JENNY BERG, EDITOR, RACKED CHICAGO
On my holiday wish list: I also have my eye on several sparkly things from the ladies at t&j Designs (everything they make is under $100. Not bad, right?) I am also an incurable junkie when it comes to ESPA products, and this serum is only available at the Peninsula Chicago. And, I read about these locally made, aromatherapeutic bath salts and I’m dying to give them a try. If I had friends with Oprah’s budget? I’d ask for this Genevrier coat from Moncler (it’s at the Oak Street Boutique.) And Elements in Old Town just introduced me Sorellina Fine Jewelry. I’m terrified of snakes, but this ring is pretty knockout.
The best gift I’ve ever gotten is: I heard Liz Phair answer this question once, and she said: “My education.” I thought that was a great answer, so I’m stealing it. And it’s true! My high school, Dana Hall in Wellesley Mass, had a hugely positive impact on me. And I loved coming to Chicago to study at U of C!
the best gift I’ve ever given is: To anyone who’s down or deserves a special thank you, my go-to gift is a delivery from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. They can ship six cartons of ice cream to anywhere in the country. The ice cream comes in unusual, awesome flavors, and it’s so much more fun than sending out flowers or chocolates. People are always so psyched and surprised to get that package.