The toasts to the lassies and laddies can be an hilarious - often endearing, enlightening, and raucous - part of any traditional Burns Night. It's an element we skipped the first year, as it seemed a lot to put on ourselves or request of guests who, at the time, hadn't the slightest inkling of what … Continue reading Burns Night: Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies!
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!
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
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!
We have been working our tails off to ready for the annual Burns Night Supper this evening. We're so very excited! I promise to share details in a post next week. Promise. 'Til then, I shall leave you with this: Ye banks, and braes, and streams around The castle o' Montgomery, Green be your woods, and fair … Continue reading Burns Night Preparations!
As I prepare for Burns Night 2017, I'm reflecting on the successes of both our First Burns Night, as well as last year's festivities - which I never got around to posting. Perhaps it's because I accidentally set myself on fire...hmm. Yeah, that happened. Farewell, adorable bolero jacket! But no, dear friends, 'twas merely a … Continue reading Burns Night: Burns, Baby, Burns!
The holiday season typically extends far beyond December in our household. Midwestern winters tend to be cold, grey, and harsh, so the twinkle lights and greenery continue to add a little festivity and brightness right up until around March 1st. All that to say, here's a little Christmas blog in January! In mid December I … Continue reading Lovely Ladies Holiday Tea
In celebration of their Fall/Winter 2015 issue, Modern Luxury Brides invited Soirée Weddings & Events and many other industry friends to their swanky release party at the brand new Chicago Athletic Association Hotel way back in August. I know. I'm so late, y'all; but I did originally post this on the Soirée blog two months ago so...forgiven? The Chicago … Continue reading Modern Luxury Brides at Chicago Athletic Association!
I had the privilege of attending the 19 East Event Gallery open house with Soirée Weddings & Events this past Wednesday. I am in LOVE with this space, and the vendors all did such an amazing job of putting together this lovely event: check out that posh lounge by Bowery and Bash! Can I move in, please? … Continue reading 19 East Event Gallery Open House