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Entrepreneur Anne Owen Shares Her Favorite Things

The Owen + Alchemy co-founder likes Panier Des Sens hand cream, her Alexander McQueen suede booties, and more.

Photos: Anna Knott

When Anne Owen moved back to Chicago in 2013 following stints in Miami and New York, she immediately noticed a void in the local food scene. “I wanted to encourage people to consume more plant-based food without being preachy and to make it exciting, sexy, and a true culinary experience,” says the 36-year-old Oak Park native and former publisher of Miami magazine. To accomplish this, she teamed up with chef Jared Van Camp (Nellcôte, Old Town Social) to open Owen + Alchemy, a juice bar in Logan Square. (West Loop and Bucktown locations are coming this year.) Owen’s strong aesthetic imbues the year-old storefront, which serves culinary-focused, plant-based drinks and foods. The Ukrainian Village loft she shares with her puppy, Lorde, showcases the same distinct mix of Old World and modernity. Here are some of her favorite things.

Faux-fur throw

Faux-fur throw

($249, Restoration Hardware, 1300 N. Dearborn Pkwy.)
“There’s nothing better than snuggling up in a furry blanket.”

 

Alexander McQueen suede booties

Alexander McQueen suede booties

($1,185 for similar, alexandermcqueen.com)
“I’m a short girl, so these are my go-to.”

 

Tag brass lantern

Tag brass lantern

($45, gilt.com)
“I love the way it naturally patinas.”

 

Panier Des Sens honey hand cream

Panier Des Sens honey hand cream

($18 for 2.6 ounces, panierdessens.us)
“I don’t wear perfume, so this has become my signature scent.”

 

Laura Zindel ceramic plate

Laura Zindel ceramic plate

($175, Asrai Garden, 1935 W. North Ave.)
“I love the gothic elements: A side of me is drawn to the dark.”

 

Sasha Face Oils and Serum

Sasha Face Oils and Serum

(from $50, sashaessentials.com)
“Made from simple recipes, and they smell amazing.”

 

Romain Bernini oil painting

Romain Bernini oil painting

“Conveys a sense of mystery and loneliness.”

 

Mikol Carrara marble notebook

Mikol Carrara marble notebook

($85 for similar, mikolmarmi.com)
“I like the variation in the marbling.”

 

Pamela Love sterling silver earrings

Pamela Love sterling silver earrings

($195, Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave.)
“Her pieces are a little rough and masculine, but also delicate.”

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