Oct. 18, 2017

Ghoulishly Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Oct. 20 – 22

Let the Halloween fun begin!  This weekend’s line-up of events features a wide range of family friendly events as well as those looking for a little more fright! If costumers and goblins are not your thing, there is an Oktoberfest celebration, a mini class about the World Fair and ...

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Oct. 4, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Oct. 6 – 8


This week has been stressful both on a personal and national level.  Thankfully, there are many wonderful events going on this weekend to help revive my wary soul and yours too! From a little bluegrass and retail therapy to two powerhouse perennial favorites such as the Great Highwood ...

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Sept. 7, 2017

Fun Thing To Do on the North Shore: Sept. 8 – 10

Some may think while the last few days of summer linger on and the traditional Fall activities wait to kicked into full gear, that there won’t be much going on around town.  But they would be wrong.  This weekend presents the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the ...

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Aug. 23, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Aug. 25 – 27


There are big weekends and then there are really big weekends…however, this weekend is HUGE!!! I hope everyone is well rested because this weekend’s schedule of events will have you rockin’ all weekend long. First up is Nashwood, Highwood’s celebration of all things Nashville featuring a great line up ...

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May 10, 2017

Mother’s Day Fun & More on the North Shore: May 12 – 14

While “surprising” mom with breakfast in bed is always a good call (if kitchen clean-up is included), there are plenty more ways to celebrate mom and have some good “clean” family fun this weekend. Highlights include Motherhood Out Loud, Vintage Market at the Grove, the Evanston Garden Fair, Mother’s Days ...

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April 5, 2017

Fun Things To Do on the North Shore: Apr. 7 – 9

Start your Easter celebrations early. Test your improv skills. Explore the many ways to enjoy bacon. Discover lost gems from Paul McCartney performed in a jazz style. Enjoy a free classical music concert. It’s all waiting for you this weekend on the North Shore!


Vivid First Friday Art Opening ...

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June 26, 2016

The Ultimate Dog Owner's Resource Guide for the North Shore of Chicago


It goes without saying that pets bring so much love and joy to our lives. In turn, we want to provide our fur babies with the best care possible. Often times, finding trustworthy and reliable pet resources and services can be stressful and overwhelming. Understanding that every dog is different ...

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Posted in Communities, Pets
Aug. 14, 2015

Best Dog Groomers on the North Shore

dog being groomed

Finding a groomer for a beloved pet, can be just as tricky, if not more so than finding your own hair stylist. Luckily, there are some great options throughout the North Shore.

Wags on Willow
840 Willow Rd, Northfield/Glenview, 847-272-2918
Although highly recommended for their grooming ...

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July 2, 2015

North Shore Dog Parks and Beaches

dogs at wilmette dog beach

My dogs and I had planned to personally research all the dog parks and beaches on the North Shore and provide our readers with our ratings of each. But we quickly realized that the non-resident fee in most towns is pretty steep resulting in a rather expensive research project. So ...

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June 28, 2014

It's a Dog's Life at Wilmette's Dog Beach

Wilmette dog beach at Gillson Park

There isn't anything our three labs love better than the dog beach, so when we mentioned the possibility of going for our first outing of the spring, we nearly had a riot on our hands. The dogs go berserk when we say the words "dog beach", so now we ...

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Posted in Pets, Things To Do