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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, ‘Merica. Forever grateful to all you have given my family. Forever proud of our Italian, immigrant beginnings here in this country, and that four generations later we are restauranteurs, wedding planners, chefs, reality tv participants, parents,...
What is in my bag: beach edition

What is in my bag: beach edition

I travel pretty frequently, and I am one of those people that tends to need the creature comforts of home as much as possible when I am on the road. With the horses, this is pretty easy because I can keep a duplicate of most everything I need on my camper, with a few...
A few of my faves for the Big Apple 🍎

A few of my faves for the Big Apple 🍎

It has long been a dream of mine to plan weddings and events throughout the US and beyond (hello Universe, I am officially putting it out there that I am dying to plan a wedding in Florence! ♥️). The last couple of years MDE has really grown in to a company that does...
Michelle Named “Dynamic Woman” by Modern Luxury

Michelle Named “Dynamic Woman” by Modern Luxury

In early 2018, Michelle was selected by Modern Luxury as one of their inaugural Dynamic Women. The feature was published in a new section of their Chicago Social publication (May 2018). “My dream team of hair and makeup professionals were by my side to get me...
What is in my bag: Life Edition

What is in my bag: Life Edition

As you already know, I am a huge advocate of self care. So I make sure to keep things nearby that make me feel good, and have great benefits! Today I am going to share a few of the tricks and tips that I keep close to me at all times! I always have a sheet mask with...
Styling my table for dinner at home

Styling my table for dinner at home

As much as I love to travel and eat at restaurants in all of my awesome destinations, there truly is no place like home for me. That applies to dinner as well! My husband Collin is a great chef, and I am pretty capable in the kitchen as well. So, I love nothing more...
Makeup with Aga: Go to tips for Daytime Beauty!

Makeup with Aga: Go to tips for Daytime Beauty!

  Whenever I get to spend my morning with my friend and makeup artist, Aga Rhodes, I know it is going to be a good day, Like many of you, I struggle with wanting to look pulled together while also wanting to make zero effort towards doing so (LOL). SO I invited...
Restoration: My favorite recipe for tea

Restoration: My favorite recipe for tea

As many of you know who follow me on instagram, I live a pretty busy life. From wedding planning all over the country (I am writing this blog instead of packing for my NYC wedding happening on Saturday!), to competing with my horses to managing my family’s...
Why hiring a wedding planner is important!

Why hiring a wedding planner is important!

So,  as many of you may already know, I am a wedding planner by trade (it is really more of a calling if you ask me though!), and I was recently featured on Destination I do to talk about all the reasons why hiring a planner is so important during a destination...
Michelle Featured on Bridechilla Podcast

Michelle Featured on Bridechilla Podcast

The reach of podcasts has grown significantly in the last few years as listeners are turning to them for everything from self-help to true crime and more. Even brides and grooms are turning to this digital media in search of answers and advice about their upcoming big...

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