Archive for December 2011

Lily Aldridge: Daughter of Playboy Playmate is Top Victoria's Secret Model!

Supermodel Lily Aldridge at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on November 29th, in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Supermodel Lily Aldridge was destined for fame from the start.  Born in LA in 1985 to famed British fashion photographer, Alan Aldridge, and  Playboy Playmate Laura Lyons, she hails from a fashion oriented family.  Her dream was always to be a model and this dream came true at age 8 when she was discovered at... Read more »

Not a Creature was Stirring Except for....

Not a Creature was Stirring Except for....
It was the night before Christmas and all through our house, not a creature was stirring except for the “kids” and my spouse….. From our house to yours, here’s wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday!  Thanks for checking in this past year and I hope 2012 is your BEST year yet! Love,... Read more »

Watch312'.com's "Candid Candace Chicago" Takes YOU to the Kandy Kane Ball! (Watch!)

Watch312'.com's "Candid Candace Chicago" Takes YOU to the Kandy Kane Ball! (Watch!)
Don’t miss the fun!  Let me take YOU to the  Kandy Kane Ball on Watch312.com!  (To see extended coverage, please check out www.CandidCandace.com!) Watch live streaming video from watch312 at livestream.com
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Kandy Kane Ball Collects Thousands of Toy for Kids! (PICS!)

What a fun-filled night in Chicago for the ninth annual Kandy Kane Ball at Joe’s Bar on December 10th.  More than 1000 guests came out on this cold night to party hearty and donate toys for needy kids.  This year, 5000 toys  and bikes were collected and distributed on December 17th  at Holy Family Church... Read more »

Chicago Now Bloggers Toast the Season at Justin's

Brendan Tripp, Dan Raspatello, Jen Knoedl, Jack Silverstein and Nikki Knepper
It is a BIG community of bloggers at ChicagoNow.  It didn’t start out this way.  In the beginning, there were only five  but as time wore on, Chicago Now guru/fearless leader, Jimmy Greenfield,  brought on 100′s of talented bloggers who write about every topic imaginable.   Recently we had a get-together, a “blathering” if you will,... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker Family Dinner: A Delightful Holiday Tradition

Joffrey Women's Board President Melissa Babcock, Event co-chairs Cindy Burns and Sonya Jackson.
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” came to life at the Palmer House Hilton for its annual Nutcracker Family Dinner.  Held in multiple ballrooms, this lively, holiday favorite was chaired by WB members Sonya Jackson and Cindy Burns.  Children delighted in creating snow-flakes, taking photos with Nutcrackers, decorating ballet shoes, making their own cupcakes and having their... Read more »
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Candid Candace Discusses Playboy's Move with CBS 2's Pam Jones

Candid Candace Discusses Playboy's Move with CBS 2's Pam Jones
I am saddened to learn that Playboy will be moving their offices to LA.  Sad but not surprised.  This move has been in the works, albeit on the QT, for quite a while.  Actually, I was surprised that they didn’t move when Hef did many years ago, so I guess they’ve been on borrowed time... Read more »

Candid Candace With Rosie O'Donnell at Michigan Avenue Magazine Party (Video!)

Candid Candace With Rosie O'Donnell at Michigan Avenue Magazine Party (Video!)
I was so thrilled to be a part of Michigan Avenue Magazine’s GRAND party at Horseshoe Casino to celebrate December covergirl and now Chicago’s OWN (pun intended!), Rosie O’Donnell!  Held in the elegant Seven Stars Lounge, this party attracted movers, shakers and just plain cool!  There was fabulous food (including delicious cupcakes from Crumbs Bake... Read more »

My Number One Holiday Gift Choice for Cubs Fans!

My Number One Holiday Gift Choice for Cubs Fans!
I am happy to say our fearless leader on Chicago Now, Jimmy Greenfield has written a book!  It is, in my opinion, the perfect gift for Cubs fans! Jimmy has been a longtime Cub’s fan….one could say fanatic,  so as I delved deeper into the book’s description,  I find out that this 300 page book... Read more »
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The Service Club Gives Back at Festive Holiday Luncheon

The Service Club’s annual Holiday Luncheon was a beautiful affair held in one of the most magnificent rooms in all of Chicago, the Cathedral Room at the University Club.  Event Chair Sheree Valukas, along with her formidable committee,  welcomed 150 women who came dressed in their most festive outfits to celebrate and raise funds for... Read more »