Hosts Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner interview guests,
Claire had been directed to arrive at the studio with her make-up done.
Except that she doesn't wear, or own, any make-up.
Therefore she decided for the occasion to have her make-up done before the show. For this purpose she made a 10 am appointment at an Ulta Beauty salon in Wicker Park, a couple of train stops away from her Logan square neighborhood.
At 9:30 am on the morning of the show Claire and I, duly layered, booted, and bundled up, set out in the 14-degree weather to walk to the train station and join the rest of the layered, booted, and bundled up Chicago commuters on their way to their morning destinations.
...to the Ulta Beauty shop,
...to the theater district,