Archive for June 2011

What Do You Think About Chicago Now's New Look?

What Do You Think About Chicago Now's New Look?
Welcome to my first Candid Candace post on our new WordPress platform. Although I must admit, I hate seeing Movable Type go.  I will especially miss losing my identifying banner but that’s life.  Some things you can’t control and this is one of them.  We’ve all been practicing for weeks on this new platform and... Read more »

2011 Pride Parade Highlights--My Top Photos!

This year was the 3rd time I’ve had the delight of riding in the Pride Parade, twice on the Baton Show Lounge float and this year, on newcomers PAWS Chicago (Pets are Worth Saving), courtesy of supportive Board members and pet lovers, Bonnie and Jim Spurlock.  Sadly, theirs was also one of the 51 floats that were... Read more »

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmunds Rocks the N'DIGO Foundation Gala

  The N’DIGO Foundation hosted its 16th annual Gala with a “Tribute to Fathers” featuring Kenneth “Babyface” Edmunds and his brother Kevon.  Their performance blew the doors off of the Symphony Center and had the ladies dancing in the aisles! This year’s community leader honorees included Dr. Robert Michael Jenkins (Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church pastor),... Read more »
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Thundermania Returns to Chicago!

Thundermania Returns to Chicago!
Australia’s Thunder From Down Under returns to Chicago this week at the LaSalle Power Company.  I saw them for the first time last night and I will tell you, it’s a must-see show!  The crowd was going crazy as the Aussie’s put on one of the most energetic and sexy (in a good way) shows I’ve... Read more »

Studio Paris Opens With Grand Birthday Bash! (PICS!)

Studio Paris Opens With Grand Birthday Bash! (PICS!)
Fabulous, forty and for a good cause!  This describes the first event that was held at the hotly anticipated Melman venue, Studio Paris, this week.  Kathleen Henson, founder and CEO of River North PR agency Henson Consulting, celebrated her 40th birthday in grand style with 200 high-profile friends and colleagues at this indoor-outdoor lounge located directly above Paris Club,... Read more »

Glamorama Launch Party had Guests Jumping for Joy! (PICS!)

Glamorama Launch Party had Guests Jumping for Joy! (PICS!)
The 2nd annual Glamorama Launch Party had guests jumping for joy for many reasons…for one,  this party benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and then there was the Action Booth which was one of the many highlights of this party heralding the main event, Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama’s “Artrageous” fashion show and... Read more »
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Eye-Bank's Summer Sight Soiree Honors Jean Antoniou and Dr. Randy Epstein

This was the first annual Summer Sight Soiree but it was the 13th annual spring event benefitting the Illinois Eye-Bank.  The Peninsula was decorated beautifully by Tom Kehoe for this special evening honoring 2011 Woman of Vision, Jean Antoniou, and Gift of Sight Honoree Dr. Randy Epstein.  The ballroom was filled with proud family and friends... Read more »

Candid Candace on Windy City Live! Yeahhhh!!!!

Candid Candace on Windy City Live!  Yeahhhh!!!!
I was so thrilled to be on the hot, new show Windy City Live this week!  I had been in for interviews with the producers and even participated in a test show with a live audience before launch date.  It was so very exciting and I was thrilled that they asked me back.  The set is... Read more »

25th Annual Friends of Prentice Gala is Magical at Navy Pier

I am sad to say I had never been to the Friends of Prentice Gala but I am happy to say they didn’t need me anyway since this event is a yearly sellout.  For their 25th annual gala themed “Reflections“, the one adjective that kept popping up with everyone I talked with was “this party... Read more »
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Crystal and Hef Go WAY Back: A Playmate's Point of View

Holly tried to warn him and she would’ve known since Crystal had been lurking around the edges of her group for a long, long time.  I remember seeing her in the background at many a Playboy party.  Definitely not an insider but, for sure, an insider wanna be.  I didn’t think much of her but then... Read more »