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Reynolds, Unwrapped
By Andrew Myers | March 30, 2015

What do a charismatic gambler, a hapless serial killer and a dogged young lawyer have in common? This may sound like the setup for a joke, but it’s actually a list of Ryan Reynolds’ most recent roles. In January, the witty, self-deprecating...

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Get Fit!
By Sarah Perkins  | March 20, 2015

1. The Barre Code
Get a body as lean and strong as a dancer’s at The Barre Code. The studio offers classes focusing on cardio, strength training and restoration for a...

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Fowl Play
By Lauren Viera | March 16, 2015

Picture the ideal neighborhood eatery—the kind of place where you wind up a few times a month simply because it’s easy. Walk-ins are welcome. Food is consistent without growing tired. Service is friendly but genuine. This is the kind of place...

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Surging Ahead
By Sarah Ryan | March 16, 2015

Many spend morning commutes on the CTA daydreaming, but few turn that into something quite so productive as Veronica Roth, author of the mega-hit Divergent book series (Insurgent, the second film based on the books, graces big...

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Path to Discovery
By Nate Chapnick | March 16, 2015

Land Rovers are engineered to get through even the most extreme elements, whether that’s crawling over a boulder in Moab, Utah, or powering through a blizzard in Lake Tahoe. While many Land Rovers may never ford a 2-foot-deep stream, the vehicle’...

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By Chiara Milioulis | March 16, 2015


Montrose Harbor

Man’s best friend was front and center for Kent Henderson’s shot of the beautiful frozen ice formations on Lake Michigan’s lakeshore path. “...

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A Cut Above
Lisa Shames | March 13, 2015

What is up with our obsession with steakhouses? Just when I thought Chicago had more than enough to satisfy all of our meaty desires, a new one opens up—along with the crowds that inevitably go with it—to prove me wrong. All this, mind you, at a time when...

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Fresh Start
By Sarah Perkins  | March 13, 2015

1. Designer Resale of Chicago
While most high-end consignment shops only accept items 2-3 years old, Designer Resale is the perfect spot to bring your vintage...

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By Sarah Ryan and Rebecca Taras | March 12, 2015

This stylish April showers us with her top picks for feeling fun, fashionable and fabulous.
When you’re the driving force behind one of Chicago’s largest ongoing pop-up...

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Estate of Grace
By Beth Weitzman | March 10, 2015

The monkeys scampering through the trees have no idea how fabulous this place is. But I do. I’ve traveled all over the world and put my head on beaucoup plush pillows in plenty of villas owned by celebrities. But...

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Sound of Music
By Nneka McGuire | March 10, 2015

There’s no tune like a show tune—especially if you get to sing it in your hometown. Cue longtime Chicago actress Christine Sherrill, whose résumé could sub as a catalog of musical theater’s greatest hits. She strikes again in ...

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Mix It Up!
By Sarah Perkins  | March 9, 2015

1. Carnivale
For a bubbly cocktail experience, check out Carnivale University: Champagne Cocktails on April 8. Learn how to concoct Champagne-based drinks...

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