Archive for February 2017

And the winner wasn't: My take on Oscars 2017

And the winner wasn't: My take on Oscars 2017
Everyone has an opinion about the Oscars so here’s mine. Overall, I thought it was a great show! I loved Jimmy Kimmel and thought he kept the political comments to an amusing level. I also loved the drama that ended the production. I felt a little sorry for Warren Beatty but he’s been in this... Read more »

Flo Rida thrills Chicago's Hyatt Centric contest winners

Flo Rida performs at Hyatt Centric Mag Mile for contest winners.
Flo Rida came to PLAY at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Mag Mile on February 22nd. The lucky invitees were handpicked after they participated in the hotel’s #HyattCentricContest. Planned in collaboration with iHeartMedia, consumers were asked to share their favorite local hot spots and hidden gems in Chicago and the top contributors were invited to the... Read more »

Hamilton star Miguel Cervantes performs at private event for PartySlate

Miguel Cervantes performs at intimate, by-invite-only party hosted by PartySlate and In Studio Live.
It sure wasn’t your average industry party when PartySlate, the go-to website for party planners, hosted an intimate gathering at the hot, new private concert venue in Bucktown, In Studio Live, on February 13. The by-invite-only dinner party featured one very special guest, Miguel Cervantes, the star of Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton,” who performed a... Read more »
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The Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism set to rock Navy Pier

The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, will debut at Navy Pier on April 15th and run a four-month engagement through July 30. The Chicago exhibition follows its global premiere in London and its star-studded U.S. premiere in NYC, both of which garnered rave reviews and drew huge crowds of music, art and fashion... Read more »

With the flick of a wand, my love for books was born

This image and a feature article about our Potter collection appeared in Fine Books & Collections Magazine.
It all began on a snowy afternoon in New York in the salesroom of Sotheby’s. We were in the Big Apple for a party but, since Chuck and I both love books and auctions in particular, we thought we would pop in for the preview. Little did I know, my life would change that day... Read more »

Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner

Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner
I never thought it was a good idea to transition to a non-nude Playboy Magazine and now my instincts have been confirmed. Thank goodness for Cooper Hefner. He was never in favor of this move and now, four months after being brought on as chief creative director, the no-nudes policy has been scrapped. In this... Read more »
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Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade will host runway show to benefit kids at risk

Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade will host runway show to benefit kids at risk
Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade will host “A Night on the RunWade“ on Sunday, March 19 at Revel Fulton Market. Presented by DSquared2, the event will showcase Wade’s passion for fashion and raise funds to benefit the Wade’s World Foundation, a non-profit that provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for... Read more »