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Every day is three-ring circus for Juliette Feld, an executive VP and producer who co-runs Feld Entertainment, the company that puts on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and other big-name shows, with her father and sisters.

Feld lives in Chicago with her husband and infant daughter, and when she’s not figuring out the logistics of a massive production like Frozen on Ice, she’s hitting up her favorite Chicago spots for the best sandwiches (there's pretzel bread involved), yoga classes and music. 

Where She Grabs Takeout

Feld is obsessed with the olive salad at West Town spot Bari Subs & Italian Foods. She’s tried to re-create it at home over the years but says it’s never as good. Look for the mix of marinated green olives, cauliflower florets, celery, red onions and more in the deli case.

1120 W. Grand Ave.

Where She Goes on Dates

Feld and her husband went on their second date to Lincoln Park blues spot Kingston Mines, and she says it still rocks--it’s their place for great music flashing back to the early days of their romance.

2548 N. Halsted St.

Where She Eats Sandwiches

The soft, salty pretzel baguettes have been calling Feld’s name ever since organic sandwich spot Hannah’s Bretzel opened.  First timer? Order the Sergio’s Special with French Madrange ham, gruyere cheese, avocado, jalapeños and mango chutney. It’s spicy, salty, creamy and sweet.

Multiple locations 

Where She Sweats

It’s no-frills, Feld says, but she’s a big fan of the restorative yoga classes at Moksha Yoga Center’s three Chicago locations. Pierce, Nina and Janine are her favorite teachers for mastering the basics. 

Multiple locations

Where She Grabs Dinner

At the 38-year-old, hidden-gem Loop restaurant Bombacigno’s J & C Inn, Feld always orders the insanely lemony lemon chicken and the tender, thin-sliced grilled eggplant.

558 W. Van Buren St.; 312-663-4114

Where She Gets Baby Stuff

Feld has been a loyal Land of Nod shopper ever since they sent her a handwritten thank-you note and swaddle after she bought a crib there. She loves the Chicago-based brand’s modern baby furniture in bright, radiant colors.

900 W. North Ave.

Where She Stocks Up for Entertaining

Lincoln Park’s Tabula Tua is where Feld finds beautiful home goods and tabletop items for perfect hostessing, like the huge Annieglass bowl she always pulls out when serving spaghetti and meatballs, fruit salads or popcorn.

1015 W. Armitage Ave.

Where She Gets Cultured

A longtime subscriber to Steppenwolf, Feld says every complex production keeps her thinking for days, weeks and months. Feld just joined the board at the theater and is looking forward to premieres of Bruce Norris’s Domesticated and Tracy Letts’s Mary Page Marlowe this season.

1650 N. Halsted St.


Where She Orders Dessert

Sure, the food is good at Lincoln Park’s Summer House Santa Monica, but Feld says every meal there is really just an excuse to order classic chocolate chunk cookies for dessert.

1954 N. Halsted St.

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