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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

When
7am
11.21.15

Where
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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The Tech Edge
By Nate Chapnick | January 5, 2016

Cutting-edge technology and impressive performance are the main elements in BMW’s redesigned flagship luxury sedan, the 2016 7 Series. The company’s engineers have created a vehicle that’s a feast...

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Food for Thought
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | January 5, 2016

When was the last time you ate something that made you think? Not just a fleeting oh-this-is-good kind of thought, but one that forced you to sit up and take notice? I experienced that not once, but several times at...

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Success in Sight
By David Zivan | December 30, 2015

To the list of individuals not from France who have been named a knight in the French Legion of Honour, that nation’s highest decoration, established by Napoleon Bonaparte—a diverse roster that includes luminaries such as composer Giuseppe Verdi,...

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Caribbean Swoon
By Michael McCarthy | December 30, 2015

We’re on the beach dining with a small group, and my wife briefly turns away from a nearby conversation, leans over and kisses me. It’s a quick, passionate strike. There’s meaning behind this rum-punch smooch. Was she caught up in the...

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The Next Wave
By Ray Rogers | December 29, 2015

With the poise of a true leading lady, Chloë Grace Moretz has Hollywood taking notice. Still, the glamorous movie star has yet to leave home and remains decidedly young at heart.

In her latest film, the sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave, she takes on...

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Hot Stuff
By David Zivan | December 28, 2015

To understand, appreciate and, yes, enjoy what is happening at Cantina 1910, the bustling new neo-Mexican spot in Andersonville, one would do well to begin with the ceviche clásico ($14). Served in a wide-brimmed...

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By David Zivan | December 28, 2015

When
Sunrise
10.31.15

Where
Plano, Ill.

Water has not always been a friend to the iconic Farnsworth House, a 1951 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe project. Built on a floodplain—hence the stilts—the house...

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The Lexus Leap
By Nate Chapnick | December 28, 2015

With the average age of its customers among the oldest of any automaker, Lexus is courting younger buyers in an effort to keep their brand relevant. The exuberant 2016 RC F sport coupe is just what the doctor ordered: a sexy speed demon to lure in new...

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