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Pasta Perfecto
Sarah Perkins | November 7, 2014

1. Acanto 
Referring to the flowery acanthus leaf used in Roman architecture and on this historical landmark building, Acanto is an approachable Italian meeting spot just...

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Sarah Ryan | November 6, 2014

“With an influx of specialty stores and international boutiques, fashion on Michigan Avenue really exploded in the ’70s and ’80s,” says Petra Slinkard, curator of costumes at the Chicago History...

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Chiara Milioulis | November 5, 2014


Pier Near the Adler Planetarium

Though photographs of Lake Shore Drive and the Chicago skyline are somewhat ubiquitous, pro photographer Keith Semmelink still managed to find fresh...

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Extended Run
Geoffrey Johnson | November 5, 2014

On Dec. 9, 1889, the architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan introduced the world to a dazzling acoustic marvel known simply as the Auditorium. No further embellishment was needed. Sullivan, a...

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Reign of Spain
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | November 3, 2014

Years ago, when I worked at a Spanish restaurant, educating customers on what they were about to eat was part of the job. I can’t tell you how many times I was asked when the chips and salsa would be arriving. While that...

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Good Sports
The Editors | November 3, 2014

Brent Seabrook
During his past nine seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Brent Seabrook has shown he is more than just a strong force on the ice. From his involvement with ...

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Statement Piece
Nate Chapnick | November 3, 2014

There’s nothing quite like piloting a Rolls-Royce, and nothing quite like stepping out of one either. The British maker’s newest model, the Wraith, makes no excuses for its luxurious largesse. This vehicle is as much about making a grand entrance...

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Treasure Hunter
Katie Schroeder | October 30, 2014

Corri McFadden is no stranger to milestones. After turning a college project into a bona-fide business in 2004, her Chicago-based online luxury consignment service, eDrop-Off, quickly became a household...

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Beth Weitzman and Warren Weitzman | October 29, 2014

Back in 1940, when Rancho La Puerta (or “the Ranch”) first welcomed guests in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, it did so on a BYOT (bring your own tent) basis for $17.50 a week. For this, spa-goers enjoyed no running water, no electricity,...

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Heart & Soul
Elizabeth Chambers Hammer | October 29, 2014

After surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that tragically took the life of her longtime boyfriend, photographer Simon Atlee, Petra Nemcova spent many months recovering from a shattered pelvis, a shattered heart and, in many ways, a shattered world...

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Talk Turkey
Alana Stramowski | October 24, 2014

1. Acadia 
This Michelin-star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant isn’t messing around this Thanksgiving. Get your favorite classic holiday meal with a...

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In Good Hands
Jesus Torres | October 16, 2014

1. Penhaligons
They may have been born into the beauty word as a luxurious perfumer, but London-based Penhaligons has had more than 140 years of experience to perfect...

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