Is Online Dating the Fast Track to Finding True Love?

If you’re single and sick of the bar scene, can’t take another fix-up, or just haven’t met anyone interesting, maybe it’s time to give black dating & singles at a shot. Many North Shore singles swear it’s the fast track to romance. “It’s the best way to meet people,” says 44-year-old Frannie, a divorced […]

What's Open on Turkey Day?

You’re having your kitchen redone. You broke your arm. You don’t know how to cook. You don’t like to cook. Damn it, you just want someone else to make the food and clean up!

Deck Your Home with Stunning Mantels

Lucky enough to have a fireplace at home? Make it a focal point! No matter what your style, you’ll find something to love in our three very different mantels decorated by local shops. First up, a modern country Christmas. Imagine letting your kids decorate their own mantel every year – from the miniature white feathered […]

Yoga Nidra Meditation

“Meditation sculpts the brain for better attention span, emotional stability and mental flexibility,” explains Eric Berliner, who lives in Glencoe and founded Generations Yoga at in Wilmette. Following his arduous recovery from a serious accident, Berliner took his first yoga class at the suggestion of a friend. Having found a new passion and life path […]

Cook County’s New Inpatient Hospice Center Coming to the North Shore

The North Shore could soon be home to Cook County’s new freestanding inpatient hospice center. Executive staff members at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in Glenview are hoping to open the doors of the new $12 million Marshak Family Inpatient Pavilion by early 2012. “Our region is long overdue for a facility like this,” says […]

Design Rules: Creating Beautiful Vignettes

Whether we admit it or not, most of us decorate our spaces. Sure, there’s a group of hardcore enthusiasts who agonize over paint chips, scour the Internet for back issues of the late Domino Magazine (sniff) and fervently pray tassels never make a comeback (guilty!), but even teenage boys display their trophies and hang posters […]

An Insider's Guide to the Merchandise Mart

For many, the mere mention of the 4.2 million square foot Merchandise Mart conjures images of decorators and clients deliberating over furnishings and fabric samples, and squabbling over prices. But while the self-contained design district is, in fact, Mecca for aesthetic fetishists, the Merchandise Mart is open to the public. And navigating the sunless internal […]