Celebrating 19 Years as Barrington’s Signature Magazine

July / August 2024 Issue

About This Issue

ON THE COVER: And the Winner Is! Jacey Johnson will wear her Miss National American Miss Illinois crown through Labor Day and then wrap up a year of representing our state on behalf of NAM pageant. In this issue, Johnson shares stories and personal insights that span from her days on the dance stage, to competing in stilettos, and now, to her career that has her wearing sneakers. Photography by Austin Ryde.

What’s New at QB


Honoring John Snow

John Snow is best known in Barrington as the founding principal of the then-new Arnett C. Lines Elementary School which opened in 1978. There, his keen insights on teaching children—having raised six of his own—and his gentle manner brought calm and joy to thousands of students. He retired from this, his final career position, at 64. Yet he was a substitute teacher until age 90.

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Your guide to the best home and garden design professionals in the greater Barrington area.

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Jacey Johnson Year of the Crown

The Barrington native shares her adventures while wearing every kind of dance shoe on stage, to pageant stilettos, and now, sneakers

Claude Monet's Kitchen and Gardens

The master Impressionist painter’s home and gardens offered him fresh produce, a quiet refuge, and his en plein air landscape to study and capture nature

The C. R. Stewart “Britfield” Interview

C. R. Stewart, creator of the exciting “Britfield” book series, offered us an exclusive interview for our Quintessential Barrington readers. This series has launched a fast-paced global movement of high-quality, middle school–to–young adult content that is reigniting a love of literature in students, parents, and educators.

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