Davis Street Fire Benefit Fund

January 9, 2014 under Uncategorized

By now you’ve heard about the fire that destroyed three Evanston businesses on Davis and Oak.  Immediately, the employees of these businesses lost their jobs.  The Evanston business community is banding together to host an event to benefit the displaced employees on Saturday, January 18, at 27 Live.  Tickets and donations can be made here!


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World of Beer: 2-Hour Beer School for $25

January 9, 2014 under Deals and Steals

Great Amazon Local deal today, $25 gets you enrolled in a two-hour session that includes a 10-beer flight tasting (3 ounces each) and appetizers.  This is usually a $50 value.  World of Beer is located at 1601 Sherman.  More details on Amazon Local!


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Peet’s Coupon: $2 off Soy or Almond Vanilla Latte

January 8, 2014 under Deals and Steals

Easy enough, just show them this coupon on your mobile phone.  (Or print it out, whatever works for you!)  Peet’s is located next to Whole Foods in downtown Evanston at 1622 Chicago Ave.


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Asha SalonSpa – January Discounts

January 7, 2014 under Deals and Steals

Two January specials at the Asha SalonSpa at 1604 Sherman!
– 20% off cut OR color with code 1125
– 40% off cut AND color with code 1126

Codes expire on January 24, 2014.  All you need to do is call (847) 475-9300 to make your appointment, and give them your code!


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$79 in-Studio Photo Shoot at Stuart-Rogers Photography

January 7, 2014 under Deals and Steals

Betty Stuart, graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism back in 1940.  After graduation, she joined with husband John Boyd Rodgers to launch Stuart-Rogers Photography, an Evanston institution.  Today, their Evanston location, at 2504 Green Bay Rd., is an old firehouse that is home to some great photographers.  I recently did a maternity shoot there and loved every single aspect of the process.  If you’re there on a Groupon or not, you’ll get a chance to speak with your photographer in advance of the shoot, to discuss what vibe you’re trying to capture, what you should wear, what you should bring, etc.  And if like me, you’re not a natural model, their photographers are great guiding you through poses without feeling awkward.

So here’s the deal: a $79 Groupon gets you one in-studio photo session, one 8×10 print and one high-res file with copyright release of the same pose.  More details here.  Worth every single cent, I promise.


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Evanston: Volunteers Needed!

January 3, 2014 under Things to Do

Get that gorgeous glow associated with a good workout, and the full heart of knowing you helped someone out.  The City of Evanston is seeking volunteers for its snow shoveling program, which pairs seniors with able Evanstonians who are willing to provide shoveling assistance.  Get the details here, or call 3-1-1!



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Starbucks on Sherman Serves Beer and Wine!

January 2, 2014 under Dining

The Starbucks on Sherman is now set up to sell beer and wine every day after 4p!  This is only one of 24 Starbucks locations in the U.S. to offer wine, beer and small plates.  Small plates include bacon-wrapped dates, chicken/roasted tomato or artichoke/goat cheese flatbreads, and a salted caramel cheesecake brownie.


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Asha Salon Spa: Discount Codes

October 6, 2013 under Deals and Steals, Things to Do

Asha Salon Spa, located at 1604 Sherman, has some great deals going on right now!  Book a nail service from October 6-11, and get 50% off!  Services include your choice of Asha, Chakra, Stress-Fix, Hydrating and Caribbean Manicure and Pedicure.

And if you’re in the mood for other sorts of pampering, mention these codes when you book an appointment:

Code 1255: 30% off a 90 minute massage, exp December 1, 2013
Code 1267: $20 off a 60 minute Asha facial, exp October 31, 2013


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