Posts tagged "Eda Davidman"

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)
“Is that necklace real?  Because if it is, let’s get out of here!”  This was Morgan Freeman’s first comment to me at the annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala at the Ritz-Carlton recently.  He was a sheer delight, not only to me, but to all of the reporters on the Red Carpet.  Sadly, this isn’t... Read more »

Walter E. Smithe Hosts Launch Party for "Run Home Chicago", A Race to End Homelessness

Tim Smithe, Kyla McCarthy, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Tim Smithe Jr. and Mary Smithe.
Walter, son Tim Smithe and family recently hosted a Kick-Off party at their Lincoln Park showroom to launch the 30 day countdown for “Run Home Chicago,” a race to end homelessness,  that will take place in Soldier Field on June 10th beginning at 7 am. Tim’s glam wife, Mary Astor Smithe, was on hand to... Read more »

"Chefs & the City" is a Foodies' Delight for Vital Bridges

Thirty chefs participated in this year’s Chefs & the City event benefitting Vital Bridges. Held this year at the Ritz-Carlton, this much-loved event attracted over 400 guests.   Chef Ryan Poli’s new restaurant, Tavernita (opening this summer), participated as well as newcomer prasino, RL, Bistronomic (with Chef Martial Noguier and his cute son Mathieu serving up... Read more »
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SAIC's "The Walk 2011" Fashion Show Benefit to Honor Ikram Goldman

  This Thursday, May 5th, the School of the Art Institute will present “The Walk” fashion show which will be held in Millenium Park for the first time.  The show, which will be the largest in its 77 year history, will feature more than 250 garments by SAIC fashion design students.  Ikram Goldman will be... Read more »

Robert Downey Jr. Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center

Robert Downey Jr. Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center
With Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee, Robert Downey, Jr. My new favorite Hollywood star is Robert Downey, Jr. hands down.  Not only is he uber talented but he is kind, gracious, adorable, self-deprecating and an all-around nice guy.  When I approached him before the event, I told him I had missed the photo... Read more »

SAIC's "The Walk 2010" Fashion Show

SAIC’s The Walk 2010 Fashion Show–Maggie Thoms and Lane Spodek designs.  (Photo by Daniel Tomei) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosted its 76th annual fashion show, The Walk 2010, presented for the first time in the Renzo-Piano designed Griffin Court of the Art Institute’s Modern Wing.  This marked the return of... Read more »
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Ironman, Robert Downey, Jr. Coming to Chicago!

Robert Downey, Jr. will receive the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center. On Saturday, June 19th, Robert Downey, Jr. will be presented with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at the Ritz-Carlton (160 E. Pearson St.)  The event, entitled “An Evening With Robert Downey, Jr.” will include cocktails, dinner, incredible live auction... Read more »