09/27/13

Oktoberfest – The Gorton Children’s Drop-In Center

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The Parent Board of the Gorton Children’s Drop-In Center’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser is TONIGHT, Friday, September 27th from 7pm-11pm at The Lake Forest Club.

Oktoberfest 2013 proceeds will go towards building a new
outdoor playground and creating a learning garden!

Don’t worry if you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, you can buy tickets at the door.  

See you there!

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09/26/13

Bicycle Bags by Donkey

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Bike or Stroll in style with these cute and colorful carriers by Donkey.  These are great for carrying beverages, food, and other essentials to a party, the park, or the office.  Whether you choose The Six-Pack, The Lady, or The Picnic you will be all set for any destination on your bike.

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09/24/13

Toms Desert Wedges

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I saw these Toms Desert Wedges on a chic lady at the BMW Championship.  Hers were the Natural Burlap Wedge (not pictured here) and they were SO cute.  She even assured that they were so comfy, too!  They come in twelve different varieties/colors from taupe suede (pictured above), to black chambray, washed camo, and herringbone.  I am going to order a pair today or pick up at my local bootery.

For locals in Lake Forest, Toms brand shoes are carried at:

The Lake Forest Bootery 

284 Market Square

Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-0201

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09/19/13

No Tie Shoelaces – Hickies Elastic Lacing System

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Do you have children who haven’t learned to tie their own shoelaces yet, or do you find that you just wish you could slip on your tennies and jet out the door?  Hickies has created an Elastic Lacing System that fits into the eyelets of any shoes from Adults to Kids.  These laces will turn your shoe from a lace up to a slip-on.  They come in a variety of colors and you can mix match or stick with one.  No more frustrating moments at the door trying to get shoes on and rush out and the kids will think they are cool!

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09/17/13

Excursion Quilted Vest in Camo – J.Crew

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Like it or not, Camo is in this season.  Ease into this fashion trend with this Camo vest by J.Crew.  So cute with Denim and boots, it will be perfect for any outdoor occasion this Fall – think, Pumpkin Patch, Football Game, Tail Gate.

For more information on this vest, check out j.Crew online.

In addition, for locals, here is the list of J.Crew Stores in the Chicagoland area:

Aurora Chicago Premium Outlets
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd Aurora IL 60504
630 851 8150  
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 10AM – 7PM
Chicago N. Michigan Avenue
900 N Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60611
312 751 2739 
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 8PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Chicago N. Avenue Collection
929 West North Ave Chicago IL 60622
312 951 0784 
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Deer Park Deer Park
20530 N. Rand Rd Deer Park IL 60010
847 438 2739
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 12PM – 5PM
Lake Forest Market Square
684 North Bank Lane Lake Forest IL 60045
847 735 0848 
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 6PM
Sun: 12PM – 5PM
Northbrook Northbrook
2170 Northbrook Court Northbrook IL 60062
847 564 2739 
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Oakbrook Oakbrook
295 Oakbrook Center Oakbrook IL 60523
630 990 1166 
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Rosemont Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlet Way, Space 32150 Rosemont IL 60018
847 678 5620  
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 10AM – 7PM
Schaumburg Woodfield
314 Woodfield Mall Schaumburg IL 60173
847 619 8137
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Skokie Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center Skokie IL 60077
847 675 0109 
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Tuscola Tanger Outlets: Tuscola
A-1400 Tuscola Blvd Tuscola IL 61953
217 253 1091  
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Store Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM

 

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09/16/13

Toy Doozer – Clean Up Tool

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I am not sure how toys have taken over my house, but they have.  We have a playroom in the basement filled with toys and yet every room in our house is strewn with toys.  This makes pick up a pain, especially of the little items, like the legos, magnetic dolls and polly pockets which seem to scatter all over the floor.  Trying to make pick up fun is hard – but now, with the Toy Doozer, it could not only be fun, but faster and easier.   The Toy Doozer, simply, is two pieces of plastic, one that is used as the sweeper (designed to work like a bulldoozer) and one that is used as the bin.  Once piled into the bin you can place in your designated storage place ready for play the next day!

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09/13/13

Favorite Fall Boot: Joan of Arctic by Sorel

Love these boots from Sorel. I’m thinking they will be my everyday boot this fall and winter. Love the wedge heal and that they look a little rough – a little motorcyle-ish. Love them with both long, boot-cut jeans or over skinny jeans or leggings.  Can’t decide…black, brown or grey…?

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