July 22, 2010- PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill, humane organization hosted the 8th Annual Beach Party on Thursday, July 22 at Castaways Boathouse at North Avenue Beach. This year’s event had more than 500 people and dogs in attendance, making it one of Chicago’s largest pet-friendly social gatherings. Presented by Associated Publications and North Community Bank, this year’s Beach Party was the most successful to-date, raising nearly $225,000 for homeless pets! Read more
July 15, 2010- Guests gathered to learn the hottest trends in kitchen layouts, tile, faucets, and countertops, and how to keep it all clean in the busiest spot in the home. Chicago Home + Garden’s evening of great design featured Jan Parr, Editor of Chicago Home + Garden, and design Experts from the Community Home Supply store. Read more
If the pace of the city has you stressing, consider a break in Mount Carroll (about two-and-a-half hours from the Loop). This isn’t a one-stoplight town—it’s a no stoplight town. Its one-street, cobblestone business district just 10 miles east of the Great River Road Bike Trail, is home to several... Read more
July 28, 2010 - Chicago magazine kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration with the “Best of Chicago” event on Market’s Rooftop Lounge to honor the 2010 August issue’s editorial honorees. The winners and their guests enjoyed delicious bites by Market along with specialty cocktails by Don Julio, Ketel One Oranje, and Stella Artois. Dick Babcock, editor-in-chief, recognized and congratulated all the winners in attendance. Winners received a commemorative “Best of Chicago” plaque and photo with publisher and general manager, Rich Gamble. Read more
July 21, 2010 – Chicago magazine partnered with the Kohler Store and the Kohler Water Spa to present “The Bold & The Beautiful,” women in Chicago. The five ladies honored were: Candace Jordan, Catie Keogh, Linda Novick O’Keefe, Laura Schwartz, and Mindy Segal. Read more
Summer in Michigan’s Harbor Country is a no-brainer: Al fresco concerts, restaurants, beaches, boats, wineries, and galleries define the Michigan shoreline from Michiana to Sawyer. Here’s a quartet of lakeside events and attractions worth the drive this weekend... Read more
I was just in Crate & Barrel this weekend to shop for bathroom accessories and stumbled across these fantastic dog beds... Read more
If you’re a golfer, you probably already know that the 92nd Annual PGA Championship runs August 9th through 15th on the Whistling Straits course at the Kohler Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin. Got $79,000 to burn? You might be able to still get a skybox overlooking the breathtaking 18th hole... Read more
List Price: $1.95 million
The Property: On a Kenwood block of very substantial historical homes is one relative youngster that, on the street side at least, tries to fade from view. Three decades ago, the architect James Nagle, designed the house... Read more
This morning my friend Jenny IM'd me on Facebook to ask, "I wonder if there's any vodka left at Lillie's Q?" Yep, it was that kind of night. More on Lillie's Q in a minute. Our spree began with cocktail hour on the patio at Eno, the InterContinental Hotel's wine, cheese and chocolate lounge... Read more