Archive for March 2011

DO YOU WANT TO BE A PLAYBOY PLAYMATE?

With Bridget Marquardt, and fellow Playmates Crystal McCahill and Ida Lundquist. Great news for Chicago-area women who might be interested in becoming a Playboy Playmate!   Playboy will be hosting a “Girls Night Out” party on Tuesday, April 5th, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the luxurious ROOF at theWit to let women know more about Playboy and its upcoming... Read more »

Fashion Launch Celebrates CFI's 2011 Designers in Residence at 900 Shops (PICS!)

                                         Our Chicago fashion world just keeps growing!  Recently, the Chicago Fashion Incubator introduced the 2011 Designers in Residence as well as celebrated the success of alumni designers at the LAUNCH/CFI pop-up shop grand opening event.  Over 300 fashion-loving guests showed their support for the city’s local talent, celebrating the second year of the pop... Read more »

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Named "Small But Mighty" by Sun-Times

Last night was the opening of Polarity Theatre’s latest production,  ”Ephemera.“  Earlier in the day, the Sun-Times had named Polarity, “Small But Mighty….Under the radar, these stage companies are super troupers!”  I certainly agree!  In 2008, the Chicago Reader named Polarity “Best Emerging Theater Company” following its unique production of “Hamlet.” “Ephemera” was written by... Read more »
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Actress Emmy Rossum Headlines JW Marriott Grand Opening

  Chicago’s first JW Marriott Hotel, 151 W. Adams, celebrated its grand opening hosted by Chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr.  The event featured exclusive live performances by Emmy Rossum, singer/songwriter and star of Showtime’s new Chicago-based series “Shameless“, as well as some of our city’s greatest talent including performances by The Joffrey Ballet and the... Read more »

The Baton Show Lounge Celebrates 42nd Anniversary with the "Tops in the Nation" Revue

The Baton Show Lounge owner, Jim Flint, had a smile from ear to ear on the night of his 42nd anniversary, a party he described as his own “personal party.”  Indeed, the evening was by invite only and was an intimate gathering of his long time friends and supporters.  Silver balloons filled the ceiling and... Read more »

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies“ recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »
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My Interview on "Fear No Art Chicago": Behind the Scenes with Art Collector/Blogger Candace Jordan

Join host Elysabeth Alfano as she goes behind the scenes with artists, actresses Joan Cusack and Joyce Piven, and collectors like me!  Having worked with artists for over 15 years in her art gallery and accessories design business, Elysabeth wanted to take audiences on an all-access pass into the artists’ studios to discover the artists... Read more »

Designer Borris Powell Introduces Winning Oscar Dress to Chicago!

Designer Borris Powell brings the “Black Swan” back to Chicago. Everyone was waiting in anticipation…..  I’ve never seen such a bank of photographers and press people outside of NY Fashion Week but this was the scene at top Chicago designer Borris Powell’s first fashion show since winning the Oscar’s Designer Challenge 2011“!  I was privileged to... Read more »

Best (Worst) Video of Japan's Tsunami

The most compelling video I’ve seen of this disaster. This video was posted by cameraman, James MacWhyte, and although he didn’t tape this footage, he lives in Tokyo, 180 miles from the disaster zone.  This is what he had to say, “I want to show everyone the news media we are being presented with here... Read more »
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Common Threads' World Fest 2011 Begins with Black Tie Dinner at Elysian

The magnificent ballroom of the Elysian Hotel. Last Sunday night was the opening night Black Tie Dinner to kick off Common Threads’ Sixth Annual World Festival the following day at Soldier Field.  It was an intimate (100 guests), star-studded affair that included celebrity Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Michelle Bernstein, Nicole Pederson,Stephanie Prida and Ria’s... Read more »