The Dredge

November 30, 2015:   November 30, 2015 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS Those festive fellows in tall top hats and long scarves known as The Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society have been practicing weekly since early October, readying to burst on the holiday scene with their first performance December 1. “Since our founding […]

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Paula Crown

November 30, 2015:     November 30, 2015 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   From a helicopter high over the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa, where what she drew later magnified 29,000 times to create a 3,400-foot space, to London’s Berkeley Square, where she combined furniture designs with Holly Hunt, to an installation […]

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Ittie Wirtz’s Sea Shells

November 30, 2015:   November 30, 2015 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   When Ittie Wirtz first disembarked from her yacht, the Blackhawk, onto the pink sands of the Bahamas, little did she know the treasures her beachcombing would uncover. For more than 25 years, Ittie and her husband, Bill, the larger-than-life owner of […]

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Debutante Cotillions

November 30, 2015:   November 30, 2015 BY STUART MESIRES   In addition to signaling the “holiday season,” December also signals “debutante season” in many cities throughout the United States. Debutante balls or cotillions are held this time of year from New York to San Francisco, and many places in between. In the […]

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What Makes a Holiday Party Magical?

November 30, 2015:   November 30, 2015 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   Known for the elegance of her suits and her deep interest in people, Janet Owen loves all things classic for the holidays. Although she has been involved over the years with various boards and committees, her great love is Bright Promises, […]

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When David Adler Looked Down from Heaven

November 20, 2015: By Megan McKinney

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Paris on Chicago’s Lakefront

November 20, 2015: By Megan McKinney

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Schiap Shop

November 20, 2015:   November 20, 2015 BY STUART MESIRES     I recently returned from a trip to Paris where I had the opportunity to visit Maison Schiaparelli at 21 Place Vendôme — the Elsa Schiaparelli boutique. It was opened in 1935 and closed in 1954, but it was reopened in 2012, […]

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The Art World’s Ablest Ambassador

November 20, 2015:   November 20, 2015 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   True admiration is rare and to be shared. And admiration across the art world abounds for Suzanne Folds McCullagh, retiring for writing, family and travel after 40 years at the Art Institute of Chicago. Suzanne began as a curatorial assistant while […]

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Monochrome

November 15, 2015: By Alice York

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