Remembering Hugh Hefner on his birthday by a Bunny who loved him

By “Candid” Candace (Collins) Jordan, first published in Chicago Star Media. April 9, 1926, Hugh Marston Hefner was born. Today, he would’ve been 95 years old. I still miss him and always will. Playboy has played the biggest role in my life, bringing me from St. Louis to Chicago, honoring me with a centerfold and... Read more »

I've missed you Chicago, welcome back (kinda)

I've missed you Chicago, welcome back (kinda)
Can’t you feel it? Along with Spring, comes a rebirth for Chicago too. It’s been over a year now since the horrors of the pandemic began and we are all ready to begin anew without the P word hanging over our heads. I’m thrilled to hear laughter pouring out of our beleaguered restaurants and bars... Read more »

We got our first Covid-19 shot and this is what happened

These days, it seems like getting the green light to have a Covid shot is kind of like winning the lottery. I can’t understand why since they say there are millions out there but that’s the way it is. Chuck was contacted by Northwestern Hospital (where our doctors are) to receive our shots on Friday... Read more »
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Playboy cancels its Playmate of the Month feature! Say what?

Playboy cancels its Playmate of the Month feature! Say what?
In more strategic moves for the Playboy brand, the online magazine will no longer offer its popular Playmate of the Month feature which has run in the magazine since 1953. Instead, the Playmates will now be spotlighted for an entire season, thus changing the format from 12 Playmates a year to just four. (Makes me... Read more »

What some of our favorite restaurants are doing for New Year's Eve!

What some of our favorite restaurants are doing for New Year's Eve!
We definitely know for sure that this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations won’t feel like anything we’ve ever experienced. No more jammed ballrooms around town with ladies dressed in sparkly gowns and men in tuxes BUT we do have some nice options that will still help us ring in 2021, and it damn well better... Read more »

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, today and every day

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, today and every day
Dear Friends, I hope today, and always, you are able to celebrate or at least connect with your loved ones. I hope you’re enjoying this holiday season with good health and that you have a roof over your head and food on the table. I am thankful for all the nurses, doctors and military who... Read more »
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Our Pandemic Christmas

Our Pandemic Christmas
“Dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go, laughing all the way”…..I think not. Not this year when everything in the world changed in the blink of a Covid eye. One minute, we’re planning family gatherings, figuring out seating, who will sit at the kids’ table and the... Read more »

Chicago Star Media's inaugural Streeterville Week set to lift spirits and support local businesses

Chicago Star Media's inaugural Streeterville Week set to lift spirits and support local businesses
Inaugural Streeterville Week, a community-focused event hosted by Chicago Star Media, is set to lift spirits and support local businesses starting with a kick-off event on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Ogden Plaza (300 E. North Water) from 12:30 to 2 pm. The event will run from November 13-22. In a huge community effort to support Streeterville and... Read more »

A scary-cool Halloween pop-up, A Week of Treats, benefits programs for inner-city kids

A Week of Treats is a scary, adorable, fun-filled Halloween pop-up that’s fun for all ages! Now through Sunday, October 31, Recess Chicago is hosting an outdoor-type Halloween festival that includes a Cakes of Terror Competition (vote for the winner!); (healthy) trick and treats from a variety of local vendors; a fortune teller; activity areas... Read more »
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Lights, camera, action! Apparel Industry Board presents Rev UP Chicago!

Lights, camera, ACTION! I just can’t wait to host the Apparel Industry Foundation‘s Rev UP Chicago 2020 virtual fashion show/fundraiser tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-7 pm! See amazing fashion segments, filmed by Francis Son at Perillo Bentley Gold Coast, from some of our city’s top designers: Elda De la Rosa, Lauren Lein Cavanaugh (AIBI... Read more »