Posts tagged "Julee White"

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 »

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 »

Jarrett Payton's sparkly bash helps support Chicago's youth

Jarrett Payton and Charles "Peanut" Tillman show off the JP Collection.
Jarrett Payton, son of the late Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton, is a radio host, businessman, philanthropist, motivational speaker, former NFL and CFL running back and devoted husband and father, but did you know he’s also a jewelry designer?!  In collaboration with Cy Fredrics, a Chicago destination for fine jewelry and watches, Jarrett’s... Read more »
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Chicago Comes Out to Party at the Air & Water Show!

The "Penthouse Pals"
The Chicago Air & Water Show is one of my favorite events every summer.  Chuck and I always love seeing the rehearsals the day before when the planes fly right over our deck and terrify the Chihuahuas.  And although much is written about the show itself,  I love the viewing parties thrown across the city... Read more »

Bacardi's Opens at U.S. Cellular Field with Sports Star Guests

  Bacardi’s at the Park opened this week at Gate 5 at U.S Cellular Field. This join venture between Gibson’s Restaurant Group and the Chicago White Sox is set to be a very popular spot!  The casual menu includes smokehouse maple chicken wings, smoked brisket nachos, some of the best roasted corn on the cob I’ve... Read more »

Robert Redford Charms Chicago at "The Conspirator" Premiere Party (PICS!)

Robert Redford Charms Chicago at "The Conspirator" Premiere Party (PICS!)
  Okay, the buzz around town in the lead-up to this film premiere was palpable!  The American Film Company and the Chicago Cubs along with Michigan Avenue Magazine planned a party and EVERYONE wanted to come!  The screening at the AMC River East was packed with bold-faced names like Stella Foster, Linda Johnson Rice, Neal Zucker, Chaz... Read more »
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The Baton Show Lounge Celebrates 42nd Anniversary with the "Tops in the Nation" Revue

The Baton Show Lounge owner, Jim Flint, had a smile from ear to ear on the night of his 42nd anniversary, a party he described as his own “personal party.”  Indeed, the evening was by invite only and was an intimate gathering of his long time friends and supporters.  Silver balloons filled the ceiling and... Read more »

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies” recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »

Designer Borris Powell Introduces Winning Oscar Dress to Chicago!

Designer Borris Powell brings the “Black Swan” back to Chicago. Everyone was waiting in anticipation…..  I’ve never seen such a bank of photographers and press people outside of NY Fashion Week but this was the scene at top Chicago designer Borris Powell’s first fashion show since winning the Oscar’s Designer Challenge 2011“!  I was privileged to... Read more »
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Hearts-a-Bluhm Kick-Off Celebration Packs Neiman's (PICS!)

Artist Elliott From with Maggie Daley at Hearts-a-Bluhm Kick-Off Celebration. The Hearts-a-Bluhm Kick-Off Celebration Party at Neiman Marcus last week was packed to the brim on the 4th floor.  It was surprising because the event had been rescheduled due to the blizzard and, even on this night, the weather was horrible.  But this didn’t stop all of... Read more »