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Tools for the Anytime, Anywhere Gardener

Use this terrarium inside for succulents, or set it outdoors as sculpture.   Geometric terrarium by Assembly New York, from $134, at assemblynewyork.com.     Tiny tools for terrariums.   Terrarium tools by Roost, $40, at Asrai Garden, 1935 W. North Ave.; 773-782-0680, asraigarden.com   Related: Laura Letinsky's Urban Garden »   Photography: Anna Knott … Read more

Captain Morgan’s Birthday

May 13, 2011–Supermodel Marisa Miller hosted Captain Morgan’s Birthday Celebration at Chicago’s Public House, on May 13, 2011. Guests enjoyed Captain Morgan cocktails and previewed a new Captain Morgan commercial directed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper.

24th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

May 7, 2011–The 24th annual Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala took place at the Hilton Chicago with more than 600 guests generously donating more than $900,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sandy Zane & Ned Bennett and Kindred Healthcare were honored at the event. Funds raised through the Rita Hayworth Gala support the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission of providing care and support resources for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, as well as funding groundbreaking research into the cause, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s. The evening included a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, program, auctions and live music for dancing. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began this event in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan’s leadership, over $55 million has been raised through the Rita Hayworth Galas. These funds, combined with other donations, have helped the Alzheimer’s Association work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

10th Anniversary Celebration of The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence

May 20, 2011—Chicago businessman and philanthropist, Richard Driehaus, hosted his annual fundraiser event that showcases young emerging designers. Guests gathered at the Driehaus car museum, where his personal collection of vintage vehicles are on display, for a cocktail reception, silent auction, and sneak preview of the designers before the show. Twenty-five students from five area colleges and universities in Chicago were selected to participate in a runway show and compete for various scholarships. The 2011 winner was Que Shelbley.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala

May 20, 2011 — The Chicago Architecture (CAF) held its 36th annual gala, Transformations, on May 20 at the Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park. 530 guests from the architecture, design, and business communities of Chicago attended the event. Co-chairs of the gala were John A. Buck II (The John Buck Company), Patrick G. Ryan (Ryan Specialty Group), and Miles D. White (Abbott). The evening raised $450,00 for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the numerous youth education programs offered by the foundation.

Energy-Focused Spa Enters Bucktown

Mood Maker
Opening last week in Bucktown, Ener (1702 N. Damen Ave.; 773-278-4700, enerspachicago.com) is the city’s newest spa. As the name suggests, the theme is energy; guests may tailor services to the spa’s four elements—solar, thermal, lunar, or radiant…