Dudes. Remember when I was complaining about my sun porch? And then I started talking about something I didn’t feel like doing but would lead to something amazing? And then I was all “go get the Reader, fools!”? Well . . . THIS:
That’s my newly-adorablized sun porch in the Chicago Reader! Look it! The amazing Dean Fisher, who helped me plan the launch party, is now writing their SPACE column and she redid my sun porch for her makeover article. Am I not the luckiest person you know? Is this not the cutest sun porch you’ve ever seen?
I totally love it. AND it only cost $150. AND they paid for it. Thanks, Chicago Reader! And thank you Dean for your amazing eye and Justin for your painting skills (yeah I made my intern paint my sun porch with me – what of it?). I want to spend every moment of the day out there – woo hoo! Oh and check out that rug. Remember I said I was gonna paint it, and I DID. And next week, I’ma write a tutorial for y’alls. *high five*
Mkay and so that is all very exciting and guess what else is very exciting? We’re getting some pretty amazing press on the web this week. Like, mind-blowing, head rolling off my skinny a$$ neck, exciting. Two words (pushed together into one word) ModCloth. What-what?? Justin and I put together a special “Featured In” page t
o show off share with you all of the amazing stuff people are saying. It’s overwhelming, my friends. Please check it out!
Look, more design changes! Little by little, friends. And look what else – pictures from the launch party! Caroline Dixey, a super sweet wedding and event photographer, was there documenting this happy night, and I don’t mind saying, it all looks rather fancy, no?
Aren’t these pictures so pretty? Caroline does weddings too. Yeah, did you hear that? She does weddings. WEDDINGS. Go. Now. You know who else is awesome for weddings?
These ladies right here did all of the hair and makeup for the models, and they are SO SWEET and SO TALENTED. That’s Virginia on the left and Audrey in the middle with their awesome friend Monika. Virginia and Audrey are sisters who own Strange Beauty Show, a full-service salon in Chicago. I’ve been going to them for years and I can’t say enough good things about them. They do wedding hair and makeup as well, and wouldn’t you so want to hang out with these girls on your wedding day? Yes. GO. And then there’s this cutie-pie couple:
That’s Mike Renaud and Dean Fisher bein’ all chic and cool. Mike is an all-around awesome guy – a fantastic graphic designer who performs in the Show ‘n Tell Show in Chicago AND deejays and who ALSO put together the perfect playlist for the party. And Dean. Where do I begin? Dean is an incredible interior designer – she writes the blog My Little Apartment (cute!) and her apartment. is. GORGEOUS. She’s only recently moved to Chicago and her apartment has been featured like everywhere. She’s good. Know what else she does? PLANS WEDDINGS. Um yes. You want this girl, and I am so not kidding. She’s the force behind South Social & Home and if you’re recently engaged you need to call her, like, NOW. She helped me plan this most incredible evening and you know if I’m willing to hand over the reigns, then she must be really, really good. Dean just gets it. AND she grew up in a family of caterers. Pair that with her perfect eye for design and she’s EXACTLY what every bride needs. The full package, yo.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, dudes. There are lots more pictures on my website – go take a look! I’ll also be uploading them onto my Facebook page so you can tag yourselves and your friends. Fun! Thank you to The Drawing Room for their beautiful space and delicious cocktails – I could NOT have chosen a better venue. P.S. They also do wedding events! And thank you so much to everyone who helped make this evening so truly fantastic – you all mean so, so much to me. *Giant High Fives!*
[Images by Caroline Dixey]