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  • Face fixes for the hottest months of the year

    The dead of summer is not my favorite time of year. I live in Chicago, so hot days are an exciting rarity. It's freezing for about seven months out of the year, and then there are another two to three that are somehow not the climate you expect them to...
  • Vegetarian meals: Ideas?

    Vegetarian meals: Ideas?
    Q: Hubby is dieting by eating vegetarian as often as possible. It's been a week, and he is getting bored quickly. Do you have any recommendations for some vegetarian dinner meals that are nutritionally complete, and are not simply variations of chili?...
  • Eastern floral prints can work for winter or spring

    As we learned from frosty fashion icon Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada," florals for spring are not groundbreaking. Florals for January would be groundbreaking, if you didn't feel like an idiot wearing them. But for example, the temperature...
  • Your 2013 fashion checklist

    Your 2013 fashion checklist
    For the new year in 2012, I gave you, the world at large, a list of 10 style resolutions. You didn't follow them. I saw just as many wrinkled shirts, ill-fitting pants, drab cardigans and too-revealing tops in 2012 as I did in 2011. I love the idea of...
  • What we know about 'Divergent' filming in Chicago

    What we know about 'Divergent' filming in Chicago
    We know "Divergent" — the futuristic sci-fi flick starring Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") and directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless") — will begin filming entirely on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West...
  • Riccardo Muti takes on German, Austrian masters, con brio

    Riccardo Muti takes on German, Austrian masters, con brio
    A Riccardo Muti residency at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is never entirely about making music. In this second of three season-ending weeks, for example, the music director has gone from directing a Verdi chorus at a riverfront park in Chinatown, to...
  • Fact: Fashion is out to get you

    Fact: Fashion is out to get you
    Sure, you look fabulous, but the folks behind the style steering wheels don't give two shakes about your comfort. If you're following my advice about how your clothes should fit then hopefully that won't happen, but I bet you didn't know that preventing...
  • Color of the year takes us to emerald city

    Every year, I marvel that it is an actual job to choose the color of the year. That's right. The color of the year. Forecasters at Pantone, an entire institute responsible for analyzing the hues that literally color our world, select the one shade...
  • Where's the date on the bottle?

    Where's the date on the bottle?
    Q: I have noticed while shopping that a few wine bottles did not have a year listed on their labels. Because I like to store wine according to its vintage, this is frustrating — and puzzling too. Could you clarify this? —Jan Truty, Schaumburg...
  • Ice wine: Older is better?

    Ice wine: Older is better?
    Q: I have a 2008 German Eiswein, and I haven't had it stored in a refrigeration unit since I got it. I was wondering if it is still good to drink. I have had the bottle stored upright in a dark cabinet that stays room temperature. Does it only need...
  • Tips for shopping responsibly

    Tips for shopping responsibly
    Q: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...
  • Wasting a tail?

    Wasting a tail?
    Q: We like to splurge once in a while and have 8-ounce lobster tails. Because they are so expensive at the restaurant we wait until they are on sale at our local market. We put the frozen tails in boiling water then simmer for 7-8 minutes, remove them...