Weekend Seekers Guide: March 15th – 18th

This weekend, meet influential women who are representing the growing fashion community in Chicago. Fill up on eggs before the Kegs in the Gold Coast. Smell the roses, and more at the 2018 Flower and Garden Show. Celebrate the launch of Chicago’s very own Vic Mensa’s non-profit foundation. These events plus more things to enjoy this weekend in Chicago. Check out the latest Weekend Seekers Guide below!


Style:

The Fashion Function

Thursday | March 15th | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Emporium Popups| 2367 N Milwaukee Ave.| Free

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Join some of Chicago’s most influential women in fashion this Thursday in Logan Square. The founders of GRLS continue their pop-up series event with a fashionable function featuring(say that three times fast) local designers, artisans, and stylists. The event will kick off with a workshop led by Behind the Seams featured brand Alex Carter, followed by a meet and greet and afterparty featuring Sheila RaSheed, Emma McKee, and Whitney Middleton. Get a taste of the Chicago fashion scene, by registering here.

 

Four Year Anniversary Weekend

Saturday – Sunday | March 17th -18th | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Join Standout Style Boutique as they celebrate their four year anniversary. The local fashion boutique is celebrating with two days of sips, sales, bites, and more. Shop new spring arrivals while celebrating the success of a local woman-owned business. The boutique will also offer complimentary wardrobe styling as well. RSVP for the event by visiting Shop Standout.com 


Food:

Fourth Annual Wine + Girl Scout Cookie Tasting!

Thursday | March 15th | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

wineHouse| 3164 N Broadway Ave. | $5

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Need some Girl Scott cookies but don’t know a Scout? Have no fear, the Fourth Annual Wine + Girl Scout Cookie tasting is here! wineHouse has partnered with Girl Scout parents from Nettlehorst School to fix the Girl Scout Cookie cravings of adults everywhere by creating an event that pairs two delectable vices: wine and cookies. Make your way to Lakeview for this tasty event. All cookies will be on sale for $5 a box. Cash or credit card is acceptable.

Kegs and Eggs

Saturday | March 17th | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Boundary Tavern and Grille| 1932 W Division St.| $25

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Get the St. Patrick’s Day festivities started( or finished depending on how your Friday night went) with an with a hearty breakfast buffet from The Boundary Tavern and Grille. 25 dollars gets you three drink options, plus an all you can eat buffet from 8am – 11 am. Fill up before you head back out for more St. Patrick’s Day merriment. For more details and to purchase your tickets, head over to the event page here.


Good:

SaveMoneySave life

Friday | March 16th | 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Lincoln Hall |2424 N Lincoln Ave. | $30 – $150

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Vic Mensa will be launching his SaveMoneySaveLife Foundation this Friday. The foundation will focus on programming to train first responders in Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods, as well as targeting indigenous and black youth through a summer mentorship program. The inaugural gala will feature a live concert featuring the local artists along with special guests. General admission is sold out for the event. However, guests can still purchase tickets for one of two VIP experiences or donate to the foundation. To learn more about this event, visit the website here.


Arts:

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Wednesday – Sunday | March 14th – 18th | Time Varies

Navy Pier | 600 E Grand Ave. | $5 – $19

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Nothing says spring like flowers! Shake off the cold season with the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show. “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell” features more than 20 experiential gardens as well as DIY solutions to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of gardeners. Enjoy workshops led by industry professionals at the Get Growing Education Series, see culinary demonstrations from top chefs at Garden Gourmet Stage and visit live butterflies and other animals at the Kids’ Activity Garden. Grab your tickets for the floral celebration here.

Poets Who Open Doors

Sunday| March 18th | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lacuna Lofts | 2150 S Canalport | Free

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Make your way to Lacuna Lofts for Poets Who Open Doors a reading featuring a keen selection of female poets, whose unique backgrounds have led to producing passionate and provoking works of poems and prose. To learn more about this event, and the featured artists, visit the event page here.   


What I’m Seeking:

This weekend, is St. Pats. So that means I’ll be hanging out or hibernating. Either way, see what I am seeking all weekend by following me on Instagram at The Haute Seeker.



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Taylor J

The Haute Seeker is a digital platform created through the curious lenses of Taylor Justin, whose mission is to actively seek and share the cultural diversity found in the city of Chicago. Taylor is an Ohio-born, Southern-raised transplant who loves to vintage shop, museum hop, and live "like a local" in every city she visits. She is Jill of all trades and has an extensive background in fashion, marketing, sales, event planning, and community engagement.

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