Posts tagged "Anne Pramaggiore"

5 cool reasons to attend Fleurotica (Video!)

5 cool reasons to attend Fleurotica (Video!)
What is Fleurotica?  This flowery fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 12, at the Garfield Park Conservatory  and I think it’s one of the coolest events around for many reasons, but here are my top five: 1)  If you love fashion and flowers, this show will send you into ecstasy!  Every single “garment” is... Read more »

After School Matters Gala Celebrates Chicago Teens

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Lucas and former Mayor Rich Daley.
The inspiration for After School Matters came about 20 years ago thanks to Maggie Daley,  the late, great former Chicago First Lady, and former Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg who wanted to develop cultural activities for the city’s teenagers.  And the rest, as they say, is history since this much needed program... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo Ball 2012: A $1 Million Record Breaker Featuring the Village People

The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosted its 35th annual Zoo Ball in one of my favorite venues in Chicago.  As 1,000 black-tie clad guests entered the zoo grounds through the East Gate, they were greeted by more than 30,000’ feet of dramatic sweeping tents.  Earlier in the day, due to heavy rains, one... Read more »
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2011 Lincoln Park Zoo Ball: "Hollywood & Vines" (PICS!)

Neiman Marcus' Wendy Krimins, Cynthia Holbrook and Tina Koegel.
This year’s Zoo Ball, themed “Hollywood & Vines”, brought out the wild side in almost 1,000  guests as they mixed and mingled amongst the animals on a warm summer night.  The carousel transported the black-tie attendees back to a kinder, gentler time as the Siberian tigers roared in the background.   Even the gorillas seemed to... Read more »