Tag: geneva

Shop Small Day 272: Gift cards that kick start New Year's Resolutions

A manicure and a martini?Yes, please! <a href=" http://www.chicagonow.com/shop-small-2013/2013/02/day-36-a-manicure-and-a-martini-yes-please/"target="_blank">Cosmos Beauty Bar</a>  is a full service bar within a mani/pedi salon.  Need I say more?!
I usually try to avoid giving gift certificates, they just seem too impersonal. Of course, though, there are definitely some exceptions. In fact, a gift card to any of these awesome small businesses will tell the recipient that you understand exactly what they want! New to Shop Small 2013 and want to know how this... Read more »

Shop Small Day 245: Bien Trucha

Once every couple of years I find a restaurant that is so incredible that I can’t get the food out of my head. I wonder why it took me so long to find it, and cannot wait until I go back again. The last one was Cafe Tu Tu Tango, which I didn’t mind telling... Read more »

Shop Small Day 157: The Herrington Inn

It’s almost impossible to believe that the first time I visited here was 17 years ago. But, I knew the minute I saw it that it was the perfect location for my wedding. So, 17 years ago yesterday I was the first bride to walk down the gorgeous staircase at the Herrington Inn. Besides a... Read more »

Day 93: Nestled into my Cocoon

It’s probably a good thing I don’t live closer Geneva, my wallet would always be empty! There are some great indie stores in this small town. One of my favorites is Cocoon. Located within an old house, Cocoon feels like you’re walking through your cool boho chic best friend’s home. Each room is purposely decorated:... Read more »