7 Things Our Chicago Editor Is Loving Right Now

Haley Dalton, editor of The Scout Guide Chicago,  in a textured red sweater stands by the water with the Chicago city skyline in the background, holding a blue The Scout Guide, embodying the vibrant lifestyle celebrated by The Scout Guide.

Haley Dalton, editor of The Scout Guide Chicago, is not only an influencer in her city, but an advocate for local businesses as she Scouts and shares the things she’s loving right now. Shop her picks and give these Chicago small businesses a little love.

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WHAT I’M WEARING

Veronica Beard Cooke Vegan Leather Dickey Jacket our Chicago editor is loving right now

Cooke Vegan Leather Dickey Jacket

“This is my go-to jacket for dressing day to night. It’s so versatile and a wonderful weight for unpredictable Chicago weather.”


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WHERE I’M GOING

Kennebunkport, Maine

“I’ve been going to Maine every summer since I was born, it’s my favorite place in the world and so special to my family. My recommendation is always The Tides Beach Club for their gorgeous rooms, amazing restaurant, and beach access.”


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WHAT I’M DECORATING WITH

Patina Collection Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style by Mark D. Sikes, the book our Chicago editor is loving right now

Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style by Mark D. Sikes

“I love coffee table books and have probably bought way too many over the years, but this is a top pick. The whole book is filled with designs very representative of my personal style, so I’m constantly picking it up when I need some inspiration.”


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WHAT I’M USING

Pilates Socks

“Not only do these socks truly help my grip when I’m on the reformer, they instantly make my outfit cuter. What more could you ask for?”


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WHAT I’M COVETING

Batik Miriam Maxi Dress that our Chicago editor is loving right now

Miriam Maxi Dress

“I’ve been eyeing this dress for the many bridal showers I have coming up. Great for summer parties, vacations, or even a wedding–and I adore yellow for summer.”


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WHAT I’M EATING

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

“In my opinion, this is the ideal summer salad. Shredded brussel sprouts with manchego, mustard vinaigrette, almonds, avocado, and chicken. Just add their 1996 Spritz for the perfect pairing.”


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WHAT I’M READING

The Book Cellar The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand, the books our Chicago editor is loving right now

The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hildebrand

“Elin Hildebrand books are my favorite beach reads. Last summer I read The Perfect Couple, Hotel Nantucket, and Golden Girl, which were all amazing. Excited to kick off this season’s reading list with The Five Star Weekend.”

To keep up with Haley’s current loves and all things local in Chicago, Illinois, follow The Scout Guide Chicago on Instagram and visit thescoutguide.com/chicago/.

Feature photo: Photography by Rosemary J Photography.