Posts tagged "Leslie HIndman Auctioneers"

Dancing, Vogueing and more at Giordano Dance Chicago's Legacy Ball

Legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher and author Gus Giordano, founded Giordano Dance company in 1963, and boy would he be thrilled to see how far it’s come now under the leadership and artistic direction of his daughter Nan Giordano. The dynamic dance company celebrated its 55th anniversary at its Legacy Ball on February 10 where nearly... Read more »

Fashion and Passion: 90th annual Rush Fashion Show benefits programs for vets

Ana Silva Ernst in CH, Carolina Herrera.
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center hosted its 90th Annual Fashion Show benefitting The Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and their Families at Rush with over 800 attendees at Soldier Field. The longest continually-running charity fashion show in the country, the Rush Show showcased the latest fall looks from retailers and... Read more »

Why I love old stuff

Antique vignette with Mickey passing through.
Every once in a while, Chicago Now community manager and all-around nice guy (suck-up points here) Jimmy Greenfield, gives his 300+ bloggers a writing exercise. The topic this time around was “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Well, this is an easy one for me because I collect... Read more »

Need sunshine? My tips and picks for a great trip to South Florida

Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach.
I’ve realized the only way to survive winter in Chicago is to get out of it, even if it’s only for a little while. I’ve been spending time in South Beach for over 40 years. Through all of this city’s changes, it still remains the best spot in the country as an antidote to winter... Read more »

Chanel, Biedermeier, Cartier, Baccarat and a violin: Oprah's stuff at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Chanel, Biedermeier, Cartier, Baccarat and a violin: Oprah's stuff at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Oprah is selling her “stuff” at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Saturday, April 25.  It’s bittersweet to know she’s severing all ties to the Windy City but, on a bright note, the proceeds of this sale will benefit The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.  Oprah, always philanthropic even when she’s selling her... 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 »