New in Town: George Trois and Aboyer Reopen in Winnetka, Sweetgreen Expands to Evanston, an Indoor Lake House at the Fairmont, a WHIM-sical Cocktail Experience and More

There’s no surer sign of success than the expansion to new locations of beloved businesses, and there are plenty of note this month. Salad mecca Sweetgreen opens a new location in Evanston, Soul & Smoke expands to Chicago, and La Boulangerie opens its third location — this time in Humboldt Park. A few fine dining […]

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Although holiday shopping can be exhausting, it’s actually good for you. A Harvard Business School study found that giving gifts, money or donating to others increases our happiness more than spending that money on ourselves. So, go ahead and spoil the ones you love this year. Not only will it lift your mood, but your […]

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts For Her

Treat the important women in your life to the perfect gift that will make them feel special. Here are a few items that will do just that. Arch Glow Botantical Beauty Oil, $295 913 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka The perfect blend of organic and natural botanical oils, this oil is downright amazing, perfect for all […]

2021 Gift Guide: The Best Jewelry Gifts to Dazzle Your Loved Ones

Wow your someone special this holiday with these stunning gifts from local jewelry stores. Buccellati Opera Tulle 18-Karat Yellow and White Gold Bracelet, $3,500 62 E Oak St., Chicago Made in Italy, this bracelet is inspired by the ornate motifs seen throughout Renaissance opera houses. The delicate chain, which can be worn at two lengths, […]

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Him

In search of the perfect gifts for the men on your list? Here are some of the best guy gifts, available in stores throughout the Chicago area. Few Spirits 10th Anniversary Bourbon, $54.99 918 Chicago Ave, Evanston Celebrating a decade of distilling, this anniversary blend has bold notes of spicy cinnamon, oak and vanilla, with […]

Sustainable American Fashion: 6 Met Gala Looks to Recreate at Home

After the 2020 Met Gala was canceled due to you-know-what, we were eagerly awaiting this year’s big night. The 2021 theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which translated to a celebration of American fashion. This left celebrity and high-profile guests with a lot of room for interpretation — was it all about American […]