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Moonlight Refuge
Cynthia A. Raymond | April 3, 2014

Sometimes it takes a village, or, in this case, a grand team of contractors and one fearless leader to pore over the details and address the challenges inherent in transforming a tragic landscape into one of great beauty and function. North Shore landscape...

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The X Factor
Elaine Doremus | April 3, 2014

The Xs in these striking Tiffany Atlas bracelets don’t represent kisses—but we love them anyway. Inspired by Roman numerals on the Atlas clock that hangs above Tiffany’s flagship New York City store on Fifth Avenue, the collection...

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Arresting Beauty
Elaine Doremus | April 3, 2014

In seventh grade, Marina Squerciati had a choice to make: try out for soccer or for a role in Bye Bye Birdie. She chose the latter and hasn’t looked back. Today, the Northwestern University alum plays the role of slightly naive beat cop Kim...

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The Music Man
Selena Fragassi | April 3, 2014

Kevin McCollum’s mother tragically succumbed to her battle with cancer when he was only 14 years old. Soon, the teenager was moving from his home in Hawaii to Deerfield to live with his aunt and uncle, Lois and Jerry Heisler who, along with...

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Beefing Up
Michael Wren | Photography by Jason Little | April 3, 2014

Fellow Evanstonians Michael Kornick and David Morton, owners of the new DMK Burger & Fish in Evanston, know how to build restaurants with widespread appeal—informal but creatively conceived...

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The Hot List
Elaine Doremus, Tricia Despres and Melissa Zmijewski | April 3, 2014

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Design Diva
At the tender age of 9, Chelle Design Group owner Angela LaVista carefully...

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English Jewel Box
Cynthia A. Raymond | April 3, 2014

What once was a nondescript yard defined by rambling buckthorn and a dog run is now a private, tranquil paradise that perfectly complements Carol and Steve Beitlers’ English home in Glencoe. To transform the garden, the couple enlisted the help of...

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Tall Order
Cynthia A. Raymond | April 3, 2014

Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Chengdu, Bogotá, Jeddah…then back to home base in Lake Forest. Architect Adrian Smith’s global itinerary is extraordinary in any context, but even more so when one considers the significant footprint he and his colleagues at Adrian...

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Making a Splash
Tate Gunnerson | April 3, 2014

“This is a happy, bright, high-energy house,” explains Lake Forest-based interior designer Megan Winters of the five-bedroom getaway home in Naples, Fla., that she designed for a Lake Forest couple with four grown children. Winters spent six months on...

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Bright Benefactor!
Aleksandra Bush | January 2, 2014

When E! News host and reality star Giuliana Rancic was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to Chicago activist Lindsay Avner of Bright Pink for support. Now a healthy new mom, Rancic is giving back. She recently hosted Bright Night!...

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