Food Pairings: The Bedford Meets Rag & Bone

THE PLACE

Once a bank and now one of Chicago’s hottest restaurants, The Bedford is the place to be in Wicker Park. With a gastro-pub feel, this neighborhood dining destination is far from ordinary.  Have you had a cocktail inside a vault while staring at safety deposit boxes? Probably not…unless you’ve been to The Bedford of course.

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THE FOOD

With casual bar snacks like deviled eggs and chicken wings, seafood staples like mussels and oysters, and even dining delicacies like duck confit and rabbit, there is something for everyone at The Bedford.

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My meal went like so…

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Fried green tomatoes with baby arugula & creamy giardinera

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Mussels steamed with chilies, garlic, spring onions, Schlitz & a touch of cream

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Grilled cheese on toasty dark rye with onion jam, roth kase gruyere and aged cheddar

THE COMPANY

It’s not just just about the food…having great company makes the dining experience that much better. Plus, the dishes are meant for sharing, so why not bring a friend or two? :)

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My best friends Jennifer & Emily

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Jennifer & I

THE PAIRING

A trendy hotspot (that I predict will last longer than most trends) with delicious food incorporating familiar aspects with a slightly sophisticated twist…what does that remind me of? Rag & Bone of course. Designers Marcus wainwright David Neville are the epitome of casual cool. Their collections always include classic silhouettes and versatile garments with their own downtown chic elements added to each. They make wardrobe staples that are actually exciting.

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PhotobucketRag & Bone Resort 2012: Style.com

Laid back, cool and familiar but still unique enough to buy into…nothing goes better with The Bedford than some Rag & Bone.

Resort 2012: Neon Scuba

I normally don’t freak out over the “inbetween collections” (meaning Resort & Pre-Fall) like I do for the “main attractions” (Spring and Fall). For some reason though, this particular Resort season has really blown me away. It didn’t hit me at first, but then I really studied the collections and realized a major trend.

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Neon

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Scuba

There is neon, there is scuba, then there’s neon scuba

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Michael Kors Resort 2012

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Hervé Léger

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Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Many of you are probably thinking, “why would I ever want to wear neon scuba?” Well…why not? Neon is awesome. Although space is limited for a Twitter bio, I made sure to include “it shouldn’t be on if it isn’t neon” in mine. And as for scuba…what better says RESORT than SCUBA?

Unfortunately, neon flippers are not included…

Photos: The Cut

A Missoni Holiday: Interview With Margherita Missoni

Missoni Resort 2012 became available on Moda Operandi today. Although I wanted everything (as always), I decided to restrain myself…for now. However, I came across Moda Operandi’s online magazine and today they featured an interview with my style icon, Margherita Missoni.

Why a Missoni holiday? Because the Missoni Resort 2012 collection was inspired by a getaway to Europe or Asia circa 1920. Moda Operandi states “you only need two or three of these easy outfits for an impromptu getaway” but I have to disagree…because I think I need the whole collection :)

See the full interview here