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Into the Woods
Michael Wren | Photography by Jason Little | January 1, 2014

Sometimes, a little sincerity can go a very long way. Take Farmhouse, for instance, the new farm-to-table restaurant in the Hilton Orrington Hotel of Evanston.

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Show Business
Matt Lee | January 1, 2014

If anyone in Chicagoland embodies the phrase ‘The more you do, the more you can do,’ it’s Marcus Lemonis. The Lake Forest-by-way-of-Miami entrepreneur not only runs a $2.5 billion, 6,000-employee business with Camping World, the No. 1 RV and camping...

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Heat of the Moment
Elina Fuhrman | January 1, 2014

“Close your eyes; relax; listen to your body and feel the rhythm,” my tango teacher, Camila Villamil, tells me as I try to master my first tango steps. I don’t know how to stop staring at my feet or worrying about my posture, but...

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North Shore Arts & Culture
Tricia Despres, Elaine Doremus and Cynthia A. Raymond | January 1, 2014

Re-Invent, a quirky 4,000-square-foot community art space in Lake Forest, was created by two 24-year-old...

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Fire Escape
Michael Wren | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | October 4, 2013

It’s inevitable. Settle into the new outpost of Roka Akor in Old Orchard and your eyes will be drawn to the massive four-tier grill stationed in front of the restaurant’s open kitchen. That impressive piece of equipment...

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Glass Act
Brian Dukerschein | October 4, 2013

When Bruce and Judy Bendoff started dating more than 50 years ago, the young couple celebrated their budding relationship by purchasing a set of glass ducks by Fostoria. From this romantic beginning grew a collection of more than 250 works, including pieces from some...

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Need for Speed
Nate Chapnick | October 4, 2013

No, your eyes aren’t fooling you—this little red number is indeed a Volvo. The Swedish automaker’s restyled 2014 S60 is a racer, with a 325 horsepower turbocharged engine that propels it from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. A matte black grille and...

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Taste Makers
Elaine Doremus | October 4, 2013

Brooklyn-born Anthony Terlato began his career stacking boxes in his father’s grocery/liquor store, Leading Liquor Marts, on Chicago’s north side in the 1950s, before joining Anthony Paterno (his father-in-law-to-be) at Pacific Wine Co., the first...

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Real Deal
Elaine Doremus | October 4, 2013

In each 30-minute segment, Malay and co-panelists Jeff Lewis (Interior Therapy) and Mary McDonald (Million Dollar Decorators), along with British host Stephen Collins, break down the good, the bad and the ugly of luxury real estate across the country....

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Elaine Doremus | October 3, 2013

“The shows demonstrate the precision, grace and athleticism of Lipizzan horses and their rider/trainers,” says Goldberg. In the highly anticipated “Airs Above the Ground” segment of the program, the stallions performed several movements originally...

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Second to None
Luis R. Rigual | October 3, 2013

Intrigued by Australia ever since childhood, when I first discovered that the Southern Hemisphere landmass was both a country and a continent, I felt well-versed enough in Down Under lore before embarking on a recent trip to Melbourne. I am, after all, familiar...

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