From hundreds — thousands! — of hours spent fishing, quiet line in the still water (despite his super effective hand-tied flies), Kevin Eichinger, 30, brother of Splash Managing Editor Elle Eichinger, learned the value of patience.
The idea of “balancing career and family” is outdated — now, that’s just called being a mom, no “working” modifier needed. Still, though, motherhood means different things to different people, and these five creative, stylish women, all of whom have children 8 and under, prove there’s no one way to define it — and definitely no common set of rules to follow.
Our hot pick for summer travel is this scarf from Chicagoan Roberto Alvarez, with a built-in inflatable neck cushion, hidden zipper pocket for travel documents and snap-down privacy cloth for napping during the flight. Now that’s consolidated packing. $150; Robdechi.com
Steppenwolf always enlists the best. The theater company’s latest production — a casual lobby bar — is no exception: They’ve teamed up with culinary powerhouse Boka Restaurant Group, design star Karen Herold of Studio K and Grip marketing and design firm for the café, set to open later this month. 1700 N. Halsted; Front-bar.com
Chicago has always been a stellar summertime city, with popular neighborhood festivals, outdoor concerts and a bounty of al fresco dining. But while the amenities in the heart of the city have shone, activities along the waterfront have paled in comparison. Not so any longer: New additions, updates and in-the-works plans are making Chicago’s waterfront — both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River...