Wright auction house and gallery is gearing up for a massive, headline-grabbing sale of all things Eames, and the doors are open now until the April 8 sale to preview the 133 lots of furniture, models, photos, and ephemera... Read more
Our top five picks for things to do this week: Black Lips at Logan Square Auditorium, Hannibal Buress and Kid Sister at the Hideout, Frank Gehry at the library, and more Read more
March 16, 2010 --- Chicago magazine, the Palmer House, and Cindy Burns hosted a party for 150 guests to celebrate Candace Jordan’s “Belle of the Blog” story in the March issue of Chicago magazine. Guests toasted Candace while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Lockwood Restaurant and Bar at the Palmer House Hilton. Read more

Just as we were closing our annual second-homes issue, Tereasa Surratt’s book, A Very Modest Cottage arrived in the mail. (Actually, it arrived in an adorable metal vintage-looking picnic basket.) The book chronicles the moving and rehabbing of a small cottage that Surratt and her husband transported to Sugar Creek, Wisconsin, from Beardstown, Illinois. We featured the cottage in our last second-homes issue . The book, which Surratt designed herself, is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. It has great tips for how to thrift and junk your way to domestic bliss; it also makes for one Very Charming Coffee Table Book.

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The Chicago location of Beauty Bar, the national chain of salon-themed lounges beloved by scenesters from Brooklyn to San Diego for its $10 martini-and-manicure special, officially opened its doors last Thursday in the old Sonotheque space. Our photographer checked in when the night was still young and the nail polish was still wet—the manicure deal runs from 5 to 11 p.m. most nights—with DJs Skyler and Kid Color... Read more