THE BUZZ: AUGUST 2023
By Dustin O’Regan
By Dustin O’Regan
Table lamps are having a moment. For your desk, we love the GOODMAN TABLE LAMP. Handsome and chic, it showcases the simplicity of conical shades with refined details, and definitely displays classic elegance. Exploring pared-down silhouettes through metal and paper, the lamp’s designer, Thomas O’Brien, focuses on elegant accents like graceful long link chains and the pivots on articulating arms. Rediscover the beauty of table and floor lamps and light it up at the Circa Lighting showroom in Hinsdale. circalighting.com
As the Official Jeweler of the Chicago Cubs, CD PEACOCK has the in on special access for clients. The venerable jewelry house is offering one of these special couples the chance to celebrate their engagement at Wrigley Field. Winners will receive two gameday tickets to a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field during the 2023 season. Two pregame access passes to watch batting practice before the selected game. A congratulatory message on the Wrigley Field video board during the selected game. And best of all, an engagement photo session on the field day of the selected game to commemorate your engagement season, summer, the Chicago Cubs, and the joy of it all. Enter and read the terms and conditions at cdpeacock.com.
SOLEIL TOUJOURS Clean Conscious Set + Protect Micro Mist Sunscreen SPF 30 is the hands-down favorite sunscreen of the summer. A 70%+ organic, sunscreen face mist with hyaluronic acid, vitamin c and vitamin e to protect and hydrate the skin, and set your makeup, in one step. This super fine, reef safe mist is the perfect final step of your daily skincare routine. Finish your look with totally clear, weightless, and water-resistant sun protection. It’s not greasy at all and adds absolutely no white cast. Keep it with you for effortless SPF reapplication throughout the day. This mist feels like your favorite setting spray and protects your beautiful face. soleiltoujours.com
Smeraldina natural artesian water originates from Sardinia, an island known for its natural beauty, its ancient traditions, and its high number of centenarians. The water’s source is located in Gallura, far from major cities, industries, and other pollution sources, and where the air is made clear and fresh by steady winds. Smeraldina originates from deep within the heart of a mountain considered sacred by the ancients: Monti di Deu or the Mountain of God. The brand’s rare balance of minerals is preserved throughout the production and bottling process at a state-of-the-art bottling plant in Sardinia. Smeraldina was recently voted the best still water in the world among 100 entries at The Berkeley Springs International Blind Water Tasting, the world’s most prestigious water tasting featuring brands from all five continents. Taste the award-winning Smeraldina for yourself. For more information, visit aquasmeraldina.it.
Rizzoli has published a wide-ranging book on the timeless, elegant interiors of the versatile Frances Elkins, the grande dame of early 20th-century design. Ahead of her time, Elkins became a successful decorator who by the early 1930s had reached the top of her profession. Working throughout the United States, Elkins brought an international perspective and architectural sensibility to her work. Her social circle included couturière Coco Chanel, arts patron Misia Sert, and painter Salvador Dali. Showcasing never-before-published material, Scott Powell’s Frances Elkins: Visionary American Designer includes more than 60 interiors illustrating her outstanding sense of color and her gift for mixing periods and styles—from her early work on the Monterey Peninsula to the North Shore estates she designed with her brother, renowned architect David Adler, to homes for film star Edward G. Robinson and banking heiress Celia Tobin Clark. With images by top photographers of the day as well as newly commissioned images of extant Elkins interiors, this volume will serve as a revelation and inspiration to fans of design. For more information visit, rizzoliusa.com.
The Memorial Building was built to honor Hinsdale Residents who served in our wars and as a tribute to those brave soldiers that did not return home. This historic landmark is the centerpiece of our Village and has served as our natural front lawn for nearly 100 years. In 1927, funding for this notable project was based almost solely on donations from fellow Hinsdaleans. Today, the community is once again coming together to help renew and restore the Memorial Building Historic Plaza & Roof Railing. Be a part of Hinsdale history with your donation. villageofhinsdale.org
On view through September 10 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art in nearby Glen Ellyn, the WARHOL 2023 exhibition features more than 200 original works and photographs by the iconic artist, including 94 works comprising “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection” and a collection of 150 Warhol photographs and original works from College of DuPage’s Permanent Art Collection. Visitors can experience Andy Warhol’s life in over 11,000 feet of exhibition space that features interactive exhibits, recreations, and videos created exclusively for this show including a historical exhibit, Kids Pop Art Print Factory, Studio 54 Experience, Central Park-inspired outdoor area, and Silver Clouds installation. A series of on-site events including lectures by internationally renowned authors and Warhol experts, workshops, concerts, and more will take place throughout the exhibition’s run. warhol2023.org
Venezuela-born Dubhe Carreño is a Chicago artist, ceramics professor, and former gallerist who opened a new showroom and studio in Lake Forest. Carreño’s primary goal is to offer her clients a space where they can experience both a finished curated collection of art and design as well as a closer and intimate look at the creative process. This Quiet Dust Ceramics Showroom regularly features artists with the common goal of creating beautiful, hand-crafted, ethically-made objects that celebrate the importance of making your living space unique, functional, and beautiful. The name “This Quiet Dust” comes from an Emily Dickinson poem and serves as a metaphor for the human condition; we are impermanent in our physical form, yet our true self is transforming and everlasting. Likewise, Carreño notes “this clay can be transformed from dust to become that which holds our sustenance.” Visit the showroom to acquire the perfect little something and gain a special insight into creativity. thisquietdustceramics.com
Lake Forest’s The Gallery is a creative space that houses artists and arts organizations in a range of media including culinary art. A recent addition to the calendar is the Summer Happy Hour hosted on its newly updated courtyard patio. Each week The Gallery releases a new menu featuring small plates and drink specials, bringing back some of the fan favorites and adding perfect summer eats like the Grilled Octopus with red dragon glaze, kimchi potato cake, and peanut relish. thegallerylf.com
Luxury wellness brand LYMA has introduced LYMA Skincare. Powered by Genolytic ™ technology, this patented and formulated technology addresses the eight mechanisms of aging. In just 30 days, this two-step protocol formulated with an 80:20 ratio of actives to water has been proven to improve signs of aging. LYMA Skincare Serum and Cream Starter Kit are available on LYMA.life.
Last August, Swedish car manufacturer, Koenigsegg unveiled their newest model—Jesko, which for more than $2.8 million dollars could be yours. Founded in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a world leader in the engineering and manufacturing of ultimate-performance megacars and cutting-edge mobility technologies. This summer, the Koenigsegg Regera set a new world record for homologated production cars by rocketing to 400 kmph (249 mph) and then completely stopping in just 28.81 seconds. Going from zero to 249 mph back to zero is considered the best test of a vehicle’s acceleration, speed, and braking abilities. koenigsegg.com.
Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, Picayune Cellars is a small winery dedicated to making wines of outstanding quality. French native Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf, owner and winemaker, set out to make wines that are approachable while still embracing the intensity of California fruit. “I sit down, taste, and blend until I think this is the wine I want to share with my friends and family,” says Weinkauf. “Picayune is a labor of love.” picayunecellars.com
Renowned fashion and lifestyle editor Blue Carreon presents a captivating glimpse into the equestrian world of the Hamptons, a place cherished by horse enthusiasts. In his luxurious book, Carreon, an avid equestrian himself, showcases the glamorous and exclusive equestrian lifestyle that intertwines with the breathtaking landscapes of the Hamptons. From idyllic barns and upscale stables to magnificent mansions and modern beach houses with stunning views, Equestrian Life in the Hamptons takes you on a journey through the region’s picturesque hills and townships. Carreon delves into the hard work behind the sport, capturing the thrill and danger of galloping hooves, the joy of victories, and the frustrations of falls. The book explores the evolution of equestrian culture in the area from a historical perspective, offering insights into the design of stables, tours of barns and tack rooms, and showcasing equestrian-inspired fashion and interiors. Alongside interviews with wealthy weekenders, the book features stories of those who have dedicated their lives to their equine passions and the equestrian way of life. For more information, visit imagespublishing.com.