Getting Rough-Luxe with Uncut Crystals

Retail Therapy or Crystal Therapy?

November 6, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to improve on Mother Nature, so why try? Natural, uncut crystals are beautiful just the way they are, and I am seeing them everywhere–on chandeliers, lamps, sculptures, home accessories and jewelry. I love them for their rough-luxe look. The chunky texture is rugged and unrefined, and they have a subdued sparkle that comes in a subtle array of pretty colors straight from the earth. We like the way they work for glamorous settings or rooms that are more rustic. We just specified this gorgeous Fine Arts chandelier for a stairwell… Some people say that crystals have healing powers. I can vouch for that as I have been feeling oh …  Read more

Think Pink…and Fashion: A Record Night for the Event at the Four Seasons Chicago

Fashion and Fundraising Combined for a Good Cause

October 21, 2014

It was fashion upon fashion at the Third Annual Think Pink Fundraiser hosted by the Four Seasons earlier this month. The event, which benefits the Lynn Sage Foundation, featured a runway show of Nicole Miller’s new line, donned by the chic bloggers of Chicago. But the fashion began long before the runway started. “It felt like a fashion show just watching the guests arrive,” said Michael Grosso, Four Seasons Chicago GM. “Allium and the hotel lobby were filled with incredible energy, style and buzz. It was wonderful to see such a young and vibrant crowd come together for such a worthy cause.” Not to mention a good-looking crowd. Sipping on pink champagne …  Read more

Meet Flyleaf’s Lead Singer Kristen May

Flyleaf Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2014

“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all …  Read more