Posts tagged "Cindy Burns"

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 »

The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker Family Dinner: A Delightful Holiday Tradition

Joffrey Women's Board President Melissa Babcock, Event co-chairs Cindy Burns and Sonya Jackson.
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” came to life at the Palmer House Hilton for its annual Nutcracker Family Dinner.  Held in multiple ballrooms, this lively, holiday favorite was chaired by WB members Sonya Jackson and Cindy Burns.  Children delighted in creating snow-flakes, taking photos with Nutcrackers, decorating ballet shoes, making their own cupcakes and having their... Read more »

NEXT Fashion Chicago 2011 Plus Fashion Focus Kick-Off Party Pics!

The first NEXT Fashion Chicago Show was held at Germania Place, a venerable venue steeped in legend.  Rumor has it that Al Capone spent quite a bit of time here since the building was easily guarded.  On this night of fashion, I couldn’t imagine old Al sitting in the corner but I did see stylish... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet Coming This Weekend!

Chicago Gourmet Coming This Weekend!
Chicago Gourmet is an interactive, epicurean affair showcasing more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the world.  Held in spectacular Millennium Park this weekend, Sept. 23-25,  guests will enjoy dozens of live cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine seminars, and... Read more »

Misericordia's 31st Family Fest Raises $1.2 Million

Laine Richart and Chloe Richart
Misericordia means “Heart of Mercy” in Latin and there was so much love spread out over this 31 acre campus that it was a joy to behold!  10,000 guests came out to support this organization that provides programs for more than 600 children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities from diverse racial, religious... Read more »

TOPSHOP/TOPMAN Opens in Chicago with Miley Cyrus!

Miley Cyrus officially opens TOPSHOP/TOPMAN in Chicago with founder Sir Philip Green and his daughter, Chloe!  (Photo courtesy of Topshop)
TOPSHOP/TOPMAN has come to town in a really BIG way!  Beginning with a private VIP store experience on Wednesday, Sept. 7th,  to the by-invite-only dinner at Paris Club to having Miley Cyrus open the store,  these guys know how to do it up right.   The store is 30,000′ ft. with three levels of the best... Read more »

Designer Elda de la Rosa Presents her Spring/Summer 2011 Collection to an SRO Crowd!

  Designer Elda de la Rosa’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection brought the house down recently at a cocktail reception and fashion show at the Allerton Hotel.  The standing room only crowd cheered wildly at each exquisite design and, while Elda specializes in evening gowns and bridal wear, her cocktails dresses and daytime wear were big hits as well. ... 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 »

Designer Borris Powell Introduces Winning Oscar Dress to Chicago!

Designer Borris Powell brings the “Black Swan” back to Chicago. Everyone was waiting in anticipation…..  I’ve never seen such a bank of photographers and press people outside of NY Fashion Week but this was the scene at top Chicago designer Borris Powell’s first fashion show since winning the Oscar’s Designer Challenge 2011“!  I was privileged to... Read more »

My Favorites of 2010

Mikey Mishlove strikes a buddha-like pose! Christmas cards, that is!  Welcome to 2011 and I hope your New Year’s Eve was all you had hoped it would be!  I received so many fantastic, beautiful, touching and creative cards this year.  I loved looking at all the family photos and how fast all of my friends’... Read more »