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Celebrate Mom Posted on 05/04/2020
Listing Photo 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 much you care with ideas from around Chicago’s North Shore. Pampering gifts, a scrumptious meal, and a few carefully curated activities can still make the day special and warm her heart when she needs it most. Your mom will really feel the love with some of these pretty indulgences.    
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Spring Break Staycation Posted on 03/16/2020
Listing Photo 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 health authorities.
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Keep Your New Year Resolutions Going Strong Posted on 02/27/2020
Listing Photo OK, it’s a few weeks into the new year. How are your resolutions for 2020 coming along? Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t made much progress. Or, if you barely got started in the first place. Maybe you vowed to spend more quality time with the family, take better care of yourself or up your fitness game. Don’t fret! The North Shore’s got your back to help you follow through on those good intentions. Re-energize with acrobatics or amino acids. Mix things up with bocce ball or pickleball. Make time in your day for a swim or some retail therapy. Check out some of these ideas to get creative and tackle those goals with renewed gusto.
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Holiday Shopping Guide Posted on 11/15/2019
Listing Photo Believe it or not, it’s time to start making those holiday shopping lists — remember to check them twice — and begin heading out to stores to find that perfect gift for everyone from your kids to your eccentric aunt. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is home to amazing shopping centers and downtown districts offering everything from large department stores to neighborhood boutiques, so you’ll be able to find everything you need in no time. Here are just a few of the best spots to visit this shopping season.
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5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do Posted on 11/05/2019
Listing Photo 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 do during this long holiday weekend with loved ones. That’s where we come in. Here are the can’t-miss post-Thanksgiving activities that will help you make lasting memories — and walk off all that turkey.
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How to Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day Posted on 04/30/2019
Listing Photo Mom deserves to be spoiled every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. Make the entire celebration as special as she is by starting with a flower delivery from one of the North Shore’s best florists before sending mom to the spa for some much-deserved pampering. Then end the day with the perfect gift, which you found at one of the area’s most unique shops.
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A Bookworm’s Guide to the North Shore: Where to Buy Books and the Best Places to Read Them Posted on 03/14/2019
Listing Photo Is there anything better than grabbing a large cup of coffee or tea, cracking open a new book, and settling in for a few hours with fictional friends? As the season changes — and spring break arrives — it’s the perfect time to do just that. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with local bookstores brimming with books, both the hottest new reads that everyone is talking about and can’t-miss classics. Plus, the North Shore is filled with coffee shops where you can not only indulge in some reading material, but also a hot drink (and maybe a treat, too).
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Hot Sales to Check Out During the North Shore’s Clean Sweep Posted on 12/20/2018
Listing Photo If you didn’t get that one gift you were dreaming of in December don’t fret because the best sales of the season are still to come! From Jan. 10-12, look for the Clean Sweep Sale sticker at stores on Chicago's North Shore and you’ll know exactly where to find amazing deals on a variety of items like clothes and home accessories. Here are just a few of the incredible offerings you won’t want to miss.
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Holiday Gift Guide: Where to Shop and What to Get for Everyone on Your List Posted on 11/29/2018
Listing Photo You’ve finally finished those Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday music has taken over the radio, which only means one thing: It’s time to find that perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. But don’t worry — Chicago’s North Shore is filled with both small boutiques and large shopping centers, all ready to help you find unique presents for your nearest and dearest. So start planning your next shopping trip and you’ll be thinking about wrapping paper and bows in no time.
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7 Stores to Explore This Small Business Saturday Posted on 11/14/2018
Listing Photo Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 as a way to encourage people to shop local and support their community's businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, on Nov. 24, get out and start your holiday shopping by visiting the local businesses that make our community strong. Shopping local keeps money and jobs in our communities, makes our towns unique, and gives shoppers access to better and more personalized customer service. Below, find just a few of the amazing shops and boutiques that make up Chicago’s North Shore. Stop by to find everything from books and toys to pet products and handcrafted furniture.
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