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Five Finalists for Host Announced for WTTW's Check Please! Who ARE they?

Five Finalists for Host Announced for WTTW's Check Please!  Who ARE they?
And then there were five. After wading through more than a thousand video submissions, winnowing that number down to a lucky 17 who taped mock segments of the show, and considering the results of a competitive online poll that garnered 12,000 votes, the producers of WTTW’s Check, Please! are approaching the finish line of their... Read more »

Giuliana Rancic and Bright Pink Launch Fab-U-Wish

Giuliana Rancic and Bright Pink Launch Fab-U-Wish
E! News anchor and Fashion Police host, and breast cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic, is once again partnering with national non-profit Bright Pink to launch  Fab-U-Wish,  an exciting new philanthropic initiative that provides young women battling breast and ovarian cancer with the opportunity to spend a day feeling “fabulous” by living out one of their wildest... Read more »

Designer Elda de la Rosa Presents her Spring 2013 Collection at Peninsula

Designer Elda de la Rosa Presents her Spring 2013 Collection at Peninsula
Don’t miss the elegant spring 2013 collection from beloved designer Elda de la Rosa on March 19th at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago beginning at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from “La Vie en Rose: Couture for a Cause” will benefit Edgewater Development Corp., a community-based nonprofit that supports small businesses. Chanel’s style consultant... Read more »
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Common Threads Celebrates 10th Anniversary at World Festival 2013 with 65 Top Chefs

Top Chef Gail Simmons at VIP party with Small Threads
Common Threads celebrated its 7th annual World Festival and the 10th anniversary of this non-profit organization, an after school cooking program that hopes to get one million American kids moving away from fast food and toward healthy meals with their families by 2017.  It’s a lofty goal, but with the dedication and passion shown by... Read more »

"Women Driving Excellence": An Inaugural Event for the Chicago Auto Show

Trailblazer Awards await the honorees.
The Chicago Auto Show was THE place to be this year for Women’s Day on February 12.  Hundreds of women came out to peruse the latest auto trends and attend this inaugural event,  “Women Driving Excellence”.  This first-time networking event was hosted by Debi Lilly, Elisa All, Jill Salzman, Barbara Rozgonyi, Saya Hillman, MJ Tam... Read more »

Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2013 to Honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target

Legendary Landmarks Celebration 2013 to Honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target
The 2013 Legendary Landmarks Celebration will honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, March 7.   The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, a live auction and  an awards ceremony beginning at 7 pm in the Ballroom. Honoree Leslie Hindman founded Leslie Hindman Auctioneers... Read more »
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White House Holiday Party Creates Lasting Memories for Chicago Family

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama welcome guests at a White House holiday party
If you’ve ever been to RL Restaurant, you would know Rich Varnes, the charming general manager there since 2001.  His friendly face has greeted everyone from Oprah to Justin Bieber at this much loved spot on Chicago Avenue.   So it was no surprise that he would also have the opportunity to meet Valerie Jarrett, President... Read more »

Color me Coral! Inside the CAMP Cosmetics Photo Shoot (Video)

When CAMP Cosmetics named a lipstick after me (Candid Candace), I thought I would faint!  Here is a video of the ad campaign shot by photographer Amie Hana, courtesy of Michigan Avenue Magazine!  I hope you enjoy it!!  (For more info, please click here!)

CAMP Cosmetics Creates Candid Candace Lipstick!

CAMP Cosmetics Creates Candid Candace Lipstick!
I had never met CAMP Cosmetics founder Michael Perich before he contacted me in July and asked if I would be interested in having a lipstick named after me, Candid Candace.  Hello, HELL yes!  So, he sent me a jillion shades of my signature color, coral, and I chose my favorite.  Now, Candid Candace, is... Read more »
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Inside Burberry Chicago's "Art of the Trench" Campaign

Inside Burberry Chicago's "Art of the Trench" Campaign
I was contacted on October 11th.  The email read, “This autumn, Burberry is launching its new flagship store on Michigan Avenue and celebrating Burberry in Chicago by hosting an event on Thursday, November 29, with Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey.  This event will be a local celebration of our global platform, www.artofthetrench.com, and will feature... Read more »