Posts tagged "Greg Hyder"

What Chicago wore to the Mainbocher opening gala at Chicago History Museum

What Chicago wore to the Mainbocher opening gala at Chicago History Museum
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum hosted a most elegant gala to celebrate the life and work of a little known Chicago designer, Main Rousseau Bocher (Mainbocher). The exhibit featured 30 garments, photography, videos and more but what I loved the most was seeing Chicago dressed in all its finery. Costume Council events... Read more »

Haute Dog Chicago: A darling doggie fashion show for charity

Haute Dog Chicago 2016 at The Peninsula benefited Canine Companions for Independence.
It was a doggone good time at the Peninsula on September 8 when the FIRST Haute Dog Chicago, a darling doggie fashion show, was held to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. This noble non-profit provides highly trained assistance dogs, and ongoing support, for disabled children, adults and veterans FREE of CHARGE! Local celebs and their... Read more »

First Haute Dog Chicago fashion show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

First Haute Dog Chicago fashion show to benefit Canine Companions for Independence
The first Haute Dog Chicago, a doggie runway show featuring local notables and their four-legged friends, will benefit Canine Companions for Independence at the Peninsula Chicago on Thursday, September 8, from 6-9 pm. This elegant tail wagging affair will begin in true fashion week style with a walk down the red carpet followed by a... Read more »
Advertisement:

Eversight Illinois Gala was "Love at First Sight"

Eversight Illinois' past and present honorees.
Eversight Illinois, a non-profit dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, celebrated the 18th Annual Gift of Sight Gala at The Peninsula Chicago on June 23. The special evening honored Dr. Marian Macsai as the “Gift of Sight” honoree and yours truly as the 2016 “Woman... Read more »

The Peninsula Chicago celebrates 15th anniversary with grand invite-only bash

Peninsula Chicago GM Maria Zec and husband Bob.
To say that the 15th anniversary party for the Peninsula Chicago was a fun party is like saying the Art Institute has a couple of nice paintings. I’m not sure I really have the words to describe it. This magical night, envisioned by the Pen’s Greg Hyder along with Kehoe Designs’ Phil Cooper and staff,... Read more »

Mimi Marks, the world's most glamorous female impersonator, exits Baton but not her fans' hearts

Mimi Marks
Mimi Marks has been performing at the Baton for the last 25 years and on Sunday she took her final bows. The place was standing room only for this legendary showgirl whose titles include Miss International Queen, The World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual, Miss Continental and her very first pageant title from her hometown of Waterloo,... Read more »
Advertisement:

Private Peninsula Chicago bash thrills 950 loyal friends and some cool celebs

First look behind the velvet ropes at The Peninsula Chicago bash!
Under the category of “I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it”, the private blow-out bash at The Peninsula Chicago on June 24 had 950 guests in shock and awe! Upon entering the roped off lobby between red velvet drapes, the first thing you saw was sky-high performers swaying back and forth swathed... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago Spring Luncheon "blooms" at the Ritz

Mary Lasky and Frances Renk.
The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual Spring Luncheon with many ladies donning colorful and whimsical chapeaux for an afternoon at the Ritz on May 18. Nearly 300 guests turned out for this annual fundraiser for one of the oldest charitable organizations in Chicago, founded in 1890. Co-chaired by members Kristina McGrath and Susan... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago celebrates 123rd year with fashion show and luncheon (VIDEO and PICS!)

The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show and luncheon recently at the Peninsula Chicago with a record breaking crowd of over 300.  This charitable organization, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest in Chicago now celebrating it’s 123rd year.   The 45 minute show featured more than... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »