“First Wives Club” Hits the Second City

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Photo by John Reilly Photography. Jewelry courtesy of Cy Fredrics Jewelers in Glenview.

Christine Sherrill is no stranger to the Chicago stage. This Je Award-winning actress has worked in some of our best theatres, including the Goodman, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, and Northlight Theatre. But when she faces the audience on the opening night of “First Wives Club” at the Oriental Theater, it

What Stylish Men Will Be Wearing This Spring

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Bid farewell to the perhaps overwrought, overthought men’s styles of springs past: For 2015, the look is confident, casual—and sexy. Shoulders are softer; jackets are unlined for ease of movement. Colors are subdued—gentle khakis and beiges—with bold florals to keep the look bright and current. The spring vibe overall is “a little more approachable,” says

7 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Saturday, March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s a day to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. This day has been observed since 1910, when a woman named Clara Zetkin proposed the idea at the Second International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. She thought there should be a day when women in every

Investor Tips from Susan B. Noyes on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”

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Susan B. Noyes, Founder of Make It Better Media and the Tech Mamma Lounge, was a guest on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday, Feb. 27 and explained that she remains bullish on and strongly invested in tech stocks. Computers, mobile devices and the leading companies that interface with them have simply become too ingrained in

5 Things to Do: March 6-8

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Start your weekend off right with a wine and beer tasting in Winnetka that has a little something for everyone. Then, spend your Saturday at Westfield Old Orchard discovering the hottest looks for spring or prom. On Sunday, stop by a community fair that’s all about going green before seeing a new adaptation of “The

Working the Line: 7 Restaurant Cooking Classes Worth Checking Out

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There are dozens of places to sharpen your culinary skills in this gastronomically obsessed city—from cooking schools to cooking parties—but what better way to master the art of fine cuisine than to learn from the maestros themselves? We rounded up some of our favorite restaurant cooking classes to take you out of the classroom and

How To Plan For Spring When It’s Still Snowing

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The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, will soon take over the Festival Hall of Navy Pier—filling it with 24+ life-sized gardens, daily culinary demonstrations, 30+ gardening and floral design workshops, 60+ educational seminars and more. With so much to do, we know it can be a bit overwhelming to plot your ideal

Convito Cafe’s Conchiglie with Potatoes, Green Beans & Pesto

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Pesto is a versatile, delicious sauce that can be a cozy winter warmer-upper, or it can be a spring/summer refreshing cool-down. Kind of like the weather in our crazy Chicagoland spring, which is hopefully around the corner! Either way, if you like basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil, you will love this dish and

Do Green Gardening

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The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is getting serious about going green. Last issue, we shared some advice on how to be more eco-friendly in the garden, including harvesting rainwater, avoiding harmful pesticides and repurposing planters. Here are three more tips to be a greener gardener! 1. Recycle your waste. After a day in the

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“First Wives Club” Hits the Second City
By Julie Chernoff

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What Stylish Men Will Be Wearing This Spring
By Lisa Bertagnoli

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7 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day
By Maura Flaherty

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Investor Tips from Susan B. Noyes on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”
By Meghan Streit

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5 Things to Do: March 6-8
By Anna Carlson

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Working the Line: 7 Restaurant Cooking Classes Worth Checking Out
By Rachel Brown Kulp

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How To Plan For Spring When It’s Still Snowing
By Chicago Flower & Garden Show

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Convito Cafe’s Conchiglie with Potatoes, Green Beans & Pesto
By Convito

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Do Green Gardening
By Chicago Flower & Garden Show