Month: May 2022

This month, we borrowed a word from our profile feature and selected juxtaposition as our theme. Juxtaposition is a contrast of one thing next to another. In photography, you would see it as the contrast of light and dark. On our cover, the way Arthur Zards is specifically lit in the face while his body is largely in the dark. We are using the light as an opportunity to feature his face…his creative mind…the focus of our piece on him.

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These days there are apps to track your sleep, manage your money, find your car, choose your wine, and get a ride. What will they think of next? According to buildfire.com, there are 2.7 million apps available to download on the Google Play Store and 3.6 million in the Apple App Store. In celebration of men everywhere, here are ten apps your gent will rely on daily (and they’re great for everyone!).

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The ultimate Guy’s Night Out starts with an iconic location steeped in history, while also offering modern-day, luxurious touches in downtown Chicago. Built in 1893, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is an extravagant Venetian-Gothic style building designed by the well-known, Chicago-based architect Henry Ives Cobb. It once served as a private club to the elite, and its founders included AJ Spalding of Spalding Sporting Goods, Marshall Field of retail empire Marshall Field and Company, and Cyrus McCormick of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

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Tearooms often conjure nostalgia for a simpler time, and two local women are innovating the notion with experiences that boast lush ambiance and gourmet goodies, reminiscent of high teas enjoyed in generations past. They are here to remind everyone to make the time to ‘take tea.’

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Kitchens are the ‘heart’ of the home. And, a quality range provides literal warmth to this heart, and as such, it is often the appliance piece people are most willing to invest in. Naturally, kitchen range needs vary per household.

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Growing up in Naperville, I was exposed to many opportunities to play organized sports. Every brother and sister of mine played either baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, or football. In fact, a couple of my sisters played volleyball at the collegiate level. Sports was a natural part of our upbringing and one we did not consider a privilege.

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