Naperville Magazine

DuPage Children’s Museum redesigned its Wonder Room as a calming, nature-inspired space, offering guests an immersive respite.

Sights of the Season

People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Naperville Park District (Magical…
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Sugar Plum’s handcrafted Chocolate Heart Pizza

Heartfelt Gifts

For Those Who Love a Smashing Dessert Grab the enclosed wooden mallet because Sugar Plum’s…
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Inside Davanti Enoteca

Share and Share Alike

By Phil Vettel Davanti Enoteca offers rustic Italian dishes with contemporary twists…
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The Bougie Avocado Bagel

Let’s Get Crackin’

By Peter Gianopulos Effin Egg elevates the breakfast sandwich We’ve been conditioned…
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Cupcakes from Molly’s Cupcakes

Cupid Approved

By Peter Gianopulos Molly’s Cupcakes bakes in the love When it comes to Valentine’s…
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Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

By Kelli Ra Anderson Creamy and light, this silky-smooth chocolate mousse will melt in…
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The North Central College women’s triathlon team won the Division III collegiate national championship November 11, defending its crown and claiming its fifth national title in program history. Pictured on the podium in Tempe, Arizona, are (from left) Charlotte Kumler, Hailey Poe, and Bethany Smeed

Sights of the Season

People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Thomas Fernandez, USA Triathlon;…
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Members of the Western Suburbs Giving Circle include (front row, from left) Andrea Sidorow, Lauren Genuardi, Anita Arora, Georgina Heard, Christine Call, (back row) Dena Byrd, Anita Mital, Julie Olafson, Tanya Davis, and Elyse Kennard.

Collective Power

By Judy Sutton Taylor This giving circle finds strength—and kinship—in numbers These…
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Ray Brents

Building a Business

By Web Behrens Naperville woodworker designs custom furniture A decade ago, when Ray…
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From left: Maize + Mash burger, kung pao cauliflower, shawarma bowl, and lomo saltado

An Old-Fashioned Spot

By Phil Vettel Maize + Mash boasts a diverse menu—and a big bourbon list The love of…
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The staff at Little Pop’s NY Pizzeria

NY Slice of Life

By Peter Gianopulos Little Pops gives New York–style pizza a footing in Illinois Earlier…
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A cooking steak

High Steaks

By Peter Gianopulos FoxFire wins top honors Chef C.K. Gulbro insists that it was love…
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