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Sense Memories
Laura Hine | November 7, 2014

Kate Rooney, co-owner of Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe in Northfield—and creator of the lovely cookies on this page—believes that baking and decorating Christmas cookies is an...

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Seasonal Shape-Up
Erica Garber | November 4, 2014

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions with Shred415’s holiday special. In November and December, Shred415 will be offering monthly memberships, including...

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Transform Tradition
Andrea Guthmann | November 4, 2014

Before saying “bah humbug” to a seasonal show, consider one of these original performances. Each has a little magic, a little sparkle and a nice dose of irreverence that does the season good. Yule find the season more endurable if you...

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Beyond Jingle Bells
Kerrie Kennedy | November 4, 2014

While there’s plenty of traditional holiday music to be enjoyed this time of year, we put in a vote for adding some new and original pieces to your entertainment calendar.

The Auditorium Theatre kicks off its Made in Chicago...

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Warming Trend
Laura Hine | November 4, 2014

This fabulous coat is a go-to for completing many a look according to Evanston boutique Chalk owners Sharon Watrous and Carrie Kane. “We love this luxurious fur’s...

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Hail Britannia
Michael Wren | Photography by Jason Little | November 4, 2014

In 2005, while chefs across Great Britain were busy trying to prove that “fine British fare” wasn’t a two-century-old oxymoron, the food writer Diana Henry penned one of the simplest definitions of a gastropub...

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Holiday Spirit
Liz Logan | October 30, 2014

Marci Rubin knows a thing or two about giving back: She trains teachers at Providence St. Mel, a school on Chicago’s West Side that’s renowned for supporting students from low-income backgrounds. So, serving as philanthropy chair for The Woman...

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Upward Direction
Thomas Connors | October 30, 2014

Robert Falls, longtime artistic director of the Goodman Theatre, isn’t helming any shows on his home turf this season. But that doesn’t mean he’s shooting craps in Vegas (a downtime delight). In September, he staged Don Giovanni...

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Holiday Tables
Laura Hine and Laura Tiebert | October 30, 2014

The team from Event Creative had a lot of fun shopping at the Neiman Marcus in Northbrook Court for their Thanksgiving table. Senior Designer Jeffrey Foster...

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A Life Exotic
Patti Dickey | October 29, 2014

Manava Suite 
Resort Tahiti
After a thoroughly relaxing and delightful flight on Air Tahiti Nui (their staff is among the best in terms of service and genuine friendliness), we land on the island of Tahiti around midnight. We know we’re...

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A Fresh Start
Michael Wren | Photography by Neil Burger | October 2, 2014

Over the last six years, chef Brian Huston has done more to raise the culinary reputation of pig’s ears, pork rinds and Pemaquid oysters than any other chef in the Chicago area. As chef de cuisine of The Publican, Huston oversaw...

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Time Honored
Kelly Konrad | October 2, 2014

Barbara Mahany has achieved the impossible: She’s made me believe in the magic of winter again.

The Wilmette resident, writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune has a new project—her first book, Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred...

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