Archive for 2015

Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 and praying for friends/family there now

Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 and praying for friends/family there now
I’m very worried about my friends and family who are suffering through yet another flood down in Southern Illinois and St. Louis. Reports state that this could be the biggest one of all with the Mississippi River now being at 13′ above flood level and rising. The National Guard has been activated and they’re monitoring... Read more »

Kandy Kane Ball: Festive fun with a joyful twist

Every once in a while, you find an event that has it all–a great cause, tons of fun, cool attendees, outstanding decor, hot music–you get the picture. Well, I have found all this and more in the annual Kandy Kane Ball! Held for the 13th year at Joe’s on Weed Street on December 12, this... Read more »

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks

My Holiday Gratitude Journal--Top 25 Picks
I love anyone and anything with a positive message. There’s enough madness and sadness in the world so we sure don’t need more of that. Oprah had the right idea with her Gratitude Journal and America’s Pastor, Joel Osteen, always delivers a feel-good message on Sunday mornings to his over 7 million followers. I never... Read more »
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A Chicago elf helps decorate the White House for the holidays

Quenten Schumacher--A Chicago elf decorates the White House
Every year, the White House holiday decor is truly a sight to behold! This year, over 68,000 guests from across the country are expected to visit. Throughout the House, there are 62 trees and over 70,000 ornaments, with the majority of the holiday decor designed by Rafanelli Events and executed by 89 volunteers from across... Read more »

Victoria's Secret Model Elsa Hosk: My interview with an Angel

Interview with a supermodel, Elsa Hosk.
Glamorous Swedish born model Elsa Hosk visited Chicago on December 10, 2013, to host a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show viewing party in her role as VS PINK Ambassador. A line of excited fans, who had been waiting for hours, snaked through two floors at Water Tower place where the party was being held outside the... Read more »

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: The sexiest night on television

My fav Angel, Lily Aldridge Followill
Forty-seven sexy Angels, 2000 guests, 500 million people from 158 countries watching and a $2 million “Fantasy Bra”, this is what the “sexiest night on television” looked like for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The over-the-top-with-thrills show was the company’s 20th production and was taped last month. This show was in a word, breathtaking.... Read more »
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A Dog's Life: Internet star Rooney Jordan shares his life in pictures

Santa Rooney
Hi! I’m Rooney Jordan, an 11 year-old PAWS Chicago rescue, and I’m livin’ la vida loca and want to share the fun with you! My mom started dressing me up when I was just a pup. I think it’s because her mother didn’t buy her enough dolls, but that’s a story for another day. It... Read more »

What makes Thanksgiving so darn special?

What makes Thanksgiving so darn special?
In this world, now filled with so much chaos and danger, the thought of gathering around the table with family and friends seems like a damned good idea. Never before have I so looked forward to this holiday. Chuck and I have lost so many loved ones recently, including his mom and one of our... Read more »

Service Club celebrates 125th anniversary at "Versailles" inspired gala

Jeff and Tina Weller, Jim and Mary Lasky and Shauna and Barry
The Service Club of Chicago celebrated its 125th anniversary in grand style at a gala at the Four Seasons on November 6 that was inspired by its historic past. The “Anniversary Ball” began with a reception where guests shopped an extensive silent auction before dinner in the ballroom. There, decor by Kehoe Designs set the... Read more »
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Chinese American Service League hosts "Winter Night Chic"

Chinese American Service League hosts "Winter Night Chic"
Rustic glamour and sweeping skyline views, supercharged celebrity tweets and chic VIP lounges—Join the Chinese American Service League (CASL) at Winter Night Chic on Friday, December 4!  With DJ Aileen Tie setting the mood up in the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W. 35th St.), network with your guests, corporate leaders, and... Read more »