Posts tagged "Monika Dixon"

STK Chicago: A new steakhouse opens in River North

Jaslene Gonzalez and DJ Lani Love.
Chicago’s newest steakhouse, STK Chicago (9 W. Kinzie), held it’s (private) Grand Opening event on October 7, inviting local neighbors, celebrities, politicos and VIPs to the tenth opening for this popular eatery. Described as a “unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the... Read more »

Chef Charlie Trotter exhibit displays rare culinary artifacts at City Gallery

Chef Charlie Trotter was one of a kind.  His accomplishments are too numerous to mention, but a new exhibit at City Gallery (806 N. Michigan Ave.) will share some insights into his greatness. Culinary fans will feast in delight at the exhibition Charlie Trotter: Chef, Artist, Thinker presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs... Read more »

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 »
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Pearl Tavern brings back the glory days of oyster bars: a great "shucking" experience

We attended a delicious preview over the weekend of hot new Loop restaurant/oyster bar Pearl Tavern (located at 180 N. Wacker).  It was jam-packed with beautiful people enjoying tasty selections from Chef Chris Lorenz that included every type of oyster you could imagine, lobster rolls, tuna bites and so much more!  Restaurant developer Adolfo Garcia... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago celebrates 123rd year with fashion show and luncheon (VIDEO and PICS!)

The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show and luncheon recently at the Peninsula Chicago with a record breaking crowd of over 300.  This charitable organization, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest in Chicago now celebrating it’s 123rd year.   The 45 minute show featured more than... Read more »

Windy City Live celebrates 500th show with a private bash aboard the Odyssey

Windy City Live co-hosts and staff welcome guests.
To celebrate its 500th show, Windy City Live celebrated in grand style with a private party aboard the Odyssey for 350 friends and contributors of the show on July 25.  The invitation read “Cruising Through 500 Shows, Thanks for Jumping Aboard.”  The night was also a celebration of the show’s two year anniversary.  Darling and... Read more »
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Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »

"Women Driving Excellence": An Inaugural Event for the Chicago Auto Show

Trailblazer Awards await the honorees.
The Chicago Auto Show was THE place to be this year for Women’s Day on February 12.  Hundreds of women came out to peruse the latest auto trends and attend this inaugural event,  “Women Driving Excellence”.  This first-time networking event was hosted by Debi Lilly, Elisa All, Jill Salzman, Barbara Rozgonyi, Saya Hillman, MJ Tam... Read more »

Burberry Chicago's Grand Opening Party (PICS!)

Burberry’s BIG Grand Opening Party last night, November 29, had every A-lister and fashionista in town in attendance!  The Red Carpet was filled with paparazzi as guests made their way into the event amid flashing cameras.   Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, who couldn’t be cuter, greeted guests with a smile as he moved through the... Read more »
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The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !

The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !
This event has been a longtime labor of love for Service Club’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza that was a sell out with more than 260 guests.  The perfect summer day, themed “C’est Magnifique”,  started on the... Read more »