Friday, January 2, 2009

THOUGHTS: A favorite

Asrai Garden is one of my favorite local Chicago business. Owner Elizabeth Cronin has a selection of regional and local flowers, plants, eclectic art and cards (most of which are made by local designers and artists), hand crafted candles and apothecary, amongst many other great little items. Some of the cards that are sold are produced by her staff, including my favorite, Mid West card, which one staff member (Rose) produced the art work and the final product.

The aesthetic that Asrai garden produces (in my humble opinion) is forward thinking, comforting, familiar, classic, and with all of the local artists and designer goods packed into the little shop, it's a special place. I would buy just about everything in the store. It's Chicago, it's home grown and it's one of a kind.