Holiday entertaining is single-handedly one of our favorite past times. Whether you choose to entertain your family, friends or co-workers, it’s essential that you have a well stocked bar! Living in the city prohibits an actual bar, so naturally we opt for the ultimate bar cart. A few of our must-haves? Witty cocktail napkins, glass stirrers, vintage ice buckets to chill wine or champagne, and cocktail shakers for your friends who like to mix it up. What are your bar cart essentials? Xo - GOLP
Hi guys! I’m so happy to be here today on Girls of Lincoln Park to talk shop with you! My name is Erin from House of Earnest and I write about entertaining and home decor - all with a hand made touch. With the holidays sneaking on up, there is never a better time to stock up on cute and functional pieces for entertaining. I find that I’m always in need of things that are small are cute to add character and pieces that are large enough for serving a crowd without being commodity. Natural colors can be dressed up with other fun, seasonal items to make these pieces useful year-round. So eat, drink, and get shopping! When entertaining, I love registering big platters, lots of shine mixed with natural elements, and height variation to create dimension. ONE three tiered wooden stand $55 from Merchant no. 4; TWO senna 19” platter $40 (on sale) from Crate & Barrel; THREE nickel plated artisan cake stand $44 from Wayfair; FOUR mini creamer (would be so cute for gravy!) €6.50 from Room for Emptiness. Pretty metallic accents and quirky details make cocktail hour a moment to remember. Along with your signature drink, serve up some cocktail picks, darling decanters, and fun coasters. Top it all on a reusable fabric napkin (that you’ll love using all year!). ONE striped cocktail napkins $18 from Society Social; TWO silver street coasters $30 for 4 by Kate Spade; THREE gold dipped totem pitcher $50 from Zara Home; FOUR cocktail picks $18 for 12 from Cocktail Kingdom. Thank you for joining me for my little dish on holiday entertaining! Stop by House of Earnest and say hi!
Chicago is home to many amazing things and we can now add a Chicago home grown perfume to the list. Tru Blooms is a locally grown women’s eau de parfum that will be available only for a limited time (and in limited quantities) for this upcoming holiday season. What also is most exciting is that Tru Blooms is the first-ever fragrance from indigenous-sourced ingredients grown by residents of the city for whom it’s created. The perfume is made up of several lovely notes including roses, lavender, lilly and violets. One hundred percent of the flowers and plants grown in Tru Blooms Chicago gardens are represented in the fragrance.
Today through Thursday we are hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to receive a bottle of Tru Blooms! In order to enter, just email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your favorite Chicago boutique or place to shop! Giveaway will end Thursday, November 15th at 5p CST.
For more information on how this fragrance was created and developed, be sure to check out www.trubloomschicago.com!
Attention, ladies! We are super excited to share that our favorite pillow company, Pyar and Co., launched their e-commerce site! Not only can you swoon over the custom designed, hand-crafted pillows but now you can shop for you and your loved ones just in time for this holiday season! Check out all three collections here and let us know which line/pillow is your favorite! And be sure to keep up-to-date with Pyar and Co. on both Facebook and Twitter. Happy Shopping! - GOLP
Say hello to winter whites, jewel tones, and all-over embellishments with Tory Burches holiday collection! Tory’s sophisticated design aesthetic keeps us coming back season after season. We’re especially loving the sequined Erica top as it’s a stylish alternative to the cocktail dress! Which look are you coveting? Xo - GOLP