Posts in category "Geneva"

Upscale Consignment and Resale in Geneva

Deja Vu is on 4th Street and just a short walk around the block.  Each room of the house is used to neatly display the clothing and housewares.
Are you in the mood for Spring cleaning?  Do you have nice things and don’t want to sell them for a quarter? Or are you in the mood for Spring buying? There are MANY consignment shops and resale shops in Geneva, Illinois. You can take things to sell or buy things for a deal.  One... Read more »

Christmas House Tour in Geneva, IL

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If it’s good enough for Ellen, it’s good enough for you!  The Geneva House Tour and Christmas Walk  is the weekend of December 7th and 8th in lovely Geneva, IL. I went with a friend on the house tour last year and IT IS PHENOMENAL.  The houses are professionally decorated by stores in town and... Read more »

They're Ba-ack! ...French and Farmer's Markets Along the UP-West Line

Yesterday Tom Skilling reported on Garry Meier’s WGN afternoon radio show that the last 6 months have been sunnier and warmer than normal.  I can’t remember the detailed stats Tom rattled off, but it has been YEARS since we have had this nice of a spring season.  (Spring in Illinois usually lasts an hour and... Read more »
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It's Spring! Get Moving on the Illinois Prairie Path

It's Spring! Get Moving on the Illinois Prairie Path
I live as close to the train station as I live to the Illinois Prairie Path.  I feel very fortunate to have both.  The path is a nicely maintained slice of nature through the busy western suburbs.  It is a shortcut to downtown Wheaton for me, but it is really so much more. The 61 mile... Read more »

Plan Ahead: Shop "Small Business Saturday" in a Local Downtown

Saturday, after all of the crazy Black Friday shopping is over, there is a call to arms to head downtown.  (Not “The Downtown” as in the o.b.v.i.o.u.s.l.y. cool phrase for downtown Chicago to make it sound like it is the only downtown you know.)  Not THAT downtown, but head to your local Main-Street-USA downtown and... Read more »

Death by Cocoa Bean

If you’ve gotta go, I can’t think of a more pleasant way.  I decided to “take one for the team” and register for a dessert class.  The Cocoa Bean in Geneva was referred to me by my friend, Julie, who reveres their cakes.  Each year on her birthday her sister gives her a whole cake to enjoy... Read more »
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The Little Traveler

I remember my mom taking me to the Little Traveler in Geneva in the 70′s when I was young.  And she remembers her mom taking her to the Little Traveler in the 50′s when she was young.  She described how they would get dressed up and go for tiny sandwiches and tea in the Atrium... Read more »
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