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Tea Time Trends

When Debi Lilly reached out to see if I wanted to document some beautiful tea time trends, you can imagine my answer was a quick YES YES YES! Debi and her team from A Perfect Event created this gorgeous tablescape for the 2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It featured pastel Villeroy & Boch...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

DL Loft- Bridal Tea Shower

My how time flies! Am I right?! As Dan and I approach our first wedding anniversary in a few short months, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at our wedding events here on my blog. First up is this gorgeous bridal shower, hosted by Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event and Jessie Pare. DL Loft...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Tea Time with RLP – Harney & Sons

I come from a long line of tea drinkers. My paternal Great-Grandparents, both from Ireland, used to have a pot of black tea on the stove almost constantly. The tradition carried down to their daughter (my Grandmother) and my Aunt Wendy, who introduced me to adding milk and sugar to my tea. My...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

‘Celebrate Everything’ Darcy Miller Book Signing

Celebrate Everything, by Darcy Miller, is a fantastic resource guide for creating thoughtful, Pinterest-worthy parties at any budget. The Martha Stewart Weddings editor-at-large left no stone un-turned, creating what has been referred to as the new bible of entertaining. It was such an honor to...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Friendsgiving 2016!

Last week Dan and I hosted ‘Friendsgiving’ and it was a complete success! We look forward to our annual dinner each year, as we host between 8-10 of our closest friends at our little Evanston, IL cottage. This year, I was excited to utilize a number of items we received from our...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Champagne Soiree

On this, my 32nd birthday, I am sharing a few snaps from the champagne tasting soiree I threw last weekend for a few close friends. My fiance, Dan, originally came up with the idea knowing how much I adore fizzy beverages. I talk incessantly about how I want to learn more about real champagne and...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Signature Cocktail Inspiration

Why hello there! Thank you for stopping by! For those of you who don’t already know this, signature cocktails are my thing. I. Just. Love them. As someone who really likes to entertain and play hostess with the mostess, coming up with unique (and delicious) cocktails for our guests to indulge...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Exploring Washington, D.C.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my Washington, DC trip! Have you ever been to DC? If so, let me know what your favorite thing was (to do or eat) in the comments!   Last November, Dan & I had the opportunity to visit his sister in Washington, D.C. the week before Thanksgiving. It...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Dahlia Field Summer Soiree

This summer, Kelly, from Nimble Well, called to ask RLP to document of an end of summer dinner party soiree. Having known Kelly for some time now and seeing the level of exquisite taste this talented woman embodies first-hand, I knew immediately that this event was going to be…...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Chicago Bridal Shower Brunch

Ioana & Zahid’s Chicago bridal shower brunch was beyond beautiful & filled with love. Together, Ioana’s bridal party, close friends & family put one one fantastic event. Paravola Couture Botanicals did an amazing job with the floral & Ioana’s mother,...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

4th of July, Buffalo NY

Last July Dan I made the trek (by car) from Chicago to Buffalo, NY to visit his parents for the 4th of July. His sister and grandparents came also which was a lot of fun. We had many adventures while there but my favorites were; antiquing with Dan’s mom & grandma, visiting the botanic...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Boston, MA

While in Boston, we walked around the city and enjoyed the hot summer sun. I really enjoyed seeing all the old churches and shopping on Newberry St. We waked through The Public Garden, which was so pretty! So much to take pictures of....Click HERE to see more of the magic»