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5 Valentine’s Day Lounge Acts
By Lisa Shames | February 9, 2016

1. Bordel
Filled with pulp imagery and a whimsical edge—check out the risqué custom wallpaper—this Wicker Park lounge offers craft cocktails...

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5 Salons to Visit for A-List Treatment
By Sarah Ryan | January 28, 2016

1. Anthony Cristiano Salon
Known for his editorial work (including the most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit-edition cover),...

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5 Must-Visit Boutiques
By Simedar Jackson | January 25, 2016

1. Azeeza US
Jessica Parker, Sophia Bush and Gabrielle Union have all sported the modern, handcrafted designs by Azeeza Khan. We’re anxiously awaiting her spring-...

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5 Chicago Showrooms Worth Checking Out
By The Editors | January 18, 2016

1. Kneen & Co.
Owner Mary Jeanne Kneen’s expert curation of tableware and accessories—from Saint-Louis crystal tumblers...

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The Best of the City
By The Editors with Savannah Fish, Simedar Jackson and Jordan Porter-Woodruff | January 11, 2016


Caroline Neff
This rising triple threat—theater, television and movies—can next be seen in...

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Spa Day
By The Editors | January 8, 2016

1. Anti-Gravity Facial

This facial at George the salon takes its name seriously with light therapy, ultrasonic deep cleaning, microcurrent treatment and some of...

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Banking on Change
By Mia DiMeo | January 7, 2016

A lofted library in an old bank might seem like an unlikely place for a dance party. Enter artist, activist, musician, professor, urban planner and founder of Rebuild Foundation Theaster Gates, who ignores such conventional thinking. He’s swaying to...

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Well Worn
By Lori Rackl | January 6, 2016

Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern literally breathed a sigh of relief when the show’s early 20th century wardrobe no longer involved corsets.

“That was a happy day,” says the Evanston-born actress, who weathered plenty of costume...

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By Brittany Farb | January 6, 2016


Mount Prospect

Diana Nguyen’s beloved Saint Bernard, named after the Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, is accustomed to spontaneous photo shoots—especially after winter...

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The Tech Edge
By Nate Chapnick | January 5, 2016

Cutting-edge technology and impressive performance are the main elements in BMW’s redesigned flagship luxury sedan, the 2016 7 Series. The company’s engineers have created a vehicle that’s a feast...

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Food for Thought
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | January 5, 2016

When was the last time you ate something that made you think? Not just a fleeting oh-this-is-good kind of thought, but one that forced you to sit up and take notice? I experienced that not once, but several times at...

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Success in Sight
By David Zivan | December 30, 2015

To the list of individuals not from France who have been named a knight in the French Legion of Honour, that nation’s highest decoration, established by Napoleon Bonaparte—a diverse roster that includes luminaries such as composer Giuseppe Verdi,...

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