This Weekend: Best of the Fest Children’s Film Series and The Antiques & Garden Fair

  Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first installment of Best of the Fest Children's Film Series, produced by Chicago's Facets Multi-Media and presented at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest.  Milos Stehlik (pictured above), founder of Facets, travels the world to find films for children that engage, entertain, and empower.  Last … Continue reading This Weekend: Best of the Fest Children’s Film Series and The Antiques & Garden Fair

Michael Smith at the Antiques and Garden Fair + Treasures from the Day

Michael Smith, one of America's premier interior designers (and the one chosen by First Lady and President Obama to redecorate the White House family quarters), gave a fantastic lecture on Friday at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Antiques and Garden Fair.  I've been a huge admirer of Smith's work, particularly his ability to layer textures, ages, … Continue reading Michael Smith at the Antiques and Garden Fair + Treasures from the Day

For the Men

Today's inspiration comes from the masculine shades found in winter's austere landscape.  Silvery grey, snow white, midnight and weathered teak meld with the warmth of deep mahogany, rich amber, camel, and espresso to create a sophisticated neutral palette in menswear and interiors. Images via The Gifts of Life, Patterson Maker, and Pinterest.

Girl Crush

When it comes to personal style there is no one I admire more than Aerin Lauder, so I was over the moon when I read she would be launching an eponymous lifestyle brand this fall.  Her cosmetics line will be available in late August (a sneak peak available here) and I've read that the brand will … Continue reading Girl Crush