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Meet the Legendary Ron Jeremy & Nikki Benz at Hustler Chicago

Friday, December 2, 2011 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

Hustler – 3161 N. Broadway in Chicago

Meet the legendary RON JEREMY & Penthouse Pet of the Year NIKKI BENZ as they sign copies of their DVDs! First 20 customers receive a free gift bag!

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Free


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A Night at the Fine Arts Buidling in Memory of the Late Jeffrey A Berger

A Night at the Fine Arts Building

Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5:00PM-10:00PM

The Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

FREE Admission

We are celebrating our 3rd annual Night at the Fine Arts Building!  Come enjoy the festivities at the Nation’s oldest artist colony. All of our artist studios will be open and there will be dance, music recitals, theatre, and workshops. Enjoy a glass of wine and walk the 10 floors of the famed Fine Arts Building, which Frank Lloyd Wright, Ezra Pound, and L. Frank Baum (amongst many other notables) called home.

For additional information please visit

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Art, Free, Holiday


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McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Chicago 2011

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade 2011

Chicago’s McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Brief:

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on November 24, 2011 and features giant inflatables, marching bands, dancers and more.

Where: State Street from Congress to Randolph

When: Thursday, November 24, 2011 (Thanksgiving Day)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Admission: FREE!

Getting to the Parade by Public Transportation:

CTA Red Line subway to any stop along the parade route — Jackson, Monroe or Washington stops. Alternately, CTA Brown/Orange/Green line to the Library/State/Van Buren stop.

About the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade:

Hey, New York isn’t the only one with a Thanksgiving Day parade. Chicago puts on its own pretty great turkey day spectacular, thank you very much, and has done so since 1934. The State Street Thanksgiving Parade is attended by over 400,000 spectators and features over 100 participating “units”, including marching bands, floats, horses, drill teams, circus performers, and more.

The parade also features huge character balloons, some topping out at 50 feet tall. Previous years’ cast of balloon characters have included Elmo, the Pink Panther, the Cookie Monster, Popeye, Kermit the Frog, Bear in the Big Blue House, Strawberry Shortcake, Tom Turkey, Rudolph, The Nutcracker, Big Bird, Animal and Billy Blazes. Trust me that the people holding on to the long ropes tethering the balloons hope that the Windy City does not live up to its name on that day…

So if you’re fretting being in Chicago instead of NYC on Thanksgiving, head on down to the State Street Thanksgiving Parade, stand in front of the Macy’s, and you’ll never know the difference.

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Free, Holiday


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Second Annual PIC – Celebrating ‘Photographers In Chicago’

Join the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Chair Committee as the celebrate Photographers In Chicago (PIC). 

Monday, November 28, 2011 from 6:00PM-9:00PM

1266 north milwaukee avenue
Dress ~ Cocktail Attire ~ Black and White Theme

Gowns by Anna Fong ~ Boris Powell ~ Elda De la Rosa ~ Karol Barrero
Models – Nicole Townsend ~ Beba Georgieva ~ Cassandra ~ Freida Medina 
Entertainment ~ Steve Biossat Trio sponsored by Amir Attaie of BCMS
Drawings of guests by Rosemary Fanti
Publicity – Margaret O’Connor of MarCon Communications
Couture Coordinator ~ Julia Jacobs-Sanford
Floral Designs – Events Galindo sponsored by Gary Kahn
Black and White gift bags courtesy Mark Roscoe Design, with gifts from Leah Chavie Salon,
Arbonne courtesy Cheryl Wedell and Ladies Night Chicago courtesy Shari Duffy
Photo Video – Joe Black
Vintage snapshots display courtesy Lincoln Antique Mall
Black Lincoln Town Car provided by
Rolls Royce provided by

Complimentary Event ~ Valet Parking Available
Further information, phone and RSVP – Steve – 773-252-5171 ~ Javier – 773-910-4663 ~ Sandra 773-495-5201
Cash Bar ~ Complimentary superlative Tocco pizza and hors d’oeuvres served from 6-9PM
Complimentary “Photo Shots” at bar for photographers

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Free, Holiday


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Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party

Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

MySpa at the Fairmont, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

RSVP to or 312-929-2939

Refreshments will be served. $9 validated parking.

Chocolate Swap: Please bring a bar, and take a bar

Charity Partner: Deborah’s Place , helping women and families break the cycle of homelessness. Please bring new winter hats or toiletries to donate if you choose.

Thank you for 6 sweet years and counting!

Professional or cocktail attire                                                                                 

Uplift Through Chocolate!

See all Chicago Chocolate Tours Events HERE!

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Free, Philanthropy, Social


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Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event

Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event

December 1, 2011 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission is FREE

This year, shop local and get unique gifts in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Glitter is the perfect place to get great holiday items from approximately 24 local fashion designers and independent retailers. Meet Chicago’s finest in fashion while shopping for accessories, apparel and jewelry. This is the perfect opportunity to score the perfect holiday find, and support Chicago’s local fashion community. As an added special touch, there will be complimentary gift wrapping with purchase, and holiday treats and light refreshments for all attendees.

For a list of the designers that will be represented, visit

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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Featuring jewelry from Anidem by Jesse Torres-Medina

Trunk Show to be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2011 from 12:00PM-5:00PM

This event is FREE 


Horacio Nieto Studio
2151 W. 21
st Street, Floor #1
Chicago, IL 60608

Horacio Nieto is pleased to announce that he will debut his Autumn/Winter 2012 Bridal Collection, entitled “The Belle Collection” at the “Love & Beauty” Trunk Show.  The trunk show will allow guests to see the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Bridal Collection, as well as to view the past and present collections for Horacio Nieto’s Womenswear collections and Arlo Menswear. The studio is the new location where guest and clients can come and see all of the samples and be able to place orders.

If you would like more information about the trunk show or would like to schedule an interview with Horacio Nieto, please call 773.209.6543 or email


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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Wedding


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Susan Fredman At Home Holiday Trunk Show

Holiday Trunk Show

Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 4:00pm — 8:00pm

350 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654

Enjoy sweet treats, drinks, and a selection of perfect gifts.  The event is free but you must rsvp to:  A portion of proceeds from purchases this evening will be donated to Designs for Dignity

“Designs for Dignity believes that the built environment can have a transformative impact on the experience of those seeking support. Often, those who could benefit the most from good design have the least access to it. Our Mission is to engage the design community and all of its resources to respond to this need.”

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Posted by on November 19, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Reminder for CeCe & Melinda – Shop In Chicago: RSVP Today

The holidays are right around the corner.  Get all of your shopping done under one roof while supporting the top local Chicago designers and businesses at this anuual shopping extravaganza.  Click the flyer below to RSVP for an amazing shopping experience on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at the legendary Drake Hotel.  See you there!

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Holiday, Shopping


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VelvetStyle The Winter Wellness Social

The Winter Wellness Social

Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Days Inn Lincoln Park
644 W Diversey
Chicago, IL

Join us for the Winter Wellness Social where you will get to mingle, mix, and learn how to achieve a healthly lifestyle. This will be a fun, social affair. You’ll learn from health professionals and come out out ready learn new habits. There will be products to sample, food, drinks and free gifts!


You will learn about:

Vitamin D- Chicago winters don’t see much sun. Learn the important factors of Vitamin D and how to get it.

Coconut Oil for skin/hair repair- Dry, Itchy Skin? Eczema? Psoriasis? Break outs? Dry/damaged hair?  Treat your dry skin+ hair with this miracle oil.

Raw Food- Learn the benefits of eating whole raw foods for vitality. Beat the common cold and prevent illness with natural foods.

Guest Speaker: Renata is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, she received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has an extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care.

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Free, Social


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Henri Bendel at Water Tower Place Grand Opening

Henri Bendel at Water Tower Place Grand Opening

Friday, November 18th, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm

Henri Bendel at Water Tower Place Grand Opening
845 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
( No RSVP Needed)

Henri Bendel is opening at Water Tower Place in Chicago! Help us celebrate our grand opening…

Opening Night Party
Join us for a champagne toast and digital photobooth fun!  Receive a limited edition Henri Bendel tote with $150 purchase (while supplies last).  Plus, all weekend long receive a 20% off splurge card with any purchase, valid towards your next purchase of $100 or more!


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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Free, Shopping


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Pre-Holiday Mixer Presented by NPN Moms In Business

Pre-Holiday Mixer Presented by Moms In Business

Friday, November 18th, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Flirty Girl Fitness
1325 W. Randolph
Chicago, 60607


Join us at Flirty Girl Fitness for a great Friday night out. This FREE special adults-only event is open to all- members, non-members, moms, dads, partners, friends and family!

Parking: Limited parking available in the next door parking lot PLUS easy metered street parking.
Cost: FREE General Access; $25 VIP Access
Who: Members and non-members. Adults only.
RSVP: RSVP today for this free event here!

Get your $25 VIP Tickets & raise funds for Bundle of Joy!

Great food by The Drawing Room, cocktail tasting with Koval Distillery, mini-manicures, cash bar, demo classes by Flirty Girl Fitness, mini putt-putt from General Cigar Company, and unreal raffle packages. Get out your favorite party outfit and treat yourself to a head shot with Bum Bul Bee Photography. And of course smile away throughout the evening as Eva Ho Photography & Julia Franzosa Photography capture photos from our fun night!

FREE! $25 for Special VIP Tickets – don’t miss out on these 50 MIB Super Goody Bags!

— The Drawing Room – This Gold Coast gem is generously providing a selection of contemporary American cuisine that everyone can enjoy while mingling and shopping
— Centered Chef food preparation demo and fantastic tastings
— popchips
— ZICO Coconut Water
(Even more tasty treats coming!)

50 Special VIP Tickets available to raise funds for Bundle of Joy! VIP’s go home with an AMAZING goody bag packed with Chicago MIB goodies – $25 per ticket
And if that’s not enough to get you in the door, the raffle is UNREAL! Just a few items to get you ready to play:
*Flirty Girl Fitness Package
*Britax B-AGILE/B-SAFE Travel System
*BabyBjorn Baby Carrier
*Bebe au Lait Package
*MD Moms Package
*NPN Pre-New Year’s Eve Event Package
*2 Months Supply of Juice Plus+
*In-home Spa Party Package for 4 from Head 2 Toe Mobile Spa
*$40 gift certificate from Building Blocks Toy Stores
Set of 3 reusable, locally made bags from Hadley & Bex


Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Free, Philanthropy


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John Allan’s Movember

John Allan’s Chicago and Darren Brown are hosting an event for Movember at John Allan’s penthouse man spa on Friday, November 18th. Guests can enjoy complimentary beer and cocktails as well as mini massages, manicures and hair cuts.

In case you weren’t aware, during the month of November men all over the world grow out their woman-repelling mustaches to bring awareness to men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Movember’s cause to raise funds for prostate cancer research.

JA Chicago & Darren Brown present Movember
Friday, November 18 | 7 PM
John Allan’s Chicago
111 W. Jackson Blvd – Penthouse Suite


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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Free, Social


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Browning & Sons Forevermark Event

Browning & Sons Forevermark Event

Tuesday, November 15,  2011 from  2PM – 7PM

Browning & Son’s Fine Jewelry
46 Washington Street
Hinsdale IL   60521
You are cordially invited to join Browning & Sons as they unveil the A. Link collection for Forevermark™ diamonds.  Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while previewing gorgeous diamond designs bridal, fashion and the red carpet. Each dazzling Forevermark™ diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds can be Forevermark
Email RSVP:
Email Subject :    Lisa Auriemme
or call: 630.986.0880

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Shopping


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Shrine Haberdashers One Year Anniversary

Shrine Haberdashers One Year Anniversary

When: November 17, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Grand Room at the James Hotel
55 East Ontario Street
Chicago IL 60611
What: Get a wiggle on this very special evening with the always spiffy Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Conway. The event will feature 1920s style cocktails and appetizers, live entertainment and a fashion presentation.


Please RSVP to by November 14, 2011.

FREE but space is limited.

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Fashion, Free


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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too at the Cake Plate Boutique Trunk Show

Cake Plate Boutique, Napa Valley’s premier, contemporary boutique, is making a special trip to Chicago to dish up the recipe for fabulous style! Teaming up with Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, the couture and confectionary boutiques are hosting an exclusive designer trunk show inside of Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The local sugar shop will be stocked with all the style essentials necessary for a polished look that’s yummy enough to serve up for dessert…on what else?  A cake plate.  Guest can indulge in a slice of fashion heaven with designers like Milly, Lauren Moffatt, Trina Turk, Velvet, Lulu Frost jewelry, Tucker, Rachel Antanoff, Orla Kiely and more!

Guests are invited to come out and enjoy a fabulous shopping party including a pink carpet entrance, wine straight from Napa Valley, signature Sugar Bliss cupcakes, special shopping discounts, and personal style consultations with Lindsay Kroll and Paige Smith of Cake Plate Boutique.

RSVP by Monday, November 14 (TODAY) and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Cake Plate Boutique!

Info site (Skirt PR):

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Fashion, Free


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Wright in the City Holiday Open House

Wright in the City Holiday Shopping Open House

Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5 pm – 7 pm

The Rookery
209 South LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60604


FREE Event With Free Champagne, Appetizers, and Invite Only X-Mas Shopping
New ShopWright Store at The Rookery / Wright in the City Holiday Open House


•Live Music
•Complimentary champagne and appetizers
•Complimentary tours of the Rookery Vault
•10% discount on all merchandise
•Product giveaways at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30

Frank Lloyd Wright gets a new Chicago home: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Group devoted to his work opening a new location in the landmark Rookery Building
Additional information can be found on their Facebook Page:

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration

Free Event With Free Wine and Appetizers plus Fun and Shopping

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration

Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm

Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton St. West Loop

In tiny villages and big cities across France- as well as in many countries around the world- people will be celebrating the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau 2011, a very young wine made in the Beaujolais region of France.  The grapes are picked earlier in the fall, fermented for just a few weeks, and then goes on sale at the stroke of midnight each third Thursday of November, amid much hoopla and fanfare.

Join the party and enjoy a tasting of Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 accompanied by live music from french jazz trio, Flon Flon et Musette. Many vendors will be celebrating as well, so work your way around the Market enjoying samples of a wide array of specialties!


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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Music, Shopping


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LucaLanzetta Presents the Molteni & C Grand Opening with Fashion Show

Free Event with Free Drinks, Appetizer, Fashion Show, And Showroom Unveiling

Molteni & C Grand Opening
Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6PM to 9PM
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, suite 128
60654 Chicago, IL
(312) 329-0229

Email Subject: Molteni & C Event

Molteni & C is famous for the most unusual media system storage systems, wardrobes (freestanding and interior) sofas and dining tables and furniture. The vignettes will feature these pieces as well as one of their built-in 505 libraries

Fashion Show starts at 7 PM
Concetta Cipriano is hosting a fashion show to unveil the sexy new Cettina Design spring-summer 2012 collection! DJ Ciabatta Panini will be on the ones and twos. This is sponsored by EFFEN Vodka and Pure Kitchen Catering

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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in Fashion, Free


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Midnight Party Celebrates Release of 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

Free Event With Free Wine Appetizers and Party to Celebrate 2011 Harvest

Midnight Party celebrating the release of the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

Wednesday, November 16, 2011  from   10PM – 1AM

Architectural Artifacts
4325 N. Ravenswood Ave
Chicago Il 60613

Email Subject: 2011 Midnight Party Celebrating Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

According to French law, Beaujolais Nouveau may not be uncorked until 12:01AM on the 3rd Thursday of November.

At 12:01 am on November 17, 2011 the newly made wines from the Beaujolais region of France will be released for public consumption. Will you be one of the first to sample this exquisite vintage?

The uncorking of the first bottle of Dubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau is taking place on Wednesday, November 16th. Be the first to sample the new wine and see the unique, artistic label designed by “Kaves”, a famous graffiti artist from New York.


Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Social


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