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Learn how to Spend $1,000 at Madame ZuZu’s Plant-Based mostly Emporium

The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan and his dressmaker accomplice, Chloe Mendel, reopen their beloved tea salon.

Billy Corgan has all the time flouted conference. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman and his accomplice, Chloe Mendel, cofounder of the fake fur model Maison Atia, have taken their household’s vegan, sustainable way of life and invited their Highland Park neighbors for a pleasant cuppa and a few retail remedy. Two years after they closed the primary iteration of Madame ZuZu’s, they’ve opened a teashop that’s larger, at 4,000 sq. toes, and higher, with comfier seating, loftier culinary ambitions, and a bigger efficiency house. “Numerous writers, poets, comedians, and musicians stay right here,” Mendel factors out (and, sure, Corgan plans to take the mic). “We’ve lovely banquette seating and a stage for postpandemic exhibits, cooking courses, and even themed dinners.” She wakes at 5 a.m. each day to bake all of the pastries, together with the peerlessly cakey chocolate chip banana bread; her crew makes every little thing else in-house, sourcing produce from native farmers. The Parisian salon–impressed boutique proffers 18 blends from Uncommon Tea Cellar, in addition to stylish blankets by Olivia Wendel, hand-dipped incense, artisanal teaware, and Mendel’s creations. What’s not punk rock about consuming reishi whereas searching for an emerald-green fake fur coat? 1876 First St., Highland Park

Genevieve faux fur coat


Genevieve fake fur coat

Images: Ian Ace Images and Maison Atia

Lemon Berry Meritage blend from Rare Tea Cellar


Lemon Berry Meritage mix from Uncommon Tea Cellar

Madame ZuZu’s ceramic mug


Madame ZuZu’s ceramic mug

Porcelain vase


Porcelain vase

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