Pop-Up Alert: "The Holiday Gal" in Winnetka

Sally Armbruster was the genius behind the Obama Administration’s first Christmas in the White House. She picked the trees and decorated all the rooms. Lucky for us, Armbruster is bringing her creativity back to the Chicagoland area with a pop-up holiday shop in Winnetka! From now until December 24, “The Holiday Gal” will be active […]

Don't Be an Identity Theft Victim this Holiday Season

Illinois shoppers are at high risk for identity theft, according to a recent survey by Experian’s ProtectMyID monitoring service. The survey found that 50 percent of people in Illinois, and 54 percent in Chicago, have either had their identity stolen or know someone who’s been affected by the crime. During the hectic holiday shopping season, […]

Pop Into A Pop-Up Shop

Here are some don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-them opportunities to find locally made and sourced finds this holiday season. December 2-4 North Shore Flea Holiday Pop-Up Show Join us for 3 days of amazing vintage finds packed into a beautiful storefront in downtown Highwood in Chicago’s North Shore.  The show is right on restaurant row with Tap House, Washington Gardens […]

How to Prepare for Black Friday

Want to plan your assault on the big box retailers now?   We’ve rounded up the online sites that pre-publish all the ads. These sites include the ads for Walmart, Kmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, as well as department stores such as Macy’s and JC Penney. Here are our favorites: BFads.net Black-Friday.net Thanksgivingblackfridayads.com […]

Holiday Shopping Click A List

We know — sometimes, a gift card just won’t do. At the same time, just what the heck do you get Aunt Lydia, cousin Hank or your daughter’s Norwegian roommate who’ll be spending the holidays at your house? We’ve got you covered.   We’re your personal shopper this season – something useful, maybe a bit […]

Cornucopia Fall Gift Fair Offers Unique Crafts from Local Artisans

Gourmet foods, home accessories, children’s clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry are among the handcrafted items to be found at the Woman’s Club of Evanston’s annual Cornucopia Gift Fair this fall. Just in time for the holiday season, Cornucopia offers something for everyone on your shopping list. This year’s juried fair will feature unique pieces from returning […]