Archive for February 2014

Illinois Restaurant Association Honors Six with Living Legend Awards

Illinois Restaurant Association Honors Six with Living Legend Awards
Congratulations to the six Chicagoans who were recently honored with Living Legends Awards from the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA).  This award honored “exceptional members who have committed their lives to enriching Illinois’ cuisine and culture.”  We love them all and thank them for shining a light on the Windy City’s incredible restaurant culture that is... Read more »

Everyone deals with fear: This is how I made it work for me

Everyone deals with fear:  This is how I made it work for me
Every so often, we receive commandments from the Chicago Now Mount (Jimmy Greenfield, our much loved Content Manager) to publish a post in an hour and he provides the topic.  Tonight the topic was “Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.”  Well, he hit... Read more »

Common's "Masterpiece/Masterpeace": A fundraiser for his Common Ground Foundation (Video)

Common's "Masterpiece/Masterpeace": A fundraiser for his Common Ground Foundation (Video)
 We all love Chicago native/awesome hip-hop artist/actor Common for his music but we also love him for his big heart!  On Saturday, March 29, he will be hosting “Masterpiece/Masterpeace“, an awards gala and fundraiser at the Fairmont to benefit his Common Ground Foundation which raises funds to impact youth (ages 13-15) from Chicago’s south and... Read more »
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"Women Driving Excellence" at Chicago Auto Show (Video!)

Honorees Elisa Camahort Page, Karyn Calabrese, Natalie Martinez, Susanna Jung and Mary Couzin.
I love looking at cars, sort of, but I do know that women are the most influential when it comes time to make the decision for a new car for the family. According to Forbes, women influence more than 85 percent of car sales. Additionally, Forbes states that women have full or partial say over a... Read more »

Thundersnow: A highlight during Chicago's dreary storm

Thundersnow:  A highlight during Chicago's dreary storm
I know I shouldn’t be saying this, but I love the snowstorm we’re having.  I guess it’s easy for me to say since I’m typing this in our warm cozy den but when I just heard “thundersnow” and saw lighting, I felt like I was in the “Wizard of Oz” without the scary parts.  It... Read more »

50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covergirl Supports Chicago Charity

50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Covergirl Supports Chicago Charity
The 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition was unveiled online (it will be on stands February 18) and I was thrilled to see Victoria’s Secret supermodel Lily Aldridge, 28, smack dab in the middle with Chrissy Teigen,28, and Nina Agdal, 21!  You see, Lily is following in the footsteps of her equally beautiful,... Read more »
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Valentine's Day Suggestions: My top five surefire HITS for guys

Valentine's Day Suggestions:  My top five surefire HITS for guys
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I started thinking about what it really means to celebrate this day.  First and foremost, it means spending time with your significant other.  Through the years, I’ve been so lucky to have someone who really knows what it means to make this day special.  Chuck and I have been... Read more »

How our Chihuahuas would stack up at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

How our Chihuahuas would stack up at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
I never miss the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and, for this year’s 138th, I will again be fixated on the television screen.  This show is so interesting because it showcases sheer perfection in the breeds represented.  2,845 dogs are entered this year in 190 breeds and varieties, coming from all 50 states and as... Read more »

Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation Launch Party

Jane Hirt, Joycelyn Winnecke and Gerould Kern celebrate at Blue Sky Launch
The Chicago Tribune hosted a launch party for Blue Sky Innovation,  its premium website and newsletter aimed at the growing community of innovation-minded professionals in the Chicago area on January 29.   The site will serve as a gathering place for news, analysis and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship. The party, held at River... Read more »
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Jay Leno tearfully calls it quits on Tonight Show--what's next?

Jay Leno tearfully calls it quits on Tonight Show--what's next?
I was miserable watching Jay Leno on his last night as Tonight Show host after a 22 year run.  He opened the show by saying “I don’t like goodbyes but NBC does.  I’ve been fired three times.  I get the hint.”  I admit, I wasn’t a regular viewer of the show but it was always... Read more »