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$6 for a Two-Year Subscription ($12 Value)
Subscribers receive eight home-delivered issues of the quarterly magazine, which features information about upcoming events and articles on gardening, redecorating, utilizing living space, and entertaining guests. Groupon purchasers should allow up to four months for delivery of their first issue, though the Fall 2012 issue should be reaching mailboxes toward the end of July.
Chicago Home + Garden
A quarterly resource for interior-design ideas and expert gardening advice, Chicago Home + Garden marks each season with a focus on the city's most active designers and their efforts to redefine Midwestern style. Between stunning photographs of refurbished West Loop loft spaces and scratch-and-sniff inserts of rooftop gardens, each hefty issue leaves space to highlight home-decor boutiques and local artisans, such as the furniture makers of Hermosa's Dock 6. Tips for gardening and entertaining guests line the edges of photographs like rows of potted plants. The clear, conversational prose ensures that readers won’t mix messages by watering orchids with cocktails or pruning houseguests’ unkempt wigs.
The winner of numerous City and Regional Magazine awards, Chicago magazine informs its 717,000-plus readers of current events, trends, and hotspots in the Windy City. Its info-packed pages dispense insider insights on topics from where to chow down steak dinners to where to procure premium pairs of jeans. The magazine covers its lakeside turf with a combination of monthly sections—such as Deal Estate, which keeps tabs on the town’s most compelling real-estate trends and spotlights lavish manses and curvaceous geodesic domes. In addition, its writers compose fascinating feature stories highlighting local personalities and the city’s notorious political slap fights.
Each year’s slate of articles also includes an array of special features, from a look at local Top Doctors to a Best of Chicago compendium that separates the cream of the crop from the low-fat sour cream of the crop. In addition to its pageable perks, Chicago assembles a host of blogs and other mouse-friendly resources at Chicagomag.com.