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3343 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL

( 773 ) 404-9222,

Exciting fusion of antiques mixed with quality new accessories, and art for home and gift giving. A European flavor dominates the eclectic selection. Sure to become one of your favorite shopping destinations.

Aquafest—Gay & Lesbian Group Cruises


Perfect holiday gift for your loved one, a 7-day Mardi Gras Caribbean Cruise—departs 2-29-04, perfect for yourself! Visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic, Nassau, Bahamas, just to name a few for only $599. Amenity packages include custom shows/entertainment, private costume party, customized shore excursions, group dining & so much more.

Asian Essence

2025 1/2 W. North Ave., ( 773 ) 782-9500

A stunning array of antiques, furniture, artwork, dinnerware, pottery and more from exotic locales such as China and Vietnam. Located in beautiful Wicker Park. A must see!

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus

'A Sassy, Brassy Christmas'

Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 13, 5 & 8:30 p.m.

CGMC mixes its trademark sass with holiday and big-band brass to bring you a singin', swingin' concert guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. Our December show has become a required first stop for everyone who loves the Chicago holiday concert season. Buy Tickets online now @ .

Coffee & Tea Exchange

3311 N. Broadway, Chicago, ( 773 ) 528-2241

Serving the Lakeview community since 1975. Fresh-roasted coffee, teas, spices and lots of accessories.

Early to Bed

5232 N. Sheridan, Chicago, ( 773 ) 271-1219

Lesbian-owned erotic gift shop.

Gallimaufry Gallery

4712 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, ( 773 ) 728-3600

Come visit our exciting new location in historic Lincoln Square. All kinds of whimsical holiday gifts for friends, family and you.

Gethsemane Garden Center

5801 N. Clark St., Chicago, ( 773 ) 878-5915

For all your Holiday decorating needs—Frasir Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Balsam Fir and large Douglas Fir Trees. We offer tree delivery and set-up! Also fresh garland, boughs, wreaths, and poinsettias. Visit the Wild Pansy Gift Shoppe for unique presents and ornaments. Open Mon - Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until Christmas.

Groovin' High, Inc.

1047 W. Belmont Ave., ( 773 ) GROOVIN

LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS and some books. All types of music: Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, Soundtracks, Rock, Soul, Reggae, Dance, Country, World, Vocals and more. Friendly service in a clean, well-organized store one and a half blocks west of the Belmont El. Always buying music and movies for cash.

Hylan Design, Ltd.

329 W. 18th St., ( 312 ) 243-7341

Makers of fine furniture & cabinetry to order. Design through installation, tailored to your vision.

Iloilo Custom Framing

1478 W. Berwyn, ( 773 ) 784-3962

Friendly service with expert and creative advice given. We frame your pictures, paintings, posters, diplomas, awards, needlepoint and mirrors. Choose from 2000 frame styles and colors. A large variety of posters can be ordered from four catalogs.

Jan Dee Custom Jewelry

1425 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago,

( 773 ) 871-2222,

Open every day Mon/Tues/Wed & Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th-Fri: Noon-7 p.m., Sun: Noon-5.

Joel Hall Dancers

present Nuts & Bolts, tHe reMix

Dec. 3rd & 4th at 7:30 pm & Dec 6th at 2 pm & 7:30 pm at the Anthenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. For tickets call 312-902-1500 or online at . Joel Hall Dancers & Center offers classes and performances, 1511 W. Berwyn, Chicago 60640, Call for the schedule ( 773 ) 293-0900.


Central Lakeview Merchants Association

We're putting the jolly back in the holly-days! The 105 members of the Central Lake View Merchants Association—an eclectic mix of retail stores, restaurants, theaters and more—are banding together to up the ante on holiday shopping and fun. Dec. 6 & 7: Great values, giveaways, prizes and events you won't find anywhere else, on the streets of Central Lake View and in the businesses of CLMA members. See .

The Long Grove

Popcorn Shoppe

318 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove,


847 ) 821-9101

Come in and sample our delicious Rainbow Popcorn and over 35 fabulous flavors! Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Order by Dec. 15 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Lalique Boutique - Chicago

900 N. Michigan Ave., ( 312 ) 867-1787

In addition to our world-famous crystal, Lalique offers fragrance, leather goods, fine watches, jewelry and exquisite porcelain. Complimentary gift wrapping and gift registry for all occasions. From classic pieces like the Nogent Bowl to one of their new collections Circus Parade perfect Holiday shopping.

Leather 4 You

( 847 ) 545-0047

1518 Algonquin Road, Mt. Prospect

Between Elmhurst & Busse roads, a wholesale distributor 30% to 50% off fine leather apparel, for Men & Women with the largest selection in one room. Imported lambskin, bomber jackets, Stadium Coats, full-length trenches, motorcycle apparel, hard to find sizes—mention Windy City Times and receive free alterations—up to $50

Northalsted Area Merchants Assoc.

Join us for our 9th Annual Holiday Walk, Sat. Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7 on Halsted St. between Briar and Sheridan, 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Special appearances by Santa Claus, Lakeside Toy Instrument Band, She-Devil Elves, Buttons T. Clown and a lot more. Enter to win amazing prizes, including merchandise from Halsted businesses.


34 E. Oak, Chicago, ( 312 ) 397-9181

A spa for your spirit. Massage ( deep tissue, swedish, hot stone, thai, couples ) . Reiki, yoga, guided meditation, raindrop therapy, gifts for the body, home and bath, and gift certificates. See the Windy City Times ad for discounts.

Popcorn Palace


With our 27 Gourmet flavors, and many holiday gift choices—Holiday Stacking Photo boxes to the green & red tower boxes, we have ideas for anyone! Or to make it easy, simply choose one of our featured Holiday Gift Canisters filled with butter, cheddar cheese and gourmet caramel.


'Where the uncommon is not ... uncommon' we seek to peel back some of those layers to find little nuances; those bits of creativity and noteworthy design that exists and which often times go unnoticed by the general population. Gift solutions at your fingertips: the original 'Fatboy' giant pillow, Virtual Diner, NetSurfer & so much more. Ask about free shipping.

Women & Children First

5233 N. Clark, ( 773 ) 769-9299

We offer a vast array of books and gifts by women and about women's issues in areas including literature, sexuality, psychology, art, etc.

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