Archive for January 2010

The Last Dance at the Pump Room

The famed and former Pump Room Saturday night was the end of an era and the last night at the Pump Room as we’ve known it.  Nan Mason performed with her husband, Terry Higgins, to an appreciative and nostalgic crowd.  Everyone was sharing memories and stories of this historic spot.  It’s future is uncertain.  The... Read more »

Chicago Florist is Stylist to the Stars!

Vanessa Williams and Robert Gonzalez. (Photo by Mike Ruiz) I became aware of Robert Gonzalez a few birthdays ago one day in May when a massive floral arrangement was brought into Gibson’s by TWO people as a gift from Chili Pepper.  They were the most beautiful and creative flowers I had ever seen in my... Read more »

Sundance Film Festival 2010

Founder Robert Redford makes the opening remarks at Sundance. (Pic by Peter Kramer) Park City, Utah, this year was filled with Chicagoans who had come to party and attend the 20th Sundance Film Festival. Kristina McGrath and her twin sister, Korinna Isselhardt, hosted a girls’ winter getaway for 10 women that included Heather Farley, Toni... Read more »
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Tribute to Legendary Eunice Johnson at Met

Eunice Johnson with Yves Saint Laurent. The tribute for Eunice W. Johnson in New York was scheduled before her death which made the luncheon tribute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, January 11th, even that more poignant.  The Temple of Dendur was filled with around 200 A-list celebs and high powered Chicagoans who... Read more »

Chef Art Smith's 50th Coming to Soldier Field

Chef Art Smith will be turning 50 in grand style! Our own Chef Art Smith will be celebrating his 50th birthday in grand style!  How about a celebration in Soldier Field with over 70 top chefs?  This year’s Fifth Annual World Festival benefitting Common Threads will be a blowout party for Chicago‘s very own Art... Read more »

New Year's Eve at the Playboy Mansion!

The moment we pulled up in front of the Playboy Mansion in LA and saw it decorated and lit up in deep shades of pink and purple, I knew it was going to be a great party. The buzz started as soon as we walked through the front door and when we stepped into the... Read more »
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