Studio Paris Opens With Grand Birthday Bash! (PICS!)

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Fabulous, forty and for a good cause!  This describes the first event that was held at the hotly anticipated Melman venue, Studio Paris, this week.  Kathleen Henson, founder and CEO of River North PR agency Henson Consulting, celebrated her 40th birthday in grand style with 200 high-profile friends and colleagues at this indoor-outdoor lounge located directly above Paris Club, which is expected to open to the public this week.  A highlight of the evening, was a performance by her favorite 80’s band, 16 Candles.  Handsome hubby Mike started the evening off with a loving tribute to his wife, who is the mother of 5 children all under the age of 11!!   All of the ladies in the crowd required hankies it was so sweet.  Also seen on the scene were Windy City Live hosts Valerie Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, Roe Conn and Richard Roeper, Kathy Hart, Tim Smithe, Kelli Zink, Lindsay Avner, Marcus Riley, Shea Vaughn, Jen Schefft Waterman, Marion Brooks, Jesus Salguiero, Paris Club owners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman as well as Lettuce Entertain You founder Richard Melman and wife Martha among many others. 

In lieu of gifts, Kathleen asked friends to support her campaign to buy two clean water wells in Africa.  To date, she has raised more than $8,000 towards the cause.  If you would like to donate, please visit (

Now THAT’S a reason to celebrate!  Happy birthday dear Kathleen!!! 

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