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Wright On!
Emily Fiffer | May 13, 2011

Take a road trip to a Midwestern masterpiece.

You braved winter like a champ. Now spring has sprung, so pat yourself on the back with a holiday up north. For a truly one-of-a-kind escape, grab some friends or family and head four and a half hours northeast to the...

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British Invasion
Isaiah Freeman-Schub | May 10, 2011

Paul Revere’s chant never seemed so apt. Between Ted Baker’s new boutique, Topshop’s eagerly anticipated Mag Mile outpost and, of course, a certain wedding that just took place, a wave of British sensibility seems to be taking...

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Fashion Meets Fitness!
Kate Kulpa | May 3, 2011

 Magellan Development presents Run in Style, a star-and-sneaker-studded weekend benefiting the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) and the Louis A. Berger Memorial Fund. Join celeb hosts Kathy Brock and Bill Zwecker at a VIP...

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The Simple Life
Michael Nagrant | April 28, 2011 You don’t want Jay-Z rapping nursery rhymes. Sure, maybe he penned a few lines like “roses are red…” in his journals growing up in the Marcy Projects in New York, but his genius is manifest in the sharp parsing of ghetto life...

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Back to Business
Amalie Drury | April 28, 2011 Maria Pinto has always been a mistress of reinvention. She’s done it before, when the post-9/11 downturn and embezzlement by a former employee forced her to shutter her ready-to-wear business in 2002. And even though just a few short years ago she was...

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Orient Impress
Amalie Drury | April 28, 2011 It was supposed to be the biggest bash of 2001: a lavish, no-expense-spared grand opening party for The Peninsula Chicago. The small, Hong Kong-based luxury hotel chain had pulled out all the stops for its third U.S. outpost. (The first opened in New York in...

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Ready, Set, Jet Set!
Brad A. Johnson | April 26, 2011

Shanghai! Stockholm! London! Jodhpur? From a canal in Venice to a lagoon in Hangzhou, from the world’s highest skyscraper to a remote, low-lying island—sexy stays at hot new hotels around the globe. 


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There’s Something About Ginnifer
Lesley McKenzie | April 26, 2011 Another role, another case of romance gone awry. But Ginnifer Goodwin, the Memphis-born actress who’s known for injecting a serious dose of darkness into her pixie charm, doesn’t seem to mind. This time,...

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Juicy News
Korey Huyler | April 25, 2011 The newest arrival on the Chicago juice and smoothie scene, Peeled, is our new obsession. Offering delicious creations made with locally sourced fruits and vegetables, owner Keith Pegues created a one-of-a-kind menu with organic...

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Local Frock Star
Kate Kulpa | April 8, 2011

A new dress line has us raving!

Add 32-year-old Ruchika Singh to the growing group of local Chicago designers with whom we’re currently obsessed. Singh, a former strategy consultant and investment banker, launches her RÜCH line...

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Katie Schroeder | April 1, 2011

The seventh annual Spa Week Spring 2011 is April 11 to 17, and some of our favorite Chicago day spas, wellness centers and med spas are offering their most exclusive services at a special rate. But don’t delay; spots have already filled...

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Roger That!
Matt Lee | March 29, 2011 Talk about following your passion. Immersing himself in the films he loves has worked wonders for Chicago’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. The 24-year-old was recently plucked from relative obscurity (writing for film blog MUBI and local pubs) by Roger Ebert to co-host the...
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