5 Things to Do: December 4-6

This weekend, get some holiday shopping done at the ShopColumbia Holiday Market and the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Chicago. Or, shop in the suburbs during the Red Invitation Sale. You can also gather the entire family for two fun events in Skokie and Winnetka. ShopColumbia Holiday Market Dec. 3-5 Chicago Support […]

5 Things to Do: December 5-7

The holiday season is in full swing! Enjoy a night out with the Celtic Tenors as they perform a wide array of holiday classics. You can also spend time together with the entire family as reindeer visit Westfield Old Orchard and the Evanston History Center welcomes visitors for a holiday open house. Plus, if you […]

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 […]

Wilmette Artist Starts a Fair-Trade Coop in Peru

After traveling the far corners of the world and having a deep appreciation for artisans from different cultures, Lana Williams, an artist whose work will be featured in this year’s One of A Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart, has figured out a way to give back to these artists and improve their lives through […]