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Tomorrow through Sunday, Antiques + Modernism Winnetka (thewinnetkashow.com) returns to the Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, winnetkacommunityhouse.org). Kicking off the A+M Show festivities is renowned designer Alexa Hampton (alexahampton.com), who will be in attendance for tonight’s preview event as well as a breakfast presentation tomorrow, where she will be signing copies of her book Decorating in Detail and, afterward, shopping the show.
“I try to go with an open mind, and then I do a few passes because you can’t possibly see everything in one shot,” Hampton says of her shopping strategy. “You’re looking up, and then you need to go back through and look down when confronted with all those treasures.”
This marks Hampton’s inaugural visit to the A+M Show. The New Yorker has an aunt in Winnetka who she visits often and considers the northern suburb “my second outpost.” Hampton has fond memories of frequenting the Village Green (525 Maple St., Winnetka) and often finds herself at Onwentsia Club (300 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, onwentsiaclub.org) and Indian Hill Club (1 Indian Hill Rd., Winnetka, indianhillclub.org) when visiting the North Shore. “Certainly places like Winnetka and Lake Forest are so architecturally superior because the people of the area have made sure that it’s stayed beautiful and don’t build crazy things,” she says. “There’s real pride in preserving it.”
Start your little ones on Jonathan Adler (676 N. Wabash Ave., jonathanadler.com) early: the whimsical designer is catering to tots’ needs with a new collaboration, JA Crafted by Fisher-Price. The collection includes convertible cribs and double dressers incorporating Adler's familiar honeycomb motif. Shop here.
In the market for area rugs, runners, or room carpeting? Tomorrow through Sunday, Rexx Rug (rexxrug.com) will be hosting a warehouse sale at its distribution center (4150 N. Western Ave.). Receive an additional 25 percent off more than 500 remnants and balance rolls, with complimentary cutting, delivery, and standard padding.
A favorite of the trade, STARK (starkcarpet.com) will be hosting a warehouse sale for the public tomorrow through November 13 in the North Shore (1849 Green Bay Rd., Space 199, Highland Park, starksale.com). New shipments will arrive daily, with savings up to 75 percent.
Tomorrow night, Cultivate Urban Rainforest (704 Main St., Evanston, cultivateurbanrainforest.com) will host an opening reception to celebrate "A Six Minute Garden,” a collection of etchings by artist Jeanine Coupe Ryding.
Join Marc J. Sievers (marcsievers.com) this Saturday at Williams-Sonoma (1550 N. Fremont St., williams-sonoma.com) in Lincoln Park as he fêtes the debut of his latest cookbook, Table for Two. Sievers will be signing copies of his hardcover tome, which includes a variety of tablescape ideas and entertaining tips for one-on-one occasions. RSVP to the free event here.
Meet Kosta Boda (kostaboda.us) artist Bertil Vallien, in town for the highly anticipated debut of his $1 million work, “Passage,” at SOFA Chicago (read more about the installation here). You can view exclusive new glass pieces on Sunday afternoon at Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home (600 N. Wabash Ave., bloomingdales.com). Enjoy brunch bites and refreshments as Vallien engraves art glass purchases.
CHILL (chill.luxehome.com) returns for its 10th annual benefit at the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, themart.com) on November 10. Sip international wines (with 150 options on hand) and savor tastings from more than 50 chefs while exploring LuxeHome’s assortment of boutiques. Purchase tickets here.