We like to party…with architects

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Is that crazy? Do you consider architects “square” or unadventurous? We disagree. Throughout the years we’ve worked with many great architects, design firms, contractors, and architecturally significant venues. And we’ve come up with some pretty creative stuff – worthy of the pages of Architectural Digest, if you ask us. Embracing a theme without taking it too far is a skill. …

Pet Peeve’s Resurrected

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As I was looking through old blog posts to resurrect I came across this fun one from 2011. I added some peeves (because I’m older & more crotchety now) and hope it’s fun way to start the new blog. – Molly) Stay in this business long enough and you’re sure to see the same things done over and over again. …

A Sweet, Green Partnership

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When Zina Murray from Logan Square Kitchen approached us to participate in their first ever Pastry Market, we jumped on the opportunity. Set to debut the day before Valentine’s Day, at one of the most unique (and green friendly) venues in the city, we thought it was too good to be true. Turns out, it was much better than just …

The Downside of Customized Menus

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At FIG we take pride in our customized, unique menus. Sure, there are some items that are favorites and show up again and again, but, in general, ALL of our menus are different. Tweaked to reflect the season, adjusted to account for the venue (on-site kitchen or not?), and, most importantly, demonstrating a true understanding of our clients likes, dislikes, wants and …

Nice Day for a White Wedding

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Although we’re not having a white wedding for ourselves, FIG has recently paired with white CHICAGO, a designer wedding dress boutique, that does white right. All of their dresses are once wed (for the car buyers out there, think pre-owned) saving you money and cutting down on waste. For a recent segment on WGN, lovebird events & styling, white CHICAGO, and FIG …

Going to Jamaica…

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I knew I would take the easy way out. I’ve always imagined a small wedding, but I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to limit the crowd to the 10 or so people I really wanted there. Once my mom had realized her dream of a bigger wedding with my sister, I felt a little less pressure to have …

Going to the Chapel…

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Like many of you, Justin and I got engaged this holiday season and we’re busy thinking about our wedding plans. Unlike most of you, we already have a lot of experience with this kind of stuff. We have a better idea of what we want, what steps to take, and how much it will cost us in the end. So, …

Quick Tip

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When life gives you uncorked wine make vinegar. There is no need to throw that old wine down the sink, when you can turn it into homemade vinegar for gifts or just to make a killer vinaigrette. It’s simple, just follow these video instructions I dug up on YouTube and then order some mother of vinegar from here and get started.