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Sweet Dreams presented by Chicago magazine and Chicago Luxury Beds

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.

In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard® Kick-Off Party

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 magazine and Mercedes-Benz present “Men of Style”

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

Chicago's 'Kind of Broken' 911 System: Why?

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.

Stella Artois Summer Music Series at The Scout

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.

Your Drinking Digest: Village Tap’s Local Tap Takeover; Patio Updates at Fountainhead, Quenchers, Deuce’s; A New Late Nighter in Logan Square

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…