Best Picks – Services provided by companies and people we know.

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Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts! Chicago’s Online Florist   

DIAL 630-719-5200 OR 1-800-356-7257

real-floristRanked among the top 1% of North American florists, Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts is a third-generation family-owned company with ten award-winning Chicago area locations, daily flower delivery in Chicago and 150 suburbs, plus same-day and next-day nationwide flowers-by-wire. Six full-time family members are active in the business with more than 100 other floral professionals on staff. The company buys its fresh flowers direct from around the world for the best in quality and value. Local specialties include premium roses, wedding flowers, event decorations, funeral flowers and custom floral arrangements for every occasion.

Phillip’s also offers bulk wholesale flowers, commercial plantscaping services, and holiday decorations throughout Chicagoland. A Top FTD and Teleflora member, Phillip’s combines the personalized service of a local family-owned, boutique florist with the resources, experience, and proven track record of other leading florists nationwide.  In fact, we deliver to virtually every zip code in the entire metro area.   In addition, our neworks of top florists deliver a wonderful variety of fresh floral gifts throughout most of the USA, Canada, and 140 other countries.

So, for beautiful fresh flowers delivered throughout Chicago, the suburbs, and nationwide, too, call on Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts. We’ve been Chicago’s hometown family-owned florist for more than 90 years. For additional information, simply call or visit a Phillip’s flower shop near you. We will be delighted to assist you in any way that we can.  


 AMERICAN FUR MART  6309 WEST TOUHY AVE. SKOKIE ILLINOIS 60077       The American Fur Mart Leather and Fur Warehouse has been serving Chicagoland customers since 1982. As a family owned and operated business with outstanding service, The American Fur Mart features an extensive collection of garments. Find one of the largest selections of furs, shearlings, and leather garments under one roof. There are thousands to choose from, with fashions for men and women! At the American Fur Mart, you will find one the best places to purchase your furs and have them expertly serviced. Our storage, repairs, restyling, cleaning, glazing, conditioning, and appraisals are done by our master furriers right on the premises. Your satisfaction has always been our goal. We look forward to an exciting season and invite you to experience the warmth, sensuality, and beauty of fur from the American Fur Mart.  For more information go to: 



SHEFFIELD’S BEER & WINE   3258 North Sheffield Ave. Chicago Il 60657

Phone 773 281 4989 – or go to:

Beer and Barbeque? what could be better?   Sheffield’ s barbeque restaurant is the place in Chicago for great BBQ food. The smoker’s are smokin’, the brisket is basting and the bar is groaning under sundry succulent slabs of ribs. Our smokers are churning out the most succulent BBQ pork this side of Memphis.  What is that you say, you were sleeping through the last couple years and didn’ t realize that Sheffield’s is now a barbeque restaurant-as well as the bar and beer garden it always has been? That you could head on over, and dine on fine BBQ Food while ensconced in nature in our beer garden with a fine American craft brew in hand ?

Well, you got some catching up to do… Stop on by and grab a table in the beer garden(or by the fire if it happens to be Chicago’s second season – Winter) and dig in. We’ve got ribs and chicken, pulled pork and sausage and our brisket simply must be tried to be believed. But don’t take our word for it, come on out and see for yourself. We’ve got all the barbeque basics-chicken, ribs, pork and brisket-with the requisite sides: Mac’ n Cheese, greens, baked beans, etc. And you can score a salad or an appetizer if that’s more what you had in mind.





 MJ Miller & Company, (Gems & Precious Jewels)   

123 W. Main St., Barrington, IL 60010 – Phone 847-489-5984   For more information go to:

For nearly forty-five years, M.J. Miller & Co. has stayed focused on serving the unique needs of the luxury jewelry market. Today, our commitment to you is stronger than ever and relatively simple — to be recognized as one of the country’s premier luxury retailer, dedicated to providing customers with distinctive merchandise and superior service.




JILLY’S CAFE –  2614 GREENBAY RD. EVANSTION ILLINOIS 847-869-7636     Located just outside the city of Chicago, Jilly’s Café has been called a “North Shore Treasure” by Zagat’s restaurant survey. Our French Countryside decor, handpicked flowers, and friendly wait staff make for an intimate and cozy atmosphere suitable for all kinds of occasions.  Here authentic French food is served with an American twist making for enough dishes to keep our specials changing daily. We offer a Sunday brunch that carefully combines a traditional American brunch with French flavors, while champagne effortlessly flows throughout the course of the meal. Jilly’s is available for private parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Best Vacuum     Sales & Service  

2646 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago   773 348 4500                        

148 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park   708 660 9800

Best Vacuum has been an authorized dealer of Miele, Sebo, Dyson, Blueair, Austin Air, IQAir and other top vacuum cleaner and air purifier brands for more than 30 years. They pride themselves on offering the highest levels of service before and after the sale, including expert advice to ensure you select the right product for your needs. Plus you get free shipping on all orders over $50, including free overnight shipping on all Miele and Sebo vacuums and select Blueair and IQAir air purifiers. Browse there site and see why Best Vacuum has been surpassing customer expectations since 1983.  We feel comfortable in referring our clients to Best Vacuum.  For more information go to:


PAPER TO PARTY – EVENT PLANNING      Buffalo Grove Illinois 60089     For more information go to:    or call 847-903-2148                                                             

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    • Weddings
    • Corporate Events
    • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
    • Day of Events
  • Custom Printing
    • Invitations
    • Stationery
    • Placecards
    • Save the Date
    • Sign-in Books
    • Napkins





FOUND Kitchen and Social House  1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201  847-868-8945   Reservations Available  –  Found’s rustic, new American menu showcases the best local produce and ingredients of each season. With a refreshing spotlight on vegetables and grains alongside select cuts of meat, Chef Pederson reflects the new American palate in her dishes.  For more information go to:






BELGIAN CHOCOLATIER  PIRON  –  509 Main Street , Evanston Illinois   Phone :    847 864 5504       Belgian Chocolatier Piron makes fine chocolates by hand in the European tradition.                  

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ANTEPRIMA RESTAURANT: Marty Fosse, the former  general manager at Spiaggia, invites you to Anteprima Restaurant in Andersonville,   5316 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 – Phone 773-506-9990 – Anteprima’s regionally inspired, rustic cooking comes from recipes we’ve learned in homes throughout Italy. We search for the finest ingredients obtainable, buying from local and organic producers whenever possible. Buon appetito!   For more information go to:  Anteprima








623 Grove,  Evanston, IL 60201 847-869-7220   Rare, exotic pearls, unusual gemstone’s as well as precious metals, fine diamonds and gemstones are featured throughout this extensive collection of jewelry designed by award-winning international artist  Eve J. Alfille.   All pieces are crafted on location by a talented team of goldsmiths and artisans.  For more information go to:





All Chocolate Kitchen by Chef Roby – 33 S. 3rd St., Geneva, IL – Phone 630-232-3395   For the best chocolate, desserts, coffee and more, you must go to Geneva Illinois and stop in and enjoy!   Please go to the website for the All Chocolate Kitchen before you stop in.   For more information go to:   





Tunnel Vision Technology Incorporated1640 W. Hubbard Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60622 – Tunnel Vision provides Commercial and Residential Audio and Video Systems, Automation, Digital Signage, and Wind Turbines nationally.  Please call Glen at 773 761- 6950 for an introduction to Tunnel Vision Technology.    For more information go to  :Tunnel Vision






Dawn Mullin

Real Estate Professional in Vail, Colorado United States

Dawn H.s. Mullen, Realtor  Vail Colorado CNE, CRS, GRI, RS, PS,  Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate,  230 Bridge St., Vail, CO 81657
Phone 970-471-0471   For more information about property available in Vail Colorado  go to: 



Antique_mechanical_clockWatch Shop of Hinsdale,

8 W. 1st St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 

Phone 630-323-7019 

Restoration of Watches, Clocks & Jewelry


Family Pet Animal Hospital

Family Pet Animal Hospital

Our animal hospital was founded in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL in 1990. Family Pet Animal Hospital is deeply committed to delivering outstanding veterinary care for your pet and exceptional service for you. Our veterinarians and staff provide professional, compassionate, and personalized care with the best interest of your pet as our primary focus. We are dedicated to educating you about your pet’s health so that we may empower to you ask the right questions and make the best decisions for your pet’s care.   Family Pet Animal Hospital, 1401-03 W. Webster St., Chicago, IL 60614-3037  773-935-2311-  For more information go to:



Michael Mina’s Restaurants   If you’re traveling and looking for a wonderful evening of elegant dining,  any one of Michael Miana’s Restaurants will far exceed your expectations.   For more information and locations go to:  Arizona  BOURBON STEAK, Scottsdale  California ARCADIA, San Jose BOURBON STEAK, San Francisco CLOCK BAR, San Francisco MICHAEL MINA, San Francisco  RN74, San Francisco STONEHILL TAVERN, Dana Point BOURBON STEAK & PUB, Levi’s Stadium,  Santa Clara  Washington, D.C.  BOURBON STEAK, Washington, D.C. Florida BOURBON STEAK, Miami MICHAEL MINA 74, Miami Beach Maryland PABU, Baltimore WIT & WISDOM, Baltimore Nevada AMERICAN FISH, Las Vegas MICHAEL MINA, Las Vegas  PUB 1842, Las Vegas  STRIPSTEAK, Las Vegas  Washington  RN74, Seattle  Wyoming THE HANDLE BAR, Jackson Hole  Arizona BOURBON STEAK, Scottsdale California ARCADIA, San Jose  BOURBON STEAK, San Francisco  CLOCK BAR, San Francisco MICHAEL MINA, San Francisco RN74, San Francisco  STONEHILL TAVERN, Dana Point BOURBON STEAK & PUB, Levi’s  Stadium, Santa Clara Washington, D.C. BOURBON STEAK, Washington, D.C. Florida BOURBON STEAK, Miami  MICHAEL MINA 74, Miami Beach Maryland PABU, Baltimore  WIT & WISDOM, Baltimore Nevada AMERICAN FISH, Las Vegas MICHAEL MINA, Las Vegas  PUB 1842, Las Vegas  STRIPSTEAK, Las Vegas Washington RN74, Seattle Wyoming THE HANDLE BAR, Jackson Hole


cHICAGO1267013_10153328153315725_1443863817_oChicago Private Car Service –  5315 W. Divine Ave., Chicago, IL 60646 – Phone 773-594-9021 –  For more information go to:  . 






Stock-6Geneva Lakefront Realty –  If you are thinking about establishing a residence or vacation home anywhere around Lake Geneva in Wisconsin contact David Curry at Geneva Lakefront Realty.   You can contact Dave at 262-745-1993 or even better check out his website and click on his blog to see his newest Lake Geneva listing at 






Pierpont’s Union Station Restaurant ( Best Kansas City Strip Steaks) 30 W. Pershing Suite 900 Kansas City, MO 64108                                       Pierpontsrotate.php Phone 861-221-5111

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Glen Lusby

Glen Lusby

Enhance the design of your Home or Office

with Rich Textures and Engaging Art.





Explore with Glen Lusby Interiors, at The World-Famous Chicago Merchandise Mart Design Center, and Design Centers in Arlington Heights Illinois, New York, Florida, Las Vegas Nevada, California and Furniture and Accessory sources in Europe.


   Licensed Interior Designer IL 161-001501


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