Your Week in Awesome XVI / by Julie Schumacher

Do, Go & See

Wednesday head to the AIGA Chicago's Design For Good: Fostering Literacy featuring one of our favorite designers, Alison Sustarich of Tiny Bold Creative.

Have a young artist in your life? Johanna Winter Harper's Messy Lab Studio classes are sure to delight.

Shop Oprah's Favorite Things, including Modern Sprout's Garden Jar Three-Pack.

Wednesday Nov 18 is How to Grow a Good Idea with Eric Staples at Workshop.

Wednesday Nov 18 is also a chance to hear Veronica Corzo-Duchardt and others talk content creation in Art / Design.

Are you headed to Dose's highly-curated holiday market at Soho House on Sunday? Find something lovely from Argaman&Defiance while you're there.

Two of our favorite pie stops, Baker Miller and Bang Bang, were named Chicago's top pie stops by Time Out.

Read, Watch & Stream

Get to know one of our 2016 interns, Carolyn!

5 tips to create an affordable holiday affair (we see you Nimble Well, also one of Snippet and Ink's Select vendors!). Did you know Workshop is offering a great Gather & Give discount through January? Save and give this season.

Learn about great customer service from Vana of Le Papier Studio over on the Etsy blog. 

Hungry? Read up on the 21 best bakeries in America via Thrillist...including our top choice Baker Miller,  also named Chefs to Watch by Plate

Happy 8th birthday to Learned Fangirl, a blog committed to supporting under-reported writing by women and people of color on media, tech, and online culture. One of our favorite fangirls is editor Keidra Chaney.

Get beyond inspired by these 36 #blkcreatives including Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law.

PHEW! See you next week.