Category: Chicago

A Union Sushi Celebration: IOnTheScene's Launch Party

A terrific feeling came over me as I watched from the upper level of Union Sushi as friends old and new, acquaintances, sponsors, and an assortment of others flowed into this inviting establishment on a sunny, warm Sunday evening in celebration of IOnTheScene’s Launch Party.  The atmosphere was lively and amiable as these visitors mingled, took photos,... Read more »

From Chocolate Hearts to Shamrocks

As we drift from icicles and scarfs towards an early spring with the promise of longer daylight hours, warmer temperatures, and an upcoming baseball season, a surprise snowfall on a Friday morning is quite a delightful surprise – a blanket of white, (Mother Nature’s surprise) giving school kids a day off play with snowmen, snow... Read more »

The Palace Grill in Chicago

“The puck drops ….” “The Golden Jet” “Cold steel on ice” “He shoots, he scores!!” These are all phrases that conjure up exciting images or memories of hockey seasons long gone by… Recapturing the glory of hockey legends of the past and blending it (with the present) into a terrific restaurant experience is no easy... Read more »

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Capturing the spirit of the Yule Tide season was a marvelous family festival which ran from Nov. 30th to Jan. 6th (at Navy Pier) known as “Winter Wonderfest.” Kris Kringle himself would’ve been proud of this 12th annual, 170,000 square foot winter wonderland which seemed like a fantasy come to life… Upholding centuries-old traditions and... Read more »

"Christmas at the Cathedral"

Magnificent Cathedral Room at the University Club
The University Club (at 76 E. Monroe) holds many surprises for both the occasional visitor and every day members.  Upon entering the lobby of this historical building, we were greeted by friendly hostesses at the front desk, an entertaining Christmas choir, and tables of exquisite desserts, including coffee and hot chocolate.  At the top of... Read more »

Castles in the Sky

Annual Joint Meet takes place in front of the Castle
On a surprisingly warm, Sunday (Dec.) afternoon under a sunny, azure blue sky I leisurely sauntered over the grounds of the Dunham Woods Riding Club, across the street to the rolling green acres surrounding historic Dunham Castle …. This is quite a sight to behold (I thought to myself): a real life castle, looking like something... Read more »

Celebrating Christmas in Beautiful Style - Factor Women/Chosen Models Holiday Gala

A “beautiful people party” as described by one of the models, Factor Women/Chosen Models hosted its holiday gala December 5th at the Art Institute downtown. The venue was fitting as the models and guests looked like artwork. It was a “creative black tie” event creating a sight for any sore eye as a sea of... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson Sparkles at Michigan Avenue Magazine's Cover Party

Jennifer Hudson on the Red Carpet
Christmas came early for anyone who witnessed a stunning, slender and excited Jennifer Hudson made her way down the red carpet last night at the House of Blues. Michigan Avenue Magazine celebrated Hudson’s second appearance on its cover with an invitation-only affair: “A Hudson Holiday.” The event featured the Chicago native who wow’ed the crowd in a... Read more »

Christmas Around the Corner...

It seems like Christmas is around the corner: just three weeks after Halloween, stores try to outdo each other in a race to grab our attention (and dollars) for the biggest shopping holiday of the year; as if to “skip over” over Thanksgiving and go straight to Dec. 25th …. Before we knew it, we... Read more »

Hollywood Visits Chicago

Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza and producer Tom Rosenburg had a lot to be proud of as the 48th annual Chicago International Fest kicked off last Thursday with Al Pacino in the spotlight (on the red carpet) outside the Harris Theatre to promote the new film “Stand Up Guys.” Thrilling, exciting, and glamorous are... Read more »