Posts tagged "Michelle Durpetti"

Blissful Wishes Ball turns dreams into reality for seriously ill

Chicago Wish Upon A Wedding board members with president Michelle Durpetti (2nd from L)
The Chicago Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding hosted their 7th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball on November 7 at Morgan Manufacturing. More than 425 guests gathered to celebrate Wish-Upon-A-Wedding’s mission to provide weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances in all 50 states and to celebrate the 100th wish granted... Read more »

Legendary Gene & Georgetti's restaurant celebrates 75th anniversary giving back

Legendary Gene & Georgetti's restaurant celebrates 75th anniversary giving back
Legendary restaurant, Gene & Georgetti’s,  is celebrating a milestone this month, its 75th anniversary! Picture this, the year is 1941: The Chicago Bears are the pro-football champs, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak begins, the Chicago Cubs are the first baseball team to play organ music during a game and gasoline costs 12 cents a gallon.... Read more »

2012 International Hunter/Jumper Derby: See Poetry in Motion on Watch312.com

Come along for the ride as I travel to Annali Farms in Antioch for the 4th Annual Chicago Hunter Derby sponsored by Canadian National.  This event, hosted by Chicago Equestrians for a Cause (and founded by Margaret Benjamin),  benefitted the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the University of Chicago Cancer Research... Read more »
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Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Hosted by Candid Candace on Watch312.com! LOOK!

Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Hosted by Candid Candace on Watch312.com!  LOOK!
The stars of the evening were just voted the Best Beatles Cover Band in the country recently and American English sure didn’t disappoint on this exciting night at the hot venue, Greenhouse Loft.  More than 300 of Chicago’s most fashionables came out to play for Macy’s Glamorama Launch Party in support of Ronald McDonald House... Read more »

Macy's Glamorama 2012 "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" Coming to Chicago Theatre on August 10th, Plus Glam Launch Party News!

Macy's Glamorama 2012 "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" Coming to Chicago Theatre on August 10th, Plus Glam Launch Party News!
Mark your calendars now for one of THE most anticipated fashion events of the year, Glamorama!  Coming on Friday, August 10th to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., this year’s theme is “British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!.” From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones, Macy’s Glamorama 2012 pays homage to some... Read more »

Francis Cardinal George and Notre Dame High School for Girls Celebrate 75th Birthdays Together

Francis Cardinal George is surprised with a birthday cake presented by Chair Emeritus, Dia Weil.
“A Night in Blue and White” began with a beautiful solemn high mass said by Cardinal Francis George at St. Ferdinand’s on the Northwest Side Tuesday, May 8th.  “I always love coming back to the NW side where I grew up, ” said Cardinal George.  “Founded 75 years ago at the end of the Great... Read more »
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Gene & Georgetti's Celebrates 70th Anniversary With VIP Party at Park West

Michelle surprised her parents with a cake for their 43rd wedding anniversary.
Steakhouse icon, Gene & Georgetti’s,  celebrated their 70th anniversary in grand style recently with a by-invite-only party at Park West.  More than 300 guests gathered together on Sunday night, January 29th, to honor this venerable institution with a bash produced by daughter and event planner, Michelle Durpetti.  Michelle spared no expense to make this party... Read more »