My friends have been so supportive and helpful with the launch of www.clarkandstone.com. It’s inspiring and uplifting to get love and support from your girlfriends. One of my best friend’s uses the hastag, #supportyourlocalgirlgang for her Instagram posts when posting inspiring and motivating images. It got me thinking about my local girl gang and with Thanksgiving coming up, I’m going to do just that. I have girlfriends that have blogs, services, boutiques, product lines– and they are all doing an amazing job. It is there expertise and experience that helped me build the confidence I needed to launch Clark and Stone. Don’t worry, fellas; I have a few honorable mentions for you as well. As life would have it, the spirit of thanksgiving, gives me a chance to give thanks. Let the shout-outs begin!!!!
Local Savour is one of Austin’s top food bloggers. Her recipes are family friendly and ideal for entertaining. She also has Local Savour Textiles that features cute aprons, shopping bags, cute t-shirts, and tea towels.
Planning a dinner party? You should probably head over to Chef Charles Webb for the ultimate dining experience. With a passion for food, Chef Charles has a global knowledge for igniting your taste buds.
Are your kids picky eaters? Don’t fret as Little Diners Crew has the answer to your problems. Little Diners Crew is a members only dining club for children ages 4-12. It allows children an opportunity to try different foods with their friends and family at Chicago’s top restaurants.
Tali Kogan at Tel Aviv Couture has amazing style and an amazing blog. She offers styling services and represents Israeli fashion and jewelry designers. She’s great at helping her clients find the perfect outfit for any occasion.
I recently had the pleasure meeting of Ali Stone of Those White Walls. Her sense of style offers daily inspiration to women. She is also a freelance photographer and jewelry designer.
Bambiknows, better known as Queen B, offers the ultimate fashion hub for daily style inspiration. She also works her magic as one of Chicago’s finest hairstylist.
Does your closet need revamping? Well, head over to Felt Chicago for the perfect solution to your wardrobe woes. They are a full service boutique even offering a little lunch and champagne to compete your shopping experience. They carry great designers such as Preen, A.L.C., Drifter, and Frame. Felt never disappoints.
If you’re obsessed with finding the perfect t-shirt, 143tees has you covered. They are super soft, comfortable, and stylish. The line just launched and I already stocked up. I purchased four and I’ve worn two already. Did I mention they can personalize your tees with a monogram letter?
Shop for a cause with shop.candacesmith.com and purchase a t-shirt with proceeds benefitting the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
Shop Nordstrom Michigan Avenue with the ultimate personal stylist and shoe girl, Janey Gordon, email@example.com. She will style you head from head to toe and leave you smiling.
My shoe guy, Tony Burns, Tony_Burns@neimanmarcusstores.com, offers the ultimate experience at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue.
My bestie, Kerri James, Kerri_James@s5a.com is personal stylist for the club at Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta. Atlanta is the fashion hub of the south and Kerri has access to the hottest designers.
I get tons of compliments on how I style my boys clothes. After I found out I was having boys (twice), I was excited to take on the challenge of dressing boys. First of all, I am obsessed with, Lola and The Boys; they have the coolest line for boys, girls, and moms. In fact, they are one of the few kids clothing lines that gives me a chance to dress like my boys. We equally have just as many things from Lola and The Boys.
For that special momma to be in your girl gang, look no further than Honor and Grace for handmade baby quilts. They are darling and delicious. It’s the ultimate baby gift for a baby shower or for the holidays.
Skincare and hair care are very important to me. This is why I love www.lillittle.com for their body creams and the EVERYTHING curling crème. My two little curly cued truly love the way the products smell. The magnesium butter also calms the little ones down before bedtime.
Recovery after a workout gets harder and harder as I get older. Thank God for Sol Sweat-Infrared Sauna studio. Although based in St. Louis, it was at this amazing studio that I had my first experience with an infrared sauna. I’m hooked and in love. I recently tried the curve by clearlight, which is a portable infrared sauna in the comfort of my own home. I will be posting more on the health benefits of an infrared sauna soon on the blog. Get your toxins out at Sol Sweat in St. Louis or find the closest infrared spa nearest you.
Looking for personal wellness and motivation. Joy with Fiona has you covered. This blog is one of my personal favorite motivational bloggers to help me get my mind right.
I have had the pleasure of working with the lovely ladies of Studio Gild for the past year. We moved into our house the month before Stone was born and I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to our new home. Needless to say, our home never felt like our home. It felt like we had just moved in, even though we had moved in two years earlier. Jennie and Ashley, along with the rest of their staff, are simply amazing to work with. They even transformed Clark and Stone’s bedrooms to reflect their personalities. Now, my house reflects my personal style and I’m in love.
Beautiful and talented, Hallie Duesenberg has shot 90% of my instagram post and 90% of my blog posts. In addition, to lifestyle photography, Hallie does family and fashion photography for top brands.
Darcy Demmel, has been our family photography for the past 4 years. She’s lovely and quite talented.
Heather Woodward created all of our newborn and family photography over the past 5 years. She is truly delightful to work with.
Finally, I would like to give thanks to my readers for following my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and most importantly my blog. As a token of my appreciation, I am able to offer you the following discounts.
Lola and The Boys code: clarkandstone15 15 percent off of your purchase using this code
Felt Chicago 10% off of your purchase when you mention Clark and Stone
Lil Little code: clarkandstone10 10% off of your purchase for clarkandstone readers until December 1st