Some interesting developments inside my wife this week. According to pregnancyguideonline.com, her poor elastic uterus is shifting up and forward, so it won’t be harassing her bladder as much. This means her daily trips to the toilet should dwindle considerably. (For now.) And nearly all of Babu’s organs have formed. The webbing between its fingers and toes has diappeared; its hair and nails are growing. And more good news! Around this time, our fetus has begun peeing freely in its amniotic fluid. We’re so proud...Read more
Hotel bars really haven't taken off as drinking destinations in this city—which I've never quite understood—but my hunch is that Crimson Lounge may start to change that. The new bar in the luxurious Hotel Sax Chicago is not your typical lobby lounge; it doesn't even resemble the Kaz Bar that held court back when this was the House of Blues Hotel—you know, before the $17 million renovation.
Crimson Lounge is total opulence. Red-tinted mirrors line the back bar; red-hued furniture contrasts with the walnut floors; and a spicy scent, created especially for the place, wafts throughout...Read more
Spoiler alert: we're about to tell you which local indie designers got the nod from Macy's.
So, let me just get this out of the way. I could never do the whole fashion design thing. I can’t sew together a paper bag. I don’t have the patience to dry my hair in the morning, much less affix tiny little buttons or adjust hemlines. My favorite article of clothing is a T-shirt from high school that says Planned Parenthood of Alabama. It has a picture of a rabbit popping out of a hat. My mother always tries to throw it away when I visit.Read more
July 11, 2007- Marking its fifth year, Chicago pet lovers and their-four legged friends will once again storm Castaways at the North Avenue Beach House on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. This popular, pet-friendly summer event will feature cocktails, buffet, dancing and a silent auction. For more information go to www.pawschicago.org or call 773-843-4884.
Last year's event was hosted by PAWS Chicago Development Board and co-chaired by Richard Doermer, Kimberly Gleeson, and John Vaile. It was attended by more than 500 people and raised over $130,000.Read more