Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Turn A New Leaf
This past weekend I was styling on a photo shoot with my number one girl Danielle, and we were shooting in Old Town, a charming neighborhood along the lake just north of downtown's main shopping district. To my delight, we were right around the corner from what I consider one of my top three favorite shops in Chicago. Nestled on the corner where Lincoln Avenue meets Wells Street, A New Leaf is one part flower shop, one part candles and accessories, and one part event venue. It has a kind of magical utopian feel to it, both smelling and looking like something out of a fairy tale. Every corner you turn, whether it's out on the patio or down in the lower level, there are more charming and beautiful secrets waiting to found. Spools of sparkling thread pile up in an old wooden breadmaker's bowl, 18-inch candles of every color dangle all in a row, and garden accessories stacked high yearn to be bought and filled with something beautiful. I could spend hours in this place, and I recommend any of you in the city check it out at your earliest convenience!