Page 1

February 2013

Wedding? Wonderful! Meet Some Of Lake County’s Wedding Service Providers



Chocolate Dessert Recipe For Two pg 37


Dare To Date Someone You Meet Online? pg 14


Celebrate Cuneo Mansion And Gardens Creates Wedding Bliss For Brides! pg 28

0 for 75 mo. on New Chevys! %

FOLLOW US! 118 Route 173 I Antioch, IL Sales Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm I Saturday 9am - 7pm Service Hours: Monday - Friday 6:45am - 6pm I Saturday 7am - 4pm



������������ � ��������������������

Ask for ��� �����

Automotive Needs Specialist

†0% is $13.33 per month per $1,000 borrowed, maximum amount to finance is $10,000 and is a dealer subsidized rate to qualified buyers in lieu of sale prices.



“Before I saw Dr. Rivard at Illinois Vein Specialists, it was tough doing my job.”

Dr. Stephen P. Rivard (L.) and Mr. Craig Frey (R.), fronting the famous 18th “Waterwheel” hole at Makray Memorial Golf Club


���� F��� �� ��� ����-���� �� ��� popular Oak Terrace Grille at Barrington’s own Makray Memorial Golf Club. His demanding job as Number 2 at a top-rated restaurant requires hours on his feet—every day. Even though Craig is a young man, his achy legs during a busy shift made a tough job nearly impossible. He needed relief and became a patient of Illinois Vein Specialists in 2010. Dr. Stephen Rivard, medical director of IVS, recalls: “Craig’s vein disease, like that of many others in our practice, started in his late teens and, by the time I saw him, the disease was quite advanced.”

Myth 3: The treatment of varicose veins is just a cosmetic fix and unless the leg hurts, there really is no reason other than vanity to seek repair. The myth that varicose veins don’t need to be treated unless they are painful is not only incorrect it is often dangerous to the patient’s health. Varicose veins are a sign of an important vascular insufficiency and compromise. Like arterial hypertension and dental cavities, the insidious nature of chronic venous hypertension is progressively destructive and should be treated before pain and other symptoms occur.

Myth 6: Vein disease is a sign of aging and only occurs in older adults. Increasing age is a slight risk factor for varicose veins because of wear and tear on the vein valves that regulate blood flow. Patients certainly perceive it as more common as they age because the disease has had longer to make its symptoms known and is more advanced and has done more damage.

Dr. Rivard adds: “Craig is a good example of one of the widely-held myths about vein disease— that it primarily is a concern of older adults. This is just not the case. Take a look below at six common myths about vein disease.” SIX MYTHS ABOUT VEIN DISEASE Myth 1: Once varicose or spider veins have been repaired, they will always re-occur. The recurrence of varicose veins after treatment is a myth born from the prior inadequate care. Treatment methods in the past, while done with best intentions, actually caused recurrence of varicose veins. With the onset of Board Certification, methods of treatment have become more organized, safer and more efficient. Now recurrence rates should be below 5%. Myth 2: It is best to wait until a woman has had all her pregnancies to deal with varicose and spider veins. While there is some historical experience underlying this myth, it was also born out of the fact that prior treatments for varicose veins were often inadequate and frequently led to recurrence. New treatments, however, are safe, virtually painless and, more than 98% of the time, lead to permanent resolution of varicose veins at their source. The new paradigm ought to be that obstetric physicians send their patients for venous insufficiency evaluation prior to their getting pregnant.

Myth 5: So-called “vein stripping” is the best way to treat varicose veins. Outdated techniques such as vein stripping to treat varicose veins are sadly still being used by some even today. This is a two-hour inpatient surgical procedure requiring anesthesia. Even more troubling, vein stripping works less than half the time, is painful, fraught with complications and often makes matters worse. Ultrasound guided laser therapy by a Board Certified Phlebologist is over 98% effective for virtually painlessly and permanently treating varicose veins with little if any side effects in an outpatient setting.

However, the primary cause of vein disease, accounting for about 80% of cases, is hereditary. It is not at all unusual to find varicose veins in young adults and even teenagers. Craig Frey—before and after photos for treatment of varicose veins

Myth 4: Because the treatment of varicose veins is cosmetic, insurance does not cover the expense. While the treatment of spider veins is often considered a vanity or cosmetic issue and is not covered by insurance, the treatment of varicose veins is not a cosmetic issue and is almost always covered by insurance. In our experience, the initial diagnostic evaluation for venous disease is covered by insurance more than 90% of the time as well. The insurance coverage is determined by a qualified phlebologist using ultrasonography testing the size and function/dysfunction of the veins in the legs.

Illinois Vein Specialists opened in 2009 and has a staff of a dozen—physicians, RNs, medical technicians, ultrasound specialists and administrative personnel. Since then they have helped well over a thousand Barrington-area patients. “One of the things I like the best about specializing in vein disease is the opportunity to meet wonderful people like Craig Frey; being able to help them is the reason I get up in the morning.” To find out how Illinois Vein Specialists, A Center of Excellence in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vein Disease™, might be able to help you: call for an appointment at 847-277-9100, stop by our offices at 22285 Pepper Rd, (suite 105), Lake Barrington and look at our “brag book” or visit us on-line at © 2012 Illinois Vein Specialists. All rights reserved.


Home & Lifestyle



[Choose a book to go] face out that has a cover that aesthetically you love.

pg 8

Sara Chrzanowski interior designer with Dewberry Architects on creating a home library



Home Design — Home Library: What

considerations should you make when planning a home library? Sara Chrzanowski, an interior designer with Dewberry Architects Inc. who helped design the Fox Lake District Library, shares tips for creating the ideal space for your books. From The Vine To Townline: Belly up and learn more about the relationships formed in the craft beer circle from the experts at DiCarlo Fine Wine and Spirits in Mundelein. Before they were Mr. and Mrs. Thornborough, Joy Wyse and David Thornborough met online. Today, the Round Lake couple has been married more than 10 years, and experts say that one in every six marriages now start on the Web.

Family 18


Don and Phyllis Eggert of Libertyville have been married 60 years, and they share the secrets that helped them raise their four children, who have blessed them with eight grandchildren. Write This Down: Fellas, listen up — here’s how Michelle Stien, a stay-at-home mother of two, sees the relationship between men and women: a woman’s level of patience is like a bank account, and each time a man does something to annoy a lady, she deducts money from his account. Find out how to stay in the black!

Special Wedding Section 24



On The Cover: If you’re planning your wedding

and looking for details that will mark your big day as something beyond special, you don’t have to look outside of Lake County. Meet a custom wedding dress designer from Christine Anne Couture in Libertyville; the owner of Calligraphy by Marcia Aronow in Libertyville; a wedding invitation specialist from How Impressive! in Libertyville; the owner of Steve’s Formalwear and Tailors in Libertyville; and a florist from Debbie’s Floral Shoppe in Mundelein. Cover Inset: The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills offers a beautiful setting for any size wedding, both outside on the nearly 100-acre grounds and inside the mansion and its connecting 5,500-square-foot pavilion. What type of wedding cake will reflect your personal style best — sheet cake, cupcake towers or something else? Learn about five popular wedding cake options and see what strikes your fancy.

Health 34


For prospective mothers who can’t get pregnant on their own — like Katie O’Brien of Wadsworth — fertility clinics may provide the answers. Learn more from doctors at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in Gurnee and Fertility Centers of Illinois in Buffalo Grove. Lowfat Recipe Of The Month: Chef Michael Maddox of Hawthorn Woods, who teaches cooking classes at Someone’s in the Kitchen in Libertyville, shares a delightful recipe for chocolate raspberry soufflé for two — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Fashion & Beauty 38 40

What’s new in the arena of fashion rings and bracelets? Representatives from Charming Charlie and Discovery Clothing Co. share the latest trends in accessories. Has the winter weather left your skin feeling dry and cracked? Follow these tips to get healthy, beautiful skin.

Out & About 42 44 47

Social Life: To coincide with our special wedding

section, we offer photos of a bride and groom in Lake County! Calendar: Find something to do with that special someone or with the entire family with our calendar of arts and events. Artist Showcase: Round Lake Beach resident Marshall Philyaw shares a painting depicting the Valencia Ballroom, which used to reside in Waukegan.

Only a short drive from the Lake County Area!

-Freddi the Yeti

Come visit Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tubing Area!

Wilmot Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area Features: 25 Runs on 135 Acres 4 Terrain Parks 8 Chair lifts, 3 Rope Tows PSIA & AASI trained Snow Sports School Group Rates for 15 or more Includes: Discounted Lift Tickets & Rentals. Plus more! Iron Kettle Banquet Facility Come Try Wilmot Mountain’s Brand New Snow Tubing Facility!

Family Fun! Day or Night

Multiple Lanes Special “Kiddie” Hill Conveyor Surface Lift w/ Tunnel Covering! New Building! Tubing is a great winter sport for all people, with no ability level and all ages welcome! Don’t forget about our ski-play area

Winter Wonderland:

Ski School for Children

ages 4-9 available on the weekends. Contact Snow Sports School for Details.


11931 FOX RIVER RD. WILMOT, WI 53192

PHONE: 262-862-2301



from the editor

Love & Bliss


y parents aren’t overly affectionate, and I don’t think they’d kill me for saying so (but if you don’t hear from me next month, you’ll know I was wrong). They’re independent people and, while they love each other very much, they just don’t show it outwardly that often by way of a smooch or pinch on the butt. I, on the other hand, am a very outwardly loving person — and, wouldn’t you know? — my husband is the same way. We spend many of our evenings cuddled under a blanket on the couch, we always hold hands when we’re out and about and Friday evenings, whenever possible, are meant for dancing in each other’s arms. That might sound overly romantic and cheesy, and I’m constantly reminded by my coworkers that I’ve only been married a year and a half — barely past the honeymoon stage. They fully expect things to change in a few years. I don’t. I see us following the path of my in-laws — who still hold hands when they walk down the street. To my father’s credit, however, he always brings my mother a card and flower on Valentine’s Day, and he always calls before he leaves the office to let her know he’s on his way home. After 33 years of marriage — which has equated to 33 years of my mother running errands for my father — I figure they know they are loved. And even if I don’t see them hug each other very often, my brother and I get plenty of hugs from both of them whenever we visit. My point is that love is shown, cultivated and celebrated in many different ways. And

this month, we celebrate the relationships we have and share with you some of the lessons Lake County residents have learned in their own lives. Joy and David Thornborough of Round Lake met online when dating sites were just getting started. It worked for them, and today, they’ve been married 10 years and are happier than ever. While I was surprised to learn that one in six marriages now have roots from a website, according to, I’m sure it’s no surprise to the Thornboroughs (page 14). Don and Phyllis Eggert of Libertyville didn’t meet online, but that’s because the Internet hadn’t been invented when they were young. The proud patriarch and matriarch of four children and eight grandchildren have been married 60 years, and they know a thing or two about getting along (page 18). For those who are just beginning to plan a life of love with their significant other, our special wedding section offers ideas of ways to create lasting memories with local merchants and professionals (page 23). Many of our featured wedding experts offer custom products that won’t be duplicated anywhere else, and they’re located right here in Lake County. Plus, we learn a bit about fertility clinics and how they can help couples like Katie and Gregg O’Brien of Wadsworth, who were able to start their own little family (page 34). And make sure to check out the recipe for chocolate raspberry soufflé, compliments of Chef Michael Maddox of Hawthorn Woods, who created the dish specifically for two people to share together (page 37). I hope you appreciate all of the relationships you have in your life, and I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Amore, — Stephanie N. Grimoldby Editor

Published by Shaw Media 7717 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Phone: 815-459-4040 Fax: 815-477-4960 General Manager Alese Campbell 847-223-8161 Niche Product Manager Kelly Buchanan 815-526-4445 Account Manager Stephanie Barrons 847-231-7504 Editor Stephanie N. Grimoldby 815-526-4467 Designer Allison McCaleb 815-526-4485 Vice President/Niche Products J. Tom Shaw 630-232-9222 Correspondents Elizabeth Harmon, Lee Nelson, Colleen Leonard, Lauren Lynch, Amanda Marrazzo Photographers Melissa Emory, Candace H. Johnson Lake County Magazine is available by subscription for $24 a year. If you would like each month’s edition mailed to your home, send payment information and address to Lake County Magazine, 7717 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 or by email at

SNEAK PEEK In our March “Careers” issue, don’t miss: A look at unconventional jobs Stories behind second chance careers A lowfat recipe of the month

On The Cover Pictured on the cover is a dress designed by Christine Hirsch, owner of Christine Anne Couture in Libertyville. Hirsch has been handcrafting wedding dresses for most of her life. For our complete wedding section guide, see page 23. Photo by Melissa Emory

Elaborate four-season rooms Easter outfits for the family ... and more!

The Completely Renovated

• Deluxe private suites and semi private suites complete with large flat screen cable TVs, in-room phones, and home like ambiance • 24 hr. acute and transitional care • Premier concierge services • Private dining room • Master Library w/cozy fireplace, and custom made computer workstations for our residents personal or work related needs.


847-746-8435 February 2013 • Lake County Magazine


home & lifestyle / HOMEdesign



you’re looking for a way to store your personal collection of books — i.e. create a home library — the best thing to do is create a space that reflects your personality. Believe it or not, a home library can be a great way to express who you really are, says Sara Chrzanowski, an interior designer with Dewberry Architects in Elgin, which oversaw the construction of the new 45,000-square-foot Fox Lake District Library, which was completed in December 2010. During her last eight years with 8 Lake County Magazine • February 2013

Dewberry, Chrzanowski has helped design at least 20 academic and public libraries, she says, and she has several tips for creating a home library as well. “The first thing you need to do is really come up with a list of things that you’re going to need in the space,” Chrzanowski says. “Not only the quantity of the books you’re going to have, but how much reading space you’re going to need, are you going to need a desk — [that will help you] get an understanding of how large the room needs to be.” If you only have a few shelves to house your books in a room that already has another purpose, that’s OK. Chrzanowski has seen home libraries that take up an entire room, and she’s also seen collections stored on shelves on either side of a fireplace or in an office, she says.

The thing to do is take a look at your collection and, because all different types of collections have different size books, see how many books fit in one lineal foot, she says. A typical shelf can only be about three feet long before it will bow and require extra support, and there should be 13 to 14 inches between each shelf for standard books, she says. By measuring the wall on which you want to build your shelving and using those parameters, you should get an idea of where you can position your shelves, she says. For those with an entire room to play with, keep in mind that shelves can be set at different heights, she says. Rooms with tall ceilings can support floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, while rooms boasting low windows might be better suited for low shelves.

Lounging & Lighting If you’re fortunate enough to have a home library space that can accommodate furniture, don’t overthink your selections. “Lounge furniture, whether it’s a sofa or loveseat or lounge chair, as long as it’s comfortable for you to spend your hours reading, [it’s a good choice],” Chrzanowski says. A desk and chair might be good choices as well and conducive to getting work done in an area combined as a study and library. As important as seating may seem, however, lighting in a home library is even more important, Chrzanowski says. “You don’t want to overlight the space because light can cause damage to books over a long period of time, but you also don’t want to strain your eyes,” she says. In lounge areas, set up extra task lights that shine directly on you and your book while you’re reading, she advises. That way, overhead lighting can be dimmer, but the pages still will be bright enough to read.


When the shelves are up and the room is coming together, it’s time to figure out how to display your book collection. And there are many ways to do so, apart from the traditional style of lining up rows and rows of books

with the spines sticking out. “As far as displaying books, I think it’s fun in a home library to not only do some [books] spine out that are vertical, but rotate that 90 degrees so that they’re in horizontal stacks,” Chrzanowski says. “That also works as a bookend as well.” Home library owners also should

“Not only will you know exactly where the subject goes, but then any guest that comes in, they can get a feel for what interests you,” she says. “It’s a good way to express yourself.” If your collection is a bit too small and you’re looking to build its size, stop by your local public library, she adds. Many libraries have a Friends of the Library

Lounge furniture, whether it’s a sofa or loveseat or lounge chair ... [it’s a good choice]. Sara Chrzanowski, interior designer with Dewberry Architects

consider placing some books with the front face on display to break up the monotony and reflect their individuality. “[Choose a book to go] face out that has a cover that aesthetically you love and goes with the aesthetics of the room you’re creating,” Chrzanowski says. Public libraries long have had the Dewy Decimal System to classify their books and allow readers to find different topics easily. While Chrzanowski admits that most home libraries don’t use a numbering system to classify their own volumes, she says is a good idea to organize books by subject manner right from the get go.

organization that helps the library weed through its books — a recurring task — and the group often hosts book sales. “You can get just fabulous deals,” Chrzanowski says. “You can get stacks of books for like $2.” And don’t be afraid to have pieces in your library that aren’t books. “Sculptural pieces that are expressions of who you are, [will] speak to the collection of books [you have] and who you are,” Chrzanowski says, noting that as a designer, she enjoys art and has many beautiful paintings in her home. “It’s your home library — it should do that.” lc February 2013 • Lake County Magazine


Indoor and Outdoor “For All of Your Lighting Needs” Installation Available On All We Sell

Unique Lighting that will reflect Your Personal Taste at Affordable Pricing! • Chandeliers • Pendants • Paddle Fans • Track Lighting • Floor & Table Lamps • Exterior/Landscape Lighting • Under Cabinet LIghting • Beam Vacuum Systems • Electrical Supplies • Mirrors/Clocks • Professional Layout • Assistance Available

Up to 70% off Mfg. list on all lamps and accessory items

Showroom in stock only Visit our website and click showroom Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-6pm • Thurs 9am-6pm • Sat 8am-2pm

WARREN ELECTRIC, INC. 33261 North Hwy. 45, Wildwood, IL 60030

(847) 223-8691

10 Lake County Magazine • February 2013

Grandg! Openin 20% Military Discount with ID

There is Truly Something for Everyone ffrom Succulent Steaks & Rotisserie Chicken to Tasty Pasta & Pizza SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH


SENIOR DISCOUNT 25% OFF Every Day 4-7pm

$10 OFF With Minimum $20 Food Purchase

Not valid with other specials or Sunday brunch. Expires 3/16/13.

$10 OFF With Minimum $20 Food Purchase

Not valid with other specials or Sunday brunch. Expires 3/16/13.

525 Rockland Rd. � Lake Bluff � 847-295-7140 �

February 2013 • Lake County Magazine


OUT to EAT Lake County Magazine’s REsTAURAnT GUidE Planning on dining out? We recommend that you try one of these fabulous restaurants! They are the best places to dine in the Lake County area. TraTToria Pomigliano 602 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, 847-247-2208 Trattoria Pomigliano is located at the corner of Milwaukee Ave and School Street in Historic downtown Libertyville, with its casual attire atmosphere this is the restaurant to try for lunch or dinner. Our restaurant is children friendly with a complete childs menu. We offer sit-down, carryout, and catering service, a full bar as well as private parties. We are available for showers, weddings, birthdays, graduations, confirmation, rehearsal dinners and your other special events. Come stop by and see out new bar.... New bar hours, new appetizers and new entertainment! Try one of our “main street Martinis” and check out the outside patio. Come and enjoy with us “Italian style”!

mamBo iTaliano riSToranTE, 748 S. Butterfield Rd., Mundelein, 847-281-9100 The Mambo Italiano Ristorante is family owned

sEAREd Duck

with cherry port sauce, house salad and white chocolate mousse tower, just a few of the many creations that Chef David creates at his wonderful restaurant! David’s Bistro 883 Main Street Antioch Illinois 847-603-1196

and operated for the past 7 years, the restaurant strives to provide a taste of new world yet authentic Italian cuisine, enjoy friendly service and genuine Italian dishes. Mambo Italiano has a full bar & wine selection, offers nightly dinner specials, all homemade pastas, fresh fish daily, steaks, and many more dishes to choose from. They offer full catering for all of your special events and welcome private parties and has delivery service. With its friendly staff ready to wait on you and open 7 days a week Mambo Italiano is definitely the place to check out and enjoy your dining experience.

HiTz Pizza & SPorTS Bar 700 S. Butterfield Rd, Mundelein, 847-362-0505,

Mambo Italiano Ristorante

Drop in to Hitz Pizza & Sports bar for our unforgettable food and great times with your family and friends. After all....We’re your neighborhood’s favorite restaurant. We offer friendly and casual dining atmosphere you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Our menu offers an inspired array of delicious selections made with the freshest

ingredients for you to choose from. In addition to our delicious menu we offer live entertainment to help make your night an experience you won’t forget. Breakfast buffet on Sundays from 9-11 and serving the BEST bloody Marys in Lake County..... and the BEST prices!! Watch your favorite NFL game here on one of our 17 TV’s or let us cater your party with one of our many catering packages available. Stop on into Hitz Pizza & Sports Bar today and check it out...... Bring your friends!

DaviDS BiSTro 883 Main St., Antioch, 847-603-1196 After enjoying a stroll through Antioch’s downtown stop by David’s Bistro a contemporary American eatery to fill any appetite. Owner and Chef David Maish offers many spectacular dishes from his homemade soups, appetizers and wonderful entrees including daily specials. David’s Bistro opens at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday-Sunday and stays open until David kicks you out...nicely of course.

lakEHouSE lakE Bluff 525 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff, 847-295-7140 Family dining with choices for everyone! The LakeHouse in Lake Bluff has a full menu with many choices from their famous rotisserie chicken to their Saturday night Prime Rib special! The bar offers many choices of craft beers, a huge selection of wines and martinis. Check out the website for daily specials, coupons, and up coming entertainment. Check out the New LakeHouse in Lake Bluff and you will definitely not be disappointed!

home & lifestyle

Beer Buds Jason Icard, assistant beer director at DiCarlo Fine Wines and Spirits, borrows the pen from Director Gints Brencis this month and writes about craft beers.


journeyed to various major rare beer releases the past year, and the one thing that resounds loudest is: RELATIONSHIPS! Yes, craft beer is about relationships. The people that make up this sub-culture are as complex as the craft brews that they enjoy. People unite for the love of these incredible hand crafted beers and, in the process, relationships are born. Beer can be many things to many different people, and they share, discuss, tell stories and relish in the experience. These beers are meant to be savored, not slammed, among friends and new acquaintances. Drinking responsibly and looking out for your fellow man is a priority amongst this crowd. People actually share in this society and are excited to introduce others to a new and incredible liquid elixir. In a not so perfect world, this is a microcosm where one can flourish. The first release that I attended was last Feb. 18 at the Flossmoor Station Brewery in Flossmoor. Although the brewery was only scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m., we lined up around 6 a.m. in frigid cold weather for the highly anticipated release of their extremely limited Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye. These three and a half hours were spent socializing with fellow beer enthusiasts in anticipation of this momentous occasion, and many new friends were made. As I sat sampling the Hi-Fi Rye, there was a gentleman sitting next to us at an adjoining table. As per usual, conversation ensued discussing how incredible the Hi-Fi Rye was and, before you knew it, we were friends. We now talk regularly and are planning trips to upcoming releases. A new relationship was formed. The next limited beer release was one of my favorites. I ventured to the Founders Brewery in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., for the release of KBS — Kentucky Breakfast Stout — which is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolate, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year. This is definitely the Babe Ruth of beers. We showed up the day before the release to camp out. Again, it was cold outside, but

we brought tents and heaters. We talked to the brew pub manager; he was very kind and accommodating, letting us set up outside of the entrance. We then hunkered down for what would be a 19-hour wait until they started selling KBS. Those waiting outside shared stories, and friendships were made; relationships were formed. Even the manager and a brew master came out during the night to share beer and eat with us. Most recently, I set out for the Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis, for one of the most sought-after Russian imperial stouts on the planet, “Surly Darkness.” Three releases, three frigid nights. Again, we set up tents and heaters and prepared for what would be a 16-hour wait. A group of locals were waiting in line behind us as we set up camp. They asked if we needed help setting up, and we accepted. They stayed with us the rest of the night, staying warm in the tent, listening to music and sharing their craft beer experiences. Once again, more wonderful relationships were formed. I talk to them regularly and they are planning a trip to Chicago. During the course of the night, Omar, the owner of Surly Brewing Co., came to our tent and shared in the festivities, further emphasizing how closeknit the craft beer community is and how relationships are paramount in this. Throughout the year, there were many other releases: the “Dark Lord” release by 3 Floyds Brewery in Munster, Ind.; the “Revelry” release by Two Brothers in Aurora; and the famed “Bourbon County Stout” release by Goose Island in Chicago. One thing that all of these events have in common is relationships. People from all walks of life come together to acquire a highly sought-after craft beer and share stories while discussing it all over a glass of liquid utopia. So, if you have a chance, head out and visit a craft brewery and raise a pint of this malted nectar while with Gints Brencis toasting the beer community • Gints Brencis is director of fine wines around you. You never know at DiCarlo Fine Wine and Spirits on where your next relationships Townline Road in Mundelein. He offers will be forged. his expertise in the wine industry to the Cheers! lc Lake County community.

From The Vine To Townline

home & lifestyle

3 Joy and David Thornborough hold the scrapbook Joy made celebrating their relationship at their home in Round Lake. Photo by Candace H. Johnson

Love's Tangled



hen Joy Thornborough decided to give love a second chance after a heartbreaking divorce, she turned

at a law firm. Uninterested in dating men half her age, 41-year-old Joy boldly stated on her personal ad that she was looking for her soul mate, non-committed men and anyone looking for a long-term relationship. During one of his breaks working as a golf course supervisor for the city of Libertyville, 34-year-old

to the Internet. The year was 1999, not long after Match. com and other various dating sites had been launched and before phone apps had made it easy to sign in and send a quick wink in a matter of minutes. Joy — then Joy Wyse — hadn’t been involved with cupid and the cyber world before, and learning the hard way was One of the t how she discovered the art of couple’s firs ether wording in her Yahoo personal pictures togto ad. dates back November “People just weren’t telling 1999. the truth about themselves,” Joy says, explaining that 21-year-olds continuously were sending her emails wanting to have a quick fling. At one point, Joy says, a 26-year-old’s girlfriend sent Joy an email, unaware that her Photos significant other was cheating via provided a computer during his busy days

14 Lake County Magazine • February



David Thornborough spotted Joy’s ad and immediately felt inclined to respond. “The timing was just right,” David says regarding the paragraph Joy had posted. Also divorced and equipped with a hopeful outlook for a new relationship, David was intrigued by Joy and her love for bowling, a serious relationship and adventure. Within weeks of the first email exchanges without a single photograph revealed, Joy asked if David would like to David and Jo meet up after work y are pictured for soup, salad and on thei breadsticks, choosing engagemen r t Olive Garden as a safe day on spot. Jan. 15, As for David, friends 2001. and family weren’t shy to express their thoughts about his new encounter on the Web. “I was happy he met someone via the Internet,” says David’s sister, Betsy. “I am very supportive in this type of screening/dating process." On Nov. 10, 1999, Joy stepped into the restaurant, uncertain of what would

happen throughout the evening. “I had told the hostess to seat me with my back turned toward the door,” David recalls. “I told them I was on a blind date, and the woman would be blond and tall — that’s all I knew. I didn’t want her to just take a peek when she walked in and run away.” Joy did anything but run; instead, she took a seat next to the man who would later be her husband of more than 10 years. “We talked about everything from past relationships to bowling,” Joy says. David wanted to make one thing clear. He didn’t want it to appear he was rich or would change his career that he was most comfortable in. “I asked her whether she was sure she didn’t want more out of me,” he says. “I laid out what my expectations were and what I had to offer. I enjoy my job, and I enjoy my life.” Joy didn’t falter. Instead, she decided her new boyfriend should take the plunge and meet her family, who were skeptical of her new love interest. When David accompanied her to an outing, it didn’t take long before hugs were being exchanged rather than disapproving glances. “A week or two after meeting him, my mom did give him the stamp of approval,” Joy says. A few months later, the couple decided to move in together. Abandoning the house she rented, Joy moved into David’s larger home in Round

They were married later that year in April 2001.

David and Joy shared an anniversary dinner at Olive Garden on Nov. 10, 2002.

Lake after they both received the approval of their parents. “We spent every day together,” says Joy, and they wed April 14, 2001. Happily married, the couple doesn’t regret the steps they took to find one another.

helpful. While things have changed significantly in the online dating world — dozens of sites are available today, for example — it doesn’t show any signs of turning sluggish.

3 Joy and David Thornborough are pictured with their stepdaughter Sadie and grandson Beckham, 5..

And neither do many other couples. “Online dating provides one more way for singles to connect with others in addition to all the other ways to meet people on the search for love,” says a Match. com representative, who asks to remain anonymous. In fact, one in five relationships and one in six marriages start with just the click of a mouse, the representative says. “It’s a great way to meet people,” Joy says. For others like David, who Joy explains is a shy person, utilizing matchmaking sites is

6 Different Swarovski pieces David Thornborough has given to his wife, Joy, are displayed at their home in Round Lake. David has made it an annual tradition to give a piece of Swarovski crystal to Joy. Photo by Candace H. Johnson

“Our peak season begins Dec. 26 and lasts through Valentine’s Day,” says the Match. com representative, noting that around the holiday of love, there’s a 30 percent spike in overall traffic. Joy says she has found her soul mate. “Each and every day, before David leaves for work, he kisses me,” Joy says. “He kisses me also each night before we go to bed. We try not to take anything for granted. I think that is why our relationship is so successful.”

Growing together in body and mind!

Wellness programs:

Who’s online?, launched in April 1995, was the first dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry. Studies of more than 11,000 people revealed 1 in 5 new committed relationships and 1 in 6 new marriages are between people who met on an online dating site.

• Massage Therapy • Zumba Fitness • Yoga • Yoga Kids • Feldenkrais • And Support Groups Demographics

Therapy services:

(U.S. data from member profiles)

• Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy • Counseling • Reading, Feeding and Handwriting Groups


89 Cedar Avenue, Lake Villa, IL


• 25 percent are younger than 30; 48.5 percent are between 30 and 49; 26.5 percent are 50 and older • 74 percent have some college or college degree • 67.5 percent are non-smokers, 23.6 percent are smokers (9.9 percent did not answer) • 46 percent do not have children, 23.6 percent have children who at least sometimes live at home, 21.6 percent have children away from home (8.8 percent did not answer) • The 50 and older age group is’s fastest-growing demographic lc Source: www.G urneeChamb ww om


DICARLO Fine Wines & Spirits

Rated best wine shop in Lake County - USSBD 425 Townline Rd, Mundelein 847-566-4600 • TOLL FREE 877-DiCarlo (342-2756) 16 Lake County Magazine • February 2013


Gurnee Village of

Chamber of Commerce

“This Is Your Chamber”

Have a Healthy Financial 2013 FAMILY FINANCIAL PLANNING: What happens when your plans for empty nesting are put on hold? More and more kids are staying at home later and that is a trend that has implications for your financial plans. Family Planning: Ways Parents Can Help Their Boomerang Kids It’s been called the new retirement wild card. But it’s not inflation, health-care costs, or taxes, though those things certainly matter. It’s boomerang kids, and the money their parents spend on them. Kids just stay at home longer! Sociologists have cited a number of reasons for this trend--the recession, college debt, the high cost of housing, delayed marriage, and a tendency toward prolonged adolescence. But whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that boomerang children can be a mixed blessing for their parents, both emotionally and financially. Just when parents may be looking forward to being on their own and preparing for their retirement, their children are back in the nest and relying on their income. While the extra company might be welcome, you don’t want to sacrifice your emotional and financial health to help your kids. However harsh that may sound. Set ground rules If your adult children can’t afford to live on their own, establish ground rules for moving back home, including general house rules, how long they plan to (or can) stay, and how they can contribute to the household in terms of rent and chores. Make sure your child’s plans are realistic and that he or she is taking steps to meet those goals. It’s a balancing act, and there isn’t a road map or any right answers. It’s common for parents to wonder if they’re making

a mistake by cushioning their child’s transition to adulthood too long or feel anxious if their child isn’t making sufficient progress toward independence. Turn off the free-flowing money spigot It can be tempting for parents to pay all of their adult children’s expenses--big and small--in an effort to help them get on their feet, but doing so is unlikely to teach them self-sufficiency. Instead, it will probably make them further dependent on you. If you can afford it, consider giving your child a lump sum for him or her to budget rather than just paying your child’s ongoing expenses or paying off his or her debt, and make it clear that is all the financial assistance you plan to provide. Or, instead of giving your child money outright, consider loaning your child money at a low interest rate. If you can’t afford to hand over a sum of cash or prefer not to, consider helping with a few critical expenses. Solidify your own retirement plan Even if your child contributes financially to the household, you may still find yourself paying for items he or she can’t afford, like student loans or medical bills, or agreeing to pay for bigger ticket items like graduate school or a house down payment. But beware of jeopardizing your retirement to do this--make sure your retirement savings are on track. A financial professional can help you see whether your current rate of savings will provide you with enough income during retirement, and can also help you determine how much you can afford to spend on your adult child. As we say here at the office. Why Tranel Financial? Because we can help you with family planning!



Financial Group

Call 847.680.9050 to set up a meeting All securities through Money Concepts Capital Corp. Member FINRA/SIPC


3 (At left) Phyllis and Don Eggert hold up one of their wedding pictures at their home in Libertyville. 6 (Center) Don and Phyllis Eggert hold hands wearing their original wedding rings at their home in Libertyville.

By Lee Nelson Photos by CANDACE H. JOHNSON


Together Don Eggert was too shy or nervous to call his future wife, Phyllis, to make arrangements for their first date. So, he had his friend call her and pretend it was him. “I did not know it was his college roommate that made the call,” Phyllis Eggert says. “I knew who Don was because he was two seats away from me

in an English class.”

How it all began

She was a freshman, and he was a sophomore when the romance began at Northern Illinois University. They married on Oct. 12, 1952, while he was in the Air Force and she was a senior in

3 Pictured are Revere Ware pots given to the Eggerts as a wedding present 60 years ago. They are still used by the couple today.

college. He was 23. She was 21. “I was scared out of my mind on my wedding day,” Don says. “I had graduated from flight school the day before. We got married at the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, and all I had to do was show up and bring a couple of guys to stand by me.” After 60 years of marriage, Don and Phyllis still remain active in the same church, but they also do their own activities. Phyllis runs a bridge club once a month that includes 31 other ladies. “Don and I learned to play bridge in college,” she says. “It was a cheap date. And wherever we have lived, we would

teach another couple to play.” Don was the athlete of the family. He played softball and was a coach in several sports for his sons in their younger years. The couple raised three sons and a daughter and now has eight grandchildren. “I have learned about consistency and devotion through my parents,” says Dale Eggert, the Eggerts’ youngest son who is the

head wrestling coach at Libertyville High School and just retired as the school’s health teacher. “I know I speak for my siblings when I say that my parents’ stability has had a great impact on all of our lives, marriages and careers,” he says, adding that his parents have always supported him and are very good listeners when things aren’t going well for him or his siblings, or even when things are going well. “We laugh now about how tough they were on us when we were growing up,” Dale Eggert says. “Whether they were on the same page or not in raising us, it sure seemed that way. You knew you were against both of them if you disagreed with one of them. They always supported each other.” Phyllis agrees that the couple always agreed on how to raise their kids. “That is the big key in our lives,” she says. “They couldn’t come to one and say, ‘Dad won’t let me.’ We always backed each other.” If they ever did have any marital problems, it was always about the little things but never the major things, she says.

Through the years

For the first three years of their marriage, the Eggerts lived in Texas during Don stint in the Air Force. “I loved being an Air Force wife,” Phyllis says. The couple moved back to Libertyville — where she grew up — to start their family. Don became a lumber salesman and continued that profession for 51 years. Phyllis graduated with a degree in education and did some substitute teaching for a while, but she

I have learned about consistency and devotion through my parents. Dale Eggert, the Eggerts’ youngest son

4 Don and Phyllis Eggert look at pictures of their first son, Donald Charles Jr. at their home in Libertyville. Donald Charles Jr. is now 59 years old.

retired after working 14 years in the office at Daniel K. Bleck Architects in Libertyville. She also spent time as a Boy Scouts den mother and a Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian, where she had been baptized. “We used to travel when the kids were little, but we don’t much anymore,” she says. One of the Eggerts’ sons, David, does missionary work with Campus Crusade for Christ, an international organization that promotes evangelism and discipleship. He’s been all over the world, and Phyllis visited him when he was in Turkey. The Eggerts now have a granddaughter serving in the Medair in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Medair is a humanitarian organization that brings relief and recovery to remote and devastated communities. “Every time we see a story on the news about the Congo, we pay attention,” Phyllis says.

Words of advice

Don says that the best part of being married for 60 years is that he “didn’t have to break in a new one or a new mother-in-law,” he says, laughing. “It’s all about survival,” he says. “It wouldn’t have lasted this long if we hadn’t lasted. We’ve been very fortunate and blessed with good health. That is absolutely so important.” Keeping your mental attitude sharp and keeping active have been the keys to living life to its fullest, he adds. “If you are moaning and groaning all the time, that would be disaster time for a marriage,” he says. “We haven’t had to deal with that yet.” lc


C O U N T Y,


Let the ride take you...

to endless winter fun. Lake County is the place to be this winter and is the place to find out about it all — FREE activities, exciting events and so much more.

Enjoy Lake County even more with

��� ������ ���������� ������� �������������


Downloadable Coupons!

E FRViE sitLake

�� ���� ��� ����� �������� ��� ���� ������ ���� ������ �� ������� ���� ���� ������� �� ���� ������ ��� �������


Imani Winds Thursday, February 14 • 7:30 p.m. Experience Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds, North America’s premier wind quintet. A special three-course Valentine’s Day Dinner is available for purchase with tickets to Imani Winds for $20 per person, with optional wine-pairing (additional $10/person). Deadline for dinner reservations is Feb. 11 (subject to availability). See website or call for complete details.

������ ��� �� ����� ����� ������ ����� ������ �� ���� ������ ����� ������� �������� ��� ���� �� ����� �� ���� ��� �� ��� ������ ��������� ����� ���� ��� ���� ��� ��� �� �� �������� ����� ���� �����������. W���� ���������� ������� ��������� ��� ��������� ������� ��� ����� ����� ���� ������ �������� �� ���� ������ ��������� �� ��� ������� ������� ��� ����� ������ ���������� ��� �� ��� ���� ��� ���� �� ��� ��� ������ ����� ���� �������� ��������� ���� ������ �� ��

Lisa Rock in

����� ���� ��� �������� �� �����������

Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters

����� ��� �� ��� ��� ��� ����� �������

Saturday, February 16 • 8 p.m.

��� �� � ������� ������

Enjoy some of the Carpenters’ most memorable songs including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Close to You” and more.

���� ��������������

Delicious dessert appetizers available at the pre-show mingle starting at 7:15 p.m. for $3/person.

19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL ��� ������ ���� �� ���� �� � ���� ����� �������� � ��������������������������� ����� ��� ������� �� ���� ��� �������� �������

20 Lake County Magazine • February 2013

��� ���������� ������� ����� ������� ������� ����� ������ ����������� ����������� ��� ��� ��������� �������� �� ���� �� ������ ����� ���������� ��� ���� ������ ����� �������� �������� �������� �� � ���������� ���������� ������� ���� ��� ����


Men, Don't Overdraw Your Account!

I don’t mean to brag, but my husband is pretty awesome. I listen to a lot of my girlfriends complain about how their husbands don’t pay much attention to them, how they don’t do anything, they are constantly fighting and generally they just don’t get along on a regular basis. Of course, my husband is certainly not perfect, and I have my fair share of venting sessions with my girlfriends. However, when all is said and done, I am pretty upfront and honest about the areas where he needs improvement, and he does the same for me. I think we can all agree that when it comes to relationships, especially married couples or those in committed relationships, the men usually have an angle. In my experience, guys are usually the most cooperative when there is something specific they are hoping to gain — if you know what I mean, wink, wink. So, since I am an upfront and honest kind of girl, I’m going to share a little secret about women with all of you men, and I’ll explain how the whole game really works. It really is quite simple, and it might just change the way you think … or perhaps it will just cause you to actually stop and think before you do something stupid. So, here’s the secret: our level of patience is like a bank account, and each time you do something to annoy us, we deduct money out of your account. For example: You don’t take out the garbage — debit. You continue to shove things in the garbage even though it is overflowing — service fee. Then, your wife takes the bag out of the garbage can and leaves it next to the garbage so all you have to do is take it out — another fine. She eventually has to take it out herself so the dog doesn’t tear the bag apart — cash withdrawal. You cut your hair or shave just mere hours after she cleans the bathroom, leaving tiny hairs all over the countertop without cleaning them up — debit.

You leave clothes on the floor right in front of the laundry basket — deduction. You leave your laundry basket with clean folded clothes in the hallway until she eventually puts everything away from you — deduction. You don’t pay attention and when you actually do put clothes in a laundry basket, it is on top of clean, folded clothes — service fee for being stupid. Not only do you fail to put dishes in the dishwasher, you leave them in the sink without rinsing them off — debit. That food left on the plate is any kind of cheese — additional debit. You actually put a dish in the dishwasher, leave food caked on it and fail to realize the dishwasher was just run and everything in it is clean — you get slapped with a double service charge because it is your second stupidity offense. When it comes to taking care of the kids, I’ll admit I have put myself in the position to do most of the work. However, there are times when a little common sense in assisting the wife of the house when the family needs to go somewhere would be greatly appreciated. For example, you get yourself all ready while your wife has to get herself and the kids dressed and ready to go. Once you are done, you sit on the couch and watch football instead of at least helping the kids put their shoes on — that’s a debit. My favorite deductions come from the lame attempts at showing affection. I am very fortunate that my husband tells me on a regular basis that I am beautiful and that he loves me, but there are times when he gets a little too grabby and I feel more like I’m being accosted by a teenage boy than a grown man. I swear one day he is going to snap my bra strap. Therefore, fellas, unwanted advances while your wife is cooking dinner, putting on makeup or when the kids are around — debit. At the end of the day, I think it

Write This Down with Michelle Stien

• Michelle Stien is a stay-at-home mom of two children, ages 3 and 5. Her mother always told her to “write this down,” so she is sharing her experiences with Lake County moms to help them deal with the craziness of being “Mom.”

goes without saying that there is only so much left in the account. So, chances are if your significant other suddenly has a headache, the reality is you’ve overdrawn your account. That is when you are slapped with the most expensive fee of all — overdraft fee. The good news is that on several occasions, just when the funds are almost dry, my husband will do something like clean the entire house, make dinner and get the kids ready for bed just when I need him to, and he redeems himself and his account is back in the black again. lc

A special supplement to Lake County Magazine

Meet Lake County business owners who can attend to every detail of your big day. page 24

See how Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills can be your perfect venue. page 28

Learn about five popular wedding cake options and see what appeals to you. page 32


Wedding? Wonderful! Planning a beautiful wedding can be easy when you know where to go, and Lake County residents are fortunate to have some of the Chicago area’s top wedding service providers close to home. What’s new for Bridal Season 2013 and beyond? A few local wedding pros weigh in.

By Elizabeth Harmon Photos by Melissa Emory

Invitation E-ase

Technology has transformed bridal invitations, says Kristine Knutson, owner of How Impressive! in Libertyville, which offers invitations, stationery and personalized gifts. The Checkerboard line allows couples to contact guests through Facebook and have them send home addresses to a website, which creates addressed invitations and tracks RSVPs, Knutson says. She predicts more companies will offer online guest list management in the future. The proliferation of GPS systems, meanwhile, have made direction cards nearly obsolete. Casual invitations in trendy colors like eggplant and chartreuse are popular for destination weddings. Save-the-date cards also offer room for creativity such as mock lottery tickets with a scratch-off wedding date. But engraved invitations, such as those from Crane and Co., a Massachusetts stationery established in 1801, are perennially popular, Knutson says. “I recently worked with a family where the grandmother, mother and now the daughter all had Crane invitations,” she says. How Impressive! 326 N. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville • 847-680-6458 •

Additional places to look in Lake County *Please note this is not a comprehensive list

Stationery Station • 610 Central Avenue • Highland Park (Port Clinton Square) • 847432-3044 • stationerystation. com Paper Stories • Grayslake • • Carol Woldhuis Designs • Libertyville • 847-951-7920 •


(Facing page and at left) Not only does Christine Hirsch, owner of Christine Anne Couture in Libertyville, design custom wedding dresses, she also does bridal alterations. Flowers provided by Buss Flowers in Libertyville

Derived from Greek for “beautiful writing,” calligraphy adds a personal touch and is especially helpful for couples whose envelopes won’t run through a printer. “Shiny paper, cotton paper, matte boards … there’s never been any sort Birdcage veil designed of paper I haven’t been able to work with,” says Marcia Aronow, owner of by Christine Hirsch. Calligraphy by Marcia Aronow in Libertyville. Worn by Jamie Kenston. Calligraphy is fancy, stylized writing created using a pen with removable tips and ink. “There are different styles, and I specialize in italics,” she says. Most of the invitations Aronow addresses are formal, though destination Flowers (top), weddings typically call for a festive look with writing that reflects the theme. headpieces “I can make it fancier with swirls and flourishes, or tone it done for (middle) and something simpler,” she says. invitations (right) Colored inks also are popular. are all factors to be considered “I can use ink straight out of the bottle or create a custom-mixed color,” when planning a she says. wedding. It takes about a week to address 100 single envelopes, and she’s usually booked four months in advance. For inner and outer envelopes, place cards and table numbers, Aronow charges by the piece; other projects may require an additional set up fee. She requires a deposit, a complete guest list and 20 to 25 percent more envelopes than what is needed, to cover any possible mistakes. Invitations printed by How Impressive! in Libertyville. Calligraphy by Marcia Aronow • Libertyville • 847-638-3599 •

A unique clutch can be the perfect gift. These particular pieces were designed by Christine Hirsch.

Additional places to look in Lake County *Please note this is not a comprehensive list

DB Lettering • Barrington • 847-687-8571 • Feast Fine Art and Calligraphy • Barrington • 847567-7888 •

Sharp-Dressed Men

Tuxedo styles are less trend-driven, and classic black remains the most popular choice today. “The last couple of years, there have been different colors come out in dark and lighter gray, but most people choose classic, twobutton styles in black,” says Steve Strumberger, owner of Steve’s Formalwear and Tailors in Libertyville. Once-popular cummerbunds, hats and gloves are no longer in vogue, nor are pocket handkerchiefs. “[Men] have flowers on their lapels,” Christine Hirsch, owner of Christine Anne Couture in Libertyville, has been sewing since she was 8 years old.

styles,” says Hirsch, who has designed custommade wedding dresses for 23 years. While strapless dresses continue to be popular with brides in their early- to mid20s, older brides want a gown that is simple, elegant and easy to wear. “They don’t want to deal with pulling their dress up all day,” Hirsch says. She recently designed a dress with a 1940s silhouette, cap sleeves and lace above the bust. “We’re definitely seeing lace coming back,” she says. Birdcage veils also are popular in keeping with the vintage feel, as are beaded belts, sashes and colored shoes. “Some brides use shoes as their ‘something blue;’ others complement the bridesmaid dresses,” Hirsch says. Popular bridesmaid colors are purple, gray or bright citrus and tropical shades, and when parties include only a few attendants, Hirsch

Strumberger says. Coats are fitted and slightly tapered for a broad-shouldered look, Handmade invitations add a touch with smaller, peaked of elegance to any wedding. These lapels. were printed by How Impressive!. Preferred shirt colors are white, off-white or black. Strumberger says about 40 percent of his customers choose bowties and the remaining 60 percent choose regular ties. Occasionally, ties are patterned, though solid colors are preferred, usually in black, white or a color. “Silver is very says the dresses can be customized to the popular,” Strumberger says. “It goes with attendants’ preferences. everything.” “We can choose fabrics and styles that work Shiny shoes in black, white or gray complete with her body type, and the brides are more the look. flexible about letting them choose something “That’s very important,” Strumberger says. they’re comfortable with,” she says. Steve’s Formalwear and Tailors • 430 N. Wedding mothers often want more colorful Milwaukee Avenue • Libertyville • 815-816-1455 choices than the typical sedate, long-sleeved dress, Hirsch says. Additional places to look in Lake “Some want a strapless County dress with a bolero jacket, *Please note this is not a comprehensive list [while] others want looks Men’s Wearhouse • Hawthorne Plaza, 700 N. that are more typical of Milwaukee Ave. #112 • Vernon Hills • 847-680-7930 • bridesmaids dresses,” she says. Mr. Tux • 53 S. Old Rand Road • Lake Zurich • 847-4387602 •

Here Comes the Bride

Christine Hirsch, owner of Christine Anne Couture in Libertyville, says traditional wedding gown looks are returning. That movement has been inspired in part by the long-sleeved, fitted lace gown Kate Middleton — now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — wore to wed Prince William last year. “People come in with pictures, and Kate Middleton’s dress has influenced a lot of

Christine Anne Couture • 324 N. Milwaukee Avenue • Libertyville • 847-932-4132 •

Additional places to look in Lake County *Please note this is not a comprehensive list

David’s Bridal • 700 N. Milwaukee Avenue • Vernon Hills • 847-816-7663 •

At left is a close-up view of the beaded detailing featured on the wedding gown below, designed by Christine Hirsch.

Volle’s Bridal and Boutique • 53 S. Old Rand Road • Lake Zurich • 847-4387603 • A L’Amour • 236 W. Northwest Highway • Barrington • 847-381-5858 • Wedding Belles Ltd. • 334 W. Main St. • Barrington • 847-304-0414 •

Fresh, Fragrant…and Flashy

When it comes to flowers, bling’s the thing, says Nell Rice, coowner of Debbie’s Floral Shoppe in Mundelein. “Brides want flash,” she says. “They want bouquets with feathers and brooches. People still like very traditional looks, but with some bling.” Upscale flowers like peonies, orchids and calla lilies are popular, as are roses. “Roses are always a girl’s best friend,” Rice says. Attendants’ bouquets usually complement the bride’s, but for the groom and his attendants, they often wear unusual blooms. “For the guys, they want something different,” Rice says. “Thistle is popular for boutonnieres.” Some brides want non-traditional across the board, Rice notes, such as a recent customer who planned a green wedding, in both the eco-friendly and literal sense. “The bride carried zembla, green tachlium and a mix of other green flowers,” Rice says. “The bridesmaids’ bouquets included dianthus tied with a celery-colored ribbon. The groom wore a small green hydrangea and zembla lime chrysanthemum flowers. We did the arch in green and white flowers, and even her favors were made from recycled materials. It was all eco-friendly and very beautiful.” Debbie’s Floral Shoppe • 421 N. Lake St. • Mundelein • 847-949-4454 • Additional places to look in Lake County *Please note this is not a comprehensive list

Wedding and Party Flowers • 72 S. Old Rand Road • Lake Zurich • 847-438-7008 • Donna’s Custom Flowers • 787 S. Midlothian Road • Mundelein • 847-949-9555 • Buss Flowers • 322 N. Milwaukee Avenue • Libertyville • 847968-2877 • lc Uniquely decorated shoes can let the bride express herself underneath her gown. This pair was hand-painted by April Dejon of A.E. Designs in Libertyville. Dejon is a junior at Libertyville High School, and several of her creations are available at Christine Anne Couture.


6 Lindsay Rathert and Beau Kruk were married outside at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens on Oct. 7, 2012. Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

Cuneo Mansion Creates Wedding Bliss For Brides


Though Lindsay Rathert hails from Chicago, when it came time to plan her wedding with her then fiancé, Beau Kruk, the couple chose Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills as their “destination” venue. “There are so many interesting, unique [venues] in the city, but Cuneo is very different than that,” 26-year-old Rathert says. “Costwise, it’s similar to the city, but the value is so

much more. They really take care of you from head to toe.” She and Kruk were wed Oct. 7, 2012, at the mansion with 125 guests in attendance. The bridal colors and themes — Champagne pinks, grays and golds that brought on a refined and slightly vintage look and feel — were chosen purposely to blend with Cuneo’s own decor, Rathert says.

3 Year-round pavilion. Photo by Zuzi Williams

“We had such a great experience,” Rathert says. “I couldn’t be happier.”

6 Rathert and Kruk had a cocktail hour inside the Great Hall of Cuneo Mansion during their wedding celebration. Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

As Rathert found, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens truly is a unique — and deeply historic — venue, says Kevin Ginty, General Manager of Cuneo, which is now owned by Loyola University Chicago. Samuel Insull, founder of Commonwealth Edison, originally built the mansion, and at its peak, the mansion and its grounds spanned 4,000 acres. But Insull fell into financial woes during the Great Depression, and in 1937, John Cuneo Sr. bought the home for $752,000. Cuneo Sr. — founder of the Cuneo Press and owner of Hawthorn Mellody Dairy Farm — lived there with his family until his death in 1977. When his wife, Julia, passed away in 1990, the mansion became a public

. Photo by ining room y d d n ra G 6 hotograph Joe Gallo P

5 Outside Cuneo Ma nsion. Photo by Joe Gallo Photog raphy

museum, owned and operated by the Cuneo Foundation. In March 2010, the Cuneo Foundation and the Cuneo family gifted the entire estate to Loyola University Chicago, honoring Cuneo Sr.’s wishes, Ginty says. With the Italianate mansion and its nearly 100 remaining acres, Loyola made it a priority to upgrade integral parts that would allow the public to utilize the facilities for public and private use year-round, according to Ginty. The renovations included replacing most of the windows in the mansion; replacing the 1916 boilers that were original to the house and

had been used until last year; and replacing the 1914 cloth wiring that ran throughout the mansion, Ginty says. With those updates, the public can now comfortably witness first-hand some of the extraordinary historical pieces that have been preserved, such as the house elevator, which is the oldest working elevator in Lake County; the cassoni, or decorative chests, that abound throughout the mansion; or the 19th century Steinway, Rococo piano that features medallion portraits of famous European composers.

The features of the house — most of which are original — are perfect for tours, public outings and those looking for an exquisite piece of local history to explore. But they also lend to the value of weddings and other special events, as Lindsay Rathert noted when choosing her venue. She says the history and elegance of the mansion was a large draw for her, especially because her guests were able to tour the house — an amenity available to 5 Jessica Levin and Justin Moreno celebrated their nuptials at most wedding parties. Cuneo Mansion. They are pictured in the Gold Guilded Music What struck Rathert about Cuneo Room. Photo by Joe Gallo Photography most, however, was its versatility. “I always knew I wanted to get married outside, but I’m such a Coordinator for Bauer’s Catering. planner, I couldn’t deal without having a While the Great Hall is a wonderful backup plan or a backup plan that was less than indoor backup option for those who wish desirable,” she says. “[At Cuneo], the rain plan to wed outside but are forced inside because was being inside the mansion itself. It seemed of inclement weather, couples with smaller ideal for us — no matter what the weather, we guest lists can choose to have their sit-down knew we would have a beautiful wedding.” dinner reception in either the Great Hall or the Rathert and Kruk were able to have their mansion’s dining room, Ginty says. Perfect for ceremony outside in the gardens, “which was weddings with 50 people or less, these options just perfect,” Rathert says. showcase the elegance of the mansion itself. And while they had planned to have cocktails The rest of the property is versatile, as well, outside as well, they moved it to the Great Hall he says. instead because of the chill in the air. When guests arrive, they can enjoy free Backup plans are readily available at Cuneo, parking before walking through the beautiful Ginty notes, but so are first options. gardens to get to the mansion. Along with the renovations made to the The path leading up to the mansion, mansion, Loyola built a 5,500 square-foot, year- meanwhile, has been the perfect layout for a round pavilion ideal for wedding receptions, father to drive his daughter to her groom in an plus new restrooms; a new catering kitchen for antique car, Ginty says, and a horse and buggy Bauer’s Catering, Cuneo’s exclusive caterer; and has been used to transport a couple from the an outdoor terrace that overlooks the formal mansion to the gardens. gardens, he says. The pavilion can be sectioned off into three equal-sized partitions, each featuring a crystal Weddings that take place at Cuneo can chandelier, a projection screen, WiFi, wireless be as simple or microphones and as elaborate as built-in speakers. a couple wants, But combined, the says Mary Bauer, large room seats up Catering Director to 300 comfortably, of Bauer’s Catering, Every first Wednesday of the month, Cuneo includes a 21-bywhich has partnered 21 dance floor and Mansion and Gardens offers free admission with Cuneo to can house an 11- or for guests interested in touring the mansion. create lasting 12-piece band or a Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. memories for brides deejay with ease, says Date: March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5 and grooms. Zuzi Williams, Event

Northwest Cultural Council Poetry Workshop

Cuneo Mansion is dedicated to providing excellent service to those who choose to host events on its grounds. But now that the mansion is a part of Loyola University Chicago, its passion for education — always an important part of Cuneo’s purpose — has grown. Cuneo offers multiple cultural events throughout the year that local residents may attend, including Harriet Beecher Stowe Monologue several free events. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 But beyond that, Cuneo has “Harriet Beecher Stowe” is a one-woman performance by become an extension of Loyola, Paddy Lynn, artistic director of the Kirk Players. The first in a offering new academic opportunities series of three historic monologues by the Kirk Players, this for area residents, Ginty says. performance will recognize Black History Month. Available classes include a master’s Admission: $20 program in English language teaching and learning from Loyola’s For more information or to register, contact Amanda Graue School of Education; a new at or 847-362-3042 or visit corporate practice certificate in cuneo/lectures/spring2013culturalevents. paralegal studies; and multiple adult continuing education courses. All classes take place at Cuneo, Business executives enjoy the window view and more will be available in the fall. available in the pavilion instead of staring at In the past, the continuing education offerings blank walls during an important meeting, Bauer have included a class that explored different says. varieties of wine; a class that examined the Jewish And because the host of every event must roots of Jesus; a basic Italian language course; and provide an alphabetized guest list to security a radio voiceover course. before guests make their way through the private To learn more, visit grounds, companies can feel safe going about academics. lc their business. “Even our corporate clients are looking for unique places to meet,” Bauer says. “They’re Cuneo Mansion Bauer’s brainstorming ideas here, introducing new and Gardens Catering products when they come here.” 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave. 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave. Of course, Bauer’s Catering offers a full range Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Libertyville, IL 60048 of catering options for lunches, dinners and more. 847-362-3042 847-816-9900 “The same thing that drives brides here drives corporate here,” Ginty says.

2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 Cuneo Mansion will welcome Northwest Cultural Council’s readings by The Second Saturday Poetry Workshop followed by a tour of the mansion. Highlighted will be Deborah Nodler Rosen, editor of Rhino and publications “Where We Find Ourselves” and “Anwar el-Sadat,” as well as Mary Jo Willis, retired chair of Harper College Performing Arts, who will read the poems of the late Martin Ryan, founding member of the council. Admission: Free

5 A view of the gardens. Photo by Joe Gallo Photography

“The ease in our wedding package [is phenomenal],” Bauer says. “It’s pretty much planned out for them, and then they can customize it.” While Bauer’s extensive list of homemade dining options are renowned locally — especially the beef tenderloin, salmon, artichoke hearts, ahi tuna and baby carrots amaretto — her staff can prepare anything. That worked perfectly for Rathert, who opted for a croquembouche — a French wedding cake consisting of creme-filled, puff-pastry balls — instead of a traditional cake. “They were so lovely with us,” Rathert says. “It’s really difficult to store [a croquembouche] properly and break it apart, but they did not bat an eye — they just made sure it was something [we liked] and kept in the theme of our wedding.” Bauer and her husband, Eddie, are big promoters of utilizing Lake County vendors when possible, but they allow brides to bring in their own professionals, of which Rathert took advantage. “All of our vendors were from the city,” Rathert says. “The team at Cuneo was great at making that transition with the vendors.” Perhaps most importantly, weddings booked at Cuneo are exclusive — no other event will take place on the grounds should a bride and groom choose so. “Most brides have been dreaming of their wedding,” Bauer says. “It’s the uniqueness … the antique, old-world feel [that draws couples here].”

While Cuneo is a perfect location for wedding ceremonies and receptions, it also is an ideal venue for corporate events, Ginty says. Many Lake County businesses have hosted dinner parties and special banquets at Cuneo, but it also has become a great place for day meetings.

On four dedicated summer Wednesday evenings, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens will host a musical concert on the lawn of the estate. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Bauer’s Catering will provide food and beverages for purchase. Past events have included tribute bands honoring music greats such as Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and more. To learn more, visit lc

Photo by Palo Dobrick

���� ��� �����

����������� ���� ������� ������� ������ � ������ �������� ���� ������� ��� �� ������� �������� ���� �� ��� ����� ��� ���� ���� ����������� �� � ���� ������ ������� �� �� ���� ������ ��� �� ���� � ��� ������� ���� ��� ������ ����� ����� ��� ������ �� ��������� ������ ���� ���� � ������ ���� ������

� �� ������ ��� � ������� ����� � � ����� �� ���� ������� ���� ����� ������ ���� � �� �������� �� ������� ������������� ����� � ���� �� �� ��������� �� ������������

������� ��������

w w w. c a s c a d e m o u n t a i n . c o m




Taking The Cake 5

By GateHouse News Service

The wedding cake is an important element of your special day. It’s a focal point at your reception and will be remembered by your guests for its beauty and taste. Wedding cake styles can range from the traditional stacked cake to a sculpted masterpiece. When choosing your perfect cake, remember to allow your personal style to show in the final design.


Individual cakes

Individual mini-cakes generally look like tiny wedding cakes and are distinguishable from cupcakes. They may be displayed on tiers but often are served on small plates placed at the guests’ tables. When serving individual cakes, you will need a bridal cake for cake-cutting pictures and for your own enjoyment. These personal-sized wedding cakes can be decorated the same as a larger cake, including delicate piping and marzipan decorations, which can be molded into flowers and other tiny shapes and decorations.



The traditional stacked or tiered cake is one of the most recognizable wedding cake styles. The bottom layer is the widest, and

each ascending layer becomes smaller. Traditionally, a stacked cake has at least three levels and each tier is round. However, five and six levels can be stacked with tiers shaped as squares or octagons for visual appeal. Stacked tiers can be set so they appear off-kilter or topsy-turvy as well. This variation can be whimsical or elegant depending on the cake’s decor. In addition, stacked cakes are a blank canvas for decoration. This style supports delicately formed sugar flowers or other decorations such as beading, ribbons or intricate scrollwork.



Sheet cake



Popular Styles

Depending on the size and style of your wedding, a large sheet cake may the perfect choice. A sheet cake can be iced with lush buttercream frosting or even covered with smooth fondant. Buttercream is a light, creamy and versatile frosting. It can be flavored and colored to suit your preferences. Cakes covered in fondant will look smooth and seamless. Sugar flowers or other decorations can be attached to either fondant- or buttercream-frosted cakes. Sheet cakes also may have a layer of cream or fruit filling.

A sculpted cake is one that has been formed into a three-dimensional shape and is a unique way to let your personality shine. A creative wedding cake artisan can shape your cake into a replica of your chapel, an elegant gazebo or even a collection of seashells for a beach wedding.


Cupcake tower

Cupcakes arranged in a tower can have a strong visual impact and allow for versatility. With cupcakes, you can have multiple flavors and various decorations and frostings to complement your bridal colors. From red velvet to mocha and lemon-vanilla cream, the cake flavors for cupcakes are almost endless. A typical cupcake tower will have about six tiers or levels, with the bottom tier being the widest and each ascending tier becoming smaller, similar to a stacked cake. lc


“Call the Sandals and Beaches Certified Specialists at Classic Travel of Libertyville!” Pat, Sharon and Linda will help find the right Honeymoon or Destination Wedding Sandals or Beaches resort for that very special time.

703 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, Il ~ 847-362-3910 ~

February 2013 • Lake County Magazine



babies Erin, ing their twin ld ho o ot ph pose for a Greg O’Brien 5 Katie and otos provided . Ph left, and Jack

From Hope

Fertility Clinics Give Couples A Chance To Have Children I By COLLEEN LEONARD


Like many women, Katie O’Brien envisioned having a baby. At age 26, O’Brien experienced long, heavy and painful menstruation cycles and was told by her doctor that the problem stemmed from fibroids, or noncancerous growths, in the lining of her uterus. Although she had several surgeries to remove the fibroids, they came back. “Some people have only one or two fibroids. And sometimes you leave them in, especially if they’re small,” the 33-year-old Wadsworth resident says. “But in my situation, I had many, many small fibroids that just grew all over the lining of my uterus.” O’Brien and her husband, Greg, wed in 2009 and wanted to start a family. She knew that the fibroids were likely to interfere with

34 Lake County Magazine • February 2013

pregnancy. When the couple had difficulty conceiving, they turned to Fertility Centers of Illinois, which has facilities located throughout northern Illinois, including Lindenhurst, Highland Park and Buffalo Grove. O’Brien started with Clomid, a drug that stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs. It wasn’t enough to get pregnant. Then the couple tried in vitro fertilization, which involves fertilizing the best eggs and sperm in a laboratory and transferring an embryo to the mother’s womb. O’Brien had to take medication again to stimulate her ovaries. She tried in vitro fertilization four times, but could not get pregnant. As a last resort, she and her husband hired a consultant to find a surrogate. Although the O’Briens needed a surrogate to carry the baby, they were able to use their own embryos for the procedure. The first IVF cycle with the surrogate failed. But on the second attempt, the surrogate was pregnant. “We transferred two embryos into the carrier,” O’Brien says. “So, we knew there was a chance that she could get pregnant with twins.” In July 2012, the couple received a boy and a girl, Jack and Erin O’Brien. “They were the best gift ever. And I can’t

imagine life without them,” O’Brien says. “It’s funny — you forget what it was like before they were here. All I know now is life with them.” O’Brien is taking a year off to raise her twins and plans to return to her job as a first-grade teacher in Lake Bluff. “Even though it was hard, frustrating and difficult at times, I felt very supported by our doctor, our family and our friends,” she says. “And that really kind of helped me get through the process.”

Advice from a mother

Medical insurance covered the first four IVF procedures. But when the O’Briens needed a surrogate, they had to pay out of pocket. Using a surrogate for IVF cost about $60,000, Katie O’Brien says, and the bill would have been more if the surrogate didn’t have health insurance. With the help of family, friends and sponsors, the couple raised about $20,000 last summer through a golf outing and luncheon to defray costs. Sponsors included Fertility Centers of Illinois, Walgreens, a holistic service called Pulling Down the Moon, pharmaceutical companies and attorneys.

35 (At left an a surrogate m d above) Jack and Erin O’Brien were other in 2012 born with th . e help of

Comes Love “I would encourage people that are of couples choose IVF or intrauterine considering fertility treatment to call their insemination — placing sperm in the uterus insurance company and find out exactly with a catheter — and about 5 percent need what’s covered because that is a way to reduce donor eggs or donor sperm, says Dr. Laurence the costs,” O’Brien says. Jacobs, a reproductive endocrinologist at FCI Choose a clinic with a reproductive endocrinologist who can provide medical knowledge and emotional support, she adds, and look for one close to home Katie O’Brien on the birth of her twin children because of frequent appointments. through a surrogate mother She also suggests checking a clinic’s IVF success rate. Fertility centers are required in Buffalo Grove and Crystal Lake. to report their IVF success rates, which can be Local fertility clinics report that viewed at intrauterine insemination costs $1,000 to $1,500, compared with $10,000 to $12,000 for an IVF attempt. Egg retrieval, embryo transfers, frequent monitoring, lab fees, blood tests, ultrasounds Infertility affects 10 to 15 percent of and medications contribute to the IVF cost, couples in the U.S., according to Mayo Jacobs says. Clinic, a nonprofit medical practice that Most IVF programs allow women up to age specializes in medical care, research and 45 to use their own eggs, he says. Because the education. prognosis is poor for women between 45 and At Fertility Centers of Illinois, 95 percent

All I know now is life with them.

Advice from the experts

50, he recommends using donor eggs. Older women are at a higher risk of complications such as gestational diabetes, hypertension and preeclampsia, a serious condition that causes high blood pressure and a high level of protein in the mother’s urine during pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic testing is a recent advancement in the field to increase success rates. An embryo biopsy is done to screen for chromosome abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, says Dr. Richard Sherbahn, program director of the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago, based in Gurnee and Crystal Lake. However, many couples don’t opt for this test because it costs $4,000, Sherbahn says. Doctors have noticed higher success rates for IVF and egg donations in recent years because of improved lab techniques. For instance, the freezing process to preserve embryos and eggs has significantly improved, Jacobs says. “More and more is learned about how to give the embryos the healthiest environment in the laboratory,” Sherbahn says. “And this ends up yielding higher embryo quality and therefore embryos with a better chance to implant to make a healthier baby.” lc February 2013 • Lake County Magazine


health / lowfat recipe of the month

By Lee Nelson Photos by CANDACE H. JOHNSON




When people hear the word “soufflé,” many automatically think complicated and fussy. But Chef Michael Maddox of Hawthorn Woods says it’s an easy yet elegant dish to create, and it has just a few steps. With only six ingredients, he has come up with a Bittersweet Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflé recipe for two. Best of all, it’s lowfat. You might get some applause when you serve this to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. “My kids are in eighth grade, and [one is] a sophomore in high school, and they were smiling when I made it for them to test,” Maddox says. “The bitterness of chocolate with the sweetness of raspberry just gives you a great velvety, silky texture with amazing flavors combined.” To make the dish low in fat and calories, Maddox substitutes the usual egg yolks with pear puree which give the dish more stability without the calories and without tasting the pear. He uses a can of pears, strains the juice and uses his food processor to make it smooth. By using Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, he is able to have the decadent flavor of chocolate without the fat of using actual bittersweet chocolate. “Once I got everything prepared, it took me three minutes to put it all together,” he says. “Just remember to keep your egg whites at room temperature. They whip up much nicer. And don’t

LOWFAT RECIPE OF THE MONTH This three-month health series will enlist the expertise of chefs who teach classes at Someone’s in the Kitchen in Libertyville. Each month, they will provide a lowfat recipe for Lake County residents to try at home.

forget to butter and sugar the ramekins all the way up and around the rim. If you don’t, the soufflé will stick and not rise as it should.” You should eat the dish warm, but you can add a raspberry or chocolate sauce in the middle of each ramekin for added flavor, he adds. Maddox and his wife, Susan, had owned and cooked at the former Le Titi de Paris restaurant in Arlington Heights until selling the building last summer. They now teach cooking classes at Someone’s in the Kitchen in Libertyville, and both teach at the College of DuPage.

4 Chef Michael Maddox holds his Bittersweet Chocolate and Raspberry Souffle before serving it with raspberry sauce at Someone’s in the Kitchen in Libertyville.

Michael’s Bittersweet Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflé Yields: 2 soufflés Ingredients: 1/3 cup pear puree 1 tablespoon extra bitter cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon crème de cacao 2 tablespoons raspberry coulis or puree 1/2 cup egg whites, room temperature 1 teaspoon sugar 2 8-ounce ramekins, buttered and sugared Procedure: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 2. Mix pear puree, cocoa powder, crème de cocoa and raspberry puree together. 3. Whip egg whites and sugar until soft peaks form (common meringue). 4. Fold meringue into chocolate and pear mixture. Pour into ramekins. 5. Place in oven for 12 minutes. 6. Serve with raspberry or chocolate sauce.

Learn More Chef Michael Maddox will teach a cooking class called Romantic Desserts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Someone’s in the Kitchen, 522 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Libertyville. Cost is $65. For more information or to register, visit lc

fashion & beauty

EMBRACE the funk As winter lingers on, many women may find themselves in a funk — including a fashion funk. One fun and inexpensive way to spruce up a gloomy mood could be to add a pop of color, a fun design, a chunky ring or sparkly bangle. Bracelets and rings are baubles that can define a woman as a true fashionista, fashion experts say. “Whether you’re adding a sweet final touch to an outfit with a dainty bangle or making a statement with a chunky cocktail ring, these jewelry add-ons will send a clear message about your personal style and what being a ‘fashionista’ means to you,” says Lori Vincent, trend director at Charming Charlie. Kim Dimarzio, accessories buyer for Discovery Clothing Co., says if a bracelet or ring — chunky or simple — is right for you, “It speaks to you.” “There is no explanation for it,” she says. “If fashion is what you buy, then style is what you do with it. So, choose the pieces that stand out to you and speak to you in a special way, and style it your own way.” The two experts offer a few easy and fashionable ring and bracelet suggestions to complete most any outfit.

Bring on color Both Vincent and Dimarzio say color will play a large role in the forecasted fashion trends this year. “The year will start off with a palette of pretty, feminine pastels before transitioning into a trend of bold black and white geometric and graphic patterns,” Vincent says. “Leading into summer, we’ll see much livelier colors in brights, with key shades from the orange/persimmon family, royal and inky blues and a range of exotic colors. “Perhaps the biggest color trend of 2013 is the recently announced Pantone Color of the Year, emerald green.” Dimarzio agrees that pastels will be popular. In fact, she says it will be “the biggest trend this year,” specifically listing sorbet pastel colors such as pink, peach and aqua.



She says mint is on track to be the most dominant color emerging in accessories such as rings and bracelets, and adds that spring 2013 also will mark the comeback of rose gold, especially in bracelet and watch embellishment. “It is definitely a hot accessories trend to watch,” she says.

3 The year will start off with a palette of pretty, feminine pastels, says Lori Vincent, trend director at Charming Charlie. Photo provided by Charming Charlie

Stack your jewelry When choosing ring and bracelet sets for an outfit, it’s best to either work tonally, with the same color family of an outfit, or with contrasting colors

Dimarzio says it’s all about putting together pieces that enhance each other. “There’s no limitation in terms of how many bracelets or rings you can pair together as long as it is done in a smart way,” she says “One of my favorite trends is to wear multiple metal chunky bracelets and rings together. The key to mixing is incorporating different tones of metal such as gold rose, bronze, silver and gold — this creates a playful visual combination. Moreover, this allows you to create your own look by adding or removing different pieces, creating fresh new looks for every outfit.”

Experiment with materials

to translate your mood into your style for the day, whether it be a statement or professional look,” she says. “For instance, you can take an understated outfit of a simple black shift dress and black pumps and instantly amp this up to an edgy look by adding one statement piece such as an oversized turquoise cocktail ring.” Women should just make sure to choose pieces that reflect who they are, Dimarzio says. “A woman should think of what her style is, what makes her feel confident and what she wants to highlight when accessorizing,” Dimarzio says. “A lot of people style themselves based on what is trendy and what everyone else is liking instead of thinking about what works best for them. I think no matter who you are and what you do, you should just find that one trend that matches your personal style and try to make it work. Choose that special bracelet or ring, and build your outfit around that piece. Let your accessories reflect your inner fashionista.” lc

What are the materials in rings and bracelets for 2013? For spring 2013, plan on seeing quite a few interesting bracelets and rings with plastic finishes. “Plastic even replaces the main component of the piece sometimes like gem stones or beading,” Dimarzio says, adding that combined with spring’s vibrant colors, rings and bracelets made with these materials “bring a very youthful and Vernon Hills — Hawthorn Shopping whimsical dimension Mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, Suite 515, 847-573to your accessories.” 1545 Vincent also Highland Park — 613 Central Ave., 847expects to see a 433-6754 variety of clear and Kildeer — Quentin Collection, 20771 N. Lucite pieces as Rand Road, Suite C2, 847-438-2097 well as colored 3 “A statement necklace stones and or bracelet is best for a gems through simple outfit,” says Kim the fall, but Dimarzio, accessories buyer there are for Discover Clothing Co. other trends to Photo provided by Discovery Vernon Hills — 701 N. Milwaukee Ave., consider. Clothing Co. 847-573-9933 “Over the Buffalo Grove — 1309 W. Dundee Road, summer, there 847-367-0777 will be more of a Bohemian feel, with beads mixed with woods or leather,” Vincent says. Plus, expect to be wearing rings and bracelets made from metals, such as gold, silver, anthracite and rose gold, she says, and feel confident to mix all of these metals together in different jewelry pieces as well. Dimarzio says in fashion accessories, some materials are a mainstay. “First of all, glittery and sparkly accessories are — and will always be — any girl’s best friends,” Dimarzio says. “Even just a 4 Glittery and sparkly touch of shine will brighten up accessories are — and an ordinary outfit.” will always be — any girl's Accessories allow women best friend, according to to put a personal touch on Dimarzio. Photo provided their look, which enables by Charming Charlie them to alter any outfit in a hassle-free and affordable way, Vincent says. “Accessories have the power



that will really pop against the outfit, Vincent says.   “The most important thing to remember whenever you’re styling an outfit for yourself is to wear what you feel comfortable in and let your individual personality shine through,” Vincent says.   Dimarzio says that matching rings and bracelets can be tricky. “We should choose pieces that complement each other while giving the outfit that extra pop instead of competing with what you are wearing,” Dimarzio says. “For example, a statement necklace or bracelet is best for a simple outfit. Since the star of the look is the bracelet, everything else should be kept to a minimum, such as smaller earrings and rings in complementary colors.” Is it OK to wear more than one large chunky ring or bracelet at the same time on the same hand? Vincent says “absolutely.”  “When mixing rings and bracelets, forget the ‘less is more’ thinking,” she says. “Nowadays, the more you stack your jewelry, the better. Create your own unique look by stacking different colored bangles and rings in a mix of sizes and metals. Yes, it is absolutely acceptable to wear more than one chunky ring on one hand, or both.”

fashion & beauty

BEAUTIFUL w i n t e r s k i n By ARA CONTENT


hile the crisp, cool weather may leave a healthylooking rosy glow on cheeks, colder seasons can be tremendously harsh on skin. Extreme changes and inclement weather during the winter months can leave skin dry, chapped and even cracked.

“Keeping skin healthy during cold months isn’t complicated, but it does take some extra effort,” says Dr. Charles Zugerman, a practicing dermatologist and associate professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Taking a few simple steps each day will help skin look and feel great no matter the season.” Zugerman offers these tips for keeping skin healthy and beautiful when the temperatures take a dip:

Continue to wear sunscreen

Don’t store away the sunscreen — protecting skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays is important all year long. The sun can be particularly intense when it reflects off ice and snow on a clear and cold day. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to the face every day, and don’t forget the hands as they need protection, too.

Keep lips moisturized

When the weather turns dry and cool, it’s not uncommon for lips to become chapped and cracked. Forgo the pain with a proactive approach of keeping lips deeply moisturized from the start. Throughout the day, continually apply a super-hydrating balm like Blistex Moisture Melt. It contains

dissolving softbeads of shea butter and aloe, which melt into lips for a long-lasting moisture boost. The formula also includes SPF 15 to protect lips from the sun.

Moisturize right for the season

When the temperature drops, it’s a signal to change up your daily moisturizer. You might consider switching from a regular lotion to one that includes medication for dry skin, or a thicker formula such as a cream or butter. Avoid extremely hot showers and baths as they can zap skin of moisture. When you do indulge, keep hot showers or baths short and moisturize immediately afterward.

Exfoliate your face weekly

Because skin can become dried out so easily during cool months, dead skin cells can build up and clog pores. To avoid winter breakouts and

keep skin clean and blemish-free, it’s wise to exfoliate your face once or twice a week. A gentle exfoliating cleanser helps remove the buildup of oil and dead cells to help reveal fresh, healthy skin.

Keep H2O top-of-mind

Keeping skin hydrated goes beyond lotion and moisturizers. It starts from the inside by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Whether you’re enjoying a refreshing ice water or pouring yourself a cup of warm tea, make it your goal to drink water morning, noon and night. lc

Keeping skin healthy during cold months isn’t complicated, but it does take some extra effort. Dr. Charles Zugerman, a practicing dermatologist and associate professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago

Bridal style with trial $125 (half off trial) Bridal make-up with trial $75 (half off trial) Make-up and formal hair combo $75 normally $95 Please mention this ad at time of booking.

Footnanny pedicure treatment is here! Oprah’s favorite pedicure has 2000 strokes from foot to knee. It includes a Callous treatment and Hot Paraffin Wax. The foot cream and the Footnanny treatment was developed by Oprah’s personal manicurist the Footnanny!

Normally $100 with foot cream Winter Special $80 • Creative Cutting • Signature Blow Outs • Male Gray Blending in 5 Minutes • Waxing and Sugaring Hair Removal • Signature Peels • Custom Foiling • Luxury Facials • Pureology • Moroccan Oil • Loreal Professional • Four Innovative Color Lines including an Oil Delivery System (ODS) to improve, condition, shine, smooth, an even thickness with Supreme

social life Mr. & Mrs. Steven and Desiree Harper To coincide with our special wedding section, this month’s Social Life features photos from a Lake County wedding shot by Melissa Emory of Emory Photography.

e Banquets in Kildeer. y 27, 2012, at Concord taric, Dasha Ma d rrie ma re we r Harpe et Zla 5 Desiree and Steven sted of bridesmaids Jennifer Landorf, Jan ael Harper and Kyle nsi ch Their wedding party co -Jensen, and groomsmen Lester Dodson, Mi rre Bje ty Ka d an tar yn hy Sh by Emory Photograp Hendrickson. Photos

4 Desiree Harper spends time with wedding guests during her reception.

605 N Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville

847.367.6330 42 Lake County Magazine • February 2013

a Parker, the groom, Drem 5 The mother of ide. ts shares a laugh ou

5 Flower girl Kaitlyn Ko daughter of Maid of Ho lanowski — the no — smiles for a photo. r Jennifer Landorf lc

A better more modern you!

When Tammy came into the salon she had been using a red box color on her hair. It was looking faded and spotty as box color is very unpredictable and doesn’t have a very long lasting hold. We decided to deepen her color to bring out her skin tone and make her red look richer. I then added a few neutral carmel highlights to the crown and back of her hair. Finally, I added a dark red violet color to her bang area and around her face as well as the back of her hair to give it some extra dimension. When we were discussing what to do for her cut, Tammy said she wanted to keep her length. I trimmed her ends, shaped her layers, and did some interior texturizing to the crown area for volume. The end result was a modern style that had volume, movement, and was easy for her to style at home. For Tammy’s make-up, we used mineral photo touch foundation with a mineral concealer to remove any shadows. This is a long wearing foundation that looks untraceable on her face. We used a smokey technique on her deep-set eyes to make them stand out a bit more. To add depth to her eyes, we used a shimmer plum color to coordinate with her hazel eyes. Neutral berry tones were used on her lips and cheeks to bring out her natural glow.

Ariazi Salon & Spa cares about every individual to correct and bring out your best features. Every aspect of your needs from lifestyle, maintence, and unique differences of your hair and skin is taken into consideration for a customized service, with expert advice.



If you would like to nominate a woman who you think deserves to be our Monthly Make-over please call or email Lara Ariazi at Ariazi salon or Stephanie Barrons at Lake County Magazine

605 N Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville • 847.367.6330 Located in heart of downtown Libertyville! Get more specials on our Fanpage: Ariazi Salon & Spa

Photos by: Caplan Studios

out & about

February Events In Lake County


Through March 24 — “Now & Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, in Lincolnshire The shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber are theatrical treasures, and his music is legendary. This premiere presentation assembles a cast of incredible singers and dancers to bring highlights from “Evita,” “CATS,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Starlight Express,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Love Never Dies,” and its predecessor, “Phantom of the Opera,” the world’s most successful musical. For tickets or more information, call 847-6340200 or visit Feb. 6 — “Laura Ingalls Wilder,” 10:30 a.m. at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., in Waukegan Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower’s popular musical. This show is for children in grades 2 through 6. For more information, call 847-782-2366 or visit Feb. 8 — The Marshall Tucker Band, 8:30 p.m. at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 325, in Lincolnshire After 40 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and the

44 Lake County Magazine • February 2013

band has never stopped touring. The group continues to record new material and regularly tour the country to the delight of fans, old and new. Tickets are $27 to $45. For more information, call 847-499-5000 or visit Feb. 8 through March 10 — “God of Carnage,” 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, in Lake Forest This 75-minute thrill ride takes you into the most dangerous place on earth: parenthood. A civilized discussion over a playground fight becomes a fingerpointing, fur-flying, hilarious brawl between two couples in this savagely caustic comedy. It is the 2009 Tony Award-winning best play. For tickets or more information, call 847-735-8554 or visit citadeltheatre. org. Feb. 10 — Josefien Stoppelenburg and Joel Spears, 4 p.m. at the Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, in Grayslake Join Dutch soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg and lutenist Joel Spears as they present a concert of pieces by some of the greatest songwriters in the English language. Tickets are available at the door only for $18, cash or check. For more information, call 847543-1202 or visit Feb. 14 — Imani Winds, 7:30 p.m. at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 Washington St., in Grayslake Since 1997, this Grammy-nominated quintet has

taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. For tickets or more information, call 847-543-2300 or visit Feb. 16 — Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway present BOOM! 6:30 or 9:45 p.m. at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 325, in Lincolnshire Sisters and Tony-nominated actresses Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway present BOOM! celebrating the soundtrack of these sisters’ childhood with unforgettable songs from the ’60s and ’70s. Expect songs made famous by Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, The Beatles, Jimmy Webb and Stevie Wonder. Tickets are $20 to $50. For tickets or more information, call 847-499-5000 or visit www. Feb. 22 — Cirque Ziva, 7:30 p.m. at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 Washington St., in Grayslake Cirque Ziva is fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented. The 25 performing acrobats are athletes, actors and artists who will amaze you with acrobatic feats using their bodies and simple props including everyday objects like plates, jugs, bicycles, umbrellas and more. For tickets or more information, call 847-543-2300 or visit


Through Feb. 10 — The History of Toy Trains VI, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Highland Park Historical Society, 326 Central Avenue, in Highland Park This family event will showcase HO gauge trains, the most popular and realistic gauge of trains. There also will be entertaining presentations about toy trains and real railroads, a photographic exhibition of the railroads of Highland Park, videos and refreshments. Admission is $5 a person or $12 a family. Group tours also will be available. For more information, call 847-432-7090 or visit www. Feb. 14 — Cupid’s Cupcakes Musical Event, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, in Round Lake Parents, join the Round Lake Area Park District this Valentine’s Day with your youngest Valentine(s) for a magical evening of “Music with Marc.” There will be a lot of clapping, tapping and singing, followed by refreshments and a special Valentine’s Day treat. Pre-purchased tickets are required. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 7. This event is suitable for all ages. Cost is $1 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call 847-546-8558 or visit www. Feb. 15 and 16 — “Enchanted Evening,” 6 to 8 p.m. both days at Viking Park Dance Hall, 4374 Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty, Belle and Prince Charming invite kids ages 2 to 12 to a magical evening fit for royalty. Kids should dress in their finest clothes and bring a special adult along to enjoy a chicken dinner, music and dancing. Don’t forget the camera — the prince and princesses will pose for photos. All registrations must be in by Feb. 8. Residents cost $12, non-residents $15. For more information, call

7788 or visit Feb. 16 — Round Lake Area Community Band Spring Fling Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, in Round Lake Enjoy a buffet dinner, then dance the night away to an eclectic mix of music including big band standards from the ’40s and ’50s along with contemporary hits provided by the Round Lake Area Community Band. Dinner will include buffet, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. A cash bar will be available. This event is for those 16 and older. Register no later than one week prior to the event. To register or for more information, call 847-546-8558 or visit Feb. 16 — Let’s Wine About Winter, 1 to 4 p.m. in downtown Libertyville Have a great time on Feb. 16 in downtown Libertyville. This is a store-to-store wine tasting event, where attendees can stroll throughout downtown historic Libertyville with different refreshments in each store. There also will be artists in some of the stores. Wine glasses can be purchased at several locations on the day of the event. For more information, call MainStreet Libertyville at 847-680-0336 or visit www. Feb. 16 — Father and Daughter Date Night, 7 p.m. at the Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 S. Lewis Avenue in Waukegan Dads, bring out the special little girl in your life for a night of dancing. Dance the night away with a professional deejay, enjoy a catered dinner, have a photo taken for the memories and maybe even win a prize. This event is for girls ages 4 to 13 and their fathers. Attendees must pre-register by Feb. 10. Cost is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents. To register or for more information, call 847-3604700 or visit Feb. 18 — President’s Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake County Discovery Museum, 27277 Forest Preserve Drive, in Wauconda Spend your day off from school at the museum for a variety of hands-on activities, crafts, stories and more! All activities are free with museum admission. No registration is required. For more information, call 847-968-3400 or visit www.lcfpd. org. Feb. 20 — Cooking Class With Chef David, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at David’s Bistro, 883 Main St., in Antioch Enjoy a live cooking demo with Chef David Maish of David’s Bistro. David will prepare three courses of fun food that everyone can make at home. The $45 price includes a full dinner of the three items, white and red wine to complement the dishes, easy-toread recipes and a guaranteed laugh or two. Bring some friends for an amazingly fun and educational dining experience. This class will feature carrot ginger soup with cream, stuffed airline chicken breast with Boursin cheese and chocolate éclairs. To register or for more information, call 847-603-1196 or visit Feb. 21 — Awesome Teeth and Good Things to Eat, 10 a.m. at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, in Round Lake Join the amazing Tim Adams during National Children’s Dental Month. His magic show teaches children about good eating habits and taking care of their teeth. There will be magic, music and audience

participation in this 30-minute show, which is suitable for children ages 1 to 10. Cost is $4. For more information, call 847-546-8558 or visit Feb. 24 — Frosty Footrace, 9 a.m. at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way, in Round Lake Join the fun in the Frosty Footrace 5K Run/Walk. The footrace will start and end at the Sports Center. Race numbers will only be available for pickup the day of the race. Cost for pre-registered participants is $20 for adults and $10 for children; day-of registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children. To register or for more information, call 847-740-1111 or visit Feb. 24 — Top Gear’s Adam Ferrara Celebrity Appearance, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Volo Auto Museum

J����’� Cof���

Exhibit Hall, 27582 Volo Village Road, in Volo From the hit TV series “Top Gear,” actor and comedian Adam Ferrara will be coming to the Midwest for a meet and greet at the Volo Auto Museum. Tickets include meet and greet passes and admission to Volo’s museums, the Military Museum, Hollywood Star Cars, Bizarre Cars and classics from the early 1900s through the 1970s. Cost is $13.95 for adults, $8.95 for children and $11.95 for seniors. For more information, call 815385-3644 or visit lc

For additional calendar events and updated details, visit www.

224.372.7341 ~ 216 N. Milwaukee Ave. Ste. 1

Organic Coffees Teas ~ Smoothies Frozen Blended Coffees Pastries ~ Gluten-Free

Free Wi-Fi

Boutique Fashions ~ Accessories Art Pieces ~ Custom Gift Baskets ~ Original and Commissioned Watercolors Wedding and Fine Art Photography Drink Coffee! Be Happy!

Relax. Bring a friend. Make new friends. Have a meeting. Plan a party. Peace in Nielsen Plaza - Lake Villa, IL. 60046

Redefining the Gathering Experience... Serving Casual American Cuisine with Italian Soul

“Where Great Food and Good Friends Meet” 1 Nippersink Boulevard • Fox Lake (across from the Metra Station)


Home of the Nearly Famous “501 Burger” Complimentary Valet Parking Fri & Sat

Thursday - Barbequed Ribs • Friday - Wild Alaskan Cod Beer-Battered Fish Fry Saturday - Prime Rib • Sunday-Breakfast from 7:00a.m. to 1p.m.

Mon.-Thurs. 11a.m.-9 p.m. • Fri. and Sat. 11a.m.-10p.m. • Sun. 7a.m.-8p.m. Live Entertainment Every Friday and Saturday Visit us Online at February 2013 • Lake County Magazine



David’s Bistro, 883 Main St. Johnny’s Chop House, 1500 Main St. Oliverii North, 384 Lake St. State Bank of the Lakes, 440 Lake St.


BMO Harris Bank, 1310 S. Route 12 Chamber Office, 71 Nippersink Dunkin Donuts, 5 E. Grand Ave. Fox Lake Library, 255 E. Grand Ave. Kings Landing, 1 Nippersink Thomas Place, 229 Thomas Lane


College Of Lake Co, 19351 W Washington, Ent C Comfort Suites, 1775 E Belvidere Rd Country Financial, 1190 E Washington St. Curves, 55 N Baron Blvd, #4 Cynthia’s Sweets, 206 Barron Blvd Debbie & Co Hair, 15 Commerce Dr, Ste 114 Grayslake Chamber, 10 S Seymour Grayslake Library, 100 Library Lane Grayslake Park Dist, 240 Commerce Dr Grayslake Rehab & Phys. Therapy, 107 Center St. Grayslake YMCA, 1850 E Belvidere Rd Gymnastics Factory, 888 E Belvidere #202 Hobby World, 140 Center St. IT Cleaners, 1108 E Washington St. Lake County Journal, 1100 Washington, Ste 101 Lovely Thai Restaurant, 1144 E Washington St. Maya Salon, 116 S Il Rte 83 Mitch’s Chicago Grill, 116 S. Il Rte 83 Premier Chiropractic, 419 Center St. RE/MAX, 100 N Atkinson, Ste 106 Rowland Custom Picture,170 Center St. Scruffy Paws, 227 Barron Blvd Something’s Brewing, 82 Center St. Something’s Brewing, 1126 E Washington St. T5 Hair Design, 1116 E Washington St. This Old Book, 138 Center St. TOPS Canine Complex, 1460 E. Belvidere Rd Vista Health, 15 Commerce Dr, Ste 113 Wine Knows, 1130 E Washington St.



Find Us Here!

Advanced Laser Clinic, 5101 Washington St. BMO Harris Bank, 6547 Grand Ave. Best Western, 5430 Grand Ave Bittersweet Golf Course, 875 Almond Rd Bradley Counseling Center, 5465 Grand Ave. Cardinal Liquors, 980 N Riverside Columbia College, 1225 Tri State Pkwy Comfort Inn, 6080 Gurnee Mills Circle Country Inn & Suites, 5420 Grand Ave Fairfield Inn, 6090 Gurnee Mills Circle Fifth Third Bank, 4840 Grand Ave Goshman Orthodontics, 5465 Grand Ave Gurnee Extended Stay, 1724 Northbridge Dr Gurnee Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Rd Gurnee Mills Mall, 6710 W. Grand Ave. (Ent J) Heather Ridge Golf Course, 5900 Manchester Dr Huntington Learning Center, 5101 Washington St. Jenny Craig, 5101 Washington St. Key Lime Cove, 1700 Nations Drive La Quinta, 5688 Northbridge Dr Lake Co Chamber Of Comm, 5221 W Grand Ave Lake Co Visitors Bureau, 5465 W Grand Ave Larry’s Barber Shop, 5101 Washington St. Life Source, 5250-1 Grand Ave LoneStar Steak House, 6210 Grand Ave Rinkside Sports, 6152 Grand Ave. Risotto’s Italian Restaurant, 5101 Washington St. Salon Bliss, 7075 W. Grand Ave Saluto’s, 7680 W. Grand Ave Studio 21, 5101 Washington St. The Shipping Point, 5250 Grand Ave. Timothy O’Tooles, 5572 Grand Ave Tina’s Italian Bake Shop, 5101 Washington St. Ultimate Gymnastics, 1018 Tri State Pkwy Uno Chicago Grill, 6593 W. Grand Ave Vista Hotel On Grand, 6161 W Grand Ave. Vital Points Therapy, 34498 Old Walnut Cir #D


Chamber Office, 695 N. Western Ave.

Inn, 255 E. Illinois Rd. 46DeerPath Lake County Magazine • February 2013

Lindenhurst Park District, 2200 Grasslake Rd YMCA, 670 Lakeview Pkwy

Fifth Third Bank, 990 S. Waukegan Rd Forrest Bootery, 284 E. Market Sq. Lake Forest Hospital, 660 N Westmoreland Rd


Bella’s Bounces, 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave. LLV Chamber, 500 E. Grand Ave. Round Lake Beach Chiropractic, 36735 N. Rte 83 Therapy Tree, 89 Cedar Ave Twister’s Elite Allstar Cheer & Dance, 1600 N Milwaukee Ave


Accelerated Physical Therapy, 1352 S. Milwaukee Ariazi Salon, 605 N. Milwaukee Ave. BMO Harris Bank, 354 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bagels By The Book, 870 S Milwaukee Baird & Warner, 216 Peterson Belagio Café, 864 S Milwaukee Café Pyrenees, 1762 N. Milwaukee Candlewood Suites, 1100 N US Hwy 45 Casa Bonita, 633 N. Milwaukee Ave. Classic Travel, 703 N Milwaukee Condell Centre Club, 200 W. Golf Condell Hospital, 801 S. Milwaukee (Main Bldg Circ Drv Lg Overhng) Curves, 275 Peterson Rd. Days Inn, 1809 N Milwaukee Dr. Ray Helms, 755 S. Milwaukee #292 Dunkin Donuts, 218 Peterson Eclectic, 518 N Milwaukee Einstein Bagels, 1443 Peterson Rd Exercise Coach, 862 S. Milwaukee Ave. Fifth Third Bank, 1366 S. Milwaukee Fodrak’s, 327 S Milwaukee Forrest Bootery, 525 N Milwaukee GLMV Chamber, 1123 S. Milwaukee (Bank Finc’l Bldg) Gold Eagle Liquors, 255 Peterson Hampton Inn & Suites, 2061 Shell Dr Holiday Inn Express, 77 Buckley Rd Libertyville Gymnastics, 2610 Commerce Dr Libertyville Library, 413 N Milwaukee Libertyville Music, 401 S Milwaukee Libertyville Vision Center, 307 S Milwaukee Mario Tricoci, 1441 Peterson Rd Pets General Store, 432 Peterson Rd Poko Loko, 1601 Northwind Blvd RE/MAX Suburban, 1346 S. Milwaukee Spring Meadows Assisted Living, 901 Florsheim Talent Forum, 450 Peterson Rd Townee Square Restaurant, 508 N Milwaukee Wine & Spirit Warehouse, 830 S Milwaukee Zengeler Cleaners, 1401 Peterson Rd


American Chartered Bank, 3196 W. Rte 60 Atlas Hand Car Wash, 741 S. Midlothian Bill’s Pub, 624 S Lake St. Comfort Inn, 517 E Il Rte 83 Corner Health Foods, 502 N Seymour DiCarlo Fine Wine & Spirits, 425 Townline Rd Doubletree Liberty/Mund, 510 E Il Rte 83 Dunkin Donuts, 722 S Il Rte 83 Golden Legs Running, 508 N. Seymour Gymnastics Spot, 915 Tower Rd Hitz Pizza, 700 S. Butterfield Joy Of The Game, 1160 Allanson Rd Kumon, 726 Butterfield Rd Mambo Italiano, 748 S. Butterfield Mundelein Park Dist., 1401 N Midlothian Mundelein Library, 1170 N Midlothian Mundelein Village Hall, 440 E Hawley St. Natures Cleaners, 716 S Il Rte 83 PK Bennett Jewelers, 726 S Butterfield Rd Salon O, 2988 West Rte 60 Schwake Stone, 1440 Townline Rd Sheer Paradise Pet Salon &

Spa, 408 N Seymour Stone Habitat, 1476 Townline Rd Super 8, 1950 S Lake St. The Pitch Bike Park, 919 Tower Rd


Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Civic Way Dunkin Donuts, 706 E. Rollins Rd. Family Dental, 305 E. Rollins Rd. Olandos, 843 W. Rollins Rd. Panera Bread, 254 E. Rollins Rd. Round Lake Area Park District, 814 Hart Rd.


BMO Harris Bank, 935 W. Rollins Rd.


AMLI Clubhouse, 1155 N. Museum Aspen Drive Cook Library, 701 Aspen Dr Bavaro Hair, 701 N Milwaukee Ave # 184 Glacier Ice Arena, 670 Lakeview Pkwy Holiday Inn Express, 975 N Lakeview Pkwy Lifetime Fitness, 680 Woodlands Pkwy Lustig Jewelers, 281 W Townline Rd (Rte 60) Manpower, 830 West End Court, Ste 800 Massage Envy, 701 N Milwaukee Ave #180 Opa!, 950 Lakeview Parkway Salerno’s Pizza, 102 E Hawthorn Pkwy The Park, 145 N Milwaukee Ave Vernon Hills Park District, 635 Aspen Dr


Captain Porkys, 38995 N. US Hwy 41 The Shanty, 38995 N. US Hwy 41


Docks Bar & Grill, 313 E. Liberty Lindy’s Landing, 115 Park St. Panhandler’s Pizza, 349 Barrington Rd. Vickie’s Personal Touch, 349 S. Barrington Wauconda Chamber, 100 N. Main St.

HOME. HEALTH. LIFESTYLE Get the best of HOME, STYLE, HEALTH and LIFESTYLE COVERAGE from Lake County’s premier local magazine ... all delivered to your home for only $2 per month.

Call 1-800-589-9363 to subscribe.



artist showcase



• “Valencia Ballroom”


Philyaw’s painting depicts the Valencia Ballroom, which used to be on the corner of Genesee and Water streets in Waukegan. The Valencia eventually became the Times Theater. A collection of the artist’s pen and ink, oil and watercolor paintings will be on display through Feb. 8 at Gallery 128, inside the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County Street, in Waukegan. To submit an entry to Artist Showcase, email artwork, title of piece, name and village of residence of artist, and a two- to three-sentence description of the piece to, subject head “Local Artist Submission.”

Actual patient of Dr. Domagala


CONFIDENCE If you are missing teeth, make sure you visit a surgeon who has the skills and expertise to provide you the best outcomes. Dr. Peter Domagala has been placing dental implants at The Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics since 1995. His success rate over that time is 99.4%. Implants should last a lifetime. Make sure to visit a surgeon who has the skills and expertise to provide you with the best outcomes. See the best.


The above patient is missing two teeth which have been replaced by dental implants by Dr. Domagala. Can you tell which teeth are the implants?

Dr. Peter Domagala

310 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 100 • Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 662-3414 •


Lake County Magazine