Winter has only just arrived but our skin is already feeling the effects. It may be time for some Skin Laundry—a pioneering new line of skin care products and services being offered at Ulta Beauty. “We are excited to partner with Ulta Beauty and provide Chicago-area customers with the service they’ve been asking for,” says Skin Laundry Founder Yen Reis. “Ninety-eight percent of our customers had never tried lasers before Skin Laundry, and this strategic partnership allows us to introduce a much wider audience to the innovative treatment for which we’re known: mild, effective laser and light facials at an affordable price point.” There are two ways to experience Skin Laundry. Step into your local Ulta and pick up targeted cleansers, specialty treatments and masks, moisturizer, and the trademarked SleepCycle pillowcase, which is essentially a sheet mask for your face. Or, if you’re out and about on Michigan Avenue this holiday season, step into the Ulta Michigan Avenue store for a signature Skin Laundry 15-minute laser and light facial. Your skin will thank you. For more information, visit skinlaundry.com.
MURAL GOES HOME
When word reached Gorton Community Center supporters that the Lake Forest McDonald’s was closing its doors, questions were quickly raised about what was going to happen to the interior mural painted by local artist Mark McMahon. “One of our loyal donors reached out to us and asked if the mural could be moved to Gorton,” says Catherine Yehle, Gorton Community Center’s Director of Development. “And before we knew it, the mural was hanging on our walls.” In late October, Gorton unveiled McMahon’s mural that he painstakingly moved tile by tile. In one week, he and a colleague, who had helped originally install the artwork at McDonald’s, framed and mounted it on the walls of Gorton’s second floor. Of the 99 tiles, only one was chipped. Thanks to Mark and Carolyn McMahon and William and Lois McEssy for making this happen and to Sally Downey, Christopher Barber, Richard and PB Kral, Saskia Van Alphen, Susan Duffey, Steve Sadin, Karen and Ken Levine, Ford Campbell, Russ Marino, and Chase Bank for sponsoring the move. The mural was dedicated in memory of Steven Malin Jr. and in honor of the children of Lake Forest.
ELAWA FARM HOLIDAYS
The markets at Elawa Farm are wonderful throughout the year but there’s something about the annual Elawa Farm Holiday Market that puts a little magic in the season. On December 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on December 4, from noon to 4 p.m. you can shop for festive foods, gifts, and holiday décor. This include Frasier fir trees, fresh holiday wreaths, greens and arrangements, gourmet gingerbread houses and cookies, handcrafted soaps, farm preserves and jams, artisan gifts (toffee, truffles, brownies, tea cakes), slow cooker spice tins, silhouette portraits, and more unique Elawa items. The market, as always, is free. Elawa Farm is located at 1401 Middlefork Drive in Lake Forest. For more information, call 847-234-1966 or visit elawafarm.org.