I went to college in Lake Forest, and used to ride my bike up and down Lake Road, checking out all the estates, daydreaming about getting adopted, hoping to spot Daisy and Jay (or Mr. T. I’d have settled for Mr. T.). Most of the really big places are hidden away behind gates and walls, but one of my favorites was always Bluff’s Edge, a stately red-brick manse near the ravine and the lake, so it was cool to see that Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is opening it up for a veddy, veddy proper tag sale this weekend. There will be English and French antique furniture, Italian carved marble urns, important Oriental carpets, wingback chairs, a big collection of Audubon prints, and even a Steinway piano, all up for grabs on Sat. Dec. 6 and Sun. Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 620 Lake Rd. Oh and should you have an extra $7 million rolling around in the bottom of your Birkin, this Georgian peach of a home is up for sale itself. For more info on that, contact Baird & Warner’s Mona Hellinga at 847-814-1855.
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