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Family Man
Jessica Radloff | August 26, 2011

The 15 million viewers who tune in to ABC’s Modern Family every Wednesday have one person to thank: Rob Petrie, The Dick Van Dyke Show’s lovable comedy writer who inspired a young Evanston kid named Steve Levitan to follow his...

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The Elements of Success
Lisa Shames | August 26, 2011

Surviving a quarter of a century in the fickle retail business is no easy task. But to hear Jeannine Dal Pra and Toby Glickman, owners of jewelry/accessories/home furnishings store Elements, tell it, it’s fairly simple. “We...

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House Rules
Michael Nagrant | August 26, 2011

Jason Paskewitz, chef/partner of recently opened Rustic House restaurant in Lincoln Park, is the antidote to the Ladies’ Home Journal circa 1955 aesthetic that continues to dominate modern food media.

A few years ago on an episode of...

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Modern Marvel
Tate Gunnerson | August 26, 2011

He’s an attorney with an international law firm; she’s a contributing editor to a national magazine and author of several books. When the busy couple decided to build their new home on a vacant Bucktown lot, they hired Bob Ranquist, of...

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Spa News!
Megan O'Neill, Lisa Shames & Chelsea Stevenson | August 26, 2011

The revamped NoMI Spa at the Park Hyatt has you covered from the moment you enter the intimate seventh-floor space. Start with a customized aromatherapy blend that's incorporated into your services, which...

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View From the Top
Michael B. Dougherty | August 24, 2011

“She’s a little sarcastic, kinda sassy, but she’s good at her job.” Christina Ricci is talking about Maggie, the rebellious flight attendant she plays in ABC’s new series out this month, Pan Am, a...

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Gallery Gossip
Stephen Lovelette Jr. | August 19, 2011

Art enthusiasts are psyched about this summer's opening of the Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery in Lincoln Park.

The local artist's acrylic and watercolor paintings—previously only viewed as part of solo or group exhibitions around town...

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Enclave Celebrates 6 Years!
Chelsea Stevenson | August 12, 2011

Enclave, a popular hangout for both celebrities and Chicago's chicest residents, is celebrating six years as one of Chicago's most popular nightclubs. In honor of its stellar track record, Enclave has devoted the entire month...

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Charity 411
Katie Schroeder | August 5, 2011

Local charities are hitting the scene—or getting an update—and we couldn’t be more excited. If there’s one thing Chicago knows how to do well, it’s give back to others.

Sweet Miss Givings, a bakery and jobs...

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Stephen Lovelette, Jr. | July 29, 2011

Looking for refreshing fragrances to wash away the stifling summer heat? We're addicted to two new limited-edition scents by fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez that were just introduced exclusively in Chicago at Saks Fifth Avenue.

The first...

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The Shadow Knows
Matt Lee | July 28, 2011

Of all the fateful, high-powered meetings that have taken place at the Trump Tower Chicago in its brief history, this may have been the biggest of all: “Lady Gaga called and said, ‘Come on down, we have a studio in a bus underneath Trump,...

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The Hit Maker
Michael Austin | July 28, 2011

Luke Donald, your neighbor in a sense—and the top-ranked professional golfer in the world as of press time—is a man of complements.

He’s this, but he’s that. He’s here, but he’s there. His complexity is really...

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