Posts tagged "Leslie Zentner"

Holiday Cheer and Charity for the Service Club of Chicago

Hazel Barr, Elf and event chair Sheree Valukas.
Every year, the Service Club of Chicago, hosts a delightful Holiday Luncheon at the University Club.  This year’s theme, “12 Days of Christmas”, brought out almost 200 attendees to this glorious venue at 76 E. Monroe.  The room was beautifully appointed with a 20-foot-tall Christmas tree that glowed beneath the dramatic stained glass window.   An... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo Ball 2012: A $1 Million Record Breaker Featuring the Village People

The Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosted its 35th annual Zoo Ball in one of my favorite venues in Chicago.  As 1,000 black-tie clad guests entered the zoo grounds through the East Gate, they were greeted by more than 30,000’ feet of dramatic sweeping tents.  Earlier in the day, due to heavy rains, one... Read more »

Ladies in Red at the Ritz for Bunky's Valentine's Tea

It is a very coveted invite.  Some women wait for years just to be included….And yes, the ladies ALWAYS wear red.  This, of course, is Bunky Cushing’s yearly (usually, unless he’s redoing his kitchen or something) soiree/get-together/lovefest of some of our town’s most fashionable and philanthropic women.  It’s a celebration for Valentine’s Day that brought... Read more »
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Bunky Cushing's "Handbags & Halos" Raises Funds for Howard Brown Health Center

Host Bunky Cushing, his ladies and guest speaker, Jamee Gregory.
If you don’t know Bunky Cushing,  which I doubt since EVERYONE seems to know him, then he is definitely someone you should know.  He has a long-time following of devoted friends/fans who will follow him anywhere, and fortunately, it’s always to do good!  For his 10th “Handbags & Halos” luncheon this year at the magnificent... Read more »

Pamella Roland's Spring 2011 Collection Evokes Old Hollywood Glamour

Part of designer Pamella Roland’s beautiful Spring 2011 Collection shown at Neiman Marcus recently. Designer Pamella Roland’s Spring 2011 Collection was previewed recently at Neiman Marcus at a chic holiday luncheon hosted by Helen Melchior and moi!  Neiman’s GM, Wendy Krimins, and PR Director, Tina Koegel, co-hosted this exciting afternoon of fun, food and fashion... Read more »

Beaming Faces and the Warmth of Christmas at Joffrey's Nutcracker and Dinner

At play in the “Land of Snow” with Lego Bob! Every year, I can’t wait to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker performance since it puts me in the spirit of the season.  This year was better than ever with some slight tweaking and even more outstanding dancers added to the roster.  The sets are pure magic... Read more »
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Starrlight Studios Presents Seductresses of Old Hollywood

Author Steve Starr and Elena Samokhina at his book launch party at Rumba. (Pic by Mila Samokhina) Steve Starr’s book party this week at Rumba celebrated beloved Hollywood Latin legends with the launch of his latest book, “Steve Starr Studios Presents Starrlight: Glamorous Latin Movie Stars of Early Hollywood.”  These cinematic stars included Rita Hayworth,... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails is the Hottest Ticket in Town! (PICS!)

(Pic courtesy of PLP Studios)
Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails 2010 Co-Chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer with this year’s designer, Carmen Marc Valvo. I am proud and honored to report that the Joffrey Ballet’s 5th annual “Couture & Cocktails” is still the hottest ticket in town thanks to this year’s new co-chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer.  Helen Melchior... Read more »

The Joffrey Gala Raises Over $1 Million!

The Joffrey Gala 2010 was held recently at Union Station. This was a new venue for this event so I didn’t know what to expect but Co-chairs Yolanda and Jason Tyler and Honorary Chairs, Anne and Burt Kaplan, planned one of the most magical evenings in recent memory for almost 1000 guests. The night began... Read more »
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Where the Drinks are Cold and the Piano's Hot!

The company of Thodos Dance Chicago at their Spring benefit…(Pic by Steve Starr) This weekend we attended Thodos’ Dance Chicago’s “All That Jazz” Spring Benefit at the Chicago History Museum.  This contemporary company was founded 18 years ago by choreographer Melissa Thodos who also serves as its Artistic Director.  The appreciative crowd enjoyed a fun-packed... Read more »