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Singer James Brown and boxing champ Muhammad Ali wave to onlookers while participating in Chicago’s annual Bud Billiken Parade in 1966.
When Muhammad Ali and James Brown rode in the South Side’s Bud Billiken Parade in August 1966, the 24-year-old heavyweight champion fighter had recently changed his name from Cassius Clay, Jr., and had earned only the first of his three titles; Brown, meanwhile, was at the peak of his career, riding high on the January release of “I Got You
(I Feel Good)”. As the pair walked out of the original Chicago Defender building in Bronzeville before the parade, Ali remarked to Brown, “‘Quit writing love letters and let’s go,’” recalls Marc Sengstacke, the executive director of Chicago Defender Charities, who was 11 at the time and with his father Frederick, the newspaper’s production manager. “Everyone
laughed.” More than 300,000 lined what is now Martin Luther King Drive for the back-to-school parade, which included the Roosevelt High School marching band, politicians, plush Flintstones characters, and a bikini-clad woman on a float touting Dad’s Root Beer. Walking along the route taking photographs, Sengstacke’s cousin Bobby spotted the
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On a sultry summer day in 1966, the Greatest and the GOdfather Of sOul shared the spOtliGht in the Bud Billiken parade. By Dawn Reiss
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10 // Full Frontal 34 // letter From the editor-in-ChieF 36 // letter From the president and publisher 38 // ...Without Whom this issue Would not have been possible 40 // the list 47 // invited
SCENE From hard rock headliners to stunning symphonies, these 10 must-see outdoor shows make a convincing case for living that alfresco life all season long.
58 // teXt on the beaCh Just in time for summer, bestselling author Emily Giffin debuts her latest novel, First Comes Love.
60 // the rileY FaCtor Ooh and aah over the views all you want—the real star of the show at new hotel spot LH is chef Riley Huddleston.
62 // a Woman’s World
Glamour girl: French actress Brigitte Bardot, one of the subjects of “La Femme: Beauty & Form” at Hilton Asmus Foto.
Ravinia brings superstar performers (like Seal, pictured here in 2012) to its alfresco stage.
Hilton Asmus Foto celebrates the female icons of our time with “La Femme: Beauty & Form.”
64 // You spin me ’round Navy Pier’s centennial celebration gets rolling with a state-of-the-art new Ferris wheel.
PhotograPhy by youssef shoufan; Costumes: Kym barrett © 2015 Cirque du soleil (toruK); © iConiC images/terry o’neill (bardot); ravinia festival/russell JenKins (ConCert)
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78 // DRINK ME
From a diva-licious world premiere musical to a sketch-comedy skewering of the election season, Chicago’s stages sizzle this summer.
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68 // SNEAKY CHIC
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70 // TICKLED PINK
87 // TAKING THE PLUNGE
Thanks to a growing Millennial market, rosé has officially become the sip of the summer... and beyond.
With her debut swimwear collection, Stella McCartney pays homage to the female form.
74 // BURN, BABY, BURN
90 // FROM ALL ANGLES
Chicago’s top restaurants are adding smoky, charred flavors to meats, veggies—and even cocktails.
This season’s stunning accessories take artistic cues from prior decades. With simple geometries and riotous abstractions, cubist roots jet us into the future of style.
76 // SUCH A PLAYER Local entrepreneur Chris Ruder aims to make Spikeball the official sport of summer in Chicago.
94 // QUEEN OF ARTS As she leads the MCA into its 50th anniversary, Madeleine Grynsztejn continues to find enlightenment through exploration.
Artist Nick Cave brings a sense of whimsy to his socially conscious works.
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98 // SHINY AND NEW Luxury jeweler Lester Lampert makes a major move to an expansive space in River North.
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104 // MODEL BEHAVIOR Move over, Kendall, Gigi, and Karlie: Chicagoans are ready to strut the runway at Day on the Terrace.
106 // THE NEW BRONZE AGE These aren’t your mother’s oneshade-suits-all facial tanners.
108 // GOING FOR THE GOLD Swiss watchmakers and champion athletes team up for timepieces that offer split-second accuracy as well as winning style.
110 // STYLE: THE GUIDE Where to shop, work out, and get gorgeous in the city.
FEATURES 117 // ART OF THE CITY Our annual portfolio of the best, the boldest, and the buzziest artists from Chicago and across the nation.
The spirit of the summer is blithe and ebullient, with sweeping silhouettes, billowy shapes, unrestrained stripes, and youthful florals.
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146 // STATE OF THE LOOP Buyers who want it all are flocking to downtown Chicago—that is, if they can score a residence.
148 // NOW HEAR THIS! Chicago company Yatra provides the sound of summer with an in-demand new line of wireless speakers.
150 // CUCINA COUTURE Dolce & Gabbana redefines “cool” with its latest designer collaboration.
152 // LET THERE BE LIGHT! A light-filled gallery walk provides the perfect finishing touch for the astonishing new Writers Theatre building from starchitect Jeanne Gang.
154 // SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS Chicago’s go-to green space guy Frank Mariani shares his advice for making the great outdoors even more fabulous.
156 // SPACE: THE GUIDE How (and where) to live your best life in Chicago.
on the cover: Soundsuit (2015), by Nick Cave. Photography by James Prinz Photography, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
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SUMMER IN CHICAGO! It makes me giddy. Can you blame me? There’s something about high season in the Windy City that makes me want to sound my barbaric yawp from the rooftops (or perhaps, this year, from the tippy-top of the sleek new Ferris wheel at Navy Pier). There’s plenty to love: Lake Michigan is shimmering in all its blue-green glory. Rooftop patios are packing in crowds from the Loop’s new LondonHouse to that Wicker Park institution, Big Star. And everywhere from the sylvan surroundings of Ravinia to the cool-kid scenes at Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, world-class musicians are tuning up to provide a soundtrack of
rock-rap-pop-classical-andeverything-in-between for the sunny days and steamy nights ahead. So consider this issue your invitation to the season—and your comprehensive guide to getting the most out of it. Inside, we’ve compiled the best of summer in this great city for 2016: The spectacular festivals, the crave-worthy food, the can’t-miss performances, the hottest games, the chicest fashions—and, of course, the one-of-a-kind personalities making it all happen. In what has become a beloved Michigan Avenue tradition, we’re also celebrating summer as our third annual Art of the City issue. This year we shine a
spotlight on the incredible Nick Cave, whose astounding soundsuits (how about that cover!) are both gorgeous and, in expressing Cave’s message of identity and racial politics, truly relevant and socially poignant. We’re thrilled to honor this longtime Chicagoan as well as 10 other artists from across the nation, each at the top of their game and making an impact on a local and national level. It’s just one more reason to get giddy this season. Let the summer begin!
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information, visit michigan avemag.com/ashorething. This edition marks our third annual Art of the City issue, on the heels of inaugural artist Peter Max and sophomore cover artist Hebru Brantley. On June 22, we’ll toast this year’s featured creative, Nick Cave, at The Gwen. Formerly the Conrad, the newly-opened space is named for Chicago sculptress Gwen Lux and features hints of ’30s-era Chicago throughout, from its design flourishes to the Prohibition-inspired cocktail menu. Simply put, it’s an overlap of scene, style, and space if there ever was one.
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Photographer Credentials: A former fashion coordinator for GUESS, Todd Marshard found himself behind the camera after a decade in the styling business. Since then, he has shot for an array of clients including Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Instagram @toddmarshard. Behind the story: Shooting in April can always be tricky. The temperature did not go over 50, but our models [“American Idyll,” page 130] were able to make it look like summer was here to stay.” His inspiration: “Each time I shoot, it’s a creative exploration, and light is always my biggest inspiration. Natural light is magic if you use it in the right way.” Summer plans: “I plan on surfing as much as possible out in Montauk and making sure I take advantage of another summer!”
Writer Credentials: Dawn Reiss is a Peter Lisagor award-winning journalist who has written for U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic, Reuters, Time, and USA Today. Behind the story: “The Bud Billiken Parade [“Double Feature,” page 10] is so steeped in history with the likes of Nat King Cole, Michael Jordan, and presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Obama having marched on the route. Myiti Sengstacke Rice, the granddaughter of the Chicago Defender’s second publisher, John H. Sengstacke, was invaluable with her historical knowledge and connected me to her father, Robert Abbott Sengstacke, the photographer of the Ali-Brown photograph.” Favorite work of art: “Monet’s Water Lilies (1906) at the Art Institute of Chicago. His Impressionistic style inspired me to paint a few murals and minor in art in college.”
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Writer Credentials: Melanie Rud Chadwick has held beauty editorial positions at Shape, Good Housekeeping, and Health, and she has written for Martha Stewart Living, Women’s Health, Refinery29, allure.com, bhg.com, Pure Wow, Well+Good, and more. Behind the story: “It was interesting to learn that this incredibly glamorous event at The Peninsula [“Model Behavior,” page 104] was first held in someone’s backyard—though I’m sure it was just as fabulous.” Favorite work of art: “The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. All of the Gaud’ works in the city are incredible, but this is by far the most astounding. The outside, the inside, every single square inch features jaw-dropping detail and beauty—and the irony is that it’s still under construction!” Summer plans: “A family trip to Africa: We’re starting in Capetown, then heading to three different safari camps in Botswana.”
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THE RACE STARTS JULY 23, 2016.
The Race to Mackinac is about the journey as much as the destination. More than 325 boats carrying 3,000 sailors annually depart on a 333 mile adventure to Mackinac Island, Michigan. The ﬁrst night falls and crews develop tactics for staying alert, whether it’s through song, weather forecasting or storytelling. They huddle together on the rail for warmth in the darkness with only the stars and periodic beams of ﬂashlight to light their way. Dawn is when sailors remember just how large Lake Michigan is – they’re surrounded by the competition or all alone. A dozen sets of weary eyes perk up collectively – bodies that had been sleeping below deck rise up. The Mackinac Bridge is on the horizon; the ﬁnish line is within reach. Wish the sailors good luck and wave farewell as the boats parade past Navy Pier before the start of the race on Saturday, July 23.
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VEEP’S AnnA Chlumsky returnS to her native ChiCago to Celebrate her Michigan aVEnuE Cover.
Nearly 150 invitees gathered at Magellan Development’s Vista Residences Sales Gallery to celebrate Michigan Avenue Late Spring cover star Anna Chlumsky. Throughout the Paramount Events-catered affair, partygoers unwound with Casa Noble cocktails and Corona Extra while listening to remarks from the evening’s honoree. “Thank you Michigan Avenue magazine for thinking of putting me on your cover,” said the Emmy-nominated Veep star, quipping, “I think you’re insane, but you did it, and it’s done—you can’t go back now.”
INVITED Richard Roeper and Anna Chlumsky
Heather Farley Ingram and Bruce Ingram
Marco Foster and Nicole Hauge
Amanda and Karen Skurie
ANNA CHLUMSKY COVER PARTY
Brian Smith, Kathleen Henson, and Jaime Laurita
Michelle Colella, Jeff Burkard, and Lori Allen
Patrick Rule, Alberto Rojas, and Doug Van Tress
DJ Nikki X
Guests enjoyed Casa Noble cocktails throughout the evening.
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Magellan Development fêted Michigan Avenue Late Spring cover star Anna Chlumsky with an inviteonly reception at the Vista Residences Sales Gallery. “It’s daunting to see yourself on a cover like that,” the West Side native told the crowd, “but it’s very flattering, [and] I’m proud because it is my hometown.”
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VERSACE GRAND OPENING Nearly 16 years after leaving the Windy City, Versace made a triumphant return with a 200-guest celebration of its newly opened Rush Street storefront. The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago President Toni Canada and Vice President Jessica Muinzer co-hosted the soirée with Michigan Avenue Editor-inChief J.P. Anderson.
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VERSACE PRIVATE DINNER AT SPIAGGIA The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago welcomed a select group of tastemakers to Spiaggia following an exclusive glimpse at Versace’s Rush Street boutique. The VIP set joined Versace USA CEO Michele Sodi in raising a glass to the storied brand’s return to Chicago.
Place settings featured specialty Versace china.
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CHARITY REGISTER OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE. GIFT OF SIGHT GALA
What: Eversight Illinois’ 18th annual gala fêtes 2016 Gift of Sight Honoree Marian Macsai, MD, and Woman of Vision Candace Jordan with an elegant evening complete with food, entertainment, a silent auction, and more. When: June 23, 6 PM Where: The Peninsula Hotel, 108 E. Superior St. Tickets: eversightvision.org
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What: Mix and mingle with the city’s young professionals while savoring libations, bites, entertainment, and access to the Chicago History Museum’s exhibits at this benefit supporting research programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. When: July 8, 7 PM Where: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. Tickets: auxboardnmh.org/eventsphotos/upcoming-events/ summer-lovin-2016 PENGUINS IN PARADISE
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DRIEHAUS AWARDS FOR FASHION EXCELLENCE
More than 400 guests gathered around the catwalk.
Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago studentdesigner Alante C. Baugh captured first place at the 15th Anniversary Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence. The Driehaus Design Initiative’s “Reflections”-themed fashion show garnered more than $140,000 for fashion design education programs at a handful of area universities.
What: Welcome penguins back to the Lincoln Park Zoo at Zoo Ball, the institute’s largest fundraiser, with this year’s proceeds going toward a new African penguin habitat. When: July 15, 6:30 PM Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, East Gate entrance, Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway Tickets: 312-742-2296; lpzooball.org BLU
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GET OUT! FROM HARD ROCK HEADLINERS TO STUNNING SYMPHONIES, THESE 10 MUST-SEE OUTDOOR SHOWS LET YOU LIVE THAT ALFRESCO LIFE ALL SUMMER LONG. BY MEG MATHIS
1. NIGHT OF PASSION Now in its 32nd year, the Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party kicks off summer with none other than Passion Pit. June 25, UIC Festival Lot, 1145 S. Morgan St.; worldslargestblockparty.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELLIE PRITTS FOR PITCHFORK (CARIBOU; BULLY); GREG NOIRE © LOLLAPALOOZA 2015 (A$AP ROCKY)
2. MANE EVENT Low on hairspray? Stock up for when Soldier Field transforms into Paradise City this July as Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan reunite for Guns N’ Roses’ highly anticipated “Not in This Lifetime” tour stop. July 1 and 3, 1410 Museum Campus Dr.; gunsnroses.com 3. PALATE PLEASING If music is food for the soul, it’s only fitting that Taste of Chicago continue to whet guests’ appetites with a cornucopia of artists like Elle King, The Decemberists, Sheila E., and The Roots. July 6-10, Petrillo Music Shell, 235 S. Columbus Dr.; tasteofchicago.us 4. BREWS AND TUNES Lincoln Square hosts the fifth annual Square Roots, a jam-packed weekend that complements 70 acts with more than 40 sips from local and regional craft breweries. July 8-10, 4400-4560 N. Lincoln Ave.; squareroots.org 5. PITCH PERFECT FKA Twigs, Sufjan Stevens, Miguel, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Brian Wilson might seem like strange bedfellows, but not at Pitchfork Music Festival’s 11th installment at Union Park. îî
Headliner A$AP Rocky helped bring Lollapalooza 2015 to a close; last year’s Pitchfork Music Festival saw acts like Caribou (ABOVE) and Bully (LEFT).
Scene spectacle July 15-17, 1501 W. Randolph St.; pitchforkmusicfestival.com 6. ROCK SOLID The sonic stars have aligned as Northerly Island welcomes a trifecta of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers—Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Illinois’ own Cheap Trick—to amp things up along the lakefront. July 19, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 1300 S. Lynn White Dr.; livenation.com
8. LOLLA LAND It’s 11 AM on July 28. Do you know where your crop top is? After all, Lollapalooza is celebrating its 25th edition in a big way with an extra day of performances beginning Thursday; highlights include Ellie Goulding, Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Haim, and Jane’s Addiction. July 28-31, Grant Park, Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway; lollapalooza.com 9. HELLO, DOLLY For a dose of Southern charm, head to the North Shore, where Dolly Parton will dazzle Ravinia for the first time in 25 years. Expect the country crooner to perform beloved showstoppers like “Jolene” and “9 to 5” along with new numbers. August 7, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, 847-266-5100; ravinia.org
clockwise fro top: Twenty One Pilots treated last year’s Lollapalooza crowd to a high-energy set complete with a backflip off the piano; Dolly Parton makes a highly anticipated return to Ravinia; Grant Park Music Festival’s 2016 season is back through August 20; and Wrigley Field welcomes Pearl Jam for two performances.
10. JAM SESSION Diehard Cubs fan Eddie Vedder is certainly no stranger to Wrigley Field, and the Evanston native will be mixing business with pleasure as Pearl Jam returns to the Friendly Confines for two nights. August 20 and 22, 1060 W. Addison St.; pearljam.com/tour
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7. MODERN CLASSICS Guest conductor Marin Alsop leads the Grant Park Orchestra in The New World Symphony, featuring Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9” and Duke Ellington orchestrations as performed by jazz violinist Regina Carter. July 22-23, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.; grantparkmusicfestival.com
SCene Author, Author “I am drawn to novels that explore the unIque, complex, and sometImes turbulent relatIonshIp sIsters share.” —emily giffin
TexT on the Beach Just in time for summer, bestselling author Emily Giffin debuts her latest novel, First Comes Love. By mEG mathis
“Of course it’s about love—it’s always about love!” says Emily Giffin of her latest novel, First Comes Love, which hits bookshelves June 28. The bestselling author is certainly no stranger to penning affairs of the heart, and with her new effort
she’s zooming in on a pair of sisters at a crossroads. Here, the Naperville native talks sisterhood, staying in the present, and social media. Sister stories: From the Quimby girls in Beezus and Ramona, to the March sisters in Little Women, to Elinor and Marianne
Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, I am drawn to novels that explore this unique, complex, and sometimes turbulent relationship. The books I wish I’d written: It’s tempting to pick [anything by] J.K. Rowling for her bank account, but I don’t
love fantasy. And I wish I’d written some of my favorite classics, like Pride and Prejudice or To Kill a Mockingbird… but I’d rather still be alive and writing! Maybe The Lovely Bones or Bel Canto. When I’m back in Chicago, the first place I want
to go is: The Peninsula— to check in! It’s probably my favorite hotel in the country. Guilty pleasures: Celebrity gossip, the British royals, good whiskey (Widow Jane is my fave), and Instagram—find me @emilygiffinauthor! emilygiffin.com
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“Sister stories have always been among my favorite in fiction,” says bestselling author Emily Giffin, whose latest novel First Comes Love is told from alternating perspectives of thirtysomething siblings Josie and Meredith.
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THE RILEY FACTOR OOH AND AAH OVER THE VIEWS ALL YOU WANT—THE REAL STAR OF THE SHOW AT SIZZLING NEW HOTEL SPOT LH IS CHEF RILEY HUDDLESTON. BY J.P. ANDERSON
ABOVE: Renderings of the multilevel LH restaurant and bar. INSET: Riley Huddleston isn’t just the executive chef and beverage director for Londonhouse Chicago; he’s also the founder of award-winning West Coast concept Boise Fry Company.
Many a skyscraping restaurant has skated by on its views alone, but you can that bet LH won’t be among them—not with Riley Huddleston at the helm. The 31-year-old accomplished chef and expert mixologist has done time at Gramercy Tavern and The Aviary, and he’s the mastermind behind both food and beverage at the muchanticipated new
LondonHouse Chicago spot. “We’re mixing the drinks while we’re cooking in the kitchen,” explains the multitalented Oregon native (who’s also the founder of acclaimed fries-and-burger concept Boise Fry Company) of his technique of mingling the two crafts. “We’re literally facing each other on the line and I’m tasting food, and [then I can] walk over and taste a drink. So you
have the smells and aromas and flavors, and you have ingredients that might normally not be available behind the bar. We’re bridging that gap.” Among the inventive American offerings, Huddleston expects summer hits to include grilled lamb belly (“superfresh, very bright flavors”) and Nduja cheese bread (“amazing”), plus libations like the LH Libre with
house-made cola and a take on the Moscow mule using four kinds of flavored ice. As for Huddleston, he’s reveling in LH’s opening buzz— but aiming for something far more substantial. “I want it to become that place that’s going to be here 40 years from now. That’s what we’re striving for.” 85 E. Wacker Dr., 312-357-1200; london housechicago.com
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1969; Brigitte Bardot on the set of Les Pétroleuses in Spain, 1971; Audrey Hepburn in costume in Paris for the 1966 comedy caper How to Steal a Million.
A WOMAN’S WORLD HILTON ASMUS FOTO CELEBRATES THE FEMALE ICONS OF OUR TIME WITH “LA FEMME: BEAUTY & FORM”.
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the fashion world, movies, and magazines play a profound role in determining the faces we admire. Yet as the exhibit “La Femme: Beauty & Form” reminds us, even within that seemingly limited roster, the attributes that make a
countenance comely vary widely from person to person. There’s the sleepily voluptuous cast of Brigitte Bardot’s face; a wide-eyed, waifish intensity in the expression of Audrey Hepburn; and a certain self-aware aloofness in the lanky figure of Jane Birkin. On view at Hilton Asmus
Foto, “La Femme” features the work of six photographers, including film industry favorite Douglas Kirkland, the ubiquitous Terry O’Neill (whose photos came to define the Swinging Sixties), and fine art photographer Susan Aurinko. “Our idea,” says gallerist Arika Hilton, “is to
explore the female form, and not just as a sex symbol.” As a late-in-life image of Coco Chanel telegraphs, the couturier’s appeal was never about her physical appearance, but the idea of beauty she created through her designs. And while nothing can completely stifle the
elemental oomph of Marilyn Monroe, Kirkland’s portrait of her in bed—wrapped in a Grecian whorl of sheets— transforms the star from sexpot to something so much more: woman. June 30-August 12. 716 N. Wells St., 312-852-8200; hilton-asmus.com
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YOU SPIN ME ’ROUND NAVY PIER’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION GETS ROLLING WITH A STATE-OF-THE-ART NEW FERRIS WHEEL.
Now that’s what we call a 100th birthday present: Nearly 200 feet high, weighing 992,000 pounds, and able to hold 420 passengers in 42 gondolas, Navy Pier’s brand-new Ferris wheel is making its debut just in time for the city’s most popular attraction to celebrate the big 1-0-0. And in keeping with our status as the Ferris wheel’s birthplace (George Ferris famously built the first for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition), the Pier’s new ride is a doozy—a climate-controlled, year-round, 21st-century wonder designed by international masters Dutch Wheels and featuring an entertainment system with video screens that spout information about the park and surrounding areas during the ride. “There are so many cool features,” says Navy Pier CEO Marilynn Gardner of the new attraction. “Even if you’re not interested in riding, it will be a beautiful thing to watch—[it’s] a show in and of itself.” The same could be said of this summer at the Pier, as the Ferris wheel’s opening kicks off a season of celebrations including biweekly fireworks, a July 15 birthday party, and the everpopular Tall Ships Chicago fest July 27-31. “Like the Mayor likes to say,” adds Gardner, “[Navy Pier] is the city’s front porch… and we’re positioning ourselves for the next one hundred years.” 600 E. Grand Ave., 800-595PIER; navypier.com
Bigger is better: Designed by Netherlands-based firm Dutch Wheels, Navy Pier’s new Ferris wheel stands 50 feet taller and holds 180 more passengers than its predecessor.
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BY J.P. ANDERSON
TORUK - The First Flight promises jaw-dropping visuals. opposite, clockwise from left: The creative team behind Second City’s Unelectable You; Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone are set for a formidable face-off in War Paint.
THREE, TWO, ONE, GO! From a diva-licious world premiere musical to a sketch-comedy skewering oF the election season, chicago’s stages sizzle this summer. By Thomas Connors
Chicago’s theaters generally take it easy this time of year, saving their biggest and best new shows for fall. Not this summer. Powerhouses Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will be tearing it up on the Goodman Theatre stage in War Paint, playing cosmetics queens Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden. “Women of seismic ambition, barbed humor,
and boundless ingenuity, they catapulted to the top of their field in an age where business was the exclusive province of men,” observes librettist Doug Wright, who is reunited with Grey Gardens star Ebersole for this hotly anticipated premiere. June 28-August 14 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., 312-443-3800; goodmantheatre.org
In an election year that’s got the whole world gawking, Second City isn’t about to let the run-up to November pass without supplying some comically incisive commentary of its own. And in a twist as unusual as the pre-convention maneuverings this spring, Second City has teamed up with Slate magazine to fashion
Unelectable You, a combo of scripted and improvised numbers that will richly mine the shortcomings of our system and the doings of the men and women— including the public and pundits—who make the race for the White House a show like no other. Directed by Second City’s Matt Hovde, the unimpeachably irreverent production taps
such in-house talents as writers Ed Furman and Marla Caceres, as well as Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent and CBS News analyst Jamelle Bouie. July 28-August 28 at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 312-662-4562; unelectableyou.com Just when it seems Cirque du Soleil couldn’t possibly come up with another
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spectacle, the world’s most famous purveyor of the weird and wondrous delivers yet again. Taking inspiration from James Cameron’s epic sci-fi film Avatar, the Canadianbased company explores an alternate universe in TORUK - The First Flight. Co-creators and directors Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, along with playwright Olivier Kemeid, transport audiences to Pandora, the distant moon exploited by fuel-hungry humans in the motion picture (but 300 years before man transgressed there). State-of-the-art projections conjure fantastic landscapes which the company’s peerless performers inhabit with
head-scratching ease, moving commandingly through space as if spun from Hollywood’s best special effects lab. And for the first time in a Cirque production, there’s a narrator to guide spectators through the imagination-testing tale. “A Cirque du Soleil show normally has a lot of characters, but you don’t know the story of their lives, their emotions,” says Lemieux. “Having a storyteller gives the audience some clues to identify more with the characters. It’s a different show, different tools, but the same desire to invoke, provoke, evoke.” August 3-7 at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., 312-4554500; unitedcenter.com
Women of seismic ambition and boundless ingenuity, they catapulted to the top of their field.” —doug Wright
sneaky chic Fabulously stylish underground event Dîner en Blanc celebrates Five years in chicago—but where?
The sylvan scene of Dîner en Blanc Chicago 2014, held at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk.
Imagine keeping a secret from thousands of people; year after year, Dîner en Blanc Chicago has done just that. The ultra-exclusive dinner marks its fifth event on August 12, when 3,000 Chicagoans decked out in all white will be led to a top-secret landmark to dine picnic-style. “The idea is to celebrate the city,” says Annette
Dalloo, one of Dîner en Blanc Chicago’s four directors. “And one of the magical pieces of the event is that the location is secret.” Much of the inspiration for the Chicago event comes from the original Dîner en Blanc Paris, which was first held in 1988. “We use the French traditions as our root,” says director James Wild.
“It’s celebrating the idea of food and wine, but also because we’re in the Midwest, accessing fresh ingredients like lake trout.” While guests can purchase from a provided menu, some 70 percent of attendees bring their own food (though all wine must be bought via the caterer). With a waiting list of over 10,000, snagging a
ticket to the dinner is no easy feat—but those lucky enough to make the cut are treated to an experience that’s truly one-of-a-kind. “We bring the neighborhoods together and make those zip codes fade away,” says director Roger Hobby. “We see people sharing and it’s a wonderful, wonderful thing.” chicago. dinerenblanc.info
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“Rosé is different [from] reds and whites in the sense that it’s almost become more of a lifestyle brand,” says Paul Chevalier of Château d’Esclans, the winemaker behind such rosés as Garrus, Les Clans, Rock Angel, and Whispering Angel, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “It’s this world-travelling group that drinks rosé, and now it’s spreading to broader demographics across the US.” Initially, US audiences shied away from the pink-hued summer sipper because of its reputation as being overly sweet, but no more—as palates have grown more sophisticated, Americans have embraced rosé in all its nuanced forms. “You’ve seen a great growth in the wine business as we’ve developed a stronger food culture in the US,” says Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines, which has several rosés on its roster from the Belleruche, Sanford, and Il Poggione wineries. “People who are interested in food are driving [the demand for rosé], and to a large extent, those are Millennials.” That same group—which eagerly stocks rosé outside its traditional “season” from Memorial Day through Labor Day—is also spreading its enthusiasm through social media, with hashtags like #RoseAllDay. Says Terlato, “There’s no question that the color is striking, but ultimately, there wouldn’t be that kind of following if the quality wasn’t in the bottle.”
Blush, baby! Rosé is a hit with foodies who are looking for something extra to set their dinner parties apart.
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THANKS TO A GROWING MILLENNIAL MARKET, ROSÉ HAS BECOME THE OFFICIAL SIP OF SUMMER—AND BEYOND. BY JILL SIERACKI
The Summer of
S ummer is heating up and
so is the latest cocktail trend. Mezcal, the smoky grandfather of tequila is a spirit draped in mystery and intrigue. Most have heard of it, but few know what it actually is. Unlike tequila (which is made from only one type of agave), Mezcal is crafted from over 100 different types, which gives it a breadth of complexity and unique flavor profiles unlike anything else. “Mezcal is the Kobe Beef of spirits,” says La Mez Beverage Director Dylan Stewart. “Some agave variates take up to 20 years to mature and require intense love and care in order to grow properly. Many distilleries are creating mezcal in the same fashion as their ancestors did many generations before. It is a spirit steeped in tradition with an incredible history.” La Mez, the newly re-designed cocktail lounge nestled below Mercadito in the heart of River North, features a variety
of cocktails that explore this trending spirit. The menu, created by Stewart, showcases the adventurous versatility of mezcal through his cocktails. While mezcal is traditionally sipped, he takes a more approachable way to introduce the public to this smoky spirit. “My goal was to find a way to acquaint people with mezcal by making it approachable,” says Stewart. “The cocktail menu (at La Mez) showcases mezcal in a way that is familiar yet compelling. I advise my guests to start with a mezcal cocktail and then try sipping the spirit alone to experience its vast complexities.” Not a fan of mezcal? No need to worry, the La Mez cocktail list includes drinks such as the appropriately named “Vodka Drink”, “Whiskey Drink” and “Tequila Drink”, to appeal to every palette. Guests can also enjoy the full Mercadito food menu and take advantage of their Happy Hour specials. For more cocktail options, head upstairs to the Mercadito
bar and give La Vida Rosa a try. The newest cocktail addition features Don Julio, pomegranate, lillet rouge and bubbles, perfect for those hot summer days! La Mez hosts a monthly Mixology Academy where Stewart teaches guests the ins and outs of mezcal (among other spirits) and how to re-create his specialty cocktails at home. You can also learn to make Chef Patricio Sandoval’s famed Mexican dishes at Mercadito’s monthly cooking demos. For more information, visit: www.mercaditorestaurants.com
DON’T MISS Summer Events at Mercadito & La Mez MIXOLOGY ACADEMY
June 25 | All About Sours
July 30 | Umbrella Drinks
5 courses 5 beverage pairings
Tuesday - Friday 4pm - 6pm
August 27 | Agave Maria Classes start at $45/guest and include cocktails and appetizers from Mercadito.
Watch and learn as Chef Sandoval teaches his Mexican inspired recipes while you relax, sip on cocktails and enjoy! Classes start at $60/guest
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SCENE TASTE TREND CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Charred Eggplant with yogurt dip, pine nuts, and citrus at Ema; The Promontory Paloma, with blanco and reposado tequila, lime, and hearth-charred grapefruit soda; and The Duck Inn's bone-in shortrib, with string bean ragù, charred onion soubise, and red wine sauce.
BURN, BABY, BURN THIS SUMMER, CHICAGO’S TOP RESTAURANTS ARE ADDING SMOKY, CHARRED FLAVORS TO MEATS, VEGGIES—AND EVEN COCKTAILS.
Once limited to burgers and steaks, the unmistakable charred flavor of the season is popping up in unexpected ways on menus all over the city. Here are three of our favorites. Ema. After an impressive stint at Intro, chef C.J. Jacobson opens this Mediterranean-inspired solo venture in River North this summer. On the must-try list: charred eggplant with yogurt dip, pine nuts, and citrus. Says Jacobson, “Charring is a great way to bring the flavor from the outside of the eggplant to the inside.” emachicago.com The Duck Inn. At Kevin Hickey’s Bridgeport favorite, charred onion soubise rounds out a hearty bone-in short rib with string bean ragù and red wine
sauce. “We use spring onions, which tend to be on the sweeter side, so the char balances that nicely,” notes Hickey. “And the acidic element balances the fat [of the beef].” theduckinnchicago.com The Promontory. Hearth-charred grapefruit soda adds a fitting twist to bar manager Dustin Drankiewicz’s take on the classic tequila-based Paloma at this Hyde Park destination, whose menu brims with charred and firecooked items finished in the restaurant’s central hearth. “We char the grapefruits both used in the soda and as the cocktail garnish,” explains Drankiewicz; “by adding fire and smoke from the hearth, it adds a whole other flavor profile.” promontorychicago.com
“CHARRING IS A GREAT WAY TO BRING THE FLAVOR FROM THE OUTSIDE TO THE INSIDE.” — C.J. JACOBSON
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Such a Player LocaL entrepreneur Chris ruder aims to make Spikeball the officiaL sport of summer in chicago.
The origins of Spikeball—a game described as “the lovechild of volleyball and four square”—weren’t exactly auspicious. “I felt like I was forcing this boulder uphill at times,” admits company CEO Chris Ruder, who first promoted the game in 2008 by organizing
meetups at North Avenue Beach and ran the company by himself out of his home for its first five years. Laughs the Wicker Park resident, “I used a lot of shame and guilt to get friends and family to help support the league and play.” Fast forward to 2016: Spikeball is one
of the fastest-growing companies in the United States—no. 139 on last year’s Inc. 5000—with more than one million players and 1,500 ranked teams across the country. A 2015 appearance on Shark Tank first brought the game into the public eye, but Ruder has no
illusions about the true secret of Spikeball’s success: “It’s our community,” he says, citing the game’s passionate following among everyone from pro athletes and PE teachers to club players who are flocking to tournaments nationwide. “Some people consider it
just a fun, casual backyard game,” notes Ruder, “and that’s totally fine. But the mission of the company is to create the next great American sport.” The 2016 USA Spikeball Midwest Tour Grand Slam: Chicago is August 13 at Montrose Beach, 4400 N. Lake Shore Dr.; usaspikeball.com.
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faves vodka, gin, or tequila. While the latest offerings from Zico coconut water (zico.com) are non-fizzy, the health benefits—fiber, electrolytes—are noteworthy. Try one of the brand’s chilled juice blends, such as pineapple-mango or strawberry-banana, with your booze of choice, or opt for a margarita using the
California brand’s signature coconut water plus tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. New to the scene is another CA company, Glow Beverages, which has released Sparkling Hydration and Sparkling Energy, two bubbly, mangoapricot flavored concoctions that pack the brand’s X-factor: a blend of amino
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The AviAry the city’s premier destination for avant-garde cocktails. 955 W. Fulton Market; theaviary.com
BAnd of BohemiA Sip a house-brewed ale at this pub in ravenswood. 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-2714710; bandofbohemia.com
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ITALIAN ICON “I first came to Coco Pazzo a year ago for Valentine’s Day on a whim - I typically don’t eat at Italian places since my family cooks great Italian food. Turns out, the place is a classic. I ended up getting married there ... and everything was phenomenal. The staff from top down is excellent - particularly Roberto the GM and Ann Marie the head of sales ... Details matter, and Coco Pazzo knows details.” — Kyle Evangelista, Vice President of Sales, Guerrero Howe Custom Media 300 W. Hubbard St. 312-836-0900 cocopazzochicago.com
don’t be surprised to light up next to Vips like Steve harvey at this historic mansion in the gold Coast. 1150 N. Dearborn St., 312-809-2444; biggscigar.com
The BlAnChArd Chef Jason paskewitz (gemini Bistro) is gaining acclaim for thoughtful French fare at this lincoln park brasserie. 1935 N. Lincoln Park W., 872-829-3971; theblanchardchicago.com
ChiCAgo Chop house go old school at this clubby, classic river north steakhouse. 60 W. Ontario St., 312-7877100; chicagochophouse.com
ChiCAgo CuT sTeAkhouse Colossal steaks and shellfish in a sleek riverside location. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800; chicagocutsteakhouse.com
CoCo pAzzo For nearly 25 years, this loft-chic institution in river north has served tuscaninspired dishes (don’t miss the rigatoni). 300 W. Hubbard St., 312-836-0900; cocopazzochicago.com
Corned Beef fACTory this Fulton Market district eatery prepares its meats on-site in a quest to serve Chicago’s best corned beef sandwich. 1009 W. Lake St., 312-666-2535; cornedbeeffactorychicago.com
duCk duCk goAT Stephanie izard puts her Midas touch on Chinese fare at this new addition to restaurant row. 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825; duckduckgoatchicago.com
The duCk inn Chef kevin hickey (Bottlefork) plates bar bites and more in his beloved Bridgeport. 2701 S. Eleanor St., 312-724-8811; theduckinnchicago.com
to all things Midwest-fresh by sourcing locally. 1300 W. Wellington Ave., 773-281-2599
fremonT ideal for sharing, the hearty hot fried chicken platter is already getting raves. 15 W. Illinois St., 312-874-7270; fremontchicago.com
il porCellino indulge in rustic italian fare like gnocchi bolognese at this inviting trattoria. 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800; ilporcellinochicago.com
imperiAl lAmiAn indonesia’s imperial group makes its US debut with hand-pulled noodles and tea-infused libations. 6 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-9440; imperial-lamian.com
Johnny’s grill Sarah Jordan (Boka, Blackbird) honors her Celtic roots at this diner with irish breakfast and fish and chips. 2545 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-278-2215
dine on upscale seafood like the Chilean sea bass or a classic new york strip in the heart of downtown. 521 N. Rush St., 312-595-1114; eddiev.com
this ambitious concept from the restaurateurs behind hubbard inn unveils a rooftop deck just in time for summer. 112 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0339; joychicago.com
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From the Farmhouse team, this lakeview tavern pays homage
danny grant’s ode to Chicago’s
AIRE Perched above the Hyatt Centric, this new rooftop lounge offers a prime watering hole for the Loop’s movers and shakers. Camp out underneath an umbrella (or cozy up to the fireplaces on breezy nights) and soak up the panoramic views of the city while sipping clever cocktails like the Orange is the New Wacker (Cruzan Aged Rum, Cointreau, orange juice, and lime juice). 100 W. Monroe St., 24th Fl., 312-236-1234; theloopchicago.centric.hyatt.com/en/ hotel/dining/aire.html
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Cindy’s The cherry on top of the landmark Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, this buzzing terrace boasts an unparalleled vantage point overlooking Millennium Park. The restaurant’s newly debuted lunch menu features dishes like the summerperfect chilled English pea soup (pictured) featuring pickled morels, crème fraiche, mint, sorrel, and Aleppo pepper; save room for something sweet and try the lemon meringue pie or white-chocolate raspberry ice cream sandwich. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 13th Fl., 312-792-3502; cindysrooftop.com
carnivorous roots, with steaks cooked in a 12-foot hearth. 8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888; mapleandash.com
Moneygun The Fulton River District gets a new watering hole from the team behind Dusek’s and The Promontory. 660 W. Lake St., 312-600-0600; moneygunchicago.com
PriMe & Provisions DineAmic Group (Public House, Siena Tavern) puts a sleek spin on Chicago’s steakhouse tradition at this sprawling destination. 222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777; primeandprovisions.com
steak bar Raise a Fireball Old Fashioned to the city’s continued love affair with steak at this brand-new Old Town destination. 1500 N. Wells St., 773-966-0404; steakbarchicago.com
stk ChiCago Carnivore-chic in the heart of River North. 9 W. Kinzie St., 312-340-5636; togrp.com/ restaurant/stk-chicago
travelle kitChen +bar A stunning Mediterranean destination in the chic Langham Hotel. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-9988; travellechicago.com
This reinvented River North favorite boasts a sleek look and a refreshed menu. 22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000; rockitbarandgrill.com
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Grant Achatz puts his progressive touch on approachable dishes like maple-poached salmon and whole chicken and chamomile. 951 W. Fulton Market, roisterrestaurant.com
sPiaggia Savor chef Tony Mantuano’s tasting menus in this iconic dining room overlooking the Magnificent Mile. 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-2750; spiaggiarestaurant.com
The Dana Hotel’s rooftop libation destination. 2 W. Erie St., 26th Fl., 312-202-6060; vertigoskylounge.com
A craft beer-focused pub in the South Loop. 730 S. Clark St., 312-583-0283; villainschicago.com
the violet hour The original Chicago mixology bar. 1520 N. Damen Ave., 773252-1500; theviolethour.com
the Windsor The latest from 4 Star Restaurant Group serves dishes like Korean short ribs and roasted beet salad. 160 E.
Huron St., 312-943-7777; thewindsorchicago.com
on stage City Winery Vino pairs well with musical performances. 1200 W. Randolph St., 312-773-9463; citywinery.com/Chicago
CiviC oPera house This throne-shaped Art Deco marvel hosts the renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago. 20 N. Wacker Dr., 312-419-0033
green Mill This century-old jazz club was a favorite among the Al Capone set. 4082 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552; greenmilljazz.com
harris theater This Millennium Park oasis hosts acts like Hubbard Street Dance and Chicago Opera Theater. 203 E. Randolph St., 312-334-7777; harristheaterchicago.org
io ChiCago Long-form improv enthusiasts will love the never-ending creativity of TJ & Dave. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., 312-929-2401; ioimprov.com/chicago
the seCond City Tina Fey, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Stephen Colbert are a few icons who got their start here. 616 N. Wells St., 312-337-3992; secondcity.com
BEEFED UP Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, the Corned Beef Factory boasts stacked sandwiches with freshly-sliced meat and premium toppings that recall the detailoriented butchers of old. The restaurant goes back to basics with classic corned beef, reuben, and pastrami sandwiches; the menu also boasts more complex maneuvers like the Tom and Jerry Combo, a corned beef and pastramion-rye creation accented with spicy mustard. And while you might come for the sandwiches, you’ll want to stay for the crisp, homemade chips and Honey Puffs. 1009 W. Lake St. 312-666-2535.
SCene the guide sPace evanston Evanston’s destination for intimate musical performances. 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-492-8860; evanstonspace.com
stage 773 This creative haven in Lakeview celebrates witty women with the fifth annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival June 16-19. 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252; stage773.com
TASTE OF TUSCANY A sister restaurant to Streeterville trattoria and pizzeria Tre Soldi, Coco Pazzo Café delights with casual staples from Chef David Jahnke. Between calamari and carpaccio, prosciutto and polenta, or funghi and formaggi, indulge in Tuscan classics complemented by an extensive, sophisticated wine list. And for an added, Florentine touch, visit the café’s alfresco outdoor patio steps from the Magnificent Mile—a prime locale for Chicago’s breezy spring temperatures. 636 N. St. Clair St., 312-664-2777 cocopazzochicago.com
A Pilsen landmark, this concert hall embraces the bohemian spirit of the neighborhood with an array of entertainment. 1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851; thaliahallchicago.com
out & about 360 chicago View the Mag Mile from a new level—the gravitydefying TILT experience. 875 N. Michigan Ave., 94th Fl., 888-875-8439; 360chicago.com
chicago Botanic garden Trade the hustle of the city for this oasis 20 miles north. 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, 847-835-5440; chicagobotanic.org
dusaBle MuseuM of african aMerican history Explore the culture of the black community, including works by Henry Ossawa Tanner and Archibald Motley Jr. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-9470600; dusablemuseum.org
field MuseuM This natural-history hub is as beloved for its world-famous resident T. rex fossil, SUE, as it is for special exhibits like “China’s First Emporer and His Terracotta Warriors.” 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410; fieldmuseum.org
lincoln Park Zoo This free zoo is home to a world-class collection of African lions, Amur tigers, black bears, and more. 2001 N. Clark St., 312-742-2000; lpzoo.org
Mackinac island tourisM Step back in time at this relaxing getaway in northern Michigan. mackinacisland.org
MillenniuM Park The interactive Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, and Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate (“The Bean”) set on 25 acres. 201 E. Randolph St., 312-742-1168; millenniumpark.org
MuseuM of science and industry The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, this institution celebrates innovation. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414; msichicago.org
navy Pier This Chicago landmark is fêting 100 years with a whole new look—and a new Ferris wheel. 600 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-7437; navypier.com
ravinia festival Catch acts like Bob Dylan (June 24), Diana Ross (July 27), and Tony Bennett (August 13) at this summer tradition, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America. 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, 847-266-5100; ravinia.org
rivers casino Over 1,000 slots and 50 table games plus dining venues make this a major destination for Chicagoans who feel lucky. 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, 847-795-0777; riverscasino.com
skydeck Visit Willis Tower’s glass balcony 1,353 feet above the Loop for an unparalleled city view. 233 S. Wacker Dr., 312-875-9696; theskydeck.com
Windy City Smokeout Enjoy an all-American trifecta of BBQ, beer, and country music at this three-day fest that’s welcomed stars like Lee Brice (pictured) and Kacey Musgraves. Now in its fourth year, this weekendJessie James Decker, Chase Rice, and more in addition to a culinary lineup including Bub City, Arkansas’ Hogapalooza, and Nashville’s Peg Leg Porker. July 15-17. 560 W. Grand Ave., windycitysmokeout.com
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taking the Plunge with her debut swimwear collection, Stella Mccartney PaYs homaGe to the female form.
Bod-acious! “I just want to make women feel their best all of the time,” says Stella McCartney, whose first-ever, bodyconscious swimwear collection is designed to “accentuate the most beautiful parts of every woman’s body.”
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By Jill Sieracki
Fans of Stella McCartney’s Miracle dress have cause to celebrate this summer—the famed UK designer has reinterpreted her curve-making, color-blocked design made famous by Kate Winslet into one of the seven “stories” in her debut swim collection. “It’s a celebration of a woman’s body,” says McCartney, 44, of the body-conscious illusion design. “As a house we really do cater to everyone; all women, all ages, all sizes. This collection is truly inspired by women, and for women to wear it.” Rounding out the collection, available this July, are swimsuits in neoprene and mesh, Olympic-inspired stripes, crochet, the citrus prints first seen in Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear collection, giraffe and other patterns, and “timeless basics.” The one- and two-piece suits come in different styles such as one-shoulder, triangle, or bandeau tops, and highwaisted, fold-down, or tie-side briefs (prices for separates, one-pieces, and cover-ups range from $80 to $324). Says McCartney, îî
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Neoprene and mesh black bikini ($100); striped green-andnavy Calypso one-piece ($245); models walk the Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2016 runway show in Paris.
“I just want to make women feel their best all of the time, so I sought to design pieces that tick all of the boxes, that give you confidence, that accentuate the most beautiful parts of every woman’s body and technically deliver on fit and durability.” Swimwear was a natural next step for the always-indemand Londoner, who has found enormous success not only in runway and ready-towear but with lingerie and athletic wear, too—namely her decade-long collaboration with Adidas. “I think it is an incredible area for us as a brand to work in,” says McCartney of her expansion into swim. “On a whole, it’s about all things summer, all things female, and just really loving yourself—taking the time to just celebrate who you are as a woman.” Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9446500; saks.com
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“Kerry James Marshall’s works are gorgeous, but they’re also really necessary right now,” says Madeleine Grynsztejn (above) of the artist whose paintings—like Voyager (1992) (top right)—are now on view at the MCA; Grynsztejn finds inspiration everywhere from 360 Chicago (top left) to the Lincoln Park Zoo (bottom right).
“It brings tears to my eyes,” says Madeleine Grynsztejn, smiling. In her bright, airy office overlooking Seneca Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Pritzker Director lights up while talking about Kerry James Marshall: Mastry. “We’re an ‘I saw them when’ museum,” says the Gold Coast resident, noting the institute’s history of being the first nationwide to
have showcased luminaries like Frida Kahlo, Claes Oldenburg, and Jeff Koons. Now entering her eighth year at the MCA, Grynsztejn is most captivated by the city’s embarrassment of cultural riches. “I’m very inspired, frankly, by museums,” she says, citing the Art Institute of Chicago and The Renaissance Society as go-tos. She’s no stranger to
the performing arts scene, either. “The theater here is the best in the country,” proclaims the frequent Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, and Harris Theater patron. And she’s a big advocate of the attractions that make the Windy City such a world-class destination. “It’s really important to remember the stalwarts, and I think the John
Hancock Building is absolutely gorgeous,” says Grynsztejn, who is as fond of 360 Chicago’s vantage point as she is, say, morning visits to the Lincoln Park Zoo with husband Tom Shapiro. Laughs Grynsztejn, “We love listening to the animals getting their day together.” 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-397-4010; mcachicago.org
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STRAIGHT OUTTA KOREA FOR THE ULTIMATE SUMMER SANDAL, SAYS CHICAGO STYLE QUEEN IKRAM GOLDMAN, LOOK TO THE FAR EAST.
For the past decade-plus, Korean fashion brand Suecomma Bonnie has built up a passionate following among style-obsessed celebrities and fashionistas. That includes Ikram boutique owner Ikram Goldman, who has deemed the brand’s sandals her must-have shoe for summer. Says Goldman, “I thought they looked casual, but also very interesting and fun visually. And then I tried them on, and they are like slippers—it’s like wearing your favorite workout shoe, but it can be worn almost—almost— black-tie. This is the kind of shoe that you can put on and wear from morning till late night, as casual as going to drop off the kids at school, then going to work all day, then wearing them with a full ball gown skirt at night. “What I love about them for summer is that you don’t have to wear flip-flops and look underdressed; you can wear these, still feel comfortable, and feel like you’re completely dressed in a shoe that’s wonderful and casual and stylishly embellished.” $315-$465 at Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com
Since 2003, Korean fashion label Suecomma Bonnie has become a footwear label of choice for fashionistas here and abroad.
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LUXURY JEWELER LESTER LAMPERT MAKES A MAJOR MOVE TO AN EXPANSIVE SPACE IN RIVER NORTH. BY LAUREN EPSTEIN
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A sketch of the exterior of the new Lester Lampert store at 7 E. Huron St.; diamond VoiLLa earrings, a Lester Lampert signature design, in platinum (from $4,400); a ring sketched by David Lampert; a mother’s custom-designed rings featuring her children’s birthstones (price on request).
Diamonds are forever, and they’ve been in Lester Lampert’s family almost as long. His luxury jewelry company is rooted in 100 years of sparkling history, trailing a long line of successful Chicago-based jewelers. But that’s not to say the business is static: A prominent figure on Oak Street for 23 years, Lester Lampert, Inc. is relocating to a vast 5,000-square-foot
site on East Huron Street with a two-level showroom, watch gallery, and more, all wrapped in a glistening new package for the River North crowd. “People are shopping differently. They’re buying engagement rings online,” says co-owner and gemologist David Lampert, Lester’s son. But he hopes the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and
design room at the new space will transform this experience. “We’re not just selling rings, we’re creating them,” he explains. “We sketch them with the customer, create renderings, and print 3D models. It’s a high-tech process that allows for complete customization”—an approach that will appeal to the area’s clientele. “It’s a young neighborhood, and I think that will
influence our designs going forward,” Lampert says of the River North location. Evidence of this can be found in the company’s latest collection, CasueLL, a fun, lightweight daily wear line for the modern buyer. Says Lampert, “We’re excited about the chance to present a fresh new look in our quality of merchandise.” 7 E. Huron St., 312-9446888; lesterlampert.com
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CENTURIES-OLD STYLE Talk abouT vinTage: BarBara Levy Kipper gifTs The arT insTiTuTe wiTh a dazzling collecTion of ancienT jewelry and riTual objecTs.
above: This 19th century gilt metal oracle diadem crown from Tibet is among the more than 300 pieces gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago by noted collector Barbara Levy Kipper (and late husband David Kipper).
The Art Institute’s Regenstein Hall is in full-on glamour mode, glimmering with gilded crowns, bejeweled baubles, and other opulent ornaments for its latest exhibition, Vanishing Beauty. A gift from Art Institute life trustee and accomplished photographer Barbara Levy Kipper, the collection comprises nearly 400 pieces of jewelry and ritual objects from Asia’s oft overlooked Mongolian
and Tibetan cultures. “Much of our collection is built on the better-known aristocratic or empirical traditions of Asian art,” says Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art. “We’re looking forward to showcasing the more marginalized tribal and nomadic cultures.” While they may have been underrepresented in the past, these societies’ pieces
are impossible to overlook, displaying incredible craftsmanship and intricate design. Take the brilliantly badass oracle diadem: The crown, which Ghose says once belonged to an oracle medium for use in sacred rituals, is decked out in skulls and flames, and encrusted with turquoises, said to hold mystical healing and protective powers. The married woman’s headdress is
equally impressive, with its filigreed silver base and long net of corals—but what’s perhaps even more striking is that, according to Ghose, nomadic women wore the lavish headdresses while migrating across the deserts and plains of Mongolia. Now that’s traveling in style. On display June 19-August 21, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600; artic.edu
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STYLE RUNWAY Chicagoans like Tarrah Cooper and Alayna Washington Crenshaw (FAR LEFT) and Saira Mohan (LEFT) have hit the catwalk for Day on the Terrace, which this year pays tribute to Hazel Barr (INSET) for her dedication and years of service.
MODEL BEHAVIOR MOVE OVER, KENDALL, GIGI, AND KARLIE: CHICAGOANS ARE READY TO STRUT THE RUNWAY AT DAY ON THE TERRACE. BY MELANIE RUD CHADWICK
Since the first Day on the Terrace nearly 60 years ago, the Service Club’s annual fall fashion fundraiser has evolved quite a bit; what was once a backyard picnic lunch is now an elaborate affair at The Peninsula. Still, one thing has remained constant: the buzz of getting the very first glimpse of the season’s newest looks. “It’s
always a show that people want to see,” says Jean Antoniou, one of this year’s chairs. Neiman Marcus is a primary participant this year, as are major labels Escada, Anne Fontaine, and Versace. And it’s not just the clothing that draws a crowd; the runway models are a veritable who’s who of the city’s social scene,
from TV personalities to prominent philanthropists. This year’s event even offers a twist as the Service Club pays tribute to one of its own, the beloved Hazel Barr, who founded the event. “The focus is on her dedication and the hard work she put in to make Day on the Terrace what it is today,” explains Antoniou.
The décor is a nod to Barr as well, Antoniou says, with touches of glitz and glamour that perfectly reflect the Chicago grande dame’s sparkling personality—and will surely help the city’s most notable personalities rock the runway. August 8 at The Peninsula, 108 E. Superior St., 312-220-9600; serviceclubofchicago.org
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STYLE BEAUT Y Makeup artist Dick Page used bronzer at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2016 show to create a look he describes as “pared down, clean, and healthy.”
STYLE TIP: Guerlain’s (ABOVE) Olivier Echaudemaison suggests applying bronzer with a big, fluffy brush in the shape of the number three from forehead to chin, but insists on keeping the application as “simple as possible.”
HIGH-TECH BEAUTY: Yves Saint Laurent’s Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones (BELOW) boast beauty-enhancing squalene—a fatty acid found in plants and vegetable oils—which leaves skin super moisturized.
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If the past few years on the runway are any indication, au naturel skin tones are here to stay. “In the ’80s, an intense sun tan was the trend,” says Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s creative director of 16 years. “Today, [the look is] lighter and much softer. It
needs to be elegant.” Newly released formulas pack hydrating extracts and ultra-fine pigments for a velvety but sheer finish. “There are far better texture and color options than the heavy, orange-y products of the past,” says Dick Page, who created this year’s fresh
look at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer show. Yves Saint Laurent’s new Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones ($55), a line of three creamy-matte powders, are micro-milled to create a silky consistency, while light enhancing agents deliver a glow-y finish.
The first brand to introduce bronzer back in 1984, with its iconic Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($53), Guerlain remains at the forefront of technology with four new shades to complement the paler rose and golden tones of blondes and brunettes. And if you’re
seeking something even softer, Guerlain’s Joli Teint ($54) contains less intense pigments to create a natural glow—because when it comes to faking bronze, less is more. Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus.com
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GOING FOR THE GOLD SWISS WATCHMAKERS AND CHAMPION ATHLETES TEAM UP FOR TIMEPIECES THAT OFFER SPLIT-SECOND ACCURACY AS WELL AS WINNING STYLE. BY ALDOUS TUCK
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: In honor of this summer’s Olympic Games, Omega has released the Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016” ($9,600), featuring a blue leather strap that is accented with yellow, green, red, and black stitching. With just 316 pieces created, this limited edition watch features a central chronograph seconds hand and a 30-minute recorder at 12. Marshall Pierce & Co., 960 N. Michigan Ave., 312-6424299; omegawatches.com TAG Heuer is synonymous
their expertise across the athletic spectrum while pushing their technical know-how to the limit, crafting instruments that help competitors of all stripes attain excellence— and perhaps the ever-elusive gold medal. For more watch features and expanded coverage, visit michiganavemag.com/ watches-and-jewelry.
with auto racing, and the new Carrera Heuer-02T ($20,200) keeps the brand on track. The COSC-certified automatic chronograph with tourbillon escapement is made from grade 5 titanium. The black skeleton bridges feature a chronograph minute counter at 3 and a chronograph hour counter at 9. The strap is matte black alligator on black rubber. C.D. Peacock at Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Suite N3, Skokie, 847-679-1837; us.tagheuer.com
As the official timer at Wimbledon, Rolex has a deep connection to the sporting world. The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in steel and yellow gold ($12,700) is a new generation of a true classic that is constructed of 904L steel and 18-karat yellow or Everose gold. The watch is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. James & Sons Fine Jewelers, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; rolex.com Legend has it that the Patek Philippe Aquanaut
collection was born in 1974 from Henri Stern’s passion for sailing—and now the Stern family, who own the brand, reveal the latest incarnation of the storied sailing watch with the Aquanaut 5167/1A (price upon request). Water resistant to 120 meters, this timepiece boasts a mechanical self-winding movement, 40mm cushion-shaped case, and screw-down crown. Razny Jewelers, 1700 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, 847-432-5300; patek.com
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The origin of precision timing in sports may be shrouded in mystery, but we do know that in 1932 Omega sent 30 state-of-theart chronographs to the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, providing not only the first official timekeeping technology, but also the first record of 1/10th second timing. Over the following eight-plus decades, Swiss makers have proven
STYLE: THE GUIDE WHERE TO SHOP, WORK OUT, AND GET GORGEOUS IN THE CITY.
BOUTIQUES BILLY REID Stock up on Southern-cool staples at the CFDA favorite’s first Midwest boutique. 845 W. Randolph St., 312-6141503; billyreid.com
18TH ANNUAL GIFT OF SIGHT GALA Marian Macsai, MD, and Candace Jordan will be honored at this Parisianthemed event on June 23.
Shop classically cool menswear at the West Loop retailer’s loftlike showroom. 133 N. Jefferson St., Fifth Fl., 312-801-8662; boga.com
BONOBOS This menswear favorite founded by Chicago native Andy Dunn debuts its second Windy City Guideshop in a prime space at the 900 North Michgian Shops. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Second Fl.; bonobos.com
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Classic American fashions for men, women, and children. 713 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-0060; brooksbrothers.com
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Channel Grace Kelly with Mikimoto pearls, available at the Chicago jeweler’s boutique in Oakbrook Center. 172 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-571-5355; cdpeacock.com
DOLCE & GABBANA Italian high fashion on Oak Street. 68 E. Oak St., 312-2550630; dolcegabbana.com
The label’s first outpost outside of New York specializes in shoes, handbags, and accessories. 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-245-2886; etienneaigner.com
The footwear favorite celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gleaming new storefront on Oak Street. 114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; jimmychoo.com
GIORGIO ARMANI Milan style near the Mag Mile. 25 E. Oak St., 312-751-2244; armani.com
GRAFF DIAMONDS Brilliant baubles in the Gold Coast. 103 E. Oak St., 312-604-1000; graffdiamonds.com
GUCCI The Italian fashion house unveils a super-sleek new flagship. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-5504; gucci.com
GUESS Shop the Guess Originals x A$AP Rocky collaboration, which offers a nostalgic nod to the ’90s. 5 Woodfield Mall, #N102, Schaumburg, 847-240-0300; guess.com
IKRAM Definitive fashions from Chicago style maven Ikram Goldman. 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com
JAMES & SONS FINE JEWELERS Luxe watches, jewelry, diamonds, and engagement rings. 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com
JOURNELLE This thoughtfully curated women’s boutique offers a new destination for delicates. 1725 N. Damen Ave., 312-4711386; journelle.com
KAEHLER LUGGAGE Before embarking on summer vacation, be sure to visit this newly expanded outfitter for the jet set. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Sixth Fl., 312-951-8106; worldtraveler.com
KNOT STANDARD Create a one-of-a-kind suit with just a one-hour appointment at the label’s new Chicago space. 220 W. Illinois St., Ste. 114, 855-7848968; knotstandard.com
LEGGIADRO Shop a rainbow of bright and breezy summer-perfect basics for women. 716 N. Wabash Ave., 312-202-1302; leggiadro.com
LOUIS VUITTON Monogrammed leather bags and luxury trunks galore. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9442010; louisvuitton.com
transplantation and research. 6-10 PM. The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St., eversightvision.org/illinois
MAX MARA This season, the womenswear label launches the Whitney Bag Anniversary Edition (PICTURED) to fête the coveted carryall’s ﬁrst anniversary while paying homage to style icon and Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The luxury brand is releasing only 400 pieces of each design, making this limited edition the ultimate must-have in arm candy. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-475-9500; us.maxmara.com
Equinox You never know who you’ll run into at this popular club, where celebs like Orlando Bloom and Kevin hart have been spotted squeezing in workouts. The gold coast location offers a host of high-energy classes including headStrong (pictured), a new, high-energy program divided into four components—focus, adapt, willpower, and reboot—that push both the body and the mind. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-254-2500; equinox.com
MArshAll PiErCE & CoMPANy This family-owned jeweler adds sparkle to the Magnificent Mile. 960 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-4299; marshallpierce.com
oxxford ClothEs This West Loop–based label is the only suit maker in the nation that tailors garments by hand. 1220 W. Van Buren St., 312-829-3600; oxxfordclothes.com
PAul stuArt Shop suits by Phineas Cole at this go-to for Chicago’s most polished. 208 S. LaSalle St., 312-580-0000; paulstuart.com
rAG & BoNE American staples get the British tailoring treatment at the in-demand label’s shop in the Gold Coast. 25 E. Delaware Pl., 312-483-1122; rag-bone.com
sAks fifth AvENuE Step up your style with 10022-SHOE. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799-5211; saks.com
shiNolA Stock up on Detroit-inspired bicycles, watches, bags, and more at the Motor City import’s brick-and-mortar outpost in Wicker Park. 1619 N. Damen Ave., 773-904-2417; shinola.com
sidNEy GArBEr Tucked away in the Gold Coast, this newly refreshed
Chicago-based jeweler boasts fine art from owner and noted collector Brooke Garber Neidich’s personal collection. 118 E. Delaware Pl., 312-944-5225; sidneygarber.com
tiffANy & Co. The iconic jeweler celebrates 50 years on the Mag Mile with a sleek new look. 730 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-7500; tiffany.com
vAN ClEEf & ArPEls The French luxury label is renowned for its iconic baubles, like the Alhambra collection. 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9448988; vancleefarpels.com
vErsACE It’s the season’s most epic opening, as the ultimate Italian brand returns to Chicago. 933 N. Rush St., 312-445-9750; versace.com
Fitness thE BArrE CodE With a new location in Evanston, this Chicago-grown women’s fitness program focuses on cardio conditioning, strength training, and restoration. 604 Davis St., Evanston, 224-7142157; thebarrecode.com
Bliss sPA Savor manicures, pedicures, and—yes—brownies at this glamorous retreat in the W Lakeshore Hotel. 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., Eighth Fl.,
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BrooklyN BouldErs Reach new heights at this 25,000-square-foot West Loop rock-climbing oasis. 100 S. Morgan St., 312-268-0002; brooklynboulders.com
CorE ChiCAGo PilAtEs Try high-energy Piloxing in Lincoln Park. 2549 N. Racine Ave., 773-296-9660; corechicagopilates.com
CorE PowEr yoGA A workout for every muscle— and the mind. 310 W. Superior St., Third Fl., 312-470-6605; corepoweryoga.com
thE dAilEy MEthod Transform your body with a mix of barre, Pilates, and yoga techniques. 2301 N. Clark St., 773-883-2990; thedaileymethod.com
EAst BANk CluB This River North mainstay marries sweat sessions with a social club atmosphere. 500 N. Kingsbury St., 312-5275800; eastbankclub.com
ExhAlE Now in Evanston, this fitness mainstay offers eight different classes in the signature Core Fusion program, from barre to boot camp. 1890 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847-440-0600; exhalespa.com/Evanston
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With stadium-style cycling, this cult favorite encourages friendly competition. 1653 N. Wells St., 312-724-7554; flywheelsports.com/ locations/old-town
nike+ chicAgo Enjoy full-body fitness classes in Nike’s scenic Training Club. 675 N. Michigan Ave., Second Fl., 312-642-6363; nike.com/chicago
shred 415 This 60-minute workout guarantees you’ll never look at weights and treadmills the same way again. 2150 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-360-8228; shred415.com
studio three Work up a sweat at this hybrid cycling/yoga/interval training boutique fitness studio in the heart of River North. 648 N. Clark St., 312-944-3333; studio3.com
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luminAtion sAlon Treat your tresses to an exclusive cut and color courtesy of master stylist Adam Bogucki. 3355 N. Lincoln Ave., Suite 2, 773-456-4415; luminationsalon.com
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ulta beauty This Bolingbrook-grown mecca is a one-stopshop for beauty essentials from coveted brands like Benefit, clarins, chanel, First aid Beauty, honest Beauty, Lancôme, and more. visit the top floor to get glammed up at The Salon at Ulta Beauty (pictured), which boasts a variety
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ASIAN JEWELRY AND RITUAL OBJECTS FROM THE BARBARA AND DAVID KIPPER COLLECTION
FROM TIBET TO INDONESIA
THROUGH AUGUST 21 This exhibition is generously sponsored by Barbara Levy Kipper and the Kipper Family Foundation. Annual support for Art Institute exhibitions is provided by the Exhibitions Trust: Kenneth Griffin, Robert M. and Diane v.S. Levy, Thomas and Margot Pritzker, Betsy Bergman Rosenfield and Andrew M. Rosenfield, the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation, and the Woman’s Board. Woman’s Amulet Case (Jantar) Depicting a Buddhist Deity (detail), early 19th century. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley. Promised gift of Barbara and David Kipper.
circles (left to right): photography by shawn o’connor, jenny sathngam, jenny sathngam, bode helm, bode helm, bode helm, geof teague, geof teague, michael spain-smith. background: photography by guido antonini/eyeem/getty images
ART of the CITy 2016
This year, our exclusive and unique Art of the City portfolio presents a true celebration of the exceptional talent and diversity of our nation’s artists. In what has become one of the most exciting events in our GreenGale Publishing calendar, the 2016 lineup represents the best, the boldest, and the buzziest from each of our 11 cities. From Boston to New York City and the Hamptons, to Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami, Los Angeles, Aspen, Las Vegas, and Austin, we are showcasing this spec-
tacular array of artists in each of our magazines, on our covers, and through a series of exclusive events around the country, designed to connect our readers and communities with America’s art superstars. In addition—and to underscore our commitment to art awareness in our cities—this year’s featured artists have donated select works to charities to help provide much-needed support. Twyla Tharp said, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Now, on your mark, get set… go!
NICK C AVE THE PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND SOUNDSUIT INVENTOR TACKLES TOUGH SOCIAL ISSUES WITH HIS STUNNING FOUND-OBJECT CREATIONS. BY KYLE MACMILLAN A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY CONTEMPORARY ART museum or top-level collector, Nick Cave’s instantly recognizable soundsuits—exuberant, brightly colored wearable sculptures adorned with everything from buttons and hair to toys and other found objects— have made the 57-year-old professor in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s fashion design department one of the most sought-after artists in the world. Although festive in spirit, the multimedia creations are rooted in a dark moment: the 1991 police beating of Rodney King after a high-speed car chase in Los Angeles. Soon thereafter, Cave found himself gathering twigs and constructing a kind of protective garment-sculpture that served as a prototype for what he later termed soundsuits. He has made over 500 of them since. Cave’s artistic production now extends into stand-alone sculptures, video, and performance, and it will take another turn this fall with “Until,” an immersive, football field-sized installation at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. The issues it addresses, including gun violence, racial inequity, and police brutality, crystallized for Cave with the question, “Is there racism in heaven?” In a search for answers, he is taking viewers “into the belly” of a soundsuit. Among the startling sights will be a 40-foot-tall forest of wind spinners with cut-out images of guns, targets, and teardrops; a celestial garden with
30 antique lawn jockeys holding dreamcatchers; and a mountain range made of sheets of hand-beaded mesh. “I’m putting you in my head,” the artist says. “These are the things I think about in my work.” Cave, who grew up in rural Missouri and began his studies at the Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute, is also part of a growing trend of community engagement in which an artist becomes what he calls a “cultural change agent.” He recently collaborated with the Shreveport (Louisiana) Regional Arts Council on “As Is,” a project with four local social-service agencies and an array of artists, dancers, and musicians that culminated in a massive public performance; in Chicago, where the artist maintains a studio in the Motor Row District on South Michigan Avenue, Cave supports South Side organization Little Black Pearl, which provides safe, after-school art activities for neighborhood youth. Notes Cave, “It’s an important part of that community.” Whether it’s with his soundsuits, sculptures, installations, or community projects, Cave seeks to transport people into a contemplative, healing, and transformative realm. “I’m creating this space,” he says, “that allows one to imagine.” “Nick Cave: Until” opens at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on October 16. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 413-662-2111; massmoca.org. nickcaveart.com
NICK CAVE IS PART OF A GROWING TREND OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN WHICH AN ARTIST BECOMES WHAT HE CALLS A “CULTURAL CHANGE AGENT.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEOF TEAGUE/WWW.GEOFTEAGUE.COM (CAVE; STUDIO SHOTS); BY JAMES PRINZ PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK (HERE HEAR; DO SI DO BOOM BOOM)
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Soundsuit installation for “Nick Cave: Here Hear” at Cranbrook Art Museum, 2015; Cave in his Chicago studio; the artist at work; various vintage materials used by Cave; “Do Si Do Boom Boom” from “As Is,” presented by Shreveport Regional Arts Council, 2016.
RONALD B E VE RLY THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR IS DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS BY LOOKING TO THE ART FORM’S PAST IN ORDER
When it comes to photographic techniques, Ronald Beverly, the head of the photography department at Howard University in Washington, DC, is a film purist— except when he isn’t. He grounds his own art—and insists that his students ground theirs—in an understanding of traditional practices, darkroom and all, even if 90 percent of the work he is shooting right now is digital. “I’m always accustomed to the complete loop from beginning to end, from image capture to presentation,” Beverly says. Consider Nature’s Avatar, a kaleidoscopic series of digital giclées (printed on canvas) that look like something Google’s DeepDream program might generate. They scan plainly as landscapes and vaguely as natural: rectilinear mandalas that emphasize form, pattern, and fractal geometry. Obviously, these are digital transformations. But Beverly’s black-and-white silver gelatin landscape prints are no less sharp and craggy. Still, the 56-year-old artist is clear with his students that he prizes large-format film photography over digital. “It’s about craftsmanship first, and your meaning and message later,” he says. (Or as he likes to describe the digital-versus-film divide, “The microwave is quicker, but the food doesn’t taste as good.”) In the end, his overarching theme remains the same. “My goal,” says Beverly, “is to bring to light what we can’t see.” Ronald Beverly’s work will be on display at the MGM National Harbor when it opens this fall. 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, 844-346-4664; mgmnationalharbor.com. boxlightstudios.prosite.com
Ronald Beverly’s digital giclée Over Time #2 (2009), from his Texture Series. The photographer prints his own images so viewers get to see his complete vision, “from image capture to presentation.” COVER, AT LEFT: Aurora Series #9 (2014), from Beverly’s Temporal Kinetics series.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (AURORA SERIES #9 AND OVER TIME #2); TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (BEVERLY)
TO SEE ITS FUTURE. BY KRISTON CAPPS
NEW YORK CITY
LISA SCH U LTE THE NEON ARTIST IS TAKING A POP-CULTURE MEDIUM AND BENDING IT INTO SOMETHING ENTIRELY UNEXPECTED.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BODE HELM
BY KARI MOLVAR
Lisa Schulte’s years of experience have taught her to “see” in light: “You just have to keep doing it... Then you have the natural feel to shape things within you,” says the neon artist, shown here with Untitled Wood Series #1 (2014). COVER, AT RIGHT: All Your Life You Were Only Waiting for This Moment to Arise (2015).
After a freak accident in childhood, Lisa Schulte lost her sight for three months. It was a moment that shaped the rest of her life. “One doesn’t take sight for granted when you get it back,” says the 60-year-old artist. “It changed my sense of light.” Now, as a visual artist known for her neon work, she’s constantly surrounded by an electric glow. “Many artists take a stab at using neon, but only a few in the world are true experts,” says Blair Clarke of New York’s Voltz Clarke Gallery, which will mount an exhibition of Schulte’s pieces this summer. Schulte is largely self-taught and came to neon through the event production industry—she had her own signage shop in Los Angeles, Nights of Neon, in the mid-’80s. “I just reached a point where I had so much experience in how glass works that I started creating three-dimensional sculptures with neon,” she says. These days, Schulte muses that she can literally “see” in neon—and she’s helping the next generation see it too, by donating a work of art to be auctioned for the artsmentoring nonprofit Free Arts NYC (freeartsnyc.org). “You just have to keep doing it, doing it, doing it,” she says of her work. “Then you have the natural feel to shape things within you.” “Summer Selections,” an exhibition featuring Schulte’s work, runs July 1–August 31 at Voltz Clarke Gallery, 141 E. 62nd St., Second Fl., 212933-0291; voltzclarke.com
MICHAE L DWECK THE SURF-INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASES A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW EDITION OF HIS BELOVED BEACH-CENTRIC TOME. BY KARI MOLVAR
Photographer Michael Dweck captures the Montauk of his youth in The End: Montauk, N.Y., an ode to disappearing Hamptons surf culture. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jessica and Kurt (2002); Dweck; Surfer, Ditch Plains (2002); Skinny Dipping, Cavetts Cove (2006). COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Julia and Brittany, Hither Hills (2010).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL DWECK (BEACH SHOTS); JUPITER JONES (DWECK)
When photographer Michael Dweck, 58, published The End: Montauk, N.Y., in 2004, an homage to the Hamptons’ surfing culture and sun-streaked landscape, the initial print run of 5,000 copies sold out in less than three weeks. Collectors will have another chance to grab the book this summer, though: In July, Dweck will publish 300 copies of a new edition of The End. The $3,000 clothbound volume includes 85 previously unpublished images, as well as an essay by photographer (and Montauk resident) Peter Beard and an 11-by-14-inch gelatin silver print (Surf’s Up, Adriana, or Lilla), numbered and signed. To celebrate its release and preserve the shorelines depicted in the pages, a portion of the proceeds of the book will go toward the Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org), Oceana (oceana.org), and Splash (splash.org), which help maintain US waterways and beaches. For Dweck, the new edition is also a chance to expand on the book’s original narrative—the spellbinding allure of summer and surfing, and a way of life that’s fading away. “The work was my way of freezing Montauk from when I was a kid,” says Dweck, who grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, and began visiting the seaside community in the ’70s. “It was about a feeling—of what it’s like to be free, young, and 19 again.” The End: Montauk, N.Y. (Ditch Plains Press, $3,000) is available at ditchplainspress.com. michaeldweck.com
BILLY AL BENGSTON
Nicknamed “Rainbow” in high school for his multicolored outfits (“I’d do a complete wardrobe change at lunch,” he says), Billy Al Bengston, photographed in his Venice studio in front of Milwaukee Monster (2016, FAR LEFT) and Ascot (2016), has been a lively fixture on the LA arts scene for nearly 60 years. COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Riders of Destiny (1966).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BODE HELM (BENGSTON); BRIAN FORREST (RIDERS OF DESTINY )
AN L.A. LEGEND ARTS ON. BY MICHAEL HERREN In the pantheon of postwar California Cool artists— adventurers with names such as Ruscha, Price, Bell, Altoon, Irwin, and Graham—Billy Al Bengston is the trickster god. He’s one thing; he’s its other—an entertaining introvert who’s naturally the life of any party but who’s also a natural in his studio, alone, a party of one. A self-proclaimed pistonhead who has surfed toes-on-the-nose and raced motorcycles for cash and glory—and who then translated this love of speedy sleekness and slick sheen into motifs and finishes in his paintings. Born in Dodge City, Kansas, at the height of the Depression, Bengston and his family settled in LA in the late 1940s, just in time for high school, where he developed a passion for ceramics before switching to painting. He then proceeded to have five solo shows at the famed Ferus Gallery on North La Cienega Boulevard between 1958 and 1963, and at age 82 he continues to strive to paint a pretty picture—noting, however, that his idea of a pretty picture might not be yours. “Painting, it’s like self-flagellation,” he says. “You sort of like it, and hope other people like what you did while you were beating yourself.” Bengston is donating a hand-colored monoprint, Untitled (1972), which will be auctioned on July 16 at Summer on Seventh, the annual LA fundraisercum-arts happening benefiting Inner-City Arts (innercityarts.org), a nonprofit that provides underserved youth in Los Angeles with access to free arts education. Bengston’s work is featured in “Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” which runs April 27, 2016 through February 12, 2017, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, 212-570-3600; whitney.org. billyalbengston.com
“PAINTING, IT’S LIKE SELF-FLAGELLATION. YOU SORT OF LIKE IT, AND HOPE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE WHAT YOU DID WHILE YOU WERE BEATING YOURSELF.” —BILLY
MEG SALIGMAN THE CELEBRATED MURALIST HAS CREATED SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST ICONIC PUBLIC ARTWORKS. THIS SUMMER, SHE REIMAGINES TWO OF THEM. BY JOANN GRECO As the creator of such beloved Philadelphia images as Our Flag Unfurled, artist Meg Saligman has become an integral part of the vibrant cultural life that drew her to the city. Painted on the side of a warehouse near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the mural was an immediate response to the events of 9/11, but now Saligman, 50, is meticulously restoring Flag so it will be ready to welcome the thousands coming to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention in July. Then she will turn her attention to a new Project HOME residence to serve the city’s homeless: More than 100,000 prayer ribbons from the public installation she created for Pope Francis’s historic visit to Philadelphia last September will form part of the building’s façade. Saligman’s oeuvre has grown to include private commissions in Mexico City, Ecuador, Tanzania, and a handful of American cities. Last year she completed her largest work ever, the 42,000-square-foot M.L. King Mural: We Will Not Be Satisfied Until... in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a richly hued tribute to an AfricanAmerican neighborhood. “I’m very proud of my body of work,” she says. “It’s a great feeling when I drive by one and can say, ‘I did that!’” megsaligman.com
Participating in Philly’s Mural Arts program offers Meg Saligman “three things I absolutely love: painting on a large scale, being outside, and working with people,” she says. Seen here, Common Threads, an eight-story mural she painted in 1998, features local high school students mirroring the poses of antique figurines. COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Our Flag Unfurled (2001).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM CRANE (COMMON THREADS); MICHAEL SPAIN-SMITH (SALIGMAN); COURTESY OF SHERWIN WILLIAMS (OUR FLAG UNFURLED)
SUSH MACHIDA WITH HIS UNAPOLOGETIC EASTMEETS-WEST FUN FUSION STYLE, THIS POP MURALIST HAS LEFT A STRONG IMPRINT ON THE CITY. BY KRISTEN PETERSON
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
Japanese-born painter Sush Machida, 43, has made a distinctive mark on the city of Las Vegas with his brilliantly colorful Pop murals. His work includes the large-scale mural he painted with Tim Bavington on Downtown’s Emergency Arts building and 2,000 square feet of peaceful and happy murals for Hope Corridor at Clark County’s Child Haven, which he supports for its work in protecting children from abuse. Machida’s artistic lexicon is vast: Waves and clouds create minimalist forms that bring Japanese woodcut traditions solidly into the now; brightly hued tigers represent Japanese symbols of luck; and other works teem with colorful fish, air fresheners, perfume bottles, and cigarette packs. The pop muralist is making his mark on Las Vegas in other ways, too: Machida is donating a work of art through Vegas’s Art of the City project to assist in the massive fundraising effort to build The Modern (the modernlv.org), a contemporary art museum planned for Downtown’s burgeoning arts neighborhood. Of Machida’s work, renowned art critic David Hickey says, “It’s always kind of crazy, but it’s never too much, never more than you want. It’s just right—exquisite and graceful. It lives on the surface.” Machida’s work appears in “Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada” at the Nevada Museum of Art, August 5–October 23; nevadaart.org. sushmachida.com
Sush Machida’s exuberant style has earned him fans like Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel, who writes, “Pop art never looked more scorchingly gorgeous or wickedly Zen.” COVER, AT LEFT: Uneri-zu (2016).
DICK CARTE R THE COLORADO ARTIST EXPLORES THE UNIVERSE—ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME. BY CHRISTINE BENEDETTI
The mandalas of Dick Carter, seen in his studio, have grown simpler over the years but retain their grounding in natural structures, from cherry blossoms to subatomic particles. ABOVE: Modern Mandala (2015). COVER, AT LEFT: Yellow X Mandala (2014).
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAWN O’CONNOR (CARTER); TONY PRIKRYL (MODERN MANDALA, YELLOW X MANDALA)
It’s been 40 years since artist Richard Carter was Herbert Bayer’s assistant in Aspen, but the Bauhaus architect and artist’s influence is clearly present in Carter’s newest series of works. “It’s in my blood,” he says of the modernist movement known for bold lines, stark shapes, and bright colors. Titled “Mandalas Considered,” Carter’s new exhibition is the fruit of two years of painting and drawing. “I got interested in the mandala, not in the spiritual way but in a formal way, the structure of it,” he says about the geometric pattern used to represent the universe in many Eastern cultures. A cofounder of the Aspen Art Museum, Carter, 70, is deeply rooted in the Aspen Valley’s arts scene, serving on the board of the Art Base, the nonprofit that will be the beneficiary of an Aspen Peak summer fundraiser where one of his pieces will be auctioned off. During a residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center last summer, he was inspired by Takashi Nakazato’s studio and created three mandala series with the Japanese symbol for a cherry blossom at their center. “They’ve evolved over different ways in the past two years,” he says, “but they all have some reference to scientific notation.” The new series visibly transitions from complex, physics-centered pieces to modern, simplified, more abstract works. The same could be said of Carter himself. “Mandalas Considered” runs June 3–25 at The Launchpad in Carbondale, 76 S. Fourth St., 970-9631680; launchpadcarbondale.com. “Drawings” runs June 10–July 1 at the Art Base in Basalt, 99 Midland Spur, 970-927-4123; theartbase.org. richardcarterart.com
PETE R TU NNE Y WITH HIS GIANT POLAROIDS COLLECTION, THE ARTIST, PHILANTHROPIST, AND ENTREPRENEUR IS CAPTURING MOMENTS AND CREATING TREASURE. BY JON WARECH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN REUTER (TUNNEY)
Peter Tunney is living in the present. His famed Grattitude, The Time is Always Now, and Enough is Possible paintings hang around the world. “The overarching theme is that I hate that we’re getting older, I hate that time is slipping by,” he says. “I really love being here.” Tunney’s obsession with time is what makes his latest project, Giant Polaroids, so interesting. It involves a large Polaroid camera—one of only five made, manufactured in the late ’70s and used by Andy Warhol and Chuck Close—that produces huge 20-by-24-inch photos. But film for the camera is running out. The 55-year-old artist takes pictures of “whatever comes into my mind that day” and has partnered with the estate of photographer Bert Stern to shoot Stern’s photos of Marilyn Monroe, the last taken before she died. “You’re like nose to nose with Marilyn Monroe telling you, ‘Come and get me, baby,’” he says of the process. Of course, long after all the film for the giant camera is gone, Tunney’s work will still be making its mark. As part of Ocean Drive’s Art of the City initiative, he has agreed to donate a work to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice (apjnow.org), a nonprofit that addresses issues of poverty around the world. “If we ran out [of film] tomorrow, then c’est la vie,” he says. “It would just make me treasure these pictures more, and would make me think I should have done more Marilyns.” Tunney’s studio is located at 220 NW 26th St., Miami, 646-245-7904; petertunney.com What Peter Tunney (ABOVE RIGHT, artdirecting Mr. Brainwash at a Giant Polaroids shoot) calls “stuff that I treasure”—from Cap’n Crunch boxes to bleached-out beer cans to a childhood Lassie book—has a way of becoming part of his art, which may explain how his paint-smudged jeans wound up in the piece Cailin Double Exposed in My Jeans (2015) on Ocean Drive’s cover (LEFT). BACKGROUND: A detail from Brillo (2016).
J E N NIFE R CHE NOWETH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THE TEXAS CAPITAL’S PASSION FOR PLACE LIKE CHENOWETH, WHOSE XYZ ATLAS SHOWS WHERE AUSTINITES HAVE EXPERIENCED THEIR HIGHS AND LOWS. BY KATHY BLACKWELL
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNY SATHNGAM
Jennifer Chenoweth jokes that she feels like “a dinosaur” because she can use power tools and has classical training, but she is learning the computer graphics program Rhino in order to do 3-D design. “Digital prints help art be more affordable for more people,” she notes. Her XYZ Atlas project also includes small sculptures (TOP) based on the flowerlike color wheel of emotions that’s also at the heart of The Hedonic Map of Austin (2015; RIGHT).
This spring, artist Jennifer Chenoweth unveiled the final installment in her collaborative multimedia project XYZ Atlas, which employs art, technology, and psychology to illustrate how Austinites feel about places around their city. Over a three-year period, 500 people responded to her surveys, which asked questions like “Where did you fall in love?” and “Where did you have your worst night?” Inspired by Robert Plutchik’s color wheel of emotions (lemon yellow for joy, dark green for terror, and so on) and using geospatial information systems technology, Chenoweth created The Hedonic Map of Austin, which depicts where residents have felt their highs and lows. The happiest point is a lemon-yellow peak right over Barton Springs and Zilker Park, the urban oasis in this outdoors-obsessed city. “I thought people would just answer with two-word locations, but they told these rich stories,” says Chenoweth, 47, who was also surprised by how the surveys tracked Austin’s rapid growth. She has expanded XYZ Atlas to include temporary art installations, a catalog, and a large solar-powered steel sculpture of a lotus flower called Dance of the Cosmos. Chenoweth is now applying for grants to help her fund the digital platform of XYZ Atlas so she can take it to other cities. “The possibilities of art have completely changed through technology,” she says. Artwork from XYZ Atlas is on display through August at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs Pool Bathhouse, 2201 Barton Springs Road; barton s p r i n g s c o n s e r v a n c y. o r g . fisterrastudio.com
R ACHE L PE RRY THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM’S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE CREATES MASTERFUL ART FROM WHAT THE REST OF US THROW AWAY.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY (LOST IN MY LIFE SERIES); IAN TRAVIS BARNARD (PERRY)
BY LISA PIERPONT
A fruit sticker, a plastic twist tie, a price tag: Rachel Perry collects, cherishes, and creates world-class art out of them—thousands and thousands of them. The current artist-in-residence at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Perry, 54, has spent her career exploring how our identity is defined by modern consumer culture. She’s a collector first, hand-peeling labels and meticulously preserving them on wax paper; then, she is a sculptor, photographer, performance artist, and painter. Her mission: “What I am doing here is trying to comment on the daily life of one small life on this planet as it may relate to art, and that is all.” Born in Tokyo, Perry earned a BA from Connecticut College and a diploma and fifth-year certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was honored with the Catherine Boettcher Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony and is a two-time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Excellence in Drawing and Sculpture. Her work is displayed in numerous museums and private collections around the world. Her solo show, “What Do You Really Want?,” is currently on view at—literally on the outside wall of—the Gardner Museum. “Rachel Perry: What Do You Really Want?” runs through June at the Gardner Museum, New Wing Façade, 25 Evans Way, 617-566-1401; gardnermuseum.org. Perry’s work will also be featured at “First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA,” which runs August 17, 2016 through January 16, 2017, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., 617-478-3100; icaboston.org. rachelperrystudio.com
Rachel Perry painstakingly sculpts tin foil into letters. Language’s inability to really communicate “what we humans are trying to describe” is an ongoing fascination for the artist. ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Lost in My Life (fruit stickers) (2010); Lost in My Life (wrapped books) (2010). COVER, AT LEFT: Lost in My Life (silver twist ties #1) (2011).
American Idyll The spirit of the summer is blithe and ebullient, with sweeping silhouettes, billowy shapes, unrestrained stripes, and youthful florals. At the heart of those who identify: generosity, confidence, daring... all of which, like our national style, cannot be contained. photography by todd marshard styling by Faye power
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Dress, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (price on request). Intermix, 40 E. Delaware Pl., 312-640-2922; intermixonline.com oposite: Cashmere dress, Calvin Klein Collection ($1,195). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. 18k yellow gold diamond necklace, Roberto Coin ($1,900). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus.com. Diamond double heart ring ($750) and mini leaf ring ($325), Jennifer Meyer. Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700; barneys.com. Diamond Hex ring, Jennie Kwon ($655). Barneys New York; see above
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Bomber jacket ($4,980), ladybug top ($1,900), and skirt ($1,890), Gucci. 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com opposite page: far left: Rada dress ($725) and Nerbare slip dress ($875), Sportmax. Max Mara, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-475-9500; us.maxmara.com. center left: Military tank top, Louis Vuitton ($800). 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton.com. Trousers, HermĂ¨s ($970). 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175; hermes.com. center right: Dress, Chanel ($11,600). 935 N. Michigan Ave., 312-7875500; chanel.com. far right: Blazer, Ermenegildo Zegna ($3,195). 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-867-3040; zegna.com. Jeans, Gucci ($1,180). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com. Rings, his own. Styling assistance by Connor Childers Hair by Deborah Brider using Shu Uemura Art of Hair / T3 Tools Make Up by Bank using Dior Addict Models: Tarah Rodgers at VNY Models, Sam Gold at IconicFocus Models NYC, Dana Drori at Trump Models, Jon Hjelholt at One.1 Management, Tracy Stoloff, Maddy Welch, and Malcolm Evans at New York Models, Phil Sullivan at Ford Models Locations by Annee Elliot Productions Location: Gurneyâ€™s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954.,631668-2345; gurneysmontauk.com
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A stone’s throw away from the heart of the Gold Coast dining district, 4 East Elm boasts a contemporary design aesthetic overlooking State Street.
THE GOLD COAST’S FIRST NEW HIGH-RISE IN A DECADE IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF THE NEW FACE OF LUXURY LIVING.
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BY LISA SKOLNIK
Luxe living in Chicago’s Gold Coast has long meant owning a spacious place in a classically designed high-rise. No longer. With the completion of 4 East Elm, the area’s first new condo building in a decade, the staid Gold Coast now has a dazzling modern option that’s delivering what people now want. Forget limestone facades, mansard roofs, and Beaux Arts styling—4 East Elm is all sleek geometrics clad in a shimmering glass curtain wall that sports diamond-sharp edges and cantilevered balconies that hover over its luminous façade. Even the support columns, visible inside and out, are strikingly lean—all the better to foster fabulous views. The 24-story, 34-unit structure by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, with interiors by Gary Lee Partners, pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of modern architecture, but also speaks to today. “People covet the intimacy of a small, cosseted community with superior amenities,” says @properties co-founder and luxury real estate marketing maven Michael Golden. Inside their units, “they want large, airy, open spaces that are also stylish but versatile so they can be used for formal and casual occasions,” he adds. îî
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With 360-degree transparency and only two units per floor, save for those with combined units, 4 East Elm delivers on all of these measures. Amenities include a state-ofthe-art fitness center and spa; a sprawling sundeck and pool; a resident’s lounge with a full kitchen; a movie screening room; and a 24-hour doorman— all for just 34 units. The roomy, 3,100- to 3,500-square-foot units, which boast 10-foot-high ceilings and private elevator access, are equally stacked with “luxury options that are above and beyond what you usually see in boutique buildings,” says Gary Lee Partners design principal David Grout. “Buyers make their selections from palettes we curated that include 10 different options for every feature, but virtually any kind up upgrade they dream up is possible.” Fixtures and finishes include five-inch-wide rift-sawn oak plank floors, LED lighting, and Florense cabinets; stone and natural quartz countertops; Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele kitchen appliances; and Grohe or Lavaca bathroom fixtures. Almost half the building’s 35 units, originally priced from $2.1 million to $4.2 million except for the $7.2 million penthouse, were under contract when the building broke ground in 2014, explains Golden. And only eight are left now, but he doesn’t think they’ll last long. After all, if the 21st century incarnation of “location, location, location” is “location, light, views,” then 4 East Elm really does have it all. 4 E. Elm St., 312-542-1144; 4eastelm.com
from top: A sleekly outfitted kitchen at 4 East Elm; the property’s 34 condominium units boast sweeping floor-to-ceiling views.
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STATE OF THE LOOP BUYERS WHO WANT IT ALL ARE FLOCKING TO DOWNTOWN CHICAGO— THAT IS, IF THEY CAN SCORE A RESIDENCE. BY LISA SKOLNIK
Newsweek recently noted that “we’re streaming to cities like ants to a dropped Popsicle.” That’s spot-on in Chicago, where the super-sweet Loop is rocking a hat trick: Recent Appraisal Research Counselors stats showed its resale condo prices exceeded the 2008 peak by two percent; retail brokerage Stone Real Estate just calculated vacancies hit their lowest point since 2002; and Trullia’s April heat map of hot Chicago hoods ranked it third behind the Near North Side and Lincoln Park. But the Loop has far fewer residential properties, making it hard to score a home there. Here’s the lowdown from two Loop specialists: Baird & Warner’s Suzanne Brennan (312-927-3555; suzanne. firstname.lastname@example.org) and @properties’ Laura Rango (312-560-8183; laurarango@ atproperties). Why the Loop? Suzanne Brennan: Proximity to every kind of shopping, great restaurants and cafes, theater, music, film, museums, Millennium Park, nearby grocery stores, and lots of jobs. Laura Rango: These things appeal to all ages, so all generations live here. That’s why supply is so limited, especially in the best buildings. Which are those? SB: While it has some beautiful adaptive reuse and multi-use buildings, only two totally
photography by Fred Winston, ChiCago; opposite page: photography by dave burk (interiors); tom rossiter (exterior)
this page, clockwise from top left: The Heritage’s airy, inviting lap pool, sleek exterior, and lobby. opposite: The Legacy offers luxuriously appointed two- and three-bedroom residences just steps from Millennium Park.
residential condo buildings have five-star amenities that include great fitness centers, parking, on-site management, concierge service, 24/7 doormen, floor-to-ceiling windows, and phenomenal views—The Heritage (130 N. Garland Court; heritagecondo.com), built in 2005, and The Legacy (60 E. Monroe St.; thelegacyatmilleniumpark .com), built in 2009.
LR: They were developed and built by the same team. But The Legacy still has 25 units left because it got caught in the crash, so it’s ideal for people who want totally new construction. What’s the difference? LR: They have nearly the same number of units, but The Legacy is 72 stories compared to 57 for The Heritage and has smaller floor plates. So
there are fewer units per floor and no long, awkward hallways. Plus the higher units have spectacular views. SB: The Heritage also connects to the pedway that goes from Illinois Center to the LaSalle Street financial district, but The Legacy has a dog run and an indoor pool. And it has higher price points because it’s newer. What can you buy
in each building? LR: Legacy pricing for the 24 units left is down significantly for closeout. Units range from 1,3001,500-square-foot two-bed, two-baths for $660-$905K to 2,000-2,450-square-foot three-bed, 3.5-baths from $1.16-$2M. Parking is $50-$65K depending on floor. But our office is also marketing a 9,500 -square-foot whole-floor unit on 71 for $9.5M.
SB: There are only 13 units available in The Heritage, and they sell quickly, especially threebeds that run from $800K$1.8M. I just sold a twobed, two-bath with parking for $498,944 in one day and have a new one coming on the market next month with three exposures. Our office is also marketing the fourbed, 4.5-bath penthouse on 57 for $3.125M.
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Summer in the Windy City is all about sound— the cheers from volleyball games at North Avenue beach, the squeals of children dousing themselves at the Crown Fountain—but what Roy “Yogi” Sharda is hoping to hear more than anything this season is the sweet sound of music piped from his company Yatra’s Aquatune wireless
speakers. “I always feel that life needs a soundtrack,” says Sharda, a passionate audiophile who founded the Chicago-based brand in 2014. “Why not us to provide it?” With the goal of creating a rugged, high-quality product that offers wireless sound quality comparable to major players like Bose and Sonos but at a more
reasonable price point, Sharda partnered with experts in audio, product design, packaging, and waterproofing, and the Aquatune was born. “Everything we did we over-engineered,” says Sharda of the sleek cylindrical orange-andblack speaker. Having been featured by The Today Show and with multiple partnerships in
the works (including with a global watercraft company), Aquatune is set to be available in 10 countries by July 1. Commenting on the work that has brought Yatra this far in just over a year, notes Sharda, “I think that if we continue to chase that level of excellence, success will find us.” Sounds like it already has. shopyatra.com
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“We really do draw endless inspiration from Italy,” says Stefano Gabbana, half of the forever trendsetting duo behind Dolce & Gabbana, which, for the first time, has partnered with luxe Italian appliance brand Smeg on a limited-edition collection of hand-painted refrigerators. “Both Domenico [Dolce] and I love our roots and where we come from… it’s almost as if we are giving back to Italy everything we feel it has given to us.” Each of the 100 Fab 28 Smeg refrigerators is unique, handpainted, and signed by a Sicilian artist—including mother-daughter duo Adriana Zambonelli and Tiziana Nicosia; craftsmen Biagio Castilletti and Damiano Rotella; and brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua, both ceramics artists—and features iconic Sicilian images such as lemons, cart wheels, and the trinacria, the head of Medusa surrounded by three bent running legs. “Vibrant colors, references to the local culture—it’s everything that we love and that reminds us of Italy,” says Domenico Dolce of the refrigerators, which retail for €30,000 (approximately $34,000). “Much of our work is all about the details. That’s something that’s always present and part of our brand DNA— this project is no exception.” smeg.com
A brush with history: Sicily (ABOVE LEFT) is a major source of inspiration for the refrigerators in the new Dolce & Gabbana collab with Smeg, which draws on the rich tradition of elaborately painted Sicilian carts. ABOVE RIGHT: A refrigerator designed by brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua.
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A light-filled gAllery wAlk provides the perfect finishing touch for the Astonishing new writers theAtre building from stArchitect Jeanne GanG. By J.P. anderson
It’s rare that a new theater’s bones get as much attention as its latest stage production, but when that theater is designed by the worldrenowned Studio Gang Architects, it comes with the territory. North of the city in suburban, woodsy Glencoe, Writers Theatre’s new $28 million building is a 36,000square-foot stunner; built
on the site of the old Woman’s Library Club, the thoroughly modern, sustainably designed—and potentially LEED Gold certified—center boasts two theater spaces; access to outdoor rooftop terraces and landscaped rooftop gardens as well as views of surrounding parks; and a main lobby/gathering area
that will feature a variety of supplemental programs. Most striking of all? The stunning, second-level Grand Gallery Walk, an airy, light-filled space constructed of and framed by criss-crossing batons of Port Orford cedar and looking out through floor-to-ceiling windows to the sylvan views beyond
the theater—the perfect counterpoint to the intimate performance spaces, and a perfect expression of Writers Theatre’s vision of fitting into the surrounding community. “[It] ties the building firmly into a theater-in-the-park atmosphere,” says artistic director Michael Halberstam. “The wood
is in direct dialogue with the surrounding trees, and it softens the interface between the village and the building. It therefore becomes a place for contemplation of both architecture and art.” And a showstopper in itself. 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, 847-242-6000; writerstheatre.org
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Splendor in the Grass
This Chicago townhouse boasts a European feel with multicolored brickwork, climbing vines, and a charming fountain. below: Manicured hedges anchored by lush trees perfectly frame a paved walkway.
ChiCago’s go-to green spaCe guy Frank Mariani shares his adviCe for making the great outdoors even more fabulous. By Meg Mathis
Frank Mariani’s green thumb was accustomed to high standards early on. “My grandparents had a small nursery,” Mariani reminisces of the no-less-than 65-acre property, “and they had a fabulous vegetable garden—something my parents continued.” Now, Mariani is the third generation behind the nation’s largest privately owned residential landscape company, Mariani Landscape (300 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff, 847-2342172; marianilandscape. com). Here’s how he suggests creating the ultimate outdoor oasis.
Go green. “We’re somewhat spoiled because of Lake Michigan, and although it’s still very, very important to be sensitive to the use of water, unfortunately it’s not a big thought [in this region],” says Mariani, whose business is known for its sustainable efforts. He recommends shying away from plants that require daily H20 (“If somebody’s really looking for a lot of color in their garden, chances are that’s going to use a bit more water,” he explains, “but the placement of the plants [and] the right soil can lower the [amount needed]”), and he often
“A chAnge in the wAy mAteriAl is utilized cAn mAke something hArd turn into something softer, lighter, And more comfortAble.” —frank mariani
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incorporates organic seeds and native plants when possible. Chill out. “When we talk about what’s important in the garden right now, I think of a white garden,” says Mariani, noting its combination of whites, silvers, grays, blues, and—of course—greens, which have a calming influence, as do Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year, Serenity and Rose Quartz, which he’s also embracing. (Observes Mariani, “In this world that we live in with acts of terrorism and political bickering, doesn’t it make sense when you look at both colors that were selected this year?”) Materials matter. “A change in the way material is utilized can make something hard and somewhat boring turn into something softer, more
comfortable, and light,” he says, citing the use of crushed gravel and granite over bluestone and limestone.
Vibrant hydrangea bushes provide a welcome pop of color. An open-air arbor (ABOVE LEFT) keeps skyline views intact, while a Mag Mile rooftop (ABOVE) enhances its narrow spaces with boxwoods, compact trees, and geometric stepping stones.
Do not disturb. Mariani recalls a recent project centering on a private seventh-floor rooftop located directly across from a 20-story hotel downtown. “Our space was going to be viewed by a lot of people,” reflects Mariani, who didn’t want his client to sacrifice sightlines for privacy. With a series of walls, awnings, metalwork, and planters, Mariani’s team was able to “create private spaces, yet leave it open to the view that we want.” Think long term. Will your garden have staying power? After all, says Mariani, “I think our gardens look great the day they’re done; I’m much more pleased if they look great 25, 30, or 40 years after.”
space: THe GUIDe From world-class hotels and prime real estate to the most stylish home décor, here’s how (and where) to live your best liFe in chicago.
KAVi guptA gALLery this acclaimed gallerist is known for highlighting talents like mickalene thomas, José lerma, glenn Kaino, and Johanna billing. 835 W. Washington Blvd., 312-4320708; kavigupta.com
p.O.s.H. shop an array of antiques in a whimsical tree studios space. 613 N. State St., 312-280-1602; poshchicago.com
ASHORE THING Michigan Avenue invites you to celebrate summer at our fifth annual Ashore Thing presented by BMO Harris Bank. Enjoy a champagne filled afternoon complete with family-friendly activities and breathtaking views as we join the Chicago Yacht Club in kicking off the 108th Race to Mackinac. 10 AM-2 PM. East End of Navy Pier; michiganavemag.com/ashorething
at 40, this river north gallery district mainstay remains laser-sharp with a focus on contemporary works by rené romero schuler, william conger, maria tomasula, and susanne doremus. 325 W. Huron St., 312-944-1990; zollaliebermangallery.com
Auto DeAlers BOB LOquerCiO AutO grOup respected auto dealer serving the city and suburbs with brands like honda, hyundai, and toyota. 1200 E. Chicago St., Elgin, 773-728-5000; blautogroup.com
mCgrAtH Lexus OF CHiCAgO new and used luxury
automobiles from the mcgrath family. 1250 W. Division St., 773-342-6300; mcgrathimports.com
Home DÉcor Art VAn Furniture shop luxe furnishings in the scott shuptrine interiors gallery at this detroit import’s space in the suburbs. 1021 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, 630-810-8915; artvan.com
CB2 chicago-based mecca for must-have home items. 800 W. North Ave., 312-787-8329; cb2.com
Clybourn Ave., 800-472-1885; jaysonhome.com
Kneen & CO. high-design home accessories courtesy of designers like christofle, hermès, and lobmeyr. 399 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Ste. 1E, 773-880-8424; kneenandco.com
KOHLer signAture stOre By studiO 41 merchandise mart go-to for timeless kitchen and bath fixtures. 322 W. Hubbard St., 312-755-2510; kohlersignature.com
a one-stop shop for fashionforward custom rugs. 1873 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-325-0201; flor.com
this family-run French design house is synonymous with artful furniture and home accessories that make a stunning statement. 440 N. Wells St., 312-222-9300; lignerosetchicago.com
this river north showroom is the exclusive chicago retailer of Jesse, an italian label designed with the urban dweller in mind. 741 N. Wells St., 312-787-3358; home elementfurniture.com
shop contemporary european brands like ingo maurer, paola lenti, and philippe starck in this river north loft. 301 W. Superior St., 312-664-9582; luminaire.com
HydrOLOgy h2o gets the haute treatment with sophisticated kitchen and bath furnishings. 435 N. LaSalle Blvd., 312-832-9000; hydrologychicago.com
JAysOn HOme the last word in luxe décor and stylish gifts. 1885 N.
mAteriAL pOssessiOns For nearly 40 years, this north shore go-to has curated a chic mix of tableware, home décor, gifts, and more. 954 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, 847-446-8840; materialpossessions.com
Jonathan adler Shop an array of classic-meets-modern furniture, bed and bath, and more at this River North boutique, which is chockablock full of charm. Accessories lovers in particular will appreciate the décor, which has wit and whimsy in spades (think hand-sculpted Lucite giraffes, turquoise zebra-print rugs, and ceramic whale bookends) to add a personality-filled, polished touch. 676 N. Wabash Ave., 312-274-9920; jonathanadler.com
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The Peninsula This elegant oasis celebrates its 15th anniversary in chicago with a major renovation to more than 300 guest rooms and suites. With an emphasis on sustainable luxury, accommodations blend the old with the next-level via hand-painted, hand-embroidered artworks embracing chinese traditions, as well as in-room tablets that allow guests to adjust lighting, temperature, and more at the tap of a button. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888; chicago.peninsula.com
mitchell golD + BoB williams Eco-friendly elegance for the home. 1555 N. Halsted St., 312-397-3135; mgbwhome.com
peachtRee place A treasure trove of stylish essentials by labels like Arte Italica, Michael Aram, Kim Seybert, and Simon Pearce. 303 S. Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-441-7585; peachtreeplaceonline.com
Rh View the new modern and teen collections in this stunning six-story gallery space in the landmark Three Arts Club building. 1300 N. Dearborn Pkwy., 312-475-9116; rh.com
Roche BoBois Add a certain je ne sais quoi to your home courtesy of modern Parisian designs. 222 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0275; roche-bobois.com
taBula tua This charming Lincoln Park boutique expertly edits a selection of décor, tableware, and gifts. 1015 W. Armitage Ave., 773-525-0816; tabulatua.com
HotEls chicago athletic association Rich with history, this newly restored Venetian Gothic-style
space is the ultimate hot spot with vintage vibes. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-940-3552; chicagoathletichotel.com
goDfRey hotel This forward-thinking setting is home to IO Godfrey, a fourth-floor indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. 127 W. Huron St., 312-649-2000; godfreyhotelchicago.com
the gRay This highly anticipated 293-room hotel by Kimpton debuts in the Financial District’s majestic New York Life Insurance Building. 122 W. Monroe St., 877-771-7031; grayhotelchicago.com
the gwen Luxury, Art Deco-style lodging in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building at The Shops at North Bridge. 521 N. Rush St., 312-645-1500; thegwenchicago.com
hyatt Regency The city’s largest hotel is a magnet for business travelers. 151 E. Wacker Dr., 312-565-1234; chicagoregency.hyatt.com
the James This sophisticated boutique hotel welcomes travelers with a modern aesthetic complemented by artwork from emerging and established talents. 55 E. Ontario St., 312-337-1000; jameshotels.com/chicago
Renaissance chicago Downtown hotel Toast to this hotel’s $32 million refresh at its new third-floor terrace bar, Raised. 1 W. Wacker Dr., 312-372-7200; renaissancechicago downtown.com
the Ritz-caRlton Four-star service, a new Club Lounge, and a state-of-the-art fitness center adjacent to Water Tower Place shopping. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000; ritzcarlton.com
sofitel chicago wateR toweR An ultra-sleek dose of joie de vivre in the Gold Coast. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4000; sofitel-chicago.com
thompson hotel A sophisticated, urban haven for travelers. 21 E. Bellevue Pl., 312-266-2100; thompsonhotels. com/hotels/
walDoRf astoRia European-inspired elegance in the Gold Coast. 11 E. Walton St., 312-646-1410; waldorf astoriachicagohotel.com
EvEnts, Etc. Blue plate This award-winning caterer is a favorite for bites like tiny pop-tarts, piña coladainspired sweets, and truffled scallion popcorn. 1061 W. Van Buren St., 312-421-6666; blueplatechicago.com
ZOO BALL 2016 Hosted by the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo on Friday, July 15, this year’s event—themed “Penguins in Paradise”— celebrates the anticipated return of African penguins to the zoo. Proceeds will support the Women’s Board’s pledge to fund new initiatives, such as the Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. Lincoln Park Zoo 6:30 PM-midnight. For tickets, visit lpzooball.org.
space the guide Boutique Bites Elaina Vazquez (Tru, Avenues) is beloved for plating doll-sized dishes like mini cheeseburgers and lobster tacos—equal parts tasty and adorable. 224 N. Ada St., 773-313-3211; boutiquebites.com
eli’s CheeseCake A creamy, Chicago-grown confection. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., 800-354-2253; elicheesecake.com
event Creative This event producer boasts an in-house floral studio to give blooms the custom treatment. 219 N. Paulina St., 312-4420887; eventcreative.com
HORSING AROUND All the sights and sounds synonymous with the game of polo will be on full display as players and enthusiasts from around the country visit the Windy City for the 2016 Chicago Polo
For more than 25 years, this company has embraced the green movement via an array of soirées, including President Obama’s inauguration party. 2000 N. Racine Ave., 773-8833080; limelightcatering.com
lm Catering Husband-and-wife team Stephan and Nicole Outrequin Quaisser bring European flair to events large and small. 800 S. Michigan Ave., 773-6973286; lmcateringchicago.com
Paramount events With an emphasis on all things local, this respected caterer crafts inventive creations like
squash and leek fritters and bite-sized fish and chips. 1932 W. Lake St., 773-880-8044; paramounteventschicago.com
sound investment A Chicago-born company specializing in all things sound, video, and lighting. 1438 W. Kinzie St., 800-720-8545; soundinvestmentav.com
Real estate @ProPerties This 15-year-old Chicagobased firm has carved a niche as one of the nation’s top 25 residential brokers. 618 W. Fulton St., 312-491-0200; atproperties.com
Baird & warner A Chicago-grown company that knows local luxury. 737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1800, 312-640-7010; bairdwarner.com
Belgravia grouP Focusing on Lincoln Park and River North, this respected developer has been a trusted name in residential, mixed-use, retail, and office projects since 1947. 1101 W. Monroe St., Ste. 200, 312-751-2777; belgraviagroup.com
Berkshire hathaway home serviCes koenigruBloff realty grouP
listings. 980 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 900, 312-284-3500; berkshirehathawayhs.com
Conlon/Christie’s international real estate With six offices throughout Chicagoland, this boutique brokerage firm covers neighborhoods in the city, the North Shore, and the Western suburbs. 2044 W. Roscoe St., 312-733-7201; conlonrealestate.com
lofts at river east Spacious apartments overlooking the Chicago River—plus a 10,000-squarefoot rooftop SkyDeck—in the heart of Streeterville. 445 E. Illinois St., 312-854-1818; theloftsatrivereast.com
marquee at BloCk 37 A 38-story showstopper in the heart of the Theatre District. 25 W. Randolph St., 312-3723737; marqueeblock37.com
vista tower residenCes At 1,140 feet, this architectural marvel, designed by visionary Jeanne Gang and expected to open in 2020, is the latest achievement in Magellan Development Group’s Lakeshore East master plan. Sales office: 375 E. Wacker Dr.; vistatowerchicago.com
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Nearly 200 interior design enthusiasts visited Roche Bobois to preview the label’s latest collections. Guests nibbled bites and sipped wine in between receiving Chanel makeup touchups and Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance samples via Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, and admiring Cartier timepieces on display courtesy of C.D. Peacock.
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A posh set gathered at Burdi for a private celebration. Throughout the evening, designer Rino Burdi showcased his latest looks and mingled with guests as they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and spirits by Paramount Events.
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PROJECT WINDOWS RECEPTION The Art Institute of Chicago, Oak Street Design, and Michigan Avenue welcomed guests to Sofitel Chicago Water Tower’s Paris Ballroom to announce the victors of their annual visual merchandising display contest. Partygoers sipped Van Gogh Vodka while congratulating the winning creative teams, including AT&T, which received the People’s Choice Award.
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CUBS HOME OPENER VIEWING PARTY Nearly 150 baseball buffs visited the newly refreshed Public House to watch the Chicago Cubs’ opening day at Wrigley Field. Celebrants sipped PBR, Schlitz, and other stadium suds— paired with the gastropub’s specialty soft pretzels and corn dogs, as well as treats from Nuts on Clark—while watching the North Siders topple the visiting Cincinnati Reds.
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JOFFREY BALLET SPRING GALA The Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet toasted to the renowned company’s 60th anniversary season with a benefit at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University. A post-performance party in the Hilton Chicago’s Grand Ballroom capped the evening.
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The Chicago Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated its 125th anniversary with an afternoon tea at The Drake Hotel. Emmy Award-winning composer Brian D. Siewert delivered keynote remarks to the 270-guest gathering.
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Where the action is: Clark between Foster and Hollywood on the far North Side. The crowd: Hip thirty- and fortysomethings; stroller-pushing families; LGBT professionals who think Boystown is passé; a handful of Scandinavian holdouts resisting the area’s gentrification.
Dream home: A tidy red brick two flat on lush, tree-lined Wayne Avenue. Craving: The tofu-licious Veritable Vegan Epiphany at m. henry—a just reward for the restaurant’s two-hour brunch line. Cause célèbre: Restoring the neighborhood’s belovedbut-decrepit signature
blue-and-yellow water tower—which had to be removed in 2014 after it froze solid—to its rightful place atop the Swedish American Museum. Favorite pastime: Browsing gorgeous, hypercurated home decor at shops like Scout, Brimfield, and Roost. Tipple of choice:
Big Gulp-sized martinis at Marty’s. Live entertainment: Puppet Bike, the wheeled theater whose roving puppeteers always seem to end up at Clark and Berwyn. Sugar rush: From pastries at Taste of Heaven and Michigan sour cherry pies at First Slice to over-the-top marzipan
rolls at Swedish Bakery, this place is a sweets-a-palooza. Baby name: Svea, in honor of the neighborhood’s Scandinavian heritage (and the café of the same name on Clark Street). Green means: Dropping $500 on stunning statutory seedlings at Gethsemane Garden Center.
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