Instruments for Professionals

October 4, 2006 – Breitling hosted 20 of its top clients to a three-hour hands-on cooking class at The Chopping Block in the historic Merchandise Mart. This night of education and exploration allowed guests the unique opportunity to receive instruction led by expert Chopping Block chefs in an intimate environment. Plymouth Gin, the exclusive spirits sponsor, featured Gin n’ Sin signature cocktails to complement the evening’s recipes.

Third Annual Jayson Home & Garden Shopping Event

October 12 2007 – Chicago magazine and the Goltz Group hosted more than 150 guests to “The Third Annual Jayson Home & Garden Shopping Event.” Attendees received an extra ten percent off all purchases made throughout the evening, including items already discounted for the Fall Custom Upholstery Sale. As guests shopped, they enjoyed delicious wine and a beautiful buffet provided by Blue Plate.

York Furrier 75th Anniversary

October 18, 2006 – Chicago magazine helped to celebrate York Furrier’s 75th Anniversary with an event on October 18, 2006. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails while browsing the exceptional collection of furs and fine outerwear. Raffle tickets were sold throughout the night for chances to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the raffle and a portion of sales throughout the holiday season benefited the Lizzadro Museum of Lipidary Art in Elmhurst, IL.

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Features The A+ Teamby Dennis Rodkin and Amy RaineyWe crunched data on more than 1,740 Chicago-area public elementary and middle schools to name the 115 best. We also compiled a list of 25 topflight private schools. Been Up So Long, Looks Like Down Too Me by Dennis RodkinSlower sales, flattening prices? It’s not as bleak … Read more

That Sinking Feeling

When Matt and Sarah Adess moved into their Wicker Park condo in 2000, they didn’t realize they were buying intoa six-year nightmare. A cautionary tale about new construction gone terribly bad

Deal Estate Condos – October 2006

Nostalgia Nation Developers of Rainbo Village pay homage to the site’s sentimental past Illustration: courtesy ofMetropolitan Development Enterprise UptownFrom $256,900 to $752,900 Developers of the five contemporary buildings going up at Clark Street and Lawrence Avenue have christened the project Rainbo Village-not because of the structures’ colorful exteriors, but in tribute to the Rainbo Roller … Read more

Deal Estate – Topping the Charts

This year’s roundup of the highest prices paid for homes in the metropolitan area shows that the Gold Coast deserves its name Photography: Chris Guillen WinnetkaSale Price: $8.1 million In 1832, the chief economic enterprise in the burgeoning settlement of Chicago was John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company. Nearly 175 years later, the Near North … Read more

Press Boxing

Jay Mariotti says he doesn’t play by jock rules, referring to Chicago sports media. Read more about how he’s dealt with the critisism from both the sports media and athletes.