Weekend Recap

Monday, July 16, 2012

Such a fun/busy/exhausting weekend. It all started on Friday afternoon when my headboard arrived from Ballard Designs. I now live in a 3 story walk-up so I carried the headboard up 3 flights of stairs by myself. So glad I started CrossFit seven weeks ago! I was then surprised by a flower delivery from the Skirt PR team. They sent us each a gorgeous floral arrangement as a thank you for their feature on The Everygirl. How thoughtful and what a wonderful way to kick off the weekend.

On Friday night I met my friend Michelle for dinner at Topo Gigio in Old Town. I ordered a grilled chicken salad (dressing on the side, of course). I really liked the patio and the food was delicious. I'd definitely recommend it. After dinner we went to Benchmark and Old Town Social (two of my favorite spots) for drinks.

On Saturday morning I met Amber Venz and (and Meg and Madison from the rewardStyle team) for breakfast at Hub51. You know Amber as the President and co-founder of rewardStyle as well as one of our first features on The Everygirl. It was so wonderful getting to meet her. Unfortunately, Alaina was hosting a baby shower and was unable to join us. She was definitely missed.

Bracelets and iPhone cases thanks to rewardStyle and Tory Burch!

Fun and fancy sushi. Further proof that I should become a chef.

Can't say enough good things about this sweet, smart, and beautiful girl.

After breakfast we walked over to Union Sushi for the Top 25 rewardStyle Chicago blogger event. I wish I had taken some more photos, but I was too busy making sushi & drinks (SO fun) and talking to all the girls at the event. I saw Sarah, Audrey, Anna, Jen, and met some great new girls, too. I'd link to everyone but I don't have all their links yet.

Saturday night I went to the rooftop at Market to celebrate my friend Gina's birthday! Such a fun/crazy/LATE night. I am way too old to get home at 3:00 am. Totally worth it, but I was a little sluggish on Sunday.

Dress: Theory (old),  Shoes: Dolce Vita (old), Clutch c/o Blair Ritchey, scar on my leg c/o box jumps. ha.

I woke up six hours later to get ready to head back to Market for Blogger Blitz, a fun event thrown by my Sun Savvy co-founder Alison of Long Distance Loving. We met some great girls but I am way too tired to type out all their links right now since it's after 1:00 am. Alaina and I got a table downstairs after the event for a little meeting. So much to do!

 With AV and AK. My hair color is so much warmer! Love it. Thanks again, Maxine Salon!
Top: Splendid (old), Shorts: J. Crew, Glasses: Kate Spade, Necklace: Brooklyn Thread

I stopped by Anne's house to see her newly decorated office on the way home. She was working on organizing everything with her intern and they were about to head out to run errands. I was just planning on sitting at home so I offered to take her son Jack for a few hours. We took Buddy for a walk and then we went to the zoo.

Jack is such a GREAT kid. He told me all about how we used to live on Pluto but it got too small and exploded so God gave us earth. I love this kid.

And this is what you see when you leave the zoo in Chicago. I can't believe I live here.

I walked to Trader Joe's and spent the rest of my night sitting on the couch. I watched the first three episodes of Homeland (I never watch TV anymore!) and really liked it. Bracing myself for another long and crazy week. Here we go.


  1. sounds like a great weekend, I love Amber,she is an incredible inspiration and very very sweet

  2. oh my goodness...I'm exhausted reading about your wonderful weekend!

  3. Sounds like an awesome weekend! I was just in Chicago over Memorial Day and it's such a great city :) Also, those flowers are beautiful! xoxo

  4. Sounds like it was an awesome weekend! I'm heading to Chicago in a few weeks for a charity event! I can't wait to take it all in and hopefully hit up some of these spots!

  5. It was so great to meet you on Sunday! We should hang out again!!

  6. I am still dragging from Saturday night. I just don't bounce back like I used to! Thank you so much for coming out to celebrate! I had a wonderful time and can't wait to go get some fringe pants. :) hehe

  7. Such a fun (busy!) weekend. Don't know how you do it! :)

  8. Sounds like a crazy busy weekend! Glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

  9. busy busy busy but looks fun :)
    Those flowers are gorgeous and so sweet of them.
    Have a great week!

  10. Glad you enjoyed your weekend, I really love your hair! Good decision for sure. And the sushi looks yum!

  11. Sounds like a wonderful time! You look captivating!

  12. What a great weekend...especially ending it with Homeland. I liked that show, too. It was just something different for once.


  13. Looks like you had a great time! Can't wait to see your new headboard! XOXO

  14. Oh yes and Amber does seem like an amazing girl! Very sweet!

  15. What a great weekend, loved seeing at the instagrams throughout the day!

  16. Loved this post! Especially the last picture is beautiful. I'm going to Chicago soon and I'm collecting all the information I can get, so I don't miss out on anything while I'm there. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous