WEEK IN AWESOME XXXIII / by Julie Schumacher


Have you signed up for our Instagram for Creative Entrepreneurs workshop on April 3? We hope so! We've limited it to 20 tickets and they're going fast. It's going to be a great day.

This Week
Monday - Tools to Transcend Trauma with Dana Frost and other incredible women.

Monday-Wednesday (in DC) - hit up the Women Bike Pop-Up Shop with Po Campo.

Wednesday - Office Hours: Legal Education at Chicago Artists Coalition with Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law. Advanced registration required. 5:30-8.

Thursday - Slow Food Book Club meets at Local Foods at 6 pm. There's still time to read Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal : Cooking with Economy and Grace

Saturday - Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Feast Fine Art and Calligraphy at Workshop.

Sunday - Committed! Head to Greenhouse Loft to learn all about Green Wedding Alliance approved vendors like Pollen, FIG Catering and Nimble Well.

Sunday - Plan your spring garden (yes!) with the Sugar Beet Coop.

Save the Date

March 18: Headed to C2E2? Make sure to hit up Comic Fandom Year One with Keidra Chaney.

March 19: Studio Sale at Idle Hour (1500 S Western) with ANEW, Maya Mueble, South Social and Home and Some Like Us. Lots o' vintage clothing, furniture, props, art, amazing textiles and more. 

March 20 - Floral design workshop with Pollen at Greenhouse Loft. Learn about flower selection, cut flower care, the fundamentals of floral design (including eco-friendly options!), and get some time practicing hands-on floral design with Lynn Fossbender.

March 24 - FIG Drink Showcase will be filled with delicious punch, sustainable wines, local beers, music, and delicious food provided by FIG Catering. Your ticket price goes to benefit Slow Food Chicago.


Give Baker Miller, Heritage General, Bang Bang, Honey Butter and your other favorites some love by voting in the Chicago Tribune Dining Awards Readers' Choice. You can vote daily till 3/15.

Elise of Filigree Suppers is over on the Design Feast blog talking the power of side projects.

A slew of Forth Favorite We couldn't agree more about this designation. Read about Seriously Badass Woman Margot Harrington of Pitch Design Union.

Crystal Hodges talks about her new venture, Luft, with Splash Magazines.

Women With Drive Foundation was featured on ABC 7 this past weekend.

A lovely read about family, memories, and recipes from Slow Food Chicago's Cortney Ahern.

Start your Spring shopping with preorders of Po Campo's gorgeous spring line

Lightspan's Mana Ionescu has 7 Steps to Capture the Content Your Audience Wants: Real-Time, Fresh and Genuine.

Altruette is on the Cool Mom Picks Baby Shower Gift Guide!

Mana also talks about why Chicago is the place to start your tech company.

A new perspective on wine tasting from Chandra Ram over on Plate Magazine.