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Good Taste
Laura Hine | Photography by Jason Little | April 6, 2015

In our neck of the culinary woods, it’s not an easy task to open a new restaurant. Your customer has sophisticated tastes, but she needs a place that will accommodate her 7-year-old and her mother, while still pleasing her vegetarian...

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Reading Jane
By Kelly Konrad | April 6, 2015

The author of more than two dozen works of fiction, young adult novels and short story collections, Jane Smiley is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning tome, A Thousand Acres. These days, she’s focused on her latest work, Last Hundred Years...

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The Right Course
By Matt Bell | April 6, 2015

The North Shore’s reputation for world-class golfing began a century ago, back when our stretch of land was a burgeoning composite of farmland and residences for the well-heeled. Today, the neighborhoods may be more settled, but thanks to some prescient...

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Home Stylist
By Marjie Killeen | April 6, 2015

A former museum curator and historical archivist, Liz Challinor creates unique, inviting rooms that reflect her clients’ personality and experiences. Restyle Your Space, her Wilmette-...

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Play On
By Andrea Guthmann | April 6, 2015

Amy Rubenstein caught the theater bug early. Classes at Highland Park’s Apple Tree Theatre and Children’s Theater of Deerfield were followed by performances at Deerfield High School, majoring in theater at Brandeis University and eventually moving to L.A. Instead...

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Showcasing Soul
By Sarah Perkins | April 6, 2015

In its 30th year, the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens not only has a distinct dwelling in the home of late director John Hughes, but also a very special honorary chair: Alessandra Branca,...

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Ready for Prime Time
By Michael Wren | Photography by Neil Burger | January 14, 2015

Order a steak—a modest $24 skirt, say, or the hulking $105 32-ounce domestic wagyu tomahawk chop for two—at the new PM Prime in Highwood, and you’ll...

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Two By Two
By Laura Hine | January 14, 2015

There’s something about a challenge that appeals to Joe Krouse. A year ago, when he and his wife, Megan, opened Unite Urban Grill in West Town—neither having any experience in the restaurant business—he was undeterred by the dismal success rate of most...

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Camp Out
By Erica Garber | January 14, 2015

“Giving your child a summer camp experience is one of the greatest gifts you can give them in terms of maturity and confidence,” says Louise Fritts Johnson, director of Camp Arcadia in Maine. We’re in favor of that. Here are camps that make North Shore...

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Modern Twist
By Tate Gunnerson | January 14, 2015

As the co-founders of Mac & Mia, a startup company that curates fashion-forward and responsibly manufactured clothing for trendsetting tykes, Joe Shenton and Marie Tillman know a thing or two about style and likely could have handled the makeover of their...

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The Right Stuff
By Kerrie Kennedy | January 14, 2015

In the seven short years since Carole Dibo opened the Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre, it has not only become known as the place for young North Shore actors to train, it has also—perhaps more notably...

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Arts and Culture
By Thomas Connors, Laura Hine, Kerrie Kennedy, Marjie Killeen and Kelly Konrad | January 13, 2015

A Winnetka teen hits her mark on Chicago P.D.

When Alina Taber was called in to read for the part of Lexi Olinsky on the NBC...

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