Author: Main Luxe

Every January since my mid-twenties, I have made a list of goals for myself for the year: one goal is personal, one is professional, and one is for my fitness. I write them down on a post-it note and stick it to my computer monitor to keep them literally front and center. January has always been about goals in my mind, as such, this issue is dedicated to goals.

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Created, owned, and operated by local mom Dani Spangler, Tinker boutique provides the Naperville community with a truly unique place to shop for children’s clothing, books, accessories, and toys for infants through eight-years-old.

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December in Naperville is a festive time! The long winter nights and blustery days are punctuated with celebrations and traditions of all faiths. Families and friends gather in warm places sharing memories, good food, and gifts.

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The family room is the center of home enjoyment and a primary focal point of many homes. Decorating your space, particularly your mantel, to fit your personal style can have a dramatic effect on the experience of the season for you and your guests. The hearth is a source of warmth and coziness, and it sets the tone and style of the room and perhaps the entire home

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Cara Yavaliollah, Monthly Giving Specialist at Feed My Starving Children, started as a volunteer in 6th grade with her youth group as part of a food packing team. She knew she wanted to make a career at Feed My Starving Children from that first experience many years ago.

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It’s a well-known fact that a library book is a perfect way to get transported to other times and places, such as the captivating landscape of the Greek island of Corfu in My Family and Other Animals, the Civil War-era South in Cold Mountain, and the magical world of Hogwarts Castle in the Harry Potter books.

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While driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic down Route 59 or walking the dog through Springbrook Prairie, you may have wondered about the planes going in and out at Aero Estates—the subdivision located a block east of Route 59 between 79th and 83rd Streets. If you looked closer, you probably noticed that not only do they have garages, but hangars with a landing strip in their backyards and access to their own airport!

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Emily Senkowsky moved to the Chicagoland area by way of New York City (by way of Texas) five years ago. Less competitive Chicago offered a way to make a decent living as a performer. When she made the move here, Emily hadn’t realized that she’d become a performer, teacher, and entrepreneur within a couple years here!

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Qiana Turner. She is the owner and chief event planner of Madison Elyse Events in Naperville, a boutique firm that specializes in posh, personalized events.

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