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Winter in Chicago wears out its welcome right around the time the temps get brutal enough to make us lose the feeling in our extremities. And, on the days you simply can’t bear to bundle up, there’s only one thing to do: Curl up with a good book, of course!
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of reading material that will have you vicariously living through protagonists of both the fictional and non-fictional varieties. Written by local authors who make some not-so-subtle references to their Windy City inspirations (Chicagoans might recognize Lancaster's nod to Trader Joe's "Two-Buck Chuck," Bertsche's friend-date at English bar in River North, or Anshaw's mention of alt-weeklies Newcity and Chicago Reader), these tomes all ensure you won’t need to set foot outdoors to be ensconced in all your old, familiar surroundings. So, crack open those spines. The city is your oyster.
One look at your invitation-adorned refrigerator, and it may seem like everyone and their mother opts for summer nuptials. But, some couples do choose to say their vows outside of the June-through-August rush — and that calls for a dress that make seasonal sense.
Here's a style that's perfect for fall and winter read
Summer is beyond sweet, but there ain’t no feeling like fall! Just look at this Basilica Hudson wedding and tell us you aren’t just a little bit excited for the leaves to change.
Michelle and Phil went to college with photographer Lisa Berry, and they loved that she shot even the tiniest details on their big day. read