Last summer at Taste of River North Shari Duffy got inspired...after spending years at events when many fun elements were missing and the vivaciousness was lost.
The former aesthetician expressed: "Events that left us wanting more, felt that they wanted more of a better event...we left home wishing we didn't leave home!" Being a mother of two precarious "Irish Twins" who are 5 & 6 yrs old and husband she definitely has to use her time wisely.
In August 2011 Shari hosted the Celebrated "Ladies Night Chicago" at Ai Sushi with 120 people in attendance. From there it just got better & bigger as we know with the Gibson's Ladies Night Chicago in October---over 500 women attended! The event was the the first of it's kind to bring together so many emerging businesses and designers in a central posh location as The Gold Coast.
Gibsons Ladies Night Chicago was actually my first time attending and I still remember this fabulous fun event & everyone in the Chicago Fashion Scene and beyond were in attendance! The bubbly Shari from Mount Prospect IL (Noted As A Best Place To Raise Children in America) was definitely onto something magnificent!
Shari is known for putting on great events...a big part of her success is the collaboration with Benjamin Cottrell Designs who produces the Legendary Fashion Shows for Ladies Night Chicago! Benjamin Cottrell Designs is synonymous with Chicago Fashion.
Ladies Night Chicago is an excellent way for many new & seasoned businesses to get exposure.Shari also supports Project LadyBug for Children's Cancer with proceeds from the Ticket Sales.
"Some Like It Hot" is set to be The Hottest Ladies Night Yet! With a spicy Latin Theme at CARNIVALE! With Hosts Jeff Conway, Kevin Chmura-Spencer Burnett, Josie Volpentesta, Charlie Kam, and Sarah Vargo of Maven Chicago!
Complete with Fashion Show featuring Latin Chicago Designers Produced by Benjamin Cottrell Designs. This will be Benjamin's 1st show to kick off The Fall Fashion Season, Local Chicago Designer Sararose Krenger of Stix & Roses will be the featured designer with their new collection being released!
There will be plenty of shopping for a variety of tastes, Live Music, Complimentary Sangria, Appetizers & Desserts+so much more!! Plus you can check out my "Chick Lit" reads at the event as I will be signing purchased copies of both my Spicy Novellas!
"I want amazing people to meet other amazing people...to network and have fun!" ~Shari Duffy has the right business formula and attitude about what she does and this is only the beginning! Come Let Your Hair down...you never know who you may meet or what amazing opportunites arise---> August 16, 2012 "Some Like It Hot"!