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We never met a holiday party we didn't love — especially when there's shopping involved! If you were one of the 700 people who came out to the first-ever Fête Chicago (the food and design pop-up market), then you know exactly what we're talking about. Perhaps you snagged some vintage kitchenware from Martyn George, books from City Lit, cosmetics from Arch Apothecary, or stylish threads from Sir & Madame — we did!
And can we talk about the food for a second? Gals were literally walking around with bacon bouquets from Bang Bang Pies — looks like we're not the only ones waiting until January to start that new clean-eating plan! Let's not forget the amazing, smoky, pork nachos from Sauce + Bread Kitchen and Mindy Segal's holiday cookie spread and legendary hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows.
Of course, it wouldn't be a party without some kickin' tunes. Scottie McNiece of Uncanned Music (who creates the soundtracks for all of Brendan Sodikoff's restaurants) created a special playlist for the affair. Don't feel bad if you missed out! Fête will be back in the spring in a larger space, promising restaurant pop-up previews and more incredible vendor love. Keep an eye on the blog for all the exciting updates. In the meantime, check out these snaps from the launch!
Photographed by Cara Hunt
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