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7 Night Trip to the British Virgin Islands
 Anegada Beach Club
Value: $2,500.00


The trip of a lifetime! This 7 night stay at the laid back Anegada Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands is for the adventurer at heart. The 'true gem' of the British Virgin Islands, Anegada (which means "drowned land") is unique -- a flat, 15 square mile atoll (island of coral), with the fourth largest coral barrier reef on the planet and beaches of breathtaking powder-like sand and gently lapping waves. Wildlife on Anegada is abundant and within reach – pink flamingos, an iguana preserve and more – attracting those travelling off the beaten path. Sparsely populated with only 200 residents in its main town, the island welcomes tourists, nature lovers, adventurers and fisherman, boasting unspoiled beaches and abundant bonefish, conch and lobster. Snorkle, Dive, or just kick back in one of the world's most exotic locations. Top off a week in paradise with a complimentarty Lobster Dinner for two with a bottle of wine. 

A Week in The Colorado Rockies


Colorado Cabin on the western slopes of the Rockies near Winter Park/Mary Jane Ski Areas and Rocky Mountain National Park. The cabin is located just outside of Fraser CO. 5 minutes off route 40. Set among Spruce and Lodge Pole pines, the cabin will sleep 8-10 people. It has one private bedroom on first floor next to bathroom, and open sleeping in large loft area. The loft has a double and single bed, as well as mattresses for children in tent like area. Living room has wood burning stove and futon for extra guests. Cabin is also heated by a furnace. Kitchen area is large and well equipped. Driveway space for two cars is directly next to kitchen entrance. There is a front porch off the living room overlooking the Rockies.

Five minutes from the cabin is the Y camp: Snow Mountain Ranch. It has many children and family activities including a large swimming pool, horseback riding and cross country skiing on trails used by the US Olympic xcountry Team. A 30 minute drive away is Rocky Mountain National Park for hiking in summer and fall, and cross country skiing in winter. Wild life viewing includes deer, moose, bighorn sheep, fox and elk. There are many well-documented trails in the nearby mountains for hiking from June - October. From December - March, down hill skiing is 15 minutes to Winter Park/Mary Jane and 5 minutes to Grandby Ranch Area (excellent for beginners and children learning to ski). Cross country trails abound in the nearby forests. 3 adult snow shoes and 2 children's snow shoes available at the cabin. Imagine yourself sitting around a lovely fire, cocoa in hand, after a wonderful day hiking or skiing.

Florida Getaway Weekend 


Take some time and leave the city with this two night package at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in sunny Bonita Springs, Florida. A tropical paridise centrally located between Fort Myers and Naples, Florida. Local attractions include Everglades National Park, Edison & Ford Winter Estates Museum, Naples Zoo and Carribean Gardens, spring training ballparks for the Boston Red Sox adn the Minnesota Twins, and many more. With stunning views of the Gulf Coast, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa offers casual elegance and southern style hospitality. This inculdes room rate and all taxes. Guest is responsible for nightly resort fee. Valid June 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 based on availability. (Not valid during peak dates January 1, 2016-March 31, 2016 or any holidays)


Hotel Burnham Staycation 


Enjoy the historic Hotel Burnham for a one night weekend stay in deluxe accomodations and dine with a $50 gift certificate for Atwood Cafe. 


Saturday Night Staycation 


The Hyatt Regency O'Hare invites you to enjoy a Saturday night stay including Breakfast for two. Use it yourself or for one of your many out of town guests.


Chicago Staycation - McCormick Place


The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place invites you to a one night Weekend Stay with Breakfast for two. Must be used by June 27, 2015.



 Orla Kiely Heart Print Tote from Virtu


Iconic designer Orla Kiely is known for her contemporary blend of retro prints and ultrafeminine design. This heart print tote is a sweet combinaton of form and function that will keep you feeling cute all summer long.

 Logan Trunk Bag in Coral Bike Ride from PoCampo


It is far too pretty out not to be on your bike and looking good. This cute little bag from PoCampo will help you get to your destination in style. Made with water resistant fabric and multiple attachments this bag is not only made to impress, but to also be functional. It attaches to your two wheeled ride! 

Dena Lyons Couture Silk Scarf

Dena Lyons Couture Scarves are made in Italy from her designs. Her scarves can be found in museums, galleries, hotels, and boutiques from Palm Beach to New York, Connecticut, and Chicago.

KANKEN Big Backpack in Ice Blue

Classic Swedish Design. Since 1960 Fjallraven has been creating clothes and accessories with the simple motto of Timeless, Functional, Durable.

KANKEN Backpack in Orange


Classic Swedish Design. Since 1960 Fjallraven has been creating clothes and accessories with the simple motto of Timeless, Functional, Durable.

MINI KANKEN in Royal Blue

Classic Swedish Design. Since 1960 Fjallraven has been creating clothes and accessories with the simple motto of Timeless, Functional, Durable. This mini version of the classic KANKEN is perfect for kids and adults alike!

KokoPelli Necklace


Kokopelli is a Hopi god of fertility who also presides over childbirth. This lovely necklace is handmade from sterling silver wire and turquoise from the, now closed, Sleeping Beauty Minde in Arizona. The mine was known for producing some of the most beautiful turquoise in the world. The pendant is suspended from an antique sterling silver ring.

Handmade Shawl w/custom made to order Shawl Pin

This lovely shawl handmade by Valerie Runes of Flying Pig Soap Works is a perfect canvas for her jewelry creations. With this shawl you will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a pin made to order by the artist herself. A one of a kind gift!

Handmade Scarf and Mitten Set


Not that we want to mention it, but Winter is Coming. Be ready with this handmade scarf and shawl set by Valerie Runes of Flying Pig Soap Works.

Glass Bowl by Daniel M. Marder


Add a statement piece to your home with this glass bowl by local artist Daniel M. Marder. Marder's work is collected internationally and catalogued in the Corning Museum & Creative Glass Center of America Archives.


Joshe Statement Necklace

Statement necklaces are all the rage and this piece for Joshe is no exception. Add to your collection.


Turquiose Statement Necklace

Add a bit of Flare to your wardrobe with this Turquiose Statement Necklace.

A bit of Sparkle

Stand out from the crowd with this loveley necklace and matching earring set from Dilly's for Kids.



Right Start Baby Set from Right Start


Get your little one started off right with this set from Right Start. This generous basket of Munchkin products has everything you could possibly need, want, or have never even thought of. 

 Five Days of Play from Little Beans Cafe


Enjoy a 5-day play pass to use at Little Beans Cafe. This playroom is located at 1809 w. Webster, just west of Elston-You will thank us on the next rainy day. 

Swimmy Time! from Goldfish Swim School


One year membership and two month's of Children's Swimming Lessons at Goldfish Swim School for one child aged 4-12. Located at 2630 West Bradley Place Chicago, IL. Goldfish Swim School provides your little one with small group lessons catered to each age group in 30 minute sessions. 

Classic Kids Photography Session from Classic Kids Photography


A picture says a thousand words. Let yours be beautiful. Classic Kids Photography in Lincoln Park specializes in black and white children's photography. This photo session for one to two subjects is the perfect way to capture your little ones as they are right now. As an added bonus you will also get one free 8X10 portrait from your sitting.


Open Play Punch Card from Bubbles Academy


Spend an afternoon playing in one of Chicago's premier playspaces. This Open Play Punch Card entitles you and your family to six Open Play visits at Bubbles Academy.

Dog Toy Box from Petstages


Filled to the brim with treats and toys this Doggy Toy Box from Petstages will keep your pup playing for hours!

Kitty Toy Box from Petstages


Keeping kitty happy has never been easier! Filled with yummy treats and interesting toys this Kitty Toy Box from Pestages is sure to keep your kitty purring.


$50 Sprout San Francisico Gift Card 

$50 To spend at Sprout San Francisco on kids clothes and accessories. Located on Division Street, Sprout San Francisco specialized in organic childrens items. Cute and Earth Friendly!

Kids TREK Bike


Adorable 16 inch kids bike by TREK. Red with a tiny Robot detail, training wheels and a juice box holder. Need we say more. From our friends at Element Bike Shop in Oak Park, This is the ultimate love at first bike.

Micro Mini Scooter 

Toddler Cool. This Micro Mini Scooter with Helmet from Building Blocks Toys will make your little one the fastest kid on the block. Made for fun on the go and easy to carry home Micro Mini is awesome!

RC Mini Drone & Helicopter Set


For the kid and kid at heart! This fun radio controlled toy drone helicopter set will keep your family flying high.

A Month of Play 

Treat your little one to a month of unlimited play at Bucktown Purple Monkey Playroom at 2040 N. Western, just north of Armitage.

Neighborhood Parents Network Membership (2) 

Join Chicago's premier parenting organization. With this membership to the Neighborhood Parents Network you will gain access to members only events such as their annual schools fair, developmental differences fair, museum days and endless panels on every parenting subject imaginable. A $55 value.

Kid's Best Friend


Sherman the Golden Retriever from our friends at Douglas Cuddle Toys will be your littlest best friend for life. Cuddly and fun to crawl on.

Infant Massage Class 

Share the gift of touch with your little one. $100 from Infant Massage Chicago towards one private or group Infant Massage Class led by Adriana Liwsky, Certified Educator of Infant Massage. Learn to massage, soothe and stimulate your baby while enjoying a bond that no other interaction can match.

Mama Power Gear Tote

Share the gift of touch with your little one. $100 from Infant Massage Chicago towards one private or group Infant Massage Class led by Adriana Liwsky, Certified Educator of Infant Massage. Learn to massage, soothe and stimulate your baby while enjoying a bond that no other interaction can match.



LUSH Gift Basket from LUSH Cosmetics


Amp up the relaxation with this gift basket from LUSH Cosmetics. Filled to the brim with all natural hand made bath and body products. AHHHHHHH. 


Michael & Michael Salon

Named one of the 100 top salons in the country by Elle Magazine, Michael and Michael in River North is sure to get your locks looking good.


Expecting Mom Massage Care Package

Treat mommy to be with this indulgent gift set. A Basket w/ Herb bundles, perineal sprays, teething/nursing necklace & gift cert. for prenatal or postpartum massage by Amanda Tarver of Women's Massage Therapy of Evanston.

One Hour Massage

Get all your kinks worked out with this One Hour Massage by Rebecca Grimwade Brown at Lakeview Physical Therapy located at 4100 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL


One Month Unlimited Yoga

Need to connect with your mind, body, and spirit? This one month unlimited yoga pass from Bloom Yoga Studio in Ravenswood will get you there in no time.

Ultimate Relaxation Set and Yoga Package

Find peace of mind and body with this Ultimate Relaxation Set and two class Yoga Package from One Key Yoga. Contains a Lavendar Eye Pillow, Shea Butter, Soap, Lip Balm and Beautiful Body Mist. AHHH.

Adults Only Romance Set

For Adults only this tasteful set and gift certificate for $25 from Early to Bed will add a little spice to your life.

10 Class Yoga Pass

Set your spirit free and get your body loosened up with this 10 class Yoga Pass from Alternative Health Group in the trendy Bucktown neighborhood.

Black and White Handmade Soap Set


Delights for the body and soul! Flying Pig Soap creates wonderful handmade soap in a variety of delightful scents. If you have never tried handmade soap, you owe it to yourself to discover the difference -- you will never go back to "store bought!" This signature Black and White set is a must.

Flying Pig Handmade Soap Basket

Delights for the body and soul! Flying Pig Soap creates wonderful handmade soap in a variety of delightful scents.This set allows you to try the entire collection. If you have never tried handmade soap, you owe it to yourself to discover the difference -- you will never go back to "store bought!"

Tempurpedic Pillow

Get a good night's rest with this Tempurpedic Orthopedic Pillow. Courtesy of Dr. Todd Renn at Ravenswood Chiropractic Wellness Center.


Spa your way at Spa Space

$100 to spa any way you choose at Spa Space located at 161 North Canal Street. Multiple year Citysearch winner, Spa Space will help you relax in style.

Get in Shape

Been meaning to get back into shape but just didn't know where to start? Well, physical trainer Eric Treese is here to put you on the path with 4 private sessions.

5 Class Yoga Pass in Evanston

Yoga isn't just for the city alone. Keep it closer to home with this 5 class pass from Grateful Yoga in Evanston.




Go Cubbies!


Celebrate 4th of July in style with the Chicago Cubs! This entitles you to two tickets for a game 4th of July weekend.

Da Bears


Enjoy the pre-season madness with two tickets to see the Chicago Bears take on the Miami Dolphins. Donated by the generous Hoffmann Family, these tickets are for Preseason Game 1, United Club Section 212, Row 13, Seats 1-2. Go Bears!

Race Track Day from Autobahn Country Club


Feel the need for Speed? Get your fix with this once in a lifetime half day driving experience from Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. The winner of this experience will get to take a spin around their Formula One style racing circut in one of Autobahn's Fleet of high performance sports cars. Learn how to make the most of your time from one of Autobahn's experienced instructors then go for it! This day has it all thrills and meals included. 

 Day at the Aquarium - Shedd Aquarium


Rain or shine a day at Shed Aquarium is always a pleasure. The winner will recieve a voucher for 4 general admission tickets to Shedd Aquarium good for one year.

Family Ticket Package to Chicago Children's Theatre


Introduce your little one to the arts with this Family Ticket Package for four to Chicago Children's Theatre.

Two Tickets to Lookingglass Theater


Two tickets to the 2014/15 production of Moby Dick running from June 10-August 10 2015. Any show excluding Fridays, Saturdays, and Opening Night. This is the final show of the season.

Laugh, Drink, Paint


The trendiest night out in Chicago! The winner of these passes will get two certificates for one free class at One Strange Bird located in ever trendy Wicker Park. Right along Division where you can dine befoe and party after. Don't for get to bring your favorite beverage! Materials are included

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tickets

Enjoy a night at the Symphony with these two center section main floor tickets to the Chicago Symphony. Date and Show to be determined by the winner and the very generous Pam Hoffmann.

History on Tap Tour for 20

Take on Chicago's rich drinking history with this History on Tap tour for 20. You and 20 of your most adventurous comrades can spend the afternoon walking, learning, and mostly just drinking on this fun tour. Ages 21 and over please.

Steppenwolf Theater

Experience Chicago Theater at it's finest. Known for groundbreaking works, Steppenwolf Theater has become Chicago institution since it's inception 40 years ago. You will recieve two tickets to any 1 performance in the 2015-2016 Season. Any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday performance. Voucher must be used during previews-fifth week of show run. Not valid for Openings/Special Events. Limit 1 per season. Subject to availability* Not valid for previously purchased tickets or with any other voucher.

For the Budding Artist

Getting the itch to create? Lillstreet Arts Center in Ravenswood invites you to learn a new skill with this $100 Gift Certificate to be used towards one childs or adults art class. Please redeem by calling 773-769-4226. Not applicable online. Not applicable towards camps.

Family Zoo Day


Enjoy a day at Brookfield Zoo with this Family Admission Package for up to 6 people.

Underground Tour of Buckingham Fountain


See a Chicago Icon like you have never seen it before with this Underground Tour of Buckingham Fountain. Presented by Chicago Park Historian Juila Bachrach the half-hour tour presents insights into the amazing gift that philanthropist Kate Sturges Buckingham gave to the citizens of Chicago in 1927. This donation provides a tour for a group of up to 6 people. Tour must be used on a weekday between teh hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. between May and October. Please contact Juila Bachrach to Redeem.

Court Theater

For over 60 years Court Theater has been bringing theater to Hyde Park. Their season is wide open to explore with these 2 complimentary tickets to the show of your choice this season. Expires 5/26/2016.

Women's Bellydance Experience

Experience the art of Belly Dance with this one of a kind women's night out. Malik Turley of Hip Circle Studios will entertain then teach a you and your female friends this ancient art. Great for bonding, bridal showers, and birthdays. Certain Restrictions Apply.



Coleman NXT 200 Grill


Be the star of summer with this Coleman NXT 200 Grill. Portable for every BBQ, Tailgating Party, day at the beach or just in your own backyard. The Coleman NXT 200 has 20,000 BTU's of cooking power 321 square inches of cooking space, enough for 18 burgers! This grill will help you get it done right.

 FLOR "Bippity Boppity" Rug


Easy to install and easy to clean FLOR modular rugs bring great design and functionality together at last. This 6'7" x 8'2" rug is custom designed by FLOR. Named "Bippity Boppity" it will help to magically transform your space.


Framed TUCKER Stock Option


Own a piece of automobile history with this framed TUCKER stock option. For the historian and car enthusiast alike.


Rain Barrel and Watering Can


For the gardener and environmentally minded. Rain collection will make your plants and your pocketbook happy this summer.


Nutribullet Blender with Signed copy of "Real Moms Love to Eat"


A great addition to any kitchen. The Nutribullet will help you to make shakes, smoothies, and just about anything else you need to blend in a snap. Comes with a signed copy of "Real Moms Love to Eat".



$100 Gift Certificate to Longman and Eagle


$100 Gift Certificate to one of the hottest restaurants in Chicago. Located in Logan Square, Longman and Eagle is the place to see and be seen. Delicious food and and extensive Whiskey list make this a must have.

Cuppa Tea?


Enjoy the refreshing side of summer with this David's Tea summer sampler and perfect measure spoon set. A great seat for the avid tea drinker. 

$50 Maddiebird Bakery Gift Certificate

Creativity and character are at the heart of this Edgewater Gem. This gift certificate entitles you to $50 towards any order. For custom orders please call ahead a minimum of 2 weeks before and please mention the gift certificate.


Swedish Brunch

$30 gift certificate for brunch at Tre Kronor Swedish Restaurant.


Amy's Candy Bar Basket


Capture the tastes of childhood with this delicious basket of candy from Amy's Candy Bar in Lincoln Square. Then use the gift certificate to pick out treats of your own!


Peace Tree Brewery Sampler


Be the envy of your beer loving friends with this sampler of beer and root beer from Peace Tree Brewery located in Knoxville, IA. This beer cannot be bought in Chicago! Show off even more with their assortment of beer glasses, bottle opener and trucker hat. For those in the know.


The Kitchen Family Table Night

Each week, The Kitchen hosts a family-style dinner around our community table as an opportunity for groups to share in good food, good drink, and good community. This certificate is redeemable for 2 seats to any upcoming community night, hosed every Monday at 7p.m. Reservations are required. Alcohol, beverages and gratuity are not included.

 $50 R. J. Grunts Gift Certificates

Two $25 Gift Certificates to R. J. Grunts. Known for being the first Lettuce Entertain you restaurant R.J. Grunts serves up yummy burgers and shakes. A Chicago Original.


$75 Big Bowl Gift Certificates

$75 in gift certificates to Lettuce Entertain you mainstay Big Bowl. Delicious Thai food for the entire family.




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  • Sandra Maldonado
    published this page in Summer Soirée 2015-04-23 14:01:41 -0500