FROLIC – Sunset Martini

(*FROLIC = Friday alcoholic)

Here is a great spring cocktail

Sunset Martini

3/4 ounces raspberry vodka (recommended — Stoli Razberi)
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 dash triple sec
1 dash grenadine

1 Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
2 Add all the ingredients and shake well
3 Strain the mixture into a martini glass and serve immediately


Product spotlight – Chicago Skyline dinnerware

Why not serve up a dinner Chicago style on these lovely Chicago skyline plates from POSH.  These are a great addition to create a real local feel to your wedding registry.

You can take a tour of Chicago without leaving the dinner table with depictions of Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, the Loop, etc…

Meet our Partner – Urban Oasis

Whether your looking to add to your wedding registry  some pre-wedding pampering or some post wedding relaxation; you have to include some of Urban Oasis products.

Imagine arriving in a tranquil setting with calming music and sounds you get offer a cup of tea or a glass of fresh juice; you pretty much forget that you are just a few steps from all the Chicago hustle and bustle.  Before you know it you are taken away to a quiet room and in the hands of a licensed and certified therapist where suddenly the outside world melts away… But they do save a wonderful treat for last; their rain and steam showers which are a perfect way to end the experience.

Swedish massages:

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar massage:


Or Thai Massage:

Urban Oasis Thai Massage

Check out their great spa location:

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Give A Flexible Gift Certificate from Poladora for a Wedding Gift

Have you ever fretted over giving the perfect wedding gift, trying to outdo the wedding gift registry items only to wind up with nothing to send a year after the nuptials have taken place?   Poladora offers the perfect solution for wedding guests with just such a problem.  Give a Poladora gift certificate that can be used online at to make a purchase at any one of the partners in our consolidated network of Chicago retailers.  Couples will be thrilled to have the option of using their Poladora gift card towards a purchase of their china at P.O.S.H. or perhaps towards the sideboard they really want at Sawbridge Studios.  Or another couple might want to use their Poladora gift card to start building their wine cellar through any one of the Wine Discount Center’s Chicago-area locations.  Send a wedding gift that ultimately will truly reflect the needs and desires of the happy couple without them having to resort to making time-consuming returns at multiple retailers.  Give a Poladora gift certificate and let the happy couple spend it their way in their own good time.

Here are a few items they could spend their gift certificates on:

Casual dinnerware:

Pancakes Make People Happy Plate

Home accents:

Forest Bowl

Forest Bowl


Camber Sideboard

Formal dinnerware:

Country Estate Plates

FROLIC* – Randy Little Kiwi

(*FROLIC = Friday alcoholic)

In honor of St. Patrick’s day today’s signature cocktail inspiration is GREEN.

Little Kiwi Cocktail


1/2 teaspoon sugar


1 kiwi

30ml midori

30ml vodka


1. Mush the kiwifruit and sugar together in a blender or shaker. Add a scoop of ice and the alcohol.

2. Shake/Blend.

3. Pour into glasses. Can be topped up with lemonade (optional).

Meet our partner – Provenance Food and Wine

Provenance Food and Wine prides itself in know the “provenance” of the foods and wines they carry in their store to the point where they have developed great relationships with the local food artisans and growers.  Each item is selected by the owners whose pursuit of quality goods is uncompromising and yes, a little bit obsessive!

This is a great place to go if you are recreational foodie or a full time gourmet!

And they have some perfect items for your wedding registry!

Fill your new home with the beginning of a cellar with 2 cases of wines which you can drink now or age for future date

Fill your pantry with all sorts of small-production, handmade goodies.

Or simply get their gift card and shop for your date night in dinner needs.