After kicking off my American book tour in NYC, I headed to Chicago to hang out with two dear blogging friends of mine, Danielle and Alaina of The Everygirl. The girls were kind enough to spend their Sunday giving me a truly fantastic tour of their beautiful city. As you can see we had a blast from start to finish – giggles were definitely the name of the game; can you tell?! I discovered that the three main themes of Chicago are food, sport and architecture, all of which joined forces in my latest city guide post on West Elm’s blog – be sure to check it out for the full lowdown on our adventures in The Windy City. I wore my favourite pair of brand new trousers and even had the chance to meet Danielle’s adorable dog, Buddy! If you happen to be in LA tomorrow (Thursday May 8th) do join Jonathan Lo and I at the next #makeyousmilestyle party at west elm LA.

// Photography by Stoffer Photography


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


    • @Caroline – Thank you so much. Yes, we had a total ball and I really appreciated being able to discover a new-to-me city with such fun gals! x

  1. Looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to explore with you in real life! See you next week. 😉

  2. aww im so glad you had a fun time in chicago!! im bummed i couldnt make your book signing! my friend was visiting from miami! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  3. love it!! how much fun is that at Chicago!! Funny I actually have never been and I live not really that far from Toronto!

    Love that pair of fun pants!! super jealous. … jcrew?

    Congrats again on the book tour over in North America! Just too bad I am swamped at work and couldn’t just spend a weekend with you in LA!


  4. Hi Will, glad you had a blast in Chicago. Your friends are adorable and those trousers are the best! I received your book by post today and it is gorgeous. Thanks, Will, for all your beautiful and colorful inspiration. 🙂

  5. I’m insanely jealous of all your jet-setting mister! So happy you’re having such an incredible time, and can’t wait to see you soon xx

  6. this is my favorite post you’ve EVER done!!! (besides the london houseboat ;)) you look like you’re having SO much fun, which is so inspiring <3 chicago is AMAZING – i'm so glad you had such a fun time… the everygirl is one of my favorite blogs EVER 😀 <3 <3 <3

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.