Archive for December 2009

Livin' Large in LA with Jack Black and Friends

With actor Jack Black at the Polo Lounge in LA. Chuck and I are in LA now for Hef’s New Year’s Eve Party tonight at the Mansion.  We are staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel and it just oozes with old-world Hollywood glamour. Yesterday, we had lunch in the famous Polo Lounge and it was packed... Read more »

Inside A Playboy Photo Shoot

This was a walk down memory lane for me.  We hosted a Playboy photo shoot in our home and it was sooooo much fun!  Jenna, a gorgeous 24 year old model, had flown in that day from Pittsburgh and had a body that looked like she was an Avatar! It was beyond perfect, 34D-25-35.  Her... Read more »

Christmas in Chicago!

A charming fisherman’s cottage in the Old Town Triangle decked out for the holidays. Chicago is one of my favorite spots during the holidays.  The city is dressed to the nines with sparkling lights everywhere you look.  Check out these charming sights of the city and see if you don’t agree! 
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Michael Jackson Memorabilia Tops Charity Auction for Kids

Michael Jackson is alive and well….at least as far as charity memorabilia goes!  For the latest Rock For Kids Rock & Roll Charity auction, the Jackson 5 “ABC” album signed by all of the Jacksons fetched $7000!  Over 500 Chicago musicians, radio personalities and fans packed Park West recently to support this great organization that... Read more »

World of Chocolate Draws a Sweet Crowd for Charity

The sweetest place to be last week was at the World of Chocolate at the Chicago Hilton!  Benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago, this event attracted over 1,500 chocolate lovers and raised over $200,000.  28 of the city’s finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and chocolatiers competed in five categories. The Peninsula walked away with three top... Read more »

Celeb Spotting at the Drake Hotel!

John Travolta with his sisters at the Drake Hotel this weekend.   Look who was in town this Sunday at the Drake Hotel!  John Travolta had lunch with his look-a-like sisters and then toured the hotel with Palm Court Manager, Shaun Rajah. Shaun knew he loved airplanes so he showed him the miniature planes in the windows of Mangel’s... Read more »
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Service Club of Chicago's Holiday Luncheon is a Sellout at the Elysian!

The Service Club of Chicago’s annual Holiday Luncheon at the Elysian was a sellout with a waiting list!  Guests and members brought gift baskets benefitting the National Alliance for Mental Health and the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus provided the entertainment.  The Service Club of Chicago, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest charity organizations in... Read more »