Posts tagged "Rhonda Sanderson"

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 »

The Stanley Paul Foundation Benefit: An Unforgettable Night with Friends (Video)

With Rhonda Sanderson, Helen Melchior, Joycelyn Winnecke, Leslie Hindman, Donna LaPietra and Bill Zwecker
I’ve never done this before so please forgive me, but I’m writing about the recent Stanley Paul- Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Benefit. Why you ask do I beg forgiveness? Because, this year, I was the evening’s honoree and it was such a wonderful night with so many friends who turned out that I would like to... Read more »

A Night of Firsts for the Joffrey Ballet's (Fun-Filled) 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala (PICS!)

It was a thrilling night in Chicago for The Joffrey Ballet’s grand 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala honoring its Women’s Board!  I was so excited to chair this event with Helen Hall Melchior (our 5th Joffrey event together!) along with our dynamic co-chairs Kate Bensen, Pamella Roland DeVos, Liz Sharp, Joan Colmar, Mary Pat Burns, Victoria... Read more »
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Comedian Jeff Garlin Hosts Allium's Opening Night Party at Four Seasons

Host Vincent Anzalone with Erica Bethe Levin, Jessica Zweig and friend.
The recent Grand Opening party for the new Allium restaurant attracted an overflow crowd of Chicago’s top 600 foodies and fashionistas to the 7th floor of the Four Seasons recently.  Host for the night was funnyman Jeff Garlin (see our interview coming soon on Watch312!).  This American restaurant with a farm-to-table menu is by Chef... Read more »

Blogging: What's it All About?

Blogging:  What's it All About?
Blogging, what’s it all about Alfie?  This is what zillions of people are wondering around the globe now, during a time, when even your cat has his own website.  I sure don’t have the answers….I am still trying to get that elusive “K” next to my likes (which means you have 1000 people who like... Read more »

NEXT Fashion Chicago 2011 Plus Fashion Focus Kick-Off Party Pics!

The first NEXT Fashion Chicago Show was held at Germania Place, a venerable venue steeped in legend.  Rumor has it that Al Capone spent quite a bit of time here since the building was easily guarded.  On this night of fashion, I couldn’t imagine old Al sitting in the corner but I did see stylish... Read more »
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Chicago Beach Polo: The Sport of Kings Debuts on Lake Michigan

The Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup celebrated its inaugural event with some of the best parties  I’ve attended in a long, long time!  The festivities began on Thursday night with a  polo clinic at Noble Horse Theater.  Friday night featured a press party at the Crimson Lounge at the Hotel Sax.  And on... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's "Couture & Cocktails" Photo Highlights

The Joffrey Dancers were dressed to impress for the 6th annual "Couture & Cocktails"!
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Couture & Cocktails” was created six years ago as a way to honor the dancers and introduce them to their fans in a fun, party atmosphere.  Each year, a designer is featured and in year’s past have included Maria Pinto, Pamella Roland and Carmen Marc Valvo among others.  This year, American designer,... Read more »

Inside Chef Art Smith's Private 50th Birthday Party!

Mayor Daley congratulates Chef Art Smith at his 50th birthday party. Fit, fab and fifty!  Chef Art Smith threw a party and EVERYONE came!  The private, by-invitation-only 50th birthday party for Chef Art Smith was held at the James Hotel on Sunday evening, February 28th.  150 friends packed the room to celebrate not only Art’s... Read more »
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