Posts tagged "Jannie Pearlman"

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 »

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 »

Victory Garden Theater's "Chicago Stories" 2010

With Bernie Sahlins, NPR’s Peter Sagal, renowned theater critic Richard Christiansen, Victory Garden Theater’s Executive Director Jan Kallish and Artistic Director Dennis Zacek. Victory Gardens Theater hosted their 20th “Chicago Stories“ fundraiser at the Fairmont this weekend.  I was so honored to be one of the three celebrity (their word, not mine!) playwrights chosen for... Read more »
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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 »

Inside Chef Art Smith's Private 50th Birthday Party!

Mayor Daley congratulates Chef Art Smith at his 50th birthday party. Fit, fab and fifty!  Chef Art Smith threw a party and EVERYONE came!  The private, by-invitation-only 50th birthday party for Chef Art Smith was held at the James Hotel on Sunday evening, February 28th.  150 friends packed the room to celebrate not only Art’s... Read more »