Posts tagged "Shauna Montgomery"

Why doesn't Chicago have a "Real Housewives" show? Here's why.

Why doesn't Chicago have a "Real Housewives" show?  Here's why.
I remember the day very well, it was a sunny Thursday, June 18, 2009.  Rumors had spread like wildfire all through Chicago.   Bravo was looking for a group of local women to represent our city for an edition of “Real Housewives“.   Girlfriends were bringing their posses together for auditions with Towers Productions, the production company... Read more »

Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »

Ladies in Red at the Ritz for Bunky's Valentine's Tea

It is a very coveted invite.  Some women wait for years just to be included….And yes, the ladies ALWAYS wear red.  This, of course, is Bunky Cushing’s yearly (usually, unless he’s redoing his kitchen or something) soiree/get-together/lovefest of some of our town’s most fashionable and philanthropic women.  It’s a celebration for Valentine’s Day that brought... Read more »
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The Service Club of Chicago Goes Hollywood (PICS!)

For the 121st anniversary of the Service Club of Chicago, co-chairs Toni Canada, Laurie Davis and Dusty (Yolanda) Stemer enlisted the aid of top event designer, Tom Kehoe, to make their Gala dreams come alive!  The theme, “An Evening of Glamour at Club El Morocco,” got Tom and his team’s creative juices flowing as they... Read more »

The Lyric Opera Opening Night Gala: Another Elegant Year

Stephanie Harris, Elizabeth Ryan, Trisha Rooney Alden and Eve Rogers.
There are two things that are a given on Opening Night of the Lyric Opera.  You will see fabulous gowns and a Grand Ballroom decorated unlike any other.  The performances are always wonderful too, of course, but my favorite part is seeing the people and the decor.  The VIP private reception for donors and members... Read more »

My Favorites of 2010

Mikey Mishlove strikes a buddha-like pose! Christmas cards, that is!  Welcome to 2011 and I hope your New Year’s Eve was all you had hoped it would be!  I received so many fantastic, beautiful, touching and creative cards this year.  I loved looking at all the family photos and how fast all of my friends’... Read more »
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Ever Wonder What Happened to the "Chicago Housewives" Idea?

“Plastic Royalty’s Leslie Forrester and her dad, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian. June 18th, 2009….ahhhh I remember it well!  It was the afternoon of our interview with Becky Cattie, Casting Director for Towers Productions, for a possible pilot of a version of  ”Real Housewives of Chicago.”  We interviewed at my friendgg, Shauna Montgomery’s, posh apartment on Lake Shore Drive along... Read more »

Fashions Flourish at Joffrey Ballet Luncheon

Whitney Lasky, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, honoree Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shawna Owen, Executive Director Christopher Conway and Elena Besser. The Joffrey Ballet hosted a luncheon recently at the Four Season’s to kick off “Cinderella.”  “Cindy’s Having a Ball” was co-chaired by Whitney Lasky, Shawna Owen and Elena Besser and brought out close to 300 women... Read more »

The Ladies See Red at Bunky's Tea

Bussing Bunky with Shauna Montgomery, Felicia Winiecki, Whitney Lasky, Toni Canada and Rebecca Besser. Man about town, Bunky Cushing, recently hosted his 16th annual Valentine’s Day Tea at the Four Seasons.  The Tiffany engraved invite requested that you wear red so it was a sea of crimson as 85 of the city’s leading ladies sipped... Read more »
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OUR CHICAGO HOUSEWIVES AUDITION!

Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shauna Montgomery, Whitney Lasky and me. Thursday afternoon, Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shauna Montgomery, Whitney Lasky and I all gathered at Shauna’s gorgeous N. Lake Shore Drive apartment to meet and audition for Becky Cattie of Towers Productions.  It was a perfectly sunny day and we were all seated in front of a large... Read more »