Top 4 Chicago Dates With David Yurman

Have you often wondered where Chicago locals go when it comes to date night in the city? Today I’ve partnered with David Yurman, Neiman Marcus and a few of my favorite Windy City bloggers to give you a tour of four of our favorite date spots!

First on our tour…. drum roll, please

NAME: Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

WHO: Nicole of Cedar & Rush

WHERE: 259 E. Erie St. Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60611, United States

GOOD FOR: A casual first date of coffee and donuts! Or after dinner dessert and late night conversation (open until 9 PM!). If going for breakfast, pop by David Yurman in Neiman Marcus right around the corner for some afternoon shopping.

RECOMMEND: Everything is made daily but the extra fluffy cappuccinos and cake donuts with sprinkles are especially delicious.

WHAT TO WEAR: David Yurman’s Petite Pave collection is all about layering – which is perfect for morning, day or night! In a mixture of diamond, sapphire, black diamond and pink sapphire, there is something for everyone with this collection. Still incorporating the classic DY design, the Petite Pave is an updated look with edge. The 72 inch Box Chain is especially lovely. It can be worn as a necklace (as shown) but it can also be wrapped around the wrist several times, converting into an additional bracelet layer. So young and fresh!
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NAME: NoMI Kitchen

WHO: Ashley of Sed Bona (yours truly!)

WHERE: 800 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, USA

GOOD FOR: Almost any occasion. Situated in the Park Hyatt off Michigan Avenue, this venue is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner with a soaring seventh-floor view over the original Water Tower. It’s especially excellent for business lunches or meals with girlfriends in-between shopping sprees at David Yurman in Neiman Marcus across the street.

RECOMMEND: Each dish is carefully curated from a list of impressive seasonal ingredients but the fresh market fish and maki rolls are particularly excellent for lunch dates!

WHAT TO WEAR: David Yurman’s Starburst is an exuberant collection of light and beauty and is dedicated to David Yurman’s wife and collaborator, Sybil. The DNA of the David Yurman brand is born from David and Sybil’s shared background as artists – David as a sculptor and Sybil as an accomplished painter. David and Sybil were visiting Paris to open a David Yurman boutique. Bagpipes and fireworks are what get Sybil really emotional. When the Paris night was lit by fireworks, David witnessed the emotion it evoked in Sybil and was then inspired to create Starburst. He wanted to capture what she felt when fireworks lit up the Parisian night. I was especially taken with the Starburst Open Ring with Diamonds. The design bridges the timeless starburst motif with a modern feel that can be worn just as beautifully on your forefinger as on your ring finger.

“There are so many Starbursts in the world, this is ours.”
-David Yurman
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Dress – LK Bennett ‘Marina’ in Natural Barley (ON SALE here)
Clutch – LK Bennett ‘Natalie’ in Straw (similar in glitter gold here)
Pumps – Dune London ‘Appoint’ in Taupe Suede (other colors here)
Jewelry – David Yurman ‘Starburst’ (here, here, here, here, and here)
Lips – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm (here)
Nails – Nails Inc. x Victoria, Victoria Beckham in Bamboo White (here)

Third on our Windy City tour is…

NAME: Le Colonial

WHO: Sara of Project Soiree

WHERE: 937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

GOOD FOR: Le Colonial is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner after shopping for a statement piece of jewelry from David Yurman in Neiman Marcus. Featuring French-Vietnamese cuisine and a cozy atmosphere, Le Colonial is the ideal spot for a refreshing cocktail or authentic Vietnamese dishes.

RECOMMEND: The Bo Bia featuring soft salad rolls of vegetables, egg and peanuts in rice paper with a delicious peanut plum dipping sauce. This appetizer paired with a refreshing cocktail is the perfect combination for a fun date night.

WHAT TO WEAR: David Yurman’s Albion collection redefines how gemstones are worn for an everyday look or elegant date night. For a casual yet effortless look the Albion ring in Prasiolite is a timeless piece that defines classic style. This collection features a traditional style, but isn’t afraid to add a pop of color to create a distinctive look. For a one-of-a-kind statement the Albion collection is on point for elevating an effortless style.
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NAME: Mariposa

WHO: Samantha of Gold Coast Girl

WHERE: Neiman Marcus, 737 N Michigan Ave, Chicago IL

GOOD FOR: This place is super cute for a fancy lunch after shopping around Michigan Avenue and David Yurman in Neiman Marcus. You can pop on in for some fun cocktails {like the Cider Punch} or a delicious salad or sandwich.

RECOMMEND: Nothing beats the Grilled Shrimp & Quinoa Salad. Some other favorites include the Bistro Turkey Panini or the Steak Frites (with truffle fries!).

WHAT TO WEAR: David Yurman’s Black Orchid collection is all about being bold  – This exotic stone was first referred to as the Mystery stone. It is lavendar amethyst backed by hematine. The color is a purplish blue and is stunning. Black orchid is a great daytime to evening look and looks fabulous with any colors.David Yurman Mariposa Neiman Marcus 3David Yurman Mariposa Neiman Marcus 1David Yurman Mariposa Neiman MarcusDavid Yurman Mariposa Neiman Marcus 5David Yurman Mariposa Neiman Marcus 2David Yurman Mariposa Neiman Marcus 4Many thanks to beautiful Christina Slaton for shooting all these incredible photos, to Neiman’s for the incredible David Yurman jewelry and to Nicole for organizing the entire collaboration!

Now it’s your turn — where are some of your favorite local spots for a date? Do you prefer a relaxed atmosphere or something fancy?

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