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Legends of the North Shore

10/01/2020
Local legends gain their reputations based on consistently delivering quality service, food and home/fashion/gift goodies for years…and years! You know when you want that one special thing. And you kn... MORE

Gather the Gals: Girlfriend Getaways on the North Shore

07/29/2020
Take a break from everything that’s going on and grab your best gals for some well-deserved R&R. Tell your college roomie to come up for a visit or text those local pals who are itching to find cute f... MORE

Hit the Road for a Chicago's North Shore Nearcation

07/13/2020
Hit the road for a fresh perspective — you don’t need to go far for a change of pace. Grab someone special for a road trip to remember. Stay at a hotel on Chicago’s North Shore with amenities to pampe... MORE

Fresh Air and Fresh Food at Local Farmers Markets

06/09/2020
Peppers, pansies, and pastries, oh my! There’s no place like your local farmer’s market. Freshly picked, in-season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition when you get food straight from the pe... MORE

Where to Find the Best Sunrise Views (and Breakfast Treats) on Chicago’s North Shore

05/14/2020
“Here comes the sun, and I say it's all right.” Taking in the sunrise can fill your day with light and hope. As our spring days grow longer through May, the sun appears on the horizon sometime between... MORE

Celebrate Mom

05/04/2020
Time to show the mamas some love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, May 10. Even if a big brunch outing or shopping caper won’t be on the calendar this spring, you can find lots of ways to show Mom how ... MORE

Making a Difference: North Shore Businesses Give Back

04/28/2020
Just as signs of spring are popping up, signs of hope and kindness are emerging across our community, too. Many of our neighborhood businesses across Chicago’s North Shore jumped in as the crisis was ... MORE

Spring Break Staycation

03/16/2020
Sticking close to home and looking for ways to stay entertained this spring? Check out some of our ideas on how to experience the North Shore community while abiding by the recommendations of public h... MORE

Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Plans to Warm the Heart

02/05/2020
Roses are red and chocolate is delicious. But sometimes you want to spice up the season of love with a unique twist. Swoon with your sweetheart, gather your gal pals or celebrate yourself with some un... MORE

Kick-Off Your New Year’s Resolutions Early

12/19/2019
It’s almost time to say hello to 2020, but you don’t have to wait any longer to start working on your resolutions. Whether you want to eat better or fit workouts into your schedule more regularly, it’... MORE

5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do

11/05/2019
The turkey has been carved and the pie has been sliced — now what? After spending so much time planning for (and preparing) your family’s Thanksgiving meal, you haven’t thought much about what else to... MORE

Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns

09/18/2019
In 2018, Livability named Evanston one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and it's clear why. With a variety of museums and attractions, beautiful beaches, and some of Chicagoland's best restaurants,... MORE

6 Interactive Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Ideas

08/27/2019
After months of wedding planning, it's time to celebrate your final days of singlehood with your closest friends. And you want this celebration to be one everyone in attendance will never forget. Fort... MORE

No Car? No Problem!

08/16/2019
Thanks to public transportation, owning a car doesn't always have to be a necessity. If you've decided to forgo owning a car, whether for financial reasons or in an effort to go green, or if you're vi... MORE

A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North Shore

07/02/2019
John Hughes was the man behind some of the most beloved movies from the '80s and '90s, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Breakfast Club," "Home Alone," and "Pretty in Pink." Many of these fil... MORE

What and Where to Eat This Memorial Day

05/10/2019
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and we can’t wait to get out and start enjoying what makes Chicago’s North Shore so great. Here are some of the best places to eat this Memorial Day ... MORE

Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore

04/11/2019
After a stressful week, it’s best to spend a fun night with your closest friends. Whether you’re hosting girlfriends from out of town and want to show off the area you call home or simply haven’t seen... MORE

A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the Spring

04/04/2019
Spring is an ideal time to come and explore Chicago's North Shore — you (finally!) don't have to worry about packing your winter gear and the weather is just about perfect for spending the entire day ... MORE

Where to Watch March Madness on Chicago’s North Shore

02/27/2019
It’s that time of year again, when the best college basketball teams in the country compete for one exciting, unpredictable month. Whether or not your team made the cut, you’ll probably be watching, s... MORE

Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

02/18/2019
Believe it or not, spring will be here before we know it. Although we're still dreaming of heading outside for the day without having to bundle up to do so, now is the perfect time to start planning y... MORE

How to Entertain Your Holiday Guests

12/07/2018
The holiday season is a wonderful time to gather with family and loved ones to reflect on everything the year brought. But if you’re hosting, you know there can be a lot to prepare. Whether you could ... MORE

Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North Shore

10/11/2018
Fall might be the most perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore — temperatures are just right and nature’s changing colors add a gorgeous backdrop to your day. If you’re ready to discover everyth... MORE

The Best Places to Picnic (and Where to Get Your Picnic Food) on Chicago’s North Shore

06/25/2018
Winters on Chicago’s North Shore are rough, so it’s best to spend as much time outside as possible during the summer months and take advantage of those warm temps. One of the best ways to do so? Picni... MORE

Plan Your Perfect Memorial Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

05/04/2018
Winter stuck around a little longer than we would have liked, but it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, here are five ways to savo... MORE

How to Wow Mom on Chicago’s North Shore This Mother’s Day

04/27/2018
Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, but it’s especially fun to go all out on Mother’s Day (May 13). This year, don’t do the same old thing — get creative! Here we’ve paired an activity with a loc... MORE

Best Ways to Celebrate Spring on Chicago’s North Shore

04/09/2018
Although it might not feel like spring yet, warmer temps and sunny days are right around the corner. Start planning the ways you’ll make the most of spring afternoons and evenings with this guide to t... MORE

The Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl on the North Shore

01/16/2018
No matter if your team is playing or you’re only interested in the halftime show and commercials, you’ll probably be watching the Super Bowl. Make the most of it by watching at one of these spots on C... MORE

9 Restaurants with Unique Special Event Space

09/12/2017
If you’re planning an event, be it a birthday party, office gathering or wedding, you know it can become very, very complicated. From food to favors, it feels like there are thousands of little decisi... MORE

Graduation at Northwestern: A Visitor’s Guide to Evanston

06/01/2017
Commencement Weekend at Northwestern is right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your trip to Evanston. Chances are you’ll have some free time as you wait for your graduate’s ceremony, ... MORE

Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets on Chicago's North Shore

05/23/2017
There's no shortage of farmers markets on Chicago's North Shore. And thanks to different vendors, entertainment, educational opportunities and other fun offerings, no two farmers markets are the same.... MORE

Chicago’s North Shore: Perfect Destination for a Cubs Game Weekend

05/12/2017
One of the best things about Cubs baseball is that Wrigley Field is situated near such a vibrant part of Chicago; a visit to Chicago to watch the World Champs or your favorite team go up against them ... MORE

Best Date Night Spots on Chicago’s North Shore

04/21/2017
Feel like you always do the same old thing for date night (or rarely schedule one at all)? Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with great date night options. Whether you’re looking for a fun ... MORE

4 Chicago North Shore Day-Trip Ideas

10/11/2016
If you’ve ever felt like there’s just too much to do and see around Chicago’s North Shore, we understand! There is a lot to explore — and you don’t need to venture very far. That’s why we’ve broken it... MORE

Northwestern Football: What to Do in Evanston on Game Day

08/16/2016
With fall comes Northwestern football, and here on Chicago’s North Shore we have the opportunity to cheer on a Big Ten team right in Evanston. The Northwestern Wildcats, dubbed Chicago’s Big Ten Team ... MORE

7 Spots for Al Fresco Dining on Chicago’s North Shore

05/30/2016
When you live on Chicago’s North Shore, you have to take advantage of hot summer days before that inevitable snow falls again. Fortunately, the North Shore is filled with delicious dining destinations... MORE

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