It’s not as though we need a holiday like Valentine’s Day to talk about sex, but in the spirit of one of the most amorous months of the year, we thought we’d spice up our ongoing series of voyeuristic bag snooping by choosing a candidate who would undoubtedly have a few special surprises in her sack. Meet Cheryl Sloane, owner of the fabulously kinky-yet-classy g boutique in Bucktown. From sex ed classes to simply helping customers find the perfect goodies to spice up the bedroom, Sloane is the ultimate resource—and so is her purse.
Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment My favorite. Moisturizing and a slight gloss with a little color. $24, available at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com.
Hexbug I am fascinated with the Hexbug and how it moves. It is great for focusing and calming and taking your attention off something that’s bugging you. Prices vary, available at Amazon.com.
Hankie I don’t really know why but I’m obsessed with carrying a hankie. I love the look, the feel, and the throwback to my aunts and grandmother.
My mom’s Bottega checkbook cover Who uses checks anymore? Not me. I use it for pictures, gift cards, notes, whatever. It’s soft and beautiful and it was my mom’s.
Young Living Everyday Oils Collection I use these all day long. Lemon in my tea. Peppermint for a headache or a refresher. Stress Away for the obvious. Thieves for a million things— it cleans anything. $170.72, available at Youngliving.com
überlube Travel Pak You just never know. It’s great for your hair, too. Especially on rainy, frizzy days. $13.50, Available at g boutique, 2131 North Damen Avenue; Boutiqueg.com.