Archive for July 2017

We Dream in Color Awards honor notable Chicagoans

We Dream in Color Foundation/Creativity United founder Quinton d'Alexander with honorees Mila Samokhina and Suzanne LeMignot.
The We Dream in Color Foundation hosted it’s annual Humanitarian Celebration at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Saturday, July 15. The evening included a Red Carpet meet-and-greet and a reception before the program began in the auditorium theatre. The purpose of the evening was summed up in founder Quinton d’ Alexander’s comments.... Read more »

THE LIST: Chicago Woman Magazine chooses its "Fierce 50"

THE LIST: Chicago Woman Magazine chooses its "Fierce 50"
Chicago Woman Magazine’s founder/publisher Kendra Chaplin is a woman’s woman. I knew that from the moment I met her and, with every issue of this relatively new magazine (the first print edition came out in September 2015), my initial instincts have been confirmed. With this latest issue, she along with Fierce 50 Revolution founder Catherine... Read more »

Reflections on 28 years of marriage

Reflections on 28 years of marriage
Today, July 21, Chuck and I are celebrating 28 years of wedded bliss. And I know this seems like a cliche, but I can truly only remember one argument we’ve ever had and that was very early in our marriage. I threw Chuck a surprise birthday party not knowing how much this sort of thing... Read more »
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Frustrated by "Beauty Tips for Women Over 50"

Frustrated by "Beauty Tips for Women Over 50"
And now it’s time for a little rant, if you will allow me…..Lately, I’ve been googling “beauty tips for women over 50” just to see if I’ve been missing anything. Amusingly and frustratingly, what I’ve come to realize is that a LOT of these articles seem to be written by “bloggers” who haven’t even REACHED... Read more »

Steak 48: A perfect blend of elegance, ambiance and gastronomy

Steak 48 opens in River North!
Steak 48 opens on Friday, July 14 and it’s already on my list of favorites! We went to a soft opening last night that benefited the Joffrey Ballet and we loved every, single, delicious moment of this elegant, cozy dining experience located at 615 N. Wabash. Jeffrey and Mike Mastro and their father Dennis Mastro,... Read more »

Taste of Chicago by the numbers but Eli's had us at cheesecake

Eli's Cheesecake Company celebrates 37 years at Taste of Chicago!
This year’s Taste of Chicago had the highest attendance rate since 2012 when the food fest moved to a five-day format. Over 1.6 million people enjoyed more than 200 menu items from 66 food restaurants and food trucks in Grant Park over the 5-day festival! By the numbers–Gold Coast Dogs sold over 90,000 hotdogs and... Read more »
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