Posts tagged "chilli pepper"

Chilli Pepper: Beloved Baton Show Lounge performer celebrates birthday in style

Baton Show Lounge's Chilli Pepper celebrates her birthday at Ciao Amore Ristorante with friends and chef/owner Cesar Pineda.
Chilli Pepper has been performing as a female impersonator at the Baton Show Lounge for more years than I can remember. When I was single, it was my favorite spot to take family and friends. I even took my husband Chuck there on our first date! The location at 436 N. Clark remains a hot... Read more »

Chef Art Smith, Jesus Salgueiro and family make history in Chicago

A historic day in Chicago for Chef Art Smith, Jesus Salgueiro and their family at Holy Name Cathedral.
On Tuesday, June 30, history was made when the first baptism with same sex parents was blessed by Pope Francis and performed at Holy Name Cathedral!  Beloved Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro’s four beautiful children were baptized into the Catholic faith by Monsignor Dan Mayall. The love-filled ceremony included The Chicago Children’s Choir Alum... Read more »

Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »
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The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !

The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !
This event has been a longtime labor of love for Service Club’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza that was a sell out with more than 260 guests.  The perfect summer day, themed “C’est Magnifique”,  started on the... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago's "A Day on the Terrace": A Fashionable Summer Soiree (PICS!)

This event has been a longtime labor of love for this year’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza July 30th that was a sell out with more than 260 guests. The perfect summer day started on the Peninsula... Read more »

Service Club's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show (PICS!!)

Fashion Show VIP's:  Hazel Barr, show producer Tracey Di Buono, Peninsula's Greg Hyder and fashion show chair Jean Antoniou.
The annual Service Club of Chicago’s  “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show was a sellout again this year at the Peninsula.  Fashion show chairs Jean Antoniou, Tracey Di Buono and event founder Hazel Barr planned another show stopping fashion extravaganza that included smashing runway looks from Escada, Luca Luca, Tory Burch, Starr Couture, Paul Stuart,... Read more »
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The Baton Show Lounge Celebrates 42nd Anniversary with the "Tops in the Nation" Revue

The Baton Show Lounge owner, Jim Flint, had a smile from ear to ear on the night of his 42nd anniversary, a party he described as his own “personal party.”  Indeed, the evening was by invite only and was an intimate gathering of his long time friends and supporters.  Silver balloons filled the ceiling and... Read more »

Common Threads' World Fest 2011 Begins with Black Tie Dinner at Elysian

The magnificent ballroom of the Elysian Hotel. Last Sunday night was the opening night Black Tie Dinner to kick off Common Threads’ Sixth Annual World Festival the following day at Soldier Field.  It was an intimate (100 guests), star-studded affair that included celebrity Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Michelle Bernstein, Nicole Pederson,Stephanie Prida and Ria’s... 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 »
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Oprah Winfrey and Chilli Pepper: A Tale of Two Icons and Me!

Dining with Oprah Winfrey and Chilli Pepper at Chicago Cut Steakhouse! The bash of the Titans occurred last night at Chicago Cut Steakhouse when global icon Oprah Winfrey dined with another icon and long-time friend, Chilli Pepper.  Chilli is a top female impersonator at the Baton Show Lounge and has been friends with Oprah for... Read more »