Style Optique Opens in The Arboretum of South Barrington

Local businesspersons recently celebrated the opening of Style Optique, 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. E30 in South Barrington, an optical boutique offering comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, the latest lens technologies, and high-quality frames from independent lines.

“Our team strives to provide the best eye care experience for our patients,” said Dr. Mario Palermo, owner and optometrist.  “Our opticians have many years of experience and are trained on the latest lens technologies and frame styles available.”

For more information call (847) 836-0108 or visit their website at:

Cocoa Crawl Comes Back to Long Grove

On Saturday, February 2nd, the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association is bringing back last year’s breakout new hit, the Cocoa Crawl.

“We were pleasantly surprised when thousands turned out for the first Cocoa Crawl a year ago,” says Laurie Wilhoit, an event organizer with the Long Grove Visitor’s Center.  “This year we’re anticipating more participants, more cocoa, and even more fun!” 

Guests who attend the free event from 12 pm to 4 pm will start at the Visitor’s Center (308 Old McHenry Rd) where they’ll pick up a map of participating stores and restaurants before stopping by as many spots as they like to sample and shop.  All Cocoa Crawl stops will be serving cocoa or chocolate-inspired treats – from hot chocolate bark to hot chocolate popcorn to hot chocolate Krispies.  Before calling it a day, Cocoa Crawlers are encouraged to come back to the Visitor’s Center to vote on their favorite cocoa treat and be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by participants.