Scenes From My Week (plus, a new series!)

wedding dresses
{a little shopping for a friend at BHLDN Chicago. A must-visit for brides-to-be!}
{pretty pastel macarons from Vanille Patisserie}
white hydrangea in vase
{simple white hydrangea for the weekend}
hanging gown
{I loved wearing this gorgeous Erin Fetherston gown Friday night}
I hope you had a great weekend! The past few days have been a bit of whirlwind for me, with lots of fun events and celebrations. I’m thankful for a day of rest to recoup from feeling under the weather with a bad cold (my voice is completely shot!). It’s a good time to focus in on building new content and features around here, one of which I’m excited to announce today: a showcase of my favorite places in Chicago. Think of it as a mini city guide of destinations fit for weekend brunch or a girls’ night out, or where to find a special gift and my favorite cup of coffee. Whether you’re a local Chicagoan or just visiting for the weekend, I’m excited to chronicle a few local places I love! The series certainly won’t overwhelm the blog (think 1-2 dedicated posts per month), but I hope to add a little local flavor to the mix. Let me know what you think!

Leave a Comment


  1. I loved your dress for the event – so pretty! Looking forward to the new series – I'm hoping to plan a trip to Chicago so this will be perfect!

    Posted 4.28.14 Reply
  2. Marissa wrote:

    I love your pictures and Chicago is one of my favorite cities so I would love your inputs to the best of Chicago!

    Posted 4.28.14 Reply
  3. Alex wrote:

    This is so exciting. I love Chicago and I'm hoping to visit there in August so this is perfect!

    Posted 4.28.14 Reply
  4. Minka wrote:

    Wonderful idea! I can't wait to read about your recommendations of great spots in Chicago!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  5. Dana Kay wrote:

    So excited about your Chicago series! Love discovering new places around the city.
    Dana Kay

    Posted 5.1.14 Reply

Follow on Instagram

  • The perfume I wore on our wedding day — plus six current favorites in beauty, now on the site 💋 #ltkbeauty
  • Love is sweet 🕊

#ido #newlyweds

Venue: @ilmercatonola | Catering: @joelcatering | Cake: @theroyalcakery | Event Management: @sapphireevents | Linens: @nuagedesignsinc | Make-Up: @lynnavo | Gown: @pronovias Atelier Pronovias | Candles: @luminousevents | Florals: @givernydesign
  • Our favorite dinner party yet. ✨

I envisioned a classic, clean, and elegant look for our celebration. Dramatic long tables were illuminated by tall taper candles. A mix of monobotanical and garden style floral arrangements were placed for guests to enjoy. Oh, and the food! We served traditional southern fare 🍴 and plenty of spirits 🍸
  • 10.20.18
  • Still dreaming since our wedding weekend 💭
  • All checked in and ready for our wedding weekend!

Follow Me!