Whether you’re stretching out on the shores of Lake Michigan, relaxing on a pool chair, or headed out of town, The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo is the summertime novel sure to keep you entranced. Follow the 13-year journey of Lucy and Gabe as circumstance pulls them apart and brings them back together. When Lucy pursues a career in New York while Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East, something keeps their hearts connected. A story of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and love, all brought into play by fate. This tale of the enduring power of first love wraps up with an unforgettable ending you’ll be dying to reach and dreading saying goodbye to. Lake Forest Book Store owner Maxwell Gregory says it’s like Love Story for a new generation. Get your copy at the Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N Western Avenue, in Lake Forest, 847-234-4420, lakeforestbookstore.com.
Lake Forest Sailing (LFS) high school teams took on the cold waters of Lake Michigan on May 13 at Chicago Yacht Club’s annual Rickover Regatta. With a strong tradition of being one of the top scholastic sailing teams in the country, the LFS teams did not disappoint. The dominating performance by the sailors landed them with first place (Jack LaVanway, Ryan McFadden), third place (Zach Biela, Thaxter Shaw), fifth place (Daniel Fogarty, Luke Ackerman), and fourteenth place (Joe Goodzey, Casey Murray). Assistant Coach Ian Schappe said, “Our sailors had good starts and good boat speed but overall they were sailing smarter than the other teams, hitting the right shifts, and playing the right tactics.” The coaches and the team expect great things to come from the growing program, and we will hopefully see more victories at the annual Rickover Regatta. For more information, visit LFParksandRec.com.
Renew, rejuvenate, and radiate with Bluemercury’s Hydraboost Cream and Serum just in time for summer. This wonderful pairing is this summer’s go-to skin remedy, giving you a glorious summertime glow. Both formulas work to plump and replenish moisture levels, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and leaving your skin looking radiant. The cream utilizes papaya and white mulberry as natural antioxidants while the serum uses aloe vera and centella to soothe your skin. Only available at Bluemercury, “a store steps from your home, with friendly beauty experts that know everything about products and can advise clients on the right solutions to your beauty and skincare problems,” says Founder and CEO Barry Beck. Bluemercury is open seven days a week at 680 N Bank Lane in Lake Forest, 847-615-3000, bluemercury.com.