Posts tagged "Chuck Jordan"

The Gang's All Here: Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Celebrates 25

Former Mayor Rich Daley, Terry Newman, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gibson's owner Steve Lombardo, Gibson's managing partner John Colletti, Mayor Emanuel, Bob Judelson, Patrick Donnelly, and the former Mayor Daley's son Patrick.
Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated its Silver Anniversary in delicious style and the gang was ALL there!   The heavy hitters’ table included both our Mayors,  Rahm and Richie!  It was a wild night and the Gibsons’ Silver Oak Reserve Cabernet was flowing!  Partner John Colletti was sharing glasses with longtime customers all around the... Read more »

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 »

Windy City Live celebrates 500th show with a private bash aboard the Odyssey

Windy City Live co-hosts and staff welcome guests.
To celebrate its 500th show, Windy City Live celebrated in grand style with a private party aboard the Odyssey for 350 friends and contributors of the show on July 25.  The invitation read “Cruising Through 500 Shows, Thanks for Jumping Aboard.”  The night was also a celebration of the show’s two year anniversary.  Darling and... Read more »
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How to have a happy marriage: Chuck and I have been married 24 years today and this is how we did it

How to have a happy marriage: Chuck and I have been married 24 years today and this is how we did it
Today is our 24th wedding anniversary and I’m feeling very lucky.  I met Chuck Jordan through a mutual male friend 24 years and 6 months ago at the old Palm Restaurant on E. Lake Shore Drive.  Actually, he wasn’t the intended fix-up but he was the one who I remembered after leaving the restaurant.  We... 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 »

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »
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Party People: My New Year's Eve Bash at Untitled on Watch312! (LOOK!)

Party People: My New Year's Eve Bash at Untitled on Watch312!  (LOOK!)
Chicago Empire was a thrilling New Year’s Eve bash which took place at the hot River North venue, Untitled!  Produced by Justin Jacobson (Platinum Events), this party attracted more than 500 revelers to this 17,000-square-foot space and was the scene of exciting entertainment that included The Gold Coast All-Stars!  This 11-piece band, founded by Danny... Read more »

A Love Letter to Chicago Now (plus CN Holiday Party pics!)

In 2009, when Chicago Now was created, who could’ve imagined how big and how popular this blogging platform would become?   Bill Adee, Tribune Digital Guru, handpicked five local bloggers to begin this journey that now includes more than 400 active blogs.  Collectively, these bloggers get millions of page views each month and dozens of them... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson and the Voice's Jamar Rogers Perform at House of Blues for Michigan Avenue Magazine Party

Interviewing Jennifer for "Candid Candace Chicago" on Watch312.com
Sometimes it can be hell on the Red Carpet, especially when you’re waiting for a star as big as Jennifer Hudson but, on this night at the House of Blues, everyone behaved for Michigan Aveneue Magazine’s second cover party, “A Hudson Holiday”,  for this beloved Chicago icon. Michigan Avenue Magazine, President/publisher Dan Uslan and Editor-in-Chief... Read more »
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Burberry Chicago's Grand Opening Party (PICS!)

Burberry’s BIG Grand Opening Party last night, November 29, had every A-lister and fashionista in town in attendance!  The Red Carpet was filled with paparazzi as guests made their way into the event amid flashing cameras.   Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, who couldn’t be cuter, greeted guests with a smile as he moved through the... Read more »