WEEK IN AWESOME XLXXXII / by Julie Schumacher

image courtesy DOSE

image courtesy DOSE

Oh Look! IT's the Start of the Forth gift guide!
First up: For the home

This Week
December 5: Family Dinner at Autre Monde to benefit the Sugarbeet Schoolhouse scholarship program.

December 6: NextBites First Tuesday happy hour is at Half Acre this month.

December 7: Join Creative Genius Law for a #LegalCoffeeChat and get your top of mind legal questions answered.

December 10: Stop by Lauren Ash's open studio at Vends & Vibes and maybe dance a little, get a sneak peak of her new collaboration Ivory & Ash.

December 10-18: Saturnalia is a week of showcasing the wares of fellow independent designers and artisans at the Department of Curiosities.

December 11: HoliDose features Nourishing Notes, Owen + Alchemy, Smilebooth, Modern Sprout and Hand & Cloth.

December 11: Black Girl in Om Self Care Sunday

December 12: ReBloom flower donation workshop!

December 12: Boldly Bifurcated - Come explore the history of women in pants with fashion historian Jacqueline WayneGuite. 

December 12: Join Slow Food Chicago for their Annual Meeting with refreshments from FIG Catering and Honey Butter Fried Chicken. (And, fill out their book club survey please!).

December 14: After School Baking Blitz with Sugarbeet Schoolhouse.

December 16: Santa Happy Hour for Littles at A Little Photo Studio.

December 16-18: Shop Sensual co-produced by Kristen Kaza will feature Slow Jams yoga with Lauren Ash.

December 31: Usher in the New Year with Party Noire.


Claire Stazak of Centered by Design collaborated with an artist and used Nimble Well's lovely table top decor for this DIY modern holiday table on Domino. Totes stealing that postcard trick.

Honey Butter's founders chat with Lauren Ignited.

Johanna Lowe explores young love and paint color on the Parchment House blog.

Pop culture "comfort food" for difficult times from The Learned Fangirl.

This lavender hued shoot over on Grey Likes Weddings features Sarah Drake Design and Nimble Well.

Get the You Are Beautiful subscription this month and it includes a gorgeous limited edition Vichcraft spin on the iconic sticker. Or, grab a Vichcraft "Girls to the Front" mug reco'd by The Everygirl.

The Rebellious gift guide features recs from Searah of Early to Bed and a nod to our new favorite dressmaker measuremake!