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4xForth: Sharon Burdett of Strand Design by Clare Johnson

As is ritual on Fridays here at the Forth blog, we’re highlighting one of the inspiring women from our community in our 4xForth blog series. This week, we're highlighting Sharon Burdett of Strand Design. Together with her husband, Sharon and Ted Burdett run a beautifully unique design studio, creating objects from sustainably sourced and locally manufactured materials. Their work is impeccable and charming, just like Sharon.

We were fortunate enough to hear about Sharon's work, life and passion at our summer salon and today, she's sharing her insight on many of Chicago's best dishes, hot-spots and more.

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4xForth: Janelle Gonyea by Natalie Pavela

4xForth-Chicago-Janelle-Gonyea Each Friday we're highlighting one of the lovely women in our community by learning about her favorite Chicago places and restaurants, hearing what websites she's all jazzed about, and gaining some inspiration from destinations she's dreaming of traveling to next.

It's 4 x Forth Friday and today we're talking to Janelle Gonyea, the lady behind the gorgeous design and prop studio Re:find Joy!

Places I frequent in Chicago: 1. Garfield Park Conservatory 2. Montrose Beach 3. Adams and Son Gardens 4. Thrift shops

Places I’ll go someday: 1. Japan 2. Ireland 3. Sweden 4. Australia

Best bites in Chicago: 1. Longman and Eagle 2. Fork 3. Tiramisu milkshake at Little Goat! 4. Veggie burrito at El Cid

Sites I lurve: 1. Braidcreative.com 2. Shopterrain.com 3. Colourlovers.com 4. Furnishly.com

Thanks for sharing your favorites Janelle! Definitely need to swing by Adams and Son for some of my summer gardening needs. I also enjoy soaking up all the goodness on the Braid Creative blog. P.S. We think the brand new Re:find Joy website is divine. Bravo lady!

You can find Janelle on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.