Cover Story


Where The Experts Shop
Interviews by Barri Leiner Grant, Rebecca Little, and Jennifer Tanaka
Ever wonder where the best-dressed people in the city buy their clothes? How about where interior designers shop for themselves? We wanted to know, so we asked local experts for their best tips and top-secret sources—and we share the results here.


Belle of the Blog
by Lucinda Hahn
Three decades ago, Candace Jordan drew ogles as a Playboy centerfold. Now she is again attracting eyeballs—to her blog chronicling the city’s swank parties and charity events.

Camera Obscura
by Geoffrey Johnson
On the eve of the 20th century, a Chicago photographer named Beatrice Tonnesen became the first person to use live models in ads. So why has history forgotten her?

Spring Fashion 2010

Bounce & Float
by Stacey Jones  Photography by Brian Doben
Stretchy, zippered, and sporty designs for all the right moves

Opposites Attract
by Stacey Jones  Photography by Sean Kennedy Santos
Hard, soft. Structured, flowing. Satisfy both sides of your personality.




Five signs that Mayor Daley is running again in 2011 ARTS & CULTURE The singer-songwriter Matthew Santos tugs on our heartstrings; Pocket Guide goes prehistoric; introducing a great new hoops doc, The Street Stops Here; Billy Elliot’s toughest move, dissected; Nambi Kelley writes for the kids; the 37signals cofounder Jason Fried offers up some advice. Plus: The women behind Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex STYLE Spring fashion spectacular! Get the season’s must-have trends: clogs, denim, leather, and more. Plus: Designers still love Lolita; we gauge three adventurous runway looks.

Some lines are worth the wait; Balsan: home of the guiltiest French pastry pleasure; it’s raining bagels in Wicker Park; the ten hottest restaurants

by Amalie Drury
A-OK in River North; an ATM tip sheet for cash-only Late Bar

by David Bernstein
At 35, the brash Jimmy Jellinek is only the fifth editorial director in Playboy’s history. But can he—or anyone else—rescue Hef’s troubled flagship?

Deal Estate®
by Dennis Rodkin
A high-priced Park Tower sale, a restored LaSalle Drive house, and three new city condo projects

Outer Drive
by Jeff Ruby
One Tribune reporter’s retirement plan: a construction crane, blowtorches, and a treasure-trove of old wood

Chicago Guide®
Baseball! Maple syrup! St. Pat’s! Must be March in Chicago. See our top picks.

C-House finally makes a splash; Maxwell’s at the Club waives membership.


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