Hinsdale’s Maggie Gerth is the genius behind PROPS LUGGAGE, a carry-on approved roller case with built-in legs. This first-of-a-kind suitcase can serve as its own luggage rack, airport work station, or even a dining table. With travel sometimes bumpy these days, choosing a well-designed bag like this can make a big difference in your trips. Props Luggage is lightweight and designed with a top-lid opening, which makes it easy to pack. propsluggage.com
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Does White Lotus season two have you pining for an Aperol Spritz and a plate of pasta with a view of the sea? Add this beautiful book to your library for an afternoon of armchair traveling. The lush photography and lively storytelling perfectly captures la dolce vita. assouline.com
If you’ve noticed your favorite celebrities looking extra beautiful recently, they are likely using AUGUSTINUS BADER at home and having facials from the brand’s facial masseur, Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine. Professor Augustinus Bader is a globally-recognized biomedical scientist, physician, and a leading expert in regenerative medicine. The brand has gone from insider secret to cult classic in record time because of the incredible results people notice in just 27 days. When the winter cold and wind are leaving your skin looking lackluster, try The Rich Cream. Augustinus Bader is available at Blue Mercury, 21 East First Street, Hinsdale.
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Generations of local children and teens have participated in Trolls, the ski and snowboarding program at King Keyser. Not many things inspire kids to be up and on a bus early on Saturday morning, but the thrill of being with friends is reason enough to fill several coaches for the eightweek season. This month kicks off the 59th season of Trolls. It’s quite an accomplishment with an incredible roster of alumni skiers. kingkeyser.com