{GBF Life + Style + Travel} Orchards In The Sky

I've always been quite the apple aficionado. Without fail, I eat one almost everyday and relish each crispy, fresh, and juicy bite. So of course, an invite from Stella Artois to fly to Chicago to taste my favorite fruit in its bubbly libation form was accepted without hesitation. 

The rooftop of EPIC in downtown Chicago was transformed into Nantucket as apple orchards and stacks of apples gingerly decorated the space. A game of boule set atop a freshly rugged grass turf captured the attention of party goers while music pouring from a pair of string duo floated in the air. Predictably, the center of the action was the bar as bottles of Stella Artois Cidre bubbled in custom wine glasses that were constantly topped off by Stella girls. The cider strikes a great balance between sweet and crispy as notes of apples, peach, and apricots complimented a subtle flavor of spicy orange. I sipped on the cider while taking nibbles of pear and brie crostini and tuna tartar all the while fully enjoying the complexity and elevated sophistication of the cider, the downtown skyline, party chatter, and the experience of being in Chicago for the very first time.

I packed one outfit for my seventeen hour Chicago stay. As I didn't know the details of the party beforehand, I wanted to pack something versatile and sweepingly appropriate for different settings. A floral Urban Outfitters maxi dress (one of my current obsessions) with a white denim AG jacket {similar} and Jimmy Choo espadrilles fit the bill as the print is casual and summery while the length and high slits factor glam into the equation. The espadrilles kept me tall yet comfortable for any walking that may be involved while the jacket shielded against windy Chicago. I wore the outfit to the party, an after party dive into deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's, and a midnight stroll along the river. What a short and sweet Chicago trip!
















Made with Hand-Picked Apples”

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Stella Artois via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Stella Artois.

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23 comments

  1. Wow!! Nice dres
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  2. nice pics;DDD


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  3. Nice dress, for sure you enjoyed a lot!

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  4. That's a nice outfit. You look great. Love the big floral print and that cut out detail! :)
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  5. Great pics!
    You have a fabulous blog!
    I'll come back!
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  6. Lovely outfit choice! It's formal enough for a party but fun enough to not be overdressed :)

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  7. love your summer dress so muchhh! :)

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  8. wow beautiful photos!
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  9. omg i miss Chicago and u look great!

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  11. I went to their Tampa party last night! Great time :)

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  12. your dress is pretty :)

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  13. Wow, that dress is absolutely stunning! Love the floral print. I can see why you chose it as your solo outfit for the trip! xo

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  14. lovely dress!!!
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  15. You definitely look sweet in that dress and it sure fits the event so well. Floral dress for a garden/outdoor event. Nothing can be better than that =)

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  16. really lovely photos and dress :)

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  17. An orchard in the sky sounds absolutely divine. What a fun opportunity! I love the last photo of you holding the apple, it's just stunning.
    xox,
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  18. The dress looks stunning on you and what a gorgeous location for a party!

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  19. Lovely shots of the city and what a stunning dress!
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  20. Those pictures looks so stunning! Absolutely in love with your dress..
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