Posts tagged "Miss Foozie"

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years
This year marked the 4th time I’ve had the honor of riding on a float in the Pride Parade.  It is still one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences and one that always makes me proud.  For my first two Pride rides, I had the joy of being on the Baton Show Lounge float... Read more »

Chicago Red Dress Party Features "The Voice's" Beverly McClellan

The second annual Red Dress Party took place recently at the Joffrey Ballet Studios (the Joffrey Tower) with more than 200 people donning their most fashionable and eye-popping red attire.   The highlight of the evening was a memorable musical performance by The Voice finalist Beverly McClellan.   An impromptu duet with Beverly and event... Read more »

Chicago's First Red Dress Party Sizzles! (PICS!)

  Over 300 people came out to support Chicago’s First Red Dress Party benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago and the Equality Project.  This party began in the 1990′s when two gentlemen who were dating discovered they had both contracted HIV/AIDS.  They swore to one another they would each wear red to their partner’s funeral.... Read more »
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Columbia's "Red Hot Runway" Designers Strut their Stuff for Charity

  The “Red Hot Runway” fashion show was held at Columbia College recently as a Kick-Off for the upcoming “Chicago Red Dress Party” (April 16th).  13 designers participated and included Jiayin Zheng, Sadie Smith, Kelly Coll, Dana DuPree, Chloe Flora, Kristin Gillespie, Jacqueline Amezcua, Omotola Akinbiyi, Russell Yost, Katya Flores, Ruth Reyes, Amy Hilber and... Read more »

Chicago's First Ever Red Dress Party!! BE THERE!

This party will be OVER THE TOP!!!  SAVE THE DATE NOW!!! You won’t want to miss the first Annual Chicago Red Dress Party on Saturday, April 16th, at 525 W. Monroe from 8:30 PM to 2 AM!  It is sure to be one of the most DYNAMIC events of the year!  It will feature international recording artist... Read more »

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 »
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The Center on Halsted's Oscar Party

  Having fun at the Center on Halsted party! (Photo by Steve Starr) The Center on Halsted’s annual Oscar Party was held at the Fairmont for the first time this year.   Over 300 people packed the International Ballroom for food, fashion and fun and to applaud and cheer on their favorite Oscar nominees.  Event co-chairs... Read more »

World of Chocolate Draws a Sweet Crowd for Charity

The sweetest place to be last week was at the World of Chocolate at the Chicago Hilton!  Benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago, this event attracted over 1,500 chocolate lovers and raised over $200,000.  28 of the city’s finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and chocolatiers competed in five categories. The Peninsula walked away with three top... Read more »