The Love Dose | 2.14.16


Falling on February 14th, the sweetest day, this Dose has us all excited about Love in all of its many splendid variations. Join us and shop the yummiest set of Dosers yet and wave hello to a new Dose, too, namely: Dose Trousseau, curated with the best for those about to get hitched. Yes! Spend Valentine’s Day with us. You won’t be disappointed. What you do in the nighttime is up to you.

when: Sunday, February 14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where: 401 N. Morgan why: to eat, shop, laugh, lounge and Love!
cta: Morgan Street parking: street and valet kids: kids under 12 always free pups: sorry, no pups allowed at Dose
tix: $10, online only!  see you on February 14th! happy Dosing … XOXO the Dosettes



LOVE Mr & Mrs Smith give away a trip for two to Belize; We Theory spins the tunes; Dose Trousseau hooks up those about to get hitched with the must-know vendors in Chicago; RedShift Couture helps you create your own Valentines, free; Pre-order a bouquet of American flowers from Field & FloristDr. Karin Anderson dispenses advice about embracing the single life; Holly Donovan takes your portrait on site, gratis; Poems While You Wait pounds out the poetry on command based on your prompt; Principe Palmistry reads your palm; and Laughing Eye Weeping Eye hooks you up with the 411 on what’s going on with her tarot cards and runes.



ART Art Wing Contemporary set up a mini-gallery full of emerging Chicago artists, showing you the way to start (or continue adding to) a super sweet collection; Janna Renner whips up the backdrop for a totally-smoochable SmileboothKristine Steiner rocks out your portrait on the spot, we love it!



ACCOUTREMENT august comes from California to hook you up with fantastic bags in all shapes; Bow & Arrow Collection dispenses the sweetest papers and accessories for celebrating all of life’s little moments; Diligent Knives stuns with their little lipsticks, you’ll want four; Ellison Eyewear turns your shade game up to 11; Elytra Textiles debuts with to-die-for scarves; your support of Heshima Kenya‘s wearables benefits female entrepreneurs; strap on a piece from Le Coeur Watch Co or give one to a grateful Valentine; Mondelliani Eyewear kicks up your face game with fantastic frames; keep your hands warm in high style with the custom-fitted glam of Gloved Chicago; pop on a pom from Loveknitz because Winter in Chicago can stretch all the way to May; got a gift to wrap? hand it over to Needle + Shred and your gift recipient may never want to open it; ready to embrace athleisure? the ladies of SEWN in the USA curate the best, all made in America; Owl+Mouse Doses the yummiest designs; and Rider For Life is, hands down, the most exciting Chicago retail experience of 2016 (besides Dose of course).



SWEETS Cherry Circle Room‘s executive pastry chef, Kristine Antonian, reveals a v special V-day treat; can’t get enough (!) of the fantastic crumb cakes baked with Love by Flour Cake and PastryMindful Indulgences doses the raw chocolate win; Smashed Muffin keeps it sweet for the gluten-free; Tiddleywink Toffee debuts with a range of fantastic flavors; Mayana Chocolate has got JUST the box of chocolates for you … and a Dose bar, too.



EATS ATE 3 FOUR is an underground supper club dishing out delights to satisfy even the most accomplished chefs; Bang Bang is back to Dose pie and a.m. delights; Karl’s Craft Soup makes for a fantastic lunch and take-home fare; can’t wait to see what Kitchfix whips up for 2.14, memories of pitch-perfect chili at the HoliDose still have us smiling; The Eastman Egg Company whips up the most sumptuous egg sandwiches; Snaggletooth will send you to bagel + lox Heaven; Pub Royale Doses donuts and Four Letter Word coffee, yes! And Brass Monkey makes all the drinks, at all three bars.



WELLNESS Easy, breezy, beautiful—say hello to Astrida Naturals for happy skin for everyone; Bonnie amps up your Winter-skin arsenal with luscious masks and serums, all-natural; juice it out and kick up the nutrition with Chicago’s planty best, the pros at Owen + AlchemyREMIX by Giselle Wasfie Doses her collection of candles, aromatic mists bug spray and more, all awesome; Skinny & Company hooks you up with the best raw coconut oil.



WOMEN Shelby Steiner Doses a collection inspired by  places, objects, sounds, and experiences; FELT serves up the sweetest from resort and a preview of Spring; Journelle, a Dosette favorite, joins in for the first time, dishing out lovely underthings and easy, sexy gifts for every Valentine; we adore the customization ethos and easy shapes of LOVA Collection; and who can do without a hit of The Ørder‘s blackest of blacks? We can’t wait.



MEN Knocking it out of the park season after season, apartment number 9 Doses premium clothing and of-the-moment accoutrement, hello, super-premium headphones; Lonesome Traveler makes a strong case for rocking a matching tie and square; no one’s cooler than Sam of Rust Belt Americana, Dosing vintage finds made wearable; and Stock MFG Co., the company making all kinds of gorgeous apparel right here in their factory in Chicago, Doses what’s new.



VINTAGE We adore the eye on Stuart of Ladybug Vintage, she’s got the premium vintage baubles you’ll wear forever and we love shopping shopNOV, the rack on which to find totally wearable vintage gems, designer dresses and concert tees. LITTLES Mama, make it easy and start going steady with Mac & Mia. delivering the cutest kids clothes straight to your door then snap up NOVkids‘ gems, all one-of-a-kind and hestitate-and-you’ll-miss-it supes cool for school vintage for the littles. HOME Hello mood lighting and sexy aromatherapy: be sure to stop by Nicolet CandleArtumie Candle Studio and Detroit Rose Candle Co. to find your signature scent(s!) and set the tone for the evening; Blasfemme makes the finest wooden kitchen tools with the perfect amount of humanity; vagabond terrarium debuts to keep the Feng Shui in your place totally on point; Grayling Ceramics Doses his awesome wares for those who love (and love to store, artfully) artisanal food, wine, beer, coffee, and tea.



JEWELS If you like bold, you’ll want ALL of debut Doser Adele Dejak‘s statement jewelry, straight from Africa; cities in dust Doses a new set of must-have metals; Glamrocks kicks up your sparkle game; Indie-Pendant‘s Love bracelet is pure perfection; Jill Alberts Doses her own collection and the work of more fantastic designers; Jules Vance produces side-by-side with the love of her life, Brian, cultivating a thoughtful and minimalist approach to modern adornment that we think just SLAYS; megboys studio makes an easy, affordable and thoughtful Valentine’s custom for bae; Redbud finds inspiration in her love of nature; Samantha McIntosh draws inspiration from clean lines, ancient cultural design and her equestrian past; SAUVAGED fuses the bold with the supernatural; and Voyeur By Vex indulges your sexy side, inviting naughty with a little swish of fringe.


PANTRY Burtons Maplewood Farm‘s fantastic and fantastically-infused maple syrup will make a maple fanatic out of you; the babes of Chutney Devis debut their authentic chutneys and a few more surprises; Femme du Coupe doles out the punch and the Le Sirop; truly our favorite find in a VERY long … everything about Manna Organics is premium, essential, totally munchable, we LIVE for the “Say Chesese” kale chips, 100% vegan; break yourself off a piece of Mindful Baking‘s pizza crust and make a homemade ‘za; Perrier keeps Dose-goers sated with fantastic free sips; Rare Bird Preserves is back like a champ, Dosing her premium collection of spreadables; you’ll want a ton of Sockeyed Seafood, fresh, frozen and smoked wild Alaskan salmon; everyone loves the biscotti made by The Gourmet GoddessThink Jerky continues to reign as the premium meat snack (made without any of the nasty); and we welcome Tribute Tea Company to Dose for the first time, you’ll love the freshness and variety!




Get tickets for the Love Dose right here: your ticket not only supports the hardest working makers in and around Chicagoland, it also supports the Chicago Public Library Foundation, working hard to encourage the curiosity of young minds. Get Dosed!

 xoxo The Dosettes