Friday, April 26, 2013
After three vehicles had their windows smashed while parked in the Willow Festival parking lot, Northbrook police tracked the iPhones to a Chicago location.
The following reports were part of the Village of Northbrook weekly memo. On Saturday, April 13, at approximately 7:30 p.m., three vehicles parked in the Willow Fest parking lot had their windows smashed and computes, cell phones and cash removed. While investigating the incident, Officer Matt Johnson was able to track one of the cell phones via its “Find My iPhone” application. Sergeant Mike Metrick and Officer Johnson, along with assistance from the Chicago Police Department, were able to track the phone to a location in Chicago. Four subjects were eventually located, arrested and the stolen items were returned to their owners. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local crime updates in your email. Three …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tickets are running out to next week's benefit for the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
There's only six tickets left for the Glamour and Gourmet Girls Night Out at Willow Festival next Tuesday. Andreas Hogue Salon and Northbrook's Whole Foods are sponsoring a benefit for the Alliance for the Great Lakes from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on April 30. The event begins at Whole Foods' party room with a variety of gourmet food and wine. Then the Andreas Hogue Salon will offer coffee, dessert and mini salon services — an Aveda hand massage/paraffin dip, mini manicure or a Mirabella "Just Eyes" makeover. Guests will get one salon service with a $30 event ticket, or all three services with a $50 ticket. Proceeds from the event will go to the Alliance for the Great Lakes to help improve water quality, promote water conservation, restore and …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Winners of Art Post Gallery's first art contest were announced Thursday, with artists from Northbrook, Glenview and Wilmette winning the top spots.
It's only been a few months since 52 people waited outside Art Post Gallery's door for the store to open on the morning of Feb. 28. People were so eager to participate in the Botany Magnified contest they couldn't wait for the store to open. On Thursday night, Art Post invited all the artists back to the shop, and announced winners and honorable mentions from the gallery's first Botany Magnified art contest. There were 81, locally-made canvas tiles on display and at least 200 people in the shop when the winners were announced. Winning artists were chosen by several local art experts, including Vicky McHugh and Ellen Duffy of Northfield's Avenue Interiors design firm. "It was overwhelming at first," Duffy said about the judging process. "…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Andreas Hogue talks about this season's popular hair colors and some new products he's excited to offer at his Willow Festival salon.
What do people looking for a new post-winter, pre-spring hair style do when it seems there are just as many sunny days as there are blizzards? According to Andreas Hogue, owner of the namesake salon in the Willow Festival shopping center, people might want to wait a bit longer before bringing back the highlights. "People just got all their holiday hair done," Hogue said. "Now is a fun time to start experimenting." Hogue says people have been coming in for deeper colors and darker shades, while they get excited to bring out warmer tones in the spring. Among the products Hogue has been using lately is a new line of ammonia-free hair colors from the Matrix salon brand. "I've been playing with the hair colors for a few months and having …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The three-month-old shop at Willow Festival lets customers try equipment before buying, and promises to match most other stores and websites for bargain hunters.
A Sears Fitness store that just opened in Willow Festival is the company's flagship store for exercise equipment and the only one in the United States. "This is a test store," says manager Jim Green. "It's the first of its kind in the country." The shop has been in business since Christmas, and Green says their lease might be up in April unless Sears chooses to renew for another year. Green says his job involves more than matching customers with the right equipment — it also includes teaching people how to diversify their exercise and make the most out of the several thousand dollar machines. "This is a great season for buying work out equipment," Green said. "People need an alternative to biking and walking outside in this weather." The …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The 50-year-old business at Willow Festival has been family owned since it's Chicago roots.
One of Smart Jeweler's most unique features is the on-hand jeweler, who visits the shop every few days to do custom work for. "He has golden hands," said owner Joel Kagen. The jewelry store has been in Kagan's family since 1960 when it first opened in Chicago. The business moved to Lincolnwood 20 years later, where it stayed until a couple years ago. It's now at Willow Festival, and remains a small and dedicated operation. "We have hundreds of years of experience among the staff," Kagen said, explaining that he and his employees have worked in the jewelry business for decades each. Despite the shop's most exquisite items, it offers an assortment of more affordable jewelry ranging from $15 bead necklaces to $24 silver earrings. It also …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Patch catches up with REI about preparing for the winter.
We're only three months in but 2013 has been pretty snowy. Fortunately, this week hasn't been terribly cold. Maybe when the snow settles around the North Shore, folks might even find themselves in the mood to get some fresh air. Patch visited the REI at Willow Festival on Tuesday to find out what locals can do for fun in this weather, and what they might need to keep themselves safe from Jack Frost. Snowshoes The idea behind snowshoes is simple — they're long and wide contraptions that attaches to your boot or shoe and lets you walk over snow, without caving in, by distributing weight over a wider surface area. Snowshoeing seems to be a popular hobby among people from the North Shore, according to an REI staff member, and they're …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's fundraiser was held last week at the shopping center between Glenview and Northbrook.
Businesses and restaurants joined forces at Willow Festival on Feb. 6 for Party on the Parkway, a fundraiser for the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra. After making a donation, guests got to enjoy Ted's Montana Grill salads at the Sears Fitness Center, munchies from Meatheads and Mario's Mondo Cafe at Relax the Back, Zapatista's fajita wraps at Wags On Willow, NSO music at Whole Foods and Roti Mediterranean Grill's chicken pinwheels during the silent auction at Art Post Gallery. The event is organized by Candice Kuhnen, president and founder of Party on the Parkway. Photos from the event were provided by Brad Baskin Photography. Relive the memories or share your own in the comment section below.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Slated to open in winter 2013 at the Willow Festival shopping center, this will be the tenth Dailey Method studio in the Chicago-area and the 49th worldwide.
The Dailey Method, an international chain of fitness centers, announced in a press release their second North Shore location will open at the Willow Festival shopping center in Northbrook in winter 2013. The new studio will occupy about 2,800 square feet, across from the Whole Foods, according to the release. The Northbrook location will feature Dailey Method’s proprietary one-hour fitness class — combining athletic ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching and orthopedic exercises in an encouraging class environment — along with group cycling courses, according to the release. The fitness brand is known for its commitment to improving body alignment, long-term injury rehab and future injury prevention, in excerice programs that …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Realtor opens pet boutique in Willow Festival.
After moving to Glenview from the city, realtor Mary Bowler set out on slowing the pace of life a bit, taking long walks with her pug, Sushi, to get to know her new neighborhood. Taking stock of the stores in the area as they walked, she realized something was missing. “In the city there are a lot of these small, intimate little pet shops,” said Bowler, who is an agent with Coldwell Banker in the Lakeview area, “but there was nothing like that out here.” Although she is still licensed with Coldwell Banker, Bowler had been thinking about what else she might do with her time—and the idea of opening a pet boutique sounded like a blast. After giving the idea a little more consideration and doing some serious homework on the subject, Bowler …