Dolce & Gabbana at Neiman Marcus: The department store cut the ribbon on its latest shop-within-a-shop this month. The baroque-inspired boutique is replete with fuchsia walls, plush ottomans and a fab selection of the luxe Italian label’s latest line. 737 N. Michigan; Neimanmarcus.com
Lillie’s Q Hot Mess sauce: The Bucktown barbecue joint is out to spice up your life: They’ve bottled and branded their specialty hot sauce, a mixture of pimiento, cayenne and dried scotch bonnet peppers, to give home-cooked meals some added zest. $8, 1856 W. North; Lilliesq.com
NARS Spring 2015 color collection: This line of soft pinks, caramels and beiges is anything but basic: The beauty company is introducing a barely-there (but always flawless) look for spring, with sheer blush, peach eyeshadows and silvery glosses. Starting at $25, available at NARS boutiques citywide Jan. 15 and in department stores Feb. 1; Narscosmetics.com
À la Card 2015 Restaurant Deck: Raise the stakes when you dine out with this 52-card deck. Valued at over $500 — but retailing for just $30 — the deck contains 52 $10 gift certificates to the city’s hottest restaurants, including Longman & Eagle, Cemitas Puebla and Smoque BBQ. Alacardchicago.com
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