Archive for October 2010

The Chicago Art of Fashion 2010 Shows Visions of Spring

Front row fashionistas at the Art of Fashion show in Millenium Park. The Art of Fashion 2010 show, presented by StyleChicago.com,  introduced established designers as well as some amazing emerging designers to a packed tent in Millenium Park recently.  Designers Elda de la Rosa, Lauren Lein, Borris Powell, Kirk James, Lara Miller, Paul Sisti, Hector-Javier MonArrez, Fraley... Read more »

Hef Hits Chicago with Playboy Playmates and Family for World Premiere

Hef comes back to Chicago to screen his documentary at Gene Siskel Film Center. I will never forget driving my MGB up from Dupo, Illinois to the big city of Chicago.  Not only was this going to be my first time in a city this size but I was also moving into the Playboy Mansion... Read more »

"Women With Heart" Honored at Kickoff for Hearts-a-Bluhm Campaign

Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias with “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign co-creators Julee White and Kathleen Henson. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab recently hosted a private VIP party to kick-off the launch of the much-anticipated “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign, sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which will raise awareness for heart health.  A public display of oversized acrylic... Read more »
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Dylan Lauren Launches "Sweet" New Book at Macy's!

  Dylan Lauren will be in town November 4th at Macy’s beginning at noon to launch her new book. If this invite isn’t the cutest, then nothing is!  Darling and gorgeous Dylan Lauren, Ralph’s daughter, is coming to Chicago–Macy’s to be precise–on Thursday, November 4th, for her book launch, Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet... Read more »

Chef Art Smith Cooks for the Dalai Lama!

Our own Chef Art Smith meets and cooks for the Dalai Lama in Toronto at The Canadian Tibetan Center. And fulfilled a life-long dream!  Acclaimed Chef Art Smith was invited by His Holiness The Dalai Lama to cook this past weekend in Toronto for his VIP guests at a luncheon hosted by The Canadian Tibetan... Read more »

First Annual "Inspiring Chicagoans" Awards

“Inspiring Chicagoans 2010″ honorees with sponsor Charles Ifergan at the Dana Hotel. The first annual “Inspiring Chicagoans” awards were presented by TCW Magazine, Charles Ifergan Salons and Grace PR at the Dana Hotel recently.  All of the honorees excude self-confidence and inspire others to strive to better themselves from the inside out, from overall health,... Read more »
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High Flying Fashions Featured at "Aviators' Night Out for Sight" Party

The inaugural event for “Aviators’ Night Out for Sight” was recently held at the Chicago Executive Airport amidst a backdrop of Marquis Jets, including a G-4 and Citation, along with exotic sportscars from Lake Forest Sportscars.  It was quite a dramatic venue for this first-time event which attracted over 200 chic guests and raised $25,000... Read more »

TONI MORRISON, OPRAH AND MAYOR DALEY COME TOGETHER AT CARL SANDBURG LITERARY AWARDS GALA

Oprah, Carl Sandburg Literary Award recipient Toni Morrison and Mayor Daley. We attended the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner as guests of Chicago Public Library Board member, Leslie Hindman.  Our table was filled with luminaries such as Martha Lavey (Steppenwolf Artistic Director), Jan Melk (noted Chicago philanthropist), Temple Smith, Helen Melchior (Joffrey honcho) and Dia and... Read more »

Alan Cumming Celebrates OUTrageous Award Win at RL!

With Chicago Film Festival founder Michael Kutza and Alan Cumming, who just received the OUTrageous Award this night. We were celebrating my girlfriend, Jan Flanagan’s, birthday last night at RL when who should be seated at the next table, but one of my all-time favorite actors, Alan Cumming! He was with Film Festival honcho, Michael... Read more »
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Starrlight Studios Presents Seductresses of Old Hollywood

Author Steve Starr and Elena Samokhina at his book launch party at Rumba. (Pic by Mila Samokhina) Steve Starr’s book party this week at Rumba celebrated beloved Hollywood Latin legends with the launch of his latest book, “Steve Starr Studios Presents Starrlight: Glamorous Latin Movie Stars of Early Hollywood.”  These cinematic stars included Rita Hayworth,... Read more »