Room 1520 Bridal Fete

If you know anything at all about me, you’ll know that I. LOVE. SWEETS.

So when I got the invite for Room 1520’s Bridal Fete, I rsvp’d right away. Why? Because it was all about cakes and sweets (ok, and wedding dresses too, but I was more into the desserts) :)

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I love Room 1520 for its clean, white, space and especially the crystal chandeliers.

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Some of my favorite bakeries were there!

Our friends at Tipsycake welcomed us with caramel cake and red velvet cake pops…

Room 1520 Event Tipsycake

Bombon… They had my favorite display, inspired by the dress in the corner with the black sash!

Room 1520 Event Bon Bon Bakery


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Never met a whoopie pie I didn’t love…

Room 1520 Event Cacao whoopie pies

Flour Cake & Pastry… notice how their cake coordinates perfectly with the dress!!

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Katherine Anne Confections… her citrus truffles are divine!

Room 1520 Event Katherine Anne Truffles

More Cupcakes, I <3 their red velvet cupcakes (and that Vera Wang dress!!)

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Take the Cake, I think I’ve had their cake more often than any other… and loved every bite :)

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What are your favorite Chicago bakeries? There are SO many good ones, it’s really hard to choose…

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Room 1520 Event: Wedding Dresses + Wedding Cake

Forgive me dear readers, for being a neglectful blogger as of late! I’m getting over a winter slump and am in need of some motivation and inspiration! :)

Chicago Brides, are you still scratching your head about where to get your wedding cake? Well, look no further and attend this event next Thursday March 24th at Room 1520, a gorgeous warehouse/loft venue on the west side of Chicago. Mix and mingle and EAT WEDDING CAKE!

It’s really hard for me to pass up cake… so chances are, I’ll be there. Be sure to let me know if you’re going too!

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Pure Kitchen Catering: Yummy Tasting Event!

One of the best perks of my job is that I get to attend fun industry events and eat lots of delicious food! :) Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a tasting event hosted by one Chicago’s newest catering companies, Pure Kitchen Catering, who focuses on seasonal, local and organic cuisine. The event took place at Kitchen Chicago, a new shared-use kitchen space/venue that can also be rented for events!

We were welcomed with yummy strawberry mojitos and a gorgeous tablescape.



Cured lake trout, pea shoot-mint salad, roasted almond vinaigrette, and grilled pizza crust. I thought this looked like smoked salmon, but it was SO much better!

Carrot soufflé, baby carrots, picked red onion, dill, puffed rye berries. I’ve never had carrot soufflé, so I didn’t know what to expect… but I scraped my ramekin clean and wished there was no one around so I could lick the bowl, hahaha.  P1030712

Time for the family-style main course: Whole roasted chicken with oregano-thyme rub. I’m not a huge fan of chicken and never usually order it at a restaurant, but WOW, seriously tender and deeelish!!P1030714

Boiled red potatoes. Hands down, the best potatoes I’ve ever had. Don’t think I throw out sentiments like that lightly… it had something to do with using the freshest local potatoes and amazing butter. This bowl below was intended to share, but I secretly wanted to inhale the whole thing by myself :)

Cornbread cake, roasted apple, pumpkin cream, honey-bourbon butter sauce. I’ll admit that the bourbon sauce was a bit strong for my liking… I prefer my alcohol to NOT taste like alcohol (I’m a wimp). But I like pumpkin-anything, so I was A-OK with the cream :)P1030719
(All images above by me)

What makes Pure Kitchen Catering so unique? I think their whole philosophy on keeping things local and eco-friendly truly sets them apart.


What are your thoughts on eco-friendly caterers?