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2 years
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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.

2 years
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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

2 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!

2 years
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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.

2 years
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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.

2 years
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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.

2 years
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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.

2 years
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Carson Pirie Scott’s Fall Trendevous

September 15, 2012–Carson Pirie Scott in Yorktown showcased must have fashion trends for the fall season in their annual runway fashion show. Over 250 attendees viewed fashions from Vince Camuto, Michael Kors & more. Guests shopped while tasting delicious breakfast bites. Chicago magazine surprised one guest with a pair of new shoes and a handbag for fall.

2 years
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Stella Summer Music Series 2012 at The Scout

September 19, 2012–Beer and music lovers alike gathered at The Scout for the last Stella Summer Music Series event of the year. Local Chicagoans enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois and music by Chicago Acoustic Underground. The featured musicians were Hannah Frank, Jeff Brown, and Christie Kent.

2 years
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Mercedes-Benz Preview Event

September 22, 2012–Mercedes-Benz Chicagoland dealers hosted a sneak preview event at Medinah Country Club to celebrate the 2012 Ryder Cup. The event featured a preview of the Mercedes-Benz Performance Center where guests were able to test their swing or putting prowess using state-of-the-art performance analysis. Also featured were the newest Mercedes-Benz models and innovations, including the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe which will be in showrooms a year from now! Guests also enjoyed live entertainment by Ed Kowalcyk of LIVE.