WEEK IN AWESOME XLXV / by Julie Schumacher

This Week:
August 9: Aaron Levy Coaching's 'Find Work You Love' at Workshop Chicago.

August 10: Big Delicious Planet's Farm Dinner will feature flowers from Pollen.

August 11: Shine & Dine Gala to benefit Step Up Network, featuring Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter & Sunday Dinner Club. Read about Chef Chair Christine here.

August 15/17/19: Young chefs learn to cook vegetarian goodness with this hands-on Sugarbeet Schoolhouse camp.

August 17: Cross Stitch 101 with Badass Cross Stitch + Shannon Downey.

August 18: Embroidery 101 with Shannon Downey.

August 19: Headshot Friday with Averyhouse.

August 21: Rediscovery Supper with Filigree Suppers.

August 21-24: Say hi to Nourishing Notes at NY NOW the wholesale products & innovative designs tradeshow. They're at booth 5310.

August 24: Tickets are available, and going fast, for the Vegetarian Harvest Dinner from Slow Food Chicago.

August 26-27: Wine and Art Walk at the Mortem Arboretum featuring Aureate Atelier.

August 27: Beginner Calligraphy workshop with Jenna Blazevich

September 16: Iterate! Human-Centered Design Tools for Social Innovation with George Aye of Greater Good Studio

October 21: Save the date! Celeb Chef Ball to support Meals on Wheels.


Do you LOVE that Muhammad Ali quote about Impossible is Nothing? Us too! In part because it was written by a woman. A Chicago woman. A Chicago ad woman. Read on.

Over on the Design Feaster blog, Shannon Downey talks about her two side projects, Seriously Badass Women and Badass Cross Stitch.

Speaking of Badass Women, here's the feature on Janice Bond.

Then more on Badass Cross Stitch over on Moore Women Artists.

Cowork at Polymathic! Details on founder Marcy's FB page.

How Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om turned a hobby into a lifestyle brand.

Exclusivity in Wellness. Black Girl in Om takes it on in their newest podcast.

Jessica Zweig takes on Dating Douchebags in the Great Love Debate.

Alison of Tiny Bold shares her Firehouse Chicago wedding invitation suite with FPO.

Zagat says to grab elote from these local restaurants, including Honey Butter Fried Chicken.

Grab this word-free Pomodor playlist from PItch Design Union.

Ingredient challenge from The Feed Podcast feature summer squash and Honey Butter chefs Christine Chikowski and Rick Bayless.