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Lisa Linen Lady

  • Lisa Rosenberg Home Decor

    Lisa Rosenberg Home Decor

    The secret is finally out.  You may already know me as the “L” of Arrelle Fine Linens, with my husband Robert serving as the” R”.  Regretfully, we closed our River North Showroom on August 4, 2010 after 30 years of continuous service.During…
    - 11 Apr 13, 8:19pm -
  • Music to Dream By - My Tribute to Etta James, "At Last"

    Music to Dream By - My Tribute to Etta James, "At Last"

    Put Your Head On My Pillow. Discover the beauty that was Arrelle Visit our on-line shop at http://stores.ebay.com/Luxury-Linen-Liquidations .Feel the Beauty. Enjoy the Comfort while listening to this outstanding rendition by Etta James' most fa…
    - 21 Jan 12, 3:59am -
  • The Truth About Thread Count - Tips for selecting sheets.

    The Truth About Thread Count - Tips for selecting sheets.

    Thread count (TC) is defined as the number of threads per inch in a fabric. For example, if a vendor claims they are selling you a 600 TC sheet, you should be able to count 600 threads in every square inch of fabric.It is one way for you to determine…
    - 8 Nov 11, 5:22am -
  • Creating A Personal Style in Your Home Decor

    Creating A Personal Style in Your Home Decor

    Comments below are in response to blog post Bare Witness:Trimming the Fat at TheWhole9 (Artist Blog) In my Home Decor Business, when clients are starting a project, I frequently ask them about their personal style. Are they looking for something tra…
    - 7 Nov 11, 6:16am -
  • Lisa's House of Dreams

    Lisa's House of Dreams

    These dog days of Summer really take me back to 2005. That Summer we participated in the annual River North sidewalk tour of designer dog homes on behalf of the Anti-Cruelty "PAWS" Auction. About 20 retail stores specializing in Home Decor compete…
    - 19 Jul 11, 7:22pm -
  • Objects of Beauty -The Design of Everyday Things

    Objects of Beauty -The Design of Everyday Things

    Today I was reading a review about a book titled, "The Design of Everyday Things"As a designer I was intrigued as this very idea had become a burning question for me during the process of renovating a historic 1880 home. The house was a wreck which I…
    - 3 Dec 10, 4:10am -
  • Lisa Rosenberg's Home Design Service

    Lisa Rosenberg's Home Design Service

    You may already know me as the “L” of Arrelle Fine Linens, with my husband Robert serving as the” R”. (Alright, the secret is finally out.) Regretfully, we closed our River North Showroom, this last August 4, 2010 after 30 years of contin…
    - 3 Nov 10, 6:41am -
  • Lisa Flowers Comfort Shop

    Lisa Flowers Comfort Shop

    Technology has evolved to create a myriad of opportunities for efficiency. Yet, there is a point where simplicity is golden – the ability to absorb our surroundings in a natural way.I would still like to believe that there is something to be said f…
    - 15 Aug 10, 4:45am -
  • Getting Inspiration - In All The Right Places

    Getting Inspiration - In All The Right Places

    I am compelled to view ALL retail venues whether they pertain directly to my business or not.As the Buyer and creative arm for Arrelle Fine Linens' I get inspiration by looking at displays, colors, fashion - and gain knowledge by knowing what we are…
    - 20 May 10, 7:31pm -
  • Tips for Great Dinner Presentations at Home Without Cooking:

    Tips for Great Dinner Presentations at Home Without Cooking:

    Prefer dinners at home but don't feel like cooking?Don’t worry. Beautiful celebrations shouldn’t be limited to just special occasions. The act of sharing with friends is occasion enough. It doesn’t have to be difficult. Even casual home dini…
    - 27 Apr 10, 12:08pm -

Chicago Looks

  • Designer Gabrielle Zwick Shows How a Bathing Suit Can Simplify Your Life

    Designer Gabrielle Zwick Shows How a Bathing Suit Can Simplify Your Life

    As the base for every outfit, swimwear designer Gabrielle Zwick picked a colorful and flattering bathing suit with strategic cutout, available at gabriellezwick.com.While still being comfortable, chunky heels make the look more appropriate for a…
    - 58 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 6:50pm -
  • Chicago Looks IRL

    Chicago Looks IRL

    Remember to get your Chicago Reader!
    - 60 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 7:12pm -
  • Sew Anastasia - Learning to Sew with Anastasia Chatzka Part 3

    Sew Anastasia - Learning to Sew with Anastasia Chatzka Part 3

    Designer Anastasia Chatzka teaches me how to put the zipper on my circle skirt.Putting the "circle" in the circle skirt: I sewed the waist with long stiches then gathered the fabric along the waist.Iris is a very important element in Anastasia's sewi…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 7:07pm -
  • Chicago Looks IRL

    Chicago Looks IRL

    Always remember to get your Chicago Reader!
    - 70 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 4:13pm -
  • Making Mainbocher closes on the 20th!

    Making Mainbocher closes on the 20th!

    Dresses by Mainbocher in the "Making Mainbocher" Chicago History Museum exhibit. / Photo courtesy of Chicago History MuseumWallis Simpson wears a dress by Mainbocher on her wedding day. / Photo courtesy of Chicago History MuseumMain Rousseau Bocher,…
    - 70 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 3:56pm -
  • Ana

    Ana

    I am so excited Ana Custodio will be joining the Chicago Looks team! As some of you might have noticed, I've been pretty erratic in my posting. Maybe I always have... I LOVE this blog, but ever since I moved to the States in 2009 my life has been pre…
    - 70 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 2:39pm -
  • The 4 Elements of Fashion by Runway Addicts

    The 4 Elements of Fashion by Runway Addicts

    Margaret Baggott demonstrates how to weave a pattern on a loom. Lines are an important part of design. Mallory Fifer demonstrates this element through drawing. Tray, @travoughntaywilliams, photographed at The 4 Elements of Fashion Exhibit at AMFM…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 7:06pm -
  • Alanna Picks #20: Michael Ashley

    Alanna Picks #20: Michael Ashley

    Wardrobe stylist Michael Ashley of Runway Addicts, who has been featured in my Chicago Reader column, was photographed by Chicago Looks contributor Alanna Zaritz at The Four Elements of Fashion (see post by Ana Custodio above). Check out her Instag…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Most Stylish at Lollapalooza 2017: Because We’re Not Just There For Music

    Most Stylish at Lollapalooza 2017: Because We’re Not Just There For Music

    Fashion designer Alex Carter, featured in Newcity’s August 2017 issue.BOOTS, who performed with Run the Jewels on Friday at Lollapalooza 2017.Singer-songwriter Skott, who performed on Friday at Lollapalooza 2017.Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction,…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 6:39pm -
  • Meredith Graves Fashion Week 2017 - The MTV News anchor and Perfect Pussy frontwoman put on a show of her own during Lollapalooza this year

    Meredith Graves Fashion Week 2017 - The MTV News anchor and Perfect Pussy frontwoman put on a show of her own during Lollapalooza this year

    You’d think the best perks of having access to Lollapalooza’s media tent would be the luxury porta-potty, the free drinks and gourmet dinner during their happy hour, or the prime view of the festival’s main stage. Okay, those are some pretty…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 5:47pm -
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