Brunch and Shopping

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I went to a brunch yesterday at Prasino to welcome’s new Editorial Director, Tracey Lomrantz Lester. It was a beautiful day and I had a lot of fun chatting with some seriously fashionable people and eating some fantastic food! 

Tracey has personally curated her favorite items exclusively for Gilt Chicago members that will be on sale today beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT. She also shares her favorite places to go on’s sister site, Gilt City. 

Check out the sale here: and scroll down to see some pics from the event. 

I was so busy talking to people, I completely forgot to take any pictures with my real camera (blogger fail!). These iPhone pics will just have to do…

Jill Badlotto, fellow Blogger and New Yorker!
(Ok maybe I “officially” only lived in Upstate New York for a few years…)
Tracey sharing some of her secrets 
Amazing banana bread and fruit platter- whoever says presentation isn’t everything has to come to Prasino.

Me, Tracey, and Carol from Second City Style

The Menu

My favorite flowers in the world – Peonies!

Some of Tracey’s favorite things include Missoni umbrellas, vibrant trench coats, and Neon tote bags. Check out the rest of her picks at:

Today’s blog post includes two of my favorite things in the world: brunch, and shopping:) 

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

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