Day: October 23, 2012

264. 10 on Tuesday: Great Gatsby Glam, Beer School & Halloween Fun

 The new Great Gatsby movie coming out next year featuring Leo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey McGuire is the inspiration behind this year’s Barrington Junior Women’s Club fall fashion show.  The event is called Great Gatsby Glam and I’m told people will be dressing for the theme this year, from the runway models to your hosts to some of the guests with plans to break out their art deco baubles and feather boas for the party.
Event co-chair, Keisha Fulton St. John says we can expect to see a lot of feathers, flappers and guys in tuxedos adding a major glam factor to the popular annual event.  “When you’re walking in, you’re going to feel like you’re entering the Academy Awards because we’re doing a red carpet with velvet ropes and a backdrop with photo-snapping paparazzi.  Inside, the whole space is going to feel like you’ve stepped back into the Waldorf Astoria in the 1920’s.”
About 40 participating boutiques will be offering on-site shopping prior to the fashion show and luncheon at Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 10th.  But this event is just one of many upcoming things to do that made this week’s “10 on Tuesday” list of upcoming events in the Barrington area……

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263. Marketplace: “Top 10 Must-Haves for Fall” at Notice: Accessories for Living

 I recently left one of Barrington’s hottest new apparel and gift boutiques with a major retail therapy rush and a list of the top 10 new items in the store that they call “must-haves” for fall. If I were you, I’d run to Notice: Accessories for Living on Cook Street if you’re in the market for:  a.) a “little bit of sparkle”, b.) the “perfect pants” or c.) a perforated vegan leather dress that’s “celebrates your curves, is hot, very hot, and great for many occasions”.
We’re excited to welcome Notice:  Accessories for Living as the newest member of the Barrington Online Marketplace here at 365Barrington.com.
We’ll be sharing their Top 10 “Must Haves” list in a moment, but first, here’s a quick look at how our Marketplace works…
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At the beginning of each workweek, we introduce you to the latest local businesses & organizations that join our Barrington Online Marketplace by featuring them here at 365Barrington.com and via our weekly email newsletter.  If you’d like to receive those emails, which will also include information about upcoming events in Barrington, we promise we’ll prove worthy of your email inbox.  Just enter your email here and click “Submit”.
Fill out my online form.

You’ll find the new community resource at 365Barrington.com/Marketplace. To have your business, organization, home or event featured, visit 365Barrington.com/Advertise for more information or call me (Liz here, nice to meet you) at 847-691-3150.
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Notice:  Accessories for Living opened in Barrington this past May.  The Barrington location is the third in this series of family-owned Notice boutiques run by by mom, Mari Barnes and her two daughters, Hannah and Becky.  They have two additional Notice locations in Evanston and Lake Geneva.
I caught up with Hannah and Becky to find out about the store’s latest inventory and they shared their favorite new items for fall.  Hannah, who manages the Barrington store,  told me one of the highlights at Notice is that they work hard to keep their inventory fresh.
“Everything is constantly changing with new scarves, new gloves, great fall pieces, winter items and spring merchandise which will be here before you know it.”
Becky says they’ve learned a lot about what Barrington shoppers want since opening this past spring and are introducing new products based on local customer feedback.
“The Barrington shopper loves feminine designs.  They like to be on-trend, with put-together looks that are very fashion-forward, but done in a sophisticated and ladylike way.”
So, without further delay, here’s the list of Notice’s “Top 10 Must Haves for Fall”, complete with explanations from Becky about why these items are great as gifts and made for any wardrobe.  (But hands off my perforated vegan leather dress ;))……

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