Forth Approved 2.19.18 by Julie Schumacher

Courtesy of Paige Worthy

Courtesy of Paige Worthy

GO, DO & SEE

This Week:
Feb 20: Laugh and laugh at the Feminine Comique Graduation Showcase

Feb 20: Logan Square Pilates open house at Second Shift

Feb 21: Coffee Talk, a new series at the Ace Hotel featuring Chicago's doers, launches with Kelsey & Mallory of Presence Agency.

Feb 21: Free cloth diapering workshop at A Little Photo Studio.

Feb 21: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

Feb 22: Chit Chat Real Love with Nors of Mojo Owl. Come talk about healthy relationships and more.

Feb 22: Ellementa Chicago: Cannabis and Sex

Feb 24:Hashbrown Showdown at Spudnik Press Cooperative

Upcoming:
Feb 26: Shibori Your State workshop with Argaman and Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 28: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

March 8: Think Cosmically, Act Locally: A Celebration of International Women's Day hosted by FIG Catering

March 9: Personal branding workshop with Jessica Zweig.

March 9: Roots | Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Spudnik Press Cooperative

March 10: Handmade Market Chicago at Empty Bottle

March 11: Beginner calligraphy with Vichcraft

March 14: How to Get the Money You Want, Now! hosted by The Shift

March 18: Drunken Donuts with Bon Vivant at St. Lou's Assembly

March 22: Winter Popup Dinner from Big Delicious Planet at Firehouse Chicago

March 25: Black Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday

READ, WATCH, STREAM & SHOP

If you read one thing this week, make it Taylor Morrison's newest post.

Zagat lists 10 essential Chicago mac and cheese spots including Honey Butter Fried Chicken.

Le Papier Studio now offers custom house illustrations.

Forth Approved 2.12.18 by Julie Schumacher

Image Courtesy of Tiny Bold Creative

Image Courtesy of Tiny Bold Creative

Go, Do & See

This Week
Till 2.14, shop With Love from Andersonville. All kinds of shops are giving 14% of sales including Early to Bed and Milk Handmade, 

Feb 12: Galentine's weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 12: Who Wants Love? print show to support 826 Chicago

Feb 13: Galentine's shibori workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 13: ReBloom flower donation workshop

Feb 14: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

Feb 15: Feminist Freelancer Coworking & Cocktails with Rebellious Magazine

Feb 15: In LA for Modernism Week? Be sure to head to the presentation on the Frost House, a local gem

Feb 18: Abundance + Investment, the first in a four-part feminist event series based on the themes and values from Amelia's Fifty Feminist Mantras book.

Feb 18: Love our Mercadito in Pilsen featuring all kinds of great vendors including Mojo Owl

Upcoming
Feb 20: Laugh and laugh at the Feminine Comique Graduation Showcase

Feb 21: Free cloth diapering workshop at A Little Photo Studio.

Feb 21: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

Feb 24:Hashbrown Showdown at Spudnik Press Cooperative

Feb 26: Shibori Your State workshop with Argaman and Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 28: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

March 8: Think Cosmically, Act Locally: A Celebration of International Women's Day hosted by FIG Catering

March 9: Roots | Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Spudnik Press Cooperative

March 11: Beginner calligraphy with Vichcraft

March 14: How to Get the Money You Want, Now! hosted by The Shift

March 18: Drunken Donuts with Bon Vivant at St. Lou's Assembly

Reach, Watch, Stream & Shop

Check out Black Food & Beverage in the Eater.

Taylor of Shop Emancipation launched a podcast called Feel Free. Check out episode 1 today!

Foodie Valentine's ideas from 312 Food.

Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om shares her entrepreneurial strategy with Forbes. As you read, listen to their Self Care playlist.

Win this gorgeous Hand & Cloth kantha from their new collection.

Check out the hands-free market bag from Po Campo!

Read up on Shannon Downey's win for Voice of Today at the IrishCentral Creativity & Arts Awards. Then learn more about her over on Windy City Live.

More from Greater Good: Embracing a Faster Path to Changemaking

Forth Approved 2.5.2018 by Julie Schumacher

Don't miss our Galentine's Day Popup with Argaman & Defiance, Mojo Owl, Wulfka, Nourishing Notes, Le Coeur Watches, Light & Pine, Tiny Bold prints and more! 

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
Feb 6: Sex with Benefits: A Primer for Progressive Swinging with Cooper Beckett at Early to Bed

Feb 7: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

Feb 7: Farm to Fork: A Slow Food Dinner Featuring Terra Brockman of Henry’s Farm

Feb 7: Drink & Draw Portraits for Your Valentine with Grace Makuch at Spudnik Press

Feb 10: Forth Chicago Galentine's Day Popup Woooo!

Feb 10: Bazaar LOVE: A Valentine's Festival featuring Department of Curiosities

Feb 10: Vichcraft Beginner's Calligraphy workshop

Feb 11: Cookie Dough Pop workshop with Bon Vivant

Feb 11: Self Care Sunday with Black Girl in Om

Feb 11: Lecture by Petra Slinkard, American Elegance: Post-War Fashion at the Department of Curiosities

Feb 11: Rug making with Argaman & Defiance at Milk Handmade

Feb 11: Couple's photo sessions with Paper Doll Chicago
Feb 11: Boudoir photo sessions with Paper Doll Chicago

Upcoming
Feb 12: Galentine's weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 12: Who Wants Love? print show to support 826 Chicago

Feb 13: Galentine's shibori workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 13: ReBloom flower donation workshop

Feb 14: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

Feb 15: Feminist Freelancer Coworking & Cocktails with Rebellious Magazine

Feb 15: In LA for Modernism Week? Be sure to head to the presentation on the Frost House, a local gem.

Feb 18: Abundance + Investment, the first in a four-part feminist event series based on the themes and values from Amelia's Fifty Feminist Mantras book.

Feb 20: Laugh and laugh at the Feminine Comique Graduation Showcase

Feb 21: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

Feb 24:Hashbrown Showdown at Spudnik Press Cooperative

Feb 26: Shibori Your State workshop with Argaman and Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 28: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago

March 8: Think Cosmically, Act Locally: A Celebration of International Women's Day hosted by FIG Catering

March 9: Roots | Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Spudnik Press Cooperative

March 11: Beginner calligraphy with Vichcraft

March 14: How to Get the Money You Want, Now! hosted by The Shift

March 18: Drunken Donuts with Bon Vivant at St. Lou's Assembly

READ, WATCH & STREAM

It's past time to explore your black lady blind spot and celebrate #BlackFuturesMonth. Karen of Rebellious gets us started.

Brava to Erin of 312 Food for sharing Instagram vs Reality: Blogging with Depression.

If you read the NY Times piece "The Follower Factory," you'll appreciate Mana of Lightspan's take on Fox 32.

Check out Humor for Hope on Windy City Live's 4 Star Chicagoan.

You know you want to make Windy City Dinner Fairy's thai noodle soup with shrimp.

From Greater Good Studio: Operationalizing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in your Nonprofit.

A classic Chicago wedding at the Adler featuring Pollen Floral Designs.

Forth Approved 1.29.18 by Julie Schumacher

Artwork by Margot Harrington

Go, Do & See

This Week
Jan 30: A free Deskpass coworking meetup at Ampersand

Jan 30: Uncovering and Activating Your Leadership Competencies at The Shift

Feb 1: How to Be a Side-Hustler: A Definitive Guide featuring Nicole Vasques

Upcoming

Feb 6: Sex with Benefits: A Primer for Progressive Swinging with Cooper Beckett at Early to Bed

Feb 7: Farm to Fork: A Slow Food Dinner Featuring Terra Brockman of Henry’s Farm

Feb 7: Drink & Draw Portraits for Your Valentine with Grace Makuch at Spudnik Press

Feb 10: Forth Chicago Galentine's Day Popup Woooo!

Feb 10: Vichcraft Beginner's Calligraphy workshop

Feb 11: Cookie Dough Pop workshop with Bon Vivant

Feb 11: Rug making with Argaman & Defiance at Milk Handmade

Feb 11: Couple's photo sessions with Paper Doll Chicago
Feb 11: Boudoir photo sessions with Paper Doll Chicago

Feb 12: Galentine's weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 12: Who Wants Love? print show to support 826 Chicago

Feb 13: Galentine's shibori workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 15: Feminist Freelancer Coworking & Cocktails with Rebellious Magazine

Feb 15: In LA for Modernism Week? Be sure to head to the presentation on the Frost House, a local gem.

Feb 18: Abundance + Investment, the first in a four-part feminist event series based on the themes and values from Amelia's Fifty Feminist Mantras book.

Spring & Summer Travel Plans

April 25-29: Fever Dreams Collective in Sonoma with Alisha Somer

May 29-June 3: Join Till School in Boulder this summer!

Read, Watch, Stream & Shop

We are *SO* excited for Black Food & Beverage, celebrating the contributions of black food and beverage professionals. 

Searah of Early to Bed is on Sex Out Loud.

Eater Chicago showcases seven underground dining clubs including our faves Filigree Suppers and Sunday Dinner Club.

Check out Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om on Create & Cultivate 100.

Watch as Margot of Pitch Design Union and Veronica Corzo-Duchardt team up to bring the awesome to Bitch Media.

Forth Approved 1.22.18 by Julie Schumacher

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Are you coming to the Galentine's Day Popup? Heck yea you are!

Go, Do & See

This Week
All week check out the collab between Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Stephanie Izard.

All week, join Black Girl in Om for a #BGIOMindful focused on "Commit to the Journey: Exploring Our Purpose Through Deep Introspection" New questions every morning at 7am.

Jan 22: Silk Weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Jan 24: Join Slow Food Chicago at Soup & Bread at the Hideout

Jan 26: Valentine's Day Happy Hour & Photos with A Little Photo Studio

Jan 26: Join Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for an Edna Lewis cooking camp to kick off Black History Month

Upcoming
Jan 30: A free Deskpass coworking meetup at Ampersand

Jan 30: Uncovering and Activating Your Leadership Competencies at The Shift

Feb 7: Drink & Draw Portraits for Your Valentine with Grace Makuch at Spudnik Press

Feb 10: Forth Chicago Galentine's Day Popup Woooo!

Feb 10: Vichcraft Beginner's Calligraphy workshop

Feb 11: Cookie Dough Pop workshop with Bon Vivant

Feb 11: Rug making with Argaman & Defiance at Milk Handmade

Feb 11: Couple's photo sessions with Paper Doll Chicago

Feb 12: Galentine's weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 13: Galentine's shibori workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 15: Feminist Freelancer Coworking & Cocktails with Rebellious Magazine

Feb 15: In LA for Modernism Week? Be sure to head to the presentation on the Frost House, a local gem.

Spring & Summer Travel Plans

April 25-29: Fever Dreams Collective in Sonoma with Alisha Somer

May 29-June 3: Join Till School in Boulder this summer!

Read, Watch, Stream & Shop

Watch this gorgeous, inspiring look at Humor for Hope's work in Syria.

Rebellious Magazine has a photo essay of Saturday's March to the Polls in Chicago. You'll spot co-founder Julie's little activist in the lead image!

Also from Rebellious, take 15 minutes to help transform women's healthcare in Chicago. 

We're all eagerly awaiting the arrival of Baby Centered by Design! For now, revel in her sweet nursery. Then see what Claire says is in/out for design trends in 2018.

See how Po Campo is making biking even more eco-friendly.

Looking to become more of a morning person. Yana of Nomad Luxury has five tips.

Erin of 312 Food has your guide to restaurant week, starting 1/26.

We're very excited about the launch of Forward Fruit, creative ingenue Elise Metzger's latest venture focusing on interior environments, experiential design, interior styling and events

Craftivism now. Craftivism forever, especially when Shannon of Badass Cross Stitch is involved.

Did you get an Instant Pot? Alia Dala walks you through some FAQs.

Forth Approved: 1.16.18 by Julie Schumacher

Courtesy of Committed

Courtesy of Committed

BIG NEWS!
We've got a Galentine's Day Popup planned for you at Foster Studio on Saturday 2/10. Details here!

GO, DO, SEE

This Week
Jan 16: Start Liberated Lines from Alisha Somer and Robin Sandomirsky. It's a guided series of live writing circles, prompts and connection via a Facebook group.

Jan 16: Last day to start Lisa Guillot's Brand Commitment journey.

Jan 17: Plant-powered protein cooking class with Alia Dala

Jan 17: Women's March sign making with Festive Collective

Jan 18: Feminist Freelancer Coworking with Rebellious

Jan 18: Time for a #legalcoffeechat with Creative Genius Law on Finesse + Fair Use

Jan 19: Chicago: A Cross-Town Exchange | Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Spudnik Press

Jan 20: MARCH AND MEET! In whatever city you are in, join up with a Women's March activity or create your own!

Jan 21: Committed, Chicago's only eco-conscious wedding event from the Green Wedding Alliance

Jan 21: Head to the Pilsen Community Indoor Famers Market for some food, fun and shopping. MojoOwl will be there!

Upcoming
Jan 22: Silk Weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room.

Jan 26: Valentine's Day Happy Hour & Photos with A Little Photo Studio

Jan 26: Join Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for an Edna Lewis cooking camp to kick off Black History Month

Jan 30: A free Deskpass coworking meetup at Ampersand

Feb 7: Drink & Draw Portraits for Your Valentine with Grace Makuch at Spudnik Press

Feb 10: Forth Chicago Galentine's Day Popup Woooo!

Feb 10: Vichcraft Beginner's Calligraphy workshop.

Feb 11: Cookie Dough Pop workshop with Bon Vivant

Feb 12: Galentine's weaving workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Feb 13: Galentine's shibori workshop with Argaman & Defiance at The Living Room

Spring & Summer Travel Plans

April 25-29: Fever Dreams Collective in Sonoma with Alisha Somer

May 29-June 3: Join Till School in Boulder this summer!

READ, WATCH, STREAM, SHOP

Grab one of Alisha Somer's few remaining Spring mini sessions for headshots, food photography, or product photography.

Three things to keep in mind during a detox from Lauren Ash.

Forth Approved: 1.8.18 by Julie Schumacher

Courtesy of Department of Curiosities

Courtesy of Department of Curiosities

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
Jan 10: Free open house at Chopping Block with chef Alia Dalal

Jan 13-15: Making Corsets: An Introduction at Department of Curiosities

Jan 13: Handmade Market Chicago at The Empty Bottle with great vendors including MojoOwl!

Jan 14: Black Girl in Om Self-Care Sunday

Upcoming

Jan 15: Join Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for an Edna Lewis cooking camp in honor of Martin Luther King day.

Jan 16: Start Liberated Lines from Alisha Somer and Robin Sandomirsky. It's a guided series of live writing circles, prompts and connection via a Facebook group.

Jan 17: Plant-powered protein cooking class with Alia Dala

Jan 18: Feminist Freelancer Coworking with Rebellious

Jan 18: Time for a #legalcoffeechat with Creative Genius Law on Finesse + Fair Use.

Jan 21: Committed, Chicago's only eco-conscious wedding event from the Green Wedding Alliance

Jan 26: Join Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for an Edna Lewis cooking camp to kick off Black History Month.

READ, WATCH, STREAM & SHOP

Help researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison explore what motivates Black entrepreneurs to go into business by completing this survey!

Chicago Woman's For The Love Of Food: 10 Influential Women In Chicago features some of our faves including Emily of Bon Vivant!

Amy Mokris of Le Coeur Watches talks about how to let the love drive you, not the money, over on Chicago Creatives.

Jessica Zweig has three mastermind retreats planned this year. Find out more.

It's not too late to join the (Re)New Year 2018, which includes guidance from Lauren Ash. And see why Black Girl in Om prioritizes spaces for women of color in this piece in the Chicago Tribune.

What can entrepreneurs learn from a former single mom on welfare? Molly Cantrell-King shares her wisdom on Barry J Moltz's podcast.

January's IT List from Nomad Luxuries.