TO A TEA
Musician Billy Corgan, founder of the Grammy-winning band The Smashing Pumpkins, and his partner Chloé Mendel, fashion designer of faux fur brand Maison Atia, have opened MADAME ZUZU’S, a local plant-based teashop in Highland Park. Created in 2012, Madame ZuZu’s has grown into a nationally recognized tea brand, renowned for its rare and exclusive blends. The new location will carry on ZuZu’s tradition of a whimsical atmosphere but in a larger, Art Deco space reminiscent of a 1930’s tea salon. It will also serve as a cultural hub, allowing for the expression of new creative opportunities, including live broadcasting and musical performances. The Rare Tea Cellar has partnered with ZuZu’s to offer a variety of carefully sourced and locally blended teas from farms all around the world. ZuZu’s menu also includes affordable yet epicurean plant-based comfort foods like Mendel’s Infamous Tomato Soup, a secret family recipe for Grandma’s Meatball Sandwich, among other delectable options. Madame ZuZu’s is located at 1876 1st Street, Highland Park, 847-926-7359.
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Whether you are celebrating with friends at cocktail hour, looking to accentuate your charcuterie board, or searching for a thoughtfully curated gift, B’S GOURMET NUTS are a perfect accessory for your next occasion. Insatiable Cashews provide a dash of rosemary with a hint of heat to finish and the Decadent Cashews are delicately flavored with black truffle. Both delicious and conscientious, B’s Gourmet Nuts donates a portion of net proceeds to the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook. B’s Gourmet Nuts are available at local retailers, including Chalet, Ellen’s on Elm, Schaefers, Sunset Foods, The Grand, Visconti Cheese Market and Deli, or visit bsgourmetnuts.com.