Archive for November 2016

Blissful Wishes Ball turns dreams into reality for seriously ill

Chicago Wish Upon A Wedding board members with president Michelle Durpetti (2nd from L)
The Chicago Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding hosted their 7th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball on November 7 at Morgan Manufacturing. More than 425 guests gathered to celebrate Wish-Upon-A-Wedding’s mission to provide weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances in all 50 states and to celebrate the 100th wish granted... Read more »

Post Thanksgiving Day blues

Post Thanksgiving Day blues
It just doesn’t seem fair. So many cooks spent so much time preparing Thanksgiving Day meals and it’s all gone in one fell swoop. I wish we could have the 12 Days of Thanksgiving like we do for Christmas. On one day, we could eat just stuffing and on another day, only pies, leading up... Read more »

Skate with Chicago Blackhawks legends to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

Skate with Chicago Blackhawks legends to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
If you and your kids are Chicago Blackhawks fans (and who isn’t!?), then this is the event for you! “Skate with the Greats” will feature Blackhawks legends on the ice (with YOU!) to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities on Saturday, January 14. The event will be comprised of a 30-minute skate followed by a 30-minute... Read more »
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The Eagle Huntress has lessons for us all, especially for young girls

The Eagle Huntress has lessons for us all, especially for young girls
Being an avid bird watcher, The Eagle Huntress was on my bucket list for this reason alone, but after seeing the film, I came away with a whole lot more. The captivating heroine, 13 year-old Aisholopan, never doubts her abilities when she embarks on a journey only men have previously enjoyed, the ancient art of... Read more »

900 North Michigan Shops to host HUGE, magical tree lighting ceremony

Santa will be waiting!
Grab your jingle bells and join me for what will surely be THE holiday party of the year! 900 North Michigan Shops will transform its atrium into a winter wonderland on Thursday, November 17, and they’re inviting the Chicago community to join in! A chorus of school choirs will welcome the arrival of Santa Claus... Read more »

Fashion and Passion: 90th annual Rush Fashion Show benefits programs for vets

Ana Silva Ernst in CH, Carolina Herrera.
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center hosted its 90th Annual Fashion Show benefitting The Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and their Families at Rush with over 800 attendees at Soldier Field. The longest continually-running charity fashion show in the country, the Rush Show showcased the latest fall looks from retailers and... Read more »
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Record-breaking USO Gala honors actor Robin Williams

Scott and Lynn Magnesen.
The 2016 USO Star-Spangled Salute Gala was a dazzling night of patriotism and military pageantry in support of the USO’s 75th Anniversary. Held in Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom, the event attracted over 800 guests and was a salute to our Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and their families. Guests entered the ballroom through a... Read more »

Cast of Chicago Fire and many other celebs celebrate 100th episode with epic red carpet party in Chicago

Chicago Fire stars Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer.
It was an epic red carpet, one eligible for the Guinness Book of World Records, when TV legend Dick Wolf and NBC hosted a party in Chicago on October 24 that included cast members from all of his One Chicago franchise: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and the upcoming Chicago Justice. Oh, and yes,... Read more »