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Best In Class
Nate Chapnick | March 28, 2014

Eco Supercar

2015 BMW i8
Revolutionary in its design, the 2015 BMW i8 looks like nothing else on the road. Otherworldly aesthetic details include doors that open up and out like wings, striking LED headlamps and a fully...

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Sweet Carolina
Stephanie Davis Smith | March 28, 2014

Songs are written about mountain views like this—lyrics and stanzas about winding roads, deep valleys and quiet climbs up, up, up, until you feel like you’re miles above the clouds.

On a blustery afternoon...

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Casting His Spell
Andrew Myers | March 28, 2014

Presto, chango! See how the kid from Queens, an only child born to a public high school history teacher and an artist, a kid with no strong Tinseltown ties—poof!—appears at age 29 center stage at the 75th Academy Awards. After sweeping up the...

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Sweet Symphony
Brian Dukerschein | March 19, 2014

1. A Baker’s Tale
This recently opened Wicker Park bakery and cafe from pastry pro Christine LaSorda boasts a whimsical indoor tree festooned with leaves crafted from book pages, antique...

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New Dining Destinations
Brian Dukerschein | March 13, 2014

1. Sophie’s
Named after Saks Fifth Avenue’s fashion arbiter Sophie Gimbel, this elegant resto in the luxe retailer’s Michigan Avenue flagship is the perfect spot...

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Thelma Arevalo | March 6, 2014

1. Rebar
Enjoy a luxe bird’s-eye view of the dyeing of the Chicago River (10AM on March 15) from your lofty perch in Rebar lounge at Trump International Hotel...

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Match Point
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | March 6, 2014

While plenty of us have experienced the magic that happens when a dish is matched perfectly with a wine, not all of us have the knowledge and skills to create that synergy ­on our own. But what if a restaurant took the guesswork out...

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Blown Away
Katie Schroeder | March 6, 2014

Contemporary glass art typically brings to mind vases, bowls and Mad Men-esque ashtrays from the 1960s, but the era of radical political, civil and social change was also a decade of evolution for the arts, as artists were experimenting in private studios to...

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It’s in the Bag
Korey Huyler | March 6, 2014

Fashion superstar Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel fame hit town to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Winnetka’s Neapolitan Collection. The French designer, who lives and works in New York City, hosted an...

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Jessie Sardina | March 6, 2014



Unlike most Chicagoans, when Bill Guerriero awoke to an icy morning with subzero temperatures, he was excited. “To tell you the truth, when I woke up that morning I...

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