Jacquin: Who is your style icon? What blogs or resources are your go-to for style inspiration?
Jacquin: Tell us about your favorite fashion accessory?
Nicole: My favorite style accessories are my scarves from my husband, which there is a fun story behind. Ever since we got married, he started a tradition of bringing back a scarf when he travels internationally for work. He picks these out all by himself and I can’t wait to sport them when I’m old and gray.
Jacquin: What is your favorite place, thing, or vignette in your bedroom?
Nicole: I adore my Pottery Barn lucite lamps with Ikat shades (above). And my West Elm orange lacquer tray adds such a great pop of color (below). Classic silhouettes with modern materials. (More on the topic of ikat here.)
Jacquin: What would the perfect day be like for you?
Nicole: Kick off the day with a family coffee walk with my main squeezes, Sean (my husband!) and Larry (my little pup!). Lunch at a pub over IPA’s. A little bit of blogging and dinner alfresco with friends. And always a boozy brunch the next morning. Pineapple mimosas anyone?
And if you’re wondering about this cute dog, that’s Nicole and her husband’s puppy, Larry, getting adventurous in their moving crates. They’re moving!
Jacquin: I think a lot of people overlook Chicago as a getaway destination. What is your favorite thing about Chicago and why should people visit (in a brief nutshell)?
Nicole: The summer! (And it’s almost here! Woohoo!) The beach, rooftop pools and patios. You can also find my Perfect 2 Day Chicago Itinerary I made for my friends here. It’s the best mixture of everything the city has to offer!
Jacquin: Ok, last question Nicole! And my favorite question yet… If you don’t mind sharing with us, what are your favorite hot spots in Chicago?
Nicole of Cedar & Rush‘s Favorites in Chicago:
- My favorite boutiques in Chicago: P.O.S.H. and Classic Remix.
- My Favorite casual dining in Chicago: Lux Bar. The Club Monaco and Truffle Fries are where it’s at!
- My favorite fine dining in Chicago: The newest one! I love trying the latest and greatest.
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