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Charter Oak Winery: Bringing Old World Charm to Modern Day Wine

Robert Louis Stevenson once said that wine is bottled poetry. Hidden in the heart of Napa Valley in St. Helena rests the modern day poet, Charter Oak Wines. Touted as being the “most original, old-world,” winery of some 500 wineries … Continue reading

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DIFFA/Chicago Presents 2012 Dining By Design Celebration

DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) has announced their annual Dining by Design event celebration will take place Nov 1 – 3 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Dining by Design pairs leading designers with table hosts in a one-of-a-kind table installation exhibit. … Continue reading

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The Chicago Tribune Announces 2012 Literary and Heartland Prize Winners

The Chicago Tribune has honored Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, with this year’s 2012 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize, an award that has also been bestowed to Arthur Miller, August Wilson and Joyce Carol Oates, among others. Wiesel’s contributions to literature includes more … Continue reading

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Award Winning Designer, Frank Ponterio, Interviewed by Traditional Home Magazine

Our very own award winnning Frank Ponterio was recently interviewed by Traditional Home for his participation in the Simply Magnificent: A Showcase of Homes, which took place in April and May at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Magnificent Mile. As part of the … Continue reading

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ASID 2012 Design Excellence Awards Call for Entries

Entries are being accepted now through June 22 for the ASID Illinois 2012 Interior Design Excellence Award Competition. The competition is open to all ASID and IIDA Illinois Chapter Members and registered interior designers in the state of Illinois. This year, for … Continue reading

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Chicago Forward: The Status of Women in Chicago — Tomorrow June 6!

Don’t miss tomorrow night’s fantastic Trib Nation Chicago Forward event at Chase Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here:  Full details below:

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Albini’s Veliero Bookshelf Comes Back to Life at WPA Chicago

On May 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., WPA Chicago will host a special, educational event and reception in honor of Fondazione Franco Albini’s legendary bookcase, the “Veliero,” which was originally created by the Italian designer in 1940 as … Continue reading

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