Carolyn Bianchi Ferguson seems perpetually in motion, but she also can stop on a dime and focus. The 36-year-old needs to be good at doing both.
In 2005, Ferguson and her husband, Howard, launched Belle Epicurean, a French bakery and café at 1206 Fourth Ave. in the Fairmont Hotel. In September, a second Belle Epicurean opened its doors at 3109 E. Madison St. in Madison Park, slated for a mid-December expansion to include a wine bar.
All this, while rearing two young children and making it work.