First off, sorry for the long absence!  But I finally feel like now I am something to share!

So, I recently discovered that I did not inherit my mother’s black thumb (thank god!) and am able to not only grow plants but also keep them alive!  And, living in Chicago, I realized that maybe my shady back porch isn’t the best place to try and grow my own veggies.

I’ve been walking around and discovering lots of places to start an urban garden and I am sure that there are so many other people like me who did not get a plot at any of the open gardens. So my question is- to anyone out there in the same debacle- anyone interested in starting an urban garden?  I am so interested and not sure of the next steps and would love advice from anyone!

Basically any kind of gardening advice works too! I just finished my first twitter chat #seedchat and it was so inspiring!  Drop me a line with any kind of tips/advice/anything! Dress ideas or recipes or sci-fi shows to watch are all welcome, too!

Looking forward to starting this!


Apple Cider Century!

September 27, 2010

We made it! Biked 100 miles yesterday with my husband, Todd. So what that I am having trouble walking down the stairs and using my pinky finger on my right hand… 🙂

Sign up for it next year! Best marked ride I have ever done! And the most beautiful. I wish I had a camera strapped on my head- leaves falling and the sun peaking through the trees- just gorgeous! Plus we saw a lot of cows, horses, donkeys, turkeys, chickens and a cat that decided to join the ride! And, the first 25 miles are literally like a roller-coaster- pedal pedal pedal up up up, and then fly down hill super fast! It was pretty great! Clocked 32 mph! You can sign up for next year’s ride here.  See you there next year!

Take the pledge today to be completely car free tomorrow!  The Active Transit website has tons of great links to help you navigate the city by bike, CTA or walking:

I took the pledge- will you?

First Century Ride!

September 19, 2010


Sorry for the delay- between getting a ton of great orders out I have been training for my first century cycling ride- riding 100 miles through beautiful Michigan- next Sunday!  It’s the Apple Cider Century in Three Oaks, Michigan.  I can’t wait for apple cider- tastes like pure fall!

Check back for more pictures after the event!

Here are some pictures of the Sidewalk sale Fashion show

Thanks to everyone who came and helped support us!

Chocolate covered Goji Berries…

Nothing else to say except they are amazing and I can’t stop eating them! They are available at Whole Foods!  I suggest getting there quickly before I buy them all!

Upcoming Shopping Events!

April 21, 2010

Finally, we’ve seen the sun for a couple days in a row and, all of the sudden, there are leaves on the trees! Is it possible?  Is Spring finally here?  Time to shed the heavy winter sweaters for some awesome spring dresses!

Thursday, April 29th is Fashion Chicago 2010:

Join on Thursday, April 29th from 5-9pm for an intimate evening of exclusive shopping with Chicago’s top fashion designers.

Event Highlights:

  • Exclusive Designer Shopping with Chicago’s best designers – powered by Clear Wireless
  • Wines by HobNob Wines
  • Cocktails by X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • Hors d’oeuvres by Nacional 27 & RA Sushi
  • signature Goodie Bags for 1st 250 VIP ticketbuyers (These will sell out early!)

    Participating Designers:
    * Blake Standard * K. Amato Designs * Lara Miller * Kirk James / Studio 5p1t * JLee Silver * E.G. Jewelry * Kate Boggiano * Vaute Couture * Heidi Hess * Objets d’ Envy * Yana Collection * Jess Audey * Susan Elizabeth Designs * Borris Powell * Zamrie * Nora del Busto * Crescendo Apparel * Horacio Nieto * Elise Bergman * JKAT Jewelry * Sophia Forero * …and more!

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the designers in person! Learn more about their new collections, design philosophy & custom design opportunities.

  • The next day, Friday, April 30th is Pretty in Pilsen

    Kate BoggianoObjets d’EnvyCole Haddon Showroom,Jess AudeyAnna Hovet, and Crescendo Apparel

    Date & Time:
    Friday, April 30, 2010, 6pm-9pm

    RSVP kindly requested. For more info call 773-474-7987.

    2150 S. Canalport Ave, between Halsted and Cermak, in the Pilsen neighborhood, Chicago

    Spring is finally here! Pretty in Pilsen has something to update any girl’s Spring wardrobe! Bring your girlfriends for a fun way to spend a Friday night…visiting with Chicago’s best local designers in their studios, under one roof while sipping on festive spring-colored cocktails. Shop the hot new spring looks from Kate Boggiano, Objets d’Envy jewelry, Cole Haddon Showroom, Jess Audey, Anna Hovet and Crescendo Apparel. Meet the talented designers and learn about their collections. Discover spring’s must-have colors. Enjoy a “dyed-to-match” specialty cocktail. Each designer has crafted a fancy spring-colored drink!

    Spring Cleaning Offer and Bargain Items:
    Get rid of your tired winter clothes and save more! Bring an old winter sweater to donate to Goodwill and receive 15% off any full price purchase. Stop by each studio to browse the designers’ samples/clearance racks for some really great finds!

    See you there!

    March 22, 2010

    Despite a little hiccup with the tea and coffee yesterday, the show was amazing!  It was so great to be working with such wonderful models, ballerinas, interns and of course my husband and parents who did pretty much everything!  Thank you for coming out yesterday! It was such a great time! Here’s the video in case you missed it!

    A huge thank you to Dean Paul for shooting the video! Thanks so much!  Check out his amazing work:

    Afternoon Tea

    March 10, 2010

    You’re invited…

    Please join us for Metropolis Coffee & Tea and Molly’s Cupcakes while viewing the Audey Fall 2010 Collection & Bridal Collection debut.

    Sunday, March 21st. Doors open at noon, show starts at 1pm.

    900 N Michigan Avenue, 5th Floor

    Reservations are required and space is limited so please rsvp to to reserve your spot!

    A portion of voluntary donations are going towards bringing a Mad Science after school workshop to LEARN 3 Charter School in conjunction with Marillac Community Centerand Project Hope Jr. Help make a difference in someone’s life while also making science fun to future generations! For more information about Marillac and their services click here.

    For more information or to the view the invite click here.

    Sponsored by Metropolis Coffee & TeaMario Tricoci, and the 900 Shops.