Ann Marie On the Shore is a Chicago-based lifestyle blog. Founded in 2018 as a creative space for me to tell my stories, Ann Marie On the Shore has become a place to showcase my love for family, food, wellness, fashion, home design, travel, and beauty. My mission is to connect with the everyday woman, creating beautiful and relatable content for living a full life simply.
Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, I’ve always had a genuine love and curiosity for people and their stories. As far back as the eighth grade, I remember wanting to grow up and be the next Barbara Walters.
I studied journalism at the University of Notre Dame (go Irish!) and entered the job market when news careers were hard to come by. After a decade in advertising and communications consulting, I rediscovered my love for storytelling working for Chicago’s leading luxury lifestyle publishers both as a writer and an editor. These assignments took me around the world and connected me to some of the most fascinating people I ever met.
As much as I loved my roles in magazine writing, I could never shake the idea that I wanted to build something of my own. That’s why in 2018, Ann Marie On the Shore came to life. Ann Marie On the Shore lets me dive deep into the things I find most interesting, especially in the wellness space, and share things from a perspective that may be a bit more seasoned than the average blogger. My promise is to always share content that is true to me.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to say hi, or for more information about advertising, partnering, sponsoring, or featuring products on the blog.