Posts tagged "Candid Candace"

Dancing, Vogueing and more at Giordano Dance Chicago's Legacy Ball

Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and author Gus Giordano, founded Giordano Dance company in 1963, and boy would he be thrilled to see how far it’s come now under the leadership and artistic direction of his daughter Nan Giordano. The dynamic dance company celebrated its 55th anniversary at its Legacy Ball on February 10 where nearly... Read more »

Inside Playboy's first New Year's Eve party post Hef

NYE host Cooper Hefner surrounded by Playboy Bunnies.
Hugh Hefner’s parties were legendary and I’ve been lucky enough to have attended my fair share but, in my mind, all bets were off for this year’s annual New Year’s Eve party considering Hef’s recent passing. So, when I received a text from his son Cooper, the magazine’s chief creative officer, asking if my email address... Read more »

What I love most about Christmas

Christmas with the Jordans.
When I was younger, it was all about the gifts–the latest handbag, a piece of jewelry or a rare book would make me scream with joy. However, now that I have all of these things, my desires have become a lot more simple and, I think, much more in keeping with the true spirit of... Read more »
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50 reasons why I give thanks today and every day

50 reasons why I give thanks today and every day
In this time of such uncertainty, upheavals, terrorism, taxes and crime, I’m excited to write a happy column about gratitude. And even though giving thanks seems particularly topical on Thanksgiving, duh, I give thanks every single day for the following: 1) First and foremost, I’m grateful for Chuck, without him, nothing else really matters. 2)... Read more »

What it's like to reshoot a Playboy Magazine cover, 38 years later!

A shot from my Dec. 1979 centerfold shoot that was taken at photographer Richard Fegley's house in Chicago. His wife served me lunch.
I was floored when I opened the email. It read (in part), “I’m a photo editor on Playboy’s digital team. I’m working on an exciting new project, alongside the Playboy team and Cooper Hefner, for Playboy.com— and we thought this was a wonderful way for you to be involved. Hugh Hefner created the Playmate with... Read more »

900 North Michigan Shops to host HUGE, magical tree lighting ceremony

Santa will be waiting!
Grab your jingle bells and join me for what will surely be THE holiday party of the year! 900 North Michigan Shops will transform its atrium into a winter wonderland on Thursday, November 17, and they’re inviting the Chicago community to join in! A chorus of school choirs will welcome the arrival of Santa Claus... Read more »
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Candid Candace on Russian TV? Da!

With videographer Sergei Zhukov and "pust govoryat" producer Natalie Mak.
When I received the email, I thought it was a hoax. A lady by the name of Nataliya Mak contacted me saying she was a producer for a TV show, pust govoryat, that airs on the Channel One Network in Russia and would I be available for an interview. In her email, she said, “We... Read more »

Je ne regrette rien

Je ne regrette rien
When I saw this latest blog challenge (“Write about something in your life you’d like a second chance at”) suggested by beloved Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield, I had to stop and think…and think….and think. My lifelong motto has always been to never look back, only forward, so this one was easy for me.... Read more »

Chicago Now Blogapazlooza: Top of the world baby!

Chicago Now Blogapazlooza: Top of the world baby!
Welcome to another Chicago Now Blogapalooza! This is a writing exercise from our community manager Jimmy Greenfield who chooses topics for us to write about from time to time to keep our skills honed. This week’s challenge is to publish a post in one hour about this topic: “Write about a period or moment in... Read more »
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A Bunny's Tail: My Playboy memorabilia is on display at Elmhurst Art Museum and I'm fainting

Next to my Playboy Chicago Bunny of the Year costume at the Elmhurst Art Museum--the exhibit wasn't completed at this time.
Okay, let’s just stop and re-read that headline, my freakin’ Playboy stuff is in a MUSEUM! This is the only time that my husband Chuck has been happy I’ve been a hoarder! The Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 Cottage Hill Road, recently presented the U.S. debut of “Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979”, featuring an extensive collection of... Read more »