Tag: Photography

244. Guess Where Wednesday: A Little Barrington History

 I was inspired to mix a little Barrington history with our mystery photo contest after sharing our story about Sam and the history of the Bread Basket earlier this week.  You’ll get a little clue to this week’s mystery photo if you take a closer look at that feature.  This might not be a very revealing photo, but the building holds so much local history.  Can anyone guess where I was standing when I took it?

If you can guess where I was standing, the business you’ll find in this building today or the bustling business that used to occupy the building in the 20th century, you could win this contest!  The prize is something linked to the place where I took the picture.  I’ll admit, you might have an advantage if you know your Barrington history. But, either way, we hope you’ll venture a guess, which is easy to do using the comments box below.
In the meantime, we drew a name to pick a winner from last week’s mystery photo contest and the winner is……

Continue Reading

236. Guess Where Wednesday: “Sip Local” Central

 It’s time for our regular Guess Where Wednesday mystery photo contest and, this week, we have a theme.  The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 9th annual Taste’fest & EXPO on Thursday of next week.  So I decided to snap a photo outside one of the many area restaurants taking part in the big event.  So let’s see if I can stump you on this one.  Can anyone guess where in Barrington I was standing when I took this picture?

If  you can guess where I took the picture and who loves the “Sip Local” message, you’ll have a chance to win two tickets to Taste’fest, and that’s a $70 value!  This year’s 9th annual Barrington Taste’fest is taking place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Thursday, September 20th, at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.

If you want to pick your new favorite local restaurant, this is probably the quickest way to do it.  Food & beverage experts and chefs from 30+ area restaurants, cafés, wineries and microbreweries will be serving up samplings of their signature dishes at next week’s Taste’fest. Restaurants include: Agio Italian Bistro, Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant, Brunch Café, Cook Street Coffee, Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Couture Cupcake Café,  DiBenedetto Trattoria, Egg Shells, Enzo & Lucia Ristorante & Café, Eshticken Pizza, Francesca Famiglia, Frantonios-Italian Café, Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria, Hawthorn Woods Golf Club, Jerseys Pizza & Grill, Jewel/Osco, L’Eiffel Bistrot, Long Grove Cafe & Restaurant, Marriott River City Grille & Lounge, McGonigal’s Pub, Millrose Restaurant & Banquets, On Occasion Catering , Pinstripes, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Savory Salads, Sweet Whimsy, The Annex, Whole Foods Market, The Anvil Club, The Lucky Monk & more.
Feeling hungry?  Be sure to bring your appetite next Thursday night!  CLICK HERE for more event details and to purchase tickets online.  Or, for a chance to win tickets, just take another look at today’s mystery photo and give us your best guess!  Look closely at the image.  You might find a blurry clue or two in the background.
Entering the contest will take you seconds and we’ll reveal the winner on Wednesday of next week. But first, let’s take a look at who won last week’s mystery photo contest. We must have a lot of sweets lovers in the crowd because we received many guesses last week and almost all of them were right! Except for Kris, the self-proclaimed optimist who guessed that we took the picture of the pastries “in my fridge the next time I open the door.”  We love your wishful thinking, Kris!  So here’s our winner. We just drew her name and it’s……

Continue Reading

231. Guess Where Wednesday: It’s Totally Sweet!

 If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely have an advantage in this week’s Guess Where Wednesday mystery photo contest.  You haven’t truly experienced Barrington in all of its sweet glory if you’ve never been t0 the place where this week’s photo was taken.  Can you guess where we are?

If you can guess this week’s mystery photo, you’ll have a chance to win a gift certificate to spend at the place where the picture was taken.  And, let me tell you, you will be surrounded by the food of the gods!
(DING DING DING – Voici votre clue de la semaine!) 
Entering the contest will take you seconds and we’ll reveal the winner on Wednesday of next week.  But first, let’s take a look at who won last week’s mystery photo contest.  We had a record number of votes come in last week, with over 50 people submitting guesses.  But we can only pick one winner.  My daughter drew the name just seconds ago and it is……

Continue Reading

229. Guess Where Mystery Photo Contest: Horsing Around

 I have a quick contest for you this week.  It’s another mystery photo that I took of one of the Barrington Area United Way’s horses stationed around town for the Roundup II gala horse auction coming up on Saturday, October 13th.  I tried to get an angle on this one so you’d have a few clues as to where I was standing.  Can you guess where I was when I took this picture?

If you can guess the location of this week’s mystery photo, you could win a $25 gift card to spend at the place where I was standing.  That means you’ll have a lot of choices about where to spend it so let’s just call that our clue for the week!
Here’s how the contest works……

Continue Reading

213. Say Hi to Sam at the Bread Basket

 We had a lot of fun watching the guesses come in for our recent mystery photo contest. Exactly two weeks ago, we challenged you to tell us if you know the guy in this picture…

The contest rules were simple: Correctly guess the place where I took the photo and, if you could also share the guy’s name, you’d be entered in our drawing twice.  It was a little bit of an experiment and I was excited to see that dozens of people guessed it right!
I was standing inside The Bread Basket restaurant in downtown Barrington when I snapped the picture. And most guessers also knew that the man in the picture is the restaurant’s owner, Sam Nikolaidis. A few of them went a little further, offering Sam a few words of praise with their answers.
“It is SAM at the Bread Basket. He’s a mind reader. When I walk in, he tells me what I want before I even look at the daily specials board. And he’s usually right!”  – Eric Hochstein
“It’s Sam from the Bread Basket! My earliest memory is sitting in one of those booths as a 3 year old having a Bread Basket breakfast.”  – Nick Sauer
“It’s Sam Nikolaidis from the Bread Basket! He’s my go-to Sunday lunch guy and has been for a long, long time.”  – Karen McBride

The Bread Basket has been a downtown Barrington staple since it opened in the 1920’s. We’re going to be sharing more about the restaurant’s history and its menu in the coming weeks here at 365Barrington.com so stay tuned.
We received dozens of submissions in this contest, Sam is buying lunch for the winner, we just drew a name and it is……

Continue Reading

206. Guess Where Wednesday: Name that Dude!

 We’re adding a little twist this week by making “Guess Where Wednesday” more like “Guess WHO Wednesday”.  Why not?  We love trying new things here at 365Barrington.com.  Plus, when I suggested the idea to our mystery model today, he was all for it!  So, for this week’s contest, all you have to do is guess where I was when I took this guy’s picture. If you’ve ever been to this place before, odds are you’ve seen him standing right here. And, if you know his name, your guess counts twice!

This mystery man is a pretty popular guy in town and he’s buying lunch for the winner.  So if you know the answer, just submit your guess in the comments box below. You have through Tuesday, August 7th to submit your guesses before we draw and reveal the winner in TWO WEEKS, on Wednesday, August 8th.
And now, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

Continue Reading

202. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 Who says we can’t play Guess Where Wednesday on Thursday? A special birthday party made me a day late with our contest this week. But we have a cool new mystery photo which might be a little tricky.  I was standing outdoors in a very public location in the heart of Barrington when I took this picture.  But I zoomed in pretty tight to try and keep you guessing and you can enter yours to win anytime through next Tuesday, July 24th.   The top left edge of this photograph might give you a little hint and you’ll find another clue if you read on.

If you know where we took the photo, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple and the prize is pretty cool!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and his name is……

Continue Reading

197. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 United Way’s painted horses are back in Barrington and on display at locations throughout the community.  They just started putting the horses up and you’ll soon be spotting them all over town, giving us some great “mystery photo” material for our weekly Guess Where Wednesday photo contest.  Can you guess where in Barrington this United Way painted horse is standing?  Take a close look at the bricks in the background.  If you’re super sleuthy, they just might be the clue that gives it all away ;).

“Roundup II” is the United Way’s second painted horse campaign in Barrington.  The horses will be on display throughout town until they’re auctioned off to support community causes during the United Way’s Roundup II Gala Horse Auction this October 13th.  For more information, visit BAUW.org.  If you know where I was standing when I took the horse photo above, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is super cool and I even have a clue for this week!  But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

Continue Reading

190. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 Because we celebrated the 4th of July with guests at our home yesterday, I’m a day late in publishing our weekly mystery photo contest and revealing last week’s winner. But we have a new mystery photo for you today that might be a little tricky. Who can tell where in Barrington this photograph was taken?

If you know where we took the photo, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is delicious and I even have a clue for this week!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and his name is……

Continue Reading

183. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and we’re exactly one week away from the Fourth of July.  So I tried my best to pick a patriotic mystery photo for you this week. This one might be a little tricky, but can you guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture?

If you know where I was, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

Continue Reading

178. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and that means it’s game day here at 365Barrington.com. We have a new “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo for you today. All you have to do is guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture to win a prize.

If you know where I was, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

Continue Reading

170. Bring Back “Guess Where Wednesday” Photo Contest

 We gave it a break, but now I’m bringing it back!  Remember “Guess Where Wednesdays”?  It’s a weekly mystery photo contest hosted here at 365Barrington.com where we publish a photo taken somewhere in Barrington.  All you have to do is guess where I was when I took the picture and you could be our weekly winner!  So here it is.  I snapped this one at a very popular spot in town.  Can you guess where I was standing?

If you know where I was, all you have to do is enter your guess in the comments box below.  The game is easy, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week……

Continue Reading

130. Reveal the Spring Break 2012 Photo Contest Winners

 A record breaking number of votes came in for our Spring Break 2012 photo contest and we’re excited to announce today that we have THREE WINNERS! 51 percent of the almost 600 votes cast were for a photo called “Baby’s First Spring Break” taken by local photographer, Emily Hernandez. Emily takes the top prize in our contest, for the second year in a row! And with a wee one in the family, the Hernandez family chose to celebrate spring break right here at home.
The top prize in this year’s contest is a $50 gift card to spend at retail shops throughout Barrington that are among the 900+ members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president, Janet Meyer, says she’s thrilled to see the prize go to someone who planned a spring break staycation right here in the Barrington area. To see more of Emily’s photography, visit her website at EmilyHernandezPhotography.com.
The photo that scored second place, with 35 percent of the vote, is an image called “Close Encounters” taken by Laury Kossoff……

Continue Reading

127. Vote for Your Favorite 2012 Spring Break Photos

 I love how a little time away from the office brings out a more relaxed, appreciative and creative outlook on life. Armed with cameras and a little beautiful scenery, the photographers in this year’s Spring Break photo contest captured stunning images that let your mind drift with memories of what true relaxation feels like. The challenge in this year’s contest was simple:  In a photograph, show what spring break 2012 looked like to you. Here’s one of the photos that best answers that question for me.  No beach.  Just a boy and a moose…
We received beautiful images for our contest this year and need your help with choosing our winners. To cast your vote, just put checks in the boxes by your favorite photos below. The image that gets the most votes will win our 2012 Spring Break photo contest and we have awards for three winners….…

Continue Reading

365Barrington Sponsors

Featured Events

365Barrington Partners

From the Community

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
Error: No posts found.

Luby Group Listings

$850,000
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,232
SQFT
429 Fox Glove Lane Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Close to town & steps from the walking paths of the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve, this 5-bed, 5-bath custom brick & stone cape cod is expertly crafted and ONE-OF-A-KIND from top to bottom. The 29-foot ceiling will draw your eye immediately up to soarin

$330,000
1,294
SQFT
113 S Cook Street Barrington, IL 60010
Commercial For Sale
- Active

Retail storefront in prime pedestrian location in downtown Barrington surrounded by Village shopping, restaurants, and steps to the Metra train station. Great opportunity to own a high visibility space, currently vacant, ready for you to move in and

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$449,900
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,300
SQFT
21236 N Crestview Drive Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Pending

Sitting on 3/4 of an acre is this updated and move-in ready 5 bdrm, 3 bath, all brick home in the highly sought after Fairhaven neighborhood! Step in the front door to a very desirable open floor plan that everyone is looking for! The kitchen is brig

$510,000
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,526
SQFT
246 Bradwell Road Inverness, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active Under Contract

Welcome to the beautiful walkout ranch @ 246 Bradwell Road in Inverness. Located directly across from Maggie Rogers Park, this beauty has soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, a beautifully updated kitchen and remodeled bathrooms. The foyer opens to a f

Newsletter