June 20, 2006 – Chicago magazine and Grand Marnier hosted The Grand Marnier Mixer, an evening of mixing and mingling at Adobo Grill Wicker Park. Replete with margaritas and signature Mexican fare, the event marked the perfect way to welcome the summer months and featured a how-to margarita demonstration.
June 22, 2006 – Parkways Foundation’s fourth annual Garden Party raised $290,000 to benefit a new signature playground in Washington Park. Nearly 700 attendees in hats of all styles lunched under a tent at Daley Bicentennial Plaza. An additional $3,500 in scholarship funds was raised for children to attend the after-school program at the Park.
October 4, 2006 – Breitling hosted 20 of its top clients to a three-hour hands-on cooking class at The Chopping Block in the historic Merchandise Mart. This night of education and exploration allowed guests the unique opportunity to receive instruction led by expert Chopping Block chefs in an intimate environment. Plymouth Gin, the exclusive spirits sponsor, featured Gin n’ Sin signature cocktails to complement the evening’s recipes.