• Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

Whether it's turquoise, tigers-eye, malachite, lapis or amethyst, we’re loving gems this winter. Embrace Earth’s natural beauty, and add a touch of elegance to your dinner parties, meetings and white winter days with these gem-inspired accessories. They’re sure to make any event sparkle.

1 Be a cut above with these diamondshaped crystal glasses.
Diamond Glasses, $29.99 for set of two
vat19.com

2 These chic malachite coasters add style to any table.
Amostra Malachite Coasters, $110 for a set of four
mazehome.com
belleandjune.com

3 Trimmed with 24k gold, this luxurious platter is ideal for serving appetizers and cheese.
Kiva Platter Large, Crystal and Gold, $530
mazehome.com 
blisshomeanddesign.com

4 This handmade, food-safe tray is the perfect piece for adding color and glamour to any event.
Florentine 16” Rectangular Tray, Gold Sapphire, $150
aliotosgiftshop.com
juliaknightcollection.com

5 These semiprecious agate stone napkin rings are jagged yet polished.
Aleotto Smoke Napkin Rings, $90 for set of two
elementschicago.com 

6 Store office or production supplies in style with this modern Amethyst box.
Adorado Boxes, Amethyst Top Medium Box, $250
elementschicago.com 

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

By training her team to view every guest as an individual, Catherine Mrowiec is changing the impersonal perception of large hotels.

 

New venues in this iconic neighborhood are a grand slam.