Posts tagged "Shelley MacArthur Farley"

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 »

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on Watch312.com!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on Watch312.com’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Old St. Patrick Church's 17th Annual "Deck the Hall" Concert

Old St. Patrick Church’s orchestra during their annual “Deck the Hall” concert. This is the 17th year for the magnificent Old St. Patrick Church’s “Deck the Hall” candlelight concert featuring the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are already sold out for Friday, December 3rd, and Saturday, December 4th but there ARE tickets still available for Thursday,... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails is the Hottest Ticket in Town! (PICS!)

(Pic courtesy of PLP Studios)
Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails 2010 Co-Chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer with this year’s designer, Carmen Marc Valvo. I am proud and honored to report that the Joffrey Ballet’s 5th annual “Couture & Cocktails” is still the hottest ticket in town thanks to this year’s new co-chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer.  Helen Melchior... 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 »