Archive for November 2012

Burberry Chicago's Grand Opening Party (PICS!)

Burberry’s BIG Grand Opening Party last night, November 29, had every A-lister and fashionista in town in attendance!  The Red Carpet was filled with paparazzi as guests made their way into the event amid flashing cameras.   Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, who couldn’t be cuter, greeted guests with a smile as he moved through the... Read more »

Inside Burberry Chicago's "Art of the Trench" Campaign

Inside Burberry Chicago's "Art of the Trench" Campaign
I was contacted on October 11th.  The email read, “This autumn, Burberry is launching its new flagship store on Michigan Avenue and celebrating Burberry in Chicago by hosting an event on Thursday, November 29, with Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey.  This event will be a local celebration of our global platform, www.artofthetrench.com, and will feature... Read more »

Diary of a Christmas Fanatic

Brilliant decor in front by Chris Walsh of Old Town Gardens and his merry elves!
I know exactly when it started.  My parents divorced when I was 2.  I spent every weekend with my dad and since we didn’t see each other on a regular basis, he made sure to make every moment count when we were together.  So, Christmas became THE day where all of my dreams came true,... Read more »
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Sitting on the Sidelines for Black Friday

Sitting on the Sidelines for Black Friday
Black Friday is one of the greatest shopping days of the whole year!  You’ve read it everywhere, in the newspapers, online, in commercials, in flyers, on the radio.  You can’t escape the news that there are deals, deals, deals everywhere out there!  I for one, think it IS a great day, for the STORES!  I’m... Read more »

The loss of a loved one makes me realize what Thanksgiving is all about

The loss of a loved one makes me realize what Thanksgiving is all about
I always thought it was sort of sappy when people wrote about “what they are thankful for” on Thanksgiving but for this week’s holiday, I feel compelled to join their ranks. I recently lost a very dear friend, a friend who I was sure would bury all of us in the end.  He was fit,... Read more »

Say it Ain't So Elmo!

Say it Ain't So Elmo!
Oh goodness,  a beloved children’s character going the way of Sandusky!?  Say it ain’t so! Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash (45), who controlled Sesame Street’s Elmo,  has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old boy.  Clash denies the allegations and insists it happened when he was an adult.   His accuser contacted... Read more »
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What did Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan do at PAWS Chicago Fur Ball that raised $90K?

Billy Corgan poses with the winning bidders and honorary chairman Bonnie Spurlock (R)
Rocker Billy Corgan made the 11th annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball one that its sell-out crowd won’t soon forget!  He thrilled the attendees, first by BEING there, and secondly, by offering the top live auction prizes of the night! His initial donation was a private acoustic performance for four at his 1930′s style Chinese tea... Read more »

Chicago Holiday Theater Productions: A Comprehensive Guide

Chicago Holiday Theater Productions: A Comprehensive Guide
The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of festive plays and musicals, as well as dance and concert offerings this Holiday season.  The League of Chicago Theatres has created a list of offerings (below) with an updated list of holiday shows that will be available throughout the season at www.chicagoplays.com.  The following is... Read more »

Chefs Art Smith and Eric Lanlard "Tart it Up" at Celebratory Brunch

Chef Art Smith, Paul, Jesus Salgueiro, Chef Eric Lanlard
There is nothing quite like a party with legendary Chef Art Smith, but when’s it’s at his charming Hyde Park  home, by-invite-only and planned with his partner Jesus Salgueiro, you know it will be something very, very special from beginning to end.  Throw event planner extraordinaire, Debi Lilly (A Perfect Event),  into the mix and,... Read more »
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Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)
NEXT Fashion Chicago 2012 hit the runway at Germania Place this month and featured hot local talent, great fashions, celebs and four-legged friends, too!  Produced by Rose Mandel and Marco Foster, a portion of the night’s proceeds went to PAWS Chicago.  I co-hosted with NBC’s Marcus Riley.  See video below and for more photos by... Read more »