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Portraits from North of Chicago

World-class universities, innovative entrepreneurs and an abundance of creative people make Evanston and the communities north of Chicago so vibrant.

VoyageChicago is all about supporting creatives and risk takers – from makeup artists, fashion designers and music producers to chefs, entrepreneurs and more. In our Portraits series we try to celebrate their work by sharing some of our favorite shots we’ve come across. We’ve share shots from North of Chicago below.

Health coach & food blogger Alexandra Hayden Shea

Today is a lesson in mindfulness. I’ve been camping out at my parents house because, why not? Especially when Boo is away for work. My mom made delicious flank steak the other night and I woke up starving this morning. I had this grand plan for steak and eggs (so American). I fried up my egg and baby kale (because greens, duh) and I heated up the steak. And I looked at the two pieces and I was so hungry I thought for sure I would eat all of it. I knew it was a lot but I was hungryyyyyyy! But hey, then I started eating and I didn’t look at my phone the whole time. I was just present with my meal, enjoying eat bite. And boom — by the time I got to part 2 of the steak- I definitely did not even want it – I was so full! So in summary, make the effort to be mindful while your eating and your eating patterns may change for the better! Also, I would’ve felt no shame if I had wanted the second piece- but if I was just eating it because it was there, that’s just wasteful! This steak lives on another meal! Happy hump day kids! #shedforthewed #shedapproved #brekky

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Violinist Jeff Yang of Chicago Strings | Full service violin shop

Nicole Rogers | Makeup Artist & Hairstylist

Rebecca Haley Photography

Elliot Bennett | Bike Mechanic

Landscape Architect Marco Romani | Arrow | Land + structures

Alice Feldt Photography

Lifestyle blogger Rachael | Midwest Dimples

Jolane’s | Austrian-American Style Restaurant

Nicole Morisco Photography

This sunshine is making me long for spring & summer outdoor sessions again 😩

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Clay & Chloe | Jewelry store

Erin Bahadur | Healthy living blogger

i love lamP Lighting | Lighting design company

Chef Jeffrey Crittenden

Paul Schulman | Interior designer

Ingrained Granola | Food blog

🥕Carrot Lentil Curry Hummus with Rosemary Garlic Pistachio Granola Crostini — — — — — — — — — — — — Compliments of @imperfectproduce Wash 10-15 long carrots Place on baking sheet Add 1 tbsp olive oil Sprinkle 1 tsp minced garlic Sprinkle 1 tsp curry powder Roast at 425 degrees for 20 minutes — — — — — — — — — — — — To a saucepan add 4 cups water & 1 cup lentils Bring to a boil, then cover partially Simmer for 20 minutes — — — — — — — — — — — — In a food processor… Add the carrots 1 cup lentils 1/4 cup olive oil Pinch of salt Pulse until consistency is that of a spread Enjoy with fresh bread, multigrain chips, over roasted veggies, etc.

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Photographer Mariia Seredokha

Personalized Floral Designs by Ceciel Coolegem

Photographer Nammy Park

Photographer & Director Andrea Mandel

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