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IRELAND’S GOT GAME (OF THRONES)

A SIP OF COFFEE


SW Lake Realty Report

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

LIST PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

LMT

BDRMS BATHS

Hidden Lakes

$1,850,000

$1,950,000

95%

191

5

5.3

Chateaux Bourne

$1,000,000

$1,020,000

98%

1

4

4.1

Tallgrass

$854,763

$808,166

106%

1

4

3.1

Willow Bay

$850,000

$899,000

95%

47

Herons Landing

$820,000

$825,000

99%

10

5

5.2

White Oak Estates

$800,000

$850,000

94%

112

4

4.1

Wynstone

$705,000

$729,000

97%

6

5

5

Heritage Oaks

$685,000

$700,000

98%

126

4

3.2

Mardan

$607,500

$629,900

96%

195

4

2.2

4+1 bsmt

4.1

MLS statistics from 1/1/18 to 1/31/18. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Michael Beightol | Michael.Beightol@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Stephen Neilson | Stephen.Neilson@LifestylePubs.com

We Know Who the Boss Is Mother Nature reminded us who’s in charge as we raced deadlines to prepare this issue of SW Lake Lifestyle. Between rounds of editing copy, selecting photos and assisting clients we had sessions of shoveling snow. By the time all you kind folks of

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Michael Beightol, Renee Clark, Tobin Fraley, Stephen Neilson, Sue Shimkus CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michael Beightol, Tobin Fraley, Stephen Neilson

SW Lake County are enjoying this issue, we’ll be that much closer to spring with its promise of longer days, warmer temps, more sunshine and fewer snow storms. Our "Home" issue features a striking Open House nestled peacefully in a Conservancyprotected forest in Long Grove; travel with us down the long and winding road to enjoy the view.

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Jump events in recent years. Enjoy our photos of the Nordic-inspired fun.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL

A great place to squirrel up in on a snow day is a coffee shop. The aroma and coziness

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Editor Stephen Neilson braved the weather to get the scoop on the 113th Annual International Winter Tournament at Norge Ski Club, who sent a record-setting three members to the Olympics this year who raised the bar with some of the U.S.’s best performances in the Ski

is perfectly suited for catching up on email, sharing conversation or cracking the spine on a good book. Local photographer Tobin Fraley generously contributes photos this time around from a study on coffee shop culture he did recently at the new Long Grove

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Coffee Company. We again are honored to share his artistry with you. The middle of winter is well suited for binge watching old movies and TV series. A popular choice is Game of Thrones. If you’ve ever marveled at the scenery while watching this award-winning HBO series, Sue Shimkus of Lake Zurich Travel shares

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Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Lindsey Howard Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Scott Lavigne

insight on how you, too, can travel to see some of these amazing locales. As always there’s much more in this issue to enjoy than space here for us to describe. So, please jump right in and if there’s every anything you want to share with us be sure to shoot an email our way. See you around town! ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

Michael Beightol, Publisher Michael.Beightol@LifestylePubs.com ON THE COVER Realtor Renee Clark presents a Long Grove hidden gem.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 14 Ireland’s Got Game (of Thrones) Leave the Whitewalkers to Iceland: Go Green in Ulster and Belfast

16 A Sip of Coffee Sights, Sounds, and Scents at the Coffee House

20 Forge to Norge Getting a Jump on the Olympics

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24 The Long and Winding Road Leads to This Peaceful Long Grove Gem

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DEPARTMENTS 2

Realty Report

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

24 Open House 28 Culinary Creations 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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jumping into the chilly waters of Bangs Lake for a good cause. Led by bagpipes and drums, the parade leaves at 10:45 a.m. from Middleton‘s on Main; festivities begin around 11 a.m. at Wauconda Boat. Trophies and prizes awarded for lots of “Bests”: Costume, Team Costume, Plunge, Team Plunge, Limerick, Irish Jig, & more. Food available from Friends of The Lake Grill, and libations from Bliss Wine. For details, call 847.526.2203.

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

IRELAND’S GoT Game (of Thrones)

ARTICLE SUE SHIMKUS

Dunluce Castle 14

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Dark Hedges Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

MISSING GAME OF THRONES THIS YEAR? Whether or not you

Take a walk across the hanging Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which

are a fan of the hit show, you would certainly be a fan of the inspiring

was a death sentence for Theon’s father Balon. Spanning a chasm some

destinations where much of it is filmed.

eighty feet deep, you cross by holding a double hand rail to Carrick Island

Kings Landing was often located in a popular tourist destination

on the other side. The reward is seeing the diverse birdlife and an uninter-

in Croatia, within the walled city of Dubrovnik (until it later moved to

rupted view across to Rathlin Island and Scotland. There is only one way

Spain). The kingdom of Dorne and Highgarden, the seat of House

off the island - back across the swinging bridge; don't look down!

Tyrell, is based in medieval Spain and filmed in various castles and

Visit Dunluce Castle for a truly great photo opportunity. This

manors throughout. Daenerys and her army were victorious at

heritage gem is dramatically situated cliffside, dropping into the

Slaver’s Bay in Morocco. Iceland is home to the areas beyond the

sea on the Causeway Coastal Route, a must see! Then visit Cairn

Wall—the Wildlings and Whitewalkers.

castle, home of GoT’s very first episode. Visit the Dark Hedges, or

While all these destinations are wonderful places for your next

the King’s Road, a beautiful avenue of beech trees planted in the

vacation, this month of March we want to concentrate on the Irish

eighteenth century. Next, a stroll through Derry, a medieval city

Connection and all things Green!

where you can stop for tea and scones and some good Irish tales.

Journey through the beautiful country of Ireland, with its 40

The next day, travel through rugged countryside with magnificent

shades of green. GoT fans can begin their trip near Belfast, Northern

scenery to Donegal town. Visit Belleek Pottery and see how crafts-

Ireland, where the forests, mountains, and moorlands are the stage

people shape and decorate the world-famous china.

for some of the show’s most memorable moments. It was here that

End your week in Dublin. Tour Trinity College, Saint Patrick’s

Brienne clashed with the Hound, Sansa passed the Bloody Gate,

Cathedral, then pull yourself up to the almighty Gravity Bar on the

and Robb Stark was proclaimed King of the North. Not all the action

seventh floor of the Guinness Storehouse for the most scenic compli-

takes place in real-world locations, so you can visit Titanic Studios in

mentary pint in Dublin. Walk the elegant Georgian townhouses with

Belfast, one of Europe’s largest film studios.

brightly painted doors and the wide thoroughfare of O’Connell Street.

While in Belfast, visit the magnificent Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-

Spend an afternoon on an independent open-top bus tour or visit the

art attraction that will immerse you in the story of the iconic ship. Driving

cobblestoned pedestrian area to shop and spend your time like the

north where many popular scenes were filmed, stop for photos at the

true Irish, socializing in the pubs! Sláinte (cheers to your health)!

sprawling ruins of Dunluce Castle, aka the House of Greyjoy, then on to

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A SIP OF

COFFEE ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY TOBIN FRALEY

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EVEN IF A PERSON DOESN’T CARE FOR COFFEE ITSELF, THERE IS STILL SOMETHING INVITING ABOUT A COFFEE HOUSE. The hum of conversation mixing with jets of air creating foam for a latte is familiar and comforting. On many days, live music emanates from a corner, while evenings might find a group deep in philosophical musings. Poetry, songwriting, political huddles plus myriad other activities offer a never-ending array of conversational enticements. Students, deep in concentration, bend over computer screens while a solitary figure sits in the corner sinking into a glorious novel. As a photographer, capturing some of the details of this magical environment was an easy decision, a true joy of exploration. I can’t wait to go back.

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Forge to Norge “JUST $10 FOR THE BUTTON”, THE FRIENDLY SIDEOUTS

After the first couple hours of competition I migrated

BAR SERVER EXPLAINED. “That covers both days

down to the base of the hill where many in the crowd

Tournament admission, and the bus ride there and back…

gathered to watch the skiers whoosh by after landing,

kids under 12 get in free… and we serve you free chili after-

buy drinks to keep warm (or to numb the chill), and hud-

wards on Sunday!”

dle around any one of the many bonfires built right on

She had me at “free chili”… but the rest turned out to be a one-of-a-kind adventure.

the icy grass. The ski jumping was outstanding, as each jumper sud-

Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove has been holding

denly and dramatically soared over the peak of the ramp,

its International Winter Ski Jump

competing in several different

Tournament for over a century

classes and age groups. Several

(113 years to be exact). This year’s event had more than a touch of added interest: for the first time ever, a Norge skier had made the Olympics, and not just one, but three: Mike Glasder of Cary, Casey Larson of Barrington, and Kevin Bicker of Wauconda. Note: Bickner finished 18th in the normal hill individual event (the best finish by an individual U.S. men’s ski jumper in 16 years), and later led the U.S. team to its 9th place finish in the Team Long Hill jump, nailing down the U.S. team’s best

This year’s event had more than

jumpers sailed past the 70-meter mark during regular competi-

a touch of added interest: for

tion. Each jumper was graded

the first time ever, a Norge skier

combined

had made the Olympics, and not just one, but three: Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner, and Casey Larson.

result in its history (since 1924).

on both distance and style for their two official jumps, with the establishing

available online at NorgeSkiClub. com). As the last event, the longest standing jump, skiers could take off from anywhere, picking whatever gate height they were willing to risk. Upping the ante by two gates was Nik Fabijan of Team Slovenia, who flew down the hill and played the headwind

Clambering up the last hill past the entrance Sunday using

perfectly, soaring 82 meters to take home an envelope of a

my folding chair and camera tripod as makeshift ski-poles,

few hundred dollars cash donated during the tournament

I staked out a patch of snow with a view and settled in,

for the longest standing jump winner.

surrounded by brave souls in Viking-inspired garb, blowing

After shuttling back to Sideout’s in Island Lake and warming

on plastic Gjallarhorns and sipping beverages from plastic

to a second bowl of delicious chili, I considered what a remark-

cups, in various combinations of singles, pairs, and fami-

able entertainment value the Norge Winter Tournament is. I’d

lies. Concession areas sold brews and had brew-skis with

easily give it a Neilson Rating of: “Two Skis Up!”

Jägermeister shots at the ready, along with plenty of brats,

For more information about the Norge Ski Club and for full

hot dogs, pizza and popcorn.

tournament results, visit NorgeSkiClub.com.

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Taking flight.

Big turnout.

End of the road.

Arms raised in triumph after landing.

Airborn.

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FORGE TO NORGE

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A great day for a long lens.

Soaring past the 70 meter mark.

Congenial crowd. 22

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Front room with a view.


The Long And Winding Road LEADS TO THIS PEACEFUL LONG GROVE GEM ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON WITH RENEE CLARK

FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN TURNS AGO…

open to the gourmet kitchen with solid wood cabinets, Corian counters

I arrived at the The End Of The Road.

and an outstanding view. (The family room and fireplace are featured in

It was difficult to imagine a home more exclusively private, or one

the photo on the front cover of this issue.) Its six bedrooms include one

more immersed in and protected by nature. All this, less than a mile and a half from Long Grove’s beloved, historic downtown with its iconic bridge. The Lyons family who originally had the home built had three key criteria for choosing their home’s location: first, great school districts;

with bath on the main level that is currently used as an office. The second floor includes a large and impressive master suite, spa bath, and three additional large bedrooms and baths. The finished English basement, also with a fireplace, has multiple recreation areas, a bedroom, a large wet bar, and a full bath, not to mention tons of room for storage.

second, peace and privacy; and third, a custom design built to their

Over time, the Lyons greatly appreciated the benefits of being

wishes. This location delivered in spades on all counts. Trees and

close to the Long Grove community and enjoying its heritage, meet-

perennial gardens, beautiful landscape, and a pond view are the back-

ing and socializing with some of its founding families, raising their

drop for this lovely home. Surrounded by conservancy, it is land pro-

2 children in Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School

tected from further development, preserving its serenity for the future.

districts, supporting local causes, and attending a number of the

Custom built by Dior on an elegantly landscaped three acre lot,

festivals and family events Long Grove is noted for.

the impressive Colonial is full of beautiful upgrades, an abundance of natural light, and attention to every detail.

For more information on this special home contact Renee Clark at

The generous foyer opens to spacious living and dining rooms. The

reneeclarkhomes.com. For over 15 years Renee, a Realtor Broker

adjacent family room features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and is

with @Properties, has distinguished herself as a consistent top producer in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Nothing BUNDT CAKES On My Mind

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Owner Caryn Simons displaying a Bundt cake ready-to-go.

IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS... BUT IT SURE DIDN'T STAY IN VEGAS. When long-time HR professional Caryn Simons was searching to add the perfect touches to an employee’s retirement celebration at a business meeting in Las Vegas, what she found at the local Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery was something sweet enough to spark a new passion and (soon) a career change. When life-long friends Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz began making cakes to entertain friends and family back in 1997, they quickly realized what a gap there was in the market for delicious, uncompromising cakes made with real eggs, butter, and cream cheese. Their quest to make the perfect cakes for their friends grew into founding a booming bakery business. In 2014 they opened their 100th bakery nationwide, and have continued growth from coast to coast since. Simons opened her own “Nothing Bundt Cakes” bakery in Skokie several years ago (one of the first two in Chicagoland). It went so well that she left her former career to launch her second bakery in Kildeer Village Square. Daughter Britnee Luburich, who attended Kendall Culinary School’s pastry program and worked for New-York-based Magnolia bakery’s new shop on State Street for two years, also has a partial ownership stake and is helping Simons introduce their award-winning products to the area. The decadent, slowly melting bites their fans know and love are perfect for all occasions. From full-sized 8” and 10” bundt cakes, perfect for sharing, miniature bundtlets, great for a personal indulgence, and bite-sized bundtinis, sold

We think of ourselves as Party Planners, because we help people make important celebrations such as Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays all the more special.

by the dozen, there is plenty of opportunity to make someone’s day. “We think of ourselves as Party Planners, because we help people make important celebrations such as Birthdays, Anniversaries and Holidays all the more special,” Simons says. Nothing Bundt Cakes is located at 20413 N. Rand Road, Suite 104 in Kildeer Village Square. Open M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm (closed Sun). View and order products online at nothingbundtcakes.com or call (847.847.1784). BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE with SWL Lifestyle:  View the online article at swlakelifestyle.com for a deliciously expanded set of photos taking you inside the Nothing Bundt Cakes experience.

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

10 LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK FAIR Wauconda Area Library

You're invited to meet local adult and children's authors from noon-3pm. You'll have a chance to purchase books and have them signed. A separate au-

See shopdeerparktowncenter.com

Hunt for eggs outside at Paulus Park

for registration and further information.

playing Hide-n-Glow Seek! Find golden eggs and WIN BIG! Stay after to

18 HONORABLE JOHN CURRY WHO WAS BARRINGTON? Barrington White House

thor listing is available at wauclib.org.

Hear an entertaining, popular his-

Don't miss this chance to mingle with

tory presentation on the lives of the

our published writing community!

Lords Barrington of England and how

17 DEER PARK ST. PADDY’S 5K & 10K RUN/WALK Deer Park Town Center

the Village of Barrington obtained

one in the spirit. At the finish enjoy Irish inspired treats. LUCKY PERKS: Pull

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pizza and beverages. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring your own flashlight and bag. Register early as space is limited. Drop off event for "tweens" only. (call 847.438.5146)

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its name. Presented by John Curry,

7TH ANNUAL WAUCONDA BUNNY HOP

a Barrington resident, Cook County

Cook Park

judge, and avid historian whose re-

Join us for the 7th annual Bunny Hop

search led him to the ancestral home

Race! Choose a 4 mile chip-timed

of Lords Barrington in England. Tick-

route around Bangs Lake or 2 mile

ets $10; available at eventbrite.com.

fun run/walk down Main Street and

The Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K features live Irish music to get every-

enjoy the party atmosphere with a DJ,

through Cook Park. All participants

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receive a T-shirt;  top finishers in the 4 mile run receive awards.  Kids Dash at 10:30 after adult races.

Over Hoodie, Finisher Pint Glass! (first

NITELITE EGG HUNT

1,000 registered), Live Irish Band! Free

Paulus Park Barn

through STAR Charities. The starting

Kids Dash open to ages 10 and under.

Ages 9-12: $10, $12 Non-residents.

cannon fires at 9:00 a.m.!

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All proceeds benefit local causes


Affordable Fashion With A Luxury Boutique Shopping Experience LUXE wearhouse offers a luxury boutique shopping experience without the high price tags. Women of any age can find apparel and accessories that range from everyday classics to the most current trends.

LUXE wearhouse at The Quentin Collection 20771 N Rand Rd | Kildeer, IL 60047 847-438-4880

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online!

VISIT US Business of the Year HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, LAKE ZURICH

New Business of the Year PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF LONG GROVE

Non-Profit Organization of the Year AMERICAN LEGION POST 964, LAKE ZURICH

Citizen of the Year JOHN KOPECKY, LONG GROVE

Young Professional of the Year AMBER WIRKUS, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES

Chamber Volunteer of the Year GALE COHEN-DEMARCO, SPORT CLIPS

Samuel R. Mitchel Director of the Year JANET ROBINSON, COPPER FIDDLE DISTILLERY

President’s Award BONNIE CONTE, AVALON SALON SPA

WHAT ’S ON OUR WEBSITE? Past Issues • Current Articles Business Directory • Contest Registration

VISIT US AT SWLakeLifestyle.com

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business directory AUTOMOTIVE

Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC (224) 633-1630 marquardtbuick.com

CHILD CAMPS, CARE & TUTORING

College Nannies+Sitters+ Tutors - Barrington (847) 305-2952 collegenanniesandtutors.com/ BarringtonIL

CHIROPRACTIC

Deignan Family Chiropractic (847) 277-2990 mybarringtonchiropractor.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (847) 381-2525 barringtonchamber.com Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce (847) 438-5572 lzacc.com   Long Grove BCP (847) 634-0888 longgrove.org  

EDUCATION

Mathnasium (Wauconda) (224) 993-0526 mathnasium.com/wauconda Primrose School-Long Grove (847) 951-6420 primroselonggrove.com  

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES

LUXE Wearhouse (847) 438-4880 luxewearhouse.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Mark Hornok (847) 382-3476 edwardjones.com

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Nothing Bundt Cakes Kildeer/Skokie/Evanston Nothingbundtcakes.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS Illinois Vein Specialists (847) 277-9100 illinoisveinspecialists.com/ Restoration Fitness (847) 847-1837 restorationfitness.com  

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS

Boone Creek Cabinetry and Design (815) 385-8414 boonecreekcabinet.com Brian Allendorfer Company (773) 292-0600 ballendorfer.com  

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS

Blue Jay Paint and Blinds (224) 677-5334 Bluejaypaint.com

HOME SERVICES American Garage Floor Systems (847) 744-8518 agschicago.com/ House Shampoo (815) 585-4745 houseshampoo.com   Reflections in Glass (847) 744-8176 rigshowerdoors.com   Zippy Shell Moving & Storage (847) 796-8003 zippyshell.com  

JEWELRY

Timothy Grant Jewelry (847) 726-1556 timothygrants.com

OTHER

Coyote Marsh Media (847) 277-7353 coyotemarsh.com

PET CARE

Skycrest Animal Clinic (847) 634-3538 skycrestvet.com

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

Stephen Neilson Media (847) 487-7464 stephenneilsonmedia.com

REAL ESTATE

Renee Clark @properties (847) 612-0027 reneeclarkhomes.com

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Broken Earth Winery (847) 383-5052 brokenearthwinerylg.com

SALONS & SPAS

18/8 Fine Men's Salon (Barrington) (224) 633-2188 eighteeneight.com/barrington-il/ Avalon Salon-Spa (847) 726-8855 avalondeerpark.com  

SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

HarborChase of Long Grove (847) 651-3951 harborchase.com/ development-opportunities

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Verizon Wireless Zone of Barrington (847) 852-7050 wirelesszone.com/barringtonil

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Lake Zurich Travel & Cruise (847) 438-5551 lztravel.com


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Wireless Zone® is a Verizon Authorized Retailer. 106-C N. Northwest Hwy | Barrington, IL | 847.852.7050 Hum+ device must be activated by 6/30/18. Activation fee and equipment charges may apply per device. Other taxes and fees may apply. New activations may be subject to credit review. Two year subscription may be required, in which case you may cancel the service for any reason within 14 days of activation. Beginning day 15, early cancellation fee of up to $120 for Hum+/$175 for HumX applies with a two-year subscription. HumX is only available via Verizon Wireless; HumX service operates on 4G LTE network only and requires data usage. Not all products are available in all areas. Pinpoint roadside assistance provided by Signature Motor Club, Inc., up to 4 events per year. Many services require GPS service and/or network availability, not available in all locations. Not all incidents or problems will be detected. Compatible vehicle model restrictions apply. Automotive discount services not available everywhere. © 2017 Verizon.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

SHELF LIFE

ARTISAN SOY CANDLES (Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc) by Urban Vineyard. $22

ARTICLE STEPHEN NEILSON

ALTHOUGH THREADS BOUTIQUE IS KNOWN AROUND SW LAKE AND BEYOND FOR THEIR FASHIONABLE APPAREL FOR BOTH WOMEN AND MEN, THEIR SHELVES ALSO CONTAIN AN ATTRACTIVE RANGE OF ACCESSORIES AND ENHANCEMENTS TO SPARK THE SENSES. From the scent of aromatic candles, fragrant oil, and eau de parfum, to the shimmer of La Vie Parisienne jewelry, to the sights of fun, conversationstarting signs with just the right sentiment, you can upgrade your home and wardrobe with these top-shelf accessories.  All items available at Threads Boutique, 118 S. Main Street, Wauconda. Phone 847.626.2058. Open Tuesdays-Fridays 11-5 and Saturdays 10-4, and always open at their online store at threadsforall.com.  FRAGRANT OIL

leila lou by rosie jane, $38

SIGNS

Designs by Kathy, $14-$22 (shown), larger sizes up to $44

SOY WAX CANDLES

leila lou by rosie jane, $36

EAU DE PARFUM leila lou by rosie jane, $56

LA VIE PARISIENNE JEWELRY

LA VIE PARISIENNE JEWELRY

by Catherine Popesco: Necklaces, $48-$50

by Catherine Popesco: Medium Dangling Earrings, $52-54

LA VIE PARISIENNE JEWELRY by Catherine Popesco: Bracelets, $110

LA VIE PARISIENNE JEWELRY LA VIE PARISIENNE JEWELRY by Catherine Popesco: Studs, $42

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by Catherine Popesco: Large Dangling Earrings, $70


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March 2018 Issue of SW Lake Lifestyle

SW Lake, IL March 2018  

March 2018 Issue of SW Lake Lifestyle