November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Welcome to November and our second annual "Gratitude" issue. Here are a few reasons why those of us around SW Lake Co. might take pause to express our thanks this month.

Morkes Chocolates opens new site in Long Grove

Morkes Chocolates recently opened its third location in Long Grove, at the site formerly occupied by the Long Grove Confectionery Company.  Owner Rhonda Morkes Dehn is excited about the local response to having a new chocolate maker in town.

November 2017 Around Town

A local doctor, Denise Casey, has joined the ranks of successful women that include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was recently honored with an ATHENA Award.

Travelling Safely in Today’s World

To many people, the world feels like a more dangerous place now than a decade ago. It seems every time we turn to the news recently we find difficult stories about hurricanes, viruses, earthquakes, travel warnings, forest fires, or terrorism. As citizens of the information age, we are constantly subjected to frequent, large-scale amounts of data. There are tremendous benefits…

The Climb

As I walked up the driveway to meet the Hawthorn Woods resident who has summited the highest mountain on five continents and skied to both the North and South poles, ticking off seven of the nine “Explorer’s Grand Slam” conquests (accomplished by only 58 people in the world), I wasn’t quite sure what to expect – but was hopeful that…

CWC Sets Big, Audacious Goals

Caring Women’s Connection (CWC), a Lake County based 501c3 charity, celebrated its 59th anniversary in September by setting an audacious goal: raise $100,000 over the next year with every penny to be spent on women and children in need in Lake County. Through a mix of social activities, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities, Caring Women’s Connection provides local women with fun…

Can You “Futureproof” Your Life?

One thing most people agree on: insurance isn’t fun! Many dread the prospect of speaking to their insurance agents. Do you find it difficult to pick up the phone, even to make a minor change like adding a new vehicle to your policy? There could be many reasons why you might feel this way. Is it difficult to reach your…

Highland Pines Has It All in Long Grove

The grand foyer of 6235 Pine Tree Drive in Highland Pines of Long Grove boasts a number of spectacular architectural features. A white eat-in kitchen has a large island, newer stainless appliances and opens to a sunny deck. The family room has a wet bar and floor-to-ceiling windows. A main level office has French doors and a view of the…

November 2017 Healthy Lifestyle

As the holiday season nears there is often a common concern: weight gain. Some will say "not this year" yet still gain a couple pounds, and then others have the "it's inevitable" mindset. Both approaches serve a purpose, but produce the same result of gaining weight.

Floating Away on a Dream

It was peaceful walking in the front door, leaving behind the traffic, noise and stress of a busy Rand Road. That’s all part of the plan, according to Jennifer Wyton, owner of Epic Float in Lake Zurich, an innovative float therapy salon that opened earlier this year. The next impression was how clean it is. Spotless. Considering how float therapy…

A Few Parting Words on Gratitude

Gratitude. A November issue of any publication would not be complete without some mention of gratitude. And although Thanksgiving is a time when people reflect on what they are most thankful for, gratitude is a feeling that could serve us well if practiced throughout the year.

BEER from here


SW Lake Lifestyle is pleased to launch our new “Beer From Here” feature, focusing on unique local breweries and their brews. We kick it off with an outstanding brew from Roaring Table.