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Our Top Criteria for Buying a Lake Home

Key Factors in Our Real Estate Search

Have you read my recent “99 real estate problems” post! If not, I’d recommend reading it before diving into this blog post for more context! Within it, I discuss our initial challenges with our current real estate search for a smaller second home. Everything from dealing with all cash offers and this crazy hot market. Today, I wanted to walk through our list of lake home criteria. After all, beyond the market concerns, we also have a laundry list of expectations. Shocker, haha!

Goals and Intentions for the New Year

Cheers to 2022!

As we look towards 2022, I wanted to open up and share some of my intentions for Style Charade. In doing so, I hope this exercise inspires you to sit down to establish your goals too. Also, remember they are goals for a reason. While I may not achieve them, I’m excited to stay focused on clear cut concepts. Plus, even if I only manage one of these Style Charade goals, I’ll be thrilled lol!

I’ve Got 99 Problems and Real Estate is One.

What to Do When You Struggle with Real Estate

Confession – I suck at real estate. Clearly it’s not my full-time job nor am I am a licensed broker. But in my “dream” scenario, I’m wheeling and dealing with the likes of Josh Flagg and Tracy Tudor. The offers, the contingencies, the negotiations – oh my! 🙂 But no, that’s not my actual reality.

Dress: Confête Pink Tulle Tiered Gown | Bag: Neely & Chloe x Ariel Okin Bag | Shoes: Bella Belle Florence Embellished Pumps | Jewelry: Confête Crystal Fringe Earrings | More details of our family room design here

First Preview of the Sail to Sable x Style Charade Holiday 2021 Collection

Meet the Allie Bow Back Dress

Would it really be a holiday capsule collection without a Style Charade bow dress?! Today, I’m SO excited to feature the very first style from the Sail to Sable x Style Charade Holiday 2021 capsule collection – the Allie Dress. If you’ve been searching for a fabulous, memorable dress to take you from the holidays into spring, I truly believe this style is it!

Reflections on My Work Trip to Finland

A Week in the Nordic

There’s one destination that always seems to be an instant mood booster – Finland. For four years in a row, our PR client has been named the “happiest country in the world” by the U.N. Happiness Report. Finland, is indeed, my happy place. There must be something in the water, lol. Maybe it’s the fresh air, nature, sauna experiences or people, but the Nordic country is just a stress-free zone that makes me feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

A Recap of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2021

The Best Event of Fall is Back!

Champagne, polo, celeb-sightings, and hanging with friends on a Saturday in LA? Sign me up! After a 2020 hiatus, the event of the season has returned to the West Coast, and I’m recapping our weekend getaway in today’s post.

Is Everyone Leaving Chicago? Why We’ve Seen an Illinois Exodus.

And Will We Leave too?

Lately, several friends have asked if there’s been an exodus in Chicago. “Is it really true about what’s happening in Chicago?” “Is everyone really leaving? Simply put, yes – there’s been an Illinois exodus. However, Chicago itself has actually grown.

Dress: Sundress Ombre Eyelet Dress {c/o} | Bag: Gucci Marmont Pink Camera Bag | Eyewear: Le Specs Air Heart Sunglasses | Earrings: BaubleBar Jayna Earrings {c/o} | Ring: Julie Vos Byzantine Ring {c/o}

Preparing for SmileCycle and Your Best Invisalign Treatment Advice

Why I Picked SmileCycle and What's Next

I hate going to the dentist. Like… palms sweaty, knees weak, mom’s spaghetti-type of hate (lol). Granted, that’s true of really any doctor appointment. But I digress…While my deep hatred of all things dental has been a deterrent in the past, I’ve wanted to straighten my teeth for some time. Therefore, I’ve chosen to invest in Invisalign (well, technically SmileCycle… but more on that later). Today, I wanted to dive into why I chose that method, the process and the best Invisalign treatment advice I’ve received to date.

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