Posts tagged "Maria Zec"

Haute Dog Chicago: A darling doggie fashion show for charity

Haute Dog Chicago 2016 at The Peninsula benefited Canine Companions for Independence.
It was a doggone good time at the Peninsula on September 8 when the FIRST Haute Dog Chicago, a darling doggie fashion show, was held to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. This noble non-profit provides highly trained assistance dogs, and ongoing support, for disabled children, adults and veterans FREE of CHARGE! Local celebs and their... Read more »

Eversight Illinois Gala was "Love at First Sight"

Eversight Illinois' past and present honorees.
Eversight Illinois, a non-profit dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research, celebrated the 18th Annual Gift of Sight Gala at The Peninsula Chicago on June 23. The special evening honored Dr. Marian Macsai as the “Gift of Sight” honoree and yours truly as the 2016 “Woman... Read more »

The Peninsula Chicago celebrates 15th anniversary with grand invite-only bash

Peninsula Chicago GM Maria Zec and husband Bob.
To say that the 15th anniversary party for the Peninsula Chicago was a fun party is like saying the Art Institute has a couple of nice paintings. I’m not sure I really have the words to describe it. This magical night, envisioned by the Pen’s Greg Hyder along with Kehoe Designs’ Phil Cooper and staff,... Read more »
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Private Peninsula Chicago bash thrills 950 loyal friends and some cool celebs

First look behind the velvet ropes at The Peninsula Chicago bash!
Under the category of “I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it”, the private blow-out bash at The Peninsula Chicago on June 24 had 950 guests in shock and awe! Upon entering the roped off lobby between red velvet drapes, the first thing you saw was sky-high performers swaying back and forth swathed... Read more »

Service Club's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show (PICS!!)

Fashion Show VIP's:  Hazel Barr, show producer Tracey Di Buono, Peninsula's Greg Hyder and fashion show chair Jean Antoniou.
The annual Service Club of Chicago’s  “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show was a sellout again this year at the Peninsula.  Fashion show chairs Jean Antoniou, Tracey Di Buono and event founder Hazel Barr planned another show stopping fashion extravaganza that included smashing runway looks from Escada, Luca Luca, Tory Burch, Starr Couture, Paul Stuart,... Read more »

TCW Magazine Names "100 Women Making a Difference"

TCW Magazine launched this feature, “100 Women Making a Difference,” in 1988.  It ran for 14 years; the last ran in 2001.  Publisher Sherren Leigh says the feature was stopped because of the difficult selection process but decided to bring it back this month because A) it’s popular, B) it showcases the achievements of Chicago... Read more »
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Peninsula Hotel is BIG Winner at World of Chocolate!

The Peninsula Hotel won 3 of the 5 awards at this year’s World of Chocolate. There were 1700 people at this year’s 9th annual World of Chocolate benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago and 26 entries competing for five awards. Categories included tastiest chocolate treat (The Hot Chocolate Award), most creative use of chocolate (The Loco Cocoa Award), best presentation... Read more »