The First Every Day Parisian Meetup at The Four Seasons Chicago

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This weekend I hosted the first meetup in Chicago. The location was a little secret since there were limited spots available. I estimated there would be 15 people max but I never expected to fill every seat. I arrived at the Four Seasons early to make sure everything was set. I requested just a table in the lobby, macarons, and coffee. Coffee with me is always a must. They surprised me with a long table set for 15 people in the Allium Restaurant. This was my first meetup so I had no idea what to expect and how many people would actually show up. I received 15 RSVPs for the meetup. I waited with nerves as the table was set with pastries. At 1pm on the dot people arrived and within minutes the table was filled.

four seasons chicago pastry @rebeccaplotnick

Four Seasons Chicago

four seasons Chicago meetup @rebeccaplotnick

With the blink of an eye, all of the macarons were gone! It was a unanimous decision that The Four Seasons Chicago has the best macaron in the city. I moved around the table chatting with different groups of people. Strangers became friends and plans were made for future meetups. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of ladies to kick off the meetup.

We were able to skype with Kristen Beddard of Bonjour Kale but due to the number of people in the group, it was hard to hear. We are in the process of collecting questions for Kristen who will do a Q and A on the blog so you can all join in. 

Each of the ladies was gifted a pack of notecards to use to send notes of love, thanks, or a bonjour. I am giving away 5 packs to you guys because I know not everyone was able to attend. Please email me at [email protected] and the first 5 people will get them sent out right away. 

merci cards @rebeccaplotnick

We did pick a book club selection for February which I will wait to announce later this week! I haven’t read it yet as I want to read along with you but I have heard great things about it! So stay tuned. 

A huge thank you to all of those who attended the first meetup and The Four Seasons Chicago for hosting us. Also, thank you Kristen Beddard for your guest appearance at the meetup! 

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FS Meetup 2017 January

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  1. Congratulations on such a successful event, Rebecca! I know how much work, nerves and planning it must have taken. You were very generous to your attendees, too, with the gifts and entire event. Be sure to write up the successful actions so you can repeat it, as well as let others know how to hold similar events in their cities.

    • Georgianna, you are too sweet! Thank you! It was such a pleasure to share an afternoon with such a fabulous group of ladies. I would absolutely love it if this could be carried out in other cities. What a great idea! I really appreciate the suggestion! xo

    • Sonya you were missed!! I hope you can make it to the next event. The girls were all brainstorming future fun activities in the city! I promise to keep you posted! xo