Be in your discomfort

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in lifestyle | No Comments
Be in your discomfort

Recently, I attended a fabulous afternoon lunch where we met Susan Fignar of Pur-Sue, a Chicago-based relationship management consulting firm. It was so motivating and inspiring that I had to share some of the things I learned, alongside my fellow Chamber friends. It seemed to hit the nail right on the head, especially the way […]

Nellcôte & RM Champagne Salon

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 in shindigs & weddings. | No Comments
Nellcôte & RM Champagne Salon

Two gorgeous venues right on Randolph Street, mixed in with our other fabulous Chicago restaurants. Well, technically RM Champagne Salon is entered from an alley off of Green St…but hey. It was such a great afternoon meeting the event coordinators of these two sister restaurants and learning about all the events they host. I was […]

Storytelling

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in lifestyle | No Comments
Storytelling

Recently, I met Karina from Metts Photography, a husband and wife team. We got to chatting and I learned they have two adorable children that Karina raises and homeschools all while managing the business. She’s a teacher by day and a business owner by night. Her hubby acts in as the second shooter, so they […]

Blown Away by the Renaissance North Shore

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in shindigs & weddings. | No Comments
Blown Away by the Renaissance North Shore

Recently, I got to meet a fabulous, energetic girl, Lisa – all thanks to our Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. She introduced herself as the Catering and Sales Manager of the Renaissance Hotels, and once we learned about each other, we set a date! It was such a surprise walking into the Renaissance Chicago North […]

Back in the saddle!

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in lifestyle | One Comment
Back in the saddle!

Hello! It’s been awhile. Like, a long while. I found out I was pregnant back in October and soon after, I was hit with the most excruciating morning (which is not just in the morning, by the way) sickness. Lucky for me, I get to work at home which meant I spent a lot of […]

Festival of Lights

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in occasions | No Comments
Festival of Lights

This week marks the Festival of Lights – better known as Diwali – our Indian new year. It is the biggest and brightest (literally) celebration for Hindus around the world for four days. First of all – let’s get something straight. Diwali is actually pronounced Divali. It’s confusing but that’s how it is! The festival […]

Save The Money?

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in shindigs & weddings. | No Comments
Save The Money?

No – spend the money! It’s worth it. Why should we send Save The Dates? I get this question more often than not. Brides and Grooms have a lot on their plates (besides cake tastings!), and they want to know how they can save money in every which way. I get that! But really – […]

Fall back. To nature.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in shindigs & weddings. | No Comments
Fall back. To nature.

‘Tis the season. Of pumpkins, apple picking and Gluhwine. The parties start being planned, the gifts start being bought. The wedding season keeps on going, while changing the beat of their step. The fall is a time where colors are rich – brides do away with the typical whites and creams, and go for big […]

My first show

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in weddings | No Comments
My first show

This past Sunday, I was a vendor at my very first bridal show – wow was it an experience. I felt like it took months to get there! It all began when my super-supportive hubby saw some information at the country club, here in Highland Park. I called Marilyn, the most wonderful lady and owner […]

A sunny baby shower

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in baby shower, Blog | No Comments
A sunny baby shower

This past weekend, my hubby and I hosted a couples baby shower for our new friends Susan and Tom. Moving to Highland Park from Prague was a big transition for them, and we wanted to make sure they knew there’s a good family here for them. Requesting no baby themes or games, we kept it […]