Photos: Best of 2013 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Make It Better Best of 2013 awards!

And The Winners of Best of 2013 Are:

Congratulations to the Make It Better Best Of 2013 winners.  These winners were selected by over 50,000 audience votes – no small accomplishment. Make It Better is proud to celebrate them in our August magazine and online at

A. Perry Homes

Anthony’s Tailoring

The Art Institute Of Chicago

Audrey Gordon

Baha’i Temple

Baker Boys Bakery

The Barking Lot

Big Blue Swim School

Bikram Yoga North


Bonnie Lecal Designers

The Book Stall

The Brothers K


Chicago Botanic Garden

Children’s Gift Shop

Classic Kids



Dr. David Center

Edzo’s Burger Shop

Egea Spa





Forest Park Beach

Get A Grip Cycles

Good Grapes

Hester Painting & Decorating

Jeweled Elephant

Massage Therapy Center Of Winnetka

John Plunkett Design


Kohl Children’s Museum

Kohler Waters Spa

La De Da

Lake Forest Beach

Lake Shore Travel

Lewis Floor & Home

Lori Neuschel, @Properties



Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

Dr. Michael Byun

Millenium Park


Mollie Milano, Style Spies

The Noodle Cafe

Orren Pickell Maintenance Group

Peet’s Coffee & Tea


The Pit Shop

Peachtree Place

Principessa Children’s Boutique

Raven & Dove


Red Mango

Red Door Spa

Running Away Multisport

Ruth’s Chris

Schwartz’s Intimate


Teddie Kossof Salon & Spa

Trifecta Grill

Two Buds Boutique

Vintage Nest

Sneak Peak at a Best Of 2013 Winner and Proof That Our Audience Knows Best

The beautiful Taylor of Trifecta Grill receiving an advance copy of our August issue, in which the restaurant wins “Best Ladies Night Out.” Photo courtesy of Lisa Peterson.

Our audience votes wisely once again.

Trifecta Grill in Winnetka wins “Best Ladies Night Out” restaurant in our “Best Of 2013” issue. At my dinner with girlfriends at this hip, happening, and tasty restaurant tonight, we noticed that the women far outnumbered men.

The Make It Better audience is a smart audience indeed.

What fun it was to give hostess Taylor an advance issue of the magazine too. Thanks to Lisa Peterson for snapping and sharing this photo.

Want to know who else won? Please check back in tomorrow.

Love a Local Business? Please Help It By Voting Now

Last chance to vote. 

If you love a local business, you can help get the good word out about it to the entire North Shore and beyond by voting in Make It Better’s Best Of 2013 contest. It’s easy and you can even win prizes if you take the time to do this.

But voting ends shortly. So please stop what you’re doing and vote now. It’s easy and fast to do. I promise. Just click here and have fun.