Secret Source: Pagoda Red Founder Betsy Nathan's Chicago Go-tos

By Michigan Avenue | September 12, 2019 | People

Pagoda Red founder Betsey Nathan divulges her Chicago go-tos and more.

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Photo by Allison Knotts/courtesy of Pagoda Red

WHO Founder, forager and creative director, Pagoda Red (1740 W. Webster Ave., 773.235.1188)

HOME ’HOOD Highland Park. “Living on a ravine is like living in a landscape painting. It’s a natural playground for me, my husband and our four boys. We enjoy hiking it to the lake in the summer and sledding it in the winter.”

GO-TO SPOTHot Chocolate (1747 N. Damen Ave., 773.489.1747) is close to Pagoda Red, and chef/owner Mindy Segal always has something local and delicious. Her burger is great.”

GRAND FALL PLANS “During EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 19-22), we’ll be hosting a collaboration with artists from Beijing and gallerists from New York. We’re also taking a canoe trip in the Canadian Boundary Waters with our boys.”

FALL FASHION ESSENTIAL “Pink python boots with gum rubber soles”

CURRENT OBSESSION “Jumpsuits. I’ve been loving my chic one by The Row. I also found a superpackable one at Patagonia in a performance fabric. I lived in it while exploring local embroidery in Guizhou, China, this summer.”



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