Lisa Arnett

Friends First

For Miranda Rorer, 26, and Femi Oyewole, 25, friendship proved to be a solid foundation…
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Hand in Hand

Surprising your longtime girlfriend with a proposal is a tough proposition when she clearly…
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Light and Bright

When husband-and-wife team Matt and Ashley Marquez bought the café and catering business…
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Frothy Goals

In between block parties and backyard barbecues, it’s well worth your while to make…
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Discover | Oak Brook

MEET DICK PORTILLO The founder of local legend Portillo’s Hot Dogs and his wife, Sharon,…
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Hit the Road

Our exploration guide to five great Midwest cities that families can get to in five hours…
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Take the cake

Lettering by Leilani Sweeney After the vows are recited and the first dance is waltzed,…
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Discover | Wheaton

Settling down Wheaton is the county seat of DuPage County and was named for two of its…
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A Dramatic Entrance

When it comes to dining out, the west suburbs have plenty of seasonal shared-plates spots…
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A Romance that Worked Out

When Brittany Kallman and her sister signed up for personal training sessions at a local…
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Digital Detox

Where do you spend more time these days: outdoors in nature, or inside in front of a…
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Downers Grove

No apostrophe neededA farmer named Pierce Downer founded the village in 1832. Though…
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