Archive for January 2012

The Hottest Party in Town:'s Launch at the James Hotel

With fellow show hosts DC Crenshaw and Amanda Puck.
The James Hotel was packed for the Launch Party on Thursday, January 26th,  for Chicago’s only online network,!   Everyone who was anyone walked the Red Carpet where I was interviewing for the livestream camera as well as for my own show (Candid Candace Chicago).  All of the  hosts were in attendance and talking up... Read more » Chicago's FIRST Online Network Showcasing the Best of the Windy City!  Chicago's FIRST Online Network Showcasing the Best of the Windy City!
Thursday marks the launch of, a website featuring original programming about Chicago and for Chicago–from dining, social events, trends and technology to pet care and baking.  There is something for everyone in this unique online resource to all things Windy City! I am proud to be a host (“Candid Candace Chicago”) along with Amanda... Read more »

One Night Only at the DuSable Museum: "Something About Oscar Brown, Jr."

One Night Only at the DuSable Museum: "Something About Oscar Brown, Jr."
“The Great GOD-send moment that changed my life was meeting Oscar Brown, Jr. in August 1985!  I studied with Oscar in his Hyde Park apartment in Fall ’85 and Spring ’86 hoping to be admitted to the Yale School of Drama.  The hip audition we developed didn’t work because it was misunderstood, which was often the case... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet Auxiliary Board Presents "Pointe of Departure"

The Joffrey Ballet Auxiliary Board Presents "Pointe of Departure"
The Auxiliary Board of The Joffrey Ballet presents their second annual Pointe of Departure event on Thursday, January 26th from 6 – 9 p.m., at a NEW venue this year, Venue Six/10 at the Spertus Institute, located at 610 S. Michigan Ave. Joffrey dancers including Temur Suluashvili and Matthew Adamczyk will again be contributing amazing... Read more »

Kerry Wood Hosts "Woody's Winter Warm-up" Fundraiser at Harry Caray's

Kerry and Sarah Wood are thrilled that the live auction package was doubled for $14K!
Friday night was a sports lover’s dream come true as newly resigned Cubs pitcher, Kerry Wood, and his beautiful wife Sarah hosted their first  “Woody’s Winter Warmup” fundraiser for their Wood Family Foundation. When we arrived, Kerry and Sarah were being interviewed by every news station in town while players were arriving in droves.  It... Read more »

Candid Candace Dishes on the Golden Globes

Elle McPherson...
I thought there were a lot of good looks on the Red Carpet last night but not a lot of great ones.  Here are some of my highlights…… The first stand-out for me was Elle McPherson wearing a pale pink/blush mermaid dress that hugged her statuesque frame perfectly.  But then, she could wear a garbage... Read more »

Hotelier Ian Schrager Hosts Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Book Launch Party at PUBLIC Chicago

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Ian Schrager during the Q & A in the Library at PUBLIC Chicago.
The Library was packed at PUBLIC Chicago for a party to celebrate award winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s  launch of his latest book, “Home Cooking with Jean-Georges:  My Favorite Simple Recipes.” 150 fans and friends stood in line to meet and greet the Chef as well as have him sign their books.  He was charming to... Read more »

What VIC's (Very Important Chicagoans) Did for New Year's Eve!

Freelance writer and Chicago Magazine nightlife reporter, Amalie Drury, partied with friends Alex and Megan Menocal at their Albany Park apartment with champagne, singing and board games. Grilled rib roast, smoked salmon and squash Wellington were on the menu.
I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s Eve.  Granted, my plans have changed dramatically through the years from staying out all night, to dinner with friends to fun in the sun like this year.  Newlywed/friends , Kim and Bob Mills, were recently married but decided to wait to combine their wedding celebration with a... Read more »