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Happy Camper
By Laura Hine | July 11, 2016

When Jane Saccaro took over as CEO of Kesem in 2010, it was a small organization with a big mission—bring the joy and freedom of summer camp to kids whose lives have been forever changed by a...

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Centered Sisters
By Laura Hine | July 11, 2016

A strong belief in the mind-body connection brought sisters Caroline Novack and Melissa Novack together in business, and inspired adding a dedicated yoga studio, True Yoga + Fitness, to...

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Fine Twine
By Andrea Guthmann | July 11, 2016

Weaving together her background in finance with a love for art and design, Highland Park’s Alyse Gamson, a busy mom to three kids under 9, crafted a creative business that fits her perfectly. “Creating in good company,” is the...

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Pretty in Pink
By Kerrie Kennedy | July 11, 2016

When interior designer Julia Buckingham takes on a project, she usually spends a certain amount of time getting to know her clients. Not only does that allow her to get a feel for what they want; it allows her to inject a bit of their personality...

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Fresh Tradition
Katy Rose O’Brien | Photo by Neil Burger | July 8, 2016

For Executive Chef Daniel Harris, Italian cooking is all about the ingredients. It’s a philosophy he’s putting to work at Highwood’s ...

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A Separate Peace
By Bonnie Davidson | July 7, 2016

We stepped out of our glass-walled oceanfront guest pavilion, donned snorkel gear, eased into the crystalline waters of our own rocky Caribbean cove—and there to greet us was a barracuda. Through my mask, it appeared to be about 6 feet...

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Highly Embellished
By Cynthia A. Raymond | July 7, 2016

What started out as a child’s collection of gold charms and colorful beads has blossomed into a career for Wilmette native Sydney Kuehn Cohen. Fresh out of design school, Cohen creates blouses that bubble over with pearls,...

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Becoming Elizabeth
By Thomas Connors | July 7, 2016

Blessed with a beautiful voice—and parents who encouraged her to forget a passing fancy for law and give show business a go—Winnetka-bred Christine Ebersole was destined for the stage. Long a regular on the Great White Way,...

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Dance Party
By Marjie Killeen | July 7, 2016

One of the hottest new acts playing at Lollapalooza this summer is Louis the Child, an electronic dance music (EDM) duo from the North Shore. Freddy Kennett of Wilmette and Robby Hauldren of...

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The NS Finest
By Julie Chernoff and Laura Hine | July 7, 2016

10 DISHES TO SAVOR
We ate, we loved and we’ve talked about these favorites all year.

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All American Beauty
By Robert Piper | April 7, 2016

Lake Bluff furniture design maven Greta de Parry found her vocation at the ripe age of 25, after finishing up a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and while working on her Master of Fine...

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Vision Quest
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | April 7, 2016

It’s a Fake, Fake World
Karen Connell goes to extremes to capture artificially created moments. In her newest work, she spent weeks building detailed 8-by-8-...

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