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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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5 Must-Visit Boutiques
By Simedar Jackson | January 25, 2016

1. Azeeza US
Jessica Parker, Sophia Bush and Gabrielle Union have all sported the modern, handcrafted designs by Azeeza Khan. We’re anxiously awaiting her spring-...

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5 Chicago Showrooms Worth Checking Out
By The Editors | January 18, 2016

1. Kneen & Co.
Owner Mary Jeanne Kneen’s expert curation of tableware and accessories—from Saint-Louis crystal tumblers...

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The Best of the City
By The Editors with Savannah Fish, Simedar Jackson and Jordan Porter-Woodruff | January 11, 2016


Caroline Neff
This rising triple threat—theater, television and movies—can next be seen in...

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Spa Day
By The Editors | January 8, 2016

1. Anti-Gravity Facial

This facial at George the salon takes its name seriously with light therapy, ultrasonic deep cleaning, microcurrent treatment and some of...

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Banking on Change
By Mia DiMeo | January 7, 2016

A lofted library in an old bank might seem like an unlikely place for a dance party. Enter artist, activist, musician, professor, urban planner and founder of Rebuild Foundation Theaster Gates, who ignores such conventional thinking. He’s swaying to...

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Well Worn
By Lori Rackl | January 6, 2016

Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern literally breathed a sigh of relief when the show’s early 20th century wardrobe no longer involved corsets.

“That was a happy day,” says the Evanston-born actress, who weathered plenty of costume...

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By Brittany Farb | January 6, 2016


Mount Prospect

Diana Nguyen’s beloved Saint Bernard, named after the Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, is accustomed to spontaneous photo shoots—especially after winter...

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