Archive for October 2011

The Conservation Ball: Lion's and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!

Animal expert, Jim Fowler, will appear at the Conservation Ball, along with Chairman Reute Butler.
The enchantingly elegant and wonderfully wild Conservation Ball will be held on Friday, October 21st, at the Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive.  Hosted for the 21st time by chairman and FOC President, Reute Butler, daughter of Founder and International Chairman, Jorie Butler Kent, this grand affair benefits the Friends of Conservation whose mission provides... Read more »

Was Anyone as Appalled by This Photo as I Was?

Was Anyone as Appalled by This Photo as I Was?
This image appeared in the Sun-Times Saturday and shows a 2 year old child being placed on the back of an alligator during a reptile presentation by the Discovery Channel at Tinley Park High School on Friday. Hellooooo!!!  If that alligator isn’t stuffed or plastic, then I see NO reason why a small child would... Read more »

It's All About Chicago Connections as Dennis Farina Leads an All-Star Cast to Open the 47th Chicago International Film Festival!

Cast of "The Last Rites of Joe May" (L to R), Jamie Anne Allman, Dennis Farina, Ian Barford, Gary Cole and writer/director Joe Maggio.
It was a family reunion of sorts for many Chicago actors as they gathered on the Red Carpet for the Opening Night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival at the Harris Theatre.   Writer/director, Joe Maggio, debuted his latest film (shot on Chicago’s West side),  “The Last Rites of Joe May,”  starring local actor and... Read more »
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Fashion Focus Week Opens with "NEXT Fashion Chicago" Show at Germania Place

Fashion Focus Week Opens with "NEXT Fashion Chicago" Show at Germania Place
Next Fashion Chicago is the first full–length group show of Fashion Focus Chicago which begins on Monday, October 17th.  This European style runway show will showcase some of the city’s brightest designers and boutiques and include  Sahar Dada, Mira Couture,  Elda de la Rosa,  Sujata Gazder,  Hector-Javier MonArrez, Fraley Le, Gary Gonzales,  Cleons, Bottega Contessa,... Read more »

The Lyric Opera Opening Night Gala: Another Elegant Year

Stephanie Harris, Elizabeth Ryan, Trisha Rooney Alden and Eve Rogers.
There are two things that are a given on Opening Night of the Lyric Opera.  You will see fabulous gowns and a Grand Ballroom decorated unlike any other.  The performances are always wonderful too, of course, but my favorite part is seeing the people and the decor.  The VIP private reception for donors and members... Read more »

Candid Candace's Exclusive Kendra Interview on Watch312.com!

Candid Candace's Exclusive Kendra Interview on Watch312.com!
“Hank and I had sex on the staircase today.  Right there,  flat-out spontaneous sex with our clothes mostly still on.  Steps digging into my back, the banister acting as a bedpost.  It was quick and skillful.”  So goes the opening to Kendra’s latest book,  “Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails & Getting My Sexy Back.”  Does she... Read more »
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Chicago Beach Polo: The Sport of Kings Debuts on Lake Michigan

The Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup celebrated its inaugural event with some of the best parties  I’ve attended in a long, long time!  The festivities began on Thursday night with a  polo clinic at Noble Horse Theater.  Friday night featured a press party at the Crimson Lounge at the Hotel Sax.  And on... Read more »