Hinsdale Restaurant Week
For years, we’ve watched in envy as Restaurant Week rolls into downtown Chicago and other upscale suburbs. But for the first time this year, Hinsdale is getting a Restaurant Week of its own. From March 3 through March 10, Hinsdale’s best restaurants will celebrate the village’s inaugural event. With 12 participating eateries offering chef-curated meals and inventive dishes highlighting the village as a diverse foodie destination, it’s one you won’t want to miss. “It started slowly 10 years ago, and then really over the last three years, the restaurant scene in Hinsdale has grown exponentially,” explains Anna Martch, Economic Development and Communication Specialist for the Village of Hinsdale. “Residents in town welcomed all of our new restaurants, and the word spread to the western suburbs and the city that we had all these fantastic dining options. Experienced restaurateurs with high profile Chefs recognized the opportunity and opened in Hinsdale.” Known for its historic downtown district and charming one-of-a-kind retail stores, the restaurant scene has quietly turned into a thriving culinary destination. Cuisine options include Italian, sushi, bistro, American, Asian, Mexican, and even a gluten free bakery. “We are so proud to show off our village and the amazing restaurants that have made Hinsdale the culinary jewel of the Western Suburbs,” adds Martch. Hinsdale Restaurant Week is a non-ticketed event. A complete list of restaurants with their specials can be found at hinsdaledining.com.
If you’re headed to warmer climes this spring break, your skin may not quite be ready for fun in the sun. A new spray tan business that just opened in Willowbrook, Body Glo by Laura, can help you step onto the beach with perfection. But Owner Laura Nozicka goes beyond just the usual tanning treatment. She calls herself a “spray tan artist and performance tan specialist,” using her skills to work with high profile clientele. Her Fantasy Tan customers include ballroom dancers, body builders, and beauty pageant contestants. Nozicka was introduced to this premier brand of custom airbrush spray tanning more than six years ago when she became a performance and competitive ballroom dancer. “I loved the natural look of the tan and the confidence it gave me on the ballroom floor,” she says, explaining that custom color mixing gives the glow you want without the orange blotches. “Receiving continuous compliments, I decided to bring custom spray tanning to the performance community and to anyone looking for that natural glow for weddings, vacations and special occasions.” Body Glo By Laura is located at 545 Plainfield Road, Suite E, in Willowbrook. For more information, call 708-695-7331 or visit bodyglobylaura.com.
Coming off the heels of its latest product launch which allows travelers to “create” and “crowdfund” their own private jet flight via mobile app, the Uber of private jets—JetSmarter—is launching new flight routes in and out of Chicago to and from 13 different cities (from Chicago Midway, Chicago Executive, DuPage, or Waukegan regional airports). With crowdfunded flights, guests will have the option to initiate a flight and choose the date and time of the departure, while the cost can now be equally shared with other flyers—with no annual fee or membership commitment. When creating a crowdfunded flight, JetSmarter travelers will be able to search and book the newest flight routes available on the app. From Chicago, travelers can create flights to New York, Washington DC, South Florida, Boston, Naples, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, and Colorado. Get ready, jet set, go! For more information, visit jetsmarter.com.winterwineandwhiskey or call 708-688-8000.
With travel season in full swing, we love the new Louis Vuitton
Tambour Horizon collection. Enriching every aspect of the smart watch experience, the My Travel, Agenda, Step Counter, and Pollution functions create a more intuitive watch easily becoming an integral part of your every day. Most impressively, the My Travel experience groups all your travel information together in one place syncing hotel and flight/train information while the Agenda function gives an easy view of meeting time versus free time. The Step Counter function allows travelers to track distance while taking on cities by foot and the Pollution function displays the air quality index in real time. There’s even a GPS function embedded. Practicality never looked so fabulous. Find out more at us.louisvuitton.com.