Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Discover the Chicago North Shore this Weekend!

I enjoy helping buyers navigate through a wide variety of homes on the North Shore Real Estate market and walking with them through the home buying process.  Yet, there’s something about a communities lifestyle that you can just sense... what makes it feel like “home.”  

If you’re searching for your ideal North Shore community, you may want to take some time this weekend to venture out and see what each neighborhood has to offer!  You may just find the perfect fit!  Here are a few events taking place this weekend through the North Shore that will help you experience what each community and hopefully hone in on which one you like best!  (Of course if you’re already a North Shore resident, you won’t want to miss these fun events either!)

Highland Park Restaurant Week
Various Highland Park Restaurants

Now through April 28

The Downtown Highland Park Alliance proudly presents Highland Park’s second annual Restaurant Week beginning April 18 and continuing through April 28. Beyond the traditional prix-fixe and tasting menus, Restaurant Week offers additional specials that are sure to tempt any diner’s taste buds. Whether you’re craving a martini ‘neat’ or something sweet, head to Highland Park to take a break and dine out!  Here are a few sneak peeks of the deals you’ll find, but be sure to visit the Highland Park Restaurant Week website to view all the menus!  
Blue Cat Café enjoy a 20% discount on beer and wine
Café Central is offering a dessert tasting plate consisting of an apple tart, profiterole and chocolate mousse for $9.50
At The City Park Grill enjoy $5 house martinis over the weekend and on Saturday enjoy house wine bottles for $14

Free Poetry Workshop for Kids
with Author Tamara Will Wissinger
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm St, Winnetka

Saturday, April 27 at 3pm
- Chicago-area writer Tamara Will Wissinger, author of Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse, leads a poetry workshop for ages 9-12 this Saturday!  This free event has limited space, so registration is required.  Ms. Wissinger will be happy to autograph her book for workshop participants and the general public at 4 PM that day.  For more information or to register your child, please call 847-446-8880.  You can learn more about Tamara Wissinger by visiting her website
Wine Tasting to Benefit Heartland Animal Shelter
Heartland Animal Shelter
2875 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
d’Vine Wine and Gifts(event location)
742 E Dundee, Palatine
Saturday, April 27 at 4pm
- Don’t miss out on Saturday’s wine tasting for a great cause at d’Vine Wine and Gifts!  d’Vine Wine, a wine boutique which mainly carries short production wines and small winemakers’ products, is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the homeless animals of Heartland Animal Shelter.  The cost for the event is $25, with $20 of each ticket sold going to support the Heartland Animal Shelter (a no-kill humane organization based in Northbrook and serving the Chicagoland North and Northwest communities).

To secure a wine tasting entry or for more information about this event, adoption or volunteer opportunities call Heartland Animal Shelter at 847-296-6400. 
You’ll find that, no matter your style, there is a North Shore community that fits your lifestyle!  Better yet?  There are a number of beautiful homes in each area as well, so you’re sure to find the community and home that “just feels right!”
If you have questions about the current North Shore Real Estate market, or would like to  sit down and discuss what you’re looking for in a North Shore home; please contact me today!
I look forward to helping you settle in to Chicago’s North Shore!

Janie Bress
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