Reviewing April 2022

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, May 02, 2022
What an incredible month! April was filled with quality time with both friends and family, celebrations, and spontaneous evenings out. As luck would have it, my sister came to Chicago for work, so I was able to spend time with her, eating our way through Chicago Restaurant Week, staying up too late chatting and laughing at TikTok videos, and working out. I also saw my family during a trip to New York City, complete with a Yankees game and half-marathon, and traveled to Nashville to celebrate a wedding. Read on for a glimpse into my month of April.

 Catching up on Lavender Elizabeth's April
 
MY FAVORITE APRIL MOMENTS
 
Sunday Dinners
My friends and I started having "family" dinners over the weekends that we were all in town. We would grocery shop and cook together, and then enjoy the evening chatting and playing games. It's been such a fun way to spend time together, try new foods, and utilizing our friends' backyard. ;) I can't wait to maintain this weekend tradition as we continue through the summer.
 
Betty & Sam's Chinese Tea Ceremony
In the middle of the month, we traveled to Nashville to celebrate Betty & Sam's Chinese Tea Ceremony. It was such an incredible day! We were immersed in Betty's culture, learning about the different traditions that mean so much to her family. After the ceremony, we played games, took far too many shots, and spent time celebrating the couple. Next up - their American wedding!
 
Family NYC Trip
My whole family traveled to New York City to cheer on my sister as she completed her first half marathon! She'd been training for months, so it was amazing to see her cross that finish line. I flew in early to finally work from my company's new headquarters and meet some of my team in person! Then, prior to Bethany's race, we attended a Yankees game, ate lunch on the water, and took our parents on a tour of the office.
 
APRIL MONTH IN PHOTOS
 
APRIL 1: FRIDAY NIGHT AT LONDON HOUSE

APRIL 2: PREP FOR DANA'S BACHELORETTE PARTY

APRIL 3: OUR SUNDAY DINNER SPREAD

APRIL 4: COLECTIVO COFFEE DATE WITH DANA

APRIL 5: CITY SUNSET FEAT. 21SEEDS TEQUILA

APRIL 6: JOINED MY SISTER AT A WORK EVENT

APRIL 7: CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK AT WILLOW ROOM

APRIL 8: SISTER WORK-OUT SESSION

APRIL 9: BRUNCH WITH BETHANY AT CIRA

APRIL 10: SUNDAY DINNER FEAT. HAND-STIRRED MILKSHAKES

APRIL 11: INSTAGRAM REEL TUTORIAL WITH WORK

APRIL 12: DAD'S CHICAGO WORK TRIP MEANT A DADDY-DAUGHTER DINNER OUT

APRIL 13: A FOGGY DAY IN THE CITY

APRIL 14: A VERY WINDY SPRING PHOTOSHOOT

APRIL 15: CHINESE TEA CEREMONY PREP

APRIL 16: BETTY AND SAM'S CHINESE TEA CEREMONY

APRIL 17: ROAD TRIP FROM NASHVILLE BACK TO CHICAGO

APRIL 20: EVENING FLIGHT TO NEW YORK CITY

APRIL 21: VISITED MY COMPANY'S NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

APRIL 22: YANKEES GAME WITH MY FAMILY

APRIL 23: LUNCH WITH A VIEW AT GIGINO

APRIL 24: CELEBRATED MY SISTER FINISHING HER FIRST HALF MARATHON

APRIL 26: FOXTROT MARKET COFFEE DATE WITH DANA

APRIL 28: POST-WORK-OUT DINNER FROM SWEETGREEN

APRIL 29: BOUGHT LAST-MINUTE TICKETS TO SEE JOHN MAYER

APRIL 30: FANCY COCKTAILS AND CARDS WITH FRIENDS

Excited for what's to come throughout the month of May!

The Cutest Dresses for Spring

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, April 14, 2022
With Easter weekend on the horizon and small glimpses of warmer weather, spring is in the air! After a long winter in Chicago, I'm ready for some sunshine and 70 degree weather. One of the best things about this season is the easy/breezy fashion. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing some of my favorite finds, starting with the cutest spring dresses. Happy shopping!

Reviewing March 2022

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, April 11, 2022
It's hard to believe we're already halfway through the month of April; time seems to just be flying by! Last month turned out to be incredibly busy, both with travel and work, which is, honestly, just how I like it. I'm someone who thrives on being busy and having my calendar full. I did, however, take some down time when I could to ensure my thyroid behaved itself. ;) As luck would have it, my company gave us a day off for mental health at the end of the month, which is exactly what I needed. I had a massage, did some crafting, and spent time purely relaxing. For a glimpse into both my down time and busy time, read below.

Reviewing February 2022

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, March 01, 2022
I had the best February! This past month, I turned 30, which meant all the birthday celebrations. Chicago also received a bunch of snow, which you know makes me super happy. I spent quality time with my friends, saw my sister and brother-in-law, played outside, tried new foods, and celebrated a brand new decade. Continue reading to catch up on Lavender Elizabeth's first month back and how I spent my February.

Reviewing January 2022

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, February 28, 2022
Happy March, all! One of my favorites on Lavender Elizabeth is my Month in Photos series and today,  I'm bringing in back! For those of you that are new around here, at the end of each month, I share what my days looked like from behind my camera, as well as my favorite moments from the prior month. Since I relaunched the blog in February, I never had a chance to share all about my first month of 2022. I started the year recovering from a terrible case of COVID, but ended it skiing in Colorado. Read below for the first Month in Photos installment of the year!

Mix-and-Match Winter Polish

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, February 25, 2022
I may be the only person in Chicago who is excited that it's snowing this week. To me, snow is magical. It's probably why I loved being in Colorado so much last month! I like to remind my friends that winter isn't officially over until March 20, so why not embrace the last few weeks of the season!? One way to enjoy it - winter nail colors. Over the past couple months, I've started getting my nails done again and I love it. There's something about having my nails done that makes me feel infinitely more beautiful. Next week I'll get my final winter color of the season, so I thought I'd share my inspiration with you (including what I already got this year). Enjoy!

Flannel Fling Bachelorette Party

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, February 17, 2022
I am so excited about today's post! Two years ago, I had the honor of planing my sister's bachelorette party. We did it over the long weekend in January, which meant is was a cozy winter getaway. We picked Gatlinburg, Tennessee, as the location, where we stayed at the cutest cabin, surrounded by the Smoky Mountains. To fit the cabin-vibe, I chose a Flannel Fling theme, which ended up being so cute! For all the details, including decor, food, and activities, read below.
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