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For the Love of Pink, host a dinner party!

  All Images via this Food and Wine article, Martha Stewart, and Faire Frou Frou It’s February and I love the romance and colors of this month.  Winter’s last embrace before we are looking for signs of Spring.  I adore the … Continue reading

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Silver Belles

Sequin Chair, Ornaments, Cake, Cocktail, Blonde, Silver Dress at Bar, Bar Table, Bag in Chaise, Light Fixture, Silver Dress   It’s Christmas Time In the City! Good Morning from Gorgeous Chicago! I hope you kick off the season with last minute … Continue reading

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Making Spirits Bright

Home Bars, Bar Carts and Trays are hotter than ever right now!  So, we thought we would ask an expert… what do you really need to have a chic, functioning home bar?  Revae Schneider the fabulous Chicago Mixologist and owner … Continue reading

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Compost Breakfast Cookies!

I have been so intrigued by the compost cookie trend.  I have a bride at the moment who adores Momofuku’s Famous Compost Cookies!  She shared a few of hers with me recently and I see why.  I was also recently … Continue reading

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Style the Look: October

Main Image: Martha Stewart Weddings.  Velvet Swatches, Vintage Glass Amber Bowl, Bowl with Pear, Cutting Board, Honey, Gold Spoon, All ribbons and wood hat boxes found on etsy.  Charcuterie and Cheese photographed and styled by Anne Book. It’s October! My … Continue reading

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Back to School for Big Girls

It’s been way too long friends! Join me this week for some back to school spirit! Anne

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Stone Fruit Supper Party

I saw this and other gorgeous Stone Fruit images and recipes on this stunning post and it has literally changed the way I have eaten this summer.  My dear friend Renee who is the Senior Designer at KEHOE here in Chicago … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Backgammon

I ordered this today!  You can too: here When I was in college, one of my favorite Summer time afternoon activities was playing backgammon in the garden at Ram’s Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD.  My friend Karen taught me how … Continue reading

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Classic Remix

Back in March I was asked by CS Brides to design a table top that would beautifully highlight the style and essence of a new boutique restaurant, Pelago.  This upscale Italian gem in the Chicago restaurant jewel box is anything but … Continue reading

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June Bride – A Calendar of Inspiration and Events

  June is in full swing and Summer Fun is everywhere.  Inspiration for your food and events are flowing everywhere from food festivals, home and garden tours, inspired retailers and trunk shows.  Here are some favorites from my home towns: … Continue reading

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