Have you ever been to a new establishment in your city and you’re just like damn, this is really f-ing cool? Well, that’s how I feel about Owen + Alchemy. If you don’t know what it is you’ll find out soon…but it’s safe to call it the Proenza Schouler of juice bars (yeah, I went there). Now who is the bad ass behind O+A? It’s time you find out.
Today I’m giving out double the ♥ for CCF Loves and even better? IT’S FOOD THEMED. Let’s meet Executive Chef and Partner at one of Chicago’s top restaurants, Tru, and owner of the most stylish catering company in the city, Elaina Vazquez of Boutique Bites (if you ever see really cute and delicious food at an event…it’s probably hers). Oh and they’re married. I don’t think a bad meal ever happens in this household…
With fashion week (well at least Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) starting today, I thought it would be fun to do something a little different…a not so typical kick-off-to-fashion-week post. If you came by on Tuesday and/or follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m not in New York right now (not in Chicago either). BUT you don’t have to be on the other side of the world or in NYC to have a good time.
If you’re not currently running across Manhattan in 6-inch platforms hoping to get at least one non blurry runway photo on Instagram, here’s five fashion week alternatives to help you overcome that FOMO.
After being at the top of my “restaurants to try in Chicago” list or over 2 years now (this list is constantly growing by the way), I finally got to dine at Schwa. You have no idea how excited I get to cross a restaurant off this list (well technically just remove it from the notes section of my iPhone) but this one was especially thrilling.
West Loop hot spot Nellcote is going all out to celebrate their new weekend brunch (known as Weekend Review) and it’s all happening Pitchfork weekend (July 14th & 15th). There will be a DJ spinning both days plus free Uber rides to Pitchfork! And if that wasn’t enough, I’m giving away a free brunch for Saturday, July 14th at Nellcote.