Archive for April 2012

Didn't Make it to the Hugo Television Awards? See the Stars and Watch it ALL Here!

Didn't Make it to the Hugo Television Awards?  See the Stars and Watch it ALL Here!
The 48th annual Hugo Television Awards brought the stars to Chicago and celebrated the best in television from nine countries around the globe.  Starz’ “Boss” star Kelsey Grammer was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by his long time co-star, John Mahoney,  at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel recently. Hear what Grammer thinks about Chicago,... Read more »

Chicago Red Dress Party Features "The Voice's" Beverly McClellan

The second annual Red Dress Party took place recently at the Joffrey Ballet Studios (the Joffrey Tower) with more than 200 people donning their most fashionable and eye-popping red attire.   The highlight of the evening was a memorable musical performance by The Voice finalist Beverly McClellan.   An impromptu duet with Beverly and event... Read more »

Candid Candace Defends Playboy and Hef on WBEZ/NPR Radio

Candid Candace Defends Playboy and Hef on WBEZ/NPR Radio
I was thrilled to be interviewed on WBEZ/National Public Radio recently by Steven Edwards,  host of “Afternoon Shift.”  I shared the airwaves with Professor Steven Watts, Professor of History at University of Missouri  and author of Mr. Playboy, Hugh Hefner and the American Dream and DePaul Professor Carolyn Bronstein, author of  Battling Pornography: The American Feminist... Read more »
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Saks Fifth Avenue's Well-Heeled Walk-Off: Fierce Competiton on Watch312.com

Saks Fifth Avenue's Well-Heeled Walk-Off: Fierce Competiton on Watch312.com
Saks Fifth Avenue  hosted one of the best in-store events I’ve attended in a long, long time.  Watch312 was the media sponsor for the evening and I emceed the “Well-Heeled Walk-Off” contest while Watch312“DishIT” host Amanda Puck served as a judge along with Saks Director of Marketing Julie Selakovich and Francesca Moceri from Chicago Children’s... Read more »

Time Out Chicago Magazine Announces 2012 EAT OUT Award Winners!

Time Out Chicago Magazine Announces 2012 EAT OUT Award Winners!
 Time Out Chicago’s annual Eat Out Awards event announced the Readers’ Choice and Critics’ Picks winners at an award ceremony last night to nominees and the restaurant industry.  Owner and chef at Heaven on Seven, Jimmy Bannos Sr. and chef and partner at The Purple Pig, Jimmy Bannos Jr. hosted the award ceremony at the... Read more »

Are you following the COUNTDOWN for the World's Largest Ronald McDonald House? Lucky Chicagoans Featured Every Day Until the Opening!

Are you following the COUNTDOWN for the World's Largest Ronald McDonald House? Lucky Chicagoans Featured Every Day Until the Opening!
The Countdown to the grand opening of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House has begun! Only 70 more days until the House at 211 East Grand Avenue opens its doors on June 26th  and I’m joining in to help! Each day on their website, www.RonaldHouseChicago.org  and on their Facebook and Twitter they’re featuring a new... Read more »
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Diane Keaton will be Guest Speaker at Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Luncheon

Diane Keaton will be Guest Speaker at Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Luncheon
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation will feature Academy Award-Winning actress and director Diane Keaton as guest speaker at its Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17th beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave. Proceeds will support breast cancer research and educational programs as well as fellowships at Northwestern... Read more »

Swarovski Hosts Kick-Off Party for SAIC's The Walk 2012

Swarovski recently hosted a cocktail reception at its Michigan Avenue flagship boutique to view the unique window installation created by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago grad students mentored by Nick Cave, Professor and Chair of SAIC’s Fashion Design Department. Swarovski donated the window space and jewelry for the installation as part of... Read more »

If you're a fan (and who isn't?) of Joffrey Ballet principal dancer Fabrice Calmels, then you'll REALLY love this!

If you're a fan (and who isn't?) of Joffrey Ballet principal dancer Fabrice Calmels, then you'll REALLY love this!
Watch for an exciting, massive art installation coming the first week of May to the riverfront beneath the Trump Tower!  Anyone who is a fan, and who isn’t, of the dashing 6’6” dancer, Fabrice Calmels, will love this! Joffrey’s renowned photographer, Herbert Migdoll,  has created a 300 foot long and 15 foot high photo of... Read more »
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Elvis' Watch and Marilyn's Earrings Plus More Celeb Pieces On View at Chicago Antique Jewelry Show

Elvis' Watch and Marilyn's Earrings Plus More Celeb Pieces On View at Chicago Antique Jewelry Show
Mae West’s  platinum and diamond encrusted pocket watch,  Elvis’ late 1950′s triangle wristwatch, Marilyn’s 1950′s crystal earrings, George Burns‘ cufflinks and an 18K diamond brooch from the estate of Ella Fitzgerald are just a few of the exciting items that will be shown at the upcoming Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show coming to town... Read more »