Curl up, get cozy, sip, read, repeat

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho   $13.04

I read this book on a plane moving to Italy, and it deeply resonated. Key quotes: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting,” and “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery      $10.59

I first read this book in my teens, and many times since; it transcends all ages. It is a fable about wonderful interplanetary journeys, ending with his revealing on earth the secret of what’s most important in life.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck    $13.60

An interesting self-help book that can be applied to many aspects of life. Making simple shifts in mindset & language can open up great possibilities.

Long Grove Coffee Company has many cozy nooks and books to browse while sipping a warm winter beverage. They’re open M-F 7a-4p, Sat 8a-5p, Sun 9a-5p; Holiday hours may vary (call first). 126 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove; phone (224) 352-2453.

Dirty Chai Tea Latte (Courtesy Long Grove Coffee Company)


  • Chai Base – Black Tea, Darjeeling, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamon, Anise, Ginger, Honey
  • Steamed milk
  • Ground cinnamon


1.     Brew cup of Chai Tea, and double shot of Espresso.

2.     Add Espresso and steamed milk to Chai Tea.

3.     Top with foam and cinnamon to taste.