Monday, November 26, 2012
Holiday gifts from local merchants.
If you're looking for a gift for someone on your holiday list, check out some of our local merchants right here in Barrington. From apparel to photography sessions, there's sure to be something to please even the hardest people to shop for. Business owners: Feel free to upload your gift idea to our gallery!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ideas that will make Dad smile on his special day
Mother’s Day is so much easier to plan than Father’s Day. I’m not just saying that because I'm a Mom and I think it’s incredibly easy to figure out what I like. After all, what woman doesn’t appreciate a pretty bouquet of flowers, an assortment of gourmet chocolate, a spa appointment or breakfast in bed? But when it comes to the men in our lives, it can be a lot trickier to plan that perfect day. There is no tradition around Father's Day like Mother's Day Brunch, which makes it easy to plan. Every Dad has different interests. I remember as a kid, whenever I would ask my Dad what he wanted for Father's Day his answer was always "Peace and Quiet." Well, you can't just pick that up at the store, so we had to be more creative. So, how to …
Friday, November 26, 2010
The local coffee shop will host a series of artists beginning Saturday, Nov. 27.
For a guy who claims not to like coffee, Steve McClintock who, with his sister Holly Bowling, owns Cook Street Coffee, certainly knows the way to a coffee drinker's heart. "We make the best coffee in town," he said with confidence. McClintock's passion for creating the perfect café seems equaled by his love of the arts. When redesigning the former Caribou Coffee, he brought in artists and artisans to assist with the project. "The paint is three-dimensional," he said, touching the wall behind him, which is crafted to look more like subtle wood grain than plaster. In some areas, circular colored glass is worked into the design. Intriguing works of art are hung on the walls and are swapped out on a regular basis. McClintock's love of the …