Why I loved "I Am Cait"

Why I loved "I Am Cait"
The premiere of the 8-part docuseries “I Am Cait” premiered last night on the E! Channel and I loved it.  It was raw, truthful, courageous and wildly entertaining and I think Jenner has a runaway hit on her perfectly manicured hands. There were many highlights of the show including Caitlyn’s first meeting with her mother... Read more »

The day I married my best friend

The day I married my best friend
Today my husband and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and it seems like we were just married yesterday.  I remember every moment of that day vividly even though I usually can’t remember what I did yesterday. Things like that happen when you marry your best friend.  We met at the old Palm Restaurant on... Read more »

Rush Street Reunion 2015 will celebrate the legendary 1970's-'80's in Chicago

Rush Street Reunion 2015 will celebrate the legendary 1970's-'80's in Chicago
Under the category of It’s-About-Time, The Rush Street Reunion 2015 will be held on August 30th! It will bring together some of the original musicians, vocalists, and DJ’s from the famed Rush Street area nightclubs, restaurants and dance clubs of the 1970’s to the 1990’s and is billed as “the ultimate industry reunion party”! In... Read more »
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Eli's Cheesecake Company: A Chicago institution celebrates a "sweet" 35th in grand style

Eli's Cheesecake Company team.
Eli Schulman’s first venture into the restaurant business began in 1940 with the popular coffee shop Eli’s Ogden Huddle, later followed by Eli’s Stage Delicatessen– a celebrity hangout for soon-to-be-famous performers like Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. The who’s who of Chicago and the world followed Eli to Eli’s the Place for Steak, a popular... Read more »

Why National Fried Chicken Day should be renamed Mary Lee Johnson Day

Mary Lee Johnson --Undisputed Queen of the Kitchen.
Today is National Fried Chicken Day and I hate to admit this, but it’s my favorite food in the world and it’s all because of Mary Lee Johnson from East Carondelet, Illinois. Mary was like a second mom to me. I knew her all my life as she had even been there when I was... Read more »

My favorite July 4th celebrations

Our most exciting July 4th celebrations occured in one of our favorite vacation spots in the world, St. Tropez on the French Riviera.  Believe it or not, the French celebrate our holiday as exuberantly as we do at home!  And, since we all know that the best place to be is always where your friends... Read more »
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Actor Johnny Depp's French VILLAGE is for sale at $25.76 million! Anyone?

Actor Johnny Depp's French VILLAGE is for sale at $25.76 million!  Anyone?
In 2001, actor Johnny Depp bought an entire French village 17 miles north of St. Tropez. The original 12 structures are thought to have been built in the 1800s and cover 37 acres near the village of Plan-de-La-Tour. He spent millions renovating the buildings over a period of 15 years. With approximately 10,760 square feet... Read more »

Candid Candace TV and Blog--Read/See Here!

Candid Candace TV and Blog--Read/See Here!
As many of you may or may not know, besides my Chicago Now postings, I also write a blog called  Candid Candace that I’ve been writing long before the word “blog” even became a regular part of our vocabulary.  I used to write one every week, but as I’ve become busier, I find twice a... Read more »

Chef Art Smith, Jesus Salgueiro and family make history in Chicago

A historic day in Chicago for Chef Art Smith, Jesus Salgueiro and their family at Holy Name Cathedral.
On Tuesday, June 30, history was made when the first baptism with same sex parents was blessed by Pope Francis and performed at Holy Name Cathedral!  Beloved Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro’s four beautiful children were baptized into the Catholic faith by Monsignor Dan Mayall. The love-filled ceremony included The Chicago Children’s Choir Alum... Read more »
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Eddie Vedder to headline Hot Stove Cool Music Concert on July 9

Eddie Vedder to headline Hot Stove Cool Music Concert on July 9
Rocker Eddie Vedder will be the headliner at this year’s Hot Stove Cool Music Concert Chicago, which celebrates music, baseball and giving back on Thursday, July 9 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street!  Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper will join... Read more »