Posts tagged "Susan Ellefson"

A dual celebration for Chef Art Smith's new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and Common Threads

Chef Art Smith and Linda Novick O'Keefe, Common Threads founding CEO, at celebration luncheon at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
It was a celebration, both for Chef Art Smith’s new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and for Common Threads, his 13 year-old non-profit that educates kids on making better food choices. The private luncheon was held in the beautifully appointed upstairs dining room for longtime supporters of the organization as a way to introduce them... 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 »

Service Club's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show (PICS!!)

Fashion Show VIP's:  Hazel Barr, show producer Tracey Di Buono, Peninsula's Greg Hyder and fashion show chair Jean Antoniou.
The annual Service Club of Chicago’s  “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show was a sellout again this year at the Peninsula.  Fashion show chairs Jean Antoniou, Tracey Di Buono and event founder Hazel Barr planned another show stopping fashion extravaganza that included smashing runway looks from Escada, Luca Luca, Tory Burch, Starr Couture, Paul Stuart,... Read more »
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Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Features Naturally 7 and GLAM Guests!

Dancer Fabrice Calmels surrounded by beautiful models at the Macy’s Glamorama Launch Party. The Kick-Off party for Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010 was a truly GLAM affair!  Singing sensation, Naturally 7, wowed the crowd with their “vocal play” which consists of using their voices alone to recreate the sounds of different musical instruments.  With four... Read more »

World of Chocolate Draws a Sweet Crowd for Charity

The sweetest place to be last week was at the World of Chocolate at the Chicago Hilton!  Benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago, this event attracted over 1,500 chocolate lovers and raised over $200,000.  28 of the city’s finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and chocolatiers competed in five categories. The Peninsula walked away with three top... Read more »