The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation’s House and Garden Tour on Sunday, September 23 will focus on the legacy of architect Stanley D. Anderson and the development of the Deerpath Hill Estates with “Stanley Anderson at the End of the Estate Era—Inside and Out.” The annual walking tour will feature homes designed by Anderson and will culminate with a reception at the home Anderson lived in himself. Anderson is best known for his “Country Georgian” style. He had a tremendous impact on Lake Forest residential and commercial architecture during his 38 years at the helm of Stanley D. Anderson and Associates. Over the next 60 years, this firm was responsible for more than 30 public and commercial buildings and nearly 200 fine residences. The tour serves as the primary fundraising event for the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation, with proceeds used to continue the educational, advocacy, and preservation work of the Foundation. The tour is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 with a reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For ticket information and reservations visit lfpf.org or call 847-234-1230.
Rebuilding Puerto Rico
As natives of Puerto Rico with family still living on the island, Lake Forest sisters Sofia Perez Westmeyer and Astrid Perez Piccolo felt compelled to step up and do something last September when they watched two devastating hurricanes tear through their homeland within a span of two weeks. The destruction from Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma made Puerto Rico’s food system one of the most fragile in the world, increasing food imports to more than 90 percent. “We wanted to do more than give people a handout,” explains Westmeyer. “We wanted to give them back their livelihoods. As such, we decided our mission would be to empower Puerto Rico’s new wave of farmers who are dedicated to the island’s local food movement.” The Paloma del Carmen Fund has raised over $350,000 for much needed supplies and equipment and has funded approximately $150,000 in aid towards the rebuilding and sustainability of farms, providing important local food sources to Puerto Ricans. Earlier this year, with their families in tow, the sisters made their second post-Maria visit to Puerto Rico, meeting many new farmers they had assisted. To learn more about how you can help or get involved, email [email protected].
Since its revolving door first rotated in 1906, The Ritz has been at the heart of London society and continued to play host to royalty, aristocracy, and stars of the stage and screen within its luxurious Louis XVI style interiors. North Shore residents who have enjoyed its opulence and ambiance over the decades may be thrilled to know that the prestigious Picadilly landmark has just released its first cookbook from one of its iconic chefs. The Ritz London: The Cookbook allows anyone who has enjoyed a meal by Executive Chef John Williams to attempt to recreate his iconic dishes at home. Whatever your desire — the definitive Negroni during the cocktail hour, the ultimate macaron at afternoon tea, classic comfort food with a twist, an extraordinary cheese course, or something spectacular to impress, The Ritz London: The Cookbook transports us all into a five-star world where, it is said, “resistance is futile.” Available October 2 on amazon.com or theritzlondon.com.