Drive to SurviveWell Event – Today, May 31, 2013


Today the Women’s Health Advisory Council of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, in partnership with Knauz Auto Group, will host its annual Drive to SurviveWell.  This event is an evening dedicated to the success and advancements in Cancer Care Services at Northwestern Lake Forest.

Tickets are $25 each and may be reserved online until NOON today and will be sold at the door too. All proceeds support the SurviveWell program at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, which provides supportive services for cancer survivors.  Enjoy refreshments, live music and the Knauz collection of classic cars. Be inspired by a patient’s story about the cancer journey and meet members of the SurviveWell team.  In addition, paid tickets can be entered to win 1 of 3 great door prizes:

-classic kids photo shoot with free 8×10 print
-2 tickets to Bears vs Browns game
-gift certificate to Valentina and Toy car that that any child or car enthusiast will love

Details for the Event are below:

Friday, May 31, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Knauz Classic Car Center
775 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff
Online registration now available!  Tickets can also be purchased at the door!

See you there!


Vara and Varina: Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina Shoes

Have always loved these Ferragamo classics but love them even more in these precious colors. Celebrating 35 years of these little numbers Ferragamo is now customizing Vara and Varina. You can literally choose ribbon color, shoe color and heel color. Love this! Particularly love the little flats.


Pajama Time! Marigot Collections

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Do you need to Spruce up your nightly wardrobe?  How cute are these Pajamas by Marigot Collections!  I am thinking that I will have to get the short set for this summer!   Marigot Collection was created using the finest cottons and cashmere.  There are so many adorable designs and great colors to choose from.   Happy Lounging!


Bring the Party With You – Bartule Bar Accessory



Happy Memorial Day!  This is a day of reflection to honor those that have provided the freedoms that we enjoy each and every day.  This is also a day filled with BBQ’s, swimming pool openings and yes, cocktails!   Make cocktail making portable and easy with this all in one bar accessory by Bartule.  Available in six colors, the unit is made of 100% recyclable materials, is dishwasher safe, and made primarily from a nearly indestructible high density polycarbonate. The included bottle opener/corkscrew is made of solid stainless steel, and you also get an ice bucket, a jigger, a citrus juicer with pulp removing handle and spout, and, the ice bucket lid that seals it all together, also functions as a wine or champagne coaster and a salt rimmer.  Now all you need is your favorite Cocktail recipe!


Gypset Dress with Raffia

I mean seriously. How precious is this dress from Gypset? Raffia on the sleeves? Darling little tie at the waist. LOVE this. Cutest summer dress ever. There are so many darling dresses on Shoplatitude.com. This is just one of many.  Stay tuned for more of our favorites for summer.


$15 off Massage at Pilates of Lake Forest


We love Pilates of Lake Forest.  There are so many things to love. It’s clean, quiet, good for your mind and body, convenient and Agnes the owner is super cool. Another thing we  love is that they offer massage therapy. Who doesn’t need a massage? The best thing is that Pilates of Lake Forest is offering $15 off your first massage. So… that would be $50 for an hour – that’s a great deal! I always want a massage this is just a little nudge to just go ahead and do it. Makes a great gift too – maybe for a new Mom, an exhausted sister, a friend who needs a little pick-me-up. $15 off! Thank you, Pilates of Lake Forest!

Pilates of Lake Forest - 847.735.1499 – 950 N. Western Avenue – Lake Forest – pilateslf2@gmail.com




New Ice Cream Obsession – Steve’s Ice Cream



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Steve's ice cream


Loving this ice cream weather… I mean, warm weather!  Summer is here and who doesn’t crave a cold iced treat on a hot day.  My latest ice cream obsession is Steve’s Ice Cream.  Steve’s has been around since 1973 making small batch ice cream.  According to their history, they may even lay claim to being the original “add ins” ice cream shop.  In any event, this ice cream is good, really good.  With flavors like, Souther Banana Pudding, Coffee and Donuts, Salty Carmel and Mexican Chili Chocolate there is something for everyone.

I find Steve’s Ice Cream at my local Sunset Foods Grocery Store, but it can be found in other specialty grocery stores in the Chicagoland area like, Treasure Island and Anton’s.  We are very lucky as Steve’s is only available in 7 states, mostly out East.  Enjoy!


Mar Y Sol. Handbags, Totes, Clutches and Accessories.

Caracas Sisal Basket Tote

We are in love with these darling totes, clutches and other accessories by Mar Y Sol. I adore the colors and the flowers and the pom poms! Love the pom poms! I’m not really a hat person but the multicolor crochet scrunchy, messy sun/cowboy hat thing is super groovy. Love it!  There are so many fabulous colors to choose from you have to check out the website for the entire line. Learn about the inspiring story behind how the business was started here. It will make you love the line even more.

Here are some of our favs…

Havana Striped Carryall

Guadeloupe Flower Tote

Remy Braided Clutch

Ariel Ombre Clutch

Rose Crocheted Cowboy Hat

Rose Crocheted Cowboy Hat