Fresh: Grab This Grub

Don’t have the time or energy to make dinner? Acclaimed chef John des Rosiers of Lake Bluff’s Inovasi is happy to do it for you. He recently expanded his prepared foods shop, Wisma, to include a second location. Wisma offers meals freshly made with local, organic and sustainable ingredients—with entrees like Serrano Ham Wrapped Chicken […]

Music For The Whole Family

Don’t miss this summer’s best concerts. We have the scoop on the bands you won’t want to miss. Playlist AMAZING YOU (download entire playlist at 1.  Every Day Is Yours To Win by R.E.M. 2. Gratisfaction by The Strokes 3. The Other Side by Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 4. Old Old Fashioned […]

On the Red Carpet with “Glee” Star Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison, who stars on the hit Fox TV show “Glee” as teacher Will Shuester, spoke with Make It Better before his Goodman Theatre gala performance. “The last three years of my life have been very gleeful,” he said, introducing his performance, “but I’ve missed performing in theaters like this one.” That’s because the Emmy […]

Women Who Dig It: Garden Clubs

“As the garden grows, so grows the gardener” —Unknown It’s time to change your perception of the garden club and the type of woman who belongs to one. “We are not a white-gloved tea and crumpets club,” asserts Nancy Challenger, member of the Winnetka Garden Club since 2006. “We are a working club and definitely […]

Volunteers Needed for Trip to Ecuador

A local health care mission through Causes for Change International is looking for volunteers, especially dentists, who can travel to Ecuador for a mission trip. The trip will leave Chicago on June 17, 2011. Who: Anyone can volunteer.  Healthcare professionals especially needed. It’s helpful to speak some Spanish, but this is not a requirement. What: […]

The Green Days of Summer

Summer is for … Picnics! Pack all of your food and drinks in reusable containers.  Bring along old blankets or sheets you don’t mind getting a little dirty instead of buying new picnic blankets, and use cloth napkins.  Don’t forget to pack up all of your trash and food crumbs!  Leaving them behind will encourage […]

Fresh: Design Time

Looking to spruce up your house this summer? The Design Center for Your Home (formerly known as the Design Center for Kitchen and Bath), located in Niles, recently opened a second location in Wilmette. In addition to kitchen and baths, the center can also design and remodel dens, laundry rooms, offices spaces, additions and closets. […]