Week In AWESOME, 2.6.17 / by Julie Schumacher


This Week
February 6: Between Bites is back and Johanna Lowe is on the speaking menu.

February 7: Black Girl In Om monthly Twitter chat on eating seasonally.

February 9: NextBites Happy Hour at Nico Osteria.

February 11: Valentine's Day Market + Opening Celebrations at Sugarbeet Schoolhouse.

February 12: Committed 2017: An Avant-Garde Wedding Event by the Green Wedding Alliance is at Greenhouse Loft

February 12: Black Girl in Om Self Care Sunday. January sold out fast so here's your nudge to get on it.

February 12: Filigree Suppers offers a perfect pre-Valentine's meal with DUET.

February 12: Love Dose! with Department of Curiosities, Lifestyle with Ivory + Ash, Argaman&Defiance, and Dose Trousseau curated by Kelly Connolly of Nimble Well and featuring Estera Events, Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists and Deconstructed Bouquets.

February 13: Join organizer Alison Sustarich of Tiny Bold at 826Chi's Who Wants Love...a grownups' graphic design meets kids writing meets fundraiser.

February 13: Galentine's Day comedy benefit, In Stitches, for Humor for Hope

February 20-21: Get thee to the Potluck hospitality conference in LA in part to hear Elise of Filigree Suppers.

February 22: Winterlude Pop-Up Dinner by Big Delicious Planet at South Loop Loft.

February 22: Fireside Chat with the Flowers for Dreams cofounders at Workshop Chicago.

March 1: Simply Be Bright personal branding workshop with Jessica Zweig and Lisa Guillot.


These La Croix valentines from Brain Surgeons & Rocket Scientists are everything.

Black Girl in Om talks writing to read oneself.

Get to know April Francis of Dose!

Six myths on self promotion from Jessica Zweig.

Fourteen black-owned businesses and services you need to support, including Ivory & Ash.

Havana is on Roam & Home's wish list (ours too).

How to promote your non-profit with tips from Mana of Lightspan.

Claire shares her kitchen reveal and a new Women Who Make feature. Then, go give Centered by Design some vote love over on the Design Bloggers Conference awards.

What are your personal policies? Amelioratic takes on drafting them.


Local Eclectic is hiring for part time and intern positions.