Tag Archives: Chicago

Thankful for Two Thousand Twelve

4 Jan

TJIF Jewels,

Two Thousand Twelve came and went, and we have a lot to be thankful for both professional, and personal. Our first tradeshow in Chicago was a success; Carolina celebrated her fifth anniversary in Italy, my husband and I bought our first home, we had several events before the holidays with booming results, we received a couple of awards for our blog, and have wonderful memories to look back to.

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Chicago Tradeshow

Celebrating a fifth anniversary in one of the most beautiful places.

Our display for a Christmas event.

A breathtaking sunset.

One of the several awards we received this past year.

Thank you for being part of our journey this past 2012 and we are looking  forward to 2013 and sharing it with all of you! We couldn’t have asked for a better year.

With love,
Monica and Carolina with essentjewels

Essential: Girl-Getaway

19 Sep

Happy Wednesday Lovelies,

Part of living a well-balanced life includes investing in healthy relationships that are genuine, help us grow to become better people, challenges and all. My bff treated me this summer to a Girl-Getaway in Chicago during the week which I especially enjoyed because I am not a fan of weekend crowds. We had the time of our life. We did the essentials girls love to do, shopped until we dropped, happy hours, hair treatments, etc., but the most of important part of it all was that we spent quality time together, and here are a couple of things we enjoyed while in Chicago.

Lunch at Mimi’s Cafe

The skyscrapers of course

Leaving a store without purchasing anything which rarely happens.(please excuse the red eyes we used an iphone to take the photos and removing the red-eye turns them grey and I don’t have grey eyes although it would be nice).

Garden art

And drinks at Howl At The Moon after hair treatments, and wearing our new blouses we purchased that same day because we couldn’t wait to wear them. My friend’s style is very flirty resort which I could never pull off. I keep telling her she is living in the wrong state and needs to move to Florida, but if she did I would probably follow.

I am truly blessed to have such a great friend(s) it is essential for me to make time for them, now if I could only do a girl getaway more often.

Until next time,

While in Chicago

24 Jul

Hello everyone,

As my sister mentioned we were away over the weekend at the trade show in Chicago and it was a time of reconnecting, learning from our experience, shared clothes, beauty essentials, etc., because that is what sisters do for each other. On another note, we were successful in sales! You’ll be seeing us at Museums, a Bed and Breakfast and Napa Valley Boutiques. Thank you to all who have supported us!

Our rustic organic theme.
After a long day of work in front of the Merchandise Mart.

As my sister mentioned in yesterday’s post that we borrowed clothes, she wore this blouse in yesterday’s post which I borrowed.

I had to take a picture of the American flags in front of the Merchandise Mart as it set-forth our American Dream to be successful entrepreneurs with all of our endeavors.

With love,

A Lovely Day

19 Jul

Hello Jewels,

Today is a special day as I will be meeting my lovely sister for our first tradeshow in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, and yesterday while at dinner at Pei Wei Asian Diner I opened my fortune cookie and I couldn’t have asked for a better one.

Wish us luck!

With love,

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