Shore Vs. City: September 2021
SARAH ALSHOUSE’S THREE CHILDREN (AND THEIR MYRIAD EXTRACURRICULARS) KEEP HER SCHEDULE JAMPACKED BUT THE WINNETKA RESIDENT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY BUSY THIS YEAR AS CO-CHAIR OF THE WOMAN’S BOARD OF RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER’S 2021 FALL BENEFIT. THE EVENT’S THEME “BE A GAME CHANGER” HINTS AT SOME OF THE FUN SURPRISES ALSHOUSE AND HER CO-CHAIR BETHANY CROCKER HAVE PLANNED FOR THE OCTOBER 1 SOIREE, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY. IN BETWEEN PHILANTHROPIC PURSUITS IN THE CITY AND HER LIVELY FAMILY LIFE ON THE NORTH SHORE, ALSHOUSE FOUND TIME TO SHARE SOME OF HER FAVORITES FROM BOTH.
What’s on the horizon? Co-chairing, alongside Bethany Crocker, The Rush Woman’s Board Fall Benefit on October 1. We are busy working with our incredible committee planning this fun night for an important cause. Precision Oncology is a game changer in cancer treatment Mantra? If you are going to do something, put your all into it Best grooming tip? Classic facials with Angie at Spa Angeliza Guilty pleasure? Mc-Donald’s Diet Coke Favorite foods? My husband’s cooking Music you love? Country … it takes me back to college Best advice ever given to you? My parents taught by example to get involved and give back to your community Best advice you’ve given? Be honest. My friends nicknamed me “Frank.” I’m the one they come to for an honest answer Earliest memory? Playing with the Lite Brite and my younger brother on the playroom’s orange shag carpet When you wake up, you? Stretch Before bed, you? Plan the next day What’s on your bookshelf? My bookshelf is full of fiction, biographies, and design books. I am currently reading William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land You can’t live without? My family and girlfriends Love to escape to? Northern Michigan Advice you would give to your younger self? If you want it, go for it
ON THE SHORE
Your style is? Classic with a twist Can’t leave the house without? Sunglasses Transportation? A large SUV that fits my children and their friends Driving music? True Crime Podcasts Place to eat? Mino’s for the Bolognese, Fred’s Garage for their fries and Southwest salad, and Spirit Elephant for their CauliWings Shop? Local! I like to support our community—The Book Stall for the latest bestseller, Maze Home for a hostess gift, The Flower Shop in Glencoe, and Norm’s Car Wash to keep my car from looking like a baseball diamond Best thing about the Shore? Everywhere I go I know someone Worst thing about the Shore? Everywhere I go I know someone The perfect day is? Brunch at Greenbay Cafe, a walk down Sheridan Road with girlfriends, and a little league baseball game
IN THE CITY
Your style is? Black turtleneck and gold jewelry Can’t leave the house without? Sunglasses Transportation? Uber Driving music? I prefer to talk to the Uber drivers. I find life stories so interesting Place to eat? Le Colonial, a forever favorite Shop? Max Mara, Space 519 Best thing about the City? The energy Worst thing about the City? Traffic The perfect day is? Sun shining, no agenda, Green City Market, some shopping, and a great neighborhood bistro
Originally published on September 1, 2021. Read the Sheridan Road Magazine article online here.