Posts tagged "Steve Starr"

The loss of a loved one makes me realize what Thanksgiving is all about

The loss of a loved one makes me realize what Thanksgiving is all about
I always thought it was sort of sappy when people wrote about “what they are thankful for” on Thanksgiving but for this week’s holiday, I feel compelled to join their ranks. I recently lost a very dear friend, a friend who I was sure would bury all of us in the end.  He was fit,... 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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"A Perfect Event eMagazine" Launch Party fit for Marie Antoinette!

The Hostess with the Mostest, Debi Lilly, founder "A Perfect Event", "A Perfect Event eMagazine" and Debi Lilly Designs.
Debi Lilly is a nationally renowned event-planning expert based in Chicago. She is the founder and president of A Perfect Event – one of Chicago’s most successful special event companies with a faithful (and famous) following, including Oprah Winfrey!  She regularly appears on The Nate Berkus Show with delightful party planning tips and now, for... 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 »

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 »
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Festa Italiana 2012: Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Festa Italiana 2012: Bigger and Better Than Ever!
I’d never been to Festa Italiana, but according to locals, this was the year to go since it was “bigger and better than ever”!  Produced by Vasta & Associates, this year’s 6th Annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana had something for everyone, attracted more than 50,000 during its four day run and was bigger by five... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago's "A Day on the Terrace": A Fashionable Summer Soiree (PICS!)

This event has been a longtime labor of love for this year’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 July 30th that was a sell out with more than 260 guests. The perfect summer day started on the Peninsula... Read more »

Inside Windy City Live's First Year Anniversary Party!

It’s one of my favorite shows in town and I’m so glad they are doing SO well!  Windy City Live hosted its one year anniversary Wednesday night, June 11th, at Epic on Hubbard.  I was expecting this by-invite-only party to be jam packed but it was the perfect amount of people, not too many and... Read more »
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Sun-Times' Stella Foster Brings out Record Crowd for her Dante Award Honor

Nina Mariano with Stella Foster
Chicago Sun Times columnist Stella Foster was honored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans with the coveted Dante Award at Galleria Marchetti on May 17th.  There were so many in attendance that the valet parkers had to close up shop for lack of space!  Every year, the Human Relations Committee presents the Dante... Read more »