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Louboutin, Ink.
By Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle | September 8, 2015

Tattoos may be a dime a dozen, but for footwear with bespoke ink, there’s only one man for the job: Christian Louboutin. The visionary behind those lipstick-red soles is at the helm of yet another bold idea,...

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At Large
By David Zivan | September 8, 2015

In 15 fast years, @properties has grown from a scrappy two-man operation into a real estate force to be reckoned with, working with more than 1,900 licensed brokers and enjoying a 20 percent market share....

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Knotted Up
By Brittany Farb | September 8, 2015

1. BOGA
Boasting fashion-forward designs in rich solids and plaids, BOGA’s ties pair well with neutral and bold ensembles. Each tie is handcrafted and made from some of the best...

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Battle of the Finest
By Nate Chapnick | September 4, 2015

Supercars have always had a sort of universal appeal. Who can resist their sexy curves, sensational sounds and jaw-dropping reflexes? A supercar is the ultimate reward for hard work. When you slide behind the wheel of one of these...

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Steak Out!
Lisa Shames | September 2, 2015

We know what you’re thinking: Does Chicago really need more steakhouses? When done right, as with these six stellar newcomers—ranging from a French-inspired boutique steakhouse in Portage Park to an elegant 250-seater right on the river...

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Return Voyage
By Sarah Ryan | September 2, 2015

Guiding advice to budding writers is often, “Write what you know.” But for Chicago-based author Robert Kurson—veteran of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago magazine and Esquire, and author of The New...

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Hop In
By Sarah Ryan | September 2, 2015

GOOSE ISLAND
When out-of-towners think Chicago beer, they likely think Goose Island—started in 1988, it was one of the earliest to make a splash on Chicago’s...

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Game Changer
By Lisa Shames | September 2, 2015

You never know what you might find when you take a 125-year-old landmark building that’s been vacant for five years and attempt to turn it into a 241-room world-class hotel. And that’s just fine with John Pritzker, who, as chairman of...

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Timelessly Exotic
By Jimmy Im | September 2, 2015

The last thing I expected in Laos—land of iconic Southeast Asian street food, centuries-old monasteries, saffron-robed monks and bustling night markets—was a bear sanctuary. But here I stood, at the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre...

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The Italian-American
By Mike Espindle | May 29, 2015

The designers at the Ducati factory outside of Bologna will likely disapprove, but I’m just going to say it. As a lifelong rider, I can say the new 2015 Ducati Diavel is one of the...

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