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The Weekend Guide

Make yourself at home.

SHOP
Martyn George Summer Culinary Bazaar
What:
Stock up for summer entertaining at the vintage kitchenware boutique with culinary tools and decor marked 25-75 percent off.
Why: It’s the pick of the crop from flea markets across the country.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m. (Also July 20 & 21.)
Where: 1855 W. Grand Ave., at Wolcott Ave. (312-340-4666).

JOIN
Tomato Mountain CSA
What:
Reap a boxload of certified organic produce from the Brooklyn, Wisconsin, farm every week. Bonus: It’s delivered to your door rather than a pickup site.
Why: The lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes go down in history.
When: You want to get fresh.
Where: Sign up at tomatomountain.com. Prices vary depending on your delivery area.

WEAR
Laura Lombardi for Of a Kind Brass Peak Necklace
What:
Dress up your favorite tee with the vintage brass beauty ($108) — a limited edition from the Chicago designer.
Why: It’s your summer statement piece.
When: Soon — because when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Where: Available at ofakind.com.

EAT
The Boarding House Summer Menu
What:
Global wines find new soul mates in chef de cuisine Bjorn Rasmussen’s just-introduced, Mediterranean-inspired selections.
Why: Grilled prawns with pine nut and raisin relish and merguez sausage, and Beluga lentils with roasted cauliflower, harissa, ricotta, and dried apricots.
When: Tues.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., 5-10 pm.
Where: 720 N. Wells St., at Superior St. (312-280-0720).

REFRESH
Rejuvenating Watermelon Facial
What:
Get glowing with a 50-minute treatment ($175) that uses a cool watermelon mask to even skin tone, reduce inflammation, and firm.
Why: Hydration for hot summer days.
When: You want to make a smooth move.
Where: The Spa at Equinox, 900 N. Michigan Ave., at Walton St. (312-254-2500); 1750 N. Clark St., at Menomonee St. (312-254-4000). Book an appt. at equinox.com.

SHOP
Samantha Summer Sale
What:
The Gold Coast boutique bids adieu to spring and summer apparel by knocking it down 50 percent.
Why: Autumn Cashmere sweaters, Genetic denim, Haute Hippie bejeweled sweatshirts, Camila and Marc dresses, and other lovelies.
When: While supplies last.
Where: 64 E. Walton St., b/t Rush St. & Michigan Ave. (312-951-5383).

SUPPORT
One Summer Chicago Program
What:
Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe is mentoring and employing 75 young men this season as part of the citywide initiative. Show some love for the effort and shop the bakery or its partners in the program — Floriole Cafe & Bakery, Bang Bang Pie Shop, Pasta Puttana, Gingersnap Sweets & Such.
Why: Help the city’s workforce. Eat a cupcake. Win-win.
When: Thru Aug. 9.
Where: 3720 N. Lincoln Ave., at Waveland Ave. (773-880-9910).

SIP
Vosges Haut-Chocolat Summer Cocktail Series
What:
Wind down the workday with a rotating menu of wine, champs, and beer.
Why: Free truffle collections with some bottle purchases.
When: Every Wed., 5-7 p.m.; Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Where: 951 W. Armitage Ave., at Sheffield Ave. For table reservations, email jeff@vosgeschocolate.com.

Photo: Derek Richmond / Courtesy of Martyn George

LOCATIONS
720 N Wells St
@ Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
312-280-0720
1855 W Grand Ave
@ Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
312-340-4666
3720 N Lincoln Ave
@ Waveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-880-9910
Equinox
900 N Michigan Ave
@ Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-254-2500
951 W Armitage Ave
@ Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-296-9866
Equinox
1750 N Clark St
@ Menomonee St
Chicago, IL 60614
312-254-4000
64 E Walton St
bt Rush St & Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312-951-5383
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