ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 5 - September

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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F ront Runners Cindy Crawford graced the cover of the inaugural Michigan Avenue in 2008. High Five ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2008, MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE MADE A HEAD-TURNING DEBUT. BY BEA BRITTAN I n the fall of 2008, the winds of change swept through Chicago. Illinois Senator Barack Obama was in the thick of a historic presidential election; Mayor Richard M. Daley spearheaded a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics; the Trump Tower soared into the skyline; and the first issue of Michigan Avenue hit stands. Supermodel Cindy Crawford graced our inaugural cover wearing Oscar de la Renta, and the magazine's glossy pages featured more than 30 boldfaced contributors (including Gillian Flynn, Mariel Hemingway, and Bill Maher) saluting the city they loved and helped forge. Inside, Michelle Obama proudly declared, "I am a girl from the South Side of Chicago"; Oprah Winfrey shared a "Windy City" edition of her favorite things (among them lakeshore sunrises and RL); and Bill Zehme recounted the Magnificent Mile's journey from simple street to perfumed epicenter of possibilities. The magazine's official launch party on September 20 welcomed Chicago's most fabulous—from Crawford and singer-songwriter (and future Michigan Avenue cover star) Michelle Williams to film critic Richard Roeper and actor Terrence Howard—for an evening of style and celebration. Since then, the magazine has seen a whirlwind of star-studded covers, events filled with the city's biggest tastemakers, and countless pages devoted to the people who so graciously give back to the Chicago community. And as autumn returns, our original mission remains: To captivate, celebrate, and connect the people who make the Windy City such a dazzling place to live. MA 16 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 016_MA_FOB_FR_Sept13.indd 16 8/7/13 12:35 PM

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