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Tall Order
Cynthia A. Raymond | April 3, 2014

Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Chengdu, Bogotá, Jeddah…then back to home base in Lake Forest. Architect Adrian Smith’s global itinerary is extraordinary in any context, but even more so when one considers the significant footprint he and his colleagues at Adrian...

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Making a Splash
Tate Gunnerson | April 3, 2014

“This is a happy, bright, high-energy house,” explains Lake Forest-based interior designer Megan Winters of the five-bedroom getaway home in Naples, Fla., that she designed for a Lake Forest couple with four grown children. Winters spent six months on...

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Bright Benefactor!
Aleksandra Bush | January 2, 2014

When E! News host and reality star Giuliana Rancic was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to Chicago activist Lindsay Avner of Bright Pink for support. Now a healthy new mom, Rancic is giving back. She recently hosted Bright Night!...

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Tanisha Wallis | January 1, 2014


Baha’i Temple, Wilmette

As the sun was setting, hobbyist photographer Michael McCawley parked his camera in front of the Baha’i Temple—one of his favorite spots on the...

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Amped Up!
Nate Chapnick | January 1, 2014

It’s electric. It’s gasoline. It’s both. Porsche’s new redesigned 2014 Panamera combines the best of both worlds: zero emissions of a plug-in electric motor with the power and unlimited long-distance range of a V6 gasoline engine. It’s a perfect...

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Care Bear
Michael Wren | January 1, 2014

There’s no need to remind James Anderson of the number stitched onto the back of his uniform. In May 2013, after seven years with the Carolina Panthers, the former Virginia Tech standout signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, becoming the first Bear linebacker...

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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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