Tickled Pink for Bright Pink celebrates 10th and raises awareness for breast and ovarian cancers

Paul Lee (top), Jon and Andrew Landan (L & R), Rachel Haley (2nd row L) and Brenda Arelano (2nd row R) (Pic by the Landan Twins)
Tickled Pink for Bright Pink celebrated its 10th anniversary at Morgan Manufacturing with more than 1200 partygoers, most wearing various shades of pink in honor of this organization’s mission to focus and raise awareness for the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.  The festive atmosphere could be felt from the street as... Read more »

Michael Keaton's gum chewing, Travolta's pawing and Gaga's rubber gloves: My top 20 Oscar observations

Michael Keaton's gum chewing, Travolta's pawing and Gaga's rubber gloves:  My top 20 Oscar observations
I loved watching the 87th Academy Awards, hell, I love watching any awards show–Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of my favorites, too.  I also love critiquing awards shows–mind you, I’m no expert, but who is?  We all have opinions so, here’s MY top 20 Oscar observations: 1)  I thought Neil Patrick Harris did... Read more »

Cindy Crawford: To Photoshop or not?

Cindy Crawford: To Photoshop or not?
As you all know, there’s an image of supermodel Cindy Crawford causing waves in the Twitter-sphere and beyond.  It’s an un-airbrushed photo of this glamorous 48-year old mother of two, stretchmarks and all, posing with her head thrown back in a black lace bra and panties. The New York Post claims the leaked photo was... Read more »
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Miami memories for Valentine's Day

Fontainebleau hotel with ongoing Miami Boat show in the background.
Twice a year Chuck went fishing with his friends, on Valentine’s Day and my birthday in May.  If I were a more sensitive type, I would be slightly offended but, the truth of the matter is, he had been taking these trips for years with childhood friends before we even met.  Happily, during his absences,... Read more »

My Steve Harvey Show experience

At the Steve Harvey Show announcement party at the Hard Rock in 2012.
Three years ago, Chuck and I were invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago for the official announcement that the production of The Steve Harvey Show was coming to the Windy City.  I saw lots of media types there and all of the NBC employees had puffed out chests over this exciting news and,... Read more »

Coincidental and Unexplainable: A parakeet, comet and talk show

Coincidental and Unexplainable: A parakeet, comet and talk show
Our latest Chicago Now challenge for Blogapalooza Hour (which is NOW!) is to “write about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable.” I love these challenges dreamed up by our beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield or, as I like to call him, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  I must say, right off the bat,... Read more »
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My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »

Tickled Pink for Bright Pink celebrates 10 year anniversary

Tickled Pink for Bright Pink celebrates 10 year anniversary
Tickled Pink for Bright Pink will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Friday, February 20, at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan).  Throughout the years, this annual fundraiser has been held at warehouses, art galleries and nightclubs, each year drawing hundreds of Chicago’s professional trend-setters, movers and shakers all with the same goal, to celebrate life, raise... Read more »

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories

From camel riding to Pacino, thanks for the memories
As some of you may know, I’ve had an award-winning internet show, Candid Candace Chicago, on Watch312.com for a few years.  I’ve been very lucky to work with some heavy duty talent like Illinois Center for Broadcasting’s Bill Natale, whose past media history reads like a who’s who,  my uber-talented editor Kes Akalaonu, my camera... Read more »
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Golden Globes Fashion 2015: Amal wins, Kiera bombs and other highs and lows

Hollywood Royalty--George and Amal.
The Golden Globes were sort of a letdown.  I don’t know, call me crazy, but I like those unpredictable moments–some comfortable and funny, some not–that happen when people let their hair down.  I thought guests were on their very best behavior, and even though this made for a very decorous event, I was hoping for... Read more »