Monday, June 28, 2010


The night he "put a ring on it"...

So not only is Matt incredibly hilarious, smart, patient, down to earth, humble (I know, he's THAT HOT and HUMBLE? insane, right?) he is also uber romantic and thoughtful.

This weekend my parents and Matt had planned to come to town to help Jodie and I get settled, unpack stuff, etc at The Glitter Girlz Loft. So all day Friday and Saturday we did just that. Saturday morning Matt told me I had to be ready to leave in a "fancy" dress to go to The Ledge at the top of the Sears Tower (its now called the Willis Tower but I refuse to call it that). We had talked many times about how it was one of the only "Chicago Things" I hadn't done and really wanted to do.

5:45 on the dot we hopped in a cab with my parents and off we went. We traveled up 103 floors to the top of the building and waited in line for almost an hour to stand over the city that I have grown to love. We finally walked into the glass cube that hangs over the city, Matt gave me a kiss and we took a few pictures. I thought we had been in the cube for our allotted "take a few pics, gasp at the height, point out a few landmarks, wonder if people could see up my dress" amount of time when Matt turned and looked at me. He got down on bended knee (Boyz II Men Style) and asked me to marry him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everybody cheered, one guy screamed "Did she say 'yes'?", boyfriends were jealous they didn't think of that and I SMILED and CRIED and SMILED and KISSED Matt and said, "YES"! He put the most brilliantly shiny and perfect ring on my finger.

After we left The Sears Tower we went over to The Hancock building and had an amazing dinner overlooking the city from the 95th floor....complete with fireworks over the lake! Matt gave me a book of letters and photographs he had my best friends and family write congratulating me on my engagement. More crying, more smiling and more kissing.

All in all it was the most unforgettable night of my life and his hand is mine to hold forever.

Here are the pictures!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Glitter Girlz Loft: Chicago


Here it is peeps...The very first peek at The Glitter Girlz Loft! After months of waiting, days of searching, a year of driving ALL over Chicago Land, hours of debating (not that Jodie and I ever disagree ;-), countless "one on ones" with Chicago moms- we are so thrilled to show you the first pictures of 2320 N. Damen Chicago! Jodie and I could not be happier. The space is in the heart of Bucktown at the corner of Fullerton/Elston/Damen (yes, THAT intersection!). It is two floors, 2 baths, 30 foot ceilings, a newly rehabbed building and steps away from the best shopping and eateries in Chicago on Damen Ave (at least according to the locals- we don't do Michigan Ave!) The Glitterati are officially taking over Bucktown/Wicker Park.

The GGz Loft will host after school classes, mom & me daytime classes, summer camps, sleep unders, sleep overs,holiday shin digs, birthday parties and tons of other girl power and glitter filled events.

We will officially open our doors in the middle of August 2010 after the space undergoes some serious cosmetic surgery. We'll be posting pics of the whole process.

WE ARE NOW BOOKING PARTIES! Our after school program will be announced in the next week or so and registration will begin then. We are keeping classes small (12-15 girl each) so sign up FAST!

Jodie and I are so thankful to have the support of SO MANY local Chicago moms and girls. Your excitement for the brand and the memories we make together is the reason Jodie and I LOVE going to "work" everyday! Thank You!

Peace, Love & Glitter,


A History Lesson: Ellie & Jodie, "The Glitter Girlz"

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Hey! We're The Glitter Girlz! We throw birthday parties that will rock your sock off, host creative workshops for young glitzy girlz along with a bunch of other fun schtuff! We leave everyday a little bit sparklier than we found it. Thanks for stopping by! Peace, Love & Glitter.