Local Spotlight

American Sale of  Lake Zurich opened in 2014 in the Deer Path Court Shopping Center on Rand Road. Walking into the location feels a bit like a vacation dream come to life with its amazing in-ground pool display surrounded by a beautiful brick and travertine tile patio. The store has an impressive selection of patio furniture, fire pits, hot tubs, above-ground swimming pools,…

Cruising the Danube

River cruising is an amazing way to see the world! We recently had the opportunity to experience this fabulous mode of travel and found that it’s also an affordable and inclusive way to visit wonderful destinations all around Europe.

Summer is Here

No one needs to tell you how important your home is. After all, home is where the heart is. It’s where you live, where your family is, and it keeps you secure. But when you’re away from home, you need to keep it secure. The last thing you’ll want to do while having fun is worry needlessly. Here are some…

June 2015 Good Times

 Caring Women's Connection Hosts Annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show  The Caring Women's Connection (CWC) raised nearly $10,000 during their "Voyage into Spring" event, held at the Ivanhoe Golf Club. The proceeds are awarded by CWC Grants to organizations which support women and children in need in Lake County.   SW Lake Hosts 1st After-Hours Mixer at Broken Earth Winery in Long…

Sounds of Summer

The sounds of great music have been echoing through Long Grove every Sunday during the summer months for the past nine years. Now, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, The Long Grove Arts & Music Council is presenting the best of the best from seasons past, offering exceptional performances by a wide and varied range of great musicians.

June 2015 Around Town

Strawberry lovers of all ages flock to Long Grove’s renown fest to enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, fruit smoothies, and other strawberry drinks, ice creams, strawberry donuts, baked goods and, of course, the farm-fresh berries themselves. The festival, considered to be one of the premier outdoor festivals in the Chicagoland area, offers live music and entertainment held at venues all over…

Welcome to June

The month we celebrate Father’s Day, the beginning of summer, the end of the school year and now, with this magazine, I celebrate my own anniversary. It seems that June is the perfect month to introduce myself to you.


There is a box on the kitchen table. Flat, just under a foot long, and gift wrapped as if by an apoplectic crocodile. There is no question as to the contents of this box on this day in June. There never is. It is a tie. The annual difference is only width or length, wideness of stripes or plaids, boldness…

The Quandrant Gold

Time to celebrate June’s arrival with a bottle of Award Winning, Quadrant Gold Chardonnay from Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove, Illinois. It is a one-of-a-kind California wine experience that has finally arrived here at your doorstep.