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Chalk Boutique Fall Fashion Event

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.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse Mini-Review

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

Midwesterner Homebuyers Slow to Get Federal Tax Credit

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

Carson Pirie Scott Fall Trendevous Fashion Event

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.

“Picture This” Event with the American Society of Interior Designers

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.

Fall Couples Makeover

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