Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles at the 14th annual Summer Lovin’ event. Partygoers gathered at the Chicago History Museum to enjoy an evening of fun, complete with delicious bites from 15 of the city’s hottest restaurants, an array of signature cocktails, a silent auction, a San Francisco vacation raffle, a step-n-repeat, photo booth, dancing, and much more. All proceeds from the 2014 event will support innovative bone marrow transplant research to improve cancer care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Anthony Ponce, NBC News correspondent, and Dan Ponce, WGN anchor, emceed this year’s Summer Lovin’ event, where they presented Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles. Delicious bites were provided by Chicago Firehouse, Garret Popcorn Shops®, Glazed & Infused, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Le Pain Quotidien, M Burger, Mercadito, Municipal Bar & Dining Co., Nacional 27, New England Seafood Company, Q-BBQ, Seadog Sushi Bar, The Palm Restaurant, Tocco, and Vanille Patisserie. Drinks were provided by Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio, Bulleit Bourbon, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan White Rum, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Stella Artois Cidre, The Great American Wine Company, and Lola Prosecco. Guests enjoyed photo opportunities courtesy of Selective Search and SEE Eyewear. DJ Sasha Savic provided the pumped up energy and music for party-goers. The raffle prize to San Francisco included airfare from American Airlines, hotel courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and gift cards to James Beard award-winning restaurants Coi and Slanted Door. Partygoers refreshed with Sparkling Ice and recharged with the FFC KillerSpin ping pong.