A Cultural Bouquet for Mom on her Day

Want to give Mom a great gift for Mother’s Day? What about a mother-daughter theater afternoon or evening? We’ve combed May offerings on stages in Chicago and the suburbs, and found several options to suit various tastes. Broadway Mom “Spring Awakening” May 8-13 Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre 24 W. Randolph St., […]

A Curious Patchwork of Evanston Treasures

Ever felt the urge to send an email or letter to your favorite celebrity?   Between 1931 and 1958, Evanstonian Ethel Sampson sent dozens of letters to famous politicians, authors, musicians and movie stars of the time, and in return she received priceless autographs, memorabilia, and clothes. Sampson then masterfully combined artifacts from Amelia Earhart, […]

The Floral Report: Chic and Simple Does It

Flowers and plants may be required at a soiree, but a growing number of designers are ditching the lace and Baby’s Breath in favor of arrangements and centerpieces with a more contemporary aesthetic. “There is an explosion of modern, simple home decor that has been going strong for awhile now,” says Epoch Floral co-owner Mike […]

Kitchen Cool: Q&A with Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock, of Christopher Peacock Home, will be chatting with North Shore residents during the Designer Kitchens of the North Shore event. Proceeds from the tour, which takes place Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will benefit the Junior League of Evanston’s community-focused programs devoted to charitable giving, scholarship and grants. Make […]