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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JULY 2018 PUBLISHER

Michael Beightol | michael.beightol@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

The Curious Case of the Mistaken Fiddle THE DRESS WAS, OBVIOUSLY, WHITE AND GOLD. Except to those equally certain it was, obviously, blue and black. I was reminded of that recent online meme as we fielded a few questions about our June issue, which featured on our cover one of the finest professional musicians in the area, Steve Gritman, fiddling up a storm in the SW Lake County countryside. We’d

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Michael Beightol, Graham Blus, Nicolette Martin, Stephen Neilson, Sue Shimkus CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michael Beightol, Graham Blus, Jill Miner, Stephen Neilson

had a great afternoon looking for interesting photo locations, and were pleased to find a starkly dramatic slice of pasture backlit by a bright sun. Steve played a favorite Charlie Daniels tune, and I kept the camera clicking. As fast as he fiddled, I needed my camera’s fastest shutter speed to keep his bow from disappearing in a blur. Later when I examined the photo, I was pleased at the framing against the gnarled tree’s stark backdrop, and catching the sun’s rays through its branches, with a light trail of lens flare leading from the sun down to Steve’s violin. I rejoiced, thinking the pretty striking image and its location gave the phrase “country music” a literal twist. The team here agreed it would make a fine cover photo for our first-ever Guy’s Issue. As the issue hit the streets, we heard from many who commented favorably on the issue and its cover. And then: there were a few who glanced at that handsome strapping gent standing in a field and told us sure as shootin’ that he might be huntin’. One commenter said it

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looks like “a guy on the cover is about to kill something.” (I can testify the only thing Steve killed was a ripping version of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”) It vividly illustrated how very hard it is to see something clearly when it’s in an

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unexpected context. The mind’s eye sometimes fills in what it expects to see rather than what’s really there. In this day and age, that’s important for us all to keep in mind. Thanks to all who commented favorably or otherwise - we appreciate your input. It’s your honest feedback that gives us a chance to continually improve. Speaking of improvements, let’s talk about the weather! This issue’s sunny summer theme includes a great road trip, summer fashion, favorite al fresco dining spots, vacation destinations, great summer bites and outdoor games to try, and more.  

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2018

FEATURES 16 Upside: Down Under Top 10 Reasons to Visit Australia Now.

18 Road Trip to Monroe County Enjoy Wisconsin’s new VINO FEST... and bring your bike if you like.

22 Summer Bites Simple Selections to Please Summer Palates.

30 Summer Fashion Steals Outfits to Keep Your Cool from LUXE Wearhouse.

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34 Drink In the Sun Great Places to Wine & Dine (and Beer) in the Great Outdoors.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

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22 Culinary Creations 26 Healthy Lifestyle 30 Locals Only 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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BARRINGTON CHAMBER CELEBRATES FASHION & HONORS STUDENTS Annually the Barrington Chamber produces a mash-up event that showcases fashions from local merchants AND awards much-needed cash to high-achieving grads of chamber members. Honored this year with Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarships are Maggie Horak (Illinois); Jacob Horcher (Michigan); Mary Horcher (Illinois State); Sarah Messerschmidt (Valparaiso); Payton Muhs (Western Illinois); Tucker Priola (Wyoming); and Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy (Duke).

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1. Chamber members rocked the runway at Biltmore Country Club. | 2. Marsha Werner, Raymond James, is ready for Summer vacation. | 3. X is Barringon High School’s a capella group. | 4. Shannon O’Connor, ADP, proves girls just wanna have fun. | 5. Congrats to the grads. | 6. A wide range of fashions (and emotions) at the annual BACC fashion show.

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Annual Denim & Diamonds Hoe Down, September 8 at Canlan Sportsplex (Lake Barrington).  The Hoe Down features a silent auction, world-class raffle baskets, games, live music and a down-home BBQ catered by Dorfler's Meats. Best of all, attendees have opportunity to be part of “Miracles on Milton Road” where therapy horses help students overcome physical, mental and emotional challenges and live life to their full potential. To order tickets call 847.438.5400.

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TRAVEL DESTINATION 1

upside: down under TOP 10 REASONS TO VISIT AUSTRALIA NOW ARTICLE SUE SHIMKUS

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#1 BEAUTIFUL SCENERY From tropical rainforests in the North to endless deserts; from snow-capped mountains to the largest coral reef in the world; from stunning beaches to green valleys and large plains of red sands; Australia is a wild, untamed continent and you never have to travel far to experience breathtaking scenery.  #2  UNIQUE WILDLIFE One the biggest reasons to visit Australia is to see wildlife found nowhere else in the world. 80% of Australian wildlife is endemic, including 700 bird species, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, platypus, wombats, over 500 varieties of eucalyptus trees, and – if you are lucky – you could spot a Tasmanian Devil. #3  FOOD AND WINE In the last twenty years, Australian cuisine has taken its place among the best in the world, featuring  fine dining and Michelin chefs. Australian wines have also stepped up their quality and reputation, and today you can visit a number of notable wine regions. #4  ART Australia has much to offer art aficionados, from modern art galleries to new galleries devoted to Indigenous Australian art.  16

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Many countries proudly showcase civilizations that are 3,000, 5,000, or maybe 10,000 years old. Australia tops them all, with a continuous indigenous culture that goes back over 60,000 years. #6 LEGENDARY TRAIN RIDES For train buffs, nirvana is a seat on either the GHAN long-haul train running north/south between Adelaide and Darwin (42 hours, with sleeper coaches) or the Indian Pacific, a four-day ride between Sydney and Perth. #7  ACTIVE ADVENTURE OPTIONS Australia offers a wide range of options. If you like to hike, swim, climb, kayak, scuba, snorkel, drive, camp, surf, ride a camel, swim with whale sharks, go hunting for salt-water crocodiles, skydive, fish, float in a balloon, birdwatch, fly in a helicopter, sail, skim over swamps in a fast airboat, or scream and shout at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge – Australia has your number.  #8  GREAT PLACES TO STAY

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#9 AUSTRALIANS Australians are fun to be with, sports-crazy, informal, down to earth, funny, egalitarian,  open, and friendly. When you jump into a taxi, you sit in the front seat next to the driver and start chatting away.

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It would be a rare surprise if you do not leave Australia with names

1 Barossa Valley vineyard

and email addresses of new friends you met along the way.

2 Koala near Sydney Harbour Bridge 3  Sydney Harbour

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4 Kangaroo at Lucky Bay

Australia is more affordable now with a great exchange rate from USD.

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ROAD TRIP

TUCKED AWAY IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF WISCONSIN, IN THE SMALL BURG OF TOMAH, PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY WEEKEND-LONG CELEBRATION: VINO FEST! With a hard-to-get grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and eager participation from winemakers drawn from across the Badger State, this first-of-its kind celebration is drawing rave notices from wine aficionadas looking forward to a taste of what Wisconsin has to offer.

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While the thought of wine from Wisconsin seems, shall we say, unusual, this nascent industry is making waves and turning around the perception of America’s Dairyland as just a place for cheese, beer and Friday fish fries. VINO FEST, the brainchild of Steve Peterson, an entrepreneur and Monroe County Economic Development Coordinator, will be in located half way between Madison and Eau Claire with Interstates 90 & 94 crisscrossing the county. Like anyplace in Wisconsin the county is dotted with lakes, many adjacent to abundant cranberry fields flooded late in the season for the harvest of this important agricultural product. VINO FEST, however, takes the perception of Wisconsin, especially the small city of Tomah, into an entirely new direction. It’s a brand new festival and is a labor of love as the popularity of wineries around ARTICLE MICHAEL BEIGHTOL

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Wisconsin has never been bigger.


VINO FEST is for the “pure” wine lovers looking for a fest where you can enjoy a great glass of wine, shop artisans’ booths for that unique piece of art and listen to the easy sounds of contemporary music & jazz with fellow wine lovers. It’s really the ideal weekend getaway for anybody seeking an easy drive (3:20) to get away from it all. Peterson says visitors from SW Lake Co. should expect a weekend full of fun events: wine tastings, great food, music, theater, a “Wineoceros Walk” along the shores of Lake Tomah, VINO FOR VETS Motorcycle Ride (free entry on Sunday for military veterans and active military) a fun run, and more. Most are fundraisers for local not-for-profit organizations. Every aspect of VINO Fest has been carefully thought out. For example, “We’re calling the first full day ‘Dapper Saturday,’” Peterson says. “We want festgoers to come dressed in their favorite dapper clothes of the Thirties, Forties and Fifties.” CONTINUED >

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Bike trail incorporating a converted railroad tunnel.

VINO FEST features local Wisconsin wines.

MONROE CO. ALSO HOME FOR LEGENDARY BIKING Travelers to Monroe County often haul bikes atop their vehicles. The county is home to one of the legendary bike trails in the entire Midwest. Considered the first rail-to-trail in the United States, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail features three rock tunnels and five small towns along its 32.5-mile route. Traveling between Sparta and Elroy, the trail stretches through the communities of Norwalk, Wilton and Kendall, passing by wetlands, prairies, farmland and unglaciated areas. Three railroad tunnels, each more than 140 years old, highlight the trail. The tunnels near Kendall and Wilton are each about 0.25 miles long; the tunnel between Norwalk and Sparta is 0.75 miles long. Flashlights and jackets are recommended in the tunnels. If you’ve never biked a tunnel they are dark and cool, even on the brightest days. Water from springs above the tunnels can trickle onto bikers, heightening the spookiness of these remarkable features. 20

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The “Wineoceros Walk” will explore the shores of Lake Tomah.

To learn more about Monroe County bike trails, please visit gomonroecountywi.com. After working up a thirst while riding the many miles of biking trails, visitors to this neck of the woods will enjoy the fine wine, good food and relaxation of VINO Fest in Tomah, August 31 through September 2. The VINO FEST grounds are at Winnebago Park in Tomah. Additional events will also take place in Gillett Park and other locations around town. Enjoy the events all weekend long along with sampling mouth-watering foods and delicious fine wines made in Wisconsin. To learn more and to order tickets, please visit vinofest.org.

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summer bites WHETHER YOU’RE COOKING FOR ONE OR COOKING FOR MANY, THESE EASY DISHES ARE SURE TO IMPRESS ANYONE GATHERED AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste

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CHANGE UP THE FLAVOR BY CREATING DIFFERENT SLAWS. YOU CAN DO THIS BY ADDING DIFFERENT SEASONING AND HERBS TO THE MAYO.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable oil (as needed) Sesame seed bun Pickles

DIRECTIONS 1. Mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper together in a shallow bowl. 2. Fill your skillet with oil to about 1-inch deep and heat to 350 degrees. 3. Coat your chicken breasts in the flour and seasoning mixture, then carefully place them into the heated oil. 4. Cook until golden brown with an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 5. Lightly toast your sesame seed bun, then top with pickles, fried chicken breast and slaw to taste.

FOR THE SLAW Combine mayo, hot sauce, garlic and dill pickle juice with shredded red cabbage, pickled onions and candied jalapeños. Photo by Eaters Collective, Unsplash 22

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IN A BREAKFAST MOOD? CREATE THIS SANDWICH WITH WAFFLES INSTEAD OF A BUN AND ADD SYRUP TO THE CHICKEN ONCE FRIED.

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OVERCROWDING THE SKILLET WILL REDUCE THE OIL’S TEMPERATURE. KEEP THE OIL ABOUT 325 DEGREES WHILE FRYING FOR EVEN COOKING.

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CARNE ASADA STREET TACOS WITH AVOCADO RELISH

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INGREDIENTS (TACOS) 1/2 red onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled

MARINATE THE STEAK IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR UP TO 24 HOURS FOR EXTRA FLAVOR.

2 tablespoons adobo sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons dried oregano Salt and pepper, to taste Choice of steak Fresh flour or corn tortillas Lime, optional

DIRECTIONS 1. Blend the red onion, garlic, adobo sauce, olive oil and seasoning in a food processor or blender, adding water as needed until smooth. 2. Marinate the steak in the mixture for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling. 3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large grill pan and add the steak, cooking to desired doneness. Let rest in a foil tent for 10 minutes then chop into small pieces and assemble tacos as desired.

FOR THE RELISH Chop and combine avocado, fresh jalapeĂąo, cilantro, onion, lime juice and salt to taste. Top with queso fresco and pepitas as desired. Steak marinade from CulinaryHill.com

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Whether you’re at the park or in your own backyard, these family-friendly lawn games are perfect if you’re looking to put a twist on the average summer cookout and get everyone in the competitive spirit. Whether you play for money or bragging rights, these activities are sure to get the party started — and keep it going! Friendly disclaimer: We can’t be held responsible for any sore losers or bruised egos. 26

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MÖLKKY THROWING GAME

Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99

BAGS + TIC TAC TOE

Playing Mölkky

In this Finnish throwing

Sink it on the first try with this Franklin Sports

game, use a wooden pin

Fold-N-Go® Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe Combo set.

(mölkky) to knock over

Target, $43.49

wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win!

LADDER GOLF Throw a hole-in-one (or something) with this Hey! Play! Double Wooden Ladder Golf set. Houzz, $43.99

LAWN BOWLING Spare no one when you hit the lane with this Hey! Play! Lawn Bowling game. Dick’s Sporting Goods, $44.99

LAWN DICE

Roll the dice with this Triumph Sports Big Roller Lawn Dice game. Target, $34.99

FLAMINGO RING TOSS

You’ll only be the real MVP if you can win this Wemco™ flamingo head target toss while standing on one leg. Target, $14.99

YARD DOMINOES Uncommon Goods, $60

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MAKE THE EASY DRIVE TO MONROE COUNTY

Wine Lovers Love VINO FEST Wisconsin Wine, Food, Music, Shopping, Fashion, Entertainment & Fun Learn more at www.vinofest.org

SW Lake Lifestyle is proud to be a media sponsor of the Inaugural VINO Fest. Enter to win VINO Fest tickets and swag at www.swlakereaderswin.com!

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LOCALS ONLY

summer steals What to Wear Now and Look Amazing ARTICLE MICHAEL BEIGHTOL PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN NEILSON AND LUXE

LUXE WEARHOUSE Leave it to the style dream team of Marcy Sparr and Annie Lang, owners of LUXE Wearhouse, to come up with a collection of must-have summer fashion items. Their choices for SW Lake County ladies are bright, breezy, sunny and wonderfully affordable. All of these looks pair perfectly with any kind of sandals, sneakers or glam flip-flops and will show off summer tans whether it’s for day time wear around town or casual evenings with family and friends. Learn more about LUXE Wearhouse located in Kildeer’s Quentin Collection (20771 N. Rand Road) by visiting luxewearhouse.com or call 847.438.4880. 30

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01 Sleeveless anchor print chambray shirt; by Beach Lunch Lounge ($45) 02 Fuchsia jersey romper; from Bobi ($58) 03 Hand-painted coral print tank; by Southern Frock ($58) 04 Gidget fray hem denim short; Kut from the Kloth ($69) 05 Straw pom pom clutch; America and Beyond ($35) 06 Turquoise statement necklace; a LUXE specialty ($30) 07 Pink beaded dangle earrings; a LUXE specialty ($18)

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T H E

E X T R A O R D I N A R Y

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J U LY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR America, a nonprofit organization

and genre-fusing acoustic musical

that delivers care packages to de-

style return to Long Grove wine shop

ployed troops around the world.

UnWined’s front lawn Sunday after-

Tickets are $25 and on sale now at

noon at 4pm. Free Admission. For

www2.ticketreturn.com.

more info visit lgamc.org.

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WAUCONDA CRUISE NIGHTS - 3RD TUESDAYS THRU SEPTEMBER

SIDE LOT BREWERY TOUR

Main Street Wauconda - enter off Rt

Must be 21 years old and provide ID.

weekly themes, and enhanced with

176 at W. Mill Street

Enjoy a flight of Wauconda’s own

sidewalk sales and frequent special

The area's biggest cruise night ex-

Side Lot Brewery beers and learn

offers from Main Street business-

perience is in Wauconda each 3rd

the story of each from Brew Mas-

es and restaurants. For further info

Tuesday from June through Sep-

ter Phil. Small plates will also be

contact the Wauconda Chamber of

tember from 5-9pm, providing a

served.  Event planned by Wauconda

Commerce at 847.526.5580, email

family-friendly event in its 5th year

Area Library; tour & tasting at 7:00

info@waucondachamber.org, or visit

attracting over 500 vehicles per

pm at Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum

waucondachamber.com.

event, including Classic Cars, Mus-

Lake Road in Wauconda. Cost: $15

cle Cars, Hot Rods, Motorcycles,

per person.

5 WAUCONDA FARMERS MARKET Main Street Wauconda, between Mill and Bangs Streets

4-7pm each Thursday, from July through September. Focused on sustainability, and local producer/ grower based. Family oriented with children's

activities

and

educa-

tional "How To" classes, live music,

and Trucks of all years, makes and

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models. Free for cruisers and spec-

14TH ANNUAL UNCORK BARRINGTON

tators. For more information visit waucondacruisenight.com.

North Lot of the Barrington Metra Commuter Parking Lot

6-9:30pm. Support local charities through an evening of wine, food, laughter and music. Choose  from 50 fine wines  along with tantaliz-

20 CONCERT & MOVIE IN THE PARK: JOHN LAMBERT / SMURFS

23 BACC 32ND ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC AT THE CLUB AT WYNSTONE 1 S. Wynstone Drive, North Barrington

The BACC Golf Classic is a scramble including contests, games, celebratory dinner, and prizes, starting

Hawthorn Woods Community Park

with a buffet lunch on Wynstone’s

the summer sun sets on down-

Enjoy a sweet summer night with

patio. Shotgun tee off at noon, con-

town Barrington. General Admis-

great music followed by a family flick,

cluding with the 19th-Hole Cele-

sion tickets may be purchased

hosted by the Village of Hawthorn

bration with open bar, dinner, raf-

online, or at the gate; save $10 be-

Woods. From 6:30pm to 8pm, enjoy

fle prizes and award ceremony.

fore July 6th. VIP and Designated

John Lambert performing classic rock

Chamber members promote their

Driver tickets available. Details at

and bluegrass. Food vendors are on-

businesses with exclusive hole/tee

uncorkbarrington.com.

site for every concert. Stay after the

sponsorships, gift bag and raffle item

concert for our Movie in the Park”

donations.

feature presentation: Smurfs: The Lost

BarringtonChamber.com.

ing food from local restaurants as

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Details/registration

at

Village, begins at dusk.

12TH ANNUAL ROCKIN’ FOR THE TROOPS CONCERT

Northwestern Medicine Field, Geneva

22 HARPETH RISING - LAWN CONCERT SPONSORED BY LONG GROVE ARTS & MUSIC COUNCIL

We are always accepting submissions

132 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Field in Geneva. Proceeds benefit

Harpeth Rising’s striking harmonies,

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

Operation

thought-provoking original tunes,

at SWLakeLifestyle.com.

Come support the brave men and women of the armed forces at the 12th Annual Rockin’ For The Troops concert at Northwestern Medicine

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110 Slocum Lake, Wauconda

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

DRINK IN THE SUN GREAT AL FRESCO SPOTS IN SW LAKE WITH SUMMER IN FULL SWING, WE DECIDED TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE BEST OUTDOOR PATIO SPACES IN THE AREA. Whether you are in the mood for a meal, a light summer snack or a glass of something refreshing, these SW Lake County spots can satisfy those taste buds while you're soaking up the rays. 

NEOTECA 130 S Hough St, Barrington neotecainc.com 847.382.1330

SHAKOU

121 W Main St, Barrington shakourestaurants.com 224.655.2853

BUFFALO CREEK BREWING 60 Historical Ln, Long Grove buffalocreekbrewing.com 847.821.6140

SIDE LOT BREWERY 110 Slocum Lake Rd, Wauconda sidelotbrewing.com 847.865.0281

UNWINED

₄ ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY GRAHAM BLUS 34

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132 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove unwinedlg.com 847.383.6975

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SW Lake Realty Report NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

LIST PRICE

%SOLD/LIST

LMT

BDRMS BATHS

Woodleaf

$872,698

$813,900

107%

1

4

4.0

Hawthorn Woods

$715,000

$725,000

99%

27

4

4.1

Ponds of Kildeer

$655,000

$674,500

97%

63

4+1 bsmt

4.1

Farmington

$650,000

$624,900

104%

13

4

2.1

Stone Creek

$640,000

$645,000

99%

7

4

3.1

Twin Pond Farms

$589,900

$589,900

100%

3

4

3.1

Bishops Ridge

$579,900

$579,900

100%

3

4+1 bsmt

4.1

Tiffany Estates

$575,000

$585,000

98%

5

4+1 bsmt

5.0

Fox Point

$570,000

$599,990

95%

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4

2.1

MLS statistics from 5/1/18 to 5/31/18. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.

“Renee was an absolute pleasure to work with... Her communication skills are impressive and she was always available to answer questions and go the extra mile for us. She is very professional, extremely organized, and did an excellent job marketing our home. She made selling our home easy! The end result was extremely satisfactory” - K.M.

“Renee Clark is simply the best! I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone...!” 847.612.0027

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RENEE, LEE, TOM, AND CATHY SUE, PAUL, RENEE, TOM, LEE, AND CATHY Tammy Wasserman VP of Residential Lending Tammy Wasserman VP of Residential 847.337.5652 cellLending 500 Lake Cookcell Rd., Suite 420 847.337.5652 Deerfield, IL 60015 500 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 420 Deerfield, IL 60015

tammyw@perlmortgage.com perlmortgage.com/twasserman tammyw@perlmortgage.com NMLS: 238380 perlmortgage.com/twasserman

NMLS: 238380

PERL Mortgage, Inc is an Illinois residential mortgage licensee (MB0004358) and equal housing lender. Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. NMLS #19186 - Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Division of Banking, 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601, 844-768-1713, 2936 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 MB0004358 - NMLS #: 238380; IL: 031.0000803; IN: 19941; MA: ML0238380; MI: 238380; WI: 238380

PERL Mortgage, Inc is an Illinois residential mortgage licensee (MB0004358) and equal housing lender. Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. NMLS #19186 - Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Division of Banking, 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601, 844-768-1713, 2936 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 MB0004358 - NMLS #: 238380; IL: 031.0000803; IN: 19941; MA: ML0238380; MI: 238380; WI: 238380


SW Lake, IL July 2018  

July 2018 Issue of SW Lake Lifestyle

SW Lake, IL July 2018  

July 2018 Issue of SW Lake Lifestyle