Tag: Sylvia Perez

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 »

Celebs and beloved Chicago notables share best Christmas gifts to give and get

Celebs and beloved Chicago notables share best Christmas gifts to give and get
I absolutely adore the holidays! I would leave my decor up year round if I could and, as a matter of fact, I do have a cabinet filled with antique Christmas stuff that stays up all year. I’m always curious what other people think about the holidays so I asked a few of my favorite... Read more »

Diana Ross performs at THE hottest (private) party of the year

The hottest party of the year!
There are parties and then there are DRIEHAUS parties of which there is a world of difference. As a matter of fact, Richard Driehaus just may well be the Hugh Hefner of our age sans Bunnies! One of the most coveted invitations around is to Richard’s Summer Party in Lake Geneva which, this year, was a... Read more »
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Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveils a 25 year retrospective at opening party

Fashion designer Maria Pinto unveiled a 25 year retrospective at opening party at City Gallery Water Tower Place.
Noted and beloved Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto celebrated the opening of her exhibition, “Maria Pinto 25 Years,” at City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower on September 10. In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the exhibition celebrates Pinto’s first 25 years of working at the intersection of art... Read more »

Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »

RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!

The proud partners of RPM Italian, Bill Rancic, RJ Melman, Molly Melman, Jerrod Melman and Giuliana Rancic.....
RPM Italian Restaurant, 52 W. Illinois, was THE place to be for the opening night party on Saturday, February 18th.  More than 500 friends, celebs and VIP’s crowded into this new  River North hotspot to congratulate the partners who included celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, acclaimed Chef Doug Psaltis and restaurateurs RJ, Jerrod and... Read more »
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Top Chicagoans Host Alzheimer's Kick-Off

Hosts Diane and Quintin Primo III ABC’s Terry Moran was due to fly in but the Washington, DC airport was closed.  This didn’t stop organizer Sugar Rautbord from having him there via Skype.  The Kick-Off Reception was hosted by Sugar, Jim Tyree, Diane and Quintin Primo III at his Capri Capital office in the Hancock... Read more »

Sundance Film Festival 2010

Founder Robert Redford makes the opening remarks at Sundance. (Pic by Peter Kramer) Park City, Utah, this year was filled with Chicagoans who had come to party and attend the 20th Sundance Film Festival. Kristina McGrath and her twin sister, Korinna Isselhardt, hosted a girls’ winter getaway for 10 women that included Heather Farley, Toni... Read more »