Debi Lilly has created a Parisian escape in the heart of Chi-town
There’s a new hot spot in town. Chicago’s own entertaining whiz Debi Lilly recently opened a loft above her A Perfect Event retail space and office. The all-white, second-level Lakeview venue—named DL Loft—is set up like a Paris apartment, with gilded French mirrors, tufted wing chairs and hundreds of ... More
A trip to new steakhouse Maple & Ash followed by a visit to wine and cigar shop Punt & Plume make for an indulgent night out
Maple & AshSteakhouse Maple & Ash, which just debuted in the former Hunt Club space, is about as Gold Coast as you can get. Our favorite on the menu is the dry-aged ribeye, but don’t miss the sophisticated wine program and innovative cocktails from award-winning sommelier Belinda Chang. The two-level ... More
Interior designer Karen Herold has had a hand in crafting top eateries like Girl & the Goat and GT Fish & Oyster. She struck out on her own with her Studio K firm and is working on GT Prime, as well as a factory design for ... More
Three apps that get you massages on command have recently launched in Chicago
How it works: Through an app or online, you can book massage, yoga, Pilates or mindfulness sessions in your home or office, ranging from 60 to 120 minutes. Prices start at $105 per hour.
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The upscale home furnishings company celebrated the opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at The Three Arts Club
On September 30, top influencers from the worlds of art, design and entertainment celebrated the grand opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at the Historic Three Arts Club, Restoration Hardware’s latest design destination. The celebrity-studded event—which benefitted The Art Institute of Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Children’s Choir—featured delicious ... More
Quaint and classic with its summer-at-the-lake feel, this Michigan town draws urbanites who love good food with their getaway
A two-and-a-half hour drive from Chicago, Saugatuck, Michigan, is a culinary destination centering on the Wickwood Inn, a beautifully manicured 11-unit cottage helmed by chef and author of the famed Silver Palate Cookbook Julee Rosso (who ran a restaurant in New York for years). Fill yourself up on Rosso’s delicious ... More
With a host of collaborative spaces and pioneering programs, the City of Big Shoulders is quickly becoming the City of Big Ideas
Named for the year of the Great Chicago Fire, whose aftermath triggered historic and defining changes in the city’s urban planning and architecture, 1871 is a hub for tech entrepreneurs. Businesses select memberships based on their space and time needs; successful alumni include kCura, an e-discovery software company, ... More
A look at the unique creative oasis dreamed up by Joey Cacciatore
The Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen is the vision and personal project of Joey Cacciatore. Cacciatore’s father, a Chicago real estate tycoon, purchased the building in 1985, and what was once the world’s largest macaroni factory has now been transformed into a multipurpose cultural arts center and venue.
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Many business deals are sealed over meals at these exclusive spots
This modern steakhouse has its own butcher, dry-aging meat locker and offers meat-free items that are unlike the typical options at other steak-heavy establishments in town. If you forego the rib eye, try the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with a saffron broth and roasted beets.
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