Archive for February 2013

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer bans (some) employees from working at home, ridiculous or not?

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer bans (some) employees from working at home, ridiculous or not?
In July 2012, Marissa Mayer was lured away from Google to re-energize Yahoo.  Shortly after being hired, she said, “I want Yahoo to be the absolute best place to work, to have a fantastic culture.  We’re working really hard right now to remind people about all of the opportunities that are there.” That was then,... Read more »

Gay Marriage the Focus at Equality Illinois Justice for All Gala Co-Chaired by Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro

Co-chairs Jesus Salgueiro and Chef Art Smith with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Governor Pat Quinn declared it “an historic week in Illinois” and on Valentine’s Day, it became just that when the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on a vote of 34-21.  (If the bill becomes law, Illinois will become the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry).  At the recent... Read more »

Squire of Society, Bunky Cushing, Hosts 20th Annual Valentine's Day Tea at Ritz-Carlton

Bunky Cushing has done it again!  For his 20th annual Valentine’s Day Tea held in the Greenhouse at the Ritz-Carlton, more than 100 of our town’s movers and shakers turned out in force to celebrate with this beloved Chicago icon.  For the first time, the invite offered guests the option of dressing in either fuschia,... Read more »
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Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award

Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will honor Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow with its prestigious Renaissance Award Saturday, June 15, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) “A Summer Soirèe with Gwyneth Paltrow” will celebrate the esteemed actress and engage her in a discussion... Read more »

Love in Bloom at Engagement Party for Windy City Live's Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright

The happy couple, Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright (Smile Booth photo)
The penthouse at Hotel 71 was packed with friends and family who turned out to wish Windy City Live’s Val Warner, and her longtime love, handsome Jeff Cartwright,  a life filled with happiness at their recent engagement party.    A Perfect Event’s Debi Lilly had created, well, a perfect event!  A charming cupcake bar,  ice cream,... Read more »

"Women Driving Excellence": An Inaugural Event for the Chicago Auto Show

Trailblazer Awards await the honorees.
The Chicago Auto Show was THE place to be this year for Women’s Day on February 12.  Hundreds of women came out to peruse the latest auto trends and attend this inaugural event,  “Women Driving Excellence”.  This first-time networking event was hosted by Debi Lilly, Elisa All, Jill Salzman, Barbara Rozgonyi, Saya Hillman, MJ Tam... Read more »
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Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2013 to Honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target

Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2013 to Honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target
The 2013 Legendary Landmarks Celebration will honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, March 7.   The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, a live auction and  an awards ceremony beginning at 7 pm in the Ballroom. Honoree Leslie Hindman founded Leslie Hindman Auctioneers... Read more »

What happened when Chicago Bears Israel Idonije and Jerry Azumah hosted a "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Bash? Watch HERE!

What happened when Chicago Bears Israel Idonije and Jerry Azumah hosted a "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Bash?  Watch HERE!
A cold and rainy night didn’t keep the crowd from packing the house at the hot River North nightclub, Untitled, for the annual Laugh Out Loud comedy show hosted by Chicago Bear Israel Idonije and former all-pro Chicago Bear Jerry Azumah to benefit their respective charities.   The night included some of the top comedic... Read more »