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Holiday Spirit
Liz Logan | October 30, 2014

Marci Rubin knows a thing or two about giving back: She trains teachers at Providence St. Mel, a school on Chicago’s West Side that’s renowned for supporting students from low-income backgrounds. So, serving as philanthropy chair for The Woman...

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Upward Direction
Thomas Connors | October 30, 2014

Robert Falls, longtime artistic director of the Goodman Theatre, isn’t helming any shows on his home turf this season. But that doesn’t mean he’s shooting craps in Vegas (a downtime delight). In September, he staged Don Giovanni...

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Holiday Tables
Laura Hine and Laura Tiebert | October 30, 2014

The team from Event Creative had a lot of fun shopping at the Neiman Marcus in Northbrook Court for their Thanksgiving table. Senior Designer Jeffrey Foster...

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A Life Exotic
Patti Dickey | October 29, 2014

Manava Suite 
Resort Tahiti
After a thoroughly relaxing and delightful flight on Air Tahiti Nui (their staff is among the best in terms of service and genuine friendliness), we land on the island of Tahiti around midnight. We know we’re...

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A Fresh Start
Michael Wren | Photography by Neil Burger | October 2, 2014

Over the last six years, chef Brian Huston has done more to raise the culinary reputation of pig’s ears, pork rinds and Pemaquid oysters than any other chef in the Chicago area. As chef de cuisine of The Publican, Huston oversaw...

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Time Honored
Kelly Konrad | October 2, 2014

Barbara Mahany has achieved the impossible: She’s made me believe in the magic of winter again.

The Wilmette resident, writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune has a new project—her first book, Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred...

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Laura Hine | October 2, 2014


Kenosha, Wis.

Not everyone hears news of a coming storm and thinks: yes! But when photographer Jeff Olson checked the evening weather report and saw the promise of a wet and wild morning, he...

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Keeping Score
Andrea Guthmann | October 2, 2014

Jim Stephenson has the world on a string, having just adapted his first violin concerto for the Lake Forest Symphony. “This felt like a big accomplishment,” says Stephenson. “When you...

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Battle Ready
Nate Chapnick | October 2, 2014

Whether transporting a pope, shuttling your kids to school or traversing a boulder-strewn mountain pass, few SUVs are as iconic as Mercedes-Benz’s G Class. The Geländewagen, as it was first known, still turns heads today as if it were a never-before-seen model...

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Dressy Debut
Laura Hine | October 2, 2014

Part of the fun of owning a high-end clothing boutique is finding and introducing beautiful new lines to customers. “We’re always looking for classic with a twist,” says Sharon Watrous, who, with co-owner Carrie Kane, runs the successful...

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Virgin Territory
Mike Espindle | October 2, 2014

Visitors to idyllic Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands who stroll along the shoreline along Valley Trunk Bay have been asking one question for years: What exactly is that Balinese-style house just in from the beach? What it is, exactly, is a lovingly...

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Room to Move
Katie Anne Orr | October 2, 2014

When Morgante Wilson Architects tackled the redesign of a young family’s Glencoe home, it was all about alleviating transitions—in more ways than one. After living in four homes in seven years while...

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