Meet Andrew Alford, Jeffrey Norberg, & Kate, Wicker Park, Chicago

Meet Andrew Alford, Jeffrey Norberg, & Kate, Wicker Park, Chicago

When hotel designer Andrew Alford got an offer to pack up shop in hometown San Francisco, and become chief creative officer for boutique chain Graduate Hotels, based in Chicago, he knew it would be a big transition (not least of all because of the weather). “It was definitely a change for our family,” says Alford’s husband, Jeffrey Norberg, an intellectual property lawyer. “But Chicago is a great city to raise a kid in!” 

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Amy Cahill of More Than Milk is Giving Back to Chicago—A Few Hundred Moms & Kids at a Time

Amy Cahill of More Than Milk is Giving Back to Chicago—A Few Hundred Moms & Kids at a Time

Amy Cahill remembers the afternoon last December when she was shopping with sons Max, age four, and Logan, age 2 at the Target near their Lincoln Park high rise. Spotting two sparkly plastic princess crowns, Max turned to his mother and insisted, “We’ve gotta get those!” They were a perfect match for the princess slippers that had been donated in a toy drive to Cahill’s non-profit organization, More Than Milk—a fact that struck hockey-loving Max with a certain amount of urgency. Says Cahill, “It was one of those times when you begin to see your kids are getting it—that little twinkle of understanding about being kind and helping others.” 

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