Archive for 2011

The Christmas Gift List You've Been Waiting For ..

The Christmas Gift List You've Been Waiting For ..
It’s Christmas time (as if you couldn’t tell by the decorations that have been up since Halloween)…and I have taken it upon myself to create a nice affordable list of gift items for those special people in your life. And by “special” I mean so weird, picky or just plain hard to peg that you... Read more »

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: 694 Wine and Spirits ..Spreading "Cheers" in River West

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: 694 Wine and Spirits ..Spreading "Cheers" in River West
Part of my semi-monthly look at great wine bars in the Chicago Area.  This month, I profile 694 Wine and  Spirits “When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life…” This is one of the many sayings that grace the menu of 694 Wine And Spirits (694 North Milwaukee), an inviting spot... Read more »

Champagne, Chocolate, and Heels - Click Shoes Provides Everything Except A Date At Private Shopping Event

Champagne, Chocolate, and Heels - Click Shoes Provides Everything Except A Date At Private Shopping Event
Click Shoes  hosts a fundraiser tonight that is about a complete as any woman could want.  Except they are missing one thing that I imagine they can’t provide.  A date to go with all the treats they are serving up! There may be some laws against that, we’re not sure. Guests enjoy champagne…Chocolates (compliments of... Read more »
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The "Anti-Speed Dating" Solution, Have A Conversation For A Change! Play Authenticity The Game

The "Anti-Speed Dating" Solution, Have A Conversation For A Change! Play Authenticity The Game
Confession, I have never actually participated in a speed dating session.  In all my years of dating (let’s just say  a lot of dinners and movies..), I have never met someone I knew was “the one” after ten minutes of  vapid conversation.  Sure we get that “feeling” about people but never, ever has that feeling... Read more »

This Coming Monday Get One More "Warm" Day With Jazz Event

This Coming Monday Get One More "Warm" Day With Jazz Event
October in Chicago is like  foreshadowing in a building mystery , the kind where something happens and you know its the start of  something worse to come. The gray and rainy days foretell of an ominous winter filled with snow, bad traffic and chairs in parking spaces.  Almost like Mother Nature charges a toll for... Read more »

Glen Ellyn Winestyles Becomes A Hub of Local Activity

Glen Ellyn Winestyles Becomes A Hub of Local Activity
Winestyles in Glen Ellyn has become quite a neighborhood staple in the quite Western burb.   Husband and Wife owners William and Kim Dozier keep things lively with free wine tastings, wine of the month pickup parties and surprises.   A recent visit on a Saturday to pick up wine led to an hour long tasting and... Read more »
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Sip, Sate, Savor and Support This Wednesday At The "Sexy" Tasting Room

Sip, Sate, Savor and Support This Wednesday At The "Sexy" Tasting Room
I have one very hard and fast rule when visiting   The Tasting Room one of my all time favorite Chicago stops.  That’s if you roll with me, you must look like you belong.   There should be a sign at the door with the requirement “beautiful people only”.  Elegant , relaxed , romantic, and... Read more »

Dolce Connections : Saving the Burbs One Social Event At A Time..

Dolce Connections : Saving the Burbs One Social Event At A Time..
Prior to this year, the suburban social scene probably resembled a deserted city… I envision the tumbleweed rolling though the many men and women’s calendars in such suburban outposts like Naperville, Aurora, and Oak Brook.  Then along came Dolce Connections, the suburban solution to your barren social life.  Dolce Connections has breathed life into the... Read more »

My "Date" With Six Women This Sunday...(Really...Kind Of)

My "Date" With Six Women This Sunday...(Really...Kind Of)
This weekend I have a hot date…with six women…but it’s not what you think, I have the privilege of being the moderator of the He Says/She Says panel at the Expo for Today’s Black Woman at McCormick Place this Sunday at  5PM.  Now as for my dates.. The Six Brown Chicks (Dawj Sangster, Zondra Hughes,... Read more »
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Stop, Look, Listen: No Wooden Nickels Provides Total Support ToLow Income Cancer Patients

Stop, Look, Listen: No Wooden Nickels Provides Total Support ToLow Income Cancer Patients
“Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful“ Lorna Khawaja’s father always told her “don’t take any wooden nickels”.  When he lost his battle with cancer she decided she’d honor him and take that saying with her along her journey She formed No Wooden Nickels (NWN) began... Read more »