People ask me all the time how I’m able to adhere to such a strict schedule. Don’t I ever want to just throw the white flag in the air and crawl under my blankets? The short answer? Of course I do. The longer answer? Well, let’s just say I have a very strong loyalty to a little something called accountability.
Luxury labels: Alexis Cozzini, owner of former Gold Coast boutique Sarca, swings open the doors to her new showroom, Citizen Stone, Nov. 11. With a carefully curated selection of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings, the lofted space should be your one-stop shop for style. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1440 N. Dayton, (312) 624-9062. (Above: a Lele Stackable Bangle available at Citizen Stone)
Long before we started snapping restaurant dishes and posting on social media — and more than a hundred years before the artful photographs of Nathan Myhrvold’s “Modernist Cuisine” set a new standard in food photography — what and how people ate figured as a rich focus for American painters.
For Rene De Leon, launching The Dawson was a completely new challenge. “The type of food here is different,” explains the executive chef of the new River West restaurant. “I’ve been at Michelin-starred restaurants for most of my career — I need to figure out how to use what I’ve learned to make this a cool place and a special place to come at the same time.”
Mingling at the Wit Hotel (201 N. State) with their respective friends on a rainy evening in July 2009, Holly Haskell and Matthew Fitzhenry struck up a casual conversation. The two soon recognized their considerable chemistry, and spent the rest of the evening party-hopping together.
Friday Night Fever swept the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 E. Delaware) Nov. 1 at the Service Club of Chicago’s Studio 123 Gala. Nearly 400 guests donned their best ‘70s-esque black-tie garb (think sequins, teased hair and jumpsuits) for the Studio 54-inspired bash, joining co-chairs Darby Hills, Heather Farley Ingram and Nina Mariano to celebrate 123 years of giving.