Intern Intro ~ Marielle Oestermeyer

by Marielle Oestermeyer Hello Darlings! My name is Marielle Oestermeyer and I am so lucky to be interning with Hello Darling this summer. So far my internship experience has been amazing and I cannot wait to learn more from the ladies at Hello Darling. I always seem...

Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party in Chicago

Hello Darling and Courtney Callahan Paper had a blast at Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party which came to Chicago for the first time on March 10th. Though we don’t normally take part in wedding shows, the name Martha Stewart certainly piqued our interest at the invitation...

Boutique Bites Fab 5 Years!

by Natalie Last night we celebrated with our friend Elaina Vazquez as she toasted to five fabulous years since opening her fashion-forward foodie-centric catering company Boutique Bites. The event was held at Chicago Illuminating Company’s newest space and...

Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party in Chicago

by Natalie Our new roomie Courtney Callahan moved in this past weekend and we’re already kicking our wedding styling magic into collaborative high gear. We’re creating a fabulous wedding reception vignette (okay, it’s essentially a booth, but that’s not pretty enough to describe what...

Hello Darling + Courtney Callahan Paper

by Natalie I’m SO excited to make this LOVE-ly announcement on Valentine’s Day! Our friend and invitation maven, Courtney Callahan Papers, has joined our studio, making 450 North Paulina Street one hot spot for full event styling if I do...

Surprise “I Do’s” At Spiaggia

by Natalie I have always wanted to attend or throw a surprise wedding where the guests have no idea that they’re going to witness two lovebirds say I do and on Saturday we got to do just that! It was a very intimate celebration...

Hunter’s Vintage Sports Bar Mitzvah

Hunter’s Bar Mitzvah was one of a kind thanks to the inspiration of his very stylish and creative mother. She wanted his celebration to be boyish but modern, cozy, fun, and adult friendly without being over the top. She started by booking the modern and...

Floral & Friends At Indie Wed Chicago

by Natalie On Saturday Carolyn and I stopped by Indie Wed to see to visit our friends who were participating vendors in their annual event held at the unique Chicago venue Ravenswood Event Center. Neither of us had ever been or participated but this...

Freshly Fallen Snow

by Natalie Fresh white snow fell last night in Chicago. It always makes me feel serene and in awe of the mystery of the world. It’s one part exciting with a dash of magical. It’s also the perfect backdrop for green and yellow spring...

Studio Tour: Sarah Drake & Nimble Well

by Natalie Last Friday my friend and designer extraordinaire Sarah Drake co-hosted an open house at her studio to introduce some of her new 2013 paper line and show off her rearranged digs with new biz flat...