Naperville Photographer: Megan Drane, Firefly Nights Photography

I was looking to get some photos done for my real estate business.  I found Megan Drane at Firefly Nights Photography in Naperville.  We talked a little and she ended up doing some work for me (which can be found on this site and our facebook page).

In case you’re looking to have some photos done, you may want to consider her.

Here’s an interview I did to find out more about her and her business.  A few examples of her work are at the bottom of this interview.

1.  How did you get into photography?
I stumbled into a career in photography by accident, I assure you.  While I have a Masters of Fine Art degree, I used to be in the corporate world and did photography as a hobby.  But then I went and photographed my best friend’s newborn, and they shared the images with all of their friends.  After that, word and demand spread. [Read more…]

Naperville St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run 2014: Info, Map

st paddys day 5k info

You don’t have to be Irish to participate in the St. Paddy’s Day 5K! Hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, the St. Paddy’s Day 5K will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Participation in this event is a great way to join into the St. Patrick’s Day holiday spirit. Proceeds from the event will provide health related services to those in need.

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Serendipity Resale Shop: Naperville Location, Info

naperville serendipity resale shop

The Serendipity Resale Shop, located in downtown Naperville, is operated by Little Friends, an organization that serves both children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Little Luxuries – Great Home Decor In Downtown Naperville

little luxuries home decor in naperville

One of the things that makes shopping in downtown Naperville so special is the presence of locally owned, one of a kind boutiques such as Little Luxuries. This quaint little shop offers unique home decor pieces, accessories, as well as antique and vintage items.

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Two Bostons Pet Store In Naperville – Info, Hours, Products

two bostons pet store in napervilleYou don’t have too spend too much time in Naperville to notice that this is a city that loves their dogs!  Fortunately for Naperville residents, there is a shop located downtown that caters to their beloved pets.

Two Bostons is a locally owned pet boutique owned by married couple Andy and AdreAnne Tesene. The shop was named after the couple’s two pet Boston Terriers. This little pet boutique offers a full line of pet food and wellness products, as well as a full line of grooming products for your furry friends. There are also fun items available such as toys, clothing, and even specially baked gourmet treats.

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Lil’ J’s Bohemia: A Grateful Shop in the Heart of Downtown Naperville

 Lil J's Bohemia in downtown Naperville

There is a little boutique located in downtown Naperville since 2006 known as Lil’ J’s Bohemia: A Grateful Shop that offers shoppers a refreshing change of pace from chain style retail outlets.

This is the kind of locally owned business where the owner is there to greet you as you walk in, where you will hear the Grateful Dead playing softly in the background, and where the aroma of incense fills the air. It’s a place full of retro style clothing that is a flashback from the hippie era that makes you wish you could take a trip back in time.

Lil’ J’s Bohemia is definitely the place to go to satisfy your “inner hippie”.

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Rizzo’s Bar – A Place For Drinks, Dining, and Dancing

rizzo's bar in downtown napervilleDowntown Naperville is fortunate to have so many good dining establishments to choose from for great food and drink specials as well as socializing. One such place to find great deals on food and drinks as well as a place to let loose on the dance floor is Rizzos neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Rizzos provides patrons with a cozy atmosphere in a relaxed setting.

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Naperville’s Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebration

family friendly new year's eve in naperville

When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Naperville and Rotary Hill

Cost:  Free

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Anderson’s Bookshop – Naperville’s Hometown Book Store

anderson's bookshop in downtown naperville

With the world full of large “chain” bookstores, it’s rare these days to find a local hometown bookstore. Naperville is very fortunate to have Anderson’s Bookshop, located right in the heart of downtown.

Here you will find not only a large selection of books, but also a great toy selection, as well as numerous gift ideas. Anderson’s also hosts several book signing events throughout the year in which popular authors come into the store and other community locations and personally sign their latest works for the customers.

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Kuma’s Asian Bistro – A Naperville Restaurant For Asian Fusion Cooking

kuma's asian bistroTired of the old meat and potatoes? Looking to spice up your dinner and forgo the meatloaf? Looking for a great date night restaurant or a catch-up dinner with your girlfriends? Or, just looking for a great meal with a glass of wine? Look no further than Kuma’s Asian Bistro.

Kuma’s is an Asian fusion restaurant that exceeds the usual expectations of one’s palate with unique flavors from South Asian Countries like: Korea, Japan, Thailand, China, and more.

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