My kids cannot get enough of “twinkly” lights. Both zoo displays are a part of our holiday rotation, and now we have another one to add to the roster: The Morton Arboretum‘s first-ever holiday light display, Illumination. I previewed it out last week, and it is so much fun. Walk (or push a stroller) around a mile-long paved trail with eight [...]
Archive for the Christmas Category
Local designer Lidia Varesco Racoma of Type Baby has created a limited edition Christmas T-shirt, perfect for holiday snaps or photos of babies sitting on Santa’s lap. (Which are always funnier if said kid is screaming. Right? Or is that just me?) Price is $24 in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months at typebabydesign.com.
The tree may already be trimmed, but you have to add at least one ornament every holiday season. There are plenty of local shops that stock beautiful, offbeat options such as: -Equinox (3401 N. Broadway, Chicago, 773-281-9151) -Climate Home (2462 N. Clark St., Chicago, 773-327-7717) -Sweden Shop (3304 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, 773-478-0327) -Foursided (2939 N. [...]
The holiday season is officially underway and so (drumroll), here is the Pinwheel Gift Guide 2012, featuring toys, clothes, and stocking stuffers from the best local and national stores. Enjoy! Yetitoy, $110, available at Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-280-2660). Build your own roller coaster set, $19.99, available at Cat & Mouse Game [...]
I love Christmas. The music, the food, the presents, the shopping, the tree, the decorations, the cheer—all of it. Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite traditions, and I can’t help adding at least one item to my collection every year. Here are some of the best finds I came across this season to [...]
Still looking to finish shopping? Check out my very first Gift Guide, a selection of the best and most gift-worthy items from the best local and national stores. BIT toddler bike, $145, Wonder! (250 S. Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, 224-330-6400) Glitter boots, $98, JCrew (visit jcrew.com for locations) Noah’s Ark, $260, Giggle (2116 N. Halsted St., [...]