Your Week in Awesome XXVIII / by Julie Schumacher

We're going to hit you with all of early Feb's finest as you plan out your lurve-related days in the lead up to Valentine's Day.

Go, Do & See

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Wednesday Feb 3 head to the Hideout and help cook with Soup and Bread!

Friday Feb 5 take a good food field trip with the Sugar Beet for a private tour and tasting at Urban Till. Or, pop over to Bingo at the coop.

Sunday Feb 7 grab the kids and head to Chop Shop for Little Miss Ann's Valentine's show featuring snapshots from A Little Photo Studio.

Monday Feb 8 we'll be at Who Wants Love, a pop up print show at Workshop organized by Alison of Tiny Bold. Fantastic screen printed posters designed by twenty of Chicago's design firecrackers all on sale, all in support of 826Chicago, a fantastic tutoring and literacy org.

Gift someone lucky (maybe yourself?) a boudoir photo by attending the Dress Me Down event on Friday Feb 5. It's part of the Paper Doll Club run by Dev, a total doll and badass photog. 

Sunday Feb 14 get your Love Dose on with vendors like Rare Bird Preserves. And, if you are engaged you must, must, must hit up Dose Trousseau, curated by our beloved Kelly of Nimble Well and featuring delightful wedding vendors like Sarah Drake Design, Smilebooth and Pollen.

Valentine's Day dining at its best is the Filigree Supper Friends and Lovers supper at Bangtel's Mr. Clark's Penthouse and featuring paper goods from Argaman & Defiance.

Read, Watch & Stream

Forth founder Julie & Alison of Tiny Bold have some super easy, super cute V-Day DIYs over on the Surf Sweets blog.

Levinson Location's Kate Levinson shares her home on Apartment Therapy, and it is color and texture at its best.

Margot Harrington is one of 24 Creative Pros talking 2016 goals with How Design.

Curious about hashtags as IP? Patrice of Creative Genius Law wrote about it for Awesomely Techie, the tech blog of Luvvie Ajayi.

Destination wedding tips from the pros, including our Ali Phillips.

Go behind the scenes of food styling at Food and Nutrition with Johanna Lowe. Then, check out her newly updated portfolio.

What David Bowie taught us about leadership from our rock star, Molly Rudberg. And, have you checked out Disruption Radio?

Women with Drive Foundation is looking for interns.

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