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CONSTANT GARDENER: Laura Letinsky—an artist and all-seasons urban gardener—kicks off spring with a gathering of green thumbs (and has tips to help you get growing) Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
May 19, 2011—Fashion Group International and Lalique co-hosted the kick-off party for FGI’s Night of Stars gala at the Lalique showroom in the Merchandise Mart. Design aficionados and fellow honorees mixed and mingled among the latest Lalique home design collections. Read more
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. Read more
After decades of debate, legislation that would allow a Chicago casino, as well as slot machines at O'Hare and Midway, is on its way to Pat Quinn's desk. Read more
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... Read more