Walter E. Smithe's huge showrooms contain more than 500 collections of high-quality designer furniture and home accessories, stocking brands including Drexel Heritage, Nourison, Hancock and Moore, and Bradington-Young. Fill a brass-trimmed vase ($119) with flowers, pencils, or wishes, or keep winter moisture stylishly contained in a hand-painted umbrella stand ($99). Walter E. Smithe's selection of four-legged pieces includes an Ontario end table ($299) and a Louise chair ($599). Most products come with impressive warranties, including a 10-year guarantee for every cushion on the comfy Kayla sofa ($1,749).
In 1908, Madison and State became the numerical zero-markers of Chicago’s new street system, making the corner where they intersected the new epicenter of city commerce. On nearby Wabash Avenue, the company jumped into the furniture game the same year, selling home furnishings built by skilled local craftsmen. More than 100 years later, the shop still buzzes with that original energy, connecting customers with the finest home furnishings from more than 50 manufacturers. The fourth-generation family business has migrated from the city center to five suburban locales, where showrooms display gleaming hardwood tables, towering entertainment centers, and elegant leather couches. Along with accent pieces and kid-centric design items, each Toms-Price location also offers special services such as furniture refinishing, reupholstering, and moving help. On-staff interior designers can also lend their eye to design projects, artfully arranging rooms and selecting the color schemes, fabrics, and wax doll heads that best bring out the inner you.
In the midst of wedding-day chaos or birthday-bash excitement, City2City Productions’ photographers and videographers capture memories that might otherwise be missed. Its DJs even spin the soundtrack for special occasions. They also commemorate entire seasons in life through family portraits, engagement photos, and senior-year photo shoots with friends.
Allan Millora is a Chicago based photographer specializing in Wedding, Engagement, Editorial, and Family Portraits. Allan brings a multifaceted yet timeless knowledge about all walks of life. Allan’s photographs are creative, human and delicate, preserving the mantra of art, life and beauty, frozen in time.
Both spaces boast comfortably lit interiors, eclectic, funky chair collections, authentic Thai art-adorned walls, and delectable dishes ideal for sating a multitude of taste cravings. Midday munchers can alight upon savory lunch sensations such the daily lunch special ($7.99), or the som tum spicy papaya salad ($7.99). Dig into dinner delights such as the drunken noodles chicken, which tipsily enjoys itself at a house party of chili, egg, and basil leaves ($12.99), or watch as the spicy eggplant dances a garden samba with bell peppers, onions, and garlic chili sauce ($12.99). Most dishes can be crafted to suit vegetarian needs, and all meals can be happily followed by a plethora of delectable desserts and sweet drinks ideal for complementing the authentic Thai flavors and post-dinner debates about the existential meaning of coconuts. Menu items and prices may vary slightly by location.