August 25, 2011–Nearly 1,100 supporters attended this year’s 27th annual American Craft Exposition Preview Party, presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals. The event benefits pioneering ovarian cancer research.
August 24, 2011– Chicago Luxury Beds and Chicago magazine joined together to create the Sweet Dreams event, which awakened guests with delicious hors d’oeuvres from Boutique Bites, refreshing cocktails, and complimentary appointments to view the latest collections. During this delightful evening, Jan Parr, co-host of the reception and editor of Chicago Home & Garden magazine, gave a presentation on current bedroom design trends.
August 25, 2011 —The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA) and Chicago magazine kicked off In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard®, the nation’s first shopping festival. GNMAA members gathered on the Terrace Rooftop l Bar l Restaurant at the Conrad Chicago to celebrate the occasion. Partygoers sipped “Passion for Fashions” while enjoying the fine hors d’oeuvres and In-Fashion model showcases. In-Fashion, a two-week shopping festival that ran from August 26 – September 8, celebrates the very best in fashion and beauty, culinary, technology, lifestyle and culture.
Chicago’s summer storms and Hurricane Irene have focused the kind of attention on power outages that you don’t get when it’s in the boonies. But it’s not just you, or the weather: power outages are on the rise.
Photos by Georgiana Alavanja August 11, 2011––Chicago magazine partnered with Mercedes-Benz Chicagoland Dealers and Balani Custom Clothiers to host the first annual “Men of Style” event. The event served to recognize five local men as the Mercedes Men of Style. The honorees were picked for contributions they have made in their field, to the city, … Read more
Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, who run the underground dining club Sunday Dinner, discovered how glorious fried chicken tastes with honey butter when their staff tried it while eating their meals in the kitchen at a dinner a couple of years ago…
The top cop turns heads with a statement that CPD officers sometimes cannot respond to shots-fired 911 calls because they are “tied up on a lower-level priority.” But it’s an old problem that ties into the city’s somewhat inexplicable method of 911 response.
August 17, 2011––Our final event of the Stella Artois Summer Music series was another success! Local Chicagoans joined together for a night of beer and music at The Scout, a new bar in the south loop. Guests enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois accompanied by an acoustic performance from Jeffrey David Goldford.
All right, readers. Take a deep breath. There’s a lot to talk about this week. First up, heaven for the beer geeks: Mike Green, owner of the Village Tap in Roscoe Village, recently found himself marveling that there are now enough locally brewed beers from Chicago and the burbs to fill all of the bar’s 26 taps…