Fresh: Alta Skincare

Ever wish a cosmetologist could blend a perfect skincare kit customized to your skin’s needs? Allow me to introduce you to Alta Skincare, an all-natural, customized skincare line. Creator and professional cosmetologist Tanya Solovyova works directly with her customers to find out their skin type and its needs. Answering all questions the client may have, […]

5 Great Destinations for a 4-Day Weekend

Sometimes a week-long vacation is just too much. Too many obligations and not enough time, but a long weekend? Now you’re talking! Here are four destinations that you can get to with just one quick flight or a short drive. All are perfect for a family trip or a romantic getaway for two. Cooperstown, N.Y. […]

Pam Weston Shares her Expertise with Underprivileged Families

Pam Weston worked in the fitness industry for 30 years, founding Pam Phillips Fitness Limited and Spynergy Cycling Studio in Winnetka. She decided to sell her successful business several years ago, but wanted to remain involved in the fitness industry and give back in some way. Weston knew that the best time to instill healthy […]

BFF: But Not Always

All girlfriends are not created equal. Some are excellent listeners; others keep you laughing with stories, sagas and sass. Some offer poignant, honest advice; others just want to have fun. But there’s also the friend that just, well, ticks you off. You still love her, so you want to handle those aggravating upsets in a […]

New Library Efficient in Design and Technology

The Glenview Public Library opened to the public following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 9. Located at 1930 Glenview Rd., the eco-friendly library is an 85,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that replaces the former 50,908 square foot building. “Along with the strength of its diverse collections and well-developed resources, the new library serves as a […]

You Can Help a Local Nonprofit

From writing a check to contacting your state lawmaker, you can help plug many of the gaps in funding at Illinois nonprofits. Write a check: Nonprofit charities rely on state funding for only a portion of their overall budgets. In many cases, the largest source of their funding comes from private donations. Most nonprofits maintain […]

A Lesson in Home Schooling

After home schooling my children (we’re up to nine now) for twelve years, I think I’ve heard nearly every question and comment on the subject that there is. “But the schools are so good! Why would you do such a thing?” “What about socialization? How will they make any friends?” “How on earth do you […]

The Lyric’s “Macbeth” is a Stunning Pre-Halloween Tale

Blood was flowing at the opening of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2010-2011 season the evening of Oct. 1. Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful “Macbeth” starred the mighty American baritone Thomas Hampson in the title role and slim, sensual German soprano Nadja Michael as his fiercely ambitious partner in crime. Sex accompanies the violence in this production […]

Fresh: Tennis Time

The area’s largest indoor racquet club recently re-opened with new and improved facilities—including blue, cushioned court surfaces from DecoTurf, the surface used at the Olympic Games and the U.S. Open. Now all you have to do is learn to smash a forehand like Serena Williams. The Glenbook Racquet Club Northbrook * Make It Better […]