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FASHION Backstage Party

March 23, 2006 – Chicago magazine celebrated the Spring 2006 edition of Chicago FASHION on March 23, 2006 with “Backstage.” More than 200 guests were transported to the backstage of a fashion show, complete with models dressing on raised platforms, a Green Room for VIPs, and a giant painting of the issue’s cover. Advertisers took to the catwalk flaunting fashions for spring. Photos by Randy Belice and Bridget Cicenia

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Features 2008?By James L. MerrinerBarack Obama calls himself “a skinny guy with a funny name.” But some Democratic faithful hope to call him something else come 2008: “Mr. President.” Although the new senator rules out a run for higher office before 2012, the Obama-for-president boomlet won’t go away. Our reporter explores how the scenarios could … Read more

On Wine

With massive re-equipping made possible by European Union membership grants, Spanish wineries are cranking out stellar modern red wines that also preserve the best of past traditions-paralleling the revolution in Spanish cuisine. A few of the delicious values I’ve uncorked recently: From the Navarra region, Bodegas Nekeas’ 2003 Vega Sindoa Tempranillo-Merlot blend ($6) is a … Read more

The Best of Naperville

With a stellar selection of specialty shops, a wide variety of restaurants (be it one-of-a-kind dining experience or an old Chicago favorite), and a lively lineup of attractions that includes a children’s museum, a re-created frontier settlement, and one of the world’s biggest carillons, Naperville has something to offer both its longtime residents and fun-seeking weekend visitors.