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Michigan Avenue - 2015 - Issue 8 - Winter - Sandra Lee

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PhotograPhy by Cory DeWalD (butler); Courtesy of mCa ChiCago (art); by CinDy Kurman (ixCateCo); Courtesy of the gooDman theatre (Another Word for BeAuty ) With the always-chic Friends of Conservation president, Reute Butler, at our party celebrating Van Cleef & Arpels's relaunched Cadenas watch at the fne jewelry house's Michigan Avenue boutique. I'm the kIng of the long weekend. After years spent as a travel writer on deadline hop- scotching across Europe and the Caribbean, it's my forte: I dive into the research, digging up a destina- tion's must-see insider spots and the hottest, buzziest museums a nd rest aura nt s, a nd enjoy a rapid-f ire journey while experiencing the place like a local. Fr iends who ca n keep up w it h me on one of t hese jaunts know the rules: Sit back, let me take the reins, and adventure is sure to follow. It 's a way of t ravel i ng t hat 's per fect ly i n sy nc w it h today's fast-paced world. Wit h t hat (a nd t he kickoff of winter travel season) in mind, in this issue we present a weekend's worth of expertly curated itineraries for nine of the most exciting cities in the US. From Grammy-inspired encounters in L A to the ultimate in New York luxury—not to mention the eight things every Chicagoan needs to do in the city this season—it's a must-read, go-to guide for fellow weekend travel warriors. T here a re cer t a in ly plent y of rea sons to st ick around the Windy City this winter as well: sure-to- be - sold- out st age product ions like Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival; the last performances of the Joffrey Ballet's legenda r y The Nutcracker before it s rei nvent ion by world-renow ned choreog rapher Ch r istopher Wheeldon in 2016; culinary excitement from Latin concept s like Lat inicit y a nd T he F la mingo Rum Club; and the anticipation of the cit y's frst major New Yea r's Eve ext ravaga nza, Chi-Tow n R ising. Whether you spend your winter weekends at home or away, it's shaping up to be a season with adven- tures like no other. // this issue // on my r adar 1 Warhol, Paschke, Christo, and more in the Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibit "The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen: Pop Art from the MCA Collection." 2 Soul-satisfying Latin fare like pollo en mole negro at Ixcateco Grill from mole master and former Rick Bayless protégé Anselmo Ramirez. 3 Provocative theater aplenty, from the Goodman Theatre premiere Another Word for Beauty to Shattered Globe Theatre's Animals Out of Paper. Welcome, winter: From Pop Art at the MCA to spicy Latin cuisine all around town, here are a few things I'm looking forward to this season. Follow me on Twitter at @JP_ Anderson and at j.p. anderson 30 Letter from the editor-in-Chief

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