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A garden party

Sep 2, 2014

I’ve always had a thing for gardens.

When I was a little girl, me and my dad would go into our vegetable garden armed with nothing but a salt shaker, picking cherry tomatoes off the vine, sprinkling them with a dash of saltiness, and then popping them in our mouths.

I think that’s where it all started.

Fast forward twenty some years later, gardens still take me back to simpler times. The sweet smell of ripe vegetables, that perfect, almost-fall golden hour just before twilight, and the sound of buzzing bees instantly put me in my happy place. Now, it’s even better. Because I get to take all of this in with a glass of wine!

So, you can easily understand why I was swept off my feet the moment I walked into the garden of Big Delicious Planet for the Fête de L’été event last week. The literal French translation being, the party of the summer, I think this was the perfect get together to close out the summer on a high note. A small gathering of local creatives, I was lucky enough to snag an invite for thanks to my friend Emily (who designed my blog logo, by the way). With the beautifully arranged, rustic florals by Asrai Garden, planning and decor by Chicago Vintage Weddings, and hand crafted calligraphy by Emily herself, not only was it one of the most beautiful parties I’d ever attended, but the food was unparalleled, with every dish served grown right in the garden.

If you’re on the venue hunt for a rehearsal dinner, wedding, engagement party, birthday party, or just a fancy for no reason party, this is your place. I can’t gush enough about the experience we had! I’m also planning to stop into their canteen for breakfast or lunch sometime soon. Who’s coming with me?

Happy fall!

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