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LIQUID ASSETS A NEW SQUEEZE AN INNOVATIVE JUICING CONCEPT ARRIVES IN LOGAN SQUARE. "Our motto is a Hippocrates quote: 'Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food,' says Anne Owen, who, along with chef/partner Jared Van Camp, opens progressive juice bar concept Owen+Alchemy this month in Logan Square. Owen credits a plant-based diet with keeping her healthy throughout a hectic publishing career. Van Camp claims a similar vegetable-focused diet saved his eyesight. "I had a scare with Type 1 diabetes," he says. "Some of my past lifestyle of being a line cook and not having my health be a concern caught up with me." The pair came together on the project as the result of conversations with mutual friend Chris Dexter of Chicago restaurant group Element Collective (Nellcote, Kinmont, Leghorn Chicken). Owen and Van Camp knew exactly what they didn't want: boring blends, goofy smoothie names and nonlocal produce. Cold-pressed juices here will run the gamut from blueberry to basil, and shakes and smoothies are broken down by fruits, roots, citrus, fermented and others. Fresh nut milks are on tap, plus superfood bowls with gogi berries, kale and chia seeds. "When a recipe is done the right way and balanced by a trained chef, you can taste everything in there," says Owen. The vibrant array of goodness (delivered by staff clad in lab coatinspired uniforms by local designer Elise Bergman) pops amid the matte white brick walls and black herringbone floors in the 1,000-square-foot space. They are so confident in the concept that there are plans for a second West Loop location in the fall. "We didn't come up with this," says Van Camp. "There's been a growing movement for a long time. What you eat is just as important as any medicine you take." 2355 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773.227.3444, owenandalchemy.com CELEB SPOTTING KATE UPTON celebrated her 22nd birthday with Detroit Tigers star pitcher JUSTIN VERLANDER at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Comedian EDDIE IZZARD took in the sights on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. STEVIE WONDER lunched at karyn's Cooked, and JOHN LEGEND dined at Doc B's Fresh kitchen. KELLAN LUTZ checked into t h e James. Late-night funny frontwoman CHELSEA HANDLER feasted at Japonais by Morimoto. -Jessie Sordino VOYEUR PAINTING THE TOWN Monday, 7:34PM Pierre Lagrange and his partner, Roubi L'Roubi, are the proprietors of Huntsman, one of the great Savile Row tailors (established 1849). The Lagrange family also owns works by the great surrealist Rene Magritte, celebrated this spring by an extraordinary exhibition at the Art Institute. To mark the occasion, Huntsman threw a cocktail party at Terzo Piano, preceded by a superb private walk-through—complete with heretofore unrevealed secrets—given by Stephanie D'Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer, Curator of Modern Art. -David Zivan MEGAN HODES Gold Coast, "Supermom" "Ceci n'estpas unepipe... but it is. I'm so confused Maybe I need a Magritte-a!" PIERRE LAGRANGE London, co-founder, GLG Partners "When [we were] asked to lend paintings from Magritte, an artist who painted the most famous suits and bowler hats, I thought it was a great idea!" SASHA ADLER Lakeview, design director, Nate Berkus Associates "The exhibit was incredibly powerful and transformative— which made a cocktail in Terzo Piano the perfect antidote." CATHY BUSCH Winnetka, consultant, Sotheby's " What a special night! Stephanie's exhibition is brilliant, and it was a treat to stroll through with her. What a rock star!" KATIE DAVIES Gold Coast, president, AmWINS Special Risk Underwriters "The way she discovered the hidden painting was amazing. JOHN VERNON FORBES Albany Park, co-owner, Black Pisces Entertainment "It's been fun to discuss Magritte's sublime sartorial sense—and the dapper designs of Huntsman house!" NUMBER CRUNCH 50 That was the substantial sum, in pennies, that any of the 2 7 million visitors to the 1893 World's Fair Columbian Exposition would have paid for a souvenir taken by Charles Dudley Arnold, the event's official photographer. Today, his platinum prints fetch a far tidier sum—and four of them are the cherry on top of the Union League Club's $2.7 million restoration of its Rendezvous Room. There are two new 70-inch television sets, and a dazzling fireplace, but we can't take our eyes off those treasures, meticulously restored. Ulcc.org -DZ TRENDWATCH WILD THINGS GET SPOTTED IN FIERCE FELINE MOTIFS THIS FALL. By Isaiah Freeman-Schub 1. Black resin disc necklace, $595, at Oscar de la Renta boutiques 2. Leopard hair calf and leather zip gloves, $268, by Diane von Furstenberg at dvf.com 3. Oakley boot, $995, at Stuart Weitzman, 312.649.0090 4. Leopard-printed cowhide bonded with nappa double-breasted A-line coat, $11,500, at Gucci, 312.664.5504 5. Mini Drew bag in printed calf hair, $2,350, by Chloe at Neiman Marcus, 312.642.5900 6. Gold and onyx earrings, $352, by Dezso by Sara Beltran at dezsosara.com 7. Sunglasses, $395, by Bottega Veneta at Solstice Sunglasses, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312.274.1617 FAB 5 Dinner Is Served! THE BEST WAY TO THROW A FAB DINNER PARTY? HIRE A TERRIFIC CHEF. HERE, OUR FIVE FAVES. —Lisa Shames 1. Chef Charles Webb Clients of this globe-trotting, multilingual chef (artists, Mexican socialites, a Portuguese countessa) can’t get enough of his fresh, seasonal cuisine that takes inspiration from the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia. Chefcharleswebb.com 2. Chef Daniel A fascination with ingredients from all over the world as well as his expertise with chocolate has given chef Daniel a who’s-who list of previous clients, including John Cusack, designer Holly Hunt and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chefdaniel.com 3.Drizzle kitchen Chef Kendra Peterson gives gluten-free dining the gourmet touch as a recent French-themed, Veuve Clicquot-laden baby shower with poached salmon, toasted quinoa salad and goat cheese tartlets proved. Drizzlekitchen.com 4. My Private Chef Past clients such as Michael Jordan and John Malkovich appreciate chef Christopher Tong’s attention to detail, extensive French culinary training and his passion for top quality ingredients, including foie gras, caviar and exotic wild game. Myprivatechef.net 5. Silver Plum Finding knock-your-socks-off flavors and techniques for her bespoke menus has earned chef Elizabeth Prewitt lots of food-savvy, high-profile clients, including, over the years, a well-known White House cabinet member. Silverplumchicago.com PASSING THROUGH IN TUNE OK GO FRONTMAN DAMIAN KULASH DISHES ON LIFE IN CHICAGO AND MORE. By Joel Reese Years ago, OK Go was a littleknown Chicago rock group whose placards seemed to be pasted on every light pole in Wicker Park. Fast-forward to now, and the band has racked up roughly 500 gazillion YouTube views for their innovative, unforgettable rock videos. Singer Damian Kulash spent several years in Chicago after graduating from Brown University, and he talked to CS about his favorite Chicago rock clubs, covering Toto and how his grandfather's invention of the fish stick has contributed to the band's success. Do you have a most memorable gig? There was a New Year's Eve show, probably 2001, when we opened for ourselves. We played a set as OK Go, then the Lonesome Organist came out, and then we played a set of all covers. We played Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"; we did "Panic" by The Smiths and "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello. But the one we really loved playing was "Hold the Line" by Toto. You'd think we'd be playing it ironically, but it's actually a hard-rockin', awesome song. What was your favorite venue to play when you lived in Chicago? Definitely the Empty Bottle. We played there once a month for several years. The Metro and Double Door were good to us, but the Empty Bottle was where we cut our teeth. You've become known as the band that does the cool videos. How do you feel about that? It's funny to me—it's the most common thing we're always answering. 'Are you worried that your videos are overshadowing your music?' From my vantage point, it's sort of like asking if my dessert is overshadowing my main course. They're two parts of what we make, and to me they seem like they're mutually supportive. Your grandfathers have done some interesting things: one invented the fish stick; the other discovered a species of beetle. Any connection between that and what you've done? As a kid, all I cared about was art-y stuff. My parents never pushed me toward sports or anything like that. They never asked me why I'm not going to med school, or 'What are you going to do with that Ivy League degree of yours?' That goes hand-in-hand with the family culture of chasing your ideas. If my grandfather can invent the fish stick, I can do anything. BUCKET LIST Pattern Play Play Season after season, Gucci stuns with its reinterpretation of classic icons, such as its horsebit detail and signature interlocking G monogram. For pre-fall, the storied Italian house revamped its Diamante motif, which made its debut on luggage in the 1930s. But there’s nothing old about the brilliant palette of colors, ranging from bumblebee yellow to cheery fuchsia to deep cobalt, pictured here in a shoulder bag with drawstring closure. $1,450, Gucci – IFS MY CITY Cream of the Crop At 29 years old, Stephanie Goldfarb's plate is full. She's just back from a big win on the Food Network's America's Best Cook program, for starters. The ex-vegetarian wowed critics, ultimately winning on lamb chops judged by culinary maestro Bobby Flay. She was also recently promoted to senior associate of youth initiatives at the Jewish United Fund, where she helps teens kick-start philanthropic foundations. And in her spare time, Goldfarb hosts a bimonthly supper club in her Edgewater home, proceeds of which benefit the Chicago Women's Health Center. "I don't really cook for myself," Goldfarb says. "I want to feed other people—that's why I love cooking." Here, she dishes on her Chicago favorites. -Melissa Zmijewski Fancy Feet "City Soles (2001 W. North Ave., 773.489.2001) has some incredible shoes! They have a lot of menswear for women, like Oxfords, that I love." Get Cooking "The Wooden Spoon (5047 N. Clark St., 773.293.3190) has a wonderful selection of kitchen gear. I go there for serving and cookware. It's actually where I did the audition for the show!" Go Green "I source a lot of things locally. In the summertime, I love to get on my bike and go to the Green City Market (1790 N. Clark St., 773. 880.1266) because it's big and the variety there is incredible." Veg Out "I can't get enough of Green Zebra (1460 W. Chicago Ave., 312. 243.7100). It has smaller plates, and it's so inventive. Their ramen noodles are amazing; the farm egg is awesome; and any dessert—they're incredible!" Best Dressed "Milk Handmade (5137 N. Clark St., 773. 234.7053) has really cool dresses—I don't even wear that many dresses, but I can't resist! It's a great place to buy gifts." Go Green "I source a lot of things locally. In the summertime, I love to get on my bike and go to the Green City Market (1790 N. Clark St., 773. 880.1266) because it's big and the variety there is incredible." BOUTIQUE BUZZ What’s in Store Dress your iPad for success, thanks to Buccellati’s grand entrance into the tech arena with the Unica collection. This solid gold iPad mini case design was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s illustrations of the sun with rays beaming from 10 suns formed with dense clusters of diamonds. It’s a fitting marriage of iPad technology and the renowned jeweler’s golden technique. Starting at $476,500, 62 E. Oak St., 312.600.9224, buccellati.com >>> While you’re on Oak Street, stop into Harry Winston. You may recognize the affable Joseph Lombardo from his 18 years at Tiffany & Co. Now salon director for Harry Winston, Lombardo is excited to usher in fresh energy along with stunning new timepieces out next month. The Avenue C Mini Art Deco ladies dainty timepiece has been crafted to effortlessly drape across a woman’s wrist—in ultrafeminine 18K rose gold with 212 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.18 carats—it dazzles. Price upon request, 55 E. Oak St., 312.705.1820, harrywinston.com –Elaine Doremus SUIT YOURSELF MALE CALL STYLE-CONSCIOUS MEN HAVE A FRIEND IN BOGA. By chiara milioulis Entrepreneur Jeff Burkard sold his gift basket company, DesignPac Gifts, in 2008, but he was far from packing it in. He funneled his inventive ideas into fashion, delivering what he calls "transparent luxury" to the menswear market, culminating with the March launch of his online venue, BOGA, a one-stop shop for men looking to create a wardrobe centered on quality materials, modern cuts and versatile products. Balancing European elegance with American style, founder and designer Burkard sources some of the world's finest fabrics for his slim-fitting shirts (up to $350), luxury knitwear ($695), seven-fold silk ties ($165), Italian calfskin shoes ($425) and high-end denim ($170). "It's about trusting us as a source and knowing we have your back," Burkard says. "We're your new best friend." A best friend, that is, who sources from mills in Switzerland, Italy and Portugal, which produce fabrics like Giza 45 Egyptian cotton, silk, cashmere, extrafine merino wool and extra-long staple Sea Island cotton. Although Burkard found inspiration in luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci and Brioni, BOGA is an aggregation of these fashion houses, with the added step-by-step service of helping sartorially concerned men fashion the perfect outfit. "Shopping for men is not fun, it's a chore," he says. "[BOGA] was an opportunity to create a brand that was all about fine quality fabrics with the lifestyle of elevated casualwear." Mid-August will see BOGA design studio, previously used for by-appointment fittings, transform into a showroom lounge and retail store, complete with personal shoppers. And to top it off, look for a new line of blazers, vests and ties debuting in a fall collection this September. We can hardly wait to see what else is in store. 133 N. Jefferson St., fifth floor, 312. 801.8662, boga.com PREP TALK Borrowed From the Boys Any savvy fashionista isn't ashamed to admit that she's ducked into a men's store on occasion. GANT Rugger, with its modern takes on classic american sportswear, has been a particular favorite with the fairer sex. Having observed this gender crossover for years, the brand launches an official womenswear line this fall. The collection consists of 16 pieces to complete a wardrobe, including the perfect shirt, a baseball jacket, a tailored suit and versatile trench—a preppy marriage of his and hers. $125-$995, GANT Rugger -IFS
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