In a city as vibrant as Chicago, making everyday decisions — where to order dinner, get a haircut, push your kids on the swings — can feel downright dizzying. Enter our (eighth annual!) Best Of awards: You shared your favorite spaces and places, we tallied the votes, and together we’ll celebrate all that makes our beloved communities shine.
Here are the Best of 2018: Services winners:
Best Floral Delivery (City)
1812 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, 312-620-1410
Get beautiful floral arrangements from Flowers for Dreams. As an added bonus, each bouquet sold benefits a local charity.
Best Floral Delivery (Suburbs)
693 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, 847-835-5390
The Flower Shop in Glencoe offers gorgeous floral arrangements with an unexpected touch to make each one unique.
Best Jewelry Repair (City)
4710 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 773-751-0034; 2471 N. Clark St., Chicago, 773-404-0034; 1909 W. Division St., Chicago, 773-342-0034
If you’re in a pinch with your rings or necklaces, our readers recommend going to Steve Quick Jeweler to get them fixed up.
Best Jewelry Repair (Suburbs)
1220 Meadow Road, Northbrook, 847-272-4100
From jewelry repair services to engraving services to complementary cleaning services, Franz Jewelers in Northbrook is our readers’ top pick.
Best Movers (Tie)
3060 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, 800-704-0242
2942 Glenview Road, Glenview, 847-724-3353
Tied for first place, First Class Moving & Storage and Happ Movers both offer exceptional moving services.
Best Pet Grooming
300 Happ Road, Northfield, 847-272-2918
Get your furry friend cleaned, groomed, and pampered at Wags on Willow.
Best Travel Agent
6435 Dempster St., Morton Grove, 847-966-0800
Booking a big trip for the end of the year? Our readers recommend going to Complete Travel & Cruises in Morton Grove for planning services.