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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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Playing It Cool
By Tate Gunnerson | July 13, 2015

When Shelly Handman of Handman Associates first toured the recently constructed English Tudor-style home of his new clients—a hedge-fund manager and stay-at-home mother of two boys—he quickly deduced that its overly traditional, almost fussy...

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Beauty and the Beach
By Zlata Naumovski | July 13, 2015

Modern design, natural materials and three beach alcoves—cleverly defined by rising stone breakwaters— beckon North Shore residents to visit ...

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World Muse
By Kerrie Kennedy | July 13, 2015

What do you get when you mix two Winnetka friends with serious fashion-business chops (they were stylists), a passion for travel (they both own second homes in Colorado) and the desire for unique, stylish accessories that look great whether on the North Shore or the...

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