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Finishing Up
Sarah Ryan | August 22, 2014

1. Goldplaited
The brainchild of two self-described “beauty hobbyists,” Goldplaited is the marriage of a blowout bar and makeup lounge, where the makeup consultation and application...

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Savor the End of Summer
Sarah Ryan | August 14, 2014

1. Japonais by Morimoto
Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Chicago-favorite Japonais have proven to be a match made in heaven, and the recently...

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Dinner Is Served!
Lisa Shames | August 7, 2014

1. Chef Charles Webb
Clients of this globe-trotting, multilingual chef (artists, Mexican socialites, a Portuguese countessa) can’t get enough of his fresh, seasonal cuisine that...

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A New Squeeze
Liz Grossman | August 1, 2014

“Our motto is a Hippocrates quote: ‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food,’ says Anne Owen, who, along with chef/partner Jared Van Camp, opens progressive juice bar concept ...

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Art House
Thomas Connors | August 1, 2014

“A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.” So said the great 18th century English portrait painter, Joshua Reynolds. And at Soho House, the much-anticipated Brit import opening in the West...

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Future Warrior
Nate Chapnick | August 1, 2014

A supercar with a green-car conscience, BMW’s new i8 merges high-speed looks with an advanced fuel-sipping hybrid plug-in powertrain. This combination proves a success, as the i8 is a thrill to drive and a sight to behold.

Not for those who prefer...

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Chiara Milioulis | August 1, 2014


Augusta Boulevard and Willard Court

Brooding violet storm clouds hovered over the city’s skyline as Craig Shimala perched his multiple Canon 7D’s on his River West patio....

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You've Been Served
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | August 1, 2014

When it comes to dining out, like many things in life, it’s often the little things that count.

The front door opened by an observant food runner when he sees you approaching. A smiling hostess...

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High-End on the Rise
Elaine Doremus, Carly Gerber, Laura Hine, Korey Huyler and Melissa Zmijewski | August 1, 2014

West Loop Imagine a building designed with two contrasting motifs—one side resembles the original manufacturing lofts...

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At Home in Paradise
Paul Rubio | July 31, 2014

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

THE BUZZ One of France’s most legendary brands has planted roots in midtown Manhattan, and it’s...

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Heart of the Valley
Beth Weitzman | July 31, 2014

Having vision is a very powerful thing—especially when possessed by a driving force like the late Joan Austin. Having passed away last year at age 81, her legacy lives on through the eco-luxe ...

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High Flyer
Michael Austin | July 31, 2014

Sir Richard Branson wants to take you to outer space, but he wants to make sure you’ve had a good night’s sleep before you go. To that end he is building his first city hotel in the Second City.

“You’re meant to be very discerning people,...

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