Posts tagged "Paul Iacono"

My favorite July 4th celebrations

Our most exciting July 4th celebrations occured in one of our favorite vacation spots in the world, St. Tropez on the French Riviera.  Believe it or not, the French celebrate our holiday as exuberantly as we do at home!  And, since we all know that the best place to be is always where your friends... Read more »

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 »

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 »

My Steve Harvey Show experience

At the Steve Harvey Show announcement party at the Hard Rock in 2012.
Three years ago, Chuck and I were invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago for the official announcement that the production of The Steve Harvey Show was coming to the Windy City.  I saw lots of media types there and all of the NBC employees had puffed out chests over this exciting news and,... Read more »

Grinch Who Gave Back Christmas party benefits Brain Injury Association of Illinois

Keisha Keywest, Lora Michael and Nick Bravo.
On Friday, December 12, beloved Chicago altruist and entrepreneur, Marco Foster, held his 4th annual Grinch Who Gave Back Christmas charity event benefiting the Brain Injury Association of Illinois at one of Chicago’s hottest night spots, The Underground. The stylish and festive evening included live music, cocktails and an appearance from The Grinch herself, Lora... Read more »

Emirates bash celebrates Chicago route with surprise guest

Lionel Richie makes a surprise appearance at Emirates bash at Navy Pier.
The Red Carpet snaked all along the side of Navy Pier and into the Grand Ballroom for the hotly anticipated Emirates gala celebrating the launch of its daily, nonstop service to Chicago that began on August 5.  Emirates Executive Vice President and COO Adel Al Redha and Chicago Deputy Mayor Steven Koch were joined by... Read more »

The Gang's All Here: Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Celebrates 25

Former Mayor Rich Daley, Terry Newman, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gibson's owner Steve Lombardo, Gibson's managing partner John Colletti, Mayor Emanuel, Bob Judelson, Patrick Donnelly, and the former Mayor Daley's son Patrick.
Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated its Silver Anniversary in delicious style and the gang was ALL there!   The heavy hitters’ table included both our Mayors,  Rahm and Richie!  It was a wild night and the Gibsons’ Silver Oak Reserve Cabernet was flowing!  Partner John Colletti was sharing glasses with longtime customers all around the... Read more »

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 »

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 »

The loss of a loved one makes me realize what Thanksgiving is all about

The loss of a loved one makes me realize what Thanksgiving is all about
I always thought it was sort of sappy when people wrote about “what they are thankful for” on Thanksgiving but for this week’s holiday, I feel compelled to join their ranks. I recently lost a very dear friend, a friend who I was sure would bury all of us in the end.  He was fit,... Read more »