Archive for November 2013

Designer Stephane St. Jaymes Makes Fashion Splash with Michi Marshall

Stephane St. Jaymes, Michi Marshall and Margaret O'Connor
Designer Stephane St. Jaymes is definitely one to watch!  Although, he’s very well known in other parts of the world, he’s relatively new to Chicago, however, our very own trendsetter/celeb host Michi Marshall, is about to change all this.  She introduced this creative man recently at Wicker Park hotspot Tocco to some of the top... Read more »

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving
I love Mike Sneed’s “grateful” column in the Sun-Times every year around Thanksgiving. I love reading about what people are thankful for. It’s always inspiring and enlightening to read joyful thoughts. I decided, for this Thanksgiving, that I needed to remind myself what has been important to me, too. It doesn’t have to be earth... Read more »

A Survivor's Guide to Life's Challenges

A Survivor's Guide to Life's Challenges
Recently, I’ve been asked to give some speeches around town and I’ve been honored to have a chance to talk about my history and share tips for, what I think, are must-do steps to overcoming life’s challenges.  Everyone’s story is different and no one has had it easy.  I grew up with a mean, alcoholic... Read more »
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Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service
It was one of the most beautiful services I’ve ever attended.  The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was filled to bursting for Chef Charlie Trotter’s memorial service, every pew was filled as well as the balcony.  Chairs had to be added to the edges for the overflow crowd for this tribute that was open to... Read more »

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Honored at Western Golf's Green Coat Gala

Jack Nicklaus with event co-chair Sharyl Mackey (left) and her sister Laura Foxman
The world’s greatest golf champion, Jack Nicklaus, headlined the 3rd Western Golf Association’s Green Coat Gala on November 6 at the Peninsula Chicago.  The winner of 18 major championships, two Western Open titles and the Western Amateur Championship, Nicklaus charmed the black-tie crowd of more than 400 fans with an intimate, all-encompassing interview of his... Read more »

Ebony Magazine's Power 100 Gala Honors Berry Gordy with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Berry Gordy with The Jacksons.
Ebony Magazine hosted the star-studded EBONY Power 100 gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on November 4 to celebrate the honorees on its annual EBONY Power 100 list.  The list salutes the achievements of influential African-Americans in the country and, this year,  honored the legendary founder... Read more »
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Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and Chef Curtis Duffy's Creative Gift for PAWS Chicago Fur Ball (Video!)

Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan and Chef Curtis Duffy's Creative Gift for PAWS Chicago Fur Ball (Video!)
Grammy award winning Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Grace restaurant’s Michelin Star Awarded Chef Curtis Duffy will join forces to create an exclusive evening of imaginative cuisine and innovative entertainment to benefit PAWS Chicago, an animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless cats and dogs. Together, they will curate and host “A Night of... Read more »

Putting the Chic in Chicago: Fashion Focus Spotlights Local Designers

Agnes Hamerlik
Chicago is pulling ahead of the competition for the most fashionable city! One of the hottest events in town, Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week was a citywide celebration of Chicago’s fashion industry presented in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Mayor’s office. Highlights during the week included a... Read more »

Boystown's Legendary Halloween Parade

The legendary Halloween Parade on North Halsted went under the big top this year for a twisted take on the circus theme.  Now in its 17th year, this beloved annual event kicked off at 8 p.m. with spectators and costumed revelers lining North Halsted St. from Belmont to Addison in Boystown on Thursday, Oct. 31. ... Read more »
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"Betrayal's" Star-Filled Cast Party at Dana Hotel

Actor James Cromwell with Windy City Live's Ji Suk Yi, Cindy Patrasso, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini.
The stars aligned at the Dana Hotel in River North recently for a cast party for “Betrayal”, the hot new series that debuted September 29 on ABC-7 (at 10 p.m. ET).  Guests joined hosts from Windy City Live to mix and mingle with cast members who included James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Stuart Townsend and Hannah... Read more »