Nailed It: The Hottest Summer Nail Trends

Everyone knows that a good manicure is a must-have summer accessory. There’s no other season where your digits are so consistently exposed, so it’s vital that they’re perfectly polished and on-trend. We got the inside info from salons across the North Shore to ensure you have everything you need to be a nail-fashion maven. Trend: […]

Medium-Length Summer Hairstyles in 5 Steps (Or Less!)

Caught in between the short- and long-haired looks? Never fear ladies, we didn’t forget about you! Three salons across the North Shore gave their suggestions on summer styles for medium-length hair that you can do in mere minutes! Styling from the Teddie Kossof Salon and Spa in Northfield, Cheryl Brown’s “beat the heat” twist is […]

Short Summer Hairstyles in 5 Steps (Or Less!)

So you took the plunge and cut your hair short for the summer…now what? Embrace both the versatility and simplicity of short hair with these styles from salons across the Northshore: Stylist Grace Lapinski at the Teddie Kossof Salon and Spa in Northfield showed me some fun, flirty tips to work with a short, summer […]

Summer Concert Ensembles

Summer offers plenty of opportunities for listening to music outdoors whether you’re into rock, pop or classical. But sometimes the unpredictable Chicago weather and other obstacles can get in the way of enjoying a set from your favorite band, so here are a few outfit suggestions from an experienced concert goer. Lollapalooza The key to […]

Your Guide to Shopping the Summer Antique Fairs

The summer antique and flea market season is in full swing.Join in! Whether you’re looking to add to your favorite collection or more design-focused, we’ve got the tips to finding that perfect one-of-a-kind vintage treasure. Weighing in are Glencoe native Sally Schwartz, antiques expert and founder of the Randolph Street Market, and Deerfield native Ashley […]

Summer Trends: Nails Gone Wild

This summer, embrace the latest trends in manicures and pedicures. Here are our favorite looks for fingers and toes, and yes, even moms who are over 4-0 can pull them off. Get crazy with color With names like Bikini so Teeny, Off the Shoulder and Mojito Madness, you’ll want to swap out your nail color […]

Summer’s Fashion Color Palette

Orange, mint and lemon—no, these aren’t the ingredients to a new fruity drink; instead, they are the essential colors for your wardrobe this season. An item in each of these bright colors will both lift your spirits and instantly update some of your summer favorites from past years. But we realize these unique colors aren’t […]

5 Tips for Dealing with a Sugar Addiction

While a sugar addiction won’t land you in rehab, the cravings and loss of control it evokes is similar to that of a drug addiction. According to a recent study from the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (March 2012). But without a support group such as Sugar Addicts Anonymous, how are we to cope when cravings […]

4 Summer Activities to Strengthen Math Skills

Keep your kids’ math skills strong with these summertime activities that are fun for kids and “teacher approved!” Baseball Scorecards: According to math and reading tutor Debbie Natoli, baseball season is the perfect time for kids to sharpen their math skills. During the summer, Natoli’s 3 sons create baseball scorecards while they watch each other’s […]

North Shore Golf Guide

Do you know why golf is so great? It’s a life sport—you can learn to play as a little kid and keep on going right until they close the coffin lid. It’s a great family outing, but also a perfect afternoon getaway with buddies. You can make new friends by joining a league, and keep […]