3 Tips to Being a Happier, Healthier Patient!

Want a speedy recovery after surgery or illness? Then choose health care providers committed to optimal care coordination. Under a coordinated care model, providers such as hospitals, physicians, rehab and post-acute centers and home health agencies streamline the way health care is delivered to ensure better care to help speed recovery. Health care providers work […]

Style Shortcuts for a Beautiful Bed

Just as a suite of furniture is boring and predictable, the same goes for your bed. It’s time to ditch the “bed in a bag,” and think of your bedding like your wardrobe. For inspiration, we asked Meg Carroll of Bedside Manor and Leslie Spitzer-Blesius of Jolie Maison, to share their tricks to making a […]

Fresh: The Golf Practice

Master your swing at The Golf Practice, Highland Park’s new state-of-the-art training facility. PGA Veteran Peter Donahue opened this 7000-square-foot golf academy last month, where they offer youth golf camps, leagues and lessons for golfers of all ages and abilities. “From driving to putting and every stroke in between, we work one-on-one to develop individual […]

Fresh: Ohana

Expectant parents on the North Shore have a new local resource to help them through this exciting, yet challenging journey Ohana, which is Hawaiian for the inner circle of family and close friends, was created by Jocelyn Alt to help educate parents-to-be and make them feel more at ease. After working as a doula for […]

Fresh: The Wine Goddess

Diana Hamann is a wine evangelist. Step into her new Evanston storefront, The Wine Goddess, and she will make you BELIEVE in the power of good wine to elevate any meal or occasion. She stocks about 200 wines from around the world, with a keen focus on small producers. Give her the parameters—price, varietal, a […]

What Are You Waiting For? Make Your Home Your Own

No more excuses. When it comes to decorating, the time to act is now. Decorating isn’t about hiring a designer or buying fancy or expensive things. It’s about ripping the brown paper wrappers off your pictures and hanging them anywhere. So unpack your pictures already! Because let’s face it: You moved in five years ago. […]

Starting Over: Future in Focus for Keeley Kossof

Sometimes, after giving nearly two dozen haircuts on a Saturday, Keeley Kossof would collapse in her car and cry from exhaustion. The hairdresser and make-up artist reveled in making clients happy. She listened to them like a psychologist, with the heart of a friend. Occasionally, she even primped celebrities for local appearances. All the while, […]

Fresh: Posh Sport

Looking for a stylish yet functional paddle and tennis bag? Check out Posh Sport’s new line of women’s bags and backpacks, which feature compartments for your racquet plus sunglasses, gloves, hat and more. Their bags can be customized for individuals, teams or clubs. When you’re on the go from games to the grocery store to […]

3 Formulas to Cozy Up Your Winter Home

With the end of holiday distractions, dwindling daylight and chilly temps, it’s easy to feel cranky and sluggish in January. Instead of feeling dreary, why not embrace winter? Use these three formulas to cozy up every room of your house, and appreciate how beautiful this season can be.     1. Pillows + Throw + Fireplace […]

5 Chicago Museums to Try

The sun isn’t shining, and there’s a chorus of “I’m bored!” coming from the family room. Time to head to the museum. We’ve got five great Chicago-area suggestions that you may not have tried: National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago 312-738-1503 First opened in 1987 as the Mexican Fine Arts Center […]