Archive for May 2016

The Service Club of Chicago's annual Spring "Hat" Luncheon (Lotsa pics!)

The Service Club of Chicago’s annual Spring Hat Luncheon, “Les Chapeaux pour les Femme” was held on May 10 at the elegant Drake Hotel. The event started off with a Champagne reception in the Gold Coast room followed by a luncheon where ladies and gents donned their finest chapeaux and helped kick off SC’s annual year... Read more »

A Bunny's Tail: My Playboy memorabilia is on display at Elmhurst Art Museum and I'm fainting

Next to my Playboy Chicago Bunny of the Year costume at the Elmhurst Art Museum--the exhibit wasn't completed at this time.
Okay, let’s just stop and re-read that headline, my freakin’ Playboy stuff is in a MUSEUM! This is the only time that my husband Chuck has been happy I’ve been a hoarder! The Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 Cottage Hill Road, recently presented the U.S. debut of “Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979”, featuring an extensive collection of... Read more »

Rita Hayworth Gala raises over $1 million and honors "Still Alice" author, Dr. Lisa Genova

Honoree Dr. Lisa Genova, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Blaise Labriola.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s 29th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala returned this year on May 7th to the Hilton Chicago as one of the national organization’s biggest fundraisers. This annual spring black-tie event attracted more than 800 guests and included a cocktail reception with the high-energy CoverGirls violin show, a three-course dinner, program, auctions and live... Read more »

Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to receive Humanitarian Award

Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to receive Humanitarian Award
Chicago Bear place kicker, Robbie Gould, will be honored with the 2016 Humanitarian Award by the Israel Idonije Foundation on Thursday, July 14, at the Thompson Hotel, 21 E. Bellevue Place.  He is being recognized for his many contributions to Chicago and its youth. The Israel Idonije Foundation is a 501c3 charity committed to impacting... Read more »

A Chicago philanthropist is queen for a day

Jan Melk surrounded by her "court" of admirers.
I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and devour any books by Philippa Gregory, Bernard Cornwell and C.W. Gortner. There’s something about the 17th and 18th centuries that completely captivate me. I love the intrigue, the gowns and the balls and the delicious decadence of the royals. And on April 23, I felt like I’d... Read more »

Missing my mom on Mother's Day, as always

Missing my mom on Mother's Day, as always
I’m thinking of my mom, Elsa Mae Stott, on this Mother’s Day as I do on most days. She passed away suddenly on February 10, 2010. She died while polishing her nails before a return trip to Chicago where she lived with Chuck and me. I know I was lucky to have her for as... Read more »