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Planning a Destination Wedding

Given my day job, I have some experience in planning events...I love fashion, design, style - all that good stuff - and planning events is an extension of those elements. So naturally, I loved planning my wedding because I was my own client! So, while I definitely do not have all the wedding planning answers, here are a ...

Ode to A Stick Bug

So, we found this really cool stick bug in Michigan. He was on our back deck, and then later in the day on the pathway, so we moved him to a plant to ensure he wouldn't get stepped on. He just hung there not moving, looking like a stick, as stick bugs do. I was inspired to write a silly little poem about him while going to ...

Michigan Sunsets

When we got to our rental house in Michigan, this is the view I saw from the back deck. Bells rang I tell you. We stayed near Saugatuk, a cute artsy town on Lake Michigan which was a great place to grab dinner or ice cream. Overall, it was pretty relaxing week, with a lot of time spent laying out and reading, grilling ...

Vacation, All I Ever I Wanted

Is this the coldest summer on record? It's mid-August and feels like fall. All summer I've been looking forward to summer, but it hasn't really come here in Chicago. But! Today we are heading to Michigan for a good old fashioned summer vacation with my family, and it combines a few of my favorite things: birthdays, family ...

Travel Guide: Nashville

Nashville has been on my list of places to visit, as it seems to be exploding recently - it feels like I am constantly hearing about people going there and how much fun they had! So, one day I came across this post on Gardenista via Reading My Tea Leaves, and after about 10 minutes of talking about how cool it looked, ...

Wanderlust + Hollywood Glam

[caption id="attachment_760" align="aligncenter" width="980"] hedi gores' home, designed-by estee stanley[/caption] ^Yes please! This Monday morning, let's pretend we're at  the home of Hedi Gores (designed by Estee Stanley). I could absolutely live in this pool area; the old hollywood glam vibe, mixed with moroccan ...

Our Trip to Maui: Honeymoon Edition

After posting about our recent trip to Maui here, here and here, I wanted to give a few more must-do's in paradise if any of you are planning a trip to Maui. We went in Oct. 2012 on our honeymoon and had a BLAST! Leaving was so hard. It was the perfect ending to such a fun and exciting time in our lives, and although I ...