What happens when you give a blogger an invitation to an earth-themed self-care Sunday event? Your girl shows up covered in as many banana leaves as possible, giving them earth REALNESS! I’m so lucky I stumbled upon this three-piece gem at Old Navy one day before the event, because it made me feel extremely motivated for the trauma-informed yoga practice with Kate Rice.
This event was jam-packed with LGBTQ poets, artists, entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, stylists, bloggers, and dancers that represent the Chicago creative community at its best. Beyond the positive energy, there was an incredible venue and groundbreaking workshops on navigating queerness in the workplace, overcoming unique challenges associated with aging while queer, and spoken word by E. Nina Jay who uses poetry as a tool of survival and to break silences around all forms of violence against gurls and womyn, with particular focus on the intersections of race, sexuality and poverty. All of this was happening on a cool cloudy day with the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House and Japanese Tea House and Gardens as the backdrop; it was breathtaking and serene. Take a peek at the video and photo recap below to see for yourself, but all I have to say is, ain’t no party like a Peach Party party, so you don’t want to miss the next one!
Event Host: Peach Party, Music provided by DJ’s Hannah Kate Viti & Dyamond Maeja Ali-Ward,Food by Tera Murray (of Midwest Methods), Tito’s handmade Cocktail & Mocktail created by the incredible Wicker Park bar, The Violet Hour, Photography: Danyel Duncan,Photography + Creative Direction: Andie Mckenzie Meadows, Video Credit: Manuela Schreiber, Event Design: Chris Tuttle
Hey Girl, Hey! I’m Dāsha Guyton, an award-winning Lifestyle Blogger and Wardrobe Stylist based in Hyde Park, Chicago. More importantly, I’m a body positive warrior and self-love advocate on a mission to help you curate experiences and a wardrobe you love. You can also find my work in Chicago Woman Magazine and Feminist Speakeasy. I already like you, so like me on Facebook @WindyCityWardrobe & let’s be Insta-BFF’s!