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Chow Down
By Sarah Perkins | January 23, 2015

1. Ceres’ Table
Named for the ancient Roman goddess of harvest, the cozy Italian resto offers a dinner menu with fresh, seasonal fare. The four-course meal showcases arancine, shrimp...

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Turning Japanese
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | January 22, 2015

Most of us express our fondness for a particular type of cuisine by frequenting restaurants that serve it. But if you’re Boka Restaurant Group’s Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz, the guys behind a slew of Chicago’s...

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By Chiara Milioulis | January 21, 2015


Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera aficionados and supporters alike gathered at the Civic Opera Building to celebrate Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 60th birthday with a sold-out...

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Making the Cut
By Chiara Milioulis | January 21, 2015

How did you get your start in the salon industry?
It wasn’t always my ambition to be a hairdresser. My dad owned a pizzeria, and one of our drivers was an apprentice at a hair salon. I visited the salon one Saturday and had so...

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Rarefied Racer
By Nate Chapnick | January 21, 2015

There’s nothing more opulent or authentically luxurious than Bentley’s flagship sedan, the Mulsanne. This storied automobile set the world standard by which all other luxury vehicles are judged when its most modern iteration debuted back in 2010....

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Party Girl
By Katie Anne Orr | January 21, 2015

One evening four years ago, Elysabeth Alfano hosted a neuroscientist, musician, author, ceramist and chef for an evening meal. “The chef created the food, the author read from her book, the musician had a guitar and, after a little wine,...

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Hold On To Your Hats
Sarah Perkins | January 16, 2015

1. Gold Coast Couture
Known for stocking coveted designers such as Philip Treacy, Gold Coast Couture will be sure to top your outfit off with the most lavish of headwear. Channel your inner aristocrat with the Nassak, a regal fox fur...

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The Best of the City
The Editors | January 15, 2015


Museum Maverick

Since taking over as chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2010, Michael Darling hasn’t shied away from mounting...

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Michelin Men
By Lisa Shames | January 12, 2015

As the chefs behind two of Chicago’s top restaurants, Grant Achatz of Alinea and Curtis Duffy of Grace have a lot in common beyond a knack for wearing the heck out of a sweater (as evidenced in the photo). The two worked together at Evanston’s cutting-...

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Natural Wonders
Rima Suqi | January 12, 2015

Have you ever seen a frigate bird flirt? The male frigate has a red pouch he inflates to comically large proportions, hoping to catch the eye of nearby females. Once successful, it depresses back to its usual, goiter-like state. The parallels to human behavior it...

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Fired Up
Sarah Perkins | January 9, 2015

1. Cantina Laredo 
Savor your guacamole and thaw out next to the stone hearth at this River North Mexican resto after a Mag Mile shopping trip. Order the Cinco...

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Gina the Vivacious
By Elina Fuhrman | January 5, 2015

“This is my day off,” announces a smiling Gina Rodriguez as she arrives for our interview at the Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa in the L.A. neighborhood of Culver City. It’s just after noon, and the star of Jane the...

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