Archive for July 2011

Ryan Dempster's "Casino Night" Brings out Athlete Friends

Ryan, Jenny, Brady, Riley (who has 22q) and Finley Dempster.
The Second Annual Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night was held at the Palmer House recently.  This event was dedicated to raising awareness of the disorder, 22q11.2  Deletion, that affects their little daughter Riley.   The night raised $300K for the Dempster Family Foundation,  “Strike Out 22q”. Guests enjoyed delicious Palmer House hors... Read more »

Meet the Ladies! TCW Magazine's "100 Women Making a Difference" Party

TCW Magazine‘s latest issue features “100 Women Making a Difference.”   This idea was begun in 1988 and ran annually for 14 years.  The criteria used in the selection process was that the women were making an impact on their profession, the community or in the volunteer sector.  Publisher Sherren Leigh said, “Narrowing the selection... Read more »

Bright Pink's 4th Annual High Tea Benefits Breast Cancer Awareness

400 guests dressed in their Sunday best to attend Bright Pink’s  “For the Women We Love” high tea celebration.  Celeb TV’s Kelli Zink emceed this 4th annual benefit that also included musical entertainment by former Broadway performer, Laurie Akers, who sang Rascal Flatt’s “I Won’t Let Go.”  There were  heartfelt and empowering stories from young... Read more »
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Old St. Pat's 27th Annual World's Largest Block Party Highlights

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party celebrated 27 years of its summer music and food fest with almost 20,ooo people in attendance.   It was a perfect Chicago night as the happy guests enjoyed the sounds of Farraday, Cobra Starship, Plain White T’s, No Love for Linus, Matt Nathanson and the Barenaked Ladies during... Read more »

"Chefs & the City" is a Foodies' Delight for Vital Bridges

Thirty chefs participated in this year’s Chefs & the City event benefitting Vital Bridges. Held this year at the Ritz-Carlton, this much-loved event attracted over 400 guests.   Chef Ryan Poli’s new restaurant, Tavernita (opening this summer), participated as well as newcomer prasino, RL, Bistronomic (with Chef Martial Noguier and his cute son Mathieu serving up... Read more »

First Ever Beach Polo Tournament Coming to Chicago!!

First Ever Beach Polo Tournament Coming to Chicago!!
y Hold onto your hats, or mallets,  for what will surely be one of the most exciting events to hit Chicago in a long, long time!!!  Title sponsor, Grey Goose, announces the first ever Beach Polo Tournament (Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup) is coming to North Avenue Beach!   Beginning on Saturday, October... Read more »
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Photo Highlights from Urban Prep's Harry Potter Premiere with Neville Longbottom

It was a night filled with magic and surrealism when the movie came to life with the appearance of the film’s star, Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in all 8 of the Harry Potter films.  450 fans turned out for this benefit for Urban Prep Academies.  Check out the whole story at www.CandidCandace.com on... Read more »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis
It was exciting enough just to be going to the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, at the IMAX Navy Pier theatre benefitting Urban Prep Academies.  But the evening took on a surreal feeling when I found out the surprise guest for the evening would be... Read more »

2011 Lincoln Park Zoo Ball: "Hollywood & Vines" (PICS!)

Neiman Marcus' Wendy Krimins, Cynthia Holbrook and Tina Koegel.
This year’s Zoo Ball, themed “Hollywood & Vines”, brought out the wild side in almost 1,000  guests as they mixed and mingled amongst the animals on a warm summer night.  The carousel transported the black-tie attendees back to a kinder, gentler time as the Siberian tigers roared in the background.   Even the gorillas seemed to... Read more »
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The Fairytale Continues for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Charity Polo Match

The Fairytale Continues for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Charity Polo Match
And the fairytale continues as Prince William, the new Duke of Cambridge,  scores all four goals for his team, Royal Salute, in sunny Santa Barbara!  Before the match, Wills  said, “Thank you very much for the very warm welcome and thanks to you Ambassador Holden.  In terms of coming back, that depends on the result... Read more »