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CONTENTS LATE SPRING 2017
The MCA rings in its 50th with Takashi Murakami’s new standout exhibition, The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg. here: Tan Tan Bo Puking — a.k.a. Gero Tan (2002).
16 // FULL FRONTAL
36 // LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER 38 // THE LIST 43 // INVITED
59 // POP LIFE
Three new local treatments are changing the Chicago wellness game.
The MCA fêtes 50 years with an ode to the boundary-bending Takashi Murakami.
Lakeview’s new Ella Elli is one of the many Windy City eateries putting healthful options front and center.
60 // SPICE IT UP! Two Chicago women are on their way to making saffron the next big thing—and empowering Afghani women and farmers in the process.
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34 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Here’s to the curse being going, going... gone.
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He’s the man: The Chicago Cubs’ Joe Maddon is ready to saunter into a new season.
62 // SHE’S MONEY Bestselling author and financial powerhouse-in-the-making Nicole Lapin unveils her latest cheeky release, Boss Bitch.
64 // LATIN HEAT From world-premiere theater to palate-pleasing restaurants, this season in Chicago has a distinctly Latin flair.
68 // LA VIE EN ROSÉ Celebrating the 10th vintage of its buzzy flagship rosé, Château d’Esclans brings a taste of St-Tropez to the States.
70 // VEGGIE FABULOUS Good-for-you gourmet is making a serious splash in Chicago’s foodie scene.
STYLE 75 // GUILT-FREE FASHION Stylish, socially-responsible fashion is all the rage in Chicago thanks to these forward-thinking and fabulous local women.
78 // GET PINNED When it comes to must-have spring accessories, fashion queen Ikram Goldman is all about these playful, perfectly chic pins.
North Shore fitness pro Haley Stone takes her dance fitness phenomenon WERQ to the next level.
84 // SPRING REVIVAL Hit “refresh” this season with three innovative new med-spa treatments.
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80 // WERQ & PLAY
CONTENTS 86 // DRESS FOR SUCCESS With her new Icon Collection for spring, emerging Chicago designer Elena Bobysheva proves that she’s a fashion force to be reckoned with.
88 // I AM WOMAN
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FEATURES 90 // JOE COOL With Zen-like calm and a World Series title in hand, Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon has his eyes on another thrilling run in Wrigleyville.
96 // GOLD RUSH This season’s tough metallics give gritty glamour to worn-in leathers, butter-soft suedes, and sensual (though not slouchy) silhouettes.
104 // SCENTS OF STYLE Take note! Spring’s hottest runway trends blend perfectly with the season’s most intoxicating eaux.
SPACE 109 // WRIGHT HERE, WRIGHT NOW Oak Park celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s sesquicentennial in style with the deluxe Wright Plus 150 Housewalk.
As Coco Pazzo celebrates 25 years, owner Jack Weiss dishes on the comfortable design aesthetic that keeps his restaurants timelessly chic.
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112 // ITALIAN STALLION
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The recently relocated Coco Pazzo Cafe boasts signature design touches like the beloved Modiglianiinspired wall murals.
114 // DESIGN DOYENNE Interiors whiz Michael Del Piero shares her must-have home décor pieces for spring ’17.
116 // LUXE OVERLOAD There are so many luxury homes on the market in Chicago, prices are starting to drop. Does that mean it’s time to buy?
120 // IT TAKES TWO The husband-and-wife duo behind Schwung Home are designing for themselves—and the future.
THE SOURCE 123 // SCENE.STYLE.SPACE
Loving that lace: Chicago designer Elena Bobysheva’s new Icon Dress N° 04.
152 // FEELING LOOP-Y The city’s most extraordinary neighborhood is a hive of activity until 5 pm—and that’s when the action really starts.
Frame job: A wall in interior designer Michael Del Piero’s newly expanded West Town boutique.
on the cover: Joe Maddon Photography by Jack Perno Styling by Kate Loscalzo Hair by Olivia Ifergan/Charles Ifergan Salon Makeup by Jill Glaser/Make Up First Location: The Ritz-Carton, Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000; ritzcarlton.com/chicago Blazer, Anthony Morato ($348). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312464-1515; nordstrom.com. T-shirt, ATM ($80). Nordstrom, see above
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
I’ve bled Cubbie blue since the age of five (the first autograph I ever got was from team broadcaster Steve Stone, my daily companion on WGN), and even five months after the World Series, it’s still surreal to think that our Chicago Cubs are the champs. Finally, after the years of mediocrity and close calls and heartbreaking misses, none of it matters. The curse has been lifted, and there’s joy in Wrigleyville. Joe Maddon is a huge reason for that. With his quirkily relaxed managerial style, the Hazleton, Pennsylvania, native kept the young team at ease when the pressure was highest, and they delivered—and how. As a die-hard fan and a proud Chicagoan, I’m
thrilled to have Joe grace our Late Spring cover as he steps back into the dugout for the Cubs’ first post-curse season. Joe isn’t the only impressive figure in our pages this time around: It’s also our Power Players Issue, featuring nine influential Chicago women who are making great things happen in the city and around the world. From finance guru Nicole Lapin and fitness queen Haley Stone to US Army veterans and saffron entrepreneurs Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller, each has a bold vision and will to succeed that are downright inspiring. “Inspiring” also perfectly describes the upcoming cultural season, with major milestones
for a trio of local institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration with a much-anticipated exhibit from Takashi Murakami; the National Museum of Mexican Art fêtes its 30th with a gala and a show focusing on local Latino artists; and in Oak Park, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust honors the 150th birthday of the master architect with an essential event for architecture buffs, the Wright Plus 150 housewalk. All that, plus a victory lap for the city’s latest world champions? Now that’s what I call a sensational spring.
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Getting my kicks with soccer stars David Accam (left) and Johan Kappelhof (right) of the Chicago Fire—now celebrating its 20th anniversary season—at our Late Spring issue cover party; and joining some of the city’s cultural and corporate powerhouses at a lively welcome dinner for new Park Hyatt GM Sara Kearney (third from right) at NoMI Kitchen.
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The transition from spring to summer is one of my favorite times of year. The roof at Soho House gets busier, while outdoor favorites like LondonHouse and Chicago Cut work their way into my social calendar. In short, everything bursts with infectious energy, and we adopt that same momentum at Michigan Avenue. Case in point: On April 26, we’ll toast the celebrated subjects of this, our Power Players Issue, with a blowout bash at the stunning Park Hyatt. From authors and interior designers to entrepreneurs and fitness phenoms, this year’s portfolio of influential females carries on the tradition established by boldface names like Justine Fedak of BMO Harris Bank, Eve Rogers of Graff Diamonds, and other local luminaries whom we’ve showcased in the past. I can’t think of a better place to bring different facets of the community together than in one of the city’s premier sophisticated spaces.
Another reason to love spring? Men’s fashion can get a bit quirkier—think a patterned, lightweight blazer from Burdi paired with trousers that pack some pop from Oxxford Clothes. I’ll be culling some clothing cues on April 28, when we’ll sponsor the 16th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence supporting student designers. Michigan Avenue endeavors to be a steward of the arts and admires the Driehaus Design Initiative’s similar mission. As always, keep up with the action on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels, as well as at michigan avemag.com/calendar. It’s hard to keep track of it all— and that’s the fun part!
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ENTERTAINMENT INSIDER, PROUD CHICAGOAN, AND THREE-TIME MICHIGAN AVENUE COVER STAR GIULIANA RANCIC CELEBRATES HOME. Fresh off reporting from the red carpet for E! at the Oscars, Giuliana Rancic returned to Chicago to celebrate her Michigan Avenue Spring Fashion Issue cover with a VIP celebration at the Godfrey Hotel. During the Elysium SurgiSpasponsored soirée, 150 revelers sipped Effen Vodka specialty cocktails and Nicolas Feuillatte rosé while partying the night away with the three-time cover star. “There really is no place like Chicago,” gushed Rancic. “So to be on the cover is amazing!”
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Michigan Avenue and Elysium SurgiSpa fêted Spring Fashion Issue cover star Giuliana Rancic with a reception at IO Urban Roofscape in the Godfrey Hotel. “It’s an honor to be on the cover of Michigan Avenue three times,” reflected Rancic to the gathered crowd of 150, humorously boasting of her multitasking skills by broadcasting her remarks live via Instagram.
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#INSTA-CHICAGO CELEBRATION Nearly 200 guests packed Rockit Bar & Grill to honor the social media stars of Michigan Avenue’s #Insta-Chicago Winter issue feature. Throughout the affair, the hip crowd imbibed specialty Maker’s Mark and Effen Vodka cocktails while rubbing elbows with the evening’s Insta-celebs—including Samantha Roby, Matt Marzahl, Neal Kumar, Nathan Michael, and Jenn Lake—in the restaurant’s upstairs space, which was decked out for the event with florals and a custom photo wall by Kehoe Designs.
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COCO CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE OPENING An intimate set of well-wishers turned out to celebrate nightlife impresario Andy Li’s latest concept. During the fête, the exclusive guest list explored the Hubbard Street bubbly bar’s new digs while nibbling hors d’oeuvres and sipping Le Medaillon Champagne.
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What: Join dignitaries from Chicago’s business and philanthropic communities to support research, programs, and services for the American Cancer Society. When: April 22, 6 PM Where: The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Tickets: 312-279-7213; discoveryball.org
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What: Indulge in a one-of-a-kind dinner prepared by some of the food industry’s biggest stars at this event benefiting Common Threads’ in-school programs and featuring honorary hosts Tamron Hall and Top Chef’s Gail Simmons. When: April 30, 5 PM Where: Prime & Provisions, 222 N. LaSalle Dr. Tickets: commonthreads.org/cheftakeover RITA HAYWORTH GALA
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GENERATION J The Auxiliary Board of the Joffrey Ballet hosted an exclusive evening of entertainment and imbibing. After enjoying a performance of the dance troupe’s Game Changers show at the Auditorium Theatre, guests mixed and mingled with the featured performers during a cocktail reception at Potter’s Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton.
What: Themed “Illuminate the Journey,” this grand gala for Make-A-Wish Illinois features drinks, dinner, and live and silent auctions to raise money to help make ill children’s dreams come true. When: May 20, 6 PM Where: Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. Tickets: 312-602-9430; illinois.wish.org
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What: Along with cocktails, dancing, and live and silent auctions, the 30th anniversary of Chicago’s largest Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser features the presentation of the Civic Award and the Family Philanthropy Award to Cathy Edge and the Murphy Family, respectively. When: May 13, 6:30 PM Where: The Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Tickets: 312-335-5808; alz.org/galas
Michael and Rachel Cunningham Toni Canada and Amanda Puck
Lessimus, omnis eossum ius alis vendipsapici nihil Chefs Tony Mantuano and Carolina Diaz
Attendees sated their sweet tooths with macarons.
Renee Price, Bryan Bruin, Kim Lilleberg, and Tom Kehoe
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TERZO PIANO REDESIGN RECEPTION More than 400 guests gathered in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago to toast the redesign of Terzo Piano. Attendees—including the restaurant’s original designer, Dirk Denison—mingled with chef/partner Tony Mantuano while sampling the destination’s artfully updated menu.
Bridget Rogers, Cori Ann Colangelo, Whitney Miller, and Breanna Manzie
Lessimus, omnis eossum ius alis vendipsapici nihil Allison Guzman, Steve Lindsey, Diane Wagner, and George Martin
Doresah Ford-Bey and Sherman Kizart Rhonda and Austin Pope
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BLACK CREATIVITY GALA More than 600 invitees raised $400,000 at the Museum of Science and Industry’s 34th annual Black Creativity Gala. Emceed by actor and writer Chris Spencer, the soirée started with a cocktail reception in the museum’s Juried Art Exhibition before adjourning to dinner in the Rotunda.
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TICKLED PINK FOR BRIGHT PINK Morgan Manufacturing hosted more than 1,200 attendees for its 12th annual cancer-fighting fundraiser. Throughout the affair, which raised more than $60,000 for Bright Pink, guests enjoyed light bites and libations plus live music by The Chicago Players.
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ST. JUDE RED CARPET FOR HOPE Nearly 300 guests gathered at Revel Fulton Market for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s third annual Golden Globes screening party. Emceed by Kalee Dionne of NBC, the black-tie gala garnered more than $135,000 for the organization.
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A detail from Magic Ball II (1999) by Takashi Murakami.
Andy Warhol unabashedly embraced art as commodity, but for all his appropriation and mass-production (not to mention the inarticulate asides that pulled the carpet from under fans and foes alike), there’s no doubt he took Pop seriously. Takashi Murakami, a master marketer whose work is so purely of the man and the moment, is something else again. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Art gives the happily transgressive Japanese artist a show as expansive as his ambition: Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats His Own Leg. Drawing from cartoons, anime, and a geeky subculture often centered on infantile sexual expression, Murakami— not short of cryptic comments himself—may well be the most product-driven artist of all. After all, the man has done an album cover and video for Kanye West, and lent his visual style to Louis Vuitton. “When he issues pillows or handbags, that gets the art establishment uncomfortable,” observes MCA curator Michael Darling. “That does take a swipe at all the rules fine art has created to maintain its exclusivity, but when you look again at a painting of his, you are back in a state of awe. He has found a way to have it both ways.” June 6 through September 4, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312280-2660; mca.org
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“WE’RE GOING STRAIGHT TO THE PRODUCER—THIS IS AFGHAN SAFFRON THAT IS FRESH FROM THE HARVEST.” —KIMBERLY JUNG
TWO CHICAGO WOMEN ARE ON THEIR WAY TO MAKING SAFFRON THE NEXT BIG THING—AND EMPOWERING AFGHANI WOMEN AND FARMERS IN THE PROCESS.
Spice girls: Chicago-based Rumi cofounders Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller (ABOVE, FROM LEFT) hold the fruits of their labor: threads of Afghani saffron, which is harvested from saffron crocus flowers (TOP) and transformed into products like Rumi spice blends (HERE) and new saffron gummies (TOP LEFT).
While Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller were deployed with the US Army in Afghanistan— defusing roadside bombs and performing night raids with Special Forces, respectively—they couldn’t escape the feeling that what they were doing wasn’t working. “We felt like we weren’t actually going to the root of the problem, which is economic empowerment,” explains Jung. A few years later, while getting their MBAs at Harvard, the pair decided to do something about it and started Rumi Spice, a Chicago-based business selling Afghan saffron. “People think that only war and opium and the Taliban come from Afghanistan,” admits Jung, but the nation also produces some of the highest quality saffron in the world—and until Rumi came along, it had been nearly impossible to obtain in unadulterated form. Now, nationally renowned restaurants like The French Laundry and Le Bernardin along with Chicago favorites Dusek’s, Naha, and GreenRiver are lining up to add Rumi’s product—which this spring expands to include saffron butter, gummies, and more—to their menus. “We’re building bridges between Afghan farmers, who make up 80 percent of the population, and foodies, diners, and chefs around the world,” Jung boasts, noting that Rumi now employs 384 Afghan women to harvest their saffron, has partnered with 94 different farmers, and is already responsible for five percent of Afghanistan’s annual saffron output. Now that’s impact. rumispice.com
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SHE’S MONEY BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FINANCIAL POWERHOUSE-IN-THE-MAKING NICOLE LAPIN UNVEILS HER LATEST CHEEKY RELEASE, BOSS BITCH. BY CHUCK ANSBACHER From Northwestern valedictorian to New York Times bestselling author, Nicole Lapin shares her secrets to making it in the business world.
How did Nicole Lapin, a self-described “moneyphobic mattress stuffer,” become a New York Timesbestselling finance guru? In 2004, as a Northwestern undergrad (and future valedictorian), the journalism major talked her way into a job reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. “I was 18 and went to this broadcasting company
and was like, ‘I love business news’—completely lying,” admits Lapin. Now a CNBC and Bloomberg alum, cohost of the CW’s Hatched, and author of hit book Rich Bitch, Lapin has just released her second tome, Boss Bitch, a 12-step plan for getting your career together aimed at helping young women avoid having to fake business literacy like she did.
Beyond driven: “I got my start in broadcasting [at] 15 at my local cable access station. I thought, ‘If I can say “Nicole Lapin, CNN,” before I die, I’ll die a happy woman.’ And I got there when I was 21.” Windy beginnings: “Chicago is everything to me. It’s where I got into business news.” Goals for 2017: “This is the year of the side hustle—
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FROM WORLD-PREMIERE THEATER TO PALATEPLEASING RESTAURANTS, THIS SEASON IN CHICAGO HAS A DISTINCTLY LATIN FLAIR. BY THOMAS CONNOR CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The Dineamic Group goes Latin with new restaurant Barrio; and the dance floor calls in Teatro Vista’s La Havana Madrid, with a salsa-riffic soundtrack by Carpacho y Su Súper Combo.
Latin culture is everywhere you look in Chicago right now, from incredible restaurants and extraordinary museums to cultural events on stage and screen. Here, six ways to immerse yourself in the city’s rich Latino scene this spring. What makes a community? Churches, schools, shops—and back in the day, nightclubs. Especially in immigrant enclaves,
where the sounds of home never sounded sweeter. ➊ La Havana Madrid, which once stood at Belmont and Sheffield, was one such spot. Playwright Sandra Delgado and Teatro Vista celebrate the music and meaning of the popular club in a lively world-premiere evocation at Steppenwolf Theatre (April 14 through May 21, 1650 N. Halsted
St., 312-335-1650; steppenwolf.org). The Oscars telecast may be the film buff’s winter high, but come spring, serious cineastes make sure they’ve got the ➋ Latino Film Festival on their schedules. Now in its 33rd year, this celebration of movie magic features dozens of pictures, including the prison drama Perros, starring John Leguizamo,
and Ari Manuel Cruz’s Before the Rooster Crows, the story of a Puerto Rican girl’s thwarted dreams (April 20 through May 4, AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., 312-431-1330; chicago latinofilmfestival.org). With a substantial permanent collection and a dynamic program of special exhibitions—many of which have traveled across the country and from south
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from top, left to right: Quiote bartender Ryan Rendall mixes drinks; a scene from Reza A Lenda (Holy Biker), one of this year’s featured flicks at the Latino Film Festival; The Legacy of Manifest Destiny (1995) by Chicagoan Marcos Raya, one of the artists featured in Memoria Presente; Ronero’s back dining room.
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of the border—the ➌ National Museum of Mexican Art is the premier Mexican cultural organization in the nation. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, this Pilsen-based institution showcases a host of local artists with Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey (March 25 through August 13, 1852 W. 19th St., 312738-1503; nationalmuseumof mexicanart.org). The works on view, notes visual arts director and chief curator Cesáreo Moreno, range from “fun and delightful observations of our city to compelling political comments and a desire for change in society. Some artworks will surprise the viewer, some will delight—there’s much to enjoy.” Food trends come and go, but the popularity of Latin cuisine never wanes—and new places keep our taste buds popping. Fulton Market spot ➍ Ronero (738 W. Randolph St., 312-600-6105; ronerochicago .com) combines an impressive rum program and a menu that runs from small plates (empanadas, croquettes, meatballs) to seriously shareable dishes like a whole fried red snapper and a 32-ounce pork shoulder. Spun around a massive oval bar, with a brightly kaleidoscopic floor, the new Dineamic Group effort ➎ Barrio (65 W. Kinzie St.; barriochicago.com) screams “fiesta.” Top Chef contestant Katsuji Tanabe helms the kitchen, where his MexicanJapanese heritage is seen in dishes like grilled diver scallops with poblano-uni relish. And in Logan Square, ➏ Quiote (2456 N. California Ave., 312-878-8571; quiotechicago.com) opens early, serving coffee and conchas, those spiraling, rise-and-shine breakfast buns that are a Mexican staple. By lunchtime, the place is an allout taqueria, and come evening, a full dinner menu kicks in. Topping it off is the sexy, subterranean mezcal bar, where beverage director Bobby Baker has created a compelling menu of agave-driven cocktails.
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LA VIE EN ROSÉ CELEBRATING THE 10TH VINTAGE OF ITS BUZZY FLAGSHIP ROSÉ, CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS BRINGS A TASTE OF ST-TROPEZ TO THE STATES.
Great wine hinges on four elements, says rosé producer Sacha Lichine, the bon vivant owner of St-Tropez winery Château d’Esclans: the soil (that ineffable quality called terroir), the grapes, the climate, and, finally, the winemaker, whose craft harmonizes all the other elements. The problem, he adds, is that rosé is the most difficult wine to make well. Luckily for Château d’Esclans, Lichine is perhaps the most prominent producer in the world. Ten years ago, winemakers, restaurants, and distributors could barely give rosé away. But exports of Provençal rosé to the US increased by more than 900 percent between 2006 and 2015, with a 58 percent increase between 2014 and 2015 alone. Now in its 10th vintage, Château d’Esclans’s flagship rosé, Whispering Angel, has come to epitomize the classic dry Provençal style. Much of the complexity is owed to bâtonnage, whereby fine lees, or dead yeast cells, are stirred back into the wine, while new technologies, including advanced refrigeration systems and pneumatic presses, keep the processing precise, all crucial to the production of “a product that is very easy to make average,” Lichine says. “The perception of rosé in America has changed dramatically,” says Aldo Sohm, chef sommelier at New York’s Le Bernardin, whose acclaimed wine program is central to its three Michelin stars. “There’s a real following of rosé now, which didn’t exist a few years ago.” Perhaps Château d’Esclans’s greatest achievement, says Lichine, has been creating wines whose experiences are evocative of St-Tropez itself—clean, crisp, sophisticated, and fun. “What we’ve done,” he says, “is create a taste.”
Think pink! Château d’Esclans’s Whispering Angel epitomizes the classic dry style of Provence, where the wine has been produced for 2,600 years, and continues to lead the growth of rosé’s booming popularity in the US.
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VEGGIE FABULOUS GOOD-FOR-YOU GOURMET IS MAKING A SERIOUS SPLASH IN CHICAGO’S FOODIE SCENE.
Grab-and-go health food continues to be all the rage in the Windy City—but now the gourmet game is catching up, with a series of openings and sophisticated pop-ups that show that Chicagoans want to have their quinoa and their cocktails, too. DOCTOR’S ORDERS
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Phoenix, but Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet destination is a perfect fit for Chicago’s newly health-conscious dining scene. From shiitake lettuce cups and edamame dumplings to a medley of bowls featuring curry, quinoa, and ancient grains, meatless Monday has never been more delicious. This spring, Dr. Weil is testing out a new
ingredient: algae oil. “It has a neutral taste, very high smoke point, and very heart-healthy fatty acid profile,” he says. “I’ve also been doing more low-temperature cooking, especially steaming.” 1 W. Erie St., 312-2046981; truefoodkitchen.com GREENS GET BOOZY
“Everyone looks forward to peas each spring, and
cocktail lovers should be no different,” says bar manager Josh Fossit of new veggie-centric hit Bad Hunter. Earthy spring peas and fresh lime find their way into the low-ABV Riesling Rickey, and peas star again in the Green Eyed Mutiny, a vegetal vodka cocktail with a touch of jalapeño heat. Even the desserts here have a
Haute is meeting healthy at more and more Chicago restaurants these days, including Fulton Market District newcomer Bad Hunter, which beckons with a verdant communal garden table (LEFT) and veggiecentric fare like beet tartare, fry bread, and wood-grilled carrots (TOP). ABOVE: Palatepleasing vegan fried rice at Hub 51.
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verdant twist, as pastry chef Emily Spurlin serves a subtly sweet pea panna cotta with compressed rhubarb and yogurt. 802 W. Randolph St., 312-2651745; badhunter.com VEGAN VARIETY
Each week, adventurous health-conscious diners can try rotating off-menu vegan specials at Hub 51, including sweet potato chili with corn bread, hot pot with kombu broth, and carrot and sugar snap pea fried rice. “We weren’t getting a lot of vegan requests,” managing partner Jerrod Melman admits, “but the moment we put them on the menu, they became top sellers. This is the food we like to eat, in an atmosphere that we want to hang out in.” There’s even vegan poké with cubed, ovenroasted red and gold beets, avocado, edamame, cucumber, and pickled ginger. 51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051; hub51 chicago.com
above: True Food Kitchen shakes up “refreshers” like the Medicine Man—triple-brewed black tea, cranberry, pomegranate, honey, and sea buckthorn. Feeling frisky? Add your choice of liquor for a health-minded cocktail.
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“The days of stuffing yourself on heavy, gluttonous food are on their way out,” says chef Matt Eversman of Lakeview’s new Ella Elli, where he’s spicing up salt-roasted carrots with za’atar and harissa and toasting grains for a hearty salad. The vegetableforward menu is lighter and healthier than anything 4 Star Restaurant Group (Frasca, Smoke Daddy, Crosby’s Kitchen) has done to date. 1349 W. Cornelia Ave., 773-9353552; ellaellichicago.com
Fresh, healthy fare finds a new home in Lakeview with the debut of Ella Elli (above left), whose menu offers the likes of crispy-grain salad with goat cheese and shaved vegetables (here).
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The fashion industry has been under scrutiny for years, as consumers have questioned the ethicality of materials and manufacturing processes. But now, thanks to big names like Stella McCartney, sustainable style is no longer synonymous with ill-fitting pieces in granolabeige and moss-green. The movement is gaining momentum right here in Chicago, spearheaded by four local women who are changing the business—one ethical ensemble at a time. It was a chance encounter that pushed designer Liz Williams into the outerwear business. Her line, Coat Check Chicago (Cinnamon Boutique, 2104 W. Roscoe St., 773-281-2466; coatcheck chicago.com), was inspired by a coat attendant who admired Williams’s handmade, selfdesigned winter coat. “[We] embrace a slow-fashion approach,” Williams explains, “[focusing] on longevity and good design to address environmental impact.” That is, her Chicago-crafted pieces are made to last—unlike the disposable fast-fashion finds
Luxe lingerie: Chicago-made silk beach pajamas ($695) from Department of Curiosities, a new brand of nightwear by Production Mode designer Jamie Hayes.
West Loop clothing and lifestyle store Mod + Ethico curates modern pieces—like accessories from Modern Vice and The San Remo (inset below)—made using socially responsible, sustainable practices.
“WE EMBRACE A SLOW-FASHION APPROACH, FOCUSING ON LONGEVITY AND DESIGN TO ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.” —LIz
from left: The Sophie ($88), a Tencel top by Stix and Roses available at Sararose on Oak; Coat Check Chicago’s locally made Classic Trench #006 for Spring/Summer 2017 ($450).
that take up wardrobe (and landfill) spaces across the country. Indeed, 85 percent of unwanted clothing ends up in landfills. “The fashion industry is the second mostpolluting industry in the world— second only to petroleum,” notes Candice Stewart Collison, who’s aiming to change that trend with Mod + Ethico (27 N. Morgan St.; modandethico.com), her Fulton Market boutique, which boasts a modern, urban aesthetic and a decidedly sustainable philosophy. “We source American-made, handmade, and small-batch manufacturing,” Collison explains, “[plus] fair trade, charitable brands, and eco-friendly materials.” Equally frustrated with the fast-fashion movement, designer Jamie Hayes founded Production Mode (3013 W. Armitage Ave.; productionmode chicago.com) after working in the field of immigration and labor rights and volunteering as a campaign leader for Chicago Fair Trade. “In all this work, I missed the artistry of fashion—the colors, textures, and cuts as they relate to the body,” she says. “Production Mode brings together the artistic, design, and activist elements of my career.” Think high-contrast pieces (“I like to play with opposites, with tensions,” Hayes says) made in small batches using local resources and vegetabletanned leather—taking the high road without sacrificing high style. Sararose Krenger of Sararose on Oak (67 E. Oak St., 773-6543421; sararoseonoak.com) had the same stylish goal when she started her brand, Stix and Roses, in 2010. Now sold at Sararose on Oak, an expansion of her first studio space, the line uses only eco-friendly resources like bamboo, Tencel, organic cotton, and upcycled materials to create beautiful, body-flattering clothing. Krenger’s philosophy? “We don’t ever want to settle. We want the best for you, your body, your home, the environment, and our fellow citizens of planet Earth—and we want to look great while we’re at it.”
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GET PINNED WHEN IT COMES TO MUST-HAVE SPRING ACCESSORIES, FASHION QUEEN I RAM GOLDMAN IS ALL ABOUT THESE PLAYFUL, PERFECTLY CHIC PINS. BY J.P. ANDERSON
Chicago style authority Ikram Goldman’s (INSET) latest must-have? Super-stylish pins from Luxembourgbased accessories designer Anne-Marie Herckes, which give a cheeky nod to the world of fashion.
Leave it to Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman to unearth an essential spring accessory that isn’t just fashionable—it’s a whimsical comment on fashion itself: Luxembourg-based designer Anne-Marie Herckes’s stunning pins and brooches, which are
festooned with miniature 2-D heels, jackets, and oh-so-tasteful tweeds. “I found Anne-Marie at a Paris trade show where there are hundreds and hundreds of exhibitors,” Goldman explains, “and she stood out so brilliantly because of the humor of each piece.
The fact that you can find the perfect ballet shoe with the perfect little leather jacket and the perfect little denim pants—they’re like children’s paper doll clothes, but she’s using a very stylish, classic look that’s visually forever.” Even better, says Goldman, the pieces can
be used in myriad ways. “You can take a very basic black sweater and throw a pin on. You have a little scarf, or a great jacket, or a bag—you can throw one of these pins on. It’s infinite playfulness.” $225–$250 at Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-5871000; ikram.com
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NORTH SHORE FITNESS PRO HALEY STONE TAKES HER DANCE FITNESS PHENOMENON WERQ TO THE NEXT LEVEL. BY GWENDOLYN PURDOM
Dance dance revolution: Once an EPA specialist, local fitness guru and WERQ founder Haley Stone (TOP RIGHT) now heads a cardio dance movement all over Chicago— plus hundreds of other cities across 36 states.
Teaching fitness classes had long been a “side hustle” for Haley Stone. But when cardio dance videos that the Glencoe resident uploaded to YouTube garnered more than a million views, Stone— then still working full-time at the Environmental Protection Agency—knew she was onto something bigger, and WERQ was born. Five years later, the mother of two’s pop-and-
hip-hop-centric program has become a fitness sensation, with classes taught in 36 states by more than 1,000 instructors—and growing. What makes it WERQ: Mixing charting hits with repetitive choreography lets newbies feel comfortable and free to let loose. “[We] really just focus on the fun of it, because when
it’s fun, the calories follow,” says Stone. All in the family: Impromptu predinner dance parties are a regular occurrence for Stone, her physical therapist husband, and their two young daughters. Go-to gymwear: A devoted “fitness chic” fan, Stone can’t live without her muscle tees, Lululemon leggings, or Victoria’s Secret sports bras.
Mark your calendar: Stone’s #GetLifted Fitness Festival returns to Chicago for its second annual gathering in September. Current jam: Any routine set to a Bruno Mars song is guaranteed to get classes moving, but “Perm” holds the favorite title for now. Dream pupils: “If Rihanna and Drake were to show up, I would have a meltdown.” werqfitness.com
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Icon Dress N° 04, from Elena Bobysheva’s new collection. NEAR RIGHT: The designer with a model during backstage fittings at her Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2016 show.
Dress N° 06, an Italian double-faced wool crepe minidress ($1,889) that Bobysheva considers one of the collection’s centerpieces. TOP: Bobysheva’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection before model fittings for a Chicago runway show.
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Remember the name Elena Bobysheva. Moscow-born and based in Geneva, Illinois, the 27-year-old womenswear designer is turning heads with her buzzed-about sustainable fashion brand. Since launching in 2013, Bobysheva—a self-proclaimed champion of “clean, minimalistic lines
and asymmetrical and graphic silhouettes”—has steadily been building momentum, from gaining CFDA recognition to earning a finalist spot in Saks Fifth Avenue’s Emerging Designer Showcase. Now the designer has taken her signature styles and updated them for what
could be her most accomplished work yet: the Spring 2017 Icon Collection. Deceptively simplistic in their completed forms, Bobysheva’s standout looks are anything but. Case in point: An Italian doublefaced wool crepe fitted minidress with a threetiered skirt consisting of princess satin and pleated
georgette that peeks out from underneath a cutout at the hem. Complete with guipure lace trim and a grosgrain ribbon waistband, the modern geometric structure of the piece is smartly juxtaposed with luxe, feminine fabrics. This careful balance of hard versus soft is a key recurring element in Bobysheva’s
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A strong trend at this year’s Swiss watch fairs was a renewed emphasis on female clients. While new women’s timepieces and collections are well-represented annually at Geneva and Basel, the 2017 difference is that the industry let its female customers know loud and clear that it has them top of mind: stunning new additions to collections that beforehand had a decidedly masculine flair; the incorporation of non-traditional materials into feminine designs; the expansion in categories such as smart watches, world timers, and sports watches, often considered the domain of men. This year, watchmakers are right on time with what women want. For more watch features and expanded coverage go to michiganavemag.com/ watches-and-jewelry.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: This year, Cartier brought the Panthère de Cartier collection back into the spotlight in a diverse range of metals and finishes, including this unique piece in 18k rose gold and black lacquer ($24,900). The watch offers a stunning palette in a classic design that features an automatic movement, a crown set with blue sapphires, and blue-steel sword-shaped hands. 630 N. Michigan Ave., 312-266-7440; cartier.com Patek Philippe’s Ref. 7130G ladies’ World Time watch ($51,031) indicates all 24 time zones in a new white-gold case with a gray-blue hand-guilloched dial. The delicate nuance, illuminated by the sparkle of diamonds, also comes to the fore on the city disk and the shiny peacock-blue alligator strap. Razny Jewelers, 109 E. Oak St., 312-663-8500; patek.com At this year’s Salon International de la Haute
Horlogerie, in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen—a brand well known for embracing its male clientele—premiered an update of their classic Da Vinci line with remarkably strong ladies’ pieces, including the Da Vinci Automatic in two stainless steel versions and a third, the rose-gold Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase (PICTURED HERE, $16,400), which features a rich brown alligator strap. Marshall Pierce & Co., 960 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-4299; iwc.com Richard Mille is known for using NTPT carbon in a number of his unique timepieces. This year, the Swiss manufacturer gave this rugged material a decidedly feminine spin by incorporating red gold and diamonds in the eye-catching design of the RM 037 NTPT ($153,500 to $190,500). Due to the hardness of NTPT carbon, special CNC machines are required to create the lush pavé setting, which is smooth as silk to the touch. Geneva Steel, 112 E. Oak St., 312-944-3100; richardmille.com
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JOE COOL With Zen-like calm and a World Series title in hand, Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon has his eyes on another thrilling run in Wrigleyville. by JAYE MADDON photography by JACK PERNO
REMEMBER THE BILLY GOAT? BARTMAN? THE BLACK CAT IN ’69? All the superstitions and talk of curses seem so silly now, because none of it matters: After 108 long, long, long years, our Chicago Cubs are the reigning World Series Champions. All credit to Theo and Bryzzo and Zobrist and Lester and the rest of the guys, but let’s be real: It was manager Joe Maddon, with his slogans and goofy team dress-up days and demeanor of (mostly) Zen-like calm, that allowed this young team to “embrace the target,” shake off the pressure, and take home the trophy. Now, in an exclusive Michigan Avenue conversation with his wife, Jaye, as the team kicks off a new season, Maddon reflects on the World Series win; contemplates a Cubs dynasty; and reveals what makes Chicago fans some of the finest in the world. Jaye Maddon: So Joe, how has life changed since the World Series? Joe Maddon: I don’t think it’s changed a lot for us, babe. There’s been more requests—there’s always been a lot of demands on time, but I think we’ve done a pretty good job [of managing it]. There’s more attention and I’m maybe more recognizable. But for the most part, I haven’t felt a whole lot different. How about you? Jaye: Me neither. Like you said, we’ve struck a balance, so I agree with you. Joe: Wow. Mark it up! [laughs]. Jaye: What’s your favorite memory from the whole World Series experience? Joe: I gotta be careful there… My favorite memory of the whole World Series experience, I’d have to say, is the last out. Ground ball to third. You can talk ad nauseum about all the micro things that occurred: Being with [you] on the field after the game was outstanding; that little rain—as we were trying to get back into the dugout it started to rain, and it didn’t matter. It felt kinda cool based on what had happened earlier with the rain delay. Leaving at 3 o’clock in the morning on a 747, being extremely tired, getting to Chicago at 7 o’clock, and it did not matter. It was great. But for me, the favorite thing is that chopper to third, man. Because in that nanosecond you realize this play’s completed and you win the World Series for the first time in 108 years. God bless, that is a moment you can never really recapture. Jaye: How does it feel to be known as the guy who broke the Cubs curse? Joe: God, I don’t feel that way. I feel like I’m part of it. I’ve only been here [in Chicago] two years. I’ve never felt the curse. I’m appreciative of it, I understand it, I know folks have been concerned for many years, but heck, for two years we’ve been there—we’ve won an average of 100 games a season, we have this great young team. It’s wonderful to be considered part of it; I know in that black
and white photo that’s hung up on somebody’s wall in the year 2050, you’re gonna look back and see the 2016 Cubs and it’s going to get even more glorious by then. To be a member of that is awesome, but I’m just part of it. Jaye: Looking back on last season, what are you proudest of? Joe: I think the fact that we were picked from day one—even before day one, from spring training even, when I talked about embracing the target. I’m most proud of the fact that our guys were able to deal with the pressure and expectations as well as we did. And these guys are young—it’s not like you’re talking about this salty old group of veterans. Young guys, inexperienced guys, talented, but dealing with an enormous level of expectations and pressure, and going wire-to-wire… To me, that’s incredible. It doesn’t happen. How do you feel about that, babe? Jaye: I think it’s a great accomplishment because only being there for two years, there’s a certain feeling of getting all the chemistry and everybody working together and pulling on the same end of the rope. And sometimes that takes a while. But you talk about how great everybody was, and you could actually see it. The team really supports each other, all the teammates, no matter who. It really is a family. Which leads me into this question: Is this club capable of becoming a dynasty? Joe: That’s a big word. I know we won the World Series last year and did not the year before, but I like that two years’ body of work: [Championship Series] the year before, coming within four games of going to the World Series, to winning the World Series. I don’t know what people consider a dynasty: Do you have to win the World Series on an annual basis, or do you have to get deep into the playoffs annually? I think the last one was the Yankees in the mid-’90s or early 2000s, and they had this great core group of wonderful young players, and we have that. So I think we’re capable of doing this for a long period of time; I think we have to do it for that word to be attached to us. Jaye: What are you most excited about for the team in 2017? Joe: Most excited about the fact that we could do it again. I’ve been focusing on the phrase “D-Peat.” I’m really eager to see if we can play the same level of defense. Our offense is naturally going to get better because these guys are so young and so skillful and with greater experience, they’re just naturally going to get better. So I’m just eager to see the defense and see if we can play on the level we did last year, and if we can, we could replicate a lot of what we did last year. Jaye: Last year it was “Try not to suck.” This season, mottos like “Be uncomfortable” and “Authenticity” have been mentioned… How do you think the slogans have helped the team?
“FAVORITE WORLD SERIES MEMORY? THAT LAST CHOPPER TO THIRD, MAN. BECAUSE IN THAT NANOSECOND YOU REALIZE YOU’VE WON THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 108 YEARS.” 92 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM
Man with a plan: Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, photographed in the Presidential Suite of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. opposite page, on jaye: Dress, AlaĂŻa ($1,950). Luxury Garage Sale, 1658 N. Wells St., 312-291-9126; luxury garagesale.com. 14k gold and sterling silver diamond chain bracelet, Alwand Vahan ($5,175). Luxury Garage Sale, see above. 14k yellow-gold and diamond Sylvie Rose necklace ($605) and Lauren Jay eternity band ($715), Dana Rebecca Designs. 676 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-1773; danarebecca designs.com. Oyster Perpetual Date diamond watch, Rolex ($17,250). James & Sons, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com. on joe: Shirt, A.P.C. ($235). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; nordstrom.com. Denim, AG Jeans ($188). Nordstrom, see above this page: Blazer, Hugo Boss ($695). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515; nordstrom.com. Shirt ($295) and trousers ($395), Paul Smith. Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Oyster Perpetual Submariner watch, Rolex ($34,250). James & Sons, 1457 N. Halsted St., 773-327-8800; jamesandsons.com
JOE MADDON CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC In its debut last year, this fundraiser for Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 foundation—which “provides opportunities for Chicago’s innercity children and young adults to develop championship attitudes through sports while encouraging ﬁtness, academic, and community engagement”—instantly became one of the most anticipated in the city. No wonder: It’s a dream come true for Cubs fans, with each foursome including a former or current Cubs player, and Maddon himself playing the ﬁrst hole and taking pics with all participants. Says tournament chairman Jerry Lasky, “We blew it out last year—it was beyond Joe’s wildest expectations—and we expect to sell it out quickly again this year.” With an all-star slate of scheduled participants ranging from Cubs legends Kerry Wood, Ryne Sandberg, and Rick Sutcliffe to World Series stars Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero—and even superfans John Cusack and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder—that’s the safest bet you can make all summer. July 31; for sponsorship opportunities contact email@example.com.
T-shirt, Our Legacy ($205). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312464-1515; nordstrom.com. Pants, A.P.C. ($325). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700; barneys .com. Sneakers, Common Projects ($430). Nordstrom, SEE ABOVE Styling by Kate Loscalzo Hair by Olivia Ifergan/ Charles Ifergan Salon Makeup by Jill Glaser/ Make Up First Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000; ritzcarlton.com/chicago Amongst the skyscrapers of the Magnificent Mile awaits The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. The property recently unveiled the first phase of enhancements to include a new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge. A new experience is coming in 2017 featuring refashioned spaces that will blend the charm of the Water Tower Place with the rich history and architecture of the city.
“I HAVEN’T REALLY WRAPPED MY HEAD AROUND LAST YEAR YET; I PROBABLY WON’T FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SO IT’S ABOUT TODAY. IT’S ABOUT THIS GROUP. IT’S ABOUT NOW.”
Joe: I like an esoteric message that starts out as an esoteric message just among the group and then hopefully blossoms among the fan base. I like the guys to see—that’s why I like T-shirts; I like for them to see the message daily, and be reminded about it daily. That’s where I’m coming from with all this stuff; just simple reminders of simple messages daily that I think can impact us in a really grand way. Jaye: Let’s talk about Respect 90. You’ve been very active in Chicago with your Respect 90… Joe: Our. Jaye: [laughs] With our Respect 90 foundation. Why is it important to you that we give back? Joe: Because it’s all about that. I mean, what is the good of really gaining any kind of personal wealth or prestige, or however you want to label what happens to us as we move this further along, without being able to share it? If you can’t share it then it really is no fun pushing yourself to achieve more. I think achievement needs to be shared. Jaye: What is your vision or goals for the foundation? Joe: We’re still trying to define all that. The vision and the goals are to stay after it hard in an attempt to raise funds and awareness for different groups, whether it’s the homeless that we work with, the immigration project, Misericordia, the Crushers Club—whatever groups we want to work with, raise awareness and then of course hopefully be able to help them financially. The goal is really just spreading the tentacles, trying to reach as many folks as we can. I don’t want to put restrictions on the foundation by saying we’re limited to certain areas. I like unlimited growth potential mentally, and I think that’s what we should be about. Jaye: You’re famous for keeping your cool and your sense of humor on the field. What keeps you so relaxed? Joe: My wife. Jaye: [laughs] Joe: I just wanted to hear you giggle. I do believe my dad does [keep me relaxed]. My mom was a bit more excitable, but my dad was the most patient man I’ve ever met, so I think part of it is genetics—the Italian side of my family, believe it or not. They took life as it came. More specifically, I do like to meditate as often as I can in the mornings. I think that matters, and I think rest matters. I’m all about rest, I’m about meditation and exercise—if you’re able to exercise and clear your body and mind, that also [gives you] the ability to transcend the moment in a situation where you can’t control yourself. Jaye: What are some of your favorite things about Chicago? Joe: Probably the most important thing is the people. I’ve said it before: I think my hometown, Hazelton, Pennsylvania, is like a microcosm of Chicago. A lot of European settlements in Hazelton, the way the city was set up with different blocks of ethnicities from different countries, and the same thing occurs in Chicago. So when I speak with the folks in Chicago it’s really familiar, man; it’s crazy. I feel really, really comfortable. Jaye: How are fans different here than in Florida or Southern California? Joe: There are more of them—more of them everywhere—and in some ways
[they are] probably the most understanding [fans] in the history of the game. Even though the burden’s been lifted, for a long time, man, the support was magnificent absent of a world championship. To have as many people follow the Cubs as do and have had to go so long without an actual title and still be as vehemently loyal as they are, [that’s] unique. No other group can do that. I’m not degrading Angels fans or Rays fans—they’re wonderful—but the Cubs fan is unique, man, and I didn’t know that until I got there. Jaye: That’s one of the first things I noticed going to Cubs games. That there could be so many people there in the afternoon on a [weekday] and they’re all very engaged in what’s going on in the game. It’s not a whole lot of fanfare going on with other things. There’s just the game that’s keeping people busy and engaged. Joe: Sounds like I need to put you in the bleachers one game, babe. You might get a different perspective. Jaye: I do sit in the bleachers; I can point out my seat! Joe: In the outfield. The bleachers. Jaye: Oh my gosh, yeah—that would be amazing. I need to do that. [laughs] What are some specific places around town that you enjoy? Joe: We enjoy Oak Street, walking up and down there, shopping a little bit. Rush Street, Michigan Avenue… I would say we just enjoy downtown and everything it has to offer. We have our own ocean, we’ve got a great bike trail—I love riding all the way to the turnaround at Hollywood Beach. So I don’t know, it’s hard to pinpoint: the art, the culture of the city, everything. You’ve got to embrace and imbibe in all of Chicago because it’s all there. I’m enamored with living in a big city for the first time, and then you magnify that because I do believe Chicago is probably the most magnificent city in our country. Jaye: I want to explore [more]. I want to go to the museums, maybe go see a play. I really do want to hit all those places. Joe: We haven’t explored all of that yet. Jaye: I do like walking around in different neighborhoods. I’m going to have to arrange something. Joe: She’s going to Mary Tyler Moore around Chicago. Throw her hat in the air. Jaye: [laughs] Definitely. What keeps you driven after all your success? Joe: Today, tomorrow… I don’t really dwell on past successes in a [manner] that by having had them you lack motivation for the next day. I’m really into the word “growth,” as you know really well. I am uncomfortable—I’m using that word from personal experience. It’s not about being driven by wanting more—I’m driven by accomplishment in the field that I’ve chosen in a sense that you always want to be recognized as among the best, and you love to do it. Listen, I haven’t really wrapped my head around last year yet; I probably won’t for several years. So it’s about today. It’s about this group. It’s about now. Jaye: OK. And lastly, what’s your message to Cubs fans as we kick off the season? Joe: Be uncomfortable. Be uncomfortable with us. Don’t be satisfied with what just happened. Of course, we’re all pleased, and it’s great that the burden’s been lifted, but I want us all to continually want to do that on an annual basis. So I want the Cubs fans to be as uncomfortable as we are.
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Jacket ($2,200), bralette ($480), and skirt ($1,800), Bottega Veneta. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-3220; bottegaveneta.com. O-ring stud earrings, Eddie Borgo ($90). Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312440-4460; bloomingdales.com. Hammered bronze necklace, Ashley Pittman ($695). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus .com. Bracelet, Aurélie Bidermann ($290). Neapolitan, 715 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-4417784; neapolitanonline.com. 18k yellow-gold and tiger’s eye Perlée ring, Van Cleef & Arpels ($2,200). 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-8988; vancleefarpels .com. 18k yellow-gold guilloche and diamond Amulette de Cartier ring, Cartier ($5,500). 630 N. Michigan Ave., 312-2667440; cartier.us. Rafia sandals, Weekend Max Mara ($245). Bloomingdale’s, see above. Lars leather lounge chair, Room & Board ($1,299). 55 E. Ohio St., 312-222-0970; roomandboard.com
Cordelia gold bag, Bally ($1,395). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; bally.com. Sunglasses, Prada ($360). Sunglass Hut, 108 N. State St., 312-750-1909; sunglasshut.com. Large medicine pouch, The Row ($3,150). Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700; therow.com. Rafia sandals, Weekend Max Mara ($245). Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312440-4460; bloomingdales .com. Chet velvet minaudière, Eddie Borgo ($1,490). Bloomingdale’s, see above
Dress, Marni ($5,660). Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047; marni.com. 18k yellowgold Perlée rings ($850 and $1,350), Van Cleef & Arpels. 933 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-8988; vancleefarpels.com
Belt, Gucci ($420). 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-664-5504; gucci.com. Peking headdress necklace, Lele Sadoughi ($495). Space 519, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-751-1519; space519 .com. Bag, Giorgio Armani ($2,495). 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-2244; armani.com. Nile small bracelet bag, ChloĂŠ ($1,450). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com. Twisted abaca rug, Serena & Lily ($798â€” $2,598). serenaandlily.com
Dress ($3,250) and hammered-metal earrings ($495), Proenza Schouler. Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com
Rope Monogram Petite Malle, Louis Vuitton ($6,600). 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,295). 68 E. Oak St., 312-255-0630; dolce gabbana.com. Sandal ($740) and bracelets ($750 and $600), HermĂ¨s. 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175; hermes.com. Knot earrings, Loewe ($450). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000; ikram.com. Twisted abaca rug, Serena & Lily ($798â€“ $2,598). serenaandlily.com Hair by Andrea Wilson using T3 tools, Living Proof, and NARS Makeup by Ricky Wilson at Ivy Eleven agency using Dior Manicure by Michelle Matthews using Chanel Le Vernis Model: Daria Zhemkova at Muse NYC
Take note! Spring’s hottest runway trends blend perfectly with the season’s most intoxicating eaux. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF CRAWFORD
Gone are the days of committing yourself to a single signature scent. Like your closet—filled with wardrobe basics, but transformed each season with on-trend pieces that ensure your personal style evolves with the times and isn’t stuck in the past—your fragrances should be a means of self-expression. Each one reflects a day’s particular mood. “Fragrance and fashion are historically linked,” says legendary perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. “I do believe that one should have a fragrance wardrobe, a mix of ageless classics and fashionable trends.” Kelly St. John, VP of beauty at Neiman Marcus, agrees: “A fragrance wardrobe is expected and encouraged, allowing our customers to select something that fits the day’s inspiration.” It’s only fitting, then, that the season’s four strongest fashion looks—lively, retro beachwear; sultry, romantic florals; bold, sleek power dressing; and chic athleisure with a vintage twist—pair so seamlessly with today’s boldest scents.
FUN IN THE SUN THIS SEASON’S RETRO, BEACH-INSPIRED APPAREL CALLS FOR LOTS OF ZEST. Sunny beaches and succulent fruits came to mind when models wafted down the Spring 2017 runways in retro swim caps and lemon-printed frocks for Miu Miu and Altuzarra. And the latest fragrances are conjuring up the same optimistic outlook: Ralph Lauren’s new Summer Blossom, says master perfumer Harry Fremont, “provokes a moment of luminous happiness” with its notes of sparkling mandarin and guava, while Marc Jacobs’s Daisy Dream Kiss Edition is bursting with grapefruit and blackberry. Light is a focus of both Louis Vuitton’s Mille Feux, which blends raspberry and leather, and Sole di Positano, a sun-drenched citrus juice from Tom Ford. And Michael Kors’s Turquoise will transport you to the sea, thanks to a fleur de sel accord harvested from the cerulean waters off the French coast. Just don’t forget your beach towel… clockwise from top: Mille Feux, Louis Vuitton (100 ml. for $240). 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton.com. Turquoise Eau de Parfum, Michael Kors (3.4 oz. for $112). Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312-7811000; macys.com. Daisy Dream Kiss Edition, Marc Jacobs (1.7 oz. for $80). Sephora, 605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343; sephora.com. Sole di Positano, Tom Ford (50 ml. for $225). 66 E. Oak St., 312-605-5041; tom ford.com. Romance Summer Blossom, Ralph Lauren (100 ml. for $96). 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655; ralphlauren.com. runway, from top: Altuzzara, Miu Miu
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SMELL THE ROSES FROM BEAUTY COUNTERS TO CLOTHING RACKS, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ROMANTIC BLOOM THIS SEASON. It is no coincidence that roses are cropping up left and right in fragrance. “Pink was a really big trend in ready-towear,” says Roopal Patel, fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue, “so it’s interesting to see that rose as a fragrance was top of mind for a lot of [perfume] labels.” In honor of her parents’ love story, Tory Burch pairs rose with warm patchouli in Love Relentlessly, and Armani’s Sì Rose blends the bloom with sensual base notes like amber, reminiscent of the sultry sheaths seen on Dolce & Gabbana’s spring runway. For an edgier take on the flower, Dior’s Poison Girl boasts bitter orange, and Ex Nihilo’s Devil Tender starts spicy with pink pepper berries. Aerin’s Garden Rose, with green notes of geranium blended with various roses, recalls the sheer, embroidered frocks at Alexander McQueen. clockwise from top: Love Relentlessly, Tory Burch (1.7 oz. for $86). Sephora, 605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343; sephora.com. Devil Tender, Ex Nihilo (50 ml. for $225). Saks Fifth Avenue (online exclusive); saks.com. Garden Rose Eau de Cologne, Aerin (6.7 oz. for $165). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Sì Rose Signature Eau de Parfum, Giorgio Armani (1.7 oz. for $92). 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-2244; giorgio armanibeauty-usa.com. Dior Poison Girl Eau de Toilette, Dior (1.7 oz. for $78). Sephora, see above. runway, top: Alexander McQueen. center and bottom: Dolce & Gabbana
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clockwise from top: Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition Eau de Parfum, Gucci (50 ml. for $78). Sephora, 605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343; sephora.com. Magic Dirty Trick Eau de Parfum, Viktor & Rolf (2.5 oz. for $220). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. Fleur Universelle 1900 Eau de Parfum, Lalique (100 ml. for $300). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus .com. Tobacco & Mandarin, Jo Malone London (30 ml. for $70). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Good Girl, Carolina Herrera (2.7 oz. for $115). Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312-7811000; macys.com. accessories, from top: Notebook, Louis Vuitton ($130). 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-2010; louisvuitton .com. Pen, Aurora 88 ($550). Geneva Seal, 112 E. Oak St., 312-944-3100; genevaseal.com. runway, from top: Tory Burch, Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo
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From Boss and Salvatore Ferragamo to Tory Burch, power dressing via crisp and sleek suiting was all the rage on spring catwalks. Reinforcing the look of soft fabrications with strong silhouettes are fierce scents that finely balance both sides of the spectrum, such as the opulent, white florals and powerful sandalwood of Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition. Likewise, Good Girl from Carolina Herrera enjoys the irony of a bright jasmine and deep cocoa combo. Fleur Universelle 1900 from Lalique’s Noir Premier collection is all-around intense with a fiery mix of cinnamon and cardamom, and Jo Malone London’s Bloomsbury Set honors Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and their fellow English intellectuals with distinctive blends like Tobacco & Mandarin. Viktor & Rolf also pairs vastly different notes with iris and ink in Dirty Trick—a combination, says perfumer Marie Salamagne, that creates “a distinctive and extraordinary depth.”
GAME, SET, EAU! ATHLEISURE HAS FOUND ITS MATCH IN FRESH, CITRUSY SCENTS. When sporting designs from Max Mara or Lacoste’s Spring 2017 vintage and tennis-inspired collections, up your game with clean fragrances that boast notes of energizing citrus. Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian blended lime and cool mint oils with mimosa blossoms to create Aqua Celestia for his eponymous collection. Inspired by the blues of the sky and sea, the scent “explores a new territory of freshness,” says Kurkdjian. Hermès’s Eau des Merveilles Bleue touches on the same theme but mixes sea spray with woody notes, and Elizabeth Arden’s White Tea blends a sea breeze accord with white tea extract. It’s all about Italian bergamot with Guerlain’s vibrant Bergamote Calabria, while perfumer Daniela Andrier also used citruses from Italy when creating Prada’s Candy L’Eau, but she added a tender floral accord with sweet vanilla for a fragrance that inspires wearers, she says, “to seek out life’s endless pleasures.”
clockwise from top: Prada Candy L’Eau, Prada (2.7 oz. for $96). Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312-781-1000; macys.com. Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria, Guerlain (125 ml. for $95). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500; saks.com. White Tea, Elizabeth Arden (50 ml. for $37). Macy’s, see above. Aqua Celestia, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris (200 ml. for $275). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900; neimanmarcus .com. Eau des Merveilles Bleue, Hermès (100 ml. for $146). 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175; hermes.com. accessories: Tennis racket, Lacoste ($750). Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-951-1300; lacoste.com. runway, from left: Lacoste, Max Mara
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WRIGHT HERE, WRIGHT NOW OAK PARK CELEBRATES FRAN LLOYD WRIGHT’S SESQUICENTENNIAL IN STYLE WITH THE DELUXE WRIGHT PLUS 150 HOUSEWALK.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES CAULFIELD, COURTESY OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST
BY STEPHEN OSTROWSKI
From the looming, looping Guggenheim Museum in New York City to the modular Hollyhock House in LA, Frank Lloyd Wright’s oeuvre is aesthetic ambition without equal. It’s why his cluster of 29 structures in leafy, sedate western suburb Oak Park—which boasts the world’s highest concentration of Wright residences—is all the more special. Consider it but one of Wright’s many stops on an oftevolving design spectrum. “You see in Wright a figure like Picasso in the 20th century, who moves through many different styles and periods,” contextualizes Celeste Adams, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. On May 20, Adams and company toast the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth with the Wright Plus 150 Housewalk, boasting exclusive interior tours of 11 structures by Wright and his contemporaries that ribbon a walkable circuit off the town’s Chicago Avenue—all anchored by the master’s famous home and studio. Befitting the milestone anniversary, this year’s housewalk ups the ante, offering a day trip to Wright’s Penwern and Black Point Estate and Gardens retreats in Wisconsin as well as opening the doors to four private, rarely seen Wright spaces, three of which reflect his work
“YOU SEE IN FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT A FIGURE LIKE PICASSO, WHO MOVES THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT STYLES AND PERIODS.” —CELESTE ADAMS
Walk this way: The Wright Plus 150 housewalk features exclusive tours of masterworks by Frank Lloyd Wright (center), like the 1902 Arthur B. Heurtley House (pictured here and at right); the 1889/1898 Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (bottom left and right); and the 1909 Laura Gale House (previous page).
above: The master at work at Taliesin, his estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin, which was completed in 1911.
“EVERY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT BUILDING HAS ITS OWN VISION AND ITS OWN PURPOSE.” — celeste adams
within the Prairie School aesthetic— from the sprawling roof of the Arthur B. Heurtley House to the Japanese influences of the Hills DeCaro House. Adams also singles out the Laura Gale House (“a milestone in 20th-century architecture”) as a particular can’t-miss: Featured on the housewalk for the first time since 2009, the home evokes conventional Prairie tenets—pronounced angularity, respectful integration with the surrounding landscape— while foreshadowing Wright’s future work: “[With its] two large porches that project from the front of the house, it’s sometimes seen as a prototype of Fallingwater,” notes Adams, referring to Wright’s iconic Pennsylvania retreat. The parallel underscores the event’s cachet: To tour Oak Park in 2017 is to not only experience Wright’s turn-of-the-century vision but is to be privy to his later, genre-busting blueprint for modern design and architecture. And while the wealth of attractions is potentially dizzying (countless hours can be spent dissecting a single Wright structure, much less 11), at just a mile long the circuit can be tackled in a day—but with an estimated 2,500 ticket holders, expect to jockey with Wright worshippers for prime space. “Photos don’t do justice,” says Adams. “In the work of Frank, you have to experience the building.” May 20, 9 am to 5 pm; flwright.org/wrightplus
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AS COCO PAZZO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS, OWNER JACK WEISS DISHES ON THE COMFORTABLE DESIGN AESTHETIC THAT KEEPS HIS RESTAURANTS TIMELESSLY CHIC. BY J.P. ANDERSON
When Coco Pazzo opened its heavy oak doors in 1992, the city’s dining scene was a different world—now-sizzling Hubbard Street was all but deserted, and locals’ idea of Italian food was bowls of pasta and red sauce. Things have changed, but Jack Weiss’s rustic-chic Tuscan spot is still going strong, celebrating its 25th anniversary this spring. Credit the restaurant’s accomplished cuisine, from tender wood-oven-roasted octopus to signature spaghetti AOP, and Weiss’s passion for service—but also its timelessly modern design. “There’s a lot of drama in the room,” says Weiss, surveying the lofty space, whose exposed beams, heavy velvet curtains, open kitchen (“one of the first in Chicago”), and walls of bottle paintings by Giorgio Morandi still
draw daily crowds of politicians, athletes, and deal-closing suits. Notes Weiss, “It’s a room where all people are comfortable.” A dozen blocks away, Weiss’s newly relocated Coco Pazzo Cafe expresses that same comfortably chic aesthetic, incorporating the 23-year-old restaurant’s beloved Modigliani-inspired wall murals into a striking, light-filled room— a lovely, lively counterpoint to its more refined sister restaurant. Two different spaces, but one shared passion: Marrying excellent food with great service, all in a stimulating room. Sums up Weiss, “I want people to have the best experience possible.” Coco Pazzo: 300 W. Hubbard St., 312-836-0900; cocopazzochicago.com; Coco Pazzo Cafe: 212 E. Ohio St., 312-6640212; cocopazzocafe.com
from top: Coco Pazzo Cafe’s beloved, Modiglianiinspired murals were painstakingly transferred to the restaurant’s new Streeterville location; handmade pasta is a Coco Pazzo specialty; Faroe Island salmon with farro, spinach, and tomato, a Cafe favorite.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL BIRES (INTERIOR, SALMON); MATT SAVAGE/AVERYHOUSE (PASTA MAKING)
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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Michael Del Piero’s (INSET BOTTOM LEFT) interiors store features an 18th-century Bavarian antler chandelier and a 13-foot-tall Italian cabinet; another view shows a clear Pedrali chair and a blownglass lamp; a French ceramic by Andrée and Michel Hirlet; a 19th-century jewelry box; an iron chandelier designed by Del Piero; a 17th-century French armchair.
DESIGN DOYENNE INTERIORS WHIZ MICHAEL DEL PIERO SHARES HER MUST-HAVE HOME DÉCOR PIECES FOR SPRING ’17.
“I don’t like a lot of color,” states interior designer Michael Del Piero—and so it goes for the Chicago native’s new West Town headquarters, whose unassuming all-black exterior surrenders to two airy levels of white-walled industrial chic. But the contents of her first-floor shop are splashier, with rare pieces ranging from
understated objets d’art to grand antiques. Here, the namesake of Michael Del Piero Good Design dissects her recent favorite finds. Del Piero herself designed a lithe, two-tiered iron chandelier ($5,250), inspired by a similar piece she spotted in a Belgian barn years ago. “I loved it and I never got it out of my
head,” recalls the 58-yearold Near North resident, “so when I got back, I thought, I want to reproduce that.” Del Piero generally deals in muted earth tones, but a sculptural, 20th-century French ceramic ($2,600) signed by its makers, Andrée and Michel Hirlet, was “so textural and interesting” that she brought it
home from the renowned Paul Bert Serpette antiques market in Paris. Discovered in disrepair at a market in the south of France, a 17th-century French armchair ($2,800) has since been reupholstered with modern Manuel Canovas fabric. “There was barely any fabric left [on it originally],” Del Piero says, quipping, “Basically,
I was buying wood.” Although a 19th-century leather- and brass-accented jewelry box ($700)—procured from a film prop provider in Germany—has interior storage, Del Piero emphasizes its ornamental appeal. “We’re not [literal] here—at all,” she laughs. 428 N. Wolcott Ave., 773772-3000; michaeldel piero.com
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BY STEPHEN OSTROWSKI
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LUXE OVERLOAD THERE ARE SO MANY LUXURY HOMES ON THE MARKET IN CHICAGO, PRICES ARE STARTING TO DROP. DOES THAT MEAN IT’S TIME TO BUY?
Luxury listings in Chicago’s swankiest neighborhoods are rising in number, sitting on the market, then dropping in price. Buyers are playing waiting games to snag the best pricing, yet sellers are still listing their places. Why—and what’s the best way to buy right? To understand the situation, we talked to two of Chicago’s shrewdest luxury brokers—Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff’s Melinda Jakovich (312-953-3425) and Coldwell Banker’s Karen V. Peterson (312-282-2933). Tell us about the numbers. KP: From February to December 2016, for Near North properties [i.e. Streeterville, Gold Coast, Old Town, and River North] at $1 million to $10 million, there were 102 attached listings averaging $2.465 million and 268 days on the market, and 13 single-family homes averaging $5.047 million and 376 days on the market. In the first 10 weeks of 2017, we had 281 attached listings averaging $2.308 million and 203 days on the market and 26 listings averaging $4.416 million and 357 days on the market. For attached, that’s almost a 175 percent inventory increase and a 6 percent price drop; for single families it’s a 100 percent increase and 12 percent price drop. MJ: The months supply of inventory (MSI) is up about
Lincoln Park listing 1939 North Howe Street boasts a spacious center courtyard (here) plus a striking loggia and front courtyard-facing library (bottom left and right). below: The sumptuous living room at 55 West Goethe Street No. 1248.
“WE’RE FINALLY PAST PRERECESSION REAL ESTATE PRICES. EVERYTHING IS AT PLAY.” —karen v. peterson
PHOTOGRAPHY BY VHT STUDIOS (55 WEST GOETHE STREET); SCOTT SHIGLEY (1939 NORTH HOWE STREET)
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RIGHT: The grand 55 East Erie Street residential tower, just steps from Michigan Avenue.
10 percent in homes over a million but only up 3 percent in homes under a million. Any specific reason why this is happening now? KP: People sat on the sidelines for much of last year because of elections, but now we have a hot stock market and we’re finally past the pre-recession prices. So everything from divorce, death, relocation, downsizing, upsizing, schooling, and more is at play. How are sellers and buyers responding? MJ: Brokers are helping their sellers be creative. One strategy is to rent those ultra-high-end homes to high-profile clients, sometimes with options to buy. Some listings are reduced. I have two that are great values right now— a five-bed, six-bath home at 1440 North Dearborn Parkway for $6.85 million with two wine cellars, a two-car garage, a rooftop deck, and more, and a recently reduced condo at
161 East Chicago Avenue for $2.925 million that’s three combined units at more than 4,000 square feet. KP: Brokers are also helping their buyers find the best value, which is often in resale rather than new construction. Hardly any new developments in the luxury market are under $1,000 per square foot. But you can find remarkable value in resales for $600 to $800 per square foot, and amenities that you can’t get in new construction—such as those wine cellars, outside spaces, and multiple parking spaces. We are marketing two such properties: an eight-bed, eight-and-a-half-bath home at 1939 North Howe Street, which is on three lots with multiple outside spaces and almost 11,000 square feet above grade. Another great value for the space and location is 55 West Goethe Street, No. 1248, a four-bed, four-bath townhome that is almost 3,500 square feet for $1.295 million.
A stately brownstone in the heart of the Gold Coast, 1440 North Dearborn Parkway dazzles with designer finishes, charming rooms, a beautifully landscaped yard, a rooftop master suite, and more.
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At 4,000-plus square feet, this condo (HERE AND BELOW MIDDLE) in the tony Olympia Centre Building at 161 East Chicago Avenue boasts nearly unheard-of roominess—not to mention incredible views of the city and the landmark John Hancock Center.
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IT TAKES TWO THE HUSBAND-AND-WIFE DUO BEHIND SCHWUNG HOME ARE DESIGNING FOR THEMSELVES— AND THE FUTURE. BY OUSSAMA ZAHR
Looking at Dominique Sente and Rudi Nijssen’s first collection for RH (formerly Restoration Hardware)— a dazzling set of light fixtures made of hand-blown glass globes, lustrous brass, and streamlined retro forms—you could almost guess that her background is goldsmithing and his is antiques. And you’d be right. You might also guess, based on how well the pieces fit into RH’s sumptuous aesthetic, that the brand was heavily involved in their creation. And there you’d be wrong. “One of the most amazing parts of our collaboration is that RH gives us carte blanche,” says Nijssen. “There are no limitations.” RH has been seeking out—and promoting—independent artisans at a time when consumers have become more interested in craftsmanship. Nijssen and Sente are married and work out of their firm, Schwung Home, in Poland, where a six-month creative process takes them from mood boards and sketches to the final prototype. RH isn’t even involved until they present the finished design. “Our only desire,” says Sente, “has been to create pieces that will escape trends, pieces with an architectural and poetic vibe. Part of the source of our inspiration for this collection was the décor of some movie sets—mostly from the ’60s and ’70s.” While Sente has helped Nijssen with previous RH collections that have borne his name, this is the first time they share equal billing. Says the couple, “Two can do better than one—like our icons, Charles and Ray Eames!” 1300 N. Dearborn St., 312-475-9116; rhmodern.com
“OUR ONLY DESIRE HAS BEEN TO CREATE PIECES THAT WILL ESCAPE TRENDS.” —dominique sente
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SCHWUNG HOME (SCHWUNG HOME WORKSHOP); COURTESY OF RH (REMAINING)
Design of the times: Rudi Nijssen and Dominique Sente (below, from left) collaborate on their new collection for RH at their Poland-based firm, Schwung Home (left). The company’s name is German for “energy” or “momentum.” bottom: Glassglobe mobile eightarm chandelier in lacquered burnished brass, RH Modern ($4,995).
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WHERE TO EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY IN CHICAGO...
SWEET SOUVENIRS RELIVE THE CUBS’ EPIC WORLD SERIES WIN AT A NEW EXHIBIT ON THE MAG MILE.
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BY J.P. ANDERSON
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo celebrates after scoring what would become the game-winning run in the 10th inning of Game Seven of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
Few Chicagoans felt the sting of the Cubs’ World Series drought more poignantly than Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group CEO Grant DePorter. The company went so far as to purchase and publicly detonate the dreaded “Bartman ball” in 2004, then served the remnants in a “curse-ending sauce.” So it’s only fitting that the group’s own Chicago Sports Museum has snagged an incredible array of souvenirs from last year’s championship run. “Sports is a religion in Chicago, and sports memorabilia are its holy relics,” explains DePorter, who has compiled what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of Cubs World Series memorabilia. Gems include Addison Russell’s World Series grand slam ball, Kris Bryant’s cleats, David Ross’s catcher’s gear, and Joe Maddon’s “We Did Not Suck” T-shirt. All are now on display—and sure to leave any Cubs fan smiling. 835 N. Michigan Ave., Seventh Fl., 312-202-0500; chicagosportsmuseum.com
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the ultimate in classic cocktails—for round two. 955 W. Fulton Market; theaviary.com
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A charming neighborhood vibe and 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, the knockout pasta dish cacio e pepe is always available. 5316 N. Clark St., 773-506-9990; anteprimachicago.net
It’s a sausage fest at this curated craft beer and encased-meats restaurant, 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 spicy Moroccan tomato stew 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
THE AVIARY From world-famous Alinea chef Grant Achatz and partner Nick Kokonas, Fulton Market District’s The Aviary is the city’s premier destination for avant-garde cocktails. INSIDER TIP: After your first drink, ask your server if there’s room in the teensy downstairs speakeasy The Office—where bartenders shake up
NY strip—to pair with smart cocktails like the Southside Mule (local Koval bourbon, pineapple-rosemary shrub, and ginger). 101 E. Erie St., 20th Fl., 312-667-6793; baptisteandbottle.com
BAR LUPO Double whammy: Not only does this River North Italian pub boast an industry vet in owner Brian O’Connor (Maple & Ash, RIA, North Pond)—the beverage program is curated by star mixologist Liz Pearce. Chicken parm and an Aperol spritz? Count us in. INSIDER TIP: Dig into the killer late-night menu with meatball subs and $3 house shots. 217 W. Huron St., 312-643-3400; barlupochicago.com
BAR ROMA BAPTISTE & BOTTLE Bourbon is the keyword at this Conrad Hotel hot spot spearheaded by globe-trotting chef Richard Sandoval, who crafts inspired American plates—chicory and Gorgonzola salad, triple-seared prime
The meatball craze hits Andersonville with this buzzing new Italian destination, which tempts with five 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
BODEGA As if the ACME Hotel weren’t already a hotbed of craft cocktails (Berkshire Room, anyone?), the 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
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
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
Music fans should make tracks to Navy Pier for “Exhibitionism,” a state-of-theart 18,000-square-foot exhibit dedicated to the Rolling Stones and featuring 500 rare items that document the band’s influence on everything from fashion to design.
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 STEAKHOUSE 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
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best corned beef sandwich. INSIDER TIP: Go for the Tom and Jerry Combo, a mouthwatering mix of corned beef and CBF’s signature pastrami. 1009 W. Lake St., 312-6662535; cornedbeeffactorychicago.com
The ambitious menu at this contemporary American restaurant in the West Lake district—for which chef Devon Quinn grows more than 30 vegetables and herbs in a greenhouse he and his father built themselves— features dishes like braised duck lasagna and lamb loin with pistachioyogurt panna cotta. 1748 W. Lake St., 312-366-2294; edeninchicago.com
This buzzing terrace atop the landmark Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has been among 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., 312792-3502; cindysrooftop.com
COCO CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE Nightlife impresario Andy Li (TR Napa Valley) returns with this new addition to Hubbard Street’s red-hot dining and drinking scene, a posh, multilevel restaurant and wine bar in the heart of River North. 23 W. Hubbard St.; cocochampagnelounge.com
COCO PAZZO Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, 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 everchanging risotto of the day is always a crowd-pleaser. 300 W. Hubbard St., 312-836-0900; cocopazzochicago.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
Deep dish it’s not: Lincoln Park newcomer Pizzeria Bebu serves up artisanal ‘za like this prosciutto pie with panna, roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella, arugula, and red onions.
ENTENTE 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 fettuccine with white truffle and Brussels sprouts—to Lakeview. 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-206-8553; ententechicago.com
FIFOLET CAJUN & COCKTAILS Named after the blue lights that float above the Louisiana bayou, this popular 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
THE FLAMINGO RUM CLUB From Caribbean-inspired tapas to luxe bottle service and a bar serving up mojitos, daiquiris, and caipirinhas, this island-focused restaurant and cabaret aims to bring the spirit of Havana to River North. INSIDER TIP: Wednesdays feature a
can’t-miss cabaret starting at 9 pm. 601 N. Wells St., 312-929-0060; theflamingorumclub.com
HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE A sporting atmosphere meets a 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 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
INCOME TAX Europe is the focus of this newcomer to Edgewater, from the smartly curated list of wines, sherries, beers, and ciders to the selection of winefriendly plates, including bacalao, pâté, lamb meatballs, and Black Forest duck with spaetzle. 5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165; incometaxbar.com
Chef Richard Sandoval brings Latin flair to the Loop with this Eataly-style concept in Block 37, featuring 10 different eateries that pay homage to Latin
American, Spanish, and Portuguese street food; the space offers a bar, the full-service tapas restaurant Pata Negra, and a coffee shop, too. INSIDER TIP: Aguachile ceviche—a refreshing mix of shrimp, pineapple, cucumber, avocado, and peppers—is a must-try. 108 N. State St., Third Fl., 312-795-4444; latinicity.com
LEÑA BRAVA The Rick Bayless empire continues to expand with this always-packed Baja-style addition to Restaurant Row. Sip a Leña Ice (mezcal, yellow Chartreuse, lime, cucumber, and serrano pepper) while peoplewatching over tempting plates of ceviche, black cod “al pastor,” and 32-ounce tomahawk steak. 900 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1975; rickbayless.com/restaurants/lena-brava
LH One of Chicago’s hottest bars, and boasting a magnificent city view, this trilevel rooftop hangout at the LondonHouse hotel scores with craft cocktails and creative American fare. INSIDER TIP: For a primo proposal location, book the Cupola, LondonHouse’s exquisitely intimate indoor/ outdoor space at the tippy-top of the
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MASTRO’S This glitzy River North destination for steaks and sushi brings a little bit of Hollywood to the Windy City’s carnivorous dining scene. The indulgent warm butter cake is one of the city’s top desserts. INSIDER TIP: Catch nightly live music in the lounge from acts like the trio the Champagne Kings. 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100; mastrosrestaurants.com
MERCADITO Mexican fare meets a nightclub vibe at this River North hit, whose groupfriendly menu boasts six different guacamoles, plus creative drinks (try the mango-licious Smokey Pablo). INSIDER TIP: For a sultrier scene, head downstairs to the lounge La Mez, which offers a rotating selection of more than 80 mezcals and a DJ on weekends. 108 W. Kinzie St., 312329-9555; mercaditorestaurants.com
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Morton’s is still one of the city’s absolute best places for steak. INSIDER TIP: Catch the bar’s 5–8 pm weekday “Power Hour” for primo food and drink specials. 1050 N. State St., 312-266-4820; 65 E. Wacker Pl., 312-201-0410; mortons.com
OCEAN CUT CHICAGO At this 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 and flavorful eclectic fare, such as jungle-curry mussels and swordfish au poivre. INSIDER TIP: Make tracks to the Shark Bar on Tuesdays during Happy Hour (4–7 pm), when the restaurant raffles off a pair of Jimmy Choos. 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-2808882; oceancutchicago.com
The latest collaboration between nightlife maestros Rockit Ranch Productions and Michelin-starred chef Kevin Hickey, this Italian hangout is set to open this spring. Expect intriguing large-format and individual cocktails alike from award-winning mixologist Brandon Phillips in an Italian arts- and cinema-inspired space. 311 W. Chicago Ave., 312-2340884; ottomezzobar.com
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It’s all in the family at this lovely, intimate Raffaello Hotel destination, where Michelin-starred chef Mauro Mafrici crafts exquisite Italian fare— delicate beef carpaccio with cremini mushrooms, 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., 312280-0700; pelagorestaurant.com
and music. I usually do multiple stops along Randolph Street, letting the night and the mood lead the way.” GO-TO SPOT: “Pops for Champagne (601 N. State St., 312-266-7677; popsforchampagne.com) in River North. It combines two of my great passions: Champagne and music.” HIDDEN GEM: “There’s nothing like good drinks and live blues. I recently discovered Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W. Armitage Ave., 773-342-0452; rosaslounge.com), in Logan Square, which has a cozy, dive bar feel and high-level musicianship on stage.” FAVORITE ARCHITECTURE: “Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park—great on a summer evening, listening to classical music performances.” THINK SPRING: “I start training for the Chicago Marathon in spring. My long morning runs by the lake are liberating and uplifting.” EVERY VISITOR SHOULD: “Go off the trail. It’s within the various neighborhoods where you really experience Chicago: a rich, culturally diverse city.”
Thin-crust pizza gets the gourmet treatment at this new Lincoln Park concept, where chef Jeff Lutzow (Publican, Nico Osteria) and team bake pies in a gas-fired, brick-lined oven for three and a half minutes (exactly!), then serve them piping-hot in a metal pizza
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ROCKIT 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. The 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
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
SOUTHERN CUT BBQ First steak, then seafood; now the team behind Chicago Cut and Ocean Cut has embraced barbecue with this new Streeterville destination—and with ’cue queen Lee Ann Whippen manning the kitchen, this one is sure to make fans of Southern fare sit up and take notice. 198 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-8887; southerncutbbq.com
RPM STEAK Power couple Bill and Giuliana 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., 312-284-4990; rpmrestaurants.com
SPILT MILK Logan Square’s latest must-try for cocktails is 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., 773413-8440; spiltmilktavern.com
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Sodikoff says of this airy retreat 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
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-friendly restaurant serving classics like Beijing-style duck and mapo 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
The Goodman Theatre presents Objects in the Mirror, playwright Charles Smith’s striking account of an African refugee’s quest to resolve his past, April 29 through June 4.
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. Through May 12, the museum salutes the return of the iconic Whistler’s Mother to Chicago for the first time in more than 60 years. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-4433600; artic.edu
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM On display at this must-visit cultural institution through 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
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 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 history and culture of America’s black communities in diverse 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 such as Henry Ossawa Tanner and Archibald Motley Jr. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600; dusablemuseum.org
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HOME ’HOOD: “The South Loop. I enjoy being five minutes from
anything we want to do. It’s a growing area with more restaurants and shops opening almost weekly.” GO-TO SPOT: “Harry Caray’s (33 W. Kinzie St., 312-828-0966; harrycarays.com), where I’m a partner. The food is great, the service exceptional. Gibsons (1028 N. Rush St., 312266-8999; gibsonssteakhouse.com) for Sunday brunch, too.” HIDDEN GEM: “Tuscany on Taylor (1014 W. Taylor St., 312-828-1990; tuscany chicago.com), and the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton (160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000; ritzcarlton.com/chicago) for a drink.” FAVORITE ARCHITECTURE: “Anything built before 1930.” SPRINGTIME LOVE: “There’s no better place than Chicago in spring and summer: Flowers are blooming, everyone’s out walking and using the sidewalk
slides aplenty. 201 E. Randolph St., 312-742-1168; millenniumpark.org
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, this institution celebrates innovation with interactive exhibits that explore green energy, space travel, future tech, and more. INSIDER TIP: On a scale of 1 to 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
cafés, and the city reawakens after a cold winter.” EVERY VISITOR SHOULD: “Shop the Mag Mile, visit Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-7437; navypier.com) for a Ferris wheel ride, walk the lakefront, and go to Wrigley Field for a game.”
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word, hosted with lacerating wit by slam poetry legend Marc Kelly Smith. 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552; greenmilljazz.com
This natural history nerve center is beloved for its world-famous resident T. rex fossil SUE, as well as dynamic changing exhibitions and the new interactive Grainger Science Hub. Currently on view 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
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; harristheater chicago.org
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This century-old nightclub was a favorite of the Al Capone set and still attracts jazzheads from around the world for performances by 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
Twenty minutes from Chicago, in northwest Indiana, this 400,000square-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 concert space Venue. 777 Casino Center Dr.,
Hammond, IN, 219-473-7000; caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond
MACKINAC ISLAND 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 spacious front porch of the legendary Grand Hotel. 906-8473783; mackinacisland.org
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 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
NAVY PIER Chicago’s number-one attraction, with more than 9 million annual visitors, this family-friendly landmark recently celebrated its centennial with an extensive redesign, including a new all-weather Ferris wheel that soars a towering 196 feet. On view from April 15 through July 30 is “Exhibitionism,” an 18,000-square-foot exhibit documenting the career and influence of the Rolling Stones. 600 E. Grand Ave., 800-595-7437; navypier.com
THALIA HALL A Pilsen landmark, this refurbished complex boasts the 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 mainstay in Old Town since 1978, this 100-seat club—which featured the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jay Leno before they hit it big—is one of the most intimate venues to see rising standup stars from Chicago and across the US. 1548 N. Wells St., 312-337-4027; chicago.zanies.com
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Stuart Weitzman steps into the bridal market in a big way with its latest collection, featuring instant classics like the Nearly Nude sandal in azure and white nappa (each $398).
FASHIONISTA FAVORITE STUART WEITZMAN BRINGS ITS INSTANTLY ICONIC BRIDAL COLLECTION TO MICHIGAN AVENUE.
Revered footwear label Stuart Weitzman dipped its toe into the nuptials game last year with an onlineonly Bridal Collection relaunch—and the response was so incredible that the company is expanding its bridal offerings in a big way this spring. Debuting in mid-April in select stores (including on Michigan Avenue), the 2017 collection highlights the brand’s traditional sandal silhouettes with stunning new styles like the Memoir (a low strappy sandal in glitter lace) and the MorePearls (a block heel covered in pearls). Or go over the top with the Swarovski crystal-encrusted NearlyNude or Nudist, guaranteed to generate envious gasps as you walk down the aisle. After all, sometimes subtlety just won’t do. $398–$2,300, 701 N. Michigan Ave., 312-6490090; stuartweitzman.com
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ATHENE 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 assortment of womenswear brands, from Rona Pfeiffer to Rick Owens. 837 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-441-1918; athene-shop.com
BELLE VIE BRIDAL COUTURE Chicago fashion dynamo and bridal style aficionado Amanda Bonnell presents the ultimate curated selection of
bridal fashions, featuring exquisite gowns from the likes of J.Mendel and Valentino, plus 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 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 style mavens Marilyn Blaszka and Dominic Marcheschi features a smart, fastidiously edited selection from top-ofthe-line designers like Balenciaga, Dries van Noten, Céline, and Marni. 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047
BURDI Trim, distinguished, and perpetually dapper, Rino Burdi is the ultimate ambassador for Gold Coast style. It’s only fitting, since he practically grew up in the neighborhood while his Italianborn 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
C.D. PEACOCK A Chicago jewelry institution since 1837, with three suburban shoppingcenter 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
DANIEL GEORGE Among Chicago’s premier men’s clothiers, Daniel George offers an array of custom attire, from suits and blazers to dress shirts, overcoats, and tuxedos, plus belts, shoes, cuff links, and a variety of other accessories for the sharpdressed gentleman. 155 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 770, 312-729-5202; danielgeorgecustomsuits.com Chicago suitmaker Oxxford Clothes tailors each of its custom garments (like this recently debuted blue sharkskin suit) by hand—the only manufacturer in America to do so.
DOLCE & GABBANA The Italian haute couture brand is one of the pinnacles of high fashion on Oak Street, with everything from vibrant footwear and showstopping gowns, jewelry, and accessories to men’s suits and street fashion from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s latest
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With 130 stores offering savings of up to 75 percent, this shopping center specializes in the international 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
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’HOOD: “Lincoln Park, a gem of nature and pleasure. And beyond is the beach! I feel guilty that I don’t jog.” GO-TO SPOT: “Nothing makes me happier than the Arts Club having opened The Drawing Room (201 E. Ontario St., 312-787-3997; artsclubchicago.org), a wonderful bar that I can duck into right after work.” HIDDEN GEM: “The Japanese Gardens (gardenofthe phoenix.org) in Jackson Park. You’ll find beauty and serenity all year round, nestled in the shadow of the Museum of Science and Industry.” FAVORITE BUILDINGS: “I think houses of worship tend to have the best architecture; after all, they are designed to inspire. My top places are the Bahá’í Temple (bahai.us/bahai-temple) in Wilmette and the Rockefeller Chapel (rockefeller.uchicago.edu) at the University of Chicago.” ULTIMATE
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Milan style near the Mag Mile. Explore the new Spring/Summer collection from this Italian fashion powerhouse at its 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
GRAFF DIAMONDS Renowned gemologist and Chicago store director Eve Rogers and her team showcase some of the most brilliant baubles in the world—from diamond-and-ruby-encrusted necklaces to extraordinary timepieces—at this jewelry leader’s Gold Coast location. 103 E. Oak St., 312-604-1000; graffdiamonds.com
GUCCI The Italian fashion giant has unveiled a super-sleek flagship at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, featuring the latest collections from designer Alessandro Michele, including the ultimate in luxe suiting and evening-wear and the latest buzzed-about collab with street artist GucciGhost. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-664-5504; gucci.com
HALSTED EYE BOUTIQUE Dr. Joanna Slusky offers quality comprehensive vision care, including Lasik consultations and cancer screenings, as well as contact lenses and a variety of eyeglasses from sophisticated brands like Tom
Regency-era film, I highly recommend paying a visit to the I-Club spa and health club at the InterContinental Chicago (505 N. Michigan Ave., 312944-4100; icchicagohotel.com). Then stick around for a massage, too.”
Ford, Bulgari, Versace, and Chanel. 2852 N. Halsted St., 773-549-1111; visionsource-halstedeyeboutique.com
INTERMIX On-trend fashions from a curated mix 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
This family-owned tobacco lovers’ paradise has been a Windy City institution for 160 years. Along with a world-class selection of merchandise—including 15,000 pipes, plus cigars, lighters, pipe tobaccos, and more—the business boasts an on-site BYOB smoking lounge unique to downtown Chicago. 19 S. Wabash Ave., 312-372-1306; iwanries.com
JAMES & SONS FINE JEWELERS 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., 773-3278800; 15234 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, 708-226-0800; 112 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, Indiana, 219-864-9090; jamesandsons.com
JIMMY CHOO The fine 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, sandals, wedges, and boots for women to men’s sneakers and dress shoes, plus bags, belts, and other elegant leather goods and accessories. 114 E. Oak St., 312-2551170; jimmychoo.com
KAEHLER LUGGAGE Before embarking on a late-spring getaway, be sure to visit this expanded outfitter to the jet set, which carries a wide selection of luxury travel brands, such as Tumi,
Filson, Rimowa, and the boutique’s own chic Kaehler 1920 line, featuring duffels, briefcases, and accessories made with the Windy City’s own Horween leather. 900 N. Michigan Ave., Sixth Fl., 312-9518106; worldtraveler.com
LESTER LAMPERT Renowned for its stunning custommade pieces crafted on-site by expert gemologists, this famed family-owned Chicago jeweler has settled into a luxe new bilevel, 5,000-square-foot River North showroom boasting 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 watch- and clock-making heritage dating back to 1880s Sweden, the Bern family’s Chicago jewelry business adds serious sparkle to the Magnificent Mile with a broad-ranging collection of timepieces, as well as bauble brands including Oscar Heyman, Roberto Coin, and Chicago’s own
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The ultimate in alpine-chic outerwear for men, women, and children, this French brand, now based in Italy, features everything from luxurious parkas, cardigans, and sweatshirts to shoes, luggage, scarves, and eyewear, all with the label’s signature outdoorfabulous aesthetic. 33 E. Oak St., 312-361-8573; moncler.com
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. The seventh-floor restaurant Sophie’s is a chic dining destination for lunching ladies and gents. 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312799-5211; saks.com
to sports medicine, women’s health, home health, and fitness centers, this network of skilled therapists offers a slate of innovative services. 326 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 324, 312-2295271; 600 W. Van Buren St., Ste. 109, 312-268-6050; 939 W. North Ave., 312-951-1952; atipt.com
BARRY’S BOOTCAMP The international fitness phenomenon brings its full-body workout experience to Chicago with a megastudio in River North—at 7,000 square feet, its largest in the world— and a just-opened location in the heart of Lincoln Park. 9 W. Erie St., 312-202-0840; 1937 N. Halsted St., 773-857-0901; barrysbootcamp.com
From hot stone massages to Mother’s Day packages featuring couples treatments and rose petal mani-pedis, the Spa at Dana is one of Chicago’s most indulgent destinations.
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
The ultimate Italian brand has returned to Chicago in an intimate bilevel space in the middle of the Gold Coast action, where loyal customers can peruse every one of Donatella Versace’s latest runway creations. 933 N. Rush St., 312-4459750; versace.com
RAZNY JEWELERS One of Chicagoland’s finest jewelry designers since 1951, this local mainstay recently opened an incredible new showroom in the heart of the Gold Coast on Oak Street. 109 E. Oak St., 312-663-8500; 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-432-5300;
The luxe beauty retailer established by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Barry and Marla Malcolm Beck has arrived in River North. From premier brands like La Mer, Skinceuticals, and Guerlain to the M-61 Powerful Skincare line (created by Marla herself), this is an essential stop for the best in makeup, scents, bath and body, and more. 356 N. Clark St.; 2208 N. Halsted St., 773-327-6900; 3512 N. Southport Ave., 773-8681300; bluemercury.com
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Reach new heights at this 25,000square-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 who 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-themoment 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 William Yates, MD, provides treatments as wide-ranging as minimally invasive permanent hair restoration and stem cell therapy to slow the effects of aging (and, soon to come, organic facials, eyelash extensions, injectables, and laser facial rejuvenation). 213 N. Stetson Ave.; 565 Lakeview Pkwy., Ste. 108, Vernon Hills, 312-261-0872; dryateslifestylemed.com
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, kidfriendly vibe, complete with a backroom pool table. 1010 W. Lake St., 312-243-9367; facebook.com/ lakestreetbarbers
LEAH CHAVIE SKINCARE BOUTIQUE In her intimate spa and adjacent boutique, noted skincare professional Leah Chavie offers a range of treatments and services for men, women, and teens, from detoxifying body wraps and signature facials to acne treatments, stem cell therapy, and hair removal. 2457 N. Halsted St., 773-3277051; leahchavie.com
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The SOURCE: STYLE Mario Tricoci’s eponymous beauty destinations are glamorous one-stop shops 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 Oakbrook 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 such as custom massages and polishes, as well as the exclusive HydraFacial, which exfoliates, rehydrates, and nourishes the skin. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 7th Fl., 312-335-1234; parkhyattchicago.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 secondfloor salon and spa provides a full-service assortment of haircuts, body treatments, straight-razor shaves, and more. 122 W. Monroe St., 312-616-0016; petrosinosparlor.com
RE’LUXE NAIL & SPA BOUTIQUE This new addition to River North takes nail care to the next level with an unrivaled lineup of posh services, like the Champagne Delight, the Hot Chocolate Escape, and the Peppermint Land Pedi, while dedicated spa rooms offer body waxing, eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, and other treatments. 512 N. Franklin St., 312-964-5290; reluxenailspaboutique.com
Play) Workshop, offering group classes, tutorials galore, and a shoppable online gallery called the Beauty Board. INSIDER TIP: Discover the exclusiveto-Chicago fragrance studio where customers can explore favorite scents and receive a custom fragrance consultation. 605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343; sephora.com
SPA AT DANA The first spa in the city to offer cryo-facial technology, this forwardthinking River North wellness destination, set in the Dana Hotel, features a broad range of services, from citrus mimosa mani-pedis to waxing, Swedish and hot stone massages, and even a 24-karat-gold facial. 660 N. State St., 312-2026040; spaatdana.com
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Lakeview gets a dose of glam with this new Aveda salon in the historic Belmont Theater, which celebrity hairstylist Jon Reyman and acclaimed colorist Christine Thompson have transformed into a 2,800-square-foot den of beauty, offering a full menu of cut and color
services. 1637 W. Belmont Ave., 872817-7100; spokeandweal.com/chicago
ULTA BEAUTY Stock up on cosmetics essentials from hundreds of top-shelf brands at this Chicago-based beauty standby. 1107 S. Delano Ct. E., 312-5830554; 16 S. Halsted St., 312-2430411; 1000 W. North Ave., 312-6640230; 1300 N. Ashland Ave., 773-227-7615; 3015 N. Clark St., 773-348-7315; 2754 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-472-6720; 5228 S. Lake Park Ave., 773-947-9066; ulta.com
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Calling itself “the anti-ER experience,” this spalike clinic practices hydration therapy in the form of intravenously administered fluids and vitamins to help alleviate myriad ailments, from the common hangover to the common cold, jet lag, and sinusitis, as well as to maximize athletic performance. 1347 N. Wells St., 312-350-1822; ivmechicago.com
NEW SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB Formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this pioneering medical facility is one of the world’s leading authorities on rehabilitation research and practice. The new $550 million, 1.2 million-squarefoot Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the first-ever “translational” research hospital, in which clinicians, scientists, innovators, and technologists work together in the same space, 24/7, attending to patients, discovering new approaches, and quickly “translating” research into practical therapies. 345 E. Superior St., 312238-1000; ric.org
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: crowns and veneers, implants and bridges, Invisalign braces, periodontal therapy, and more. 1050 N. State St., Mezzanine Level, 312-654-0606; 920 N. York Road, Hinsdale, 630-654-2900; wellerdental.com
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(2852 N. Halsted St., 773-549-1111; drjoannaslusky.com). HOME ’HOOD: “River North! Incredible restaurants, upscale shopping, art galleries, world-class museums, high-end nightlife, a beautiful lakefront, and easy access to everything downtown has to offer. What’s not to love?” GO-TO SPOT: “Gilt Bar (230 W. Kinzie St., 312-464-9544; giltbarchicago.com). Best steak tartare and truffle pasta in the city.” HIDDEN GEM: “Violet Hour (1520 N. Damen Ave., 773-252-1500; theviolet hour.com). It’s dark, sexy, mysterious, and sumptuous. Love their infused cocktails and their impressive whiskey selection.” FAVORITE ARCHITECTURE: “The Bean and Pritzker
Pavilion in Millennium Park, for concerts, movies in the park,
Technology and makeup merge at this cosmetics behemoth’s expansive flagship on Michigan Avenue, which features the debut of the Beauty TIP (Teach, Inspire,
and the skyline.” ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: “Chuan Spa at
The Langham (330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7650; chuanspa .com/en/chicago) and The Peninsula Spa (108 E. Superior St., 312-573-6860; chicago.peninsula.com).”
Granting a wish is a journey that begins with you. Join us on May 20, 2017 as we illuminate and celebrate that journey together. Highlights include: Headlining celebrity John Stamos, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and dancing. To register, visit illinois.wish.org or call 312.602.WISH.
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RIVER NORTH REIMAGINED SLEEK NEW RENTAL TOWER 640 NORTH WELLS AIMS TO REDEFINE THE GOOD LIFE IN ONE OF THE CITY’S HOTTEST ’HOODS. BY J.P. ANDERSON
Rooftop Jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art fitness center, luxurious billiards lounge, restaurant-caliber demo kitchen, even an onsite golf simulator... Welcome to life in River North—or at least life at new luxury tower 640 North Wells, which is aiming to set a new bar for luxury when it launches this summer. The 23-story, 251-unit project from JDL Development offers configurations ranging from studios to three bedrooms; units feature premium finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, wall-to-wall wood floors, and sweet city views. Add in a premium location in the heart of the neighborhood housing some of the city’s best dining and nightlife—not to mention Michigan Avenue shopping and Chicago’s design district just blocks away—and you’ve got one of the buzziest new buildings in the city. 640 N. Wells St., 312-944-6400; 640northwells.com
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.com) for Eden (1748 W. Lake St., 312-366-2294; edeninchicago.com)
and The Lakewood (1758 W. Lake St., 312-366-2293; thelakewood chicago.com). HOME ’HOOD: “Oak Park. It’s more chill and I can get away from the hustle of the city.” HIDDEN GEM: “Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave., 312-746-5100; garfield conservatory.org) is a beautiful oasis that most people have never seen. You feel like you are anywhere but Chicago.” FAVORITE ARCHITECTURE: “The Merchandise Mart—I love the Art Deco style, and it’s a mecca for the design world.” ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: “Cowshed at Soho House (113-125 N. Green St., 312-754-6915;
such as cookie butter and chocolate hazelnut crunch. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., 800-354-2253; elicheesecake.com
EVENT CREATIVE From scenic design and event management to expert work in lighting, sound, video, and florals, 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 Steppenwolf Theatre’s 40th anniversary gala. 219 N. Paulina St., 312-442-0887; eventcreative.com
cowshed.com) has the best pedicures.” FAVORITE CITY SPACE: “The lakefront from Navy Pier to Fullerton Avenue. It’s great peoplewatching.” EVERY VISITOR SHOULD… “Stroll the different neighborhoods: Logan Square, the Gold Coast, Pilsen, and Chinatown.”
ANTIQUES & GALLERIES JOEL OPPENHEIMER, INC This renowned natural history art gallery has settled into its new digs in the gorgeously restored annex of the Chicago landmark Tree Studios building in River North. Covering more than 3,200 square feet on three floors, the space serves as a showcase for Oppenheimer’s extensive collection of artworks depicting the natural world. 10 E. Ohio St., 312-642-5300; audubonart.com
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
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 Fathers’ Rights. 19 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1500, 312-807-3990; dadsrights.com
N. Broadway, 800-710-7311; 4950 S. Pulaski Road, 888-507-9472; 1600 W. Lake St., Streamwood, 888-4659840; 1200 E. Chicago St., Elgin, 773-728-5000; blautogroup.com
LOEBER MOTORS 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. Mercedes-Benz: 4255 W. Touhy Ave., 888-211-4485; Porsche: 7101 N. Lincoln Ave., 888-882-3507; loebermotors.com
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This respected auto dealer services the city and suburbs with brands like Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota. 5625
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 praised by Chicago mayors, US Presidents, and celebrities galore. Classic flavors like original plain, chocolate chip, and strawberry are complemented with newer varieties
KEHOE DESIGNS 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, which features 22-foot ceilings, an in-house liquor license, and Wi-Fi for up to 1,000 devices. 2555 S. Leavitt St., 312-4210030; kehoedesigns.com
PARAMOUNT EVENTS 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
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
HOME DÉCOR ART VAN FURNITURE The Midwest’s number one furniture retailer, this Detroit-based home
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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, Italian-made furniture essentials for living, working, and entertaining, from platform beds and dining tables to rugs, sofas, and kitchens. 222 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0888; casaspazio.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
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
an array of services ranging from remodeling and window treatments to decorative painting and floral arrangements. 445 W. Ogden Ave., Clarendon Hills, 630-769-5099; linlydesigns.com
LUMINAIRE From lighting and storage to indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories, this luxury furnishings company brings some of the world’s finest and most forward-thinking design pieces to its River North gallery district showroom. 301 W. Superior St., 312-664-9582; 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 at the brand’s airy 10,000-squarefoot signature store in the Clybourn Corridor. 1555 N. Halsted St., 312-397-3135; mgbwhome.com
ROCHE BOBOIS Add a certain je ne sais quoi to your home courtesy of this Parisian retailer
In this chic Wicker Park boutique, former Marimekko designers Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer present a fastidiously curated selection of high-quality home décor from around the world. INSIDER TIP: Look out for events ranging from weaving workshops to table styling demos. 1911 W. Division St., 773-227-3180; unisonhome.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
TABULA TUA Décor, tableware, and gifts are the focus of this charming Lincoln Park boutique, which features 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
Hospitality group StayPineapple has unveiled its first Chicago property in the former Hotel Burnham, with playful amenities like daily cupcakes and complimentary bicycles for cruising around town. Wrought-iron detailing and original doors enhance the historic charm of the landmark Loop building’s classic décor. 1 W. Washington St., 312-940-7997; thealisechicago.com
DANA HOTEL Located in the heart of bustling River North, this boutique hotel and spa offers a soothing respite from the city by balancing the latest tech with luxe amenities. An earth-toned aesthetic of natural sustainable woods and the premier Spa at Dana enhance the
Division Street boutique Unison offers a highly curated selection of design-forward home goods—plus its own furniture collection, including this handsome teak dining table, available online.
LINLY DESIGNS 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
of modern design. A stylish, cuttingedge force for more than 50 years— and noted for championing environmentally conscious design—Roche Bobois’s 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
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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 luxe life with afternoon tea in the lobby-level Pavilion. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312923-9988; 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 all-day dining destination ETA, featuring craft cocktails and creative bites. 455 N. Park Dr., 312-840-6600; loewshotels .com/chicago-downtown The Peninsula Chicago’s recently redesigned guest rooms blend high-tech amenities like tablet-controlled room functions with the hotel’s signature world-class luxury design.
feeling of escape. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000; danahotelandspa.com
GODFREY HOTEL 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: lobby-level Italian must-try Dolce Italian and fourth-floor indoor/ outdoor rooftop lounge IO Godfrey. 127 W. Huron St., 312-649-2000; godfreyhotelchicago.com
American-inspired rooftop bar Boleo and library-chic mixology hot spot Vol. 39 are can’t-miss destinations. 122 W. Monroe St., 877-771-7031; grayhotelchicago.com
Rising over the historic Water Tower at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, this elegant, contemporary-chic property’s rooms boast modern 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
With more than 2,000 guest rooms, a full-service business center, and 240,000 square feet of event space, this expansive hotel (the city’s largest) located along the Chicago River is a magnet for both corporate and leisureminded travelers. 151 E. Wacker Dr., 312-565-1234; chicagoregency.hyatt.com
This elegant oasis just off Michigan Avenue recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in town with a next-level renovation and expansion 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
THE GRAY This buzzed-about new hotel by Kimpton has made a splashy debut in the Financial District’s majestically restored New York Life Insurance Building, and boasts opulent design fused with modern touches. South
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
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-ofthe-art fitness center, all adjacent to Chicago shopping institution Water Tower Place. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000; ritzcarlton.com
SHERATON GRAND Set on the Chicago Riverwalk within strolling distance of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier, this 1,200room 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 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 Continental flair. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-3244000; 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 a picture-perfect location in the heart of the Gold Coast make the Thompson a truly sophisticated urban haven for cosmopolitan travelers. 21 E. Bellevue Pl., 312-266-2100; thompsonhotels.com
THEWIT With bold, whimsical design, luxe amenities (such as spa-inspired bathrooms and 42-inch highdefinition TVs), and a buzzing rooftop lounge that draws crowds of locals and visitors alike who want to see and be seen, this stylish space just south of the Chicago River is
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219 E Lake Shore Drive #8C 3 BEDS, 3 BATHS // $1,499,900 Rarely available C tier unit; first time on market in 21 years. Lovely true vintage 3 bedroom 3 bath condo on historic East Lake Shore Drive. Stunning lake views from the formal living room and master bedroom. Large living room has original plaster ceiling and crown moldings. Hardwood floors in the living room and formal dining room; custom cherry wood and marble inlay flooring in large foyer. Beautiful built-in shelves in dining room with hidden wet bar and French doors to Juliet balcony overlooking a lovely courtyard. Chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, Sub-Zero, Miele, Wolf; large island/breakfast bar. In-unit full-size stacked washer and dryer. Great storage; all three bedrooms have large walk-in closets. One parking spot included in the assessments. Very pet-friendly building. Servicesoriented building: 24-hr doorman, valet parking includes one car wash per week. East Lake Shore Drive living at its best.
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one of the Loop’s hottest destinations. 201 N. State St., 312-467-0200; thewithotel.com
REAL ESTATE @PROPERTIES Founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong have built their award-winning Chicago-based firm into the top independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the state—as well as one of the top 12 in the country. 618 W. Fulton St., 312-491-0200; atproperties.com
CONLON/CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE With six offices in Chicagoland, this elite boutique brokerage firm established by The Deed star Sean Conlon is a force in luxury real estate in neighborhoods across the city, the North Shore, and the Western suburbs. 2044 W. Roscoe St., 312733-7201; conlonrealestate.com
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BAIRD & WARNER Born in Chicago in 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. 737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1800, 312-640-7010; bairdwarner.com
LOFTS AT RIVER EAST In a prime location within strolling distance of Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue, and boasting amenities like the 10,000-square-foot rooftop SkyDeck, the spacious Lofts at River East, overlooking the Chicago River, are one of Streeterville’s most tantalizing luxury rentals. 445 E. Illinois St., 312-854-1818; theloftsatrivereast.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 good-life amenities like floor-toceiling glass windows; a sun terrace replete with a pool, daybeds, and a fire
pit; a pro-level gym with an attached yoga studio; and a penthouse lounge with panoramic city views. 730 W. Couch Pl., 312-600-4250; theparkerchicago.com
Set to make a summer debut, this luxe apartment tower from Fifield Realty Corp. boasts a prime location in the heart of the Gold Coast. Residents of the 35-story, 390-unit building will enjoy striking downtown views, plus a state-of-the-art fitness club and yoga studio; expansive pool and spa area; and easy access to fine shopping and dining. 1201 N. LaSalle St., 312-8551600; fifieldco.com/sinclair.php
VISTA TOWER RESIDENCES At 1,186 feet tall, and at 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 property will house a five-star hotel as well as the Vista Residences, with one-bedroom apartments starting at $1 million. Sales office: 375 E. Wacker Dr., 312-620-8000; vistatowerchicago.com
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312-335-1234; chicago.park.hyatt.com). HOME ’HOOD: “Glenview. I
love the community, and it has been a wonderful place to raise a family. Andersonville is a go-to for great food and fun [also], and Edison Park is the greatest ‘small town’ in any big city.” GO-TO SPOT: “NoMI (800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-239-4030; nomirestaurant.com), from even before I worked at the Park Hyatt—I love the Garden in the summer and the comfortable ambience of the Lounge and Kitchen year-round.
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Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell, this major real estate brokerage firm, one of the world’s most highly regarded, is a magnet for in-hot-demand, multimilliondollar Chicago listings. 980 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 900, 312-2843500; berkshirehathawayhs.com
trekronorrestaurant.com) has amazing food in a lovely Nordic-inspired
Emmanuel Nony and his team create an unforgettable experience.” HIDDEN GEM: “Tre Kronor (3258 W. Foster Ave., 773-267-9888; space.” ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: “Urban Oasis (12 W. Maple St., 312-587-3500; urbanoasismassage.com) for the amazing hot stone treatment.” EVERY VISITOR SHOULD… “Have a Chicago hot dog and an Italian Beef sandwich. You just can’t understand how amazing they are until you do.”
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affiliate of the global Sotheby’s network offers a expansive portfolio of luxury properties and a decades-long reputation for excellence. 55 E. Erie St., 312-837-1111; 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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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.
WISH BALL Wish Ball is a sophisticated evening to support Make-A-Wish and the seriously ill children it serves. The night includes a celebrity performance, auctions and live music. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, Saturday, May 20, 2017. 6:00 PM Cocktails, 7:30 PM Seated Dinner For tickets and more information, visit illinois.wish.org or call 312.602.9474. Do you know a child who may qualify? Visit illinois.wish.org/refer.
To purchase tickets: DriehausDesign.org April 28, 2017, 6:30 pm, Vintage Studios, 700 S. Desplaines St.
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Presented by Kicks 4 The City and The Athlete’s Foot, the AGORA Sneakerball is a unique charitable experience that mixes art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. Kicks 4 The City provides shoes for the homeless and those in need. Funds raised will go toward funding Kicks 4 The City’s ongoing operations.
With interactive art installations, food by outstanding Chicago restaurants, quirky entertainment, a silent auction with work by some of Chicago’s most dynamic artists, and a possible dance-off, WORK IN PROGRESS is anything but your ordinary affair. Proceeds directly support CAC’s artist and curatorial residencies, education and professional development workshops, groundbreaking exhibitions, and the online platform CAR (Chicago Artists Resource).
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Date: May, 20 2017, 7:00PM at Venue One General Tickets: $125
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BLOCK PARTY CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: An overhead view of the Loop El tracks; lounging on the rooftop at Boleo; the Grey Garden cocktail at Cindy’s; the dazzle of lights on State Street in the shadow of the Chicago Theatre.
The Loop is Chicago’s most famous ’hood—and possibly its most underappreciated. Too many tourists, they say. It’s a no-man’s-land at night, they say. But in the past few years, all that has changed. From white-hot dining and drinking destinations to a theater district that’s never been more bustling, this historic district south of the Chicago River now more than ever truly comes to life when the suits go home.
Here’s the scoop on this fast-transforming hub. WHERE THE ACTION IS: State and Madison Streets is Loop ground zero, with prime attractions (from Millennium Park to the theater district) all within a few blocks in any direction. THE CROWD: Corporate types cutting loose after work at new Gray Hotel hot spot Boleo (boleochicago.com);
Instagrammers snapping street art pics; foodies exploring haute food courts Revival Food Hall (revivalfoodhall.com) and Latinicity (latinicity.com). WHEELS: Divvy bikes for jaunts along the lake and across the river to Fulton Market District. CRAVING: Poutine with ciderbraised pork shoulder at The Gage (thegagechicago.com).
GREEN MEANS: Picnics on the Pritzker Pavilion lawn at Millennium Park. HANDBAG OF CHOICE: Valentino Rockstud Rolling Messenger bag ($3,645), which can transition from client meetings to cocktails on the rooftop at LondonHouse (london housechicago.com) with ease. SIGNATURE TIPPLE: The Grey Garden, at Cindy’s
Rooftop (cindysrooftop.com): Tito’s vodka, Dolin Blanc vermouth, crème de violette, Emperor’s Jasmine Pearl tea, and lemon. RETAIL THERAPY: Luxe custom-made men’s hats by milliner extraordinaire Graham Thompson at Optimo (optimo.com). BABY NAMES: Pick a street, any street: Monroe, Jackson, Harrison, Roosevelt...
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