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Chicago Brides ~ Meet Us At Bloomingdale’s May 14th…

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…For The’s Registry Event!

This Thursday, May 14th, join Editor-In-Chief of Michelle Preli along with Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs and myself as we share tips and ideas for creating your dream wedding and registry!

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The event will take place at the Bloomingdale’s Chicago Medinah Home Store at 600 North Wabash Avenue from 5 – 7pm

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A good time shall be had, as you’ll be able to enjoy yummy tastings, cocktails and even a fun little gift bag!  For more details, click HERE.  If you’re planning on going, let me know so I can look forward to meeting you…hope to see you there! 

Until then, keep checking back as I post registry ideas this week using the new Set Your Table tool.  Cheers! 


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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 12 May 2009 05:28:51 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:28 am

Chicago Lovebirds! Wedding Planning Have You Stressed?

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Join The Couples Massage Workshop On Valentine’s Day!

Hey Chicagoland lovebirdies!  Still trying to figure out how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?  I’ve got the perfect solution.  My friend Rhonda over at Tranquility Unlimited will be giving a 2-hour couples massage workshop this Saturday, February 14th, at the 2009 Love Convention, being held at the Wyndham Hotel & Resort in Lisle, IL.


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She’ll show you the essentials of massage so that you can give the gift of touch to those you love!


Information and event packages for the event can be found at and are still available, so hurry up and get in on the festivities!  There will also be wine tasting, dance lessons, dinner, live entertainment and more…am I thinking what you’re thinking?  This would be a great way to try out some possible wines for your wedding day and learn a few dance moves for that first dance of yours coming up! 

Can’t make the event?  No worries, there are many ways you can experience the massage therapy services offered by Tranquility Unlimited.  You can even plan a Signature Spa Party with your girls as a way to relax before the wedding day or even as part of your bachelorette party!

Wedding planning can be stressful at times…what a perfect way to chill out.  Who’s in?  For more information, call Rhonda at 630-688-8448 or visit her website at  Enjoy!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp28UTC02bUTCThu, 12 Feb 2009 01:36:25 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:36 am

“Over The Top Shelf” Entertaining…

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…These Luxurious Ideas Will Cost You!

Would you buy these if you had the dough, yo?  If you’ve got the money, they’ve got the honey.  But who needs crazy expensive things when all you need is your very own honey who loves you?  That’s just my personal opinion.  Whatever, it’s still fun to look at, right?

(Shown Above: Functional Ice Sculptures by Okamoto Studio NYC, Rock & Republic Cosmetics, Rock and Royal Custom Chandeliers and Uni Flame Indoor & Outdoor Fireplace by Radius Design.)

See more luxe ideas by clicking HERE…but remember, love doesn’t cost a thing.  Cheers!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp30UTC11bUTCWed, 05 Nov 2008 20:35:01 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Chalkboard China!

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What A Cool Hostess You’ll Be…

Sold at Kimberly’s Events, I think this Chalkboard China would be so much fun whether it’s used at home or for your next big wedding or other event!  Personalize it with different color chalks to play up your wedding colors, food or flowers, or keep it simple using white chalk to label your bottles, chargers, plates and other serving items. 

How fun! Love it?  Head on over to Kimberly’s Events to purchase, or see other pieces in the collection by clicking HERE.

Chalkboard China is a product line founded in 2008 by Candace Randolph and the creative design team at Cooper & Brinkley’s. We were looking for a creative outlet for our customers; a way for them to tell the world what is on their mind. A way to personalize and customize every occasion. We want to give you the courage and freedom to express yourself in ways you never could before.”

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thUTCp31UTC10bUTCWed, 15 Oct 2008 01:50:20 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:50 am

Get Your Free Crate & Barrel Gift On Sunday, 9/21!

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…At The Crate & Barrel Wedding Party Event In Your Area!

Not only am I a HUGE fan of Crate & Barrel, but I’m also a big fan of free gifts – who isn’t?!  Head on over to a participating Crate & Barrel this Sunday, 9/21 to get yours:

Use your free gift for entertaining at home or even for your upcoming wedding.

Learn more and click HERE to find a store near you, so that you can attend this fabulous event!

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stUTCp30UTC09bUTCSun, 21 Sep 2008 01:17:52 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:17 am

Rachael Ray Decorates The Easy Way!

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…Simple, Easy & Affordable Ideas For Dressing Up Your Party!

There’s nothing better than throwing a fabulous party and knowing it didn’t cost you a fortune to do so.  That’s why I love these IDEAS featured on Every Day With Rachael Ray, from some of our favorite designers

1. Under Cover: “Place your goblets upside down on a table, tuck large blooms underneath and top with colorful votives.” – idea from designer Annie Selke, owner of Pine Cone Hill

2. Natural Wonder: “Pluck large leaves from your backyard and place them in bowls and pitchers. Add a few sprigs of sage and rosemary, and you’ll have a centerpiece that’s easy to love all season long.” – idea from loved designer Vera Wang

3. Tea Time: “Arrange flowers in a teapot, and give them extra height by standing the pot on a cup.” – idea from fashion designer Liz Lange.

4.  Tiny Baubles: “Drape stemmed glasses with necklaces, bracelets and earrings—whatever you have in your jewelry box—for a perfectly accessorized meal.” – idea from former Project Runway finalist and fashion designer Daniel Vosovic.

 Style your table from plain to party by watching this VIDEO with step-by-step instructions from Every Day With Rachael Ray

  View other helpful party planning videos from by clicking HERE!  Or, check out THIS entry I created from back in February for even more ideas.  Party on!

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thUTCp30UTC09bUTCThu, 11 Sep 2008 23:49:51 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Calling All NYC & CHICAGO Brides!

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Hurry Up & RSVP!!!

The modern bridal event of the year is coming your way.  Meet with talented TrendLeaders — some of the top wedding experts in the nation!

RSVP for an evening of:

Big-day ideas from industry TrendLeaders: photographers, caterers, florists, wedding planners and others!

Information thanks to  To learn more, head on over to the Modern Bride TrendLeaders Event on  There you’ll get to see some of the famous experts who will be attending!  See you there, Chicago!

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