I want to send you all a very warm greeting for the holiday season from the freezing zone that is Chicago. Hard to believe that we have any warm thoughts at all here!
I shared the season with a group of very close friends this Saturday afternoon, along with our extremely close daughters (they have shared high school and have since separated to five colleges from California to North Carolina) at the historic Fortnightly Club of Chicago. We have celebrated all of our daughters milestones over the last seven years and are attached at the hip. There will be no separation in the near future :)
This club is one of the earliest and most steadfast of the women's clubs that have been called the "Light Seekers." It was founded on June 4, 1873 after being a private home. Among its earliest members were many women who have since become icons of the literature and organized work fame: Jane Addams of "Hull House" notoriety and Mrs. Potter Palmer a distinguished Chicago philanthropist.
It is one of the most gorgeous examples of an age gone by. Amazing architectural detail that you just don't see in new construction and a bit of history that cannot be replicated.
We all felt so lucky to to be a part of an amazing day with fabulous friends and our beloved daughters. What could be better than this? Wishing you all heartfelt joy and happiness. Tis the season!