2018 American Express Shop Small Business Saturday at the AAE Gift Shop of Chicago
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

2018 American Express Shop Small Business Saturday at the AAE Gift Shop of Chicago

On Saturday November 24, 2018. The Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop of Chicago ALONG with over 25 collaborators will aim to reach over 200 community residents, entrepreneurs and representatives through collaborating with neighboring businesses, small business experts, entrepreneurs and influencers to create community building avenues which assist small business owners with attracting more customers and increase awareness.

The Shop Small Business Saturday initiative through American Express aims to provoke the audience to shop local and obtain needed services within the community in which they live, thus strengthening the local economy. This fun-filled day at the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop in Chicago’s Bronzeville community begins at 12 pm.

We cannot do this alone. The Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop has been selected for the 3rd year as one of Chicago’s American Express Neighborhood Champions. We are asking for your participation. We want supporters of local businesses and fellow neighbors in the Bronzeville, Douglas, The Gap Community, Kenwood, South Loop and Hyde Park communities to know that you don't have to drive longer than 15 minutes to find services for you and your family as well as enjoy great shopping as well as positive and creative events. For more info call 312.238.9447

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Bath and Body Werkz:  Soap Making Class
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Bath and Body Werkz: Soap Making Class

Bath and Body Werkz: Soap and Lotion Making Class is perfect for individuals with no experience. This Melt and Pour Soapmaking course is exciting and will teach you how to make your own handcrafted soap. Classes fill quickly so book now to reserve your spot today! All materials supplied. Leave with your handmade soap and accompanying lotion. Classes are $40. For private payment link call 312.238.9447 or email: absolutelyanythingessential@gmail.com

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Bath & Body Werkz:  Body Scrub and Lotion Making
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Bath & Body Werkz: Body Scrub and Lotion Making

Book A Body Scrub and Lotion Making Class today!

Tickets sell out quick!
$40 Adults
$17 for Teens

This class is 2 hours. 

If interested please email: absolutelyanythingessential@gmail.com or call 312.238-9447 and payment link will. Be sent. 

Exciting and engaging activities for those who love pampering themselves. 

Take home 1 handmade and decorated coffee or sugar facial scrub, 1 salt body scrub and one custom lotion. 

Participants learn to identify various skin types and natural products used in bath and body products from their local grocers, gardens, and farms. Light snacks and beverages are included. All materials included. Adults, as well as Parents or guardians registering youth, must register in advance by calling 312.238.9447

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Bead Jewelry Making by Remrees Bling's & Thing's
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Bead Jewelry Making by Remrees Bling's & Thing's

Jewelry Making Workshop for Beginners
With Remree’s Bling’s & Thing’s!

Cost: Early Bird Special $40 per person
Classes include 2 hours’ x’s 2 sessions 1 bracelet, 1 pair of Earrings to match!
Also information will be provided where you can register for the next wholesale jewelry show to purchase your own supplies!
For registration detail for the class:
https://remreesjewelryworkshop.eventbrite.com

Lite Refreshments will be served

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2nd Year Anniversary Event of the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

2nd Year Anniversary Event of the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop

Join us as we say 'thank you' to all of our customers. 

Come celebrate our 2 year business anniversary with complimentary appetizers until exhausted, beverages, gifts and raffles as well as meet the entrepreneurs of the gift shop. 

Two years in Bronzeville brick and mortar but over 15 years in entreprenership, I embrace. And it's been something else ~Owner Kenya Renee 

Reflecting back on how far the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop at 3521 S. King Dr. has grown even with the hiccups in the road. From pop up shop to brick and mortar. From selling single products to becoming an incubator for small business owners and now a certified local tourist destination.

We've evolved so much in many areas and it's because of our shoppers and supporters. Both young and matured. Men and women.

We can't make it with out you. And to show our appreciation October 6, 2018 is for you. Come hang with US. 

No RSVP needed. 

For more info call 312.238.9447
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Yoni Egg:  101
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Yoni Egg: 101

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$120 per person

What is a yoni egg?”
“How does it work?”
“I HAVE TO PUT IT WHERE????”
“……BUT WHAT IF IT GETS STUCK????”

COME TO GET ALL THESE ANSWERS AND MORE AT YONI EGGS: 101

LEARN WHAT YONI EGGS ARE, WHAT “CHAKRAS” ARE, AND HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR
SEXUAL, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL, AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH. BRING A PENCIL, PAPER, AND AN OPEN MIND

AS WE EXPLORE HOW TO PROPERLY USE A YONI EGG!!!

PRESENTER: KAWANA WILLIAMS, M.A., LPC

INCLUDES:  YONI EGG, REFRESHMENTS,  MIMOSAS INCLUDED  ��

For more information and to reserve your seat pay in advance at kdub062001@yahoo.com

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Mark Your Canvas - Shoes or Painting Canvas
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Mark Your Canvas - Shoes or Painting Canvas

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Learn simple techniques to create your own abstract painting on a 16'' x 20'' canvas or your own canvas shoes!  

Shoes and/or painting canvas will be provided.  After purchase, please email stoneartsupply@gmail.com your shoe size and indicate (male or female, adult or child).

BYOB responsible drinking environment of wine or champagne only.

Light Refreshments will be provided. 

Free rear parking

Abstract Painting Class with Stone Art Supply

To reserve your seat please email:  stoneartsupply@gmail.com and instructor will send payment link. or call 312.504.1422

 

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Brunch & Business Workshop hosted by Evolving Diva Inc, Foundation
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch & Business Workshop hosted by Evolving Diva Inc, Foundation

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Are you an Entrepreneur or an aspiring Entrepreneur?
Are you overwhelmed by being a one person team?
Do you need help to get started?
Do you need help with legalizing your business?
Want to learn the difference between trademark, copyright or patent?
Do you need help with branding yourself? Do you need help with social marketing?
Do you have your own questions or need information about business not listed?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, take advantage of this great opportunity to get answers and enjoy brunch on us!

Workshop Agenda:

- Business Start-Up
- Branding
- Business Etiquette
- Social Media Marketing
- Tools for Day-to-day Operations
- Resources
- Much More...

https://www.facebook.com/events/1231178763684707/

https://www.facebook.com/EvolvingdivaincFoundation/

 

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She's A Bosse~Teen Etiquette Camp
Jul
9
to Jul 12

She's A Bosse~Teen Etiquette Camp

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Get Your Ticket Today!

Teen Etiquette Camp coming July 9th through July 12th. 

Order Our Coloring Book! $10

Learn More About She's a BOSSE
Etiquette Clinique 2018
Facebook Page
She's A BOSSE
A BOSSE is "A Beautiful Oasis of Success, Style and Elegance" 

Bring your daughters, their friends, nieces and neighborhood girls out to the "She's A BOSSE: Perspectives, Possibility and Power Clinique! Ladies will learn how to reflect their inner beauty and harness and inner power that comes from right perspectives and right choices. 

Our purpose is to help young ladies recognize proper traits and behaviors that reflect a budding woman of elegance. We want to motivate, stimulate and educate the minds of young ladies to think before taking action. Finally, we would like to instill a sense of confidence, to plant a seed to succeed and to develop healthy responses to lifes ups and downs. 

This Clinique is sure to be fun, relational, memorable and motivational!

Each lady will receive a SWAG Bag, A 3-Course Dining Etiquette Meal, A Professional Headshot (Digital). We will give away one $25 gift card at the end of each class and one lucky student will win a laptop or tablet! 

Cost is $40 per student for all four classes. Buddy Pass 2 for $70 (Call Stephanie for the Buddy Pass)

Please note: We have 5 Scholarship Seats available. If you can demonstrate financial need AND ability/commitment to ensure attendance at all classes, please call Stephanie Moore to discuss. (405) 306-9833.

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The Sassy Thrifters Book Club Meet-Up
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Sassy Thrifters Book Club Meet-Up

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  • Friday, June 29, 2018
  • 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
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GET READY to READ!!!!!!

You're cordially invited to our book club meeting. 

Book Club is scheduled for every 4th Friday of the month 6-8pm. Lite snacks & beverages are provided. Raffles & gift giveaways to make it even more exciting :) :). You're more than welcome to bring food, etc. Do share with friends, co-workers, church family, work-out buddies, etc. We want everyone to enjoy this opportunity.

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Have Brunch with your favorite Princess
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Have Brunch with your favorite Princess

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Join us for a fun-filled day hosted by Fairy Tale Events for mothers and their daughters along with mother and daughter figures.  Enjoy food, desserts, activities, mimosas for mommy and more. 

Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite princess.

Doors open at 12:45 pm.  The event starts at 1 pm until 4 pm.  

Free rear lot parking.

For more info and for tickets please call 708-513-4234.

 

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Candle Making Class:  Emerald Escape Products at Absolutely Anything Essential
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Candle Making Class: Emerald Escape Products at Absolutely Anything Essential

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Join us for candle making 102

In this class, we will create happy hour inspired candles using gel wax. You will be able to choose from several spirit inspired fragrances and containers to make your creation.

This is a BYOB approved event. Light refreshments available until exhausted. Supplies included in fee. Random door prizes and you will have the chance to win prizes. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Doors open at 1:30pm and class will start promptly at 2pm. If you are more than 15 minutes late we will have to reschedule you for our next class or issue a product credit. 

Regular tickets are $30 sale ends 6/1
only 20 seats available

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the upcoming events section on our website https://emeraldescapeproducts.com/

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The Grown Woman Tales VI:  Share.Shop.Inspire
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

The Grown Woman Tales VI: Share.Shop.Inspire

What makes your story better than any other story?

Your twist on the testimony!

We think the best way to "Get over it" is by laughing, talking and sharing an experience.

The Grown Woman Tales is a bi-monthly BYOB event at the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop of Chicago, where women over age 30, connect and hear courageous storytellers talk about a true time they got played, made, or just tangled up in stuff.

When you arrive, check in, hang at the complimentary snack bar, sip some wine and chat with others, browse the gift shop, listen/share stories. The event runs approximately two hours. Goodie bags included with full price admission ticket only. 

May 19, 2018 Doors open at 3:45 p.m.| stories at 4:00 p.m.
3521 S. KING DRIVE (PLENTY OF FREE REAR PARKING)

(THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT *TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE) 

To purchase tickets call 312.238.9447

Pre-Sale Tickets $30 until April 13, 2018. 

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Support A Sista Shopping Event Chicago
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Support A Sista Shopping Event Chicago

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March 31st, 2018
From noon to 4 pm
Over 30 women-owned businesses under one roof. 
Business startup info, apparel, food, sweet treats, authors, natural skin care products, skin and brow consultations, massages, natural hair care demonstrations, complimentary wine and light bites. Performance by Dance To Make Change. $12 ticket for entry. A portion of ticket sales will go to the young ladies of Dance To Make Change and The Evolving Diva Inc Foundation's summer camp programs. All ticket purchasers will be entered into a raffle to win a gift pack from the RoyalTee Collection. For Tickets  https://evolvingdivainc.com/products/support-a-sista-saturday-pop-up-shop-ticket

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Chase the Vision not the Money Workshop at Absolutely Anything Essential
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Chase the Vision not the Money Workshop at Absolutely Anything Essential

Financial success along with many other successes in life is not about perfection it's about the direction.

As we dive into 2018.  It's time to stay laser-focused on achieving goals for 2018.  Whether your checklist consists of repairing your credit, becoming financially free, creating a passive income source, investing in property or owning a business. You must stay on the path to building a Healthy & Wealthy Life Style.

Join Hosts and Coaches:  Yonna Banks, Wendy Lee, Temeka Hollie

Presented by:  The Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop of Chicago and the Sassy Thrifters

Includes All Materials, Appetizers, Wine Tasting and a Good Time.

Free rear lot parking. 

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Zumba Class
Feb
10
2:30 PM14:30

Zumba Class

Zumba Anyone?  

Enjoy a Saturday of getting fit with Zumba. This is a private class. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This is a judgment-free zone. For more information, contact the number listed in the advertisement. 7732165386. Come to lower level gift shop doors. Space is limited. 

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Sassy Thrifters Book Club Meeting
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Sassy Thrifters Book Club Meeting

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GET READY to READ!!!!!!

You're cordially invited to our very first book club meet up in 2018.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sassy-thrifters-book-club-meet-up-tickets-41498630521

Best Seller - COLDEST WINTER EVER. If time permits lets also read and discuss the sequel -
A DEEPER LOVE INSIDE!!!Both books are written by Sister Souljah!

If you have a copy, dust it off, grab from your nearest library, download it.
Let's be ready to read and rap about this book ( and the sequel if you read).

Book Club is scheduled for every 4th Friday of the month 5-6: 45 pm. Lite snacks & beverages are provided. Raffles & gift giveaways to make it even more exciting :) :). You're more than welcome to bring food, etc. Do share with friends, co-workers, church family, work-out buddies, etc. We want everyone to enjoy this opportunity.

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Let's Network and Have Brunch!
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Network and Have Brunch!

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Another SWAP until you DROP brunch event. Great networking and swapping of helpful information and knowledge for everyone.You do not have to be an entrepreneur to attend. Enjoy great catered food, pleasant environment and shopping at the gift shop. 

Advanced Ticket Sales Only, no ticket sales at the door.

Ticket sales are going fast. Tickets can be purchased online Tickets are $35 Get your tickets online //natsdeals.ticketbud.com/let-s-networks---have-brunch-5510f937dda2

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Small Business Saturday:  Creating in the Community!
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday: Creating in the Community!

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Join the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop in Bronzeville along with fellow community partners Urban Matrix Magazine and The Sassy Thrifters as we celebrate shopping small on Saturday, November 25. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, we’ll be offering creative arts based workshops from 11 am until 3 pm. Painting and Jewelry Making Classes are offered by same day reservation only. We suggest you arrive at or before 11am to sign up, as reservations will go fast! Simply sign up at our welcome station upon entry on the lower level.

Become a vendor or sponsor and join us for our "Rise & Shine Kick Off Breakfast." Where small business owners will network and share ideas around the table in the early hours of Small Business Saturday. 

Small business owners, vendors, and sponsors will offer a host of great sales, specials, and services to supportive customers who recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

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1st Year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Event
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

1st Year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Event

Happy 1 year Anniversary of our brick and mortar!!! The Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop of Bronzeville was founded as a pop-up gift shop gracing flea markets throughout Chicago. Now we are a certified Woman/Minority owned incubator retail space with over 18 small business owners inside our quaint location. While we've had our challenges as any other business we are excited to celebrate this milestone. All customers invited to join us as well celebrate our 1 year anniversary and small business ownership in Chicago. 

Drinks. Appetizers. Entire Store full of Deals. Raffles. Music. 
And a darn Good Time. 

Highlighting our 2017 FALL & WINTER VENDORS and CELEBRATING THEIR CUSTOMERS THIS DAY AS WELL. COME HANG WITH US!

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Mind Massage Meditation Class
Sep
30
2:30 PM14:30

Mind Massage Meditation Class

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Mind Massage Meditation Class                            

$15 Includes Meditation, Yoga, Deep Breathing & Visualization Techniques.  Please bring your pillow. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

2:30 pm until 3:30 pm  *minimum age 16                                  

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