Archive for October 2011

Madonna and Daughter Lola, Announce the Material Girl 'Lucky Stars' Model Search With Macy's!

Madonna and Daughter Lola, Announce the Material Girl 'Lucky Stars' Model Search With Macy's!
Do you have what it takes to appear in the Material Girl brand’s advertising campaign!?  Nationwide casting calls will be held at five of Macy’s flagship locations in the United States beginning in Herald Square in New York (Wed., Nov. 2nd,  at 5 pm),  Dadeland,  Miami (Friday, November 4th, 6 pm), STATE STREET CHICAGO (Tuesday,... Read more »

Cake Boy Eric Lanlard is one Sweet Chef!

Chef Eric Lanlard (center) with hosts Jesus Salguiero (L) and Naushab Ahmed.
I’d never been to a “Disco Dessert Tea Dance” but who could ignore an invitation from hosts Jesus Salguiero, Chef Art Smith, Naushab Ahmed and Stephen Hamilton?  The party, at the Stephen Hamilton Studio on West Fulton,  introduced Brit Chef Eric Lanlard and his latest book, “Cake Boy“, to Chicago with a sweets spread the... Read more »

Bunky Cushing's "Handbags & Halos" Raises Funds for Howard Brown Health Center

Host Bunky Cushing, his ladies and guest speaker, Jamee Gregory.
If you don’t know Bunky Cushing,  which I doubt since EVERYONE seems to know him, then he is definitely someone you should know.  He has a long-time following of devoted friends/fans who will follow him anywhere, and fortunately, it’s always to do good!  For his 10th “Handbags & Halos” luncheon this year at the magnificent... Read more »
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Candid Candace Takes you to the NEXT Fashion Chicago Show on Watch312.com!

The week was filled with fashionable fun starting with the NEXT Fashion Chicago Show at Germania Place last week (video coverage follows)!  I was thrilled to co-emcee along with NBC’s Marcus Riley.   Produced by Rose Mandel, of Mandel Productions, the show included collections from local designers  Elda de la Rosa, Fraley Le, Gary Gonzalez, Sahar... Read more »

The Costume Ball Honors Ralph Rucci for Design Excellence (PICS!)

Co-chair Robin Berger, looks stunning!
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum revived their signature black tie ball for the first time in over ten years, and from the looks of these photos, it was a GREAT decision! The Ball celebrated the opening of Charles James: Genius Deconstructed with a black-tie affair that included dinner, auction and exhibition preview... Read more »

NEXT Fashion Chicago 2011 Plus Fashion Focus Kick-Off Party Pics!

The first NEXT Fashion Chicago Show was held at Germania Place, a venerable venue steeped in legend.  Rumor has it that Al Capone spent quite a bit of time here since the building was easily guarded.  On this night of fashion, I couldn’t imagine old Al sitting in the corner but I did see stylish... Read more »
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Candid Candace's Video Coverage of the First Ever Chicago Beach Polo Games on Watch312.com!

Candid Candace's Video Coverage of the First Ever Chicago Beach Polo Games on Watch312.com!
I hope you enjoy my video coverage on Watch312.com  of the first ever, but hopefully not the last, Chicago Beach Polo Games!  It was almost too much fun!  Watch and see! Watch live streaming video from watch312 at livestream.com

A Love Letter to my Interior Designer, Paul Gonzalez, Plus a Peek Inside his Own Magical Homes

Designer/friend, Paul Gonzalez, with his omnipresent blueprints.
I met Spanish born interior designer, Paul Gonzalez, over 20 years ago and we’ve been best friends ever since.  I had interviewed several name designers around Chicago when we bought our house in Old Town but he stood out like a rose among thorns.  Not only were his design sensibilities in line with mine, but... Read more »

III Forks Restaurant: A Room With a View!

III Forks Restaurant: A Room With a View!
Chuck and I stumbled upon III Forks as we were driving through the beautiful Lake Shore East area.  It faces a park and is just a block away from my favorite grocery store, Mariano’s Fresh Market, 333 E. Benton Place.  The room itself is stunning but the clincher is the rooftop bar!  I’ve never seen... Read more »
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Sun-Times' Stella Foster Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Sun-Times' Stella Foster Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
It was a night filled with love for Stella Foster as she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Journalist’s Association.  Other honorees included CBS’s Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan, who was presented with the Daniel Pearl Award.  The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich was named the Chicago Journalist of the Year  and Mary... Read more »