Public Hotel & Pump Room Summer Cocktail Launch

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

To kick off the best season in Chicago and show off their new seasonal cocktails, Public Hotel hosted a party for influencers in Chicago. A rooftop party. With cocktails. Literally the most signature Chicago thing you can do in the summer. Needless to say, we FLOCKED there in droves. I saw so many of my favorite blogger babes including Rachel of Wayfaring Rachel, Maddy of Chicago Cheap-Ass, Katie of Dining at my Desk, and Chrissy of The Hungary Buddha! It was an amazing chance for us to all catch up, unwind, and share a drink in this picturesque location.

Now, I’m in lust with the Gold Coast already. The whole neighborhood is STUNNING and I’m just a little bit obsessed. So getting a chance to party there might have made my entire week. And on the rooftop with those gorgeous views of the skyline? Yep, I was sold.

The cocktail menu featured the new seasonal selections for each of the Public Hotel’s various restaurants and lounges. This includes the Pump Room and the Library & Coffee Lounge (which is going to probably become a regular haunt for me in the very near future). I sampled four of the cocktails on feature and am happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

The Niña Fuerte features a Yerba-Mate tea infused Milagro Reposado Tequila alongside Luxardo Marachino, lime, pineapple, and mint. I happened to be nearby when this one was being mixed up and got to watch its creator, Ben Pavlichek, at work. It was mesmerizing watching the expert cocktail creation!

Among other drinks sampled were the Strawberry Royale, a sparkling rose with strawberry syrup (just a bit sweet for my taste); the Gold Coast, La Colombe cold-brew with barrel-aged gin, non-dairy milk, simple syrup, and a kiss of cinnamon (so delicious!); and, the surprise of the evening, the Coffee Stout, sparkling cold-brew coffee with whiskey, vanilla simple syrup, and a touch of lemon zest. It was so refreshing!

I highly recommend checking out Public Hotel for their many different dining and lounge options and trying all the summery cocktails available.

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The Strawberry Royale alongside the menu of drinks for the evening.

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The making of the La Niña Fuerte

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Finished product!

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Gorgeous views to accompany the evening.

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Romper | LOFT (similar here, here, and here)
Shoes | Topshop (similar here, here, and here)

Stars & Minds

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Does anyone else have that deep connection with their living space that if it is cluttered, their mind is cluttered? I definitely do. My rule within our home is that I like to keep it “10 minutes from guest ready” which I definitely borrowed from Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Because if my space is cluttered more than, say, a load of laundry waiting to be put away or some dog toys on the rug, my focus completely disappears.

This weekend, we spent probably more time than necessary scrubbing everything. Cleaning up the clutter and scouring what’s underneath. And let me tell you, it felt so good. Waking up Monday morning to feeling mentally clean as well as having a clean space is probably the best way to Monday.

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Is this shot making anyone else giggle as much as me?

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT blouse, Ann Taylor trench vest, Forever 21 Boyfriend jeans | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Blouse | LOFT (on sale now!)
Trench Vest | Ann Taylor via Depop (similar)
Jeans | Forever 21
Booties | Forever 21, very old (similar)

On the Steps

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Back at the beginning of the year, I mentioned my goal for the year was to get my mental health in order. For the month of January, I made myself get into the habit of making my bed every single day. That’s just ingrained in my morning routine now. So February is for a new goal: get moving every single day. Living on the 5th floor, I have it relatively easy. Beyond being able to take the stairs, Zoe and I have been going on really long beach walks the last few days (follow along on snapchat! Username dannie54) and I’m aiming to get back into yoga again. Fingers crossed!

Any other suggestions to work getting moving again into my daily routine? I’d love to hear them!

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Topshop Lace Up Flats | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Anthropologie Blazer & LOFT Blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Blazer | Anthropologie (similar)
Blouse | LOFT 
Shoes | Topshop
Leggings | Nordstrom (similar)

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Surrounded by Local Art

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I love finding hidden gems and local art, especially when it’s right around places I frequent all the time. This amazing wall is right in Andersonville across from one of my favorite coffee shops! I hadn’t noticed it at all until another blogger included this wall in a list of great walls to photo in front of. So of course I had to go take photos right away!

This cardigan is an absolute favorite of mine as of late. It’s super soft, nice and warm, and is neutral with a nice unexpected element in the horizontal stripes around the bottom so it’s great for work.

In other news, I have a super awesome deal for you guys! I’ve partnered with the Refuge Theatre Project this year. That means you guys get discounts to their shows. The Refuge Theatre Project strives to utilize the appeal of musical theatre to foster a broader and more accessible theatre community. They take everything that is awesome about musical theatre and make it smaller, more local, and more engaging.

What do I have for you guys? $5 off tickets to their next production, High Fidelity! The show runs Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from January 29th through February 28th. This link will take you right to the ticket page and put in the discount code for you. But just in case, it’s “ChiBlog.”

High Fidelity presented by Refuge Theatre Project

“Rob’s girlfriend has left him, and although the split does not make his list of top-five breakups, he is determined to find out what he did to sour the relationship.”

With it’s BYOB policy and the Wicker Park vibe, Refuge Theatre Project’s season opener is not to be missed!

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

LOFT cardigan and blouse | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Cardigan | LOFT (similar here and here)
Blouse | LOFT (similar)
Bag | Target (similar)
Booties | Payless (similar)
Earrings | t+j designs (similar)
Necklace | Accessory Mercado

Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Window Pane Blouse

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"You're pretty. I'm taking a photo of your face"

“You’re pretty. I’m taking a photo of your face”

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Flash sales are a dangerous thing for me. Ann Taylor Loft had one this past weekend and I caved and got this blouse (It’s still on sale!). It is hands down the best purchase I have made in a long time. It’s lightweight, classic with a twist, and matches so much in my wardrobe. I’m thinking of doing a series of posts styling it three different ways. Thoughts?

 

Top (on sale!) | Bag | Shoes | Necklace