Darling Rose Gold
Despite its status as a rare condition, Munchausen syndrome by proxy has captivated consumers of pop culture. It is central to the plot of critically acclaimed TV shows (most notably Hulu’s The Act and HBO’s Sharp Objects), the topic of widely read books, and the subject of true crime podcasts. But Darling Rose Gold picks up where other stories leave off. The debut novel by Chicago-based author Stephanie Wrobel imagines the dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship after the jig is up—and without spoiling it, the results are grim. On Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m., Wrobel will make an appearance at the Lake Forest Book Store to discuss the book, which is already being praised by established authors as one of this year’s must-reads. Refreshments will be served and copies will be available for purchase and signing. For more information visit
Wings of Angels
Capture your little one’s innocence and beauty at this precious age while she perches on a magical carousel horse, complete with exquisite feathered wings and a stunning floral halo, at the breathtaking Sanfilippo Estate. Artist April Graves of Light Drawn Studios is the only photographer in the world with exclusive access to photograph portraits at The Eden Palais Carousel. Light Drawn Studios will be photographing angels for the 2021 Beautiful Things with Wings calendar from April 6 to 8 and April 28 and 29. Session fees plus calendar proceeds are donated to WINGS, a local nonprofit that provides shelter and services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. All costumes are provided. To schedule her session, call the studio at 224-655-7801; lightdrawnstudios.com.
Inspired by this month’s cover girls, we are currently forgoing neutral color palettes—in everything from our homes to our jewelry box—for maximalism. Jonathan Adler’s playful, pop art-inspired creations are always a charming way to satisfy such tastes. Take his latest Dripping Rainbow trinket dish: made of high-fired porcelain and highlighted with real gold accents, it’s the perfect accessory for perking up a coffee table or nightstand. Available at Neiman Marcus Northbrook Court or jonathanadler.com.
Not that anyone needs an excuse to dine out more often, but here’s a good one: From February 28 to March 8, the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce presents its first annual Restaurant Week. Participating establishments in both villages will be offering deals on delicious specialties, favorite menu items, and signature cocktails. Market House on the Square revealed a tempting preview of their special $42 three-course prix fixe menu—start with steak tartare or Hamachi crudo; progress to a grilled bavette steak or sea bass for your entrée; and finally, finish with an “ooey gooey” butter cake or signature Market House brownie. For simpler tastes, visit their casual sister, Market House Kitchen, where a special Restaurant Week bowl will be available for $9.95. For more information on participating restaurants, visit lflbchamber.com.