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November 13, 2009 – More than 600 attendees gathered at The Drake Hotel for an evening of elegance and compassion, raising more than $730,000 for Chicago’s homeless animals. The event catered to both people and pets with a dinner buffet and dancing. Sponsors included A. Marek Fine Jewelry, Bentley, and The Drake Hotel. Co-chairs were Diana and David Makowski along with Lori and Ted Souder. Corporate chairs were Amy and Julian Mack. Popular US99 DJ, Lisa Dent, auctioned off a signed Taylor Swift guitar which raised $10,000. The Eighth Annual Fur Ball was PAWS Chicago’s most successful event to date! Read more
November 17, 2009 – French Country home décor store Pierre Deux opened up the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons with the event “Haute Holiday Tabletops.” Guests perused the store’s Winnetka location and listened as three Chicagoland designers discussed ways to jazz up a dining room table for the holidays. The festive gathering featured a fall tablescape design by Sue Carleson, a decorative Thanksgiving buffet by Joan Frost, and a holiday-inspired tabletop by Holly Wilson. Chicago Home + Garden editor, Jan Parr, also spoke on do-it-yourself Thanksgiving designs that are inexpensive, yet chic. Read more
November 14, 2009---Chicago magazine and Eve Alfillé celebrated the new jewelry collection “Raining at Rosehill” with a launch exhibit party. Guests were able to view the new collection while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Read more
Looking for standout holiday gifts that aren’t easy to pick up in the aisles of big box stores? Find the ones that you want (and maybe the ones that Sandy, Frenchy, and Rizzo want, too-ooh-ooh) at this week’s ninth annual One of a Kind Show in the Merchandise Mart... Read more