Archive for August 2017

Benihana is back and I'm in hibachi heaven

Benihana is back and I'm in hibachi heaven
After 10 lonngggggg years, one of my favorite eateries has reopened, this time at the Hancock Building at 875 N. Michigan! BENIHANA is back and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve missed those chopping and dicing chefs and the delectable dishes they served up! At the grand opening party on Aug. 22, it seemed like everyone... Read more »

Fabulous fall fashion show funds Service Club's grant program

It was another exciting afternoon for the Service Club of Chicago’s annual “Day on the Terrace” fashion show and luncheon held, as always, at The Peninsula Chicago. Co-chaired by SC members Jean Antoniou, Yvette Cusack, Tracey DiBuono (who also produced the show through her ZZAZZ Productions) and Sharyl Mackey, the event raised a record-breaking $100,000!... Read more »

Jane Fonda feted by Cinema/Chicago and Chicago International Film Festival

Jane Fonda, 2017 recipient of the Gold Hugo Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza.
Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival presented a special tribute to two-time Academy Award-winner and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda, co-chaired by Corbin Horn and Lauren Robishaw, took place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on July 29.  The evening attracted over 300 guests and featured an on-stage conversation... Read more »
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Eversight Illinois hosts "Seeing Stars," a party to support sight restoration

Jean Antoniou, Rudy Zavala, Rebecca Smith, Craig Hogan, Andrea Antoniou and Julie McMahon.
Eversight Illinois hosted its 70th anniversary celebration, “Seeing Stars”, at The Peninsula Chicago on July 26. The event supported the non-profit’s mission of restoring sight and preventing blindness through donation, transplantation and research. With themes of silver, black and white, the dramatic decor, by both Tamar Productions and Kehoe Designs, featured an illuminated, freestanding 8-foot... Read more »

PAWS Chicago Beach Party: Tail wagging fun for one and all!

Heather Lang and Garrett Alton with Bear and Coco.
PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization, hosted its 15th Annual Beach Party on July 20 at Castaways on North Avenue Beach. This year’s sold-out event raised over $325,000 and had more than 500 people and 100 dogs in attendance. The summer gala raised awareness about the life-saving work PAWS Chicago is doing... Read more »