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Chicago’s Table 2012

October 26, 2012–Chicago magazine celebrated our editorial dining coverage at the second annual Chicago’s Table event held at the River East Art Center. More than 300 attendees dined on delectable dishes from 12 of the city’s best restaurants and chefs—picked from the pages of Chicago magazine—and sipped perfectly paired cocktails from Bulleit®, Don Julio®, Ketel One®, and Tanqueray®, as well as beer from Blue Moon Brewing Company and wine from City Winery. The Tile Shop provided a fantastic champagne bar and Cadillac furnished complimentary valet service. The event raised more than $8,000 for The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s work in support of research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Eve J. Alfillé 25th Anniversary Exhibit Party

October 20, 2012–Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio celebrated 25 years of Eve’s extraordinary fine art jewelry. The event unveiled Eve’s newest collection, “Déjà Vu.” Throughout the afternoon, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Donna Goodman catering and performances by Music Institute of Chicago. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony as part of the celebration to honor Eve’s 25 great years.

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Designs for Dignity Kitchen Walk 2012

October 13, 2012–Designs for Dignity’s annual Kitchen Walk was a smashing success with more than 320 attendees and raising more than $47,000 for its project work. Guests enjoyed food and wine tastings throughout the tour of seven stunning homes. Despite the rain, spirits were high and a great crowd gathered at The Journeyman Distillery for the auction and reception where the dream kitchen raffle winners were drawn. Save the date for 2013’s tour on Saturday, October 12!

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Mercedes-Benz Presents “Chicago Power Couples”

October 10, 2012–Guests joined Mercedes-Benz and Chicago magazine at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to honor three influential couples in the Chicago community. The Mercedes-Benz “Power Couples” honored were Corri McFadden and Spiro Tsaparas, Ann and Fernando Beteta, and Sasha and Greg Adler. Mercedes-Benz regional marketing manager Effie Gountanis introduced the couples while guests nibbled on tasty bites and sipped Peroni.

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A Devil of a Time

September 28, 2012–The Auditorium Theatre Junior Board hosted the second annual Devil’s Ball, the group’s annual fundraiser benefitting the Auditorium Theatre. More than 200 guests gathered in the Auditorium’s historic lobby for a cocktail party that featured dancing, hors d’oeuvres, theatre tours, wine, and silent auctions. The money raised will help benefit the programming, outreach opportunities, and restoration of the Auditorium, Chicago’s iconic and legendary National Historic Landmark building.

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Fashion Group International Honors Chicago’s Rising Stars

September 12, 2012–Fashion Group International (FGI) of Chicago recognized this year’s top talent in the categories of apparel, accessories, beauty, interiors, retail, and e-commerce at its Eighth Annual Rising Star Awards event at Hotel SAX Chicago. This year’s Rising Star Awards were presented to: Nora Del Busto for apparel, Formé Millinery for accessories, Aaron’s Apothecary for beauty, Sean Michael Design for interiors, Sarca for retail, and Glossed and Found for the first-ever e-commerce category. The fashion-forward event was attended by more than 175 guests and raised nearly $10,000 for FGI-Chicago programs. Sponsors for FGI’s Rising Star Awards included media partner Chicago magazine, bebe, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Peroni, Moet & Chandon Champagne, Classic Color, and Ford Models. For more information about FGI-Chicago and its upcoming events, visit chicago.fgi.org

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Design Harvest 2012: A Visual Feast of Design on Grand Avenue

September 29-30, 2012–Presented by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and Post 27, the third annual Design Harvest on Grand Avenue was the best yet with a huge crowd of more than 12,000 home and garden design enthusiasts! Festival-goers enjoyed perusing and shopping in the showcased Grand Avenue Design District stores and the large curated tent of more than 50 home and garden design vendors. The fest featured local West Town food vendors, Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale beer, hay rides to Christy Webber Landscapes Farm & Garden Center, and cozy hay bale seating to enjoy a great lineup of live country music by The Hideout. It was a beautiful fall weekend and a successful event sponsored by Chicago Home & Garden.

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Common Threads’ Second Annual Cook-Off

September 27, 2012–Common Threads’ culinary fundraising event raised more than $34,000 to benefit health and nutritional education programs in Chicago to low-income youth and their families. Local chefs participated at Fulton’s on the River to create and serve their favorite cookout-themed dishes within four categories: In a Glass, On a Bun, In a Shell, or On a Stick. Guests sampled each dish and voted for the top in each category. The winning chefs of the night were: Michael Stewart of Roy’s Restaurant for In a Glass; Kevin Abshire of Due Lire Vino & Cucina for In a Shell; Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia for On a Stick; and Curtis Hawk of Zed 451 for On a Bun.

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New M Missoni Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue

September 27, 2012–The Junior League of Chicago and Chicago magazine celebrated the launch of the new M Missoni shop at Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago. Attendees previewed the latest M Missoni collection and shopped the fall season’s most exclusive looks. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefitted the Junior League of Chicago. Attendees enjoyed refreshing Peroni and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Chicago magazine’s fashion editor, Heiji Choy Black, offered expert styling tips for the fall season.