Palmer House celebrates 150th anniversary and BROWNIES!

The historic Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, celebrated its 150th anniversary today, December 8. A ceremony and celebration took place in the hotel’s grand lobby before a crowd of fans, friends and media. The event honored both the milestone anniversary and National Brownie Day (paying homage to the original brownie recipe that was invented at the hotel).... Read more »

Fleurotica, a unique floral fashion show, returns to Garfield Park Conservatory

Fleurotica returned to Garfield Park Conservatory November 5. Fleurotica, Chicago’s only floral fashion show, returned to the Garfield Park Conservatory in grand style on November 4. The show featured 15 local floral designers who created runway looks made entirely from plants, flowers and natural materials. Over $150,000 was raised to support the programs of the... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival hosts sneak peek of "The Lost Leonardo" film

“The Lost Leonardo,” a Sony Pictures Classics film about the long and twisted mystery behind the world’s most expensive painting. The Chicago International Film Festival hosted an advance screening last night (August 17) of “The Lost Leonardo” at the AMC River East 21. Attendees got a chance to hear from executive producer Mark Mitten about... Read more »
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'Field of Dreams' game wasn't just for baseball fans

The Dupo Tigers softball team (circa 2017) with their regional trophy. The historic Field of Dreams game was not just for baseball fans. This epic event was a delightful and much needed throwback to a kinder, gentler time and I, for one, could relate completely and didn’t realize how much I needed to see it. ... Read more »

The International Playboy Bunny Reunion, 60th anniversary of The Playboy Club and me

I go back in the “hutch” for Playboy’s long anticipated International Playboy Bunny Reunion here in Chicago. This weekend-long event is also a celebration of the 60th anniversary of The Playboy Club. Read story below: This party has been a long time in coming and, many times, none of us were even sure it was... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »