Lake Bluff to be Featured on the NBC's 'Today Show'

Set your DVRs. Coastal Living editor will mention village during interview.


will be featured in the fourth hour of NBC's "Today Show" Friday morning (July 13), according to Joanna Rolek, executive director of the

Rolek made the announcement at Wednesday's Chamber luncheon at the in Lake Forest.

Rolek said Coastal Living Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer will be a guest on the program talking about the "Happiest Seaside Towns", including Lake Bluff, which was ranked fourth. The feature is in the current issue of the magazine and is posted online.

Lake Bluff finished ahead of Tiburon, Calif., and behind Kiawah Island, SC, Naples, Fla., and Sausilito, Calif., respectively. While all of the selections are located next to a large body of water such as an ocean, Lake Bluff is the only one located next to a lake.

The publication explained its selection process this way: "We began with every place we've lauded as a Dream Town over the past 15 years, and took your nominations on Facebook, too. From there, we looked at the rank on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny and clear days, healthiness of beaches, commute times, walkability, school and crime ratings, education and financial security of the locals, and geographic diversity. We polled our editors on each finalist to define that special something (we called it "coastal vibe") and mixed it into the formula. What emerges is an all-star list from every coast."

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Jennifer McKenzie July 12, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Lake Bluff definitely deserves that title!! With all the new businesses in town and now this, we're really getting put on the map these days!
Susie McMurray July 12, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Voila! is blessed to have a wonderful following from the happiest seaside town of Lake Bluff. Thank you all for supporting your local merchants! -Susie & Liz
John Scherman July 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM
My favorite childhood home!
Really? July 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Love love love Voila!!! And, love Lake Bluff! Congratulations!


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