Posts tagged "Nina Mariano"

Vista Tower premier party: A-listers and killer views

Architect Jeanne Gang and Robin Loewenberg Tebbe, Chief Marketing Officer Magellan Development Group (and party host)
It was one heckuva premier party celebrating the extraordinary architecture of Vista Tower by design wunderkind Jeanne Gang at 345 E. Wacker Drive on March 31. The grand opening of Magellan Development Group’s Vista Sales Gallery attracted over 300 A-listers who enjoyed a first look into the luxurious lifestyle of Vista Residences, a 95 story... Read more »

Legendary designer Bob Mackie to be honored by Costume Council of Chicago History Museum

Legendary designer Bob Mackie to be honored by Costume Council of Chicago History Museum
Toast legendary fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie as the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presents him with their Designer of Excellence Award on Tuesday, April 19 at the Chicago History Museum. Join co-chairs Linda Johnson Rice, Nina Mariano and Robin Loewenberg Tebbe for an elegant evening worthy of Mackie’s style from 6... Read more »

Mariano's NewCity opening, girls in cocktail glasses and an After School Matters donation

Nina Mariano and ZZAZZ Production's Tracey Tarantino with opening night showgirls.
We attended a kick-ass opening party for Mariano’s NewCity at 1500 N. Clybourn hosted by Nina and Bob (Mariano) and Roundy’s Supermarkets! With dramatic decor by Tom Kehoe Designs and showgirls in martini glasses provided by ZZAZZ Productions, this by-invite-only party was a happening! The store is now open and features a patisserie, specialty cheese... Read more »
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On birthdays and friendships

Celebrating with May birthday girlfriends at a party hosted by Kristina McGrath.
May 26 was my birthday, but I plan on celebrating all month long.  I can’t figure out why some people don’t enjoy these special days, like my husband.  As long as I can remember, I’ve loved, loved, loved celebrating birthdays–not just my own (although this is quite enjoyable), but anyone’s.  I’d even celebrate a birthday... Read more »

James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »

Bear Tie Ball raises more than $760,000 to fight pediatric cancer (PHOTO GALLERY)

Emcee Anthony Adams with Bear Tie Ball Ambassadors.
The event was so elegant, you expected to see Cinderella slipping out of her golden carriage for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Bear Tie Ball held in historic Union Station on February 28.  More than 650 supporters turned out, many wearing bear motifs in honor of the Foundation’s namesake, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, for this annual... Read more »
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Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors is Primo Center's 2014 Man of Vision

Hosts Quintin and Diane Primo.
On Sunday, September 21, the Primo Center for Women and Children will hold its third annual signature fundraiser hosted by Diane and Quintin Primo.  Primo Classico d’Europa will honor tennis legend Jimmy Connors with the 2014 Man of Vision Award.  He will be in attendance with beautiful wife Patti for this event that will be... 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 »

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on Watch312.com’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »