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October is our first anniversary issue. It’s been a year since we undertook the takeover/makeover of SW Lake Lifestyle. What a year it’s been. We chucked the old way of doing things to focus on two straight-forward goals:

The Fields are Alive (with Bees)

Brian Thomson started keeping bees as a 12 year old in Michigan. At one point he had 10 hives producing 1,000 pounds of honey each year. Now, he's started a bee collective, Honey Lake Bee Co., helping area families start their own hives. To learn more, visit honeylakebeecompany.com.

October 2017 Around Town

Treetime Christmas Creations, 22102 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, is officially open for the holidays. With more than 200 pre-lit, unlit and LED-lit artificial Christmas trees, along with unique ornaments, lights, trim and outdoor decorations in a family atmosphere, the showroom is creatively divided into 13 new themed areas designed to provide decorating inspiration and holiday spirit.

Winter is Coming

You don’t have to be a fan of “Game of Thrones” to understand the headline on this page. Those of us in SW Lake County know full well that October is a good time to get our vehicles ready for winter weather. We turned to Mark Wolfe, owner of John’s Complete Auto Service in Wauconda, for some advice before winter…

Classic Fashion With A Twist

LUXE Wearhouse is spacious, stylish, comfortable, and full of light, with inviting seating areas and meticulously arranged, attractive displays of clothing and accessories. Marcy, Annie and Ashley took time to model some of their fall lineup for SW Lake Lifestyle.

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

It's Homecoming season, and when better to get your garb an upgrade to root for the home team in style? Threads fans recently cheered on the High School Homecoming parade in Wauconda (Go Bulldogs!) in an array of sportstastic gear supporting teams known and loved in SW Lake territory, and showed they've got the spirit to take one (home) for…

Window Treatments: They Do More than Open or Close

Many people think window treatments are only for aesthetics or privacy, but they are used for more than that. While they do beautify a home and can block unwanted visual intrusions, shades and blinds can control light, contribute to energy efficiency, and help with home security.

Windy City Bulls Celebrate Season Opening with SW Lake

SW Lake Lifestyle and the Windy City Bulls gave a group of readers a chance of a lifetime to help kick-off the team’s preseason.
Joined by Bob Love, legendary Bulls player and NBA great, and his wife, Rachel Dixon, the evening’s activities included food, drink and introductions to the team’s front office, including Team President Brad Seymour. 
To cap off the…

The Rebirth of a Country Club

The venerable Wynstone neighborhood, just past the corner of Miller and Rand Roads in North Barrington, has always had what some refer to as a wow factor: beautiful homes, ultra-spacious yards, winding roads surrounding the only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in Illinois and an imposing two-story club house with a lively swimming pool across the way from one of…