Archive for August 2009

NY Housewife Alex McCord Loves Chicago

With NY Housewife Alex McCord and fellow event co-hosts Ryan Preuett and Kelli Zink. Almost 200 friends and fans showed up on a rainy night at “Second Time Around”, 823 W. Armitage, to congratulate Bravo’s New York Housewife, Alex McCord, on her first venture into Chicago.  The Moet Champagne flowed as the store filled with... Read more »

A Sneak Peek Inside the Elysian!

Linda Johnson Rice, Neal Zucker and Chaz Ebert watching a Wagyu beef demo at the Elysian. This ultimate luxury hotel broke ground in 2004 and its opening has been on LOTS of people’s radar for a long time!  Well, I got a chance to preview it this week and I will tell you it has... Read more »

Last Chance to Attend the Chicago Dancing Festival!

The 2008 Chicago Dancing Festival in Millenium Park. The 3rd annual Chicago Dancing Festival will culminate Saturday night with a free “Celebration of Dance” in the Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park beginning at 7:30 PM.  The event began on Tuesday night and continued throughout the week presenting 16 of the top dance companies in the... Read more »

Jerry Seinfeld's New Show Seeks Chicago Couples!

“The Marriage Ref” is NBC’s new comedy created by Jerry Seinfeld and marks his return to prime time television. Since Jerry’s been married for nine years now, he has created yet another show based on what he’s up to and we have all been waiting…..Shed Media is coming to town this weekend, August 21-26th, looking... Read more »

Bravo's Real Housewife of NY is Coming to Chicago!

Alex McCord, Bravo’s Real Housewife of NY, is coming to town! Bravo’s Real Housewife of New York, Alex McCord, is coming to Chicago!  She will be in town to celebrate the opening of “Second Time Around” on Wed., August 26th from 6-8 PM at 823 W. Armitage.  “Second Time Around” is an upscale consignment store... Read more »

Playboy Playmates Dominate Glamourcon

  Playmate of the Year 1977, Patti McGuire Connors, with her namesake pinball machine’s backplate. Glamourcon is a convention celebrating the glamour arts and has every type and stripe of pinups from past and present as well as pinup art and photography.   This year at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare it was dominated by dozens of... Read more »

Chicago Now's Rooftop Launch

Chicago Now bloggers Jimmy Greenfield, Billy Dec, Cubbie Julie, me and Kevin O’Neil. Chicago Now’s official website launch was Monday, August 10th, but the rooftop launch party was Wednesday and it was my first time seeing a game from this unique vantage point.  I was so honored to be one of four bloggers invited and... Read more »

Playboy's Midsummer Night's Dream Party Draws a Crowd

Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Hef and Crystal Harris. The invite read “SLEEPWEAR REQUIRED” so on Saturday night, August 8th, over 1000 guests showed up at Playboy Mansion West to party at Hef’s biggest and best party of the year.  The Midsummer Night’s Dream party always attracts the A crowd since it involves lots of gorgeous... Read more »

Is Harbor Country Getting too Crowded?

  Is Harbor Country getting too crowded?  It certainly was on a very hot Saturday when Chuck, the Chihuahuas (Mickey and Rooney) and I took a little day trip there.  I’ve always loved Michigan and we always go for the “Celebration of Homes” benefitting the Heartland Alliance but this time was different.  It was so... Read more »

NBC 5's "24/7" Names Candid Candace Ultimate Gossip Girl!

Photo by Paul Sherman. I am so honored!  “24/7” Producer Jeff Conway informed me that this week’s new episode will feature me and my blog, Candid Candace, as “one of Chicago’s ultimate gossip girls!”  The show airs Saturday night, August 8th, at 12:35 AM.  I hope you can all stay awake to see it!   ... Read more »