No matter how you found your way, I am grateful you did.

I’m Michele, and Hello Lovely is a blog of beautiful deocr and lifestyle inspiration.

Married to a Chicago attorney, we have two grown sons and live in a fixer upper we are renovating ourselves. We’re also fixing up a second vacation home in Arizona.

(Our sweet Bella Luna in the photo passed away recently.)

current renovation

Creativity is my jam. I renovate houses, paint pictures, like working in my pajamas, bake cinnamon bread, play the piano badly, write articles for magazines, and tutor students (I have a master’s is in Counseling).

I don’t wear pointe shoes regularly, but I collect them since, for me, they are a symbol of feminine strength and grace.

From a window at the Louvre.



I am crazy for a good design book!

 If you are journeying with breast cancer or love someone who is, you may be interested in exploring glimpses from my own journey with BRCA2 diagnosis.

I paint abstracts like the one behind me.

Sometimes the anti-cancer journey is manageable, and sometimes it’s a big ol’ mess.,,love keeps making it all okay.

The video below was filmed in one shot like Vogue’s 73 Questions, and lets you peek inside our Chicagoland fixer upper.

You can also see my awkward Pharrell happy dance with our sweet shih tzu, illustrating I indeed graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Molly Ringwald School of Dance. Oy.

I’m so glad you found your way to Lovely Land.

Peace to you right where you are, friend.