September 30, 2010- Chicago magazine and Chalk Boutique in Evanston partnered for the 2nd annual fall fashion event. Chicago magazine contributing fashion editor, Stacy Wallace-Albert, hosted the evening’s event. The exclusive VIP party featured light bites, a wine tasting sponsored by E. & J. Gallo winery, and a presentation by guest designer, Chris Benz.
Matty Moore and David Flom, two steak-house vets with 40 years of combined local experience, are about to enter the meat fray. Our question, as always: How will you stand out from all the other steak houses in Chicago? “The push will be for the powerhouse women players,” says Moore, who read in Crain’s that … Read more
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported in June that only about 27 percent of homebuyers in 2009 who were eligible for the $8,000 federal tax credit had filed claims by late February (the most recent data available). At 25.9 percent, the Midwest was slightly below the national average, but Danielle Hale, an NAR research economist, … Read more
THE MONEY PIT: When a South Side couple agreed to restore a “house of the future” from the 1933–34 world’s fair in exchange for a free long-term sublease, they had little idea how thoroughly they—and their savings—would be absorbed by the past
September 18, 2010- Guests were invited to Carson Pirie Scott at Yorktown to revel in fall’s emerging trends with Chicago magazine, contributing fashion editor Stacy Wallace-Albert, and International Fashion Designer, Victor Alfaro. Attendees enjoyed a tasty breakfast bar, a private shopping experience, and exciting runway show. Guests also took home gift bags filled with Carson’s gift cards and coupons to use towards a new fall wardrobe.
September 22, 2010 – Chicago Home + Garden magazine teamed up with the American Society of Interior Designers to present “Picture This” at The Chopping Block in The Merchandise Mart. Amid hor d’oeuvres and cocktails, readers received free, in-person design advice from ASID designers. Guests brought photos of their spaces for the professionals, who sketched out possible solutions to each reader’s design dilemma. Guests also enjoyed a brief presentation by ASID president Joan Kaufman on the benefits of hiring a professional designer.
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MASTER PIECES: An art project for architecture’s sake
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
Grand Avenue will be closed to traffic from Damen Avenue to Wood Street this weekend for Design Harvest, a street fair focusing on home furnishings, mostly of the vintage or handmade variety.