Posts tagged "Ji Suk Yi"

Mariano's NewCity opening, girls in cocktail glasses and an After School Matters donation

Nina Mariano and ZZAZZ Production's Tracey Tarantino with opening night showgirls.
We attended a kick-ass opening party for Mariano’s NewCity at 1500 N. Clybourn hosted by Nina and Bob (Mariano) and Roundy’s Supermarkets! With dramatic decor by Tom Kehoe Designs and showgirls in martini glasses provided by ZZAZZ Productions, this by-invite-only party was a happening! The store is now open and features a patisserie, specialty cheese... Read more »

On birthdays and friendships

Celebrating with May birthday girlfriends at a party hosted by Kristina McGrath.
May 26 was my birthday, but I plan on celebrating all month long.  I can’t figure out why some people don’t enjoy these special days, like my husband.  As long as I can remember, I’ve loved, loved, loved celebrating birthdays–not just my own (although this is quite enjoyable), but anyone’s.  I’d even celebrate a birthday... Read more »

James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »
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Windy City LIVE boss says goodbye in touching private tribute show

Windy City Live's Val Warner and Cindy Patrasso flank Marlaine Selip during her last show.
It was a day filled with laughter and tears on the set of Windy City LIVE on Thursday, April 2, when Marlaine Selip, 67,  said goodbye after four years as executive producer.  She was off to New York to spend more time with her family after 893 shows and a lifetime in the business!  The... Read more »

"Betrayal's" Star-Filled Cast Party at Dana Hotel

Actor James Cromwell with Windy City Live's Ji Suk Yi, Cindy Patrasso, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini.
The stars aligned at the Dana Hotel in River North recently for a cast party for “Betrayal”, the hot new series that debuted September 29 on ABC-7 (at 10 p.m. ET).  Guests joined hosts from Windy City Live to mix and mingle with cast members who included James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Stuart Townsend and Hannah... Read more »

Windy City Live celebrates 500th show with a private bash aboard the Odyssey

Windy City Live co-hosts and staff welcome guests.
To celebrate its 500th show, Windy City Live celebrated in grand style with a private party aboard the Odyssey for 350 friends and contributors of the show on July 25.  The invitation read “Cruising Through 500 Shows, Thanks for Jumping Aboard.”  The night was also a celebration of the show’s two year anniversary.  Darling and... Read more »
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Love in Bloom at Engagement Party for Windy City Live's Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright

The happy couple, Val Warner and Jeff Cartwright (Smile Booth photo)
The penthouse at Hotel 71 was packed with friends and family who turned out to wish Windy City Live’s Val Warner, and her longtime love, handsome Jeff Cartwright,  a life filled with happiness at their recent engagement party.    A Perfect Event’s Debi Lilly had created, well, a perfect event!  A charming cupcake bar,  ice cream,... Read more »

Hotel Lincoln's Grand Opening Party!

Chicago’s newest boutique hotel, Hotel Lincoln,  hosted its official Grand Opening Party at 1816 N. Clark Street on Thursday, August 16th.  Hundreds of locals and hotel guests partied on three floors including the J. Parker Rooftop, which has one of the best views in the city.  Looking out over Lincoln Park, the zoo and lagoons... Read more »

Inside Windy City Live's First Year Anniversary Party!

It’s one of my favorite shows in town and I’m so glad they are doing SO well!  Windy City Live hosted its one year anniversary Wednesday night, June 11th, at Epic on Hubbard.  I was expecting this by-invite-only party to be jam packed but it was the perfect amount of people, not too many and... Read more »
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RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!

The proud partners of RPM Italian, Bill Rancic, RJ Melman, Molly Melman, Jerrod Melman and Giuliana Rancic.....
RPM Italian Restaurant, 52 W. Illinois, was THE place to be for the opening night party on Saturday, February 18th.  More than 500 friends, celebs and VIP’s crowded into this new  River North hotspot to congratulate the partners who included celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, acclaimed Chef Doug Psaltis and restaurateurs RJ, Jerrod and... Read more »