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Bottle Opener
David Zivan | December 8, 2014

The term “food truck” does not rapidly spring to mind when someone mentions Alpana Singh. She’s a master sommelier, for one thing (the youngest woman ever to pass the grueling test); she directed the wine program at Everest (starting when she was...

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Ottoman Allure
Ayesha Khan | December 8, 2014

Once a capital of the great Roman Empire and seat of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul—one of the world’s only cities set on two continents, Asia and Europe—has enchanted visitors for centuries. You can also count present-day intrigue among the...

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’Tis the (Spa!) Season
The Editors | December 5, 2014

1. Chuan Spa
The Harvest Apple Facial at The Langham’s spa gets you glowing with an apple stem-cell peel, while the cranberry pomegranate mask—full of...

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Easy Rider
Carita Rizzo | December 1, 2014

A custom Bratstyle 1976 Honda motorcycle pulls up outside of Foodlab, a gourmet deli in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, making heads turn as its engine loudly revs. Jai Courtney, looking every bit the action hero he portrays on screen, enters the cozy eatery wearing a black T-...

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Neighborhood Finds
Liz Grossman | November 20, 2014

1. Michigan Avenue/Oak Street
With January’s frigid temperatures still weeks away, December is the perfect month to explore The Mag Mile. Bang out visits to Burberry,...

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Child's Play
Jessie Sardina | November 13, 2014

1. Glazed and Infused 
Little bakers don the doughnut shop’s signature orange polka-dotted bandana for an adorably sweet decorating party....

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Pasta Perfecto
Sarah Perkins | November 7, 2014

1. Acanto 
Referring to the flowery acanthus leaf used in Roman architecture and on this historical landmark building, Acanto is an approachable Italian meeting spot just...

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Sarah Ryan | November 6, 2014

“With an influx of specialty stores and international boutiques, fashion on Michigan Avenue really exploded in the ’70s and ’80s,” says Petra Slinkard, curator of costumes at the Chicago History...

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Chiara Milioulis | November 5, 2014


Pier Near the Adler Planetarium

Though photographs of Lake Shore Drive and the Chicago skyline are somewhat ubiquitous, pro photographer Keith Semmelink still managed to find fresh...

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Extended Run
Geoffrey Johnson | November 5, 2014

On Dec. 9, 1889, the architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan introduced the world to a dazzling acoustic marvel known simply as the Auditorium. No further embellishment was needed. Sullivan, a...

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Reign of Spain
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | November 3, 2014

Years ago, when I worked at a Spanish restaurant, educating customers on what they were about to eat was part of the job. I can’t tell you how many times I was asked when the chips and salsa would be arriving. While that...

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Good Sports
The Editors | November 3, 2014

Brent Seabrook
During his past nine seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Brent Seabrook has shown he is more than just a strong force on the ice. From his involvement with ...

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