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Footwear, outerwear and clothing

featured at Forest Bootery in Lake Forest

One of today’s oldest footwear

dynasties in the nation began at

the Forest Bootery in Lake Forest

Market Square and is celebrating

its 70th year. Second

generation owners, “the Girls,”

Cristina and Cara Garrison grew

up in the fashion footwear industry

learning at an early age from

their parents. After graduating

college the pair came home and

found their father was planning

on selling the store. Not wanting

to let their heritage go in 1996

they became the fourth owners

of the Forest Bootery that

was established in November of


“I remember going to New

York with our father when I was

around 13,” Cara Garrison said,

“and meeting some of the great

designers like Ralph Lauren,

Joan & David Helpern and I remember

Sam & Libby Edelman

when they were first launching

their line in the 1980s. We would

help pick out styles that we liked

and my dad would listen to us for

teen direction.” That was what it

was like for the girls growing

up in a family business. Cristina

remembers “when the store

had parties we had to be there to

serve refreshments.” Historically

every downtown across America

had a store that sold family

shoes and leather goods called a

“Bootery.” Fast forward, today,

the Forest Bootery’s assortment

is much more than just shoes for

the family. When the legendary

outerwear store, the Outdoorsman,

closed its doors they

acquired the brand The North

Face, in the past few years they

started carrying women’s ready

to wear. “It’s about having what

our customers need so they don’t

have to shop somewhere other

than their home downtown” says

Cristina “we are a local landmark

and a leader. We put in

clothing because the tenant mix

in the Square was missing this,

well, and it’s super fun to buy.”

What’s going to happen with

the Forest Bootery? Cara says

“We are just not sure with closed

store fronts on Market Square

and online footwear sales climbing,

it’s true, our Lake Forest location

has been struggling. Consumers

have evolved and don’t

always shop local before clicking

online, it’s just too easy. Its

hurting retail and I worry gone

will be the days of going out

shopping. Shop less in stores and

then stores will have to carry less

and so goes the cycle. We plan on

continuing our search of finding

that special niche online to help

preserve our brick and mortar

footprint.” The “Bootery” is rich

in heritage and its flagship location

is located in Historic Market

Square in Lake Forest, Ill. They

have been serving the communities

of Lake Forest and Lake

Bluff for seventy years. Their

Libertyville location opened its

doors in 2005.

Submitted by Forest Bootery, 284

Market Square, Lake Forest. Call

(847) 234-0201 or visit forest-market.myshopify

for more information.

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Schaefer’s Wines,

Foods & Spirits has

been ‘setting the





bar’ since 1936




A North Shore institution

as long as anybody

remembers, Schaefer’s

Wines & Spirits ages like

a treasure bottled of wine.

Located on its iconic Old

Orchard and Gross Point

Roads corner, Schaefer’s

is the first stop when it’s

time to party, celebrate

or commemorate. And at

the holidays it’s a must


Schaefer’s beverage

history dates back to the

John Schaefer tavern on

High Ridge in Wilmette

during to the late 1890s.

After prohibition, George

Schaefer operated the

Boundary Tavern at its

current location. Since

then, the store has garnered

a national reputation

for wines, foods &,

most importantly, unparalleled


The store’s third generation

president, Anje

Schaefer Cluxton, comments:

“In an age of big

boxes, we stay true to

customer service excellence

combined with a

deep selection of wine,

beers and spirits. Our

celebrated food department,

with specialty delicacies,

artisan cheeses

and amazing homemade

soups, dips and spreads,

rounds out the offerings.”

For generations, holiday

parties officially begin

when the Schaefer’s

truck arrives in the driveway

with libations and

those stacked boxes of

glassware. Enjoy free delivery,

fully credited returns

and, yes, even free

loaner glassware. Every

budget, and palette, is accommodated.

It’s a stress

free holiday.

“I’m here for you, we

will take care of everything,”

says Dan Madden,

Schaefer’s go-to party

guy for over 30 years.

A holiday gift from

Schaefer’s, packed in

their signature boxes,

says it all. It brings a

smile to every recipient.

By phone, web or in

person, Schaefer’s veteran

team of experts is

peerless. Whether it’s a

professional gift list, or

a thirsty parent, they’re

ready for you. Need

something special? Select

a cellar wine and ask

about bottle engraving.

Relax with the experts

— they’re part of our local

history and “setting

the bar” in all respects

since 1936.

Submitted by Schaefer’s

Wines, Foods & Spirits, 9965

Gross Point Road, Skokie.

Call (847) 677-9463 or visit

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Razny Jewelers creates beautiful pieces

with brilliant diamonds, precious metals

Forever is a long time

— until you’re in love.

Thereafter, hours pass like

seconds. A quick glance.

A knowing smile. Each

moment together is an opportunity

for an expression

of warm affection. Like

one single tile of a mosaic,

love turns eternity into

quick flashes forming the

beautiful whole of a new


For almost 70 years,

Razny Jewelers has listened

to the stories of

couples from all over Chicago

and beyond. Each is

unique and worth celebrating.

With these beautiful

bonds in mind, we were inspired

to create a selection

of engagement rings and

wedding bands reflecting

the everlasting brilliance

of true love.

It was essential to us

that, aside from being distinctive,

this exclusive collection

encompasses the

many styles and tastes of

today’s brides. We took

great care to guarantee

modern silhouettes shine

just as brilliantly as their

classic counterparts. The

most popular diamond

shapes and settings, with a

few outlier designs added

for variety, were all skillfully

formed by our inhouse

design team.

It is a collection we are

proud to call Forever by


Forever by Razny is currently

on display at our

Highland Park boutique

in Chicagoland’s North

Shore neighborhood.

Ingrid Razny shines a

light on the inspiration behind

each design. “Beginning

their lives together, it

is important for a couple

to have a jeweler they can

trust. A new home, anniversaries,

and babies are

only a few of the many

milestones they’ll be celebrating

for generations to

come. Look to Forever by

Razny as a collection from

which to begin a beautiful

and happy friendship —

between our family and

yours. Here you’ll find

your forever-ring, from

your forever jeweler.”

No two love stories are

the same, and the most important

jewelry you own

should reflect your unique

story. Forever by Razny is

made with only the most

brilliant diamonds and

precious metals, honoring

love’s individuality.

Visit Razny Jewelers to

discover the full collection


Submitted by Razny Jewelers,

1700 Green Bay Road,

Highland Park. Call (847)

432-5300 or visit razny.com.

Holiday Cheers!

Setting The Bar Since 1936

Wine, Beer & Spirits / Free delivery and glassware

Full-service deli / Gift experts

9965 Gross Point Road • Skokie, IL 60076

847-677-9463 • www.schaefers.com

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FreshSkin Medical Spa will help you look

your best during upcoming holidays

Preparing for the holidays

should also include

time to focus on yourself.

FreshSkin Medical Spa

and Wellness Center is

here to remind you that

you can look healthy, radiant

and refreshed with no

downtime aesthetic treatments

in time for all your

holiday parties and events.

Founded by Dr. Josie L.

Tenore, FreshSkin specializes

in the latest medical

spa and wellness services.

This holiday choose to

have one or all three of just

some of the center’s innovative

medical facials.

The HydraFacial cleanses,

exfoliates dead skin

cells, extracts impurities

and releases clogged

pores. A custom application

of hydrating serums

target aging or sensitive

skin. This treatment delivers

the benefits of a microdermabrasion,

light chemical

peel and facial all in

one visit. FreshSkin also

includes LED light therapy

catered to your skin type

to soothe skin or enhance

anti-aging benefits.

The REVIVE facial

combines the HydraFacial

with the collagen-building

powerhouse Venus Legacy

Treatment. Immediately

after treating the skin with

Legacy’s radiofrequency

technology to stimulate

collagen and plump skin,

the HydraFacial exfoliates,

hydrates and infuses

skin with antioxidants and

peptides. It is ideal to book

the facial 24-48 hours before

any event to leave you

looking fresh, rejuvenated

and glowing.

The AquaGold Skin Rejuvenation

MD Treatment

stimulates collagen and

rejuvenates the skin with

the application of Fine

touch microneedling and

PRP infused stem cells.

Neuromodulator is added

to reduce fine lines, redness

and pore size and a

microdose of dermal filler

enhances hydration and

plumps the skin.

With every facial and

aesthetic treatment, the athome

use of effective skincare

with physician-grade

ingredients will maintain

the results of your treatment.

FreshSkin carries a

variety of brands including

the award winning line,

ALASTIN Skincare.

Schedule your treatment

today and give yourself

the confidence of looking

rejuvenated, so you can

greet the Holidays in a better

version of your beautiful


Submitted by FreshSkin

Medical Spa & Wellness

Center, 595 Elm Place,

Suite 208, Highland Park.

Call (847) 681-8821 or visit

myfreshskin.com for more



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Annual holiday show returns to The Mart on Dec. 5

A highly-anticipated and

much-revered holiday experience

in Chicago, the 19th Annual

One of a Kind Holiday Show

will return to The Mart, 222 W.

Merchandise Mart Plaza, Dec.

5–8. The show will offer shoppers

a one-stop shopping and

entertainment experience, the

show features work from over

600 talented artists, artisans

and makers from across North

America and beyond, as well

as gourmet cafes, live music,

a thoughtfully curated fine art

gallery and much more. Shoppers

are invited to indulge in

one of the city’s most unique

events for shopping, gourmet

goods and live entertainment

during the holiday season.

Shoppers may browse products

spanning a variety of

media including fine art, ceramics,

mixed media, fashion,

furniture, fiber art, jewelry,

gourmet goods, pet products,

photography, accessories, bath

and body, children’s products,

holiday and home goods. Exhibiting

artists will be on-site

throughout the run of the show

to engage with attendees and

share their inspirations, as well

as offer behind-the-scenes insights

into their creative processes.

The show’s “Emerging

Market” will also return,

showcasing 25 up-and-coming

artists sharing their work at the

show for the first time.

Tickets are $12 per adult and

provide entry for all four days

of the show. Children 12 and

under are free. Special ticket

packages are also available including

Early Access tickets for

$20 which allow guests entry at

10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. A

portion of all ticket sales will

benefit the Ann & Robert H.

Lurie Children’s Hospital of

Chicago. For tickets or more

information, visit www.oneofakindshowchicago.com.

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6 chef-approved suggestions for a merry holiday season

StatePoint media

Heading into the holidays can be both

exciting and terrifying. Part of the stress

factor comes from food and drink -- specifically,

what to serve guests, bring to

parties and how to stay healthy and centered

through the thick of it.

To help take the worry out of the season

and amp up the fun, Mark Estee, a nationally

recognized chef, is offering helpful


1. Heat. Chips and salsa, a staple at many

gatherings, don’t have to be boring.

Swap out run-of-the-mill salsa with

something fresher and more delicious.

Estee’s brand of choice is Killer Salsa,

a delicious, small-batch salsa made in

Nevada for over 20 years. Flavors include

Original, Salsa Verde, Hot and

Garlic, all of which are made with

simple, clean ingredients that will add

some kick in your crunch. To add wintertime

flair, pour the salsa over goat

cheese or cream cheese and warm it in

the oven.

2. Simple Bites. Whether you’re partyhopping

and need something to contribute

or you just want to rock the appetizer

spread, keep things simple. Grab a

local baguette and pick up Liberty Artisan

Meats’ new ‘Nduja salami, a particularly

spicy, Calabrian chili salami

that goes great on crusty, fresh bread or

as a pizza topping. Unlike typical salami,

it’s high-fat content and finer grind

make it spreadable.

3. Drink. The best way to roll into a party

is with a premade cocktail in tow. This

is because barrel-aged cocktails can

taste better than many of those that are

freshly-made, due to the texture added

throughout the aging process. Bring a

premium, barrel-aged​​Doc Pepe’s Lab​

cocktail to that holiday party. The classic,

yet craftily curated cocktails are

made in small batches with ingredients

from scratch. The only ingredient

you’ll need to add is ice -- no bartender


4. Toasts. When life gives you lemons

-- or the end of the party -- say cheers

with PèpeCello. For those end-of-night

toasts, enjoy this crisp, tart all-natural

limoncello liqueur by itself or add a

splash to your favorite prosecco to

For your Holiday prep


before everything else.

Beauty begins with Beautiful Skin, and Beautiful Skin begins with

a Healthy Body.

Dr. Josie L. Tenore, M.D., M.Sc.

Medical Director & Founder of FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center

make an irresistible spritz. Hand-crafted

in small batches in Sorrento, Italy,

the family recipe is made with only certified,

organic Sorrento lemons.

5. The Next Day. Thinking of how to get

up and do it again? Thinking of getting

up and heading to the gym or work? Be

sure you’re prepped for the party’s aftermath.

While a cup of coffee will get

your eyes open, after a particularly festive

holiday gathering, you might want

an extra boost. A new line of beverages

called Drink Nutrient work with our

body’s natural structure for increased

absorption and efficacy of nutrients,

and are a good way to rehydrate, enhance

health and defend against winter


6. Warm Up. You can also recuperate, or

help others to, with tea. Just in time for

cooler weather, Davidson’s Organic

Teas has released its new ​Earl Grey

Cream​ and ​Earl Grey Rose​blends, great

to have on hand all winter long. The

brand’s new subscription style Mood

Boxes also make for thoughtful, healthful

holiday gifts. Choose from Cleanse​

, ​Focus​, ​Immunity​ and ​Motivate​ Mood


While this list may be small, it has you

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It’s the perfect time of year

in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Peter kaspari, Contributing Editor

With the holiday season fast

approaching, there are plenty

of events to keep both adults

and children busy and having

fun in Lake Forest and Lake


Visits with Santa Claus, music

and theater performances,

opportunities for holiday shopping

and so much more are being

planned this year.

Here is just a small sampling

of the many events happening

in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.

Lake Forest Tree Lighting


4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 29,

Market Square Court, Lake

Forest. Join the Lake Forest

High School Choir and alumni

as they sing holiday tunes to

welcome the festive season at

Market Square. Santa Claus

will also make an appearance.

Cocoa Crawl

1-5 p.m., Nov. 30, downtown

Lake Forest. Enjoy seasonal

specials and goodies at Lake

Forest merchants. A complimentary

Holly Trolley will

shuttle you up and down Western

Avenue; north from Forest

Needle and south to Chief’s

Pub. Free admission. For more

information, visit lflbchamber.


All I Want For Christmas-

LoMastro Disney Troupe Preview


6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 2,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Letters to Santa! Elves at

the North Pole! A reindeer-led

sleigh! 44 dancers from Lo-

Mastro Performing Arts Academy

will travel to perform

this 25 minute show at Disney

World on Dec. 8. Proceeds donated

to Fill A Heart 4 Kids. $5

per ticket. Call (847) 615-5400

for more information.

Kids Only Holiday Shop

2-6 p.m., Dec. 4, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest. Our

Kids Only Holiday Shop allows

children ages 4-10 to conduct

holiday shopping without

mom or dad! Santa’s Helpers

will escort your child through

the boutique, visiting local vendors

and talented artisans who

all feature items all $10 or under

(and that includes tax). $5


It’s a Wonderful Life in Lake Bluff

11-5 p.m., Dec. 7, downtown

Lake Bluff. Join the fun as

Lake Bluff kicks off the holiday

season with old-fashioned

fun and merriment. Horsedrawn

carriage rides, carolers,

roasted chestnuts, a “Holly

Jolly Passport” for prizes and,

of course, a visit from jolly ol’

St. Nick. And at the close of the

day, Santa will flip the switch

to set the Village Green ablaze!

Lake Bluff History Museum

Christmas Home Tour

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 8, Lake

Bluff History Museum, 127 E.

Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. The

Lake Bluff History Museum’s

annual Christmas Home Tour

returns to Lake Bluff. This delightful

tour treats participants

to an insider’s glimpse at several

lovely Lake Bluff homes

decorated to reflect its owner’s

unique style. In addition to the

homes, holiday boutiques featuring

diverse offerings from

numerous vendors will be open

from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to accommodate

shopping before, during

and after the Christmas

Home Tour. Tickets cost $45

and are available for purchase

online at lakebluffhistory.org.

Tours start at the museum anytime

between the hours of 11

a.m. and 3 p.m. Participants are

provided a guide and the information

needed to take the selfguided


It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live

Radio Play

Begins 7:30 p.m., Dec. 12,

Gorton Community Center,

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

CenterStage in Lake Forest

begins its 49th season with “It’s

a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio

Play” directed by the longtime

CenterStage in Lake Forest actor/director,

Tom Beck. Visit

centerstage.org or call (847)

234-6062 for tickets. $25 for

adults and $15 for students under

the age of 18.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Noon, Dec. 12, Dickinson

Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road,

Lake Forest. There will be lots

of surprising seasonal facts and

toy trivia to be unwrapped during

Rochelle Pennington’s presentation.

The ’30s and ’40s

are two of the most difficult

decades in American history;

people may have been short

on money but rich in something

that was far more valuable.

Christmas traditions, time

spent together and handmade

presents were fundamental.

$20 members, $25 non-members.

Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz

with the Chris White Trio

7:30-9 p.m., Dec. 12, Gorton

Community Center, 400

E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

Join Chris White and his

trio for a Charlie Brown Jazz

Christmas Concert! Come listen

to the holiday music of

Vince Guaraldi, better known

as “the Peanuts composer,” in

our beautifully renovated John

& Nancy Hughes Theater! The

Chris White Trio will tickle the

ivories and delight the senses

as they entertain everyone right

into the holiday mood with

these well-known favorites.

Don’t miss this special holiday

evening out on the town

with no holiday stress attached!

Tickets are $20 online, $25 at

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus smile during the 2018 It’s a Wonderful

Life celebration in Lake Bluff. 22nd Century Media File Photo

LoMastro Performing Arts Academy’s cast for “The Nutcracker:

Clara’s Dream,” rehearses the final scene of the play in November

2018. The Academy will perform “All I Want for Christmas” this year.

the door, $10 with student ID.

Visit gortoncenter.org for tickets

and more information.

Ballet Makkai Presents The


4 p.m., Dec. 14, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest. The

Ballet Makkai Youth Company

and students from the Irina

Makkai Classical Ballet School

perform The Nutcracker. Let

your visions of Sugar Plums

become reality with this family

holiday favorite. Join Clara

at her party where she receives

the gift of a lifetime, battles giant

mice, and travels through

a Winter Wonderland to visit

the Land of Sweets. Tickets are

$20. Visit gortoncenter.org for

tickets and more information.

Lake Forest Symphony Holiday


8-9:15 p.m., Dec. 20, Gorton

Community Center, 400 E. Illinois

Road, Lake Forest. Featuring

members of the Lake Forest

Symphony brass section.

Sip hot cocoa by the fire while

members of the Lake Forest

Symphony Brass play arrangements

of your favorite carols

and other holiday classics. This

mix of old and new songs is

guaranteed to warm even the

Grinch-iest of hearts. Holiday

sweaters encouraged! Join fellow

patrons one-hour before

the concert begins for complimentary

hors d’eouvres, wine,

and beer. $35 for admission.

For more information, visit



Get in the holiday spirit in Highland Park and Highwood

Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor

As the year winds to a close,

there’s still plenty of things to

look forward to. With the upcoming

holiday season, there’s

nonstop events taking place

throughout the North Shore,

including some fun events to

look forward to in Highland

Park and Highwood.

Whether you’ll enjoy eating

candy with Santa on the Polar

Express, or you burn off the

calories with a run (or swim, or

bike!) throughout town, there’s

plenty to be enjoyed by all.

Here are some of Highland

Park and Highwood’s events to

look forward to.

Make Thanksgiving Place Cards

2:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 22,

Highland Park Public Library,

494 Laurel Ave., Highland

Park. Drop by the library lobby

to learn how to use the library’s

Silhouette Curio cutter to design

and cut a set of six place

cards for your Thanksgiving


Twisted Turkey Triathlon

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Nov. 24,

Recreation Center of Highland

Park, 1207 Park Ave.

West, Highland Park. Calories

out before calories in. Take on

this fun indoor non-competitive

triathlon. Free t-shirt for

all participants and a drawing

for prizes. Event includes

a 10-minute swim, 20-minute

run and 40-minute ride. Participants

are required to bring

swim attire, goggles, run and

bike attire, proper running

shoes and a water bottle.

Cornucopia Craft

2-4 p.m. Nov. 26, Highland

Park Public Library, 494 Laurel

Ave., Highland Park. Experiment

with differently textured

supplies and create your own

‘horn of plenty.’

North Shore Turkey Trot

8-11 a.m. Nov. 28, Downtown

Highland Park. The North

Shore Turkey Trot is headed

back to beautiful Highland

HighwoodHolidayFestival: Two youth attendees chat with Santa Claus at the Norman Rockwell Holiday

celebration Saturday, Nov. 24, in Highwood.

Park. Enjoy a beautiful course

running through the neighborhood

while sporting your premium

goodie bag.

Highwood Holiday Festival

2-6 p.m. Nov. 30, Highwood

City Hall, 17 Highwood Ave.,

Highwood. The Highwood

Chamber of Commerce will officially

start the community’s

2019 seasonal celebrations

on Small Business Saturday,

with the 6th annual Highwood

Holiday Festival. Presented by

Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan,

this year’s event features

merry fun for the whole family,

culminating with a spectacular

tree lighting ceremony.

The Polar Express Story Time


Various times, Dec. 7 and 14,

Highland Park downtown Metra

station, 2700 St. Johns Ave.,

Highland Park. All aboard for a

magical journey of the imagination

to the ‘North Pole.’ Wear

your pajamas and listne to a

classic holiday story on board

Asher Smith (left), with his brothers Oliver and Gabriel, show

off their “golden ticket” train tickets while enjoying candy canes

Saturday, Dec. 1, in Highland Park.

the train. Write your letter to

Santa, snack on a cookie and

meet some holiday characters

on the way. Bring your camera

to take a photo with the Claus

family and make some memories

to last a lifetime. Don’t forget

your singing voices — caroling

is required. Participants


Elf Invasion Pub Crawl

7 p.m.-bar close, Dec. 7,

Downtown Highwood. Get

‘Elfed’ at our second annual

Elf Invasion Pub Crawl. Channel

your inner elf and dress the

part. Join our pack of elves as

we visit five of Highwood’s

most popular establishments:

28 Mile Vodka & Distillery,

The Humble Pub, The Toadstool

Pub, Teddy O’Brian’s

and more. Enjoy live music,

food and drink specials and

raffle prizes at each participating

venue. Prizes for best/most

creative dressed elves. Registration

is $20 and includes a

commemorative Elf Invasion

Pub Crawl glass and five raffle


Frozen Jr.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 8,

Highland Park High School,

433 Vine Ave., Highland Park.

Based on the 2018 Broadway

musical, we bring Elsa, Anna

and the magical land of Arendelle

to life, onstage. A story

of true love and acceptance

between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands

upon the emotional relationship

and journey between

Princesses Anna and Elsa.

When faced with danger, the

two discover their hidden potential

and the powerful bond

of sisterhood. With a cast of

beloved characters and loaded

with magic, adventure and

plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is

sure to thaw even the coldest


A Chicago Chorale Christmas

5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Ravinia

Festival, 201 St. Johns

Ave., Highland Park. Chicago

Chorale is a professional-level

ensemble of singers who cultivate

their craft out of genuine

love and dedication, giving

freely of their time and talent.

We enrich the lives of those in

our community by broadening

awareness of, and deepening

the emotional connection to

great choral music.

Santa’s Workshop

4-8 p.m. Dec. 15, Sunset

Valley Golf Club, 1390 Sunset

Road, Highland Park. Visit

Santa’s workshop to meet his

cast of characters. Enjoy a hot

chocolate bar, holiday cookie

and antics with Santa’s elves.

Also, meet the man himself,

Santa. After a photo, take home

a gift made specially for you at

the North Pole. Children of all

ages and adults must purchase

and present their ticket at the


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What ‘5b2f ’ stands for at Wilmette restaurant

5b2f was inspired by a bible

story about a boy with five

loaves of bread and two fish.

A young boy brought a lunch

which has five loaves of bread

and two fresh fish. The young

boy gave Jesus his lunch with

which Jesus transforms the boy’s

humble offering of lunch into

fantastic feast enough to feed

5,000 people with 12 full baskets

of food leftover.

We are inspired to be God’s

tool. When we give Jesus what

we have (even though it is so

tiny), Jesus feeds many people

who need help.

From the business

• Specialties

5b2f Akira Sushi serves traditional

sushi plus trendy specialty

rolls, homemade Japanese ramen,

healthy poke bowls, and

inventive salads.

Our restaurant specializes in

carry out and delivery. We have

a diverse menu suitable for satisfying

everyone at company

events and parties.

• History

5b2f Akira was established in


Akira and Kelly are back in

business in their hometown Wilmette

now. They established 153

Akira in June 2008. 5b2f Akira

is their 3rd restaurant. They are

delighted to come back to Wilmette.

• Meet the Business Owners

Akira and Kelly

The executive kitchen chef

Kankakku Hiroshi San has decades

of exquisite culinary experience.

Akira and Kelly are the original

owners of 153 Akira in Wilmette

downtown. They have

experience in the restaurant

business for 21 years. They have

two daughters (Erin, Abigail)

and one puppy (Angel). Akira

is a creative Sushi Chef who

trained with famous Chef Ida

Takahashi San (Tokyo Style)

and famous Chef Kankaku Hiroshi

San (Osaka Style). He has

experience working at Bistro Pacific,

Banzai, Wild Fish, Kegon,

Kame Hachi and other Japanese


Kelly cares about the customer

experience, trying to remember

the customer’s name and favorite

food. She looks forward to

every customer’s happiness in

her restaurant. She also looks for

someone’s prayer lists.

Akira and Kelly want to join

your happy life.

Submitted by 5b2f Akira Sushi, 143

Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. Call (847)

920-5332 or visit 5b2fakirasushi.

com for more information.

Conveniently located in downtown

Glencoe, Savin Dental Associates has

been serving the community’s dental

needs for 40 34 years.

Lippitz Orthodontics has joined us to

offer a full service, state-of-the-art

practice for the entire family,and with

an emergency number, we are never

more than aphone call away.







Mon-Fri: 7:00am-5:00pm

AlternatingSat: 7:30am-3:00pm




FAX: 847-835-0905


A Body with HEART fits

everyone’s needs and wants

A Body with HEART is

proud to be a part of the

North Shore and would

like to welcome the North

Shore community to our


A Body with HEART is

unique in that our equipment

is all inclusive and

we truly have something to

fit almost everyone’s needs

and wants from a TRX

system, a personal trampoline,

spin bike and even

a complete boxing system

and coach. We truly listen

to our members and try to

accommodate the equipment

most requested as

our current clientele ranges

age from 9 to 92 years


Personal Training packages

are available in halfhour,

45-minute and onehour

sessions. Our training

is specifically designed for

each client based on their

needs. One of our trainers

also specializes in boxing

and designs fun, energetic

boxing sessions to really

increase your burn.

We also have gym memberships

for our members

to work out independently.

Our year end special is

only $25 per month with

unlimited use of the gym

and it included towels,

bottled water and even

coffee if you need a preworkout

boost. We invited

everyone to stop in and try

us out for a free week on

us. You will truly enjoy

your time at A Body with


Submitted by A Body with

HEART, 2724 Dundee Road,

Northbrook. Call (847) 707-

3868 or visit abodywithheart.

com for more information.

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Glassworks is your

one-stop shop for

Let Guildhall Be The Place to Host

Your Holiday Event!

installed glass

Illinois Glassworks

has remained a respected

industry leader since its

inception in 1977. One

of the largest-glass installers

in North America

with history dating back

to 1872.

One of our professional

sales representatives

will meet you in your

home for a free estimate

to evaluate your seven

needs and guide you

through the selection process.

Being homeowners

themselves, they are very

conscious of working

within a budget and will

assist in providing you

with a shower enclosure

that is economical, beautiful

and on budget.

All shower enclosures

are custom made to fit

any application. From the

initial consultation, to the

laser level measure appointment,

through engineering

and installation,

you can feel confident

that your shower enclosure

is tailor made for

your space.

Need a new website?

Your website is a reflection of your

business. Build a better business

with a better website. And we can

help you do it!

Contact us at (708) 326-9170 today!

The Glencoe Anchor

The Glenview Lantern

The Highland Park Landmark

The Lake Forest Leader

The Northbrook Tower

The Wilmette Beacon

The Winnetka Current


From our experienced

sales staff, who are aware

of current design trends,

to our courteous and talented

installation crews,

who are OSHA trained

and certified, our company

goal at Illinois Glassworks

is your complete


Contact us at: 1814

Pickwick Ave., Glenview,

IL, Ph: (847) 729-

5580, fax (847) 729-

5582, email: sales@

glassworks.net www.


Submitted by Illinois Glassworks,

1814 Pickwick Ave.,

Glenview. Call (847) 729-

5580 or visit glassworks.net

for more information.

Our Food The dishes on our menus tell the story of an American Bistro with European

influences. Here very traditional European preparations and ingredients coexist with those

celebrating what is very local and inspired by new flavor combinations our chefs love.

Private Events

Our elegant semi-private dining

room accommodates up to 36

seated guests and presents a

beautiful setting for occasions

such as a birthday party,

wedding rehearsal dinner, a

baby shower, business meeting

or holiday luncheon. Our unique

“pub room" accommodates up

to 18 seated guests at raised

tavern-style tables for those

smaller groups wishing to

have a more informal, yet semi

private occasion. The entire

restaurant can be the venue for

an intimate daytime wedding

with room for dancing, dessert

table and gorgeous backdrops

for beautiful photography.

Our special events staff will

help you imagine the many

possibilities Guildhall can offer

for your next event. Our chef and

culinary team offer signature

Guildhall menus and would be

delighted to customize menus

for you.

Host your holiday party

with us in our gorgeous

“Writers Room”

694 Vernon Avenue | Glencoe, Illinois 60022 | (847) 835-8100

General Inquiries | gerry@guildhallrestaurant.com

Private Events | john@guildhallrestaurant.com

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Coding in a Winter Wonderland

Imagine a futuristic wonderland

designed just for kids. A

world full of endless possibilities

and adventure, where kids

can explore and experiment

with advanced, cutting-edge

technology. A place where today’s

kids invent tomorrow.

Introducing Codeverse, the

world’s first fully interactive

coding studio for kids ages

6-13. The company offers after-school,

evening, and weekend

coding classes as well as

day-off and weeklong camps at

their state-of-the-art facility in


Holiday day camps at Codeverse

Designed for beginner and

pro coders alike, Codeverse

will host holiday day camps

at their state-of-the-art facility

during November, December,

and January. During camp,

kids will learn how to code,

build holiday-themed mobile

apps and games, design robot

obstacle courses, and learn all

about 3D printing and circuitry.

In addition, kids will be able to

control cutting-edge gadgets

(using real code) featured at the

studios, including concert-hall

lights, robots, and TVs.

To cap it off, kids will have

the opportunity to present and

share their coding creations

with their peers and family during

‘Share Space’, which takes

place from 2:30-3:30pm during


Holiday day camps will take

place on Nov. 25 and 26, Dec.

23, and Jan. 2 and 3. Camps run

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with complimentary

early drop off at 8

a.m. and late pick-up at 4 p.m.

Healthy, allergy-safe lunches

and snacks are included. To

reserve your child’s spot, call

(844) 644-CODE or visit codeverse.com/day-off-camps/


Space is limited.

Submitted by Codeverse, 517

Green Bay Road, Wilmette. Call

(844) 644-2633 or visit codeverse.

com for more information.




Dec 5

11am - 8pm


Dec 6

11am - 8pm


Dec 7

10am - 7pm


Dec 8

10am - 5pm



December 5–8

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience

while browsing and shopping from a

variety of categories of handmade

work. For details and tickets, visit


Produced by

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22nd century media | November 21, 2019 | 13

Ambiance Blinds and Shades Holiday

Sale for a limited time at Wilmette store

Rebates on select products

from Hunter Douglas

available and complimentary


Greg and I are so excited

to work with the homeowners

in the North Shore.

We began our careers

working in window treatments

over 20 years ago.

We have learned so much

working with various

companies, but always felt

something was missing.

Greg and I decided that we

wanted the freedom to offer

more options to meet

our client needs and we

remain passionate about

making a connection and

finding what works best

for your home. When we

opened our Chicago showroom

in 2011, the vendors

were surprised that we

wanted to expand when

other companies were pulling

back economically, we

saw a need that we could

fulfill. The products that

you put in your home are

an expression of you and

we love to get to know our

clients with a consultative

process that brings together

ideas to find the blind,

shade, or custom drapery

that will be functional and


We grew a successful

business which we expanded

in March by assuming

ownership of a

beautiful showroom in

downtown Wilmette. We

enhanced the brands we

offer to cover every option

based on your desired look

and budget. Window treatments

protect your privacy

and can boost energy efficiency.

Our designers help

you understand all the options

available, prioritize

quality over quantity, precisely

measure and achieve

correct proportions. Check

out our showroom or call

to have one of our creative

designers come to your


Submitted by Ambiance

Blinds, 1100 Central Ave.

#C, Wilmette. Call (847)

251-5222 or visit ambiancecustomblinds.com.

Give the gift

of coding!

1 month of classes in our

interactive studio

1 month of

Codeverse: Explorer –

at-home coding program

1 free Kids Night Out



Codeverse Wilmette: 517 Green Bay Rd.

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Give the gift of camp with Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts

One, three and six-week

overnight camp options for

ages 7-18.

The renowned Harand

Camp of the Theatre Arts,

located on the campus

of Carthage College in

Kenosha, presents another

summer of theater, fun

and friendship in 2020.

To register, or for more

information, contact 847-

864-1500, harandcamp@

gmail.com or visit www.


Established in 1955, Harand

Camp was one of the

first residential camps to

combine musical theater

with the fun of traditional

camp life. Located on the

beautiful campus of Carthage

College in Kenosha,

Harand offers performing

arts training for campers

ages 7 to 18, plus sports,

activities, and camp fun

in a supportive, family environment.

Sessions run

one, three or six weeks

and culminate with largescale

performances in a

400-seat, state-of-the-art


In preparation for

shows, campers take daily

classes in singing, dancing,

and acting with occasional

evening rehearsals.

Harand Camp adheres to

a non-competitive philosophy

where “no man

is an island” and everyone

is a star. It is the goal for

everyone to develop performance

skills while also

building self-confidence.

Harand is a second home

to thousands of alums

worldwide who have built

lifelong friendships and

cherished memories.

During the first threeweek

session (June 21 –

July 12) campers perform

in a major musical revue

featuring the entire camp.

Each group stars in two

sections of non-stop singing

and dancing wearing

amazing costumes. During

the second three-week

session (July 13 – Aug. 2)

each age group prepares

a full-length musical with

every camper performing a

lead role and in the ensemble

– ensuring everyone

has the chance to shine.

Campers may also attend

for six weeks (June

21 – August 2) or a unique

one-week session (June

21 – 27) exclusive to new

campers, ages 7-12. This

option is perfect for children

who have never been

away from home. Space in

the one-week program is

very limited.

In addition to the theatre

program, campers take

three electives per day.

Options include a variety

of sports, fitness, fine arts

and activity classes as well

as additional performing

arts and production electives.

Every evening features

an exciting schedule

of cabin nights, events,

all-camp games, concerts

and trips bowling, skating,

or to a local entertainment


Campers also enjoy the

comfort of modern facilities,

residing in dorms

overlooking Lake Michigan.

Delicious meals are

served in a renovated dining

hall with an extensive

menu by Sodexo. Accommodations

can be made

for special dietary needs.

Other amenities include:

Olympic-size pool,

dance & fitness center,

on-campus security, nurse,

low camper/staff ratio, and

ACA Accreditation (Program

Excellence Award).

Harand Camp strives to

make the camp experience

affordable for all families

and offers a variety of discounts,

payment plans and

scholarships. Need-based

scholarships are awarded

through the Harand Camp

Scholarship Fund, a 501c3


For more information

contact 847-864-1500,


or visit www.harandcamp.

com. Follow Harand Camp

on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

and YouTube.

Submitted by Harand Camp

of the Theatre Arts, 1569

Sherman Ave., Evanston.

Call (847) 864-1500 or visit

harandcamps.com for more


6 tips to celebrate within your means this holiday season

StatePoint media

For many families, the

holiday season is the most

expensive time of year.

Americans spent over

$707 billion dollars during

the 2018 holidays, according

to the National Retail

Federation, and it would

be no surprise for spending

to increase in 2019.

“It is important to ensure

you are spending

wisely and not turning the

new year into a time of

new debt,” says Michael

McAuliffe, president of

Family Credit Management,

a non-profit creditcounseling


To spend sensibly and

with good cheer this season,

consider these tips

from McAuliffe and the

experts at Family Credit


• Set a budget: While you

should be following a

budget throughout the

year, it’s important to

have a holiday-specific

budget too. Figure out

how much you are able

to spend on each person’s

gift and stick to

it. This will help you

consider those big-ticket

items more seriously

and make it possible for

you to stay on track.

• Decorate wisely: With a

tight budget, consider

using last year’s decorations

or making homemade

decorations, as a

fun, money-saving project

to do with the whole

family. While there’s no

real need to buy new,

expensive decorations

every year, if you are so

inclined, don’t forget to

include that in your holiday


• Think about shipping:

Online deals might look

great, and many times

they are. Other times,

they’re not really deals

at all because of shipping

costs. If you are going

to shop online, make

sure to keep an eye out

for free shipping days

offered by many retailers

and to factor in shipping,

when necessary,

into your overall spending


• Don’t shop because

you’re “supposed” to:

Just because it’s Black

Friday or Cyber Monday,

doesn’t mean you

have to shop. While

there are some good

deals offered during

these events, just as frequently,

the deals are not

super special once you

look at the normal price

and product reviews.

Unfortunately, marketing

teams are great at

knowing how to access

wallets through product

placement and signage,

and shopping during

these times will increase

impulse spending and

make it much harder to

stick to a holiday budget.

• Use apps to price check:

Technology is great!

There are many apps

out there to price-check

items while you’re shopping,

so you can make

sure you are getting the

best deal. Some retail

stores will even adjust

the price in-store when

you have found a better

deal online.

• Leave the credit cards at

home: Put your holiday

budget on a pre-paid

debit card or gift card

that you can use anywhere.

Going shopping

with only that card will

help ensure that you

don’t spend more than

your budgeted amount.

Not only will it help you

stay within budget, but it

will also help your purchase

stay interest-free.

For free money-saving

and budget tips that you

can use year-round, visit


Don’t let the holidays

take a toll on your 2020

finances. A few key strategies

can help you celebrate

within budget.

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Torino Ramen introduces experimental dishes to popular fare

The No. 1 ramen place

in the North Shore is lively

open and Torino just completed

its new expansion.

Torino Ramen is a Japanese

spot known for its variety

of savory hearty ramen

noodle bowls and other

classic Japanese gourmet

dishes. Torino Ramen is

proud to announce our expansion

of Bar Torino now

being open. The expansion

next door includes a much

larger seating area along

with a new full-service bar

including beer, wine, cocktails,

spirits and of course

sake. Come by after work

for a quick bowl of Ramen

and a fresh sip of beer.

We are also excited to

announce our Kaiseki Torino

Experiential Dinner

that several couples have

already enjoyed claiming,

“One of the best dining

experiences I have had in

over a year.” The goal with

our Kaiseki Torino dinner

is to allow our customers

to have full authentic Japanese

experience with a variety

of platters that would

take the traditional hallmarks

of Kaiseki for the

master Japanese progressive

dinner experience.

It’s truly a one of a kind

food experience. We hope

to have you join us for a

night of Kaiseki Torino,

the Japanese progressive

dining experience, featuring

a seasonally-inspired

menu prepared by Kaiseki

Master Chef Yuji Hayashi

and served in an intimate

candlelit setting.

Torino Ramen is genuinely

the best bowl of ramen

outside of Tokyo,

Japan. We hope to see as

many of you guys in the

near future. Come stay

warm with us during ramen

season. We are delighted

for you to check

out Torino Ramen, our

new Bar Torino, and our

Kaiseki Torino Events.

Torino Ramen opened in

early 2017 with three Japanese

natives who shared

the common goal. It was

created with one mission in

mind to create authentic and

hearty ramen for the Windy

City’s North Shore. At Torino,

we have always taken

pride in what we make as

it represents our childhood

and where we came from in

Japan. Ultimately bringing

the taste and feel of Japenese

culture over to the suburbs

of Chicago.

Torino is the brainchild

of Chikako and her partners,

Tomoko and Chika,

who fell in love with Japan

and its vibrant ramen

scene. Torino’s iconic flavorful

taste started with

recipes created in their

family kitchens and they

perfected the perfect noodle

bowl through a dozen

customizations of personal

tastes and preferences

keeping the traditions of

authentic food made with

love and integrity.

To inquire about Kaiseki

Torino and all other requests,

reach out to Torino

Ramen at (847) 920-5075.

Submitted by Torino Ramen,

1162 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette.

Call (847) 920-5075 or visit

torinoramen.com for more


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