Locavores, rejoice! The season’s perfect presents—from fine jewelry to modern furniture—were made or designed right here in Chicago. For everyone on your list, buy something from home for the holidays.
The young but prolific Chicago photographer previews his latest work—and new book—at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
WRAP STARS: The perfect presents—unusual, covetable, affordable, and cool—for everyone on your list
GETTING WARMER: Bundle up with a mix of cashmere, wool, leather, and fur—in unexpected cuts and up-to-the-minute colors
Scuba-inspired looks, electric color, yellow stones, floral fusion, luscious lace, and more
We polled reviewers, contributors, and foodies around town for this list of favorite dishes in 40 city neighborhoods and suburbs. Launch the photo gallery by clicking on one of the thumbnails below.
THE BUDGET LOVER’S GIFT LIST: Our favorite items to give in 2010—all under $40
GREATEST GOODS: This year, the mood is shiny, piney, happy, and bright
BEAUTY SCHOOL KNOCKOUT: Seventies-style threads are strutting down the runways, and we’re jonesing for the jewels to match
AUTUMN RENEWAL: When we announced our first couples makeover contest, several enthusiastic pairs responded. We chose Brandi Davis and Neil Meredith, two hard-working South Loop professionals who wanted to look a little less “nerdy” (their word, not ours). Our ace style team gave them a head-to-toe consult and came up with two looks—plus new dos—that show off this couple’s fun-loving side