Posts tagged "Charley Jordan"

Downsizing sucks but there's light at the end of the tunnel

Downsizing sucks but there's light at the end of the tunnel
Downsizing sucks. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy but I had no idea how difficult moving could be.  Sadly, now I know and I feel like it’s taken years off our lives but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  We downsized to a beautiful condo, albeit one smaller than our... Read more »

Local Designers and PAWS Chicago Doggies Wow Crowd at NEXT Fashion Chicago

Germania Place was filled to bursting on October 16 with more than 400 of our town’s most stylish for the second NEXT Fashion Chicago show that featured some of our town’s top designers and boutiques.  The show kicked off at 8:30, after NBC’s Marcus Riley and I welcomed the crowd.  The lights dimmed, the music... Read more »

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 »
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City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »

Blah Blah Blahs Rock the Crowd at Double Door (See Video!)

Blah Blah Blahs Rock the Crowd at Double Door (See Video!)
It was September, 1997 at the Double Door.  The Rolling Stones decided to do a little last minute performance for 400 of their friends.   Fast forward to August 27th, 2011, and the Blah Blah Blahs have packed the room, too!  Now I know this comparison, for NOW, is stretching the truth a little, but... Read more »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis
It was exciting enough just to be going to the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, at the IMAX Navy Pier theatre benefitting Urban Prep Academies.  But the evening took on a surreal feeling when I found out the surprise guest for the evening would be... Read more »
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Polarity Ensemble Theatre Named "Small But Mighty" by Sun-Times

Last night was the opening of Polarity Theatre’s latest production,  ”Ephemera.“  Earlier in the day, the Sun-Times had named Polarity, “Small But Mighty….Under the radar, these stage companies are super troupers!”  I certainly agree!  In 2008, the Chicago Reader named Polarity “Best Emerging Theater Company” following its unique production of “Hamlet.” “Ephemera” was written by... Read more »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails is the Hottest Ticket in Town! (PICS!)

(Pic courtesy of PLP Studios)
Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails 2010 Co-Chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer with this year’s designer, Carmen Marc Valvo. I am proud and honored to report that the Joffrey Ballet’s 5th annual “Couture & Cocktails” is still the hottest ticket in town thanks to this year’s new co-chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer.  Helen Melchior... Read more »
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Victory Garden Theater's "Chicago Stories" 2010

With Bernie Sahlins, NPR’s Peter Sagal, renowned theater critic Richard Christiansen, Victory Garden Theater’s Executive Director Jan Kallish and Artistic Director Dennis Zacek. Victory Gardens Theater hosted their 20th “Chicago Stories“ fundraiser at the Fairmont this weekend.  I was so honored to be one of the three celebrity (their word, not mine!) playwrights chosen for... Read more »