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- Have this ready for your after-party. Wicker Park dessert bar Mindy's Hot Chocolate (hotchocolatechicago.com) sells its own blends —the Mexican HotChocolate Mix is our favorite— and homemade marshmallows, too. Photo: Mindy's Hot Chocolate via Facebook
- Local designer C/Fan (c-fandesigns.com) has new, hand-knit rabbit fur beanies with raccoon-fur pom poms on top. Photo: via C-FanDesigns.com
- These cozy, black leather gloves from Von Z (shopvonz.com) have a faux fur trim. Photo: via ShopVonZ.com
- These are on our lust list: a pair of fox fur earmuffs from Atelier Azza (atelierazza.com) Photo: Emilia Jane Photography.
Tonight, the Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel & Spa launches its seasonal bar, Vertigo Sky Lodge. Perched on the hotel's rooftop, the patio space will be open all winter, and it has a ski-lodge theme. There will be a s'mores-making station, ice taxidermy statues, and all the hot toddies you could ask for—but, yes—this open-air space is exposed to the Chicago elements. And tonight's forecast is cold. Here's what to wear.