| May 12, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs.
Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:49 AM
Retailers peg a sale to every holiday, and Memorial Day is a big opportunity for stores. Though the Williamsburg Premium Outlets often hosts outlet-wide sales, the Memorial Day event seems to be worth the drive. Here are some of the highlights:
- 40 to...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:28 PM
In a twist on Caesar's "Veni, vedi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.), the French writer Victor Hugo wrote: "Veni, vedi, vixi. (I came, I saw, I lived.)
Either way, I went to Paris, I saw everything possible in a week, I conquered any apprehension...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:04 AM
The economy has been in the doldrums for a few years, and the fashion industry has responded with the “minimalism” trend. Well, guess what? Enough is enough -- fashion is busting loose for Holiday 2011! It is time to celebrate fashion with...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Mary Suzanne Beck Keech, a corporate managing director of Studley Inc., a Washington commercial real estate firm, who was also an active alumna of Garrison Forest School, died of cancer Monday at Georgetown University Hospital.
The former Catonsville...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:48 PM
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Known for: The largest shopping center in California,...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 12:26 PM
Fall is a get-cozy season full of nostalgia and homey memories. We anticipate the newness of what Seventh Avenue will preview, yet we find security in a certain amount of predictability. Uncluttered is a word that captures the mood of many designers&...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:16 PM
From classic toys by the Toymaker of Williamsburg to Fifes and Drums ornaments at the Christmas Shop, Merchants Square is a one-stop shopping destination for all things Colonial and all things Christmas during the holiday season. Situated right next to...
| Jan 29, 2009
Now more than ever, shoppers are bagging bargains—and bragging about it.
It's not just about curbing our spending in a recession. It's also boasting about our savvy shopping "savings."
In the last week, a friend ripped off her heavy coat to...
| Feb 6, 2009
Recession-battered employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January, the most since the end of 1974, and catapulted the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. The grim figures were further proof that the nation's job climate is deteriorating at an alarming clip...
| Oct 24, 2008
Named the second best place to live in America by Money magazine in 2006 and pulling in the No. 3 spot in 2008, Naperville has grown into one of Illinois' largest cities while retaining much of its small-town charm. The accolades from Money capped...