BUNNY & BABE TIMES TWO
Style maven Peyton Merrill launched BUNNY & BABE in 2020. The modern Winnetka boutique’s style aesthetic is classic and feminine with an edge, reminiscent of the women who inspired its name. The two fashion icons, Bunny Mellon and Babe Paley, who were America’s first “It” girls inspire Merrill’s carefully curated collection of women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, and home decor. Both Bunny and Babe were larger than life and the boutique is echoing their lifestyle in expanding its footprint. Bunny & Babe’s new space offers the classically feminine style with a hint of edge for the North Shore’s younger set. Bunny & Babe is located at 555 and 559 Chestnut Street in Winnetka, 847-999-3255, bunnyandbabe.com.
Want a little fall shimmer? Visit the Lake Forest Shop for Jar Bar’s recently launched seasonal face and eye makeup palette. Each palette includes four eye shadows that will take you from day to night, a gorgeous blush, and Jar Bar’s added all-over highlighter for the perfect glow. The palette is a must-have, as everything is included and coordinated together making beauty practically effortless. Jen Bobay founded JAR BAR with the intent to empower women to become their own makeup artists. Therefore, each palette comes equipped with helpful directions on the back to ensure your makeup looks flawless every time. When you pop in to pick up your Seasonal Sensational Palette at the Lake Forest Shop be sure to notice the store’s timeless elegance—the boutique is celebrating 99 years of dressing patrons to the nines. The Lake Forest Shop is located at 265 Market Square in Lake Forest, 847-234-0548, thelakeforestshop.com.
After a long stint of pop-ups, Laura White decided to open her first brick-and-mortar storefront, Arch, in Hubbard Woods. ARCH offers a carefully curated collection of apothecary, vintage, and home decor. Experience the undeniably unique in botanical skincare, handcrafted gifts, and exquisite vintage pieces. You’ll also discover hand-loomed textiles from Maine, vintage Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent jewelry, Lola James Harper candles from Paris (a photographer who travels the world and creates scented candles reminiscent of the wonderful places she visited) as well as local artists, and ceramicists. Arch is the perfect place to find that unique holiday gift for the friend who has everything (well, almost everything). Arch is located at 913 Green Bay Road in Winnetka, 847-910-7700, archglow.com, @archbylaurawhite.
A COMMUNITY UNITED
For more than 50 years, Deerfield High School has held an annual three-week-long charity drive in November, called School Chest, to raise money for a selected beneficiary. This year’s winner is PAWS FOR PATRICK, an organization connecting young people living with mental illness with emotional support animals and therapy dogs. During these three weeks, the efforts of the student body, staff, and surrounding North Shore communities will be synthesized with the mission of raising funds and awareness for Paws for Patrick. Numerous events and initiatives including a silent auction benefit dinner, a 3×3 basketball tournament, a singing competition, a 5k Run for Change, and daily food sales, are held as key means of fundraising. All School Chest events are entirely student-run and unite the entire student body and community working toward a common goal. Last year’s recipient was awarded more than $155,000. For more information about School Chest and the activities they have planned for Paws for Patrick, visit schoolchest.org.