What to say to the mystery person on the train blasting holiday tunes:
Fa la la la TOO SOON la la...We're moving into November with a whole lot of gratitude (and a few valid complaints about how short summer felt). Here's what's coming up this month: New Toy Drive, Candlelight Yoga, Throwback Book Club, Free Pass to LA Fitness, Free Tix to Laugh Factory and A Very Merry Instagram Contest.
What to say when your mom wants to know what you want for the holidays:
I'm not a kid, but here's my list of 87 options thanks love you...The BJB Hopewell New Toy Drive is back! We'll be collecting new toys for Chicago children in need from November 1st - December 1st in a lobby near you. Check the flyers in your building to find the donation box closest to you, or ask your Property Manager. Any new toy you can grab from Target, Amazon or wherever errands take you, makes such a difference to these kids. We really appreciate all your help to spread joy and cheer to children in need this year (P.S. Check out this video from kids receiving the toys from last year's drive).
What to say when your coworker says you need to chill:
Like literally? Because I'd rather have a hot bev than a cold one...Or you can come find some Sunday zen sans chill with candlelight yoga on Sunday, November 10th at 4:30pm. Class will be held in the super mellow Equinox Lincoln Park yoga room. If your heart is saying OHM YES, then click here to sign up.
What to say when your friend says winter is for hibernating:
Duh, but also please don't keep me too cooped up...Finding that right balance in these pre-winter wintery months is hard. You wanna stay in binging shows and also you NEED to get out. Ergo the gym! We're partnering up with LA Fitness for special rates + a complimentary day pass. Interested? Email Scotty by clicking here.
What to say when your boss invites you to see his Improv group:
Uh, my sweater hurts. *Curses self for not having more plausible excuses readily available*...Next time, just say you're going to a comedy show at the Laugh Factory. We're partnering up with Laugh Factory again for free tix to Wednesday shows all November long + one extra special Friday show on November 29th! Nab your free tix by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the date of the show you wanna see (any Wednesday or Friday, November 29th), how many tickets you need (up to 6) and have fun (not required but strongly encouraged).
What to say when grandma needs a book suggestion:
We've got more than a few...Since the days are short and busy this month, we're throwing it way back to 2003 for November's book club read. We'll be reading Mark Haddon's heartwarming and super short book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Then, we'll all convene around a cozy fireplace to chat and gobble gobble snacks on Monday, November 25th at 6:30pm at 2850 N. Sheridan. If you're interested, RSVP to get on the email list for more info. Then, we'll be taking a brief hiatus in December to have extra holiday reading of *INSERT EPIC FANTASY NOVEL HERE.* We're TBD on the choice, but stay tuned, it's coming soon.
What to say when your college friends say "Did it for the 'gram":
Ugh, who's got the energy for that...But yeah, maybe you wanna do this one thing? We're hosting a Very Merry Instagram Contest from November 22nd - 29th. All you have to do to enter is: add some festive decor to your apartment, share said festive photo on Instagram, follow + tag us @BJBsocial and (maybe!) win an awesome prize. Four lucky winners will get $25 gift cards to either Amazon, Target or Starbucks (you win, you choose)! Head over to our events page for the full scoop on the contest.