The Public in Chicago

My husband and I attended a wedding this weekend and decided to stay overnight in Chicago at the Public Hotel. It was a studio room for $165, which I think is great considering it was last minute and a Saturday night. There was a sitting area along with a separate bedroom. For those of you who have been, The Pump Room (ultra shi shi chic) is the bar-restaurant that is downstairs and their Library has a more low key lounging environment. Awesome place to stay!!



Savoir Vivre!!

I stumbled upon this new scent as I was browsing the perfume area at a local department store. Aqua di Parma (Gelsomino Nobile) is my new go to scent. I wear it all the time!!! They have several different scents, but I chose this one because of the jasmine notes in it. This perfume apparently is a tribute to the “King of Flowers”, Calabrian Jasmine, a noble ingredient used in classic perfumery. Its described as unique and elegant eau de parfum for a modern woman who knows “savoir vivre”.


Aqua di Parma, $114 at

Got the Blues….

Lately, I am so into the color BLUE. I thought I would share some of my favorite blue colored dresses for the summer season. You can wear them out to dinner, wedding/wedding shower, or any event that you have coming up.

Vince Camuto shoes

I must confess, I LOVE SHOES!! Good, now I feel better that I got that out into the open. I just purchased the cutest Vince Camuto, Tessem sandals, for summer. They pair great with capris for a summer work suit, pretty white summer dress or jean skirt. Once you put them on, you will get tons of compliments!!!

Only issue, is that you have to call the Nordstroms at the Mall of America  to order them. They are not online just yet. They are the Tessem sandal in the croissant/rosegold. They price out at ~$117.00.



VInce Camuto sandals, a must for the summer

Top it off!

I love summer tops!! Some of these may be easy to where with a suit slacks or a pair of cut off jeans shorts. Hope you enjoy your summer…


Kill two birds with one stone

I love using products that work in two ways while using the same amount of time (when you are trying to get out of the house in the am along with your three kids and husband). That is what you get when you use Caudalie facial cleanser. It acts as a cleanser and toner at the same time. It contains extracts of grape, chamomile and sage. You can purchase it online for $14.00 at or at


Caudalie facial cleanser

Birthday Cake!!

Who doesn’t love birthday cake? Stefan’s birthday party was a blast and so was his cake. He loves Marvel Comics, so THANKS to Regina’s Bay Bakery in Whitefish Bay, WI and Polka Dot parties for the inspiration, Stefan had his Marvel Comics themed cake and cupcakes!


More ideas for your date night…

More ideas for your special date night….