These gifts beat your usual pit stop souvenirs. Instead, illustrator Tammy Smith hand-makes cityspecific items including tea towels, pillows, platters and totes that provide novelty items for gift bags and clients. After being laid off as an artist for Hallmark Cards, Smith started her city collections in 2014 with a series devoted to her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, but it’s her Chicago assortment that’s really taking off. Each piece features a whimsical depiction of the city skyline, Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field and the Bean statue. What makes Smith unique is not only her gifts, but the fact that she can customize her products with the names and dates of specific events, making these the perfect party favors for your next gathering.
—3 oz. dry sparkling rosé
—1.5 oz. Ramazzotti Aperitivo Rosato
—.5 oz. Batavia Arrack (or Blanc Rhum Agricole)
—1 oz. tonic water
Combine ingredients in a wine glass, add ice and enjoy!