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Glancer Magazine

PUBLISHER'S NOTE | August 15, 2017

MOM KNOWS BEST This is a fun issue! It highlights many local favorites that are preferred by area moms. As a local mom myself, I have a few favorites of my own. From Oberweis Ice Cream (my first job at the Downtown Naperville location when I was 16) to Smallcakes in St. Charles (THE. BEST. CUPCAKES. EVER.), my top favorites include pretty much any place that caters to my sweet tooth. Two of my three girls have a sweet tooth just like me, so it’s safe to say that these two places would also rank high on their favorites list, among many others.

Other local favorites of mine include Spring Bluff Nursery in Sugar Grove/Elburn where they have the most beautiful selection of plants, flowers and trees, and Nona Jo’s for the most perfect home accessories including the cutest signs.

When it comes to treating others, I love Creme de le Creme in Lisle and Francesca’s in Geneva/Naperville for unique gifts. For the kids, I adore Learning Express where we can always find the latest must-have trends and Blackberry Farm where the pony rides and the zip line on the playground leave my girls feeling fulfilled after a day of fun.

For home improvements, my latest and greatest find is Patriot Heating & Cooling Services, Inc.. They replaced our entire system last month with a high-efficiency unit and we could not be happier with the service. So great to work with!

West suburban Chicago is filled with countless places that have fast become favorites to local moms. From one-of-a-kind boutiques and kid shops, to outstanding home improvement shops. We invite you to share your favorites online at We always love hearing from our readers!

While you’re at our site, be sure to subscribe so you receive all 24 issues annually and come off the rotation list. You are missing so much! Also, click Nominate a Neighbor to introduce us to someone you know who has a unique story to share. We love meeting community residents and our readers enjoy learning about their lives. Introduce us today!

We hope you enjoy this issue and thanks for reading.

Lindy Kleivo Publishing Director, West Suburban Area

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