Haute Couture at the Chicago History Museum

On display through August, 2017, the Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibit, Making Mainbocher, is a peek at the life and work of Main Rousseau Bocher, an American fashion designer with significant ties to the Windy City. Main Bocher grew up on the city’s West Side, attending John Marshall High School and the Lewis Institute (now Illinois … Continue reading Haute Couture at the Chicago History Museum

Dear Lincoln Park Conservatory: I’m sorry I ignored you for 15 years…

Most days I feel comfortable saying that I’ve seen pretty much everything my home city has to offer. I’ve been to the tourist traps and the holes-in-the-walls. I’ve ventured to all corners of the city, and after 15 years in Chicago I thought I’d pretty much nailed down what to do and what not to … Continue reading Dear Lincoln Park Conservatory: I’m sorry I ignored you for 15 years…