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‘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»

New York City Trip

This summer I went to NYC with my best girlfriends for my 30th birthday and it was such a blast! It was awesome revisiting my old stomping grounds, seeing what is/isn’t around anymore & doing things I didn’t do while I was there for college. We went on a lobster boat for dinner and...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Bridal Shower Tea Party, Loyola University Palm Court

How fun is this bridal shower tea party?! This is one of the coolest events I have ever photographed. The details were INSANE and how about that champagne bar?! I am a little sad I didn’t get to enjoy all the festivities as a guest but man o man do these images have me salivating! Check out...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

NYC Portrait Session

Brian & Gordon are adorable aren’t they?! I had the pleasure of spending time with them back in June. We spent time in their neighborhood (Hells Kitchen) doing some of their favorite things. We started the shoot on their AMAZING rooftop (what a view NYC!) and then walked to the river...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

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