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
Find your place in the sun with these sleek acetate frames from the brand-new Chicago-based company. Designed by Blake Kuwahara and made in Vernon Hills, each of the 12 styles in the inaugural collection are named for a Chicago thoroughfare (the frames above are dubbed “Halsted”). Starting...
Giuliana Rancic takes us to Wonderland with her latest collection for HSN, inspired by “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” in theaters May 27. The whimsical florals are perfect for summertime — we especially love the Perfectly Mad skirt (above, $79.90). Pieces start at $39.90; Hsn.com
A local astronomer and University of Chicago professor, Wendy L. Freedman, swept a prestigious recognition for her advancements in science at the Women’s Board of the Adler Planetarium’s luncheon at The Drake Hotel (140 E. Walton) May 12.
Get your summer style in ship-shape for Vertigo Sky Lounge’s (2 W. Erie) Yacht Club Summer Launch event May 13 (8 p.m.) Sip Absolut Elyx cocktails and Perrier-Jouët Champagne on the outdoor patio and dance to beats from DJ Captn20 and DJ Sean Strange to kick off the season. Here, we’ve put together...
Come Memorial Day, pools will open and beaches will be packed — but while we finish fine-tuning our summer bod, we’re not quite ready for swimsuit shopping in public. Here, we peg four online retailers with stylish suits at every price.
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