Thanks to a crop of upstart boutiques, the scenic Fox Valley is your new favorite, far-out holiday shopping hamlet.
Thousands of readers turn to Evanston graphic designer Jessica Jones’s blog, howaboutorange.blogspot.com, every month for posts on nifty craft and DIY projects. Now Jones’s own line of lively printed cotton canvas textiles is available at Bucktown’s The Needle Shop, 2054 W. Charleston St., 773-489-4230, and online at jcarolinecreative.com. Photography: Sarah Hartill for Robin’s … Read more
Our kids’ world is about to get bigger. On October 20th, the new Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago opens in Glenview, adding 22,700 square feet, doubling the public space over its former Wilmette location. We checked out the Chicago area’s three most prominent museums for kids to see how they compared. Kohl Children’s Museum … Read more
Your sister and her hyperactive kids, your Cubs-loving brother, your college drinking buddies. They’re all coming to town this summer. And they all need a place to stay.