Kate Stahl | October 27, 2011 9:30 amChicago's most stylish interior designer, Kara Mann, has gained national notoriety for her edgy-chic aesthetic, which translates just as beautifully to her residential projects as it does on her petite frame, which is most often enhanced by a pair of sky-high Loubs. In short: the girl knows how to dress, both a room and herself. Since opening her design firm in 2005 — the Kara Mann showroom (119 W.Read More
Kate Stahl | March 23, 2011 8:03 amIn just a couple short weeks, I'm expecting my first baby, a little girl who my hubby and I have decided to name Mae after my great-grandmother (don't worry: awesome editor Rebecca Taras will be bringing you all the best of Chicago every day while I'm out bonding with my little lady). As you can imagine, children's clothes have taken on a whole new level of importance in a mind that was previously only obsessed with styles that came in grown-up sizes. But meeting native Chicagoan Lindsey Berns (shown left) last week gave me the best of both worlds.Read More
Kate Stahl | March 3, 2011 8:00 amThirty top restaurants and 500 (!!) wines? Sounds like my kind of event. And on Friday, June 17, it will be happening at Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town, taking place at the Field Museum (1400 S.Read More
Kate Stahl | February 4, 2011 8:02 amOn Friday, 14-year-old Style Rookie blogger and Oak Park native Tavi Gevinson (who's been featured in the New York Times and The New Yorker and has inspired high-end designers including Rodarte) is heading to Chicago to be a guest on live chat show The Interview Show hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave., 773-227-4433). The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 at the door.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 25, 2011 8:00 amTalk about a powerhouse lineup of lady chefs! To celebrate the sixth anniversary of Hot Chocolate (which really does have the best hot chocolate in town), chef Mindy Segal has enlisted six of the best female chefs not only from Chicago, but from around the country, to participate in one must-attend dinner event.
Avec's Koren Grieveson, Girl & the Goat's Stephanie Izard, Naomi Pomeroy of Portland's Beast (a Food & Wine Best New Chef 2009), Missy Robbins of New York's A Voce (a Food & Wine Best New Chef 2010), and Celina Tio, a former Iron Chef contestant and chef at Kansas City's Julian, will all join Segal on Feb.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 21, 2011 8:01 amTwo of my favorite eateries, Avec and Mana Food Bar, which both strangely have interiors that look a bit like saunas (see Avec, above, and Mana, below), recently announced new menus for Winter. I love any excuse to visit them again, and a lavender-scented rabbit terrine and Brussels sprouts with miso mustard are calling my name!
Avec (615 W.Read More