Combat the cold with these local Chicago remedies!
It’s January in Chicago, which brings low temperatures, snow and thick parkas. Escape the weather by enjoying some time indoors with a hot bath, good book or warm drink. Grab some supplies from these Chicago locations to make winter time, you-time.
Warm up with a hot cup of coffee or tea at Dollop! Chicago is home to various independent coffee chains, and Dollop serves locally roasted coffee with tea selections from white peach blossom to jasmine green tea. For an added treat, pick up one of their delicious pastries, made in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Take a cup to go or bring some work and escape the cold, only an 8 minute walk from 215 West Apartments.
Grab some fresh soaps and bath bombs from Scratch Goods for a peaceful night in. Try their shampoo bars for homemade hair care, or their favorited lavender mint salt soap with a charcoal mask for an at-home spa day. Scratch Goods also offers wellness classes for customers to sample products and make the most of their self-care routines. Only a 6 minute drive from Arkadia Towers apartments.
Take care of your skin with specialty lotions from Merz Apothecary. Opening in 1875 on Chicago’s North Side, Merz started as a typical corner drugstore and grew into a wellness store complete with vitamins, supplements, lotions and more. Their selection includes hand, foot and face creams and those specific to cold weather repair. Stock up for the winter, only a 9 minute walk from 73 East Lake.
Curl up on a chilly night with a good book or comic from Barbara’s Bookstore. Open since 1963, Barbara’s Bookstore is home to a large selection of fiction, documentaries and comics. Only an 11 minute walk from Grand Plaza.