Archive for 2013

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool
New Year’s Eve parties have always seemed so special to me.  They herald in a brand new year and set your focus for a new beginning.  It’s a chance to grow in a new direction and make plans/ resolutions to help you get there.  My plans this year include co-hosting a party at Public Chicago... Read more »

Sexy Supermodel Elsa Hosk Hosts Viewing Party for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Video)

Sexy Supermodel Elsa Hosk Hosts Viewing Party for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (Video)
Pink Nation fans had been lined up for hours waiting to meet their favorite Victoria’s Secret PINK supermodel, Elsa Hosk, who was at the Water Tower store recently to host a viewing party for CBS’ sexy Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  After a national contest, Chicago beat out all other cities in its bid to win... Read more »

Old Jews Telling Jokes Extended with Celeb Cameo Appearances for Charity

Old Jews Telling Jokes Extended with Celeb Cameo Appearances for Charity
The laughs will continue at the Royal George Theatre through March 30, 2014, for the hit off-Broadway comedy, Old Jews Telling Jokes co-created by Daniel Okrent and Peter Gethers.  A quintet of Chicago favorites are now appearing on the Main Stage: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt.  A new twist... Read more »
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The Randolph Street Holiday Market: Where Santa Shops (Video!)

The Randolph Street Holiday Market: Where Santa Shops (Video!)
My favorite market in town is the Randolph Street Market!  And I particularly love its holiday edition which will be this Saturday and Sunday (December 14/15)  at Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington, in Chicago.  There is fun for the whole family with live entertainment, fabulous gift offerings, delicious food and surprises around every corner!  It’s... Read more »

Star-Studded Art Basel Party with Kim Kardashian, Kanye, Cindy Crawford, Lionel Richie and More!

Host Jason Binn, Kanye, Kim Kardashian and Roberto Cavalli
It was THE hottest Art Basel party with some of the biggest celebs in town on Wednesday, December 4th, for the Dujour Magazine event at the Delano Beach Club in South Beach.  We had never attended Art Basel so when an intriguing invite from Jason Binn (Dujour Mag and Niche Media founder) arrived in my... Read more »

Designer Stephane St. Jaymes Makes Fashion Splash with Michi Marshall

Stephane St. Jaymes, Michi Marshall and Margaret O'Connor
Designer Stephane St. Jaymes is definitely one to watch!  Although, he’s very well known in other parts of the world, he’s relatively new to Chicago, however, our very own trendsetter/celeb host Michi Marshall, is about to change all this.  She introduced this creative man recently at Wicker Park hotspot Tocco to some of the top... Read more »
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My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving
I love Mike Sneed’s “grateful” column in the Sun-Times every year around Thanksgiving. I love reading about what people are thankful for. It’s always inspiring and enlightening to read joyful thoughts. I decided, for this Thanksgiving, that I needed to remind myself what has been important to me, too. It doesn’t have to be earth... Read more »

A Survivor's Guide to Life's Challenges

A Survivor's Guide to Life's Challenges
Recently, I’ve been asked to give some speeches around town and I’ve been honored to have a chance to talk about my history and share tips for, what I think, are must-do steps to overcoming life’s challenges.  Everyone’s story is different and no one has had it easy.  I grew up with a mean, alcoholic... Read more »

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service
It was one of the most beautiful services I’ve ever attended.  The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was filled to bursting for Chef Charlie Trotter’s memorial service, every pew was filled as well as the balcony.  Chairs had to be added to the edges for the overflow crowd for this tribute that was open to... Read more »
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Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Honored at Western Golf's Green Coat Gala

Jack Nicklaus with event co-chair Sharyl Mackey (left) and her sister Laura Foxman
The world’s greatest golf champion, Jack Nicklaus, headlined the 3rd Western Golf Association’s Green Coat Gala on November 6 at the Peninsula Chicago.  The winner of 18 major championships, two Western Open titles and the Western Amateur Championship, Nicklaus charmed the black-tie crowd of more than 400 fans with an intimate, all-encompassing interview of his... Read more »