Enid Collins

February 28, 2016:   February 28, 2016 BY STUART MESIRES     Last August, when I was perusing through my copy of Vogue, I was pleasantly surprised to see the photo below shot by Bruce Weber. It was part of an editorial called “Box Set” about the new trend for box-shaped handbags. A […]

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Mary Young

February 28, 2016:     February 28, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS “I want to be just like Mary Young when I grow up.” These words have been uttered at some point by Chicago women of all ages about the vibrant Mary Adams Young, who passed away on the 20th of February at […]

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The Arts Club Members Show

February 28, 2016:   February 28, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   The Arts Club of Chicago, at 201 East Ontario, opens its One-hundredth Anniversary Members Exhibition – a tradition begun by the founders of the private club for artists and patrons to give an opportunity to feature its artist members – on […]

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The Butlers of Oak Brook, Two

February 28, 2016: By Megan McKinney

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Chicago History in Stained Glass

February 22, 2016:     February 22, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   Traces of Gilded Age Chicago are rare and to be celebrated – and nowhere do they shine brighter than in the Tiffany windows of the Second Presbyterian Church at 1936 South Michigan Avenue. Builders of Chicago worshipped there and made […]

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Chrissy Jones and her Top Tips for Mobile Moms

February 21, 2016:   February 21, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   With a team of 150-plus writers under contract attracting a collective audience of 1.3 million readers, Chrissy Jones has nothing but growth ahead in her new assignment, 30Second Mom. The former marketing executive with NBC’s TODAY Show moved here in 2008 […]

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Women to Watch, Part lll

February 21, 2016:   February 21, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS     Keven Wilder Meditating on one of Keven Wilder’s vivid paintings is a surefire way to help counteract the dreariness of Chicago’s gray February days. Even more effective is an afternoon visit to her bright and airy Bucktown studio, where the […]

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The Butlers of Oak Brook

February 21, 2016: By Megan McKinney

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Tom Bachtell: Chicagoan at The New Yorker

February 14, 2016:   February 14, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS     “I was just in the right place at the right time with The New Yorker.” Is there a writer, illustrator or cartoonist in the world who wouldn’t want to be able to say that? For Chicagoan Tom Bachtell, drawing for […]

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Dispatch From San Cristobal

February 14, 2016:   February 14, 2016 BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS   With Handmade textiles created with natural dyes; mole sauces of intriguing spices and colors; the juxtaposition of Mayan culture and colonial Spanish architecture; charming hotels revealing patios lined with bougainvillea; and amber from nearby mines in golden abundance, San Cristobal de […]

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