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Style & The City
Katie Schroeder | March 4, 2014

Brynn Olson

When Brynn Olson was growing up in Birmingham, Ala., she didn’t see herself pursuing a career in design. “I grew up in a place where everyone and their cousin was a decorator, not a designer...

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Wide Open Spaces
Amalie Drury | March 4, 2014

Jen and Richard Dresden were a Chicago couple on a mission to build, and they needed to do it fast. They’d been living in a rented Lincoln Park condo with their two children, and they were eager to settle down in a dream house of their own. After a lengthy...

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All That Jazz
Matt Lee | March 4, 2014

While Molly Ringwald is a famous actress who recently recorded a jazz album with prestigious label Concord, fate easily might have reversed those two roles for her, and seen her instead become a renowned jazz singer who makes the occasional foray into acting.. “I grew up...

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No Compromise
Nate Chapnick | February 27, 2014

Simply put, four wheels are better than two. Thankfully, Mercedes robustly agrees, which is why, for the first time ever, it’s making the E63 AMG with standard all-wheel drive. At last, Georgia’s country roads, or those laden with snow, ice or rain,...

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Soaring Ahead
Andrew Myers | February 27, 2014

Character doppelgängers are dangerous for actors. Should the public overidentify a performer with a single part, that association can quickly become as constricting as a corset, limiting casting options to the point of professional asphyxiation. The danger is...

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From Paris With Love
Ayesha Khan with contributions by Patti Dickey and Beth Weitzman | February 27, 2014

The rumors are true: In Paris, macarons are sweeter; wines are lovelier; and music reaches l’âme. Romance drips from every street lamp in this dreamy destination, but the city rife with...

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Mardi Gras Merriment
Antoinette Isama | February 19, 2014

1. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
Hop over to Hugo’s on Rush Street for the decadent Fat Tuesday specials being offered March 4-10. Enjoy chef Randy Waidner’s...

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Pet Paradises
Antoinette Isama | February 13, 2014

1. Dog-a-Holics
A go-to for “dog addicts,” Candace Canty’s business began in 2006 with a line of all-natural canine pastries, and the company is now the city’s...

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Shop ’till You Drop
Thelma Arevalo | February 6, 2014

As if we needed another excuse to indulge in a little retail therapy inside the 900 North Michigan Shops, the premier shopping center is bringing back its sixth annual Tax Free Weekend Feb. 15-17...

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A Sea Change
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | February 3, 2014

Among food-loving types, it’s common knowledge that if a popular restaurant is booked solid for dinner, lunch can be a great alternative to experience what the buzz is all about. But in Chicago, with so many chef-driven...

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