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Award-winning Glancer Magazine is a west suburban Chicago area magazine delivering the best in community living. The August 2019 issue, themed BEST OF THE BEST, features the 2019 Readers Choice Award Winners for DuPage, Kane and Kendall. Our pages also feature all of your monthly favorites– 5 Things to Do, Scene Around Suburbia, Mom's Little Black Book, To Give, To Inspire, Literary Locals, Savory & Sweet Sisters, West Suburban VIP, the 7 Spectacular List and more.

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SCENE AROUND SUBURBIA
scenearound
Suburbia
You’ve Been
Glanced!
Photos by Mike Catuara
Visit Us Online for Hundreds of Additional
Photos from Each of these Events at
www.glancermagazine.com/scene-around-suburbia
YOU’VE BEEN 
GLANCED AT....
Wines & Finds
Downtown Glen
Ellyn (Jun 13)
The 6th Annual wine tast-
ing and shopping event
took place in downtown
Glen Ellyn.
Photos by Mike Catuara
Invite Us to Your Next Event
www.GlancerMagazine.com
YOU’VE BEEN 
GLANCED AT....
Naperville Woman’s
Club Fine Art Fair,
Naperville (Jun 22)
The 60th anniversary
event was held at
Naper Settlement
Photos by Mike Catuara
Invite Us to Your Next Event
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YOU’VE BEEN 
GLANCED AT....
Marq on Main
Ribbon Cutting
In Lisle (Jun 13)
Local VIPs opened Marq
on Main, the new luxury
apartment complex in
Downtown Lisle
Photos by Mike Catuara
Invite Us to Your Next Event
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
August 2019
4 Scene Around Suburbia
5 Hello From Glancer Magazine
7 5 Things to Do
9 COVER: 2019 Readers’ Choice
12 Fabulous Family
13 Literary Local
13 West Suburban VIP
15 Dining + Entertainment
15 Local Barbecue Favorites
15 Savory & Sweet Sisters
16 Kid Stuff
17 Mom’s Little Black Book
19 To Give, To Inspire
21 Home Bliss: Design & More
22 Home Enhancement Guide
25 The Best You
26 7 Spectacular New Businesses
2019 READERS’ CHOICE ISSUE | Featuring the “Best of the Best”
This issue has been anxiously anticipated, as it celebrates 150 local areas
establishments in 50 categories. Each is recognized as the “Best of the Best” in
their community, voted on by our readers this past Spring. We are honored to
share this elite list of winners with our subscribers and the entire community, as
it is featured in both our print and digital editions. We invite you to join us in con-
gratulating each winning business in a special digital feature that will be posted
all month long, and for months to come, at www.GlancerMagazine.com. Link up
to their website and follow them in social media today!
This is the 9th year for our Readers’ Choice recognition program honoring west
suburban business establishments in specific categories of local living– and each
year is just as exciting as the last. We could not be more appre-
ciative of all of those who took the time to vote and who are
such a valued part of our loyal readership. Thank you from
all of us at Glancer Magazine. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Lindy Kleivo
Publishing Director, West Suburban Area
lkleivo@glancermagazine.com
PUBLISHER
Glancer Magazine, Inc.
PUBLISHING DIRECTOR
Lindy Kleivo
EDITORIAL | Print + Digital
Kristen Kucharski Columnist / Writer
Mindy Kyle Columnist / Writer
Stephanie Schmoker Dining Critic
Tiffany Schmoker Dining Critic
SALES / MARKETING
Lindy Kleivo Publishing Director
PHOTOGRAPHY
Mike Catuara Features Photographer
Mike Mantucca Event Photographer
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Featuring DuPage • Kane • Kendall
August 2019
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Vol 18 | Best of the Best
This Issue Celebrates Glancer Maga-
zine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
Featuring the “Best of the Best” in West
Suburban Chicago, Voted on by Our Print
+ Digital Audience. 150 WInners are
Listed in 50 Categories with a Special
Digital Feature Providing Information on
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August Features
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3. DINE OUT IN 
NAPERVILLE 
NAPERVILLE–Summer is winding
down, but the options of restau-
rant choices in Naperville are
not. If your kids are headed
back to school, treat them to
their favorite lunch or dinner at
their favorite restaurant for a
nice sendoff. Soak up the last
days of summer with your
friends, family, significant
others or yourself while en-
joying a delicious meal and a
drink. Whatever the occasion,
visit www.dinenaperville.com
to explore all the options
Naperville has to offer!
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SUMMER 2019
5 Things to Do
2. EXPERIENCE FARM LIFE 
ST. CHARLES
Experience farm life! At Primrose
Farm, explore restored farm buildings, visit with farm
animals and agricultural interpreters, stroll through
100+ acres of historic and modern rural landscapes
and climb up on a vintage tractor near the fruit or-
chard. Exciting and educational activities await you
in the farmyard! Drop-in programs offered Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, featuring
hand-milking a Jersey cow, gathering eggs from the
chicken coop, grooming a draft horse or feeding the
animals. www.primrosefarmpark.com
5. MAKE DOWNTOWN DOWNERS
YOUR SUMMER DESTINATION
DOWNERS GROVE–Downtown Downers
Grove plays host to a handful of weekly free
events throughout the summer. Summer
Nights Classic Car Show (Friday), Indian
Boundary YMCA Downtown Market (Sat-
urday) and the DG Park Distrcit Summer Con-
cert Series (Tuesday). In addition to these fun
events, discover our delicious restaurants and
unique boutiques. www.downtowndg.org
1. ROCK THE HILL
NAPERVILLE Join the Naperville Park
District Friday, August 2 for the final concert
in the Rock the Hill series at Naperville’s Ro-
tary Hill, featuring the band OMT. Concert
will be held from 7-8:30 pm. Show is
family-friendly and for all ages; attend-
ees are encouraged to bring folding
chairs and blankets to enjoy a free
evening of live music. Rotary Hill is lo-
cated adjacent to the Naperville Riv-
erwalk near downtown Naperville.
For band information visit
www.onemtime.com.
4. 2019 LAST FLING
NAPERVILLE – The Naperville Jaycees Last Fling
is a community festival held over Labor Day Week-
end near Downtown Naperville. 26 national, regional
and local musical acts will perform throughout the
weekend on 2 stages! Sunday is Special Needs
Day, offering priority no-wait seating for the Carnival
rides. Monday, in addition to the Fling Mile and
Labor Day Parade, the “Jaycees Support Our
Troops”, welcoming Military Veterans for a compli-
mentary lunch and entertainment. www.lastfling.org
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ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Movie Time
DUPAGE.................. Hollywood Palms, Naperville
KANE....................... Randall 15 IMAX, Batavia
KENDALL................ NCG Yorkville Cinemas, Yorkville
Artistic Studio
DUPAGE.................. Board & Brush, Downers Grove
KANE....................... The Chilled Palette, Geneva
KENDALL................ Studio 60 Art Center, Yorkville
Day at the Museum
DUPAGE.................. Naper Settlement, Naperville
KANE....................... Geneva History Museum, Geneva
KENDALL................ Little White School House, Oswego
Art Gallery
DUPAGE................. Galleries Choice, Downers Grove
KANE....................... Water Street Studios, Batavia
KENDALL................ Arts on Fire Studio, Plano
Performance Theater
DUPAGE.................. Paramount Arts Center, Aurora
KANE....................... Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run
KENDALL................ Your Performing Arts Center-YPAC
BEAUTIFUL YOU
Salon & Hair Care
DUPAGE.................. Amber Waves, Salon
KANE....................... Lola, Geneva
KENDALL................ Great Clips, Yorkville
Every Day Spa Treatments
DUPAGE.................. Solaia Salon & Spa, Naperville
KANE....................... Spa Vargas, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Harmony Aesthetics Day Spa, Yorkville
Cosmetic Procedures
DUPAGE.................. John Bull Center for Plastic Surgery, Naperville
KANE....................... French Medspa, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Haven Medical Spa, Yorkville
Anti-Aging / Skincare
DUPAGE.................. Aespala Med Spa & Plastic Surgery, Oak Brook
KANE....................... Simply Crystal Skin Care, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Haven Medical Spa, Yorkville
Cosmetic Dentistry
DUPAGE.................. Dr. David Newkirk, Naperville
KANE....................... Krizek Dental, PC, Geneva
KENDALL................ Sandwich Dentistry, Sandwich
For the 9th year, Glancer Magazine invited west suburban residents to nominate the “Best of the Best” in their community for the 2019 Readers' Choice
Awards. Back by popular demand for 2019 with a new list of categories, this recognition program honors west suburban business establishments in specific
categories of local living. Voting took place from April 1 to June 15, 2019. Thank you to our readers for taking the time to vote for their favorite local
establishments. Each is named the “Best of the Best” for their community in their category and will receive the 2019 Readers Choice Award. We invite our
readers to visit us online at the link below to learn more about each of these local establishments. Also, winning businesses can claim their award and share
about this special recognition. The site link is www.GlancerMagazine.com/BestOfTheBest. Thank you for voting & congratulations to the 2019 winners!
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HEALTH + WELLNESS
Weight Loss
DUPAGE.................. ThinFast MD, Naperville & Hinsdale
KANE....................... Genesis Integrative Medicine, Geneva
KENDALL............... A Beautiful You, Yorkville
Family Fitness
DUPAGE.................. Fort Hill Fitness Center, Naperville
KANE....................... Northwest Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness
KENDALL................ Fox Valley Family YMCA, Yorkville
Holistic Living
DUPAGE.................. Emporer’s Medicine, Naperville
KANE....................... Fox Valley Natural Medicine, Geneva
KENDALL................ Elan Wellness Service Corp, Aurora
Yoga Studios
DUPAGE.................. Orange Theory Fitness, Glen Ellyn
KANE....................... Orange Theory Fitness, Geneva
KENDALL................ Living Divina Yoga & Fitness, Yorkville
Family Dental
DUPAGE.................. Valley View Dental, Naperville
KANE....................... Krizeck Dental, Geneva
KENDALL................ Valley View Dental, Montgomery/Oswego
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OCAL EVENTS
Summer Festivals
DUPAGE.................. Naperville Jaycee’s Last Fling, Naperville
KANE....................... Swedish Days Festival, Geneva
KENDALL................ PrairieFest, Oswego
Give Back Galas
DUPAGE.................. NJWC Women of the Year Awards, Napervile
KANE....................... Cal’s Angels Annual Gala, St. Charles
KENDALL................ CASA Kendall County, Yorkville
Holiday Themed Events
DUPAGE.................. Naper Lights by Naperville Sunrise Rotary
KANE....................... Geneva Holiday Christmas Walk, Geneva
KENDALL................ Oswegoland Holiday Express, Oswego
Brew Fests
DUPAGE.................. Naperville Ale Fest, Naperville
KANE....................... TriCity Craft Brew Festival, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Brew at the Bridge Fest, Oswego
Fashion Shows
DUPAGE.................. College of DuPage Annual Fashion Show
KANE....................... H4 Training Annual Fashion Show
KENDALL................ Oswego High School's Prom Fashion Show
COMMUNITY LIVING
Shopping Destinations
DUPAGE.................. Downtown Naperville
KANE....................... Geneva Commons
KENDALL............... Downtown Oswego
Summer Concert Series
DUPAGE.................. Naper Nights at Naper Settlement
KANE....................... St Charles Concerts in the Park
KENDALL ............... Beats & Eats, Oswego
Special Needs Resources
DUPAGE.................. GiGi’s Playhouse, Aurora
KANE ....................... Marklund, Batavia
KENDALL................ Celebrating Differences, Oswego
Park District Facilities
DUPAGE.................. Lisle Park District Sea Lion Park
KANE....................... Otter Cove, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Winrock Pool, Montgomery
Natural Settings
DUPAGE.................. Morton Arboretum, Lisle
KANE....................... Healing Gardens, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville
DINING+ CABARET
Date Night
DUPAGE.................. Santo Celio, Naperville
KANE....................... La ZaZa Trattoria, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Blackstone Bar & Grille, Yorkville
Live Music
DUPAGE.................. Quigley’s, Naperville
KANE....................... Even Flow, Geneva
KENDALL................ The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Yorkville
Dining Out with the Kids
DUPAGE.................. Uncle Julio’s, Naperville
KANE....................... Aurelio’s Pizza, Geneva
KENDALL................ Danelli's Pizzeria, Oswego
Dancing the Night Away
DUPAGE.................. Saddle Up Saloon, Naperville
KANE....................... Eden on the River, Geneva
KENDALL................ The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Yorkville
Dessert Delights
DUPAGE.................. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery, Naperville
KANE....................... All Chocolate Kitchen, Geneva
KENDALL................ Sweet Temptations Dessert Co, Yorkville
Congratulations to Our 2019 Winners Voted On by Our Readers
To Learn More About Each Winning Establishment Visit www.GlancerMagazine.com
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SHOPS + BOUTIQUES
Everyday Clothing
DUPAGE.................. Jeans & a Cute Top Shop, Downers Grove
KANE....................... Jeans & a Cute Top Shop, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Melissa Jean Boutique, Oswego
Special Occasion Apparel
DUPAGE.................. Bri Zan Couture, Naperville
KANE....................... Special Occasions Boutique, Batavia
KENDALL................ The Prom Shoppe, Oswego
On Trend Accessories
DUPAGE.................. Karisma Boutique, Naperville
KANE....................... Flair On Third, Geneva
KENDALL............... Bella Gia Boutique, Oswego
Gifts, Keepsakes & Unique Finds
DUPAGE.................. The Gnome Colony, Glen Ellyn
KANE....................... The Little Traveler, Geneva
KENDALL................ Velvet Grace Boutique, Oswego
Food + Wine
DUPAGE.................. Cellar Door, Downers Grove
KANE....................... Acquaviva Winery, Maple Park & Sycamore
KENDALL................ Fox Valley Winery, Oswego
HOME + GARDEN
Home Décor Shops
DUPAGE.................. Nona Jo’s, Naperville
KANE....................... Little Red Barn Door, Geneva
KENDALL................ Velvet Grace Boutique, Oswego
Kitchen Redesign
DUPAGE.................. HomeWerks, Naperville
KANE....................... McDowell Remodeling, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Heritage Home Décor, Yorkville
Basement Remodeling
DUPAGE.................. HomeWerks, Naperville
KANE....................... Hogan Design & Construction, Geneva
KENDALL................ DRC Basements, Oswego
Landscaping Design
DUPAGE.................. Bruss Landscaping, Wheaton
KANE....................... Thornapple Landscapes, Batavia
KENDALL................ Ground Effects Outdoor Living, Yorkville
Real Estate Professionals
DUPAGE.................. Teresa Ryan, Ryan Hill Group, Naperville
KANE....................... Kristy Sreenan, Baird & Warner, Geneva
KENDALL................ John Kurtz, John Green Realtors, Oswego
KIDS + TEENS
Kid’s Fitness
DUPAGE.................. Healthtrack Sports Wellness, Glen Ellyn
KANE....................... Excel Gymnastics, Geneva
KENDALL................ Fox Valley YMCA, Plano
Learning & Enrichment
DUPAGE.................. Learning RX Chicago/Naperville
KANE....................... Sylvan Learning Center, Geneva/St. Charles
KENDALL................ Kumon Learning Center, Oswego
Children’s Apparel
DUPAGE.................. M & Em’s, Glen Ellyn
KANE....................... The Little Travelers, Geneva
KENDALL................ Lil’ Emm's Children’s Boutique, Oswego
Toys & Games
DUPAGE.................. Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville
KANE....................... Learning Express, Geneva
KENDALL................ Learning Express, South Naperville/Oswego
Sporting Fun
DUPAGE.................. Player’s Indoor Sports Center, Naperville
KANE....................... Sportsplex, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Go For It Sports Dome, Yorkville
WEDDINGS + TRAVEL
Ceremony Venue
DUPAGE.................. Naper Settlement Chapel, Naperville
KANE....................... The Herrington Inn & Spa, Geneva
KENDALL................ Chapel On the Green, Yorkville
Wedding Receptions
DUPAGE.................. Meson Sabika, Naperville
KANE....................... Hotel Baker, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Northfolk Farm, Oswego
Rehearsal Dinner Hot Spots
DUPAGE.................. Maggiano’s, Naperville & Oakbrook
KANE....................... Wildwood, Geneva
KENDALL................ Blackstone Bar & Grill, Yorkville
Local Hotel Accommodations
DUPAGE.................. Hotel Indigo, Naperville
KANE....................... Hotel Baker, St. Charles
KENDALL................ Hampton Inn, Yoorkville
Vacation Planning
DUPAGE.................. Wehrli World Travel, Naperville
KANE....................... Going Places Travel Center, Geneva
KENDALL................ Oswego Travel, Oswego
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Congratulations to Our 2019 Winners Voted On by Our Readers
To Learn More About Each Winning Establishment Visit www.GlancerMagazine.com
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fabulous
Meet the Weber Family of Yorkville
Leaning into their faith and stretching in generosity,
while being inspired to start something bigger than
them, the Weber family strongly believes that God
led them to purchasing six acres and becoming en-
trepreneurs.
After years of struggling with infertility, Brian and
Emily now have four children, Nikki, Brinlee, Haven,
and Gevyn, three flourishing locations of Your Perform-
ing Arts Center (YPAC) in Yorkville and Plainfield, a real
estate development company, and a retail wholesale com-
pany that is making global impact one artist at a time.
“Together we are on a mission to give every child access to the arts!” Emily says.
Through their journey facing unfathomable pain and undeserving promise, the
Weber’s offer words of encouragement to all, “Adversity IS your advantage with
faith. Don’t give up. Lean in.”
Their children attend Peaceful Pathways Montessori in Yorkville and the family
attends Community Christian Church in Lemont. YPAC gives back through part-
nerships with CASA of Kendall County, The Kendall County Community Food Pan-
try and the Webers, along with family friends, host an arts camp in Cite Soleil
Haiti.
Summertime brings family trips to Foxy's Ice Cream, playing worship on the porch,
and beach vacations to Florida or Michigan. –Kristen Kucharski
FAMILY
Photo by Mike Mantucca
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DINING + ENTERTAINMENT
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DINING + ENTERTAINMENT
WESTERN SUBURBS – August brings our last summer month for outdoor din-
ing and backyard barbecues, so be sure to bring the sunshine to Steamboat
BBQ in Wheaton and enjoy what is touted as some of the best barbecue in
town at one of their outdoor picnic tables. Steamboat BBQ specializes in
smoked meats cooked daily using fresh-cut hickory wood and spice blends to
produce the finest, authentic, southern style BBQ possible accompanied by a
wide selection of sauces ranging from very sweet to hot-n-spicy.
The ribs are the main attraction at Gematos Wood Pit BBQ in Naperville.
They are perfectly seasoned and fall off the bone and it is said that the BBQ
chicken and the Brisket are just as mouth- watering. A hand pulled pork sand-
wich follows the BBQ line-up. The menu is diverse offering many Greek and
traditional foods such as, Gyros, Burgers, Philly Steak, and Salads.
Firewater BBQ and Brew is Geneva’s newest barbecue restaurant offering
outdoor dining and the flavors, traditions and hospitality of Southern style BBQ.
Enjoy all natural baby back ribs that are hand rubbed and slow smoked, as well
as 100% ground Angus brisket burgers, smoked sausage, pulled chicken, and
pulled pork. Firewater also carries local and regional craft beers that pair per-
fectly with their craft barbecue.
Although summer means on-the-go to baseball games, pools, and parks, you
can take your barbecue with you at Smokey’s Wood Pit BBQ in Yorkville
drive through. Call ahead for even faster pickup and grab and go! Smokey's
Wood Pit features Chicago Style Favorites and Authentic BBQ slow cooked,
smoked in house, at fair prices.
After a long day out, you might just want to eat a family meal in the comforts of
your own home. With just 24 hour notice, Picken’s Place can provide a true
Texas BBQ experience to Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Hinsdale and nearby
areas. -Kristen Kucharski
Dining
+ ENTERTAINMENT
Barbecue Delights
WEST SUBURBAN DINING
1910 Geneva
30 W. State Street, Geneva
(630) 845-9100 • www.1910Geneva.com
Owners: Lindsey & Sergio De Los Santos
WHISKEY, TEQUILA & TACOS
Sergio and Lindsey De Los Santos are no strangers to the Geneva restaurant scene–
they are the successful owners of Sergio’s Cantina. When the upstairs became avail-
able, they decided to design a space with an urban vibe, trendy and creative Mexican
menu, along with hand crafted cocktails. The historic building was built in 1907 with
brick from the great Chicago Fire and in 1910 the first bar opened underneath its roof.
Sergio and Lindsey restored the top floor back to the original brick and wood, added
some artistic graffiti, a few swings, and reclaimed the space to host only the best nights.
As the sun was setting, seated next to a window looking down State Street, our server
Antonio Incandela recommended some great cocktails and mocktails. The energetic
music and mocktails made us mamas feel like for a moment we were in the city for a
night out. The Raspberry Cosmo adds raspberry puree for a sweet twist. Half priced
whiskey Wednesdays is a great time to try the 1910 Old Fashioned. It starts with a
glass that is smoked, then adds Buffalo Trace, Aperol, Tobacco infused bitters, orange
bitters, fresh orange syrup and Luxardo cherry served with an ice ball. The Cucumber
Mint is cool and refreshing.
Sunday Funday offers half-off appetizers. Our favorites include the Poke Nachos with
house made wonton chips topped with tuna, avocado, nori, sesame seed, serrano
pepper and sriracha aioli. Lobster Quesadillas filled with lobster bisque, chihuahua
cheese and habanero salsa have some heat to balance the sweet lobster. On Taco
Tuesdays enjoy half priced tacos paired with five-dollar margaritas. The vegan and
gluten free Esquites Tacos are packed with flavors of roasted zucchini, poblano corn,
avocado crema and sweet potato crisps. Maui fish tacos are served with either black-
ened or fried white fish and topped with tropical slaw, pineapple tequila salsa and a
chipotle tartar sauce. Another favorite taco was the unique Camote Al Pastor with
sweet potato sautéed with pineapple, Morita salsa, onion, cilantro, pepitas and vegan
avocado crema.
Just when we thought we couldn’t enjoy our evening anymore, we
were served the house made churros with sides of butter Rum
sauce, Baileys Mexican chocolate sauce and topped with ice
cream. Make your reservation now!
ABOUT THE CRITICS Stephanie (right) & Tiffany (left) Schmoker are west suburban sisters
who have always shared a love for dining out and they also enjoy cooking together. They
came from a family of 7 and grew up on farm with fresh fruits, veggies and more. Watch for
their review of a different west suburban restaurant in each issue of Glancer Magazine. Invite
them to your eatery at editorial@glancermagazine.com.
WEST SUBURBAN EDIBLES TO LOVE
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Savory & Sweet Sisters
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Explore the Arts with
Your Little Ones at DCM
NAPERVILLE–DuPage Children’s Mu-
seum is the perfect place to introduce
children to the arts in a family-friendly
environment. Create your own works of
art in The Studio, view more than 55
pieces of professional artwork displayed
throughout the Museum, and attend a
Tiny Great Performance™. Viewing,
talking about, and creating art with your
child helps build important critical think-
ing skills, inspires creativity, boosts con-
fidence, and more. Plan your visit today!
www.dupagechildrens.org, (630) 637-8000
Kid
Stuff
Even though summer is quickly coming to an end, it’s not too late to get out
there and have some good old fashioned summer fun! This page has some fun
ideas for you and your family to enjoy. We also include some great Back to
School features to help with your planning. Here’s to a great month ahead!
See more summer fun events and ideas at www.GlancerMagazine.com.
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Online Finds: Back to School Tips
& Trends, Local Savings, Coloring
Pages & More!
WEST SUBURBAN CHICAGO– Visit Glancer Maga-
zine’s fabulous local website today for Back to School
tips, trends and ideas....plus so much more! We also
have some fun things for the kids such as Back to
School coloring pages, games and other fun stuff.
While you are there, be sure to click SUBSCRIBE
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prizes every Friday. www.GlancerMagazine.com
Have Fun Together
Down on the Farm!
ST. CHARLES Experience farm life! At
Primrose Farm, explore restored farm build-
ings, visit with farm animals and agricultural
interpreters, stroll through 100+ acres of his-
toric and modern rural landscapes and climb
up on a vintage tractor near the fruit orchard.
Exciting and educational activities await you
in the farmyard! Drop-in programs offered
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, featuring hand-milking a Jersey
cow, gathering eggs from the chicken coop,
grooming a draft horse or feeding the ani-
mals. www.primrosefarmpark.com
Little Prince and Princess Tea
At Le Jardin • 8:30-11am • August 10
Be our guest to a Royal High Tea in a king-
dom not so far away! We have an en-
chanted morning planned that will take us
back to a place as old as time. The whole
family will enjoy an elegantly themed tea
with traditional favorites prepared by Can-
tigny’s extraordinary culinary team. Our fa-
vorite book-loving Princess will entertain
your little ones with a performance and story
time. You’ll also get to visit with the Princess and
take photos. www.cantigny.org
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Competitive
Scavenger Hunt!
When you can entertain
middle school girls with
a #MomsLittleBlack-
Book activity you’ve
got a real winner on
your hands! I had so
much fun with my niece
and her two friends on our Ad-
venture in Scavenger Hunting excur-
sion! We sort of felt like we were on
the Amazing Race television show as
we competed against other teams in
downtown Naperville to accomplish
tasks, take photos, collect random
items, and make it back to the desti-
nation before the designated time.
As we received the instructions of the
game, we gained excitement. The
competitive edge really brought out
our spirit of the game. Next, we had
to designate a team name, and after
a few whispers and giggles, the girls
identified us at #TeamFarcus. I’m
fairly certain it may the last name of a
middle school boy somewhere in
Naperville but not exactly sure. Hope-
fully it’s not some kind of texting lingo
that is a bad word!
We then received our special bag, list
of tasks, made sure our phones were
fully charged, and were off to the
races.
Attention to detail is highly important
and that doesn’t mean it requires
adults to play, it simply means, read
your task list carefully because this
game can literally be played by
anyone who can read, if you read it
accurately.
I was thankful I wore my gym shoes
because they wanted to run to ensure
we were the first ones done. FYI
running is not required at all (and
probably not even the norm) - but
when you are super competitive, and
on a team of middle school girls – you
run!
We mapped out our
course and efficiently
completed our check-
list. We made it back
first with plenty of time
to spare. As we emp-
tied our bags and the co-
ordinator tallied the points
we thought we secured the
win until the last item was read
and we realized we failed to read it
fully – ahhhhhhhhh!
So much fun! We will definitely be
back to try another customized hunt
and win!
OVERVIEW
Adventures in Scavenger Hunting
creates custom scavenger hunts and
brings them to wherever you may be,
including towns like Geneva, Batavia,
St. Charles, Aurora, Naperville,
Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, and
anywhere! Fun for all ages!
Adventures in Scavenger Hunting
Geneva • (630) 222-4234
www.goscavengerhunting.com
Hours: Plan a date/time/location that
works for you
Price $: $279 for up to 16 partici-
pants
For Hundreds of Mom’s Little Black Book Adven-
tures for All Ages,Written by Kristen through the
Years, Visit www.glancermagazine.com/
moms-little-black-book
ABOUT THE WRITER
Naperville mom Kristen
Kucharski graduated
from Illinois State Uni-
versity in 1992 with an
International Business
Degree. She is married and
has two energetic daughters and
her house is always full of children. Kristen’s col-
umn titled, Mom's Little Black Book, is a monthly
feature written for moms who are looking for ways
to keep their kids busy.
WHAT MOMS LOVE
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WHAT MOMS LOVE
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Working Bikes
I find bicycling to-
gether one of my
favorite family
past times. We
are all outside,
getting a little ex-
ercise, and we
can go as far we
want (or until little
legs poop out). If
your biking family is like
mine, your kids grow out of
their bikes it seems like every sea-
son, and you find your garage full of
unused bikes.
Sure – you could sell them at a ga-
rage sale, or put broken ones to the
curb; however, another idea is to
donate them to Working Bikes a
501(c)(3) that gives old bikes new
life by repairing and donating them
as tools of empowerment in local
and global communities. In devel-
oping countries and areas plagued
by poverty and high levels of unem-
ployment, a bicycle could help pro-
vide access to jobs, education,
medical attention and other re-
sources. In 2018, 12,632 bikes
were collected, 6,420 bikes were
shipped to global partners and
1,053 bikes were donated through
their local donation programs.
Working Bikes is proud to have sev-
eral local donation programs that
provide bicycles to youth and to
adults to allow them not only a
means of transportation and recrea-
tion, but also to take advantage of
community resources and opportu-
nities. “I think that beyond being a
fun way to get around, bikes can
provide individuals with a sense of
independence and a connection to
a broader community,” says Devon
Snyder, Community
Engagement Man-
ager of Working
Bikes Chicago.
The organization
is primarily
funded by sales
of donated and re-
furbished bicycles
from their full-service
storefront and bike
shop. “Our customers
know that in addition to getting a
quality bike at a good price (the
average cost a bike is $200), they
are also supporting our nonprofit
programming,” says Devon.
Besides the donation of bikes,
which can be brought to their Chi-
cago warehouse or to any of their
partnering drop-off locations, Work-
ing Bikes is always looking for more
volunteers to join their organization,
and they make it easy by hosting
five weekly drop-in volunteer ses-
sions. To find out more information
about donating a bike or funds or to
volunteer in their activities, visit
them at www.workingbikes.org.
Mindy’s August Giving Inspira-
tion: Tape coins around a play-
ground for kids to
find.
ABOUT THE
WRITER
Mindy Kyle is the
owner of Be In-
spired Studios and
is passionate about
helping people discover
what brings them joy and to live a full,
healthy and happy life. She has her Masters
in Fine Arts degree in creative writing from
DePaul University and lives in Naperville
with her husband, three children and the cut-
est dog in the land.
MONTHLY COLUMN
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HOME + GARDEN
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PERSONABLE, ENERGETIC & CREATIVE
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL 
SUSAN COLELLA of BAIRD & WARNER–This
proud Naperville resident shares that helping local
sellers and buyers doesn’t feel like work, making it
easy to be dedicated and accessible. When she
lists a home, she spends hours with her
clients and always asks "what do you love
about your home?" This is the first inspi-
ration to creating original descriptions &
designing unique ways of marketing on
the Internet and to targeted individuals.
Restyling her listings, professional
photographs with drone shots, and
constant follow-up with all parties, is
her recipe for success. You can
reach Susan anytime to discuss
your real estate needs and wants.
Susan Colella, Baird & Warner,
(630) 946-3813
Glancer Magazine • AUGUST 2019 • WESTERN SUBURBS • 21
VISIT THIS 10,000 SQ FT SHOWROOM
HOMEWERKS KITCHEN AND BATH
Recognized as a premiere remodeling company,
this 10,000 square foot showroom is truly inspir-
ing. Family owned and operated since 1996,
HomeWerks specializes in full service remod-
eling. The kitchen and bath displays are inter-
active, allowing visitors to experience many
product features first hand. With the focus of
providing high quality products, professional in-
stallation and exceptional customer service,
HomeWerks has been a welcomed addition to
the Naperville community. HomeWerks Kitchen
and Bath 1154 E. Ogden Avenue, Naperville
(866) 265-8895 • www.myhomewerks.com
SUMMER 2019
BUY OR SELL WITH THIS EXPERIENCED REALTOR
TERESA RYAN, BROKER–Teresa and her team at Ryan Hill Group (Cen-
tury 21 Affiliated), have served home buyers and sellers in Naperville and
the Western Suburbs since 2001. With over $1 billion sold, Teresa and her
team are devoted to serving the needs of luxury, traditional, and invest-
ment real estate clients looking to buy or sell. Clients can expect Market
Expertise, VIP Customer Service and Best in Class Marketing. By placing
client needs first to ensure superior results, the team is proud to give back
to our Community. Experience the difference. Call for a personal consul-
tation today. Teresa Ryan, Broker • (630) 253-7660
tryan@ryanhillgroup.com • www.ryanhillgroup.com
100+ ZILLOW REVIEWS
PENNY O’BRIEN–Penny’s creative and aggressive marketing
strategies earned her the 2018 Innovative Property Marketing
Award from john greene Realtor. “I don’t just market myself,”
she says. “I market a home in every one of my advertise-
ments.” As a certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert, she
lands the best price and terms for each client. In multiple-offer
situations, it’s her broad negotiation experience that helps win
the home. Her clients say they appreciate her candor in telling
them what they need to do to sell their home, as opposed to
what they want to hear.
Penny O'Brien Broker | Relocation Specialist | Negotiation
Expert 630.207.7001 PennyOBrien@johngreenerealtor.com
HOME + GARDEN
HOW SHOULD I MAINTAIN
MY HARDWOOD FLOOR?
Dust mopping followed by
washing the floor with a
damp (not wet) soft cloth
using a cleaning solution
made up of 12 parts warm
water and 1 part white vine-
gar. We do not recommend
commercial cleaners which
have acrylics which buildup
making a hardwood floor difficult to
maintain. Avoid products that adver-
tise with words such as wax, polish,
glow, shine and refinish. Buff & Coat
refreshes your hardwood floor’s fin-
ish with a dustless, odorless process
that’s done in a day.
To request a free,
in-home estimate, call Ray Horan at
(630) 689-3800 or visit www.buffand-
coatnow.com, Facebook, or Instagram.
Facebook, or Instagram.
HOME BLISS
English Rows, Naperville
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The Art of Organization
CLOSET FACTORY–A personalized storage solu-
tion built around you; that is Closet Factory. Our
team of space-enhancing master designers take
pride organizing any space in your home. Our goal,
from simple to spectacular is to create a storage so-
lution tailored to you. We are proud creators of more
Time, Space and Peace every day. This is our pas-
sion 100% guaranteed by a lifetime warranty.
Reserve your complimentary in-home consultation
866-ART-2-ORG (866-278-2674)
Home
ENHANCEMENT
2019  GUIDE
Transform Your Kitchen Space
HERITAGE CABINETRY DESIGNS–The Heritage Cab-
inetry team is well-versed on bringing you designs that
can transform your space, creating breathtaking kitchen
designs to relaxing master suites. Heritage designers
are also well-versed in design and project management,
and through the use of Computer Aided-Design technol-
ogy and a beautiful interactive design studio featuring
cabinetry, quartz countertops, flooring, tile and fixtures,
there are no limits to the unique designs that await you.
www.HeritageCabinetryDesigns.com
(630) 553-0880 • Free Design Consultation
Designer Baths, Kitchens & More
SKILL-BUILT REMODELING SPECIALISTS–This re-
modeling company has been making changes in the
homes of customers just like you throughout Naper-
ville and the western suburbs for over 20 years.
Through the years they have built a reputation of Qual-
ity and trust which brings their customers back time
and time again.Start planning your new kitchen, bath-
room, basement or home improvement project today.
Skill Built Remodeling Specialists - Excellence ,
Quality and Pride. www.skillbuilt.com, (630) 742-1397
Give Your Furniture a New Look!
ROSELAND DRAPERIES–While your family
spends time outside, summer is the perfect time to
reupholster the furniture you use most. Reupholstery
can erase wear and tear, making it look brand new.
Roseland makes it easy too. Our interior designers
will measure the piece, help you choose the perfect
fabric, and provide you with a no-obligation quote.
We even pick up your furniture and return it, for free.
Call today at (630) 355-1565 to get started!
All Things Beautiful
OSWEGO–
Nestled in charming log cabins right out-
side of downtown Oswego, Velvet Grace is worth the
trip with TWO shops to enjoy! In the Velvet Grace
boutique, find unique home décor plus the latest and
greatest in gifts and jewelry. In the Velvet Grace Style
Studio, enjoy trending apparel for every season. New
home décor and apparel arriving daily! Also a proud
retailer of the Annie Sloan chalk paint and products.
Velvet Grace, 4025 US Highway 34, Oswego,
www.velvetgrace.net, (630) 636-6570
Tired of Tiny Shower Time?
THE KITCHEN MASTER–You’ll be surprised how
many ways a tight shower can be made to seem
bigger or expanded even in the in the smallest bath-
rooms-recessed niches, lower curbs, expanded glass
walls. You can learn some of the many tricks and tech-
niques of enjoying a better shower experience by
starting a conversation with one of the Certified Bath-
room Designers at The Kitchen Master in Naperville.
Call or stop in. 600 Industrial Dr. (630) 369-0500. See
their work at www.thekitchenmaster.com
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WEST SUBURBAN
REAL ESTATE
Chicago’s west suburban real estate market boasts a variety of unique homes
for sale in beautiful neighborhoods with award-winning school districts and
more. We invite you to schedule a tour of this featured property today and get
to know this listing agent for your next move!
Local
LISTING TO LOVE
4145 Royal Mews Circle, Naperville
Offered for $334,900
Luxurious End Unit In The English Rows Subdivision Facing The Tranquil Reflection
Pool, Fountain & English Gardens~Promotes Well Being With Water Views, Light
Filled Rooms, Koi Pond,Gazebo,Gardens,& Maintenance Free Living. Exquisite In-
terior Features Deluxe Open Concept Kitchen~Breakfast Bar, Granite Countertops,
Ss Appliances & Huge Walk In Pantry~ Upstairs Are 2 Master Suites With En Suite
Master Bath & Walk In Closets~ One Master Bath Featuring His & Her Vanities, Soak-
ing Tub, Walk In Shower & His & Her Closets.3 Outdoor Spaces~Covered Front
Porch, Private Deck Great For Grilling & Balcony Off Of Master. Attends Neuqua Val-
ley HS. Call Luxury Listing Agent Susan Colella, (630) 946-3813
Local
LISTING TO LOVE
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HEALTH + BEAUTY
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FAMILY DENTISTRY WITH A WIDE ARRAY OF SERVICES
Valley View Dental offers an array of general and cosmetic dentistry, peri-
odontal, dental implants, oral surgery, and orthodontic procedures, in-
cluding traditional braces, Invisalign, teeth whitening, CEREC one-day
crowns and even same day emergency visits. With a large staff of multi-
lingual doctors, on-site labs at each location, and extended business and
weekend hours, Valley View Dental has the ability to treat patients ac-
cording to their own schedules and convenience. Stop by and see why
others in the community have trusted Valley View Dental for almost 20
years. Valley View Dental www.vvdental.com. Located In Naperville,
Montgomery & Romeoville.
HEALTH + BEAUTY
SUMMER 2019
THE BEST YOU
MEDICALLY MONITORED WEIGHT LOSS
WESTERN SUBURBS At ThinfastMD we specialize in Medically Monitored
Weight Loss throughout the Chicagoland area. Our weight loss programs are spe-
cifically customized to each patient’s health and weight loss goals. Whether you
want to lose 5 lbs before a special occasion, or 50 lbs to live a healthier medication
free life, we are committed to getting each of our patients to their goal. Our long-
term relationship with our patients not only ensures that they achieve a better life-
style, but continue to maintain one well after meeting their goals. Come see us in
Naperville or Arlington Heights for a complimentary consultation for Botox/Fillers
with our injector Mona Mahmood! www.thinfastmd.com
20% OFF COOLSCULPTING
WESTERN SUBURBS–Look & feel
beautiful in 2019 with Concierge Medical
Spa. They offer non-invasive procedures
of aesthetic services: skin rejuvenation,
hair removal, injectables and body con-
touring– just to name a few. Their highly
trained staff is specialized in the latest
aesthetic medical treatments, custom-
izing each treatment specifically for you
starting with a complimentary consulta-
tion. Book your consult today & receive
20% off CoolScupting when you mention
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www.conciergemedspa.com/glancer
ADVANCED DENTISTRY
FOR THE QUALITY MINDED
WESTERN SUBURBS–Dr. Lakota and is Team
have been serving families in Naperville and Plain-
field for over 23 years in a very personal and com-
passionate way. Through their advanced
training at the Las Vegas Institute, Dr. Lakota
and his Team offer a unique combination from
complete Family dentistry to Cosmetic, Invi-
salign, TMJ and Sleep Apnea. In using the
most advanced technology in Neuromuscu-
lar Dentistry such as Computerized Jaw
tracking and EMGs, Dr. Lakota and his
Team has helped numerous patients with
headaches, jaw and neck pain, along with
identifying airway issues in children that
contribute to issues with ADD and ADHD. To
see how Dr. Lakota can serve
your family needs, visit his website at
www.drmikelakota.com - Kristen Kucharski
THE ART OF MICROBLADING 
WESTERN SUBURBS–Microblading is the artistic
technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a
handheld toolcalled a microblade. Unlike traditional
tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading art-
ists hand draw each hair to match the color and
coarseness of your eyebrows. The result? Gor-
geous, natural looking eyebrows.If your eyebrows
are blonde spares, over tweezed or not having
great shape or have no eyebrows this technique will
give you definitely natural looking eyebrows.
Learn more about Eva & her service at
www.naturallookbyeva.com
Natural Look by Eva
Dr. Mike Lakota
Ogden Dental
The Valley View Dental Team
The ThinFastMD Team
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1. Moveable Feast
WHEATON–The just opened Moveable Feast
location in Wheaton is a neighborhood café
that brings fresh dishes made from scratch
each day to your table. Meats are smoked
and grilled in-house and all their ing-
redients are sources from local growers
to help support the community. Discover
what fresh tastes like.
112 North Hale St., Wheaton
www.moveablefeastandco.com
5. Mucci Di Firenze
HINSDALE–The aroma of Italian
leather will greet you when you step
into the Mucci di Firenze store, A family
run business for 25 years in Florence, Italy,
this new Hinsdale store brings you high quality
Italian-made products for men and women spe-
cializing in leather jackets, shearling coats, hand-
bags and briefcases. 16 E. First Street, Hinsdale,
www.facebook.com/muccidifirenze
6. Paying it Forward Boutique
GLEN ELLYN–Visit the new downtown Ladies Luxury
Consignment Boutique where you can browse through
authentic designer clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry,
or maybe consign some of your own. 20% of their profits are
donated to local breast cancer charities. Find your new treasure and
help make a difference. 546 Duane St., Glen Ellyn,
www.payingitforward.life
7. Urban Air Trampoline Park
NAPERVILLE–Urban Air Trampoline Park has been voted
BEST Gym in America for Kids by Shape Magazine. Besides
the trampoline park, your kids can burn off energy at the Climbing
Walls, Warrior Course, Go Karts, and an Adventure Hub with ropes
course, tubes playground and Sky
Rider coaster. Fun for all! 1955 Glacier Park Ave., Naperville
www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/illinois/naperville
2. Molly’s Cupcakes
NAPERVILLE–Looking for something to
satisfy that sweet tooth? Visit Molly’s Cup-
cakes in downtown Naperville and choose
your favorite flavor! Their Red Velvet cupcake was
just recently judged Best in Chicago by Chicago
Magazine. In addition, a portion of their profits are
donated directly to schools in the community. A
sweet gift for a sweet treat. 30 West Jefferson
Ave., Naperville www.mollyscupcakes.com/chi-
cago/home.aspx
3.Garage Band Brewery
PLAINFIELD–Right in the heart
of downtown Plainfield, this
craft brewery and social gath-
ering spot, crafts fresh, high quality
American beer styles using only the finest,
locally sourced ingredients. With their patio
and open-air seating in good weather, it is
a definite try this summer.
15025 S. Des Plaines St., Plainfield,
www.facebook.com/GarageBandBrewing
New bars, new restaurants, new stores and new fun. So many great places have recently popped up throughout the western suburbs, and it’s an adventure to try
them all out. One of the greatest things we can see happening in the community is new business growth and expansion of our city streets. Remember to shop small
and support your local establishments. Check out some of these local hot spots and perhaps find a new favorite. Enjoy this list of 7 Spectacular New Places to Visit
right Now...
1.
NEW PLACES TO VISIT RIGHT NOW
2.
3.
6.
4. Flagship on the Fox
ST. CHARLES–Enjoy happy
hour or your favorite sporting
event at the new high-end sports
bar on the river. Taking up about
6,400 square feet you will be entertained with
multiple televisions, great food and amazing drink
specials. An extensive patio is planned to accom-
modate guests during good weather.
100 South Riverside Ave., www.flagshiponthefox.com
4.
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