From upscale to eclectic, the boutiques and stores in Downtown Frankfort offer unique selections and personal service that you won't find at the shopping malls. Your group will enjoy a relaxing shopping experience in the small-town setting of downtown Frankfort. They will discover quality children's clothing, art, women's shoes and accessories. Frankfort also boasts home decor, dollhouse and garden accessories, products for pampered pets, counters lined with penny candy, a butcher shop and more. The old-fashioned The Family Hearth General Store specializes in nostalgia. They carry candies from yesteryear, soy candles, ornaments, gifts, sauces, dips, popcorn and much more!
After a morning of shopping, it’s time for a siesta while lunching at Fat Rosie’s, located in Downtown Frankfort. Fat Rosie’s is a fun, hip and festive family-friendly Mexican Taqueria featuring a modern take on traditional Mexican fare with small plates, shareable “street foods” and endless tequila. House specialties include an array of mouthwatering handmade margaritas and sangrias. At Fat Rosie’s, you’ll enjoy the vibrant food and festive atmosphere.
Next, travel to Crete, where you'll be welcomed to Lotton Glass, the studios of Charles Lotton and his son Daniel. The studio artists are Jerry Heer and Scott Bayless. The business began in 1970 with prayers and dreams when Charles began in his backyard teaching himself the art of glassblowing. Today you can find Charles experimenting with some of the most breathtaking colors in the world. The chemistry of Charles is unique to Lotton Glass. They are one of the very few studios in the world to start with sand. Each artist has found his own style or niche you might say that produces some of the finest glass made in the world today. Few could foresee that Charles' works today would permanently grace hundreds of museum collections. His honored collectors have followed him through 40 years of glassmaking watching the incredible progression of design in his work.
Want more hands-on activities? Come in and play...shop, paint ceramic, create with mosaic, knit or take a class! Art 4 Soul features original art, contemporary crafts, jewelry, home decor items, purses, accessories and gifts. They are also home to the WEAR I AM line of inspirational items, empowering women, local artists, fair trade and making generous donations through your purchases! The boutique features many hand crafted items from local artists, recycled products, fair trade imports, and much more. Accessories for her, baby, clothing, home decor and great gifts! They are also the home of ART 4 Soul Studio...an all inclusive contemporary art studio.
What better way then to end the day with the "Best Pizza Anywhere" and a private group dance lesson?
Rich's Pizza Joint: Good fun, good people, good food, local neighborhood joint. Now serving deep dish too! Outdoor seating.
Heart & Sole Dance: No partner needed. No experience required. No rhythm? No problem! Choose from traditional dance to dance fitness. Dance fitness is made up of easy to follow dance steps and infectious music...fitness in a fun and party-like atmosphere. It is a fantastic core workout and consists of moves that target the abs and back to increase agility and strength while toning and sculpting the torso. Dance fitness is a great fat burning workout, with interval training (the BEST cardio for burning fat). Traditional dance instruction can include one of the following: American Tango, Argentine Tango, Bolero, Cha Cha, Country Two Step, East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Hustle, Lindy Hop, Mambo, Meringue, Nightclub Two Step, Polka, Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Triple Two-Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing or Viennese Waltz.
The Orland Park Historic District is home to Antique Row, where there are antique and specialty shops nestled in an 1800s neighborhood of historic churches, charming houses and colorful gardens.
There are many places to lunch in Orland Park. Let your group choose their favorite cuisine!
Orland Square and Orland Park Place is the place for your group! They are the largest, most upscale shopping malls in Chicago's south suburbs. Orland Square is home to Macy's, Apple, A/X Armani, Coach, J. Crew and Williams-Sonoma. A variety of other specialty shops and restaurants help to create a delightful shopping experience. Orland Park Place features an exceptional line-up of retailers including Old Navy, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Jared Jewelers and many other fine stores. Come enjoy a day of fun and shopping!
For dinner, food and wine is combined to delight your group's senses. Let them experience Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, a modern casual restaurant with a menu created with their own handcrafted wines in mind. The group can start in the Napa-style tasting room, where they can view the wineries and sample the winemaker's latest creations. Next a stop in the gift store, to shop for a unique food or wine related gift. Finish in the bar and restaurant to enjoy a delectable dish designed to pair with Cooper's Hawk's own award-winning wine for a dining experience your group won't soon forget.
**Please note: Itinerary may be modified to meet your group’s specific needs. Locations and selections are subject to availability. Please contact Tobie at Tobie@VisitChicagoSouthland.com or 708-895-8200 to obtain current pricing and confirmation of dates and locations.
The General Store
Lotton Art Glass
Art 4 Soul
Old Orland Historic District - Antique Row
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
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