Sometimes...you just need a break. My dedicated, darling husband has had a crazy couple of months; he started an exciting, yet demanding, new job while simultaneously taking care of me after major surgery. He's worked 10- to 12-hour days for two weeks straight - that's including weekends, my friends. Woosh and ugh: it's been a lot. … Continue reading The Publishing House Bed & Breakfast
Have you been on Jetsetter? It's like Pinterest for luxury travel - only with insider deals, unique experiences, and thoughtful insights on each partner property. Yeah. It is totally my new jam. To launch their new Wanderlist feature, Jetsetter hosted a contest where users created inspirational dream vacation lists. The fun part was that they … Continue reading Be a Jetsetter!
I'm having a bit of tropical wanderlust lately and can't seem to get this stunning Guatemalan wedding, planned and coordinated by Soirée Weddings & Events, off my mind! Wander on over to our Soirée blog for more lush photos by the talented Emilia Jane Photography!
I've posted a gorgeous Soho House Chicago reception over on the Soirée Weddings & Events blog. Head on over to marvel at the glorious floral by Fleur and gawk at the amazing photos by Emilia Jane Photography! Here's a quick preview!
Part two of our California adventure – you can read part one HERE – took us into Sonoma County: wine country! This has been on my bucket list for years, and it absolutely lived up to all of my hopes and dreams. Side note: I'm sad that I'm old enough now to start checking things off … Continue reading California Adventure: Sonoma County!
And now for something completely different.... I've decided that it's time to start documenting our vacations because: I love finding blog posts with personal travel tips and suggestions. I like to be helpful. I'll be honest with you: we tend to do it up right. My darling husband Bryan surprised me with a birthday trip to … Continue reading California Adventure: San Francisco!
If you know anything about Chicago, you know it goes full tilt 'Irish' pride for St. Patrick's Day: green beer, shamrock face painting, leftover green Mardi Gras beads, TWO parades, dying the river neon green (side note: for several years I thought that it was a local joke that the Chicago River was dyed green for … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day: a Bit o’ the Irish
Last year I had a Galentine's Day tea for some of my special ladies. Somehow I've lost all the photos I took on our camera, so I hope that you will bear with me as this handful of iPhone photos will have to suffice! Once again I recycled the paper lanterns from our wedding, using only the … Continue reading Galentine’s Day!
My friend Kristine has an adorable, precocious daughter named Morgan. She always keeps us laughing and is such a joy! As I was putting together our regularly scheduled Burns supper, I kept seeing these cute ideas for including children and thought that it would be so much fun to plan a separate, decidedly less adult, Burns … Continue reading Burns Night for the Wee Bairns!
Tonight is officially Burns Night, but my friends and I raised our glasses in celebration of the great Scottish bard this past Saturday for our Third Annual Burns Night Supper. It happened to be the day of the Women's March, so many of our ladies and some of our men marched and then spent an evening … Continue reading Burns Night, Naturally!