Archive for October 2013

The Art of Charitable Giving Doesn't Mean You Need a Lot of Money

The Art of Charitable Giving Doesn't Mean You Need a Lot of Money
I remember distinctly the day my involvement with local charities began.  It was the PAWS Fur Ball and the organization was just in its early stages.  I took my Chihuahua Daisy to its first party and, the next day,  there was a half page photo of us in the Chicago Tribune.  It didn’t hurt that... Read more »

Mikhail Baryshnikov to be honored with Spotlight Award by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Mikhail Baryshnikov to be honored with Spotlight Award by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will host its annual Spotlight Ball on May 19th and honor an icon of dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov, with the 2014 Spotlight Award at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.  Tony- and Oscar-nominated performer, Kennedy Center honoree and recipient of the National Medal of Honor, Baryshnikov will accept this prestigious honor at the... Read more »

10 Reasons Why People Don't Like to Dress Up for Halloween

10 Reasons Why People Don't Like to Dress Up for Halloween
I am a Halloween nut.  And when I have the time to plan, I like nothing better than coming up with a great costume idea.  I’ve even included my family, Chihuahuas Mickey and Rooney, in my outlandish schemes.  But mention dressing up to my husband and he runs screaming from the room.  He hates any... Read more »
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Global Latino Fest Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month

Milena Tous, Cheryl Pearson McNeil and Pat Pulido Sanchez
To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month,  leaders from across Chicago came together to celebrate, “Global Latino Fest,” a signature event that highlighted the significant contributions of Latinos to American culture. The 9th Annual “Global Latino Fest,”a marquee event that closed out Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-October 15)  showcased culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment from Argentina, Brazil,... Read more »

Patrick Sharp Hosts Private Party to Celebrate Zegna's New Look

Brandon Bollig, Patrick Shark, and Michael Kostka
Dressed from head to toe in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture and looking “sharp”, Stanley Cup champion and Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Sharp hosted a hot private party at Zegna’s newly redesigned store on the Mag Mile at 645 N. Michigan.  More than 200 friends and fans turned out to celebrate the store’s new look that’s based on... Read more »

Tails in the City Hosts 10th annual Halloween Party & Parade Benefitting PAWS Chicago

Tails in the City Hosts 10th annual Halloween Party & Parade Benefitting PAWS Chicago
Tails in the City will host its 10th annual Halloween Party and Parade on Sunday, October 20, at the store (1 E. Delaware) beginning at 11 am.  This could be just about the cutest party/parade you’ll ever see with four-legged friends dressed in the most creative costumes.  After the party in and around the store,... Read more »
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Spooktacular Halloween Parties in Chicago

Spooktacular Halloween Parties in Chicago
Looking for something spooky to do for Halloween?  My top Halloween party picks are the All Hallow’s Eve Affair at the Boarding House and Boo: A Halloween Ball at the Chicago History Museum. Both of these events will offer great fun at reasonable prices for wonderful causes.  Read on…. On Saturday, November 2nd, Chicago’s favorite... Read more »

After School Matters Gala Celebrates Chicago Teens

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Lucas and former Mayor Rich Daley.
The inspiration for After School Matters came about 20 years ago thanks to Maggie Daley,  the late, great former Chicago First Lady, and former Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg who wanted to develop cultural activities for the city’s teenagers.  And the rest, as they say, is history since this much needed program... Read more »

Primo Classico Br'Italia: Stars and Cars at Primo Center Fundraiser

Quintin and Diane Primo, event co-chairs/founders
It was a fun-filled celebration of exotic cars, fabulous fashion and fine food for the Primo Classico Br’Italia recently at Lake Forest Sports Cars.  Co-chaired by Diane and Quintin Primo and benefitting the Primo Center for Women & Children, the event included a hot fashion show that presented looks by Vivienne Westwood, Monique L’Huillier, Blumarine... Read more »
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Downsizing sucks but there's light at the end of the tunnel

Downsizing sucks but there's light at the end of the tunnel
Downsizing sucks. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy but I had no idea how difficult moving could be.  Sadly, now I know and I feel like it’s taken years off our lives but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  We downsized to a beautiful condo, albeit one smaller than our... Read more »