Archive for October 2009

Elysian hosts NBC Premiere of "The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link"

Bill Zwecker, Chris O’Donnell and Brenda Sexton at the LA Chicago Link taping. I am always so thrilled to be attending ANY parties at the Elysian but this one proved to be quite special.  It was the Chicago premiere of the NBC special, “The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link” presented by Chicago Link Productions... Read more »

Victoria's Secret Angels Mingle with Sports Stars at VIP Opening Party

Chicago Bull Taj Gibson, Marisa Miller, Doutzen Kroes and star Bull Derrick Rose. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so much hoopla over a store opening!  But then this was no ordinary store–it was Victoria’s Secret WITH Angels too!  All along Michigan Avenue for the past few weeks, there have been lucite cases holding a variety of Angel... Read more »

Old Town Triangle's Fall Hoe Down and Chili Cookoff Party

Winners Lucy Baldwin and Lucy Wojis with Michael Warnick and Shirley Baugher. The weather is turning cool, people are collecting wood for their fireplaces and the gentle folk of the Old Town Triangle hosted their annual Chili Cook-Off/Fall Hoe Down party last night!  It was a true family affair organized by the “Mayor” of Old... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Othello Opens to Standing Ovations at Auditorium Theatre

Opening Night of The Joffrey Ballet’s Othello. The standing ovations never seemed to end last night for the opening of the Joffrey Ballet’s Othello.  The company danced their hearts for a sell out crowd and the excitement was over the top.   The scenery, costumes and music all came together for a perfect performance.  This is... Read more »

A Night with Virginia and Elaine Madsen and the EBERTS!

The documentary gets a thumbs-up from Roger Ebert! Tonight was a memory making night on many levels.  I was honored to be on the host committee, thanks to Brenda Sexton of Chicago Link Productions, for a party celebrating Virginia and Elaine Madsen (her gorgeous mom) and their new movie, “I Know a Woman Like That.” ... Read more »

Chicago's World Fashion at the Harris Rooftop

World Fashion Chicago showcases our sister cities’ style. Chicago‘s recent World Fashion Show was world class thanks to the efforts of ZZAZZ Production’s Tracey Tarantino and the incredible support from our fashion community.  More than 35 designers, inspired by Chicago’s 28 sister cities, were featured alongside international designers from Milan, Italy; Shanghai, China; Durban, South... Read more »
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Better Late Than Never Blogapalooza Blog!

With Mont Blanc’s Patrick Parkey and Amanda Puck. I know, I know!  I’m a little late with my Blogapalooza coverage but I still wanted to let you all know what fun it was and show you pics of all of the great people who came to the event hosted by Chicago Now and the 900... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails at the Palmer House

Designer Pamella Roland, Helen Melchior, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, moi and Sydney DeVos. Friday night’s event at the Palmer House for the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails was the party of the year!!!  The crowd of over 600 was SRO in the lobby for the glamorous Pamella Roland Spring/Resort 2010 show and it did NOT... Read more »