This story was original,y published on April 9.
No outfit can be truly complete without jewelry. And, we like to get our accessorizing tips from the best — e.g. local designer Laura Lombardi
. While her gorgeous baubles may be sold all over the globe, her feet are planted right here in the Windy City. Curious about what this international success loves about Chicago, we followed Lombardi around to some of her favorite spots in town
— and you're invited to come along for the tour.
Considering the jewelry guru's artistic creations incorporate vintage and repurposed materials, it's no surprise she's a fan of The Find City antique shop and the Johalla Projects gallery. And when it comes to eating, this Midwestern gal is all about the delicious fare at Publican Quality Meats. Behold, her real gems
Photographed by Heather Talbert