Tasteful Living. Every Day.


Name: Katie Ferry

Current Location: Chicago Suburbs

On any given day, you'll find me: trying a new recipe or wine, knitting, crafting, walking my dogs, throwing dinner parties, etc

Daily Uniform: A Dress and Heels (weather permitting)

I'm dying to go to: Champagne, FR


My Background: I have over ten years of experience in the restaurant industry, consisting of mostly fine dining experience. I have worked in various roles over the years, including server, bartender, wine steward, and management. 

Favorite Bottle of Wine: 2012 Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha 

Favorite Champagne: NV Billecart Salmon Brut Rose OR NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 

The taste I couldn't live without: Dark Chocolate

Most incredible dinner out: The 8-course Tasting Menu at Blackbird. The Honey Crisp Apple Sherbet was both mouthwatering and inspiring!


Can I post your D.I.Y. project or recipe on my blog? Yes, but please follow these guidelines... You can post one photo of my finished project with a link to my original blog post. You also have my permission to pin my photos on Pinterest. 

DO NOT post the entire content of any blog post, D.I.Y. step-by-step photos or written instructions without written permission. Beneath the Chandelier is protected by copyright laws.

Do you read your followers blogs? Yes. :) I read every comment and often click through to readers' blogs. I love finding new blogs to read and one of my goals in creating this site has been to connect with other people who share my interests. 

How did you design your blog? This site is designed using the Beatrice template on Squarespace. I am not a coding professional and after struggling previously to learn coding and website design for Wordpress and Blogger, I decided it was time to outsource. I would rather spend my time and energy creating great content than calling the support desk 20 times a day. 

Favorite Blogs: See the list of Blogs I Love to Read here.

If you would like to submit an idea for Beneath the Chandelier:

I am currently accepting submissions for...

Article Requests - DIY Projects, Questions you want me to answer, etc

Reader BTC Project Photos - If you complete one of the projects or ideas you find here, I'd love to see a photo and sometime's I'll post my favorites on the blog.

Collaboration with other Blogs - I am open to collaborating with other bloggers on projects, guest posts, etc. I will accept these based on a case by case business dependent on my time constraints and whether or not I think the content is a good fit for my readers. Please understand I cannot accept all requests. 

Please send the e-mail to: submit@beneaththechandelier.com or use the form below.

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