The gorgeous new Green Nails & Spa in Park Ridge (835 W. Toughy Ave., 847.430.3509) offers (mostly) organic services in a contemporary yet relaxing setting. Pick from a large selection of Zoya and Essie polishes and ask…
Rachel Zoe wants you to have better hair days. Her new DreamDry salon at the Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club in the Near North Side offers quick and snappy styling in a gorgeous, Parisian-inspired space. Blowouts aver…
Adorable Cubs gear for babies
'Tis the season to get little North-siders into the Cubs spirit. For mealtime photo ops, slip on a North Side Baby baseball bib in team colors ($14) from Psychobaby or this Chicago Cubs bib with blue and red tactile tab…
Spring outerwear for the littles
It'll be a while before the mornings are jacket-free. Make the best of it and doll 'em up in one of these adorable spring warmers. This year, local shop-owners are all about hoodies. Rachel Glasson of Twinkle Twinkle Li…
Lil’ Pyar nails cute-but-not-cutesy

Local textile designer Paula Queen knows a thing or two about beautiful fabrics—as evidenced by Lil' Pyar, her new collection of super-soft cotton baby blankets and decorative pillows. Handcrafted in India (by members o…

Dress your little one in Jessie Mott’s designs


Chicago artist Jessie Mott didn’t set out to entertain little ones with her paintings of eccentric animal characters. But when she noticed that children were enjoying the images as much as their parents—and then learned…
Commission a hand-painted mural
You could slap up a wall decal to personalize the nursery, or you can commission local mom and professional art therapist Rebecca Irmen to paint a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind mural. The art school grad started her new busin…
Havenly will make your nursery look gorgeous
Hiring an interior designer to deck the nursery sounds awesome. And expensive. A new online design service, Havenly, wants to get the job done without the massive fee. Here’s how it works: fill out a style (and budget) …
Time for outerwear
We know we're not the only ones scrambling for fall jackets this week (this is the Windy City after all). And though it's hard to beat a baby Patagonia this time of year, here are a few of our favorite … Continued
Fab styles for nursing moms
Nursing and fashion aren't often used in the same sentence. But they totally can be. Here, the cutest nursing togs in town. Belly Dance Maternity in Wicker Park carries the largest selection of NOM nursing wear in Chica…
Online retailer Monica + Andy opens its first storefront
We can all appreciate a store that "gets" the new mom condition. And the new Monica + Andy shop certainly does. The local children’s clothing maker has opened its first storefront—in Lincoln Park—and filled it with chem…
Sweet finds for little Cubs fans
Baseball season is even more fun when the little ones are into it. So start ‘em young—like as soon as they start to teethe. Chewbeads' non-toxic MLB necklace ($34.50) is brilliant, and we dig the teether ($18.50), too. …
Peek . . . Aren’t You Curious opens in Wicker Park
Fair warning: it's going to take serious willpower to walk out of the new Peek…Aren’t You Curious store empty handed. The playfully stylish brand has opened its first local storefront in Wicker Park—and they've made it …
Pressbox gets it finished fast
Getting help with the laundry is a sure way to regain some sanity. Enter Pressbox, a new service that invites users to open an account online, stash dry cleaning or laundry in one of 31 designated lockers around town, a…
Gearing up for spring showers
If winter has been any indication, spring’s going to be a wet one. At least there's some seriously adorable new rainwear hitting the racks. Lollipop Seeds is stocking Hatley umbrellas ($21) and cozy lined wellies ($42) …