Love Dose | 2.12.17


LOVE UP! If Valentine’s Day were only an excuse to send love notes we’d be so down but Valentine’s Day, and Love Dose, is our moment to celebrate all the Love small businesses pour into their brands … an incalculable amount of Love!

A love letter to all the Dosers, the products they make and all the singles, couples and groups of friends who come to support, the Love Dose is ground zero for the good stuff.

Join us to to shop the good stuff from 100 small yet mighty businesses, make valentines, play Dose Hearts (single and ready to mingle? get in here), get your Crush on, plan your nuptials (Trousseau!) drink free drinks and spread the Love in immeasurable ways.

25% of your ticket purchase goes directly to Pilot Light, a Chicago nonprofit that teaches kids how to nourish their bodies and share information about healthy eating. Pure Love!

Get ready to eat, shop, laugh, lounge + Love! See you Sunday, February 12th, 10 to 4, at Morgan MFG for the 6th annual Love Dose. Get Dosed!


when: Sunday, February 12th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where: 401 N. Morgan why: to eat, shop, laugh, lounge and Love!
cta: Morgan Street parking: street and valet kids: kids under 12 always free pups: sorry, no pups allowed at Dose
tix: $10, online only!  see you on February 12th! happy Dosing … xoxo the Dosettes


Art is forever: hit Galerie F to pick up something radical for you (or your boo!) and/or grab one of Jacqueline Alcantara‘s gorgeous prints: all proceeds go to support the Chicago Foundation for Women. Think traditional and deliver an elegant flower + chocolate Valentine c/o Cornell Florist and Julie’s Chocolate. Put a heart on it: Reppin Pins Doses red enamel Dose heart pins are the perfect little gift! Stop by Bow & Arrow Collection‘s table to find something truly cheeky for bat. Grab a stack of Lifestyle with Ivory + Ash‘s whimsically illustrated cards and deliver them to all of the babes you adore. Have your palm read by Principe Palmistry, get a poem written by Poems While You Wait and paint a Valentine with Cake & Flower Paper Co., gratis, all while listening to the sweet sounds of We Theory at the 2.12 Love Dose!

We always dig it when dudes rock the CHCG: pick up a jacket or a hat for the style-minded guy in your life. CITIES IN DUST returns with an entire collection of one-of-a-kind pieces! Ramp up the romance and the aromas in your home with a stop to pick up Detroit Rose candles. Say hello to Jana and sit for an on-the-spot illustration in her Doodlebooth! Order your Le Coeur Watch now and have it engraved and ready for pickup at Love Dose! Subscribe to a real Chicago jewel: get or give a subscription to Poetry and enjoy the love all year long. Score some SAOR and delight in this bergamot-based, roll-on scent that’s totally lovable. Hit shopNOV to pick up rockin’ old concert tees and to-sweet vintage dresses, kid-sized options, too! Put a heart on your babe’s finger: Virginie Millefiori makes the sweetest gold ring, totally affordable! Winifred Grace will be custom stamping her collection of wearables and Department of Curiosities has got just the gift for the luxe-minded babe in your life.

Moms and daughters, check out Lola + The Boys! This debut Doser delivers fun, high-fashion looks for both of you! Ann Catherine Doses gorgeous silk scarves, Leslie Hindman showcases a preview of the upcoming New York Style auction, and Rossi & Rei scours Italy for the freshest Italian designs. Pick up exceptional athleisiure wear from two debut Dosers, Joriki and mercer & winnie. Button up your pajama game with majamas and find perfect day-to-night essentials from both LOVA Collection and Suki + Solaine.

Nothing beats bettyplum‘s perfect pecan caramels and toffees! We can’t get enough of the boozy cupcakes from both Drunken Cherry Bake Shoppe and IntoxiCakesJulie’s Chocolate delivers picture perfect bonbons in sweetheart shapes. Lush Bites makes gluten-free cookies, Matts Cookies are the softest and Paul Wayne‘s are the most decadent. Renee’s Raw Chocolate Doses the straight chocolate, raw, with coconut, and Sacred Serve serves up a vegan coconut-meat based ice cream that is totally to die for … in three flavors!

Start off with a LIMITLESS coffee and then find the Cocktail CourierDeep Eddy Vodka and Femme du Coupe, tasting stations (free booze!) For eats, there’s plenty: strawberry rubarb pierogi from The Chow Brothers, two kinds of chili from KitchfixKarl’s Craft Soup‘s seasonal soup offerings, Chutney Devis‘ rice and lentil crepes, served with spiced potato filling and chutney and Hinton Cannery‘s chicken and biscuits, vegan Brunswick stew, pimento cheese sandwiches and ham biscuits!

Time Machine Juice
Manna Organics
Pilot Light
Rare Bird Preserves
Victory Dance Foods
Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Argaman&Defiance drops a fresh collection of raw silk scarves that anyone can wear, Dearborn Denim Doses hard-working jeans in great cuts and ELLISON EYEWEAR shows us that it’s great to wear fun frames and, if you lose them, you’re not SOL. Stay warm with KraeO‘s super-affordable hand knits, Beau Gant gloves straight from Paris and Loveknitz cashmere beanies with removable fur poms. We love J. Markell‘s stingray clutches with or without the strap and Sylvan Park‘s NYC-made leather work bags. Alice & Wonder easily amps up your accessories collection and X&Y Kidz offers catch-all bandana bibs for kids that are so cute they can be worn all day!

Casa & Co.
Charlie Bax
Fox & Company
Fuzed Products
Grayling Ceramics
Pure Principles
REMIX by Giselle

There’s so much gorgeous jewelry at Dose we invite you to judge for yourself and vote with your dollars at the Love Dose on 2.12 … or just hit the links and buy online! We stand behind the work of all of these hard-working makers. Check out:


Get tickets for the Love Dose right here: your ticket not only supports the hardest working makers in and around Chicagoland, it also supports Pilot Light, working hard to teach young Chicagoans healthy eating habits. Get Dosed!

 xoxo The Dosettes