Archive for June 2010

Pride Parade 2010--Insider Pics!

This was the Baton’s 41st year of being in the Pride Parade. (Pic by John Gerald) This was my second time riding in the Pride Parade on the Baton float and I will tell you this year was the best year!  Over 450,000 happy, cheering fans greeted our float at every turn.  Baton superstars Mimi... Read more »

Macy's Glamorama Launch Party Features Naturally 7 and GLAM Guests!

Dancer Fabrice Calmels surrounded by beautiful models at the Macy’s Glamorama Launch Party. The Kick-Off party for Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010 was a truly GLAM affair!  Singing sensation, Naturally 7, wowed the crowd with their “vocal play” which consists of using their voices alone to recreate the sounds of different musical instruments.  With four... Read more »

Robert Downey Jr. Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center

Robert Downey Jr. Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center
With Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee, Robert Downey, Jr. My new favorite Hollywood star is Robert Downey, Jr. hands down.  Not only is he uber talented but he is kind, gracious, adorable, self-deprecating and an all-around nice guy.  When I approached him before the event, I told him I had missed the photo... Read more »

Macy Gray to Headline Glamorama 2010!

g Macy Gray (pic by Giuliano Bekor) Macy Gray, Grammy award-winning singer, will help kick-off Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010’s annual fashion extravaganza benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana!  Macy Gray soared to fame with her debut album “On How Life Is” and her massive hit single “I Try”, both of... Read more »

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Party in Chicago Hosts Playmates, Playboy Bunnies and Sports Stars

Photo by Slawomir Chrzaszcz
Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Playmate Co-Hosts Bridget Marquardt, me, Crystal McCahill and Ida Ljungqvist. For Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Party, Playboy hosted 50 parties in 50 cities around the world on June 10th.  The site for the Chicago festivities was the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. Thursday night.  I was a co-host (as Miss Dec. 1979 and Chicago’s Playboy... Read more »

Real Housewives of New York's Alex McCord in Chicago for Book Signing and FUN!

With “Real Housewives of NY’s Alex McCord and her hubby, Simon Van Kempen, at Perennial Restaurant in Old Town, Chicago. This weekend I had the pleasure of spending some time with Real Housewife of New York, Alex McCord, and her supportive and loving hubby, Simon Van Kempen.  They were in town promoting their first book,... Read more »

Macy's Glamorama Kick-Off Party is Thursday, June 10th!

The first 200 ticket purchasers to Glamorama on Friday August 13th will be invited to the Glam Launch Party this Thursday night, June 10th,  from 7-10 PM.   The party will be held at the gorgeous Prairie Production, 1314 W. Randolph, and will feature the unique sounds of Naturally 7 and DJ Sye Young.  There will be fabulous... Read more »

Vital Bridges' "Chefs & the City" Kick-Off at 33 Club Monday Night!

Don’t miss the Chefs & the City Kick-Off Party Monday, June 7th, at 33 Club, 1419 N. Wells St. from 6-8 PM.  You must RSVP to attend at (773) 271-5117.  This Kick-Off launches the Vital Bridges’ Chefs & the City annual event at the Peninsula (108 E. Superior) on Thursday, July 22nd, from 6 PM –9:30 PM. ... Read more »