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WCW: Ariel DeLaRosa

Woman Crush Wednesday! This weeks WCW is Ariel DeLaRosa. In her words, she’s a real down to Mars squirrel and I would have to agree. Ariel has been a friend of mine for years. I met her younger sister, Caity, about 6 years ago working together at AKIRA and shortly after met Ariel. These two girls are some of the most supportive, down to earth, motivated, hard working women I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Ariel and I had lunch not too far back as I was transitioning out of my 9-5 job and trying to figure out where to go next. She borrowed me these two books “My So-Called Freelance Life,” and The Anti 9 to 5 Guide.” (which I have yet to return… sorry girl) She defines girl power and is a woman who doesn’t bash other women, but lifts them up and supports them. Which, does not happen nearly enough these days. What I am trying to say is, we need more Ariel DeLaRosa’s.

Ariel is a badass wedding planner, working her way up in a high end wedding planning company and I was blessed enough to have her help in planning my wedding. I was an unorganized mess and Ariel held it all together and helped steer me in the right direction. My wedding would have been doomed without her, no exaggeration, but with her gracious help, I think we pulled off a seriously epic Chicago wedding.

Ariel is also co-founder and contributor of a Chicago Lifestyle Blog called The Around the Way with her partner in crime Rebecca and it is one of my favorite Chicago Blogs out there! It incorporates food, fashion, art, music, and much more. The best part is, hearing her voice come through in their writing style and seeing Chicago through the eyes of these 2 Chicago natives. So if you haven’t already check it out at


WCW Blurb 1.) What is your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?

"Bob's Burgers" 2.) What song gets you going?

"Currently BBHMM Queen RiRi" 3.) What’s your go-to Saturday night outfit?

"Oversized tank, skinny jeans, booties, and a statement necklace. I like anything with a combo of sporty and girly. I have to be comfortable." Asked by Sydney, Last weeks WCW What’s the weirdest word you can think of?

"Ragamuffin lol" Ariel’s question for next week’s WCW Bloody Mary or Mimosa?

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