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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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Cultural Journey
Kerrie Kennedy | October 2, 2014

With the 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys, right around the corner, its executive director, North Shore resident Phillip Bahar, can barely contain his enthusiasm about the festival...

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Women of Style & Substance
By Laura Hine and Laura Tiebert | October 2, 2014

For our second annual showing of the North Shore's fabulously dressed, we found five ladies whose love for fashion equals their passion for making a difference in their communities as bankers, television personalities...

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The Path Less Traveled
Michael Wren | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | July 8, 2014

If you want to get the most out of Milwalky Trace, the new small-plates spot in downtown Libertyville, you’re going to have to get your hands a little...

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Summer Stroll
Sherry Thomas | July 7, 2014

Art Post Gallery
Christina Bates, owner of Art Post Gallery, wants art-lovers to think big and bold this summer with a distinctive new collection of Summer Abstractions. Featuring...

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Good Sports
Laura Hine | July 7, 2014

When they walk into the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette, Michael Alter, who owns the Chicago Sky basketball team, and Arnim E. Whisler, owner of the Chicago Red Stars soccer team, look like they might be cut from the same cloth. To be sure, both live in Winnetka, look like...

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Jet Set
Nate Chapnick | July 7, 2014

Infiniti’s new full-size QX80 feels right at home on the North Shore. Whether you’re shuttling the kids to sports practice, loading chairs and a picnic for a Ravinia concert or packing up the family for a long weekend at the cottage up north, the QX80 is a family-...

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Elaine Doremus | July 7, 2014


Starbucks, Evanston

Renee Rendler-Kaplan and her husband often grab a drink at the bustling Starbucks on Sherman Avenue en route from Evanston’s weekly farmers market to Wilmette’s...

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Weekend Getaways
Ayesha Khan and Misty Milioto | Edited by Alison Abbey and Allison Mitchell | July 7, 2014

Succumb to the sultry sway of New Orleans.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

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Homeward Bound
Michael Wren | July 7, 2014

Brian Huston doesn’t speak in empty platitudes. When the former Publican chef de cuisine says he wants his new restaurant, Boltwood, to be a brick-and-mortar expression of his love for his hometown of Evanston, he means it.

Not only has he named his...

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Fifty Shades of Gray
Tate Gunnerson | July 7, 2014

“As big and dressy as this house is, it has warmth,” explains interior designer Stephanie Wohlner of the 15,000-square-foot mansion in Highland Park that she designed for a couple with three young children. The wife first saw Wohlner’s...

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