Posts tagged "Charles Jordan"

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 »

InDELible memories: Gary Sinise, Baja wine country and the Hotel del Coronado

The legendary Hotel del Coronado.
We finally ticked off something on our bucket list when we enjoyed a stay at the legendary Hotel del Coronado near San Diego recently. I’d read so much about this grand dame, built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, that the thrill of actually staying there fulfilled a longtime dream. Hotel... Read more »

Eversight Illinois Gala was "Love at First Sight"

Eversight Illinois' past and present honorees.
Eversight Illinois, a non-profit dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, celebrated the 18th Annual Gift of Sight Gala at The Peninsula Chicago on June 23. The special evening honored Dr. Marian Macsai as the “Gift of Sight” honoree and yours truly as the 2016 “Woman... Read more »
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The day I married my best friend

The day I married my best friend
Today my husband and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and it seems like we were just married yesterday.  I remember every moment of that day vividly even though I usually can’t remember what I did yesterday. Things like that happen when you marry your best friend.  We met at the old Palm Restaurant on... Read more »

WVON's Golden Anniversary Features Legends of Radio, Stage and Screen at Chicago Theatre (VIDEO!)

I didn’t grow up listening to WVON but after attending its 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 6th, I sure wish I had.  Hearing its rich history and meeting many of the legendary radio stars, I can only imagine how exciting this time must’ve been and still is.  The top personalities of radio and the... Read more »

The Naked Truth: Partying with Playboy can be FUN!

With the holiday invitations starting to arrive, it gave me pause to think back about some of my favorite parties.  Obviously, with my rich Playboy history, thoughts turned to Hugh Hefner ( Hef).  And even though he’s not as young as he used to be, his parties continue to be legendary.  From the recent reports... Read more »
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Hotel Lincoln's Grand Opening Party!

Chicago’s newest boutique hotel, Hotel Lincoln,  hosted its official Grand Opening Party at 1816 N. Clark Street on Thursday, August 16th.  Hundreds of locals and hotel guests partied on three floors including the J. Parker Rooftop, which has one of the best views in the city.  Looking out over Lincoln Park, the zoo and lagoons... Read more »

Bridal Wave Season 2 Opens With "Wisdom of Ages": A show with advice for Brides & Grooms-to-be! (Chuck & I throw in our 2 cents)

Bridal Wave Season 2 Opens With "Wisdom of Ages":  A show with advice for Brides & Grooms-to-be!  (Chuck & I throw in our 2 cents)
When Chuck and I were asked to appear on Kenmore Live’s “Bridal Wave Season 2”, we weren’t exactly sure why.  We’d been married for 23 years so we certainly weren’t newlyweds but when they told me that we would appear on a “Pre-Wave” show called “Wisdom of Ages“,  I understood immediately.   Three couples (Donna and... 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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Inside Windy City Live's First Year Anniversary Party!

It’s one of my favorite shows in town and I’m so glad they are doing SO well!  Windy City Live hosted its one year anniversary Wednesday night, June 11th, at Epic on Hubbard.  I was expecting this by-invite-only party to be jam packed but it was the perfect amount of people, not too many and... Read more »