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Fab 5: Throwing Shade
By Chandler Rollins | August 10, 2015

1. Contacts and Specs
A maestro of fit, owner Igor Presman and his crew specialize in one-of-a-kind specs with a unique collection of independent...

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Rising Higher
By The Editors with Amalie Drury, Kerrie Kennedy, Sydney Price and Rebecca Taras | August 6, 2015

Outdoor yoga studio? Complimentary coffee bar? When it comes to innovative amenities for renters—plus easy expressway access for reverse...

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Sand Castles
By Mike Espindle | August 6, 2015

My first trip to the Caribbean as an adult, several years ago, was to Anguilla, and that visit did a great job of spoiling me. I’ve visited many other island destinations, but a return to “Rainbow City” (so nicknamed for its propensity to...

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Out of This World
By Sydney Price | August 3, 2015

Allow your imagination to soar, flip and tumble in a dizzying trip back in time with Cirque du Soleil. After a four-year hiatus, the company’s iconic blue-and-yellow big top steamrolls into...

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In Fashion
By Brittany Farb | August 3, 2015

The text message Gibeon Tolbert received recently, from Derrick Rose, was an order for 10 more custom suits. This would be a fairly unusual request for most clothiers, but for Tolbert, founder and president of Sittar, the extraordinary happens to be business as usual...

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Key Player
By Kyle MacMillan | August 3, 2015

Ramsey Lewis has won three Grammy Awards and earned seven gold records for hits like “The In Crowd” and “Wade in the Water.” The jazz pianist performed in 1995 at the White House and received a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts...

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Less Is More
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | August 3, 2015

The Park Hyatt Chicago’s signature restaurant on the seventh floor of the elegant Mag Mile hotel has been through a number of changes since it opened in 2000. The most dramatic was in 2011 when it morphed from NoMI to...

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By Alexandra Kelikian | August 3, 2015


Buckingham Fountain

As a Chicago landmark, the Buckingham Fountain is admired, though not always fully appreciated during the hustle and bustle of city life. When...

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Ferrari Finesse
By Nate Chapnick | August 3, 2015

It seems like an impossible task: Take Ferrari’s already sensational 458 midrear engine V8 supercar and replace it with something that’s even better. Although challenged, Ferrari’s team...

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Home is a Trip
By Ayesha Khan | July 31, 2015


Imagine spending a morning languishing beside a beautiful...

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She's Got Game
By Ray Rogers | July 30, 2015

High up in the Hollywood Hills, actress Michelle Monaghan is marveling at the expansive view of downtown L.A. from the enviable vantage point of the bright, colorful 1923-built abode that Ginger Rogers once called home. Monaghan and husband Peter White, a...

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Wrapped Up
By Jessie Sardina | July 24, 2015

“There have been very few items of clothing that define an era,” says Gioia Diliberto, Chicago-based author of the just-released Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped ($29, HarperCollins). “The wrap dress was for the...

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