The holidays may be over but there are still plenty of ways to bask in the snow-kissed glow of winter. Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park debuted its inaugural FAIRMONT LODGE right before Thanksgiving but plans to continue the cozy, wintery-themed experience through February. “We are bringing a new meaning to staycationing for this season. More than ever, people are looking for unique ways to come together, relax, recharge, and have fun,” says Clay Spencer, General Manager of Fairmont Chicago. Nestled between Millennium Park and the Magnificent Mile, the lodge offers a winter haven for families, visitors, and neighbors with cozy décor, fire pits, seasonal programming, and overnight packages. Chef William Schultz completes the experience with a seasonal menu of bites like Sweet and Savory Fondue, S’mores, and Oaxaca Spiced Short Ribs. Signature handcrafted cocktails include a Flaming Egg Nog made tableside and Oh So Delish Hot Chocolate, both served in a Lodge-themed collector cup. You can also find warmth and cozy up to the indoor fire pit tables (there are nine total, accommodating up to eight people) at the Lodge every Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required. For more information on the new Fairmont Chicago Lodge and to book overnight accommodations, visit fairmontchicago.com.
Spanish luxury fashion house, Loewe, has created its first-ever exclusive capsule created for a retail partner, bringing to life contemporary design through unrivaled craftsmanship. The 25-piece collection—NET-A-PORTER X LOEWE: THE CRAFTED COLLECTION—designed with rich texture and comfort in mind, showcases all elements of Loewe’s offering, including ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and homeware. Founded in 1846, Loewe is LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s oldest luxury fashion house and led by British Creative Director, Jonathan Anderson. “Anderson’s vision and true sense of craftsmanship at Loewe is represented in each and every piece in the collection while being tailored to the Net-A-Porter customer,” says Lea Cranfield, Net-A-Porter Chief Buying and Merchandising Officer. “The extensive offering provides the ultimate winter wardrobe alongside the brand’s sumptuous blankets, which add the perfect finishing touches to one’s home.” For more information, visit net-a-porter.com.
The HINSDALE CENTRAL GIRLS’ LACROSSE PROGRAM raised nearly $1,500 at its Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser this winter. These young leaders gathered along with coach Matt McNiff to present the donation to LouAnn Peck, founder of Breast Intentions of Illinois. Breast Intentions is a nonprofit that aims to provide crisis intervention for women who are facing financial hardships as they battle breast cancer. To see more about how these teens continue to support local causes follow #fightlikeadevil on Instagram.