Peach Carr and fellow Project Runway Stars unite for JourneyCare

Project Runway All Stars Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie, Peach Carr, Christopher Palu, Korto Momolu and Joshua Christensen.
The love in the room was palpable for fashion designer and hometown hero Peach Carr, three of her fellow Project Runway All Stars and the nonprofit they came together to support, JourneyCare, the country’s largest non-profit organization providing hospice, home health, palliative and pediatric hospice care. The event at Theater on the Lake on Saturday,... Read more »

Chicago has lost a champion

Chicago has lost a champion
Dominic DiFrisco. His passing on April 28 at age 85 has left a hole in Chicago’s heart that will never be filled. A champion of the underdog, an ambassador for the Italian/American community, a mentor, a friend, husband, father and so much more, Dominic was a game changer. Everyone he touched was forever changed for... Read more »

The iconic Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse turns 30 with a luncheon benefiting Misericordia

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated 30 in grand style!
Legendary Rush Street hotspot, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style on April 24 during a luncheon that benefited Misericordia. An overflow crowd turned out to celebrate with Gibson’s principals Steve Lombardo, Hugo Ralli, John Colletti, Kathy O’Malley Piccone, Greg Horan and a host of regulars, longtime employees and loyal fans.... Read more »
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Final Throne Chicago: If you're a Game of Thrones fan, you won't wanna miss this

Hall of Faces at Final Throne Chicago, 809 W. Evergreen.
The authenticity is astounding! Final Throne Chicago, a Game of Thrones-inspired pop-up party bar at 809 W. Evergreen, opened last night, April 20, and it is a must see if you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones. I’m a total geek for this show so this experience was like visiting Disneyland for the first... Read more »

Retrospect 2019: An exciting new adventure for lovers of vintage fashion

Retrospect 2019: An exciting new adventure for lovers of vintage fashion
Exciting news coming for lovers of vintage fashion! Sally Schwartz, founder of Image Pilots and the much loved Randolph Street Market, will introduce a new venture, RETROSPECT | vintage modern fashion chicago, on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. This high-end fashion expo will be held at 2260 South Grove Street on the Chicago... Read more »

Barton G restaurant opens in Chicago: A culinary circus of food, fun and fantasy

I have to share the news of a wondrous new restaurant that just opened February 15, Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago. It is an experience where the food is as fabulous as the whimsy and you can expect the unexpected. It was such an amazing culinary experience, that I’m struggling for words to properly describe... Read more »
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The final New Year's Eve at the much loved Baton Show Lounge

The Baton Show Lounge line-up for the final NYE show. (Photo by Rick Aguilar)
The Baton Show Lounge was all dressed up to say goodbye at its final NYE show on December 31. Balloons were everywhere and every table was topped with the requisite party hats, horns and golden beads. We reserved far in advance as I knew this night would be a sellout and it was. Chuck and... Read more »

The Hugh Hefner Auction: A Playmate reviews a lifetime of Playboy memories

Hef holding the first issue of Playboy.
How do you sum up a man’s legacy in one auction? The answer is you don’t, especially if it’s Hugh Marston Hefner, a man who changed the world with his views on sexuality, freedom of speech and human rights. He was an artist, a writer, an activist, a rebel and a rule breaker. And yes,... Read more »

Illuminate 900: Holiday family fun returns to The 900 Shops

Santa with The Real Elf (Tommy Holl)
Once again, 900 North Michigan Shops will transform its atrium into a winter wonderland, as it hosts its annual, tree lighting ceremony, “Illuminate 900,’ on Thursday, November 15, from 6PM-8PM. The event is intended to be an arts-forward, community-wide kick off to the holiday season and promises to be a most magical celebration. Artists from... Read more »
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Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade lights up State Street for first time

Ballet Chicago
LUMA8, producer of the annual Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, and partners Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District will host this year’s parade tomorrow, October 20 (from 6-8 pm). This magical nighttime Halloween procession will have a new route this year, marching down... Read more »