A few weeks ago, I co-hosted a fun little party in Chicago appropriately named Summer Spritzer. Because, you know, it’s summer and we served WINE SPRITZERS. My bestie Dean is a super talented designer, stylist and wedding/events producer and she, along with Hidden Folk‘s Viktor Van Bramer, are soon to launch an amazing one stop shop wedding services company called We Do. I was in town and the three of us figured we should throw a party to celebrate, drink wine, eat fried chicken and meet new friends while hanging on an amazing Chicago rooftop deck. That’s just how we think.
We had some amazing sponsors, one being my homies over at Club W. They sent us some crisp, clean and fresh rosé and riesling to work with for our spritzers. For the riesling, I served that with a splash of Orangina, orange bitters, lime and basil. The rosé got some lemon, soda and sliced strawberries. Super simple and so refreshing. PS- when making spritzers I like to stick with a 3:1 ratio of wine to soda. But, basically, just have fun with it. It’s hard to mess them up.
If you’re ever throwing a party and stumped with what food to serve, we have two words for you – fried chicken. Well, four words if you include donut holes, ’cause why not throw that into the mix while you’re at it. Zero fuss, 100% delicious and total crowd pleasers. Take your diet elsewhere thank you.
Dean and Viktor did a fantastic job styling the space. They brought in plants, lighting, furniture, rugs and textiles to create cozy seating areas for everyone. The deck went from completely empty to party central in a day.
Thanks to everyone that came out! We had such a good time. I sure am starting to love your city, Chicago!
Photos by Azuree Wiitala