Tag: Tracey DiBuono

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 »

Chicago has lost a champion

Chicago has lost a champion
Dominic DiFrisco. His passing on April 28 at age 85 has left a hole in Chicago’s heart that will never be filled. A champion of the underdog, an ambassador for the Italian/American community, a mentor, a friend, husband, father and so much more, Dominic was a game changer. Everyone he touched was forever changed for... Read more »
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Illuminate 900: Holiday family fun returns to The 900 Shops

Santa with The Real Elf (Tommy Holl)
Once again, 900 North Michigan Shops will transform its atrium into a winter wonderland, as it hosts its annual, tree lighting ceremony, “Illuminate 900,’ on Thursday, November 15, from 6PM-8PM. The event is intended to be an arts-forward, community-wide kick off to the holiday season and promises to be a most magical celebration. Artists from... Read more »

James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »

Tennis legend Jimmy Connors opens up about his favorite match, his centerfold wife and what he's doing now (VIDEO!)

Jimmy and Patti McGuire Connors (Love them!)
For the 3rd annual Primo Classico, tennis legend Jimmy Connors was honored as the Man of Vision at Lake Forest Sportscars before a crowd of more than 300.  Hosted by Quintin and Diane Primo, the event benefited the Primo Center for Women & Children that has been offering support and transitional services to the area’s... Read more »
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Service Club of Chicago celebrates 123rd year with fashion show and luncheon (VIDEO and PICS!)

The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show and luncheon recently at the Peninsula Chicago with a record breaking crowd of over 300.  This charitable organization, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest in Chicago now celebrating it’s 123rd year.   The 45 minute show featured more than... 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 »

Festa Italiana 2012: A Fun-Filled Video Tour on "Candid Candace Chicago"

Festa Italiana 2012:  A Fun-Filled Video Tour on "Candid Candace Chicago"
(Video courtesy of Watch312.com, Chicago’s only online network.  Enjoy the Fest!)
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Festa Italiana 2012: Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Festa Italiana 2012: Bigger and Better Than Ever!
I’d never been to Festa Italiana, but according to locals, this was the year to go since it was “bigger and better than ever”!  Produced by Vasta & Associates, this year’s 6th Annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana had something for everyone, attracted more than 50,000 during its four day run and was bigger by five... Read more »