Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner

Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner
I never thought it was a good idea to transition to a non-nude Playboy Magazine and now my instincts have been confirmed. Thank goodness for Cooper Hefner. He was never in favor of this move and now, four months after being brought on as chief creative director, the no-nudes policy has been scrapped. In this... Read more »

Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade will host runway show to benefit kids at risk

Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade will host runway show to benefit kids at risk
Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade will host “A Night on the RunWade“ on Sunday, March 19 at Revel Fulton Market. Presented by DSquared2, the event will showcase Wade’s passion for fashion and raise funds to benefit the Wade’s World Foundation, a non-profit that provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for... Read more »

The Bunnies are BACK! Playboy set to open club in New York after 30 year absence

The Bunnies are BACK! Playboy set to open club in New York after 30 year absence
The Bunnies are BAACK! I’m thrilled to hear, after a 30 year absence, Playboy is opening up a new club in New York! The lounge and supper club is slated to open in the new Cachet Boutique hotel later this year in midtown Manhattan. The space will feature a lounge, a game room, a full-service dining... Read more »
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Fleurotica, where flowers meet fashion, comes to Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Fleurotica, where flowers meet fashion, comes to Chicago Flower & Garden Show
I’m so thrilled to see FLEUROTICA return, this year to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show on Friday, March 17! This “flowers meet fashion” show will be held during “Evening in Bloom,” the event’s opening night, from 6-9 pm at Navy Pier. I’ve attended two Fleurotica shows and it is one of my very favorite... Read more »

A loving tribute to Mickey Jordan, our little pet shop dog

Mickey in a photo from "The Chicago Pet Project" book that raised funds for The Puppy Mill Project. (Photo by Karen Morgan).
When God created Mickey, he broke the mold. Our little boy passed away too soon on January 14, 2017. We found him in a pet shop on Wells St. And, even though we now know the cruelty of puppy mills, he was a pure treasure and we felt lucky to have found him. A golden... Read more »

Media personality Merri Dee to be honored for 50 years in broadcasting

Media personality Merri Dee to be honored for 50 years in broadcasting
Merri Dee, longtime television and radio personality, will be honored on Wednesday, March 1, at the Metropolitan Club as she celebrates 50 years of broadcasting. Kicking off Women’s History Month, the event, titled “Celebrating the Life Lessons & Professional Accomplishments of Broadcast Legend Merri Dee“, will support a soon-to-be-announced Merri Dee Healing Center. The Center... Read more »
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Asleep with the Fishes: Shedd Aquarium's kid-friendly sleepover party

The Shedd Aquarium is offering a unique opportunity geared towards families with kids aged 5 to 12.  “Asleep with the Fishes Overnight” is a one-of-a-kind program that begins Friday, January 27, and lets kids experience the Shedd after hours and spend the night exploring the aquarium. The evening will include a scavenger hunt, an aquatic presentation... Read more »

Kerry Wood hosts star athletes, celebs at Woody's Winter Warm-Up 2017

Host Kerry Wood snaps selfies with fans at Woody's Winter Warm-Up.
In kicking off Cubs Convention weekend, former Cub Kerry Wood, along with wife Sarah, hosted their annual “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” a celebrity bar-tending fundraiser on January 13th at Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier. Over 500 guests were in attendance including some of Wood’s celebrity friends, former/current Cubs players and coaching staff who jumped behind the bar... Read more »

Chicago's top culinary stars honored at Jean Banchet Awards 2017

Alpana Singh, Jared Batson and Ji Suk Yi.
Over 400 culinary enthusiasts gathered at the 2017 Jean Banchet Awards on Sunday, January 15th at Venue Six10 on South Michigan Avenue. Presented by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence are the only Chicago-based awards ceremony that recognize culinary originality and talent throughout the region. Guests were greeted with a... Read more »
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The DuSable Museum hosts family-friendly celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The DuSable Museum hosts family-friendly celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Monday, January 16, the DuSable Museum will host a day of family-friendly fun to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Reaching Back, Moving Forward” will begin at 10 am until 5 pm with the celebration featuring a poetic salute to MLK, storytelling, youth and family “Make & Take” art project workshops, films dedicated to... Read more »