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Out about in Beverly Hills

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I wanted to pack flats when heading to Beverly Hills but my friend reminded me we would be doing a lot of walking so I packed my favorite pair of sandals from JCrew I just purchased them before I left and I had my eye on them for a while. They went with me all around town as you can see.

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They are available through Jcrew here  but they are selling out super fast so I encourage you to run after them tonight! Other favorite shoes in the sale include: these heels and these wedges 

More about Beverly Hills soon! But I promise there is some fun photos to share I got a behind the scenes tour of the Beverly Wilshire hotel and even tried on the famous necklace from Pretty Woman!!

 

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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!

Musee D’Orsay

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My first trip to Paris was in 2003 I had terrible bronchitis and it was Valentines Day. Nothing was going to stop me from seeing the city. I sat on the top of the double decker bus camera in hand and enjoyed every freezing moment. When I was in High School my French teacher did a lesson on French Impressionism. We had to identify all the artists by their brush strokes. I was so excited to see all the paintings I had studied in school. This was my first trip to the Musee D’Orsay and I was in love. I keep returning and discovering new parts to this beautiful museum. Its by far one of my top picks and a great rainy day activity. What’s your favorite museum in Paris?

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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.

 

A little update on what I have been up to

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When I first moved back to Chicago and finally had my own place the ideas kept coming to me like crazy. I finally felt creative for the first time in a while. I still wanted to travel but decided to take things to a different level. I have been active on Instagram for a while now and wanted to create content for hotel groups. If I wasn’t renting an apartment for months at a time I had stay in hotels. So why not trade hotel stays for photographs? I had a few ideas of hotels I wanted to work with which I will get to in a different post because I dreamt it and then I actually made it happen. Its been a bit crazy!

In January I traveled to Paris for 6 nights and stayed with a group of hotels. Two nights in each property. So many people ask for hotel suggestions in Paris and I am working on putting together a list but here is the first one called Plaza Tour Eiffel The location is just around from the trocadero and you can catch the sunset or sunrise from this beautiful spot. I recommend sunrise since you won’t be bombarded with as many people. The room had a view of the eiffel tower and little balcony.

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I was welcomed with a box of the most beautiful and delicious macarons from Carette. They went quickly but you can’t blame me can you?!

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The most stunning rooftop views from the little terrace. The hotel is perfect situated by the metro and there is trocadero square to grab a coffee or lunch at one of the many cafes.

Chasing Light

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I have been completely absent from the blog and I will be the first to admit I let it slide. I spent an amazing two weeks in Paris in April and my long days got the best of me. If you follow along on instagram you were able to see some of what I was up to. I recently joined snapchat too so that was really fun to give a more detailed account of my daily life in Paris.

Emma loved Paris and although my family’s trip was very short we had an amazing Sunday in Paris. Its my favorite day in the city and I was able to give my family a glimpse into my life in Paris. I will be sharing more about their visit in a later post.

To keep you up to date there are a lot of changes happening with my logo and there is even a brand extension I have been working on for a while that I am finally ready to move forward with.

I will be editing and catching up this month as I get ready for my favorite show of the year Wells Street which is next month! I can’t wait to fill you in on everything. Until then here are a few images from the latest trip!

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