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Revelations Among the Mountains - Skiing in Aspen

As the plane began our descent, I peaked out the window and caught a glimpse of what I encountered for the first time a year ago: captivating snow capped mountains surrounding a very charming town which was founded in the year 1880. Just steps away from the airplane, I slowly started to recognize that friendly... Read more »

Steve Maloney, Artist Extraordinaire

Combining fashion, artwork, and symbolism and developing it into a career is a very unlikely achievement, yet Steve Maloney has accomplished this quite convincingly as demonstrated by his newest artwork exhibit “Bronze Tie Collection.” Transcending decades of time (from the 1960’s to today’s era,) Steve has evolved from working in his family’s department store as... Read more »

Winter Solace

Weeks after the holidays have concluded and the hectic atmosphere of Christmas and New Year’s has passed, I find myself searching for some sort of winter solace; a type of place or state of mind (real or imaginary) where the environment calms down, either in the external environment or internally. But what initiates this soul... 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 »

Driehaus - Another Sensational Summer Soiree

Richard Driehaus
Once again all eyes in Lake Geneva were focused on the magnificent country estate of Richard Driehaus. This year’s theme was the 1940’s era, (my favorite) and guests arrived appropriately in 1940’s suits, hats, dresses, hairstyles, etc. Even Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall would’ve been envious of a 1940’s celebration of this significance and stature... Read more »

Birthday Bash for the President Obama

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Well, it was pretty interesting attending the President’s birthday party at the home of Marty Nesbitt and Anita Blanchard. It was quite intriguing listening to all the conversations about politics going on at the same time. I visited with friends and met some new people; one of the loveliest was Juanita Jordan and her children... Read more »

Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Chicago

Photo Credit Andy Carter/AWMRT
At W Hotel a very unique celebration was taking place on the terrace. Chicago was one of the stops for the 8th city world wide tour. Our city felt very special to honor all of these skippers. Upon entering the active W Hotel, the guests were escorted to an elevator designated just for Alpari. Beautiful... Read more »

Daybreak at the Chicago Theater

The second part of the week was visiting with music icon Barry Manilow back stage at the Chicago Theater. He is an unbelievable talent. He has been performing for over 40 years and is still going strong. The audience never sat down during his entire performance. As much as he is a dynamic entertainer on stage, in person he is... Read more »

Weekend Fun in Michigan

Rod Stewart on Stage at The Fours Winds Casino
Summer is definitely here and the best way to enjoy it is spending time with your good friends.  This weekend I did just that with my significant other.  It was very special. We had the most gracious host and hostess entertaining us with their beautiful home and outstanding hospitality.  The scenery and environment felt like we... Read more »

European Styles Spotlighted on Oak St.

Irene Michaels & Jerry Azumah
As I walked towards the Southeast corner of Oak and Rush St. (on a bright, warm, windy Friday evening), fashionistas from far and wide gathered atop thebpenthouse location of Suitsupply, the new men’s store featuring European styling and fine Italian fabrics …. Bentley’s, Ferrari’s, and very appealing models greeted me at the entrance where a guest list was checked... Read more »