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Great Tastes
By Laura Hine, Sarah Winokur and Michael Wren | July 10, 2015


1. Abigail’s American Bistro
Few chefs on the North Shore cook with more vim and vigor—both in...

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New in Town
By Marjie Killeen | July 10, 2015

A fresh, hip SoCal vibe has arrived on the North Shore in the form of Kovet, a women’s boutique in Northbrook that opened this June. Owner Karen Scott, a Columbia University MBA...

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Home School
By Laura Hine | July 10, 2015

When Marilee Fellinger’s three children were toddlers, she spent more than a few afternoons at her home in Glenview watching cooking shows while they napped. “But I didn’t want to just watch; I wanted to get in there and ask the chef questions,”...

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Listen Up
By Laura Hine | July 10, 2015

Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman should be a nervous wreck. He’s the man responsible for finding and scheduling acts ranging from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to 3 Doors Down and...

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Dreaming Big
By Francesca Tamburello | April 27, 2015

Chicago director Rachel Rockwell loves Alice in Wonderland, but wondered if she could reinvent the childhood classic for a contemporary theater audience. With Music Director Michael Mahler, the duo has created ...

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By Laura Hine and Kerrie Kennedy | April 8, 2015

The Style Star
Whether she’s renovating homes on a budget for HGTV’s Designed to Sell; offering design expertise on NBC’s American Dream Builders...

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True North
By Tate Gunnerson | April 6, 2015

“This home was designed to look like it had evolved over decades,” explains Cook Architectural Design Studio Principal Charles Cook of the rambling three-level shingle-style house in Wilmette that...

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In Contrast
Styling by Veronique Tristram | April 6, 2015

Hair by Herve for Davines at Sarah Laird & Good Company
Makeup by Keiko Hiramoto using Diorshow
Model: Clair Westenberg with IMG Models

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True Love
By Michael Wren | April 6, 2015

Jennifer Eisen wants you to fall in love all over again—with your spouse; with the idea of dinner by candlelight; with sexy ingredients like Champagne, caviar and passion fruit; with three-course meals that aren’t small plates but certainly can be shared; and...

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Good Taste
Laura Hine | Photography by Jason Little | April 6, 2015

In our neck of the culinary woods, it’s not an easy task to open a new restaurant. Your customer has sophisticated tastes, but she needs a place that will accommodate her 7-year-old and her mother, while still pleasing her vegetarian...

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Reading Jane
By Kelly Konrad | April 6, 2015

The author of more than two dozen works of fiction, young adult novels and short story collections, Jane Smiley is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning tome, A Thousand Acres. These days, she’s focused on her latest work, Last Hundred Years...

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The Right Course
By Matt Bell | April 6, 2015

The North Shore’s reputation for world-class golfing began a century ago, back when our stretch of land was a burgeoning composite of farmland and residences for the well-heeled. Today, the neighborhoods may be more settled, but thanks to some prescient...

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