LOCATION: Illinois

Real Women Report: The Ladies Behind Chicago's Newest Curated Party Shop
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27114
VENUE:
Festive Collective
LOCATION:
Chicago
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Real Women Report
Two Girl Bosses Take On Chicago
Festive Collective
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Today’s Real Women Report is all about Festive Collective. A Chicago hub for all things party-supply, including balloons, stationery, tableware, and décor, this pretty boutique shop takes the cake for women working together in retail. Three businesses under one roof, Festive Collective is a sweet retail spot worth hitting up if you’re in the area, and the space doubles as an event venue and workshop hub too.

Festive Collective’s founder Angela Water recently sat down with us to chat about how she started this business with her #girlboss squad. Realizing they’d be stronger together, Angela’s business Bash Party Goods teamed up with Anne and Kate Stationery, and Luft Balloons to create this one-stop party shop. Here’s the story from Angela.

 

The coolest shop in Chicago? Here is is!

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Brunch Bucket List: Meet Us At Cindy's Rooftop
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26885
VENUE:
Cindy's Rooftop
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
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Boutique Hotel Restaurant
Rooftop Mens Club Vibes
Chicago Skyline
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When you talk about Sunday mornings, they sound hopeful — radiant even! In your mind, each and every time, they’re sunny blocks of free time, seemingly conjured up out of voodoo, where exploration is possible and adventure is inevitable. They carry a weight in your heart and a (mild) delusion in your mind that you can, if only for a few hours, return to the endless sunset skies of your summertime youth. 

Enter the soul-reviving wonderland that is brunch, and welcome to this week's Sunday #BrunchBucketList. Today, we dine, dream, and do it up properly at the newly opened Cindy’s Rooftop.

 

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A Workshop Dinner Party At A Charming Chicago Boutique Hotel
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26809
VENUE:
The Guesthouse Hotel
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
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Trouvaille Workshop
Farewell Dinner Party
Boutique Downtown Hotel
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Did you see the incredible multi-day Trouvaille Workshop hosted by Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events? Pinspiration galore right here. The daily events of the workshop including calligraphy classes, floral design and inspirational speakers which was all held at a historic firehouse venue called Firehouse ChicagoEach night after a day full of inspiring events, attendees rested their weary heads at super chic The Guesthouse Hotel. This also happened to be the setting for the final night and farewell dinner. Parting is normally such sweet sorrow, but when you have your final dinner in a setting like this, there is nothign sad about it. 

 

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Trouvaille, A Creative Workshop And Gathering In Chicago
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26808
VENUE:
Firehouse Chicago
LOCATION:
Chicago, IL
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Event Facility
Trouvaille Workshop
Historic Chicago Firehouse
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

What is the ultimate form of gathering together? Workshops. It's a place where creatives convene to collaborate, inspire, share stories and help each other get better at their craft. It's the ultimate bonding experience where you leave with more confidence, more comrades and long-lasting relationships. You can swap success stories, pain points and laugh over inside industry jokes, that only someone in your field would relate to. We love workshops. Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events certainly knows how to inspire and host really incredible gatherings for this very purpose. Recently she held the third ever Trouvaille Workshop in Chicago, at a beautiful historic venue called Firehouse Chicago

 

DAY ONE - WELCOME! 

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