Tag: Sherren Leigh

My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started

My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started
Recently, Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield hosted a series of blogging seminars for his CN bloggers. It was a great experience and I was happy to see each seminar was small enough where you could easily share ideas and comments on the discussions. I’m going to share his tips and offer some of my... 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 »

"Women Driving Excellence" at Chicago Auto Show (Video!)

Honorees Elisa Camahort Page, Karyn Calabrese, Natalie Martinez, Susanna Jung and Mary Couzin.
I love looking at cars, sort of, but I do know that women are the most influential when it comes time to make the decision for a new car for the family. According to Forbes, women influence more than 85 percent of car sales. Additionally, Forbes states that women have full or partial say over a... Read more »
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New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool
New Year’s Eve parties have always seemed so special to me.  They herald in a brand new year and set your focus for a new beginning.  It’s a chance to grow in a new direction and make plans/ resolutions to help you get there.  My plans this year include co-hosting a party at Public Chicago... Read more »

Global Latino Fest Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month

Milena Tous, Cheryl Pearson McNeil and Pat Pulido Sanchez
To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month,  leaders from across Chicago came together to celebrate, “Global Latino Fest,” a signature event that highlighted the significant contributions of Latinos to American culture. The 9th Annual “Global Latino Fest,”a marquee event that closed out Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-October 15)  showcased culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment from Argentina, Brazil,... Read more »

What I have in common with Orson Welles and Bette Davis

What I have in common with Orson Welles and Bette Davis
And no, it’s not Welles’ incredible girth nor the acting abilities of Bette Davis that I have in common with these two legends, but rather it’s something I’ve just been able to cross off my bucket list.  Recently, I was shot by the world famous photographer Victor Skrebneski just as these two bold-faced icons have... Read more »
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Service Club of Chicago celebrates 123rd year with fashion show and luncheon (VIDEO and PICS!)

The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show and luncheon recently at the Peninsula Chicago with a record breaking crowd of over 300.  This charitable organization, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest in Chicago now celebrating it’s 123rd year.   The 45 minute show featured more than... Read more »

CAMP Cosmetics Creates Candid Candace Lipstick!

CAMP Cosmetics Creates Candid Candace Lipstick!
I had never met CAMP Cosmetics founder Michael Perich before he contacted me in July and asked if I would be interested in having a lipstick named after me, Candid Candace.  Hello, HELL yes!  So, he sent me a jillion shades of my signature color, coral, and I chose my favorite.  Now, Candid Candace, is... 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 »
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The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !

The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !
This event has been a longtime labor of love for Service Club’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza that was a sell out with more than 260 guests.  The perfect summer day, themed “C’est Magnifique”,  started on the... Read more »