Archive for 2010

My Playboy Memories of Hef & his Loves from the Past Decade (Christmas Cards & Pics)

Hef’s 2008 Christmas card with the Shannon twins. (Pic by Ruth Cruz) All of this hoopla over Hef’s engagement got me thinking about his past loves so I went back through my Christmas cards from him to see who he’s featured throughout the years.  These cards have been a chronicle of his life and loves... Read more »

What do YOU Think about Hef and Crystal Harris' Engagement?

Hefner and Crystal’s 2010 Christmas e-card image. I posted the news on Facebook shortly after I was told about Hef’s Christmas Day engagement to December 2009 Playmate, Crystal Harris.  Hef is 84 and Crystal is 24.  Granted, this is quite a big age difference but I say if these two are happy with this announcement, why should... Read more »

Pamella Roland's Spring 2011 Collection Evokes Old Hollywood Glamour

Part of designer Pamella Roland’s beautiful Spring 2011 Collection shown at Neiman Marcus recently. Designer Pamella Roland’s Spring 2011 Collection was previewed recently at Neiman Marcus at a chic holiday luncheon hosted by Helen Melchior and moi!  Neiman’s GM, Wendy Krimins, and PR Director, Tina Koegel, co-hosted this exciting afternoon of fun, food and fashion... Read more »
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WGN's Winter Wonderfest with Jennifer Hudson at Navy Pier

Jennifer Hudson sings “Oh, Holy Night” at her toy drive celebration at Navy Pier. (Pic by Mila Samokhina) Jennifer Hudson made a lot of kiddies very happy from the Abraham Lincoln Center Wednesday morning!  Hundreds of children, parents and fans showed up at Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest Celebration to see her and accept the wonderful... Read more »

My Favorite Christmas Video EVER!

Michigan Avenue Magazine's Holiday Bash at Horseshoe Casino

Mich Mag party host, DC Crenshaw, surrounded with holiday cheer! I knew when host D.C. Crenshaw, founder and Prez of Fete, the world’s premier dining network, called me that this party was going to be something special!  Sadly, I couldn’t participate since I was already booked but, as you can see from Steve Starr’s photos, it was a party... Read more »
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Beaming Faces and the Warmth of Christmas at Joffrey's Nutcracker and Dinner

At play in the “Land of Snow” with Lego Bob! Every year, I can’t wait to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker performance since it puts me in the spirit of the season.  This year was better than ever with some slight tweaking and even more outstanding dancers added to the roster.  The sets are pure magic... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago's Annual Holiday Luncheon (PICS!)

Service Club of Chicago members donated children’s books at their annual holiday luncheon at the University Club. This year’s annual Service Club Holiday Luncheon was held in one of the most beautiful rooms in the city, Cathedral Hall at the University Club.  The sell out crowd of over 200 were enchanted by the soaring stained... Read more »

Chicago Magazine Celebrates 40 Wonderful Years!

Chicago Magazine Editor Richard Babcock and Publisher/General Manager Rich Gamble celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. At a packed party with over 450 guests, Chicago Magazine celebrated their 40th anniversary at the James Hotel last night.  Publisher and General Manager, Richard Gamble, and Editor Richard Babcock had their hands full greeting every guest who wanted to... Read more »
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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 »