13. Celebrate Mom at the Run for the Roses Hat Party

 There’s a new fashion trend in Barrington that’s becoming one of the hottest Mother’s Day gifts around. The couture hats worn at last week’s Royal Wedding and sported traditionally at the Kentucky Derby have people rushing in to Peter Daniel to purchase high fashion hats of all shapes and sizes. To celebrate, Peter Daniel is hosting a “Run for the … Read more…

11. Find Spring Treasures at Ice House Antique Show

 Somehow I’ve trained my two-year-old to say “It’s a happy day!” first thing when she wakes up. She shouts this out at the first signs of sunlight, even if it’s dark, stormy and I feel like crawling back into bed. But today, it really LOOKS like a happy day. The sun is shining (at least for now), the forecast calls … Read more…

296. Find Ideas for Today’s Top Wedding Tablescapes

 When I go to a wedding, one of the things I most look forward to is seeing how the bride and groom set the mood with all the details, large and small. From the flowers, to the place cards to the way the tables are set, sometimes the little things are what I remember most. Our wedding was right before … Read more…

293. 1st Annual Barrington Bridal Connection Show

 It’s wedding week here at 365Barrington.com!  The first annual 60010 Barrington Bridal Connection Show is happening this Saturday afternoon at Barrington’s Ice House Mall.  There will be over 50 local vendors available in an intimate and elegant setting to help you or your favorite bride-to-be plan the picture perfect wedding. An army of Barrington’s wedding experts will all be under … Read more…

248. Ice House Mall Mini-Nutcracker Performance

 In the mood to see some Sugar Plum Fairies, Waltzing Flowers and Russian Dancers today? I have the perfect solution! There’s a Mini-Nutcracker performance happening this afternoon at Barrington’s Ice House Mall. It’s the Midwest Dance Collective’s annual Mini-Nutcracker performance featuring “The Land of Sweets” under the direction of Barrington dancer, teacher and choreographer, Ellen Werksman.

246. "Fancy Nancy" Mother Daughter Tea Party

 If you have little ones who love to play dress up, you don’t want to miss this très chic party coming up this Saturday, December 4th. It’s called the “Fancy Nancy Mother Daughter Tea” and it’s being hosted by a costume and party shop at Barrington’s Ice House Mall. Kidz Parties Plus More will supply the fancy hats, feather boas, … Read more…

197. Barrington Artists Unite for The United Way

 Since I started writing this blog on April first, there is one Barrington photographer whose images you’ve seen featured here more than any other.  His name is Bob Lee, and after he retired, he made a decision to use his photography in charitable ways.  If you’re looking for a photo of a non-profit or community event that has taken place … Read more…

141. Get “Together Again” at Summer Fun Friday

 The Village of Barrington is closing down South Cook Street tomorrow night for the final “Summer Fun Friday” bash of the year. It’s a family block party for all of Barrington and a great chance to get together with neighbors for LIVE music, dinner and drinks. McGonigal’s Pub will be serving up some of their favorites, including corned beef sandwiches, chicken … Read more…

110. Barrington Home Shoppe Tapas Tasting

 I’ve always wanted to host a tapas dinner party at home, but I have yet to learn how to prepare any of my tapas favorites in my own kitchen. This week, I have found a fun way to figure that out! There’s a tapas and sangria-making demonstration and tasting taking place tomorrow night at the Barrington Home Shoppe right in … Read more…

22. Antique and Garden Show

 I may be sitting at my desk, but now that we’ve seen some of the first beautiful days of spring, I find my mind is wandering.  I’m thinking about being outside, planting flowers, digging up stray tulip bulbs and the fact that it’s time, once again, to cut the grass.  If you’re mind is in the garden, you’ll find plenty of new treasures … Read more…