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Welcome to our summer issue. My favorite time of year brings with it a sense of freedom and revives treasured childhood memories! During the hot summer afternoons of my youth, my friends and I loved to go to the movie theater and imagine ourselves on the silver screen. Our first feature introduces two former Winnetkans, Natalie Pelletier and Maddie McCormick, whose similar starstruck dreams are now a reality. These best friends reflect on their time at Children’s Theatre Winnetka—a beloved institution schooling budding thespians for nearly 50 years.



Citadel’s fabulous summer party at Adrian and Nancy Smith’s glorious estate


You all a summer full of fun, adventure, and perhaps a bit of mischief

Rainy summer days were often spent visiting art galleries and museums with my mom and sisters. How we would have loved the creations exhibited by the world-renowned Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Our second feature highlights Betsy Beierle and Ashlee Harrison, the powers behind this gallery’s debut at EXPO Chicago and its growing influence in Chicagoland.

Our midwestern summers bring forth a riot of flowers. So, what better time to catch up with Lanie Coldwell, proprietress of Winnetka’s The Shy Flower. In our third feature, Lanie explains the ancient Japanese art of Ikebana, a meditative practice of Japanese flower arranging that supplied the unique name of her darling shop. While gardening and summer sports bring so much joy, these activities can unleash aches and pains. Our final feature, Dr. Benjamin Domb, is on a mission to end joint pain no matter what the season.

Heading to Highland Park, Art & Artist celebrates the women of Laughlin Gallery—a space causing a stir with an approach to selling art that relies more on matchmaking than retail transactions. Looking for the trip of a lifetime? First Class is a cultural immersion in all things Omani from trekking glorious mountain tops to following ancient trade routes dating back to 300 B.C. Leaving the Arabian Coast and heading to Glencoe, Home Tour showcases a stunning home designed by Pam Maher. We close the issue with Parting Words from anchorman Dan Ponce who loves to break into song when not on air.

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Lauren Laughlin, Ellen Ozmun, Anna Berman, Jeanné Sapienza of Laughlin Gallery featured in Art & Artist A flower arrangement from The Shy Flower
Maddie McCormick and Natalie Pelletier featured in Stage & Screen



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Sheridan Road provides the North Shore’s comprehensive social calendar.

MAY 12 – SEP 30


WHERE: National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum proudly presents Beyond Antiquity, a new exhibition from Greek American architect and artist John “Yanni” Fotiadis, who over his 30-year career has designed projects spanning the globe from Istanbul to Seoul to San Francisco. The exhibit explores the continuing impact of Greek antiquity on our buildings, books, and language.

JUNE 2 – 25


WHERE: Lyric Opera, Chicago Lyric’s larger-than-life new production and company premiere of West Side Story took Chicago by storm with sold-out performances. Now, with the return of its critically acclaimed production, audiences have a chance to see it again.

JUNE 6 – SEP 10


WHERE: Ravinia

The Ravinia Festival is back with more than 100 summer events, including its annual summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Chief Conductor Marin Alsop and the Breaking Barriers festival, this year spotlighting women composers. Must-see concerts include acclaimed artists such as Jason Mraz, Tiny Habits, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, Jacob Collier Pat Metheny, Maria Schnieder, Kurt Elling, Brandi Carlile, and so much more!

JUNE 9 – 10


WHERE: Village Green, Winnetka

The 76th Winnetka Children’s Fair will return on the last morning of Winnetka’s public schools’ classes. Hosted by the Winnetka Community Nursery School Board of Directors and a group of dedicated parents with aid from local volunteers and the support of area businesses, the fair features treats, games, pony, camel, and carnival rides.



WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The MCA celebrates 10 years of ArtEdge and the opening of Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons. Guests will enjoy a lavish cocktail reception, curated food, and a live concert.



WHERE: Lincoln Park Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Chicago

The Congenital Heart Walk series supports the mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation: to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research. The event includes family-friendly activities and entertainment, remembrance, and exciting research updates.



WHERE: Winnetka Community House

Savor a delicious meal from one of Chicago’s top chefs at an inspiring evening with extraordinary young leaders in a unique, intimate farm setting to support Greenhouse Scholars. The organization provides educational opportunities and support to high-performing, low-income students during their college experience and beyond.



WHERE: Westmoreland Country Club

PAWS Chicago Peter Fasseas

Golf Outing allows you to play the game you love while helping the animals you love. The outing welcomes golfers to enjoy a day on the links, starting with lunch on the patio, cocktail and food tasting stations on the course, raffle prizes, contests, a Golf Ball Shooter, and photo stations with adoptable animals. The day concludes with a dinner reception, featuring silent and live auctions, program, and networking with corporate and individual supporters.



WHERE: Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago

The Alliance for the Great Lakes hosts its annual fundraiser, The Great Blue Benefit, raising funds to protect our most precious resource: the

fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes. greatlakes. org/events



WHERE: Chicago’s Old Post Office

Join friends, supporters, and Joffrey Company Artists for a spectacular evening of the unexpected inside the 1920s art deco-style of Chicago’s Old Post Office. The evening is in celebration of Joffrey CEO Greg Cameron’s 10-year tenure. This is the first Joffrey fundraiser in almost three years and one not to miss.

JUNE 24 – 25


WHERE: Hubbard Woods Park, Winnetka

The 99-year-old North Shore Art League located in the historic Winnetka Community House hosts its annual juried show in the middle of the Village’s Hubbard Woods Design + Dine District. The boutique exhibition features more than 70 artists from across the country with faculty member and portrait artist Lisa DePinto onsite to paint oil portraits.



WHERE: Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion

The Joffrey Ballet will host a free public performance honoring President and CEO Greg Cameron’s 10 years of extraordinary leadership and his visionary Joffrey for All


program. The performance will feature students from the Joffrey Community Engagement programs, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, and the Joffrey Company Artists.

JUNE 25 – 26


WHERE: Shoreacres, Lake Bluff/Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest

The Founders’ Board of Lurie Children’s hosts the 63rd annual event at Onwentsia Club, pairing 200 amateur golfers with professionals from 50 prestigious clubs across the country. The festivities kick off the night before with a summer dinner party, paddle raise, and live auction at Shoreacres in Lake Bluff. Proceeds benefit the Founders’ Board’s current fundraising commitment to the hospital’s Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities.




WHERE: Lake Forest gardens and Onwentsia Club

The Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest hosts the Garden Walk 2023 including a new addition this year, the “Garden Darty” at Onwentsia Club. The biennial event is the club’s primary fundraiser showcasing some of Lake Forest’s finest gardens. The club started in 1958 as a gathering of friends who shared plants and plant cuttings. Today, the club’s work has grown from plant swapping and gardening techniques to civic beautification projects, community planting initiatives, and conservation programs.

JULY 13 – 16


WHERE: United Center Windy City Smokeout, the nation’s premier outdoor country music and BBQ festival, returns to Chicago’s United Center. The winner of the Academy of Country Music Awards 2022 “Festival of the Year,” the Windy City Smoke-

out celebrates its 10th anniversary with an impressive lineup of some of country music’s biggest names and up-andcoming talents, along with the best BBQ and craft beer from around the country.



WHERE: 830 North Green Bay Road, Lake Forest Join Citadel Theatre for “Denim and Diamonds”—a festive affair hosted at Adrian and Nancy Smith’s David Adler estate. Enjoy dinner, cocktails, fascinating theatrics, live music from Nashville’s Tyson Haynes Band, and surprises galore. Funds raised benefit the Citadel Theatre’s ongoing productions and educational outreach programs for children and underserved communities.



WHERE: Ravinia

The Ravinia Women’s Board hosts the only performance fundraiser benefiting Ravinia and its Reach Teach Play education programs. Tony and Grammy Award Winner Heather Headley performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop. Enjoy cocktails, a concert, and dinner to support the program that engages more than 75,000 students and community members in interactive, free musical opportunities in Cook and Lake Counties.

JULY 22 – 23


WHERE: Downtown Glencoe The 14th annual event takes place in Glencoe’s historic downtown and features more than 90 juried artists showing and selling paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and more. There are family-friendly activities, live artist demonstrations, and nonstop live music. Admission is free.

Between the Realm of Gods and Man by John “Yanni” Fotiadis on display at the National Hellenic Museum’s Beyond Antiquity, May 12 - September 30. Image courtesy of the artist.


Fixing a great martini requires a certain technique and just the right balance of ingredients. Today, bartenders and mixologists are celebrated in restaurants and bars for mastering this iconic cocktail. And because of this, martinis have become an event cocktail rather than being readily enjoyed. The North Shore’s Jackie Gichner decided to fix that with Vitani®, a restaurant-quality, premium martini that’s ready to drink … at home, at parties, or anywhere the celebration takes you. With five all-natural, gluten-free flavors including Espresso, Cosmo, Dirty, Elderpear, and Moscow Mule—there is something for every martini lover. For more information, visit


Established in 1996, OSEA has been on a mission to create clean seaweed-infused skincare that respects the natural world and makes skin look and feel its best. OSEA unites the elements— Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere—to deliver safe, effective wellness solutions for all. Made in California, OSEA is clean, vegan, cruelty-free, Climate Neutral Certified, and Ocean Positive Certified. The Undaria Collagen Body Lotion is a lightweight, instant-absorbing lotion packed with advanced, clinically proven ingredients including vegan collagen to deliver deep, lasting hydration for radiant, revitalized skin. Summer’s new high-performance hydrator! For more information, visit


Now in its 20th year, Randolph Street Market (RSM) kicks off its platinum anniversary celebrations on May 27 and 28. As Chicago’s world-famous European-style antique and vintage flea market festival—named “Top Ten USA Markets” by Travel & Leisure, Architectural Digest, goop, USA Today, and more—RSM has been listening intently to the interior design community. “The pandemic left interior designers waiting in queues for everything from furniture and upholstery fabrics to art and area rugs, negatively impacting budgets and timelines industry-wide. More than ever, designers had to turn to American makers and antique vendors to fill in the gaps,” says Sally Schwartz, founder and executive producer at RSM. “Art, antiques, vintage, decor, fashion, jewelry ... you never know what you’re going to find on an RSM treasure hunt,” adds Schwartz. “And with live music, beer and wine gardens, local food vendors, a coffee stand, curated treasure hunts for kids with prizes, and more, it’s a lively, community-forward, eco-conscious, festival-style event series for the whole family—and that’s the magic that we hope will keep people coming back for the next 20 years.” For more information, visit



This quintessential classic estate sits beautifully on the south shoreline of Geneva Lake. Built by the Drake family in 1900, this home has been painstakingly restored to the highest level of quality and perfection. Sweeping views of Lake Geneva Country Club to the west and downtown Lake Geneva to the east. This property is comprised of the main home, Captain’s House and Train Station as well as five boat slips. Come spend quality time away from the hustle and bustle of life and create memories that will last a lifetime. A very special opportunity. Price available upon request.

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Claire Bourg • Ravenna Lipchik • Rannveig Marta Sarc • Alexander Hersh • Greg Ward

Glenn Zaleski • Dan Chmielinski • Kenneth Salters • Michael Feinstein • Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Ruth Page Civic Ballet • DanceWorks Chicago • Deeply Rooted Dance Theater • Hedwig Dances

Jumaane Taylor • Jacob Collier • Lawrence • Tiny Habits • Ms. Lauryn Hill

Arnaud Sussmann • Michael Stephen Brown • Chicago • Ravinia Jazz Scholars

Pat Metheny • Karim Sulayman • Sean Shibe • Melody Gardot • Counting Crows

Dashboard Confessional • Glory Days • Ralph’s World • Charlie Puth • Summer League

Jesse & Joy • Jorge Federico Osorio • Calidore String Quartet • Santana • Miriam Fried

Mark Steinberg • Paul Biss • Kim Kashkashian • Marcy Rosen • Alessio Bax • Straight No Chaser

Ambrosia • Ne-Yo • National Seminario Ravinia Orchestra • Chicago Philharmonic

Jonathan Rush • Apollo’s Fire • John Fogerty • Hearty Har • Miko Marks • Chicago

Symphony Chorus • Janai Brugger • Ashley Dixon • Paul Appleby • Ryan Speedo Green

Adrian Dunn Singers • Ayodele Drum & Dance • Jim Gailloreto Trio • Senn High School Choir

Heather Headley • Ravinia Lawndale Family Music School • Trinity UCC Choir • Sasha Cooke

Ariel Quartet • Ayano Ninomiya • Matthew Lipman • Karen Ouzounian • Henry Kramer

Valentina Peleggi • Gabriela Montero • Natalia Lafourcade • Maria Schneider Orchestra

Alexis Lombre • Rebirth Brass Band • Danish String Quartet • Mei-Ann Chen • Jeremy Denk

Ted Sperling • Andréa Burns • Morgan James • Capathia Jenkins • Laurie Berkner • Jason Mraz

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite • Apollo Chorus of Chicago • Matthew Polenzani

Joshua Hopkins • Kathryn Lewek • David Leigh • Christian Sanders • Tiffany Choe • Taylor Raven

Diana Newman • Adam Lau • Yunchan Lim • Boz Scaggs • Keb’ Mo’ • The Special Consensus

Jonathon Heyward • Benjamin Beilman • Teddy Abrams • Jeffrey Kahane • Lee Mills

Rufus Wainwright • Opera for the Young • Blues Traveler • Big Head Todd & The Monsters

John Legend • Ailyn Pérez • Kevin Murphy • Joshua Weilerstein • Alisa Weilerstein

Jethro Tull • Kenny Loggins • Yacht Rock Revue • George Stelluto • Lara Downes • Nicole Cabell

Buddy Guy • George Benson • Classic Albums Live (The Dark Side of the Moon)

Okee Dokee Brothers • Boyz II Men • The Isley Brothers • Misha Dichter

Disney Encanto In Concert • Thiago Tiberio • Jurassic Park In Concert • Scott Terrell • Train

Parmalee • Brandi Carlile • Carrie Underwood • Jory Vinikour • Tessa Lark • Shakti

Béla Fleck • Music of the Baroque • Dame Jane Glover • James Ehnes

Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center’s Hiplet Ballerinas • The Era Footwork Crew

Forward Momentum Chicago • Joel Hall Dancers • M.A.D.D. Rhythms • Move Me Soul

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago • Najwa Dance Corps • Praize Productions • Billy Childs

Rufus Reid • Steve Wilson • Sara Caswell • Christian Euman • Kurt Elling • Black Oak Ensemble

DJ Derrick Carter • DJ Michael Serafini • DJ Garrett David • Lucy Stoole • Nico • Reik



Glencoe’s LIZZY CORBETT grew up in Los Angeles, the daughter of a film editor and a studio story editor. From an early age, she was exposed to cinematic imagery and fanciful visual storytelling. Her parents encouraged her to turn her thoughts and reflections into drawings, sculpture, paintings, and hand-crafted inventions. After college, her wanderlust led her to Chicago and to a career as a pastry chef. During this era, she met her husband, Mike Corbett, and two years ago they and their two small children happily settled in their dream community. Corbett’s transition from designing wedding cakes to creating art has been a seamless one thanks to the AIR Studio + Gallery in Glencoe. Corbett joyfully spends hours at the gallery painting, sculpting, and creating nature-inspired canvases. She uses leaves, shells, preserved flowers, and whimsical “found objects” from her walks to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Corbett set aside her art materials to share her city and shore favorites with Sheridan Road

What’s on the horizon? A wonderful summer filled with family, travel, BBQs, and plenty of laughter Mantra? “Creativity takes courage,” Henri Matisse Best Grooming Tip? Never pluck your eyebrows Guilty Pleasure? Watching Real Housewives or Vanderpump Rules while eating stale chocolate from Easter Favorite Foods? Sushi Music you love? Pearl Jam! I almost met Eddie Vedder once in Quebec City Best advice ever given to you? Mrs. Fine, my art teacher growing up said, “There are no mistakes in art” Best advice I’ve given? Pick your battles Earliest Memory? Being happy at my desk drawing pictures and hearing my mom cook in the background When you wake up, you? Cuddle with my kids until we absolutely have to start get-

ting ready for school Before bed, you? Decompress with my husband by watching something funny on TV and having a glass of wine What’s on your bookshelf? Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman, and East of Eden by John Steinbeck You can’t live without? My husband and kids Love to escape to? Nothing like a cozy, warm restaurant in the middle of winter. RL in Chicago is just the spot Advice to younger self? Don’t get so upset about math, just try to pass


Your style is? Easy breezy—I am all about comfort Can’t leave home without? My gigantic Angela Alvarez purse—it has a pocket for everything Transportation? Volvo Driving Music?

Dave Matthews—it makes me excited for summer Place to Eat? Guildhall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Tocco for date night Shop? Valentina and Frances Heffernan Best thing about the Shore? The lake and beautiful architecture Worst thing about the Shore? The ONE person you are avoiding will no doubt be in front of you in line at Hometown The Perfect Day is? Waking up on a Saturday with the family, walking to breakfast, and then the beach. Later on a BBQ on our back patio with Nonna and Nonno (my in-laws)

Your style is? rag & bone jeans and a J.Crew blazer Can’t leave the house without? Sunglasses Transportation? Uber Black Driving Music? Whitney Houston Place to Eat? Summer House with the whole family and Club Lucky with my husband Shop? Oak Street Best thing about the City? The food and culture Worst thing about the City? Driving! I have ended up in tears after being lost more times than I can count

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Divorce is complicated. It can be messy. And when you’re first starting out, it’s incredibly overwhelming. It’s hard to know what to expect or even where to start. The attorneys at Strategic Divorce strive to educate our clients on all relevant matters to ease an often-difficult process. It was this goal of education that inspired me to write The Strategic Divorce Process™, which will be released later this summer. I am pleased to share the following excerpt with Sheridan Road readers.

The Divorce Process – Initial Steps and Strategies

When a client first visits a Strategic Divorce office, an intake session takes place where the client meets with two attorneys. While most firms assign one lawyer per client, we believe it’s important to have two attorneys who are well-versed in the case. This way, if a question arises and one attorney is in court or speaking with another client, the other attorney can address the issue.

During the intake session, we listen to the client’s story—we learn who they are, who their spouse is, if they have kids—if so, how many, what their financial status is, what the home life is like, etc.

Next, and possibly most importantly, we figure out what has to happen for the client to feel like the divorce was successful. We want to know how they picture their life in a year. What assets did they keep? What kind of child decision-making or visitation do they have? Where do they live? What is their job? This helps us understand what matters most to them and to determine if their goals are attainable. We want to understand a client’s expectations early so we can explain any limitations that exist under the divorce law.

Once the client is ready, we move forward with the divorce or dissolution of marriage. Every divorce starts with one party filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and how this is handled sets the tone for the entire divorce proceeding. Typically, the non-filing spouse is served with the petition. Often, they have no idea it is coming and are surprised when a sheriff shows up at their house or place of work.

Doesn’t sound very amicable, does it?

When Strategic Divorce files a Petition for Dissolution, we avoid papers being served. Instead, we send the petition via email, directly to the other party. This notifies them that we’ve been hired to represent their spouse, requests that they forward the petition to their lawyer, and asks that they contact us within seven days so that we don’t have to serve them.

We encourage clients to have a conversation with their spouse the day before the paperwork is filed. While most couples on the edge of divorce know it’s coming, it still can come as a huge surprise when proceedings actually begin. By warning the spouse the day before the petition is filed, it helps to remove the initial shock.

That being said, we highly recommend that this conversation happens the day before the papers are filed and not a month before. As the original petition is often written in a way that favors

the filing party, we want to make sure our clients file first.

After the petition has been sent, the spouse will either hire an attorney or opt to represent themselves (we recommend that you do not represent yourself. You want somebody on your side who fully understands the nuances of divorce law).

I hope you have found this explanation of the beginning of the divorce process illuminating. In my book, I break divorce down into five steps. Next month’s excerpt will address Step 1: Decisions for the Children: How will these be made, which decisions can be made separately, and which ones must be made together? I will explain what to expect when navigating this thorny issue.

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As Chief Commercial Officer of Chantecaille, Alex Chantecaille is leading a modern-day beauty brand firmly rooted in nature. Founded 25 years ago by Alex’s mother, Sylvie, and sister, Olivia, Chantecaille uses botanicals’ healing and nourishing powers to create luxurious skincare and beauty products. With a commitment to environmental philanthropy at its core, Chantecaille fosters both the beauty in our world and in our skin. This executive shares the remarkable story of her family brand with Sheridan Road

1. Chantecaille’s 25th anniversary must feel like a time for reflection—how has the brand changed and evolved over the years?

Our brand pillars—botanicals, philanthropy, and innovation— have always been at the core of Chantecaille. We love celebrating the beauty of nature, helping to preserve it, and to be very chic

and modern about it at the same time. It started with a passion for flowers and how well they support the skin and has evolved into protecting those areas of nature and ultimately, the animals that live within that nature with our conservation collections. What has changed in the industry is that people care more than ever about natural ingredients, conservation, and about makeup that nourishes your skin versus just masking it. The world has caught up with my mom’s vision for beauty.

2. Chantecaille is a French luxury brand based on flowers. Why flowers?

When Mom started the company, she had this lightbulb idea to be able to extract wax from a flower to create the base. She always loved gardening and flowers, as had her mother before her, and she believed in their healing powers and ability to work with the skin rather than against it.

3. What products can we look forward to—anything exciting or new you can share?

24K Gold Serum Intense is a brand-new supercharged serum full of line-plumping peptides as well as a novel vitamin C bonded to gold, making it very stable and effective when it’s delivered to the skin. Wild Meadows is a stunning collection that celebrates true wildflowers embedded in wheat fields in Romanian’s Carpathian Mountains—where old-fashioned farming is still the norm, representing a gentler way to farm the land and celebrating true biodiversity. Wild orchids and miniature hyacinths all grow amongst the wheat and these fields are abuzz with life, making

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space for over 200 migrating bird species, pollinators, and even wild boar and lynx that travel down from the Transylvanian mountains—it’s the ideal picture of a softer way to farm that supports all creatures in that ecosystem.

4. A big part of Chantecaille—besides using the power of plants in your formulas—is your commitment to environmental philanthropy. Tell us more about that.

We are so inspired by nature and literally borrow from it for our formulas, so we wanted to celebrate it and help protect it. Both as a company and as human beings, we take from nature and are inspired by it. So, the true joy of doing what we do is giving back to nature on a daily basis whether we are protecting wild horses, sea turtles, coral reefs, wild meadows, or African elephants.

5. A few favorites:

1. For glowing skin: Bio Lifting Serum+, Rose De Mai Cream, and the new Sheer Glow Rose Face Tint under my Future Skin Foundation.

2. For firming and lifting: New 24K Gold Serum layered over the Gold Recovery Intense Concentrate A.M + P.M and 24K Gold Energizing Eye Cream. The regenerating and brightening peptides are next level in this collection.

3. For fresh skin: Pure Rosewater, Radiance Elixir, and Oil Free Balancing Moisturizer—so clean feeling and balances out any breakouts, especially from travel.

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Here is a look at the inspired musings of several North Shore women

Matthew Schaefer’s Keys, 58 x 43 oil on canvas. Schaefer is represented by Laughlin Gallery featured in Art & Artist



Laughlin Gallery combines art savvy and heart to make magic in Highland Park.




Jeanné Sapienza, Ellen Ozmun, Lauren Laughlin, Anna Berman
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There is a movement growing in Highland Park fueled by passionate women and the magnetic appeal that always accompanies innovation. Long considered by many as the creative hub of the North Shore, Highland Park is now home to Laughlin Gallery, a space causing a stir with an approach to selling art that relies more on matchmaking than retail transactions.

The gallery opened its doors in January 2022. Its founding partner, Lauren Laughlin, a North Shore resident and longtime arts advocate, collector, and advisor was inspired to open a gallery space to fill what she believed was a need in the local art scene.

“During the pandemic, I noticed art collectors moving from Chicago to the North Shore, joining art enthusiasts in the area who had extensive art experience,” says Laughlin. “I wanted to provide a more urban art experience for that mix of new residents and art aficionados.”

Enter Ellen Ozmun, Laughlin’s partner at the gallery and, subsequently, the founder of Ozmun Home, located next door. Laughlin and Ozmun agreed to several ideals that would position them outside the mainstream of art buying, and they were willing to gamble that people were ready for something new. Among those ideals was to create a nonintimidating, low-pressure space

for looking at art.

“Sales are the priority at many galleries,” says Ozmun. “We take a more collaborative approach because we want our clients to get excited about their art, to really love it.”

The approach is the same whether the gallery team assists experienced art collectors or curious newcomers. Laughlin, Ozmun, and their art consultant Caryn Constantinides begin with the basics—size, budget, genre, and medium. Next, they want to hear stories. Why is a client seeking art? How did they come to love art? These stories help the Laughlin team suggest art that aligns with the client’s interests and needs. What truly excites the Laughlin team is when the client finds an artwork they love among the suggested choices. Building trust and relationships takes precedence over sales.

Another difference is the community that continues to grow far beyond its founders’ immediate circles. Those who have supported the gallery since the beginning use the word “energy” to describe how the gallery attracts supporters, artists, and clients.

Photographer Jeanné Sapienza has been with the gallery since its inception as a represented artist and a member of what many describe as “the tribe”—women who offer hands-on support and counsel to the gallery. These women see the gallery as a space where art is celebrated and everyone feels welcome and respected.

TOP LEFT: Kathleen Gallo They/Them 22.5 x 29.5, oil on paper ABOVE: Elaine Melko Pretty Bird, limited edition archival print LEFT: David Keel Pink Pool 42 x 54, mixed media on canvas


Sapienza was drawn to that concept and to building something bigger than herself.

“There is a sense of fearlessness that emanates from Lauren, Ellen, and all the people involved,” says Sapienza. “We do not hesitate to share our different talents and empower each other, so strong women feel welcome and find camaraderie here.”

Anna Berman is a Highland Park entrepreneur who has studied art. She was thrilled to learn about Laughlin’s vision. Berman helped Laughlin find her gallery space and continues contributing, from referring clients to lending a hand and advice when

needed. What she loves about the gallery is that everyone is there to work toward its success.

She explains, “When we show up, we are 100 percent attentive to the business. Our passion is for the artists and creating something new and exciting in Highland Park.”

The Laughlin Gallery community grows through connections, and to illustrate those connections would require a matrix of a hundred stars colliding and connecting at just the right time. From Laughlin meeting a Chicago art academic at Art Basel Miami, who connected her to an undiscovered artist, to meeting

ABOVE: David Keel Fisherman’s Wharf 40 x 51, oil on canvas LEFT: David Keel Concert in the Park, giclée FAR LEFT: Caryn Constantinides Self Portrait, giclée


interior designers who connect the gallery to homeowners, the draw is always strong and always benefits the clients and artists.

When choosing artists, stars also need to align. Seventy percent of the artists at the gallery are women, and most have not had gallery representation. “Under the radar” applies here, and the joy of discovery serves the clients well. Visitors to the gallery can expect to find a fresh variety of work, from abstract expressionism to photography. Beyond talent, Laughlin and Ozmun must also feel a connection with each artist.

“We support every artist we represent, and that effort must be

met with mutual trust that they will do good by our clients and us, and we do good by them,” says Laughlin.

After celebrating its first anniversary recently, the gallery is poised for the bright future foretold at its first exhibition opening in March 2022, which welcomed more than 250 guests. Its community of fans and supporters, clients and artists, continues to grow organically, as one would expect from a gallery founded on connecting and matchmaking and a bit of stardust.

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“Today, it’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. I’m only halfway through it but am loving it. Yesterday, it was Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & The Six, which as a lover of all music genres, I thoroughly enjoyed. In our house, there is always something playing in the background via my eclectic playlist ranging from show tunes to rock to hip hop, etc. So, it’s no surprise, that I quickly fell in love with this book loosely based on Fleetwood Mac.”

“I have a background in musical theater and show choir, so at any given time you will likely find me listening to musicals. I think music and theater foster creativity and expression and are critical to children, so I have a strong desire to pass my love for theater on to my girls. We have started to take advantage of all Chicago offers in that regard. Some of our favorite shows include Wicked, Six, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hamilton, but I think the best moments are in the kitchen where our girls’ creative sides come out while choreographing dances and performing their favorite songs to an invisible audience. I might have some future stars on my hands!”

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Visit Oman’s glorious landscapes and pack hearty pies for a North Shore picnic

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Sunny June Saturdays just beg for excursions. Whether hiking, biking, or boating through the woodlands, it’s the right time for a good long wander followed by a celebratory picnic! These British-style picnic pies put me in mind of a storied Wind in the Willows repast with loyal Mole, adventurous Ratty, and the intractable Toad. Both elegant and transportable, these pies are the perfect fare to tuck in your hamper. Filled with minced ham, veal, (or pork tenderloin), sage, and parsley, they are both sturdy and filling. Add some zingy whole grain mustard, pickles, and a sharp aged cheddar, plus a basket of fruit, and you’re all set.

The pies do take some time to make, but keep well, so I prepare them ahead of time. You can space things out to fit your schedule, preparing the filling and stock for the jellied aspic one day, and

then baking them the next. If you’re not familiar with a traditional hot water crust with its early medieval roots, know that it’s easier to make (and more forgiving) than a pie crust. But while sixth-century hot water crusts were made with lard and were intended to be discarded in favor of the tender meat inside, my crusts are made with butter and bacon fat, and while sturdy, are deliciously edible. This recipe makes six individual 3 ½-inch pies. (Or, you can make 3 of the little pies and one small rectangular loaf as I have done in the photo.)

As each pie bakes, the meat pulls away a bit from the sides of the crust, leaving a little air pocket. To seal this, you’ll pour the hot stock you’ve made into the vent hole at the top. As the stock chills, it will firm up into a sparkling jellied aspic that adds flavor and helps the pie keep longer.


Makes 6, 3 1/2-inch 8-ounce pies


For the jellied stock:

• 2 pounds meaty uncured pork bones or one large ham bone

• 1 large onion

• 1 large carrot

• 2 bay leaves

• 5 peppercorns

• 8 cups water (or enough to cover the bones and vegetables)

• Salt to taste

• 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin powder (8 grams)

For the hot water pastry crust:

• 4 1/2 cups flour, sifted

• 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 6 tablespoons white rendered bacon fat, chilled to solidity

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

• 6 ounces milk

• 4 1/2 ounces water

• 3 large egg yolks to brush on the pastry

For the filling:

• 3 cups diced baked ham

• 2 cups minced veal or pork tenderloin

• 3 or 4 slices uncured bacon, minced to make 1 cup

• Fresh parsley leaves, minced to make 1/2 cup

• Fresh sage leaves, minced to make 2 tablespoons

• 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper


MAKE THE JELLIED STOCK: Place all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to a simmer. Skim off and discard any foam. Partially cover pot and simmer for five hours. Remove from heat and strain stock through a colander into a fresh pot, discarding solids from the colander. Cool stock. Once solid, skim off and discard any fat that has collected on the surface. Heat stock again; once it begins to warm, stir in powdered gelatin and heat until melted. Season finished stock with salt to taste. Refrigerate until you are ready to make the filling and crust.

MAKE THE FILLING: On a clean work surface using a very sharp knife, mince ham, veal (or pork tenderloin), and uncured bacon. In a large bowl, using your hands, thoroughly knead and mix meat with herbs and pepper. Cover lightly with a clean kitchen towel and let rest while you make the crust.

MAKE THE HOT WATER CRUST: In a large cooking pot over medium-low heat, add butter, solid rendered bacon fat, milk, and water. Heat gently until the fat has melted, without allowing the mixture to boil. Place sifted flour mixed with salt in a large bowl and create a well in the middle. Using a wooden spoon, stir the warm liquid into the flour until the mass comes together into a soft dough ball, then knead slightly. Cut dough in half and roll half of the dough out to about ⅛ to ¼-inch thickness. Coat the

insides of six, 8-ounce straight-sided baking crocks with vegetable shortening. Cut parchment paper strips and circles and press into the sides and bottoms of the ramekins. Cut 3 circles of the dough about two inches larger than the ramekins; ease and fit dough into the first three ramekins, pressing firmly to mold the dough to the sides of each one, leaving no air pockets. Leave about ½ inch of dough sticking up above the edges. Repeat with the second half of the dough, cut and press into remaining three ramekins. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

FILL AND BAKE PIES: Fill each pastry-lined crock with the meat mixture. Press together and then roll out remaining dough. Cut pastry “lids” for each crock, making each circle about 1 inch larger than the circumference of the crock. Cut a ½ inch circle in the center of the top of each pastry. Place each pastry lid over each crock. Tuck and fold the edge of each pastry lid over the bottom pastry extensions, pinching and tucking to seal. Decoratively flute the edge of each pastry, pressing with thumb and forefingers. Cut six, 6 x 2-inch strips of aluminum foil. Wrap strips around your forefinger to create little metal tubes. Poke each tube into the hole in the top of each pastry to create a vent. Place filled crocks on a baking sheet. Beat egg yolks and coat the top of each pie crust with egg yolk. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes until liquid is bubbling through the vents and crusts are a very deep golden brown. Remove from oven. Cool.

ADD JELLIED STOCK: When pies are cooled, the meat filling will have pulled away from the inside of the crusts. To fill this gap, slightly warm 1 cup of the reserved jellied stock, just until it is pourable. Pour a small amount of stock into each pie through the metal vent. Remove and discard vents. Refrigerate pies for several hours to solidify the jellied stock. Tip pies out of the crocks; peel off and discard the parchment paper. Serve pies cold, or at room temperature. Or, place a pie on a plate and warm slightly (the jellied stock will spill out when you cut warmed pies.).


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From mountain tops to the Arabian coast, Oman offers surprisingly diverse landscapes coupled with warm hospitality and centuries-old history.

Diana’s Point at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar resort


On the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, where the Persian Gulf meets the Arabian Sea, is found the earthly paradise of Oman. In ancient times, Oman was renowned for its frankincense, fishing, and metalworking. Now, its spectacular landscapes, rich culture, and heartfelt hospitality have made the country a must for discerning travelers.

The late and much beloved Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said led the modernization of the country and paved the way for the creation of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.

The resort’s location—perched on the rocky shoulders of the Sayq Plateau and blending seamlessly into the fabled Green Mountain—gives it the distinction of being the highest fivestar resort in the Middle East and amongst the highest in the world. The resort’s name is a homage to the Green Mountain, which derives its distinct green hue due to its rich content of iron and chromium. In the rainy winter months, this appearance is enhanced by the verdant shrubs that pop out of the mountain’s craggy surface.

On Turkish Airlines we flew from Chicago to Muscat via Istanbul. Disembarking from the aircraft, we immediately admired the all-white traditional dress of the Omani men who don simple white gowns (dishdashas) with their heads crowned by

embroidered caps (kummahs). Our driver met us for the two-hour drive into the mountains. Once difficult to reach, the area is now accessible via a superhighway that leads directly from Oman’s capital into the heart of the mountains. Note, if you are driving on your own you will reach a checkpoint where guards will not let you pass without a four-wheel vehicle. Apparently, many unwitting tourists had to be rescued after venturing into the mountains without the proper automotive power.

Upon arrival at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, our villa host guided us through a labyrinthian lantern-lit pathway to our two-bedroom, three-bathroom private villa. A heavy wooden door opened to reveal a foyer that led to an expansive living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private pool enclosed by three ochre walls that boasted explosions of magenta bougainvillea. The large bedrooms, both en-suite, flanked either end of the open floor plan. The master bath was an area unto itself, housing a huge circular shower with a 12-foot ceiling from which hung the largest rain shower head I have ever seen. Beyond the shower was a deep soaking tub encircled by tub-to-ceiling windows that overlooked a private walled garden. For changing, carved sliding wood doors concealed his and her dressing rooms. Throughout the villa, an array of elaborate metal chandeliers, sconces, and carved cedar doors provided a visual celebration of Omani artisanship.

Rear view of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar resort including the indigenous art/landscaping

The next morning, we saluted the sunrise from “Diana’s Point,” an outlook named in honor of Princess Diana who visited the location before the hotel was built and fell in love with the view. After several photos of the sunrise’s vivid pink and orange hues, it was off to breakfast where the bountiful buffet offered a variety of local cuisine—spicy curries, omelets, pastries, porridges, and an assortment of salads and cheese accompanied by pressed juices, teas, and delicious coffees. A bit of something for every taste, and the perfect fuel for a day of activities.

After breakfast, my husband and daughter tackled rock climbing aka a perilous adventure where one hangs off the side of a cliff and engages in a delicate dance between nooks and crannies appearing on the face of the steep rock. This trek is one of the highest climbing routes in the Middle East and provides intrepid travelers with a unique way to experience Green Mountain. My daughter loved the experience so much that she signed up the next day for the “extreme” version that included a jaunt across the Middle East’s highest suspension “bridge” (a tightrope really). I was so relieved when she and her guide (a former member of Omani special forces) emerged

from the side of the cliff. Smiling ear to ear, Redding exclaimed, “Mom, you do know that the best view comes after the hardest climb.” While I am sure that statement is true, I chose not to test its veracity.

On another morning, we explored three archaeological sites and traditional villages. Following in the footsteps of our skilled guide, we scaled up, up, and up the side of a mountain for a glorious view of two crumbling ancient villages. Nestled into the rocky contours of the cliff, near a source of water, and built of mud and clay, these villages had housed generations of mountain inhabitants before they moved to the “greener pastures” funded by the country’s oil-driven economic boom. On the trek, our guide pointed out several fossils formed when these mountains were once the sea’s floor. This area has become a source for geo-tourism as the region’s universe of fossils is easily viewed against the dark rock.

In one village, we walked along the ancient falaj water irrigation system bringing fresh spring water to cliff-hanging terrace farms. Treading carefully along the semi-treacherous path, we passed fig and pomegranate trees, bushels of jasmine and lavender, and blankets of pink roses. This olfactory extravaganza was enhanced by

Redding Worth having the time of her life on the Green Mountain’s rock climb Rose Water Distillery Bedroom vignette showcasing the work of Omani artisans
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar courtyard

the canyon views of lush fruit orchards cascading down terraced slopes and descending into the deep valleys. The path meandered through villages and valleys ending at an ancient staircase so steep it seemed to lead to the heavens. We chose not to ascend but watched in awe as an elderly farmer toting a bushel of leafy greens swiftly scaled the steps.

Our April visit coincided with the bloom of the rare Damask rose. This rose blooms just a few months of the year and is used to create the region’s world-famous rose water. We were lucky to visit the home of a rose water proprietor who invited us in for dates and tea. He shared the traditional technique of distilling rosewater using a mud oven called “Al-duhjan,” a vessel called “Al-burmah,” and a copper bowl to capture the treasured liquid. This ancient technique is still being used by farmers today.

After we returned to the resort, I headed to the Anantara spa. As the spa menu is wide and varied, my decision might have been difficult but our day’s adventures influenced my choice of the 90-minute “Rose Rescue Ritual.” In a tranquil setting befitting Anantara’s elevated standard of spas, I felt renewed after experiencing the soothing, balancing, and hydrating qualities of the rose petals and luxuriant oil. It was a relaxing lesson in this country’s centuries-long love affair with the fragrant flora.

We began most of our evenings by watching the spectacular sunset wash the canyon in pigment. Nature’s extraordinary show was followed by a feast at Al Maisan or Bella Vista. Perched high above the canyon, Al Maisan specializes in Southeast Asian, Indian, and Arab specialties. This eatery serves delicious global cuisine with ingredients that are freshly harvested from the Arabian Sea and local farms. We chose Bella Vista when we craved traditional Italian fare with a contemporary flair. At either venue, we savored delicious dishes while transfixed by the incredible views.

As our trip continued, we descended from the mountain’s heights and journeyed to the southern coastal city of Salalah. The city is set in an environment of white beaches, coconut palms,

gardens of lush vegetation, and camels, camels, and more camels. During our April visit, the landscape appeared a bit “desert-like.” However, our guide explained that during the monsoon season (June to August) waterfalls appear on mountainsides, the terrain is carpeted in emerald green, and large lakes emerge in meadows attracting a variety of brightly colored migratory birds. We all agreed that we would return one day to see this terrestrial transformation.

Anantara’s Al Baleed Resort Salalah is a quick drive from the airport and is nestled between an expansive white sand beach and a freshwater lagoon. In true Anantara fashion, the accommodations were stunning. A private gate opened to the crown jewel of our two-bedroom villa—a courtyard with a pool, two “day beds,” our own private beach, lounge chairs, and a seating area—all with views of the lagoon and Al Baleed Archeological Park. My husband celebrated a birthday on this trip, and one day we arrived to find that the villa had been festively decorated in his honor—just one example of Anantara’s attention to detail.

The resort boasts an endless array of daily physical activities— think beach yoga, Thai boxing, tennis, and intense workouts with a trainer. Experiences ranging from mobile camping in the Empty Quarter to an encounter with the Omani dolphin to traditional cooking lessons with the resort’s chef will satisfy those who seek

Anantara’s Al Baleed Resort Salalah Two-bedroom villa with pool and views of lagoon and Al Baleed Archeological Site
Beachside camel rides

an appreciation of Oman’s beauty whether it be on land, sea, or in the kitchen. Kids will love the pools, beaches, kids club, and camel rides along the pristine beach. For those who crave a calmer itinerary, lounging by the pool or visiting the spectacular spa are your tickets to paradise—I highly recommend the divine frankincense massage.

Excited to learn more about the country’s history—both natural and archaeological—we opted for a guided tour of Salalah. What an experience! In one short day, we visited soaring cliffs overlooking cerulean waters, walked the paths of long-ago trade routes (think 300 B.C.), traversed century-old ruins, and learned all about frankincense.

The Wadi Darbat (the Darbat Valley) was a tour highlight. This valley area was teeming with camels, donkeys, and cows (the latter two are darling miniature versions of their U.S. brethren), and we often ran into “camel jams.” When these long-legged fellows chose to cross the road, we had no option but to enjoy the view. The camels were equally fun to view from a distance; the sight of hundreds of camels walking nose to tail against the backdrop of the colorful and rugged mountains was truly breathtaking.

While the camels were so entertaining, the Wadi Darbat’s natural landscape, with its shimmering emerald pools (the color is derived from the mountain’s mineral content and appears almost effervescent) and expansive views of the coastline, was the real star of our tour.

We ended our day at the stunning ruins at the Al Baleed Archaeological Site dating back to 850 A.D. (and built on ruins dating back to the Iron Age) and a tour of the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. I have always been fascinated by frankin-

cense’s long role in human history from the Christian tale of the three kings’ gifts for baby Jesus to the current-day essential oil trend touting its healing powers. And here I was on Omani soil learning about this ancient trade in a port city dating back to 300 B.C. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

For those travelers who wish to travel well but also wish to follow paths less taken, Anantara’s dual properties are the ideal destinations. From mountain top to sandy beach, Anantara’s curated experiences immerse you in Omani culture while its resorts envelop you in breathtaking luxury. Embrace your spirit of discovery with a journey to Oman.

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Wadi Darbat with shimmering emerald pools and camels
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An empty-nester couple called on designer Pam Maher to reimagine the Glencoe property where they raised their family.

You can change the house, but you can’t change the location. It’s a real estate adage as old as the North Shore itself.

So, when a Glencoe couple began to contemplate how to make a dated 1920s colonial work for their evolving empty-nester lifestyle, the solution was obvious—keep the coveted location with a panoramic golf course view and lose the house.

“Because of where it’s situated on the golf course, it’s one of the best lots in town,” explains North Shore designer Pam Maher,

who worked with Munson Architects, Homes by James, Inc., Midwest Arbor, and New Style Cabinets to ecologically deconstruct the traditional house and build a more modern, open-concept home where the husband and wife could age in place. “The existing house was very traditional and very compartmentalized; they wanted the opposite of that.”

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thing many other clients struggle with—step back and allow the professionals to do their work.

“They are such amazing people. I lived in Glencoe for 20 years, and they were my neighbors,” says Maher, principal of Pam Maher Design. “The couple was gone a lot during the process because it was during COVID and their house was being torn down. They had the opportunity to express their wishes but then went to their other house in Montana and really trusted us by leaving the project in our hands. This allowed the team to collaborate and truly fulfill their vision.”

Working from the end of the pandemic in 2021 through last year, Maher and the team delivered a 4,200-square-foot home that will allow the couple to enjoy the decades to come. There is a primary bedroom suite on the main level, three more bedrooms with two bathrooms upstairs (including one designed to welcome future grandchildren), and open living and entertaining spaces throughout.

Featuring bold, dark blue siding and a metal roof, the new home’s design is decidedly modern and fresh with a luxe resort-casual vibe. “A major difference is the abundance of natural light. The old house had traditional windows, not the big expanses of glass we added to this new design,” Maher notes.

While the new home is similar in square footage, the contemporary touches and unobstructed views of the golf course make it “live larger.”

“They didn’t want more space; they just wanted it configured differently,” Maher explains. “One of the major upgrades is that the kitchen is now connected to a screen porch with a fireplace, and it’s where they live.”

An elegant new indoor/outdoor entertaining space was high on the couple’s priority list but to their delight, Maher and team delivered multiple spaces. In addition to the three-season screen porch, there is now a large patio with a fire pit and views of the golf course along with a more secluded outdoor seating area off the bedroom.

Kitchen Guest room
Eating area with golf course views


Despite the open concept design, Maher worked to give each interior space its own identity.

The spacious foyer, for example, does double duty as a “library” for all the books the couple has collected over the years with built-in shelving by New Style Cabinets. “They are beautiful books, most of which they have collected on their travels,” she says.

In the kitchen, color and a mix of wood and stone are used to set the tone and define the space. Blue lower cabinets are balanced by white oak beams and flooring for warmth, contributing to the “beach house” vibe.

In lieu of traditional upper cabinets—which could have overpowered the space and limited the golf course view—Maher opted to continue the marble countertops as a backsplash under the custom hood and let the natural light speak for itself. Restoration Hardware bar stools at the oversized island and overhead pendants by Visual Comfort complete the look.

“The island is sort of ‘command central,’” says Maher, adding that an area to accommodate catering staff was part of the design. “They do entertain a lot. So even though they wanted a house that worked for two people, they also wanted a house where they could host parties.”

Very little from the old house remains in the new space. “They wanted to start from scratch,” she explains. “However, we did keep a built-in bench from the original house’s second-floor landing and repurposed it in the primary bathroom.”

Another element of continuity is reflected in the color palette, a reflection of the homeowner’s passion for bold, vibrant hues.

“They are avid outdoorsmen, and she’s a fly fisher,” says Maher, adding that the week they finished the house, the couple was on a boat in the British Virgin Islands. “They travel a lot and they’re very active. She likes a lot of color, which is very unusual for me but it was fun to push the envelope.”

Maher could not be more pleased with the final result, crediting both the design-build team and the homeowners themselves.

“I really valued the collaboration between everyone involved and also the trust that the couple placed in me as a designer,” Maher adds. “The owners didn’t want to pick out tile. They wanted to go and do what they love to do and that’s fly fish and travel. So, they gave me a color palette and said ‘make it good.’”

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Summer is the perfect time to purchase fabrics at Loomcraft Vernon Hills for outdoor living spaces.

As the warmer months approach, many homeowners are turning their attention to outdoor living spaces. From patios and decks to pergolas and gazebos, these areas provide the perfect backdrops for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the great outdoors. But to truly make the most of these spaces, you need to choose the right outdoor fabrics to create beautiful and functional outdoor living areas that you’ll love to spend time in for years to come.

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A North Shore family renovates a cherished cottage on Pine Lake.

On the shores of Pine Lake, Wisconsin, sits an homage to a life well lived. The late Kathy Paulsen spent many a happy moment at this 628-square-foot guest cottage. Paulsen’s family kept her memory closely in mind during a recent renovation led by LJ Savarie, founder of Savarie Interiors LLC, along with architect Peter Damsgaard of Groth Design Group, and builder Kurt Romsos of Romsos Custom Homes.

The one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house was originally designed in the ‘70s. With today’s modern elements in mind, Savarie and her team transformed the neglected cottage into a beautifully appointed, versatile space.

The open concept living area now has a vaulted ceiling accentuated with reclaimed beams sourced by the homeowner. The multicolored custom drapes, fashioned from authentic Pendleton blankets by Paula Fioretti, deliver a unique

element to the living room. As space was a constraint, Savarie and her team chose to use flexible pieces including a customized sofa and multipurpose stools.

A circular wrought iron chandelier bridges the space between the living room and the adjacent kitchen. The black iron hardware of the kitchen’s custom navy cabinets is a nod to this chandelier and continues the clean and traditional aesthetic. Both rooms retain a lakeside, homey feel while mess from outdoor adventures is easily handled by high-performance fabrics and indoor/outdoor rugs.

Cabin exterior


The bedroom offers a quiet place for guests to rest after a day on the water. Savarie adorned the walls with vintage tennis racquets, a tribute to the homeowners’ love for the sport. Personal touches such as these were a key factor in the home’s design. “When you don’t add those details, to me, it just feels like a model home. It’s a missed opportunity,” says Savarie.

The bedroom’s relaxed ambiance carries into the bathroom with its black iron sconces capped by patterned lamp shades. The whitewashed custom vanity beautifully contrasts with the herringbone slate floors.

A family heirloom, Kathy’s antique kitchen table and chair set, was given a place of honor in the newly renovated cottage. Savarie notes the importance of including this vintage set by explaining, “It had to be the focal point of the space for the homeowners, and I love how it takes center stage.” Vintage photographs of Kathy and her family are also peppered throughout the guest house.

This cozy lake cottage combines functionality and timeless design, while celebrating the rich history lived within its walls. Kathy would be proud.

Living area Bathroom
Lakefront fire pit


There’s no place like home—especially when it’s one of Chicago’s most coveted addresses.

Rising 101-stories, The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago is an architectural wonder, expertly shaped by Studio Gang. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood, these one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes offer spacious layouts with 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan—the perfect setting for an unmatched lifestyle of comfort and ease.

The St. Regis Chicago—that houses The Residences at the St. Regis—is a visionary concept by Magellan Development Group, designed by Jeanne Gang. Its crystalline form is inspired by nature, unlike anything on the Chicago skyline. Composed of three interconnected towers of increasing heights and exterior glass walls that move in and out from floor to floor, it is the third tallest building in Chicago—forever changing the city’s landscape.

The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago have exquisitely designed interiors by Hirsch Bedner Associates. The residences combine elegant spaces, exceptional finishes, and breathtaking views to create an ultra-luxury living experience. Each of the residential spaces is expertly crafted with the finest hardwoods, natural stone, and wallcoverings—complementing modern conveniences from luxury brands like Snaidero, Gaggenau, Thermador, and Kallista. Rich in detail, the Residences offer endless style.

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Pontarelli, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Magellan Development Group. “Gracious, private living space with all of the amenities of a five-star hotel and none of the worries that typically come with home ownership.”

Nearly every amenity imaginable is located on the 47th floor of the St. Regis Chicago, overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Michigan.

“We’ve tried to think of everything,” Pontarelli says. “Our residents have access to a state-ofthe-art fitness center and spa, golf simulator, cinema, indoor and outdoor pools, children’s club, indoor dog park, large party rooms—you name it. The 47th floor is also staffed with two full-time ‘butlers’ who assist with many of the residents’ needs. The St. Regis is quite impressive in the level of service it delivers, the importance it places on knowing the residents, and its ability to offer unmatched hospitality.”

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While residents share a building with the St. Regis Hotel, their space will always feel like home.

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Aloha Lodge, a historic estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin that was meticulously restored in 2011, is up for sale.

In 1898, Tracey Drake, the developer of The Drake and Blackstone Hotels, was looking for a summer family getaway property that was easily reachable from Chicago, so he decided to purchase a 12-acre parcel of land on the south shore of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin with 368 feet of lakefront. The original purchase price was $10,500.

Drake employed the services of renowned architect Howard Van Doren Shaw to design a southern-country-style estate with construction begining in 1900 and the family moving into the home in 1901. Shaw was the architect for the Fountain of Time installation in Washington Park in Chicago, a sculpture with a reflecting pond designed by Lorado Taft, and he designed the Lake Geneva house with a similar reflecting pond, Geneva Lake, in the back.

Uniquely enough, Drake called the estate Aloha Lodge, a name inspired by time he had spent with his wife, Anne Daughaday Drake, in Hawai’i. The Drakes lived on the property during summers for 35 years until the Great Depression took its toll on

Drake’s finances and they were forced to give up the estate. Drake passed away in 1939.

Aloha Lodge has undergone renovations over the years. James


Long bought the property in the late 1970s and tracked down Drake’s sons in Ohio and Portugal to garner memories and insights as well as photos of the property. Long was especially interested in restoring the original verandas in the main house.

But nothing came close to the full restoration and additions that were started in 2007 and completed in 2011 by the home’s current owners. The estate now features over 20,000 square feet of living space. The main house has eight bedrooms with 10 full and five half baths. The estate has two separate attached garages each with two spaces-one on the east side of the home and one on the west.

The other living areas include a top-of-the-line kitchen, dining room, china room, office, bar area, library as well as a pool house that has two bedrooms and two full baths. There is also a home theatre, game room, and a third-floor children’s retreat. There are lake views from every room.

Besides the main structure and pool house on the property, there is the Captain’s House with three bedrooms and two and a half baths along with a detached four-car garage, a train house, and a greenhouse. There are also five boat slips for those who enjoy water recreation.

Safe to say Tracey Drake, the original owner, would be impressed.

“Beautiful, historic estates like Aloha Lodge that have been fully renovated to perfection do not come on the market very often,” says Brandie Malay Siavelis, the exclusive listing broker

with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate. “This is truly a special opportunity for the right buyer to purchase this gorgeous property and be a part of its iconic history.” Brandie Malay Siavelis is with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, 773-968-4550,

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Rising stars Natalie Pelletier and Maddie McCormick trace the roots of their success to the Children’s Theatre of Winnetka.

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Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz. If the stars keep aligning, Winnetka natives Maddie McCormick and Natalie Pelletier will join this select club of Hollywood BFFs.

The two best friends and Los Angeles-based actors trace their friendship and shared passion for theatre to the storied Children’s Theatre of Winnetka (CTW).

McCormick recalls, “My first CTW production was Good News. They posted the cast list outside Matz Hall, and I remember sprinting to read it and literally jumping up and down when I saw my name listed as ‘Cheerleader.’”

“This is how I met Natalie; we were both cheerleaders in Good News. Cut to 20 years of friendship later and she was the maid of honor in my wedding last year ... and yes, she did sing during her speech,” laughs McCormick. “I was the ‘Minnie Fay’ to Natalie’s ‘Dolly’ in Hello Dolly our eighth-grade year, and not much has changed in L.A.”

Following college graduation—McCormick from UCLA; Pelletier from UNC at Chapel Hill—they, like so many aspiring actors, moved to Los Angeles and were roommates. “Our first apartment was right off of the famous Robertson Boulevard, literally right behind the Ivy restaurant. We both waited tables at Dominick’s, and we were so broke that when we took our friend out to dinner for her birthday; both of our cards were declined after we tried to split the bill,” says McCormick.

Their strong friendship buoyed both women during the early days of their careers. “When we were fresh on the scene, we did weekly coffee meetings sharing our ‘wins of the week’ (nothing was too big or too small), tasks to accomplish before our next coffee, and a review of our long-term goals. We held each other accountable and pushed each other to keep after it even when we heard a lot of nos,” McCormick reflects.

“My first big role out of college was as a series regular in an MTV pilot directed by Zach Braff called Self Promotion. I was in a Trader Joe’s with Natalie when I got the call and both of us started jumping up and down in the checkout line. I’m pretty sure people thought we were crazy,” McCormick shares.

Recently, you might have seen McCormick in HBO’s Shameless or the mini-series Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. As for Pelletier, she has appeared in four episodes as a casting assistant in the final season of Mad Men and starred in Geo-Disaster, an action sci-fi movie directed by Thunder Levin, the writer of the Sharknado films. Her other credits include roles on the talk show A Little Late with Lilly Singh and the mystery/thriller A Dark Place. When Pelletier isn’t filming, she can be found modeling, working as a sommelier, or hosting her successful podcasts—Family Meal, which can be found on Apple, and SipSip.mp3, which can be found on Spotify.

But it all started for them, and so many others, at the Children’s Theatre of Winnetka. Barbara Weldon and Lu Sunkel spearheaded the launch of the theatre with Winnetka legend Tom Fritts, then the executive director of the Winnetka Community House. The trio, along with a volunteer board of directors, executed the

Natalie Pelletier
Maddie McCormick on set for The Secret Life of Amy Bensen

organization’s mission—to teach and involve students in all aspects of theatre production—through two shows each year.

The Theatre opened in 1974 with Charle Dickens’s A Christmas Carol debuting in 1975. In almost 50 years since, productions have ranged from classics—Rumpelstiltskin, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe —to adaptations of Broadway shows Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Oklahoma

Thousands of young thespians have taken the stage at Winnetka Community House, some of whom, like McCormick and Pelletier, have pursued careers in theatre, dance, music, vocal performance, television, and cinema (think Saturday Night Live’s Beck Bennett, Broadway star Betsy Morgan, playwright Sarah Ruhl, singer Elizabeth Lyons, and violinist Emelia Suljic).

“CTW gives children a sense of belonging, being part of a team, acceptance, responsibility, hard work, and most of all, joy—so important to children at this age. That is why I am still involved long after my child moved on,” says CTW board member Connie Yonan.

Both Pelletier and McCormick share advice for future L.A. thespians: “Surround yourself with an amazing group of people who inspire you. This career has many ups and downs, and having a support system in place makes the worst times bearable and the best times that much sweeter. Champion your wins, however ‘little’ you think they are, and do the same for your friends. And know that you can follow many paths in life! Do the inner work (The Artist’s Way is a beautiful place to start for anyone, not just actors) and show up prepared, but also prepare to have a scene go

in a completely different direction. Never dim your sparkle, listen deeply, and be kind to everyone,” says Pelletier.

According to McCormick, “My biggest piece of advice is to trust your gut. Listen to those little intuition pings—they’ve never steered me wrong.”

Both Pelletier and McCormick have a bright path ahead. “A feature-length romantic comedy I co-wrote with my friend Katherine Hughes is being shopped around. It’s about a woman becoming a sommelier and is based on a 2019 trip I took to Italy. I’m looking forward to being behind the camera and shining a light on all the fabulous women breaking barriers in the wine space,” shares Pelletier.

As for McCormick, “Last year, I spent three months in Atlanta shooting the lead of a series for Tosca Musk’s (Elon’s sister) platform Passionflix. The series is based on a New York Times bestselling book series called The Secret Life of Amy Bensen. They’re re-releasing the book series with my face on the cover, which is really exciting.”

“I’m also currently in pre-production to direct a short film with the cinematographer of the series. Our industry desperately needs more female directors/filmmakers and it’s something I’ve always been interested in pursuing, especially after receiving my film minor from UCLA,” adds McCormick.

As Pelletier and McCormick continue to build their careers, their admirers in Winnetka, the North Shore, and beyond will be celebrating their successes with the loudest applause coming from their CTW fans.

Natalie Pelletier starring in Geo-Disaster
Maddie McCormick outtake from The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
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Ashlee Harrison and Betsy Beierle photographed at EXPO Chicago with Steven Haulenbeek ICB Kudzu Mirror, 2022 and ICB Kudzu Side Table, 2021, Pierre Jeanneret Lounge Set, Short Legs, LCPJ-SI-39-A/B, 1955, and Ingrid Donat Table Basse Anneux 2 PAN 15 with Parchment Shelf, 2013. Harrison wearing A.L.C dress and Beierle wearing a Cinq à Sept dress, Neiman Marcus


Betsy Beierle and Ashlee Harrison create a Chicago presence for Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and now Chicago comprise the growing roster of the famed Carpenters Workshop Gallery (CWG)’s global presence. Founded in 2006 by two childhood friends, Loïc Le Godard and Julien Lombrail, the firm was aptly named for the space it first inhabited in Chelsea, London. Realizing collectors had a similar passion for obtaining a one-of-a-kind chair as they would a one-of-a-kind painting, the two men sought that sweet spot of where form and function become a work of art. Their success at blending practicality with provenance has created an international community of coveted artists and avid collectors.

The recent introduction of Betsy Beierle to lead CWG’s Midwest initiative as Senior Sales Associate, along with Ashlee Harrison, as CWG’s Director of the Americas, brings a host of possibilities for fresh ideas and local ventures. With a team of approximately 120 worldwide at CWG, the duo is eager to make tracks in uncharted territory.

“People in Chicago like to see an investment here to know that we are really committed,” says Beierle, referencing CWG’s debut this past April at EXPO Chicago. “We used our booth and involvement as an opportunity to present some of our greatest hits.”

Those included bronze works by the late Virgil Abloh, a Rockford,

Virgil Abloh Alaska Alaska Acqua Alta benches, floor lamp, chairs, 2019, part of the Dysfunctional exhibition at the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice
Julien Lombrail, Loïc Le Godard. Photography by Tom Jamieson courtesy of Ladbroke Hall and Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Illinois high school classmate of Beierle. Abloh’s Venice series’ gold-tone metal seating seems to sink into the ground evoking a message to not sit idly by as rising sea levels threaten the environment. “It was really a full circle moment for me because back in 2015, I suggested the inclusion of Abloh’s work to EXPO Director and President Tony Karman, so to have that highlighted again here and this time at the main entrance in a solo presentation was gratifying and moving,” says Beierle.

Also occupying center stage at EXPO Chicago were works by the well-known artist Ingrid Donat, CWG’s proprietor Lombrail’s mother and the original inspiration behind his drive to work with artists. These bronze sculptures featuring intricate shapes and motifs also function as furniture such as tables and case pieces intended for actual use. Abloh and Donat serve as just two examples of the personal links between creators, curators, and connoisseurs that sets CWG apart from other dealers and galleries.

While Harrison began her career in fashion, her professional path soon led to positions as Marketing Director for the Decoration & Design Building in New York and Design Center of the Americas prior to becoming Director of External Relations for Design Miami. “My grandfather was an architect in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where I was raised. In this area, there was a heightened awareness of mid-century furniture design because the great designers George Nakashima and Paul Evans had workshops and studios there. So, you might say that design was innate in my upbringing,” she observes. Harrison’s first encounter with

Nacho Carbonell Inside a Forest Cloud Chandelier, 2019, part of the Dysfunctional exhibition at the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice
Ingrid Donat Table Basse Femmes aux Colliers, 2004

CWG at Design Miami was serendipitous because at the time she was starting a consulting business to address a lack of exposure for European galleries in the United States. The now prominent stand-alone locations in Los Angeles and New York are evidence of her successful efforts to build and widen CWG’s national reach.

Beierle’s stints at Pace Gallery in their London and New York outposts and experience as Director of Fairs proved to be the perfect foundation for her current role. When Beierle returned home to the Chicago region, she worked with Carrie Secrist Gallery and then Rhona Hoffman Gallery Ltd. This background afforded her a familiarity with area institutions, organizations, and artists; a familiarity that plays an important role in a bold agenda for CWG. The

swift progression of this directive is further illustrated by CWG’s representation at the 2023 Lake Forest Showhouse’s living room through participating interior design firm, Vincere Ltd.

CWG’s representation of Steven Haulenbeek is another example of the gallery’s commitment to area artists. The Chicago-based Haulenbeek is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an industrial designer who previously worked as a furniture designer for Holly Hunt. Haulenbeek’s studio is where he creates what is called “Ice-Cast Bronze,” an homage to the city’s cold climate. There are small and large tables, mirrors, and screens of myriad textures and tones. Adorning a wall, the pieces are transformed into fine art; placed in a room, the pieces are durable and useful. Like temperatures and seasons, there is movement and change depending on how an individual needs or wants to interact with a work. “It’s all about the dialogue at CWG,” comments Beierle, “for people in the know and for people who want to know more. If you are coming to us, then you are obviously looking for something special.”

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Studio Drift Fragile Future Venice Mantegna, 2019, part of the Dysfunctional exhibition at the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice. In the background Andrea Mantegna’s Saint Sebastian Ingrid Donat Commode Skarabée, 2017, Carpenters Gallery Workshop Roger Herman Untitled 120, 2021, available via Carpenters Gallery Workshop
Steven Haulenbeek ICB Freeform Mirror #1, 2018, Carpenters Gallery Workshop

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Floral artist Lanie Coldwell’s meditative masterpieces pay tribute to the power of small gestures.

When Lanie Coldwell opens the door to The Shy Flower floral studio in Hubbard Woods’ design district, sunshine pours in and the scent of fresh flowers pours out. Arranged hither and thither on worktables throughout, fluffy white ranunculus nod in the breeze, next to cream and peach poppies, purple and green parrot tulips, ruffled green lemonade roses, and little sprays of grape hyacinth adorned with lacy ferns. Tucked in the corner of the Tower Court artist’s alley, this charming space is where Coldwell creates the artistic arrangements and teaches the floral classes that have made The Shy Flower so popular for North Shore flower lovers.

“This is far better than working out of my home, where we had flowers spilling over every surface, including my kids’ air hockey and ping pong tables!” laughs Coldwell, who started The Shy Flower in her basement in January 2021.

She comes by her floral passion naturally. Growing up in a large Southern family whose matrons gardened and arranged what they grew, Coldwell’s formative years were flower-filled.

“I had two amazing grandmothers,” says Coldwell, “one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the other in Chattanooga, Tennessee where I grew up. I have many flower memories from both of them. My Louisiana grandmother used to hand pollinate her yellow and pink ‘four o’clock’ flowers so that the seeds would produce blooms striped with yellow and hot pink the next summer. It was slow work, but was really fun to see the flowers bloom the next year.”

Meanwhile, Coldwell’s Tennessee grandmother, affectionally known as “Brooksie,” loved to entertain, her tables set with full silver services and arrangements of cut flowers from her garden. “Roses and hollyhocks, different kinds of lilies and, in the spring, Lily of the Valley,” Coldwell remembers. “She used to make me little dolls from hollyhock blossoms. And she was on the altar guild at the Episcopal church. So on Saturdays, if I was lucky, I


got to go with her to help carry the buckets while she’d be up on the ladder arranging the altar flowers.

But even more influential, Brooksie learned the art of Ikebana, the meditative practice of Japanese flower arranging. Her Ikebana texts and vases were passed on to Coldwell, who followed in her grandmother’s footsteps and became certified in the art herself. “I trained in the Ohara School of Ikebana under Yuko Inoue-Darcy, president of the Chicago Chapter, and hold an instructor-level certificate,” says Coldwell.

“I think what I love about Ikebana is that it is a meditative art,” shares Coldwell. “Also, having a math degree, I love that Ikebana prescribes proportions for each part of what you do, the angle at which you place each flower or stem. You create triangles and shapes as you work that look very natural in the finished arrangement but are actually quite calculated in their placement.”

Prior to opening The Shy Flower, Coldwell was busy raising her three children but nurtured her interest in everything floral by volunteering to take school field trip groups to the Chicago Botanic Garden. She then worked at Evanston’s Bloom3 flower shop and started taking professional florist classes. When her kids were older, she took the leap to launch the business, naming it The Shy Flower in a casual reference to a principal she loved in Ikebana: “The term refers to the flower that sits behind the focal point. It is meant to stand in the background and highlight the arrangement.”


The Shy Flower is a perfect metaphor for Coldwell’s approach not only to her business but also to life. “There are so many times when you can do the smallest thing on the side or in the background and it makes all the difference,” she says. “People face so many hardships, my family included, and I think when we take a little time to recognize the small things we can do to help in the background, we change the world for the better.”

The arrangements Coldwell sells online are not Ikebana but are made with similar intentionality and underpinnings of mathematical principles. They have a natural feel to them, artistic and dancing with movement. Coldwell sources her blooms primarily through local wholesalers using the sustainable guidelines she admires from the Slow Flowers Society. Once flowers for arrangements have arrived and are properly hydrated, The Shy Flower team gets to work creating and then delivering the finished arrangement.

“There is nothing better than meeting someone at their door who is not expecting you, and seeing their face light up when they realize you are delivering flowers,” says Coldwell.

When not arranging flowers, Coldwell is often prepping for one or another of the classes she offers. Some sheer fun and others practical, they range from flower arranging classes that change topically each month to immersive sessions in “flower bathing”—the meditative practice of steeping all senses in the scent, sight, and touch of flowers while creating an arrangement. She often holds private events such as a recent bachelorette party that featured flower wearables and is working out details for upcoming kids’ summer flower camp sessions.

Coldwell says the work is challenging but also rewarding. “Floral work is surprisingly physical, often not the glamourous thing that people imagine,” she observes. “I learn something new every day. And just as the forsythia I have behind my house needs a little pruning as it grows, there are always tweaks I am making with The Shy Flower. But no matter how a day is going, when you are working with flowers you can’t help but feel good.”

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Dr. Benjamin Domb


For Dr. Benjamin Domb, curing joint pain and arthritis is more than a job.

Joint pain. If you don’t suffer from it, chances are you know someone who does. And it’s not just that nice gray-haired lady with the cane who lives down the block. One in four adults—and around 300,000 children—are dealing with arthritis afflicting the hips, knees, shoulders, hands, feet, and spine. And physical discomfort is just part of the story. Joint pain and arthritis are leading causes of emotional stress, mental illness, lost hours at work, and opioid addiction. For orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Domb, finding the cure for arthritis and joint pain is his life’s work and he has committed “to use whatever abilities I have to the greatest, positive impact.” Dr. Domb is the founder of the American Hip Institute—the first clinic in the nation dedicated to the cutting-edge treatment of hip problems—and the nonprofit American Hip Institute Research Foundation, whose mission he describes as “alleviating human suffering by revolutionizing the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of joint pain.”

Raised in Toronto, Dr. Domb played basketball as a Princeton undergrad, and, after earning his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at Cornell University Hospital for Special Surgery, he began a career in sports medicine. He landed in L.A., where he cared for Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, and Galaxy players. After he and his wife Anna relocated to Chicago (they live with their three children in Glencoe), he continued his work with athletes, serving as Head Team Physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky and treating members of the Chicago Bulls and Bears as well as professional athletes who fly to Chicago from around the country to see him.

Witnessing the increasing specialization in the medical field, Dr. Domb launched the equivalent of a full-court press when it came to addressing hip issues. He first established the American Hip Institute Research Foundation, a nonprofit that pursues innovation and the dissemination of research, and later the American Hip Institute clinic, which offers a range of surgical treatments for the preservation and restoration of hip function. “The goal is to prevent or cure joint pain. We’re using the hip as a model for how to do that, but our goal is to extend our approach to treating all joints of the musculoskeletal system. All of the treatments at the Institute ride on the research done at the Foundation,” explains Dr. Domb. “So every move we make, every treatment we discuss with patients, is backed by proven data and research that we have published.”

The work of the Foundation is built on a triad of early diagnosis, preventative treatment, and curative surgery. “Hip replacement is the last resort,” says Dr. Domb. “The goal is to get ahead of the

deterioration of the joint, and essentially stop arthritis before it starts.” With that aim, Dr. Domb and his colleagues pursue advances in regenerative medicine, using cell therapy to promote the natural healing of tissue. The Foundation has been at the forefront of spreading awareness leading to early diagnosis and has developed a preventative arthroscopic procedure to repair a joint before it develops arthritis. The procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient method in which physicians insert a camera-guided tool through small incisions to diagnose and repair damage. For cases when curative surgery is needed, Dr. Domb has also pioneered the use of robotic hip surgery and was the first surgeon in the country to perform robotic hip replacement as an outpatient procedure.

“Our team of researchers at the Foundation has not only been instrumental in the development of these procedures but has helped teach these techniques to the orthopedic community around the world. By educating thousands of surgeons, each of whom treats thousands of patients, we hope to affect the lives of millions of people suffering from joint pain,” says Dr. Domb. “The American Hip Institute, our treatment arm, represents a new level of specialization—because specialization begets excellence. That specialization makes it possible for our surgeons to be amongst the most experienced in the world in these highly technical procedures. We’re getting professional athletes back to their sport and middle-aged pickleball players back on the court.”

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GERTIE, Sheridan Road, and Lester Fine Art hosted a mid-morning celebration of art and design with guests enjoying a private tour of Boil, Toil & Trouble, one of the city’s most exciting exhibitions. The exhibition, produced by Chicago-based nonprofit Art in Common and occurring in conjunction with EXPO Chicago, featured the works of 60 well-known and emerging contemporary artists. The exhibition made its last stop in Chicago after debuting in Miami during Art Basel and traveling to L.A. during Frieze, the global art fair conglomerate. Everyone agreed that Art in Common and Abby Pucker are changing Chicago’s art scene.

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The Women’s Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) hosted Vernissage, the opening night benefit of EXPO Chicago. Proceeds from the event raised significant funds to support the MCA’s learning department’s mission: to explore, challenge, discuss, and reflect on the MCA’s holdings as well as the world of contemporary art and culture.

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Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Northern Trust Chairman and CEO Mike O’Grady, Chance the Rapper, and Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson shared remarks.

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Spring was in the air at the sold-out RUSH University Medical Center (RUMC) Junior Auxiliary Board Fashion Show, held at Sunset Ridge Country Club. Area retailers Bunny & Babe, Elena Victoria, ENAZ, Gigi’s Closette, LuxLab, and Rock N Rags provided stunning fashions, from casual day wear to full-length gowns. Led by Parent Advisor Co-Chairs Anissa Forman and Holly Miller, the Rush Junior Board, comprised of more than 100 girls from New Trier Township High School, raised nearly $90,000 for RUMC from their three major fundraisers: a fall car wash, a holiday tea, and the spring fashion show.

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Mara Smith, founder and CEO of Inspiro Tequila, Cassie Mancuso Carver of Ferrari of Lake Forest, and Dana Gordon, founder and CEO of Dana Rebecca Designs, hosted “Bringing Women to the Table,” a night to connect, support, and celebrate 44 fantastic local female CEOs and leaders. The women were treated by the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago to a sit-down dinner paired with unique cocktails crafted with Inspiro Tequila. Poker Power, started by Chicago’s very own Jenny Just, came in to teach the women how to play. Poker Power’s mission is to teach one million women how to play poker because as Just explains, “thinking like a poker player gives women the skills to succeed from the classroom to the boardroom.”

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My Best Friend’s Closet (MBFC) celebrated 13 years with friends and supporters at Highland Park’s Pixca American Bistro. Guests adorned in their favorite designer treasures from MBFC enjoyed Chef Fernando’s new spring menu. The room was exuberant with gratitude, friendship, and community as women from all over the Chicagoland area shared memories and curated new friendships.

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2090 PAINTERS LAKE RD, Highland Park 3 bed, 3.1 bath || listed at $1,125,000 1825 HOLLY RD, Highland Park 4 bed, 4.2 bath || listed at $1,350,000 recently closed recently closed under contract under contract HEATHER SIEGEL Broker ELISE DAYAN Broker LAUREN RABIN Broker MIMI GOODYEAR Broker CARI ZWEIG-DRISCOLL Broker MELISSA NEWMAN Broker SCOTT GLAZER Broker JOEY GAULT Broker and Co-Team Lead BETH WEXLER Broker and Co-Team Lead LIZ SALINAS Broker and Managing Partner under contract
5 bed, 5.1 bath || listed at $1,950,000
listed at $1,350,000
sold for $1,250,000
sold for $1,450,000



Paws for Patrick hosted its first annual Paws for a Cause gala at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, raising nearly $300,000 to support its mission to connect young people living with mental illness with emotional support animals and therapy dogs. At the sold-out event, 250 attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, paddle raise, and a musical performance by Sean Kelly & The Samples.

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The Winnetka Board of the Northwestern Settlement hosted Friends of the Settlement Wine Tasting and Sale at the Glenview Club. The event was the kickoff event for the organization’s annual fundraiser that will be held on October 13 at 28 Mile Distilling Co. in Highwood. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Winnetka Board for Northwestern Settlement.

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Meet the New Westfield Old Orchard.

Westfield Old Orchard, a fixture on the North Shore for decades and one of the busiest and most successful malls in America, is constantly evolving. Conveniently located off the Edens Expressway, it has become the perfect meeting spot for Chicagoans and suburbanites alike. Whether meeting with friends, relaxing in a beautiful park setting, letting your kids explore the mall’s state-of-the-art playground, or eating at some of the best restaurants in the Chicagoland area—and oh yes, shopping—Westfield Old Orchard has it all and then some.

In fact, with a bevy of first-class retailers and more on the way, the shopping is hard to beat. A host of upscale retailers including Louis Vuitton, the reimagined Bloomie’s, Alo Yoga, Tory Burch, Psycho Bunny, and more have joined Westfield Old Orchard’s flagship stores of Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Always attuned to the needs of its customers, Westfield Old Orchard kicked off an extensive redevelopment plan this year, promising to combine the best in luxury retail, upscale dining, entertainment, health and wellness options, and luxury amenities— all nestled in their beautiful open green space and outdoor lounges.

Some of the highlights underway, according to Serge Khalimsky, the senior general manager of Westfield Old Orchard, include the redevelopment of the old Lord & Taylor building, which will be divided into four new concepts offering new luxury home furnishings, top fashion, and entertainment options and the addition of more high-end retailers and eateries. The goal is to make Old Orchard a community gathering place for locals and visitors alike offering everything from outdoor concerts to farmers markets to festivals.

Business is booming and customers and retailers could not be happier. Khalimsky shares, “We have an incredible team that has relationships with some of the best tenants and some of the best

retailers in the world. We continue to bring that to the North Shore of Chicago.”

These strong relationships have led to a veritable explosion in dining options. Some of the newer restaurants include city favorites like Capital Grille, Bar Siena, Hampton Social, Shake Shack, and Molly’s Cupcakes, to name a few.

Big changes have been made to Westfield Old Orchard’s outdoor spaces as well. Inspired by the nearby, world-renowned Chicago Botanic Garden, Westfield Old Orchard has focused on improving and enhancing its outdoor spaces, investing in landscaping to make everything as beautiful and inviting as possible. “It’s like walking through a park on a sunny day,” Khalimsky observes.

“I think a part of our success is due to our location between Chicago and the North Shore,” Khalimsky says. “On top of that, I think there’s a big trend, especially after COVID, of people being drawn to outdoor spaces. Living in Chicago, all of us really celebrate, especially when it’s nice out, being outdoors. That’s why we have so many festivals and so many things to do outside during the spring, summer, and fall months of the year. We really want to capitalize on that.”

Khalimsky encourages visitors to not only come to the mall to eat and shop but to “come and read a book next to some of our flower installations or even conduct a meeting outside. Or spend an afternoon working on your laptops when it’s really nice out and just enjoy the fresh air, and grab a cup of coffee. And really, just enjoy the nature of it.”

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This treatment is presently available at both Highland Park and Glenview locations.

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The WGN Morning News co-anchor and Glencoe resident has delivered as a broadcaster—and as a musician.

If he belts, he leads.

WGN Morning News co-anchor Dan Ponce—wearing a white-collared shirt, blue jeans, a navy blue blazer, and white sneakers— displayed his impressive music chops on March 17, singing The Backstreet Boys’ hit “I Want It That Way” with the tribute band The Boy Band Night during the television station’s St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza.

Ponce, 46, looked and sounded the part.

“I love both broadcasting and music,” says Ponce, who is in his 10th year as co-anchor of WGN Morning News’ 4 to 6 a.m. slot.

“Music will always be a big part of my heart,” says Ponce, who grew up in Wilmette and graduated from New Trier High School in 1995 as a two-time cross country conference champion and a serial performer in plays, musicals, and choirs.

“My dad,” he jokes, “was probably more excited about my music career than he was about my broadcasting career.”

His dad is the venerable Phil Ponce, who hosted WTTW’s program Chicago Tonight for nearly three decades before stepping down in 2022.

In 2009, Ponce’s love of music prompted his decision to leave his general assignment reporter position at ABC 7 Eyewitness News to perform with the band Straight No Chaser—the men’s a cappella group he founded while studying music and journalism at Indiana University—after the band’s debut studio album, Holiday Spirits, reached No. 1 on iTunes and Amazon.

After a one-and-a-half-year stint with Straight No Chaser, Ponce returned to broadcasting. WGN News hired the 2004 Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism graduate as a general assignment reporter in 2010. Three years later, he was named a morning news anchor.

“I feel lucky to be a morning anchor on WGN News,” says

Ponce, whose brother, Anthony, lives in Wilmette and is a news anchor at FOX 32 Chicago. “WGN News is a juggernaut, the top morning news program in Chicago. Local news is important now more than ever because it doesn’t deliver the partisan news that turns so many people off.”

Ponce has worked alongside his co-anchor Lauren Jiggets for six years. “Lauren is a good friend,” he adds, “and viewers see our friendship when we’re on the air together. We’re exactly the same people off-air as we are on-air. You can’t fake chemistry.”

This is just one of the many lessons Ponce has learned over his almost two decades in broadcast news, a career that began at WLIX in Lansing, Michigan in 2005. Over all those years, the best advice he ever received came from his father.

“My dad has had a huge influence on my broadcasting career,” Ponce says. “When I was starting out, he told me, ‘Above all else, make sure your facts are accurate.’”

Dad then assured his son that everything else would fall into place.

Dan Ponce and his wife, Amy, have a 10-year-old daughter, Maya, who’s a fourth-grader. She’s into math and playing the piano.

“I love fatherhood, and I love working with my daughter on subjects and activities that also interest me, especially music,” says Ponce, who occasionally writes songs for Straight No Chaser. “Glencoe is such a great place to raise a child. It’s a wonderful community, with an outstanding school system.”

“It’s also nice to get recognized, but I don’t consider that a sign of fame,” says Ponce, who wakes up at 2 a.m. each workday and is out the door by 3 a.m. “To me, it means that there’s still a strong demand for local news and that our viewers enjoy the show.”

“It pleases me to know that our show helped people start their day on a high note.”

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