christmas presents galore, and every so slowly wove our way home across five snowy states over 2 days, for 15.5 hours, back to our fair, frozen, Windy City.

And, as work would have it, Mike has already flown off – business trip #1 for 2014.

Now, off to design we go – our DIY Decadence is just 4 short days away!

images: Scott Olson/Getty Images, Hank Cain/Weather Channel, AP/Andrew Nelles, Akasped.


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