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In the Bag
By Sarah Ryan | March 7, 2016

For Elina Casell, fashion blogger and flawlessly dressed wife of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, it was never a question of if she would design her own line, but when. The perfect opportunity popped up when she met Janet Mandell, creator of...

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Sole Purpose
By Sarah Storms | March 7, 2016

Peek under any train at the Oscars or the Golden Globes, and there’s a good chance you’ll see a glimmering pair of Jimmy Choo heels. The brand’s strappy stilettos have provided the framework for the...

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La Belle Famille
By Beth Weitzman | March 7, 2016

In this era of corporate takeovers and multinational conglomerates, there’s something so endearing about Sisley-Paris—the Parisian beauty brand that’s been lovingly owned and operated by the same family, the tight-knit d’Ornano clan,...

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5 Spots for an Epic Moviegoing Experience
By Chandler Rollins | March 7, 2016

1. Arclight Cinemas 
Nestled in NewCity, Lincoln Park’s new entertainment hub, this swanky theater offers luxury stadium...

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Sharp Shooter
By David Zivan | March 4, 2016

“About 3 1/2 years ago, I came down with a very life-threatening illness and really didn’t know if I was going to make it,” says Chicago-based photographer Sandro Miller. “You begin to think...

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The Meat Goes On
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | March 4, 2016

These are tough times for cattle in Chicago. A herd of recent steakhouse openings—ranging from a modern update on the classic formula (Prime & Provisions) and an off-the-beaten-path indie (Boeufhaus) to one with an...

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Ah, Wilderness!
By Becca Hensley | March 2, 2016

It might seem like a small victory, but at The Point, the former Adirondack summer home of the Rockefeller clan, now a Relais & Châteaux lakeside resort, I learn how...

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The Real Girl
By Ray Rogers | February 29, 2016

Unlike Marnie, the snarky, entitled millennial with a penchant for eye rolling, who she’s played for five seasons on the zeitgeist-capturing HBO series Girls, Allison Williams, 27, is personable and charming. “People assume they’re...

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4 Destinations for Healthy Eating
By Lisa Shames | February 23, 2016

1. Freshii
One of the pioneers in the healthy-casual dining sector, Freshii has quickly earned a ton of fans in some 15 countries for its customizable...

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5 Gadgets to Upgrade Your Workout
By Simedar Jackson | February 15, 2016

1. Cubii
Sitting at a desk all day has serious negative effects on our bodies, but Cubii, an under-desk elliptical machine, can help you lead a...

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5 Valentine’s Day Lounge Acts
By Lisa Shames | February 9, 2016

1. Bordel
Filled with pulp imagery and a whimsical edge—check out the risqué custom wallpaper—this Wicker Park lounge offers craft cocktails...

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5 Salons to Visit for A-List Treatment
By Sarah Ryan | January 28, 2016

1. Anthony Cristiano Salon
Known for his editorial work (including the most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit-edition cover),...

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