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)

Maxi-Fun In Summer

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I think my favorite part about summer is all the parties that spring up. Indoor parties are fun and stuff but outdoor parties with chilly wine, barbecue food, bonfires, and bare feet in the grass? Those are my JAM! And my favorite way to dress for those is with a maxi dress to keep the breezes flowing and a big floppy hat to keep the sun off my face.

So when my triplet cousins had their high school graduation party, you know what I reached for! We had a great time celebrating this huge mile stone for all three of them, toasting them going off to college, petting SO MANY dogs, and enjoying the weather.

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Dress | Amazon
Hat | Booth at a Chicago Farmer’s Market. I wish I could remember his name…
Sunglasses | Firmoo Optical
Ring | t+j designs

NYE New Year’s Eve Glam | Outfit 1

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

New Year’s Eve is my absolute favorite time to get glammed up for a night out. Even if it’s just going to a party at a friend’s place, I love an excuse to wear sequins and bright red lipstick.

This dress was actually a hand-me-down from a friend but I’m linking some of my favorite sequin stripes down below. Enjoy the scroll!

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

New Year's Eve Accessories | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sequin New Year's Eve Dress | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I have a rule of avoiding driving at all costs on NYE so I only go to places where I can walk or take public transit. This outfit is perfect for walking. Those are fleece lined leggings keeping me nice and toasty!

Check back on Thursday for my second NYE look!

Dress | My favorite striped sequin dresses here, here, and here
Booties | Forever 21, old
Leggings | Walgreens
Earrings | Kate Spade (similar)
Clutch | ALDO
Bangles | Alex & Ani

Photography by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine

Couple’s Christmas Party

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We have officially reached the time of year where christmas parties are coming at us from left and right and we don’t know how to make it all stop and how does anyone have time to attend or even plan all of these and do i need to bring anything and what to i wear and… Stop. We all have this thought process. It’s daunting. So many places to go, people to see, and everyone is demanding your time. It’s important to remember that it is okay to say no to some parties, that you are not expected nor responsible for everything and everyone.

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Our plan with this couple’s christmas party was to have a few close friends together for a relaxed and romantic evening in. No stress, no worry, no gifts. Just friendship and someone to cuddle up with. We made some munchies, mulled some wine, hauled out some christmas crackers, and called it a night. And I think it’s safe to say it was a successful one! Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and, save for our apartment being prone to extreme heat, we all had a great night!

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My dress is a little Forever 21 number. My lady’s dress comes from Target. We were both all about the unique backs this holiday season.

The whole crew with our paper crowns from the Christmas crackers.

The whole crew with our paper crowns from the Christmas crackers.