You guys, this past weekend was a joke.
First of all, the squad made a trip to Chicago to surprise our favorite Sal Gal for her thirtieth birthday. It worked. Of course the trip was fun, but it was seriously so fun to be part of a surprise that clearly meant so much. The excitement and the planning and the surprise on our end had me on a pretty good high that night. It all just felt so good.
And while there were big plans the following night for a good old fashion house party, we had Saturday day to bop around Chicago. We brunched, we Zara‘d, and then we hung in the dreamworld that is the Restoration Hardware flagship showroom.
I was introduced on Instagram (shout out to one of my favorites, Hunt and Harvest) and immediately tagged Seth with an I want to go to there knowing we’d be in town. And while he had to dip out in order to party prep, we Uber’ed to Dearborn Street and entered into bourgeois bliss.
RH’s concept is this – restore and renovate a historic building, outfit every bit of it in their high end aesthetic, have an in-house restaurant and bar, and allow patrons to wine and dine and lounge on their displays. So in short, you go, you treat yourself to a thirteen dollar bellini, and you post up on a Maxwell for the remainder of the afternoon. Have you ever heard of a better idea?
I had my camera with me, and I attempted to document, but I honestly couldn’t. I honestly couldn’t capture a shot that even gave it a sliver of justice. So instead, how about you just watch this. Follow that by falling into the rabbit hole of going through their four other galleries in Denver, West Hollywood, Boston, and Greenwich. I mean seriously.
Anyway, read this article for a more articulate explanation of what the Three Arts Club is all about. It really is a genius concept. It is definitely one of those must-do things in Chicago, if you’ve got nothing but time and money and good company.
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