Friday, May 17, 2013
Grab a free drink at Starbucks through May 19.
Cool down this weekend with a free iced beverage from Starbucks. The coffee giant is offering a free tall iced drink when you buy an iced VIA. This deal is valid through May 19. Wilmette Starbucks Locations:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The new lingerie store features a variety of gifts, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want every day to be a little more exciting.
Shopping in downtown Winnetka just got a little sexier, thanks to the recently opened Romantika Lingerie Boutique. The store — which carries fine European lingerie, high-end athletic wear, designer men’s underwear, sex toys, candles, jewelry and other gifts — opened in it’s new location at 912 Green Bay Rd. about two weeks ago after four and a half years in Wheeling. “Most of our clients are from the North Shore, and we decided to go to them,” co-owner Kate Gordin said. “This is a little conservative of an area but [North Shore residents] are adventurous but they don’t always show it…everyone wants to spice it up!” The lingerie carried at Romantika is predominately made by European designers of delicate materials such as raw silk — which …
Wilmette's downtown wine and beer shop showed Patch some of their favorite picks to sip while enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
After an unpredictable spring, this week's weather forecast looks almost too good to be true, with high temperatures reaching into the 70s. And what better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a cold craft beer or a glass of wine on the deck? Patch reached out to Wilmette's own Bottle Shop's manager Nick Reed for his best picks to soak up the spring with. Click through the above slideshow to see photos of his choices, plus a brief description and the price. What's your favorite beer or wine to drink outside? Share your recommendations in the comments below!
The Wilmette location of the fine Belgian chocolates shop will be moving to Evanston.
Leonidas Café Chocolaterie, the chocolate shop located in downtown Wilmette, will be moving to Evanston after 8 years in its location at 1157 Wilmette Ave. The store's current location will be closing at the end of May, and the Evanston location is set to open in July. "We have outgrown this space and are not able to meet all of your requests," a sign on the door of the Wilmette location says. "The new location will have more seating, a pastry kitchen, extended creperie and better opening hours." The Evanston location will be on the corner of Green Bay Rd. and Central Ave., right next to Maya Papaya and Tony Macarony Children's Boutique. Coupons are available inside the Wilmette location for five free pieces of chocolate at the Evanston …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The classic treat popular in the 50s and 60s is still around, online or at a small food truck on the corner of Dundee and Skokie.
Northbrook's only food truck, the Roadside Kitchen, sits at the corner of Dundee Road and Skokie Boulevard Tuesday through Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It's also the only place you can still find an original-recipe Lucky Cake, the small, moist chocolate and vanilla cakes that were popular in the 50s and 60s. The food truck is owned and operated by Joe and Louise Rycraft, who say they've held Northbrook's only food truck license since November of last year. "We decided not to do traveling [service] like all the other food trucks do because we wanted to find regulars," Louise said. "We didn't want to fight for spots. It's less stressful that way." The Northbrook residents makes most of their food in the truck, but occasionally …
Does warm weather have you hankering for an ice cream cone? Patch rounds up some favorite spots to enjoy a cold treat from Evanston to Lake Forest and everywhere in between.
Spring weather ushers in ice cream season on the North Shore. So where’s the best place to pick up a cone? Patch shares this list of the most beloved spots for sweet treats around the region. Andy’s Frozen Custard, Evanston: Andy’s opened its first store in Missouri, where frozen custard—a creamier, smoother version of ice cream—is a local tradition. Find the authentic stuff at the company’s downtown Evanston location at 719 Church St. Hartigan’s Ice Cream Shoppe, Evanston: Take a trip back in time when you walk into Hartigan’s at 2909 Central St. in Evanston, which has served families there for three decades. Take your pick from an endless list of flavors, with creative names like “Lady Bug,” “Sneakers” and “Pirate Booty.” Homer’s Ice …
In Patch's ongoing real estate column, we take a look at six-bedroom mansion in west Northbrook with huge bay windows and a four-car garage.
Looking for a home for sale on the North Shore? Or do you just like to ogle pictures of gorgeous real estate? Each week, Patch features North Shore Wow Homes that fits the bill. Today's installment is a $2.059 million home at 2020 Pensive Ln. in west Northbrook. The six-bedroom, brick mansion has soaring bay windows, two master suites, hardwood floors throughout the home and a four-car garage. Other features include a pizza oven, barbecue pit, bar, theater and plenty of backyard recreation space. Visit the home's Prudential Rubloff listing to learn more.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Frappuccino Happy Hour runs through May 12.
Starbucks' Frappuccino Happy Hour is back! Customers get half off any size or flavor frappuccino until May 12 if they visit a Starbucks location between 3 and 5 p.m. The popular blended coffee beverage comes in a variety of flavors including Caramel Ribbon Crunch, Mocha Cookie Crumble, Caramel, Mocha, Java Chip, White Chocolate Mocha and more. Wilmette Starbucks Locations: