Sip & Shop // Event Recap

Sip & Shop // Event Recap
Sip & Shop // Event Recap

All photos via. Westfield // Photobooth by Fotio

A few weeks ago we celebrated summer with Westfield Old Orchard. The event was full of exclusive shopping & italian inspired entertainment, while Wine Channel TV brought it to the next level with Master Sommelier David Glancy's blind tasting. You all know I love wine & I have a huge respect for sommelies, but David did a great job at breaking down the tasting process to make even the least experienced of us feel like connoisseurs.

The evening was decorated with fun workshops and live entertainment throughout the shopping center. Artist, Kelly Maryanski was there creating beautiful portraits within minutes– that girl is seriously talented!

Food pairings were provided throughout the shopping center, as well as at the VIP rooftop party that followed.

Special thanks to Wine Channel TVSouthern Wine and Spirits- Illinois, Westfield Old Orchard, San Francisco Wine School and Binny’s.

To experience more of the fun, be sure to watch the video below...

Sip&Shop Old Orchard June 2014 Highlights from Wine Channel TV on Vimeo.

This post has been brought to you by Westfield, however, all opinions remain my own. The integrity of this site is far more important to me than any compensation or brand partnership. – S

Traveling Tailor // Indochino


Chicago gentlemen, this one's for you...

Today, we're turning to custom menswear and giving Indochino a warm Chicago welcome! If you're familiar with the online shopping models of Warby Parker & Trunk Club, you'll quickly come to love Indochino's convenient custom suiting system.

Indochino's goal is simple: provide the modern gentleman with convenient & affordable custom suiting. This includes custom tailoring, unique product customizations, made from the finest materials for lasting quality. After a quick 10 minute online measuring session, all Indochino products are hand tailored and delived to your home within 4 weeks.

With headquaters in Vancouver, Canada, the Traveling Tailor is Indochino's way of meeting the client & showcasing it's modern user experience in a luxurious & festive manner.

Lucky for Chicago, Indochino is hanging out at Block Thirty Seven until the 27th, and their stying space is all you would imagine it to be & more.

Chicago gentlemen, it's time to suit up!

// To view Indochino's Spring Lookbook click here. //

TGIF // Giveaway Reminder

This just in, our giveaway is twice the value we thought it was! I'd love to write your name on that line, just fill out the info in the handy app below.

To see a couple of my favorite pieces from this spring collection click here. Giveaway closes Monday night, but trust me you don't want to procrastinate on this one ;)

Happy Friday, everyone!!


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Into the Sun // Event + Giveaway


Top, c/o | Pants | Hat, c/o | Necklace | Bracelets | Shoes (sold out) - similar | Bag | Aviators

Welcome back! Today I'm particularly excited to catch up, because I'll get to see some of your faces at tonight's event!!

I have to warn you, this post is full of detail, but I promise every last bit will be worth the read...

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Annie Hurlbut, co-founder of Peruvian Connection, and her story is the perfect combination of awe and inspiration.

Peruvian Connection's history begins when Annie was only 19, doing anthropological research in the Andes of Peru.

Fascinated by the textiles she saw and the women who wove them into intricate mantas & ponchos, Annie began learning everything she could about the alpaca fibers used in these pieces. Annie studied everything from the spinning and dyeing, the warp-faced weaving techniques, and the ancient tradition of which these fibers were a part.

Not long after, Peruvian Connection was born. Nothing big, just a small collection of sweaters designed by Annie and sold out of her mother's home in Kansas. The goal was simple: offer artisan made, original designs in native Andean luxury fibers.

Though displayed at a much larger scale today, this concept remains the core of Peruvian Connections's values, and while there are now design teams in place the pieces continue to be made by the skilled Andean artisans whose time-honored textile tradition remains an art form.

Thanks to Peruvian Connection's extreme generosity my favorite pieces from this season's collection will be available tonight at 20% off!

In addition, Annie is giving one lucky Glitterary reader a $50 gift card! This email was just received, so the giveaway will be live through Monday, 3/31. All you need to do to enter is head to Peruvian Connection & comment below with your favorite selection. 

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't sent in your RSVP, it's not too late, just email the address in the invite, and join me as we style and shop these incredible pieces!

See you soon! :)

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To read more on the story of Peruvian Connection, click here.

Peru-se, Sip, & Style

Can we talk about this brand's tag line: "Artisan Apparel for Nomads & Romantics"... Something about those words brings out the wonderlust spirit in me & immediately I'm craving summer.

I don't know about you, but when I think summer, I think festivals, and when I think festivals, I think easy summer living.

If you're not familiar with Peruvian Connection, I'd liken it to a combination of Free People & Anthropologie. Peruvian Connection is a luxury brand catering to women's creativity and individualty. The Peruvian Connection gal is smart, confident, and creative. Her style is both feminine & rustic, romantic & adventurous. Above all she is unique & confident- critical components to her individual style.

Today, I'm excited to invite you to a fun evening of sips and styling at Peruvian Connection's Chicago boutique. This event will take place one week from tomorrow, on March 25th from 6-8 pm at 925 W. Armitage Avenue.

Here you will find my favorite pieces from Peruvian Connection's new spring collection that will seemlessly transition you into sunnier days.

Also hosting this event are two of my favorite gals, Christine of View from 5ft 2, & Cait of Pretty & Fun! Let me just say, between the three of us, and Femme du Coupe's mixology expertise, my hopes are set high for this little soiree ;)

Did I mention you'll get 20% off our spring picks? Just one more reason to join... Hope to see you there!!!

To confirm your name on the list, email RSVP to eortiz@skirtpr.com.


Join Me for Shopping with a View

Call me crazy, but despite the cold, I love a good snowfall in the city, there's something unusually romantic about that view.

Thus, to send off winter with one last stylish hoorah, join me next Thursday for sips and shopping at the Dana Hotel's Vertigo Sky Lounge. Here you'll get the chance to shop winter accessories, jewelry and faux furs, plus my favorite winter selections from Ootra, a local boutique and ecomerce site. Enjoy all of this while overlooking our beautiful city!

In addition, a portion of all sales from the evening will benefit the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) & the Walk 2014, supporting the next generation of Chicago artist & designers!

So send in your RSVP, text your girlfriends, and let's show this Chicago winter what we're made of! Hope to see you there!!

To RSVP for this event email ootra@zapwater.com with subject line "RSVP"

P.S. - If you're anything like me, you can't go anywhere without your phone. Lucky for us, cell phones are welcome to this event and encouraged, so be sure to get social with hashtag #furandice, @ootragirl@vertigochicago.