Miss Renaissance


Weekend Rewind {Via Instagram}


Hello, Lovelies! I hope your weekend was fun-filled, relaxing, and productive (or lazy, if that’s more your speed.)

I had an action-packed weekend…lots of fun events & good times with friends! Below are a few tidbits via my current Instagram Addiction.


{My friend Rada and I began our weekend a bit early with a fun Mad-Men Themed Cocktail event sponsored by Chicago’s Thursday Therapy.}

{MODA Chicago hosted their amazing annual Fashion Show at Union Station on Friday.}

{Chicago’s Union Station at Night…}

{On Saturday, West Elm teamed up with some great local Etsy sellers to create the “We Heart Handmade” Bazaar.}

{Super fun Cards & Posters by Chicago’s Steel Petal Press.}

{My favorite local Etsy Seller – Silly Buddy – makes these hilarious doggie Collar/Bowtie hybrids! I got a colorful one for my dog Fritz…as you can see, he’s the perfect model.}

{A little Saturday afternoon flower shopping at one of my favorite florists – A New Leaf – Peonies are the best!!}

{Saturday night was a very special evening. The annual “For The Love of Chocolate Gala” (hosted by The French Pastry School – my Alma) was an incredible event! Hundreds of black tie clad guests sipped bubbly, indulged in endless dessert options, danced, and mingled. Here I am with Gina and Christen…two of my chicas from Lovely Bakeshop.}

{Lovely Bakeshop’s chocolate-dipped & gold-dusted coconut Macaroons were an absolute hit.}

{Master Chef Rick Bayless was in attendance. Here he is explaining his dessert course.}

{Chef Bayless’ decadent dessert…Oaxacan Chocolate Cake, served with a sweet rendition of Tamale, Avocado Cream, and a Spicy Chili-Chocolate Glaze.}


0  /  4 Comments


    Muse Closet


    February 27, 2012

    I know how hard you must work for each post, but I have to say you do make it look fun and effortless. Your photos are always amazing, I wish my skill was as great as yours behind the lens.

    Keep posting, love the photos.




    February 29, 2012

    Thank you so much for your comment!!! It does take a lot more work than most people can imagine…but I have a lot of fun with it :-)




    March 1, 2012

    Aww I can’t believe I missed you at the Moda Show on Friday! I was there as well. :(



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    March 18, 2012

    Love the pics! They’re unique, beautiful and make me want to see a video of your weekend! Nice stumbling on this :)