The Chicago Air & Water Show is one of my favorite events every summer. Chuck and I always love seeing the rehearsals the day before when the planes fly right over our deck and terrify the Chihuahuas. And although much is written about the show itself, I love the viewing parties thrown across the city to celebrate! I know the newly opened Hotel Lincoln, at 1816 N. Clark Street, hosted an event as did friends Michael Wilkie and Kristina and Mike McGrath.
Wilkie's penthouse home, high atop 1500 Lake Shore Drive is, in my opinion, the best perch from which to view these amazing feats of daring since the planes are right at eye level from the 24th floor. His beautiful home was formerly owned by an heir of Morton Salt so you can imagine the grandeur.
Kristina and Mike McGrath's home hold a special sense of place for me since they live at the Palmolive Building, formerly Playboy headquarters. Their home, on the 22nd floor, was formerly the editorial department where I spent a lot of my time in earlier years so I felt right at home in their luxurious space with two grand outdoor patios, one with a putting green! Partygoers included Sonya Jackson, Korinna Isselhardt (Kristina's darling twin sis), Hazel and Warren Barr, Lynn and John McMahan, Michaela and Dick Parrillo, Susanna Negovan, Sherrill and John Bodine, Gayle and Jim Anthony, Sherren Leigh, Sugar Rautbord, Rebecca Besser, Toni and Rick Canada and Julee White.
A gorgeous lakefront, world class aerial displays and great friends to see it all with! Chicago is MY kind of town!
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