We kicked off the year by finding the hottest ways to ward off winter's chill.

Spend a night out at the Boarding House, where Alpana Singh's wine list is 450 bottles deep. [Read more]

Sweat yourself slim with a 98.6-degree workout at the Mercury Method in Wicker Park. [Read more]

Bask in the glow of high-wattage design at Circa Lighting, a new showroom in River North. [Read more]

Surprise your Valentine by starring in a photo shoot at one of two local boudoir studios. [Read more]

Stay warm the stylish way by donning a sculptural wool hat by an artistic Chicago milliner. [Read more]

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