Pulling Down the Moon welcomes a new yoga instructor

August 10, 2018 | Humans of Highland Park Blog | Pulling Down the Moon welcomes a new yoga instructor
Pulling Down the Moon is thrilled to welcome Christina Thompson to its team. Christina has been practicing yoga for 15 years, starting when she was a music major in college seeking relief from chronic pain. Yoga has always been a stabilizing practice for her through transitions in life, from injuries to career changes. As a professional voice actor and on-camera presenter, Christina uses breath work and meditation to prepare for auditions and bookings. She enjoys practicing various styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga, and is inspired by the vitality and balance found through the practice. While completing her 200-hour teacher training at the Chicago School of Yoga in early 2018, Christina developed a passion for holistic women’s health and completed her research project on Yoga for Fertility. She continues to participate in trainings on Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Fertility. Christina is committed to making yoga accessible for all in an empowering, stress-relieving environment. She teaches yoga to help people get out of their heads and into their breath, and to create space in the body and mind. Christina is honored to join the yoga team at Pulling Down the Moon and looks forward to fostering community with her students!
Join her for a NEW complimentary Prenatal Yoga Community Class in Highland Park on Saturday, August 25th at 10 a.m. 
Pulling Down the Moon is located at 1770 First Street (Suite 400) in downtown Highland Park. For more information, visit pullingdownthemoon.com or call 312-321-0004.

Want to be featured? Email us at info@downtownhp.com.

Burn Boot Camp strives to empower women through fitness

July 9, 2018 | Humans of Highland Park Blog | Burn Boot Camp strives to empower women through fitness

If you’re lacking motivation in your current fitness routine, have no fear—Burn Boot Camp will help you stay on track. Feel the ‘burn’ at Burn Boot Camp, a new women’s focused fitness facility set to open this summer at the Renaissance Place in downtown Highland Park. Providing mental, physical and emotional transformations that result in lasting change, Burn Boot Camp welcomes all fitness levels. The Burn Boot Camp workout is designed to maximize your results in just 45 minutes with an average burn of 700 calories per camp. We caught up with Danielle Bulger, Manager of Burn Boot Camp in Highland Park to learn a little bit more about the new fitness facility.


We love the quote on your website: “We vow to educate, influence, and inspire every life we touch with knowledge in our heads, love in our hearts, strength in our bodies and passion in our souls.” Can you tell us a little bit about Burn Boot Camp’s mission? 

The community atmosphere we create at Burn sets us apart from other fitness facilities. Our goal is cultivate a family atmosphere where women are supporting and encouraging each other both inside and outside of the gym. We offer unlimited rapid 45-minute camps with no reservation required, in addition to complimentary child watch and unlimited 1:1 focus meetings with our head trainer.


What is one detail you wish the community knew about your business? 

Burn Boot Camp is the fastest growing women’s fitness facility in the nation! We provide an environment of like minded women who inspire, strengthen and empower each other. We welcome all fitness levels and offer personal training in a group setting.

What is your vision for Burn Boot Camp in Downtown Highland Park?

Burn Boot Camp has had a life changing impact on our lives as owners (also Burn clients) and we wanted to share this amazing community with the women of Highland Park.


Experience a Burn Workout before they open their doors. Burn Boot Camp is offering FREE outdoor pop-up camps this month at the Renaissance Place. All workouts are co-ed, open to the public and no reservations are required. Everyone who attends a pop-up camp receives an entry into a raffle for a FREE 6-month Burn Membership. Workouts take place July 11 at 9:30 a.m., July 18 at 9:30 a.m., July 23 at 8:30 a.m., and July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to sign up for a free 30-day trial, visit www.burnbootcamp.com/highland-park-il.

Written by Ariana Pup, Marketing Director of Downtown Highland Park

Want to be featured? Email us at info@downtownhp.com.

Downtown Highland Park Photo Contest

July 3, 2018 | Humans of Highland Park Blog | Downtown Highland Park Photo Contest
In honor of Independence Day, we want to celebrate the patriotic spirit of Downtown Highland Park! Tag your snapshots with #DowntownHighlandPark on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We’ll re-share the photos (and videos!) that truly stand out.
We can’t wait to see all that red, white and blue!
Questions? Email info@downtownhp.com.

Volunteers Needed at the Moraine Township Food Pantry

June 24, 2018 | Humans of Highland Park Blog | Volunteers Needed at the Moraine Township Food Pantry


The Moraine Township Food Pantry is moving across the street to a great new space at 800 Central Avenue. Volunteers are needed to help move, sort and shelve the food from Saturday June 23 through Sunday July 1 (or earlier, if they get it done sooner).

Please submit a Volunteer Application and Waiver Form to Anne Flanigan Bassi, Moraine Township Supervisor at super@morainetownship.org and call 847-432-3240. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT CALLING.


Regular or occasional volunteer opportunities:




  • Box and carry food up the stairs here at 777 Central and load it into cars / trucks
  • Unload food at 800 Central Avenue
  • Check expiration dates and sort food at 800 Central Avenue
  • Shelve food at 800 Central Avenue



Because of the need to keep the shelves constantly filled, and because we will open the pantry three days a week instead of two, we will need a lot more volunteers! Please fill out the attached volunteer application and stop in to see if our needs match your interest and schedule.

We need folks who will sign up for shifts weekly, bi-weekly, or agree to sub when volunteers are sick or on vacation. REGULAR VOLUNTEERS MUST BE AGE 12 OR OLDER.

We are so fortunate to live in a community of people who care about and help their neighbors who may be struggling.


  • Produce sorters – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings
  • Shelf-stable food sorters – checking expiration dates and sorting by type of food –
  • Shelvers – re-stocking shelves – with the Pantry open three days, we will need lots more shelvers
  • Cleaning up after Pantry day – admittedly the most unglamorous of all the tasks offered for your consideration, but sooooooooo necessary
  • Produce buyers once a week – we’re covered for now but would love a bench
  • Store Donation pick up – we pick up at five stores eight times a week and always need people who will help every week, every other week, or are on call for subbing if a regular is sick or on vacation. The stores will take away our days if we don’t pick up or refuse all the food offered.
  • Unloading NIFB pallets delivered the first Wednesday of each month

See the wish list of necessary items needed to equip the new client-choice Pantry. Scroll down the wish list and select an item to donate or buy in honor of a friend. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Q&A With Highland Park Players’ Director, Dina DiCostanzo

ON THE TOWN, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including “Come Up to My Place,” “I Can Cook, Too,” “Some Other Time” and “New York, New York.” Performances take place at the Northbrook Theatre from October 12-28, 2018. Get your tickets today at www.highlandparkplayers.com!

What do you like about “On The Town”?

The score by Leonard Bernstein is what first drew me to “On The Town”. It is sweeping and glorious and sets the perfect mood for 24 hrs of love and adventure in New York City. After that, the clever script and relationships are really special.

How does “On The Town” differ from other classic musicals?

“On The Town” is one of the first ‘earlier’ musicals that really tells much of the story through the female characters. The females are as much the leading players as the men. The women are written just as funny and clever as the men and I chalk that up to Betty Comden who co-wrote the script with Adolf Green.

How is “On The Town” still relevant to today’s society?

I think that sometimes love and relationships are still fast and fleeting the way they are in “On the Town”. The notion of connecting really strongly with someone, romantically or platonically, and then likely never seeing them again…How time flies when you’re having fun and how we should relish those good times and special connections we make. I think all of that is still something people in 2018 can relate to.

Dina DiCostanzo is the Director and Choreographer for this fall’s production of On the Town. 

Auditions for On the Town take place at the West Ridge Center (636 Ridge Rd. Highland Park, IL) on Tuesday, July 17 – 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 21 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Callbacks take place on Monday, July 23 starting at 6:00 p.m. All roles available for ages 14 and older. Please prepare 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing in. Rehearsals begin in early August. Specific dates/times TBD.

Take a Break: Opt for Some ‘Me Time’ at Lash L’Heureux Coterie

May 23, 2018 | Humans of Highland Park Blog | Take a Break: Opt for Some ‘Me Time’ at Lash L’Heureux Coterie | 

When somebody tells you to relax, it’s easier said than done. Life can get pretty hectic for the most of us — from juggling work, school, children, daily commutes, among many other tasks — all we have to do is take a breath and find a moment for some ‘me’ time. Recently, I was invited to experience a facial at Lash L’Heureux Coterie. Esthetician Leslie McRae took great care of my skin and I felt like a brand new person. After receiving my facial treatment, I walked away with tips and methods on improving my skincare routine. It’s hard to explain how relaxed one will feel after the pampering is over with. Shockingly, I took a nap on a Friday night at 6 o’clock because of how relaxed I felt. All a person wants to do is relish the experience by throwing on some comfy pajamas, having a glass of wine, and totally vegging out.

I recently sat down with Brian L’Heureux, owner of Lash L’Heureux Coterie, for an exclusive Q&A about his boutique salon in Downtown Highland Park.

Tell us about Lash L’Heureux’s humble beginnings and where did the name come from?

When I, Brian L’Heureux, along with my mother, Dottie L’Heureux, decided to open our business back in 2010, we knew exactly what we would call it… Lash L’Heureux Coterie. Let us break down the name and tell you a little more about who we are:

  • Lash… Yes, we do lash extensions — but ironically my father, Adrian L’Heureux, was given the nickname Lash L’Heureux at a young age. There was a popular Western motion picture star of the 1940s and 1950s named “Lash LaRue”— and that is how you pronounce our last name. The name stuck with him his entire life. Often times, I get called “Lash” from those that are familiar with the Hollywood cowboy.
  • L’Heureux…Our family name is from French descent. The translation means “the happy one.”  The name is very fitting to our personalities. We love positive energy and want to bring a little bit of happiness to our family, friends and clients. Nothing makes us happier than having a few laughs with a client and see them leaving the salon with a smile on their face.
  • Coterie…the definition is “an exclusive group of people with a common interest, a high-end set, a clique.”  Beauty comes in all shapes and forms and “coterie” displays our common interest. Everyone deserves a little luxury and we want to bring that to our clients in the services we offer and the salon environment itself. If you aren’t aware of it yet, you will be. Our clients love beauty in every detail and are like a secret society that believe it is high maintenance to be low maintenance! The services we offer (lashes, brows and facials) give our customers an ease to their everyday routines because of the regular maintenance done at our salon.

What will a customer expect when receiving a facial?

When we moved into our larger location at Renaissance Place, we had room to expand our services and started to offer facials. Our top esthetician, Leslie McRae, is at the top of her game and provides the experience that is above and beyond a typical facial. She is knowledgeable and customizes each facial to each individual’s needs and goals. Using state of the art DermaSound and Ultrasonic Technology, Leslie treats skin conditions — from aging to acne and everything in between. She is also a very intuitive massage therapist that can sense a client’s tensions. While your enzyme treatments are doing their work, Leslie makes sure her touch puts you at ease. It is hard to describe the level of relaxation — it is something you just have to encounter yourself. Our custom facial experience costs $125 and is recommended every four weeks for both short-term skin care goals and long-term preventative maintenance.

Describe Leslie’s experience:

Leslie is a licensed esthetician and massage therapist with over 25 years of experience in both fields. Her extensive training is not only in the salon setting, but also in the clinical and medical fields. Her facials and massages provide our clientele with the best experience of achieving results and relaxation, all in one session. She is passionate about educating and empowering her clients on methods to better care for their skin, body, and overall wellness. Leslie creates both inner and outer beauty by balancing both health and beauty with her nurturing approach combined with the essentials of science.

What does it mean to own a business in Downtown Highland Park?

We have always had a connection to Chicago’s North Shore and have always felt at home here. Downtown Highland Park has always had an active, community feel. Our clients come from all over the North Shore, the City of Chicago, the Western Suburbs, and even some travel from out of state. We take pride in the services we offer, but if it weren’t for our vibrant community, clients might not be quick to travel so far. That is why we chose Downtown Highland Park to open the premier lash salon on the North Shore.


Contact Info:

For more information / to book an appointment, visit www.lashlheureux.com or call 847-748-8749.

Lash L’Heureux is located in the Renaissance Place at 1849 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035.

Questions? Email Brian@LashLHeureux.com.


Written by Ariana Pup, Marketing Director of Downtown Highland Park

Want to be featured? Email us at info@downtownhp.com.

Pulling Down the Moon Adds New Acupuncture Practitioner

Pulling Down the Moon is increasing their days of service, hours of availability, and number of practitioners at their downtown Highland Park office!

Christina Livas, Licensed Acupuncturist

Highland Park: Tuesday & Thursday 4-7 PM (starting 5/22/18)

Christina holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from National University of Health Sciences. There she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian. Christina is a nationally certified Diplomate of Acupuncture through NCCAOM. She is also certified in cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. Christina has been practicing since 2012 and during that time has worked with patients suffering from emotional issues, infertility, pain management, and PTSD.

Through her internship and practice, Christina has helped many men and women with infertility issues to conceive both naturally and in conjunction with IVF/IUI. Along with helping patients conceive she has helped numerous women with pregnancy support. Christina’s goal is to help people achieve and maintain health and wellness through natural medicine.

To book an appointment with Christina or to contact Pulling Down the Moon, visit pullingdownthemoon.com or call 312.957.6235.


We compiled a list of all the different ways you can spend time with mom this Sunday, May 13! Check out all the Mother’s Day happenings, gift ideas, and deals from our local businesses. Treat your mom, aunt, or grandmother (or all three!) to brunch at one of our restaurants or cafes and then explore downtown Highland Park!

Remember to always shop local > downtownhp.com/shopping.


Embrace the Race 5K Help make an impact and sign up for the Embrace the Race 5k. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 8:00 am at 445 Central Ave, Highland Park , IL 60035. Embrace the Race is a fun and inspiring event to raise funds for breast and ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Beelows Brunch: Treat mom to something special this Mother’s Day! Brunch at Beelow’s 10AM to 2:30PM. Call (847) 780-3300 to make a reservation.

Bella Via Restaurant: Celebrate Mom for lunch (11am-2:30pm) or dinner (4:30-10pm) at Bella Via Restaurant. Complimentary mimosas for lunch! Call (847) 681-8300 to make a reservation.

Bottle & Bottega Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mom at our BYOB studio. Make something beautiful for her to remember! Seats are going fast! Sign up for an event and get complimentary Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes. BYOB: We’ll supply the Orange Juice….you supply the Bubbly. Ticket price includes all paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a 11×14 take-home canvas!

Pulling Down the Moon Virtual Wine Sip: Mother’s Day can be the hardest day of the year if you’re facing Infertility. Don’t face it alone! Join us the day before Mother’s Day instead. Pour yourself a glass of wine (or your favorite mocktail), hop online, and join Pulling Down the Moon and The Broken Brown Egg for a fun, friendly, and hope-filled afternoon as we decompress, inspire, and encourage one another. **Every registered attendee will be entered into a raffle for a special gift!** Space is limited, pre-register here.

Anthropologie: Stop by on Saturday May 12th from 12pm-3pm to shop locally made floral arrangements for Mother’s Day + Bring the kids for a hands-on craft + Enjoy Sips and Sweets while you Shop the new Spring/Summer collection + Complimentary Gift Wrapping for Mother’s Day! Featuring Chicago based Floral Designer, May Floral.  1780 Green Bay Road Highland Park, IL. 

Club Pilates Intro Class: Give Mom the gift of Beauty, Grace and Strength. Sign up with Mom for our complimentary Mothers Day Intro Class this Saturday, May 12 at 1pm. Come enjoy a sweet treat and the gift of Pilates!

Enaz: Check out our daily jewelry trunk shows happening this week & find the perfect mother’s day gift! Complimentary gift wrap as always!


Adesso: Find a gift that is iconic, stylish, artisanal, unique, fresh, essential, functional, and simply perfect.

Floral Gardens: Find the perfect fresh flowers for mom! To pick out a bouquet, visit the website or call (847) 432-3420 to place your order NOW.


Riche Organics: Need a last minute gift set for mom? Pick up one of our bath bomb gift sets. We offer pre-made sets, and on the spot customizable gifts that are handcrafted, cruelty-free, and organic!


Cos Bar: Relax with Facials! Enjoy a complimentary mini-facial from La Mer and receive a deluxe gift with your qualifying purchase on Saturday, May 12.


Gordon Salon: Treat Mom to a Gordon Salon experience this Mother’s Day! Choose from the luxury enhancement services like the beauty-on-demand mini facial or the perfecting plant peel, pramasana scalp treatment and more. Schedule your mother-daughter appointment today!


Love That Spice: Mother’s Day Sale at Love that Spice. Take 25% off any teapot, tea cup or tea tin gift set.  Offer Expires Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Alixandra Collections Shop earrings, ponchos, bracelets, handbags and more.Don’t forget…gift wrap is free!


Body Evolve: Celebrate Pilates Day and Mother’s Day at Body Evolve. Get two private pilates sessions for $140. * Purchase by May 14, 2018. Expires six months from date of purchase. One per family. 847-926-8490.

Betts: Happy Mother’s Day Shopping! Save 10% off  on Handmade Jewelry by Renata Mikota 14K, Gold Filled, Sterling, Semi Precious 5/9-5/12

NS Wellness: In honor of Mother’s Day, we are offering 50% off of any 60 or 90-Minute Massage for any first timers out there.  Give the gift of massage or use it for yourself! This promo is available from 5/4/2018 to 5/18/2018 and must be used by 5/31/2018.

Pulling Down the Moon: For Mothers…Past, Present and Future! Give them the gift of a $99 Wild Card Gift Card. Purchase this limited time Wild Card special, then choose from an Initial Acupuncture Consultation (save $51), Fertility-Enhancing Massage (save $26), or Initial Nutrition Consultation (save $51) for only $99!

Nozicka Center for Coaching & Hypnosis: An offer to all mothers: A one-hour relaxation session. Step out of the world for a truly wonderful time just for YOU! My special is $99.00 for one session! A savings of $50.00.

Nic + Zoe: In honor of Mothers everywhere, join us in our stores or online now through May 13th to receive a Free Gift with Purchase. Spend $250+ and receive our Signature Print Manicure Kit -OR- Spend $500+ and receive our Signature Print Cosmetic Bag + Manicure Kit.


Enaz | 444 Central Ave. Highland Park, IL

Enaz is hiring! Love fashion? We’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated sales associates in a fun retail environment. Positions available in Highland Park and Northfield. Email resumes to lena@enaz.com.


Eileen Fisher | 640 Central Ave. Highland Park, IL 

Eileen Fisher Highland Park is looking for a Part Time or an As Needed Sales Associate.

To see the full job description and to apply please visit the Eileen Fisher website.



Ami Ami | 668 Central Ave. Highland Park, IL

ami ami is looking for a sales associate who has experience, great energy and style!
Open to discussing salary. Please contact Stacey stacey@shopamiami.com.



ArrivaDolce Gelato & Coffee Bar | 1823 St. Johns Ave. Highland Park, IL

Part Time help wanted! Barista/Counter Service

No experience necessary, but good customer service skills required

Very flexible hours

Stop by for an application or email Amy @ aetouche@hotmail.com.


The Coder School-North Shore | 1829 Sheridan Rd. Highland Park, IL

We are gearing up for Fall and hiring new Code Coaches. Please e-mail us at northshore@thecoderschool.com if interested.


Salon Vole | 1783 St. Johns Ave. Highland Park, IL 

Front Desk Receptionist (Full-Time) 

Salon Vole’ in Highland Park is looking for a part and/or full time salon receptionist. Must be able to work Saturdays and evenings This area is considered the heart of our business, so we are very selective about who we hire to represent our Creative Collective. This candidate should be friendly, outgoing, responsible, computer savvy, fashionable with great personal style, have NO ATTITUDE and be able to multi-task throughout the day. Prior salon experience is helpful as well as familiarity with the MILLENNIUM scheduling software, but not necessary. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, please e-mail your resume. We look forward to hearing from you. For more info about our salon follow this link: http://salonvole.com/index.htm

Hair Stylist (Full-Time)

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and hard-working individuals. At Salon Volè we provide in house training for staff development. Our new talent program offers hairdressing associates a structured and thorough training by experienced stylists and colorist. This in house training applies to front of house staff with opportunities within the retail management areas. Established hairdressers looking to join our team are also welcomed to apply. We offer flexible schedules, so part time and full time candidates are welcomed to apply. If you are interested we n hairdressing and the business that surrounds it we would like to hear from you! For more info and to fill out www.indeedjobs.com/salon-vole/jobs/8a018e2ff91326cff2a2.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist Senior stylist/owner
  • Greet Clients
  • Perform add on services
  • apply color
  • Blow drys
  • Attend Classes
  • Maintain Salon Cleanliness
  • Shampoo

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have Cosmetology License


Burn Boot Camp | Front Desk Staff | 1849 Green Bay Rd. Suite 171

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and friendly Burn Ambassadors to work morning and/or afternoon shifts.

Primary responsibilities include greeting clients, processing retail sales, following up with potential members and assisting with gym operations.

Must have good organizational, communication and customer service skills.

Email highlandparkil@burnbootcamp.com with your resume.



OrangeTheory Fitness | Fitness Sales Associate | 1833 Second Street Highland Park, IL

Orangetheory Fitness is currently looking for fun, smart and passionate influencers to join our rapidly growing sales team!
If you are:

  • a passionate, positive and detail oriented person that can talk to anyone
  • someone who enjoys teamwork and wants to be a part of a world class fitness company
  •  someone who would go all in on an 80’s themed workout and might just drop and do a burpee for fun

then you’re probably the right person for us! 

Because we are all about fun, exciting and rewarding experiences for our team members and staff expanding rapidly around the country and the world. We are looking for successful and motivated people who what to improve themselves and their career. As an Orangetheory Fitness Sales Associate, you will be part of a dynamic team that positively affects the lives of our members on a daily basis!

You will participate in the operation and success of a fast paced fitness studio, build relationships with OTF members and the community in order to help maintain and build member base and you will be responsible providing our members with a best in class customer experience.

Company Benefits & Perks: 
Benefits are very important to us. We are constantly looking for ways to increase our benefit package to attract and retain top candidates.

• Flexible schedules
• Fitness casual dress-code
• Passionate, collaborative work environment If you are a Health Enthusiast with the following characteristics, Orangetheory Fitness wants YOU!
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Enthusiastic, energetic, personable and friendly disposition
• Passion for health and wellness
• Team player
• Willing and able to work nights, weekends and holidays

In order to Burn With The Best, you must be able to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience Required:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: 
• Sales associates must have basic knowledge of how to use a computer. Our main operating system is Mind Body Online (MBO) and they must be able to learn this system in a timely manner in order to be successful in their position.

Additional Requirements Include: 
• Ability to take 1-2 OTF classes per week to effectively describe the workout to prospective clients.


Bar Method | 600 Central Ave. Suite #127 Highland Park, IL

The Front Desk Attendant is responsible for welcoming all members, guests, and prospects into our facility.

Weekends are required.  Shifts may vary. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet members by name and with a smile and create a first impression
  • Check in members and guests
  • Act as liaison between current and prospective members and owner of the studio
  • Answer incoming calls within three (3) rings and answer all member questions, concerns, and complaints accordingly in a professional manner
  • Perform studio opening and closing functions
  • Take payment as needed and ensure cash drawer is balanced at the start and end of shift
  • Provide additional support to instructors and owner as needed


  • Six (6) months to one (1) year of previous customer service, hospitality, retail (or related industry)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality
  • Passionate about the health and fitness industry
  • Ability to multi-task, demonstrate initiative and strong work ethic

This is a non-management position
This is a part time position

Email your resume to hp@barmethod.com.


CryoPure Spa | 1849 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park, IL

Seeking Part-time Wellness Therapist (Cryo-Therapist)

Company Description:

At CryoPure Spa, LLC our mission is to continuously look for ways to positively impact our clients’ lives through outstanding customer service, unsurpassed holistic services and care, and a commitment to continuous learning and development in our field. The therapeutic techniques used, allow your body to kick-start its own natural physiological processes for reducing inflammation and promoting healing. We are proud to be the ONLY facility in Highland Park and the Chicagoland area offering the more advanced, Impact Cryosauna, which was built in the USA from the ground up. We specialize in both cryotherapy and photobiomodulation (light therapy).

We are looking for an enthusiastic Wellness Therapist/Cryo-Therapist to join our growing team. We are looking for someone who has great energy, loves health and wellness and is always looking for ways to grow personally and professionally.

Job Responsibilities :

Maintain a professional and courteous relationship with our clients
Manage front desk, schedule appointments, answer the phone and assist all customers/answer questions/take any messages, assist walk-ins, help clients with appointments, register clients, complete any intake paperwork for our clients, and update client files
Process payment information for clients, set up their sessions, schedule follow-up appointments post treatment, walk clients to and through treatment, supervise clients and assist during treatment
Monitor clients post treatment and advise based on their client profile and experience
Check blood pressures for all clients
Assist with marketing, promotional events, and other duties as assigned
Maintain the environment for our clients
Data entry as needed for our clients and business operations
Job Requirements :

Must have a medical/healthcare background, a certification, or medical designation, or be pursuing a medical/healthcare degree
Experience with computers
Knowledge of customer service
Strong communication skills
Professional manner and the ability to cater to our clients needs
Ability to multi-task and be a self-starter, and a flexible team player
Additional Desired Qualifications :

Medical experience or degree
First Aid/CPR certification/license
Sales experience

Call 847-881-6081 for more information.


BloOuts | 1872 Sheridan Rd. Highland Park, IL

We’re looking for stylists and assistants who will be trained for both of our salons. If you or anyone you know is interested, contact us at thearpinos@aol.com.


Freedom Home Care | 1749 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park, IL

FREEDOM HOME CARE is looking for caregivers both part time and full time jobs and flex schedules! We provide training for qualified individuals! To apply visit www.freedomhomecare.net. Click on “contact us”. or call 224-707-7034.


Lori’s Shoes | 585 Central Ave. Highland Park, IL

Any moms (or kids over 18) looking for part of full time work? Lori’s Shoes in Highland Park is now hiring. Call 847.681.1532 to inquire.

Paper Source | 490 Central Ave. Highland Park, IL

Paper Source needs part time managers both 20 hours per week. Call 847-266-6100 for any inquiries.


Beelow’s North Shore | 1850 Second St. Highland Park, IL

Now Hiring all Hourly Positions!

Patio Season is upon us and we are looking for experienced service professionals to help with day to day operations and guest satisfaction. Line Cook/Prep Cook + Servers and Bartenders apply here.


Bella Via | 1899 2nd St. Highland Park, IL

Bella via is currently hiring for hosts and servers for the summer season, come join the bella family ! Full-time job
Apply here.


Bottle & Bottega | Highland Park, IL

Looking for Art Instructors!

Part-Time Artists to instruct in-studio and at a variety of venues (restaurants, corporate event spaces, even people’s homes). Guests typically paint with acrylics on 16×20 canvas as they sip wine, beer or cocktails.

We are looking for excellent artists with an engaging personality. Our events are social
and fun, so you must be comfortable speaking in front of a crowd and have an outgoing personality. We want individuals who are passionate and enthusiastic about art and able to teach people of all ages and skill levels. You must be punctual, organized and professional. We run events everyday of the week, but we are particularly focused on the weekends.

Please email the following to highlandpark@bottle-bottega.com
1) At least three examples of acrylic art work and/or your website link, 2) a copy of your resume and 3) a brief cover letter that includes your availability and 1-2 sentences on why you think you would be a good fit for the position.

COMPENSATION: Hourly rate: $20-$25 per hour


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BJJ Is About Community

Get out of your comfort zone and learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art and self defense system that is both effective and efficient.


At first glance, BJJ seems intimidating since it’s a combat sport.  On the other hand, the community and resilience you will gain from mastering the art is a gratifying feeling. The amount of support a student can receive from the instructors will empower you to become a stronger athlete.  

Ilya’s BJJ provides a safe fitness training to individuals and groups interested in improving their overall fitness and health. Instructor and owner, Ilya Bodnya, who has a black belt, will guide you by breaking down the moves and avoiding common mistakes to progress quickly.

What separates Jiu-Jitsu apart from all other martial arts is the use of the guard. This unique attack position and system keeps your opponent trapped and always in danger of the submission. You will learn BJJ submission techniques like joint locks and chokes, as well as the ability to escape from dangerous uncomfortable positions. Students will learn all these skills in sequence for best results.

If you’re intrigued to test out your skills at BJJ, Ilya welcomes you to give it a whirl! Anyone is invited to discover jiu-jitsu and no experience is needed. And remember…your first class is FREE!

Adult Classes Tues 6pm-7pm Wed 6pm-7pm Thurs 6pm-7pm Sat 1030am-1130am

Kids Classes (Ages 6-13) Tues 5pm-545pm Thurs 5pm-545pm

Women’s Only Classes Tues 730pm-830pm Thurs 730pm-830pm

Ilya’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is located at 2068 First St. Highland Park. IL. For more information, please visit ilyasbjj.com or call (847) 943-9611.


Downtown Highland Park, an upscale outdoor shopping destination with over 100 shops and 40+ restaurants, is expanding its flair for fashion with the addition of five new stores in town.

Here’s the list:

Alchemy & Cloth – 1854 First Street. A European-inspired fashion boutique with an edgy style. In addition to apparel and accessories, styling services include closet editing, wardrobe restyling, and personal shopping. Owner Carla Levi found her niche in fashion merchandising for Jolie Femme, an avant-garde style boutique in Winnetka. Levi believes fashion is “not about boundaries, rules, or a need for validation; it’s about confidence, self-expression and the desire to curate a style that is uniquely yours.”  Furthermore, “fashion is powerful in that it allows you to be self-expressive without uttering a word.”

Vintage Bliss & Co. – 1822 Second Street. Boutique for artisan jewelry, apparel, handcrafted soaps and more. After opening Queen Bee Artisan Market, an artisanal market in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, owner Nancy Gissendaner decided to land a second location in downtown Highland Park. According to Nancy, “Vintage Bliss is a jewelry studio, as well as home to artisan-made clothes and gifts that are new, yet vintage-inspired.”  Vintage Bliss will host a Girls Night Out and Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Raffles, refreshments and giveaways for all who attend (including a free charm from the charm bar). Enjoy 10% off anything purchased and a portion of all sales will go to the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). Beelow’s NorthShore is offering a 25% discount to all those attending the Girls Night Out event.

Sanctuary by Vintage Nest – 458 Central Avenue. Specializing in time-worn furniture, vintage home decor and women’s accessories and clothing. This is Vintage Nest’s second location, with their first located in The Glen. Express your inner desire to get creative and shop for farmhouse, architectural and industrial-inspired designs. “Our collection of plush velvet pumpkins and fall accessories are the perfect items for decorating your home in the upcoming season,” said owner Mindy.

The WEARhouse – 1833 Second Street. Men’s & Women’s athleisure wear. Grand Opening October 2, 2017. Authentic Kit & Ace merchandise on sale for up to 50% off. Don’t miss this opportunity! Open Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Final Sale – 1883 Second Street. A designer sample store operated by the Marcus Lemonis Fashion Group. Search extensive racks for the best deals in town on jeans, women’s and men’s apparel, and accessories. Premium brands of jeans include 1961, FRAME, Joe Jeans, McGuire, AG, Paige, and J Brand.



Soul2Sole Dance’s You & Me classes are an exciting opportunity for young children to explore and learn about the wonderful world of ballet.  Combining creative movement with beginning ballet moves and terms, dancers pretend to be their favorite princesses.  As a princess, your child is learning coordination, muscle development and musicality. Along with movement, this class is a great beginning to socialization and listening skills — gaining trust in a new teacher while being supported by a caregiver just one hug away!

Taught by Ellen Isaacson, a highly qualified dance instructor, the You & Me classes are designed for children 18 months – 2.5 years old. All You and Me, Preschool and Kindergarten classes are based on creative movement so that your child’s introduction to dance is cheerful and fun. Children learn proper studio etiquette and behavior, while never losing sight of the joy and fun of dancing. brings. Classes are limited in size, however, a waiting list is available for any class currently filled.

Class schedule:

Monday 9:45-10:30

Tuesday 10:00-10:45

Wednesday 10:45-11:30

Thursday *9:00 am class upon request if there’s interest.

Friday 9:45-10:30 (*Class FULL*)

Friday *10:45 am class upon request if there’s interest.

For more info & to register, go to soul2soledance.com.