Archive for November 2015

A Dog's Life: Internet star Rooney Jordan shares his life in pictures

Santa Rooney
Hi! I’m Rooney Jordan, an 11 year-old PAWS Chicago rescue, and I’m livin’ la vida loca and want to share the fun with you! My mom started dressing me up when I was just a pup. I think it’s because her mother didn’t buy her enough dolls, but that’s a story for another day. It... Read more »

What makes Thanksgiving so darn special?

What makes Thanksgiving so darn special?
In this world, now filled with so much chaos and danger, the thought of gathering around the table with family and friends seems like a damned good idea. Never before have I so looked forward to this holiday. Chuck and I have lost so many loved ones recently, including his mom and one of our... Read more »

Service Club celebrates 125th anniversary at "Versailles" inspired gala

Jeff and Tina Weller, Jim and Mary Lasky and Shauna and Barry
The Service Club of Chicago celebrated its 125th anniversary in grand style at a gala at the Four Seasons on November 6 that was inspired by its historic past. The “Anniversary Ball” began with a reception where guests shopped an extensive silent auction before dinner in the ballroom. There, decor by Kehoe Designs set the... Read more »

Chinese American Service League hosts "Winter Night Chic"

Chinese American Service League hosts "Winter Night Chic"
Rustic glamour and sweeping skyline views, supercharged celebrity tweets and chic VIP lounges—Join the Chinese American Service League (CASL) at Winter Night Chic on Friday, December 4!  With DJ Aileen Tie setting the mood up in the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W. 35th St.), network with your guests, corporate leaders, and... Read more »

Wildlife expert Jack Hanna and his animal pals featured at Friends of Conservation Ball

Co-chair Vonitia Reescer and Reute Butler (FOC president) pose with endangered show leopard.
The Friends of Conservation Ball is always a “wild” affair and, this year, the event planners upped the ante with famed wildlife expert Jack Hanna onboard. A highlight of this annual event, besides raising funds for a desperate part of our world, is the meet-and-greet with exotic animals. This year over 200 guests got up... Read more »

Mariano's NewCity opening, girls in cocktail glasses and an After School Matters donation

Nina Mariano and ZZAZZ Production's Tracey Tarantino with opening night showgirls.
We attended a kick-ass opening party for Mariano’s NewCity at 1500 N. Clybourn hosted by Nina and Bob (Mariano) and Roundy’s Supermarkets! With dramatic decor by Tom Kehoe Designs and showgirls in martini glasses provided by ZZAZZ Productions, this by-invite-only party was a happening! The store is now open and features a patisserie, specialty cheese... Read more »