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English Rose
Andrew Myers | December 22, 2011

Reader, Kate Beckinsale is living the undiscovered Jane Austen novel. Never mind that the renowned novelist was born in the last quarter of the 18th century, hit her literary stride in the early 19th, and that her subject, Miss Beckinsale, was born in 1973...

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Get Juiced!
Carly Geer | December 19, 2011

It’s almost January, which means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions and getting your body back in shape after all that holiday snacking. Our suggestion to kick start your 2012 diet? A juice cleanse from Chicago’s own Peeled Juice Bar. (...

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Flower Power
Kate Baratta | December 9, 2011

Gone are the days of trekking to the local florist for a centerpiece for your home or office. H.BLOOM, which has outposts in cities including New York, Washington, D.C., and now Chicago, is a genius service that delivers hand-arranged...

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Charlie’s Rockin’ Eve
Carly Geer | December 5, 2011

Looking for a New Year’s experience like no other? Charlie Trotter’s is hosting the ultimate NYE party. Prepare to wine and dine as you make your way through luxury food stations, while tasting an assortment of wines. This exclusive...

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Black-Tie Approved
Katie Schroeder | November 28, 2011

When Van Cleef & Arpels shuttered its Mag Mile doors, there was no doubt its return would be even grander. And the new location inside The Drake Hotel doesn’t disappoint.

The 1,570-square-foot space boasts...

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Arts & Power
Korey Huyler, Amalie Drury, Gabrielle Hurwitz, Jill Jacoby & Matt Lee | November 23, 2011

We’ve got the power—cultural power, that is. In fact, the city’s dynamic arts and culture scene is one of the reasons we believe Chicago is the best city in America. From...

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A Mighty Wind
Kate Templin Stahl | November 23, 2011

Humboldt Park probably isn’t where you would expect to find an internationally renowned fashion label, yet it’s home for Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, the designers behind Creatures of The Wind, a label that counts Anna Wintour and...

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Rockin’ Roka
Michael Nagrant | November 23, 2011

For half a century, the Japanese steak house in Chicago has been a shrine of entertainment—a place to throw down saketinis and watch chefs build onion ring volcanoes, toss raw eggs with spatulas and throw really sharp knives through the air. One...

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On the Zane Page
Katie Schroeder | November 23, 2011

Known for his roles in Titanic, The Phantom and Dead Calm, Billy Zane is shifting behind the camera, and his sights are set on his hometown. From development and production to talent and location, the 45-year-old is all about...

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Maya, Inspired!
Korey Huyler | November 23, 2011

Mexico: the blazing sunshine, the slower pace, the senses-awakening experiences. And let’s not forget the proximity. It’s close enough to go often—and I do. So much so that I have my favorite haunts. Still, like many frequent visitors...

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Six Sense
Nate Chapnick | November 22, 2011

What is it about coupes that seems so appealing? Maybe it’s their sleek shape and those long doors, or maybe it’s what a coupe says about you: that you’re independent, stylish and full of life. Now in its third generation, the enviable 650i...

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Magical Musha Cay
Beth Weitzman | November 22, 2011

As the boat ferrying me and a few other special guests slices through the shimmery blue waters of Exuma, Bahamas, anticipation is high. Just a 40-minute jaunt from the mainland, we arrive at David Copperfield’s prized paradise, the main...

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