Discover Geneva Gems!


Geneva, Illinois, is known throughout the region as a quaint and cute destination for shopping at small, independent, and local businesses.

Centered around the charming, pedestrian-friendly Third Street, the town’s shopping district is a magnet for browsing the unique and special, whether that’s decor, dining, gifts, or sweets.

Not everyone has the time and liberty to browse the blocks and support these shops, so Spots On The FOX offers online customers a taste of Geneva’s finest small businesses. Learn more about some of these amazing gems and then conveniently shop their wares from here.


Delivering exceptional styling for you and your home, Artemisia is an artisan boutique offering women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories, footwear, home decor, furniture, and original artwork. The store combines artistic design, craftsmanship, and unique finds sourced from small, independent designers and artists who handcraft pieces across the United States. The unique, wearable styles feature the finest fabrics, leathers, metals, and stones while the globally curated home designs include stunning architectural salvage pieces alongside mid-century modern chairs, hand-forged light fixtures, original artwork, and artisanal collections. Stumble upon your new favorite things at Artemisia.


Scentcerely Yours

Sense memory is powerful, and that’s the backbone of the unique candle and scent making experience of Scentcerely Yours. Customers choose from more than 100 unique fragrances sourced from the finest ingredients and blend them together into a one-of-a-kind candle or personal fragrance that tells a story and creates the perfect ambiance. Discover your perfect aroma at Scentcerely Yours.


Side by Side, LLC

For unique floral and natural decor, look no further than Side by Side. Offering wreaths, centerpieces, and home decor items, the company helps you express yourself and brighten up your space with natural beauty. Multiple-piece discounts and custom designs are available for special events or every day. Glimpse the beautiful possibilities at Side by Side.


Studio Patty D

Studio Patty D specializes in transforming original art into an array of fun and useful products. Patty’s original artwork is always changing, so check back often to find your new favorite note cards and prints, home decor, and functional art like masks and journals. Custom designs and fundraising opportunities are available. See what’s currently in store at Studio Patty D.


Cece’s Honey Bees

Providing amazing products made with fresh, local honey, Cece’s Honey Bees strives to help the local honey bee population grow. Cece’s also has a significant presence at Geneva’s Weathered Ways Farm, an “agricultural incubator” aimed at creating a community that brings together locals with farmers and vendors while educating residents about the importance of sustainable organic farming. Check out the best from Cece’s Honey Bees and Weathered Ways Farm.


The Jerk Store

An artisan, small-batch beef jerky business, The Jerk Store aims to satisfy all your meaty cravings. With tasty offerings like Pepper-Steak, Teriyaki Tingle, Nashville Hot, and Maple Bourbon, your tastebuds will thank you! Learn more about these tantalizing flavors at The Jerk Store.


Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn & More

Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn & More offers delightfully delicious small-batch popcorn, caramel corn, and more. According to customers, the natural ingredients make eating the popcorn “like a religious experience.” We know you’re drooling just thinking about it, so explore their storefront and satisfy your cravings with this tasty Geneva tradition since 2003.



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About the Author ~ Victoria Hyla Maldonado

Victoria Hyla Maldonado has been writing all her life and has worked professionally as a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She is the author of the substantive women’s fiction Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy (Victoria J. Hyla) as well as several anthology-published short stories. She also is the author of several children’s books. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children and is working on a new romance trilogy as well as several other short stories and more children’s books.

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