Bob Coscarelli our resident photographer created a tribute series to the house and it’s previous owners Dr. Robert and Amelia Frost. The Frost’s were better known at home and to family and close friends as ‘Bob’ and ‘Babe’. The series was shot one Autumn Day in September 2019, it involved a team of people: Brandon Frein Wardrobe Stylists + Debbie Jacks Hair & Make-Up Stylist + Sabrina Jurlina as Babe + JJ Banicki as Bob.
We always forget to document and date our photographs. Actually we are just really pathetic at keeping a neat and tidy digital filing systems of all the photos that are taken. So we are making an effort to do a better job of keeping living records of the changes in the house and the garden. We just updated the ‘tour’ section of our website showing a timeline of photos of the rooms as they have changed over the years since we have been in the house.
So here we go, we are going to start with our Christmas tree for 2020, and our Christmas Day table. It was a small celebration for 3 adults and one dog. Despite the micro-celebration it was actually a really lovely relaxed couple off days of cooking meals together and watching movies.
Of course, the gift of giving this years was the ‘Resident Dog’ book that features Banksy and the Frost House.
Who doesn’t love setting the table for special occasions? It is a favorite thing to do, and we collect vintage dish-ware and glasses so we can dress the table up. We have some metal shelves and large plastic bins in the basement to store all the goodies. The collection is forever growing, we might have a small problem.
Our favorite linens for the dining table come from Huddleson. The only company that I am aware of that makes table linens especially for Saarinen Tulip dining table. The dinner set was found in a resale store in Benton Harbor, likely a wedding gift that was hardly used, it came with all the serving pieces and a place setting for 12. The glassware was purchased from Etsy and Ebay they are a smoked grey/green vintage glasses by Gorham.
Thanks for the lovely feature Chicago Magazine in your November 2019 print edition. It is always so fun to see the house in print. Thanks once again Eye Eaters Society for the fabulous evening, and to Clair Voon for the story and Ryan Segedi for the photos, we enjoyed having you at the event. On News Stands NOW!
It has finally landed, the wonderful short story of the Eye Eater Event that was held at the Frost House this summer. There are SOOOO many people to thank for making this happen .. here we go:
- most important thanks to @paulocatvious for reaching out and bringing your crazy ideas to us
- thanks to @slowdownco in producing and conducting this gathering – Jenna you are a gem
- Chef @zoeschor for crafting an amazing menu
- @postegolden the collaborative video duo for capturing this event
- Music by Delta 5 – Mind Your Own Business
- Drinks by @bitchfacegrace and @ketelone
- Queens @ramonaslick + @crinklecutqueen + @kenziecoulee
- Mother of House Eye Eaters @mdoe5
- Mermaid @thebrooklynpeaches / @heartspeaches
- Cabana Boys @kevbot.pdf + @iliberm
- Jello @hellojellochicago
- Floral @scottpennerdesign
- A many thanks for props and items from @haydesign + @brimfieldchicago + @stolatisfab
- And thank you to all eye eater friends and family who helped build the event and tear down @ladycribb + @paulcribbsr
And a HUGE thanks to all the people that attended and were so respectful and thoughtful when enjoying our home. We really enjoyed meeting so many people, some traveled long distances to attend too – we are honored.
Join in the fun next time! Follow @eyeeaters to see what crazy new and exciting events they are bringing to a location near you.
We have been dying to share this event with everyone. We are beyond excited to be working with Eye Eaters Society to bring this unique dining experience to our house. Tickets are going to sell fast. so head over to purchase your tickets ASAP and come join us for dinner on August 10th 2019.
Here are some details:
And the story people behind Eye Eaters Society brought to you buy the ever so talented Paul Octavius
We had a wonderful time partnering with Soho House Chicago and with our party sponsor Grey Goose hosting a summer soiree with Soho House Members. Everyone got to enjoy a private tour of the home and then sat down to a BBQ feast served family style on the back lawn. In between tours and feasting there were plenty of Grey Goose – Vodka cocktails served. Guest enjoyed their cocktails with some croquet of the lawn, swimming + lounging by the pool, meanwhile we soaked in and admired the serious display of period appropriate attire [caftans + turbans], we love even more that some brought, and made, wardrobe changes. If only every Saturday in summer had a soiree like this, we will just keep dreaming and in the meantime will share some of our favorite photos from the event.
Pool right before the guest arrived. [Soho House Chicago Photography]Here are a few more photos taken by Bob Coscarelli.