Your Week in Awesome XXIX / by Julie Schumacher

Go, Do & See

First. Drop everything and go enter our Instagram Giveaway to win a night at a Bangtel spot, flowers from Pollen and dinner for two from Honey Buttery Friend Chicken. Then enter again. And again. And again.

Love Recap! What is Love (tonight), Love Dose + Dose Trousseau, Filigree Friends & Lovers Dinner (2/14), 

Jobs! Polymathic is seeking a senior Rails or Python Full-stack developer for full-time work at a kick ass company. Meals on Wheels is hiring a development assistant.

Join the Green Restaurant Coalition's monthly happy hour on Tuesday.

Get creative with a Till Talk with Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler on Wednesday.

Love on Rare Bird Preserves and other great local vendors Saturday from 10-2 at River Forest Kitchen's Valentine's Day Market.

After RFK, hop over to the Sugar Beet in Oak Park for a DIY lip balm class!

Grab your tickets now for an inspiring evening on Feb 21 for the Women with Drive gala "Forging a New Future."

Make these insanely good bite-sized, twice fried tostones topped with avocado crème fraîche, smoked salmon and julienne basil.

Read, Watch & Stream

Lynn from Pollen has a fantastic two-part series on working with florists up on her blog. Read part 1 on researching florists. Read part 2 on initial contact with florists.

This goooorgeous speakeasy wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings showcases the nuptials of Estera Events planner Bianca with Sarah Drake invitations, Nimble Well rentals and re:Find Joy hand lettering.

A pink party!

Lisa of Step Brightly talks branding Galentines, our favorite holiday!

Veronica of WInterbureau on the Open Ended podcast talking visibility in artist talks. So good!