Meet Heiji Choy Black, the mother of four who helped discover Virgil Abloh
If “having it all” is an art, Heiji Choy Black is a master; the entrepreneur and tastemaker lives in a dream apartment overlooking Lincoln Park with her husband (hedge-fund manager Brian Black) and four kids, while serving on the boards of some of Chicago’s best cultural institutions. But like any ... More
Buccellati has updated its presence on Oak Street in Chicago
It’s hard to believe, but Italian jewelry house Buccellati has had its home on Oak Street for almost three years now. Though its ornate two-level boutique in the former Esquire Theatre space—with walls covered in Italian silk, hand-carved paneling and a stunning Venetian chandelier—was in great condition, it recently underwent ... More
Stop in these three stylish stores for all of your fashion and interior design needs
We didn’t know much about the Parisian jewelry line Les Néréides before it opened its first U.S. store right here in the Loop. But upon stepping inside the charming space, we were hooked on the bold brooches, flirty necklaces, conversation-starting earrings and other fun and colorful costume baubles. “We chose ... More
The upscale home furnishings company celebrated the opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at The Three Arts Club
On September 30, top influencers from the worlds of art, design and entertainment celebrated the grand opening of RH Chicago, The Gallery at the Historic Three Arts Club, Restoration Hardware’s latest design destination. The celebrity-studded event—which benefitted The Art Institute of Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Children’s Choir—featured delicious ... 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
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
There have been hints of an Oak Street/Gold Coast revival over the past two years, and it's finally in full swing.
In October, Emporio Armani (25 E. Oak St., pictured left) opened, featuring a sweeping staircase and two stories of black and silvery space to house the big brand's diffusion line for men and women.
Lanvin (116 E. Oak ... More