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2014 - Issue 1 - Winter

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FROM THE PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER Celebrating the holidays at our 900 North Michigan Shops Chic Holiday Suite event with Macy's media relations VP and good friend Andrea Schwartz. With my wife, Sharon, the "camel whisperer," while dune bashing in Doha, Qatar. ABOVE: With Sarah Burrows of the 900 North Michigan Shops and event planner extraordinaire Debi Lilly. LEFT: At the one-year anniversary party for Municipal with Peggy and Steve Lombardo. for service excellence. Traveling out of town always helps us appreciate what we have here, so in December we put our hotel experiences to the test on a visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Doha in Qatar! We'd heard that the hotel experience in the Middle East is spectacular, and we weren't disappointed. The staff at this palace made us feel right at home, even down to the smallest details like enjoying a copy of Michigan Avenue magazine in our guest room. I appreciate traveling for many reasons: It allows me to escape the frenetic Chicago pace and broadens my horizons, encouraging fresh perspectives and new ideas for when I return home. Above all, it reminds me of why I love the media business: Just as traveling introduces me to new experiences, our mission has always been to expose people to all slices of society, whether it is interviewing A-listers, highlighting a charitable organization, or treating Chicagoans to an exclusive event. We'll continue to honor that Follow me on Twitter tradition with a jam-packed @danuslan and on Facebook at schedule in 2014. Particularly exciting is our media sponsorship of Choose Chicago's First Bites Bash and Chicago Restaurant Week, which, from January 24 through February 6, offers great tastes at the city's can't-miss restaurants. It's the best way to highlight Chicago's unbeatable culinary scene, and I know I'll be enjoying great meals. We love championing philanthropic causes, and this winter is no different. We're humbled to serve as a media partner for Chicago House's 2014 Absolut Wrapture event. Chicago House is a prominent support system for those afflicted by HIV/AIDs, and helping to further their cause is such an honor. We look forward to seeing you at our many stops in 2014! DAN USLAN PS: On February 6, catch our first special event of the year with the opening celebration for Chicago Luxury Beds' new Lincoln Park showroom. Are you on our list? Go to to sign up for our digital e-newsletter! PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMOTHY HIATT (SCHWARTZ, BURROWS); JEFF SCHEAR (MUNICIPAL) My wife and I love staying in Chicago hotels—they're among the best anywhere and set the standard 26 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 026_MA_FOB_PubLetter_Winter_2014.indd 26 1/9/14 5:30 PM

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