The Art Institute of Chicago offers both creative connoisseurs and the merely curious a way to make the season bright.
Jon Kelley is quite literally a man on the move. Two weeks into his latest gig as the host of WFLD-Channel 32’s “Good Day Chicago,” Kelley is still finishing his relocation from San Francisco, meaning his day is divided between furniture shopping, waiting on the cable guy and hosting five hours of live television each morning.
I have a party trick that’s better than pulling a rabbit out of hat, and it still makes my guests go “ooh” and “aah.” It’s a real crowd pleaser, not only for its stunning appearance but also for it’s painless prep time. It’s the one and only charcuterie platter.
The Cosmopolitan. The Straight-Up. The Mai Tai. The Manhattan. These aren’t just cocktails anymore — they’re styling options at Drybar Chicago, a salon with a pithy motto: “No cuts, no color, just blowouts.” Opening today at 1611 N. Sheffield, Drybar has all but cornered the market on the blowout; since founder Alli Webb launched the spot in LA in 2010, the concept has, well, blown up, spawning 35 locations in cities like New York, Dallas, San Francisco and San Diego.