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  1. A Letter from a Friend – Donna from West Chicago

    August 22, 2018

    I’ve begun a tradition with my 2 young granddaughters of hopping aboard the train and riding it to our destination stop at Geneva, then strolling our favorite destination in town – The Little Traveler.During our recent pint-sized trip on the train, we talked about the towns along the way. Kindergartner Adeline remarked, “It would be […]

  2. Fair Trade+ – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 10, 2018

    Fair Trade products allow marginalized workers around the globe to earn necessary income and work in safe and supportive work environments. Earth-friendly processes are an essential Fair Trade principle.Our collection of easy, breezy Harem Pants are handcrafted by artisans in northern Thailand. Each pair is designed to bring a touch of light to your daily […]

  3. For the Home – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 8, 2018

    Voted Best Art Gallery and Home Decor in the 2018 Best of the Fox AwardsHousewaresNew seasonal dish sets include Vintner’s Journal, a Tuscan inspired pattern featuring wine bottles and grapes. Autumn Fields displays the warm colors of fall through images of multicolored pumpkins and a beautiful turkey platter. Stemless wine glasses are a popular trend—be […]

  4. Cards & Gifts – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 8, 2018

    Voted Best Card/Gift Shop in the Best of the Fox AwardsNEW! The style of Deuxglass Paper Arts Cards was born in the “Golden City” of Prague and inspired by art and artists in the museums, galleries, and streets of Europe.Get organized this back-to-school season with beautiful and practical journals and planners from favorite designers like Vera […]

  5. Fall Fashion Update – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 8, 2018

    Autumn ApparelRich colors and styling details make a statement this season in our collection of lightweight sweaters and cardigans by favorite designers like August Silk, Wind River, and Orientique.Patchwork is revisited in tops and tunics with a mix of fabrics & knits and stripes & patterns—definitely not your granny’s quilt-wear.Introducing standout style by LeGaleriste exclusive […]

  6. It’s Playtime – Autumn 2018 Highlights for Kids

    August 8, 2018

    The Toy RoomFun & learning are the top priorities in our Toy Room. The mission of Banana Panda is to enrich the special bond between parents and children through educational match games and puzzles, for ages as young as 12 months.New dolls by Madame Alexander uphold the brand’s famed tradition of fine design and craftsmanship to […]

  7. Bath & Body – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 8, 2018

    For a proper “mental health day,” stop in our Bath Shop, where you’ll find an array of pampering products to help you relax and refresh, even while traveling. New additions: Quirky and colorful cosmetic bags, contact lense cases, phone wristlets, and T-shirts from Simply Southern. Purchases from their Save the Turtles collection benefit turtle conservation […]

  8. The Autumn Gourmet – 2018 Highlights

    August 8, 2018

    Gourmet Foods In our collection of easy and delicious gourmet foods, we treat you to some of our favorite discoveries from the Fancy Food Show in NYC. Stop obscuring and start tasting with Dress it Up Dressings, made with the philosophy that salad dressing should be as healthy and nutritious as the veggies it adorns. […]

  9. Always a New Surprise in Our Christmas Rooms

    August 8, 2018

    ’Tis the time of year for our 5 rooms of Christmas to be moving and shaking as we get ready for the Christmas season. Every time you come in, look for new surprises. By the time we’re finished, we’ll have over 50 themed Christmas trees. This year, we get to decorate with classic European glass […]

  10. Put the “ooh” in Back to School

    August 3, 2018

    Teachers and those of us with school-aged children and grandchildren can no longer put off thinking about back-to-school—but it’s not all bad! Here are 7 fun ways to get back into the swing of things. Back to BookbagsSocial Studies: Fair Trade backpacks & bags are functional, durable, fashionable & they  provide income for artisans in developing nations. In the […]

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A Letter from a Friend – Donna from West Chicago

I've begun a tradition with my 2 young granddaughters of hopping aboard the train and riding it to our destination stop at Geneva, then strolling our favorite destination in town - The Little Traveler.During our recent pint-sized trip on the train,...

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