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Epic Quest
By Laura Hine | January 7, 2016

Ask a 10-year-old what she would make if she had a few hours each week with no restrictions but lots of support. A rocket ship? A new game? Mike Meiners and Randy Blaugh talk to kids all the time about what they’d like to create. They’re the...

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Letter Perfect
By Tate Gunnerson | January 7, 2016

“There’s something special about living in a home with history and a story,” says John Doheny of the 1920s-era brick home in Lake Forest that he shares with his wife, Bridgette, and their four children.


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Trois Stars
Laura Hine | Photography by Neil Burger | January 7, 2016

There was a time when opening an elegant French-focused restaurant on the North Shore would not have raised eyebrows. But in this day and age, when ramen and hamburgers inspire religious devotion and many of the finest...

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Seeking Santa Fe
By Jimmy Im | January 4, 2016

I’m standing in the spa lobby of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (from $349 per night, suites from $855 per night), which, at midafternoon, is...

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Best Dressed
By Laura Hine | November 18, 2015

Jill Rudman knows her dresses. As the mother of three girls (and one boy), she has bought dresses for bar and bat mitzvahs, homecomings and holidays. “Kids take it for granted that if an occasion comes up, they will get a...

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Winter Wonderland
By Misty Milioto | November 17, 2015

Last February, Crested Butte Mountain Resort opened approximately 50 acres of skiing in an extreme terrain area known as Teo 2. The area sits within...

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Seasonal Style
By Addie Reese | November 17, 2015

If you want to boost your curb appeal for the holidays and don’t know where to start, take a cue from these Lake Forest homeowners and go for a classic look. The homeowners gave the...

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New Setting
By Laura Hine | November 17, 2015

Sometimes, the universe tells you it’s time for a change. For Jill Alberts, it was the combination of a significant birthday and her youngest child leaving for college that...

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A Moveable Feast
Cindy A. Raymond | Photo by Immediate Media/ | November 17, 2015

These chefs provide a bountiful harvest while you enjoy the day with your family and guests.

Prairie Grass Cafe...

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Phase Change
By Tate Gunnerson | November 4, 2015

“This was our big suburban jump,” explains Stacie Herron of her family’s move from a Gold Coast townhome to a newly constructed five-bedroom abode on a gently sloping lot, thick with hundred-year-old oak trees, in Glencoe....

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Musical Tapestry
By Julie Chernoff | November 4, 2015

This is an iconic role. Tapestry was a huge album, and everyone loves Carole King.
It’s so meaningful to so many people, so there’s a lot of responsibility that goes along with that. She...

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Fit to Give
By Lindsay Roseman | November 4, 2015

Eric Smoot Hemphill is giving a lot more than butt-kicking workouts this holiday season. Yes, he’s dishing out sets of squats and helping the North Shore torch holiday calories, but he’s also bringing the spirit of Christmas to homeless...

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