The Michigan Avenue team shares insights and insider tips about the hottest home décor, auto, and hotel finds in Chicago right now.
RANDOLPH STREET MARKET Mark your calendars for the weekends of February 25–26 and March 25–26 and prepare to do some digging at this Fulton Market District treasure trove favored by celebs like Sophia Bush, Nate Berkus, and artist Nick Cave. Insider tip: Check the market’s website for discounted admission, season passes, and more. 1340 W. Washington Blvd., 312-666-1200
LAKE FOREST SPORTSCARS Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Bentley… if the highest of high-end automobiles is your passion, this place is your paradise. Car impresario Rick Mancuso leads the team at this 70,000-square-foot facility, which offers a full range of services from auto sales and financing to maintenance and a driver development program for budding racers. 990 North Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, 847-295-6560
LOEBER MOTORS A family-owned Chicago auto institution since 1936, Loeber is a premier Windy City name in Mercedes-Benz and Porsche dealerships. Located on an expansive 80,000 square feet on the city’s far northwest side, Loeber provides financing, car service, and a selection of hundreds of new and used luxury vehicles. 4255 W. Touhy Ave., 888-211- 4485; Porsche: 7101 N. Lincoln Ave., 888-882-3507
LUMINAIRE From lighting and storage to indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories, this luxury furnishings company with a showroom brings some of the world’s finest and most forward-thinking design to the River North gallery district. 301 W. Superior St., 312-664- 9582
SHERATON GRAND Set on the Chicago Riverwalk within strolling distance of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier, this 1,200-room hotel scores with an indoor heated pool, on-site Shula’s Steak House, and views of the lake, river, and city skyline. 301 E. North Water St., 312-464-1000
NEXT APARTMENTS The latest luxe rental tower to hit the Chicago market, this 310-unit, 28-story project from industry vets Fifield Realty Corp. boasts luxe features like an outdoor pool, spa, and sun terrace; gaming arcade; and a state-of-the-art fitness club with indoor/outdoor yoga studio—all in a prime River North location. 347 W. Chestnut St., 312-361-3199