Posts tagged "David Brandt"

A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Celebration Gala to Honor 10th Anniversary of Women's Board

The Joffrey Ballet's Celebration Gala to Honor 10th Anniversary of  Women's Board
I am so excited to share the news about this year’s Joffrey Ballet Celebration Gala on Sunday, May 6th at the historic Palmer House Hilton, located at17 E. Monroe. This year’s event will be a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Joffrey’s dynamic Women’s Board who have raised a staggering $16 million, making them... Read more »

TCW Magazine's A-List: 60 Chicagoans of Style

TCW Magazine's A-List:  60 Chicagoans of Style
TCW Mag:  “These women and men about town are fashion standouts They’ve got the look. Impeccably attired, perpetually polished and with an uncanny sense of personal style, these women and men about town are fashion standouts. They turn heads, and for all the right reasons. Click below to see who made TCW’s list of Chicago’s... Read more »
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Ryan Dempster's "Casino Night" Brings out Athlete Friends

Ryan, Jenny, Brady, Riley (who has 22q) and Finley Dempster.
The Second Annual Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night was held at the Palmer House recently.  This event was dedicated to raising awareness of the disorder, 22q11.2  Deletion, that affects their little daughter Riley.   The night raised $300K for the Dempster Family Foundation,  “Strike Out 22q”. Guests enjoyed delicious Palmer House hors... Read more »

Charity at its Sexiest: Lido des Boyz!

Charity at its Sexiest:  Lido des Boyz!
A fun-filled evening benefitting TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network). (Pic by Steve Starr). What a whirlwind of an evening for “Macy’s Chicago Takes Off” at the Park West Saturday night!  “Lido des Boyz” treated guests to a variety of performances that left you feeling like you’d attended 20 Broadway shows!  Repeat host, Murray Hill, was hilarious and... Read more »

Peninsula Hotel is BIG Winner at World of Chocolate!

The Peninsula Hotel won 3 of the 5 awards at this year’s World of Chocolate. There were 1700 people at this year’s 9th annual World of Chocolate benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago and 26 entries competing for five awards. Categories included tastiest chocolate treat (The Hot Chocolate Award), most creative use of chocolate (The Loco Cocoa Award), best presentation... Read more »
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Hats Off to the Parkways Garden Party's $300,000 Fundraiser!

Chicago milliners Loreta Corsetti and Carla Faso having fun at the 8th Annual Parkways Foundation’s Garden Party. (Fab pic by Steve Starr) This year’s 8th Annual Parkways Foundation’s Garden Party & Luncheon attracted over 600 well dressed movers and shakers from Chicago and beyond.  The hats were out in force, some stylish, some more on... Read more »

The Palmer House Celebrates Their 140th Anniversary in Grand Style!

Palmer House Landmark Dedication and 140th anniversary celebration. It was a party like you would expect from a Chicago institution!  The 140 year old Palmer House Hilton had Monroe Street closed off and there was the marching band from Carl Sandburg High School as well as so many VIPs and dignitaries, I lost count!  The... Read more »

Palmer House Party Celebrates Chicago Magazine's "Belle of the Blog"

With blog party co-hosts Rich Gamble, Publisher of Chicago Magazine, Cindy Burns and David Brandt, Director of Catering for the Palmer House. Chicago Magazine, the Palmer House and friend Cindy Burns co-hosted a party in Lockwood Restaurant to celebrate my March Chicago Magazine feature, “Belle of the Blog.”  It was so much fun and I... Read more »
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Fun in the Sun in South Beach!

La Piaggia General Manager, Alex Maufroy, welcomes you to their Sunday party! It sure was exciting to escape from Chicago for a week to South Beach!  And even though the weather there was unseasonably cool for this time of year, we were quite content with sun and 60+ temperatures!  We packed a lot of activities... Read more »