love letter to bhldn

September 11, 2012


Dear bhldn,
It's little me.
In your saaaaahhhhweeet downtown
Chicago shop a stone's throw from...

the Waldorf Astoria
where I luxuriated the other day.
Can we imagine a lovelier view of a hotel?
No, bhldn, c'est impossible!



Not yet the mother of the groom,
still I have visited you twice this summer
for 'breathless shopping.'
You know what I mean.
I have to remind myself to breathe
amid the lovely.



I bought some letterpress
and could not get enough of....


pretty shoes.






Can we dish about the fact I didn't alter or edit
a single one of these quick photos?!?
Your priceless natural light,
ambient glow, and dreamy finishes
lit everything beautifully.



At some point, I glanced upward to find
heavenly WINGS protecting the magic of
this stuff:










Thank you, bhldn, for enhancing a
dreamy Chicago shopping experience.
Will you require a blogger
for a future bhldn blog?
Not to be flirty,
but baby...I am all yours.

Love,

Hello Lovely
* * * * *

Bhldn
 CHICAGO
8 East Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.573.2573
pssssssst.
Mind if I post
a few more pics in the days ahead
of me hanging with bhldn mannequins
and gorgeous architectural elements
in another area of the shop?????

Peace to you right where you are.




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20 comments

  1. Oooh - so much deliciousness there! :-)

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  2. Thankyou for that peek Michele...have wondered what the store would look like....if I'm ever 'mother of the bride'...(one day...fingers crossed)...I'm fly'n to Chicago!! Robx

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  3. Thanks for the peek into that amazing store. They really have put together a beautiful shop. May have to wander by next time I am in Chicago.

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  4. Wow, Michele, this is a beautiful shop. I could spend hours in here. The blue is stunning, and the vignettes are so well done
    Thank you for sharing, sweet friend.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  5. So lovely and romantic! Makes me want to plan a wedding - for someone else ;-)! Pretty, pretty! XO

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  6. Oh my. I'd have to remind myself to breathe, too!

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  7. GORGEOUS Michele!! And btw your legs are amazing.....(wow I was just getting over the arm envy, now the legs too.....argh)!
    What fun to plan a wedding......I cannot wait till my sons get there, well lets hope their future wives don't mind a very opinionated mother in law who has all kinds of grand plans for "our" I mean their wedding:)

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  8. What a beautiful boutique Michele! My daughter is graduating from college soon.. So I imagine myself (with her) in a place like this.. Oh dear I'm rearing up.....

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  9. Oh I love their stuff! Such absolutely dreamy lovliness!

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  10. What a fun little tour! Love the wings on the ceiling and I think you are smitten enough for the job of their chief blogger for sure. :)

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  11. Ohhh nooooo, i do not mind at all. I would have died and gone to heaven in that shop with the beautiful lighting, and the exquisite garments... and those angel wings on the ceiling... oh my gosh...

    Cindy

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  12. *sigh* and yummmy!
    Btw, those vintage handkerchiefs- count on me for sending you some. I need to visit my favorite haunt.

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  13. Weddings can be fun! My son got married 2 years ago and my daughter got married in January. A little advise....get comfy shoes!

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  14. Along with all that beauty and natural light...I noticed vintage hankies here and there. In a little tray next to the pretty shoes, on a shelf next to a cake...a hanky junkie always spots these little beauties!

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  15. BHLDN's parent company is headquartered in my city and yet we don't even have a shop! You lucky lady, it looks lovely.

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  16. What a gorgeous shop! The letter press cards alone are worth the trip!

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  17. ooooh barbara, from your typing fingers to bhldn's ears!

    :)

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  18. What a fabulous place! Thank you for letting your readers live vicariously through your eyes :) Also? You have some killer pins. I'm well jel! xxx

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