There are two things I love in life that aren’t combined all that often- wine and shopping. When the opportunity to do both at a mall I frequent (umm…a little TOO much), I made sure to clear my calendar and book a sitter! I joined a few friends, style bloggers Anna of A Lily Love Affair & Jenn of Cranberry Tantrums and hundreds of sip & shoppers to sample new wines and save with sweet deals.
We started out checking in at the Cube, where my absolute favorite grocery supplier, Peapod, set up shop. Did you know that Peapod delivers wine right to your door? I always add a few bottles of bubbly to my order, and their selection and prices are spot on.
We picked up our tasting glasses, guides and wristbands and were off! 15 retailers held wine tastings in-store, and browsed some faves like Henri Bendel, Tiffany and Gap.
As for food, there were a handful of Chicagoland’s best food trucks for snacks. The band Enough Said jammed through the evening and we popped into the photo opps scattered throughout. Not gonna lie, I loved this gorgeous Ella Louvi skirt that I wore so much that you will see it on repeat this fall. They are located in The Glen, one of my fave boutiques EVER.
I paired this skirt with a basic white tank from Old Navy- since the skirt had enough drama, I decided to take it easy on the top and jewelry.
The shoes are my favorite shoe purchase this summer- they are the Valentino Rockstud dupes, and you can find them here at DSW for $69.95. They are incredibly comfortable, and are available in black, white, turquoise, yellow and pink. If you missed the last Sip & Shop at Old Orchard, you are in luck! They have another event this week Tursday, and this time I will be staying for the VIP Rooftop Party at Forage + Craft, hosted by Jess Altieri of Wine Channel TV. The post-shopping bash features more sips: Champagne by Laurent-Perrier, assorted reds & whites, Purity Vodka and other spirits. Passed hors d’oeuvres from Forage + Craft are available for the late night munchies (and yes, I say late night even though it ends at 10:30).
So…join me!! Tickets for the main event from 5:30-8:30pm (Sip & Shop) are only $5, and the VIP party tix (which include the main event + rooftop from 8:30pm-10:30pm) are $25. For more info and to purchase tickets, check it out here!
Disclosure: Thank you to Westfield for providing tickets to this week’s event- as always, all opinions are honest and my own!