Posts tagged "Palmer House"

Ryan Dempster's "Casino Night" Brings out Athlete Friends

Ryan, Jenny, Brady, Riley (who has 22q) and Finley Dempster.
The Second Annual Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night was held at the Palmer House recently.  This event was dedicated to raising awareness of the disorder, 22q11.2  Deletion, that affects their little daughter Riley.   The night raised $300K for the Dempster Family Foundation,  “Strike Out 22q”. Guests enjoyed delicious Palmer House hors... 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 »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »
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Beaming Faces and the Warmth of Christmas at Joffrey's Nutcracker and Dinner

At play in the “Land of Snow” with Lego Bob! Every year, I can’t wait to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker performance since it puts me in the spirit of the season.  This year was better than ever with some slight tweaking and even more outstanding dancers added to the roster.  The sets are pure magic... 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 »

The Palmer House Celebrates Their 140th Anniversary in Grand Style!

Palmer House Landmark Dedication and 140th anniversary celebration. It was a party like you would expect from a Chicago institution!  The 140 year old Palmer House Hilton had Monroe Street closed off and there was the marching band from Carl Sandburg High School as well as so many VIPs and dignitaries, I lost count!  The... Read more »
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Palmer House Party Celebrates Chicago Magazine's "Belle of the Blog"

With blog party co-hosts Rich Gamble, Publisher of Chicago Magazine, Cindy Burns and David Brandt, Director of Catering for the Palmer House. Chicago Magazine, the Palmer House and friend Cindy Burns co-hosted a party in Lockwood Restaurant to celebrate my March Chicago Magazine feature, “Belle of the Blog.”  It was so much fun and I... Read more »

Christmas in Chicago!

A charming fisherman’s cottage in the Old Town Triangle decked out for the holidays. Chicago is one of my favorite spots during the holidays.  The city is dressed to the nines with sparkling lights everywhere you look.  Check out these charming sights of the city and see if you don’t agree! 

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 »
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Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails at the Palmer House

Designer Pamella Roland, Helen Melchior, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, moi and Sydney DeVos. Friday night’s event at the Palmer House for the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails was the party of the year!!!  The crowd of over 600 was SRO in the lobby for the glamorous Pamella Roland Spring/Resort 2010 show and it did NOT... Read more »