Health Beauty Life - FALL 2014

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GET THE LOOK Hair, Beauty & Makeup, Fall Footwear & Home Goods





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Go for shiny, healthy-looking hair with our selection of frizz fighters and humidity busters.

10 | THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT Check out our editors’ picks for their favorite health, beauty and lifestyle apps.


LIKE IT, LOVE IT, WANT IT Gotta-have-it style and home décor favorites.


Be inspired to live a life you love and create beauty all around you with our #PerfectSunday Pin It feature.


Travel to the Windy City to witness the amazing architecture, explore the unique neighborhoods, shop ‘til you drop and dine at some of the best restaurants in town. CHICAGO FIRSTS - 20 FIRST LADY CRUISES - 22 CHICAGO SHOPPING GUIDE - 26 THE GODFREY HOTEL - 28 360 CHICAGO - 34 MILLENNIUM PARK - 36 SECOND CITY - 38 THE SPICE HOUSE - 40 OLD TOWN OIL - 42 CHICAGO FOOD GUIDE - 44, 46, 54, 56 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS - 48 WICKER PARK / BUCKTOWN - 52


Visit the organically inclined supermodel for a candid chat about her career, family and healthy lifestyle.

66 | MUSEUM OF GLASS Experience the fine art of glass and the amazing process of glassblowing.

FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK I have always been a believer in the philosophy that HEALTH is all you need, BEAUTY is all you want and LIFE is all you have. And fall is no better time to pause, reflect and appreciate just how precious life really is. With school back in session, fall is when weather begins to transition from one extreme to another and the holidays soon become central in our thoughts. Traditionally an occasion for harvest and reflection, this time of the year is also about family, giving back and initiating a new beginning. To me, there is no better season to get back to the basics: To take the time to savor life, to be thankful for our health, our loved ones and all that we hold dear. And above all, to give back in any way we can. In the spirit and celebration of the season and all things health, beauty and life, my team and I proudly present the fall issue of our namesake magazine. For this issue, journey with us to The Windy City to witness the wonderful architecture, explore the neighborhoods, shop The Magnificent Mile and dine at some of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer.

Next, it’s off to Seattle to sample Dutch Babies at Tilikum Place Café, get revved up at America’s Car Museum, witness glassblowing at the Museum of Glass, and soar high with indoor skydiving at iFLY. While out on the road, visit the NYC set of FOX Business Network to meet the finance-savvy host of Money with Melissa Francis. Step into my kitchen with model, actress and businesswoman Brande Roderick to prepare a healthy alkaline feast. Last, meet the ever-gracious supermodel Kelly Emberg in her Southern California home for a chat about her charmed life and organically-inclined projects. Also, check out our latest trends in beauty, fashion and home goods, as well as gotta-have-it gift shopping opportunities with our LIKE IT, LOVE IT, WANT IT marketplace. Perfect for the holiday season ahead!

Pause, reflect, enjoy!

Patrick Dockry

Publisher, Health Beauty Life Media

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Greg Root, Aaron Brown, Kelly Emberg, Allen Carrasco, and Patrick Dockry (Left to Right)

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Get to know the Top Chef Season 4 winner and culinary mastermind behind the Girl & the Goat phenomenon.

Take flight with indoor skydiving in the Greater Pacific Northwest.




Discover the classic car museum that celebrates the world’s automotive culture.


Meet the finance-savvy host of FOX Business Network’s Money with Melissa Francis.

80 | TILIKUM PLACE CAFÉ Appreciate a new level of comfort food at the European-style bistro in the heart of Seattle.

84 | ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION Join forces with the Chicago based non-profit to help find a solution to the memory-impairing disease.

Discover the benefits of an alkaline diet with the lovely model, actress, mom, and former Playmate of the Year.

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Beautiful hair for any occasion. Find new ways to rock a pretty pony.



Check out the latest trends in fall footwear.


Discover editor’s picks and makeup finds for the fall season.


Patrick Dockry


George Henderson


Kelly Taggart


Greg Root


Aaron Brown


Kerri-Lynn Swanson


Tawny Pierce Elizabeth Threadgill Nicole Walker


Log-on. Be inspired! Join the movement of professional hairdressers seeking truth and growth in an ever-changing world. Representing the five points of YOUR STAR POWER.

Greg Root Sally Stevenson Heidi Kluis Kay Harris-Ross


Sucett Galvez Kerstin Coulter


Allen Carrasco


Monica Dockry


Patrick Dockry


George Henderson DIRECTOR




Kimberly Smith


Nicole Walker


Elizabeth Threadgill WEB DEVELOPMENT

Orland TPJ Past • Randy Hernandez SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR

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Aaron Brown • Adam Turner • Jose Nunez PRODUCTION ASSISTANT


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There’s an App for That

Editors’ Picks For any need, want or mild curiosity, there’s naturally a tech-savvy solution. Here are a few of our editors’ personal faves for your app-miration.

Everyday Chic

Artistic Side

Instagram is today’s must-have app for posting and sharing photos. In addition to unlimited uploads, there are great filters that can be applied in real-time and a built in social networking feature.

Draw Something is similar to the popular game Pictionary. This app offers a built-in coin system, thousands of words that are updated frequently and a great try-beforeyou-buy version.

List Obsessed

Foodie Friendly

Wunderlist lets you discover things you can do, see and make. From the ultimate movie list to the top 10 places in Paris, publish your favorite lists with just one click.

Fitness Finesse

Fitness Buddy is a tool to help you achieve your fitness goals. This app is loaded with exercise videos for various types of workouts designed for multiple parts of your body.

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Evernote Food is like a personal blog for food. From a memorable meal at a restaurant, a new recipe that you tried, or even the cute cupcakes you saw at your friend’s wedding, this app keeps all of your “food memories” in one place.

Beauty Bounty

Beautified A new way to find and book same day beauty treatments and other great services. Get instant access to your favorite salon or spa for last minute hair, makeup, massage, waxing, facial, nail, and other services.

Savvy Shopping

The Groupon app allows you to find the best deals offered by restaurants, salons, spas, and other local businesses. A great opportunity to try new things. You can typically find anywhere from half off to 90% off the price of most services.


Songza is a concierge style music service that allows you to pick your mood/activity and gives you a playlist. Try it for finding new workout music!

Fall Fashion

Freshen up your entire fall wardrobe by incorporating some of the season's top trending colors, patterns, and fabrics. Rachel Rachel Roy Coat, $179


Fur Sure House of Harlow Shark Tooth Earings, $28

Material Girl Top, $44.50 Leggings, $22.50

House of Harlow Shark Tooth Bracelet, $58

SCAN NOW TO SHOP INC International Concepts Clutch, $69.50

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Tribal Chic


INC International Concepts Jacket, $189.50

Moody Blues House of Harlow Sunburst Mini Pendant Necklace, $48

Alfani Jacket, $119.50 Pants, $69.50

Bar III Necklace, $58

In Full Bloom French Connection Mod Squad Medium Tote, $98

Style & Co Clutch, $26.98

Shop these styles from Macy's at

Bar III Sweater, $69.50 Leggings, $49.50

Happy Hour...

Nothing livens up cocktail hour like chic serving essentials and pillows with personality. Martha Stewart Cake Stand, $72 The Cellar Words Chip and Dip Set, $43 The Cellar 2-Tiered Server, $50

Cups & plates include directions for the over-indulged, just in case you forget what they’re for...

The Cellar Words Mug, $12

Martha Stewart Set of 4 Cheese Knives, $9.99

The Cellar Set of 4 Tidbit Plates, $29

Martha Stewart Utensil Towels, $16.99

The Cellar Set of 4 Words Glasses, $36

Bar III Decorative Pillow, $80

Bar III Decorative Pillow, $55

Bar III Decorative Pillow, $70


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Let Loose


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Take a getaway

Charge up

Treat yourself


be Adventurous


spend quality time

be spontaneous

create romance

try something new



create calm

watch the sunset

have fun

Get Moving




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A Bucket List Destination to be Savored! Known by many names including The Windy City, Chi-Town, the Second City, the City of Big Shoulders, and the City That Works, Chicago was incorporated in 1837 and is the third largest city in the United States. This lakefront metropolis of the greater Midwest offers 237 square miles of urban territory that is home to over 3 million people within 77 community areas, over 100 neighborhoods. Boasting hundreds of museums, theaters and art galleries, not to mention thousands of restaurants, boutiques and other amazing shopping opportunities, an average of 35 million visitors flock to Chicago each year. And it’s no wonder, as this great city has so very much to offer. Home to the Cubs, Wrigley Field, Deep Dish Pizza, and the start of Historic Route 66, Chicago is also known for its impressive architecture. Built from the ashes of The Chicago Fire that destroyed a large portion of the city in 1871, the cityscape is filled with an eclectic array of classic and modern structures. The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), John Hancock Center and the Trump Tower stake claim as some of the tallest buildings in the country, not to mention the state, while classics such as The Wrigley Building, Water Tower and Chicago Board of Trade stand tall in ornate grandeur. Definitely worth exploring, the waterways in Chicago weave through the city and offer unique vantage points of Chi-Town. Take a cruise on the Chicago River for a measure of local history and to marvel at the architecture, or even venture out on to Lake Michigan for unbelievable views of the cityscape. There are also many miles of lakefront to experience including bathing beaches and bicycle paths, as well as various parks that are scattered throughout the city - all ideal settings for any outdoor activity.

Credits: By: Kelly Taggart Photosgraphy: Shutterstock


/ words Kelly Taggart / Photos Allen Carrasco




The great city of Chicago is home to an abundance of interesting inventions and historic firsts. From the first African-American President of the United States and the world’s first skyscraper to the first successful open heart surgery, this town has been the focal point for many medical, technology, culinary, and other breakthroughs. Here’s a quick rundown of some interesting firsts…



In 1893 inventor Whitcomb L. Judson revealed his “clasp locker” to the public at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. Originally designed for shoes, Judson imagined wider horizons for his zipper, which eventually became the fashion stable it still is today.


The giant wheel imagined and built by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago is a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel that now serves as the symbol of Chicago’s Navy Pier. 2


Vacum Cleaner

Ives W. McGaffey patented the “Sweeping Machine” in 1868 and offered his invention for public use for a whopping $25 each, a huge amount for the time. With the help of the American Carpet Cleaning Co. of Boston, McGaffey sold models of vacuum cleaners in Chicago and Boston, and the rest is cleaning history. 6


James Dewar invented Twinkies in 1930 when he was working as a Hostess baking manager at their Chicago plant. Looking to make better use of shortcake pans that sat idle outside of the short strawberry season, he baked these tasty little delights, which took hold and have since been served up at a rate of 500 million per year.

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Ferris Wheel

Mc Donald's

McDonald’s, the fast food mega-giant, was franchised first by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15th, 1955. 31,000 worldwide restaurants later, the site is now a museum with a replica of the original. 5

Heart Surgery

The first successful open-heart surgery took place on Chicago’s South Side on July 9, 1893. The patient was a young man with a knife wound to the chest and the surgeon was Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Despite lacking X-rays, antibiotics, adequate anesthesia or other modern surgical tools, Williams stepped in and performed the life saving surgery. 7

Mobile Phone

Current cell phones are the technological descendent of Martin Cooper’s invention. This Korean War submariner and Alum of Illinois Institute of Technology was an innovator at Motorola who says that he drew his inspiration for the hand-held telephone from an episode of Star Trek when Captain James T. Kirk whipped open a communicator.

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First Lady Cruises



The Chicago Architecture Foundation has many wonderful tours but the architecture cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is the highlight of the city.

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Set Sail Through History Immerse yourself in the historic and visually stimulating wonder of Chicago by stepping aboard a cruise along the Chicago River. Enjoy a water level look at the amazing sites of the city while you sit back, relax and soak it all in on a leisurely tour. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is a 90-minute excursion along the waterways of Chi-Town. The illuminating tour highlights more than 50 architecturally significant buildings and structures dating back to 1898 all the way through the present, including a fair amount of current construction. Trained and certified volunteer docents from the Chicago Architecture Foundation lead the tours. These well-informed guides provide a heavy dose of history while they showcase the architecture and various points of interest along the way. They reveal how the city grew from a small backcountry outpost into one of the world’s most important crossroads in less than a century. According to Marcia Ross, docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, “All of the docents for Chicago Architecture Foundation are volunteers. We all share a common passion for Chicago architecture, a love of this city and a fondness for its history, and that’s what we try to impart to our guests.”

Credits: By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Adam Alexander, Choose Chicago & Chicago Architecture Foundation

Marcia Ross continues, “We have so many repeat visitors, including people who live here in Chicago because they know that they are going to see something new, hear something from a different perspective and have a good time on the boat.”



The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike.


With a fleet of four boats, Chicago's First Lady Cruises is partner with and the official cruise line of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The vessels can accommodate groups of all sizes and are all equipped with indoor and outdoor seating so the tours can run during all types of weather. There are also full-service bars, climate-controlled lower cabins, and upscale marble and granite facilities to make for a smooth and enjoyable tour.

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises Michigan & Wacker Chicago, Illinois 60601 All tours depart from Riverside Gardens, Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive (Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge). Look for the blue awning on Chicago’s Riverwalk, a scenic 1.3-mile walkway along the Chicago River between downtown and Lake Michigan

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DID YOU KNOW The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backwards. Engineers reversed the Chicago River in 1900 for sanitary purposes.


hether you’re searching for a gift for someone special or some exclusive duds for yourself, Chicago offers an amazing shopping experience that ranges from designer chic to vintage unique.

For a range of upscale boutiques, stroll through Bucktown, River North, or along Armitage Avenue between Old Town and Lincoln Park for designer wares. There are also ample shopping opportunities along State Street from Randolph Street south to Congress Parkway, or the ultra upscale, socialite-oriented Oak Street area for a more tranquil experience. Between the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Oak Street sits The Magnificent Mile. This area on downtown Michigan Avenue offers everything from major department stores and multi-story megamalls to luxury boutiques and even brand name retail chains – all in a row. Not to be missed, three Magnificent Mile malls offer a gateway to your retail dream:

M2-A North Michigan Shops

An emporium of style and sophistication with over 70 luxury lifestyle shops on seven levels. The exquisite selection includes Gucci, Michael Kors, Lululemon Athletica, Montblanc, Williams-Sonoma, L’Occitane, MaxMara and many more. 900 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 915-3916

M2-B The Shops at North Bridge The shops sprawl six blocks with 50 worldclass specialty shops, 20 restaurants and five hotels. It includes BOSS Hugo Boss, Armani Exchange, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, Stuart Weitzman, Kiehl’s, and Vosges Haut-Chocolat. 520 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 327-2300

M2-C Water Tower Place

This is where you’ll find everything from Chicago souvenirs at Accent Chicago, artful treasures at Atlas Galleries, handbags at Coach and shoes at Clarks. The eight-level atrium is also home to beloved doll store American Girl Place, The LEGO Store and a candy museum at Candyality. 835 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 440-3166

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If you’d rather walk on the vintage side, Chicago offers an amazing array of retro, thrift and repurposed clothing, accessories, furnishings and collectables. Here’s merely a taste of what the city has to offer: M1-A Broadway Antique Market

A huge showroom with more than a handful of vendors that keep their booths packed with clothing, hats, posters, lamps, glassware, and jewelry. 6130 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 743-5444

M1-B Edgewater Antique Mall

Mid-Century Modern design, Art Deco, Modernist, Industrial and everything in between. 6314 N. Broadway Street Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 262-2525

M2-C Inside Home

With new and vintage-resale designer pieces, this furniture and accessories store specializes in Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency. 1942 W. Chicago Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 227-3100

M2-D Jugrnaut

A street wear and vintage apparel boutique, this is the go-to spot for fashion kids, hip-hop heads, skaters, and anybody with an interest in any type of culture. 427 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 435-4635

M4-A Knee Deep

Find dresses, electric brights, hats and fascinators, and so much more. 1425 W. 18th Street Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 850-2510

M3-E Le Thrift

A mod, upscale Chicago consignment shop in Ukrainian Village. 1821 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 912-9676

M3-F Martyn George

A West Town shop serving up vintage culinary treasures from London-born prop stylist and Instagram wonder, Johanna Brannan Lowe. By Appointment: Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 340-4666

M4-B Modern Cooperative

Vintage furniture and home décor with a focus on Mid-Century Modern. 1215 W. 18th Street Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 226-8525

M1-D Rad Vintage

A 1700 square-foot store with a large selection of women’s and men’s vintage clothing and accessories from the 1940s to 1990s, as well as vintage toys, clocks, character glasses, beer glassware, and 80s vintage telephones. 1511 W. Berwyn Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 907-2225

M3-B Silver Moon Vintage

Vintage fashions and accessories dating 1980s-1890s including vintage bridal. 1721 West North Avenue #101 Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 235-5797

M1-C Sophie’s Closet

High quality designer apparel, fashion accessories and home décor items. 6124 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 313-3614

M3-C Store B Vintage

Antique kitchenware, original designer pieces from the 40s and dazzling accessories ensure these finds are unparalleled. 1472 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 772-4296

M1-E The Vintage Garage

A venue for buying and selling vintage and antique merchandise. 5051 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640 (847) 579-9079

M3-A Vintage Underground

3,500 square feet of vintage costume jewelry, clothing, accessories, and other unique finds. 1834 W. North Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 252-4559










M2-A M1-A






M3-F M1-D




to leave room in your suitcase for all of the gifts and fabulous finds while shopping in Chicago.

SHOPPING LEGEND Mall / Department Stores

Women’s Clothing / Accessories


Men’s Clothing / Accessories

A Variety Of Vintage Goods


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The Godfrey Hotel


The Godfrey Hotel Chicago 127 West Huron at LaSalle Chicago, Illinois 60654

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The true epicenter of River North, The Godfrey is located mere blocks from the Michigan Avenue shopping district, a few streets from the Loop, and is within the heart of the art gallery district, the largest in Chicago.

Discover Your Element A new boutique style hotel in the River North neighborhood, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is all about stylish sophistication with a spark of energy all its own. Designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Architects, the 16-story staggered truss, Cubist-influenced structure is fast-becoming known for offering an unforgettable experience while attending an event or staying in town. Step inside and witness that each detail of this striking 4.5-star hotel has been designed with the guest's experience in mind. From the chic lobby to the beautifully designed guest rooms and suites, The Godfrey clearly pays far more attention to comfort than convention and takes more consideration of style than standards. With views of the Chicago skyline, guest rooms at The Godfrey offer living areas that are stylish and full of amenities. Comfortable beds, large flat screen televisions, plush bathrobes, complimentary bath products, a handy wet bar, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and a large workstation with free Wi-Fi make any stay something to celebrate. You can even download the StayConnect App and control the in-room TV using an interactive guide on your phone. The Godfrey Hotel Chicago also offers techsavvy meeting rooms and rooftop facilities designed for every business or event need. Whether you’re planning a small executive retreat for 10, a training seminar for 100, or a cocktail reception for 700, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago offers a sophisticated alternative to the average business meeting. Along with its 24-hour fitness facilities and invigorating spa services, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago offers designer comforts that appeal to body, mind and soul.

A fun element found throughout the hotel is the play on the periodic table. Details such as Gr for guest room, Am for amenities, Rn for River North, and Zz scribed on the Do Not Disturb signs, just to point out a few. These little nuances whimsically enforce the hotel’s clever “Find Your Element” campaign and fit beautifully with the motif of the hotel design and architecture.


By: Kelly Taggart and Kerri-Lynn Swanson Photos: Allen Carrasco, Marian Kraus Photography, Papadakis Photography, & Anthony Tahlier Photography

DID YOU KNOW Godfrey in Gaelic means peace and welcome.

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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago unites unique architecture, design and cutting-edge technology with gourmet cuisine and sensational nightlife offerings. The expansive 15,000 square foot indoor and outdoor space residing on the forth floor includes 10,000 square feet of lounge and event space at I|O Urban Roofscape. Offering an ideal place to savor the day or revel in the night, this chic urban oasis named for its incomparable indoor/outdoor ambiance offers its own unique and always-buzzing atmosphere while overlooking the city. Start off with a drink at the indoor bar with its plush seating and VIP area. As you approach the sliding glass wall, it opens and you find yourself sipping cocktails under the retractable roof. Glimmering fire pits and shimmering water elements reveal a sophisticated urban sanctuary.

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The Godfrey offers the largest indoor / outdoor patio rooftop bar in the city. We’re known for having great small plates, custom kitchen cocktails, two large bars, great staff and beautiful views of the city… and with the retractable roof, it happens during all seasons, all year.


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To Dine Divine Chicago is known as the mecca for fine food and The Godfrey carries on that tradition from every meal in their signature lounge dining experience to every room service tray and every hors d’oeuvre and entrée served at events. Regardless, guests are assured a culinary experience that’s not to be missed. The chefs and mixologists at The Godfrey's I|O Urban Roofscape use the latest in food technology to enhance the dining and drinking experience for all of their guests by incorporating many new, science-based techniques that have become popular for food-makers in the know. They utilize foams, sous vide preparations as well as liquid-nitrogen preparations to put a unique spin on the classics. In fact, many of the signature cocktails are crafted in the kitchen instead of behind the bar. Chef Riley Huddleston, a culinary expert and resident mixologist, serves up a taste of The Godfrey’s I|O Urban Roofscape’s signature offerings. From a classic margarita that is topped with vegan habanera sea salt foam rather than the traditional salt rim, to a grilled avocado and prawn salad dotted with liquid nitrogen frozen grapefruit pieces, he subtly weaves the elements of science in with the art and creativity of the food.

Chef Riley Huddleston



Pamper Thyself If you are looking for a little pampering while at The Godfrey, be sure and visit Spa•Boutique. Whether you relax in one of the two private treatment rooms or prefer to be indulged in the privacy of your room or suite, it’s easy to recharge for an evening in Chicago. Spa•Boutique's massage and facial services are delivered by licensed spa therapists and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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Avocado Prawn Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4

Sherry Vinaigrette


Shrimp Marinade

½ c.

8 marinated prawns

3 oz

garlic, chopped

2 tsp

parsley, chopped

2 tsp

chives, chopped

½ tsp rosemary, chopped ½ tsp espolette, chopped ½ tsp lemon zest, chopped 2 tsp

agave nectar

In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine. Add 8 large prawns and toss with your hands to ensure shrimp are evenly coated. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes.

sherry vinegar

½ Tbs parsley, chopped

2 avocados, cut in half

½ Tbs chives, chopped

½ bunch living watercress, trimmed

½ Tbs shallots, finely diced

1 endive, julienned

½ tsp Dijon mustard

¼ fennel, julienned

1 tsp

maple bourbon

8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

3 Tbs

extra virgin olive oil

½ c. sherry vinaigrette (see recipe)

¾ c. plus 1 Tbs canola oil

Murry River salt to taste

Salt & Pepper to taste

Grill prawns and avocado. Toss the vegetables in sherry vinaigrette and then assemble with avocado, watercress and vegetables. Top with grilled prawns and sprinkle with Murry River salt. Top with garnish of choice, in this case nitrogen frozen grapefruit pieces, and serve.

Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.



Credits: By: Kelly Taggart Photosgraphy: courtesy 360 CHICAGO

360° CHICAGO John Hancock Center


875 N. Michigan Avenue, 94th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60611 Traveling from Union or Northwestern Stations, take the CTA’s 125 Water Tower Express bus to the John Hancock Center. 34 | Health Beauty Life Magazine

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Best Views. All Around. Step off of the express elevator onto the 94th floor of the iconic John Hancock building and find yourself in awe of the breathtaking views of the Windy City.

DID YOU KNOW The John Hancock building offers the fastest express elevators in the world.

The 44th-floor sky lobby features America's highest indoor swimming pool. The antennas on top of the building support three floors of TV, radio and emergency services broadcasting. The new TILT holds up to 8 visitors at a time and offers downward facing views from 1000 feet up.

From 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile, 360° CHICAGO delivers a unique perspective of the surrounding area including Lake Michigan and the sprawling Chicago city skyline. With floor to ceiling windows on all sides, the 17,000 square-foot venue offers 50-mile visibility on a clear day and the opportunity to catch a glimpse of four states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Originally known as the John Hancock Observatory (JHO) when it was first opened in 1969, the sky-high observatory has enthralled tens of thousands of visitors each year. After a multi-million dollar renovation in 2014, the venue was re-introduced to the world as 360° CHICAGO along with a vibrant new identity. Presented in rich hues of blue and green, the new look was designed to celebrate the natural land, sky and water elements as seen from above. More than just a cool place to see the city, 360° CHICAGO takes things a step further by providing interactive learning opportunities at every turn, and new technology to enhance the experience. These features elevate how you can view the city, allowing you to take in the sights from a whole new angle. One of the new forms of interactive technology is TILT, the exhilarating angle on Chicago that literally tilts outward 1,000 feet above the city. Using overhead hydraulic cylinders, this sturdy steel and glass structure is tilted forward from the top extending outside of the building at a 30-degree angle. Before you know it, you are looking straight down the face of the building to Michigan Avenue and out over downtown Chicago. It’s a feature not to be missed! According to in-the-know Curator Nichole Williamson, “360° CHICAGO is a great place to start your visit to our great city; to get your bearings, to understand the different neighborhoods, and how Michigan Avenue relates to the river and downtown Chicago. We also have wonderful technology that teaches you about the building and the sights you can see. That way you can plan your time here in Chicago more effectively.”

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By: Kelly Taggart Photography by: Terry Evans, Anne Evens & Chicago Architecture Foundation



Millennium Park


An Oasis in the Heart of Chicago One of the must-see venues while visiting Chicago is Millennium Park. Having opened in 2004, Millennium Park transformed an industrial wasteland and public eyesore into Chicago’s showplace for cutting-edge art, architecture, landscape design, music, and more. Today, the impressive 24.5-acre park in Chicago’s Loop community is the city’s second-largest tourist attraction, second only to Navy Pier. And it’s easy to see why. Located in a small corner of Grant Park, this area once functioned as a railway station and surface parking. Former Mayor Daley would see the space from his dentist’s office across the street and became inspired to make better use of the land. After discovering that the city, versus the railroads, actually owned the land, funds were raised, designs were drawn up, the space was cleared and building began.

The centerpiece of Millennium Park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, an outdoor performing arts venue. The pavilion offers 4,000 fixed seats and lawn seating for 7,000 plus an elaborate sound system with an acoustic design that replicates an indoor concert hall sound experience. Characteristic of the pavilion’s Architect, Frank Gehry, the stage is beautifully framed by curving plates of stainless steel. The Pavilion hosts a wide range of music series and annual performing arts events that are free to the public. Performers ranging from mainstream rock bands to classical musicians and opera singers have appeared at the venue, which also hosts physical fitness activities such as yoga. Whether you’re a local who loves the outdoors and community projects or you are just passing through this great city, be sure to take the time to visit Millennium Park. Snap reflective selfies at “The Bean”, experience the wonder of the fountain, wander the gardens or even catch a show. It’s all an amazing experience not to be missed.

Considered either the largest or one of the largest greenroof projects in the world, Millennium Park sits atop a 4,000-space parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station. The project was completed using private funding for everything above ground, while the city granted public funding for the infrastructure and the vast parking underneath the structure. Once complete, the expansive grounds provided attractions such as Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and so much more. The most popular of these features is Cloud Gate, also affectionately known as “The Bean” due to the sculpture’s resemblance to a kidney bean. Designed by Anish Kapoor, an Indian-born British artist, this iconic centerpiece located in AT&T Plaza is made up of 168 pieces of welded stainless steel. The sculpture is highly polished and has a fluid-like look similar to mercury. An interactive work of public art and video sculpture designed by Jaume Plensa, The Crown Fountain is composed of a black granite reflecting pool built between two 50-foot tall transparent glass brick towers. Light-emitting diodes behind the bricks display digital videos of the individual faces of over 1,000 Chicagoans on their inward surfaces. Weather permitting, water intermittently cascades down the two towers and spouts through a nozzle, seemingly from the projections’ mouths, which whimsically emulates gargoyle fountains. Another popular feature is the Lurie Garden, a 5-acre public garden located at the southern end of Millennium Park that offers a combination of over 220 plant species with perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs and trees. Lurie Garden is composed of two "plates": The dark plate depicts Chicago's history by presenting shade-loving plants, and the light plate represents the city's future with sun-loving perennials that thrive in heat and light. Designed by Kathryn Gustafson, Piet Oudolf, and Robert Israel, the garden was named after philanthropist Ann Lurie, who donated the $10 million endowment.

CITY GUIDE Millennium Park 201 East Randolf Street Chicago, Illinois 60602 Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph Street to the north, Columbus Drive to the east and Monroe Street to the south. Park at Grant North Park or in the Millennium Park Garage, with entrances on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph.



Credits:By: Kelly Taggart Photography by Allen Carrasco and The Second City

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50 Years of Funny Tickling the funny bone of audiences for over a half century, The Second City is the world's premier comedy theater and school of improvisation. Specializing in sketch comedy, this legendary theater is known as the coveted training ground for a host of famous alumni including none other than John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert. With resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, as well as touring ensembles, The Second City currently entertains over 1,000,000 guests each year. The largest training center for improvisation, sketch, and acting in the world, The Second City also registers 20,000 future professionals at its school locations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto.

Comedic History The Second City in Old Town Chicago started in 1959 as a small cabaret theater with its roots firmly planted using the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, an innovator in early improvisational theater. Founded by Spolin’s son and two others, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy. It developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy that has become a popular standard for many venues and comics to this day. The Broadway success of members of The Second City's predecessor, The Compass Players, put attention on the fledgling company. Soon, alumni of The Second City including Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and Fred Willard began to cement the theatre's reputation for developing the finest comedic voices of all generations. With the debut of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever-increasing roster of comedy superstars. Soon, The Second City’s sister theater in Canada developed its own television comedy called SCTV, which was hailed as one of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time. It featured an all-star Canadian cast that included Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, and Rick Moranis. Since then, SCTV has produced 185 television episodes and has garnered an ACTRA award, two Emmy awards and over 13 Emmy Award nominations. Today, The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Additionally, The Second City has grown well beyond a single stage to become a diversified entertainment company. Second City Training Centers in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles teach thousands of students every week while four touring companies perform Second City revues all over North America and abroad. Second City Communications has also become an industry leader in bringing improv-based methodologies to the corporate sector and continues to create unique media in television, film and the digital realm.

(Left to Right) Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Rosemary Radcliffe, and John Candy in 1974

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Format for Funny The Second City format is a primarily scripted, two-act revue that is followed by a third act of improvisation. Written by the cast over a multi-week rehearsal period, most of the material is generated in the improvisational sets where audience members often contribute suggestions for the topics to be performed. If an improvised piece does well, it’s refined, rehearsed and introduced into the scripted show. Themes are developed and the actors and director craft the scenes into a fully realized production. Six to eight months later, the process is repeated and a whole new show takes the stage.

Setting the Stage The Second City dazzles audiences on the resident stages in Chicago and Toronto with performances seven nights a week. The shows consist of short scenes, songs, and improvisations ranging anywhere from 10 seconds to 10 minutes long. There are two primary stages at The Second City where the resident Chicago shows are performed: The Mainstage and the E.T.C. stage. Both shows are equally funny, offering sketches addressing local, national and international issues through social and political satire; however, the Mainstage show provides a more historical experience while the E.T.C. revue is a smaller, more intimate venue.

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 1616 North Wells Street Chicago, Illinois 60614
 From 90/94, take the North Ave exit east a few miles to Wells St. (200 Block) and make a left on Wells. From Lake Shore Drive, take the North Ave/LaSalle exit. Follow LaSalle around until you hit North Ave. Make a right on North, and then make a right on Wells. The Second City is a short cab ride from downtown and is two blocks east of the Brown Line Sedgwick stop on the El. There are always plenty of cabs available outside the theater when the shows let out.

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Merchants of Exquisite Spices & Seasonings

We’re the purveyors of fine spices and seasonings, In fact, the best chefs in Chicago come here for their spices.

Open for business since 1957, The Spice House offers a wide variety of hand-selected and custom-prepared spices and herbs. Owned by Tom and Patty Erd, these second-generation spice merchants now offer five retail locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, in this case on Wells and North in the heart of Old Town Chicago. The philosophy of this family run business has always been to sell the freshest spices by offering small, weekly batch grinding for all cooking needs. Offering over 150 blends ground and mixed in house, their spices are imported from various countries with several selections of origin so that subtle variations in taste, scent, texture, and color can be offered.

The Spice House also proudly uses old fashion tools of the trade to ensure the best possible product for their customers. These tools include a series of large stainless-steel scoops, mixing bowls, sifting screens of various mesh sizes, a small vibrating sifter, a collection of old-style stone and shearing mills, and most importantly, the senses of smell and taste – a tool that no machine for mass production can offer. These spice experts are active in various culinary organizations where they often present programs to educate the public about spices. They also work closely with top chefs to create custom blends for their restaurants, and host tasting and book signing events for popular cookbook authors.

Credits: By: Kelly Taggart Photography by Allen Carrasco and courtesy The Spice House




Once spices are ground, the volatile oils start to evaporate, which then creates a shelf life. The quicker that you can get it to your table from the time it is ground, the better the flavor.

While in Old Town, make your way to The Spice House to experience the fragrant offerings and witness the hand mixing in process. You might even pick up a few fun facts, seasoning tips or find the perfect spices for yourself and loved ones. For those who are located outside of the area, The Spice House website is the ideal option to browse spices, source gifts, learn about the amazing history and lore of spices, and even share spice and food knowledge in the always-evolving recipe collection.

The Spice House 1512 North Wells Street Chicago, Illinois 60610 By public transit: CTA bus 72 stops at Wells and North, head south one block on Wells Street. "L" Subway stops - both the Brown line and the Purple line stop at Sedgwick. Exit train heading north, turn east on North Ave. Walk four blocks to Wells Street, head south one block on Wells Street.


A Playground for Your Palette CITY GUIDE

In the heart of Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood is a culinary lover’s dream. Located on North Wells Street in the heart of Chicago’s famed historic district sits Old Town Oil. Best described as a playground for your palette, this quaint little store offers a delightful array of premium olive oils and vinegars from around the world. The owners are four brothers from Chicago who have spent years building direct relationships with small batch producers in order to offer tantalizing, not to mention unique, products that are simply not found anywhere else. They proudly import from small family farms from the world's major olive growing regions such as Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Chile, Argentina, Australia, and California. Old Town Oil’s selection of single and mixed varietal extra virgin olive oils satisfies a wide spectrum of flavor profiles, and by sourcing in both the northern and southern hemispheres, it ensures the highest quality oils year round. In addition, the pressing process occurs within 24 hours of harvest and is done without the use of heat or chemicals, which delivers rich, strong flavors in all of their offerings. Whether you favor the spicy bite of Italian olive oils or the buttery sweetness of the Spanish varieties, Old Town Oil’s cold pressed, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils are healthy components in all types of cuisines. Pair them with premium balsamic vinegars for delicious vinaigrettes, add them to sauces and marinades, or simply drizzle them over favorite pasta dishes. When in Old Town, wander in and witness a very hands-on culinary experience for yourself. Sample, mix, and match premium olive oils and vinegars to find flavors you’ll love, or discover the perfect individual gift or boxed set for your favorite foodie.


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Old Town Oil 1520 North Wells Street Chicago, Illinois 60610 Located between W. North Avenue and W. Division Street in the heart of Old Town. For public transit, take the CTA Brown line train to Sedwick stop or CTA Red line train to Clark/Division stop.

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Mecca of Food

Chicagoans are very proud of their food. Evident by the world's largest free annual outdoor food festival and ever-evolving array of highly diverse restaurants, sidewalk cafes and even food truck offerings, the city truly is a haven for foodies. In recent years, The Windy City has pushed past the boundaries tying them to the invention of the deep dish pizza and the classic Chicago-style hot dog, and ventured into a whole new realm of sensory tapping dining experiences. Today, the current food scene is all about the molecular-gastronomy movement, which is based upon multi-sensory cooking. This modern style of food preparation takes advantage of various technical innovations from the scientific disciplines, using tools from the science lab with ingredients from the food industry. This blending of physics and chemistry transforms the tastes and textures of food and offers unique dining experiences.


A leader in the postmodern gastronomy movement, this Michelin-starred restaurant creates delicious “high-tech” dishes by Executive Chef Homaro Cantu. 1710 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607 (773) 227-8411 $$$$

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Located in The Godfrey Hotel, this posh rooftop lounge offers a gorgeous Chicago skyline view. 127 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 649-2000 $$$


Upscale Mediterranean-influenced French food set in a whimsical setting for the serious diner. 676 N. Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 202-0001 $$$$

Photo: Anjali Pinto for TRU

For other cultural experiences, consider sampling delicious tortas, progressive French cuisine, authentic Asian fare or creative Italian dishes at any number of Chicago’s fine eateries.


A quick-service café offering contemporary expressions of Mexico’s most beloved street food including flaky empanadas, churros, crusty tortas and meal-in-a-bowl caldos. 449 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 restaurants/xoco $$


Award-winning Chef Bill Kim re-imagines Korean noodles, dumplings and rice using authentic ingredients. 1400 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (773) 583-0500 $ If you’re in the mood for seafood, look to Chicago’s fine array of new and traditional restaurants for fish and shellfish.

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Classic American seafood restaurant offering a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever-changing small plate format. 531 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 929-3501 $$$

L2O There’s also an influx of ethnically diverse dining options in Chicago, many fusing together two or more somewhat uncommon parings for a truly unique experience.

Chef Laurent Gras’ high-end, unconventional multi-course dining with a focus on seafood. 2300 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 868-0002 $$$$


Imaginative dishes with American and Mediterranean influences. 500 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 321-6242 $$$ Page 38


An exclusive tasting event featuring unique French influenced Mexican cuisine. 1529 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 850-0288 $$$

Photo: Anjali Pinto for L2O

Regardless of your culinary preference, be sure to bring your appetite and taste for adventure when visiting the great city of Chicago - THE mecca of food!

The Smoke Daddy Rhythm & Barbecue

In a city where Chicago dogs rule and pizza making is sacred, Owner Josh Rutherford and the crew at “The Daddy” are bringing a bit of barbecue charm to the Windy City, with the help of the lil’ red smoker (of course)! Born and raised on a farm in the Midwest, Josh has been smoking meat his entire life. When the opportunity arose to acquire a barbecue restaurant in Chicago, he jumped at the chance. Even though the city’s roots are in the stockyards, the southern charm, flair and smoke (lots of smoke) of traditional barbecue was just beginning to find a home in restaurants and kitchens throughout the city. Since the success of The Smoke Daddy, there has been a barbecue boom of sorts in the city. Josh states, “It’s been interesting and it’s been really great for the barbecue industry. The more there are, the more people want to go out and eat barbecue.” Not only is The Smoke Daddy a great place to eat with its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff, they are one of the few restaurants left in the country that offer free live music seven days a week. This makes them influential in the local music scene as well. And of course, any sports bar worth its weight in salt in Chi-town supports the local sports team. Since The Smoke Daddy is an official Chicago Blackhawks bar, you can come here any game night and find fellow Blackhawk brethren chowing down on pulled pork and brisket (maybe even some burnt ends) in between the cheering and goal-scoring. So the next time you are strolling through the neighborhood, stop by and have a Bloody Mary with a beer back on their large sidewalk patio and enjoy the views – and the people – of the great city of Chicago before digging in to some of the best barbecue this side of the Navy Pier.


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Almost-Mojo Rub Although the restaurant’s signature rub is a secret (shhhh!), Josh has prepared a version of their famous rub so you can enjoy a bit of The Smoke Daddy wherever you grill.

Ingredients ¼ c.

Kosher salt

1 tbs. Cinnamon 2 tbs. Garlic powder ¼ c.

Brown sugar

¼ c.

White sugar

1 tbs. Smoked paprika 1 tbs. Black pepper, fresh cracked

Preparation Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork until well distributed. Rub generously on both sides of preferred cut of meat (think ribs, rotisserie chicken, and brisket) and allow meat to cure for at least 24 hours. Hankering for the taste of The Smoke Daddy but have no plans to visit Chicago in the near future? Worry not, my friends – the restaurant features their barbecue sauces, the famous Mojo Rub and even their Bloody Mary mix online. For reservations, information or to order a taste of “The Daddy”, check them out at

The Smoke Daddy 1804 West Division Street Chicago, Illinois 60622 773-772-6656 (MOJO)

Windy City Travel Essentials If you’re planning a trip to Chicago, be sure and pack appropriately for the season and your activities. Weather wise anything can happen, including unexpected dipping temperatures in the middle of summer and warming trends in the traditionally cold winters. So be sure you’re ready with this handy guide.

Layer, Layer, Layer

Even for typically warmer months, be sure to pack with layering in mind. Consider lighter layers during the warmer months and bulking up for the cooler months. A sweater and light jacket are always a good idea, as is a travel umbrella because you never know when a rain shower might hit.

Winter Wear

Winter weather in Chicago can be severe with temperatures below freezing from December through February. Non-slip boots, hats, scarves, a winter coat and gloves are absolutely essential.

Foot First

Since most sightseeing is done on foot in Chicago, be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes.

Summer Sizzle

The weather in summer can be hot and humid, often reaching into the 90s from June through September. You’ll want shorts and tank tops in the hottest months, but be sure and bring light layers, as the weather can turn quickly.

Sun Essentials

Bring a sun hat in fair weather months and wear sunglasses year round, even in winter to lessen snow glare. Sunscreen is also vital no matter the time of year.

Dress it up

If you plan on dining in any of the city’s fabulous upscale restaurants, either downtown or in the neighborhoods, be sure and pack appropriate attire. If in doubt check their website to find out about the dress code.


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Wicker Park & Bucktown


DID YOU KNOW Bucktown gets its name from the large number of goats raised in the neighborhood during the 19th century when it was an integral part of the city's famed Polish Downtown.

Credits:By: Kay Harris-Ross Photography by Allen Carrasco, City of Chicago and Zoom Photography

Wicker Park and Bucktown

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The Wicker Park neighborhood starts at 1600 West North Avenue or 1800 North Bloomingdale Avenue to the north and the Chicago River south of North Avenue. It continues to 1200 North Division to the south and 2400 West Western Avenue to the west. Directly north of Wicker Park, and northwest of the Loop, Bucktown starts at Fullerton Avenue to the north, Western Avenue to the west, Bloomingdale Avenue to the south, and the Kennedy Expressway to the east.

Chicago’s Historic Charm While in town, be sure to visit both Wicker Park and Bucktown, two of Chicago’s most eclectic and historic neighborhoods. Here you will discover a cool blend of personalities, culture and Midwest charisma that come together to create a very hip experience with an innate sense of international flavor. Look for that special something in one of the area’s many independent boutiques or vintage shops or enjoy the local hospitality, choosing from an array of upscale eateries, cozy lounges and chic nightclubs. You can also experience the area’s specialty galleries, artists’ lofts and quaint theaters that offer a dynamic arts and entertainment scene.

Wicker Park Located within the West Town community, Wicker Park is an exciting mix of popular pastimes with the influence of the surrounding German, Scandinavian and Eastern European communities. Historic mansions built for Chicago’s wealthy 19th century merchants and German beer brewers provide some of the best examples of Victorian architecture anywhere in the city. A result of expansion after Chicago’s Great Conflagration (Fire) in 1871, many of the structures in this area are designated as historic landmarks and are definitely worth a look.


Although Wicker Park and Bucktown tend to be one and the same to visitors and locals alike, Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood to the north of Wicker Park actually offers an abundance of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and fun activities in its own right. In addition to restaurants, stores and fun destinations that pepper the landscape, Bucktown is also known for its unique residential offerings. Look for a mix of older single-family homes and new builds with edgy architecture and converted industrial loft spaces while exploring this vibrant and historic Chicago neighborhood.

Quartino Ristorante Service, Food & Hospitality the Italian Way

In the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood is one of the city’s best eateries with a Chef whose personality is as big and welcoming as his restaurant’s reputation. Locals and tourists alike agree that the dishes that roll out of the Quartino kitchen offer some of the most authentic Italian food this side of the Atlantic. And that is something to be said in a city where Italian food is king! For Chef John Coletta and his crew, it is all about the ingredients. Their seasonal menus highlight the best finds and their focus is on enhancing the natural beauty and flavor of the individual ingredients instead of hiding behind fancy sauces and preparations. As Chef Coletta perfectly puts it, “We are reliant on the integrity of the ingredient. (Our dishes) allow the product to stand on its own.” The shaved vegetable salad at Quartino is simply dressed with lemon juice and ahh-mazing and authentic Italian extra-virgin olive oil. Bite after bite, the bright, crisp flavors of the vegetables shine through without being overwhelmed, because after all, a good salad should be about the vegetables and not the dressing.

The restaurant also offers an amazing selection of wines by the glass. From light whites and sparkling wines to full-bodied reds, there is a wine for every palate and plate. They also feature several specialty cocktails, including house-made Bellini and Sangrias. For those interested in staying away from adult beverages, the restaurant also offers a huge selection of Italian sodas made to order.

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Credits: By: Kerri-Lynn Swanson Photos: Allen Carrasco, Quartino, Veronica LePinske



Although Italian food and gluten have always gone together like Fred and Ginger (Astair and Roders) or PB&J, Chef Coletta has worked hard to ensure that everyone can get a true taste of Italy regardless of dietary restrictions. His menu features an extensive selection of gluten-free items that are prepared in the restaurant’s signature style. There is even a wide array of menu items to meet the needs of your vegetarian and vegan friends and family. And with family-style portions, there is sure to be enough to go around.

The table is a meeting place. If you want to learn about the culture of an area, spend time at the table.

Quartino begins serving lunch at 11:30 am and they offer a fantastic three-course meal for only $25 a person. Their dinner service goes into the wee hours of the night with the kitchen staff pushing out pizzas until 2:00 am on Saturday nights. What better way to finish a night downtown than with a fresh, hot, authentic margharita pizza…and maybe another glass of wine!

Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar 626 North State Street Chicago, Illinois 60654 (312) 698-5000

Shaved Vegetable Salad with Garden Herbs Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4

WATCH ARTICLE Ingredients 1/3 cup

Radishes, sliced paper thin

1/3 cup

Fennel, sliced paper thin

1/3 cup

Celery; sliced paper-thin

1/3 cup

Carrots, peeled, sliced paper thin

1/3 cup

Yellow squash, sliced paper thin

1/3 cup

Zucchini squash, sliced paper thin

1/3 cup

Heirloom beets, peeled, sliced paper thin

1/3 cup

Dandelion leaves, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 Tbs.

Chives, cut into 1-inch sticks

2 Tbs.

Italian parsley leaves

2 Tbs.

Fennel tops, coarsely chopped

2 Tbs.

Celery tops, coarsely chopped

1 Tbs.

Lemon juice, freshly squeezed

3 Tbs.

Extra-virgin olive oil, organic

Preparation Wash sliced vegetables (first 7 ingredients) well in cold water. Transfer vegetables to a salad spinner and spin until all water is removed. Transfer vegetables into a stainless steel bowl and add the chives, Italian parsley, fennel and celery. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil over the vegetable and herb mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss all of the ingredients gently until combined. Serve immediately and ENJOY! Don’t be afraid to mix it up – try using vegetables that are seasonal and locally available at your farmer’s market!

Goose Island Wrigleyville Brew Pub Fun at the Old Ball Park

On your way to or from a game at Wrigley Field? Be sure and stop by a true Northside destination at Goose Island Wrigleyville Brew Pub. It's THE place in town for pre and post-game food, fun, and of course, beer! Even if you don’t have a ticket to the game, you can catch the action on any one of the 20 TVs, including three giant projection screens – so there's no reason to miss a pitch.

Goose Island Wrigleyville Brew Pub

With comfortable accommodations for up to 500 people, fresh house-brewed beers, and great food, the Brew Pub is the perfect place for a group outing, event, or social occasion. There’s also live music every Friday and Saturday, and brewery tours and beer tasting that happens three times a day on Saturdays. Enjoy a tasting of six current beer selections and even take home a souvenir pint glass. On non-game days, go for brews-to-go with six packs, 650ml bottles and 64oz growlers to enjoy at home.

Credits: By: Kay Harris-Ross Photos: Allen Carrasco and Ken Hunnemeder

3535 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60657 (773) 832-9040

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Now that your tour of Chicago comes to a close, we hope that you enjoyed your experience and will consider a visit to this wonderful city in the very near future. Just remember to come hungry, with proper walking shoes and ready for a sightseeing, shopping and dining adventure!

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Health Beauty Life would like to offer thanks to the good folks of Chicago and these fine venues for their help and hospitality while completing this production.

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a recent afternoon, Patrick Dockry and Health Beauty Life had the pleasure of stopping by the home of covergirl Kelly Emberg to spend some time in her incredibly plentiful garden, to talk about her remarkable life and catch up on her latest passions. No longer a globetrotting supermodel, her life today is slightly less glamorous, but no less enjoyable. Married with a grown daughter and two young sons, Kelly is also a serious gardener who champions healthy foods and is fast becoming a radio and Internet star.

accidental modeling �areer

Kelly found her modeling career quite accidentally due to a chance “discovery” by the legendary super-agent John Casablancas, who launched the Houston high school student into a skyrocketing modeling career that quickly segued to a life of international travel for cover assignments for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmo, and Sports Illustrated (among others). Overnight, the willowy blonde with the perfect bone structure turned up in advertising campaigns for the likes of Covergirl, L’oreal, Maybelline, and Napier, and soon settled into a long-term relationship (yielding a beautiful daughter, Ruby) with the one-and-only Rod Stewart.

Ruby, Tyler, Cole, and Kelly (from left to right)

Kelly and Rod

the model gardener Though Kelly’s life has been a charmed one, it is the way in which she now spends much of her time that typifies her. Beautifully graceful, with a positivity and warmth that is undeniable, Kelly shares her gardening, nutrition, and culinary expertise with the world through her iHeartRADIO show, as well as through social media with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Nestled in the verdant rolling hills of San Diego’s north county, Kelly’s place radiates a casual vibe that makes strangers feel comfortably at home.

Nurtured by years of formal education and enhanced by her global experiences traveling in the company of rock ‘n’ roll royalty and the best and brightest from the world of fashion, Kelly’s interiors reflect a marriage of old world charm and light, airy space. The end result is a home perfectly suited for creating intimate dinners or hosting family get-togethers. The great room happily shares a massive hearth with a cozy bar that beckons friends to gather to sample one of Kelly’s spectacular hand-mixed Margaritas. Just for fun, Kelly’s graciously shared her spectacularly dangerous Margarita recipe.

Kelly's Margarita Recipe Start with 2 shots of aged Tequila Anejo, 1 shot of fresh squeezed limejuice, 1 shot of Triple Sec or Cointreau, and a squeeze of orange juice (Kelly recommends finding “really juicy” Valencias, if available).

If you or your guests are on a diet and want to avoid sugar, Kelly’s “Skinny Margarita” is a crowd-pleasing alternative and super simple to create. Begin with 1 to 2 shots of tequila, lots, and lots of ice, and 1 whole lime, juiced. Salud!





food made simple

It all happens one seed at a time.

Southern California’s weather provides plenty of sunshine for year round gardening. In her spectacular backyard, Kelly found the inspiration to launch her nationally recognized radio show, Food Made Simple. Available online on iHeartRADIO, the weekly series is a big, delicious mix of subjects, discussions and “Food Made Simple” topics. Together with authorities, authors and subject experts, Kelly talks about organic, non-GMO gardening, shares information about meat and produce, provides excellent, healthy recipes, organic how-to’s and a wealth of healthful related topics about simply growing, cooking and simply understanding your food.


Once you truly understand what is in your food and where it comes from, you might change how you eat.


Photo: Yoshi Ohara for

mom, designer & organic cuisine champion Like every busy mom, Kelly spends time tending to her two boys, Tyler, 16 and Cole,12, making time for her husband, Mike Padilla, her garden and creating her radio show, Food Made Simple. Kelly’s show is a mixed salad of topics, sprinkled with guest stars and experts, who discuss the pros and cons of, among other things, inflammation caused by gluten, sugar and milk, to raising backyard chickens, growing tomatoes, summer grilling, and much more. Kelly’s expert guests include: Naturopaths, nutritionists, scientists, oncologists, farmers, and chefs and her supermodel pals who frequently join her. Look for Kim Alexis, Nancy Donahue, Carol Alt, Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, and Cheryl Tiegs to join the conversation. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll download the free iHeartRADIO app for your smartphone, computer or PDA, and listen! Food Made Simple – Now on iHeartRADIO Remember, one seed can change your life!


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hen Stephanie Izard came out from the sea of culinary powerhouses and won the first elimination challenge on Season 4 of Top Chef, you knew that you were watching something special in the making. Her twist on Duck a L’orange won over the taste buds of the judges but it was her consistency and skill that pushed her forward, catapulting her to the final elimination challenge and allowing her to conquer it all. Her passion for food and her engaging personality made you feel like you were at home cheering on your best friend to victory. Week after week, millions of Top Chef Fans tuned in to watch this curly-haired food maven move from challenge to challenge with a warmth and honesty that fans could relate to. Although the competition was stiff, it really came as no surprise when Stephanie walked away with the coveted title of Top Chef. It is what Stephanie has accomplished since then that makes her story truly remarkable and reflects what we all believe is the American Dream - the sentiment that hard work, passion and dedication really do pay off. Since leaving the show in 2008, Stephanie has become a staple in the Chicago food scene. What began with one amazing concept, Girl & the Goat has evolved into an amazing trio of restaurants that cater to a variety of appetites. The original restaurant features small plates, which are not only perfect for sharing, but also allow you to enjoy a bit of everything. As Stephanie explains, “We have a lot of different flavors in each dish. I just want to put out a small portion so you can taste it without committing to a whole entrée." Across the street at The Little Goat Diner, you will find comfort food and “Cereal Killers” at their best and its next door neighbor, Little Goat Bakery, is a perfect place to stop and have a fresh bagel and an amazing cup of coffee or maybe a glass of chocolate goat milk (lactose intolerant chocolate lovers rejoice!). 70 | Health Beauty Life Magazine


A Girl and Her Goat To those that are familiar with zoology, it comes as no surprise that Stephanie found her calling with the goat. Her last name, Izard, is actually a type of goat that lives in the French Pyrenees. These days you can find goat weaved throughout the menus at each restaurant, from goat milk at the coffee bar and goat burgers for lunch, to the temporary goat tattoos and t-shirts in the gift shop. You can even pre-order a goat leg directly from the restaurant for your next gathering. For those expecting dishes overloaded with strong spices and curries, you are in for quite a surprise. Their goats are locally sourced and the meat is tender and delicious. For a true taste of the quality of meat we suggest trying the goat loin seared medium rare (if you are lucky enough to catch it on the restaurant’s ever-changing menu).



We just like to go crazy with goat!

As anyone who has had the pleasure of dining at any of her restaurants will tell you, Stephanie is a hands-on restaurant owner. She can frequently be seen with her eager and delighted diners any night of the week. As she spent time answering questions from excited patrons, she began to notice that she was frequently being asked how she made items like her vegetables, potatoes and house-made chips so delectable and perfectly seasoned. Being a smart and savvy businesswoman in addition to an amazing chef, she quickly realized that there was a demand for her tantalizing sauces and spices. Since then, she has launched The Flavors, her own line of sauces and spices for sale at her restaurants and online at


By: Kerri-Lynn Swanson Photography by Allen Carrasco & Stephanie Izard

Stephanie’s three spice blends come directly from the restaurant kitchens and are inspired by some of Stephanie’s favorite international cuisines and her bottled sauces, such as Saute and The Chee, are flavorful and flexible and not designed for any specific purpose or recipe. They encourage you to be creative, but if you are feeling a little stumped, Stephanie and her crew are constantly adding recipes online to inspire the at-home chef to try something familiar in a new way! But, if you are more of a recipe traditionalist who likes the comfort and feel of a cookbook on the counter while you prepare your creations, you can also snag yourself a copy of Stephanie’s first cookbook, Girl in the Kitchen. When Stephanie is not spending her time running back and forth from Girl & The Goat and Little Goat Diner or Little Goat Bakery, you can find her participating in Chef’s demos at the Green City Market or sitting at home enjoying a fabulous taco bar with her husband, Gary Valentine. For more information on her Chef’s events, head on over to

A Commom Thread Stephanie also spends time volunteering at Common Threads, where she spends time with children in underserved communities and teaches them how to cook fresh, wholesome and healthy foods. Started by Art Smith in 2003, it is a curriculum based after-school program that teaches kids about different ingredients and cooking techniques to make healthy and affordable meals at home. To learn more about Common Threads and how you can help bring workshops to your community, check out their website at

Girl & the Goat 809 W. Randolph Street Chicago, Illinois 60607 (312) 492-6262

Little Goat Diner / Little Goat Bakery 820 W. Randolf Street Chicago, Illinois 60607 (312) 888-3455


Sweetie’s Potatoes A tell-tale sign of a good potato – you don’t need ketchup! Don’t be afraid to substitute with your favorite veggies and whatever is locally and seasonally available to you.

In addition to her season 4 win on Top Chef, Stephanie Izard was also named as a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 2011 and won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes in 2013.

Prep Time: 45 minutes Yields 4 side servings

Ingredients 2-3

spring onions, sliced


fennel bulb, thinly sliced

5 Tbs. butter 2 Tbs. rice bran oil ½ c.

sugar snap peas


potatoes, parboils and roughly chopped

¼ c.

Sauté by Stephanie Izard


pea tips


Preparation Place large skillet over medium high heat; add oil and butter. Once butter has melted, add onions and fennel bulb and sauté for one minute. Add potatoes and continue to cook for several minutes, stirring constantly. Once potatoes and onions have begun to brown, add sugar snap peas and Sauté by Stephanie Izard and toss vegetables to coat. Cook 1-2 minutes and add pea tips. Allow greens to wilt and then remove skillet from heat. Transfer to a large bowl, serve immediately and ENJOY!

SPECIFICATIONS ACM is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture. The spacious facility houses up to 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-‘90s. • It was designed by the Los Angeles based firm LARGE architecture. • ACM was built from the ground down and features four levels. • The Museum is 165,000 square feet with rotating exhibits. • It showcases up to 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles in its various galleries. • Outside of the Museum is a 3.5-acre show field that can hold 250 vehicles. • ACM has attracted approximately 400,000 visitors from all 50 states and more than 40 countries since opening in June 2012.


SCAN To visit ACM

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30-minute ride from Seattle in the portside city of Tacoma, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is an architectural showstopper. Rendered in dramatically arched steel with lines that evoke the aerodynamics and movement of a speeding automobile, this nine-acre facility is one of the world’s largest auto museums.

Inside, arranged like glittering jewels, is a world-class gallery of automotive iron that artfully celebrates the beauty, grace, style, elegance, brute force, and historical significance of the automobile. Highlights include a showroom condition ’48 Tucker, legendary racecars, American classics, pre-Nascar bootleg hot rods, and splendid examples of automotive exotica from around the globe. Exhibits are beautifully arranged to include archival photos and detailed explanations regarding the era, significance and pedigree associated with the cars, their drivers and those who created them.

“Everybody remembers their first car, family driving vacations, a sports car they fell in love with as a teenager,” says ACM President and CEO David Madeira. “Personal experiences with cars are at the heart of the American experience, and AMC showcases more than a century of automotive lifestyle and history as well as the future of transportation.”

Tucker ’48 aka the Tucker Torpedo Manufacturer Tucker Car Coporation Production 1947-1948

1965 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe Fourth Generation - Chevrolet Impala


1930 Duesenberg Model J Superlatives used to describe the “World’s Finest Motor Car” when it was launched at the 1928 New York Auto Show.

Established in 2012, AMC features an excellent café, Classics by Pacific Grill. The café graces the mezzanine level and provides stunning views of the Showcase Gallery that is filled with gleaming automotive examples, as well as downtown Tacoma, the Thea Foss Waterway and majestic Commencement Bay.

LeMAY America’s Car Museum 2702 East D Street Tacoma, Washington 98421 (253) 779-8490


By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and LeMay -America’s Car Museum

Recreation Curtis “Pops” Turner’s 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 2 door

The Making of a Star

Melissa Francis

Melissa Francis is an accomplished actor, journalist and television star. An acknowledged expert in finance, technology and consumer products, she is also a best-selling author, wife, mother of two, and anchor of her own daily television show entitled, appropriately enough, Money with Melissa Francis on FOX Business Network.

Credits: By: Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and FOX Business Network

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Before she could walk or talk, child star Missy Francis appeared in a Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo commercial and launched a career of non-stop television roles and commercials, progressing to a pre-teen, primetime gig on Little House on the Prairie (as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls). This, coupled with the influence of her fiercely dedicated stage mother and a father who absolutely expected excellence in all of her endeavors, proved to be a potent recipe for a life filled with continuing achievements.

“News, in this day and age, is all about what’s coming from your mind and your heart. You are not acting out lines from someone else’s writing. My show, Money With Melissa Francis, is almost completely unscripted. We script the intros to the discussions, but then my guests and I are debating and discussing - it's very much a back and forth. The segment ideas are mine, or they come from my team, as we sit around and talk. For me, news was a lot more intellectual and it was more about what I was interested in versus acting, where you’re kind of a puppet, inhabiting a character that someone else invented,” Melissa succinctly stated.

Athletic, scholarly and driven, Melissa pursued equestrian show jumping and attended acting auditions while endlessly working in film and TV. She eventually enrolled at Harvard University, where she became captain of the polo team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Clearly, Melissa is in command of the subjects that she discusses on her show where she shares her views with a conviction befitting her lifetime of business experience, Harvard education and success.

When asked how she ended up in finance, Melissa stated, “Well, I went off to Harvard because I wanted to completely shake up my life and be in a totally different part of the country where I couldn’t go on any auditions, and I wanted to see if it drew me back into Hollywood or if there was something else I wanted to do with my life.” After graduation, Melissa began her career as a business journalist eventually joining CNBC as co-anchor of Power Lunch and The Call, followed by her current anchor post at Fox Business Network as the host of Money With Melissa Francis. On the show, she skillfully debates and debunks the business stories of the day with a confident assurance that makes her interviews as engaging as they are entertaining.


Melissa is also a survivor, a champion for young actors, a wife and loving mom, and a beautiful success story. She is, in fact, an excellent example of all that we love about Health, Beauty and Life. Join us online to catch the rest of Melissa’s interview about her unstoppable career path, her struggles and successes as a child actress, and her incandescent desire to achieve. In the meantime, be sure to catch her on FOX Business Network weekdays at 2:00pm EST or visit her at

This self-described “Hollywood Kid” wrote a book about her early show business experiences titled Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter. The book, now available in paperback and NOOK Book, provides a fascinating chronicle of her struggles and the positive personal attributes that she gained from growing up in Hollywood.

Tilikum Place Café

Tilikum Place Café owners Paul Dormann and Ba Culbert.

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elcome to Tilikum Place Café in downtown Seattle. Located around the corner from Tilikum Place Park, the site of the statue of Chief Si’ahl for whom Seattle was named, this European-style bistro and bar offers an eclectic, seasonal menu in a casual but stylish space. According to co-owners Ba Culbert and Paul Dormann, the term Tilikum is a welcome or greeting. However, in the still-used Chinook Jargon of the Pacific Northwest, the name also means “friends, tribe and relations” and has come to stand for “friendly people” - a fitting moniker for this cozy and welcoming eatery.

Tilikum Place Café 407 Cedar Street Seattle, Washington 98121 (206) 282-4830 This warmth is exactly what you feel when you walk in, almost as if it were a family living room and adjoined kitchen. A brick building accented with plenty of wood and warm lighting, a splash of natural light offers an airy ambiance and makes for the perfect environment to sample the always-evolving and locally sourced menu.


By: Kerri-Lynn Swanson & Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrasco

Tilikum Place Café’s Gluten-Free Dutch Babies Recipe

Ba Culbert, the chef behind the original creations at Tilikum Place Café, has whipped up a special treat for those of us with a gluten-free diet. Her version of the traditional Dutch Baby hits all the right notes and is perfect for a Sunday Brunch with friends and family. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Serves: 2 4 eggs ½ cup whole milk 1 cup gluten-free flour mixture Note: Tilikum Café uses a mixture of sorghum, millet and rice flour along with potato starch. Feel free to substitute your favorite gluten-free mix! ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. xanthan gum 1 Tbs. butter, divided Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, add eggs and milk and whisk until well blended. Add flour, salt and xanthan gum to the egg mixture and whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated and batter is smooth. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add ½ tbs. of butter to the hot skillet and allow to melt. Once melted, add half of the batter to the skillet and pop into the oven. For large skillets, add all of the butter and pour the mixture into the skillet before placing in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until Dutch baby is puffy and golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately with fresh cut lemon and real maple syrup.

With Memory in Mind

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The symptoms typically begin slowly and without great fan-fare. Misplaced keys, difficulty remembering names, forgetting important events – innocent happenings that often take place in busy, overstressed, overscheduled lives. But when these events begin to happen on a more regular basis, typically to an older loved one, the red flags begin to fly. Not all instances of forgetfulness are cause for alarm, but as our awareness of age related disease has grown, words like dementia and Alzheimer’s have become somewhat commonplace. However, without first-hand experience with the aging population, many of us do not know what to do when faced with this situation for the first time. This is where the Alzheimer’s Association steps in. They are the premier “go to” leader for advocacy, research and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease, families, and the medical community. The Association offers resources such as its 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900); an online Caregiver Center (; ALZConnected (, a virtual community for caregivers to connect with one another; and Alzheimer’s Navigator (, where people facing Alzheimer’s disease can create an action plan to meet their specific needs. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia affecting more than 5 million people in the United States and 44 million worldwide. 95% of all people affected are at least 65 years old and with the advancement in medical technology allowing us to live longer, these numbers will continue to escalate at alarming rates. The sheer magnitude of this appears daunting, but the Alzheimer’s Association,

who is recognized as the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, is poised for the challenge. Their mission is “To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.” They consistently advance toward this goal through the hard work and passion of dedicated employees and volunteers. Headquartered in Chicago with local chapters throughout the country, thousands of caring individuals coordinate each and every aspect of growing awareness and support to one day eliminate this disease forever. For more information or to learn how you can “do a little big thing,” visit

24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900


By: Sally Stevenson Photos: Shutterstock

Quick Facts: • Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. • 1 in 9 older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. • Most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is difficulty remembering newly learned information.

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Beautiful Hair for Any Occasion 1

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Begin with hair curled.


Taking varying sizes of hair, twist and secure with a bobby pin. Have fun with it. There is no wrong way to do this ’do.


WATCH ARTICLE Finish with hair to one side and mist with finishing spray to hold.




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Fall's Hottest Heels

Strap in to a pair of pointed toe pumps, where sophistication meets sexy.




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Whether you zip it, buckle it, or lace it, it’s all about the bootie.






Mirabella Magic Marker Eyeliner Intensely inky and long lasting, this felt tip liquid liner has a luxurious formula and is one of the best pens around for creating the perfect cat eye and the cleanest lines.

L’oreal Colour Riche Gold Dust Nail Color Like a deep starry night for nails, edgy meets luxury in a polish that gives a sparkly incandescent look that lasts up to ten days.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed A silky blush, highlighter and bronzer give skin a luminous and flawless finish. The fine-milled powders can be mixed together or used individually for a fresh, customized glow.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Packed with antioxidants and SPF 15 (surprisingly rare in eye creams), this do-it-all BB illuminates, conceals the after effects of too many late nights and protects from future damage.

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster This genius sheer gel mixes with your favorite moisturizer for a customizable golden color that doesn’t look out of place among this season’s cashmere and boots. Jimmy Choo Exotic In the season of heavy fragrances, this tropical floral is a breath of fresh air. Passion Flower and Tiger Orchid keep this luxury scent playful and bright. Available at

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Clockwise from left: Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten and Comex Gold, Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow in Pearly Taupe, Elf Pout Perfector, and Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux in 80 Acoustic Harmony.

Heavy Metal This fall, metallic makeup is dominating the runways and infiltrating its way into makeup bags everywhere. Metallics brighten skin and call attention to features without looking theatrical. Just remember to limit the look to one feature to appear more glow-y and less Goldmember. Marc Jacobs in “Le Charm”

Eyes: There are metallic eye shadows, and there are Stila’s Foil Finish Eye Shadows: Buildable high metallic powders that leave a striking foil finish and are surprisingly long lasting. Lips: Full blown metallic lips are tough to pull off in everyday life, which is why Elf Studio Pout Perfector is a major find. Sheer pearl gives lips a metallic finish and makes them look fuller and poutier. Wear alone for natural looking lip enhancement or over a more opaque lipstick for a shimmery, 3-D effect. Marc Jacobs Beauty in “Bark”

Opi in “Lincoln Park After Dark”

Essie in “Power Clutch”

Product Review

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal What is it? A soft facial cleansing sponge infused with activated bamboo charcoal to purify, cleanse and soften skin. All natural with no artificial ingredients or parabens. What it Claims: Bamboo Charcoal cleanses and exfoliates to deliver smoother, softer, brighter-looking skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. Konjac root absorbs debris, while bamboo charcoal acts as a natural anti-bacterial agent. Helps draw out impurities, minimize the appearance of pores, and reduce blemish-causing bacteria without irritating sensitive skin. Ideal for normal to oily skin types.

The Results: One tester marveled at how soft it made her sensitive skin after the first use and noticed her skin felt significantly smoother and cleaner. Another tester didn’t notice any life changing differences, but admitted that the novelty of the product made her nightly skin cleansing less tedious and more fun. It won’t be replacing Clarisonic, but anything that makes the chore of nightly face washing easier is a winner.

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