Archive for May 2012

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »

Ladybug Bash Showcases "Stars & Cars" to Benefit Atia's Fund! (Plus Watch312.com Video!)

Ladybug Bash Showcases "Stars & Cars" to Benefit Atia's Fund!  (Plus Watch312.com Video!)
It was a night filled with celebration, hope and inspiration for the second Annual Ladybug Bash held this year at Grossinger City Autoplex.  Host and organization founder, Dina Manzo, greeted each and every guest on the Red Carpet in a stunning champagne colored gown by Rivini.  Dina, as I’m sure you know, just finished filming... Read more »

Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band Peform at Steppenwolf's Million Dollar Fundraiser

Ensemble member and co-founder Gary Sinise plays bass with the Lt. Dan Band.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosted over 500 guests for its annual star-studded gala on May 5th.  The event kicked off with a showcase of scenes inspired by the world-premiere production of The March, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, adapted for the stage and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati, and featuring ensemble members Alana... Read more »
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Walter E. Smithe Hosts Launch Party for "Run Home Chicago", A Race to End Homelessness

Tim Smithe, Kyla McCarthy, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Tim Smithe Jr. and Mary Smithe.
Walter, son Tim Smithe and family recently hosted a Kick-Off party at their Lincoln Park showroom to launch the 30 day countdown for “Run Home Chicago,” a race to end homelessness,  that will take place in Soldier Field on June 10th beginning at 7 am. Tim’s glam wife, Mary Astor Smithe, was on hand to... Read more »

Macy's Glamorama 2012 "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" Coming to Chicago Theatre on August 10th, Plus Glam Launch Party News!

Macy's Glamorama 2012 "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" Coming to Chicago Theatre on August 10th, Plus Glam Launch Party News!
Mark your calendars now for one of THE most anticipated fashion events of the year, Glamorama!  Coming on Friday, August 10th to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., this year’s theme is “British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!.” From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones, Macy’s Glamorama 2012 pays homage to some... Read more »

Shoe Designer Brian Atwood Opening First Stand-Alone Store in NYC!

Shoe Designer Brian Atwood Opening First Stand-Alone Store in NYC!
Hunky and talented shoe designer to the stars, Brian Atwood, will be opening his first stand-alone store in the fall!  According to proud mom, Dusty (Yolanda) Stemer, Brian’s store will be opening on New York’s Madison Avenue. I can’t imagine the lines!   Good luck Brian!  We wish you the best and hope Chicago is next!!!
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Sun-Times' Stella Foster Brings out Record Crowd for her Dante Award Honor

Nina Mariano with Stella Foster
Chicago Sun Times columnist Stella Foster was honored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans with the coveted Dante Award at Galleria Marchetti on May 17th.  There were so many in attendance that the valet parkers had to close up shop for lack of space!  Every year, the Human Relations Committee presents the Dante... Read more »

Roy Lichtenstein Opening Gala at the Modern Wing Plus "Crash the Gala" After-Party Hosted by Ikram Goldman

"Crash the Gala" host Ikram Goldman dances with Desiree Rogers and friend.
The Art Institute’s Women’s Board ALWAYS plans spectacular and creative events but on Friday, May 11th, they hosted TWO back to back parties at the Modern Wing.   The night began with a gala for 600, co-chaired by Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris,  celebrating the opening of  the largest exhibition of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s works... Read more »

Francis Cardinal George and Notre Dame High School for Girls Celebrate 75th Birthdays Together

Francis Cardinal George is surprised with a birthday cake presented by Chair Emeritus, Dia Weil.
“A Night in Blue and White” began with a beautiful solemn high mass said by Cardinal Francis George at St. Ferdinand’s on the Northwest Side Tuesday, May 8th.  “I always love coming back to the NW side where I grew up, ” said Cardinal George.  “Founded 75 years ago at the end of the Great... Read more »
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A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »