Wednesday, June 30, 2010


In no particular order:


PLEASE please have a watch:

The After Party

Although sans Tess, the after party was an equal highlight of the evening. After a few complete misses, Stephanie Young found the Absolutely PERFECT spot for six swanky ladies to have some fancy desserts and coffee.

The Name of the restaurant escapes me, but the memories do not. Four desserts were ordered and six mouths were happy. Included in the sugar indulgence was: hot homemade donuts with a coffee mix poured over, an incredible chocolate cake, peach cobbler w ice cream and my personal favorite lemon creme brulee.

After lingering with good company we headed to Millennium Park across the street to visit The Bean, but were notified in a very undiplomatic way that the park was closed. Spirits still high we returned home in the early hours of the morning, (or what felt like it.)

Camille never ceases to amaze me.

Tess' Last Moments as a Konc.

Quite a lovely party for Quite a Lovely Girl. Tessa Bella was to become Mrs. Richardson. This had to be celebrated. Best Bachelorette Party of all time. No one got drunk, no one was wearing a sash or tiara, no yelling and hollering. Just a classy evening of French Cooking, eating together, and Celebrating my Sweet Friend Tess.

Stellar space in the Warehouse District of Chicago.
Bride to Be.
Drink it up.
Jeanette & Camille

Cooking Leak Soup (which I didn't even get to taste.)
Grilling Veggies.
Blushing all around (for Tess anyway.)

Monday, June 28, 2010

well HELLO

Sometimes I Wish we could trade American men for Italian men. They speak a beautiful language, made incredibly good food and KNOW how to dress...except they can leave their infidelity in Italy.

The Hair...

...does it for me :]

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Preview: Heather Ahrens

Photographer friend Heather Ahrens was kind enough to do, not one but two shoots for OPP. We shot at the very lovely Casa Feliz in Winter Park, but ended up getting caught in the infamous Florida mid-day torrential rainstorms. Here is a preview of Shoot #1. You can find the rest of the shoot here.

I want:

to be friends with this guy, like yesterday.
Everything about this shot is Classic. I Love it.