Even the most devoted fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald may be surprised to find out that the Jazz-Age scribe was once a client of Tiffany & Co. There isn’t a record of exactly what he bought, but it’s possible that he commissioned the esteemed jeweler’s wares for beloved wife Zelda — or perhaps he was imagining how they might look draped across the elegant, high-society characters in his famed novel, The Great Gatsby.
Ladies are lacing up their wardrobes, sporting one of fashion’s most feminine trends. A far cry from grandma’s doily or Austin Powers’ flamboyant sleeves, modern lace is a sleek, no-frills statement. From chic black to eye-popping color, there’s no wrong way to wear it. When it’s time to accessorize, skip the big jewelry, which will interfere with — or worse, snag on — the fabric’s intricate pattern.
It’s got heartbreak and scandal, sex and violence and centuries-old roots — but for some reason, opera’s also got a bad rap. “Unfortunately, there’s a pervasive belief that opera is expensive, exclusive and geriatric,” says Minka Bosco, president of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Young Professionals. “But the truth is, opera’s funny. It’s dramatic; its plotlines are scandalous, and the sets and costumes are wonderful. For me, it’s really the best of all art forms brought together.”
Planning your wedding? Don’t miss the weekend-long Brideside event, held at the 900 North Michigan Shops April 5-7. Try out a slew of ideas, perfect for any wedding style. Sip mimosas while sampling sweets from Vosges Haut-Chocolat and shopping bridesmaids dresses, get glam with hair and makeup styles courtesy of Epoch Salon and styling by Jessie Sheehan of evolve, and jump start a workout routine with a Lululemon yoga class. Brought along your groom-to-be? There’s even a Dude Den, where guys can scope out their own big day duds.