I have a museum pass I got after our wonderful experience at Dupage Childrens Museum. I decided to take the hour long trek to Glenview to the Kohl Childrens Museum after seeing the picturess online and reading the reviews. Before I even entered the parking lot, I was told it was full. With an 18 month old and 3 year old in tow I didn't want to start my day off hauling them from offsite parking. Luckily I found a spot pretty close to the entrance.
we got inside and I checked our things into a locker, which is a really nice feature. They also have a huge coatroom and stroller parking. Also a huge advantage. Then I thought the fun was about to begin. Boy was I wrong. The exhibits seem really great. Namely the Dominicks grocery store. Well, there was a line to get into the store. When we finally got in, they were given ten minutes to play. The whole time someone yelled just about every minute. Ten minutes! 9 minutes! And so on until 5 minutes when they were told to put everything back. I don't know about you, but my toddlers never have fun when they are told exactly what to do and given a time limit.
The water area is usually my kids favorite place to play. There were no cups or toys to play with though. Just water and maybe 3 boats. The whole place had no toys separate from the exhibits. No free pieces or blocks, no balls, nothing my kids really enjoyed. Its almost like they don't want to clean up after kids so its just exhibits, but none with interactive pieces.
After an hour my daughter wanted to go. It was insanely busy. Kids were all over the place. I had a hard time keeping an eye on both my kids amongst the chaos.
All I know is I won't be going back. Not for me at all.
One nicer thing they did have was nursing corners for moms. A very nice thought. But I thought the infant areas were a joke as well.
If you have a younger child I suggest Dupage Childrens Museum. They have infant slash toddler areas with tons of toys. And great interactive exhibits like huge light brights, water and bubble areas with tons of water toys, a workshop, a huge air exhibit, and 2 libraries amongst other things. It was immaculate and someone was always cleaning or straightening up. A much better use of space.
No no no! Why did they close? This was my favorite thrift store. Great finds abound. Kids clothes, baby items, toys and adult clothes...I always found something really great here. I could spend hours combing the racks and shelves. I was so sad to find the store closed today. I am hoping they moved maybe. WAAAAAA
Though convenient to stop in the mall to get a manicure or pedicure, I'd venture outside to find a salon that does a better job. Though there was no wait to get my pedicure, it was easy to see why. This is simply a place that values quantity over quality. Get em in, get em out. Not relaxing at all.
The work was mediocre at best. I could have done a better job at home but just didn't feel like it that day.
The technician slapped on the polish sloppily and I don't even recall if she used a topcoat or basecoat it was so fast. Then as she was cleaning up the paint on my skin with a big brush she brushed the nail polish off the very tip of my big toe. She acknowledged it by saying something to the technician next to her but didn't bother to fix it.
They were nice enough, but for 25 bucks I can go down the street from my house to a place that takes a full hour to pamper you and does a great job everytime. For the same price.
I wanted to love these..I picked up 5 for a special treat. Awful...they are so pretty but just looking you can see the frosting cake ratio is off. There were about 12 flavors and I got 3. They all tasted exactly the same. White or chocolate cake with a sickeningly sweet and thick frosting. We ate a third of the frosting on each cupcake and even that made our stomachs hurt. At 3 bucks a pop.there should be taste variation and not the same thing I could get at a grocery store or do better at home.
My 82 year old mother had her hair done here once. The haircut was alright. She was happy and said the stylist was nice so she rebooked an appt for 4 weeks later.
Well 3 weeks later My mom got a call from someone at the salon (not sure if it was stylist or receptionist) yelling at her very rudely " Where are you? You missed your appt!" Then proceeded to bully her into coming the next day for the first opening the stylist had.
I should mention I took my mother to her first appt and she saw the stylist and receptionist arguing aboutt time and scheduling then.
Scheduling seems to be a problem but even if somebody misses an appt...do you call and berate them? Especiially a fragile 82 year old woman who was shaken to be yelled at unexpectedly over the phone. And then to demand they come in the next for more abuse? I think not.
I'd stay away from this salon. I'll go to Splash salon from now on and be treated with respect.
What a cute little bar and restaurant. Great tapas ( small plates), wonderful wine, scotch, and beer menu and a friendly knowledgable staff. The interior is casual yet dimly lit and romantic. A great placed to have a date, meet friends or have cocktails. There was also live music which was very good. ( A nice jazzy holiday set when we were dining)