All events are held at MAZE Home Store, 735 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois unless otherwise noted.  See individual event descriptions for dates and times.

An Evening of Shopping to Benefit
EcoMyths Alliance

Thursday, February 20, 2013
5pm to 7pm

Maze Home and Make It Better invite you to join us for an evening of shopping to benefit EcoMyths Alliance. Enjoy libations and light refreshments from 5 to 7 on Thursday, February 20.

Want to learn more? From the EcoMyths website:

EcoMyths Alliance is a nonprofit media company that specializes in environmental education for school children and the public. Our goal is to empower people to make eco-friendly choices based on simple science presented in entertaining ways.  We partner with scientists and environmental educators and several of the most well respected environmental institutions in the country with whom we work collaboratively to create credible and trusted myth-busting content.  Our partner institutions include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Field Museum, the Morton Arboretum, Northwestern and DePaul Universities, Brookfield Zoo, the National Wildlife Federation and many others. 

Our myth-busting content is entertaining, witty, and simple but also grounded in science.  We write two articles a month in collaboration with our partner scientists and we also have a monthly radio segment on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview.  All our content and our partner information can be found on our website,

New National Curriculum
In 2014, we are excited to be developing high school science curriculum with the National Wildlife Federation. NWF will distribute the EcoMyths curriculum for free to millions of school children via their
Eco-Schools USA program.  With NWF as our education partner, EcoMyths is producing for an upcoming series of short, funny science videos with Second City.  The videos will be included as part of our Eco-Schools USA curriculum offering. 

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, we will be launching our video series at Second City in Chicago at our spring event, “Bust a Rib to Bust a Myth”, which will include a 1 hour live improvisational comedy performance by the Second City troupe!



Book  Signing with Jane Schwab & Cindy Smith
The Welcoming House: The Art of Living Graciously

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Signing: 2pm to 5pm
Cocktail Reception: 5pm to 7pm

Maze Home is honored to host authors Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith as they sign their new book, The Welcoming House: The Art of Living Graciously.

Through their elegant book, these talented ladies from Charlotte walk "the reader through homes with their characteristic Southern charm, they share their vision and process, from big-picture topics such as room flow and furniture plans, to the importance of entryways and setting a beautiful table."

Jane and Cindy will be signing their book from 2 to 5 on Wednesday, November 6, with cocktails and nibbles from 5 to 7.

We hope you can join us!


Book Launch & Signing with Lisa Cregan
House Beautiful Color: The Perfect Shade for Every Room (Release date 10.1.13)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Signing: 3pm to 7pm
Cocktail Reception: 5pm to 7pm

Maze Home is excited to host the launch of the new book from House Beautiful, Color: The Perfect Shade for Every Room (release date 10.1.13). Written by Lisa Cregan, this is the fourth book in their collaboration and is sure to be another stunning and helpful design resource. Many of you know Lisa - former North Shore resident now living in Palm Beach - for her work with local Chicago publications and philanthropies.

From the publisher:
"House Beautiful has created the ultimate vibrant, gorgeous guide to using color in the home, filled with photos, swatches and lively commentary from designers explaining exactly how and why they make their choices. Going shade by shade, it shows how to select the perfect hue for any room, create modern twists on traditional colors, make a subtle statement or a bold one, experiment with colors you might never have considered, and more!

Lisa will be signing her book from 3 to 7 on Wednesday, October 9, with cocktails and nibbles from 5 to 7.

We hope you can join us to help launch yet another succesful publication for Lisa and House Beautiful!

For more information, please contact us at 847.441.1115 or



Trunk Show: Averett Rane | Colibri Collection | Lisa Cotten | LALO
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8, 2013 - 10am to 5pm
Cocktail Reception: Tuesday, May 7, 5pm to 7pm

Just in time for Mother's Day! Maze Home invites you to a viewing of the latest collections from jewelery designers Averett Rane, Colibri Collection and Lisa Cotten, and fine Italian handbags fro LALO.

Averett Rane
From local designers Megan Glazer and Lisa Rome, Averett Rane specializes in uniquely beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry and accessories. Megan and Lisa will be on hand for custom orders and personal design consultations.

Colibri Collection
Colibri Collection was inspired by owner Megan Glazer's love for beautiful design and personal style. Every piece is handcrafted and is as edgy as it is elegant. Dainty, classic and clean describe her timeless pieces.

Lisa Cotten
Lisa Cotten's hand-crafted pieces are designed with the finest precious stones and metals, sourced worldwide, from Thailand to India, Brazil and beyond. Inspired by such diverse elements as nature, vintage furnishings, architectural details and foreign travels, Lisa has perfected the fine art of creating statement pieces across her various collections.

LALO Fine Italian Handbags
LALO features
European designer bags handmade by Italian craftsmen in a multitude of colors and the best quality leather and exotic skins. Having seen Lalo's bags in Palm Beach and Beverly Hills, Maze owner Cindy Galvin knew she had to bring them home to Winnetka. Lalo will have a large selection for immediate purchase and will also take custom orders

For more information, please contact us at 847.441.1115 or

Friday, April 26, 2013
Summer Kick-off for the Whole Family!
Book signing for the kids, wine tasting for Mom & Dad
10am to 8pm

We're kicking off summer with fun for everyone in the family!

For the Kids
Author Cynthia Bardes will be signing her book, Pansy at the Palace, the tale of Hollywood's latest crime-solving pooch! Cynthia is Maze owner Cindy Galvin's step mom so the day is all about family! 10am to 5pm.

For Mom & Dad

The guys from will be pouring four summer "craft" wines. Founders Bob and John Wilson are Maze associate Maggie Wilson's sons, so we're keeping the family vibe going all evening! 5pm to 8pm.

From Maze Home
Whilte you're enjoying Pansy and a sip of wine, check out the latest in summer entertaining accessories from Maze. Stock up for Ravinia and back yard barbecues!

For PAWS Chicago
A portion of the day's sales will be donated to PAWS Chicago to ensure many more happy summer frolics for dogs and cats in need. PAWS Chicago founder Paula Fasseas recently appeared on NBC's Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, where Hoda adopted an adorable dog named Goldfish!

Hope you can join us!


Saturday - Sunday, March 9 - 17, 2013
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Tablescapes: The Art-ful Table
Monday to Saturday 10 to 8, Sunday 10 to 6

Come visit MAZE Home at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier in the Tablescapes Garden. Our "Art-ful table" is inspired by the bold colors and reverent legacy of Chinese ancestor portraits. Color, pattern, texture and amazing florals from Fill it with Flowers create a stunning display. Find us in Garden 12, Booth 1

The preview party - Evening in Bloom - 6 to 9:30pm Friday, March 8, will benefit a number of local Chicago chariites, including Special Olympics and Chicago Gateway Green. To get your exclusive preview of the spectacular gardens and tablescapes, click here to purchase tickets.

Join our mailing list to enter to win a set of our Dragon Napkin Rings! Featured in the Maze Home tablescape at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show, this set of four inctricately detailed pewter napkin rings will make a bold statement on any table. Retail value $108.

Simply submit your email address in the box at the bottom of this page to enter. The winner will be selected at random on Monday, March 18, 2013, and notified by email. No purchase neccessary. Good luck!