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A Lollapalooza veteran with a raved-about 2016 debut album, The Healing Component, under his belt, Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins is heralded as one of the genre’s most promising talents. But that’s hardly the message the Pilsen resident broadcasts to his 132,000 Instagram followers
(@mickjenkins). “I care more about the user experience,” the 25-year-old wordsmith says. “I don’t want to post eight pictures in a row about the tour dates I just did.” Instead, Jenkins’ feed illustrates his signature highmeets-low style in a candid— yet acutely choreographed— setting: Think navy prep
staples modeled against a busy, blue-green tennis court, followed by hypertrendy Yeezys draped over an understated staircase. It’s a smart parallel to the fastidious craftsmanship typical of his wordplay, with lyrics referencing everything from life on the South Side to photogra-
pher Annie Liebovitz. For Jenkins, whose style muses include hip-hop dandies André 3000 and Mos Def, it’s a natural evolution: “That’s just been my whole life. I was doing stuff like that on Facebook before there was Instagram.” As his appeal widens—he kicked off 2017 with shows in
Australia and New Zealand— Jenkins’ tastes remain rooted in local tastemakers like Penelope’s and Una Mae’s in Wicker Park and Mankind in West Town. But unlike his entendreladen lyrics, he insists his style is independent of any message. “I’m just getting dressed,” he laughs.
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Eclectic aesthetic: Chicago hip-hop star-in-the-making Mick Jenkins’ Instagram showcases his high-meets-low style with pics like (clockwise from left) a chic shot in the courtyard of the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue; a concert scene from Brussels, Belgium during his fall 2016 European tour; and a portrait at the Garfield Park Conservatory in December 2016.
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CONTENTS SPRING 2017
06 // FULL FRONTAL 22 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 24 // LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER 26 // …WITHOUT WHOM THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
28 // THE LIST
Quiet riot: New dance party sensation Silent Chicago brings the funk—without the noise.
SCENE 47 // WATCH IT!
Creative collaborators Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan bring their latest work to the Harris Theater.
Boasting exquisite fare like this frozen tomato mousse with noyaux and spicy flowers from Smyth, tasting menus are back on trend in a big way.
The Windy City arts scene is coming up roses this spring— here’s a must-see sampling of the season.
50 // TASTING MENU TITANS Forget fast-casual dining— Chicago’s hottest restaurants are doubling down on the tasting-menu only model, with impressively delicious (and Michelin star-studded) results.
54 // SOUND BITE With web series “Eat Travel Rock,” realtor turned foodie journalist Kelly Rizzo captures tastes and tunes from around the world.
56 // NOBLE PURSUITS Run, don’t walk. With only 560 bottles in the world, Casa Noble’s Alta Belleza is Chicago’s newest not-to-be-missed sip.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SILENT CHICAGO (PARTY); © 2016 GALDONES PHOTOGRAPHY (DISH); BY CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN (BROOKS AND WHELAN)
31 // INVITED
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Pink gold and steel, diamonds
CONTENTS 58 // BRING ME THE AXE! It’s time to take a whack at Chicago’s trendiest new pastime: axe throwing.
60 // QUIET RIOT With its headphones-only events, buzzworthy new outfit Silent Chicago serves up dance party realness without a sound.
62 // SPRING SPIRITS Industry veteran Bill Terlato reveals three buzzy beverage trends for 2017.
Dress, Pamella Roland ($2,990). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus.com. D’orsay pump, Jimmy Choo ($750). 114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; jimmychoo.com. 18k Copley Diamond bangle ($6,500), 18k platinum Copley bangle (price on request), Hearts on Fire. James and Sons, 1457 W. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com. Gold choker and gold bracelets, her own
STYLE 65 // MIX MASTER With a confident, print-centric spring collection, Jonathan Saunders debuts as DVF’s first-ever chief creative officer.
68 // MODERN MUSE Fossil greys and mustard yellows keep home décor and style trends à la mode.
70 // FRAME OF MIND Chicago-based State Optical Co. crafts luxe eyewear for the Windy City and beyond.
72 // COLOR ME SPRINGTIME! As buds burst and nature blossoms, watchmakers offer a riot of color in pieces that bloom on the wrist.
Hair guru extraordinaire Marianne Strokirk delivers the scoop on making an effortless transition to spring.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC LEVIN
74 // SHE’S GOT THE LOOK
From utilizing breathable fabrics to incorporating functional workspaces into its boutiques, fashion brand Ministry of Style is embracing the way professionals work today.
The future is now for menswear in Chicago, as fashion labels embrace wearable tech and bring new meaning to the idea of 21stcentury style.
78 // FRESH-FACED & FABULOUS Step into spring with these must-have products from some of Chicago’s favorite beauty brands.
80 // A DASH OF WHIMSY For style guru Ikram Goldman, Gucci’s playfully glamorous spring collection is the ultimate way to embrace the new season.
82 // SPRING BLING With a major new watch boutique and several noteworthy new collections, all that glitters for 2017 is on Oak Street.
SPACE 87 // HAVING IT YOUR WAY A Chicago couple with an exacting vision give their newly constructed home a striking update before moving in.
90 // THE DEALMAKER Chicago real estate mogul Sean Conlon goes Hollywood with CNBC’s The Deed.
92 // KITCHEN QUEEN As DIY Network darling Alison Victoria debuts her latest show, the Chicagoan shares her finds for food, fashion, and more—both at home and around the world.
96 // TEMPERATURE CHECK What’s hot for ’17 in the luxury market? It’s not what you think.
Babor’s luxe new HSR cream is just one of the season’s innovative ways to refresh your skin.
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76 // FASHION, FORWARD
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FEATURES 98 // G FORCE Fairy-tale home life, powerhouse personal brand... Now, entrepreneur/entertainment personality Giuliana Rancic strides into her 15th year with the E! network.
104 // OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best.
THE SOURCE 113 // SCENE.STYLE.SPACE From bars and boutiques to spas and hotels, here is your ultimate guide to the Windy City.
BLOCK PARTY 136 // JOY IN WRIGLEYVILLE
on the cover: Giuliana Rancic Photography by Eric Levin Styling by Kate Loscalzo Hair by Morgan Leek Makeup by Ofelia Suar Feher for Mario Tricoci Location: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-4100, icchicagohotel.com Beaded dress, Pamella Roland ($3,630). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-643-5900; neimanmarcus.com. 18k Lorelei Dia Criss Cross ring, Hearts on Fire ($4,490). James and Sons, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com
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Every spring, a family of rubythroated hummingbirds settles in at the feeder outside the kitchen window of my parents’ home in Ottawa, Illinois. Maybe it’s the sugar water my mom keeps the feeder filled with, or the feast of flowers growing in the garden across the driveway, but once spring hits, they’re there like clockwork. After the quiet of winter, seeing those birds dramatically flit, bob, and weave at the window, wings madly flapping, is one of my favorite signs of the new season. Chicago in spring has that same humming, thrumming energy. It’s the excitement of a new season in our theaters and on our ball fields; the beckoning of the lakefront to legions of fitness enthusiasts; and the blossoming of our incredible green spaces, from Calumet Park just this side of Indiana to Juneway Park in my own stomping grounds on the far North Side. Simply put, when the season arrives it’s an incredibly transformative new beginning for the city, and
even after nearly 20 years as a Chicagoan it never fails to thrill me. Someone else who knows a thing or two about new beginnings? Our cover star Guliana Rancic. In 2012 (coincidentally, the last time she graced our cover), Giuliana was in the midst of a battle with breast cancer. Today, she’s celebrating five years cancer-free and is living her Chicago dream as wife, mother, and powerhouse entrepreneur. We’re inspired by her story and thrilled to celebrate her third Michigan Avenue cover with a must-read interview done by none other than her husband, Bill Rancic. Both frank and funny, it’s a lovely portrait of one of the city’s coolest couples—and the perfect way to kick off this humming, thrumming new season in the city.
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Role model realness: Celebrating with Dwyane Wade at his Winter issue cover celebration at Siena Tavern; talking tennis with the legendary Billie Jean King and XS Tennis founder Kamau Murray; and catching up with Fab-U-Wish founder Giuliana Rancic at her cover shoot at the InterContinental Chicago.
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from left: Reasons to celebrate! Ringing in the holiday season with Tragil Wade at Siena Tavern; and honoring the new incoming chairman of the Magnificent Mile Association, Rick Simon (left), along with famed restaurateur Phil Stefani at Harry Caray’s River North.
THE NEW YEAR can symbolize so much. To me, it’s about embracing the unexpected. Why’s that? After decades in publishing, I’ve learned to accept change in a sometimes erratic ecosystem. With each successive year, I’ve heard the familiar chorus of industry skeptics questioning the viability of traditional media in a digital-demand world. But here at Michigan Avenue, we’ve simply shrugged off that refrain: It shows in the ever-increasing page counts of our issues; the perennially growing number of partners we showcase at our events who choose us over the competition; and our increasingly trafficked digital and social platforms, which are updated daily with the latest, most compelling content. In fact, audience and brands alike have found that emerging technologies, new modes of content creation, and “can’t buy” event experiences enhance the power and reach of legacy media—that the same experience and “secret sauce” found
in the flagship Michigan Avenue product is equally enriching online and on social media. Proof that it remains as attractive as ever? The return of former cover star Giuliana Rancic. Beautifully garbed in Pamella Roland designs as well as Lester Lampert baubles and James & Sons jewels, the beautiful Chicagoan—whom we look forward to toasting with Beam Suntory later this season—has never looked more radiant. This is Giuliana’s third appearance on the cover of Michigan Avenue, confirming what we, our community, and our valued partners (like Baird & Warner, Chicago Cut, Jameson Sotheby’s International, Halsted Eye Boutique, LondonHouse Chicago, and Dr. Bill Yates) already knew: You just can’t resist the modern magazine.
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…WITHOUT WHOM THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
Amber Gibson covers food, wine, and luxury travel for Four Seasons Magazine, Saveur, Hemispheres, and American Way. Her favorite adventures have included snowmobiling and dogsledding in Colorado, spearfishing in Punta Mita, and dining with Francis Mallmann at his home in Uruguay. Champagne, dark chocolate, and gelato are her biggest weaknesses. Behind the story: “I love tasting menus (“Tasting Menu Titans,” page 50) because I don’t have to make any decisions. At a truly great restaurant, it’s the best way to let a chef tell his or her story.” Go-to restaurant: “Cafe Spiaggia has been a favorite for more than a decade. I usually manage to eat healthfully until dessert. The pizzelle ice cream sandwich gets me every time.” Plans for spring: “Maybe traveling to the Northern Territory in Australia— I’m excited to see the real Outback.”
Artist and entrepreneur Eric Levin grew his photography business from modest beginnings, gaining recognition peddling his artistic works off the street. Now operating in NYC and Boston, Eric’s Elevin Studios is a hive of photo and filmmaking activity and an incubator for young talent. Eric studied at Clark University and L’Université de ParisSorbonne and enjoys travel, adventure, and astrophysics. Behind the story: “Giuliana (“G Force,” page 98) had really great energy and was up for anything. We got to talking a bit about her son, and she even gave me some parenting tips (I’m going to be a dad in March)!” Personal style: “Since I’m not much a suit guy day-to-day, nothing beats nice shoes, in-fashion jeans, and a beautiful watch (I have my eye on a sweet Franck Muller). For me, the trick is to care, but not really look like it. I love the Varvatos aesthetic, too— rock ’n’ roll formalwear.”
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After remodeling her home, Zlata Kozul Naumovski decided she wanted to channel her love of interior design by writing about it. She has written about design and her other love, craft beer, for publications like Crain’s Chicago Business and Sophisticated Living. A South Sider who roots for the Cubs, Zlata enjoys traveling to Europe—especially to Croatia, where she has family—and currently resides in LaGrange with her husband and three kids. Behind the story: “I love Alison (“Kitchen Queen,” page 92). She’s fun and adventurous and speaks her mind. As a designer, she’s always looking for ways to incorporate something vintage with the new, and she’s very sensitive to preserving original details in Chicago’s cherished older homes.” Design inspiration: “One of my favorite designers is Vicente Wolf. His masterful interiors are full of texture and interesting juxtapositions, and they exude calm and sophistication.”
A journalist of 20 years, Sarah Preston Gorenstein has been a writer and editor at Playboy, People, and Parenting magazine, but has spent the last five years running content marketing for Orbitz.com (part of Expedia Inc.). While she wouldn’t trade those 10 years at Playboy for anything, explaining what she does now to her two small kids is a lot easier. Her husband, on the other hand, is still waiting for his invite to the Playboy Mansion. Behind the story: “Kelly Rizzo (“Sound Bites,” page 54) has a great sense of humor and doesn’t take herself too seriously—my kind of girl. Just look at who she’s dating (Bob Saget!)— can you imagine how much fun they have together?” Favorite travel destination: “Turkey was the most surprising country. I rented a car with three girlfriends over spring break while I was studying abroad in Israel (like 100 years ago). It was the greatest adventure of my young life.”
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CHICAGO BULLS STAR DWYANE WADE RETURNS HOME TO CELEBRATE MICHIGAN AVENUE’S WINTER ISSUE.
Michigan Avenue honored Winter Issue cover star Dwyane Wade with a VIP bash on a snowy night at Siena Tavern. During the party, guests imbibed specialty Maker’s Mark and Effen Vodka cocktails and Anna de Codorníu bubbly while celebrating the Chicago native’s long-awaited return to the Windy City following 13 seasons in Miami. “I’m not really used to the snow, so it took me a bit longer to get out of the house [tonight],” the Chicago Bulls star joked.
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Next Apartments and Equinox welcomed nearly 200 guests to toast Michigan Avenue Winter Issue cover star Dwyane Wade at Siena Tavern. The Chicago Bulls star snapped red carpet shots with adoring fans before addressing the crowd of admirers. “It’s about time I’m on the cover of Michigan Avenue,” Wade enthused. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time.”
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AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA HENRY Michigan Avenue partnered with Playbill to fête Hamilton star Joshua Henry with a reception at LondonHouse Chicago. Throughout the exclusive evening, Henry mixed and mingled with the 125-strong crowd of theater enthusiasts, which enjoyed the hotel’s light plates while imbibing The Federalist wines from Terlato.
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Rockit Bar & Grill hosted nearly 150 guests to pay homage to the featured subjects of Michigan Avenue’s Men’s Issue. Throughout the evening, guests sipped Suntory Whisky Toki and Effen Vodka specialty cocktails in the River North restaurant’s upstairs space before enjoying remarks in honor of the evening’s celebrated guests, who included Marc Bushala, Steve Schapiro, Rocky Levy, and Julian Cox.
Robin McIntyre, Dr. William Yates, and Jen Amato
Melanie Giglio-Vakos, Sharbel Shamoon, and Shannon Kelly
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BARRY BRECHEISEN (JOSHUA HENRY); JEFF SCHEAR (MEN’S EVENT) OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT F. KUSEL (HEART); ADAM VELASQUEZ AND KAT FITZGERALD (CHOCOLATE )
George Jordan and John Belter
Jeanine Alasmar John McGovern, Dustin O’Regan, Erin White, Linda Sterckel-Delno, and Jason White
Sevda Keyifli and Danijela Dedic
HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS Papyrus and the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago rang in the holidays with a festive soiree on the upper level of the museum’s Woman’s Board Grand Staircase. Co-hosted by Toni Canada, Tommy Miller, Jessica Muinzer, and Lauren Grundhofer Peterson, the evening featured a card-writing station, seasonal sips from the Dogma Group, and a custom photo booth.
Rosa and Lou Ebling
Nicholas Cosky, Beth Lambert, and Kimberly Frezados
Tommy Miller, Lauren Grundhofer Peterson, Jessica Muinzer, and Toni Canada
Dan Kirk and Sean Lewis
Charlie Rice-Minoso and Brian Solem
WORLD OF CHOCOLATE Nearly 1,100 guests embraced their sweet tooth at Revel Fulton Market to commemorate AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s 15th Annual World of Chocolate event. The evening, which coincided with World AIDS Day and raised $105,000 to support AFC programming, offered an array of chocolate treats and a performance by Naughty Little Cabaret.
Kim Sterba and Kayla Huff
Beto Soberanis and David Neef
Nick Vainisi and Dani Silva
Ben Stringfellow and John Peller
Bridget Halanski, Nandi Ballard, and Doug Wexler
Jason Brunner, Lauren Schramka, Kellie Sanders, Kerianne Manning, and Adnan Darr
Andrea Dres and George Kourafas Jamie Baisley and Amanda Bonnell
Natalie Mazzarella and Nick Mazzarella Jordan and Krystie Jones
The Lofts at River East hosted nearly 150 well-wishers to celebrate honorees of Michigan Avenue’s editorial feature, “The List.” During the affair, the elite guest list warmed up over specialty libations while shopping luxe gift picks from Cuyana in the sophisticated Streeterville space.
Julia Pesek and Kristin Noelle Smith
Amy Green and Nevo Band
Edward Kill Jr., Alex Entratter, and Paul Blackburn
Ellyn Kozob and Gabriel Lerner
Matti Shicker and Rachel Miller
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J.R. and Katie Berger
Nearly 2,000 guests were treated to a night of entertainment capped off with a special performance by Key and Peele for Jewish United Fund’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) Big Event Fundraiser at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. A pre-event Ben Gurion Society VIP reception and after-party were held at the Loews Chicago Hotel, along with a DineAmic Group-sponsored pre-party at Public House.
Garrett Salk and Andrea Moscowitz
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF SCHEAR (THE LIST); ROBERT F. KUSEL (JUF). OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBIN CARLSON (BOTANIC); JEREMY LAWSON (GRAFF)
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Richard Metzler, Mary Hill, and Barbara Metzler
Naveed and Raheela Anwar
Ann and Steve Potter
CHICAGO BOTANIC ALL ABOARD GALA
David and Rosemary Matzl
The Woman’s Board of the Horticultural Society welcomed 350 guests to the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate its 11th annual All Aboard gala. The crowd enjoyed music by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and dinner from Food for Thought Catering on the way to raising $315,000 for the organization.
Lisa and Alex Goldfayn
Brian Balusek and Jeff Kupsky
Holly and Steve Cortes
Judy Konen, Carolyn Katz, and Elizabeth Pruett
Jennifer Kiefer and James McNulty Melissa and Reeve Waud with Kathi Koll Laura Davis and Eve Rogers
Susan Coburn and Karen Zeisler
GRAFF HOLIDAY PARTY Graff Diamonds invited a VIP set to celebrate the holidays at its Gold Coast boutique. Throughout the intimate reception, guests imbibed libations and nibbled hors d’oeuvres while enjoying an exclusive preview of the renowned jeweler’s latest collection of watches and baubles.
Sowsan Schulte and Cynthia Ballew
INVITED Ryan Chiaverini
Meiling Jin and Michael Jewula
Tracey Weldon and Andrea Costin
THE GRINCH WHO GAVE BACK CHRISTMAS
Onasis Odelmo, Janice Yu-Moran, and James Sims III
Crystal and Craig Shimala
Jose Montoya and Shannon Lee
Peggy Kollias and Lauren Canino
Karin Carlson and Millie Rosenbloom
CONRAD GRAND OPENING The Conrad Chicago heralded its Windy City debut with a 1960s-themed opening celebration. Attendees explored the new Erie Street space over signature cocktails crafted by the hotelâ€™s restaurant, Baptiste & Bottle, complemented by light bites including scallops, risotto, and lobster deviled eggs.
John and Erika Anderson
Andrew Fay and Jeff Bullied
John Vanderslice and Laurence Geller Cornelia Miller and Anthony Moseley
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KOHL MURDOCK (GRINCH); NICK GERBER (CONRAD)
Philanthropy figure and man-about-town Marco Foster invited guests to channel their holiday cheer with a party at The Underground. During the Halsted Eye Boutique-sponsored soiree, which benefitted the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, revelers sipped cocktails by Toast Vodka while dancing to music by Apollo XO, DJ Zel, and The Franchise.
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Bob Loquercio Alan Schactman, Raquel Raies, and Quintin Primo
Attendees enjoyed exclusive Macallan. Guitar accompaniments accented the evening.
MACALLAN EVENING WITH THE MASTERS Katie Grajewski and Alison Fogarty
Guests enjoyed a seated presentation.
An intimate set gathered at Binny’s Beverage Depot’s Marcey Street tasting room to sample The Macallan 1824 series. Invitees mixed over specialty Macallan cocktails before adjourning to an exclusive tasting session featuring single malt whiskies paired with small plates by GreenRiver.
Small plates rounded out the menu.
Pamella Roland DeVos and Daniel DeVos
Zach Lazar, Ashley Wheater, and Christopher Wheeldon
NUTCRACKER OPENING NIGHT Following the world premiere of the Joffrey Ballet’s much-anticipated new Nutcracker, the famous Chicago dance troupe celebrated with a party at the Chicago Cultural Center. Joffrey Executive Director Greg Cameron, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, and honorary event co-chairs Amy Rule and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were among the boldface names present to toast the Christopher Wheeldonchoreographed performance.
Justin and Dr. Emily Arch
Jeraldine Mendoza and Dylan Gutierrez
Sophie Bross, Elizabeth Ryan, and Jessica Steffensen
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BARRY BRECHEISEN ( MACALLAN); DAN REST (NUTCRACKER)
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65TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S BALL
What: Celebrate the rewards of arts education in Chicago with drinks, dinner, live entertainment, a live auction, and much more. When: Friday, March 10, 6:00 PM Where: Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market Tickets: urbangateways.org/event/ art-for-all-gala-2017/ MS HALF COURT CLASSIC
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago hosted its 65th annual Children’s Ball at the Hilton Chicago. Throughout the evening, which generated $2.5 million for the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, guests enjoyed cocktails, dancing, and performances by the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center and the Gentlemen of Leisure Band.
What: Get on the court in an exciting, coed, four-on-four charity basketball tournament to fundraise for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When: Saturday, March 18, 7:00 AM Where: United Center, 1901 W. Madison St. Tickets: mshalfcourtclassic.org/ AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S CHICAGO HEART BALL
Pam Netzky, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Ashley Hemphill Netzky
What: Head out to Chicago’s Navy Pier for auctions, cocktails, dinner, and the Ignite the Night After-Party to fund life-saving research and prevention programs by the American Heart Association. When: Saturday, April 8, 6:00 PM Where: Chicago’s Navy Pier-Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. Tickets: americanheartchicago.ejoinme.org/ MyEvents/20162017ChicagoILHeartBall CHILDREN’S PLACE ONCE UPON A TIME GALA
Emily Hoffman, Carly Crane, and Lindsay Rotter
Mimi and Robert Murley
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Rebecca and Charlie Asfour
What: Join The Children’s Place Association for fabulous food, cocktails, auction, and dancing while supporting Chicago’s most vulnerable children. When: Saturday, April 22, 6:30 PM Where: Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market Tickets: childrens-place.org/get-involved/ once-upon-a-time-gala/
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#1: The Invention of Morel, Chicago Opera Theater. Drummer Stewart Copeland is as much at home creating for the concert hall as he was playing arenas with The Police. His latest post-pop project is this riff on a surreal desert-island romance by Argentine author Adolfo Bioy Casares for Chicago Opera Theater. The score, says COT artistic director Andreas Mitisek, “is propelled by pulsing rhythms and driving energy that leave you breathless.” February 18, 24, 26; chicagooperatheater.org/morel #2: Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum. The Chicago Imagists (a group that includes Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Ed Paschke) are hardly unknown, but here’s a twist from The Elmhurst Art Museum: The exhibition pairs the painters— who found inspiration in comics, advertising, and the everyday— with actual examples of the great arcade game, whose visual punch and ding-ding-ding constitute an art form of its own. February 25–May 7; elmhurstartmuseum.org #3: Some of a Thousand Words, Harris Theater. Former New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan’s latest outing, created with Harris Theater choreographer-in-residence Brian Brooks, offers solos and duets accompanied by string quartet Brooklyn Rider. “I’ve attempted to illustrate the resitance and opposition in our lived bodies,” shares Brooks.
Green scene: Ed Paschke’s Cobmaster (1975) highlights the Elmhurst Art Museum’s world premiere exhibit Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, one of the season’s cultural must-sees.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan in Some of a Thousand Words; Star Bird, by Gladys Nilsson, on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum; Plácido Domingo returns to the Lyric; Dorothy the Witchslayer in House Theatre’s Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz; Destiny of Desire at the Goodman; and the Lyric’s Ardis Krainik Theatre.
“I am tethered to the ground, and she seems to be always in flight.” February 24; harristheaterchicago.org #4: Celebrating Plácido, Civic Opera House. Plácido Domingo has been bringing audiences to their feet for more than 50 years and shows no signs of stopping. Last season he sang Macbeth in Los Angeles and Vienna before doing Nabucco at the Met; now he’s swinging by Lyric Opera for this love-fest with soprano Ailyn Pérez (in her Lyric debut) and tenor Michael Spyres. March 9; lyricopera.org #5: Destiny of Desire, The Goodman Theatre. When it comes to over-the-top drama and to-themax glam, Latin telenovelas put American soaps to shame. Karen Zacarías—one of the most widely produced contemporary playwrights in the country—draws from the powerfully popular entertainment in this story of—yes—two baby girls switched at birth by a conniving beauty queen. Says Zacarías, “It’s unapologetically feminist, it’s unapologetically Latino. It will feed the mind and feed the heart.” March 11–April 16; goodmantheatre.org #6: Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, Chicago History Museum. As we struggle to wrap our heads around our new normal, the Chicago History Museum reviews past challenges to the national health with this absorbing show. Organized by the Spy Museum in Washington, DC, it examines events ranging from the British burning the White House in 1814 to the tragedy of 9/11. April 8–November 26; chicagohistory.org #7: The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, The House Theatre. Seems like a fool’s errand to wander over the rainbow when MGM nailed it back in 1939. But L. Frank Baum’s classic tale tempts again and again, and House Theatre —known for its willingness to go out on a creative limb—heads down the yellow brick road with its own inventive imagining of Dorothy’s wind-borne adventures. March 17–May 7; thehousetheatre.com
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SCENE BUZZ clockwise from left: In an urban-chic West Lake Street space, Oriole snagged two quick stars with dishes like Alaskan King Crab with compressed watermelon; a mile further west, Smyth serves up unexpected desserts like salted-licorice cured egg yolk.
TASTING MENU TITANS FORGET FAST-CASUAL DINING—CHICAGO’S HOTTEST RESTAURANTS ARE DOUBLING DOWN ON THE TASTING-MENU ONLY MODEL, WITH IMPRESSIVELY DELICIOUS (AND MICHELIN STAR-STUDDED) RESULTS.
“OUR GOAL IS TO LET THE FARM DICTATE WHAT WE DO.” —john shields
In this age of grab-and-go eats, there’s something to be said for a multi-course culinary journey that can captivate even the most restless of foodies. At several ambitious new Chicago restaurants, chefs are embracing the challenge of presenting diners with a dozen or more courses, throwing down the gauntlet to anyone who thinks of Chicago as merely steak joints and gastropubs. But tasting menus today are more passion than pretension: Show up in jeans, sit back, and let these maestros show you what they’ve got. PERMANENT POP-UP Twenty-seat Temporis has all
the intimacy of a pop-up minus the communal tables. Co-chefs Evan Fullerton and Sam Plotnick make an unlikely pair, but the veteran and creative upstart strike a refined balance with their food. “I’m rooted more in the tradition of technique because I had to go to culinary school,” Fullerton explains. Plotnick, on the other hand, began cooking in his college dorm room and has only worked at one restaurant, Les Nomades, where he met Fullerton. “I’m a little more scientific method-y,” Plotnick says. “I want to try a bunch of things I’ve never tried.” That includes an interactive microgreens centerpiece, and a foie gras ice cream
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARA SANDOVAL (INTERIOR; ALASKAN KING CRAB); © 2016 GALDONES PHOTOGRAPHY (EGG DESSERT)
BY AMBER GIBSON
EFFORTLESS EXCELLENCE White tablecloth elegance meets exposed brick wall urbanity on an inconspicuous West Loop side street at Oriole. With a menu that flows smoothly from sushi (one bite of nigiri topped with crisp roasted genmai) to pasta (luscious capellini dressed with Burgundy truffles), chef Noah Sandoval nonchalantly garnered two Michelin stars just seven months after opening. “The stars are a huge honor and confidence boost,” Sandoval says. “I must be doing something right.” Even indulgent courses like lamb belly and Japanese A5 wagyu show restraint so you don’t feel too guilty as you’re digging into the pie that pastry chef Genie Kwon sends you home with. 661
W. Walnut St., 312-8775339; oriolechicago.com FARM FRESH As you break into the carotene-packed licoricecured egg yolk floating in frozen yogurt meringue in what has become Smyth’s signature dessert, thank pastry chef Karen Shields and a coop of chickens on a 20-acre farm in Bourbonnais. “Our ultimate goal is to let the farm dictate what we do,” says chef John Shields, who met his wife and partner working at Charlie Trotter’s. “It’s a really challenging proposition but there’s a uniqueness and creativity that evolves from having less.” Preserved wild black raspberries picked in July brighten up caramelized lobster, and salty shiitake mushroom powder garnishes both crispy lamb salad and a milk chocolate huckleberry bar. 177 N. Ada St. #101, 773-913-3773; smythandtheloyalist.com
clockwise from top right: Smyth chef John Shields crafts dishes like a salad of duck tongues with herbs and roasted squid stock; at Temporis, diners indulge in composed plates like parsnip, mandarin, and cucumber grass.
PHOTOGRAPHY © 2016 GALDONES PHOTOGRAPHY (SHIELDS; SALAD); BY HARVEY PLOTNICK (INTERIOR; COMPOSED COURSE)
and canelé combo accented with passion fruit reduction and sesame tuile. 933 N. Ashland Ave., 773-697-4961; temporischicago.com
SCENE IT GIRL clockwise from left: Foodie personality Kelly Rizzo, whose adventures have taken her to River North’s Joy District for the signature deviled eggs; Walig Hut in the Swiss Alps; and (courtesy of Rizzo’s Instagram page) the Hotel Angeleno in LA.
SOUND BITES WITH WEB SERIES “EAT TRAVEL ROCK,” REALTOR TURNED FOODIE JOURNALIST ELLY RIZZO CAPTURES TASTES AND TUNES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Breaking through the clutter of travel bloggers and foodie grammers is no easy feat. It helps when you have a genuine thirst for adventure and easy on-camera vibe like 37-year-old Chicago native Kelly Rizzo, the charming host of her own hit YouTube series and blog, “Eat Travel Rock.” A longtime Chicago realtor, Rizzo traverses the globe to interview rising-star chefs and rock stars at local hangouts—ideating, curating, and location scouting at every turn. As the slickly produced global travel series enters its third season, Rizzo takes us behind the scenes. Most surprising interview: “I love Dee Snider—he’s a consummate rock star, but not what you’d expect: sweet and
not the least bit intimidating.” Fashion sensibility: “I’m obsessed with ripped jeans, a cool leather jacket, my Frye boots and Rails buttondown shirts,” Rizzo says, who effortlessly pulls off her casual, rocker-chic look. On romance: “Bob [Saget] and I met through a mutual friend in early 2015. I don’t really see him as Danny Tanner [his famous character in Full House and Netflix’s Fuller House]. To me he’s just Bobby, my love.” Favorite city outside Chicago: Zermatt, Switzerland, in the Swiss Alps. “It’s the only place you can ski and snowboard 365 days a year.” Rizzo reveals her favorite Chicago hangouts at michigan avemag.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AGGIE TRACZ (RIZZO); KELLY RIZZO (DRINK; FOOD)
BY SARAH PRESTON GORENSTEIN
SCENE CHEERS! Connoisseur’s cup: Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, the CEO and founding partner of Casa Noble, has perfected a limitededition añejo, Alta Belleza, that retails for $1,200 a bottle.
“THE WINE BARRELS ADD COMPLEXITY TO THE TASTE PROFILE AND DELIVER A BEAUTIFUL COPPER TONE.” —JOSE HERMOSILLO
NOBLE PURSUITS RUN, DON’T WALK. WITH ONLY 560 BOTTLES IN THE WORLD, CASA NOBLE’S ALTA BELLEZA IS CHICAGO’S NEWEST NOT-TO-BE-MISSED SPIRIT. BY ALDOUS TUCK
With a family history of tequila-making that reaches back two centuries, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s CEO and founding partner, has tequila in his blood. This legacy just went ultra-luxe with a limitededition release of an exceptional añejo, the Alta Belleza ($1,200). Hermosillo
shares the journey of this outstanding expression. How long did it take to create Alta Belleza? Nearly 16 years—which included handpicking 12-year-old blue agave, triple-distilling the añejo in small batches, and then aging it for three years
before a six-month finishing in T5 Tonnellerie Taransaud French Oak wine barrels [that] formerly held Robert Mondavi To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes the Taransaud barrels so special? We have worked with the Taransaud cooperage for
years, so it was quite an opportunity to access these particular barrels, which add a singular complexity to the taste profile. Share the elements of that taste profile. It is a blend of two places: Jalisco, Mexico, and the Napa Valley. The complex tastes of sweet cooked
agave, toasted almond and cinnamon, and the aromas of green apple and spices mingle with finishing notes of nuts, green pepper, and cinnamon from the wine barrels, which also deliver a beautiful copper tone. Available at The Marq, 60 W. Adams St., 312-6004434; themarqchicago.com
SCENE PLAY “AXE THROWING IS FOR EVERYBODY—THE FIRST BOOKING WE HAD IN CHICAGO WAS A WEDDING PARTY.” — MARIO ZELAYA
BRING ME THE AXE! IT’S TIME TO TAKE A WHACK AT CHICAGO’S TRENDIEST NEW PASTIME: AXE THROWING.
Strap on your suspenders, because Chicagoans of all stripes are unleashing their inner lumberjack. A centuries-old sport, competitive axe throwing made the leap from backwoods to front and center when Mario Zelaya, a former digital marketer, opened the first Bad Axe Throwing in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 2013. Ten Canadian locations later, Bad Axe jumped the border for Chi town in 2016. To Zelaya’s surprise, Bad Axe attracts far more than beardy bros. From bachelorette parties to corporate events, it’s an activity for everyone. Here, the founder helps us get a handle on what urban axe throwing is all about. Dress the part: “A lot of people show up in red plaids
and lumberjack gear,” says Zelaya. While that may look cool in pictures, he also stresses comfortable throwing gear and closed toe shoes. Safety first: “Every single event has an axe throwing coach to show you the technique,” he assures. “We’ haven’t had a single incident.” Name your team: The more puns, the merrier. “Just yesterday I saw someone post on social media that they were named Back Dat Axe Up.” Throw down: “We have a ton of great games that we do,” he explains, “and it is a good workout throwing those axes. Your calves will be sore. Your abs will be sore.” 165 N. Loomis St., 888-435-0001; badaxethrowing.com
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Hitting the bull’s-eye at Bad Axe; red plaid is de rigueur on league nights; coach Neil in Toronto takes aim.
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WITH ITS HEADPHONES-ONLY EVENTS, BUZZWORTHY NEW OUTFIT SILENT CHICAGO SERVES UP DANCE PARTY REALNESS WITHOUT A SOUND. BY VICTORIA GREENWALD
What can you expect at a silent party? “Oh, you can expect to dance,” says Elliot Echols, one of the founders of noiseless club concept Silent Chicago. With so many nightlife venues in the Windy City catering to very specific niche audiences, Echols and co-founder Mike Johnson launched Silent Chicago in late 2015 “to [bring] people together who normally wouldn’t be together.” Arriving at an ever-changing venue (past locales
have included Rio Chicago, The Society Lounge, and VenueOne), Silent Chicago partygoers don glowing headphones that can toggle between three DJs, each spinning their own unique playlist, from EDM to ’80s to reggae. The result is a mass of hundreds of 20-, 30-, and 40-somethings “from all walks of life” in their own party zones, together. “Everyone loses their ego [and just] enjoys themselves,” says the 27-year-old suburbanite Echols of the
experience, which encourages attendees to let their inhibitions melt away as they sing and dance along to their preferred beat. Can’t get enough of the experience? Silent Chicago is on the move in 2017, as Echols expects to be floating on Lake Michigan and silencing screams during open-air movie events across the city. “It’s just an awesome time,” Echols enthuses. “It’s genuine, and [it makes] you feel young again.” silentchicago.com
The sounds of silence: Headphoneswearing partygoers groove to three different DJs at Silent Chicago’s launch party in January 2016.
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SPRING SPIRITS INDUSTRY VETERAN BILL TERLATO REVEALS HIS THREE BUZZY BEVERAGE TRENDS FOR 2017.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Amaro Nonino, one of Terlato Wine Group’s hot products for 2017; CEO Bill Terlato; the company’s Chimney Rock Winery; Terlato Pinot Grigio from Friuli; the new bourbon-aged Zinfandel from Terlato’s sizzling The Federalist line; and Rutherford Hill Winery, another jewel in the company’s holdings.
Forecasting wine and spirits trends comes as second nature to industry scion Bill Terlato, the president and CEO of Lake Bluff-based Terlato Wine Group (twg.com). As spring blooms in Chicago, he gives us his insider’s perspective on what trends will reign this season. A white that wows. “Our new Terlato Pinot Grigio from Friuli is all estate-grown and bottled, so it only comes from our own vineyards—everything is hand-harvested and handsorted in the winery, and the difference is in the flavor: Great complexity, nice minerality, and a persistent finish.” Amaro is in. “Amaro Nonino is made with more than 80 natural herbs and spices and produces very distinctive signature cocktails. We’re just starting to discover amaros here, but in Europe they sell millions of cases every year. I think it has the potential to be huge.” The Federalist rules. “Our brand The Federalist is hot; it’s the fastest-growing [wine] brand in the US. [We’ve just launched] a bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel. The line has captured people’s imagination—it’s exploding all over the country.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON TINACCIRT (RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY); COURTESY OF TERLATO WINES (TERLATO; BOTTLES; CHIMNEY ROCK WINERY); FSTOP IMAGES/PAUL HUDSON/GETTY IMAGES (GRAPES)
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MIX MASTER WITH A CONFIDENT, PRINT-CENTRIC SPRING COLLECTION, JONATHAN SAUNDERS DEBUTS AS DVF’S FIRST-EVER CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER.
“Printed textiles were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy,” says Jonathan Saunders of his interpretation of the iconic DVF brand. LEFT, FROM TOP: Circle shoulder handbag, Diane von Furstenberg ($298); colorful details from the Spring 2017 collection.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (CLOTHING DETAIL); COURTESY OF DVF (PORTRAIT, HANDBAG)
BY BRYN KENNY
The name Diane von Furstenberg evokes a rush of unique attributes: femininity, empowerment, confidence, grace. It also conjures New York itself. So when designer Jonathan Saunders presented his first collection for the iconic brand for Spring/Summer 2017, many wondered how a man from Scotland might interpret the vision of a worldly New York woman. The answer, it turns out, is quite successfully. “I saw it straight away— that effortless sense of ease, femininity without being too girly or frou-frou, sensuality, and a provocative nature,” says Saunders, 39, who built his name in London with his eponymous, print-heavy collection (which shuttered in late 2015 after 12 years in business), and who is now Diane von Furstenberg’s first creative head not named Diane von Furstenberg. “Textiles, and printed textiles in general, were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy between what I stand for and what the brand stands for.”
Saunders’s bold mix of patterns is apparent in this dress ($698) and origami belt ($178) from his new collection.
“I SAW [THE DVF HERITAGE] STRAIGHT AWAY— THAT EFFORTLESS EASE, FEMININITY, SENSUALITY, A PROVOCATIVE NATURE.” —jonathan saunders Midi dress ($498) and hammered-gold earring ($168). right: Scarf-hem tiered dress ($598), belt ($178), Steamer handbag ($798), and Laredo heels ($378).
As von Furstenberg herself steps away from designing to focus more on her philanthropic work, Saunders has segued with ease into the newly created role of chief creative officer. With about three months to present his first collection—which features original Saunders prints—there wasn’t much time to sweat the small stuff. “It was definitely a baptism by fire,” he says. “But there was such goodwill and belief within the team about what I wanted to do, which enabled me to go in with the velocity that was required to put a collection together within that period of time.” That velocity-driven result is a lively, eclectic mix of printed separates, including bold, wide-legged trousers, structured outerwear, flowing skirts, versatile shifts, and, yes, wrap dresses that stay true to the brand’s DNA. Printed silks and cottons—from an eye-catching Sakura blossom pattern to more graphic stripes and color blocking—create an overall sense of playful fluidity. Unsurprisingly, Saunders says he turned to dancers and choreographers such as Michael Clark and Pina Bausch when conjuring up the new silhouettes, noting, “Dancers are incredible examples of body movement and sensuality.” And while DVF devotees will appreciate Saunders’s respect for the label’s heritage, he didn’t shy away from threading his own point of view throughout. One wrap-style dress in particular manages to combine a mixture of seemingly every print in the collection—a testament to his willingness to venture into unexpected territory. “When Diane started the brand, it was about effortless clothes, but also interesting clothes. These weren’t simple retiring dresses—they were bold, bright dresses that happen to have a sense of ease,” he says. “That still feels really relevant today.”
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STYLE ACCESSORIES RIGHT: For the Spring / Summer show, Salvatore Ferragamo brings a sleek, modern femininity to new age silhouettes. BELOW: Omnia Indian Garnet fragrance, Bulgari (65ml for $82). 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312-255-1313; bulgari.com. BOTTOM: Sequin ruffled sneakers, Suecomma Bonnie ($345). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-5871000; ikram.com
TOP: Mini chair, Room & Board ($199). 55 E. Ohio St., 312-222-0970; roomandboard.com. ABOVE: Accent table, Art Van ($200). Art Van Furniture, 2606 N. Elston Ave., 773-486-8719; artvan.com
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LEFT: Layers credenza, Nendo (Oki Sato) (starting at $9,650). Luminaire, 301 W. Superior St., 312-6649582; luminaire.com. ABOVE: J’aDior sunglasses, Dior ($710). Solstice Sunglasses, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-274-1617; dior.com. RIGHT: Roxanne chair, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($2,440). 1555 N. Halsted St., 312-3973135; mgbwhome.com
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LEFT: Volez Voguez Voyagez Louis Vuitton, Assouline ($50). Donna Mondi Interiors, 1517 W. Carroll Ave., 312-291-8431; assouline.com. BELOW LEFT: Studded metal leather bag, Azzedine Alaïa ($2,805). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com. BELOW RIGHT: Abstract thorn liquid metal ring, Alexis Bittar ($125). 1710 N. Damen Ave., 773-486-5627; alexisbittar.com
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Scott Shapiro’s family founded Europa eyewear out of a garage in Chicago in 1977. But after decades of working in the industry, Shapiro and partner Jerry Wolowicz spotted a hole in the market. “There’s a real disconnect between consumers and their eyewear,” says Shapiro, noting that every American optical company imports its products from overseas. “We thought that if we could produce frames here in the US, we could create a more authentic and honest brand.” So that’s what they did. Launched last year (and already available at 500 locations nationwide), State Optical Co. produces frames right here in the Windy City. “Chicago is our home. And it fits the brand really well,” says
Shapiro. “It’s an international city, but it’s also a gritty blue collar city. Our brand walks that same fine line—it’s a highfashion luxury brand defined by the hands that craft it.” At State Optical Co.’s factory, craftsmen use over 75 steps to create one pair of acetate eyeglasses, including drilling 21 dots through the temple tip of each pair to represent Illinois, the 21st state in the Union. While the logo is a nod to the brand’s roots, it’s also a stylish touch that its audience of modern movers and shakers will appreciate. Says Shapiro, “[State] is about people who are doing exciting things. It’s about craftsmanship and changing your sphere of influence—doing things differently.” stateopticalco.com
clockwise from top left: A pair of State Optical Co. frames after the tumbling process; company co-founder Scott Shapiro; the LaSalle eyeglasses in Caramel Silver; and Chicago photographer Samantha Landreth seen here sporting the Ashland.
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“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” wrote William Shakespeare in “Sonnet 98.” Indeed, the boundless energy of nature’s rebirth has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watchmakers use springtime as an occasion to express their artistic skill in pieces that celebrate color and high style on the outside and engineering excellence on the inside. Shimmering precious metals, mother-of-pearl accents, and dazzling gemstones enhance the hues of the season. These creations may measure time, but like a beautifully turned sonnet, their appeal is timeless. For more watch features and expanded coverage go to michiganavemag.com/ watches-and-jewelry
ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Richard Mille offers a pop of pink this season with this special RM 07-01 ($110,000). The classic tonneau-shaped case is crafted from pink ceramic and red gold and houses a skeletonized dial. The automatic calbire CRMA2 movement is exclusive to this timepiece. The inner-dial glitters with pavé diamonds and has luminescent red gold hour and minute hands with drop-shaped hour batons. Available at Geneva Seal, 112 E. Oak St., 312-944-3100; richardmille.com Classic elegance and colorful éclat define this Cartier Clé de Cartier 35mm ($29,100). The rhodiumized 18k white gold case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch features a Manufacture self-winding,
mechanical movement, caliber 1847MC. A flainqué sunray effect brings depth to a dial that is elegantly offset by blue-steel sword shaped hands. The fuchsia pink alligator strap adds a dramatic burst of color. Available at Razny Jewelers, 109 E. Oak St., 312-6638500; cartier.com Haute horology pops with colorful interest in the elegant Rolex Oyster Perpetual LadyDatejust ($17,500). The 18ct yellow gold case features a bezel set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds and a shimmering Jubilee bracelet. It has a 2236 self-winding, mechanical movement that is manufactured entirely by Rolex and offers a 55-hour power reserve. Available at James & Sons, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; rolex.com
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STYLE HAIR FLAIR CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The airy-chic new salon from Gold Coast hair guru Marianne Strokirk, whose 2017 tips include collarbone cuts (as on this model for Chloé’s Spring/Summer 2017 show) for a “fresh, modern” look, plus Strokirk’s go-to products from Pravana and Kérastase.
HAIR GURU MARIANNE STRO IR DELIVERS THE SCOOP ON MAKING AN EFFORTLESS TRANSITION TO SPRING. BY JESSICA KELLEY
Styling celebrities is every beauty guru’s dream, but it’s old hat for Chicago hair pro Marianne Strokirk, whose clients range from top models to celebrities like Hillary Clinton and Maria Shriver. Having built up a powerhouse portfolio after nearly 30 years, the Stockholm native yearned for “something new and fabulous.” Fast-forward to the recent unveiling of her relocated and expanded Marianne Strokirk Salon, which boasts 20-foot ceilings and a whopping 5,000 square feet of space but still seems intimate and soothes with a sea-blue floor that makes you feel like “you’re walking on water.” As we swing into spring, this hair stylist extraordinaire shares her tips on navigating the transition in style.
Ease into the season. Say sayonara to winter hat hair and frizz with products like Kérastase Elixir Ultime and Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy, both go-tos for Strokirk. “Your hair is left hydrated and moisturized after the cold winter season.” Make the cut. For Strokirk, 2017 is all about “growing up.” That means forgoing long locks in favor of crisp collarbone cuts, showcasing a style that is “fresh, new, and modern.” Be true to you. “It’s all about the individual,” says the Lincoln Park resident, whose personal look reflects her untamed nature. “I’m a free spirit,” says the veteran salon owner. “Whatever my hair is going to do, I do.” 1325 N. State St., 312-9444428; mariannestrokirk.com
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FASHION, FORWARD THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR MENSWEAR IN CHICAGO, AS FASHION LABELS EMBRACE WEARABLE TECH AND BRING NEW MEANING TO THE IDEA OF 21ST-CENTURY STYLE.
Tomorrow’s fashion today: The latest looks in wearable tech from Ministry of Supply (TOP LEFT AND BOTTOM RIGHT), whose co-founder Gihan Amarasiriwardena famously ran a half-marathon in the brand’s machine-washable, movementmaximizing Going Places suit in 2015; Z Zegna (TOP RIGHT), whose travel-friendly 2017 collection features pieces that can be folded into their own pouch; and Theory (BOTTOM LEFT), whose new suits are made from breathable, wrinkle-free stretch nylon.
Technology continues to take over our world, and this spring it advances even further into the sphere of style as three brands amp up their efforts to merge fashion with function. With a just-opened outpost in the 900 North Michigan Shops, Ministry of Supply (312-3741919; ministryofsupply.com) specializes in implementing technology into its garments, including moisture-wicking shirts that don’t show sweat and breathable fabrics for enhanced ease, and has also just introduced a full line of women’s clothing to match its initial menswear initiatives. Also stepping up its wearable tech offerings is Z Zegna (645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-867-3040; zegna.com), who has introduced more travel-friendly wares that feature extra pockets as well as select pieces that can be folded into their own pouch for even more convenience, plus Techmerino, a fabric characterized by high performance that allows the wearer to keep cool. Another fabric enhancement comes from Theory (Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-9446500; saks.com) with the launch of its travel suit made from Simulate, a lightweight stretch nylon with a crepe-like texture that is breathable and wrinklefree for added simplicity. If this is what the future of fashion looks like, we say: Bring it on.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY ANAYA (AMARASIRIWARDENA); COURTESY OF MINISTRY OF SUPPLY (BOTTOM RIGHT); COURTESY OF ZEGNA (TOP RIGHT); COURTESY OF THEORY (BOTTOM LEFT)
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FRESH-FACED & FABULOUS STEP INTO SPRING WITH THESE MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FROM SOME OF CHICAGO’S FAVORITE BEAUTY BRANDS. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE
Rising temps mean lighter nail hues, shorter sleeves, and of course, a skin reboot. For a seamless transition, opt for products with plenty of active ingredients—like these, our favorite new releases for spring. A proper regimen starts with a good lather. The Curative Cleanser from La Bella Figura ($80; labellafigura.com) cleans skin without stripping it dry, says co-founder and CEO Victoria Fantauzzi. Follow with the Chicago-based brand’s justreleased Capsule Collection ($490), a whollycustomizable set of re-energizing serums. Though warmer weather calls for lighter formulas, it’s also a good time to attack signs of aging brought on by the cold. “One of four types of wrinkles we get around the age of 40 are attributed to lack of moisture,”
says Cheryl Santucci, director of esthetics at Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas (900 N. Michigan Ave., 847-202-1900; tricoci.com). Available at the spa locations, Babor’s HSR lifting extra firming cream ($115) helps to repair loss of elasticity, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. For a more even skin tone, opt for I on Youth Collection by Irene Michaels CC Cream ($33; amazon.com). “Many of us enter spring with blotchy, dry patches that need soothing as much as camouflage,” says Michaels, a local entrepreneur. And as we inch closer to summer, Sisley’s new White Ginger Contouring Leg Oil ($190; Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; nordstrom .com) will tone your stems thanks to essential oils of rosemary and white ginger extract.
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A DASH OF WHIMSY FOR STYLE GURU I RAM GOLDMAN, GUCCI’S PLAYFULLY GLAMOUROUS SPRING COLLECTION IS THE ULTIMATE WAY TO EMBRACE THE NEW SEASON.
HERE AND ABOVE, the label scores with vintage glamour in this dress covered in shiny degradé ray patches. TOP RIGHT, a sense of whimsy permeates Gucci’s latest collection. INSET: Ikram Goldman.
With the rise of fast fashion as well as countless collections from upstart new designers flooding the market seemingly every week, it’s no wonder that even industry insiders are experiencing sensory overload. “There are so many clothes right now,” marvels Chicago style doyenne Ikram Goldman. “It’s become a world of disposable items.” Still, the crème de la crème always shines through—and for Goldman this season, that’s Gucci’s whimsical-chic Readyto-Wear collection. Why? Timelessness. “Because [these clothes] are so whimsical, they’re timeless,” insists Goldman. “There’s a sense of humor and a quality to them that lasts for eternity.” It’s not all fun and games, though: Balancing out that sense of whimsy is a real glamour that can only be Gucci—as in one of Goldman’s favorite looks, a pastel blue crew neck layered gown with sequin bow patch and a galaxy of shiny degradé ray patches. “I love the fact that it looks vintage, like a Jean Harlow dress. It’s the kind of dress that I would go to a vintage store and I would look for but can never find because they’re so rare. But here it is.” Price on request; available at Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com
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More than ever, the Gold Coast is living up to its name, as Oak Street and its environs beckon with some of the city’s most premier jewelry destinations—including these three must-shop spots for spring. Room for luxury. The Razny family is Chicagoarea jewelry royalty; the latest gem in their crown is a sprawling new Europeanstyle space that recently opened on Oak Street and devotes three stories and 7,500-plus square feet to two of the world’s most renowned timepiece brands. “When you’re selling luxury at the level of Patek Philippe and Rolex, the relationship becomes a friendship,” says Stan Razny of the boutique’s event-ready second-floor lounge and private showrooms. 109 E. Oak St., 312-663-8500; razny.com
Fresh spring color. Twinkling pieces from new collections at Graff Diamonds make a statement as winter melts away. “The whimsy of the floral Peony collection, the ultra-chic pear-shape hoops, and, of course, the glamorous bombe earrings— there’s something for everyone,” director Eve Rogers says. 103 E. Oak St., 312604-1000; graffdiamonds.com Hand-crafted elegance. The organic drops, posts and pendants that make up AMT Jewelry’s Rose Soleil collection at Oak Street-adjacent Marshall Pierce & Company were inspired by romance: Local designer Alecia Bern looked to earrings she created for her own 2014 wedding to guide each piece. Says Bern, “[The collection is] really elegant and wearable.” 960 N. Michigan Ave., 312-6424299; marshallpierce.com
Bring the baubles! Spring ’17 on Oak Street means (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) sapphire and diamond Bombe earrings at Graff (price on request); luxe timepieces like the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5230G Men’s World Time in white gold with charcoal gray lacquered dial ($47,630), available at Razny Jewelers; and stunning AMT Jewelry pieces from local designer Alecia Tank Bern, like the Rose Soleil Drops ($8,310) and Rose Soleil Ring ($1,700), available at Marshall Pierce.
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House hunting is always trying, but even more so in a tight market. Often the best places (especially new construction single-family homes in prime locations) never hit the MLS. So last January, when Chicago orthopedic surgeon Craig Della Valle and his wife Justyna heard about a picture-perfect Lincoln Park home that was going up, they were on it. “We knew it would go fast because it was part of the 2550 N. Lakeview development, and the house next door sold a few days earlier without ever being listed. We were in Aspen and our broker, Annie Caltabiano, was in Naples, but we all headed home to see it by the end of the week,” recalls Justyna. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home was worth the haste: “We loved the location, the layout, the generous space, and the development’s amenities. But we didn’t love the heavyhanded millwork, fixtures, and finishes that they were going to use,” says Justyna. The couple also has a serious interest in contemporary photography and modern furniture and wanted a home that would showcase their growing collection of both mediums. They were after cleaner spaces with leaner lines.
The Della Valles’ stunning foyer showcases the couple’s original artwork (from Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carl Corey, and David Alee) mixed with Beaubien sconces by Lambert & Fils, a B&B Italia Terminal 1 chaise longue by Jean-Marie Massaud, and a cowhide from Matthew Rachman Gallery.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A wine-colored Knoll womb chair and ottoman plus an artwork from photographer Robert Polidori’s Versailles series anchor the Della Valles’ family room; Justyna and two-year-old son Dominic relax in the living room, whose highlights include Hannah Vaughan’s Post Industrial Reservoir floor lamp from Pavillion Antiques and 20th C; the kitchen boasts walnut Taburet stools from Ion Design, Flos Aim multipoint lighting, and a Dornbract Tara Ultra faucet.
Yet the house was too good to pass up in every other respect, so they made an offer. But the developer wouldn’t grant their request to stop work and let them finish the home with their own team. His only concession was to alter the layout of the master suite, which was a rabbit’s warren of tiny spaces thanks to its convoluted master bathroom and separate his-and-her closets. The Della Valles hired Chicago interior design firm Project to revamp the master suite into a far more streamlined space immediately, and then help them realize their vision throughout the rest of the house after they closed. Once they had free reign, “off came baseboards, molding, hardware and more to showcase the home’s graceful bones,” explains Project senior interior designer Lauren Warnock. “We replaced the fixtures, faucets, pulls, millwork and countertops in the bathrooms; the hardware in the kitchen; and the lighting in every room with more modern options.” But their most transformative upgrade was to rework the home’s traditional staircase. Conventional oak handrails, balustrades, and stringers were replaced with sleek versions hand wrought in sumptuous blackened steel. “It totally changed the nature of the entire house,” Warnock maintains. Once the structural changes were complete, Warnock helped the couple decorate the home to maximize its newly perfected architectural merits and significant art. Gossamer drapes and opulent area rugs anchor every room, and the iconic modern furnishings they already owned were augmented with key contemporary pieces of similar stature, such as B&B Italia’s Terminal 1 chaise and Modern Industries’ live-edge dining table. Today, the home’s thoroughly modern aesthetic belies its-all-tootraditional roots—which is exactly how the Della Valles like it.
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THE DEALMAKER CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MOGUL SEAN CONLON GOES HOLLYWOOD WITH CNBC’S THE DEED.
“I had no interest [in] being on television,” Sean Conlon admits. Come March, though, that’s exactly where the Conlon & Co chairman will find himself as co-star of CNBC’s reality series The Deed, for which he was recruited after consulting on a separate project for the network. Similar in format to Marcus Lemonis’ The Profit, the show focuses on struggling developers aiming to resuscitate floundering projects by tapping into Conlon’s intellect and wallet (“I think I can impart some hard-earned wisdom to these people,” he muses) —and, perhaps, finding levity in the 47-year-old Gold Coast resident’s signature wit. As Conlon steps onto the national stage, he shares the things that keep him feeling at home
in the Windy City. Chicago love: “The greatest American city, bar none,” says Conlon, who notably emigrated from Ireland to the states in 1990 and worked as a janitor before building his brokerage into a billiondollar business. “Chicago was carved out of hard work by immigrants.” Gold Coast go-tos: “The outside table at Gibson’s —it’s the best people-watching spot in the world.” Neighborhood fave: “Barnes & Noble. I love the fact I still have a bookstore in my neighborhood.” Warm-weather routine: “Nothing better than to get up early on a Saturday morning and run along the lake heading north.”
(FROM TOP) Among Conlon/Christie’s International Real Estate’s recent triumphs was the $3.85 million sale of this extraordinary Mag Mile condo; the Chicago lakefront is one of CEO Sean Conlon’s favorite places in the city.
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KITCHEN QUEEN AS DIY NETWORK DARLING ALISON VICTORIA DEBUTS HER LATEST SHOW, THE CHICAGOAN SHARES HER FINDS FOR FOOD, FASHION, AND MORE—BOTH AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD. BY ZLATA KOZUL NAUMOVSKI
Vintage love: Store B on Milwaukee (1472 N. Milwaukee Ave.; storebvintage.com)—“I traded in a Dolce and Gabbana jacket for vintage ’70s pendant lights that now hang in my kitchen”— and and Redefined Decor (1819 W. Grand Ave.; redefineddecor.com). Southern comfort food: Dixie (1952 N. Damen Ave.; dixiechicago .com). “I love everything from the brass accents to that little bar in the back. The biscuits are delicious.” Neighborhood hangout: Club Lucky (1824 W. Wabansia Ave.; clubluckychicago.com), where once a week she indulges in a dirty martini. Beauty fix: The Lash Lift for perfectly curled eyelashes from Gabby at Glam’d (351 W. Chicago Ave.; bglamd.com).
With “Windy City Rehab,” world traveler Alison Victoria is determined to bring beauty back to the homes of Chicago.
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“The architecture of Chicago inspired me to become a designer at a young age,” says Alison Victoria, who grew up in the John Hancock building and is now host of the HGTV and DIY Network hit show “Kitchen Crashers.” Now, as Victoria tees up her latest project, “Windy City Rehab,”—a docu-series set to debut in April that reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of flipping homes—the designer shares some of her favorite travel destinations and design sources, from the City of Lights to right here in Chicago.
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“MY FAVORITE THING IS TO STROLL ALONG THE SEINE AND JUST GO SHOPPING FOR BOOKS.” —ALISON VICTORIA
“I never have to wear mascara.” Sweating it out: “Seven days a week I wear athletic wear,” says Alison, and Studio Lagree (1123 W. Armitage Ave.; studiolagree.com) has a mega reformer that is “[like] Pilates on crack. It completely changed my body.” Dinner and a show: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. inside the Cosmopolitan. “I go there every time I’m in Las Vegas. It’s a throwback to the perfect supper club. The interiors are beautiful—candlelit and sexy. It offers live entertainment and the best people watching.” Out-of-the-way eats: I Love Sushi, in a strip mall in Henderson, Nevada. “The best sushi I’ve ever had. It used to be a local hidden gem, but now everyone knows about it.” Hotel of choice: Park Hyatt ParisVendôme. “I always stay there. I bring back their room spray or diffuser to my house in Chicago so it smells like Paris.” Sugar fix: Vanilla bean macarons from Ladurée in Paris. “No one does it like they do.” Downtime: “I collect books and each book has a story that I’m drawn to, whether it’s the fabric or the contents. My favorite thing is to stroll along the Seine [in Paris] and just go shopping for books.” Favorite getaway: Greece. “I’m 100 percent Greek and I try to go every summer. In Mykonos, I love the beauty, the energy, the restaurants, the shopping, the nightlife.” Ultimate indulgence: Ruinart champagne. “[And] I love caviar.”
French indulgences (FROM LEFT): Ruinart champagne, a panorama of Paris, and Blaise Mautin scented candles, available at Victoria’s favorite hotel, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.
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All about Alison: “Kitchen Crashers” host Alison Victoria’s loves include vanilla macarons from Ladurée (BELOW, IN THE CLASSIC NAPOLÉON BOX), and hot spot Scorpio’s (RIGHT) in Mykonos, whose scene “exudes Grecian sexiness”; FAR RIGHT, her most recent “crash” at the Kohler Design Center in Chicago.
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TEMPERATURE CHECK WHAT’S HOT FOR ’17 IN THE LUXURY MARKET? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. BY LISA SKOLNIK
Lincoln Park luxury is hot hot hot, as shown by two primo properties at (from top) 2043 N. Dayton St. and 2225 N. Dayton St.
Realtor.com predicts Chicago’s 2017 home sales will rank dead last among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas. For now, though, the market is on fire—especially the luxury sector. Homes under contract in December 2016 soared 33 percent over the same period in 2015, yet there were fewer homes on the market in January than any time in the past decade, according to Chicago Association of Realtors data that goes back to January 2007. What gives? Two of Chicago’s top luxury brokers, Baird & Warner’s Rick Druker (312-6075115) and @properties’ Emily Sachs Wong (312286-0800), help us take the market’s temperature.
MA: Do you believe the gloomy prediction about Chicago’s market? RD: We were having a record year in luxury until the election, and it hasn’t slowed down. No. 9 Walton is over 90 percent sold at well over $1000 per square foot—the highest prices ever seen in Chicago—and now the same developer, JDL, is giving 2 W. Delaware a full-blown luxury upgrade. New sells; sizzle sells; and full-amenity buildings are in high demand. ESW: People are optimistic about the economy right now because the stock market is high, and buying because they know that interest rates are going up. Look at 400 W.
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Huron—it sold out almost immediately. MA: So it’s all about new condos? ESW: No. It’s about anything that has a fresh new look and is already done. Anytime you come out of a recession you have big change. Pre-recession, everything was very traditional and Gold Coast or Lincoln Park. Now there are so many great neighborhoods that luxury apartments and houses are selling everywhere as long as it’s modern and new, and people like its vibe. MA: What do you see going fast? RD: People are redoing apartments in the old classics, such as Water Tower Place, The Carlyle, 161 E. Chicago Ave., 950 N. Michigan Ave., and 1555 N. Astor, because they have spacious apartments, stellar locations, and outstanding amenities. And the so-called B buildings are making a huge comeback for some of those reasons, too, such as 1100, 1110, 1212, and 1300 N. Lake Shore Drive. ESW: The new sweet spot is $2 million. Anything good in that range goes really fast. Two of my listings getting a lot of action right now are totally renovated vintage homes on North Dayton Street. One is a 5-bed, 3-bath row house with a two-car garage at 2043 for $1.620 million, and the other is a 4-bed, 3.5-bath 4000-square-foot home with a two-car garage at 2225 for $2.395 million. RD: We have a spectacular 4-bed, 7-bath, 8,000-square-foot unit with a 17-foot-high living room and 240-degree views at 161 E. Chicago Ave. for $4.299 million; a 3-bed, 4.5-bath 5,000-square-foot unit with multiple balconies at 950 N. Michigan Ave. for $3.8 million and a 5-bed, 6-bath 6,550-square-foot unit with 360-degree views at 1555 N. Astor St. for $3.625 million.
here and bottom right: 1555 N. Astor #28EW boasts soaring views of the city, Lake Michigan, and Lincoln Park
The gourmet kitchen at 950 N. Michigan #5103; below, 17-foot ceilings highlight the family room at 161 E. Chicago Ave.
“NOW, THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HOUSES ARE SELLING EVERYWHERE AS LONG AS THEY’RE MODERN AND NEW.” —emily sachs wong
Dress, Pamella Roland ($2,990). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neiman marcus.com. Copley diamond bangle (price on request), 18k Copley bangle (price on request), Hearts on Fire. James and Sons, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com. Gold choker, her own.
FORCE With a fairy-tale y-tale home life and a powerhouse p rhouse personal brand brand, E! personality and dynamo entrepreneur G iuliana Rancic strides into he Giuliana her 15th year with ork—happy, ppy, healthy, healthy and loving her new w life lif in Chicago. the network—happy, by B BILL ILL RANCIC photography by ERIC LEVIN
WHAT AN EPIC FIVE YEARS it’s been for Giuliana Rancic. The longtime E! Fashion Police star was declared cancer-free after a double mastectomy in 2012, then welcomed her son, Duke, later that year. Since then, she has stepped back into the spotlight in a serious way, launching wildly popular HSN fashion collection G by Giuliana and wine line Xo, G; writing a New York Times best seller, Going Off Script; and partnering with husband Bill Rancic to debut Chicago dining hot spots RPM Italian and RPM Steak (plus the recently opened RPM Italian in DC), all while commuting between LA and her new home in Chicago. With Rancic gracing a record third Michigan Avenue cover, it was clear that only her husband could do the interview justice—and the former Apprentice winner was happy to oblige. In a playful pre-awards-season chat for Michigan Avenue in a cozy corner booth at RPM Steak, Giuliana talked frankly and openly with Bill about her newfound peace, the life-changing lessons of the past five years, and what makes Chicago feel like home.
Bill Rancic: Giuliana, thank you for sitting down with me. I really appreciate you taking the time. It is an honor and a privilege. Giuliana Rancic: My goodness! I wasn’t prepared for something so official. BR: I try to be a professional in every way I can. We’re sitting here at RPM Steak, and I’m excited to let you know that you’re the first three-time cover star in the history of Michigan Avenue magazine. GR: Wow—I honestly didn’t know that. Being a three-time cover person on any magazine is cool, but I think this one is especially important just because I love Chicago so much. I’ve embraced this city, and this city has embraced me. BR: Last time you did the cover was five years ago, and you talked about battling breast cancer. Just recently, you celebrated five years of having your final surgery. Take us through the journey of the last five years. GR: I remember that cover shoot like it was yesterday, because there was so much going on in my life. I was going into surgery in a few days, and I remember seeing the pictures when they came out, and I could see the fear in my eyes. We have that cover framed, and it’s sometimes hard to look at, because it represents a very hard time in my life. That’s why this [new cover] is so special to me. The five-year milestone is so important in breast cancer. I feel like I’ve come full circle. When I did that cover, there was just so much fear and
uncertainty in my future. At five years, I’m much more calm, and I’m such way, and really better because of it. a different person in a way BR: Which leads me to my next question. When you look back at the five years, tell me the three biggest changes in Giuliana. GR: There’s so many, but I think the main one is I appreciate life more. I mean, you just do. When you go through something like breast cancer, as you always say, Bill—I’m going to steal a line from you, and I’m giving you credit... BR: ... which is very rarely. GR: Normally, I steal lines from you but I don’t give you credit. BR: That’s okay. GR: Here I’m going to give you credit, since you’re here in front of me. You always say, “When you go through something big in life, you turn down the volume on the little things and the things that don’t matter, and you turn up the volume on the things that do matter.” That’s what I’ve done in the past five years, and I think you can see it through the decisions I’ve made, especially with work. BR: Yeah. GR: And personally, as well. The biggest has been pulling back on the day-today work life so that I could move to Chicago and be able to take Duke to school every day. Going back to your question, I think I’m much stronger than I was before. BR: I agree. GR: I used to think I was strong, but I didn’t realize how strong I could be. I remember a great quote that I used to always look at; something along the lines of, “You realize your true strength when you have no other choice but to be strong.” BR: You’re out of options. GR: I had no choice, and I realized, “Wow, I’m a strong chick.” That was one of the positives of breast cancer, that realization, because it has helped me go through other things these past five years. The third thing is... Let me think… You know, I’ve always been empathetic, but that got turned up a lot, especially with women and the issues women go through. BR: Speaking of that, one of the things I’m extremely proud of you for doing is creating Fab-U-Wish. Tell me what that has meant to you.
“WHEN YOU GO THROUGH SOMETHING BIG IN LIFE, YOU TURN DOWN THE VOLUME ON THE THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER AND TURN UP THE VOLUME ON THE THINGS THAT DO MATTER. THAT’S WHAT I’VE DONE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”
opposite page: Beaded dress, Pamella Roland ($3,630). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus.com. 18k Lorelei Dia Criss Cross ring ($4,490) and 18k Dia Beloved Cluster diamond earrings (price on request), Hearts on Fire. James and Sons, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com. this page: Midi dress, Saloni ($650). Intermix, 40 E. Delaware Pl., 312-640-2922; intermixonline.com. Ashville leather jacket, Iro ($1,200). Intermix, 40 E. Delaware Pl., 312-640-2922; intermixonline.com. Dâ€™orsay pump, Christian Louboutin ($875). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Platinum, tsavorite, round and baguette diamond earrings (price on request), Lester Lampert Jewelers, 7 E. Huron St., 312-944-68888; lesterlampert.com.
GR: Fab-U-Wish I created not long after I had my surgery. You and I were driving in the car one night, and we came up with the name Fab-U-Wish. BR: We did. GR: You like to think you came up with the name, right? BR: Are you kidding me? GR: I think I came up with it. BR: Wow, this is unbelievable. GR: Okay, you’re right. Maybe you did. BR: I have to have a trademark attorney on retainer in the house. [Laughs] GR: Fab-U-Wish was a way to give back to other women going through breast cancer, but really tied to my own experience. I remember going back to work for the first time after my double mastectomy. I got my hair and makeup done, and I put on a pretty dress, and I looked in the mirror, and it was the first time in a very long time I recognized the person looking back at me. BR: The old you. GR: The old me. The girl before the breast cancer, and that’s what I wanted to go back to. Seeing that really helped me say, “You know what? I don’t have to be a different person. I can be myself. I can still have the life I had before. I’m going to get through this, and I’m going to stay the same woman that I am.” That was very helpful, and I thought, I wish I could do this for other women and just let them feel fabulous for the day. That’s how Fab-U-Wish came about. We’re almost five years in, and since then we’ve partnered with the Pink Agenda out of New York City, which is under the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Together with the Pink Agenda, we fulfill wishes and also raise money for breast cancer research. It’s been incredible. BR: Speaking of Fab-U-Wish, this is Michigan Avenue’s Spring Fashion issue. What excites you about fashion? GR: Everything. I love fashion. I grew up in a fashion-centric household. My father is still, at 79, a master tailor from Naples, Italy. Still, every day, he makes these beautiful custom Italian suits for some of the best-dressed men in Washington, DC. I’m very proud of my father. BR: It’s in your DNA. GR: Just growing up in that household, my mom loves fashion, my sister used to work for Versace when she first started her career. BR: You have quite an eye for it, so much so that you’ve created the G by Giuliana line of clothing for HSN. What can we expect in the spring collection? Are you wearing it now? I know you are. GR: I’m always wearing G by Giuliana. I hear other designers say, “I don’t necessarily design for myself. I design for all women.” But first and foremost, I think you should design what you love, and then take it from there. Because you need to love it and you need to want to wear it. One of the things I love most about the line is that every size is available, whether you’re petite or a plus-sized woman. Fashion should be available to women of all sizes, and all ages. And affordable. Fashion has become very expensive, and it shouldn’t have to be. BR: You’ve created an incredible personal brand. Describe the Giuliana brand in six adjectives or less. GR: Six? That’s hard... Authentic. I think authenticity is the first word that comes to mind. Attainable. Relatable. BR: And affordable luxury. It’s like the restaurant. You come in and you can spend $15 and have a meal, or you can spend much more. It’s the same with the clothing line, and the wine, and some of the other things that we do. GR: Two more. I would say stylish. Honest. And everything I do, I’m transparent, if I can add a seventh. BR: Let’s shift gears. What about Chicago makes you feel at home? GR: You.
BR: Well, thank you. GR: First and foremost, you, Bill. I love that I’m your wife in Chicago. I think that’s cool. When I met you, you showed me Chicago for the first time. You took me to a Cubs game, then driving around the city on the motorcycle, to going to all the hot restaurants and bars. We just had the greatest time, and I fell in love with the city. BR: We danced the night away at the Wild Hare. We were making out on the dance floor, drinking rum runners. GR: You’re right. I think that’s the one thing that makes me, obviously, feel at home. We just have the greatest time here. I feel very fulfilled and happy here. I owe that to you, my love. BR: Wow, thank you. GR: I would never have known Chicago if you hadn’t introduced me to it. BR: What’s it like being a mother? GR: It’s a life-changer, but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me—you and Duke are the best things that have ever happened to me. He’s just the best. Every day, it’s something new and adorable. It’s a type of joy you just don’t get anywhere else. I love to laugh, as you know, and I laugh my whole life. Italian family, lots of laughter. But the kind of laugh that I experience when my son makes me laugh is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. When I look at him I see you, and you’re an amazing dad, the best dad I could have dreamed of. I just feel like my life’s complete. Things change, but right now life is beautiful. BR: Now, I like to wrap up every Michigan Avenue magazine [interview] that I do— GR: I thought this was your first one. BR: Well, it is, but maybe I’ll be doing more, if they think I did a good enough job. What advice would you give young women out there who are reading this article? GR: One thing is identifying who you really are. Are you more serious? Are you funny? Are you adventurous? BR: Do you have to just be one? GR: No, but identify who you are and work with that. I think so many of us, when we’re going after a job, or anything really in life, we look at the people in that position and say, “Oh, maybe I should be more like her.” I disagree. You should be more like you, and bring something unique to the table. BR: I like that. GR: Work ethic is incredibly important. When I first started out in my professional career, I was the first to get to work every day and the last to leave. “No” was not in my vocabulary. You could ask me to make you coffee, answer your phone, run errands. No matter what my job title was, I did it, and I did it with a smile. I think that’s very important, and a lot of people don’t want to do that. BR: Last one. GR: Reputation. Your reputation precedes you. It’s very simple. Before you walk in the room, people know about you, so you want to make sure you have a great reputation. But one other thing I think is important, too: You always hear people say, “Do what you love.” I take it one step further. I say, “Yeah, but also do what you’re good at and comes naturally.” It just makes life easier. Find out how can you incorporate that into your professional life and maybe make a living off of those qualities that you already have. That’s my last piece of advice. BR: I think that’s wonderful. Giuliana, on behalf of Michigan Avenue magazine, thank you. GR: My goodness. I feel like I’m on the Today Show and you’re Matt Lauer. BR: I appreciate your candor, and I think our readers are really going to enjoy this. GR: Thank you, Matt. I mean Bill. You had me fooled for a minute there!
Dress, Dior ($4,490). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312944-6500; saks.com. 18k white gold and two row diamond coil bracelet and 18k rose gold and 88 round white and brown diamond flexible bracelet, (price on request). Lester Lampert Jewelers, 7 E. Hurnon St., 312-944-6888; lesterlampert.com. Styling by Kate Loscalzo Hair by Morgan Leek Makeup by Ofelia Suar Feher for Mario Tricoci Shot on location at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312- 944-4100, icchicagohotel.com. The InterContinental was built in 1929 and remains a true Chicago icon. Situated on the city’s Magnificent Mile, the hotel offers guests easy access to Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, ENO Wine Bar, the I-Club and Historic Indoor Pool, high-end shopping, and all the attractions Chicago has to offer.
OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: bravado! photography by RODOLFO MARTINEZ styling by FAYE POWER
FLASH OF BRILLIANCE
WHO SAYS SHIMMERING SEQUINS SHINE BRIGHTEST AT NIGHT? on left: Tank dress, Alexander Wang ($5,995). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($3,595). 68 E. Oak St., 312-2550630; dolcegabbana.com. on right: Athens top, Wolford ($160). 54 E. Oak St., 312-642-8787; wolfordshop.com. Sequined skirt, Dolce & Gabbana (price on request). see above. GG Supreme top handle bag, Gucci ($4,200). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com. Shoes, Mule, Max Mara ($785). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-475-9500; us.maxmara.com this page:
SOMETIMES BLACK AND WHITE SPEAK COOLER THAN COLOR. on him: Shirt ($475) and pants ($525), Emporio Armani. Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; armani.com. on her: Dress, CÃ©line ($4,200). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com. Hammered gold earring, Diane von Furstenberg ($258). dvf.com
ON THE MOVE
SPORTY STRIPES, TRACK PANTS, WINDBREAKERS: THE GYM LIFE HEADS OUTSIDE. on left: Crewneck dress with feather slip ($4,250) and platform sandal ($1,390), Proenza Schouler. SIkram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com. Earrings, her own. on middle: Coat ($3,190), vest ($895), top ($395), legging ($425), belt ($450), and mule ($785), Max Mara. 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-475-9500; us.maxmara.com. Elliptic hoops, Annelise Michelson ($280). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. on right: Top ($275), pant ($275), and shoes ($425), Sandro. 102 E. Oak St., 312-649-9224; us.sandro-paris.com. Jacket, Todd Snyder (price on request). toddsnyder.com
MIX & MISMATCH! KNITTING, BEADING, EMBROIDERY, AND LEATHER FIND HARMONY IN DISCORD.
Dress ($1,030) and embellished collar (price on request), Dries van Noten. Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700; barneys .com. Bag, CÃ©line ($4,200). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com. Earrings, her own
SEXY, DISHEVELED, IRREVERENT: THE VENICE SKATE VIBE MEETS RUNWAY GLAMOUR. on him: Crew neck ($460), and Margarine pants ($950), Gucci. 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com. on her: Denim jacket ($4,500), swimsuit top ($450), and Cube skirt ($1,890), Gucci. see above
DENIM AND SNAPS HAVE US LOOKING TOWARD THE WEST. on her: Shirt ($2,490), skirt ($6,990), fringe earring ($650), Western necklace ($2,200), and belt ($595), Ralph Lauren Collection. 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; ralphlauren.com. on him: Denim shirt ($1,495), pants ($1,195), Valentino. Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Glasses, his own
WITH SIMPLE ELEMENTS, POSHPUNK INSPIRATIONS SHOUT OUT LOUD. on him: Jacket ($2,300), sweater ($650), ZigZag trousers ($750), and belt ($500) Louis Vuitton. 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton.com. on her: Pullover, Caviar Lace leggings, and Electrolyse necklace (all price on request), Louis Vuitton. see above
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
MID-CENTURY AMERICAN CLASSICS SLIM DOWN AND DRESS UP! on him: Short sleeve crew, Vince ($85). 106 E. Oak St., 312-280-6890; vince.com. Trousers, Salvatore Ferragamo ($690). 645 N. Michigan Ave., 312-3970464; ferragamo.com. on her: Floral dress, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,995). 68 E. Oak St., 312-255-0630; dolcegabbana.com Hair and grooming by Danny Jelaca with Creative Management (Pages 104, 108, 111) Hair and grooming by Deborah Brider using KĂŠrastase and Votre Vu (Pages 105, 106, 107, 109, 110) Makeup by Sage using Chanel and Dior with Creative Management (Pages 104, 108, 111) Makeup by William Murphy using Diorskin Nude for Atelier Management (Pages 105, 106, 107, 109, 110) Models: Maxine Schiff at Wilhelmina Miami, Olga Bocharova at Wilhelmina Miami, Love Bertilsson at Red NYC, Lisa Crosby at Iconic Focus, Lou Dbaibo at Red NYC, Alexander Dominguez at Q Management, Josh Knight at Next Management Miami, Chad at New York Model Management, Neil Fenton at Heroes Models, Jake Filling at New York Model Management, Yaris Cedano at Marilyn Agency New York Location: The Confidante Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, 305-424-1234; theconfidantemiami beach.hyatt.com
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PARADISE FOUND CHEF DEVON QUINN TAKES GREEN CUISINE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH EDEN.
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Eden’s wood-grilled onglet with maitake mushrooms, mustard greens, crispy new potato, and nasturtium chimichurri.
These days, it’s not just commonplace for a chef to work closely with the farmers supplying their restaurant’s produce—it’s expected. Not so typical? For a chef to actually grow it himself. That’s the story behind new West Lake District restaurant Eden and chef Devon Quinn, a trained biologist who built an 1,800-square-foot greenhouse with his father and now grows more than 30 vegetables and herbs there, from purple basil and mustard greens to scarlet turnips. Little surprise, then, that the mantra of this contemporary American restaurant—whose ambitious menu features dishes like braised duck lasagna and lamb loin with pistachioyogurt panna cotta—is, simply put, “clean, fresh cooking.” 1748 W. Lake St., 312-3662294; edeninchicago.com
The SOURCE: SCENE DINE & DRINK 3 ARTS CLUB CAFE Hogsalt Hospitality founder Brendan Sodikoff says of this airy destination at the center of RH’s fab Gold Coast gallery, “It’s a place where anyone can feel at home.” True—but it helps if you’re wearing designer duds to fit in with the uber-chic crowd of lunching ladies. 1300 N. Dearborn St., 312-475-9116; 3artsclubcafe.com
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Charming neighborhood vibe and accomplished home-style fare make this Italian spot an Andersonville favorite. Must-try signature plates include super-tender grilled octopus and orecchiette with house-made lamb sausage. INSIDER TIP: While not always on the menu, knockout pasta dish cacio e pepe is always available. 5316 N. Clark St., 773-506-9990; anteprimachicago.net
From world-famous chef Grant Achatz and partner Nick Kokonas, this is the city’s premier destination for avant-garde cocktails. INSIDER TIP: After your first drink, ask your server if there’s room in teensy downstairs speakeasy The Office— where bartenders shake up the ultimate in classic cocktails—for round two. 955 W. Fulton Market; theaviary.com
It’s a sausage fest at this curated craft beer and encased meats destination, whose recently opened Addison street location gives Wrigleyvillers a dignified alternative to the sports bar madness. INSIDER TIP: Brunch is a real find; don’t miss the shakshouka, a plate of spicy African goodness with eggs and lamb sausage. 1851 W. Addison St., 773-697-8667; 1670 W. Division St., 773-252-6499; 810 Grove St., Evanston, 847-905-0854; bangersandlace.com
N E W BAPTISTE & BOTTLE Bourbon is the keyword at this Conrad Hotel hot spot spearheaded by globetrotting chef Richard Sandoval, who crafts inspired American plates—chicory and gorgonzola salad, triple-seared prime NY strip—to pair with smart cocktails like the Southside Mule (local Koval bourbon, pineapple-rosemary shrub, ginger). 101 E. Erie St., 20th Fl., 312-667-6793; baptisteandbottle.com
THAT’S AMARO Three must-try spots for the Italian herbal liqueur that’s Chicago’s latest spirit sensation:
BAR LUPO Cherry Circle Room. Go for the frothily potent Central Standard Time—bourbon, rum, port, amaro, and egg white—at this Chicago Athletic Association hotel mixology spot. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Fl., 312-792-3515; lsdatcaa .com/cherry-circle-room
Double whammy: Not only does this Italian pub new to River North boast an industry vet in owner Brian O’Connor (Maple & Ash, RIA, North Pond)—the beverage program is curated by rock star mixologist Liz Pearce. Chicken parm + aperol spritz? Count us in. INSIDER TIP: Dig into the killer late-night menu with meatball subs and $2.99 house shots. 217 W. Huron St., 312-643-3400; barlupochicago.com
Bar Roma. Blood orange amara gives this restaurant’s aperol spritz a floral, fruity kick. 5101 N. Clark St., 773-942-7572; barromachicago.com
The meatball craze hits Andersonville with this buzzing new Italian destination, which tempts with 5 kinds of ’balls (lamb, pork belly, chicken, veal, and good old ground beef) plus house-made pastas, all whipped up by veteran chef Fred Ramos. 5101 N. Clark St., 773-9427572; barromachicago.com The spritz at Bar Roma.
As if the ACME Hotel weren’t already a hotbed of craft cocktails (Berkshire Room anyone?), the
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Osteria Langhe. Sip the Smokey Eye, a tonguetingling concoction of mescal, chile liqueur, amaro, Mandarine Napoleon, and bitters. 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-6611582; osterialanghe.com
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BOLEO One of the latest in Chicago’s string of hot-hot-hot hotel bars, this sexy rooftop lounge in The Kimpton Gray Hotel serves contemporary takes on South American street fare—think ceviche and empanadas—alongside pisco-centric cocktails and sultry live music. 122 W. Monroe St., 15th Fl., 312-750-9007; boleochicago.com
N E W BROKEN ENGLISH TACO PUB Mexican street food gets the Technicolor treatment at this vibrant, whimsical new destination from Chicago restaurant legend Phil Stefani. Offerings include 12 kinds of tacos (shrimp, barbacoa, carne asada), plus snacks like achiote hummus and street corn hush puppies. 75 E. Lake St.,312-9293601; tacopub.com
CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Go old school at this clubby, masculine River North steakhouse set in a lovingly restored brownstone, whose walls are lined with vintage Chicago images and whose menu is as comfortingly classic: baked oysters Rockefeller, wedge salads, and a stacked list of USDA prime steaks. INSIDER TIP: The voluminous (and award-winning) wine list is a must-read for oenophiles. 60 W. Ontario St., 312-787-7100; chicagochophouse.com
CHICAGO CUT STEAK HOUSE Drawing a high-profile crowd ranging from government types to visiting celebs and local athletes, this sleek riverside destination from industry vets David Flom and Matt Moore has risen to become one of the city’s most popular restaurants—and with its spot-on service and primo steakhouse fare (the decadent lobsterscargot is life-changing), it’s no wonder. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800; chicagocutsteakhouse.com
CINDY’S This buzzing terrace atop the landmark Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has been one of the hottest tables in town since its 2015 opening thanks to killer year-round views of Millennium Park and Christian Ragano’s creative cuisine. INSIDER TIP: Lunch is a much easier reservation—and boasts one of the best duck confit plates in the city. 12 S. Michigan Ave.,13th Fl., 312-7923502; cindysrooftop.com
N E W COCO CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE Nightlife impresario Andy Li (TR Napa Valley) returns with this new addition to Hubbard Street’s buzzing dining and drinking scene, a posh, multi-level restaurant and wine bar set to open in early ’17 in the heart of River North. 23 W. Hubbard St.; cocochampagnelounge.com
Sichuan pork wontons at Won Fun Chinese are a must-try.
NEW COCO PAZZO Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, this lofty-chic institution in River North is still a staple for refined Tuscan-inspired fare. INSIDER TIP: Whether with wild mushrooms or saffron, the ever-changing risotto of the day is always a crowd-pleaser. 300 W. Hubbard St., 312-836-0900; cocopazzochicago.com
Owner Ty Fujimura (Arami) has assembled an all-star team including Brian Fisher (Schwa) and pastry chef Mari Katsumura (Grace, Acadia) to bring casual, super-seasonal fare— expressed in a tight list of offerings from chicken liver mousse with Concord grape jelly to fettucine with white truffle and Brussels sprouts—to Lakeview. 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-206-8553; ententechicago.com
COCO PAZZO CAFE Making its debut in a new location, this Streeterville favorite features a combination of Tuscan classics from its former menu along with a sampling of Roman-inspired dishes from sibling restaurant Tre Soldi. 212 E. Ohio St.; cocopazzochicago.com
CORNED BEEF FACTORY This cash-only Fulton Market District eatery prepares its meats on-site in a quest to serve Chicago’s best corned beef sandwich. INSIDER TIP: Go for the Tom and Jerry Combo, a mouthwatering mix of corned beef and the factory’s signature pastrami. 1009 W. Lake St., 312-666-2535; cornedbeeffactorychicago.com
N E W FIFOLET CAJUN & COCKTAILS Named after the blue lights that float above the Louisiana bayou, this buzzing new destination brings New Orleans spice to the always-buzzing Wicker Park dining scene. Dig into classics like fried green tomatoes, gumbo, shrimp Creole, and po’boys; boozy offerings include planter’s punch, Sazeracs, and French 75s. INSIDER TIP: Save room for dessert, which includes beignets and bananas Foster pie. 1942 W. Division St., 773-384-6886; fifoletcajun.com
this island-inspired restaurant and cabaret aims to bring the spirit of Havana to River North. INSIDER TIP: Wednesdays feature a can’t-miss cabaret starting at 9pm. 601 N. Wells St., 312-929-0060; theflamingorumclub.com
GT PRIME The team behind GT Fish & Oyster get carnivorous at this contemporary steakhouse, whose wide-ranging (and locally sourced) menu tempts with bison tenderloin, short rib tortellini, king crab, and pork belly mac and cheese. 707 N. Wells St., 312-6006305; gtprimerestaurant.com
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Sporting atmosphere meets sophisticated menu at this River North institution, one of the city’s top spots for steak and a veritable shrine to the Cubs and other Chicago sports teams. INSIDER TIP: The restaurant’s chicken Vesuvio—a classic Chicago dish cooked in white wine and plated with peas and potatoes—is easily the best in town. 33 W. Kinzie St., 312-828-0966; harrycarays.com
From Caribbean-inspired tapas to luxe bottle service and a bar serving up mojitos, daiquiris, and caipirinhas,
Europe is the focus of this newcomer
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surging Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has opened this upstairs sister venue serving “all things fizzy, frosty, and boozy.” 15 E. Ohio St., 312-8940945; acmehotelcompany.com
craft cocktails and creative American fare. INSIDER TIP: For a primo proposal location, book the Cupola, the hotel’s exquisitely intimate indoor/outdoor space at the tippy-top of the hotel. 85 E. Upper Wacker Dr., 21st—23rd Fl., 312-357-1200; londonhousechicago.com/rooftop
Belly up to the bar at Siena Tavern.
to Edgewater, from the smartly curated list of wines, sherries, beers, and ciders to the selection of wine-friendly plates, including bacalao, pâté, lamb meatballs, and Black Forest duck with spaetzle. 5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165; incometaxbar.com
Row. Sip a Leña ice (mescal, yellow Chartreuse, lime, cucumber, and serrano pepper) while people watching over tempting plates of ceviche, black cod “al pastor,” and 32-ounce Tomahawk steaks. 900 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1975; rickbayless.com/restaurants/lena-brava
The Rick Bayless empire continues to expand with this always-packed Baja-style addition to Restaurant
One of the city’s hottest bars with a view, this tri-level rooftop hangout at the LondonHouse hotel scores with
This glitzy River North destination for steaks and sushi brings a little bit of Hollywood to the Windy City’s carnivorous scene. The indulgent warm butter cake is one of the city’s top desserts. INSIDER TIP: Catch live music from acts like three-man trio The Champagne Kings nightly in the lounge starting at 6:30. 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100; mastrosrestaurants.com
MERCADITO Mexican fare meets nightclub vibe at this River North hit, whose crowd-friendly menu boasts six kinds of guacamole and 11 taco varieties, plus creative drinks (try the mango-licious Smokey Pablo). INSIDER TIP: For a slinkier scene, head downstairs to La Mez lounge, which offers more than 80 rotating
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“South Loop. It’s close to my family and to work, and I spend a lot of time
in Chinatown. Plus it’s far enough away from the [downtown] craziness that it’s peaceful.” FAVE NEW CHICAGO RESTAURANT: “Elske (1350 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1314; elskerestaurant.com). The fireplace and feel of the restaurant is warm, inviting, and feels like it’s been around
mezcals and a DJ on weekends. 108 W. Kinzie St., 312-329-9555; mercaditorestaurants.com
MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE A Chicago original since 1978, and still one of the city’s absolute best places for steak. INSIDER TIP: Catch “Power Hour” in the bar M–F 5–8 pm for primo food and drink specials. 1050 N. State St., 312-2664820; 65 E. Wacker Pl., 312-201-0410; mortons.com
OCEAN CUT CHICAGO Sophisticated-yet-approachable seafood destination from Chicago Cut partners David Flom and Matt Moore. Chef and industry vet Dirk Flanigan (The Gage, Henri) crafts uber-fresh, flavorful fare like jungle curry mussels and swordfish au poivre. INSIDER TIP: Make tracks to the Shark Bar on Tuesdays during Happy Hour (4–7 pm) for a chance to take home a pair of Jimmy Choos. 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-280-8882; oceancutchicago.com
PELAGO It’s all in the family at this lovely, intimate Raffaello Hotel destination, where Michelin-starred chef Mauro Mafrici crafts exquisite Italian fare— think delicate beef carpaccio with cremini mushrooms, and penne pasta with hen ragù and sage—in an elegant space designed by wife Kimberly Anguil Mafrici, an architect and interior designer. 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-0700; pelagorestaurant.com
CHICAGO VISITOR SHOULD DO: “Go to a Cubs game, have a drink
From nightlife king Billy Dec and the squad at Rockit Ranch (Sunda, Bottlefork, Underground, Duck Inn), this was River North’s first sports bar/ lounge/restaurant hybrid, and it’s still the best. Smartly crafted bar fare includes everything from gourmet burgers and salads to addictive, pizza roll-esque Rockit Pockits. 22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000; rockitbarandgrill.com
at the Signature Lounge (875 N. Michigan Ave., 96th Fl., 312-787-9596;
signatureroom.com), and attend a street festival.”
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for years.” GO-TO CHICAGO SPOT: “Le Bouchon (1958 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-6600; lebouchonofchicago.com). Great place to go for date night.” HIDDEN GEM: “Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan Ave., 312222-1525; billygoattavern.com) on Lower Michigan; it’s a hangout where you can just feel the history.” FAVORITE BUILDING: “The Rookery (209 S. LaSalle St.). It’s turn of the century, Industrial Revolution, classic, and makes me feel like anything is possible.” THREE THINGS EVERY
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SIENA TAVERN The flagship restaurant from the DineAmic Group, this River North hot spot showcases comforting, creative Italian fare from Top Chef fave Fabio Viviani, from crudo and grilled octopus to house-made pastas and truffle-topped pizzas. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322; sienatavern.com
Logan Square’s latest must-try for cocktails, a classy throwback establishment with a gorgeous mahogany bar and a compelling drink list featuring Concord grape juleps and Madras margaritas, plus pineapple soft serve topped with the cocktail du jour. 2758 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-4138440; spiltmilktavern.com
N E W WON FUN CHINESE Sichuan-style dining and drinking hits Restaurant Row with the arrival of this double destination, featuring a 60-seat ground floor family-style restaurant serving classics like Beijing-style duck and Ma Po tofu (Won Fun) and a second-floor craft cocktail and karaoke lounge and dim sum hangout (2Fun). 905 W. Randolph St., 312-877-5967; funfunchinese.com
OUT & ABOUT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Considered one of the world’s finest museums, this prized institution houses more than 300,000 works of art—including such treasures as Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Georges Seurat’s La Grande Jatte—and welcomes 1.5 million visitors each year. On March 4–May 12, the museum welcomes the return of the
Bangers & Lace takes the cauliflower trend to the next level with this scrumptious starter.
VEGGIE HEAVEN We can’t get enough of the killer cauliflower and egg dish at Bangers & Lace. Sure, it sounds healthy: cauliflower with Brussels sprouts, squash, quinoa, and egg. But something about those ingredients brought together by a sticky bright yellow yolk mingles the flavors into something that seems decadent—and makes for a veggie dish that even die-hard carnivores will crave. 1851 W. Addison St., 773-697-8667; bangersandlace roscoevillage.com
iconic Whistler’s Mother to Chicago for the first time in more than 60 years. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600; artic.edu
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM On display at this must-visit cultural institution April 8-November 26 is Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, which explores nine major events in US history when the nation was threatened within its own borders. 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600; chicagohistory.org
tour, CFL’s docents are hands down the best in town. 112 E. Wacker Dr., 847-358-1330; cruisechicago.com
DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Explore the culture of America’s black community, including exhibits like Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality and A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story; as well as works by notables like Henry Ossawa Tanner and Archibald Motley Jr. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600; dusablemuseum.org
CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY From private yachts for two to weddings for 250 to the wildly popular Chicago River architecture tour, this local institution is one of the top names in Chicago cruising. INSIDER TIP: As the only company that partners with the Chicago Architecture Foundation on its river
NEW ESCAPEHOUSE CHICAGO The escape room craze hits River North with this high-tech two-room attraction, where teams of participants role play as spies or secret service agents as they strategize, solve puzzles, and work together under pressure to emerge
The Art Institute welcomes the return of James Abbot McNeill Whistler’s iconic Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1, or The Artist’s Mother, 1871.
victorious in under 60 minutes. 54 E. Ontario St., 312-981-6633; escapehousechicago.com
FIELD MUSEUM This natural history hub is beloved for its world-famous resident T. rex fossil SUE as well as dynamic changing exhibitions and the interactive new Grainger Science Hub. Opening March 10 is Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, an examination of the importance of some of the museum’s more than 30 million specimens. 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410; fieldmuseum.org
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Rancic prove that RPM Italian’s success was no fluke with this see-and-be-seen sister restaurant, the rare Chicago steakhouse where stilettos are as common as suits and the meat-heavy menu offers tempting gluten-free and vegetarian options aplenty. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-2844990; rpmrestaurants.com
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Lakeview. I enjoy the wide sidewalks and neighborhood feel, yet the proximity to the city—it’s the best of both worlds. Plus diverse neighbors in all stages of life keep it very dynamic, and there are plenty of local shops and restaurants. I love people-watching, and this is a great area to sit back and watch it all go by.” FAVE NEW CHICAGO RESTAURANT: “Dos Urban Cantina (2829 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-6452; dosurbancantina .com). I was privy to see their vision about four years ago when they were scouting locations and investors, and I really enjoy what they have created. I’m genuinely excited when those who have dedicated their lives to the restaurant industry see their dreams finally materialize. I enjoy the simplistic yet authentic and thoughtful approach to both the food and drink menus.” GO-TO CHICAGO SPOT: “Pequod’s (2207 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-327-1512; pequodspizza.com). I am a huge pizza fan. The caramelized cheese goodness that protrudes from the sides of the well-seasoned pans is fabulous. The vibe and feel reminds me of growing up in New Orleans.” HIDDEN GEM: “Floriole (1220 W. Webster Ave., 773-883-1313; floriole.com), in Lincoln Park. Their croissants would be the best in Paris! A tremendous baking program that should be on everyone’s radar.” THREE THINGS EVERY CHICAGO VISITOR SHOULD DO: 1: “Choose any of Chicago’s sports teams and go to a game—our fan base’s passion for the home team is second to none.” 2: “Brunch. I believe we do brunch better than any other city, and as a Chicagoan we plan our weekends around it—it’s that important!” 3: “Take the Architectural Boat Tour (cruisechicago.com/architecture-tours/ ). I never get tired of it, as I learn and discover something new every time I go—plus, it has the best views of the city from the river and lake.”
This century-old nightclub was a favorite among the Al Capone set and still attracts jazzheads from around the world for sets from Patricia Barber and the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. INSIDER TIP: The Uptown Poetry Slam (Sundays 7–10 pm) is a rollicking celebration of the spoken word hosted with lacerating wit by slam poetry legend Marc Kelly Smith. 4082 N. Broadway, 773-8785552; greenmilljazz.co
HARRIS THEATER From hosting performances of world music and international dance to serving as home to local companies like Hubbard Street Dance and Chicago Opera Theater, this sleek, subterranean Millennium Park oasis has evolved into one of the city’s most compelling cultural venues. 203 E. Randolph St., 312-334-7777; harristheaterchicago.org
HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND Twenty minutes from Chicago in northwest Indiana, this
400,000-square-foot gaming mecca offers diversions for beginners and high rollers alike, from 1,500 penny slots to $100,000 hands of Baccarat, plus four restaurants and the acoustically perfect Venue concert space. 777 Casino Center Dr., Hammond, Indiana, 219-473-7000; caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond
of downtown Chicago. INSIDER TIP: Stroll across Frank Gehry’s sinuous bridge toward the lake to discover the kid-tastic Maggie Daley Park, with climbing walls and slides aplenty. 201 E. Randolph St., 312-742-1168; millenniumpark.org
The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, this institution celebrates innovation with interactive exhibits that explore green energy, space travel, future tech, and more INSIDER TIP: On a scale of 1–10, the baby chick hatchery scores an 11 for cuteness, eliciting “oohs” and “aahs” from all ages. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414; msichicago.org
Four hundred miles northwest of Chicago between upper and lower Michigan, this idyllic island getaway has been charming visitors for 150 years. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride (no motorized vehicles are allowed), visit historic Fort Mackinac, or just lounge on the expansive front porch of the legendary Grand Hotel. 906-847-3783; mackinacisland.org
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RIVERS CASINO MILLENNIUM PARK From expansive lawns and an extraordinary live music venue to a duo of crowd-pleasing public art installations in Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate (“The Bean”) and Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain, this 25-acre playground has become the epicenter
Over 1,000 slots and 50 table games plus live entertainment along with dining venues like Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House make this property northwest of the city a major destination for Chicagoans who are feeling lucky. 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, 847-795-0777; riverscasino.com
THALIA HALL A Pilsen landmark, this refurbished complex boasts hot spots Dusek’s, Punch House, and Tack Room as well as an eponymous concert hall, which embraces the bohemian spirit of the neighborhood with an array of entertainment ranging from Janeane Garofalo to George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. 1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851; thaliahallchicago.com
ZANIES COMEDY CLUB A comedy institution in Old Town since 1978, this 100-seat venue—which featured the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jay Leno before they hit it big—is one of the most intimate showcases of rising standup stars from Chicago and across the US. 1548 N. Wells St., 312-337-4027; chicago.zanies.com
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WHERE TO SHOP, WORK OUT, AND GET GORGEOUS IN CHICAGO...
SWEAT IT OUT EMBRACE A NEW YOU IN ’17 WITH THESE THREE FIERCE WORKOUTS.
Barry’s Boot Camp. The international fitness phenomenon brings its full-body workout experience to Chicago with a brand-new 7,000-square-foot space, its largest studio in the world. 9 W. Erie St., 312-202-0840; barrysbootcamp.com
Firestarter at Equinox. Expect a total cardio challenge from this new 30-minute class that takes cardio HIIT training to a new level as participants use their own body weight plus a step bench to executive a variety of intensive sequences. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-2542500; 1750 N. Clark St., 312-254-4000; 200 W. Monroe St., 312-252-3100; equinox.com
Barry’s Bootcamp founder and CEO (and Chicago native) Joey Gonzalez puts a class through its paces.
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Dailey Interval at the Dailey Method. Upbeat music and a lightning-fast pace make for a 45-minute workout that’s both highintensity and low-impact for optimal cardio and strengthening results. 2301 N. Clark St., 773-883-2990; 1714 N. Damen Ave., 773-904-8913; thedaileymethod.com
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Founded in Melbourne in 1987, this renowned Australian skincare brand has brought its ultra-luxe, carefully developed product lines—from facial toners and shampoo to body balm and fragrance—to the Midwest with this sophisticated, chic space in the heart of Bucktown’s Damen Avenue shopping district. 1653 N. Damen Ave., 872802-4 626; aesop.com
presents the ultimate curated selection of bridal fashions, featuring luxe gowns from the likes of J.Mendel and Valentino to Bonnell’s own Audrey Grant line. 214 W. Erie St., 312-7512222; belleviebridalcouture.com
BILLY REID Stock up on Southern-cool staples for men and women at the first Midwest boutique from this New York- and Alabama-based designer, the 2012 CFDA Menswear Designer of the
Aesop boasts luxe beauty products in a minimalist space.
Inspired by the “strong yet very feminine” Greek goddess of its name, this North Shore newcomer from fashionista Ashley Quicksilver takes style cues from rock ‘n’ roll icons and Audrey Hepburn alike. The minimalist space showcases a luxe selection of women’s wear brands ranging from Rona Pfeiffer to Rick Owens. 837 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-441-1918; athene-shop.com
NEW BELLE VIE BRIDAL COUTURE Chicago fashion dynamo and bridal style aficionado Amanda Bonnell
BONOBOS This menswear favorite founded by Chicago native Andy Dunn is the largest American clothing brand ever built on the web; now it has expanded its brick and mortar presence in the Windy City with two signature Guideshops, which personalize the shopping experience via individual Guides who walk clients through the trying-on and ordering process. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Second Fl., 312-8339149; 845 W. Armitage Ave., 773-697-4910; bonobos.com
BURDI Trim, distinguished, and perpetually dapper, Rino Burdi is the ultimate ambassador for Gold Coast chic. It’s only fitting, since he practically grew up in the neighborhood while his Italian-born father, master tailor Alfonso Burdi, was establishing his boutique as the city’s premier source for handmade Italian style. Decades later, designer Rino carries on the family name with flair. 58 E. Walton St., 312-642-9166; burdiclothing.com
Year, who has collaborated with brands ranging from Levi’s and J.Crew to Neiman Marcus and K-Swiss. 845 W. Randolph St., 312-614-1503; billyreid.com
BLAKE One of the city’s most exquisite shopping destinations, this go-to from veteran fashionistas Marilyn Blaszka and Dominic Marcheschi features a smart, fastidiously edited selection from top-of-the-line designers like Balenciaga, Dries van Noten, Céline, and Marni. 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047
from technicolor footwear and show-stopping gowns, jewelry, and accessories to men’s suits and street fashion from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s latest collection. 68 E. Oak St., 312-255-0630; dolcegabbana.com
FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO More than 130 stores with savings of up to 75 percent, including arbiters of chic like Burberry, Prada, AllSaints, and St. John. INSIDER TIP: Purchase a Green Savings Card for $5 from the Concierge Services desk on Level 1 for additional discounts. 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, 847-928-7500; fashionoutletsofchicago.com
GIORGIO ARMANI Milan style near the Mag Mile. Explore the new Spring ’17 collection from this Italian fashion powerhouse’s Gold Coast headquarters, featuring filmy fabrics and loads of fringe for women, and easy jackets and pants for men. 25 E. Oak St., 312-751-2244; armani.com
A Chicago jewelry institution since 1837, with three suburban shopping center locations. Channel Grace Kelly with Mikimoto pearls, or go contemporary chic with timepieces from the likes of Gucci and Chanel. INSIDER TIP: Jewelry repair, watch service, appraisals, and custom design, too. 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-679-1837; E-140 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, 847-619-6560; 172 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-5715355; cdpeacock.com
Renowned gemologist and Chicago store director Eve Rogers and her team showcase some of the most brilliant baubles in the world—from diamondand-ruby-encrusted necklaces to extraordinary timepieces—at this jewelry powerhouse’s Gold Coast location. 103 E. Oak St., 312-6041000; graffdiamonds.com
DANIEL GEORGE One of Chicago’s premier men’s clothiers, offering a range of custom attire, from suits and blazers to dress shirts, overcoats, and tuxedos, plus belts, shoes, cufflinks, and a variety of other accessories for the sharp-dressed gentleman. 155 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 770, 312-729-5202; danielgeorge customsuits.com
DOLCE & GABBANA One of the pinnacles of Italian high fashion on Oak Street, with everything
GUCCI The Italian fashion house has unveiled a super-sleek flagship at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, featuring the latest collections from designer Alessandro Michele, from the ultimate in luxe suiting and eveningwear to the latest buzzed-about collaboration with street artist GucciGhost. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-5504; gucci.com
HALSTED EYE BOUTIQUE Quality, comprehensive vision care from the Lakeview office of Dr. Joanna Slusky, from contact lenses and eyeglasses—including a luxe line of brands like Tom Ford, Bulgari,
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HOOD: “The Gold Coast. I enjoy the neighborhood feel and the people that live around me, and I can find just about everything here. It’s a walking-friendly shopping and dining destination.” FAVORITE NEW
On-trend fashions from a curated selection of designers like Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang with locations in three of the city’s hottest shopping districts: the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park’s Armitage Avenue, and Bucktown. 40 E. Delaware Pl., 312-640-2922; 841 W. Armitage Ave., 773-404-8766; 1633 N. Damen Ave., 773-292-0894; intermixonline.com
CHICAGO SPOT: “GT Prime (707 N. Wells St., 312-600-6305; gtprimerestaurant.com) It’s a light version of steak house with smaller cuts, and not as expensive as a traditional spot.” GO-TO PLACE: “Tavern on Rush (1031 N. Rush St., 312-664-9600; tavernonrush.com). It’s an institution. They make a branzino with lemon and jalapeño that would impress anyone.” HIDDEN GEM: “Riccardo Trattoria (2119 N. Clark St., 773-549-0038; riccardotrattoria.com). It’s the most authentic Italian food. Riccardo himself is cooking in the open kitchen, and his wife makes the
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JIMMY CHOO The footwear favorite has taken its place among its fellow fashion behemoths in the Gold Coast, settling into a gleaming new storefront on Oak Street. Shop the international icon’s latest collections, from pumps, wedges, and boots for women to men’s sneakers and dress shoes, plus bags, belts, and other luxe leather goods. 114 E. Oak St., 312-255-1170; jimmychoo.com
KAEHLER LUGGAGE Before embarking on a fall getaway, be sure to visit this expanded outfitter for the jet set, featuring a wide selection of luxury travel brands, from Tumi, Filson, and Rimowa to the boutique’s own luxe Kaehler 1920, with duffels, briefcases, and accessories made with materials from Windy City-based Horween Leather. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Sixth Fl., 312-951-8106; worldtraveler.com
LESTER LAMPERT Renowned for its stunning
veal Milanese is a favorite.” AWESOME ARCHITECTURE: “I like the Art Deco style, like the Hard Rock Hotel and the Palmolive building.” EVERY VISITOR TO CHICAGO SHOULD: “Take a helicopter tour and enjoy the city from above.”
custom-made pieces crafted onsite by expert gemologists, this famed, family-owned Chicago jeweler has settle into a luxe, bilevel new 5,000-squarefoot River North showroom with a watch gallery and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and design room. 7 E. Huron St., 312-944-6888; lesterlampert.com
MARSHALL PIERCE & COMPANY With a legacy in watch- and clockmaking dating back to 1880s Sweden, the Bern family’s Chicago jewelry business adds serious sparkle to the Magnificent Mile with a broad-ranging selection of timepieces as well as bauble brands ranging from Oscar Heyman and Roberto Coin to Chicago’s own Dana Rebecca Designs. 960 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-4299; marshallpierce.com
MONCLER The ultimate in alpine-chic outerwear for men, women, and children, this France-founded, Italian-based brand features everything from luxe parkas, cardigans, and sweatshirts to shoes, luggage, scarves, and eyewear, all with
the fashion label’s signature outdoorfabulous aesthetic. 33 E. Oak St., 312-361-8573; moncler.com
OXXFORD CLOTHES The only suit maker in the nation that tailors its custom garments by hand, this famous West Loop-based label has been a Chicago institution since its founding in 1916 by brothers Louis and Jacob Weinberg. 1220 W. Van Buren St., 312-829-3600; oxxfordclothes.com
RAZNY JEWELRS One of Chicagoland’s finest jewelry designers since 1951, this local institution recently opened an incredible new bilevel showroom in the heart of the Gold Coast on Oak Street. 109 E. Oak St., 312-663-8500; 1700 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, 847-432-5300; 37 S. Washington St., Hinsdale, 630-455-1900; 1501 W. Lake St., Addison, 630-932-4900; razny.com
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Top designer brands (from Fendi and Balmain to Stella McCartney) and of-the-moment fashions are on tap at this style-lover’s paradise, an upscale
institution since the 1920s. Seventhfloor restaurant Sophie’s is a chic dining destination for lunching ladies and gents. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799-5211; saks.com
SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Spread out across six city blocks and comprising Italian mega-market Eataly plus 50 stores (think Nordstrom, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Stuart Weitzman, and more) and 20 restaurants, this is one of the Magnificent Mile’s most primo shopping destinations. INSIDER TIP: Visitors who show their hotel room key at the Level 1 Concierge Services desk receive a Visitors Reward card featuring a variety of offers. 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-327-2300; theshopsatnorthbridge.com
VERSACE The ultimate Italian brand has returned to Chicago in this intimate bilevel space in the heart of the Gold Coast, where loyal customers can peruse the complete collection of Donatella Versace’s latest runway creations. 933 N. Rush St. 312-4459750; versace.com
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The recipient of Hearts on Fire’s 2016 Global Retailer of the Year award, this service-focused business features luxe watches, jewelry, diamonds, and engagement rings. 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; 15234 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, 708-2260800; 112 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, Indiana, 219-864-9090; jamesandsons.com
pasta in the morning. The zucchini flowers are ridiculous, and the bone-in
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joining its popular Bucktown store. 936 W. Fulton Market; 1653 N. Damen Ave., 872-802-4626; aesop.com
This Australia-based high-end beauty brand—whose mandarin-infused face cleanser and geranium leaf body balm have become cult favorites among the skincare-obsessed—is doubling down on Chicago with a second location in the Windy City, this one in the Fulton Market district,
BROOKLYN BOULDERS Reach new heights at this 25,000-square-foot rock-climbing center in the West Loop, which draws enthusiasts of bouldering, auto-belay, rappelling, top-roping and lead climbing. Yoga classes, a weight room, and a workspace with free wi-fi round
out the offerings. 100 S. Morgan St., 312-268-0002; brooklynboulders.com
THE CORE METHOD Founded by Pilates instructor Lily Horowitz in 1998, this fitness boutique has become a North Shore go-to for those that wish to strengthen, tone, and transform the body, with a particular focus on core development for a “total body experience.” 300 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847-682-7661; coremethodpilates.com
COWSHED SPA Soho House’s posh, of-the-moment vibe extends to its sleek lobby-level spa, which beckons with five treatment rooms—perfect for signature facials, body wraps, scrubs, and massages—and six mani-pedi chairs. INSIDER TIP: For a $15 supplement, get a 15-minute scalp massage during any nail treatment—so worth it. 113-125 N. Green St., 312-754-6915; cowshed. com/chicago
DR. YATES LIFESTYLE MED Treatments offered by Dr. William Yates, MD include everything from minimally invasive, permanent hair restoration to stem cell therapy for anti-aging (and, soon to come, organic facials, eyelash extensions, injectables, and laser facial rejuvenation). 213 N. Stetson Ave., Chicago and 565 Lakeview Pkwy., Suite 108, Vernon Hills, 312-2610872; dryateshairscience.com
A WHOLE NEW NEO With a late ’16 move to a new 8,000-squarefoot space, Neapolitan owner Kelly Golden continues to put her stylish stamp on the North Shore. The new boutique features dedicated shoe and handbag sections; jewelry displays showcasing baubles by Sidney Garber, Fernando Jorge, and white-hot Dutch designer Bibi van der Velden; and a curated collection of clothing like embroidered denim by Brock Collection and blouses by Derek Lam and Wes Gordon. 560 Chestnut St., Winnetka, 847-441-7784; neapolitan online.com
EON CLINICS From surgical tooth extractions and bone repair to dental implants, this Gold Coast medical clinic focuses on all aspects of permanent tooth restoration. Free consulation with 3D CT scan and evaluation. 1221 N. State St., 844-366-2562; eonclinics.com/greater-chicagolocations/dental-implants-chicago
N E W LAKE STREET BARBERING CO. Owners Manny Koop and Ralf Laboy head up this popular Fulton Market District grooming destination, a neighborhood shop that draws a diverse clientele for sharp cuts and a collegial, kid-friendly vibe complete with a backroom pool table. 1010 W. Lake St., 312-243-9367; facebook. com/lakestreetbarbers
LEAH CHAVIE SKINCARE BOUTIQUE Neapolitan’s spring collection.
In her intimate spa and adjacent boutique, noted skincare professional Leah Chavie offers a range of treatments and services
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MARIO TRICOCI Featuring a staff of expert aestheticians, renowned hair guru Mario Tricoci’s eponymous beauty destinations are a glamourous one-stop shop for everything from makeup and hair to luxe spa treatments. INSIDER TIP: The newly expanded 900 North Michigan Shops location boasts a second floor loft space perfect for bridal parties and group events. 900 N. Michigan Ave.; 284 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook; 499 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, 847-2021900; tricoci.com
NOMI SPA One of the city’s most luxurious hotels, the Park Hyatt boasts a spa to match. The seventh floor getaway tempts with treatments ranging from custom massages and polishes to the exclusive HydraFacial, which exfoliates, rehydrates, and nourishes the skin. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 7th Fl., 312-3351234; parkchicago.com/hyatt/pure/spas
N E W ORANGE SHOE PERSONAL FITNESS From small group fitness to individual training either in home or in one of the group’s North Side studios, this boutique health outfit specializes in highly customized fitness programs and the ultimate in personalized coaching. 3845 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-857-3112; 5607 N. Clark St., 773-234-1552; orangeshoe.com
PETROSINO’S PARLOR Set in the Loop’s sleek new Gray Hotel, this salon and spa offers pampering for ladies and gentlemen alike. On the ground floor, get express treatments like beard trims and eyebrow shaping; the second floor salon and spa offers a fullservice assortment of haircuts, body treatments, straight razor shaves, and more. 122 W. Monroe St., 312-616-0016; grayhotelchicago. com/boutique-hotels-chicago/spa/
Champagne Delight, the Hot Chocolate Escape, and the Peppermint Land Pedi; dedicate spa rooms offer everything from body waxing and eyebrow tinting to eyelash extensions. 512 N. Franklin St., 312-964-5290; reluxenailspa boutique.com
Technology and makeup merge at this cosmetics behemoth’s expansive flagship on Michigan Avenue, which features the debut of the Beauty TIP (Teach, Inspire, Play) Workshop, offering group classes, tutorials galore, and a shoppable online gallery called the Beauty Board. INSIDER TIP: Discover the exclusive-to-Chicago fragrance studio where customers can explore favorite scents and receive a custom fragrance consultation. 605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343; sephora.com
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N E W RE’LUXE NAIL & SPA BOUTIQUE This new addition to River North takes nail care to the next level with a luxe lineup of services like the
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The first spa in the city to offer cryo-facial technology, this forwardthinking Dana Hotel destination features a broad range of services, from citrus mimosa mani-pedis to
waxing, Swedish and hot stone massage, and even a 24-karat-gold facial. 660 N. State St., 312-2026040; spaatdana.com
ULTA BEAUTY Stock up on cosmetics essentials from a variety of top-shelf brands at this Chicago-based beauty standby. 1107 S. Delano Court East, 312-583-0554; 16 S. Halsted St., 312-243-0411; 1000 W. North Ave., 312-664-0230; 1300 N. Ashland Ave., 773-2277615; 3015 N. Clark St., 773-348-7315; 2754 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-472-6720; 5228 S. Lake Park Ave., 773-947-9066; ulta.com
WELLER DENTAL Treat your teeth to top-of-the-line service with a visit to Dr. Jeffrey Weller, whose specialties include a full slate of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative treatments ranging from veneers, implants, and Invisalign to crowns, bridges, and periodontal therapy. 1050 N. State St., Mezzanine Level, 312-654-0606; 920 N. York Rd., Hinsdale, 630-654-2900; wellerdental.com
TITLE: Owners, Lake Street Barbering Co. MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Koop: “I’ve lived in Pilsen for a little over 5 years, and I can see why it’s become the hottest place in the city. Laboy: Humboldt Park. I love the diversity—especially with Logan Square being so close with all the bars and restaurants.” FAVORITE NEW SPOT: Koop: “Bar Siena (832 W. Randolph St., 312-492-7775; barsiena .com) in the West Loop, a 10-minute walk from the shop. The food is incredible, and my man Marko is usually behind the bar.” GO-TO SPOT: Laboy: “Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-2739; revbrew.com). Great bar food and amazing beer that’s brewed here in Chicago.” HIDDEN GEM: Koop: “Bacchanalia (2413 S. Oakley Ave., 773-254-6555; bacchanaliain in Chicago there. Homemade cannoli too!” AWESOME ARCHITECTURE: Koop: “I absolutely love the gargoyles throughout the city, and I can’t get enough of the columns and statues on the older buildings.” SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY: Laboy: “Cubs!” Koop: “I like the different fashion each season brings; I don’t think I could ever do 80 degrees and sunny every single day of my life.”
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NATURAL BEAUTY CHICAGO’S MOST RENOWNED NATURAL HISTORY ART GALLERY MAKES A LANDMARK MOVE.
After 20 years in the landmark Wrigley Building, renowned natural history art gallery Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. has moved to another historic location, the gorgeously restored annex of the Chicago landmark Tree Studios building in River North, one of the nation’s oldest surviving artists’ studios. Says Oppenheimer, “The space is warm, welcoming, and fits our genre of artwork in a unique way. It is an historic landmark site, and we are all about history.” Covering more than 3,200 square feet on three floors, the new space serves as a showcase for Oppenheimer’s extensive collection of artworks depicting the natural world by worldfamous artists such as John James Audubon, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and Basilius Besler. Museum-quality framing and art conservation services, too. 10 E. Ohio St., 312-642-5300; audubonart.com
PICTURED: Joel Oppenheimer Gallery’s collection boasts treasures like this American White Pelican, a hand-colored engraving c. 1830 by John James Audubon, published by Oppenheimer Editions.
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President, Maureen Schulman Public Relations, Inc. MY NEIGHBORHOOD: “Streeterville. I love the proximity to the lakefront and the oasis provided by the Eli Schulman Playground and Seneca Park.” FAVE NEW SPOT: “True Food Kitchen (1 W. Erie St.; truefoodkitchen. com). The menu, developed by Dr. Andrew Weil, focuses on health and antiinflammatory ingredients.” GO-TO CHICAGO SPOT: “Athenian Room
furnishings empire was founded by Art Van Elslander in 1959 and continues to expand its presence in the Chicagoland area. Shop luxe décor in the Scott Shuptrine Interiors gallery. 2606 N. Elston Ave., 773-486-8719; 7200 S. Cicero Ave., Bedford Park, 708-4965455; 1021 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, 630-810-8915; 1293 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, 847-466-8086; artvan.com
(807 W. Webster Ave., 773-348-5155). Hands down the best chicken in the world. HIDDEN GEM: The Stony Island Arts Bank (6700 S. Stony Island Ave.; rebuild-foundation.org/site/stony-island-arts-bank), which houses the Johnson Publishing Archives.” THREE THINGS EVERY CHICAGO VISITOR SHOULD DO: “Take the architectural cruise on Chicago’s First Lady (cruisechicago.com), attend a show at The Second City (1616 N. Wells St., 312-337-3992; secondcity.com), and eat some deep dish pizza with an Eli’s Cheesecake (elischeesecake.com) chaser!”
ANTIQUES/ GALLERIES P.O.S.H. “Tableware that tells a story” is the motto at this whimsical boutique in Tree Studios in the heart of River North. From hotel and estate silver to jewelry, glassware, china and dinnerware, and accessories, shop a wide array of tony American and European antiques. 613 N. State St., 312-280-1602; poshchicago.com
NEW RANDOLPH STREET MARKET Mark your calendars for the weekends of February 25–26 and March 25–26 and prepare to do some digging at this Fulton Market District treasure trove favored by celebs like Sophia Bush, Nate Berkus, and artist Nick Cave. INSIDER TIP: Check the market’s website for discounted admission, season passes, and more. 1340 W. Washington Blvd., 312-666-1200; randolphstreetmarket.com
ATTORNEYS JEFFREY M. LEVING, LTD. Jeffrey Leving’s passion for fathers’
rights fuels the success of this longstanding Loop law practice focusing on family law, divorce, and child custody. Leving is a true expert in these matters, having penned works like How to Be a Good Divorced Dad, Divorce Wars, and Father’s Rights. 19 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1500, 312-807-3990; dadsrights.com
PETRELLI LAW This team of attorneys headquartered in the Loop and led by Tom Petrelli specializes in high-asset divorce cases as well as adoption, estate planning, and more. The firm offers a free and confidential initial consultation. 180 N. Stetson Ave., Ste. 3500, 312-252-2085; petrellilawchicago.com
AUTO DEALERS BOB LOQUERCIO AUTO GROUP This respected auto dealer services the city and suburbs with brands like Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota. 5625 N. Broadway, 800-7107311; 4950 S. Pulaski Rd., 888-507-9472; 1600 W. Lake St., Streamwood, 888-465-9840; 1200 E. Chicago St., Elgin, 773-7285000; blautogroup.com
NEW LAKE FOREST SPORTSCARS Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Bentley… if the highest of high-end automobiles is your passion, this place is your paradise. Car impresario Rick Mancuso leads the team at this 70,000-square-foot facility, which offers a full range of services from auto sales and financing to maintenance and a driver development program for budding racers. 990 North Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, 847-295-6560; lfsc.com
CASA SPAZIO Set in the heart of the River North gallery and design district, this sleek, 5,200-square-foot showroom spotlights a luxe collection of modern, Italianmade furniture essentials for living, working, and entertaining, from platform beds and dining room tables to rugs, sofas, and kitchens. 222 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0888; casa spazio.com
FRAGRANT DESIGN Whether it’s the grandest of weddings or a corporate event, a gala or an intimate private party, this West Loop-based company offers a comprehensive range of stylish, one-of-a-kind floral and event décor services at venues across Chicago. Specialties of founder and president Nadine Horwitz and her creative team include centerpieces, lighting accents, window displays, holiday decorations, and more. 316 N. Loomis St., 312-5463044; fragrantdesign.com
A family-owned Chicago auto institution since 1936, Loeber is a premier Windy City name in Mercedes-Benz and Porsche dealerships. Located on an expansive 80,000 square feet on the city’s far northwest side, Loeber provides financing, car service, and a selection of hundreds of new and used luxury vehicles. 4255 W. Touhy Ave., 888-2114485; Porsche: 7101 N. Lincoln Ave., 888-882-3507; loebermotors.com
KOHLER SIGNATURE STORE BY STUDIO 41 The premier name in bath design, Wisconsin-based company Kohler showcases its wares—from classic fixtures to spa tubs and high-tech toilets—in this sleek, contemporary space offering a unique experience of the 1873-founded brand in the Merchandise Mart. 322 W. Hubbard St., 312-755-2510; kohlersignature.com
HOME DÉCOR ART VAN FURNITURE The Midwest’s number one furniture retailer, this Detroit-based home
Established in 2002, this upscale interior design firm servicing the Western suburbs and beyond boasts a 10,000-square-foot showroom featuring a slate of high-end manufacturers and an array of services ranging from
The SOURCE: SPACE remodeling and window treatments to decorative painting and floral arrangements. 445 W. Ogden Ave., Clarendon Hills, 630-769-5099; linlydesigns.com
From lighting and storage to indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories, this luxury furnishings company with a showroom brings some of the world’s finest and most forward-thinking design to the River North gallery district. 301 W. Superior St., 312-6649582; luminaire.com
MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS For more than 25 years, this North Carolina-based luxury home furnishings label has offered ecofriendly, American-made elegance that’s ideal for those entertaining guests as well as those who’d rather curl up and stay in. Invest in comfortably chic essentials for living, dining, sleep, and more the brand’s airy 10,000-squarefoot signature store in the Clybourn Corridor. 1555 N. Halsted St., 312-397-3135; mgbwhome.com
Décor, tableware, and gifts are the focus of this charming Lincoln Park boutique, featuring high-end lines like Raynaud and L’Objet fine china, stunning vases by Caleb Siemon and Anna Weatherley; and sumptuous goblets, flutes, and other assorted drinkware from Artel. 1015 W. Armitage Ave., 773-525-0816; tabulatua.com
Located in the heart of bustling River North, this boutique hotel and spa offers a soothing respite from the city by balancing the latest technology with luxurious amenities, an aesthetic of natural, sustainable woods and earth tones, and the world-class Spa at Dana. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000; danahotelandspa.com
CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Rich with history, this newly restored Venetian Gothic-style space has become the ultimate hot spot thanks to its vintage club vibes and stellar food and dining options, from mixology haven Milk Room to rooftop sensation Cindy’s, whose all-season balcony boasts drop-dead gorgeous views of Millennium Park. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-940-3552; chicagoathletichotel.com
One of the city’s hottest hotels, this chic River North space boasts 221 stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites and is also home to two neighborhood dining and nightlife favorites: lobbylevel Italian must-try Dolce Italian and fourth-floor indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge IO Godfrey. 127 W. Huron St., 312-649-2000; godfreyhotelchicago.com
restored New York Life Insurance Building, and boasts opulent design fused with modern touches. South American-inspired rooftop bar Boleo and library-chic mixology hot spot Vol. 39 are both destinations worth exploring. 122 W. Monroe St., 877-7717031; grayhotelchicago.com
HOTEL CHICAGO Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, this stylish boutique hotel neighboring the House of Blues appeals to business and leisure travelers alike with luxe in-room amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, 300-threadcount combed cotton sheets, and 24-hour concierge service—not to mention easy access to neighborhood dining and drinking hot spots. 333 N. Dearborn St., 312-245-0333; thehotelchicago.com
THE GRAY This buzzed-about new hotel by Kimpton has made a splashy debut in the Financial District’s majestically
HYATT REGENCY With more than 2,000 guest rooms, a full-service business center, and 240,000
Add a certain je ne sais quoi to your home courtesy of this house of modern Parisian designs, a stylish force for more than 50 years noted for both being cutting-edge and championing environmentally conscious design and whose iconic pieces include the Mah Jong sofa, which has been reinterpreted by the likes of Missoni and Jean Paul Gaultier. 222 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0275; roche-bobois.com
ROOM & BOARD Since its opening in 2003, this super-stylish, 46,000-square-foot showroom just off the Magnificent Mile has brought a world of luxe interior décor to the buzzing River North neighborhood with three floors of American-crafted, classic-meetscontemporary home essentials, from chic furniture to accessories, lighting, and rugs. 55 E. Ohio St., 312-2220970; roomandboard.com
Let there be light: One of the sun-filled, city-facing model units at NEXT Apartments in River North, featuring quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, glass tile backspash, oak-faced flat paneled cabinets, and plank flooring.
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vivre in the city’s Gold Coast. Boasting 415 luxury guest rooms, two must-try dining and drinking spots in Café des Architectes and Le Bar, and 10,000 square feet of meeting space, it’s an appealing option with serious European flair. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4000; sofitel-chicago.com
THOMPSON HOTEL Contemporary, hip design from renowned British creative Tara Bernard, one of the city’s best hotel restaurants in One Off Hospitality Group’s Nico Osteria, and pictureperfect location in the heart of the Gold Coast make this a truly sophisticated urban haven for cosmopolitan travelers. 21 E. Bellevue Pl., 312-2662100; thompsonhotels.com
square feet of event space, this expansive hotel (the city’s largest) located along the Chicago River is a magnet for corporate travelers. 151 E. Wacker Dr., 312-565-1234; chicagoregency.hyatt.com
KINZIE HOTEL A prime setting in the heart of the River North dining and nightlife district plus luxe amenities like 42-inch flat-screen LED TVs, a 24-hour fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, and an evening cocktail reception equal one very chic boutique hotel. 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-395-9000; kinziehotel.com
THE LANGHAM Consistently named among the top hotels in the world since its opening in 2013, this sumptuous retreat from the London-based luxury hospitality brand offers 24-hour butler service and a prime vantage point of the city from its iconic setting in Mies van der Rohe’s 1971 IBM Building. INSIDER TIP: Get a taste of the good life with luxe afternoon tea in the lobby-level Pavilion. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-9239988; langhamhotels.com/chicago
LOEWS HOTEL Tucked away in Streeterville between Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier, this gleaming high-rise hotel is a brilliant addition to Chicago’s skyline and boasts 400 guest rooms (including 25 luxury suites) plus Iron Chef Jose Garces’s meat-centric dining destination Rural Society. 455 N. Park Dr., 312-840-6600; loewshotels.com/ chicago-downtown
PARK HYATT Rising over the historic Water Tower at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, this elegant, contemporary-chic property’s rooms boast contemporary artwork and sweeping views of the city and Lake Michigan. NoMI Kitchen restaurant and the Spa at NoMI are must-try locals’ destinations in themselves. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-1234; chicago.park.hyatt.com
THE PENINSULA This elegant oasis just off Michigan Avenue recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in Chicago with a next-level renovation to more than 300 guest rooms and suites. The on-site spa just might be the city’s best. INSIDER
TIP: Lobby-level hideaway The Bar is one of the city’s classiest, clubbiest watering holes. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888; chicago.peninsula.com
With bold, whimsical design, luxurious amenities like spa-inspired bathrooms and 42-inch high-definition TVs, and a buzzing rooftop lounge that draws crowds of locals and visitors alike to see and be seen, this stylish space just south of the Chicago River is one of the Loop’s hottest destinations. 201 N. State St., 312-467-0200; thewithotel.com
THE RITZ-CARLTON Chicago hospitality veteran Peter Simoncelli has stepped into the GM role at this newly renovated Windy City institution, which boasts four-star service, a recently added Club Lounge, chic dining destination Deca, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, all adjacent to Water Tower Place shopping. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000; ritzcarlton.com
Set on the Chicago Riverwalk within strolling distance of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier, this 1,200-room hotel scores with an indoor heated pool, on-site Shula’s Steak House, and views of the lake, river, and city skyline. 301 E. North Water St., 312-464-1000; sheratonchicago.com
SOFITEL CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE This angular, 32-floor glass high-rise is an ultra-sleek dose of Parisian joie de
EVENTS, ETC. ELI’S CHEESECAKE A Chicago institution since it made its debut at the first Taste of Chicago in 1980, this super-creamy confection invented by Eli Schulman has been enjoyed by Chicago mayors, US Presidents, and celebrities galore in classic flavors like original plain, chocolate chip, and strawberry and new varieties like chocolate hazelnut crunch and cookie butter. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., 800-354-2253; elicheesecake.com
EVENT CREATIVE From scenic design and event management to lighting, sound, video, and floral, this one-stop-shop event producer is known for its can-do philosophy and epic productions, from recent successes like Chicago Gourmet, Zoo Ball, and Steppenwoolf Theatre’s
The SOURCE: SPACE 40th anniversary gala. 219 N. Paulina St., 312-442-0887; eventcreative.com
737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1800, 312-640-7010; bairdwarner.com
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Tom Kehoe’s full-service event design company pulls out all the stops for see-it-to-believe-it soirées at venues all over town—including Kehoe’s own astonishing new 25,000-square-foot venue The Geraghty, featuring 22-foot ceilings, in-house liquor license, and Wi-Fi for up to 1,000 devices. 2555 S. Leavitt St., 312-421-0030; kehoedesigns.com
Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell, this major real estate brokerage firm is of the world’s most highly regarded— and a magnet for in-hot-demand multimillion-dollar Chicago listings. 980 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 900, 312-2843500; berkshirehathawayhs.com
With an emphasis on all things local and the goal of bringing restaurantquality food to every event, this respected caterer headed by Jodi Fyfe and Tony Pontillo crafts inventive creations like squash and leek fritters and bite-sized fish and chips for weddings, galas, corporate events, and a variety of other social gatherings. 1932 W. Lake St., 773-880-8044; paramounteventschicago.com
A respected name in real estate for more than 100 years, this global network boasts 3,000 independently operated broker offices in nearly 50 countries and territories, all with the aim of “fulfilling the dream of home” for buyers and sellers around the world. 1840 N. Clark St., 773-517-6585; coldwellbankerhomes.com
SOUND INVESTMENT From sound, lighting, and video to design and installation, the team of engineers, artists, and consultants at this Chicago-born company—which has expanded to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas—bring events of all kinds to life. 1438 W. Kinzie St., 800-720-8545; soundinvestmentav.com
the North Shore, and the Western suburbs. 2044 W. Roscoe St., 312-7337201; conlonrealestate.com
JAMESON SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY This celebrated Chicago/North Shore affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Network offers a expansive portfolio of luxury properties and a decades-long reputation for excellence. 55 E. Erie St., 312-8371111; 425 W. North Ave., 312-751-0300; 100 E. Station St., Barrington, 847-381-7100; 2934 Central St., Evanston, 847-869-7300; 586 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, 847-7165152; jamesonsir.com
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In a prime location within strolling distance of Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue and boasting amenities like the 10,000-square-foot rooftop SkyDeck, these spacious apartments overlooking the Chicago River are one of Streeterville’s most tantalizing luxury rentals. 445 E. Illinois St., 312-8541818; theloftsatrivereast.com
With six offices throughout Chicagoland, this boutique brokerage firm established by “The Deed” star Sean Conlon is a force in luxury real estate in neighborhoods across the city,
The latest luxe rental tower to hit the Chicago market, this 310-unit, 28-story project from industry vets Fifield Realty
Corp. boasts luxe features like an outdoor pool, spa, and sun terrace; gaming arcade; and a state-of-the-art fitness club with indoor/outdoor yoga studio—all in a prime River North location. 347 W. Chestnut St., 312-3613199; nextapts.com
THE PARKER FULTON MARKET The latest in luxe Chicago apartment living, this gleaming 29-story tower in the sizzling-hot Fulton Market District offers immediate access to the city’s premier dining neighborhood, plus amenities like floor-to-ceiling glass; a sun terrace with pool, daybeds and fire pit; gym with yoga studio; and a penthouse lounge with city views. 730 W. Couch Pl., 312-600-4250; theparkerchicago.com
VISTA TOWER RESIDENCES At 1,186 feet and a cost of $1 billion, this Jeanne Gang-designed architectural marvel is set to become the city’s third tallest building. The latest achievement in Magellan Development Group’s Lakeshore East master plan, the building will be comprised of a five-star hotel as well as Vista residences starting at $1 million for a one-bedroom apartment. Sales office: 375 E. Wacker Dr.; vistatowerchicago.com
WHO: Cofounder of @properties MY NEIGHBORHOOD:
the lake.” FAVORITE NEW PLACE: “Soho House (113 N. Green
St., 312-521-8000; sohohousechicago.com). It has a young, creative,
Founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong have built this award-winning Chicago-based firm into the top independent real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the country’s top 12 residential brokers. 618 W. Fulton St., 312-491-0200; atproperties.com
and inclusive vibe pushing the envelope.” GO-TO CHICAGO
BAIRD & WARNER Chicago-grown since 1855, this real estate company offers an array of services in the luxury market, from home buying and selling to relocation services, title services and mobility solutions across the Chicagoland area.
“Lincoln Park. Great schools, lots of coffee, open space, and close to
SPOT: “Floriole (1220 W. Webster Ave., 773-883-1313; floriole.com). There is nothing you can order that’s not fabulous.” HIDDEN GEM: “Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (lincolnparkconservancy.org). Peace and tranquility 50 feet from the noise [of Lincoln Park].” FAVORITE PIECE OF ARCHITECTURE: “The Tribune Building (435 N. Michigan Ave.). Incredible history, architecture, and location.” SPRINGTIME LOVE: “The people. Everyone celebrates life all over again.” THREE THINGS EVERY CHICAGO VISITOR SHOULD DO: “Sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at a Blackhawks game with Jim Cornelison; find a place to be still and watch our city move; help a Chicagoan who can’t help themselves.”
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BEAR TIE BALL Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host its 24th Annual Bear Tie Ball, “XANADU: Making dreams come true,” on Saturday, March 11, at the Aragon Ballroom. Co-chaired by Tracey Kreiling and Katy Tetta, the evening will feature dinner, auctions, and dancing to the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra, and will raise funds to provide hope and support to those affected by pediatric cancer. For more information, visit bearnecessities.org/event/bear-tie-ball or contact Christina Thomas, Director of Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.214.1200
ELEMENTS: THE 16TH ANNUAL DRIEHAUS AWARDS FOR FASHION EXCELLENCE A multimedia production presented by Driehaus Design Initiative showcasing over 170 original garments, crafted by up to 25 Chicago undergraduate students from participating fashion programs. Selected students represent the best in innovation, craftsmanship, and creativity of emerging fashion talent in Chicago. In addition to the runway show and awards presentation, the elegant evening also includes a pre-show cocktail reception, live music, a live auction, and a VIP after-party. Proceeds benefit fashion programs in Chicago. Cocktail attire. To purchase tickets: DriehausDesign.org April 28, 2017, 6:30 pm, Vintage Studios, 700 S. Desplaines St.
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5TH ANNUAL A NIGHT ON THE RUNWADE
From DineAmic Group, the hospitality group that brought you Siena Tavern, Prime & Provisions and Bar Siena, comes Barrio. Set for a spring opening, Barrio will bring a Mexican-inspired flare to the River North area. The menu will feature robata grill style dishes in addition to playful twists on classic Mexican street food as well as American gastropub dishes with a Latin spin. To stay up to date on opening plans, follow @BarrioChicago.
A Night on the RunWade emerges guests into an evening curated by Dwyane Wade, where his two passions – fashion and charity – collide for an unforgettable night. Guests will partake in a culinary experience from Chicago’s top restaurants while admiring the hottest fashion trends during a runway show presented by DSquared and Giuseppe Zanotti.
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March 19. Revel Fulton Market. 1215 W. Fulton Market To purchase tickets, visit Runwade.com
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THE CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT IS NO MORE—BUT FOR THE CHICAGO CUBS’ RAPIDLY CHANGING HOME ’HOOD, IS THAT SUCH A GOOD THING?
Even months later, it’s still hard to fathom that the Cubs—“lovable losers” for so many years—are baseball’s reigning World Champions. That is, until you take a gander at the mammoth construction site that is the intersection of Clark and Addison, where the team’s recent success and international following has
spurred a flurry of development around Wrigley Field, from a boutique hotel and movie theater to apartments, restaurants, and, of course, parking. Much-needed changes or the Disney-fication of a beloved neighborhood? Only time will tell. Here’s how things stand today. Where the action is: Clark
between Grace and Roscoe. The crowd: Big 10 grads in party mode; wide-eyed, selfie-taking sports fans; yuppies pushing strollers to Julius Meinl (3601 N. Southport Ave.; meinlus .com/southport-ave) for Viennese coffee. Handbag of choice: Dooney & Burke’s leather
Dover ($448), in camel with subtle Cubs logo pattern for the stylishly understated fan. Green means: The beer on St. Patty’s Day flowing through the bars lining the street. Must-stroll street: Alta Vista Terrace, a historic block of 19th-century London-inspired row houses just three blocks
north of the stadium. Craving: Empanadas at Tango Sur (3763 N. Southport Ave., tangosurgrill .com); spicy fried chicken sandwiches at Roost (1467 W. Irving Park Rd.; theroost carolinakitchen.com) Baby name: Take your pick: Bryant, Rizzo, Russell, Lester, Ross, Heyward...
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Scenes from Wrigleyville: top row from left, outside Wrigley Field during a night game; the Cuban sandwich at neighborhood fave Southport Grocery; the rooftop view at Murphy's Bleachers. middle row: Statue of Hall of Famer Billy Williams; looking out onto home plate; Southport Grocery's dining room. bottom row: A sea of Cubby blue at Rockit Burger Bar; Rockit's Baez Beach cocktail.
Here’s to the curse being going, going... gone.
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