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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!!

Breakfast at the Polo Lounge

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I am out in LA for a mixture of family time and work. I had the pleasure to stay at the Beverly Hills hotel and its everything I hoped it would be and more. That may sound cheesy but its so true! If you have been following along on snapchat you saw a lot of what I have been doing but if not here is a sneak peak. _MG_8362small

Breakfast started in the Polo Lounge. These are the most amazing pancakes of my life. Meyer lemon butter on blueberry ricotta pancakes.

The Polo Lounge is usually filled with people but if you wake up early enough to arrive when it first opens you can get a peak of it empty.

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Its that beautiful that you want to stay here all day. I highly recommend the McCarthy Salad and chocolate soufflé

More to come… xoxo

 

Hello Summer

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It was a year ago this time I was in Italy. I spent ten days from the south to the north exploring the country. It was so hard to leave Paris this time but I guess that happens every trip. I arrived to Positano and in my mind was thinking that nothing could feel quite like Paris. That was until I walked along the shore in Positano and when I looked up saw the most amazing view of Positano just as the sun was setting. I surrendered at this point and decided okay Positano you got me! I fell head over heels for this place. I went alone and yes this place is swarming with honeymooning couples so I did feel a little out of place but I let that go quickly. One thing no one told me is that Italy is filled with Jasmine in the summer. Everywhere you turn is just the most fragrant delicious scent. Its intoxicating. You mix this with the smell of the sea and I am just in heaven. It would be my signature scent if I could create one (hint!)

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So many people have been asking when I will be back in Paris. The truth is I am not sure of my next trip. I have been in Paris in October the last three years but I don’t know if that will happen this year. I am working on another project that I just pitched that could bring me back to Europe in September. Fingers crossed please!! It would be a dream come true.

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But quite honestly this is where I want to be this Summer. Wouldn’t you agree. Sand in my toes, sea salt in my hair and a spritz in my hand. Can you blame me?

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Yesterday I picked up a few more items for summer including the most comfortable pair of white jeans ever! A new bathing suit from and a hat for LA!

Rose All Day

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Chicago finally feels like Summer. It has taken a while. It was just two weeks ago in the middle of May where I needed gloves on the weekend. I caught up with friends over Rose and cheese last night. While I am getting ready for LA I picked up these sunglasses from JCrew over the weekend. So excited to finally wear them! These strawberries paired perfectly with our Rose and cheese. I can’t wait for more nights like these.

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I am in love with these Anthropologie bowls and use them every chance I get. They come in every color and I collect them. Does anyone else have these? Plus they are super inexpensive.

 

Paris let’s Fall in Love

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Paris in the Fall has to be one of my favorite times. The air turns crisp and the green ivy turns to red. There are so many beautiful pops of color around the city. This will be my first October not in Paris in a few years but the good news is I will be back in early November. I can’t wait. Until then here are a few of my favorite Fall images from Paris.

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Light chasing in Montmartre

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Having a home was something I fought for a very long, three years to be exact. I loved the freedom to be able to pick up and leave at a moments notice. But part of the nomadic life was that I was always thinking where I was going next and for how long. Now that I have my own space its been so refreshing to be able to focus on my work. The ideas have been flooding in like you can’t believe. I have been a project junkie for most of the summer. I have a few new partnerships coming along as well as a whole new project I can’t wait to share. It will take a while to put all together but its been fun bringing one of my best friends on for this project.

As the weekend begins here is a little light chasing in Montmartre. The whole light chasing series will be available for purchase soon. Stay tuned for more details…

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chasing the light in montmartre Paris, France

chasing the light in montmartre Paris, France

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Montmartre Chasing the light

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Good Fortune

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I promise to continue my series of Solo Travel later this week but I wanted to share this little bit of good news. Last week I spoke to Fortune.com about my etsy business. 86% of people that sell on etsy are female. Luckily they decided to chat with me for a little about my story. Of course only a small snip bit made it into the article but I thought I would share.

I am a big dreamer but in my wildest dreams dreams I never thought I would make it to a fortune.com article. I guess it shows you if you think BiG you get BIG!! Click here to read the Fortune.com article.

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