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Elaine Doremus | July 7, 2014


Starbucks, Evanston

Renee Rendler-Kaplan and her husband often grab a drink at the bustling Starbucks on Sherman Avenue en route from Evanston’s weekly farmers market to Wilmette’s...

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Weekend Getaways
Ayesha Khan and Misty Milioto | Edited by Alison Abbey and Allison Mitchell | July 7, 2014

Succumb to the sultry sway of New Orleans.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

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Homeward Bound
Michael Wren | July 7, 2014

Brian Huston doesn’t speak in empty platitudes. When the former Publican chef de cuisine says he wants his new restaurant, Boltwood, to be a brick-and-mortar expression of his love for his hometown of Evanston, he means it.

Not only has he named his...

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Fifty Shades of Gray
Tate Gunnerson | July 7, 2014

“As big and dressy as this house is, it has warmth,” explains interior designer Stephanie Wohlner of the 15,000-square-foot mansion in Highland Park that she designed for a couple with three young children. The wife first saw Wohlner’s...

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50 Must-Try Tastes
Elaine Doremus with contributors | July 7, 2014

[ 1 ] Rib-Eye Steak
Aged for 45 to 60 days before being broiled to a juicy crisp in an 1,800-degree oven, Sullivan’s Steakhouse’s tomahawk bone-in rib-eye is one of the few great dry-...

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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


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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