Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Scofflaw Bazaar No. 2

We used to do all of our holiday shopping via Amazon, but now we're way more into taking advantage of all the awesome and creative folks that make amazing things in our own fair city. We're also not interested in having drones show up at our home.

We're bringing together a few of our favorite local shops and artists to make your holiday experience as delightful as possible. Grab brunch, check everybody’s name off your holiday shopping list (including yours!), then relax and toast your amazing productivity with some excellent cocktails. Spirits will be raised, cheer spread, and fireplaces roared.

Here’s the skinny on our carefully curated, thoroughly delightful vendors:

South Social & Home is a design company that focuses on interiors, events, and styling. Dean Renaud, the style maven behind South Social & Home, will be bringing various housewares and gift items.

Julie Ghatan curates this unique West Town boutique that offers locally made and vintage goods for men and women. Dovetail will be bringing vintage bar and glassware for sale at the Bazaar.

Laura Lombardi is a jewelry designer working from her studio in Fulton Market, Chicago. You’ve likely seen her designs at Urban Outfitters, Dose Market, or Eskell. Pieces of her latest collection will be available at the Bazaar.

Heather Shouse of Bottle & Branch keeps it simple, seasonal and sustainable. It’s a motto and product that has some of our favorite restaurants choosing Bottle & Branch for arrangements and installations (Girl & The Goat, Perennial Virant, Carriage House, The Bristol, Belly Q, Balena and The Gage). Why should restaurants have all the fun? Bottle & Branch will have a variety of arrangements available for purchase.

Paper Moon is a local, small batch, wholesale bakery offering a variety of all natural, old fashioned baked goods, pastries, and confections. You may have spotted Ana the Baker, Paper Moon’s proprietress, at various Logan Square late night watering holes with her baked goods wagon! Paper Moon will hawking a selection of specially made Scofflaw Gin gummies! 

Concepted as a fundraising project by Mike Bancroft (a.k.a. the Sauce Boss), Co-op quickly grew into a legitimately piping hot (get it?) sauce company. Crafted in small batches with hand picked ingredients sourced straight from farmers in the Midwest, Co-op makes some of the best sauces in town. Half of all profits benefit Co-op Image, a free arts and entrepreneurship organization for Chicago youth, and employs former program participants in the making and sale of the sauce. It’s truly great sauce for good! 

We’ve always loved the vintage garb the folks from The Bus Shop sport, but when they posted a photo collage of Twin Peaks and stated that it “this pretty much sums up our fashion aesthetic,” we were irrevocably hooked. Because they bring their own space, which is about the size of our entire back room, we know they’ll have something(s) for everyone.

Bottles of Scofflaw Gin will be available for sale at the bar. 

*Updated 12/4/2013