Downtown Business Owner Spotlight Feat. Brenda From TOPIAIRE

We meet up with local shop owner, Brenda from TOPIAIRE for a Q&A on her business and took a peek inside her beautiful brand-new shop in downtown Downers Grove! What does TOPIAIRE mean? Topiary is the horticultural practice of training perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees and shrubs to develop and maintain…

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Burlington Station Art Gallery: Vivian Maier Photography

In 2007 at a nursing home in Chicagoland, Vivian Maier quietly passed away at 83 years old. Unbeknownst to those near her deathbed, Ms. Maier, a lifelong nanny, left behind a treasure trove of nearly 100,000 photographic negatives from her escapades throughout Chicagoland. Ms. Maier used a Rolleiflex, a German-made high-end camera notable for its…

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