What Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson and Other Celebrities Are Reading

What Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson and Other Celebrities Are Reading

We’re always looking for that next great read, and some of the best recommendations actually come from Instagram, where celebrities are using social media to share their favorite books with millions of followers. Here are some recommendations from just a few of our faves. Reese Witherspoon A photo posted by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Jul

Should You Consider a Private Jet Over a Commercial Airliner?

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Photos courtesy of Sentient Jet.

Not just for movie stars and dignitaries, it turns out private jet travel can sometimes make the most sense for business travelers, families, couples, and people with pets. Just think how luxurious it would be to avoid standing in long check-in and security lines at the airport, waiting for luggage or scrambling to make a

99 Days of Summer 2016: August–Labor Day

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Chicago Air & Water Show (Photo courtesy of City of Chicago.)

The sun is beginning to set on another Chicago summer, but there’s still plenty to do before fall officially begins. Aug. 1: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Guided Interior Tour 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park Take a guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s home, or click here to discover additional tours of Robie House,

5 Things to Do: July 29-31

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Photo courtesy of the Glencoe Park District.

If you’re not heading to Lollapalooza (where Evanston native Jessie Arlen, stage name iDA HAWK, will perform songs she co-wrote with GriZ on Friday night) this weekend, say goodbye to July with a movie at Ravinia and a wine tasting in Winnetka instead. Families also won’t want to miss a kid-friendly show, workshop or sand sculpting

Where to Donate: A Handy Guide

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Photo courtesy of Bernie's Book Bank.

Ready to get organized and rid your home of the clutter? Whether you’re cleaning out your closet or bookshelf or updating your furniture, don’t just toss those items — donate them and make a difference to one of the many local organizations in need. Here’s our guide to where to donate throughout the North Shore

Chicago’s Best Live Music in August (Plus Spotify Playlist)

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam (Photo by Danny Clinch.)

End your summer on a high note — literally — with Chicago’s must-see live music in August. Don’t miss the hot summer playlist too.  Tall Heights Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Aug. 1 The Boston-based progressive folk duo of singer/guitarist Tim Harrington and singer/cellist Paul Wright deliver understated yet harmoniously emotive music. Their upcoming album “Neptune” arrives Aug. 19,

The Cool Ways Cards Against Humanity Founders Make a Difference

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Photo by Heather Leszczewicz.

Over winter break in 2008, eight Highland Park graduates birthed the brainchild that would become Cards Against Humanity, an irreverent-bordering-on-offensive party game that has since become one of the most popular games on Amazon. Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof, Max Temkin and Eliot Weinstein are all presumably quite

18 Recipes for All Your Garden’s Vegetables and Herbs

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Left photo courtesy of The Little Epicurean. Center photo courtesy of Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Right photo courtesy of Garnish With Lemon.

In June, your backyard garden is tidy rows of plants with tiny green buds. Come July or August, those plants are usually overflowing with the fruits (and vegetables and herbs!) of your labor. Don’t let all of those tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and basil leaves wither on the vine. Here are some delicious recipes that will

Better Makers: Lincoln Park Zoo Ball Raises $1.35 Million

Chairman of the Board of Trustees John Ettelson, Women’s Board President Kim Theiss, Zoo Ball Co-Chairs Lisa Genesen and Christine Tierney and Lincoln Park Zoo President and CEO Kevin Bell.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees John Ettelson, Women’s Board President Kim Theiss, Zoo Ball Co-Chairs Lisa Genesen and Christine Tierney and Lincoln Park Zoo President and CEO Kevin Bell (Photos by Violet Dominek at John Reilly Photography)

The 39th annual Zoo Ball: Penguins in Paradise took place July 15 at Lincoln Park Zoo, raising $1.35 million. The money raised from the zoo ball “will be applied to the Women’s Board’s leadership commitment to support Lincoln Park Zoo as it continues to transform its physical landscape, providing state-of-the-art exhibits that inspire connection.” The theme

What Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson and Other Celebrities Are Reading

What Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson and Other Celebrities Are Reading
By Anna Carlson

Sentient Jet (interior)

Should You Consider a Private Jet Over a Commercial Airliner?
By Wendy Altschuler

Chicago Air & Water Show

99 Days of Summer 2016: August–Labor Day
By Anna Carlson

Glencoe Beach

5 Things to Do: July 29-31
By Anna Carlson

Bernie's Book Bank

Where to Donate: A Handy Guide
By Olivia Ellis

Pearl Jam

Chicago’s Best Live Music in August (Plus Spotify Playlist)
By Lyndsey Havens for Valslist

Cards Against Humanity

The Cool Ways Cards Against Humanity Founders Make a Difference
By Jessica Suss

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18 Recipes for All Your Garden’s Vegetables and Herbs
By Meghan Streit

Chairman of the Board of Trustees John Ettelson, Women’s Board President Kim Theiss, Zoo Ball Co-Chairs Lisa Genesen and Christine Tierney and Lincoln Park Zoo President and CEO Kevin Bell.

Better Makers: Lincoln Park Zoo Ball Raises $1.35 Million
By Heather Leszczewicz