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Fun Gifts To Stuff Those Stockings

Good morning! Hopefully you’ve gotten all your Christmas shopping done by now. I have and I did it without ever having stepped foot into a brick and mortar store. I seriously did all of my shopping online this year. All of it. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was. No crowds, no picked over merchandise and best of all, no rushing. All of my gifts arrived when they were supposed to and those from Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom were even gift wrapped. I also ordered gifts from Net-A-Porter and Shopbop and was equally impressed with the presentation...

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The Lasker Estate

I’ve always considered myself truly blessed to live in a town that is so rich in history. For instance, just a short walk from where I live is the former manor home of the late advertising magnate Albert Lasker. Built in the 1920s, the magnificent estate sat on nearly 500 acres of land and included its own championship golf course. Golf legends Jimmy Farrell and Bobby Jones played the course, with Jones calling it one of the top three courses in the country. It’s an amazing little piece of my own home’s history – that Farrell and Jones may...

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A Home For The Ages

I could feel this bewitching Lake Forest estate casting its spell over me from the moment I stepped beneath its suspended iron canopy. To call this Howard Van Doren Shaw masterpiece breathtaking would be an understatement, as every nuanced detail of its ten-thousand square feet is not only pristine, but exquisite in its design and décor. Shaw, the famed architect who designed this manor home in 1909 for a prominent grain and stock trader, did so in the refined English Arts & Crafts style that he is renowned for. The historic property has all the grace and charm of its...

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