Shopping Guide: Harbor Country, Michigan

Every summer, thousands of New Yorkers stream out of Manhattan for the sandy shores, shopping and relaxation of the Hamptons. And we have our own summer paradise, located a mere 100 miles from Chicago in Harbor Country, Mich., where people retreat to second homes in the tiny towns along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. […]

The Lake House

When a Chicago-area family completed construction on their five-bedroom lake home, they hired Stephanie Wirth and Georgeann Rivas, of Leo Designs in Chicago, to help them create an open, airy retreat with fun pops of color. In this conversation with Make It Better, Stephanie Wirth explains how they tackled the project. What did the homeowners […]

Venue Spotlight: Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park, Chicago July 15-17   A mini-Lollapalooza featuring lesser-known, up-and-coming bands, Pitchfork Music Festival is just as fun. Whether your kids are begging you to let them go, or you yourself want to go, here are some fest tips that bridge the gap. Get your tickets soon. Three-day passes are already sold out. But […]