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Exploring the Chicago Art Museum

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Last week I explored the Chicago Art Museum with my intern Zoey. We tried to be on our best behavior jumping from one room of French Impressionist to the next. We were shooting these photographs and were interrupted by one of the security guards but instead of getting in trouble she suggested we check out a nearby degas sculpture. She was kind enough to take a photo of the two of us at the museum.

When I was young my Grandmother had an entire collection of watches. She wore them for all types of occasions dressy and casual. She always had a watch on and gum in the front pocket of her purse. Since using an iPhone for so long I stopped wearing a watch a few years back. Recently I have had my eye on the new Daniel Wellington watch and since it arrived in the mail I haven’t taken it off. The one I selected has a rose gold accents with blue hands. Navy is one of my signature colors so I was so happy to see the blue and gold color combination. The name of the watch I selected is the Dapper Sheffield and I switch between a black band and a brown band that matches my Madewell tote that I carry everywhere.

The watch is easy to dress up or wear with casual looks. I am thrilled to be able to start my watch collection with Daniel Wellington 

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I loved exploring the art museum here in Chicago. Its been a while and the museum felt like I was back in Paris. They even had green chairs in the garden that made me feel like I was back in the Tuileries. Stay tuned for more from the museum on the new blog www.everydayparisian.com 

 

Parisian Home Style

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Its been three years since I have had a place of my own. I was a nomad and traveled from city to city between Paris and the States. Trying not to collect anything or buy things that I loved because I had no place to put them. I came back to Chicago with nothing and started fresh. I had some put away in storage but after 3 years I changed and so did my style. So I kept my bed and literally gave away everything else and threw away the storage key. So lately I have been working on creating a “home” here in Chicago which gave me the idea for my next BIG project. I know I have been teasing you a lot lately but its been worth the wait. Its been a year in the making and I am pretty excited about it!

So for now here is a round up of my favorite Parisian style home ideas from Anthropologie. Some I already own and some are on my wish list! You can imagine my apartment is very french inspired. I am still in need of some of my own art on the walls and then I will have to share with you all!Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 11.02.41 AM

From left to right:

Anthropologie Scrolled Bentwood Dining Chair, Heart • $198 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Polished Marble Dining Table, Rectangle • $1,298–1,498 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Delicious Days In Paris • $24.95 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Leather Tirelle Occasional Chair • $1,498 • Anthropology

Anthropologie C’est Magnifique Wallpaper • $88 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Oscarine Lucite Bar Cart, Rectangle • $698 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Russet Measuring Cups • $28 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Gilded Rim Coupe • $28 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Latte Bowls • $36 • Anthropologie

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Anthropologie Wire Script Sculpture • $48–58 • Anthropologie

Lazybones Rosette Quilt • $248–288 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Redsmith Dining Chair • $168 • Anthropologie

Tracey Boyd Lacquered Regency Nightstand • $698 • Anthropologie

Anthropologie Copper Top Flatware • $78 • Anthropologie

Tracey Boyd Lacquered Regency Desk • $1,998 • Anthropologie

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Weekends at Home

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Its getting close to the end of peony season so instead of one bunch I purchased two this week. I have to get my fill while I can. They are next to my bed and I wake up to a sea of pink and a heavenly smell.

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My favorite dyptique candle along with peonies makes for the best smell.

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The warm weather here in Chicago has me in the mood for iced tea. I have a collection of Kusmi tea from Paris that I am digging into now. The beauty detox is my favorite.

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Now that Wells Street is finished I feel like I can breathe for a minute. I worked straight through LA to now and I am feeling exhausted. Its been extra coffees to get me through the week. But in exciting news my passion project will be launching very soon and I hired an intern!! She is adorable, sweet, organized and a francophile so she fits right in! I can’t wait to share my new project with you. Zoey will be helping launch the new project. For those of you who stopped by wells street and braved the heat thank you so much!!

HOME

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home

Home. A four letter word I am not used to. Three years ago I packed up my Chicago apt to move to paris for three months. I put all my belongings in storage knowing that I did not want to return the same person. I was looking for change. Once I arrived in Paris in the freezing cold month of February I knew I wanted to stay longer. Back and forth between the states and paris I went moving more times that I care to admit. Without a visa I couldn’t stay put long term. Three months turned into three years of a nomadic life. The thing is I wouldn’t change a thing. My life has changed in so many ways I am still trying to sort everything all in my head. So here I am in Chicago three years later. A different person than when I left. My storage unit filled with belongings that are just now “things” Instead of moving them into my new home I gave away everything and threw away the key. A new beginning starts now.

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