This year’s fantastic line-up of auction items promises something for everyone, whether
you’re looking for a unique gift, a skybox to entertain friends, or a great getaway!
Bidders: Please stop by the auction tables located in the Lakeview Terrace during cocktails.
Bidding will continue in the Ballroom during dinner and dancing. The Art & Culture and
Wine & Dine sections of the Silent Auction will close at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Child’s
Play and Something Special sections will close at approximately 10:30 p.m. The rest of the
Silent Auction will close at 11:00 p.m. and the raffle drawing will be held at 11:05 p.m.
The official airline of Chicago Children’s Museum
100. Disney on Ice Private Skybox 102. Get Ready for a Night On the Town!
Experience the magic of Disney-Pixar in Have a special event you need to get ready for?
Chicago on February 5, 2011! Watch your Head to up and coming designer Elda da la
favorite Toy Story 3 characters sing and dance Rosa Couture for a personal, private
on ice from your very own private skybox at consultation for a cocktail dress with Elsa
the United Center at this one-of-a-kind per- herself! Fishman’s Fabrics will provide the
formance. Skybox includes twelve tickets, two fabric of your choosing to create a dress that is
parking passes, hot dogs, chips and soda. The uniquely you. Now that you’ve got the dress,
magic begins at 7pm. This evening is sure to head over to Paul Rehder Salon with a $150
provide memories “to infinity…and beyond!” gift certificate for a cut or color service with
David Elkayam. Next, let Nicole Jacob put the
Courtesy ofWinston & Strawn LLP and Rex L. Sessions
finishing touches on your look with a make-up
Suggested Value: $1,800
application and brow arch. You’ll be the talk of
101. Sail Away to The Bitter End Yacht Club the evening!
You and a loved one are off to Virgin Gorda
Courtesy of Elda de la Rosa Couture, Fishman’s
in the British Virgin Islands for a five-night,
Fabrics and Paul Rehder Salon
six-day stay at the Bitter End Yacht Club. The
Suggested Value: Priceless
two of you will enjoy an Admiral’s Package stay
in a beachfront villa. The Admiral’s Package Note: Labor must not exceed $500. Fishman’s Fabrics
certificate must be used by November 6, 2011 and must
includes: three meals daily, unlimited use of
be used in consultation with Elda. Paul Rehder
the Club’s fleet of day sailers, windsurfers and certificates expire November 6, 2011.
Boston Whalers, the Introduction to Sailing
101 course, daily snorkeling trips, as well as
champagne and sunset cruises. Bon voyage!
Courtesy of Bitter End Yacht Club
Suggested Value: $4,000
Note: Offer valid May 1, 2011–December 15, 2011 and
excludes Thanksgiving week. Additional charges will include
airport transfers, spa, retail, pub and bar purchases and an 18%
tax and service charge. All standard pre-payment procedures and
policies apply. Reservations are subject to availability.
103. Get Out and Golf 105. You’ll Coo for Coomi
Get on the green and show off your swing! The love of “Eat, Pray, Love” star Julia
Two players will each receive entry into the Roberts! Celebrities Penelope Cruz, Eva
2011 Accenture Match Play Championship Mendes, Mary J. Blige, Sandra Bullock,
All-Amateur golf event at the challenging Tyra Banks and Oprah all share her love of
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Marana, Arizona Coomi—and now, so can you! These two
on Monday, February 28. Alongside this Coomi 18K gold dangling paisley rose-cut
unique opportunity, the golfers will also diamond bangles are just like the ones Julia
receive deluxe player’s gift packages from wore to the premiere of her blockbuster film.
Accenture. True golfers do not want to miss Vibrant with the beautiful and dramatic
this unbeatable opportunity! colors of India, the Coomi Collection is a
rarity among jewelry, not to be missed.
Courtesy of Accenture
Suggested Value: $3,000 Courtesy of Coomi and Neiman Marcus
Note: No changes, additions, or exceptions may be
Suggested Value: $6,200
made to the package. Airfare and accommodations not
106. Live from New York…
It’s Saturday night! Here’s a rare opportunity
104. Gaga For Gaga for you and three friends to view a Saturday
You’ll be hiding from the “Paparazzi” as you Night Live taping. Since 1975, Saturday Night
and nine friends “Just Dance” the night away Live has created cultural icons, stirred up
in your private suite at the United Center, controversy, provided endless water-cooler
while watching one of the most well-known conversations, but most of all, given Americans
music artists of the century, Lady Gaga. Save a reason to laugh. Get ready to laugh!
the date in your “Telephone” because Lady
Courtesy of Barbara Goodman Manilow
Gaga’s Monster Ball tour roars into the United
Suggested Value: Priceless
Center on February 28 at 8pm. Your suite
includes food and beverages. Be sure to keep Note: Expires April 30, 2011.
your “Poker Face” when you surprise your
107. Amazing Alinea
friends with tickets to this sold-out show!
You and three friends will dine on a decadent
Courtesy of Carol and Brendan Deely 16-course meal at Chicago’s culinary gem,
Suggested Value: $3,000 Alinea. Under Chef Grant Achatz’ leadership,
Alinea has received worldwide attention for its
Note: February 28 only. No refunds or change of date.
hypermodern, emotional approach to dining.
Alinea has received four stars from both the
Chicago Tribune and Chicago magazine and
Ruth Reichl of Gourmet magazine declared
Alinea the “Best Restaurant in America” in
its twice-per-decade list of America’s Top
50 Restaurants. Now is your chance to see
and taste what everyone is talking about!
Sommelier’s wine tasting, tax and gratuity
are all included.
Courtesy of Alinea
Suggested Value: $2,000
108. Make Some Mojo at Moto 110. Get Your iPad!
Moto Restaurant will host you as “Chef for a If you want the best way to experience the
Day” under the supervision of Chef Homaro web, e-mail, photos and video, then this 64
Cantu, a graduate of Le Cordon Blue and a GB iPad is just for you. It’s thin, light,
four-year alum of Charlie Trotter’s. You will brilliant and the latest from Apple. With a big,
learn Chef Cantu’s distinctive molecular beautifully lit multi-touch LED Screen, you
gastronomy techniques first-hand as you work will be able to seamlessly surf the web, check
alongside the elite Moto kitchen team and your e-mail, view, edit and share your pictures,
prepare for a Saturday evening dinner service. watch your favorite videos and sync with your
From lasers to edible menus, you have never favorite iPhone applications. You’ll also enjoy
seen a kitchen like this! a gift certificate to Uncommon to pick out
a case for your new gadget. With the 64 GB
Courtesy of Moto Restaurant
iPad, the world is at your fingertips.
Suggested Value: Priceless
Note: Valid only on Saturday. Must call ahead
Courtesy of Anonymous and Uncommon
to schedule. Suggested Value: $1,000
109. Pitch It To ‘Em! 111. Party at Primitive
Join the likes of celebrities, dignitaries and Host your next private dinner party at
almost every President of the United States Primitive, featured on Chicago Social’s Hot
since William Howard Taft, as you throw out List! Up to 24 guests will enjoy world-class
the ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago Cubs dining in Primitive’s Buddha room. Design
home game! In addition, this opportunity your own menu of delicious dishes with cater-
includes four field box tickets to the game, ing partner, Food for Thought. This unique,
a photograph of your name on the historic hip, and exquisite venue is decorated with 12
Wrigley Field marquee and a pre-game photo paintings from a famous Nepalese monastery
on the field for you and your three guests. artist and has hosted corporate, celebrity, and
Here comes the wind-up…and the rest is up wedding/rehearsal dinners. Before, during,
to you, so get practicing! and after you dine—entertain your guests on
the entire 2nd floor of this gorgeous space,
Courtesy of the Chicago Cubs filled with antique furniture, artifacts, tex-
Suggested Value: Priceless tiles, and jewelry from around the world.
Note: Opening Day and games against the Chicago Notable collections include a 27,000-piece
White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are not available. collection of Chinese vernacular furniture,
The date of this event will be determined by the Chicago antiques from India, Korea, Japan, African
Cubs and is subject to availability.
artifacts, pieces from Tibet and Burma, hand-
made rugs and textiles. Treat your guests to
couture invitations custom-designed by you
and Hannah Handmade. It’s sure to be an
unforgettable, world-class evening!
Courtesy of Primitive, Food for Thought
and Hannah Handmade
Suggested Value: $11,000
Note: Primitive space rental valued at $6,900, Food
for Thought catering gift certificate $3,000, Hannah
Handmade gift certificate $1,000. Gift certificates may be
used separately toward any single event.
112. Fast and Furious with Ferrari 202. Gold Coast Luxury
Planning a trip to Europe next year? Make Experience Elysian Chicago—the ultimate in
your trip unforgettable by adding a stop in luxury travel. You and a loved one will spend
Maranello, Italy to tour the Ferrari Factory. two nights in an exquisite, elegantly appointed
You and three family members or friends Gold Coast Suite. During your stay, pamper
will get a rare behind-the-scenes tour of this yourselves with two 60-minute massages at
grown-up “toy” factory. Tours of the factory the Elysian Spa. Then, top off the day by
are reserved only for VIPs and dignitaries, dining on the highly-acclaimed sustainable
so don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime fare at Ria. Cozy up by your fireplace or
opportunity! marvel in the views of the Gold Coast from
your private, furnished terrace. You won’t
Courtesy of Ferrari
want to leave!
Suggested Value: Priceless
Note: Date of tour to be mutually determined
Courtesy of Elysian Hotel
and expires on November 6, 2011. Suggested Value: $2,000
Note: Expires November 6, 2011.
Traveling 203. Ski the Slopes
200. Michigan Hideaway Are you itching to break out those skis and
Delight in total privacy at this fabulous five- hit the slopes? Ski Aspen’s best this season
bedroom home near Buchanan, Michigan. with four, three-day lift tickets to any of
Located less than two hours from Chicago, Aspen Snowmass’ quadruple peaks! Aspen
the home sits on Boyle Lake, where you’ll be Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and
the only ones kayaking and canoeing. Up to Buttermilk offer some of the most amazing
nine guests will relish this four-night, five-day skiing and riding on the planet!
reprieve from daily life. Courtesy of the Crown and Goodman Families
Courtesy of Karen Harrison and Walter Freedman Suggested Value: $1,150
Suggested Value: $2,500 Note: Aspen Mountain and Snowmass’ season dates are
November 25, 2010–April 10, 2011. Aspen Highlands’
Note: Dates to be mutually determined based
season dates are December 11, 2010–April 24, 2011.
on owner’s schedule and availability.
Buttermilk’s season dates are December 11, 2010–April
201. Nantucket Hideaway
Escape to this picturesque private residence for
a week-long stay in the summer of 2011. The
home is located only two miles from historic
seaside Nantucket and sleeps seven, plus a
hide-a-bed for additional guests.
Courtesy of Madge and Frank Ginn
Suggested Value: $3,600
Note: Stay must be June 12–18, 2011.
204. Riverside St. Charles Getaway 206. A Trumped Up Day
Begin your day by de-stressing your mind Begin your day with $200 worth of luxurious
and body with a $100 gift card to Tranquility treatments at The Spa at Trump. Then, take
Spa. Next, shop the quaint, bustling in exceptional seasonal cuisine and
business district of St. Charles with a $50 gift stunning city views as you enjoy lunch for
card to spend at Jeans and a Cute Top Shop. two at Sixteen. But that’s not all! You will
After working up an appetite from shopping, also enjoy a one-night stay in a luxurious 600
feast on $50 worth of small plates at Rx Café. square-foot Spa Deluxe room, fit with a
Finally, unwind in a luxury guest room at the kitchenette and complimentary spa products
historic Hotel Baker for a one-night stay, for you to enjoy.
located on the banks of the beautiful Fox
Courtesy of Trump International Hotel & Tower
River. Let Town & Country Gardens make
Chicago, The Spa at Trump and Sixteen
your night extra special with two dozen
Suggested Value: $900
premium red roses which they will deliver
right to your room. Note: Trump Hotel certificate is non-transferable and
may not be used at other Trump Hotel Collection
Courtesy of Tranquility Spa, Jeans and a properties. Must present certificate upon arrival. Hotel
Cute Top Shop, Rx Café, Hotel Baker and stay is based on availability—blackout dates may apply.
Expires November 7, 2011.
Town & Country Gardens Inc.
Suggested Value: $560 207. Urban Serenity
Note: Tranquility Spa certificate expires June 1, 2011. Pamper a loved one, or indulge yourself,
Hotel Baker certificate must be presented upon arrival. with a one-hour massage at Urban Oasis
Reservation is based on availability with the exception of Spa. Then, freshen up your look with a hair
holidays. Reservations cannot be made more than 30 days
consultation with Alyson Antonetti at the
in advance. Hotel stay expires on December 31, 2011.
famed Paul Rehder Salon. With a $100 gift
205. Night Out in the North Shore certificate toward a color service of your
Grab a loved one and head to the North Shore choice, you are sure to look and feel fabulous.
for some yummy seafood at Bob Chinn’s with Unwind with delicious Spanish and South
a $50 gift certificate. Don’t worry if you’re American inspired dishes as you dine at
too tired to head back to the city, because you Province with a $100 gift card. Top off the
can enjoy an overnight stay at the hip Westin evening with a tranquil over-night stay in
North Shore, just ten minutes from the a luxurious corner king room at the dana
restaurant! hotel & spa. Finally, wake up to a
delightful breakfast for two. This is the
Courtesy of Bob Chinn’s Crab House and
ultimate in relaxation!
Westin Chicago North Shore
Suggested Value: $230 Courtesy of Urban Oasis, Paul Rehder Salon,
Note: Hotel certificate is for one traditional guest room
Province and dana hotel & spa
for a one-night weekend stay for two. Tax included, Suggested Value: $550
subject to availability. Certificate must be presented upon
Note: Paul Rehder certificate expires November 6, 2011.
arrival. Expires December 31, 2011. Bob Chinn’s gift
Hotel stay includes all tax. Incidentals are not included.
card expires November 6, 2011.
Advanced reservations necessary and are based upon avail-
ability. Must mention gift certificate when making reser-
vation and present it upon check-in. Expires November 6,
2011. Province gift certificate is not valid for gratuity.
208. Great American Beer Festival 2011 302. Red Carpet Ready Hair
You and a beer-loving companion will live the Treat yourself to a day at the Paul Rehder
dream! Head to Denver, Colorado with round- Salon! Enjoy a $500 gift certificate for a
trip air transportation. There, you will attend consultation, hair-cut and finish with Paul
the Great American Beer Festival, which runs Rehder himself. You’ll be red carpet ready
from September 29 to October 1, 2011. You in no time!
will enjoy a three-night stay in a corner room
Courtesy of Paul Rehder Salon
at the historic Oxford Hotel, which is walking
Suggested Value: $500
distance from the Festival. This package is
topped off with Bell’s wearables, so you’ll fit Note: Expires November 6, 2011
right in at the Festival!
303. Shop for the Whole Family
Courtesy of Bell’s Brewery, Inc./Larry J. Bell Your quest to find all the hottest trends for
Suggested Value: $2,000 kids and adults ends right here! Shop your
favorite brands for kids at Madison and
Friends, including Kiddo, Flowers for Zoe and
Something Special Les Tout Petits. Then, drop by the Denim
Lounge to pick up designer favorites including
300. For the Yoga Lover
Joe’s Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Paige and
Bring your mind and body into balance
True Religion. Enjoy a $100 gift certificate to
with two packages good for any ten yoga
be used at either store and 20% off purchases.
classes at Yoga Now and a one-hour massage.
What better way to feel relaxed, refreshed, and Courtesy of Madison and Friends
re-energized? This is a perfect gift for yourself and the Denim Lounge
or anyone seeking peace and good health. Suggested Value: $100
Courtesy of Yoga Now Note: All sales are final. Must be used at the Oak Street
location during regular business hours. Not valid on sale
Suggested Value: $345 merchandise, and cannot be combined with any other
Note: Expires November 6, 2011. offer. Expires March 30, 2011.
301. For the Man in Your Life 304. The Perfect Holiday Gift
What man doesn’t enjoy a nice day at the spa? Impress that special someone in your life
HALO [FOR MEN] is a hip, male-focused, by giving them a gift from Smart Jewelers!
relaxing environment where men can This fine watch and jewelry showroom in
comfortably enjoy salon and spa services. Lincolnwood has carried the most coveted
Use this $100 gift certificate for any service at brands including Movado, Montblanc and
any Halo location. Omega since 1960. From classic to
contemporary, Smart Jewelers has the
Courtesy of HALO [FOR MEN] perfect accessory for you.
Suggested Value: $100
Courtesy of Smart Jewelers
Note: Expires February 6, 2011. Good for any service at
Suggested Value: $100
any location. First time clients only. Entire value of gift
certificate must be used at time of service. Not for use Note: May not be combined with any other
toward gratuity. special offer from Smart Jewelers.
305. Fashionable Fête at Helen Yi 307. Shopping Party at Art Effect
Imagine the ultimate fantasy of every Invite your friends to a shopping party at
shopping fanatic coming to life: a private Lincoln Park hot spot Art Effect, located at
shopping evening with up to 14 of your 934 W. Armitage. Enjoy bubbly and nibbles
friends, complete with cocktails and hors as you host a private two-hour party with
d’oeuvres in the store of one of Chicago’s Art Effect’s highly knowledgeable staff. To
renowned fashionistas, Helen Yi. Redeem a top it all off, as the hostess, you will receive a
$200 gift certificate at your extravagant sterling silver dog-eared charm necklace. All
party while you and your friends enjoy an guests will receive 15% off of their purchases.
unforgettable shopping experience at Helen You will be the talk of the town!
Yi in Bucktown.
Courtesy of Art Effect
Courtesy of Helen Yi Suggested Value: $1,500
Suggested Value: $1,000 Note: Minimum of 12 guests required; no more
Note: Expires November 7, 2011. Gift certificate redeem- than 20 guests allowed.
able at private event only. Must schedule the event at least
30 days in advance. Party must be between 6 pm–9 pm. 308. A Good Sport
What happens when you combine hockey,
306. Home Improvement lacrosse, basketball and bumper cars? Fun!
Are you in need of a little home improvement? Grab three of your friends for an hour of
Then here is the perfect package for you! Treat Whirly Ball. No athleticism required, just a
yourself to a two-hour in-home interior design healthy dose of competitive spirit and a good
consultation from Keevan Sadock Design. sense of humor. Celebrate your victories with
Next, create the garden of your dreams with a $50 gift card for some good old fashioned
a garden design consultation with Hoerr southern cooking at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap.
Schaudt Landscape Architects. City or
suburbs, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Courtesy of Whirly Ball Chicago and Stanley’s
will treat your space as an extension of your Kitchen & Tap
home, combining architecture, interior design Suggested Value: $150
and landscaping to create a space that’s Note: Whirly Ball Chicago certificate may not be com-
uniquely you. bined with any other offer or certificate. May be used on a
space-available, walk-in basis. Expires November 6, 2011.
Courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Stanley’s gift certificate is not valid for tax or gratuity and
and Keevan Sadock Design must be used in a single transaction.
Suggested Value: $750 309. Put On Your Dancing Shoes
Note: Keevan Sadock Design certificate expires Polish your skills or pick up a new hobby at
November 6, 2011. Hoerr Schaudt certificate is not the Ruth Page Center for the Arts’ School of
valid for properties outside of the Chicagoland area.
Dance. Choose one eight-week session from
a variety of options including, jazz, ballet
and dance workouts! Classes range from
beginner to advanced, so there is something
Courtesy of Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Suggested Value: $110
Note: Good for one eight-week term.
310. Everything in Place 313. Facial Bliss
Free yourself from clutter with two hours of Treat yourself, or someone you love, to a day
home organizing from professional organizer, of pampering at Solo Salon, located at 1065
Cindy Levitt, owner of Peace by Piece W. Madison in the West Loop. Your day at the
professional organizing solutions. Whether salon includes a rejuvenating facial and an eye
Peace by Piece is targeting disorganized treatment, as well as an eyebrow and bikini
closets, a cluttered office or a messy play wax. Get ready to be pampered!
room, they will gently work through your
Courtesy of Solo Salon
new system so that you are able to maintain
Suggested Value: $180
it on your own!
Note: Appointment is with Nancy only.
Courtesy of Peace by Piece
Suggested Value: $200 314. Fresh Flowers All Year Long
There is nothing simpler or more elegant
Note: Expires September 2011. Valid only in the
Chicagoland area. Services outside the Chicagoland area than fresh flower arrangements. Let Breathe
require a travel fee to be determined by Peace by Piece. Unique Floral Design freshen up your home
with a membership to their exclusive Flower
311. XBOX 360 of the Month Club. The winner will receive a
Excite those precious children of yours—or beautiful and sophisticated arrangement from
yourself!—with the new XBOX 360 4GB Breathe every month for a full year!
Console! This new XBOX is the quietest,
most energy efficient console yet. The XBOX Courtesy of Breathe Unique Floral Design
360 4GB hard drive, integrated Wi-Fi, touch- Suggested Value: $1,500
sensitive front buttons and 5 USB ports, give
315. Get Into Shape!
you control and options like never before. You
Are you itching to get into shape, but haven’t
will be the most popular parent around after
found a way to do it? Then, here’s a great
giving the gift of one of Microsoft’s top-rated
opportunity for you—six in-home or gym
personal training sessions and a fitness
Courtesy of Carey and Adam Hecktman assessment with personal trainer Matt Breen.
Suggested Value: $250 Get ready to be fit!
312. Earrings by Ehrlooms Courtesy of Matt Breen Personal Training, LLC
You are sure to shimmer in these 18 karat Suggested Value: $510
white gold earrings embellished with
Note: Personal training sessions expire December 2011.
diamonds glimmering at each delicate detail
of the circle deco design for a total diamond
weight of .25 carats. These earrings will add
a special sparkle to all your holiday events!
Courtesy of Ehrlooms
Suggested Value: $2,000
316. Imagine Loving How You Dress… 319. Get Fit Today
Imagine no more with this five-hour, in-home With New Year’s just around the corner, why
wardrobe consultation with personal style and not get a jump start on your resolution to
image consultant Tom Kolovos! Allow Tom to get fit? Let Ahmed Ali develop a dynamic
assess your individual style and needs to help workout regime catered to you and your needs
you edit and organize your existing wardrobe and abilities. Enjoy four one-hour personal
according to your specific lifestyle, body type training sessions as well as a fitness assessment
and budget! His work has been seen on many and a nutritional consultation. Get ahead of
celebrities including First Lady Michelle the game this year!
Obama, Judy Barr Topinka, Martin Havlat
Courtesy of Ahmed Ali
and Zach Gilford. Tom Kolovos will help you
Suggested Value: $400
realize your full potential for a positive self
image in both your personal and professional Note: Can be redeemed at Bally’s Total Fitness Hyde
life. You’re sure to love your new style! Park or the winner’s home.
Courtesy of TheBestDressedList.com 320. Timeless Style at Ralph Lauren
Suggested Value: $1,800 Enjoy a private shopping experience with
a skilled wardrobe consultant at the Ralph
Note: Expires July 31, 2011.
Lauren Chicago and a $1,000 Ralph Lauren
317. Relax to the Max gift certificate. Your consultant will assist
Pamper yourself, or someone you love, you with your selections from Ralph Lauren’s
with lavish, indulgent spa treatments at timeless collections for men, women, children
the Peninsula Spa with a $300 gift certificate. and the home.
This haven of calm offers luxurious body Courtesy of Ralph Lauren
treatments and skincare in a retreat of Suggested Value: $1,000
aesthetic bliss. Choose from the plethora of
options in massages, facials, nail treatments Note: This certificate is redeemable at the Ralph Lauren
Chicago store located at 750 North Michigan Avenue
and more! only. No mail, e-mail or phone orders will be accepted.
This offer is nontransferable, expires on March 15, 2011
Courtesy of Maydene Moore and is valid for one transaction only. This offer cannot
Suggested Value: $300 be combined with any other offer and has no cash value.
No credit or refund will be issued for any unused portion.
318. Design Your Own Handbag Products not included in this offer are fragrance, antiques,
Now you can design a handbag that shows vintage product, concho belts, Collection hand bags,
off who you are at the newly launched Laudi watches, men’s Made-to-Measure clothing and footwear,
special order home items (i.e., furniture, fabric, wall
Vidni handbag Web site! All bags are made
coverings and lighting), coffee table books, philanthropic
with luxurious Italian leather, hand-brushed products (i.e., Pink Pony items) and gift cards.
hardware and impeccable construction. With
over 10,000 possibilities and a $250 gift 321. Pamper Your Loved One
certificate—what are you waiting for?! Treat someone special to a day at the salon!
Salon Buzz that is. Freshen up your look with
Courtesy of Laudi Vidni a haircut and blow dry. Then, unwind during
Suggested Value: $250 a relaxing manicure.
Courtesy of Salon Buzz
Suggested Value: $110
322. Vietnamese Lacquerware 326. Chic Technology
Add a touch of sophistication to your home Keep in touch with your friends while
with this collection of exquisite home keeping up with technology with this 32 GB
accessories from J. Fleet Designs, created Apple iPhone. Check your e-mail, Facebook,
using the ancient Vietnamese handicraft the weather, the latest breaking news and
of lacquerware. These unique pieces will more with over 10,000 available applications!
be sure to catch the eye of even the most Accessorize your new phone with a gift
discriminating of guests. certificate from Uncommon to design a
custom case that fits your personal style.
Courtesy of J. Fleet Designs
Suggested Value: $300 Courtesy of Anonymous and Uncommon
Suggested Value: $400
323. Four Seasons of Relaxation
Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or any-old-day— Note: Phone service plan not included.
enjoy a romantic retreat for two at the 327. Treat Your Hands and Feet
luxurious Four Seasons Spa. You and your Treat yourself to an hour-and-a-half of pure
partner will relax and rejuvenate with a side- luxury at Michael Anthony SalonSpa, an
by-side Swedish or sports conditioning Aveda Lifestyle Salon. This luxurious
massage in an intimate spa suite. manicure and pedicure package will leave
Courtesy of the Four Seasons Spa your hands and feet beautiful…and happy!
Suggested Value: $500 Choose from any of the Michael Anthony
locations around Chicago.
324. Urban Décor
Enhance the beauty of your home with a Courtesy of Michael Anthony SalonSpa
unique treasure from Tabula Tua. This Suggested Value: $75
beautiful tropical square cut bowl by Scott Note: Gift card may not be used toward gratuity.
Potter, will add an urban flair to your favorite
dishes or will look lovely as a table centerpiece. 328. Listen to Your Favorite Tunes
Whether you like to listen to music at work,
Courtesy of Tabula Tua while you jog, on your commute or as you
Suggested Value: $475 unwind—now listen anywhere with this
portable, sleek 64 GB iPod Touch. Express
325. Balenciaga Paris Handbag
your own personal style with a gift
Be in the company of Balenciaga fans such as
certificate to Uncommon to design your
Kate Moss, Gwenyth Paltrow and Mary Kate
own protective case.
Olson when you wear this beautiful leather
Balenciaga Paris “City” handbag! You’ll Courtesy of Anonymous and Uncommon
treasure this Italian-made luxury item for Suggested Value: $500
years to come.
Courtesy of Anonymous
Suggested Value: $1,500
329. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend 401. Knock Their “Sox” Off…
Experience innovative and spectacular jew- Show your support for the White Sox
elry at the exquisite Lester Lampert boutique during their 2011 season from your very
on Oak Street. Take home a unique piece of own Diamond Suite Skybox for 14 people!
jewelry with this $500 gift certificate. Should Enjoy a fully stocked suite of drinks and
your selection exceed $500, an additional 10% catered food along with four parking passes.
discount will be granted. Now that’s a home run!
Courtesy of Lester Lampert Courtesy of Ernst & Young LLP
Suggested Value: $500 Suggested Value: $2,400
Note: Expires November 30, 2011. Excludes Note: Date of game to be mutually determined after the
local or state tax. 2011 schedule is released.
330. Beautiful Home Décor 402. Slam Dunk Evening
Looking for something to brighten your You and 11 friends can watch the one-and-
home this holiday season? Treat yourself to only Chicago Bulls take on the Los Angeles
this gorgeous Baccarat vase—a beautiful Clippers in a private box at the United Center
centerpiece for any holiday meal. Enjoy! on December 18, 2010. Enjoy hot dogs, chips
and a veggie tray. Four parking passes are
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
also included. This is sure to be a slam dunk
Suggested Value: $500
Courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Sporting Suggested Value: $5,000
400. Hockey Heaven! 403. Let’s Go Bulls!
Grab 17 of your friends, because you’re going You and 11 of your friends can travel to
to cheer on the 2010 Stanley Cup winning the United Center to cheer on the Chicago
hawks in your very own private Chicago Bulls from a luxurious skybox. The game is
Blackhawks skybox! Enjoy the game in-style on January 22, 2011 against the Cleveland
when the Blackhawks take the ice against the Cavaliers. Four parking passes are also
Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, December 19. included. Let’s go Bulls!
The first puck drops at 6:00 pm. The skybox
is complete with food, drinks, a dessert cart Courtesy of DLA Piper US LLP
and three parking passes. Suggested Value: $2,000
Note: Does not include food or beverages.
Courtesy of Exelon
Suggested Value: $5,000
404. Pompei Little Italy and 408. Autographed Bulls Basketball
Chicago Wolves Hockey Big Bulls fan? Then this is the perfect
Join in the excitement at the Allstate Arena collector piece for you! Here is your chance to
with two tickets to a Chicago Wolves game own a 2009–2010 Chicago Bulls autographed
during the 2010–2011 season. The Chicago team basketball. 2009–2010 season
Wolves were the 2008 League Champions— favorites include all-star Derrick Rose,
cheer them on to number one again this rising star Joakim Noah and rookie starter
season! Before the game enjoy $50 in gift Taj Gibson.
certificates to Pompei for some yummy pizza
Courtesy of the Chicago Bulls
Suggested Value: Priceless
Courtesy of Chicago Wolves Professional Hockey
409. “The Kansas Comet” Signed Football
and Pompei Little Italy
Professional and college Football Hall of
Suggested Value: $85
Famer, Gale Sayers, is one of the most beloved
Note: Tickets must be redeemed by December 31, 2010. NFL players of all time. Sayers spent his entire
professional career with the Chicago Bears, so
405. Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
this is the perfect collector’s item not only for
Take your family to a day of fun at Wrigley
Bears’ fans, but for all Chicagoans! Don’t miss
Field with four incredible tickets to see a game
your chance to own this piece of history.
during the 2011 season of Cubs baseball.
Tickets are in section 409, row 1. Courtesy of Gale Sayers
Suggested Value: Priceless
Courtesy of Ronna and Steven Zoll
Suggested Value: $200 410. Signed Olympic Memorabilia
Relive the excitement and triumph of the 2010
Note: Date of game must be mutually determined.
Winter Olympics with this autographed
406. Aramis Ramirez Signed Jersey picture! Signed by United States Silver
Attention all Cubs fans! Here’s your chance Medalists in ice dancing, Meryl Davis and
to own a piece of history with your very Charlie White, Canadian Gold Medalists in
own signed Aramis Ramirez jersey. Display ice dancing, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and
infielder #16’s Cubbies colors on your their coach Marina Zueva, this photograph
collection wall and you are sure to be the envy illustrates the rivalry between these best-of-
of any sports memorabilia collector! friends teams and the shared coach who led
them both to victory.
Courtesy of the Chicago Cubs
Suggested Value: Priceless Courtesy of Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Suggested Value: Priceless
407. Carlos Zambrano Signed Jersey
Some call him “Big Z,” others, “El Toro.” 411. Day for Two at Wrigley Field
Some even call him “the best hitting pitcher Grab a friend and treat them to a game at
in the game.” Whichever title you choose, Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs
this signed Carlos Zambrano jersey is sure 2011 season!
to please any Cubs fan!
Courtesy of ASGK Public Strategies
Courtesy of the Chicago Cubs Suggested Value: $100
Suggested Value: Priceless
Note: Date of game must be mutually determined.
412. Bobcat Basketball 415. Stick It to ‘Em
You’ll be the envy of sports collectors with this Remember the sense of excitement and pride
autographed Gerald Wallace jersey! Wallace, you felt when the Chicago Blackhawks became
captain of the Charlotte Bobcats, became the the Stanley Cup Champions? Now you can
first Bobcat ever to play in the NBA All-Star relive that moment every time you look at your
Game in 2010. Also, enjoy four premium 2010-2011 Chicago Blackhawks signed hock-
lower level tickets to cheer on the Chicago ey-stick in your sports memorabilia collection.
Bulls in Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable
Courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks
Suggested Value: Priceless
Courtesy of Bobcat Basketball
416. Scout the Sox
Suggested Value: Priceless
Catch the action at U.S. Cellular Field as you
413. Start Your Engines… and three guests enjoy a White Sox game!
Get ready to experience the adrenaline rush Spend some time bonding with the family or
at Chicago Indoor Racing—Grand Prix style! catching up with old friends while enjoying
You have two locations to choose from— the best that baseball has to offer! Package
the incredible 86,000 square-foot facility in includes: premium reserved parking, premium
Buffalo Grove, or the new 105,000 square-foot buffet and beverages in a private lounge,
facility in Addison, both of which have two private access to the best seat locations in the
tracks and were opened by European race car park, and in-seat wait service for food and
driver Tony Stewart. Ten drivers will compete beverages.
in two 15-lap qualifying races and a third
Courtesy of Illinois Sports Facility Authority
25-lap championship race. A great boy’s night,
Suggested Value: $1,000
couples event or team building retreat!
Note: Date of game will be in April 2011 and must
Courtesy of Chicago Indoor Racing be mutually determined upon the receipt of the 2011
Suggested Value: $600 Major League Baseball schedule. Date of game cannot be
changed or substituted for any reason.
Note: Not valid on Saturdays. Must be 18 or
older to participate.
414. ‘Da Bears! Art and Culture
Grab a buddy and head down to Soldier Field 500. A Family Masterpiece
to cheer on the Chicago Bears! You’ll be front Capture that special moment! You and your
and center for the very first game of the Bears’ family are invited to the Stuart-Rodgers
pre-season in 2011. Catch all the action with Photography studio for a photo shoot just in
two tickets right on the 50-yard-line—fourth time for the holiday season. Remember these
row, section 110! memories with an 11” x 14” portrait in classic
color or traditional black and white. Sitting fee
Courtesy of Pam and Michael Gordon
Suggested Value: $220
Courtesy of Stuart-Rodgers Photography
Suggested Value: $640
Note: Expires October 2011.
501. Chicago Opera Theater 504. Rockin’ Good Time
Experience a first-class opera production with Grab three of your friends and get ready
two tickets to one of Chicago Opera Theater’s to laugh, because you’re going to see
2011 Spring Festival Season performances! ComedySportz, an interactive improvisation
The beautiful Harris Theater for Music and comedy show. Feeling inspired after the show?
Dance in Millennium Park, intricate costumes Further your own comedic skills by taking
and outstanding music will make this night at ComedySportz 101: Fundamentals of Improv.
the opera a perfect cultural affair.
Courtesy of ComedySportz Theatre
Courtesy of Chicago Opera Theater Suggested Value: $300
Suggested Value: $190 Note: Excludes ComedySportz shows on December 31,
Note: Subject to availability. Winner must fax, mail or 2010. Certificate for the ComedySportz 101 class is for
e-mail The Chicago Opera Theater box office before one person and expires on June 2, 2011.
April 1, 2011 for best ticket availability.
505. Interactive Fun
502. An Evening at the Historic Biograph Entertainment extraordinaire! Pick a week-day
Adventure? Drama? Comedy? Romance? evening to enjoy a performance of the nation-
There’s a show for everyone at Victory ally acclaimed Blue Man Group. Before the
Gardens Biograph Theater! Enjoy four passes show, enjoy dinner with a $50 gift card to at
to any 2010–2011 show at this renovated any of the Da Vinci Group restaurants includ-
iconic theater. ing, Pikk’s Tavern, Vinci or Adobo Grill.
Courtesy of Victory Gardens Biograph Theater Courtesy of Blue Man Group Chicago
Suggested Value: $200 and Da Vinci Group
Suggested Value: $200
Note: Tickets are subject to availability. Present certificate
at box office to receive tickets. Must endorse the back of Note: Tickets are good for most week-day performances
the certificate with recipient’s name, complete address and and are subject to availability. They are not available for
phone number. Tickets should be picked up 30 minutes holiday performances. Certificate expires November 6,
prior to the performance. Not valid in combination with 2011. Da Vinci Group gift card does not include gratuity.
any other offer. Not valid Friday or Saturday Evenings. Expires February
503. A Crescendo of An Evening
Start your evening with a $100 gift certificate 506. For the Love of Theatre
for a delicious dinner at Rhapsody. Whether The Chicago-based Muntu Dance Theatre
you enjoy the contemporary American menu performs authentic and progressive interpreta-
with Mediterranean twists in the sleek glass- tions of contemporary and ancient African and
walled dining room or on the gorgeous patio, African-American dance, music and folklore.
surrounded by a lush flower garden, you are You and three of your friends will experi-
guaranteed a great meal, in a special setting. ence the magic at their concert on Thursday,
After dinner, conveniently walk across the December 2. Before the show, stop in to take
street to the Symphony Center and enjoy two advantage of your $50 gift card to Park 52, the
tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. restaurant that has all of Hyde Park buzzing.
A fabulous meal and a beautiful concert make Courtesy of Muntu Dance Theatre and Park 52
for the perfect evening! Suggested Value: $150
Courtesy of Rhapsody Note: Theatre tickets are only valid on Thursday,
Suggested Value: $260 December 2, 2010. Reservations required for Park 52
gift card. Not valid toward gratuity or tax. Not valid on
Note: Expires November 6, 2011. Rhapsody gift Saturday nights, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or at
certificate does not include tax or gratuity. special events. Expires June 21, 2011.
507. Unique Chicago 509. Redmoon Magic
Take some time to enjoy things that are You and a guest will witness the imagination
unique to Chicago with two passes to tour that goes into a Redmoon Theater production
the Frederick C. Robie House, $25 to spend with two tickets to an upcoming performance.
chowing down Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, Blending pageantry, gadgetry, acrobatics and
four passes for laughs at The Second City, ephemera, Redmoon is committed to
four passes to marvel at views on the Skydeck providing theater goers the highest q
of the Willis Tower and two adult and two uality of contemporary artistic performance.
children’s passes for a 90-minute river and lake Afterwards, talk about the wonderment over
tour on Mercury Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline! dinner at any of Spare Time’s restaurants
including, Firehouse Grill, Southport Lanes &
Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation
Billiards, Riverview Tavern, Daily Bar & Grill
Trust, Malnati Organization, Inc., The Second
or Seven Ten with a $50 gift card.
City, Skydeck Chicago and Mercury Chicago’s
Skyline Cruiseline Courtesy of Redmoon Theater and
Suggested Value: $275 Spare Time Restaurants
Note: Robie House passes expire November 21, 2011. Suggested Value: $100
Lou Malnati’s gift card is not valid toward tax or gratuity. Note: Redmoon Theater includes two tickets. Redmoon
Second City passes valid Tuesday–Thursday or Sunday. Theater tickets not valid for Saturday night performances.
Not valid on New Year’s Eve. Reservations required. Expires July 9, 2011. Spare Time gift card does not
Offer good for resident open run performances in The include tax or gratuity.
Second City Mainstage or the Second City e.t.c. Theaters.
Offer subject to availability. Skydeck Chicago tickets 510. Once Upon a Lifeline
expire November 6, 2011. Mercury passes good June 1 –
October 1, 2011. Pass must be exchanged for a boarding See your favorite stories come to life at Lifeline
pass at the Mercury Dock ticket office at the time of the Theater. Known for specializing in original
cruise. Please call for availability. literary adaptations, Lifeline Theater uses
unconventional staging to portray stories in
508. The Mayne Attraction
an intimate setting. Afterwards, head next
Head north with a friend and visit one of
door to enjoy four complimentary drinks at
Chicago’s most diverse theaters. Recently
neighborhood favorite Duke’s Bar.
renovated to its Art Deco roots, Mayne Stage
hosts a variety of musical acts ranging from Courtesy of Lifeline Theater and Duke’s Bar
jazz to rock, as well as many well known Suggested Value: $100
touring comedy acts. Before the show, enjoy
Note: Lifeline Theater offer not valid for Saturday
dinner and cocktails for two at Mayne Stage’s evening or Sunday afternoon performances. Not valid
own restaurant, Act One Café. during the last two weeks of any run. To make |
reservations call the box office. Winner must mention
Courtesy of Mayne Stage Theater and certificate when placing reservations.
Act One Café
Suggested Value: $250
Note: Mayne Stage certificate expires on November 6,
2011 and is good for two tickets worth up to $50 each
and a dinner of up to $100 in value. Winner must call the
box office to make reservations. Winner must mention
certificate when placing reservations.
511. Up Close with Hubbard Street Dance 514. Chicago Shakes
Experience Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Grab a date and head over to Navy Pier for
one of the world’s most important contem- a theatrical evening as Chicago Shakespeare
porary dance companies, like never before! Theater presents “As You Like It.” This classic
You and a guest will have the opportunity to Shakespearean romantic comedy of courtiers,
attend an exclusive studio viewing where you clowns, philosophers and provincials—all
will see the dancers up-close and personal as bewitched by the trials and triumphs of
they rehearse. Afterwards, mingle over wine love—has entertained theater-goers since
and hors d’oeuvres with the artistic staff, 1599. After the show, enjoy dinner next door
choreographers and the HSDC dancers. In at Phil Stefani’s Riva with $100 in gift
addition, you and three guests will attend an certificates.
inspirational performance during the HSDC
Courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Phil
2010–2011 season at the Harris Theater.
Stefani Signature Restaurants
Courtesy of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Suggested Value: $250
Suggested Value: Priceless Note: Two tickets good for any performance from
Note: Exclusive studio viewing winner must choose from January 5–March 6, 2011. Tickets must be redeemed in
November 17, 2010, March 2, 2011 or May 4, 2011 advance by calling the Box Office at 312-595-5600. Phil
dates. Dates subject to change. Participants must be 15 Stefani gift cards expire November 6, 2011 and exclude
years of age or older. HSDC Performance winners must tax and gratuity. Not redeemable on holidays. Valid at
choose from December 2–5, 2010, March 17–20, 2011 any Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants.
or May 19–22, 2011 performances. Subject to
availability. 515. Elephant Art
This is a rare opportunity to own a truly
512. Rockin’ at Ravinia one-of-a-kind, culturally significant piece of
Treat yourself and three guests to a concert of art. This painting was created by 16-year-
your choice with four lawn passes during the old“Pong,” an elephant, in 2002 for the
2011 summer season at the Ravinia Festival in Elephant Art Academy at The Elephant
Highland Park. Conservation Center in Lamang, Thailand—
Courtesy of Ravinia where elephants are lovingly cared for and
Suggested Value: $100 protected from harm. This is sure to be a
conversation piece in your home!
Note: Ravinia passes will not be valid for those
performances when lawn seating is sold out, or for the Courtesy of The Golden Triangle
Ravinia Women’s Board Gala. Expires September 10, Suggested Value: $1,200
513. Theatrical Evening
Treat yourself and three guests to a show
at the world-renowned Goodman Theatre.
Choose from any of the 2010–2011 shows.
Courtesy of Goodman Theatre
Suggested Value: $340
Note: Excludes “A Christmas Carol” and
Saturday evening performances.
516. A Note-Worth Evening 518. A Night of Ballet
You and a guest will be delighted as you are Experience America’s premier ballet company,
swept away by the sounds of the Chicago when you and a guest attend a Joffrey Ballet
Symphony Orchestra with two main floor spring 2011 performance. Joffrey features bal-
or lower balcony tickets. From pianissimo to lets from the great choreographers of the 20th
forte, the musicians will take you on a musical century, uniquely American in style, under
journey. Whether you enjoy traditional the direction of Geral Arpino. Take home an
masterpieces or modern renditions, the autographed point shoe and a 50th anniver-
Chicago Symphony Orchestra is sure to sary celebratory book to remember this magi-
please all musical tastes. cal evening.
Courtesy of Chicago Symphony Courtesy of Joffrey Ballet Chicago
Orchestra Association Suggested Value: $230
Suggested Value: $200
Note: Tickets will be main floor, lower balcony or best
available. Winner must select first three choices of con- Wine and Dine
certs: February 12, 2011, March 26, 2011 and April 9,
2011. Available dates are subject to change. Voucher is 600. Be Chic at Oceanique!
not redeemable for any “special” concerts. Children over Head north and dine in pure elegance at one
age eight are welcome. of Evanston’s best restaurants with a gift
certificate for a five-course meal for two at
517. Milestone Marker
French-American restaurant, Oceanique. Chef
Are you planning a milestone celebration?
de cuisine, Mark Grosz will prepare you a
Honor that special someone with a photo trib-
fabulous meal in his traditional French style
ute video. Choose up to 75 photos that will be
with a modern American twist. You will enjoy
digitally retouched, enhanced, color corrected
specials such as Maine lobster steamed with
and set to music with special effects to create a
grilled red onions and linguine tossed with
beautiful tribute. You can show the tribute at
grilled shrimp and tomato. It will surely be an
the celebration or give it as a gift. Let Family
evening to remember!
Line Studios, LLC make your birthday, an
anniversary, a wedding or a family reunion Courtesy of Oceanique
even more memorable! Suggested Value: $130
Courtesy of Family Line Studios LLC Note: Expires November 2011. Must order five-course
Suggested Value: $575 menu. Must mention certificate when making reservation.
Reservations subject to availability, valid Monday–Friday,
Note: Expires November 6, 2011. Includes one copy excludes tax, beverages and gratuity. Not valid on
in a personalized gift case. Additional copies are $35 Saturdays, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s
each. Submitted photos must be labeled and organized. Day. 18% gratuity will be added to total check.
Purchaser is responsible for additional shipping costs.
601. A Truly Special Evening 603. Dessert Perfection
Enjoy V.I.P. treatment for four at one of Your taste buds will not be able to thank you
Chicago’s most elegant restaurants—Tru. enough once they have a bite of the delicious
Begin your evening with a glass of champagne blend of flavors and ingredients used to
and a private tour of Tru’s world-class create Cookies by Joey. Bring a box of cookies
contemporary art collection. Next, experience home this evening and then visit their shop in
a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour where Chef Wheeling to use your $200 gift certificate.
Rick Tramonto and Pastry Chef Gale Gand
Courtesy of Cookies by Joey
create their works of culinary art nightly!
Suggested Value: $235
After your group of four enjoys a delicious
nine-course dinner of French cuisine inspired Note: Gift certificate expires November 6, 2011.
by seasonal ingredients, you will receive
604. What’s Cooking?
personalized menus as a memento of your
Turn off the Food Network, because you have
evening at Tru.
the opportunity to really get in the kitchen
Courtesy of Tru and watch culinary specialist Paddy Meehan
Suggested Value: Priceless at your private two-hour cooking demo! You
and up to 15 friends are invited to join Paddy
Note: Expires December 1, 2011. Valid
Monday–Saturday. Must present certificate at Bloomingdale’s Home and Furniture Store
upon arrival. Jackets required. at Medinah Temple as she slices and dices
some of your favorite dishes. Show off your
602. Lettuce Entertain You
new skills at your next dinner party!
Enjoy some of the best that the Lettuce
Entertain You group has to offer with $100 Courtesy of Bloomingdale’s Home
in gift certificates to each of the following and Furniture Store
restaurants: Scoozi, Ben Pao, Petterinos, Suggested Value: $800
Frankie’s Scaloppine, and Osteria Via Stato. Note: Expires February 6, 2011. Winner must schedule
With this array of cuisines you can try a little the demonstration at least two weeks in advance.
bit of everything Chicago has to offer!
Bon Appetite! 605. Wines of the World
Shiraz or Syrah? Dry or sweet? Red or white?
Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Have these questions and more answered by
Suggested Value: $500 a PRP Wine International consultant at a
Note: Valid Sunday-Friday (excluding Valentine’s Day private, two-hour wine tasting in your home
and New Year’s Eve) for food and beverage only. Not for you and up to 11 of your friends. Your
valid for gratuity. Cannot be combined with any other consultant will guide you as you taste eight
certificate type or promotional offer. Not redeemable
distinct world wines, while sharing recipes and
for cash or refund of any kind, and not valid towards
frequent dinner club points. Package includes four $25 pairing ideas. Turn your home into your own
gift cards to each restaurant, for a total of $100 toward personal tasting room. All you have to bring is
each restaurant. your palate!
Courtesy of PRP Wine International
Suggested Value: $350
Note: Winner must book by December 31, 2010.
606. Modern Taste at mk 608. Fiesta at Frontera
Experience the restaurant that has the Windy Have you tried the latest and best in Mexican
City buzzing as you and a guest are treated cuisine? Here is your opportunity to eat at Top
to a seasonal tasting menu by Chef Erick Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless’ Frontera
Williams of mk the restaurant. The sleek, Grill. You and a guest will embark on a
modern interior creates the perfect ambiance culinary journey to Mexico, feasting on food
for mk’s innovative, artistically plated, made from beautiful, colorful ingredients with
contemporary American cuisine. bold, fresh flavors. Your taste buds will be
Courtesy of mk the restaurant
Suggested Value: $300 Courtesy of Frontera Grill
Suggested Value: $85
Note: Dinner available during regular business hours
Sunday–Thursday. Reservations are required, and must Note: Gift certificate expires on November 6, 2011.
be made at least two weeks in advance and are based upon Does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.
availability. Does not include tax or 20% gratuity which
must be paid that evening. Offer not valid with any other 609. Taste of Chicago
offers or discounts. Expires November 6, 2011. Wine
Try a little of everything Chicago has to offer
pairings not included.
with this array of cuisines. You and a guest
607. V.I.P. at L20 can build your own burgers at The Counter
Experience an incredible evening for four with a $30 gift card. Next, try earth-conscious
guests at L2O, a modern seafood restaurant Uncommon Ground with a $40 gift card, then
located in the heart of Lincoln Park. The night feast on $50 worth of flame-grilled favorites at
will commence with a glass of champagne and Weber Grill! Sport, dine and lounge at Theory
continue with award-winning chef Laurent with a $25 gift card. End your culinary tour at
Gras’ seasonal 12-course tasting menu paired Navy Pier, where you will enjoy $100 worth of
with wines for each guest. Chef Gras defines Italian fare at Capi’s Italian Kitchen.
his cuisine by principles of flavor, aesthetic
Courtesy of The Counter Custom Built Burgers,
and perfection and utilizes some of the most
Uncommon Ground, Weber Grill, Theory
exquisite fish from around the world. The
and Capi’s Italian Kitchen.
evening will conclude with a full behind-the-
Suggested Value: $245
scenes kitchen tour and each guest will receive
a personalized menu as a memento of this Note: Weber Grill gift card expires after two years.
Dinner for two at The Counter is up to a $30 value.
Uncommon Ground certificate expires December 2011.
Capi’s Italian Kitchen certificate expires May 31, 2011
Courtesy of L20
and is not valid with any special offer, promotion, or
Suggested Value: Priceless discount.
Note: Reservations required. Expires November 6, 2011.
Valid Wednesday–Monday. Jackets suggested. Must pres-
ent certificate upon arrival.
610. Scrumptious Sepia 612. Love Cabernet Sauvignon?
Enjoy lunch for two at one of Chicago’s hottest Then you’ll love this magnum of 2006 Charles
restaurants. Sepia blends style with comfort, Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon from Wente
past with present and timeless design and Vineyards to share at an intimate gathering
cuisine, showcasing true Midwestern with loved ones. You’ll all enjoy the flavors of
hospitality with international flair. Your black cherry, chocolate and hints of vanilla,
lunch includes a selection of appetizers, cinnamon and coffee from oak barrel aging.
lunch entrees, dessert and tax. Chef Andrew This special bottle has been signed by Eric
Zimmerman’s exquisite menu will be a Wente, a member of the fourth generation of
delight! Bon Appétit! the Wente family to run the winery!
Courtesy of Sepia Restaurant Courtesy of Wente Vineyards
Suggested Value: $100 Suggested Value: $120
Note: Expires November 6, 2011. Gratuity is not 613. Branch Out at Branch 27
included. Winner must present the certificate to their
Enjoy $150 in gift certificates to Branch 27,
server upon seating.
where you will enjoy Executive Chef John
611. Become a Pastry Chef Manion’s hearty, urban-meets-rustic bistro
Do you have a serious sweet tooth? If so, then fare and a friendly, modern atmosphere.
gather three of your dessert-loving friends for Branch 27 was named a 2010 Best New
an exclusive French pastry experience at The Restaurant by Chicago Magazine and has
French Pastry School! Begin your experience quickly become a West Town staple not to
with a tour of The French Pastry School’s top- be missed!
of-the-line kitchen. Next, you will be dazzled
Courtesy of Branch 27
as one of the school’s world-renowned chef
Suggested Value: $150
instructors creates edible masterpieces in a
two-hour pastry demonstration. Finally, you Note: Certificates expire November 7, 2011. Not valid
will bring home samples of the pastry special- for tax, gratuity, or carry out orders. May not be com-
bined with any other certificates or offers.
ties and all of the secret recipes so that you can
turn your own kitchen into a pâtisserie! 614. Dine at The Capital Grille
Head to Rosemont for dinner at the fabulous
Courtesy of The French Pastry School
Capital Grille with a $100 gift certificate.
Suggested Value: $300
Known for their perfectly grilled dry-aged
Note: Expires November 6, 2011. steaks, scrumptious seafood and extensive
wine list, The Capital Grille is perfect for your
next lunch or dinner date.
Courtesy of The Capital Grille Rosemont
Suggested Value: $100
Note: Expires April 30, 2011.
615. Delectable Treats 617. Fresh Diet
Cure your cookie craving with a $50 gift Have you wanted to change the way you
certificate to Jennie and Vera’s Cookies in eat, but don’t have the time to prepare fresh,
Barrington. Jennie and Vera’s Cookies produce healthy meals three times a day? Let The
handmade couture cookies using the finest, Fresh Diet deliver delicious, satisfying, healthy
purest ingredients. These cookies taste as good meals directly to your home for 31 days.
as they look! After devouring your cookies, The Fresh Diet provides the right balance
indulge in a year of cheesecake. Taste the of portion-controlled food to help you feel
flavors of each season with a “Cheesecake of energized, lose weight and maintain a healthy
the Season” package from Eli’s Cheesecake! lifestyle. Enjoy meals including vitamin-rich
To top it off, savor each bite of your whole grains, legumes and vegetables, lean
assortment of award-winning Terry’s Toffee. meat and fish proteins and healthy fats. Wait
With flavors like Chai-cago Spice and no longer—change how you eat today!
Hazelicious, you’ll find out why Terry’s Toffee
Courtesy of The Fresh Diet
has been a sweet treat at the Academy Awards
Suggested Value: $1,000
618. Bottlenotes Wine
Courtesy of Jennie and Vera’s Cookies, The Eli’s
Bring two bottles of wine from Bottlenotes
Cheesecake Company and Terry’s Toffee
to your next wine-tasting party. Impress your
Suggested Value: $265
friends with the wine knowledge you’ll gain
Note: “Cheesecake of the Season” includes one 9” from your signed copy of Bottlenotes Guide
cheesecake per quarter. Does not include shipping
Courtesy of Bottlenotes
616. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Suggested Value: $50
Enjoy this deluxe basket of fresh-roasted
coffees, teas, ceramics and treats from 619. Talk of the Town
Casteel Coffee. The perfect comfort for a Find out what all the talk is about after
cold winter’s day! visiting each of Rockit Ranch Productions’
celebrity hot-spot venues, Rockit, Sunda and
Courtesy of Casteel Coffee
Underground. You’ll devour the burger “The
Suggested Value: $200
Today Show” named “Best in America” with a
$50 gift card to Rockit. See and be seen as you
dine on artistically plated New Asian cuisine
at super trendy Sunda with a $100 gift card.
Finally, get the celebrity treatment you’ve
dreamed of as you beat the lines and arrive in
style with complimentary express admission at
Underground, along with a $300 gift card.
Courtesy of Rockit Ranch Productions
Suggested Value: $450
620: ThePoisonCup Wines 623. Pull Up a Chair at Table Fifty-Two
Love wine? Try a little bit of everything You and three guests will feel like you are
ThePoisonCup, located at 1128 W. Armitage having dinner at an old friend’s home when
in Lincoln Park, has to offer with this gift bas- you arrive at this country-chic Gold Coast
ket. Included is a Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc carriage house, now home to famed Table
from Marlborough, New Zealand, a Janz Fifty-Two. Opened by Art Smith, Oprah
Sparkling Rose from Tasmania, Valdivieso and Winfrey’s personal chef of ten years, and Julie
a Single Vineyard Reserva Malbec from Chile. Latsko, the warmly lit, cozy dining room
You’ll also get the most bang for your buck creates the perfect ambiance for Art’s Southern
with exclusive discounts, and get first dibs inspired dishes. Traditional favorites like
on new wines with two memberships to the buttermilk fried chicken and pan-seared
ThePoisonCup’s Wine Club. Want more? Also catfish grace the menu alongside global
included is a $50 gift card for you to stock up favorites like pistachio-crusted chicken breast
on old favorites and new additions. with lo mein noodles. Save room for dessert—
Art’s hummingbird cake is a secret family
Courtesy of ThePoisonCup
recipe not to be missed!
Suggested Value: $200
Courtesy of Table Fifty-Two
621. Dee’s Mandarin Lounge
Suggested Value: $500
Enjoy delicious Chinese dishes and Japanese
sushi by the fireplace during cooler weather or Note: Expires November 6, 2011.
on the candlelit garden patio during warmer 624. Fine Wines
weather with $100 in gift certificates. For over Celebrate this holiday season with a 1997
25 years, Dee’s Mandarin Cuisine and Sushi double magnum of Cousino Macul Antiguas
Lounge has been a destination for dining in Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon and a 1993
Lincoln Park. magnum of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon.
Courtesy of Dee’s Mandarin Restaurant These medium-bodied wines are great for
Suggested Value: $100 sipping by the fire, or for pairing with your
favorite holiday meals. Eat, drink and be
Note: Expires October 15, 2011.
merry this season!
622. Momentous Mastro’s
Courtesy of Annmarie Neumeier
Be some of the first to dine at the new River
Suggested Value: $185
Noth Mastro’s Steakhouse! This West Coast
see-and-be-seen favorite just opened its doors
to the Windy City on October 22 and now
you and nine guests can experience a five-
course dinner paired with red and white
wine selections. Known for its prime select
steaks and chops, fresh caught Maine lobster,
Alaskan King Crab and decadent desserts,
dinner at Mastro’s is perfect for celebrating a
birthday, an anniversary or any momentous
Courtesy of Mastro’s Steakhouse, Chicago
Suggested Value: $2,000
Note: Additional alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are
not included. Offer valid through November 30, 2011.
Child’s Play 703. Capture Precious Moments
Tiny fingers, tiny toes. Scuffed up knees
700. Be a Top Chef and toothless smiles. Let Stephen Green
Bring out the inner chef in your child with Photography elegantly capture the details of
a gift certificate for two children’s cooking the little one in your life. Come into Stephen
classes at The Chopping Block, Chicago’s Green Photography’s boutique studio in Oak
largest recreational cooking school. Your child Park for a complimentary newborn or
can enjoy interactive and kid-friendly cooking children’s sitting with photographer Lisa
lessons to create his or her own culinary Green. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to
masterpieces. Your child will leave with fun, capture these moments forever!
new cooking skills and a full tummy!
Courtesy of Stephen Green Photography
Courtesy of The Chopping Block Suggested Value: $250
Suggested Value: $50 Note: Expires April 2011.
Note: Expires July 9, 2011. Not valid on retail merchan-
dise. Credit card is required when registering to secure 704. Make “My Gym” Become Your Gym!
enrollment in class. Help your children develop healthy lifestyle
habits with a month of classes at My Gym
701. Picture Perfect Portraits Children’s Fitness Center. Children will have
Enjoy that picture-perfect moment! Capture a blast while they develop new physical,
the smiles of your children during a Classic cognitive and emotional skills. Make sure to
Kids black and white portrait sitting for two. keep the kids hydrated with your new pair of
With a fun-loving atmosphere and kid-friendly stainless steel, BPA-free water bottles from
photographers, Classic Kids is sure to get the Good Life Gear. The bottles convert from a
perfect shot of your children. Take home the sippy cap to a sport cap, so they will grow with
memories with an 8” x 10” black and white your children!
Courtesy of My Gym and MK Distributors
Courtesy of Classic Kids Photography Suggested Value: $100
Suggested Value: $455
Note: Classes are to be attended consecutively. Bottles
Note: Expires November 6, 2011. Sitting is for up to two must be hand-washed and must not be microwaved.
702. Banner Day Camp
Summer is magical at Banner Day Camp!
Allow your child to make new friends and
try an abundance of activities, including art,
swimming, basketball and more at this Lake
Forest day camp. Receive a $100 gift
certificate towards tuition and let the
summer fun begin!
Courtesy of Banner Day Camp
Suggested Value: $100
705. Make It a Family Affair 706. Members Only
New Year’s resolution: spend more time Help your child express his or her
with the family! Visit the belugas at Shedd creativity with a one-year Household of
Aquarium with four All Access VIP Note Membership to the Old Town School of
tickets and take a walk on the wild side with a Folk Music. Membership includes discounted
Family Admission Package to Brookfield Zoo. pricing on group and private lessons, concerts
Your family will also receive one-year family and much, much more! Classes and lessons are
memberships to: Chicago History Museum, available for the whole family, starting at age
The Morton Arboretum, The Field Museum, six months. Also enjoy a one-year family
Chicago Children’s Museum, Museum of membership to the Menomonee Club in
Contemporary Art and Museum of Science & Lincoln Park. The Menomonee Club offers
Industry. Enjoy! sports and craft programs, sure to please both
parents and children.
Courtesy of John G. Shedd Aquarium, Brookfield
Zoo, Chicago History Museum, The Morton Courtesy of Old Town School of Folk Music and
Arboretum, The Field Museum, Chicago The Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls
Children’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Suggested Value: $265
Art and Museum of Science & Industry
Note: Old Town School of Folk Music membership
Suggested Value: $900 good for new members only and cannot be used to renew
or extend current memberships. Must be activated by
Note: Shedd Aquarium tickets expire November 2011.
November 6, 2011. Menomonee Club membership
Brookfield Zoo package expires December 31, 2011.
expires one year after registration. Child must be in
The Morton Arboretum membership must be activated
kindergarten through sixth grade.
by May 6, 2011 and expires one year after activation.
Chicago History Museum, Chicago Children’s Museum
and Museum of Science & Industry memberships all
707. Chicago Toy & Game Fair
expire one year after activation. Make it a playful day for the little ones in your
life as you head to Navy Pier with 10 passes to
the Chicago Toy & Game Fair on November
20 and 21, 2010! The children won’t be able
to contain their excitement as they check out
the latest and greatest in toys and games. They
will have the opportunity to play with new
toys and games before they hit the shelves.
After the fair, take the crew to lunch with your
$100 gift certificate to Bubba Gump Shrimp
Co. When you get back home, continue the
fun as you play with your new collection of
Courtesy of the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Suggested Value: $800
Note: Chicago Toy & Game Fair passes are good for the
2010 Chicago Toy and Game Fair on November 20 and
21, 2010. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. certificate expires
May 31, 2011 and is not valid with any special offer,
promotion or discount.
708. “Bear Down” with the Chicago Bears 711. Fun For the Little One
Have fun at this one-week youth football Invite five of your child’s friends for a play-
camp for young Chicago Bears “wannabes.” date at the fun and entertaining Fantasy
Learn and play with Chicago Bears players in Kingdom. Fantasy Kingdom is for children
summer 2011. This experience is for children ages six months to six years. Use Radio Flyer’s
ages 6-14. Steer & Stroll Deluxe Trike to tote your little
one to these exciting play dates.
Courtesy of Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps
Suggested Value: $375 Courtesy of Fantasy Kingdom and Radio Flyer
Note: Certificate may not be used at some locations and is
Suggested Value: $150
based on availability.
712. Toys for All to Enjoy!
709. Case Construction Model You’re sure to delight the little ones in your
With the holidays just around the corner, life with this red Radio Flyer Wagon full
surprise your child with a Case Construction of toys! Straight from Chicago Children’s
Equipment’s 50th Anniversary Edition 580 Museum’s store, this wagon is fit with classic
Loader Backhoe 1/16th scale model! toys, including sidewalk chalk, jump ropes,
yo-yos, a Rubik’s Cube, a variety of children’s
Courtesy of Case Construction Equipment books and much more! This package will be
Suggested Value: $200 enjoyed for years to come.
710. Birthday Wishes Courtesy of Event Network, Inc.
Invite up to 15 of your child’s friends to dance Suggested Value: $330
the day away at All About Dance! Your child’s
next birthday party will include games and 713. For Your Favorite Tween
music as well as learning a fun and easy dance Spend the day shopping with the little fash-
routine that they will perform for the parents ionista in your life! Start off by surprising
at the end of the party. The birthday boy or your tween with a Jess LC Jewelry soc-chic
girl gets to choose the song that the children pink lemonade necklace that she can wear
learn the dance to. Also the kids are sure to while she shops at super hip, super trendy
enjoy one hour of face painting or balloon Frankie’s on the Park in Lincoln Park. She’ll
making from Sparkles Entertainment. A dozen have a blast with a $100 gift card to spend on
cupcakes from Swirlz will make the perfect designer denim, tees, dresses and got-to-have-it
birthday treat for the children to enjoy. To accessories!
complete the celebration, present the birthday Courtesy of Frankie’s on the Park
child with a Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon. and Jess LC Jewelry
This is sure to be a birthday to remember! Suggested Value: $140
Courtesy of All About Dance, Swirlz Cupcakes, 714. Lasting Impression
Sparkles Entertainment and Radio Flyer Let Erica Danielson Photography capture
Suggested Value: $540
your child’s most delicate details in a custom
Note: Swirlz gift certificate is to be redeemed at the portrait photography session. These moments
Lincoln Park location. All About Dance party good won’t last forever, but you can remember them
for one hour. Each additional hour is $225. All parties
must be booked before 6 pm. If you choose to book a
with a beautiful 16” x 20” wall portrait.
party after 6 pm there is a $50 charge. Gift card expires
Courtesy of Erica Danielson Photography
November 6, 2011. Sparkles Entertainment available
Sunday-Friday. Suggested Value $395
715. Little Red Wagon 718. Time to Play Dress-Up!
Take the kids out to explore Chicago in this Dress up the little dolls in your life with these
classic red Radio Flyer Comfort Embrace beautifully crafted, handmade flower tutus!
Wagon. This brand new model is specially Make sure to have the camera ready—you’ll
designed to grow with your family, featuring want to capture all of the adorable dress up!
a cradling infant seat that can be removed as
Courtesy of Sandy Chapman
your child grows. The large storage compart-
Suggested Value: $70
ment is perfect for toting around toys, snacks
and your personal belongings. Whether 719. Your Child’s Silhouette
heading to the beach, the park or Chicago Take a unique approach to your child’s annual
Children’s Museum, this versatile wagon is a picture with Maggie Meiners Photography!
must for any growing family! Your child will do a portrait sitting with
Maggie, which she will then transform into a
Courtesy of Radio Flyer
beautiful 30” x 40” silhouette in the color of
Suggested Value $210
your choice. This classic artistic portrait will
716. Off to Never Never Land definitely become a conversation piece in your
Take the special child in your life on a home!
whimsical journey to Never Never Land with
Courtesy of Maggie Meiners Photography
Lookingglass Theatre Company’s modern
Suggested Value: $750
portrayal of J.M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan.
After the show, enjoy dinner at any Rosebud Note: Item will not be framed.
restaurant with a $75 gift card.
720. Jump Ahead Academy Party
Courtesy of Lookingglass Theatre Co. and Rosebud Jump Ahead Academy is a one-of-a-kind
Restaurants neighborhood fitness center located in
Suggested Value: $175 Lincoln Park that believes that children should
Note: Peter Pan is recommended for ages 12 and up. participate in athletic activities during the
Excludes Fridays, Saturdays and Opening Night. The many developmental phases of their lives.
winner must call the Box Office and mention the silent Your child can invite five friends to play at a
auction voucher to reserve their tickets. Certificate expires private one-hour gymnastics and sports party
on the last performance date of the production. Winner
must bring their voucher to pick up tickets the day of at Jump Ahead for children ages 1-12. Each
the show at will call. Performance runs from October 20, child will also receive a goody bag at the end
2010–December 12, 2010. Rosebud gift certificate may of the party!
not be used toward catering or special events.
Courtesy of Jump Ahead Academy, LLC
717. Travel Buddies Suggested Value: $115
Your child will have a blast traveling around
town in a classic Radio Flyer All-Terrain
Steel & Wood Wagon with their new cuddly
Build-a Bear buddy who comes fully outfitted
in camping attire. A perfect gift!
Courtesy of Radio Flyer and Build-a-Bear
Suggested Value: $200
721. Bedtime Stories
Your children will be delighted to own this
special collection of signed books by New
York Times best-selling author, Amy Krouse
Rosenthal. Your children will keep asking for
one more story before bedtime with favorites,
Yes Day!, It’s Not Fair! and Duck! Rabbit!
Once you kiss the kids goodnight, curl up
with Amy’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary
Life—you won’t want to put it down!
Courtesy of Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Suggested Value: Priceless