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The gorgeous city of Evanston is best known for Northwestern University — but trust us when we say it's so much more than purple-face-painted frat boys at a Wildcats game. Along with jaw-dropping homes, this North Shore suburb has a great art scene and to-die-for eats worth plenty of repeat visits. But, if one trip is all you can afford (for now), we've planned the perfect, fun-filled day to make sure you hit all our favorite spots.
With just a 30-minute ride on the Purple Line, you can experience Evanston's cultural offerings at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. And, because we know you love to shop, we've sourced a couple of stores that are worth the trek alone. Feeling travel fatigue? Don't worry — from satisfying your sweet tooth at Bennison's Bakery to the comfort food at Found Kitchen & Social House, heading home hungry is simply not an option.
There are two types of people on Black Friday: the ones who revel in facing down sales-hungry crowds and those who like to curl up on the couch with a hot cider and their laptop. Well, no offense to any thrill seekers out there, but when it comes to this shopping holiday, the latter seems the better option to us — read
Holiday shopping can cause a boatload of stress. There are a lot of bases to cover and only a few weeks to get down to business. So, if you're stumped on what to buy the techie in your life (you know, the person who always needs to have the latest and greatest gadgets on the market), we feel you. They can be tough to read