Secret Source: Mira Couture Owner Julie Mersine Romeli's Windy City Staples

By Michigan Avenue | September 25, 2019 |


Chicago fashionista Julie Mersine Romeli talks her Chicago essentials.

Photo by Marcy Carol Fitzgerald/courtesy of Romeli

WHO Owner, Mira Couture (70 E. Walton St., 2nd Floor, 312.255.1699)

HOME ’HOOD The New Eastside. “I love being surrounded by parks and so much greenery.”

GO-TO SPOT Maple & Ash (8 W. Maple St., 312.944.8888). “It’s hands down the best restaurant in Chicago. Of course the food is amazing—especially the chocolate banana Bulleit bombe dessert—but the staff is also warm and welcoming and always make it a special experience.”

GRAND FALL PLANS “Miami for my best friend’s wedding, New York for New York Bridal Market and Disney World with my babies”

FALL FASHION ESSENTIAL “My new metallic gold fishnet knit cardigan sweater from Marc Jacobs.”

CURRENT OBSESSION “Metallic brocades and print lames—I just can’t get enough of them. I have my eye on a specific purple lame I can’t wait to design something out of.”