“I have created a new kind of luxury experience that encourages women to explore the beauty of the pieces within a radically new environment,” says Ippolita Rostagno, Creative Director and CEO of IPPOLITA. The Italian jewelry brand has for the first time removed the traditional “behind-the-glass” boundary found in most luxury jewelers at their new boutique in 900 N. Michigan Avenue. Clients are invited to touch, try on, and experience the jewelry in an intimate way as though opening one’s personal jewelry box. As an artist first and a designer second, Rostagno believes that the craftsmanship behind her designs is as important as the beauty. There is no better way to discover this than to immerse oneself in the jewelry brand known for its organic shapes, effortless layering, and versatility.
BRAVA PURE LIGHT OVEN, HOME COOKING SIMPLIFIED
The newest revolution in the kitchen has arrived. The Brava countertop oven cooks with light—achieving a blend of speed and consistency ensuring a delicious meal every time with no tending to while it cooks. Wi-Fi connected and controllable through its companion app, the Brava cooks by ingredient or pre-programmed recipe. New features and new recipes are continuously rolled out directly to the oven, and with its eight plus countertop appliances in one, you can sear, roast, bake, air-fry, dehydrate, slow-cook, toast, reheat and keep warm. Saving time for busier than ever home cooks, all with the touch of a button. brava.com
GOURMET POPCORN BAR OPENS
Family-owned, Popcorn Bar, recently opened in downtown Barrington with a celebratory ribbon cutting organized by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. With 40 different flavors to choose from, including jalapeno ranch to dark chocolate sea salt “there’s something for everyone,” says co-owner Dawn Kramer. Popcorn Bar is located at 117 S. Hough Street in Barrington, 847-387-4070, popcornbar.co.
Today’s view of wellness is far too often fragmented, focusing on specific symptoms rather than the whole person. In Vibrant, Barrington’s Dr. Stacie Stephenson introduces readers to a new and empowering way of looking at health. Beginning with basics such as the truth about the best diet, the critical role of exercise in vitality and longevity, and the importance of human connection, Vibrant also dives deeper to give a holistic picture of health and how to achieve it. Providing helpful breakdowns on supplements, detoxification, and how to think about disease, this is much more than just another wellness book—it’s a new way of looking at health as something each person can control for themselves, rather than something that happens to them. A recognized leader in functional and integrative medicine, Stephenson has helped thousands during her almost 15 years in private practice and now as Chair of Functional Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America by focusing not on treating disease, but on creating health by giving individuals the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration they need to do so for themselves. For more information, visit vibrantdoc.com/vibrant-book/.