Sip, sip, hooray.
Telegraph’s New Cocktail Menu
What: Bask in creative summer sips inspired by classic wine aperitifs.
Why: Apple, celery, and marzipan flavors come together deliciously in the Brownsville Girl (Vergano with white sweet vermouth, Julien Fremont Calvados reserve, Bitterman’s celery shrub bitters, and lemon).
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2601 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Logan Blvd. (773-292-9463).
Roslyn Summer Sale
What: Bucktown’s designer den offers 30 percent off your first item and 50 percent off additional items.
Why: Demylee tees, Steven Alan dresses, Nicholas K jackets, Eryn Brinie skirts, Elizabeth and James blouses, and other finds to trump the heat index.
When: Thru July 31 (while supplies last). Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 2035 N. Damen Ave., b/t McLean & Dickens Aves. (773-489-1311).
Rejuvenating Watermelon Facial
What: Spend 50 blissful minutes under a cooling mask containing watermelon extract; go out with smoother, brighter skin.
Why: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
When: Your cheeks feel the burn.
Where: The Spa at Equinox, 900 N. Michigan Ave., at Walton St. (312-254-2500); 1750 N. Clark St., at Menomonee St. (312-254-4000). Book an appt. at equinox.com.
Neighborhood Deals Week
What: Splurge in Wicker Park and Bucktown (Antique Taco, Tangerine, SpaForever) with DailyCandy Deals to help you save.
Why: Get up to 50 percent off Mazi Dance Fitness Centre’s classes.
When: You want a restaurant, shop, and spa day.
Where: North, Damen, Milwaukee, Division, and all the awesomeness in between.
Blackbird’s New Pastry Chef
What: Hello, Dana Cree. The Pacific Northwest native (formerly of Alinea and Seattle’s Veil and Poppy) takes her seasonal, sentimental desserts to the West Loop.
Why: Indulge in Bubblegum (wild strawberries, banana, mochi) and Blueberries (hay, burnt honey, thyme).
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: 619 W. Randolph St., b/t Desplaines & Jefferson Sts. (312-715-0708).
Photo: Courtesy of Telegraph