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Resplendent Refuge
By Cynthia A. Raymond | April 7, 2016

Nestled in a horseshoe bend of the Sheboygan River, the Riverbend mansion appears at the end of a meandering road as if out of a Jane Austen novel. The historic estate of...

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First Look
Styling by James Aguiar | April 7, 2016

Hair by Akihisa Yamaguchi
Makeup by Kim Weber using Giorgio Armani Beauty
Models: Djenice, Giulia Manini and Maria Senko with Wilhelmina Models
Styling Assistants: John Monaco and Kathleen Ross

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The Best of the North Shore
By The Editors | April 7, 2016


Rising Talents
The first time you walk into Writers Theatre’s new and amazing building designed by starchitect Jeanne Gang, we guarantee you...

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Home Grown
By Robert Piper | April 7, 2016

Native Evanstonian Jeremy Piven has become more and more recognizable over the years, building an impressive list of credits topped most recently by his star turn as Harry Gordon Selfridge, lead actor in the PBS series Mr. Selfridge. His...

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Viva L’Italia
Cynthia A. Raymond | Photography by Neil Burger | April 7, 2016

Inspired by an open-air market in Palermo, Italy, that dates back to the 10th century, the new Ballaro restaurant in Highwood strives to “fire on all cylinders daily,” according to co-owner Josh Kaplan...

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White Out
By Tate Gunnerson | April 6, 2016

"I wanted this house to feel like a big warm hug,” Randi Elowe says about the landmark Tudor-style lakefront home in Highland Park that she shares with her three young children. After living there for more than a decade, the stay-at-home mom...

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Balancing Act
By Lindsay Roseman | April 6, 2016

The art of balancing is nothing new for former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari. The designer, wife of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and mother of three is now adding author to her résumé. Cavallari’s new...

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Arts & Culture
By Julie Chernoff, Thomas Connors, Laura Hine and Marjie Killeen | January 7, 2016

Anna D. Shapiro
A dynamic season is ahead for Steppenwolf Theatre.

Tony Award? Check. Artistic director of a world-class theater company? Check. Anna D...

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Exceptional Finds
By Caroline Boneham Roche | January 7, 2016

Julie Gordon’s passion for design runs in her blood; her mother owned an antique store, and as a young girl, Gordon attended estate sales and auctions. When she divorced at 30, Gordon started an antique mall, which...

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Beach-House Chic
By Kerrie Kennedy | January 7, 2016

Like many North Shore people who have lived large, Annette Pecora and her husband, Ted, were ready to shed the big house once their kids were out of the nest and trade it in for something cozier. But they didn’t want to leave their...

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Play Time
By Andrea Guthmann | January 7, 2016

The weather outside is frightful, which means you need to find ways to entertain your kids inside. Chicago’s new family-friendly The Inoffensive Theatre Series has just the ticket. A rotating cadre of first-rate sketch comedy troupes performs...

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The Book Bearer
By Liz Logan | January 7, 2016

In the last decade, Brian Floriani has morphed from a golf instructor into a teacher and, finally, into the executive director of a rapidly growing literacy nonprofit, Bernie’s Book...

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