Cocktail Hour: A Simple Crisp White + Smoked Whitefish Spread

Sometimes nothing is better than a crisp white on a warm summer evening.  Yesterday marked the summer solstice, and we spent it on our just finished stone terrace with chilled sauv blanc and this smoked whitefish spread.  I picked up the smoked whitefish fillets from a fisherman's stand at the farmers' market in Lake Bluff … Continue reading Cocktail Hour: A Simple Crisp White + Smoked Whitefish Spread

Girls’ Night Out

Yippee!!!  Tonight I am joining seven spectacular women in Chicago to celebrate a friend's milestone birthday. Quintessential denim and heels pairing?  Check. The birthday girl's favorite champagne?  Check. Fabulous dinner reservations?  Check. Dance-all-night plans?  Check. Requisite morning-after advil/think thin bar/coconut water/blister band-aid rescue kit in the suitcase?  Check. À votre santé! image 1 via fashion-flaunts.tumblr.com, … Continue reading Girls’ Night Out

Freemans Love

New York did not disappoint.  A full recap of the weekend's adventures will come, but I could not wait to share our favorite night at my favorite spot in the city: Freemans.  Rustic, chic, dark, cozy and intimate, Freemans serves the most amazing cocktails alongside perfectly portioned, mostly-American comfort food.  Let's start with the drinks … Continue reading Freemans Love