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contents fall 2016
Style that sings: effortlessly cool Wild Belle singer Natalie Bergman.
16 // FRONT RUNNER 40 // lETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 42 // lETTER FROM THE PUBlISHER 44 // ...wITHOUT wHOM THIS ISSUE wOUlD NOT HavE BEEN POSSIBlE
51 // INvITED
Emerging designer Kendall Miles has designed the “it” shoe for fall.
Louis Vuitton goes nautical-chic with its America’s Cup collection.
59 // wIlD aT HEaRT
For Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman, art, style, and music blend to create one single work: herself.
60 // lOOK SHaRP!
Where to dine and drink with the A-List this season.
62 // EaSEl UP!
Navy Pier is awash in art as Expo Chicago sets up shop for a fifth go-round.
64 // GOlDEN GIRlS
The Everygirl founders Danielle Moss and Alaina Kaczmarski are a digital dream team.
66 // TONY, TONY, TONY!
Musical theater juggernaut Hamilton prepares to conquer the Windy City.
68 // alOHa CHICaGO
From poké tuna to pupu platters, the Windy City has a new taste for the tropics.
PhotograPhy by Vanessa Dingwell (bergman); alex FriDge/it’s a FriDge thing ProDuction (shoes); courtesy oF louis Vuitton/brett lloyD (moDel)
46 // THE lIST
Rising star Tika Sumpter is ready to take over Hollywood.
A magnificent fountain and plush seating make RH Chicago’s Three Arts Cafe a primo location for lunchtime people-watching.
70 // FIRST LADY
Tika Sumpter brings the Obamas’ iconic first date to big-screen life in Southside With You.
72 // MAKING THE CUT With a new name, notable new chef, and casual new attitude, Chicago Cut’s seafood sister reinvents itself as Ocean Cut.
74 // VODKA EN VOGUE As the whiskey mania ebbs, good old vodka is back, baby—and with an upscale twist.
STYLE 79 // SLOW BURN With Gigi Hadid fronting its new campaign and a fall collection that mixes playfulness with elegance, Max Mara is sizzling!
82 // CARRIED AWAY
The statement bag is back, proudly boasting bold embellished extras and punch-packing shapes that speak for themselves.
86 // SMOOTH SAILING 76 // THE GUIDE Where to eat, drink, and play in Chicago.
Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke evokes the spirit of the high seas with a collection inspired by The America’s Cup.
90 // GOLDEN TOUCH
98 // FACE FORWARD
With a bigger and better Neapolitan Collection, Kelly Golden continues to put her stylish stamp on the North Shore.
Chicago beauty pros weigh in on fall’s freshest makeup trends— and how you can create these looks at home.
92 // LESS THAN ZERO
100 // ALL ABOUT EVENING
Shiverin’ Chicagoans! The latest wellness trend has locals embracing the deep freeze.
The season’s hautest timepieces are lighting up the night with exquisite gems, exotic materials, and extravagant designs.
94 // READY, SET, EAU! Michael Kors’s new fragrance, Wonderlust, was meant to travel.
96 // LOOK OUT, LOUBOUTIN Up-and-coming designer Kendall Reynolds unveils the “it” shoe for fall.
102 // HEAD GAMES For fashion guru Ikram Goldman, serious style and a dash of whimsy define fall’s must-have hats.
104 // THE GUIDE Where to shop, work out, and get gorgeous in the city.
photography by bode helm (Sumpter); CourteSy of rh (fountain)
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left: Dress, Alexander Wang ($595). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus.com. Choker, Eddie Borgo ($275). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Tights, Falke ($29). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; nordstrom.com. Platform heels, Rochas ($895). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700; rochas.com. Necktie, model’s own. right: Jacket ($3,300), shirt ($1,500), jeans ($1,100), bowtie ($155), necklace ($1,750), and boots ($1,160), Dior Homme. Saks Fifth Avenue, see above
FEATURES 108 // MÉNAGE À DEUX
TV’s kinkiest married couple, Billions’ Maggie Siff and Paul Giamatti, gives us the down and dirty on sex, $$, power, and staying on top in Tinseltown.
114 // bRAVE NEW WORLD
This season, it’s back to the future with a Stateside ode to UK chic. From Dickens to dystopia to sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, Brit motifs go mod for our post-millennial times.
124 // AN INSPIRED LIFE
As cofounder of one of the world’s most successful beauty brands, Moroccanoil’s Carmen Tal is a force of nature. Now, she’s evolved a line of hair, body, and sun products into a mission to inspire other women.
SPACE 129 // SO MUCH FOR THE SUbURbS
With Loop living all the rage, State Street is the new Michigan Avenue—and Marquee at Block 37 its primo new property.
132 // STAYING STRONG
Lifeway’s Julie Smolyansky shares the luxuries that keep her happy, healthy, and inspired in Chicago and beyond.
136 // WALL TO WALL
Awash in splashy new murals, the South Loop is becoming the city’s latest hub for public art.
Entrepreneurs Monica and Rob Royer help each other think outside of the box—on and off the clock.
140 // LUXE LIVING 2.0
Interior designer Brooke Henton Lang’s chic touch is redefining Chicago luxury.
photography by rodolfo martinez
138 // HOME GROWN
fall 2016 144 // HAUTE LINE
Event designer extraordinaire Tom Kehoe brings the fabulous life home with an inspired new décor collection.
146 // HOUSE PARTY
Furniture titan Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams gets festive with a luxe new line.
148 // THE GUIDE
From world-class hotels and real estate to the most stylish home décor, here’s how (and where) to live your best life in Chicago.
BLOCK PARTY 160 // LA VIDA LAKESHORE
on the cover: Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff Photography by Rodolfo Martinez Styling by Gregory Wein Styling assistance by Abraham Winter Hair by Matthew Monzon for John Paul Mitchell Systems at Jed Root Makeup by Matin for ChapStick Grooming by Jordan Bree Long using SK-II Skincare at Starworks Artists Manicure by Ana-Maria using Dior Vernis Location: Bathhouse Studios, New York City
Lush life: Interior designer Brooke Henton Lang layers texture and color in this lovely West Loop loft.
on siff: Lace gown, Dolce & Gabbana ($8,995). 68 E. Oak St., 312-255-0630; dolcegabbana.com. Platinum, white-gold, and diamond Heritage earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels ($82,000). 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-8988; vancleefarpels .com. on giamatti: Suit ($2,995) and shirt ($395), Dolce & Gabbana. see above. Pocket square, Ermenegildo Zegna ($105). 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-867-3040; zegna.com
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I love the soundtrack of the city. From the low rumble-rumble of the L train past my window and the crash of waves at Oak Street Beach to the poppity-pop of fireworks at Navy Pier and the steady hum of conversation and laughter at hangouts all over town, the happy cacophony of the noise I encounter every day in Chicago is like a symphony to me. Every season in the Windy City has its own particular playlist, too; for fall it’s the rowdy cheers from Soldier Field as the Bears kick off a new gridiron campaign, and the rising applause from the city’s culturati as another season of music, dance, and theater begins on Chicago’s great stages. No applause is likely to be louder than for Hamilton, which makes its debut outside New York here in September for what is shaping up to be the theater scene’s most-anticipated production in years.
And Hamilton isn’t the only buzz to be heard this autumn in the city—there’s plenty more where that came from, and we’ve got it all covered in this, our Fall Fashion issue. There’s the sizzle of our two cover stars, Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff of Billions; the “ooh” and “aah” factor of the season’s A-list see-and-be-seen spots; the chic song stylings of indie music darling Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle; and the moans of culinary pleasure that can be heard at our trio of Hawaii-inspired dining gems. Whether your passion is fashion or philanthropy, the tech world or the foodie world, listen up—because fall in Chicago is coming in loud and clear.
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Chicago all-stars: Celebrating with the incredible honorees at our Women We Love party at the Park Hyatt; with Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke at Navy Pier during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago; and at our much-ballyhooed Art of the City party with Summer issue cover artist Nick Cave.
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With thanks to Frank Sinatra (among other crooners), describing Chicago as “my kind of town” has become immortalized in our shared vernacular. With good reason: A sports nut’s kind of town? We have the Bears, Cubs, and other squads to thank for that. A foodie’s kind of town? We have our famed restaurant roster--and its celebrity chefs--to cement that claim. No matter your interest, Chicago can be any kind of city to anyone. With the upcoming return of Expo Chicago, I’d venture to say it’s also becoming an art buff’s kind of town, too. Would I have made that claim five-plus years ago? Not necessarily. But now, with its fifth gathering of the art world’s elite—helmed by industry impresario Tony Karman—the show has given Chicago considerable clout in the “art capital of the US” conversation once solely reserved for New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Between September 22-25, thousands of visitors will pack into Navy Pier to admire works from 140 international exhibitors,
turning the global art community’s collective attention to the Midwest. To learn more, visit expochicago.com, and be sure to also follow Michigan Avenue’s social media feeds as we share our favorite scenes from the weekend (want to share yours? Hashtag #EXPOChicago and #MAMoments so we can see your best pics!). Preceding Expo Chicago is another one of my favorite autumn traditions, the Evergreen Invitational, taking place September 10. Presented by the Wood-Prince family and benefiting Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the biannual equestrian event at Evergreen Farm is a mainstay in the Chicago philanthropy circuit; head to evergreeninvitational.org for more information. An afternoon of sun and sport for charity? That’s my kind of Saturday.
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Credentials: Samantha Lande is a freelance writer who has contributed to the Food Network, Time Out, and more. Behind the story: “Writing about Front Bar [“Look Sharp!,” page 60] inspired me to pick a date to see my first-ever Steppenwolf play! I have always loved theater, and I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never experienced a play at the renowned establishment.” Her inspiration: “The limitless imagination of my kids. Watching them create the world through their own eyes challenges me to write more uninhibited.” Chicago favorite: “There is a stretch of grass close to Museum Campus with a perfect view of the water and skyline. It’s also the place my husband proposed, and it will always hold a special place in my heart.” Fall plans: “Being a native Michigander, fall is all about cider and donuts, changing leaves, and soaking up the last few days of warmth.”
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Credentials: Since acting as Bill Clinton’s personal photographer during his presidency, Bode Helm has received accolades for his work in the fashion world. A contributor to publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Elle, he has also worked with celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Chuck Norris, and LeAnn Rimes. Behind the story: “Tika [“First Lady,” page 70] felt like an old friend—we instantly connected,” Helm says of the starlet, with whom he bonded over ice cream. Chicago favorite: “I love a good old Chicago hot dog from Downtown Dogs.” When in the Windy City: “I always have to visit Pippin’s Tavern. It’s one of my favorite dive bars!Ó
Credentials: Chicagobased editorial and wedding photographer Louie Abellera has traveled all around the world, photographing weddings in destinations like Scotland, Italy, and Hawaii. Behind the story: “I was amazed at all the really great cookbooks Julie [“Staying Strong,” page 132] had in her home, and I wanted to incorporate one in our shoot.” His inspiration: “The people I’m photographing and the story they have to tell. Getting to know the people I’m photographing before I even turn my camera on is key.” Chicago favorite: “The frozen Negroni at Parson’s Chicken & Fish might be my all-time favorite drink, and their fried chicken is no slouch, either.” Dream destination: “Morocco. The different colors, textures, and landscapes of the country are so unique and make it a dream for travel photography.”
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ChiCago visionary Nic cave fêtes Michigan avenue’s art of the City initiative.
Michigan Avenue partnered with James & Sons Fine Jewelers and EXPO Chicago to celebrate Summer cover artist Nick Cave at the debut of The Gwen. During the affair, partygoers enjoyed remarks by the Chicago artist while sipping Perrier and indulging in specialty Wansas Tequila cocktails and Nino Franco Prosecco Poptails from Terlato Wines. “I looked around and thought, Hmm, I think I could do some projects in here!” quipped Cave of the newly unveiled hotel, joking, “I need to find who that contact person is.”
INVITED ART OF THE CITY PARTY The Gwen debuted its sophisticated space with a 200-guest reception celebrating Michigan Avenue Summer cover artist Nick Cave. “It’s where I make everything happen,” Cave said of Chicago. “I really work around the world, but it’s important for me to be in a city [in which] I can be isolated and hidden away to really focus on the work.”
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THE MACALLAN MASTERS SERIES The Macallan hosted a three-part tasting event toasting local titans of industry. Impresarios of style and design, arts and entertainment, and entrepreneurship sampled select whiskies— including The Macallan Rare Cask—at NoMI Kitchen, the Thompson, and Prime & Provisions, respectively.
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What: Following a clinic taught by northwestern university’s men’s golf coaches, hit the links with former Blackhawks players like reggie Kerr and peter Marsh for an 18-hole competition supporting the Chicago Lighthouse’s efforts for the blind and visually impaired. When: August 29, 10 am Where: north shore Country Club, 1340 glenview road, glenview Tickets: 312-447-3448; chicagolighthouse.org What you Do matters
What: Jennifer teege, author of international bestseller My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, speaks at the us Holocaust Memorial Museum’s risa K. Lambert Chicago luncheon. When: september 14, 11:15 am Where: sheraton grand, 301 e. north Water st. Tickets: 847-433-8099; ushmm.org harvest Ball
What: the Chicago Botanic garden hosts a black-tie garden party with a cocktail reception, silent auction, and dinner benefiting the garden’s science Career Continuum education program. When: september 17, 6 pm Where: Chicago Botanic garden, 1000 Lake Cook road, glencoe Tickets: 847-835-6958; chicagobotanic.org skyline soirée
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TROY CRITCHLOW (LEFT); NEIL KRUG (TOP RIGHT); TIMOTHY HIATT/WIREIMAGE (BOTTOM RIGHT); ILLUSTRATION BY NATALIE BERGMAN (COLLAGE)
WILD AT HEART FOR WILD BELLE’S NATALIE BERGMAN, STYLE AND MUSIC BLEND TO CREATE A SINGLE WORK OF ART: HERSELF. BY CHUCK ANSBACHER
“WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO DANCE, TO PICK UP AN INSTRUMENT, TO CREATE FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE.” —NATALIE BERGMAN
From mop tops on the Ed Sullivan Show to candy ravers at Electric Daisy Carnival, fashion and music have always shared a lane on the self-expression highway—an adage that’s truer than ever in the Instagram era. Enter Natalie Bergman, one half of the Chicago-born, LA-based, brother-sister-fronted Wild Belle, who are currently touring in support of Dreamland, their sophomore album. Rebellious yet rooted, she’s been lauded for her Macy Gray meets M.I.A. rasp, and racked up followers for her art-inspired style. It began in Streeterville: The Bergmans were a musical family, with dance tracks constantly spinning on the record player. “My mom loved Prince, George Clinton, and Michael Jackson.” He ain’t heavy: “My brother is one of the most inspiring people I know, so it’s a real gift that I can look up to someone I work with regularly.” Fine arts: Bergman cites Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly as major influences. “Last time I was in Chicago I got a chance to go to the Art Institute. There’s some beautiful stuff by Twombly.” Blurred line: Where does the style icon end and the songstress begin? “I’ve managed to create a universe that is all very in sync,” she says. “We’re all our own artwork.”
Siren of style: Chicago native Natalie Bergman is known as much for her effortless boho-chic aesthetic as for the catchy sound af Wild Belle, her duo with brother Elliot.
LOOK SHARP! WHERE TO DINE AND DRINK WITH THE A-LIST THIS SEASON. BY SAMANTHA LANDE
3 Arts Club Café The vibe: “It’s a place where anyone can feel at home,” says Hogsalt Hospitality founder Brendan Sodikoff of this Gold Coast hangout, where chic ladies lunch beside RH shoppers. The design: Heritage olive trees and a restored historic fountain make this space a true respite from the city hustle. The menu: Don’t bypass the RH burger. 3artsclubcafe.com
FROM TOP: This fall, Front Bar, Moneygun, and the 3 Arts Club Cafe are offering a sensory feast.
Front Bar The crowd: Culture buffs flock to this Steppenwolf Theatre spot, where guests can watch their favorite actors onstage, then join them for a post-show libation. “It’s the perfect atmosphere to continue the conversation,” says artistic director Anna Shapiro. The menu: Executive chef Chris Pandel goes for simple scrumptiousness—think Roman-style pizza and wood-fired sandwiches. The décor: Vintage meets modern, with show memorabilia and a row of transplanted theater seats. steppenwolf.org.
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Moneygun The story: Impeccable classic cocktails make this no-frills bar the hipster hangout of the moment. The scene: Moneygun ditches polish for a corner bar feel. “We put more effort into the energy of the room,” says beverage director Dustin Drankiewicz. “That’s what people are digging the most.” The verdict: Yet another reason to grab cocktails in the always-buzzing West Loop. moneygunchicago.com
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easel up! Navy Pier is awash iN art as exPo ChiCago sets uP shoP for a fifth go-rouNd.
Sure, Art Basel Miami has the sun and sand that people crave once the temperature dips, but before the first snowflake falls, those in the know make the Windy City their destination of choice. It’s no wonder: Now in its fifth year, Expo Chicago is one serious showcase—a not-to-bemissed barometer of current art practice and market trends, with 145 galleries from 23 countries transforming Navy Pier into a bazaar of the bold and the beautiful. In addition to presenting established dealers and scene-shaping newcomers, Expo excels in creating an immersive experience through such components as In/Situ, an independently curated installation of large-scale work, and Expo Video, which takes place in a constellation of screening stations designed by Chicago’s award-winning Studio Gang Architects. The energy of the event will even spill over into the streets in a series of inventively imagined billboards. Under the leadership of President/Director Tony Karman, Expo has been instrumental in solidifying Chicago’s identity as a player in the international art world. Yet for all its global glamour, this annual spectacle remains, suggests Karman, much like our city’s reputation: “Intellectual, creative, provocative, diverse, and, as Nelson Algren wrote, ‘never a lovely so real.’” September 22-25, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.; expochicago.com
Coming attractions at Expo Chicago 2016 include Unique Assemblage glass vessels by Thaddeus Wolfe presented by R & Company; above left, Nicola Tyson’s “Head #9”, 2016, presented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; and above right, Nicolás Guagnini’s “The Card Players,” 2016, presented by Bortolami Gallery. top, attendees contemplate an installation by Val Britton at Expo Chicago 2015.
PhotograPhy by Justin barbin (event); Jeff McLane, courtesy of the artist and susanne vieLMetter Los angeLes ProJects (head #9); courtesy of the artist and bortoLaMi gaLLery (the card PLayers); courtesy of the artist and r & coMPany (asseMbLages)
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Scene dynamic duo clockwise from left: The Everygirl cofounders Danielle Moss and Alaina Kaczmarski, whose respective offices reflect the website’s chic, hypercurated vibe.
“We’re inspired by the Women Who have stood up, said no, and have been game-changers.” —danielle
golden girls The everyGirl founders Danielle Moss and alaina KaczMarsKi are a diGiTal dream Team.
Danielle Moss, now 33, visited Chicago on a whim. On her second day, overlooking the L at Armitage, she thought, I’m moving here. She met Alaina Kaczmarski, 30, through Chicago’s close blogging community, and together they created TheEverygirl. com in 2012. The “big sister” blog now boasts a million unique visitors a month. Not exactly every girl: Their target reader is “women who weren’t connected, who didn’t have a dream job with a bow tie on it after graduation,” says Kaczmarski. Moss adds: “We wanted a blog to see how women like us were figuring their lives out.”
Bragging rights: Within months of its launch, The Everygirl was listed by Forbes as one of the top 100 websites for women, and one of the top 10 for Millennial women. Their dream feature: The White House contacted them for a profile. “[It was] about these 20-something girls who were hired as interns and have been with the first lady for years now. It might be rare to be a first lady, but every girl can get a job” at the White House, says Kaczmarski. Unexpected collaboration: The Everygirl has now designed three couches for Interior Define. “It just goes to show, you never know,” says Moss. “This is an insane ask, but we’ll try.”
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Not since The Book of Mormon has a Broadway show expanded the boundaries of the big stage musical and attracted as diverse an audience as the Tony-winning Hamilton. In the hands of anyone but creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kail, a story about the Founding Fathers would be a snooze, but this savvy, rap-driven narrative makes history hip. Kail, who also directed Miranda’s Tony-winning In the Heights, grew up outside Washington, so in some ways Hamilton isn’t far from home for him. “When you grow up in the D.C. area, you’re aware of how people in politics surround themselves with
people that say ‘Yes,’” Kail observes. “I try to surround myself with people who can do things that I can’t do, and who are going to cause me, in their expertise, to be that much more excellent.” And how—not only did Miranda and Kail take home Tonys, so did the show’s choreographer, lighting and costume designers, and four of its performers. As for working with the wildly inventive Miranda, Kail says, “When you have total trust that the other person is there to make you better and make you see things more clearly, it’s the ultimate in collaboration.” Performances of Hamilton begin Sept. 27; broadwayinchicago.com
Hamilton, which swept the 70th annual Tony Awards with 11 wins (including Daveed Diggs for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Leslie Odom, Jr. for Best Actor in a Musical) stages its highly anticipated Chicago production in an open run starting September 27.
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Musical theater juggernaut Hamilton prepares to conquer chicago.
ALOHA CHICAGO FROM POKÉ TUNA TO PUPU PLATTERS, THE WINDY CITY HAS A NEW TASTE FOR THE TROPICS. BY J.P. ANDERSON
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Mahalo pairs islandinspired cuisine with a surf shop vibe; Aloha Poké Co. tempts with a variety of custom-made bowls; FireFin Poké Shop's Kekoa "Warrior" Bowl, a feast of ahi tuna, albacore, salmon, crab, avocado, mango, sweet onions, and more.
Get out your grass skirts— Hawaiian cuisine is Chicago’s latest foodie sensation, with three island-inspired new restaurants taking the dining scene by storm. What’s with all the hula-hoopla? “People are eating lighter, and it’s very fresh and seasonal—it’s healthier,” notes chef Ryan Wombacher of Parker Restaurant Group, whose Wicker Park spot Mahalo
(1501 N. Milwaukee Ave., 708-328-3091; mahalochi cago.com) features a menu ranging from multiple takes on the trend’s go-to dish, poké (soy-marinated chopped seafood, typically tuna), to “pupu” (appetizer) favorites like Spam meatballs and coconut shrimp. Poké is also king at Chipotle-style concept Aloha Poké Co. (131 N. Clinton St., 312-877-5336; alohapokeco.com), whose
owner, former Hogsalt Hospitality mixologist Zach Friedlander, makes the most of a 13” x 8” stall at the Chicago French Market to satisfy lines of lunchtime visitors craving his custom bowls. And for “Food Buddha” and Chicago restaurant vet Rod Aglibot, the Hawaiian fare at his FireFin Poké Shop (10 S. LaSalle St., 312-754-0609; firefinpoke.com)—brimming with intriguing offerings like
albacore and snow crab plus bases like purple rice and gluten-free noodles—is no mere trend. “It’s part of my fabric,” says the chef, who lived on Oahu until the age of 11. “Poké is one of the first dishes my dad taught me to cook,” he reminisces. “I didn't know what wasabi was until we moved to California, because we would eat tuna with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame. That was it.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BARRY BRECHEISEN (MAHALO); MIKE RIVERA (ALOHA POKÉ); ZACHARY JOHNSTON (FIREFIN POKÉ)
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first lady Tika SumpTer brings the Obamas’ icOnic first date tO life in the highly anticipated SouthSide with You.
Why you should know her: Tika Sumpter stars as Michelle Robinson—aka the future First Lady of the United States—in the indie film Southside with You, which the Studio City resident also produced, in theaters August 26. Living legend: “It’s something that people haven’t seen—it’s not who she is right now—but it’s leading up to what we see,” says Sumpter, noting that it was “exciting and overwhelming” to portray Michelle Obama at age 25. Character development: “When we were filming, they were like, ‘Michelle!’” laughs Sumpter. And while the romantic drama centers on Barack (played by Parker Sawyers) and Michelle, the Windy City also plays a starring role. “It was great to be in Chicago to actually feel the thread of where these two people were,” observes Sumpter. “It made a huge difference. It just felt right.” Behind the scenes: Southside with You marks Sumpter’s first time as a producer, and it won’t be her last. “I like putting the pieces together—it’s like a puzzle. I don’t understand ‘no,’ so it’s all about figuring things out and making things happen. I loved it.” Extracurriculars: “I like to travel and try to continually learn and keep my mind open,” says Sumpter. “You never know where you’re going to get inspiration for your next thing.”
Sumpter’s sweet spot? McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. “It’s old-school,” she says of the Studio City haunt.
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“WE’RE TRYING TO TAKE GREAT INGREDIENTS AND PUT THEM WITH SOMETHING UNEXPECTED.” —DAVID
During his years as executive chef at South Michigan Avenue staple The Gage, Dirk Flanigan became known as a game meat maestro—but in truth, he has the soul of a fisherman. Growing up in Naples, Florida, “we used to [catch fish] and grill it on the beach and eat it with whatever citrus tree was there. Talk about a great shore dinner.” Flanigan now brings his seafood savvy to the kitchen at River North’s reconcepted Ocean Cut, where he’s aiming for “an elevated experience without the elevated pricing.” That means creative plates like jungle curry mussels with “about 60 ingredients” ranging from ginger and cilantro to lemongrass, bird peppers, and roasted bell peppers ($15); and ge goki, a riff on Korean
barbecue using crab knuckle ($23). The restaurant’s reinvention extends to the cocktail list, too, says partner David Flom. “We’re trying to take great ingredients and put them with something [unexpected].” The result: intriguing flavor profiles like the Black Pearl’s Prosecco, bourbon, Pineau des Charentes, and cinnamon syrup; and the Shark Bite’s zippy mix of tequila, grapefruit juice, and a fresh jalapeño slice—each designed for sipping solo or pairing with Flanigan’s smart, approachable fare. “We want to create something really special,” says Flom. “That’s the theory behind what we’re doing.” 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-280-8882; oceancutchicago.com
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“each drink can become an elevated experience with a fitting choice of vodka.” —tony abou-ganim
as the whiskey mania ebbs, good old vodka is back, baby—and with an upscale twist.
A clear comeback: Master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim’s recipe for the perfect martini? Vodka stirred with ice, unadulterated by vermouth, and strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Take that, James Bond!
These days, vodka is increasingly what’s in cocktail-hour glasses. For a while, a revived interest in whiskey and other brown spirits had nudged the clear elixir out of the spotlight, but now a growing number of unusual and luxe vodkas are fueling a renewed surge. “Vodka’s heritage and flavor nuances deserve a measure of reverence,” says Tony Abou-Ganim, an awardwinning mixologist and the author of Vodka Distilled. As smooth and versatile as ever, the newest crop of vodkas also comes with a twist—stories to tell. For example, Hangar 1’s limited edition Fog Point Vodka (USA; $125 for 750ml) is a grape-based vodka, distilled from wine (specifically, Bonny Doon’s 2012 Le Cigar Blanc), and then cut with water collected from San Francisco’s world-famous fog—a love letter to the distiller’s NorCal home. Across the Pacific, Soyombo Super Premium Mongolian Vodka (Mongolia; $30) is a bottled history lesson: The wheat-based spirit is distilled on the site of the last Mongolian emperor’s palace and filtered through such precious materials as quartz, silver, and diamonds. Finally, Double Cross Vodka (Slovakia; $37) comes packaged in a sleek, sculptural bottle made from high-end French crystal and laser-cut with select lines of Slovakian poetry. Regardless of which you choose, drink it with respect: “Take your time,” counsels Abou-Ganim. “Vodka should be sipped and savored rather than shot back in a flash.” Cheers to that!
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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
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
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
Blue door KiTchen & GArden art Smith continues to plate his signature buttermilk fried chicken in addition to farm-to-table fare in the former table Fifty-two space. 52 W. Elm St., 312-573-4000; bluedoorkitchen.com
chicAGo chop house go old school at this clubby, classic river north steakhouse. 60 W. Ontario St., 312-787-7100; 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
The deArBorn Sisters amy and Clodagh lawless aim to follow in the winning footsteps of brother Billy (acanto, the gage) with this 8,000-square-foot tavern at Block 37. 145 N. Dearborn St., 312-384-1242; thedearborntavern.com
dos urBAn cAnTinA regional Mexican dishes get a modern twist in logan Square. 2829 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-6452; dosurbancantina.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
il porcellino indulge in rustic italian classics
like gnocchi bolognese at this inviting trattoria. 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800; ilporcellinochicago.com
leñA BrAvA Feel the heat from the spicy aguachiles at rick Bayless’s buzzing new Baja-style addition to restaurant row. 900 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1975; rickbayless.com/ restaurants/lena-brava
mAple & Ash danny grant’s ode to Chicago’s carnivorous roots, with steaks cooked in a 12-foot hearth. 8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888; mapleandash.com
mercAdiTo nosh on guacamole and tacos at this river north hit. 108 W. Kinzie St., 312-329-9555; mercaditorestaurants.com
oriole relish noah Sandoval’s menu at this 28-seat hidden gem in the Fulton river district. 661 W. Walnut St., 312-877-5339; oriolechicago.com
pelAGo Michelin-lauded chef Mauro Mafrici crafts pasta and seafood dishes in a lovely raffaello setting. 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-0700; pelagorestaurant.com
prime & provisions dineamic group (public house, Siena tavern) puts a sleek spin on Chicago’s steakhouse tradition at this
LH The cherry on top of the gleaming new LondonHouse, this tri-level lounge is already gaining accolades among Chicago’s rooftop revelers for its pictureperfect vantage point. Sip The Chicago (vanilla and orange Park Cognac, amontillado sherry, Cointreau, sparkling wine) while taking in the city’s splendor from the Cupola, a Beaux Arts marvel that’s proving to be an in-demand setting for private parties and wedding proposals. 85 E. Upper Wacker Dr., 21st-23rd Fls., 312-357-1200; londonhousechicago.com/rooftop
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Ravinia Festival Located in the North Shore, this century-old destination— a warm weather favorite—is the oldest outdoor music festival in North America, beckoning music lovers to its expansive lawn and pavilion with a host of inspired performances. As the season draws to a close, the lineup is jam-packed with sets by the Go Go’s (August 19), Train and Andy Grammer (August 26-27), Seal (August 28), Bonnie Raitt (September 3), and more. 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, 847-266-5100; ravinia.org sprawling destination. 222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777; primeandprovisions.com
exhibit opening August 27. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-4433600; artic.edu
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This reinvented River North favorite boasts a sleek look and a refreshed menu. 22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000; rockitbarandgrill.com
saveD by the Max Come for the ’90s nostalgia, and stay for the Goose Island-braised pulled pork AC Sliders. 1941 W. North Ave.; savedbythemax.com
sMaCk shaCk Feast on lobster rolls at the Windy City’s Google headquarters. 326 N. Morgan St., 312-973-1336; smack-shack.com
stk ChiCaGo Carnivore-chic in the heart of River North. 9 W. Kinzie St., 312-340-5636; togrp.com/ restaurant/stk-chicago
the violet hour The original Chicago mixology bar. 1520 N. Damen Ave., 773252-1500; theviolethour.com hicago.com
out & about the art institute of ChiCaGo View previously unseen works by luminaries like François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Grant Wood, and more as part of the “Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions”
Beginning September 10, “Maria Pinto: 25 Years” pays homage to the Chicagobased designer with a variety of garments from her archive, along with works by photographers including Sandro Miller and Yuya Ohashi. 806 N. Michigan Ave., 312-7420808; cityofchicago.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., 773-947-0600; 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
GooDMan theatre Mary Zimmerman directs Leonard Bernstein’s ode to the Big Apple, Wonderful Town, September 10-October 16. 170 N. Dearborn St., 312-443-3800; goodmantheatre.org
harris theater This Millennium Park oasis hosts acts like Hubbard Street Dance and Chicago Opera Theater. 203 E. Randolph St., 312-3347777; harristheaterchicago.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., 312-7421168; 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
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
shaW’s oyster fest Savor seafood and craft beer galore when this day-long ode to oysters returns September 30. Hubbard and Rush streets.; oysterfestchicago.com
thalia hall A Pilsen landmark, this concert hall embraces the bohemian spirit of the neighborhood with an array of entertainment. 1807 S. Allport St., 312-5263851; thaliahallchicago.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.
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WITH GIGI HADID FRONTING ITS NEW CAMPAIGN AND A FALL COLLECTION THAT MIXES PLAYFULNESS WITH ELEGANCE, MAX MARA IS SIZZLING! BY BETSY PERRY
In one sense, Max Mara’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection is all about the coat. The reintroduction of the Italian house’s legendary 101801 camel cashmere topcoat—a decadeslong emblem of swagger, Hollywood glam, and royalty— is a fitting gift from the brand to itself on its 65th birthday. (The coat’s other two available colors—ever-chic black and a lush, soft oatmeal—might rightly be considered Max Mara’s gift to us.) In another sense, though, the collection is all about an up-andcoming coterie of new shoppers. Youthful touches abound in punchy colors, stripes, and geometrics; goofy, textured coats worn with shiny gold; white, yellow, and red high-heeled oxfords; and what look like mini instep-high black boots. But the brand’s trademark elegance is likewise apparent in six new styles from the Max Mara Tailored Suit Project Collection and matching skirts, trousers, or dresses in easy-peasy coordinating colors of blues, beiges, and grays, as well as eye-popping yellow, red, orange, and fuchsia. With both a loyal, longtime client base and a PYT gaggle of new fans, Max Mara’s creative director, Ian Griffiths, blends youthfulness and timeliness into one harmonious and elegant aesthetic.
Max-imum impact! Maria Giulia Maramotti (TOP RIGHT), director of retail for North America, has moved Max Mara in a fresher direction that was very much on display at the Fall 2016 show in Milan (REST OF PAGE).
Max Mara’s muchcoveted 101801 topcoat has continually inspired photographers. clockwise from here: Valery Katsuba’s Bolshoi Ballet–themed series from 2011; Roxanne Lowit’s portrait of Alba Clemente from the brand’s archives; Steven Meisel’s current campaign with Gigi Hadid; a shot from a 1994 series by Martine Barrat.
“Max Mara is a ‘warM’ brand—not a ‘hot’ brand. this is what Makes us so successful.”—maria giulia maramotti
While the company is known for keeping core customers happy with classic styles, Maria Giulia Maramotti, the granddaughter of the company’s founder, has brought a discerning eye to her role as director of retail for North America. Overseeing and strategizing the retail business for their 17 stateside boutiques, Maramotti has to make sure the collections are relevant. “With every new collection, the classic style will always be present, but given the contemporary climate, our collections are becoming more experimental and playful, which reenergizes the brand,” says Maramotti. “I like to think of Max Mara as a ‘warm’ brand—not a ‘hot’ brand—and I think this is what makes us so successful right now.” Part of this “warming” trend includes the choice of Gigi Hadid as the face of Max Mara’s latest accessories campaign, which introduced the JBag Shopper—a more contemporary bag than the elegant but structured Whitney bag, which debuted this spring on the first anniversary of New York City’s new Whitney Museum—and one that skews slouchy, rich, and young. Between the reintroduction of the 101801 coat, an emblematic symbol of its heritage, and the introduction of the JBag with Gigi, representative of their future, Max Mara organically continues to stay elegant but fresh. As Maramotti says, “For me, pairing the 101801 coat with tailored trousers and sneakers is a superchic and timeless look.” A match made in Max! A photography exhibit celebrating the 101801 coat takes place October 13 at Max Mara, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-475-9500; maxmara.com
photography by Valery Katsuba (ballet dancers); Martine barrat (children); roxanne lowit (cleMente)
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STYLE AccESSORIES GRAB AND GO! Bold gold hardware is (almost) too hot to handle. Velvet Nina handbag, Stella McCartney ($1,567). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9446500; stellamccartney.com. Quilted leather evening bag, Gucci ($2,390). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com
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SMOOTH SAILING LOUIS VUITTON CEO MICHAEL BURKE BRINGS THE SPIRIT OF THE HIGH SEAS TO THE CITY BY THE LAKE WITH A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD: THE AMERICA’S CUP
Day 1 racing action from the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago (the Cup’s first foray into fresh water) provided a sporty setting for donning the brand’s America’s Cup collection.
It’s a steamy 94 degrees in Chicago on this sunny Saturday in June. Fluffy clouds dot the brilliant blue sky, but not a lick of wind ruffles the flags over Navy Pier, where thousands of sailing fans have gathered for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago. The racing action stops while the sailors—representing six teams from around the world, including Oracle Team USA— wait for conditions to improve, but Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke remains unfazed. That’s because regardless of who wins on the water this weekend, with the success of its America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs—a preliminary racing series to see who will face off in the America’s Cup final match itself—Louis Vuitton has much to celebrate. Since 1983, the luxury brand has had a valued partnership with the America’s Cup, when LV made the savvy proposal of a qualifying series (called the Louis Vuitton Cup until 2013) to produce a challenger and build anticipation and excitement for the grand race itself. The pairing of the two iconic brands is a natural, says Burke. “We were both born at the same time in the mid-19th century, and we’re still relevant because we embrace the same values—creativity,
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For Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke (RIGHT), the America’s Cup collection of leather goods and menswear— including his favorite piece, the jaunty Regatta Sneaker (TOP LEFT)—is a natural extension of the brand’s longstanding partnership with the America’s Cup itself, which this year has also seen the debut of a new LV-designed America’s Cup logo (CENTER).
“EVERY MALE NEEDS SOME ENCOURAGEMENT TO DRESS BETTER WHEN HE’S WATCHING THE RACES.”—MICHAEL BURKE
risk-taking, disruption, and technological innovation.” To celebrate the 33-year relationship and even more firmly put its brand stamp on the series, Louis Vuitton has debuted the America’s Cup men’s collection, which expresses the spirit of the race in a variety of stylish pieces ranging from chunky knitwear and cargo shorts to chic leather goods sporting the brand’s new Damier Cobalt Regatta, all with a casual flair tailor-made for dockside spectating. “We’re not competing with extreme performance wear,” notes Burke, “but every male needs some encouragement to dress better when you’re watching the races.” Beyond the collection, the company created a custom-made travel case for the America’s Cup trophy itself, an exquisite work of craftsmanship that took LV artisans 400 hours to complete and matches up impressively with the grandeur of the trophy itself. It’s an alliance that’s both smart and synergistic: Even as anticipation builds with upcoming races in Toulon, France (September 9-11) and Fukouka, Japan (November 18-20) culminating in the qualifiers and challenger playoffs followed by the final match in Bermuda in May-June 2017, Louis Vuitton is generating buzz of its own for a second wave of the America’s Cup collection to be launched next April. Perfect timing—and a perfect fit for two brands at the pinnacle of their game. Louis Vuitton, 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton.com
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GOLDEN TOUCH WITH A BIGGER AND BETTER NEAPOLITAN COLLECTION, KELLY GOLDEN CONTINUES TO PUT HER STYLISH STAMP ON THE NORTH SHORE. BY MEG MATHIS ABOVE: Kelly Golden (pictured with designer Gilles Mendel) is celebrating the next chapter of Neapolitan Collection with a variety of pieces designed exclusively for the new storefront, like a denim jumpsuit by M.i.h Jeans, a blouse by Wes Gordon, and heels by Marion Parke.
“When people walk into this, it’s going to be a whole different experience,” says Kelly Golden of Neapolitan Collection’s move to an 8,000-squarefoot space. Nearly 14 years after opening her acclaimed Winnetka womenswear boutique, Golden is eager to service Neapolitan Collection’s loyal clientele (“most of our customers are weekly; they
come in to pick up something new, or to pick up alterations, or just to visit,” she notes) on a whole new level. In addition to discreet private parking, the new location boasts nearly three times the amount of window displays than the previous shop on Elm Street; inside, shoppers are greeted with dedicated shoe and handbag sections as well
as more jewelry displays showcasing baubles by Sidney Garber, Fernando Jorge, Irene Neuwirth, and Monique Péan. After all, Golden says, fine jewelry is a natural evolution of the shop’s “unique, special clothing”—and with a range of exclusive pieces created for Neapolitan Collection’s new storefront (think embroidered denim by Brock Collection and
blouses by Derek Lam and Wes Gordon), the fashions will stay fabulous as Golden continues to keep looking ahead with her eagle eye. “Initially, I thought the [new] space was more than what we want,” says Golden, chuckling, “and I’m already outgrowing it.” 560 Chestnut St., Winnetka, 847-441-7784; neapolitanonline.com
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LESS THAN ZERO SHIVERIN’ CHICAGOANS! THE LATEST WELLNESS TREND HAS LOCALS EMBRACING THE DEEP FREEZE.
It isn’t too soon to talk about chilly temperatures. In fact, some Chicago residents are facing subzero conditions all year round, if only for a few minutes a day. Cryotherapy, the city’s newest health craze, promises a host of benefits—think muscle and joint repair, reduced inflammation, and increased energy—for those willing to enter a -265°F full-body sauna filled with a vapor form of liquid nitrogen. Chicago CryoSpa owner Jim Karas, whose personal training business celebrates 30 years this fall and who recently opened a second cryotherapy spa in Lake Forest, spent eight months trying to heal an Achilles tendon injury before giving cryotherapy a shot. “I did five days of the full-body cryo-sauna and five days of the elephant [a wand that releases vapor onto specific body parts], and that Friday I could run across the street,” he says. Sara Latham, co-owner of Lincoln Park’s CryoBar, began doing cryotherapy to cope with osteoarthritis and has since stopped taking pain medications. Devotees cite beauty benefits, too: Both spas offer a cryofacial that is said to boost collagen production and diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines. While trendy, Latham believes cryotherapy is here to stay. “It’s not going to be a fad because so many people are seeing a difference,” she says. “The science behind it is there.” chicagocryospa.com; jimkaras.com; thecryobarspachicago.com.
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Ready, Set, eau! Michael ors’s new fragrance, wonderlust, was meant to travel.
Pack your bags—but not before a spritz of Wonderlust, the latest fragrance from Michael Kors, an eau de parfum for the internationally minded, made from a global bouquet of ingredients: fresh Italian bergamot, creamy almond milk, heliotrope, and sandalwood from Sri Lanka. Here the designer (and man of the world) extols travel and praises supermodel Lily Aldridge, the face of a scintillating new ad campaign. What is it about jet-setting that inspires you? Whether you’re jumping on a plane or walking down a street you’ve never walked on before in your hometown, it’s this sense of discovery that I think makes people feel energized and excited. What sets this fragrance
apart from your others? I’ve never done anything with a gourmand touch. I don’t like the idea of a fragrance that smells edible, but then we smelled the final blend and I realized that the gourmand could be really refined when you took something like almond milk, you mixed it with the bergamot, and then you have that pepper in there. I said, “Eureka!” Why did you choose Lily Aldridge for this campaign? She’s obviously very beautiful—but beauty’s not enough. She’s also up for anything, loves to travel, knows music, and is a great mom. I really love that she’s got so many aspects to her personality! Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312781-1000; macys.com
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LOOK OUT, LOUBOUTIN UP-AND-COMING DESIGNER KENDALL REYNOLDS UNVEILS THE “IT” SHOE FOR FALL. BY LAUREN EPSTEIN Footwear for the fearless: Emerging designer Kendall Miles’s creations—like her bold “Pout” boot—are tailor-made for the supremely confident 21st-century woman.
Don’t underestimate Kendall Reynolds. The 21-year-old daughter of Chicago power couple Jim and Sandy Reynolds, she’s showing serious gumption on her own as the founder and designer of new luxury footwear line Kendall Miles Designs. With its sky-high heels, funky feathers, and can’t-miss hardware details inspired
by vintage Manolo Blahnik designs, the collection is as bold as its creator, whose goal is to make shoes for women who “long for disruption to their everyday routine, take risks, and choose to live life fearlessly.” Case in point: The must-have “Pout” ($1300), a sensational leather boot with a nearly five-inch heel. A little punk rock and a lot
sexy, its sleek, simple structure is ornamented with gleaming gold studs and fastens, as well as a detachable pouch for extra visual interest. You don’t need to give up comfort to get this killer look, either: The base of the shoe features a hidden five-millimeter platform with double insole padding to discreetly lessen the heel’s pitch and
make the boot more comfortable for walking— or, more appropriately, strutting. Reynolds is thinking like a seasoned designer, and with backing from fashionable power players Linda Johnson Rice and Mellody Hobson, it’s clear she’s on her way. Select styles available at Ikram; ikram.com; kendallmilesdesigns.com
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LEFT TO RIGHT: This season, Chicago makeup artists are swearing by products by Bobbi Brown, Becca, and OCC.
FACE FORWARD CHICAGO BEAUTY PROS WEIGH IN ON FALL’S FRESHEST MAKEUP TRENDS—AND HOW YOU CAN CREATE THESE LOOKS AT HOME. BY MELANIE RUD CHADWICK
The expert: Jo Levy (jolevymakeup.com). The trend: Subtle gold shadow. Why: Levy loves a more minimalistic take on of-the-moment metallics via a dusting of gold glitter shadow. “It creates a gilded, glimmery effect that’s perfect for evening.” How to: Dampen your
fingertip or a small makeup sponge before dipping it into OCC: Cosmetic Glitters in Gold ($15, occmakeup.com). Gently tap across your eyelids for the perfect amount of sparkle. The expert: Jill Glaser (makeupfirst.com). The trend: Lit-from-within skin. Why: This isn’t the
overly-highlighted, in-yourface shimmer of seasons past, but rather “a subdued radiance and luminosity that captures the essence of the ‘no-makeup makeup’ look,” says Glaser. How to: Dab Becca Backlight Priming Filter ($38, sephora.com) across your complexion as the first
step in your makeup routine. In addition to imparting a healthy glow, the sheer primer also boosts the staying power of products used afterward. The expert: Fredy Anaya (fredymua.com). The trend: Berry lips. Why: “Fall is the perfect time for deep, rich berry
lip colors,” says Anaya. “They add warmth and life to your complexion.” How to: Reach for Bobbi Brown Raisin ($27, shop.nordstrom. com), a universally flattering hue Anaya suggests for all skin tones. Keeping the rest of your makeup clean and minimal ensures your pout remains the focus.
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This year’s Swiss watch fairs were a virtual design renaissance in the category of women’s high-end jewelry. As the weather cools and the nights grow longer, these timepieces are illuminating the season’s most elegant evenings with fanciful forms and fabulous gemstones that incorporate elements such as enameling, mother-of-pearl, and embroidery. Think of it as a midnight rendezvous of fine art and haute horology. For more watch features and expanded coverage go to michiganavemag.com/watches-and-jewelry
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Patek Philippe introduced its Ref. 4968/400R Rose Gold Ladies Complications ($68,040) to great fanfare this spring. The manual-wind mechanical timepiece offers after-dark appeal from the stunning bezel and dial set with 587 graduated size diamonds and 12 rubies (which serve as hour markers), plus a beautiful moon phase subdial. The cherry red strap features a prong buckle set with 32 diamonds for a fabulous finish. Razny Jewelers, 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-432-5300; patek.com Hailed as Rolex’s premier jewelry watch at this year’s Baselworld watch fair, this Pearlmaster 39 ($123,750) features soft lines
accentuated by 18k Everose gold. The dazzle of pavé diamonds on the dial as well as diamonds on the bezel and bracelet bring haute joaillerie to fine Swiss watchmaking with a 3235 Manufacture Rolex movement that is perpetually self-winding. This piece is also created in 18k yellow or white gold with sapphires or rubies. James and Sons Fine Jewelers, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-3278800; rolex.com Inspired by the classic cocktail that took the women’s smart set of the 1930s by storm, Richard Mille’s Pink Lady Sapphire ($990,000) brings the elegance and eclàt of those free-spirited femmes to haute horology. The bezel, case band, and caseback
are made from a solid piece of pink sapphire, which takes more than 40 days to cut and finish into shape. The result offers both dazzling form and incredible scratch-resistance. Geneva Seal, 112 E. Oak St., 312-944-3100; richardmille.com Introduced this spring at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, this Clé de Cartier ($85,000) from Cartier offers soft curves and minimalist lines created in 18k white gold and emblazoned with 795 round diamonds totaling 5.05 carats. The self-winding automatic watch houses the new Cartier Manufacture Movement, caliber 1847MC. CD Peacock at Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie, 847-679-1837; cartier.us
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Long gone are the days when hats were an integral part of a woman’s wardrobe. If anyone can bring the trend back, though, it’s chic boutique owner Ikram Goldman, who has fallen head over heels for this season’s collection by New York-based Yestadt Millinery. “Everybody’s making a baseball cap or a wool cap,” Goldman notes, “but [designer Molly Yestadt] is doing these funny, stylish hats that you can wear all the time and never have to take off—it’s not just a hat that you put on for the moment or just to go outside. And there’s a real sense of whimsy and fun in the idea that there would be eyelashes or eyes or lips on top of your head. I see someone wearing these hats as if they were putting on a pair of earrings or a piece of jewelry. Yes, they serve a purpose in that they keep your head warm, but there’s also an element of style and cleverness about them that just screams “Wear me.” $385-$625 at Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com
Mica studded fedora ($400), Cheeky furfelt pilgrim hat with pearl eyes, swarovski crystals, and acrylic lips ($385), and Maxs oversized cloche with glossy paillettes ($625), Yestadt Millinery.
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Billy rEid stock up on southern-cool staples at the cfdA favorite’s first Midwest boutique. 845 W. Randolph St., 312-6141503; billyreid.com
PRIMO CLASSICO Benefiting the Primo Center, the Primo Classico returns for its 5th annual super-charged evening to beat the race against homelessness, one family at a time. Featuring exquisite wines, culinary excellence, luxury jets, breathtaking cars,
this seriously stylish go-to edits a smart selection from designers like balenciaga, dries van noten, and Marni. 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047
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., 312-833-9149; bonobos.com
Brooks BrothErs classic American fashions for men, women, and children. 713 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-0060; brooksbrothers.com
Burdi this menswear mainstay is acclaimed for handmade italian jackets. 58 E. Walton St., 312-642-9166; burdiclothing.com
C.d. PEACoCk 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
ChANEl Add a certain je ne sais quoi to your wardrobe with of-themoment french looks. 935 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-5500; chanel.com
dolCE & GABBANA italian high fashion on oak street. 68 E. Oak St., 312-2550630; dolcegabbana.com
GiorGio ArMANi Milan style near the Mag Mile. 25 E. Oak St., 312-751-2244; armani.com
anniversary with a gleaming new storefront on oak street. 114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; jimmychoo.com
kAEhlEr luGGAGE before embarking on a fall getaway, be sure to visit this newly expanded outfitter for the jet set. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Sixth Fl., 312-951-8106; worldtraveler.com
louis VuittoN Monogrammed leather bags and luxury trunks galore. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9442010; louisvuitton.com
the italian fashion house unveils a super-sleek flagship. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-5504; gucci.com
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
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
JAMEs & soNs fiNE JEwElErs luxe watches, jewelry, diamonds, and engagement rings. 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com
JiMMy Choo the footwear favorite celebrates its 20th
shop suits by Phineas cole at this destination for chicago’s most polished. 208 S. LaSalle St., 312-5800000; paulstuart.com
PrAdA A go-to for avant-garde elegance. 30 E. Oak St., 312-951-1113; prada.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
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VERsAcE The Rush Street renaissance continues with the recent addition of this milan-based label, whose flagship has returned to the Windy city with pomp and circumstance aplenty following a 16-year hiatus. artistic director Donatella versace is the arbiter of
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in-your-face fashion, putting her glamorous stamp on womenswear and menswear that packs a bold punch. 933 N. Rush St., 312-445-9750; versace.com
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THE DAilEY METHoD This welcoming studio is beloved for its mix of barre, Pilates, and yoga techniques that transform the body, and now the Bucktown location debuts a new workout with the addition of cycling. The stadium-style studio is home to 28 Stages cycling bikes, where the fitnessminded will focus on alignment as they embark on a 45-minute choreographed ride. 1715 N. Damen Ave., 773904-8913; thedaileymethod.com
rAlph lAurEN The last word in American style. 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; ralphlauren.com
SAkS fifTh AvENuE Step up your style with 10022-SHOE. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799-5211; saks.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
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Chicago’s best tressed. 712 N. Rush St., 312-751-1511; maxinesalon.com
Reach new heights at this 25,000-square-foot West Loop rock-climbing favorite. 100 S. Morgan St., 312-2680002; brooklynboulders.com
chi50 Bucktown’s newest fitness studio follows the tried-andtrue Lagree Fitness method, a favorite of active A-listers like Sofia Vergara and Michelle Obama. 1814 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-6616132; chi50.com
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Shop chic ready to wear staples at the iconic label’s new boutique in the Gold Coast. 116 E. Oak St., 312-943-1941; stjohnknits.com
A North Shore oasis that strengthens, tones, and transforms the body. 300 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847-682-7661; coremethodpilates.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
coWShEd SpA Treat your feet to the not-tobe-missed Cowshed pedicure. 113-125 N. Green St., 312-7546915; cowshed.com/chicago
ElizAbETh ArdEN rEd door SpA This Magnificent Mile retreat offers a variety of luxe services, from massage therapy and body treatments to hair and nail care. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-988-9191; reddoorspas.com
Sit back and relax in style at this expansive, recently refreshed paradise at the 900 North Michigan Shops. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 847-202-1900; tricoci.com/ locations/chicago
NoMi SpA Head to the Park Hyatt’s retreat and pamper your skin with an exclusive HydraFacial. 800 N. Michigan Ave., Seventh Fl., 312-335-1234; parkchicago. com/hyatt/pure/spas
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
ulTA bEAuTy Visit the top floor Salon at Ulta Beauty to get glammed up with everything from haircuts, bayalage, and keratin treatments to gel manicures and Dermalogica facials. 114 S. State St., 312-279-5081; ulta.com
LEAH CHAVIE The summer sun can play havoc on skin, leaving complexions high and dry for fall. Stay fresh and hydrated going into the new season with help from Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique, the Windy City’s go-to for non-invasive, high-tech skin therapy. Skincare expert Leah Chavie works on some of Chicago’s most recognizable faces with exclusive treatments, signature products, and professional consulting. 2457 and 2500 N. Halsted Sts., 773-327-7051 leahchavie.com
WEllEr dENTAl Treat your teeth to top-of-theline service with a visit to Dr. Jeffrey Weller. 1050 N. State St., Mezzanine Level, 312-6540606; wellerdental.com
MAxiNE SAloN For 30 years, this sleek salon has been the go-to for
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“I never watch television... I love to read!” admits Paul Giamatti, here entwined with his Showtime screen queen, Maggie Siff, enrobed in the Allene dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi ($1,335). Intermix, 40 E. Deleware Pl., 312-640-2922; intermixonline.com. Sterling silver Horsebit Light bracelet, Gucci ($1,950). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com. on giamatti: Tuxedo, Brooks Brothers ($1,198). 713 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-0060; brooks brothers.com. Shirt, Eton of Sweden ($295). Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-440-4460; bloomingdales.com. Tie, Title of Work ($225). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-5871700; titleofwork.com. Pocket square, The Tie Bar ($10). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; thetiebar.com
ménaGe À deUX TV’s kinkiest married couple, billions’ Maggie Siff and Paul Giamatti, gives us the reel-/real-life down and dirty on sex, $$, power, and staying on top in Tinseltown. by david hochman photography by rodolfo martinez
on siff: Dress, Roberto Cavalli (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; roberto cavalli.com. Slip, La Perla ($668). 34 E. Oak St., 312-4940400; laperla.com. Champagne diamond briolette hoop earrings, Alexandra Mor (price on request). alexandramor.com. 18k pink-gold, amethyst, and diamond pavĂŠ MVSA ring, Bulgari ($5,750). 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312-255-1313; bulgari.com. Belt, Nina Ricci (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; saks.com. on giamatti: Tuxedo coat ($695), shirt ($125), and trousers ($295), Joseph Abboud. josephabboud.com Concrete cast cube, RH, Restoration Hardware ($130). The Gallery at The Three Arts Club, 312-475-9116; restorationhardware.com
As scenes from A mArriAge go, it’s hard to top the opening moments of Billions for sheer eye-popping intensity. We don’t know it at first, but the man bound and gagged on the floor in the Showtime series premiere is actually wedded to the leather-bound dominatrix snuffing out a cigarette on his chest. The relationship only heats up from there. Paul Giamatti, 49, plays the guy with the burn hole, who also happens to be United States Attorney Chuck Rhoades. His wife, Wendy, portrayed in thigh-high footwear by Maggie Siff, 42, is more than just his partner in blowing off steam. She’s the in-house shrink and performance coach at Axe Capital, a massive hedge fund that pays her eight times more than her husband makes. Needless to say, Chuck cannot wait to expose Axe and its rakish billionaire CEO, played by Damian Lewis, as corrupt. What a relief that both Giamatti (Sideways, Downton Abbey) and Siff (Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men) are vastly more likeable in person than their deliciously despicable characters. The actors recently sat down with Michigan Avenue to talk about the show and the juicy themes it evokes: money, power, sex, greed, and, these days, how to dominate the not-sosmall screen in Hollywood. Billions is being acclaimed as one of the best new shows on television, but Chuck and Wendy aren’t exactly easy to take. How do you explain their attraction? Paul Giamatti: They’re two incredibly smart people who are almost too well matched in some weird way. They both love power, they play off each other’s intensity, and they both hunger for success. We’ve dropped into their relationship near the end of something rather than the beginning, though I do think it was loving at one point. It’s a portrait of people hitting a bad spot in a marriage. How they’re going to work it out, I don’t know. But it is certainly a helluva lot of fun to play. Maggie Siff: They’re tough on each other but they’re also very honest. They can be their full selves in a way that’s completely uncensored and unguarded. People like to comment on the sexual element of their relationship as something very dark. But I see it as a testament to their connection. Somewhere along the line, it came up in conversation and they allowed it into the marriage. Behind the scenes, we talk about it being something that Chuck needs in his life, and that Wendy is like, Okay, I can do that. Don’t knock open, honest communication, right? In last season’s finale, Chuck breaks into Wendy’s computer, visits another dominatrix behind her back, and accuses Wendy of being an immoral criminal. Where are things when Billions returns for its second season? Siff: Season two picks up soon after we left off and you see them regrouping. Wendy’s not at Axe Capital anymore, which makes things complicated for her and Chuck personally and professionally. They’re trying to figure out what to do with themselves. It’s interesting playing a character this conflicted. Something I struggle with occasionally is wanting my characters to be maybe more heroic than they are. I don’t know if every actor struggles with that. I love Wendy and love that she’s so interested in helping people thrive and succeed. My question is always, why not help different kinds of people beyond the hedge fund guys? Can she examine her conscience and ask, “Why only help the super-rich?” Money is practically its own character on Billions—the $60 million beach house, the live-in chefs, the private helicopters. How has inhabiting this world altered your view of the 0.0001 percent? Giamatti: It freaks me out. I’m not going to condemn it, but I do find this level of extreme wealth to be strange and alienating. I’ve got no problem with living well, but you get to a place where enough is enough. In certain circles, though, more is more is more and it never ends. Money makes your
“I’M LUCKY AS HELL THAT I MAKE A DECENT LIVING, BUT I THINK I’M EVEN LUCKIER THAT I DON’T HAVE A TASTE FOR SPEEDBOATS AND TAILORED SUITS AND MANSIONS IN THE HAMPTONS.” —paul giamatti michiganavemag.com 111
on giamatti: Tuxedo ($3,395) and shirt ($395), Dolce & Gabbana. 68 E. Oak St., 312255-0630; dolcegabbana.com. on siff: Lace gown, Dolce & Gabbana ($8,995). see above. Platinum, white-gold, and diamond Heritage earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels ($82,000). 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312944-8988; vancleefarpels.com Styling by Gregory Wein Styling assistance by Abraham Winter Hair by Matthew Monzon for John Paul Mitchell Systems at Jed Root Makeup by Matin for ChapStick Grooming by Jordan Bree Long using SK-II Skincare at Starworks Artists Manicure by Ana-Maria using Dior Vernis Location: Bathhouse Studios is one of New York Cityâ€™s premier photo facilities. A private roof deck, penthouse, and myriad design details have made it an ideal locale for shoots as well as large-scale productions. 540 E. 11th St., New York, NY, 212-3881111; bathhousestudios.com
situation better, I’ll tell you that. But I personally don’t tend to spend much of it. I think that’s made my life a lot easier. I’m lucky as hell that I make a decent living, but I think I’m even luckier that I don’t have a taste for speedboats and tailored suits and mansions in the Hamptons. Siff: My feelings haven’t changed at all. I still think it’s bizarre and maybe even a little unhealthy to be rich enough to be a nation-state of your own. At least tell us you enjoyed driving Wendy’s Christmas bonus—the Maserati GranTurismo Sport Coupe, which retails for around $132,000. Siff: To be honest, it’s like getting on a thoroughbred for the first time. You’re like, Whoa! What is this? I only got to drive in a parking lot, unfortunately. And here’s the scary thing: Not only are you driving an extraordinarily expensive car, but they also strap on the most expensive camera equipment to the windshield and you’re barely able to see the road. What I’m saying is, it wasn’t the most romantic driving experience. Paul, you won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing John Adams in the 2008 TV miniseries of the same name. Which is the most cutthroat—Washington, Wall Street, or Hollywood? Giamatti: All three worlds have colorful characters and a high degree of ambition, backstabbing, and all that. I think the political and financial people tend to play things a little more low-key and hidden. That’s not to say you don’t have maverick characters who come up, like the guy who’s running for president. But Hollywood, I think, is the most out-there when it comes to flaunting success and spreading gossip and who’s got the biggest, you know, office. What’s your take on awards season? Giamatti: As an experience, awards ceremonies are truly exciting but also complete mayhem. I’m always amazed people don’t have epileptic seizures with the camera lights flashing in their eyes. If Billions wins an award now or in the future, that would be great, but honestly, the awards and the job we do are completely separate. You never, ever enter a scene thinking, Oh, this is my Emmy moment. You think, This is a great story, these are phenomenal actors I’m working with, and it’s just fantastic to be making a living in this profession. You get an award and you’re like, Wow, this is an amazing unexpected bonus. We’ve talked about success, but what are the worst jobs you’ve ever had? Siff: For about a month in my 20s, I worked at a hedge fund for real. A friend of mine was dating a guy who was a banker, and he gave me a temp job. I had no clue what I was doing. I would sit in front of these Bloomberg computer terminals and bullshit my way through the day so hard it was scary. And while there’s a high degree of glamour in the world of hedge funds we depict on the show, this was pretty basic: a lot less swag and a lot more khakis and plaid. Giamatti: I’ve done so much weird stuff as an actor. I once had to do an entire movie [the 2006 indie film The Hawk Is Dying] with a hawk strapped to my arm. I remember driving in the enclosed cab of a truck down a highway in Florida with the bird screaming out and its claws going after my face. That was way more dangerous than bringing down billionaires. What do you like to do when you’re not working? Siff: I take it easy. My husband and I live in New York, where I grew up, and we have a 2-year-old. I was pretty tired after the season and wanted to catch the last of my daughter’s babyhood. It’s going really, really fast. As far as guilty pleasures, I’m pretty nerdy. A night alone, I like to eat ice cream and watch BBC’s Call the Midwife. Giamatti: I’m embarrassed to admit that I never watch television. I know I’m missing out. But I love to read and see theater. I took my son to Hamilton, which was incredible, of course, and we got to meet the cast, who were weirdly excited to say hello because they wanted to meet another founding father. Okay, finally, what really happens during a sex scene? Siff: In general on the show, we do everything we can to lighten things up. Paul and I call each other Buck and Cindy, and our version of Cindy is spelled X-I-N-D-E-E. Damian loves singing show tunes around the set. When the cameras roll on the sex stuff, it’s all a total illusion. I’m standing there in six-inch stilettos attempting to look hot but desperately trying not to fall on my ass. Giamatti: For me, it’s interesting. Being tied up made me really relaxed to the point where I kept falling asleep. At one point, Maggie had to use a low-voltage prod on me, which nobody knew how to operate. I’m falling asleep and she’s tickling me with the thing by really pressing it into me. But then she kinda runs it lightly from my navel up to my chest and it shocks the living hell out of me. After that, I was wide awake. She didn’t try it again.
“WHEN THE CAMERAS ROLL ON THE SEX STUFF, I’M STANDING IN SIXINCH STILETTOS ATTEMPTING TO LOOK HOT BUT DESPERATELY TRYING NOT TO FALL ON MY ASS.” —maggie siff michiganavemag.com 113
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This season, it’s back to the future with a Stateside ode to UK chic. From dickens to dystopia to Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, brit motifs go mod for our post-millennial times.
TIME’S ARROW left: Coat, Max Mara ($3,090). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-475-9500; maxmara.com. Top, Lanvin ($2,820). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; lanvin.com. Tights, Falke ($49). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; nordstrom.com. Booties, Giuseppe Zanotti Design ($1,850). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus.com. center left: Jacket ($1,215) and pants ($1,300), J.W. Anderson. Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000, ikram.com. Socks (price on request) and loafers ($1,595), Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-8673040; zegna.com. Rings, model’s own. center right: Dress, Ralph Lauren Collection ($3,490). 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; ralphlauren.com. Boots, Brian Atwood ($1.650). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; brian atwood.com. right: Coat ($6,895), top ($1,095), and pants ($1,395), Giorgio Armani. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-2244; armani.com. Ring, GIles & Brother ($75). Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-3600; shoparteffect.com. Booties, Paul Andrew ($995). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; paulandrew.com
GREAT EXPECTATIONS opposite page, left: Top ($1,345) and skirt ($1,465), J.W. Anderson. Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000, ikram.com. Choker, Eddie Borgo ($350). Bloomingdaleâ€™s, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312440-4460; bloomingdales.com. right: Coat ($2,340), jacket ($1,795), vest ($750), shirt ($310), trousers ($1,720), hat ($2,600), tie ($190), and gloves ($360), Thom Browne. New York. thombrowne.com ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND this page, left: Dress ($3,845), bra ($545), headband ($2,545), collar ($2,245), belt ($4,545), bag ($4,445), and pumps ($2,195), Dolce & Gabbana. 68 E. Oak St., 312-255-0630; dolcegabbana.com. right: Gown ($43,000), culottes ($650), and ring ($410), Gucci. 900 North Michigan Shops, 312664-5504; gucci.com. Necklace, Ralph Lauren Collection ($2,500). 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; ralphlauren.com
LONDON CALLING left: Blazer ($7,240), shirt ($1,130), pants ($480), scarf ($160), belt ($605), and sneakers ($595), Roberto Cavalli. Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. center: Tuxedo jacket ($3,990), shirt ($1,490), pants ($1,190), and tie ($195), Ralph Lauren Collection. 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; ralph lauren.com. right: Shirt ($563), turtleneck ($278), shorts ($663), pants ($221) and shoes ($838), Dries Van Noten. Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-5871700; barneys.com
SPACE AGE LOVE SONG opposite page, left: Top ($490) and leggings ($460), Emilio Pucci. Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. center: Jacket ($1,760), pant ($1,260), and scarf ($585), Louis Vuitton. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louis vuitton.com. right: Top ($2,160) and trousers ($1,290), Marni. Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047; marni.com SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH this page, left: Dress, Alexander Wang ($595). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-6425900; neimanmarcus.com. Choker, Eddie Borgo ($275). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Tights, Falke ($29). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; nordstrom.com. Platform heels, Rochas ($895). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-5871000, ikram.com. Necktie, modelâ€™s own. right: Jacket ($3,300), shirt ($1,500), jeans ($1,100), bowtie ($155), necklace ($1,750), and boots ($1,160), Dior Homme. Saks Fifth Avenue, see above
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY opposite page, far left: Top ($990), skirt ($2,690), and pumps ($890), Loewe. Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000, ikram.com. center, standing: Trench ($3,400) and scarf ($590), Louis Vuitton. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9442010; louisvuitton.com. center, seated: Blouse and pants ($875 each), Escada. 51 E. Oak St., 312-915-0500; escada.com. Boots, Hermès ($2,000). 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175; hermes. com. right: Coat and leggings (prices on request), Versace. 933 N. Rush St., 312-445-9750; versace.com. Boots, Jil Sander ($995). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St.,312-587-1700; barneys.com this page, left: Trench ($3,400), trousers ($1,060), scarf ($590), and derbies ($1,510), Louis Vuitton. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton.com. center: Dress ($3,250), trousers ($1,050), and sandals ($1,300), Céline. Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047; celine.com. Bracelet, Giles & Brother ($130). Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-3600; shoparteffect.com. right: Dress ($10,600), socks ($305), and pumps ($970), Hermès. 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175; hermes.com
Styling assistance by Connor Childers Hair by Zaiya Latt at Bryan Bantry Agency Hair assistance by Jonathan Mason Makeup by Glenn Marziali using Dior Addict Makeup assistance by Zarielle Washington Models: Carlton Ruth at Soul Artist Management; Cesar Ernesto Nunez and Duran at Ford Models; Francesca Frame at Ford Models; Fraser Ruth and Ian Weglarz at Fusion Models; Jacky O’Shaughnessy at Iconic Focus; Jacob Coupe at VNY Models NYC; Lara McGrath at Muse Management Inc.; Meron Mamo and Tiiu Kuik at Wilhelmina Models NYC
As cofounder of one of the world’s most successful beauty brands, Moroccanoil’s Carmen Tal is a force of nature. Here, she reveals how creating a line of iconic hair, body, and sun products has evolved into a mission to inspire other women. by JIll SIer aCkI
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well-traveled Carmen Tal (opposite page), cofounder of Moroccanoil, draws upon her travels around the world, including to the Beldi Country Club in Morocco (shown here), to fire her imagination for new products and ideas. The recently released fragrance Fleur de Rose was inspired by flowers Tal admired in France.
It started wIth just a basIc need—Carmen Tal, today the cofounder of Moroccanoil, was visiting relatives in Israel when a bad color process damaged her hair. Disappointed, she accompanied a friend to a salon in Tel Aviv, where a hairstylist used an oil treatment to both condition and style Tal’s hair. According to Tal, “The results were like, Wow!” Tal, a former salon owner herself who had also worked in the fashion industry, brought the product back home to Canada, where she started using it in her personal beauty regimen. She shared it with friends, colleagues, and her hairstylist. And as each reported the same impressive results—nourished, beautiful hair—she became convinced she had to distribute this oil on a larger stage. It took Tal six months to persuade her then husband, Ofer, a business executive who spoke Hebrew, that they needed to make this treatment oil their next venture. Initially, the couple started by just securing North American distribution rights, but when their success outpaced the company’s level of production, Tal bought the company outright and launched what is today the multimillion-dollar brand Moroccanoil.
Looking back, Tal admits it was no cake walk. “What we faced most was the negativity of people,” she says of those early days. “The thing for me was mostly people saying, ‘Don’t bring something with oil.’ ‘Don’t bring anything with glass because it’s going to break, it’s going to make a mess.’ Or, ‘Why do you do something with hair—that’s [a] saturated [category]?’ That was the challenge. We just said, ‘Okay, if we fail, we fail.’ You don’t always have a guarantee that things are going to be successful. But we were lucky.” “Lucky” might be the understatement of the century. The gamechanging success of Moroccanoil in an industry notorious for fickleness and fads could well be attributed to some luck, but the stunning growth and longevity of the brand is directly proportional to Tal’s tenacity, dedication, inspiration, and vision. Since the company launched less than a decade ago, Moroccanoil has ignited a passion (some would say obsession) in North America for argan oil, a rich elixir that’s harvested from kernels inside the fruit of Moroccan argan trees. In a labor-intensive process, Berber women crack open the argan nut to obtain the kernels, which are ground to extract the pure, unfiltered oil, which is then left to settle so any impurities sink to the bottom and can be removed. The resulting oil can be used for food (much the same way olive oil is) as well as a moisturizer for the face and hair. Argan oil is one of the main efficacious ingredients in the company’s cornerstone Moroccanoil Treatment and the signature ingredient across the entire product line, and spawned shelves of me-too merchandise. According to industry researcher Mintel, 29 products using argan oil launched in 2008; in 2012, it was 588. Meanwhile, researcher NPD Group has seen US department store sales of products featuring argan oil increase by more than 200 percent. “It actually doesn’t bother me anymore,” says Tal of the flood of argan oil products that fill shelves everywhere from high-end department stores to the local drugstore—even big-box stores like Costco. “Now I’m so confident that being the first, being the pioneer, and continuing to bring products of the highest quality, nobody will ever take that place. No matter how many other products come out, we’re still going to be
“I’m so confident that being the first, being the pioneer, and continuing to bring products of the highest quality, nobody will ever take that place.” white, black, red—there wasn’t much diversity in the marketplace.” Since then, the company has grown exponentially, both in size and in scope, and is now available in over 65 countries and has also experienced tremendous growth in the travel retail/ duty-free category around the world. Tal relocated to New York (Moroccanoil also maintains offices in Montreal, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo), and they have expanded their offerings, from just the treatment oil—which found fans in celebrities such as Madonna, Emily Blunt, and Bar Refaeli—to a range of hair products, including a new texture collection featuring a Dry Texture Spray, made with a special blend of volcanic mineral zeolite and high-performance resins, as well as the unisex styler Texture Clay, which blends argan oil with cosmetic-grade bentonite clay and nourishing shea butter for a silky texture with shapeable hold. A surprising addition to the hair collection, Tal introduced spa-quality Moroccanoil Body skincare treatments, including an exfoliating body scrub—which features a unique blend of argan, sesame, grape seed, avocado, and sweet almond oils to nourish the skin—cleansing bar, shower milk, body butter, body soufflé, and hand cream. Says Tal, “The development of the Moroccanoil Body collection was a natural next step for us, as
we wanted to satisfy our consumer’s desire for luxurious treatments that not only transform the hair, but the body as well.” In 2015, two enticing and exotic fragrances were added: Fleur d’Oranger, a rich orange blossom scent that Tal says “is good enough to eat” and was inspired by her time in Spain; and Fleur de Rose, sparked by a garden of roses Tal spotted during a trip to France. The Moroccanoil Sun collection was launched the same year. “Argan oil is an incredible gift of nature, a natural sun protector, so it was an obvious choice for us to launch a Sun line,” says Tal. “We have always been inspired by the Mediterranean, and our Sun collection reminds me of when I was a teen, and going to the beach with my friends feeling happy and relaxed.” “I find that when I travel is when I have the time to discover, and I have the time to observe and see what else is happening,” she adds. “I’m not a creative person, but I know what I like. And then I interpret it in my own way.” Later this year, the company plans to announce its next generation of yet-to-be-revealed haircare products. “Trends are changing,” says Tal. “We try to come up with one or two big launches every year, or we formulate something—like [when] a new ingredient has come up in the market and we need to adjust—so we constantly are reinventing ourselves.” But most importantly for Tal is her holistic commitment to her customers. As well as inspiring women to look and feel their best, Tal is dedicated to helping them fulfill their personal potential and make their dreams a reality by empowering them to discover beauty in a new light—through the power of inspiration. With this at the forefront of her vision for her brand, and realizing the power of inspiration to move us to action, Moroccanoil announced its
“Many people who have succeeded in what they do have failed, many times, and they continue and they don’t care if they lose their shirt. They just keep on going.” inaugural Inspired By Women™ initiative in the fall of 2014, a lifelong project for the company created to inspire, celebrate, and empower women around the world. “Inspired By Women™ provides a global platform for courageous women to share their unique personal journeys of bringing change through empowerment,” says Tal. “To me, inspiration is the vehicle for empowerment to pursue one’s dreams. The Moroccanoil brand was created
Women InspIrIng Women “I never imagined the journey this would take me on, or how our products would inspire confidence in women,” says Moroccanoil cofounder Carmen Tal. With that in mind, Tal has made giving back to women’s causes a vital part of Moroccanoil’s corporate mission. Launched in fall 2014, the company’s Inspired By Women™ initiative first explored the work of five influential women in a film series directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard and introduced by supermodel and ambassador Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Now, the project continues with a new chapter, highlighting iconic fashion brand Marchesa’s cofounder and designer Georgina Chapman. Here, this exclusive group of women, handpicked by Tal, represents her dedication to women who inspire confidence in others and create change throughout the world. GeoRGINa CHapMaN The designer has joined forces with The Magic Bus Foundation, a nonprofit working to educate and empower India’s youth. magicbususa.org
ReBeCCa WeLsH As the founder of The HALO Foundation, Welsh aims to help homeless and at-risk youth heal and create a future through art therapy. haloworldwide.org
aLLysoN aHLsTRoM In 2010, when she was just 14, Ahlstrom founded Threads for Teens, which provides at-risk teen girls with brand-new clothing. threadsforteens.org
CHRIssy BeCKLes The trained boxer founded The Sato Project to save abandoned dogs on Puerto Rico’s “Dead Dog Beach.” thesatoproject.org
KavITa sHuKLa The founder and CEO of Fenugreen invented FreshPaper, paper infused with spices that preserve food two to four times longer. fenugreen.com
JessICa MaTTHeWs The cofounder and CEO of Uncharted Play also invented the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates renewable energy for kids in developing countries. unchartedplay.com
this page: photography by santiago Felipe/Wireimage (Chapman); Courtesy oF moroCCanoil (remaining images). opposite page: J Carter rinaldi (tal); riChard pierCe (produCts); Courtesy oF moroCCanoil (beldi Country Club)
the original. It’s not just about being an argan oilinfused brand; it’s much more than that. I think we are special.” At the time of Moroccanoil’s debut, it wasn’t just what was inside the bottle that was unique. The scent (a distinct and delicious aroma the company calls Fragrance Originale), the eye-catching apothecary-esque glass bottles, the elegantly designed labels—everything about Moroccanoil heralded something entirely new and different from anything available in the marketplace. Still, with only one product—the now iconic Moroccanoil Treatment—Tal needed to rely on grassroots marketing to get it into the right hands. Bottles were given away to hairdressers, stylists, influencers, and editors—anyone who could spread the word about what she believed was the new beauty essential. “It was very different than most of the beauty products of the time,” recalls Tal, noting the signature aqua and orange packaging, the blue culled from an image of an ocean seen in a fashion print ad. “Seven, eight years ago, most of the packages were
“It was an ocean, and sand, and it just clicked. It’s like, Wow, this is who we are. We are a Mediterraneaninspired [company], and these are the colors of the Mediterranean.” from an inspired moment! It only takes one moment of inspiration to ignite positive change.” The program’s first five honorees were highlighted in a digital short film series, directed by actress and filmmaker Bryce Dallas Howard. Women featured in the series included trailblazers such as Rebecca Welsh, founder of The HALO organization, which helps homeless and at-risk youth heal and create a future through art therapy, and Allyson Ahlstrom, who provides cool clothes to kids in need across the country through her philanthropic Threads for Teens. “We’re extremely proud through Inspired By Women™ to feature powerful stories of passionate and courageous women who take confidence, compassion, and strength to a whole new level,” says Tal. “We hope their incredibly moving stories and accomplishments will serve as the catalyst that inspires all women to let go of their fears, take a chance, and realize their dreams. When you empower women, the sky’s the limit!” Most recently, the Inspired By Women™ program honored Marchesa designer and cofounder Georgina Chapman, who works with the organization The Magic Bus Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to lift communities in India out of poverty by providing education, sanitation, and mentoring efforts. It’s an organization close to Chapman’s heart as generations of her family have lived in India, and much of the artisanal embroidery and craftsmanship for which her designer gowns are known comes from these regions. Says Tal, “As we only just launched
“Most of the women who inspire me are the women who are not afraid to be women—women that are strong, women that have an identity of their own, and who go for whatever they believe in.” our newest film with Georgina Chapman, our goal is to ensure it touches as many lives as possible. As for the next film, we are looking towards a 2017 launch. It would be amazing, should the stars be aligned, to continue working with Bryce Dallas Howard. She has been such an integral part of the project, and is an extraordinary visionary and filmmaker, not to mention an incredibly inspiring woman herself!” “I always see us as goddesses,” continues the petite Tal, whose soft-spokenness belies her self-confidence and steely determination. “I think [women] should rule the world. We become mothers. And if we, as women, take seriously the responsibility of raising responsible human beings, this world would be a much better place. And by encouraging and empowering women to find themselves and teach them all these things, in 100 years we’ll have a much better place to live. People all over the world have been so moved by the stories of our Inspired By Women™ nominees. I think I’m most proud of the countless lives we have been able to touch through the initiative—and hopefully not only to inspire, but also empower other women to make their own dreams a reality.”
ENDURING INFLUENCE Carmen Tal has harnessed the power of argan oil in her company’s beloved Moroccanoil Treatment (ABOVE), and used her platform as the leader of a multimillion-dollar beauty brand to celebrate female philanthropists, such as designer Georgina Chapman (RIGHT), shown here with Tal at an event for Tal’s Inspired By Women™ campaign.
SPACE REAL ESTATE & DESIGN
SO MUCH FOR THE SUBURBS WITH LOOP LIVING ALL THE RAGE, STATE STREET IS THE NEW MICHIGAN AVENUE—AND MARQUEE AT BLOCK 37 IS ITS MOST PRIMO NEW PROPERTY.
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BY STEPHANIE SIMS
Just a few years ago, the Loop was all but abandoned after working hours. But today? It’s the new locale du jour, and Chicagoans are flocking to live downtown like never before. People want convenience at their fingertips, and more and more, Loop properties look increasingly attractive: From State Street shopping and straight-from-Broadway theater to nearby public transit and total walkability, people want to live in the Loop. Enter Marquee at Block 37, the city’s latest luxe rental property. Situated on State Street within the Block 37 development in the heart of the Loop, it gives residents immediate access to Block 37’s bountiful retail outlets and movie theater, as well as the Eataly-style food court Latinicity, and that incredible convenience sets it apart from other Loop luxury rentals. “Marquee residents can live, work, and play—literally—under one roof,” says Stephen Sise, Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management with leasing and management firm Golub Realty Services. “Within an elevator ride, they can go to the AMC Dine-in Theatre, eat at Latinicity or Magnolia Bakery, make a quick shopping trip to
Perched 38 stories above the Loop, Marquee at Block 37’s penthouselevel terrace is home to a hot tub, fitness center, and observation deck.
SPACE HAUTE PROPERT Y “Marquee residents can live, work, and play—literally—under one roof.” —stephen sise
From studios to expansive three-bedroom units (shown), Marquee’s apartments boast floor-to-ceiling views of the heart of the city.
Anthropologie, Zara, or Sephora, and access the red and blue line or their office buildings via the Pedway without ever going outside.” Location isn’t the only advantage to life at Marquee, which rises 34 stories and features 690 apartments ranging from studios starting at $1,930 to three-bed, three-baths from $6,832 (rates subject to change). On the fifth floor, the tower has a stunning outdoor pool and sundeck with cabanas, fire pits and grilling stations, as well as a dog run and wash for pet-owning residents. Inside is a cinema lounge, coffee bars, game room, and event room with catering kitchen. The 38thfloor penthouse level boasts a fitness center (which offers seven complimentary fitness
classes a week) plus a rooftop hot tub and terrace, steam room, and sauna. Additionally, the fifth floor business center and conference room make hosting meetings easy, and Pressbox, an automated dry cleaning service, caters to residents as well. Says Sise, “We think this building holds appeal for everyone from Millennials who are searching for a home in a true live-work-play neighborhood, to young families who want the convenience and family balance that being right downtown provides—and even Baby Boomers who are choosing to move and rent in the city in greater numbers than we’ve ever seen before.” 25 W. Randolph St., 312-372-3737; marqueeblock37.com
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“I wear a lot of hats,” says Julie Smolyansky. She’s not kidding: The Lincoln Park resident leads Lifeway Foods, the nation’s leading supplier of kefir, having become the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she assumed her role at 27; a mother of two daughters, Smolyansky is also a passionate advocate for women’s rights, particularly through her nonprofit Test400k (which challenges the backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in America), and as executive producer of the sexual assault documentary The Hunting Ground (which notably features Lady Gaga’s single “Til It Happens to You” ); she’s run 13 marathons; and she’s the consummate jet-setter, regularly traveling to places like Mexico, China, and Bangladesh. “I definitely go inward and consider how much gratitude I have for all that it took to get to this point—good and bad, it’s all connected,” says Smolyansky, who notes that she always wants to give back to the community that’s empowered her. Here, she shares life’s luxuries that continue to keep her leading the way. Favorite label: “I wear a lot of Gucci.” Jeans: Rag & Bone and Cynthia Rowley. Shoes: “I have a ton of YSL booties, and I wear Havaianas all the time. I have to be comfortable.
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Good ink: Smolyansky’s symbol on her right wrist holds special meaning: “Five days before the Oscars, I was invited to join Lady Gaga onstage with 50 other survivors. It was incredible, and one of the other survivors drew this sign of unity and Gaga’s favorite flower, which is a rose; everyone went and got matching tattoos, including Lady Gaga. When I look at it, I feel like it’s reflective of all that I overcame, and my journey, and that spirit of survivorship.” Favorite salons and spas: Salon 1800, Polish & Pour (“I can get some wine there!”), and Waldorf Astoria. Vacation spot: “I fell in love with Tulum because it feels incredibly healing.” Go-to hotels: The Four Seasons (“You will fall into their arms, and anything you need, they handle”) and Soho House. Reading material: The New York Times. Apps of choice: Uber, GrubHub (“I order Freshii smoothies all the time”), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and ClassPass. Favorite Chicago restaurants: Summer House Santa Monica (“I like the Baja surfer tacos”), Shine (for takeout), BOKA, and Piccolo Sogno. Guilty pleasure: Gino’s East. “When I run my marathons, I get through the finish lines by thinking about that damn pizza!” lifewaykefir.com
“PEOPLE ARE LIKE, ‘I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU CAN BALANCE CAREER WITH FAMILY,’ AND I ALWAYS SAY, ‘THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WILL RISE TO THE TOP.’” —JULIE SMOLYANSKY
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WALL TO WALL THANKS TO A SERIES OF SPLASHY NEW LARGE-SCALE MURALS, THE SOUTH LOOP IS BECOMING THE CITY’S LATEST HUB FOR PUBLIC ART.
Argentinian artist Marina Zumi’s wildlife-inspired mural at 910 S. Michigan Ave. recently joined new works created by (CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT) Columbia College alumnus Ruben Aguirre; Dutch artist Collin van der Sluijs; and South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon as the latest additions to the Wabash Arts Corridor.
One wall at a time, Wabash Avenue is getting a lot more colorful. Give credit to Mark Kelly, Columbia College Vice President for Student Success, who in 2013 launched the Wabash Arts Corridor to do something about the state of the street right outside one of Chicago’s most vibrant educational institutions. “Not much traffic, lots of parking lots, lots of empty walls,” recalls Kelly. “We have 9,000 students in the creative disciplines, but when they would leave buildings, [there was no] sense of campus and place or connectivity.” What a change a few years makes: Since its launch, WAC has covered more than 40 of those empty walls with murals by artists ranging from Columbia students to renowned muralists like Collin van der Sluijs of the Netherlands, whose gorgeous flora- and faunainspired work, Kelly raves, is “one of the best street murals in this country, probably the world.” The movement, he notes, has made the district an “urban living campus”—and has even caught on beyond Wabash, with Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s recent 10-story mural of blues legend Muddy Waters at 17 N. State St. Says Kelly, “The Wabash Arts Corridor [is] a geographic area, but it’s also become an idea. The momentum is amazing.” Wabash Avevenue between Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road; wabashartscorridor.org
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From living rooms to little ones, entrepreneurs Rob and Monica Royer (shown) have conquered the marketplace through innovative concepts Interior Define (bottom) and Monica + Andy (top) —and now both are adding bedding to their respective résumés.
HOME GROWN EntrEprEnEurs Monica and Rob RoyeR hElp Each othEr think outsidE of thE box both on and off thE clock.
“This is a rare sight,” says Monica Royer, whose husband Rob sits beside her on this Monday afternoon. “We spend a lot of time together in the evenings and the weekends, but during the day we rarely get together.” It’s no surprise considering the pair’s busy schedules: Monica is the founder and CEO of Monica + Andy, the organic baby and children’s wear e-commerce label headquartered in Lincoln Park (and also sold on nordstrom.com), which is now expanding into bedding; Rob, meanwhile, is the founder of Interior Define (just down the street and around the corner from Monica + Andy), a made-to-order
sofa e-tailer that is also growing at lightning speed, and will soon expand its offerings to customized beds. Do the two ask each other for advice? “Monica has really strong judgment in general,” says Rob, “so I probably run too many ideas by her.” In particular, Rob is inspired by his wife’s ability to build a team, while Monica admires Rob’s marketing savvy. Their biggest collaboration, though, is five-year-old daughter Bella. “Our life basically [revolves] around her,” says Monica, “and then these two other ‘kids.’” Monica + Andy, 2038 N. Halsted St., 773-697-7968; monicaand andy.com. Interior Define, 833 W. Armitage Ave., 872-8024119; interiordefine.com
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Remember when express deliveries, black car service, and “custom” goods were indulgences for the über-affluent? No more. “Our notions of luxury are changing as quickly as the tools that make them possible,” points out Chicago interior designer Brooke Henton Lang, 31. This reality informs Lang’s efforts to turn residences into spaces that are smart, functional, and
stylish, yet also graced with indulgent features from the speed and flexibility some clients want to the remarkable fittings and furnishings that make a room more than the sum of its parts. Lang knows how to fulfill these criteria, thanks to her education and experience. She earned a B.S. in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at
PhotograPhy by Marcel Page/Page PhotograPhy (interiors); Mike oye/Mike o. iMages (lang)
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Lang uses fabulous patterned wallpaper and sumptuous textiles like plush throws and boldly colorful pillows to amp up the glamour quotient in this West Loop loft.
Urbana-Champaign, then worked for W.E. Brazley & Associates, Epstein Global, and Harding Partners before opening her own firm—formerly Atelier Bea Interiors & Design but now Brooke Lang Design—in 2010. Her applied experience enables her to offer residential and commercial clients a fullservice experience—particularly handy when speed is of the essence, as in a gracious fourbedroom Tudor home Lang renovated in Flossmoor in six weeks flat for a family with two young children. “We gutted the kitchen, basement, and bathrooms, then made cosmetic improvements in every room. I was the GC, did the blueprints and design plans, built it out, and furnished it to the max,” she says. “It’s gorgeous.” As for flexibility, Lang knows how to work those ‘highs’ and ‘lows.’ If custom pieces are out of the question for a client’s budget, she personalizes handsome retail pieces with bespoke finishing touches. Some of Lang’s favorite strategies rely on the use of sumptuous textiles, which she turns into room-making window treatments, pillows, and throws, or lighting with the spirit of fine jewelry to up the glamour quotient of a space. To forge those ‘now’ moments that offer long-term flexibility, Lang creates focal points that will withstand the trials of everyday life. For instance, “kids can’t break an elaborate and expensive chandelier if it’s hanging from the ceiling, or ruin sumptuous textiles if they’re sturdy and treated.” “My clients like to see luxury in ways that will last. That offers them homes that are flawless fits now but can change as they do—whether they’re expanding or contracting their households or having a change of heart about their previous design decisions,” Lang says. “And that’s true luxury.”
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Tom Kehoe is no stranger when it comes to creating decadent soirées—but this autumn, he’s drawing on simplicity. “Fall always brings you back to that earthy feeling,” says the Kehoe Designs founder, who’s venturing into new territory with the launch of the Kehoe Collection, his debut line of home décor and furniture. For fall, the Mount Prospect native pays homage to the spirit of the season via rustic pieces like the Hilton dining table, which boasts natural wood and aged raw materials, and neutral glass vases. Still, Kehoe is embracing an industrial aesthetic, as evidenced in his favorite
objet, the Zero candlestick, “a grand example of scale and modern design” with large metal rings given a soft finish. “It’s not sight-obstructive, but it makes a statement,” the event design veteran says of the piece. And just as Kehoe continues to push himself in creating fabulous fêtes, his quest for creating the perfect at-home setting is constantly evolving. “I change my house seasonally, which may sound wacky, but I just love it,” the Old Town resident says, laughing. “I’ll always be on the search for that right piece.” Available at Three 50 West, 1131 W. Armitage Ave., 844-350-7467; 350west.com
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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams knows a thing or two about furnishing a home. After nearly three decades, the North Carolina–based home furnishings retailer has stood the test of time with its nowsignature stylings melding chic and cozy. “We don’t overdesign,” says Williams, 55. “It’s all about a little bit
of understatement.” The look has resonated with buyers across the country, allowing the pair to roll out a rapid retail expansion plan that involves three to five new stores per year, including recently opened locations in Austin, Texas, and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania—plus another slated for Cincinnati by
the end of the year. This fall, the design focus is all about entertaining. “There’s been this evolution in the market,” says Gold, 65. “People want to entertain more at home— to have a home that’s a little bit dressier but still comfortable.” To that end, the company introduces three surefire cocktail-party
conversation starters: a shimmering brass and acrylic bar cart ($1,870), a curved chaise in deep teal ($3,060), and a slipcovered sectional (from $8,552; above) that can be pushed together or apart for myriad seating options. The new pieces roll out the perfect start to the season, as folks begin to head indoors and
plan their holiday soirées. Also new: the company’s first customizable luxury drapery collection. “We’re always looking for different ways to expand what we’re offering,” says Williams. “This is just a natural extension of what we do.” 1555 N. Halsted St., 312-397-3135; mgbwhome.com
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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.
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mainstay regularly makes headlines for its fabulous estate auctions. 1338 W. Lake St., 312-280-1212; lesliehindman.com
this home furnishings consignment warehouse is full of collectible pieces, from baker dining room chairs to stainless steel Knoll tables. 3031 N. Rockwell St., 773-575-9880; coyleandherr.com
shop a wide array of tony american and european antiques at this whimsical tree studios space. 613 N. State St., 312-280-1602; poshchicago.com
prepare to be inspired by the paintings, sculpture, photography, and more on view at this intimate gallery. 716 N. Wells St., 312-8528200; hilton-asmus.com
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
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green gets the glamour treatment at this natural history art aficionado’s paradise. 410 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5300; audubonart.com
Kavi GuPta Gallery
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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
respected auto dealer serving the city and suburbs with brands like honda, hyundai, and toyota. 1200 E. Chicago St., Elgin, 773-7285000; blautogroup.com
leSlie Hindman auctiOneerS the last word in high-profile auctions, this west loop
mcGratH lexuS Of cHicaGO new and used luxury automobiles from the mcgrath family. 1250 W.
a one-stop shop for fashionforward custom rugs. 1873 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-325-0201; flor.com
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
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
modern, italian-made furniture essentials for living, working, and entertaining in a sleek, 5,200-square-foot showroom. 222 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0888; casaspazio.com
h2o gets the haute treatment with sophisticated kitchen and bath furnishings. 435 N. LaSalle Blvd., 312-832-9000; hydrologychicago.com
Division St., 773-342-6300; mcgrathimports.com
cb2 chicago-based modern design mecca for must-have home items. 800 W. North Ave., 312-787-8329; cb2.com
cHicaGO luxury bedS enjoy the ultimate night’s sleep with bespoke bedding. 440 N. Wells St., 312-527-5337; chicago luxurybeds.com
claSSic remix nestled in river north, this boutique stocks a thoughtful mix of home décor, vintage furnishings, and of-themoment accessories. 706 N. Wells St., 312-915-0569; classicremixchicago.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; kohler signature.com
a behemoth of american-crafted, classicmeets-contemporary home essentials. 55 E. Ohio St., 312-222-0970; roomandboard.com
Walter e. SmitHe shop pieces for living, dining, and more designed by chicago-grown fashion plate cynthia rowley. 2009 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-5287787; smithe.com
WeSt elm visit the lincoln park location for interior inspiration. 1000 W. North Ave., 312-867-1770; westelm.com
Hotels cHicaGO atHletic aSSOciatiOn rich with history, this newly restored venetian gothicstyle space is the ultimate hot spot with vintage vibes. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-940-3552; chicago athletichotel.com
a chic mix of tableware, home décor, gifts, and more; city
dwellers can take advantage of a second location in River
tHe draKe HOtel
a treasure trove of stylish essentials by labels like arte italica, michael aram, Kim seybert, and simon pearce. 303 S. Happ Road, Northfield, 847-441-7585;
For nearly a century, this iconic italian renaissancestyle landmark (home to the princess diana suite, where the late princess of
For nearly 40 years, this North Shore go-to has curated
North that’s chockablock full of coveted labels like Donna Karan Lenox, L’Objet, Michael Aram, Ralph Lauren Home, Simon Pearce, and Vagabond House. 704 N. Wabash Ave., 312-280-4885; materialpossessions.com
the last word in luxe décor and stylish gifts. 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., 800-472-1885; jaysonhome.com
rOOm & bOard
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
add a certain je ne sais quoi to your home courtesy of modern parisian designs. 222 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0275; rochebobois.com
this urban oasis offers a variety of soothing treatments at its everserene spa at dana. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000; danahotelandspa.com
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Conrad Hotel Tucked away from the magnificent mile, this highly anticipated Pierre-Yves Rochon-designed hotel features 287 rooms and no less than three dining concepts overseen by Richard Sandoval (Latinicity): the ground-floor trattoria il Tavolino; 20th-level tavern Baptiste & Bottle; and rooftop stunner noyane, which boasts Japanese-Latin fusion fare and sweeping city views. 101 E. Erie St., 312-667-6700; conradchicagohotel.com
Wales stayed) has delivered the red carpet treatment to Chicagoans and visitors alike. 140 E. Walton Pl., 312-7872200; thedrakehotel.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; godfrey hotelchicago.com
tHe gray This buzzed-about new 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
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
tHe LangHam This top-ranked retreat offers 24-hour butler service and a prime vantage point of the city. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-9988; langham hotels.com/chicago
Minutes from Navy Pier, this gleaming high-rise is a brilliant addition to Chicago’s skyline. 455 N. Park Dr., 312-840-6600; loewshotels.com/ chicago-downtown
A sophisticated urban haven for travelers. 21 E. Bellevue Pl., 312-266-2100; thompsonhotels.com
PaLmer House HiLton Rich with history, this opulent destination is where the very first brownie was created for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. 17 E. Monroe St., 312-726-7500; palmerhouse hiltonhotel.com
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; renaissance chicagodowntown.com
tHe ritz-carLton Four-star service, a new Club Lounge, and a state-of-theart fitness center adjacent to Water Tower Place shopping. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-2661000; ritzcarlton.com
sofiteL cHicago water tower This angular glass high-rise is an ultra-sleek dose of joie de vivre in the city’s Gold Coast. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4000; sofitelchicago.com
waLDorf astoria European-inspired elegance and the height of service 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
eLi’s cHeesecake A creamy, world-famous, 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., 312-442-0887; eventcreative.com
kenmare catering This respected caterer plates inspired fare, from vegan menus and late night snacks to poached lobster medallions and rose
EVERGREEN INVITATIONAL The Evergreen Invitational, an equestrian Grand Prix show jumping competition, is one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated events in the Midwest as well as one of the premier fundraising opportunities for Northwestern Medicine. Founded by MK Pritzker and hosted in partnership with The Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Evergreen Invitational raises money for historically-underfunded programs and research for women’s health services throughout the Chicago area and has raised more than $5 million since its inception in 2007. For sponsorship information, please visit evergreeninvitational.org. Photo by Andrew Ryback
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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; paramountevents chicago.com
THE CONSERVATION BALL Join FOC President Reute Butler and her friend, conservationist John Rendall of Christian the Lion fame, as they share the beauty and fragility of the natural world this organization works to preserve. Rendall’s reunion with Christian in Africa went viral on YouTube and has enchanted millions. Event Co-Chairs are Vonita Reescer, Kristina McGrath, Kyle DeSantis, and Mitchell Hatcher. $400, October 21 Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Pl. 630-766-6376 friendsofconservation.org/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Chicago-born company specializing in all things sound, video, and lighting. 1438 W. Kinzie St., 800-720-8545; soundinvestmentav.com
thEWIt In the heart of the Loop, this see-and-be-seen space is known for the dynamic nightlife scene at its rooftop lounge. 201 N. State St., 312-467-0200; thewithotel.com
Real estate @ProPErtIEs This Chicago-based firm has carved out a niche as one of the country’s top 25 residential brokerages. 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 A magnet for multimilliondollar listings. 980 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 900, 312-284-3500; berkshire hathawayhs.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-
square-foot rooftop SkyDeck—in the heart of Streeterville. 445 E. Illinois St., 312-854-1818; thelofts atrivereast.com
marquEE at Block 37 A 38-story showstopper in the heart of the Theatre District. 25 W. Randolph St., 312-372-3737; marqueeblock37.com
thE ParkEr fulton markEt This gleaming, 29-story tower offers foodies prime access to Restaurant Row. 730 W. Couch Pl., 312600-4250; theparker chicago.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.; vista towerchicago.com
lofts at rIvEr East Spacious apartments overlooking the Chicago River—plus a 10,000-
Boutique Bites Tru and Avenues alumnus Elaina Vazquez is beloved on the gala circuit for plating whimsical doll-sized dishes (mini funnel cakes with homemade soda, anyone?) that are as tasty as they are adorable. The Fulton Market Districtheadquartered catering and events company has
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also added its own private event space, BRIQUE, which can host up to 150 guests. 224 N. Ada St., 773-313-3211; boutiquebites.com
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petal–infused parfaits. 108 W. Germania Pl., 312-7870190; kenmarecatering.com
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Partygoers packed The Peninsula for Eversight Illinois’s annual Gift of Sight Gala. The Parisian-themed soirėe toasted Candace Jordan and Marian Macsai, MD, as the organization’s respective Woman of Vision and Gift of Sight awardees.
Linda Katz, MD; Randy Epstein, MD; and Maria Pappas
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John and Michelle Neumeier
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Michael Laungani and Janis Douglas
WISH BALL A record-breaking $2.3 million-plus was generated at Make-A-Wish Illinois’s annual bash at Navy Pier. Emceed by ABC 7’s Cheryl Scott, the evening—also commemorating the organization’s 30th anniversary—featured an appearance by comedian Paul Reiser.
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Michael and Sheri Warsh
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILA SAMOKHINA AND JOHN REILLY PHOTOGRAPHY (PARIS); BILL RICHERT, JOHN GENOVA, AND AVIS MEADE (WISH BALL)
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LURIE CHILDREN’S DINNER AT GRAFF
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Graff Diamonds toasted Lurie Children’s Hospital and its mission to provide the best in pediatric healthcare with an intimate reception and seated dinner at its Oak Street storefront. The 40-guest group took in the jeweler’s latest collection of baubles while enjoying remarks by Lurie Children’s President & CEO Patrick M. Magoon.
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The Chicago Botanic Garden raised more than $350,000 at its annual black-tie gala. More than 300 guests attended the event, which began with a cocktail hour overlooking the Krasberg Rose Garden before dinner and dancing on the Esplanade.
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MIXOLOGY ACADEMY AUGUST 27 Agave Maria
Don Julio Tequila will showcase the evolution of the margarita. From tropical to smokey to savory & sweet, we will show you the relationship between tequila flavors & seasonal ingredients. Classes start at $45/guest. Includes cocktails & appetizers from Mercadito.
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COOKING DEMO SEPTEMBER 13
5 courses & 5 beverage pairings Enjoy an experiential dinner as Chef Patricio Sandoval teaches his Mexican inspired recipes and our mixologist creates beverage pairings. Sit back, relax, sip on cocktails and enjoy! Classes start at $60/guest.
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Chicagoans flexed their flashiest footwear for the inaugural AGORA Sneakerball at Venue One. Co-hosted by The Athlete’s Foot and Kicks 4 the City, the event was emceed by LaRoyce Hawkins of Chicago P.D.
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Trevor Heffernan and Bre Baab
Susannah Flanner, Stefan Gruvberger, and Kristina Taheri
THE PENINSULA 15TH ANNIVERSARY The Peninsula toasted 15 years in the Windy City with a garden-chic birthday bash. Throughout the Midsummer’s Night Dreamthemed evening outfitted by Kehoe Designs, celebrants unwound in the lush environs of The Lobby, Avenues Ballroom, and The Terrace.
Jonathan Pugh and Stephen Edwards
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADRIAN BURROWS (SNEAKERBALL); THE PENINSULA CHICAGO (ANNIVERSARY)
Meredith Marks and Amy Tara Koch
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THE PARKER FULTON MARKET
Located within the city’s most dynamic neighborhood at the intersection of fashion, design, food, arts and culture, The Parker Fulton Market is now available for lease. The tower features 227 units with amenities including a terrace with pool, daybeds, firepit and grills; a commons floor with a private dining room; a gym with a yoga studio, free weights and smartphone integrated equipment; a penthouse lounge; and an outdoor dog patch with indoor dog shower. The Booth Hansen-designed residential tower has unit finishes including quartz kitchen counters, full size washer & dryers, Grohe rain showers, Nest thermostats and USB charging outlets.
Chicago Polo welcomes Jamaica’s Polo team to our city for the USPA International Cup, August 19th - August 21st. The weekend-long tournament begins at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club on Friday, August 19th, with the finals played at Oak Brook Polo Club on Sunday, August 21st. This season culminates with the Chicago Polo Cup Finals played at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club on Sunday, August 28th. For more information, please visit chicago-polo.com.
CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK
Chicago Ideas Week is the ideas festival for everyone. Featuring hundreds of global thought leaders speaking across dozens of topics at only $15 per ticket, Chicago Ideas Week is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world. Now in its sixth year, this weeklong event is complete with hundreds of global thought leaders—from two-time Olympic gold winning Women’s World Cup champion Abby Wambach to former U.S. Secretary of Treasury Robert Rubin—speaking across dozens of topics from Science of Choice to Unlocking Genius. Experience ideas designed to activate you.
EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, features 145 leading galleries from around the world at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, and offers diverse programming including panel discussions, site-specific installations at the fair and throughout the city and more. Now in its fifth year, EXPO CHICAGO draws upon the city’s rich history as an international cultural destination while highlighting the region’s contemporary arts community. Vernissage, the opening night preview benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, is September 22, 6–9 PM and General Admission is September 23–25.
$15, October 17-23; chicagoideas.com
Tickets: $20 | one day, $30 | three days. Please visit expochicago.com.
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LA VIDA LAKESHORE
Skyscrapers like Aqua (center) form a natural barrier around Lakeshore East Park, adding to the development’s sense of intimacy (not to mention making it a real challenge to find).
When Lakeshore East opened in the aughties, we chuckled at the idea that the parcel of land tucked away—no, really tucked away—just south of the Chicago River could ever feel like a neighborhood. When starchitect Jeanne Gang’s Aqua building started winning awards, we raised an eyebrow. Now, with a renowned park and school, and another Studio Gang building, the 95-story
Vista Tower, on the way, we’re filled with questions. Do people actually live there? Are they holding Jeanne Gang hostage, her ransom payable only in skyscrapers? And why is it impossible for Uber drivers to find? Here’s what we do know about this 28-acre master-planned community by the lake. Where the action is: The area is loosely bordered by Columbus,
Randolph, Harbor Drive, and Wacker. The crowd: Internationals looking for a second (or third) pied à terre; upwardly mobile families; celebs like Lady Gaga. Handbag of choice: Marc Jacobs Wingman Stripes Shopping Bag ($595), for market trips to Mariano’s. Guilty pleasure: Shrimp tacos with truffle parmesan tots at Brown
Bag Seafood Co. Green overload: Grant Park, grant schmark. No need to commune with the masses when you’ve got a six-acre botanical park with fountains, walkways, and enough trees to make you think you’re in Michigan. Baby name: Merrill (as in Skidmore Owings, natch), after the iconic firm behind the development’s master plan.
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Not so loNg ago, it was just a hole iN the grouNd; Now it’s arguably the city’s most luxe Neighborhood. welcome to La eshore east.
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