Archive for June 2012

Fashion Columbia 2012: Biggest, Greenest and Record Breaking!

Fashion Columbia 2012 raised record funds, was the greenest fundraiser and the largest event at the college to date!  Proceeds from the event, which brought out over 200 guests, will benefit the Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship in Fashion Studies.  All of this good news must’ve made event chair, Desiree Rogers, very, very happy along with... Read more »

See the Fun From the City Porch on Watch312 Right Here! (Video)

See the Fun From the City Porch on Watch312 Right Here!  (Video)
We’re all still basking in the afterglow from this great opening party for City Porch, Navy Pier’s newest hotspot!  See all of the fun on Watch312′s Candid Candace Chicago!  Congrats to owner Manolis Alpogianis for giving locals a reason to visit one of our town’s top tourist attractions! (Click here to see more of my... Read more »

Leroy Neiman: Playboy, St. Tropez and Me

Leroy Neiman: Playboy, St. Tropez and Me
Leroy Neiman was a favorite artist of Hef and Playboy.  He was a frequent guest at the Mansion in Chicago when I lived there as a Bunny.  With his handlebar mustache, he was hard to miss……After hearing of his recent passing at 91, it made me stop and think how lucky I was to have... Read more »
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Chicagolicious is a Home Town Hit on the Style Network!

Chicagolicious star/salon owner, AJ Johnson (left), and friends at Sepia.
I was so excited to see the premiere of the Style Network’s newest reality show, “Chicagolicious,” in its glorious debut Monday night! I was even more thrilled to find out that my blog and I played such a big role! The show revolved around darling salon owner AJ Johnson and his cute team trying to... Read more »

The Mallards of Menomonee: A Fairytale Ending Thanks to Old Town Neighbors

Cooling off and resting in an Old Town garage.
The day began rather unremarkably for a June summer day, hot and humid with no chance of rain.  So Chuck and I began our daily ritual of watering.  Pretty soon we noticed a contingent of neighbors gathering around the side of a building.  We ambled over to find them staring in awe and wonder at... Read more »

City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »
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Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Hosted by Candid Candace on Watch312.com! LOOK!

Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Hosted by Candid Candace on Watch312.com!  LOOK!
The stars of the evening were just voted the Best Beatles Cover Band in the country recently and American English sure didn’t disappoint on this exciting night at the hot venue, Greenhouse Loft.  More than 300 of Chicago’s most fashionables came out to play for Macy’s Glamorama Launch Party in support of Ronald McDonald House... Read more »

MACY'S GLAMORAMA 2012 Features Robin Thicke and Karmin at the Harris Theatre on August 10th!

MACY'S GLAMORAMA 2012  Features Robin Thicke and Karmin at the Harris Theatre on August 10th!
In its 15th year, Macy’s Glamorama 2012 welcomes Robin Thicke, one of the most respected singer-songwriters in soul and R&B music today. Thicke has written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums and is currently featured on the ABC reality singing series “Duets” where he serves as a show “Superstar” alongside Kelly... Read more »

CITY PORCH: A Chic and Sleek New Hotspot at Navy Pier

CITY PORCH: A Chic and Sleek New Hotspot at Navy Pier
Congratulations to handsome restaurateur, Manolis Alpogianis, on his newest venture at Navy Pier!  City Porch, a chic yet comfortable dining spot, is just what this place needs!  Enough of the burger joints, finally something that reeks of sleek with an extensive and delectable menu to match.  I loved the Adirondack chairs out front for viewing... Read more »
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Hef and Crystal, Together Again?

Hef and Crystal, Together Again?
In the “I can’t believe it file”, runaway bride Crystal Harris, the girl who dumped Hef at the altar, is moving back into the Mansion.  He tweeted on May 31st, “Getting back together with Crystal Harris shouldn’t be a big surprise, since I have a history of remaining close to former girlfriends.” And recently, on... Read more »