Archive for May 2015

Chicago Now Blogapalooza Topic: My Hope for Tomorrow

Chicago Now Blogapalooza Topic:  My Hope for Tomorrow
It’s Chicago Now Blogapalooza night and I’m already behind the 9 pm bell to begin writing about our community manager, Jimmy Greenfield’s, latest topic–“Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.” Well, this certainly covers a broad range of... Read more »

On birthdays and friendships

Celebrating with May birthday girlfriends at a party hosted by Kristina McGrath.
May 26 was my birthday, but I plan on celebrating all month long.  I can’t figure out why some people don’t enjoy these special days, like my husband.  As long as I can remember, I’ve loved, loved, loved celebrating birthdays–not just my own (although this is quite enjoyable), but anyone’s.  I’d even celebrate a birthday... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago Spring Luncheon "blooms" at the Ritz

Mary Lasky and Frances Renk.
The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual Spring Luncheon with many ladies donning colorful and whimsical chapeaux for an afternoon at the Ritz on May 18. Nearly 300 guests turned out for this annual fundraiser for one of the oldest charitable organizations in Chicago, founded in 1890. Co-chaired by members Kristina McGrath and Susan... Read more »
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »

The Band Perry, Common, Magic, Marlee and more attend private We Day Illinois party

The Band Perry in a surprise performance at We Day kick-off party.
I knew this party would be a bit more than a networking get-together when I ran into Magic Johnson on the stairwell.  As it turned out, the event was a preview for what was to come on the following day, April 30, the official day We Day came to Illinois at the Allstate Arena. The... Read more »