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Open House: Interesting people, good food and spectacular decor at Dave and Jeremy’s holiday party

Open House: Interesting people, good food and spectacular decor at Dave and Jeremy’s holiday party

When I received my invitation to attend the dinner party my friends Dave and Jeremy hosted at Dave’s Lakeview apartment recently, I marked it on my calendar and went about my business.  What I didn’t do was worry about it in any way, shape or form, which felt very nice.  For example, I didn’t once […]

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Open House: Al and Sue’s

Open House: Al and Sue’s

During a recent gathering of friends at the Drake Hotel’s Cog d’Or bar, Richard Norton Gallery’s Susan Klein Bagdade held out her wrist and asked me if I could discern which of the three light green bangle bracelets she was wearing was made not from Bakelite but from a non-flammable version of Celluloid called cellulose […]

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Open House Dinner Party: Decorator Dave and Jeremy’s subterranean supper club

Open House Dinner Party: Decorator Dave and Jeremy’s subterranean supper club

The typed invitation for Dave and Jeremy’s most recent dinner party, which I attended last Saturday evening, advised guests to be punctual and to wear comfortable shoes, and I arrived as instructed to find his spectacular apartment filled with a very attractive, cosmopolitan crowd of people speculating about Dave and Jeremy’s machinations anxiously as they […]

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Open House: Andrew’s upstairs addition

Open House: Andrew’s upstairs addition

When Danish modern furniture dealer Andrew Hollingsworth needed space for an office, he bought a studio apartment one flight up, using a stunning lucite staircase to connect the two units.  Light-filled and functional with lots of storage, the office addition is ideal for working.  Enjoy.

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Open House: So long Andrew Hollingsworth

Open House: So long Andrew Hollingsworth

Well there’s no easy way to say it, is there?  Danish Modern furniture authority and dealer Andrew Hollingsworth has decided to leave Chicago for California’s sunny shores, specifically San Fransisco, a kind of fairy tale city in my mind where it’s bright every day and foggy every night and the streetcar bells echo through the […]

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Open House: Anne’s Place

Open House: Anne’s Place

It’s too bad Anne Stebbins will soon be moving out of her one bedroom Lincoln Park condo, because it’s just about the perfect size for one person with a small entry, a plus chair-sized bedroom and a long, narrow living room that flows into a separate dining room situated off the kitchen.  Anne, an artist […]

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Open House:  Mikey and Brian’s Yo Soy Brunch

Open House: Mikey and Brian’s Yo Soy Brunch

Whether they’re preparing a meal, planning a dinner party or selecting the tunes, today’s Open House stars Mikey and Brian are all about mixing it up.  When I arrive, Mikey quickly introduces me to the guests before leading me to the kitchen where Brian prepares Chinese-Mexican fusion, which will be a staple offering of their […]

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