Deck the Halls: Lincoln Park Home Gets a Festive Annual Makeover

“I’ve always thought of Christmas as a magical holiday,” interior designer Ruthie Ryan explains from the Lincoln Park row home she shares with her husband, Rich. “It’s a moment to relax, decorate and be with family.” The couple, who returned to the city in 2009 after raising their three daughters in Glenview, is famous among […]

Daytripper Guide: What to Eat, See and Do in Chicago and Beyond

One of the most beautiful things about the Chicago metro area is the diversity of its neighborhoods and the suburbs. From the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park to the authentic global cuisine and antique shops in Andersonville to upscale boutiques on the picturesque streets of Winnetka — there’s so much to explore! Plus, there […]

Daytripper: Lovely Lincoln Park

For a fun-filled family day, take a trip to Lincoln Park. Below are some of our favorite places in this great north-side Chicago neighborhood. Sweet Mandy B’s Pop into Sweet Mandy B’s for an afternoon treat! Cindy Levine‘s adorable sweets shop is one of the most delicious old-fashioned comfort shops in Chicago. Well-known for its […]

Exhibit on Fashion Designer Charles James Gets Touchy-Feely

“I would kill to get my hands on that dress.” It’s a common reaction inside fashion exhibits at the Chicago History Museum, which boasts more than 50,000 pieces in its costume collection—one of the largest in the world. But normally, it’s hard to get a sense of how women felt wearing the fabulous fashions on […]

Move of the Month: Couch Potato Workout

You may feel more sluggish than lively at this time of year.   But it’s kind of gloomy out … so we’ve got exercises for a leaner, more toned body without leaving the comfort of your living room. Replace a bench with your couch: Tricep Dips 1. Begin with your hands holding you up on […]