Seventh Annual Leprechaun Plunge

Wauconda Boat and Middleton’s on Main hosted the Leprechaun Plunge, Lake County's largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration, featuring a parade down Main Street led by kilted bagpipers and drums; contests for best costume, limerick, and Irish Toast; and participants plunging into the chill waters of Bangs Lake for local charities.

May 2017 Around Town

The 2017 Relay for Life of Barrington's 20-year anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Citizen's Park. This year the event is moving from Barrington High School To Citizen's Park, providing more activities for families, kids, survivors, and supporters alike. The start time will also change to 2 p.m. making it a perfect time for families…

May 2017 Lifestyle Letter

It makes sense to me that the origins of Mother’s Day are traced to a peace activist. In 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, Anna Jarvis held a memorial service at her church for her mother. That church, St Andrew's Methodist Church, is now the home of the International Mother's Day Shrine. Anna started a campaign three years earlier to make…

Long Grove Easter Egg Hunt

Historic Long Grove Business Association recently held an Egg Hunt in Buffalo Creek Park. An enthusiastic crowd of children and their parents enjoyed face painting, a petting zoo, DJ, and the Easter Bunny, while hunting for special golden eggs placed throughout downtown with Chocolate Fest tickets enclosed.

Magnificent Beauty

Royal Melbourne in Long Grove is one of three gated golf course communities that readers of SW Lake Lifestyle call home. Nestled on a wooded lot, an easy wedge shot from the manicured, Greg Norman designed fairways of Royal Melbourne Country Club, sits a stunning home at 4712 Royal Melbourne Drive with more than 10,000 square feet of living space.

Is Your Portfolio “Healthy”?

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you’ll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of “fitness” to other areas of your life – such as your investment portfolio?

The Cubs Way for Illinois

In March the Chicago Cubs organization visited the Illinois House of Representatives for a special joint session of the General Assembly. Cub’s legend Ryne Sandberg and team owner Tom Ricketts brought along a new friend - the 2016 World Series trophy. The occasion brought back memories of last season’s legendary season and the epic come-from-behind World Series win. That day…

Discover the Hidden Havens of Thailand 

Thailand is known for its unparalleled blazing-blue water and pristine beaches, freckled with rocky islands and hemmed by emerald jungle. Yet this Southeast Asian country teems with undiscovered hidden corners. Here is an “Off the beaten track” exploration of three regions all too often overlooked by travelers.

What Moms Really Want

SW Lake Lifestyle contributors huddled up and put together a list of local must-haves for anyone shopping for Mom this year... whether she's looking for stylish attire, accessories, jewelry across the spectrum from tres affordable to custom designed, to the most dependable (not to mention stylish) rides to move the family forward, just check out the following pages to make…

Where There’s Smoke

He flashed four blades at me right off the bat… and that was just to say hello. Jeff Creswell, the new chef at Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda, is so enthusiastic about creating a great dining experience that he wears a bold tattoo of the razor sharp tools-of-his-trade on his arm.