Better Makers: Auditorium Theatre Fall Gala Raises More Than $355,000

Auditorium-Theatre

Auditorium Theatre, a national historic landmark (Photo by James Steinkamp.)

Auditorium Theatre welcomes some of the biggest names in entertainment every year, and is also home to Chicago’s beloved Joffrey Ballet. On Nov. 3, the theater hosted its 2018 Annual Fall Gala, chaired by Lou and Jill Raizin and Lew Collens and Lee Ayers. The evening featured a cocktail reception at the Palmer House Hilton with music by

9 Best Candy Stores in Chicago to Satisfy Even the Most Sophisticated Sweet Tooth

9 Great Candy Stores for Your Sweet Home Chicago

Allow me to state the obvious: Candy ain’t just for kids. As a matter of fact, I’d argue that the majority of candy — and the plethora of candy stores that have cropped up in the past decade — aims squarely at the over-21 crowd. Sophisticated tastes (think buttery toffee flavored with curry and coconut,

Where to Ski, Snowboard and More in the West

On With the Snow: Where to Ski, Snowboard and More in the West

Squaw Valley (Photo by Matt Palmer.)

Powder has arrived. It’s time to grab your gear and hit favorite backcountry, bowls and bunny slopes. So where to start? We’ve got the season’s 411 on three stellar resorts, including a sky-high milestone anniversary in Squaw Valley, the lure of big air via Brian Head’s rebranded terrain parks, and a five-story adrenaline rush inside Aspen

Weekend 101: Dec. 14-16

Weekend 101: Dec. 14-16

The holiday festivities continue with family-friendly events in Chicago, Brookfield, and Rosemont; shopping in Evanston and Chicago; and much more. Jinglefest Dec. 15 Chicago Chicago French Market’s Jinglefest features free photos with Santa, a balloon twister, more than 30 vendors selling holiday gifts and food, and special deals and treats. Holiday Sip and Shop Dec.

8 Great California Wines to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

8 Top California Wines to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

In the wake of the devastating fires that struck Northern California’s wine country last year, the region was quick to remind potential tourists that one of the best ways they could help was to continue to support California wineries and winemakers by buying California wines and continuing to bring in tourism dollars. This holiday season,

Real Estate: 5 Stunning High-Rise Homes on the Market in Chicagoland

Real Estate: 5 Stunning High-Rise Homes on the Market in Chicagoland

From elegant historic apartments to ultra-modern dwellings, these hot high-rise listings in Chicagoland offer something for everyone. 2550 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago $2.595 million This building offers the grandeur and character of yesteryear in a brand-new package located steps from shopping, restaurants, and recreation. “This remains one of the most sought-after buildings in Lincoln Park

Vote for Your Favorite 2018 Gingerbread House for Charity

Vote for Your Favorite 2018 Gingerbread House for Charity

On Dec. 8, Make It Better and A. Perry Homes hosted the 2018 Gingerbread Home Building for Charity event. Kids showed off their creativity as they built their best gingerbread house, and now you get to vote for your favorite. The winner will receive $250 to donate to the charity of his or her choice. See all

Better Makers: Artists Set Up Interactive Pop-Up Studios in Support of Lake County

Lake County: Marrett Taylor, Alicia Cressey, Sarah Back

Marrett Taylor flanked by LCCF host committee members Alicia Cressey and Sarah Back at The Lake County Community Foundation Warehouse Art Party. (Photos by amyBcreative.)

The warehouse at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff was transformed Nov. 10 for stART Something Lake County, an interactive evening of art and philanthropy. The warehouse art party marked The Lake County Community Foundation’s (LCCF) 15th anniversary and continued efforts to raise awareness of local needs and funding for the Robert F. Reusché Operating

2 Can’t-Miss Foodie Events Bring Chicago’s Top Chefs and Restaurants Together for a Great Cause

Jean Banchet Awards (All photos by Soda Fountain Photography.)

Two of Chicago’s premier food-focused events are on the horizon, and there’s still time for you to take part — and to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. First up, on Sunday, Jan. 13, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents the Jean Banchet Awards celebrating the best of Chicago’s restaurants, chefs, and sommeliers. It will be

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Better Makers: Auditorium Theatre Fall Gala Raises More Than $355,000
By Anna Carlson

9 Great Candy Stores for Your Sweet Home Chicago

9 Best Candy Stores in Chicago to Satisfy Even the Most Sophisticated Sweet Tooth
By Julie Chernoff

On With the Snow: Where to Ski, Snowboard and More in the West

Where to Ski, Snowboard and More in the West
By Bekah Wright

Weekend 101: Dec. 14-16

Weekend 101: Dec. 14-16
By Anna Carlson

8 Top California Wines to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

8 Great California Wines to Bring to Your Holiday Parties
By Mimi Towle

Real Estate: 5 Stunning High-Rise Homes on the Market in Chicagoland

Real Estate: 5 Stunning High-Rise Homes on the Market in Chicagoland
By Tate Gunnerson

Vote for Your Favorite 2018 Gingerbread House for Charity

Vote for Your Favorite 2018 Gingerbread House for Charity
By Make It Better

Lake County: Marrett Taylor, Alicia Cressey, Sarah Back

Better Makers: Artists Set Up Interactive Pop-Up Studios in Support of Lake County
By Emily Stone

2 Can’t-Miss Foodie Events Bring Chicago’s Top Chefs and Restaurants Together for a Great Cause
By Julie Chernoff