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Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Opening Night Gala

October 3, 2009 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 119th season in style with their annual Opening Night Gala featuring soprano Renee Fleming. Gala patrons gathered for a cocktail reception at the Symphony Center for Renee Fleming’s performance, and celebrated at the Chicago Hilton with dinner and dancing. The CSO partnered with Chicago’s Glass Slipper Project to raise donations of eveningwear for local women to attend prom.

Men To Watch

October 29, 2009–Chicago magazine and David Yurman partnered to recognize five “Men to Watch”- Emmanuel Nony, Rick Gresh, Luza Lanzetta, Tom Kehoe, and Greg Hyder as leaders and innovators in the community. Over 100 guests gathered at the David Yurman Oak Street boutique to honor the men and their contributions to Chicago. David Yurman also debuted their new men’s watch collection, while guests mixed and mingled with delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by Finesse Cuisine.

Behind the Curtain

Kim Chapman was the manager of Jayson Home & Garden’s custom design atelier until Flor moved into that space several months ago. She recently struck out on her own, with Urban Environments, an upscale window treatment, wallcovering, and upholstery shop in Lincoln Park, right next to Ethan Allen. Chapman, who represents HunterDouglas (whose white Roman shades are shown above) along with her own private-label collection, does every type of fabric-requiring job there is, including making custom dog beds. But her real talent lies in “creating modern drapery for urban spaces.”

Museum Park at Central Station Welcomes International Resident Jenny Guo

October 26, 2009– Chicago magazine and Chicago Home + Garden co-hosted a reception with Museum Park at Central Station for celebrated Chinese artist and cultural emissary, Jenny Guo, to welcome her to her new home in Chicago’s South Loop. Jenny Guo was honored for her work in the diplomatic, business, and artistic arenas to bring China and the United States together.

Our Mistake

We were thrilled to feature eight gorgeous staircases in the November-December issue of our magazine on page 46. We regret, however, that, in our Buy Guide, we misidentified the creative talents behind them. Please link to the corrected version of this story here. We are sorry for these errors.