Yay, you are here! I am so flattered you took some time to stop by. “With Love, Melanie” is my happy place to be creative, have an outlet to share my passions, life adventures and everything in between.
I feel happiest when cooking, decorating, getting dressed up, traveling, trying new things, exploring the city, and entertaining. It also seems, and my friends will surely agree, that I am an open book. Sharing is caring, right? Authenticity is really important to me, and I want a place where we all feel comfy cozy in being ourselves.
I reside in Chicago with my husband, Trent. He is a true gem and I love him to pieces. He and I have been married for a little over a year. I have two step children, and we are currently trying to get pregnant with our own little baby Coy.
Here are some fun facts for you to get to know me.
Born… St. Paul, MN
Raised… Sanibel, FL
Live… Chicago, IL
Dog… Dakota, who is the love of my life, just ask my husband
Married… since 2015 to my very best friend/Instagram husband
Favorite meal… brunch
Go-to-cocktail… Tito’s, soda and a lime or Champagne
Travel destination… Italy
Can’t live without… my phone (hate to say it), sunglasses, my calendar
A life challenge… getting pregnant
Something I always say… “live life to the fullest” and “play the glad game” (who has seen Pollyanna?)
A few of my favorite things include… ice cream, lattes, Christmas, fresh flowers, pearls, blazers, musicals, ballet (watching and doing), the ocean, the color blush and Chicago!
Make sure to check out my “Friend’s Edition“. I have so many exceptional people in my life. At least once a month, they will contribute some love to “With Love, Melanie.”
Please reach out with any questions or comments! I’d love to get to know you, and I look forward to having you along for this journey.