Posts tagged "Sugar Rautbord"

Chicago Comes Out to Party at the Air & Water Show!

The "Penthouse Pals"
The Chicago Air & Water Show is one of my favorite events every summer.  Chuck and I always love seeing the rehearsals the day before when the planes fly right over our deck and terrify the Chihuahuas.  And although much is written about the show itself,  I love the viewing parties thrown across the city... Read more »

Cake Boy Eric Lanlard is one Sweet Chef!

Chef Eric Lanlard (center) with hosts Jesus Salguiero (L) and Naushab Ahmed.
I’d never been to a “Disco Dessert Tea Dance” but who could ignore an invitation from hosts Jesus Salguiero, Chef Art Smith, Naushab Ahmed and Stephen Hamilton?  The party, at the Stephen Hamilton Studio on West Fulton,  introduced Brit Chef Eric Lanlard and his latest book, “Cake Boy“, to Chicago with a sweets spread the... Read more »

Larry King Loves Chicago!

With Cardinal's manager, Tony LaRussa.
I’ve always admired legendary talk show host, Larry King, but never more so than when I was able to ride along in his limo on the way to Wrigley Field where he threw out the first pitch at the Cubs/Cardinals game this week.   Larry was in town being feted by gorgeous author/socialite, Sugar Rautbord, on... Read more »
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Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies“ recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »

Common Threads' World Fest 2011 Begins with Black Tie Dinner at Elysian

The magnificent ballroom of the Elysian Hotel. Last Sunday night was the opening night Black Tie Dinner to kick off Common Threads’ Sixth Annual World Festival the following day at Soldier Field.  It was an intimate (100 guests), star-studded affair that included celebrity Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Michelle Bernstein, Nicole Pederson,Stephanie Prida and Ria’s... Read more »

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....
Luncheon host Sugar Rautbord and Arianna Huffington. And a hundred other people who attended the by-invite-only luncheon at the Casino this week.  Organized by my friend who plans only the BEST events in town, Sugar Rautbord, this event was one of the most inspiring in recent memory.  A lot of people were surprised Arianna even showed up... Read more »
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Beaming Faces and the Warmth of Christmas at Joffrey's Nutcracker and Dinner

At play in the “Land of Snow” with Lego Bob! Every year, I can’t wait to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker performance since it puts me in the spirit of the season.  This year was better than ever with some slight tweaking and even more outstanding dancers added to the roster.  The sets are pure magic... Read more »

Chicago Magazine Celebrates 40 Wonderful Years!

Chicago Magazine Editor Richard Babcock and Publisher/General Manager Rich Gamble celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. At a packed party with over 450 guests, Chicago Magazine celebrated their 40th anniversary at the James Hotel last night.  Publisher and General Manager, Richard Gamble, and Editor Richard Babcock had their hands full greeting every guest who wanted to... 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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The Joffrey Gala Raises Over $1 Million!

The Joffrey Gala 2010 was held recently at Union Station. This was a new venue for this event so I didn’t know what to expect but Co-chairs Yolanda and Jason Tyler and Honorary Chairs, Anne and Burt Kaplan, planned one of the most magical evenings in recent memory for almost 1000 guests. The night began... Read more »