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New Setting
By Laura Hine | November 17, 2015

Sometimes, the universe tells you it’s time for a change. For Jill Alberts, it was the combination of a significant birthday and her youngest child leaving for college that led to the...

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A Moveable Feast
Cindy A. Raymond | Photo by Immediate Media/ | November 17, 2015

These chefs provide a bountiful harvest while you enjoy the day with your family and guests.

Prairie Grass Cafe


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Phase Change
By Tate Gunnerson | November 4, 2015

“This was our big suburban jump,” explains Stacie Herron of her family’s move from a Gold Coast townhome to a newly constructed five-bedroom abode on a gently sloping lot, thick with hundred-year-old oak trees, in Glencoe. Although husband...

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Musical Tapestry
By Julie Chernoff | November 4, 2015

This is an iconic role. Tapestry was a huge album, and everyone loves Carole King.
It’s so meaningful to so many people, so there’s a lot of responsibility that goes along with that. She started writing songs...

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Fit to Give
By Lindsay Roseman | November 4, 2015

Eric Smoot Hemphill is giving a lot more than butt-kicking workouts this holiday season. Yes, he’s dishing out sets of squats and helping the North Shore torch holiday calories, but he’s also bringing the spirit of Christmas to homeless children and...

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Sweet Endings
By Laura Hine and Simedar Jackson | November 4, 2015

Cindy Galvin, owner of Maze Home, is a master at layering textures and colors in her interiors, and that deft hand shows in this harvest...

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Under the Mexican Sun
By Gillian Flynn | September 16, 2015

The two-foot iguana that sidled alongside my oceanfront veranda was part of the welcoming committee at Mahekal Beach Resort, a luxury property that boasts an exacting mix of exotic...

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Fall Adventures
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | September 11, 2015

What SUP?
Early fall is the best time to be on the water, and The Northwest Passage in Wilmette can take you on a kayaking adventure or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) outing. A...

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Sparks Fly
Cynthia A. Raymond | Photography by Neil Burger | September 11, 2015

A scatter of perfectly placed bare light bulbs hover over the tables at the new Firefly Kitchen, each housing several mini lights that mimic the play of lightning bugs in summer....

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Women of Style
By Laura Hine and Marjie Killeen | September 11, 2015

Kelly Golden & Diane Donald
As busy mothers of three kids each, Diane Donald and Kelly Golden understand the need for clothes that can work for more than one part of the day. Donald is the wife of PGA golfer Luke...

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Play Dates
By Chandler Rollins | September 11, 2015

Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella is unlike any other. In the Lyric...

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Just Peachy
By Kerrie Kennedy | September 11, 2015

Peach Carr is the Lilly Pulitzer of the North Shore, a season-eight Project Runway alum whose designs were dubbed “country-club chic” by TV’s arbiter of taste and style Tim Gunn...

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