Archive for May 2013

Memorial Day in Small Town USA: What I Miss about Dupo, Illinois

Brendan Beyer, Austin Ramey, Erin Pulcher and Jodie McKnight
I love living in Chicago but I get very nostalgic around the holidays for my hometown of Dupo, Illinois.   It’s the summer celebrations, like Memorial Day, that really make me wistful for days gone by in this small railroad town of 3000 people set near the banks of the Mississippi River in Southern Illinois.  And... Read more »

Diane Keaton will be guest speaker for Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Luncheon

Diane Keaton will be guest speaker for Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Luncheon
 Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) announced Academy Award-Winning actress and director Diane Keaton would be guest speaker at its Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, October 3rd at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave. Proceeds will support innovative contributions to breast cancer research and educational programs, as well as fellowships, at Northwestern Memorial... Read more »

The School of the Art Institute Chicago's "The Walk" 2013: Cutting Edge Fashion in the Windy City (Video!)

It was a night filled with fashion, but not the kind you are used to seeing on a runway.  No my friend, this was the 79th annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) “The Walk”, arguably the most creative and innovative fashion show of its kind in the country!  More than 90 design... Read more »
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Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball

Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball
The Joffrey Ballet’s Auxiliary Board  is hosting an unforgettable night filled with mystery and intrigue at the Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball on Friday, June, 14.  The event will be located at the Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph, from 8pm until midnight. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their favorite masque and be treated to complimentary cocktails,... Read more »

Rachel Pomplun: Playboy picks its first Mexican-American Playmate of the Year (VIDEO!)

PMOY 2013 Rachel Pomplun
Congrats to Rachel Pomplun for winning the Playboy Playmate of the Year title as the first Mexican American centerfold!  Fellow Playmate Dianne Chandler, attended this year’s PMOY party at the Mansion in LA on May 16 and shared the story with me. For many of the guests, the day began with a trolley ride from... Read more »

Why the Bulls Lost

Why the Bulls Lost
Granted, I’m no expert nor am I a regular sports fan but I do remember the halcyon days of Michael Jordan.  Those were the days when I would throw all work/responsibilities aside to give my whole-hearted attention to the game. Lately, I’ve been following this series the best I can.  I love Joakim Noah and... Read more »
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Robert Redford set to produce "Chicagoland", an 8 part documentary about the Windy City!

Robert Redford set to produce "Chicagoland", an 8 part documentary about the Windy City!
Well, Chicago will finally get its own version of a reality show in a very big way when Robert Redford comes to town to film “Chicagoland”, an eight part series/documentary ordered by CNN that will “look at the challenges faced by the city of Chicago.”  According to the CNN press release, “Chicagoland” will capture “the... Read more »

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2013 with Sheryl Crow and Cirque du Soleil!

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2013 with Sheryl Crow and Cirque du Soleil!
This year’s Glamorama promises to be one exciting night of fashion and fun in Chicago with the addition of Sheryl Crow as the featured entertainment!  Held this year at the Harris Theater on Friday, August 9th, the ever-popular after-party will be held under the stars on the Rooftop Terrace following the fashion show and performances... Read more »

Chicago City Winery features "The Dinner Party" on May 6

Chicago City Winery features "The Dinner Party" on May 6
I hope you can join me and Chef de Cuisine Sean Pharr of NoMI Kitchen,  Lin Brehmer of WXRT and Associate Director of the Timeline Theatre, Nick Bowling, onstage for “The Dinner Party” Monday night, May 6, at Chicago City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. !  The  audience will enjoy tastings of appetizers and entrees,... Read more »
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The Stanley Paul Foundation Benefit: An Unforgettable Night with Friends (Video)

With Rhonda Sanderson, Helen Melchior, Joycelyn Winnecke, Leslie Hindman, Donna LaPietra and Bill Zwecker
I’ve never done this before so please forgive me, but I’m writing about the recent Stanley Paul- Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Benefit. Why you ask do I beg forgiveness? Because, this year, I was the evening’s honoree and it was such a wonderful night with so many friends who turned out that I would like to... Read more »