The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates Kerry James Marshall’s vision with a massive retrospective, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, on view until September 25, 2016.
There are architectural boat tours, and then there’s the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise, the best of them all. Not just because it passes through some of the richest architectural landscape in the world, but also because each of the docents is a passionate expert on their city,
Visitors who travel by foot will be rewarded with the discovery of delightful little neighbourhoods tucked within the Chicago’s bustling whole.
Englishman Nick Jones continues the expansion of his Brit-pack-cool Soho House with openings across Europe and North America.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: When Charlie Trotter’s opened 25 years ago, the Windy City was still a town known primarily for its dirty politics, smoked meats, and stockyards. Almost single-handedly, the then-28-year-old chef fomented a foodie revolution, not only in Chicago, but throughout the country.
Tiffany. For some, that single word conjures images of diamonds. But to decorative arts aficionados, it suggests a world of colour, as in the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The son of the man whose emporium came to signify Fifth Avenue at its finest, Louis Comfort Tiffany combined an artistic sensibility with a keen commercial instinct.
Le Labo’s nine City Exclusive scents pay tribute to specific cities where Le Labo shops are found, and are only available in the city they’re named for—until now. Le Labo has released the full City Exclusives collection online and in its various boutiques worldwide, so you can stock up on your favourite scent without the added airfare.
For those who know their way around the better lobbies of the world, there is an immediate tell when entering an Ian Schrager property: a timbre of studied hubbub, the orientation of expertly feng shui-ed chairs, the hip restaurant to the left, the hipster lounge to the right. There’s even a specific scent.
I can almost hear the clatter of hooves against the cobblestones as my ride pulls into the grand courtyard of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago (formerly the Elysian Hotel). It’s only my imagination, though, as I’m in one of the hotel’s Lexus town cars and not a horse-drawn carriage, but such is the evocative nature of the hotel’s grand design.