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The Chicago Zoological Society’s 'Animals Around the Whirl'

April 20, 2013–The Women’s Board in partnership with the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society hosted the 32nd annual Whirl at Brookfield Zoo on April 20. The black-tie fundraiser allowed guests the experience to get up close with a variety of charismatic animals, including a cheetah, flamingo,penguin, fennec fox, spotted genet, wallaby, tamandua, and sloth from both Brookfield Zoo and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The $600-per-person gala was chaired by Romana Malinowski, store director of A. Marek Fine Jewelry in Oak Brook. The event, which was attended by more than 625 guests, grossed approximately $1.27 million, which will support the animals at Brookfield Zoo, as well as the Chicago Zoological Society’s conservation and education programs.

Coldwater Creek Spring Fashion In-Store Workshop

April 20, 2013–Coldwater Creek at Old Orchard hosted an in-store spring fashion workshop with Chicago magazine’s contributing fashion editor, Heiji Choy Black. Guests joined Heiji as she selected her spring favorites and offered expert tips on trend-right styles for the season. A few lucky shoppers were chosen to win Heiji’s spring picks.