Back to images of food and drink in a bit, but first…

The mini-me and I were recently guests of not one but TWO gorgeous Gardner Schools in the Chicago suburbs. If you want to squee with cuteness over the bright, colorful spaces, you can see a few photos of the space in my previous post.

Our friends at ChicagonistaLIVE organized the visits, and got us on camera for the second trip. The little one had a lot of fun tasting all the toys in the baby room. Check out their locations and learn more about their academically-focused program here, and be sure to watch the ChicagonistaLIVE video. Thanks for some very fun visits!

GALA + CHOCOLATE = YES, PLEASE! For the Love of Chocolate, an annual benefit raising funds for aspiring pastry students hoping to attend The French Pastry School, is this Saturday evening, and tickets are still available! http://www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org
What: The 9th Annual For the Love of Chocolate GalaWhen: Saturday, 2/22, 8:00p - 12aWhere: The Union League Club @ 65 W Jackson, ChicagoWhat to wear: Black Tie OptionalWeb: www.ftloc.org
You can expect not just sweets from Pastry School alumni and friends, but also savory dishes incorporating chocolate, prepared by some of the city’s best chefs. An open bar will serve specialty drinks, and music will pour forth from two party floors. This year’s gala will have a 1920s twist, and I’ve been told there will be “speakeasy secrets to unveil”. So mysterious. GO!

GALA + CHOCOLATE = YES, PLEASE! For the Love of Chocolate, an annual benefit raising funds for aspiring pastry students hoping to attend The French Pastry School, is this Saturday evening, and tickets are still available! http://www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org

What: The 9th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala
When: Saturday, 2/22, 8:00p - 12a
Where: The Union League Club @ 65 W Jackson, Chicago
What to wear: Black Tie Optional
Web: www.ftloc.org

You can expect not just sweets from Pastry School alumni and friends, but also savory dishes incorporating chocolate, prepared by some of the city’s best chefs. An open bar will serve specialty drinks, and music will pour forth from two party floors. This year’s gala will have a 1920s twist, and I’ve been told there will be “speakeasy secrets to unveil”. So mysterious. GO!