Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: May/June 2019

By J.P. Anderson | May 2, 2019 | People

The latest from Michigan Avenue's Editor-in-Chief, J.P. Anderson.

Catching up with breakout Shrill star Aidy Bryant at our March/ April cover bash. (Photo by Marcello Rodarte)

Is there anything better than summer in Chicago? From A-list rooftop scenes and sailing jaunts on Lake Michigan to trendy alfresco dining and open-air concerts, the city is in full bloom and at its liveliest, buzziest, most fabulous best. To help celebrate the season in style, we’ve compiled some of Chicago’s most incredible, over-the-top experiences—along with personal picks from three of-the-moment local influencers—into a must-read “Summer of Luxe” feature whose uber-chic offerings make for the ultimate warm-weather bucket list.

Even taking a break from the sun is reason for excitement this season, and we’ve got it all covered, whether it’s exploring the MCA’s much-anticipated Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” exhibition, the first on the Chicago-area native fashion powerhouse and multihyphenate; catching Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney’s return to the Steppenwolf Theatre stage in the world premiere of Ms. Blakk for President; digging into the city’s omakase trend at restaurants around the city; or browsing the gallerylike rooms of stylish West Loop boutique Notre. Whether inside or out, lounging on the water or on a sunkissed patio, there’s a summer of peak-season fun ahead that only the Windy City can offer. Enjoy, and I’ll see you out there!

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