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Our Wedding Stationery, Emily Rose Ink

One of my favorite wedding elements was our stationery, designed & created by my good friend Emily of Emily Rose Ink. When we first started discussing our vision, Dan & I talked a lot about how we wanted the stationery suite to be an experience in it of itself. Making the investment to do...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Wedding Shower Heirlooms

I was fortunate enough to have two bridal showers thrown for me before our wedding. This lovely shower, thrown by my Mom, also featured many tea-time elements like the one I had at DL Loft. Tea pots & cups decorated the tables along with beautiful flowers from May Floral. My Mom was sure to...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»

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»

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»