Archive for September 2009

Nate Berkus hosts DIFFA Benefit at Ralph Lauren

With host Nate Berkus, Chris McNally and Helen Melchior The Ralph Lauren store on Michigan Avenue last night was packed wall to wall with people who came out to support DIFFA.  (Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids).  15% of the sales last night went to DIFFA, one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for... Read more »

CELEBS AND FASHION RULE IN BRYANT PARK!

At Pamella Roland’s Show during Fashion Week in NY with NY Housewives LuAnn de Lesseps (the Countess) and Kelly Bensimon. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NY was sooooo incredibly exciting!  It seemed like everyone in the world was there!  We went to preview the Pamella Roland show but we also got an invitation from Alex... Read more »

Appetizing Fun at Green City Market

At Green City Market with Sunda Chef Rodelio Aglibot and fellow Chicago Now blogger, Billy Dec. I can see the Green City Market sign from my front yard in Old Town.  It’s a real comfort knowing that all of that fresh, healthy food is only ½ block away.  If you haven’t been to a Green... Read more »
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30th Miss Continental Pageant Wows Park West Crowd!

Aurora Sexton, winner Armani, 1st runner-up Mokha Montrese, 2nd runner-up Naysha Lopez and Kim Moore. The Miss Continental Pageant finals are always held on Labor Day night.  This year’s show, owner Jim Flint‘s 30th, was the best one we’ve attended so far at Park West.  The Continental Pageantry system was started in 1980 to provide... Read more »

Oprah, Should She or Shouldn't She?

  I have been on both sides of the Oprah “should she/shouldn’t she” fence and I am now still firmly in the…….middle!  My first thoughts when I heard about Oprah closing down Michigan Avenue to film the premier show of her 24th season was GOOD FOR HER and US!  I had heard that she had... Read more »

Dance for Life is Another Sell-Out

Dance for Life’s sell-out crowd. The Dance for Life benefit at the Harris Theater was a sell-out last week and now I know why!  It was one of the most joyous festivals of dance that I’ve attended and the crowd was so supportive of all of the dance companies’ amazing efforts.  Participating companies included Giordano Jazz... Read more »
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