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Memorialize your Memorial Day with a picnic.

SPRAWL
Belgian Linen Blanket
What:
Soft, organic throws in natural colors.
Why: Keep the ants at bay.
When: When you need a rest.
Where:
Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., at Kenmore Ave. (773-248-8180).

SERVE
Grandma’s Fruit & Flowers Tea Towel Set
What:
Brighten up your spread with colorful, vintage-inspired cloths.
Why: Stay clean. Be green.
When: Now.
Where: P.O.S.H., 613 N. State St., b/t Ontario & Ohio Sts. (312-280-1602).

SNACK
Fox & Obel’s Steakhouse Creamed Spinach Recipe
What:
Make the gourmet grocer’s delightful dip yourself.
Why: Leafy greens + bechamel = winner.
When: Anytime you wish.
Where: 401 E. Illinois St., at McClurg Ct. (312-410-7310).

SIP
Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe from Koval Distillery
What:
Two Midwest liquors (Death’s Door gin and Koval’s chrysanthemum honey liqueur) and a hit of honey make a smashing summer sipper.
Why: It’s your day off.
When: When you’re good and ready.
Where: Provenance Food and Wine, 2528 N. California Ave., b/t Logan Blvd. & Altgeld St. (773-384-0699).

SWIRL
Hip Hopsicles
What:
Ice cubes in the shape of boom boxes, turntables, bling, and more.
Why: Your drink is cool — and so are you.
When:
Before you pour.
Where: Online at shopwillow.net.

Photo: Sleep Chan / Flickr

LOCATIONS
401 E Illinois St
@ McClurg Ct
Chicago, IL 60611
312-410-7301
2528 N California Ave
bt Logan Blvd & Altgeld St
Chicago, IL 60647
773-384-0699
1885 N Clybourn Ave
@ Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
773-248-8180
613 N State St
bt Ontario & Ohio Sts
Chicago, IL 60654
312-280-1602
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