Friday, August 31, 2012


Subtle yet sexy and tasteful, Intimates by Janet Lynn’s Boudoir Sessions help you uncover your inner diva ! 

Don't wait till November to book your holiday portrait session. 

Holiday's sessions are in high demand during November and December and spaces book up quickly! 

Book early and don't miss the opportunity to leave something sexy under the tree this holiday season.

This is the last special of the year !
 Call and book your spot today !   219-671-4699.

Intimates by Janet Lynn Photography : Visit Website

Kathryn’s New Invitation & Design Studio is proud to announce their partnership with Luscious Verde.
 
 
Couples purchasing before September 29, 2012,  will recieve 50% off all wedding RSVP sets (with the purchase of matching wedding invitations) for all new orders!
 




Why is Luscious Verde so fabulous? Well, it begins with the completely custom invitations they offer, including the ability to reproduce the lace on an antique dress, or even a shoe as inspiration for an entire Wedding Invitation Suite! Luscious Verde is an expert at utilizing the hottest trend “laser cut” & “Laser cut layering” to produce many of these beautiful designs too! The samples in their design albums are provided to inspire & are a starting point for creativity. At the same time, their samples are unique, stylish pieces that stand out all by themselves!  Whether a bride selects one of the showcased samples we have, fine tunes one of the designs to meet her own personal style/color, or builds a completely new design from scratch, our mutual goal is to not only satisfy her needs, but to exceed her expectations..

It would be impossible to offer such a unique level of creative freedom without a commitment to providing the best possible customer service. Every bride deserves the utmost care and attention. At Kathryn’s Invitation Studio we rely heavily on the partnerships that we forge with our vendors.  They bring an extraordinary amount of design expertise and professionalism to our Bride’s experience. In turn, we offer our unlimited creativity, support, and a level of service and assistance that is unique throughout our industry.

The end result is a work of art... Truly custom & truly luscious!
 
- Anna Novak, Manager, Kathryn's New Invitation & Design Studio
 
 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Photo: The Blooming Orchid Flower Shop
Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 1 st2012
2244 South Blue Island
Chicago, IL 60608


On behalf of the Cisneros Family I would like to cordially invite you to attend the Private Preview to the Grand Opening of The Blooming Orchid Flower Shop. The event will take place on Saturday, September 1st at the newly renovated location of 2244 S. Blue Island Chicago, IL 60608. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 1pm with opening comments followed by Appetizers and Refreshments. We will then open to the general public at 2pm. Along with hourly raffle drawings we will have a flat discount of 20% off all in store items. Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Daniel Cisneros at 815 483 1553 or via email at daniel.cisneros@thebloomingorchid.com 

Cordially,
The Cisneros Family

Please RSVP - ASAP



On behalf of the Cisneros Family I would like to cordially invite you to attend the Private Preview to the Grand Opening of The Blooming Orchid Flower Shop. The event will take place on Saturday, September 1st at the newly renovated location of 2244 S. Blue Island Chicago, IL 60608. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 1pm with opening comments followed by Appetizers and Refreshments. We will then open to the general public at 2pm. Along with hourly raffle drawings we will have a flat discount of 20% off all in store items. Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Daniel Cisneros at 815 483 1553 or via email at daniel.cisneros@thebloomingorchid.com


Cordially,

The Cisneros Family












VENUE: Fountain Blue Banquets
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andre LaCour Photography
VIDEOGRAPHY: Watermark Studios
FLORAL: Flowerville
ICE SCULPTURES: World Class Ice Sculpture
DJ: DJ John Grammatis
WEDDING CAKE: Central Continental Bakery
LIGHTING: Precision Sound and Lighting



Monday, August 27, 2012


CHICAGO RESIDENT WINS LUXURY GOURMET INCLUSIVE® GETAWAY TO RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
Local Travel Agent Awards Family-Friendly Escape to Azul Hotels by Karisma
Chicago, August, 2012 —Csilla Dali, a certified Gourmet Inclusive® (GI) Vacation Consultant with Azul Hotels by Karisma, is pleased to announce that Daniela Dumitriu has won a 3-night Gourmet Inclusive® family-friendly trip to Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of Gourmet Inclusive properties® along the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Daniela is the winner of an exciting sweepstakes, which took place at Chicago’s Gulyas Fesztival, sponsored by Csilla Dali from Global Voyages Inc.


“I am thrilled to giveaway this beautiful Gourmet Inclusive vacation to Daniela Dumitriu,” said Dali, owner of Global Voyages Inc. “As a GI Vacation Consultant, I am proud to represent El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma. This sweepstakes has enabled me to show my appreciation for our community and to make two local residents’ travel dreams become a reality. I am so excited for Dumitriu to experience a one-of-a-kind Gourmet Inclusive escape to the Riviera Maya, and am grateful to Karisma for allowing me to offer this experience.”


As a GI Vacation Consultant, Dali is a certified travel specialist, catering to clients that seek the ultimate in one or more niche markets: destination weddings, honeymoons, romance, anniversary, family and multigenerational vacations. The exclusive GI Vacation Consultant Program, inviting a limited number of top agents across the country to join, is designed to personally educate travel professionals on the value of Gourmet Inclusive and its personal touches by providing them firsthand experience with the unique amenities and world-class service that define a Gourmet Inclusive getaway. As such, travelers can be certain that Dali is one of the very best agents in Chicago, available to create unforgettable customized Gourmet Inclusive vacations based on clients’ personal interests and desires.


The Gourmet Inclusive experience at Azul Hotels caters to adults, couples, and families with luxurious amenities and services that foster togetherness. Unique offerings include epicurean cuisine served a la carte, unlimited premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, full concierge beach butlers and beach waiters, king size beach beds, and private swim-up and Infinity pool terrace suites, creating a customized vacation that revitalizes the senses.


Azul Hotels addresses the specific needs of traveling as a family from check-in to check-out with a variety of specialized activities and services including Baby & Toddler Inclusive. Featured as a part of the program, Pack & Play provides parents with unlimited access to necessities like strollers and cribs, monitors and bottle warmers, baby bathrobes, diapers, and Gourmet Gerber baby food. For children under five years old, Fisher-Price®’s Azulitos Kid’s Program offers a Toy Lending Program and educational play sessions while My Gym®’s Children Fitness Center caters to kids ages 6 to 13 with organized classes for only $5 a lesson. Fun features include a rope course, magic carpet swing, trapeze, trampoline, springboard and more.


“We are delighted to hear the news of our sweepstakes winners in Chicago, and very pleased to offer this exciting campaign to your community through Csilla Dali, a valued member of our exclusive GI Vacation Consultant Program,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales and marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, exclusive worldwide representatives for Azul Hotels, by Karisma. “We look forward to welcoming Daniela Dumitriu to the beautiful Riviera Maya and treating them to an unparalleled Gourmet Inclusive vacation experience.”


For more information on El Dorado Spa Resorts & Azul Hotels, please contact Csilla Dali by calling 773-934-2440, or visit www.karismahotels.com.


773-934-2440




About El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma is a premier hotel collection operating properties throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico, where guests savor a Gourmet Inclusive experience that fosters togetherness. El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels by Karisma’s growing portfolio is comprised of El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma; El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma; El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma; El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort, by Karisma; Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma; Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma and Azul Villa Carola by Karisma. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including, Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List,” Forbes’ “Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels,” TUI Travel PLC’s “Hotel of the Year,” and AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations including resorts with swim-up suites, Infinity balcony pools, beach butlers and cash-free transactions. Premier Worldwide Marketing is the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing representative for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. For reservations, please contact Csilla Dali by calling 773-934-2440 or e-mail info@myglobalvoyages.com

Friday, August 24, 2012

 
You will compete with other teams by following clues and completing challenges right from your cell phone.


FREE TO PLAY
Date: Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Where: John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville (3524 N. Clark St.-Chicago)

1st Place Prize: $15,000 Artcarved Limited Edition Diamond Ring

2nd Place Prize: His & Hers Tag Heuer Timepieces valued at $3,300

3rd Place Prize: $500 Razny Jewelers' Gift Card


For more details go to info@raznysdiamonddash.com

Use the codeword
CHIGAOSTYLE to increase your chances of being selected. But hurry, spots are limited and the deadline to register is August 27th!
 
 















VENDORS:
VENUE:  The Sabre Room

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Join Bella Bleu, Couture & Specialty Accessories (143 North Northwest Highway in Park Ridge) as they host the official U.S. launch of the Sarah Janks Bridal Collection August 17th through September 8th. Sarah offers effortlessly elegant, flowing gowns that enhance all body shapes and bridal styles. Sarah Janks’ designs have walked the runways of elite fashion houses such as Jenny Packham, Jonathan Saunders, Hamish Morrow and Roland Mouret.

Based in Sydney, Australia Sarah launched her first collection in 2011 to critical acclaim. Her 2013 collection is another beautiful chapter in the Sarah Janks story, featuring lace, intricate embroidery in signature shapes and strong, feminine designs. Sarah describes her brides as modern, strong, confident, elegant and fashion forward, which is reflected in her chic and figure-flattering creations.



As an added treat, guests will receive 10 percent off of all orders placed at the preview! To make an appointment, please click here or call 847-696-7152. The first 10 appointments will receive a deluxe gift bag to take home. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.







For more information about Sarah Janks Bridal Collection, visit http://sarahjanks.com.

About Bella Bleu

Bella Bleu Bridal is Chicago’s own couture bridal accessory salon founded by Chicago native Andrea Novak. Novak focuses on offering quality bridal and social event pieces including: Cheryl King Couture, Enchanted Atelier, Haute Bride, Justine M. Couture, La Gartier, Sarah Gabriel Veiling and Headpieces, and Ti Adoro Jewelry, just to name a few. Bella Bleu Bridal is located at 143 North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Store hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday and Friday 11:00AM-6:00PM and Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM.

For more information, please visit www.bellableubridal.com or contact:

·Andrea Novak : Andrea@BellaBleuBridal.com / p: 847-696-7152 / Owner

·Erin Bergman: Erin@BellaBleuBridal.com / p: 847-696-7152 / Event Coordinator & Bridal Sales

Monday, August 20, 2012

 Offering both Traditional Ballrooms ...


 

...as well as Tropical Atrium for receptions!





*contact your consultant TODAY about complimentary centerpieces and chair covers!

Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows - Schaumburg Area

Holiday Inn Welcome Link

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012



"Like" us on FB to win a free makeover!



Includes a haircut, color, makeup application, and eyebrow shaping


Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012


















The Team:
Planner/Stylist: Greatest Expectations
Floral: Stems

Cake: Alliance Bakery
Invitations/Menus: Elizabeth Grace
Table/Chair Rentals: Modern Event Rental

Stemware, Flatware, Chargers: Hall's Rental Service

Photography: Wasio Photography

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This summer, register for your special event with Poladora and receive up to $300 in extra spending money! *

Enter the code "AUGUST12" when you register and we will give you a Poladora gift card worth 10% of the total gift value you receive on your Poladora registry between August 1st 2012 and August 31st 2013 (valid for up to $3,000 worth of gifts for a maximum giftcard value of $300).


*Valid for the first 50 couples who register using the code AUGUST12. Promotion runs for first $3000 worth of gifts purchased off the registry between August 1st 2012 and August 31st 2013 for a maximum giftcard value of $300. The giftcard will be issued either within a week of the maximum of $3000 of gifts has been purchased or on September 10th of 2013 based on the total amount of gifts received

Promotion Link

http://www.poladora.com/
http://www.facebook.com/poladora
http://www.twitter.com/Poladora_gift

Monday, August 6, 2012


 











Venue: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Photographer: Deawna McGinley Photography
Catering: Jewell Events and Catering
Linens: Windy City Linen
Equipment Rental: Hall's Rental Service
DJ: DJ Brian Norwood
Photobooth: Shutterbooth