Archive for August 2016

Je ne regrette rien

Je ne regrette rien
When I saw this latest blog challenge (“Write about something in your life you’d like a second chance at”) suggested by beloved Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield, I had to stop and think…and think….and think. My lifelong motto has always been to never look back, only forward, so this one was easy for me.... Read more »

Will I have to eat my words concerning Playboy magazine's new direction?

Will I have to eat my words concerning Playboy magazine's new direction?
Well, as many of you know, I’ve been a staunch critic of the new direction Playboy magazine has been headed. The first magazines, featuring the “no-nude” look, were a complete embarrassment that had images of girls who looked half-drugged out and like someone Roman Polanski would hit on. But, after receiving the latest issue, I... Read more »

First Haute Dog Chicago fashion show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

First Haute Dog Chicago fashion show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence
The first Haute Dog Chicago, a doggie runway show featuring local notables and their four-legged friends, will benefit Canine Companions for Independence at the Peninsula Chicago on Thursday, September 8, from 6-9 pm. This elegant tail wagging affair will begin in true fashion week style with a walk down the red carpet followed by a... Read more »
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PAWS Chicago and Dylan's Candy BarN team up for sweet adoption event

PAWS Chicago and Dylan's Candy BarN team up for sweet adoption event
PAWS Chicago will team with Dylan’s Candy BarN, the nonprofit committed to supporting animal welfare organizations created by Dylan Lauren, founder/CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, to host a dog adoption event on Sunday, September 18. The  event will take place at Dylan’s Candy Bar (445 N. Michigan Ave. from noon to 4 pm) to increase... Read more »

Joe Maddon's "Try Not To Suck" star-studded benefit golf tourney

Host Joe Maddon and comedian Tom Dreesen (who served as emcee).
You gotta love this title, “Try Not To Suck”, for Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon’s golf tourney/fundraiser held at Bryn Mawr Country Club on August 15.  The event featured a star-studded cast of characters including actor John Cusack, comedian Tom Dreesen (who served as emcee), former Cubs Kerry Wood, Ryan Dempster, Steve Trout, Fergie Jenkins, Bob... Read more »

"Out in the Park" celebrates diversity with Todrick Hall at Six Flags

"Out in the Park" celebrates diversity with Todrick Hall at Six Flags
“Out In The Park Celebration of Diversity” will return for the fifth year to Six  Flags Great America with YouTube sensation Todrick Hall performing. This private diversity fundraising event will be held on Saturday, September 10, to benefit  TPAN’s “Ride for Aids“, among other charities, and feature unlimited riding on ALL of  Six Flags’ THRILL... Read more »
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What I learned from Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic

Mario Dedivanovic and his muse, Kim Kardashian West.
It was Mario Dedivanovic’s first makeup master class in Chicago and I was thrilled to be there! The sold-out event was held at Victory Gardens Theater and I attended with dear friend/makeup artist Nicole Jacob Delahanty (Nancy Angelair Salon). Tickets sold out online in minutes so Mario clearly has a following. (Watch video here!) I’m... Read more »

The Happiness Club fundraiser features tribute to Oscar Brown Jr.

The Happiness Club fundraiser features tribute to Oscar Brown Jr.
The Happiness Club will host “Opportunity Please Knock” a fundraiser set for Sunday, August 14, at Park West (322 W. Armitage) beginning at 6 pm. This festive party, co-chaired by Maureen and Marc Schulman (Eli’s Cheesecake) will celebrate the 90th birthday of the late composer/activist Oscar Brown Jr. and the opportunities the Club provides for... Read more »