Minding The Gap is a moving documentary produced by Lake Forest’s Diane Quon (through Chicago’s Kartemquin Films) and directed by Bing Liu about three young men who bond across racial lines to escape volatile families. Compiling over 12 years of footage shot in Liu’s hometown of Rockford, Illinois, Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends’ turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity. The film was released as a Hulu Documentary in August. The film made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. Since Sundance it has received over thirty awards and distinctions at festivals, including ten Jury Awards for Best Documentary and six Audience Awards.
Manage Your Financial Life: Just Starting Out is an objective, approachable, and comprehensive guide to understanding finance and investing topics. With thirty years’ experience in wealth management, finance, and investing, Winnetka’s Nancy Doyle has the insight to help those just starting out become more knowledgeable and more confident regarding their personal finances. The book is particularly helpful to those in the early years of their careers who often face multiple savings goals and financial commitments. It provides an easy system for getting organized, analyzing your financial profile, educating yourself about investing, and putting your money to work. Manage Your Financial Life: Just Starting Out is available at The Book Stall in Winnetka, Barnes and Noble, and amazon.com. Doyle will appear at The Book Stall for a discussion on September 16 at 2:00pm.
Peachtree Place has a fabulous new item to keep you warm in the crisp fall air and it has all the Peaches buzzing. Find effortless, luxurious style in this iconic statement coat that is expertly-crafted from an incredibly soft wool-cashmere blend with elegant design details including an open front, ribbed knit sleeves, and slit side pockets. It will be available in Truffle (pictured), Arctic Blue, and Quartz Pink. Perfect fall accessory… Check! Available at Peachtree Place, 303 North Happ Road in Northfield, 847-441-7585.