Thursday, April 19, 2012

Notes From . . .

(Photos: Onasis Odelmo for Storefront Company)

... The Exhibition A Series launch party hosted by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley at Storefront Company.

• Founded by the Barrington-born Rowley and her husband, Bill Powers, Exhibition A is a members-only website that sells exclusive editions of artwork by top contemporary artists. They work with artists whose work is exhibited at well-respected galleries and sought after by serious collectors to create editions of their work at affordable prices.

• Chicago artist Gary Weidner was chosen by Exhibition A to feature a limited run of his "Flowers" series, which includes the 30-foot mural at Storefront.

Bobby Flay Hits Up Girl & The Goat

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Stephanie Izard's Girl & The Goat got a major player in the culinary world Wednesday with a visit from celebrity chef Bobby Flay. He tweeted, of course, about his awesome experience:

"Had an amazing dinner last night at Girl and the Goat in ChiTown. Gorgeous place, amazing food. Pork shank was off the chain."

It really is that good!

Where To Celebrate 'Earth Day'

Magnolia Bakery's special "Earth Day" cupcakes. (Photo: Magnolia Bakery)

We can help preserve our great planet by doing the smallest things, from using eco-friendly lights and grocery bags to riding bikes and observing Meatless Monday.

But April 22 is Earth Day, and a few spots around town plan to do it up big: