67% Off Susan McConnell “3 Reasons” Photo Session

Susan McConnell Photography, the adorable photography studio on Barrington’s Main Street, is going ALL OUT for Bob Lee’s Ride For 3 Reasons with an outstanding photography special for the holidays. Susan is offering the chance to purchase a photo session at a great discount that you can give as a gift this holiday season. For a limited time you can … Read more…

$10 for $20 to Spend on SweetSpot Treats for your Valentine

The SweetSpot Candy Shop in Barrington is offering something brand new to help unleash your inner flirt this Valentine’s Day. The shop’s Candy Consultants, like store manager Michelle Eiselman, are specially trained to personalize and artfully assemble Candy Bouquets created just for the sugar babies and hot tamales in your life.  And with their new Secret Admirer Services, for $2 … Read more…

50% Off Fine Art and Custom Framing at Tina Han Gallery

You know that great feeling you get when a loved one opens a gift you chose and smiles from ear to ear?  It’s the kind of smile that screams, “I love it”, leaving no question that your pick was perfect.  There’s only one gift I know of that virtually guarantees this reaction.  It’s a cherished photo or meaningful piece of … Read more…

$35 for $75 at Learning Express Toys

Little elves at Learning Express Toys in Barrington and Lake Zurich, like sales associate, Jamie Fukami, have been busy getting this year’s hot toys ready for boys and girls to receive as gifts this holiday season.  I know.  I was there picking up a few gifts today and they were wrapping presents with Christmas carols playing in the background! The … Read more…

67% Off Susan McConnell Holiday Portrait Session

If you’re like me, it’s at exactly this time of year when the early signs of holiday stress appear, like those coffee cups that turn all red and Christmasy the day after Halloween.  It all starts with worrying about whether I’ll find a picture of our kids that we can send with our holiday cards. I scour a years-worth of … Read more…