Christy, Social Media & Marketing
Arguably Chicago’s second biggest holiday this week (not sure if anything can trump Lincoln’s birthday in this city), it’s Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for ways to sweeten up the day and evening beyond the glut of candy sure to be found in your office kitchen, we suggest treating yourself (or a loved one) to something special at one of Chicago’s many unique, local merchants. Here are a few West Loop favorites:
gushing reviews. The warm and inviting décor and the seasonally rotating wines alongside Spanish sharable plates make Vera a perfect spot for couples or groups of friends sharing an evening of fine dining.
Create your own Little Italy
Dining in? Stop by the family-run J.P. Graziano on Randolph, just west of Halsted, for the city’s finest selection of Italian meats, cheeses, bread and dessert. Pick up some Prosciutto de Parma, fresh mozzarella, hot sopresatta, aged Manchengo and fresh Italian bread for a dining experience rivaled only by a fresh meal on the streets of Florence.
You deserve it. Whether the past few weeks at work have been draining or you just need something to get you through the latest cold spell, check out HM Day Spa on Madison and treat yourself to the gift of relaxation. A haven for reflection and inner discovery, everything at this brand new facility is designed to give you the ultimate spa experience.
Put some spring in your style
You can’t quite feel it yet, but spring is right around the corner. Ditch those dismal grays and get ready for warmer weather by brightening up your wardrobe. Ladies, check out Tribeca on Madison for the latest colorful apparel handpicked from the runways of the hottest designers. Gentlemen, visit Entourage Man at Halsted and Washington where you’ll find the latest pieces that facilitate “style beyond desire.”
No matter who you’re with, enjoy the day as you explore the great establishments the West Loop has to offer.