Archive for August 2011

Kick-Off Party for First Chicago Beach Polo World Cup and Events Schedule

Entering Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar for Chicago Beach Polo World Cup Kick-Off party.
The first polo matches to ever be played on a Chicago beach will be stirring up excitement from September 30th–October 2nd when the Chicago Beach Polo World Cup comes to town!  The recent Kick-Off party at Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar attracted over 400 guests with a line snaking down the block waiting to mix... Read more »

Blah Blah Blahs Rock the Crowd at Double Door (See Video!)

Blah Blah Blahs Rock the Crowd at Double Door (See Video!)
It was September, 1997 at the Double Door.  The Rolling Stones decided to do a little last minute performance for 400 of their friends.   Fast forward to August 27th, 2011, and the Blah Blah Blahs have packed the room, too!  Now I know this comparison, for NOW, is stretching the truth a little, but... Read more »

Russell Crowe ALMOST Slept Here!

The one and only, Russell Crowe!
Russell Crowe tweeted to his 250,000 followers:  “Rode from Algonquin to Lake Geneva (WI).  Beautiful place, my first ever visit to Wisconsin. If you are in the area, check out Baker House.” Well, it just so happens my darling friend, Bethany, OWNS  Baker House and this is her report:  “Last night (8-25) Russell Crowe arrived... Read more »

Chicago Dancing Festival Gala Kicks off Week of Country's Largest Free Dance Fest

Chicago Dancing Festival Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Jay Franke,  with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The first annual Chicago Dancing Festival’s Opening Night Gala at the MCA was an intimate evening of dance that included duet performances by some of the top dance companies in the country.  Co-founder, Jay Franke, welcomed the crowd and introduced Mayor Rahm Emanuel who is thrilled that the Dancing Festival will help promote Chicago as... Read more »

If Reports are True that Jada and Will Have Separated, Then I'm Psychic! Check out my Comments on Windy City Live!

Martin Sheen Calls Chicago a City of "Big Hearts" as he Receives Film Fest Honor

Sonya Magdevski (Emilio's girlfriend), honoree Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez and producer David Alexanian.
Actor Martin Sheen came to town recently to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Chicago International Film Festival’s Summer Gala.  He was accompanied by son, Emilio Estevez, who wrote, directed and co-starred in their latest film , “The Way.”   Film Fest Founder and Artistic Director, Michael Kutza, presented the Silver Hugo to Sheen... Read more »

Larry King Loves Chicago!

With Cardinal's manager, Tony LaRussa.
I’ve always admired legendary talk show host, Larry King, but never more so than when I was able to ride along in his limo on the way to Wrigley Field where he threw out the first pitch at the Cubs/Cardinals game this week.   Larry was in town being feted by gorgeous author/socialite, Sugar Rautbord, on... Read more »

GLAMORAMA--My Photo Highlights!

Alisha Van Fosson with Far East Movement, Sharlese and Bailey.
I will let my photos by Mila Samokhina,  along with Steve Starr, tell the tale of the night but I will tell you, this Glamorama was my favorite so far!  With 3000 fashionable guests,  striking fashions from Macy’s including Karl Lagerfeld’s debut collection, incredible choreography, beautiful models, an “Artrageous” After-Party with dancing into the wee... Read more »

Playboy Playmates Headline Glamourcon 51

2011 Playmate of the Year, Claire Sinclair, makes dealer John O'Neill's day!  (Photo by Tom Testolin,
Over 20 Playboy Playmates, past and present, participated in the 51st Glamourcon at Crowne Plaza O’Hare recently.  Playful Playmate of the Year 2011, Claire Sinclair, was a standout with the fans as she posed for photos and signed autographs.  She gave dealer John O’Neill a thrill donning a cheese hat and bra in honor of... Read more »

The Top Playboy Playmate Convention, GLAMOURCON, is Coming to Town this Weekend!

The Top Playboy Playmate Convention, GLAMOURCON, is Coming to Town this Weekend!
Glamourcon is a celebration and marketplace of the glamour arts. The event is celebrity driven and features dozens of Playboy Playmates from 5 decades as well as many other past and present glamour and pin up models.  Vendors sell autographs, trading cards, catalogs, magazines, books, photos, original pin up art, videos and much more. There... Read more »