Wednesday, March 2, 2016

.to YOU from ME.

Yesterday, I turned 30! I still can't believe it...I feel as though just a minute ago I turned 21 and Greg took me to an eclectic sushi spot in what was then west of the loop, Meiji Sushi, and Plush for my first official drinks and dancing. And now, 9 years later, the West Loop is my home! Birthday celebrations are very special to me: I love to go all out on mine and my close ones' festivities - so when I heard about a friend creating To You From Me, I was naturally excited and totally on board! 

To You From Me is like a birchbox-type surprise delivery service, curated by company specialists, to deliver a box full of celebratory birthday goodies to your close ones on their birthday! To You From Me makes gift giving super easy: all you have to do is add all of your close friends and family to a customizable gift list, include your own personal touch, and a gift will be sent to everyone on your list every year! Forget forgetting! 

Each box is only $28 and is intimately curated full of delicious and adorable surprises. And guess what, shipping is free! Take a peek at what my friends from To You From Me, sent me on my birthday and check them out here!


An adorable gold hippo candle holder!

Monday, January 18, 2016


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WCBC Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway!

Enter to win this stylish gift basket, curated by your favorite Windy City Bloggers and yours truly! WCBC-2015-Gift-Basket-A-Stylish-Soiree-1 Enter to win this gift basket organized by The Windy City Blogger Collective and stuffed with goodies to help you celebrate in style and pamper your hostess this holiday season! Valued at over $500 this basket includes: WCBC A Stylish Soiree Gift Basket Giveaway

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

.Boho Brunchin'.

This past weekend, we decided to stop by one of our favorite dinner places for brunch - Boho House! Love their decor and absolutely love their lox and cheese plate. Check it out here:

Bohemian House
11 W. Illinois

Hat | Shorts (old but love these and these) | Tee | Bag | Sandals 

Photos by Greg Birman
Location: Chicago, IL

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

.In darkness & In light.

Recently, Greg and I discovered that his photography aesthetic, very much comprised of dramatic light and darkness, reminds us of the paintings by the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. On our recent trip to the West Coast, Greg shot around some photos of me at the Clift Hotel in this same vein. Take a look!


Photos by Greg Birman
Location: The Clift Hotel, San Francisco, California

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

.California LOVE.

This past weekend, I was ever so lucky to be a bridesmaid at my best girl Sarah's wedding in Carmel Valley, California. First time a bridesmaid, you guys! Also, first time in the Bay Area. Naturally, I planned out my outfits carefully and I found this amazing dress from Anthropologie!
Take a look!


Photos by Greg Birman
Location: Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, California