ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 8 - December

Michigan Avenue - Niche Media - Michigan Avenue magazine is a luxury lifestyle magazine centered around Chicago’s finest people, events, fashion, health & beauty, fine dining & more!

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FROM THE PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER Blackhawk bookends! With Sharpie, Carnivale Senator "Billy" Marovitz, and Kaner. With the ever dapper Brandon Marshall on Michigan Avenue. ABOVE: Toasting the season with Dr. Joaquin Brieva and his wife, Jennifer. LEFT: That's a Dominican Cohiba for the record! With Fifth District Representative Ken Dunkin at Tortoise Club. rifling through old photos with my brothers or reconnecting with friends, my mood is nothing but reflective. Flipping to a new calendar means taking stock of old memories. We made some of our best ones this year at Michigan Avenue. Particularly striking in 2013 was the breadth at which we engaged our audience. Through partnerships with the Chicago International Film Festival, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Macy's Glamorama, and special events for Fashion Focus and Chicago Ideas Week, we stamped our name in the realms of film, fashion, and conferences—underscoring our mission to celebrate Chicago in its entirety. With the new year also came our annual events that have become mainstays on any discerning Chicagoan's calendar. With help from BMO Harris Bank, we held our second annual Ashore Thing celebration in July, hosting one of the summer's chicest soirées. In August, we again partnered with Mariano's Follow me on Twitter for Super Chefs, a preeminent @danuslan and on Facebook at culinary competition. With so many great gatherings, it's tough to pick a personal favorite—luckily, these moments are immortalized at and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Let's not forget our compelling content in print and online. Mandy Patinkin's touching reflections in our October issue made a poignant interview, and I'm sure there are scores of readers still pressing "replay" on our behind-the-scenes video of Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp's November cover shoot and Harrison Ford's celebration at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. Of course, execution is nothing without ethos: The indefatigable spirit of our staff is to thank for making 2013 a banner year. It will be a tough act to follow, but with even bigger plans in the pipeline, we're prepared to delight all of you, our loyal readers, with every issue in the year to come. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF SCHEAR (COHIBA, BLACKHAWKS) Like most individuals, I'm prone to nostalgia come holiday season. Whether I'm DAN USLAN 30 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 030_MA_FOB_PubLetter_Winter2014.indd 30 11/20/13 9:50 AM

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