Ay Chiwowa’s Billy Dec and director of marketing Meghan Goulette stopped by Splash last week to drop off a big bottle of Casa Dragones tequila. We can’t wait to hit the new hot spot to sample some of their house-kegged cocktails and tacos.
Classic bungalows are a Chicago staple — and an affordable housing option. If you’re looking for a home with comfort, quality construction and decent square footage — minus the high price tag — consider a classic bungalow. Combining thoughtful design, sound construction and affordability, the American version of this home flourished in the early 20th century, and remains a great value today — especially in Chicago. Our city is a bungalow bastion thanks to former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who lionized the dwelling in 2000 with his Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative, which is still in place to help spur sensitive restorations of the structures.
Lunchtime was made merrier at Splash last week, when chef Vincent Colombet — along with his publicist, Liz Kores— dropped by with a basket full of French baguettes and delicious fillings. Colombet, the brains behind French bakery La Boulangerie, set up a station in the Splash intern area and whipped up baguette sandwiches such as The Spanish (serrano ham, manchego cheese, fig and almonds), the Caprese (greens, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, housemade pesto, balsamic glaze and basil) and the Wisconsin (greens, grilled chicken, brie, apple butter and avocado). We’ve found a new favorite lunch spot. Merci beaucoup, Liz and chef Vincent!
It’s almost spring-break season, and there’s nothing more appealing than the idea of skipping town and recharging with a stylish sabbatical. From road trips to cross-country flights, Amy Tara Koch — style expert, “Windy Cindy Live” and “Today” contributor and acclaimed author — shares her favorite weekend escapes, chock full of the hottest shopping, dining, cultural activities and even some time at the spa.
Dispatches from our Chicagoan in Hollywood, Liz Crokin: Rihanna and Chris Brown are making it no secret that they’re back together and totally in love. The couple were spotted together all over Hollywood during Grammy weekend, hitting exclusive parties — and they didn’t refrain from the PDA. This may be a hard pill to swallow for some people, considering the fact that he physically assaulted her on the night of the Grammys four years ago. But many in her inner circle are happy about the reunion, including her family.