As head of Local Eclectic, an e-commerce site for independent jewelers, Alexis Nido-Russo scours the globe for inspiration. She also crafts her own jewelry, including a new line inspired by her honeymoon in Thailand two years ago. When she’s not jetting to remote locations, the Tri-Taylor resident knows just where to find Chicago’s best focaccia—and ferns.
My signature style
Oversize and boxy—everything that Cos makes.
A fashion item I’ll never retire
I wore a two-piece wedding dress when I got married, and it had a lacy crop top by Reformation. I’ve worn that top a dozen times since.
Best local workout
Inferno, the 11 o’clock hot yoga class at Studio Three. The teacher is Sui, this little ripped woman who just kicks your ass every Saturday.
Best Chicago meal
Focaccia and dates at Avec.
Skin care. I use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil, and Retin-A, which I buy in Mexico.
What I surround myself with at home
Ferns. My dad is really into gardening and plants, so that’s ingrained in me. In the summer, I’m always gardening.
My cat, who’s named Joakim Noah.
Tip for surviving Chicago winters
The fern room at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
App I can’t live without
I meditate every night with Headspace.