Enjoy the many outdoor eating spots in Highland Park throughout the summer season.  Use this interactive map to find the perfect place to have a picnic lunch with family, a delicious light salad with your Mom, or cocktails in the evening with friends. For a full list of restaurants in Downtown Highland Park, click here.


SPYRL Charles Peanut Tillman

SPYRL is the latest fitness solution coming from New York City.  Utilizing a Gyrotonic pulley tower, pulleys and weights are used to improve fitness in three-dimensional planes.

On Tuesday, May 23rd from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, SPYRL is hosting their ribbon cutting ceremony.  Meet former Chicago Bear Charles “Peanut” Tillman, who is a dedicated SPYRL practitioner.  50% of new sign up fees, through June 2017, will be donated to benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. This 50% of your initial package fee is tax deductible and you will receive a tax deduction letter.

Participating in Gyrotonic exercise helps the user to gain flexibility and agility, create balance, and strengthen the core.  Even more importantly, Gyrotonic exercise mobilizes the spine and helps to relieve back pain. Your lower back pressure will feel released and feel inches taller by practicing this natural style of movement.

One of the best benefits of Gyrotonic exercise is that it can be practiced by anyone.  Guided by an experienced instructor, athletes, weekend warriors, those just completing physical therapy, and seniors wishing to maintain mobility can all use the system.

Watch our latest YouTube video with Amy Pena, SPYRL™ Chicago’s Studio Director, as she discusses the benefits of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods.

New Client Special: 3 private sessions for $210 (a $270 value). First class is free for new clients ($20 off).

Receive 1 free smoothie from True Juice with any private gyrotonic purchase OR 2 free smoothies with any package during the month of May. 


Therapeutic Kneads recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a large crowd of clients and friends.  As an experienced business owner, Sandy Saldano knew the right time to bring enhanced technology to her clients.  Sandy has an in-depth understanding of their needs, and was ready to respond.

“For 20 years, we have been educating our clients about the effects of long-term, chronic pain or stress and how massage therapy can provide relief.  In the world of franchised, volume-based massage businesses, we pride ourselves on more client time and less volume in a team-based atmosphere so that we can provide high quality services and customer care.  It’s a great feeling to know that by helping our community feel better, one body at a time, that we continue to grow as a company,”  says Saldano.

But why an app?  What does an app bring to clients?  “Time is such an important commodity for our clients, so we created an app that will put their ‘kneads’ first by simply clicking a button to schedule an appointment, update their account, or purchase a gift card.  Being innovative ensures the health and longevity of our clients lives, as well as ours.” stated Sandy.  Our favorite part of the app is the “Scratch and win” screen where you can win prizes from Therapeutic Kneads.

Clients loved the innovation that Therapeutic Kneads has brought to improve their experience.  Many experimented with the mobile app at the Anniversary party to get a feel for it before the app went live.  Like the Downtown Highland Park mobile app, the Therapeutic Kneads free mobile app is now available in both the Apple Store and Google Play.

Learn more at:  www.wekneadyou.com


Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Let us help you find a one-of-a-kind gift she’ll love from our extensive deals list for  Downtown Highland Park. Treat mom to a mouthwatering brunch and take her to out to enjoy an afternoon tea or treat after your meal. If you’re crafty, make something special for her by hand with one of our workshops in town. Celebrate the most important women in your life, whether it be grandma, a new mom, sister, or aunt with a thoughtful gift they’ll treasure forever!


  • Uncle Dan’s – Uncle Dan’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide is here! Thank mom with gifts she’ll love from her favorite outdoor brands including Patagonia, Arc’teryx, PrAna, Lole and Hydro Flask.

  • Love That SpiceWellness Teas deliver a powerful antioxidant punch to provide wonderful benefits for health and wellness. Take $10.00 off any loose leaf tea order over $25.00 – USE DISCOUNT CODE: ilovemom2017. Offer applies online only. Expires May 10, 2017.
  • Floral Garden – Choose from the freshest flowers, the greatest selection and same-day delivery! Don’t be late this Mother’s Day, order her flowers today: (847)432-3420.
  • Florals by Mary Celeste – We are getting in fresh Orchid Plants just for your gift giving. Orchids, flowering plants, green plants, succulents, plants and cuts. The freshest and most beautiful cut flowers available. Place your orders now, so we can make sure you receive the best of everything: 847 780-4787.

  • Trunk Club (Tuesday, May 9 from 3-6 p.m.) – Treat Yourself for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration at the Highland Park Clubhouse. Come by for complimentary champagne (along with strawberries and chocolate), mini massages, and make-up tutorials while a Trunk Club stylist helps you plan your spring wardrobe.
  • Enaz – Great gift ideas under $100. As always, complimentary gift wrapping! Find something unique for mom at one of the jewelry trunk shows at Enaz.
    • May 11: Shoshanna Lee
    • May 12: Designed by Denise
    • May 13: Be Loved
  • Soulshine Shopping Party (May 11, 6-9 p.m.) – A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Alexa Weiss Brain Tumor Foundation. Come raise money for a good cause while shopping for amazing gifts for your mom, wife, sister and daughter. Show all of the moms in your life you appreciate all they do for us!

  • E Street Denim – Pick mom a special gift like cozy pajamas from PJ Salvage or lotions from Tokyo Milk. There are lots of new styles to see at the Mother’s Day Weekend Trunk Shows featuring Laurie Berg Designs on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and the Rachel Rose Jewelry Trunk Show on Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Over the Top – Find beautiful clothing for the beautiful woman in your life at the Annie Turbin Trunk Show, Tuesday 5/9 – Friday 5/12. Special Appearance by Annie Turbin Thursday 5/11 – Friday 5/12. Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cos Bar
    • (May 8-12) Reserve a facial for Mom (a $50 gift card is required for a reservation. Gifts with qualifying purchases).
    • (May 14) Mimosas & Makeup with mom. Stop by to celebrate your first and best role model.
    • (Through May 14) Spend $70, or more in Rituals and receive an Ancient Beauty Gift Set. While supplies last. Receive complimentary gift wrap and Makeup Application Certificate with any fragrance purchase.

  • Style Shack – Treat mom to a special gift from brands like Sugarfina, Katie Loxton, and Kris Nations.
  • Cy Fredrics – May Madness Sale. Take 20-50% off all jewelry through May 31st.
  • Adesso – The perfect place for phones, cards, and everything else for Mom! Come visit us at our new location at 1813 St. Johns Avenue.
  • Riche Organics – Pick up a MOM goat milk and manuka honey soap in sunflower scent. Limited edition item. A great handcrafted, organic, and cruelty-free gift!

  • Ami AmiFind the perfect gift for Mom and treat yourself too! Buy one item and receive the second item at 25% off!* Offer valid now through Saturday.  *Discount taken on the lesser priced item. No adjustments on prior sales. All sales final.
  • Posh Essentials – A special boutique owned by women, for women. Save 20% on loungewear, yogawear, fragrances, and much more this Mother’s Day and find her something special!
  • Garfinkle’s Fine Jewelry – Take 20% off and more…* Exceptions Apply! Ends May 31st. Fabulous Évocateur Jewelry cuffs make a great gift for mom.

  • re:HOME/re:LOOKa small business owned by two local moms, we’re offering 15% off until Mother’s Day when you mention Downtown HP!


  • Beelow’s NorthShoreWhen it comes to Mom, it’s never too early to start planning a special celebration! Serving brunch from 11am – 2:30pm, reservations suggested. Nosh on prime rib, smoked ham, crab legs, chicken, salmon, tilapia, biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit, salads, homemade desserts, and more. For the full menu and prices, click here

  • Bella Via – Celebrate mom with brunch or dinner at Bella Via. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner is from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Receive a complimentary mimosa during brunch! Call to make a reservation at 847-681-8300.

  • Real Urban BBQCelebrate Mom with a delicious meal from RUB – and the best part of all, on Mother’s Day all kids 12 and under eat FREE!* Gift cards are a great way to say thanks to all the moms in your life, too! Pick one up in our stores or online.

  • Goodies, Etc. – Sprinkled with ❤️ love for MOM/MOTHERS! Custom chocolate covered pretzels make for a yummy gift.


  • Ladies Night Out (May 11, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) – Head over to the Renaissance Place for a fun-filled Ladies Night Out and find something special for Mother’s Day. Get pampered with mini treatments, sip while you shop amazing discounts, and end the night with ½ priced cocktails. You can be a lucky winner…sign up for a raffle at every participating location!

  • Storybook Mom at WeOrbit (May 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Ms. Yelin captivates children and parents alike with her full performance of the written word, even though the words are few, rhyming, interactive, and surrounded by pictures.  FREE with General Admission.

  • Highland Park Library: Mother’s Day Crafts (Saturday, May 13, All Day) – Stop by the Youth Services Department to make a card for your favorite mother figure! Just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day. We’ll have all the supplies you need to create your own handmade card.
  • Paper Source: Personal Stationery Workshop (May 11, 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.) – Join us to create handmade personal stationery. We will provide all the materials (including a custom printed monogram) for you to paint, stamp, upcycle and collage your own unique designs. You will come away with 4 beautiful cards and a stationery folio.

  • 86 Hair Studio – Are you a Mom or do you know a Mom in need of some TLC? Enter the 86 Hair Studio contest for a chance to win a Full Hair ???????? and Makeup???? Makeover. We will pick two lucky ???? Moms and show the results before and after on our FB page.  Here’s how to enter:
    • *Send your current selfie ???? to our FB page or email it to 86hairstudio@gmail.com.
    • *Like our FB page to find out the winner and see the results before and after. Entry deadline is May 13th!

  • Classic Kids Photography This Mother’s Day, give her the gift of memories with a mini photo shoot that gives back. Benefiting Lauren Smoke and Family & Lauren’s efforts to help new moms going through chemotherapy treatment. $50 minimum donation. Through May 14th.
  • Professional Nail Spa – Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Show her how much you love her by pampering her with lots of love at Professional Nail Spa!

  • CryoPure Spa – Treat your mother to a free cryopure facial with the purchase of any session or package. Call 847-881-6081. Valid through 5/14.
  • FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center – Are YOU a mom? Simply let us know what your FreshSkin wish list is, and tell your significant other to give us a ring or visit and we’ll handle the rest. Email your wish list to: concierge@myfreshskin.com.

  • Central BloBar – Make sure mom looks her best with a $20 blow out, free haircut with any color service, partial highlights w/ single process + haircut ($85), or a Brazilian blow out special for $180. *Cannot be combined with any other offers. Some restrictions apply.

  • Therapeutic Kneads – Keep calm and treat mom with the gift of a relaxing massage. Get a free enhancement with a gift card purchase of $100. Includes aromatherapy, hot stone, reflexology, herbal remedy oils, PureLight Hot Oil treatment & more. Give mom the TLC she deserves!



Body Evolve, a pilates studio in Highland Park, is celebrating National Pilates Day on Saturday, May 6th!  National Pilates Day celebrates health and the strength, balance and flexibility that comes with doing pilates.  According to Joseph Pilates, the creator of this wildly popular exercise, “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”  Pilates is a form of exercise that anyone can do to build strength and flexibility.  Utilizing either the “reformer” equipment or exercises done on a floor mat, pilates develops breathing, core strength and body alignment.  Pilates focuses on the center of the body as the “powerhouse” and all movements begin there and move out to the hands and feet.  It is particularly popular with those seeking to maintain mobility.

Body Evolve is celebrating Pilates Day in a multitude of ways.  The most exciting is their new expansion – Body Evolve is growing into the space next door.  The larger space will allow more room for their numerous classes, both mat and reformer, private lessons, and workshops.

In addition, Body Evolve is offering a free mat class at 11:30 AM on 5/6.  Reserve your spot at 847-926-8490.  Bring a friend and enjoy a free class with appetizers and beverages post-workout.

Last, Body Evolve is offering two private sessions for only $130.  Just in time for Mother’s Day, this special must be purchased by 5/14.  Learn more at www.bodyevolve.com.