Winnie Park has an eye for hidden beauty. Since moving here from Hong Kong in 2015 to helm the stationery chain Paper Source, the former fashion exec has taken to running with the lions in Lincoln Park, scouring thrift shops, and dining at far-flung grocers. As she prepares for her company’s busy holiday season, Park shares her favorites.
Best Chicago meal
Tandoori shrimp at Bad Hunter.
Store where I spend the most time
Luxury Garage Sale has amazing vintage Chanel. I also do a lot of digging at Village Discount, Mount Sinai Resale, and the West Town Salvation Army.
Jaywalking, my term for jog-walking, in Lincoln Park Zoo. I like to say hi to the lions and tigers.
Hidden local gem
Joong Boo’s lunch counter in Avondale has the best Korean in town. The soondubu jjigae—soft tofu soup—is unbelievable.
Riccardo Tisci’s nude leather and red lace dress for Givenchy.
Favorite local designer
Erin Burke sells beautiful rope and thread jewelry at Renegade Craft Fair.
Chagall’s Four Seasons mural on Dearborn.
The fireside at D.O.C. Wine Bar.
Accessory I’ll never retire
My Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. I’ve had it since I was 13. We lived in Tennessee, and I saved up to go buy it in Atlanta.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. It’s blue and cooling, and it soaks right in.
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