Are you familiar with flash sale site Gilt? Because I am seriously obsessed with their city editions — specifically Gilt City Chicago. Think a tightly edited, highly curated Groupon that only presents you with the best of the best.
My friend Stephanie and I have discovered lots of great places through Gilt City deals and buy them all the time. We did Presidio brunch thanks to Gilt City Chicago, and The Rookery is next on our list…both deals are live again now! And The Rookery apparently has drinks with feathers in them! Sign me up.
In fact, I want to purchase about every other deal on Gilt right now. They’ve got everything from fitness to beauty to restaurants and so much of it looks amazing. Part of that is probably because ChiCityFashion blogger Jena Gambaccini is their current guest curator — Gilt City Chicago will often invite local tastemakers to share some of their favorite experiences around town on the site. And, uh, Jena has great taste. That Presidio deal? Yeah, it’s one of her selections.
Here are 10 great Gilt City Chicago deals seriously tempting me right now (sign up using this link to get 25% off if you’re new to the site!):
Food + Drink
Presidio Brunch for Two: $39
Less than 40 bucks gets you one entree, one coffee tea or juice, and one brunch cocktail per person at this trendy Bucktown spot — a seriously good deal.
The Rookery Chicago Light Bites and Cocktails: $30
Yes, you get two starters to share, but the real kicker in this deal? Two cocktails each. Perfect for date night, girls’ night or happy hour!
Rhine Hall Distillery Tour and Cocktails for Two: $39
This father and daughter owned-and-operated distillery in the West Loop specializes in brandies made from Michigan apples. I sampled some at Beast + Balance and they are super tasty.
Beauty + Spa
Mud Two Signature Facials: $59
This trendy facials-only spot is located in the same building as AIR Aerial Fitness River North and Floor Lab. It’s super convenient if you want to “clean your dirty face” post-workout, as the wall says. Try a detoxing charcoal facial or one of their seasonal offerings.
Blueberry Moon Aveda Manicure and Pedicure: $49
For a pampering afternoon that doesn’t break the bank, snag this spa mani-pedi deal featuring all-natural Aveda products at a super cute Lincoln Park salon and spa.
Remix by Giselle Wasfie $50 Credit: $30
Giselle’s products are amazing. REMIX is an aromatherapy and beauty line created by Giselle Wasfie, a former magazine editor and music journalist who is certified in reiki. Seriously, could this chick get any cooler? The product line includes everything from skincare to essential oils, but I particularly love the magic candles.
Jewels A Nail Box No-Chip Manicure With Nail Art: $25
It can be hard to find a place that does nail art well, and this salon gets rave reviews on Yelp. Dip your toes (or fingers, as the case may be) into the nail art trend with this deal.
Three AIR Aerial Fitness Classes: $45
Quite possibly the hardest workout I’ve ever done, and that was just the AIR Foundation class. Worked abs I did not know I had, but damn if you don’t look cool swinging from those silks. (Also available at the Lincoln Park location.)
Five Pilates ProWorks Classes: $70
This sleek studio features an exclusive “FitFormer” that’s somewhere between a traditional Pilates reformer and a megaformer, as well as barre, TRX and boxing classes. One of my favorite FlyBarre instructors, Elena, teaches classes here too.
Three Group Classes at Unanimous Boxing Gym: $29
I have always wanted to try boxing, and this new Logan Square studio seems like a great place to do it. Hop in the ring and get your Gigi Hadid-style workout on with in either coed or women-only classes — under a crystal chandelier, no less.
Seriously, normally there might be two or three Gilt City deals I want to buy, but right now there are 10. 10! That’s double digits. Don’t forget to sign up using my link to get 25% off if you snag one of these!
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