Hazel

There was enough love out there for Hazel that the Ravenswood-based shop expanded to a second location in Little Italy (921 S. Loomis). Hazel has always been the place where:

1) We ask our Ravenswood-living friends, "Where did you get that?" and they reply "Hazel", and
2) We stop in to find a gift for someone and leave with one for ourself, too.

Especially great for custom invitations and stationery (not to mention journals, coasters, bags, and baby gifts), here are a few online favorites (but the real pleasure is to be had browsing in person):

Right: Animal Wallpaper Notebook, $8

Left-Handed Journal, $15

CableYoYo, $4.95

We've not yet been to the Loomis location. Can anyone report on it?