Archive for July 2012

PAWS-itively Delightful: PAWS Chicago Hosts 10th Annual Beach Party

Founder Paula Fasseas, board members Judy Tullman and Bonnie Krueger Spurlock
The night was PAWS-atively sensational at the 10th annual PAWS Chicago Beach party held at North Avenue Beach’s Castaways Boathouse on Thursday night, July 19th.  With more than 400 guest and 100 dogs in attendance, this event raised $215,000 for the city’s largest no-kill humane society.  Every partygoer received a colorful lei upon arrival at... Read more »

Supermodel/Reality TV Star Joanna Krupa Co-Hosts "AShore Thing" with Michigan Avenue Magazine

J.P. Anderson, Joanna Krupa, Dan Uslan
Michigan Avenue Magazine and the Chicago Yacht Club presented “A Shore Thing” at Navy Pier on July 21st.  The official viewing party for the Race to Mackinac provided guests with a front row seat for the Parade of Boats at this inaugural party hosted at the tip of Navy Pier by president/publisher Dan Uslan and... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo Ball 2012: A $1 Million Record Breaker Featuring the Village People

The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosted its 35th annual Zoo Ball in one of my favorite venues in Chicago.  As 1,000 black-tie clad guests entered the zoo grounds through the East Gate, they were greeted by more than 30,000’ feet of dramatic sweeping tents.  Earlier in the day, due to heavy rains, one... Read more »
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Inside Windy City Live's First Year Anniversary Party!

It’s one of my favorite shows in town and I’m so glad they are doing SO well!  Windy City Live hosted its one year anniversary Wednesday night, June 11th, at Epic on Hubbard.  I was expecting this by-invite-only party to be jam packed but it was the perfect amount of people, not too many and... Read more »

World's Largest Ronald McDonald House is Open and Filled with Love

Ronald McDonald House Ambassador Max Herrick cuts the ribbon!
It’s finally HERE!  After  much planning, hoping, wishing and fundraising, the World Largest Ronald McDonald House is OPEN!  I was honored to be there for this special celebration on a parking garage rooftop which was directly across from the House.   Throughout the impressive program, more than 600 attendees could plainly see the purpose for this... Read more »

Glamourcon Returns to Chicago with Playboy Playmates and Pinups

Glamourcon Returns to Chicago with Playboy Playmates and Pinups
Mark your calendars now for Glamourcon 53 coming to Crowne Plaza O’Hare on August 4th and 5th.  This lively  marketplace of the glamour arts features dozens of Playboy Playmates from FIVE decades as well as many other past and present glamour and pin up models.  Vendors sell autographs, trading cards, catalogs, magazines, books, photos, original... Read more »
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How I Got an Interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Pinch Me!

How I Got an Interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin!  Pinch Me!
Could I or couldn’t I, would she or wouldn’t she?  These were the questions running through my mind throughout the Queen of Soul’s breathtaking performance for the  N’Digo Foundation Gala  last night at Arie Crown Theater.  I was dying for an interview with Aretha Franklin.  Who in the world wouldn’t be? I knew it was... Read more »