Guilt-free: Shop local designer jewelry for less during Gilt City Chicago’s weeklong sale, ending Feb. 28. For $250, you can score a private jewelry-making class with designer Laura Lombardi, plus 20 percent off her designs. Or, for $150, host a private shopping event for four with 20 percent off pieces by Cities in Dust (above).
It might not be a governmentally recognized holiday — maybe the banks take it off, who knows? — but National Margarita Day is definitely a cause for celebration. Before you grab a pitcher and salt your glass, brush up on your boozy history (and learn a few new recipes) with two of the city’s margarita masters.
Boka reopening: The contemporary American restaurant recently revealed the fruits of their head-to-toe revamp: a renovated dining room with dark wood floors and large black leather banquettes, ideal for digging into new head chef Lee Wolen’s creations, such as slow-cooked lemon sole ($28).