COUNTRY’S BUZZ: FEBRUARY 2023
By Megan Weisberg
By Megan Weisberg
High-end fashion from the 1980s is having a moment. Recalling a decade of ostentatious luxury, powerfully dressed women, and extravagant style is this genuine vintage Christian Dior Sheared Beaver Coat in creamy ivory. With padded shoulders, full-length flare, and silk satin lining embroidered with the original owner’s initials, the coat’s high-set lapels and rounded collar are perfect for wearing up or down. Find this coat and an irresistible array of modern and vintage fashion curated from around the globe at The Sélectionner Boutique. 22000 N. Pepper Road, Suite H, Lake Barrington.
Maribel Weisz of Antique Resources and Stephanie Sarris with Bellehaven Designs have collaborated to breathe new life into antique chairs with the aptly named Encore Collection. Luxurious, durable, sustainably sourced fabrics are selected to reupholster 100-to-200-year-old chairs by a talented team of local, woman-owned upholsterers. For more information, visit antiqueresourcesinc.com.
HERE HERE MARKET is the next-generation marketplace for true food enthusiasts and drink aficionados. The platform’s curated gift boxes and artisanal products create memorable food moments by delivering items from notable and up- and-coming independent chefs, restaurateurs, food artisans, and mixologists directly to shoppers’ doors or as gifts nationwide. You’ll find a wide variety of unique, gourmet food sourced directly from places like Stephanie Izard’s This Little Goat and Sarah Grueneberg’s Monteverde as well as thoughtfully curated food and drink gift packages including the Female Founders Collection, Crème de la Crème, Exclu- sive Restaurant Tour, Master Sweets, and the James Beard Chicago Alumni Deluxe Edition. For more information, visit hereheremarket.com.
On Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 6p.m. at the Renaissance Scha- umburg Convention Center Hotel a gala co-hosted by former Chicago Bear Wendell Davis and actress/model Amanda Booth, will be a tribute to Gigi’s Playhouse founders and innovations in the Down syndrome community. You can expect athletes from the Retired Professional Football Players of Chicago, musical guest 7th Heaven, an incredible auction of one-of-a-kind items, and more. GiGi’s Playhouse opened its first playhouse 20 years ago. Fast forward to today and there are 61 locations and startups across the U.S. and Mexico. Their 99 percent volunteer-run model serves families in 83 countries with purposeful, progressive, and free programs. For more information, and to purchase your table or tickets, visit gigisplayhouse.org/gala.