Posts tagged "Linda Johnson Rice"

Fig & Olive: A new hotspot opens in the Gold Coast

Janet Mandell, Jacob Neminarz and Monika and Geoff Dixon.
What?!  An entire menu prepared with NO butter, just olive oil?  They had me at hello for the grand opening of Chicago’s newest hotspot, Fig & Olive, located at 104 E. Oak Street.  This stunning “olive oil oasis” brings a delicious taste of the French Riviera, Italy and Spain to the Gold Coast in grand... Read more »

Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »

Ebony Magazine's Power 100 Gala Honors Berry Gordy with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Berry Gordy with The Jacksons.
Ebony Magazine hosted the star-studded EBONY Power 100 gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on November 4 to celebrate the honorees on its annual EBONY Power 100 list.  The list salutes the achievements of influential African-Americans in the country and, this year,  honored the legendary founder... Read more »
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NBC's Private Launch Party for "The Steve Harvey Show" Premiering September 4th!

Marjorie and Steve Harvey
NBC Universal, in a stroke of sheer genius, has nabbed popular entertainer Steve Harvey for his own show, “The Steve Harvey Show,” premiering on September 4th.   The Launch Party at the Hard Rock Café on August 22nd was by-invite-only and featured a live performance by Jeffrey Osbourne, who charmed the crowd with  his chart-topping solo... Read more »

Fashion Columbia 2012: Biggest, Greenest and Record Breaking!

Fashion Columbia 2012 raised record funds, was the greenest fundraiser and the largest event at the college to date!  Proceeds from the event, which brought out over 200 guests, will benefit the Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship in Fashion Studies.  All of this good news must’ve made event chair, Desiree Rogers, very, very happy along with... Read more »

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »
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Roy Lichtenstein Opening Gala at the Modern Wing Plus "Crash the Gala" After-Party Hosted by Ikram Goldman

"Crash the Gala" host Ikram Goldman dances with Desiree Rogers and friend.
The Art Institute’s Women’s Board ALWAYS plans spectacular and creative events but on Friday, May 11th, they hosted TWO back to back parties at the Modern Wing.   The night began with a gala for 600, co-chaired by Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris,  celebrating the opening of  the largest exhibition of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s works... Read more »

TCW Magazine's A-List: 60 Chicagoans of Style

TCW Magazine's A-List:  60 Chicagoans of Style
TCW Mag:  “These women and men about town are fashion standouts They’ve got the look. Impeccably attired, perpetually polished and with an uncanny sense of personal style, these women and men about town are fashion standouts. They turn heads, and for all the right reasons. Click below to see who made TCW’s list of Chicago’s... Read more »

What VIC's (Very Important Chicagoans) Did for New Year's Eve!

Freelance writer and Chicago Magazine nightlife reporter, Amalie Drury, partied with friends Alex and Megan Menocal at their Albany Park apartment with champagne, singing and board games. Grilled rib roast, smoked salmon and squash Wellington were on the menu.
I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s Eve.  Granted, my plans have changed dramatically through the years from staying out all night, to dinner with friends to fun in the sun like this year.  Newlywed/friends , Kim and Bob Mills, were recently married but decided to wait to combine their wedding celebration with a... Read more »
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The Costume Ball Honors Ralph Rucci for Design Excellence (PICS!)

Co-chair Robin Berger, looks stunning!
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum revived their signature black tie ball for the first time in over ten years, and from the looks of these photos, it was a GREAT decision! The Ball celebrated the opening of Charles James: Genius Deconstructed with a black-tie affair that included dinner, auction and exhibition preview... Read more »