Archive for November 2010

Hefner and Playboy Playmates Appear at Glamourcon 2010

Hef with Playmates Crystal Harris, Tiffany Taylor, Dolores Del Monte and Liz Glazowski at Glamourcon 2010 in Long Beach, California. It’s been quite a few years since Hef has appeared at a Glamourcon (November 2005 to be exact when, according to Dan Stiffler, he signed his 50th anniversary issue) so it was no surprise to find out that... Read more »

Latino Fashion Week is Mucho Caliente!

Designer Alexandre Chandona created this unusual fantasy piece. The 4th Annual Latino Fashion Week culminated with an exciting Fashion Ball at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago and showcased designs by Lazaro Perez, Jaer Caban, Carlos Campos, John Dunn, Jose Jhan, Magaly Tiburcio, Alexandre Chandona, Hector MonArrez and Gutierrez-Marcano among others.  There were also amazing dresses displayed made out of... Read more »

Old St. Patrick Church's 17th Annual "Deck the Hall" Concert

Old St. Patrick Church’s orchestra during their annual “Deck the Hall” concert. This is the 17th year for the magnificent Old St. Patrick Church’s “Deck the Hall” candlelight concert featuring the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are already sold out for Friday, December 3rd, and Saturday, December 4th but there ARE tickets still available for Thursday,... Read more »

Oprah Winfrey and Chilli Pepper: A Tale of Two Icons and Me!

Dining with Oprah Winfrey and Chilli Pepper at Chicago Cut Steakhouse! The bash of the Titans occurred last night at Chicago Cut Steakhouse when global icon Oprah Winfrey dined with another icon and long-time friend, Chilli Pepper.  Chilli is a top female impersonator at the Baton Show Lounge and has been friends with Oprah for... Read more »

Opening Night of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" Creates Pottermania for Urban Prep and Fans!

Fans at the midnight showing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” after the Urban Prep private screening at Navy Pier. The advance screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 benefitted Urban Prep and was the first show before the sold-out midnight show tonight for this long anticipated film.  And... Read more »

Town & Country Magazine's Haute Launch Party Features Fashion and Fun!

Designer Mary Ann Murphy (House of MAM) with her glam models. Town & Country Magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Drucker, greeted each guest with a smile at the recent by-invite-only Haute Launch Party presented by the House of MAM, Graff Jewelers, Park Hyatt and handbag designer Alexandra Knight.  The party was hosted by Hollye Jacobs, Lynne Bredfeldt... Read more »

Common Threads Premiere's "Paint Your Plate" Documentary at Gene Siskel Film Center

Documentary director/producer Charise Studesville, Jesus Salguiero, Linda Novick O’Keefe and Chef Art Smith. The Gene Siskel Film Center was packed recently with Common Threads friends and supporters to premiere their new documentary “Paint Your Plate.”  This hour long documentary showcased the importance of educating children about healthy eating and exposes today’s unfortunate but common realities:... Read more »

Groundbreaking for World's Largest Ronald McDonald House!

Joe Endress, Mark Giangreco, Mike Kotynek, Max Herrick, Charles Tillman, Tiana Tillman, Jackie Tillman, Joe Antunovich, Pat Magoon and Doug Porter. Ronald McDonald, Chief Happiness Officer,  had much to celebrate this week with the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the World’s Largest Ronald McDonald House at 211. E. Grand in Streeterville.  The tent was packed with supporters, all wearing... Read more »

Advance Screening of Harry Potter Benefits Urban Prep

  Would you like to be the first on your block to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) AND support a wonderful cause?!  On Thursday, November 18th, at Navy Pier Imax Theater beginning at 5:30 PM (movie begins at 6 PM), there will be an Advance Private Screening benefitting Urban Prep whose... Read more »

Haute Launch Presents a Day of Fashion

  For one day only, on Thursday, November 11th from noon–5 PM, immerse yourself in the world of fashion when star designers Graff Jewelers, Alexandra Knight and Mary Ann Murphy come together to showcase their collections at 1205 N. Astor.  Mary Ann will be presenting her House of MAM line (which includes fashion and home... Read more »