Ann Marie Scheidler has made a career from writing about people, their favorite places, and the things they love most. Finding her niche in hyperlocal publishing, Ann Marie’s stories have appeared in Forest & Bluff, Sheridan Road, Hinsdale Living, Country, Evanston Magazine, Make It Better, as well as Modern Luxury’s CS, NS, Weddings, and Interiors magazines. After hitting another birthday with a four in front of it, she decided it was time to shake things up and launch a blog of her own—Monograms & Pearls—where her favorite people, places, things, and lessons learned along the way are the main attractions. At her core, Ann Marie is a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, a quest to erase wrinkles without a needle, and a passion for storytelling. She happily lives in Lake Forest with her husband and five children.