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What some of our favorite restaurants are doing for New Year's Eve!

What some of our favorite restaurants are doing for New Year's Eve!
We definitely know for sure that this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations won’t feel like anything we’ve ever experienced. No more jammed ballrooms around town with ladies dressed in sparkly gowns and men in tuxes BUT we do have some nice options that will still help us ring in 2021, and it damn well better... Read more »

Fun, fashion and philanthropy: The Chicago Lighthouse presents FLAIR

Fun, fashion and philanthropy: The Chicago Lighthouse presents FLAIR
My Candid Candace Blog will now be shared here on Chicago Now as well as online. Since 2008, this award-winning blog has shined a light on Chicago and all the people who make it great. Hope you can subscribe here to enjoy news from around town that includes arts and culture, the dining scene, nonprofits,... Read more »

The Chicago Lighthouse--A FLAIR for fashion with a touching twist

Co-chairs Sheree Valukas (center), Sherrill Bodine and Lighthouse president Dr. Janet Szlyk.
It was the most successful fundraiser yet, raising over $100,000, for The Chicago Lighthouse! FLAIR 2019 was held at the Drake Chicago on September 13 and honored Cheryl Coleman and Ron Katz. The afternoon fashion show, “Visions of Elegance“, was expertly co-chaired for the third year by Sheree Valukas and Sherrill Bodine. The record crowd,... Read more »
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The final New Year's Eve at the much loved Baton Show Lounge

The Baton Show Lounge line-up for the final NYE show. (Photo by Rick Aguilar)
The Baton Show Lounge was all dressed up to say goodbye at its final NYE show on December 31. Balloons were everywhere and every table was topped with the requisite party hats, horns and golden beads. We reserved far in advance as I knew this night would be a sellout and it was. Chuck and... Read more »

Chilli Pepper: Beloved Baton Show Lounge performer celebrates birthday in style

Baton Show Lounge's Chilli Pepper celebrates her birthday at Ciao Amore Ristorante with friends and chef/owner Cesar Pineda.
Chilli Pepper has been performing as a female impersonator at the Baton Show Lounge for more years than I can remember. When I was single, it was my favorite spot to take family and friends. I even took my husband Chuck there on our first date! The location at 436 N. Clark remains a hot... Read more »

Chef Art Smith, Jesus Salgueiro and family make history in Chicago

A historic day in Chicago for Chef Art Smith, Jesus Salgueiro and their family at Holy Name Cathedral.
On Tuesday, June 30, history was made when the first baptism with same sex parents was blessed by Pope Francis and performed at Holy Name Cathedral!  Beloved Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro’s four beautiful children were baptized into the Catholic faith by Monsignor Dan Mayall. The love-filled ceremony included The Chicago Children’s Choir Alum... Read more »
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Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !

The Service Club of Chicago's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show Comes to Life on Watch312.com Video! !
This event has been a longtime labor of love for Service Club’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza that was a sell out with more than 260 guests.  The perfect summer day, themed “C’est Magnifique”,  started on the... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago's "A Day on the Terrace": A Fashionable Summer Soiree (PICS!)

This event has been a longtime labor of love for this year’s Chair Emeritus and event founder, Hazel Barr, who along with co-chairs Jean Antoniou, Saira Cooper and Tracey DiBuono (Tarantino), planned a fashion extravaganza July 30th that was a sell out with more than 260 guests. The perfect summer day started on the Peninsula... Read more »
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Service Club's "Day on the Terrace" Fashion Show (PICS!!)

Fashion Show VIP's:  Hazel Barr, show producer Tracey Di Buono, Peninsula's Greg Hyder and fashion show chair Jean Antoniou.
The annual Service Club of Chicago’s  “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show was a sellout again this year at the Peninsula.  Fashion show chairs Jean Antoniou, Tracey Di Buono and event founder Hazel Barr planned another show stopping fashion extravaganza that included smashing runway looks from Escada, Luca Luca, Tory Burch, Starr Couture, Paul Stuart,... Read more »