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Let’s meet for an evening walk at Half Day Forest Preserve. There is free public parking and the park is open until sunset (about 8:30). This preserve offers a one mile “hiking” trail that is dog friendly to leashed pets as well as a permit only off-leash dog park. The footbridge that crosses the Des Plaines River is what connects Half Day to Wright Woods Forest Preserve (one of my favorite preserves in the area). The entrance is on Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) at the light for Woodlands Parkway, south of Route 60 (Townline Road) and just north of Route 22 (Half Day Road). I will post on the day of the event when I have arrived with a better description of how to find me.
**PLEASE READ BEFORE RSVPing** We’ve been receiving a lot of interest in doing more winery events, and we are listening! I was able to lock in an amazing group price for this, so you don’t want to miss it! Join us for a wine tasting featuring 5 wines, a vineyard tour PLUS a wine seminar so we can learn about all things wine. 🍷 We will meet a few minutes prior to our scheduled time, and I will post on the event where to find us. I will no longer be running payments to the winery, but you can purchase a Groupon here. Use PROMO CODE “SUMMER” for a limited time and save an extra 20%. Just make sure to CALL the vineyard and make your reservation for Sunday. YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION.👇🏼 https://www.groupon.com/deals/valentino-vineyards-winery-6 We can continue adding people to the event up until they run out of space. Being a group that is very active and is continually growing, we always want to be gracious guests, so please plan on leaving some sort of a tip as well if you’re able. 🍷Cheers🍷
Hey all! Let’s meet for a healthy end of the week dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in the NW burbs. Purple Sprout is an entirely organic, plant based restaurant that is family owned. They offer everything from baked goods and desserts to burritos, crepes, and veggie burgers and my FAVORITE house mash in the whole wide world 😋. They also have an impressive selection of teas and fresh pressed juices. Come see what all Purple Sprout has to offer with me and fellow local Meetup group Friends in Northbrook + Vernon Hills (20 - 30’s). More info on the restaurant and menu here👇🏼 https://purplesprout.com/
Let’s meet for a BARRE class and then head on over to Murphy’s to refuel our bodies with some yummy fresh pressed juice and healthy snacks. Orinoco is a small studio that offers Zumba, Barre, yoga, and mat Pilates classes. Saturday morning’s Barre class with Maria is one of my faves. Go at your own pace while perfecting your mind/body awareness. For you newbies - Barre is a hybrid workout class that uses Pilates and yoga as it’s base. Using a ballet barre for a portion of the class, you’ll strengthen and lengthen your muscles while focusing on high repetitions of small ranged motions. First class at Orinoco is FREE. Murphy’s Health Foods and Juice Bar is a healthy food and vitamin warehouse that is within walking distance of Orinoco and offers a wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies along with veggie friendly food offerings. We can grab a bite/juice and pickup all of our healthy essentials after working out, and then walk across the street to Libertyville square for some fresh air if weather permits. Menu here👇🏼 https://www.metroalive.com/include/pdf/10029-Murphys-Menu2016.pdf class starts at 10, but I will get there a few minutes early. Hope to see you there!