late summer soiree

Isn’t it the perfect time of the year for a gathering? The evenings have been so beautiful in Chicago, I can’t help but dream up a lovely little August affair. It would be early in the evening, the sun casting warm golden light and a cool breeze drifting. The colors would be bright and bold with just a touch of fall spirit. The fare would include an assortment of wine and cheese, from rich & decadent to sweet & fruity. Dark wood, painted ceramics and gilded details would make up the decor and the mood would be relaxed yet lively. As the sun sets, candles, sweets and blankets make their appearance and despite the growing darkness, conversation continues to sparkle…

Flowers by Erica Loeks via Style Me Pretty ~ J.Crew ensemble via J.Crewing ~ Cheese plate photo by Jamie Beck via Cup Of Jo ~ Pottery Barn cheese dome & platter ~ Anthropologie dessert plate ~ Crate & Barrel throw via Martha Stewart Weddings


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