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Musical Tapestry
By Julie Chernoff | November 4, 2015

This is an iconic role. Tapestry was a huge album, and everyone loves Carole King.
It’s so meaningful to so many people, so there’s a lot of responsibility that goes along with that. She started writing songs...

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Fit to Give
By Lindsay Roseman | November 4, 2015

Eric Smoot Hemphill is giving a lot more than butt-kicking workouts this holiday season. Yes, he’s dishing out sets of squats and helping the North Shore torch holiday calories, but he’s also bringing the spirit of Christmas to homeless children and...

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Sweet Endings
By Laura Hine and Simedar Jackson | November 4, 2015

Cindy Galvin, owner of Maze Home, is a master at layering textures and colors in her interiors, and that deft hand shows in this harvest...

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Under the Mexican Sun
By Gillian Flynn | September 16, 2015

The two-foot iguana that sidled alongside my oceanfront veranda was part of the welcoming committee at Mahekal Beach Resort, a luxury property that boasts an exacting mix of exotic...

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Fall Adventures
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | September 11, 2015

What SUP?
Early fall is the best time to be on the water, and The Northwest Passage in Wilmette can take you on a kayaking adventure or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) outing. A...

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Sparks Fly
Cynthia A. Raymond | Photography by Neil Burger | September 11, 2015

A scatter of perfectly placed bare light bulbs hover over the tables at the new Firefly Kitchen, each housing several mini lights that mimic the play of lightning bugs in summer....

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Women of Style
By Laura Hine and Marjie Killeen | September 11, 2015

Kelly Golden & Diane Donald
As busy mothers of three kids each, Diane Donald and Kelly Golden understand the need for clothes that can work for more than one part of the day. Donald is the wife of PGA golfer Luke...

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Play Dates
By Chandler Rollins | September 11, 2015

Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella is unlike any other. In the Lyric...

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Just Peachy
By Kerrie Kennedy | September 11, 2015

Peach Carr is the Lilly Pulitzer of the North Shore, a season-eight Project Runway alum whose designs were dubbed “country-club chic” by TV’s arbiter of taste and style Tim Gunn...

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Funny Business
By Andrea Guthmann | September 11, 2015

It’s been more than 20 years since George Wendt held a seat at the beloved bar where everybody knows your name. His role as Norm Peterson in the long-running ’80s TV sitcom Cheers ensured that everyone in America knew his name. Born...

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Coming Home
By Laura Hine | September 11, 2015

You might have heard this fairy tale—at least parts of it—already. It starts with a beautiful 21-year-old from Waukegan meeting an up-and-coming star Chicago Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood. Sarah was working in Chicago and attending college, but her story...

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Directing Destiny
By Laura Hine | September 11, 2015

“When I write my autobiography, it’ll be called Accidental Excellence,” Kimberly Senior jokes as we talk about the beginning of her directorial career as a musical theater major at Connecticut College. It’s funny because...

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