Posts tagged "Carrie Birkel"

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on Watch312.com’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »

"Pink is the New Black" Benefit Honors Breast Cancer Heroes

  Recently, a who’s who of Chicago donned pink for the “Pink is the New Back” party hosted by Sonya Jackson, founder of “Mantra for Good“, at the beautiful Park Hyatt.  This event highlighted and honored 14 inspiring women who are heroes in the fight against breast cancer: Bright Pink’s Lindsay Avner, Carrie Birkel, Shannon... Read more »
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Bacardi's Opens at U.S. Cellular Field with Sports Star Guests

  Bacardi’s at the Park opened this week at Gate 5 at U.S Cellular Field. This join venture between Gibson’s Restaurant Group and the Chicago White Sox is set to be a very popular spot!  The casual menu includes smokehouse maple chicken wings, smoked brisket nachos, some of the best roasted corn on the cob I’ve... Read more »

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies“ recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »

"Women With Heart" Honored at Kickoff for Hearts-a-Bluhm Campaign

Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias with “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign co-creators Julee White and Kathleen Henson. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab recently hosted a private VIP party to kick-off the launch of the much-anticipated “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign, sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which will raise awareness for heart health.  A public display of oversized acrylic... Read more »
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Sundance Film Festival 2010

Founder Robert Redford makes the opening remarks at Sundance. (Pic by Peter Kramer) Park City, Utah, this year was filled with Chicagoans who had come to party and attend the 20th Sundance Film Festival. Kristina McGrath and her twin sister, Korinna Isselhardt, hosted a girls’ winter getaway for 10 women that included Heather Farley, Toni... Read more »

A Sneak Peek Inside the Elysian!

Linda Johnson Rice, Neal Zucker and Chaz Ebert watching a Wagyu beef demo at the Elysian. This ultimate luxury hotel broke ground in 2004 and its opening has been on LOTS of people’s radar for a long time!  Well, I got a chance to preview it this week and I will tell you it has... Read more »