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The Perfect Party Space in Chicago

Debi Lilly has created a Parisian escape in the heart of Chi-town

There’s a new hot spot in town. Chicago’s own entertaining whiz Debi Lilly recently opened a loft above her A Perfect Event retail space and office. The all-white, second-level Lakeview venue—named DL Loft—is set up like a Paris apartment, with gilded French mirrors, tufted wing chairs and hundreds of pieces of crystal barware that Lilly herself brought home from twice-a-year trips to French flea markets.

Debi Lilly

“We wanted to create the modern-day turn-of-the-century Paris salon—a community space to gather to celebrate, share ideas, enjoy life, share the happy,” explains Lilly. “And it’s even more fabulous than we dreamed, watching memories made and milestones cherished in our cozy, intimate ‘home.’” Since its opening, DL Loft has hosted chefs’ dinners in the gourmet kitchen, birthday parties, baby showers, small weddings and even overnights for up to six guests. Chicago has never felt more like Paris. 

3050 North Lincoln Avenue; debililly.com

 
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