Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote “The Earth Laughs in Flowers” adorns the exterior of Fleur in Logan Square. Inside you will giggle like a schoolchild for the sheer cuteness of everything, including the catchy indie pop and occasional small puppy. Always perfectly adorned for any season or occasion, the store conjures an old European nook with its fresh stems in metal tins. Cards, gifts and other precious trinkets lay all around to further tempt. Next time you find yourself waiting for a seat at Lula Cafe, wander around the corner and get lost in Fleur’s splendor.
3149 West Logan, (773)395-2770, fleurchicago.com
AUDIENCE CHOICE: A New Leaf, 1645 North Wells, (312)642-1576; 1818 North Wells, (312)642-8553; 312 South Dearborn, (312)427-9097, anewleafchicago.com
Best of Chicago 2013