ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 3 - May/June

Michigan Avenue - Niche Media - Michigan Avenue magazine is a luxury lifestyle magazine centered around Chicago’s finest people, events, fashion, health & beauty, fine dining & more!

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...WITHOUT WHOM THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE MAY/JUNE 2013 keith huff Credentials: A writer based in Chicago and LA, Keith Huff has written for Mad Men and House of Cards and has developed original pilots for HBO, AMC, and DreamWorks Television. Huff's play A Steady Rain opened on Broadway in 2009 starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Behind the story: "Can't wait to work on Big Lake Big City with David Schwimmer ["David's Direction," page 100] and Lookingglass. Schwimmer is a brilliant director, a real theater lover, and has a wicked sense of humor. He's the perfect guy to helm this crazy, new play—set in Chicago, of course." Chicago loves: "Snow and subzero wind chills. They don't have any of that in Los Angeles!" jayni chase billy rood Credentials: Chicago-based fashion photographer and film director Billy Rood specializes in cinematic and ethereal imagery. His artistry has attracted clients like Burberry, David Yurman, Jenny Yoo, Kate Spade,, Moët Hennessy, Vera Wang, and others. Behind the story: "These women ["Real Chicago Beauties," page 110] have accomplished so much, and they all have great smiles. Making people laugh and open up is the best way to capture someone's true essence, and all the women were so lovely to shoot. I couldn't stop laughing with Alicia Roman; every time I needed her to smile, I would just have to say 'puppies' and she would die laughing. Everyone had a great sense of humor, and they were fun to play with." Chicago loves: "The architecture, people, and food. It's a beautiful city with no hype, less talk, and more work and appreciation. You won't find anything like it." Credentials: Jayni Chase, an adviser to the USGBC Center for Green Schools and NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Green Schools Working Group, has helped advance environmental education for more than 24 years. Behind the story: "I hope that youth and adults change the way they interact with the environment ["Learning to Be Green," page 54], ultimately promoting fully integrated sustainable practices in their communities." Chicago loves: "Some of my favorite people live in Chicago, and I love enjoying good food with them at Henri. I always feel as though I'm on a studio set; it's so clean compared to NYC!" jay pridmore Credentials: The author of Sears Tower: A Building Book from the Chicago Architecture Foundation; Chicago Architecture; and Design and Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center, Jay Pridmore has also contributed to Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Dwell, and other publications. Behind the story: "[Willis Tower] is not just impressive because of its height—it's one of the largest commercial buildings in the world ["Lofty Landmark," page 104]. When you're close to it, you realize it's a really, really large building and can appreciate just how massive it is." Chicago loves: "Finding vintage pulp-fiction editions in used bookstores like Bookworks near Wrigley Field." 24 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 024_MA_FOB_Contribs_MayJune13.indd 24 4/16/13 10:58 AM

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