A look at the unique creative oasis dreamed up by Joey Cacciatore
The Lacuna Artist Lofts in Pilsen is the vision and personal project of Joey Cacciatore. Cacciatore’s father, a Chicago real estate tycoon, purchased the building in 1985, and what was once the world’s largest macaroni factory has now been transformed into a multipurpose cultural arts center and venue.
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Many business deals are sealed over meals at these exclusive spots
This modern steakhouse has its own butcher, dry-aging meat locker and offers meat-free items that are unlike the typical options at other steak-heavy establishments in town. If you forego the rib eye, try the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with a saffron broth and roasted beets.
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Where to eat, what to do and where to stay in the Windy City
See the best of what this city has to offer, from foodie-favorites to perfect weekend escapes. We’ve gathered together the chicest hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping destinations for every type of trip. There are low-key lakeside activities on the North Shore and family-friendly activities for kids. You’ll also find nightlife ... More
Graff Diamonds Chicago celebrates its ten-year anniversary with an astonishing collection of never-before-seen pieces
Only a select few jewelers can stand the test of time, and it’s more than clear that Graff is at the pinnacle. Involved in every stage of the jewelry-making process, Graff pushes the boundaries of innovation and excellence.
“I’m extremely proud of the achievements of Graff Chicago, our Midwest flagship store,” ... More
Relax in comfort and style at these exclusive spots
Blow by Blow 67 Oak Street blow-by-blow.com There are few more luxurious indulgences than getting a blowout. And this new salon makes it affordable: a shampoo, blowout and style cost $35. Stylists are also available to perform fancier coifs and updos, and the well-priced basic ... More
Barre Bee Fit 435 North LaSalle Street barrebefit.com Barre Bee Fit's Ariana Chernin and Jillian Lorenz first bonded over a shared passion for fitness. Now they've got their own army of fans thanks to their signature class— a 60-minute sweat fest that earned them a ... More
See where to shop for everything from clothes to accessories
AP Shop 14931 Lakeside Row, Lakeside apshop.blogspot.com Along Chicago's nearby Red Arrow Highway, a don't-miss spot is AP Shop, a store owned by former Barneys visual director Ariane Prewitt and packed with a constantly changing display of finds: linen bags and handmade leather shoes from Mexico, ... More
Here are the top places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner like a local
Alinea 1723 North Halsted Streetalinearestaurant.com Founded by Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas in 2005, Alinea features a seasonal tasting menu that offers between 18 and 22 courses. Be sure to make a reservation for this Michelin three-star restaurant—the tables fill up quickly!
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