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Lollapalooza 2012 Line Up Out Now

Lollapalooza 2012 Line Up Out Now

2012 Lolla Season Has Begun

It’s officially time to countdown to Lollapalooza 2012, happening in Grant Park, Chicago once again this year on August 3-5, 2012. –

This is the most anticipated music concert of the year and early-bird 3-day passes are already sold out!!!  Regular 3-day passes are available now for $230.  Get them here.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Music


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Passport to France

Passport to France

Thursday, November 17, 2011
VIP Reception 5:30-6PM
Meet and Greet the Chefs!
Main Event 6-9PM
After Party at Cuvée! 9:30PM
Learn more here.

The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard

FACC-Chicago presents its 27th annual Passport to France, a celebration of French wine, spirits, cuisine, culture and entertainment.

This year’s event focuses on fine French cuisine, with an opportunity to meet some of Chicago’s top French Chefs. We hope you will be able to join us!

To see photos from past years’ events, click here.
Passport to France is the event of the season for fine French cuisine, wines and spirits,
French culture and entertainment!

The event began 26 years ago when FACC-Chicago launched the city’s original, largest
and most festive soirée in honor of the Beaujolais Nouveau’s official uncorking. Since then,
the event has grown into a true celebration of everything French, where guests can taste
wines and spirits from all over France, meet the Chefs of some of Chicagoland’s top
restaurants, and enjoy French music and entertainment. Because Passport to France is, at
its core, a fundraiser, guests are also encouraged to bid on trips to France and around Europe,
luxury items, house wares and more in our event’s silent auction.

Your Passport to France Evening Includes:
  • Fine French cuisine served by some of Chicago’s top Chefs!
  • Pastries, chocolates, ice cream and more for the sweeter French tooth
  • Tastings of French wines and spirits, including the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
  • Souvenir photographs of your evening in France
  • The chance to win a trip for two to anywhere in Europe, a week-long stay in Paris, Chicago weekend getaways and more in our silent auction
  • Holiday discounts at participating vendor establishments following the event
  • French music and mixes from DJ Sadie Woods of White Label.
  • Complimentary glass of champagne at Passport to France’s after party at Cuvée
  • The Passport to France 2011 commemorative wine glass, which is yours to keep!

Read more about Pasport to France’s cause, see all the sponsors, and get detailed information about tickets HERE!!!!

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Dining, Philanthropy


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CityBlue Apparel & Denim RE-Launch & Anniversary Celebration


CityBlue Apparel & Denim RE-Launch & Anniversary Celebration

Friday, November 11, 2011 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

CityBlue Apparel & Denim (in Old Town)

1444 N. Wells Street

Chicago, IL

Owner Mallory Ulaszek &

Shoppers will receive 20% off all merchandise in addition to a fun goody bags!  Cityblue will showcase holiday fashion installations from L.A.M.B, C/Fan, Sass & Bide and more.  Bacardi cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres by Benchmark and after-party at Suite Lounge (next door)

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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Fashion


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Dancing Under the Stars

Dancing Under the Stars

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio – 623 Grove St

Join us for the fall celebration of Eve’s new Series “Dancing Under the Stars”.

Eve J. Alfille will unveil her new jewelry series, ‘Dancing Under the Stars’. The series features one-of-a-kind jewelry, each handcrafted in our Evanston studio.

Eve delves into the dream world, bringing back visions of grey and colored diamonds, violet sapphires, opals, the vivid reds of rubellites and labradorites blue as the night sky.

eMail your confirmation with number of attendees to

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Fashion


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Exclusive Preview of WAVE’s Remedy Brunch

You are invited to an exclusive preview of WAVE’s Remedy Brunch: Cure for the Common Weekend

Tuesday, November 8 / 6 p.m.  8 p.m. / WAVE restaurant – 644 n. lake shore drive

presented by WAVE and Melissa Skoog Dunagan, author of On My Plate, a fashion & food blog

Featuring a sneak peek  and taste  of Chef Kristine Subido’s *new* Remedy Brunch (launching on Sunday, November 13):

–          Enjoy globally-inspired bites

–          Sip on “remedy”-themed cocktails from master mixologist Peter Vestinos

–          Browse a collection of “Sunday’s Best” and “Brunch Wear” curated by Melissa Skoog Dunagan

–          Listen to the beats of DJ Lonnie Bonds

Tickets for this event are $20 per person – CLICK FLYER ABOVE to purchase tickets!

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Dining


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Chakras & Chocolate

Saturday, October 22 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Xuntas – the place to gather

2258 W. Grand Avenue
Back by popular demand!!! All new yoga sequence and seasonal chocolate samples.
Indulge In the DivinityAwaken your body. Tantalize your taste buds. Stimulate your senses. Inspire your inner vision. Meet magnificence on your mat.

CHAKRAS & CHOCOLATE, an evening of YOGA vinyasa flow taught by Alycia Messenger, combined with exclusive Dove Chocolate Discoveries chocolate samplings paired with your postures.Join us at Xuntas – the place to gather
2258 W. Grand Ave @Oakley Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
Saturday, October 22: 5:00-7:00pm

Gather with us guilt-free to learn about and experience the multiple benefits of this divine combination. We’ll welcome Autumn through some harvesting yoga poses and warming treats that will help prepare us for the change of seasons ahead.

Meet magnificance on your mat. Then, bring it home.

$12 at door

All Levels. RSVP requested. Walk-Ins Welcome. Limited mats available.

For more information, on your hostesses for the evening, please visit the following or call Irma 312.405.4219 or Alycia 1.312.953.8410:


Starfish Yoga:

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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Social


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Sushi Samba (Hour) Foodie Chat with Steve Green

Monday, October 24 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sushi Samba

504 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL

Join Steve Green for this Monumental Event

The Revolution of Foodie Chat (#Foodiechat) began on Monday, May 9, 2011. On May 9th I asked a Foodie Question on Twitter and like ten people answered. I asked another question and 20 people answered, and it kept growing from there.I asked questions until 2am with an overwhelming amount of participation from my Twitter followers. It was a blast! That evening, we became the trending topic on Twitter in Chicago & Miami!

Food…ie Chat is hosted on Twitter using the hashtag #Foodiechat every Monday night at 7pm CST. I (@SteveGOGreen) ask ten questions until 8:30pm CST and everyone joins in and answers. The night is about talking Foodie and more importantly it’s about making friends and new connections.

I am so excited to host Foodie Chat (#Foodiechat) with my good friends at Sushi Samba. Follow @SushiSamba on Twitter. We will be gathering on the 3rd floor for a great night!

Join us for from 6:00pm-7:00pm for complimentary bites and cocktail specials. Starting at 7pm CST SUSHI SAMBA will be offering their new SAMBA HOUR menu celebrating Peruvian cuisine.

Each month, SAMBA HOUR takes flight to one destination from our tri-cultural coalition – Brazil, Japan, and Peru – ‘upgrading’ Happy Hour standards to first class flavor – happy hour will never be the same! This October, we will celebrate the culture and cuisine of Peru. Sip on Peru’s classic libation – the pisco sour – a frothy eye-opener made with a zesty combination of flavors that will refresh your senses. Enhance your adventure with the smoky essence of Peruvian street-food, anticuchos. Or, enjoy the Inca Roll made with the freshest, Peruvian-inspired ingredients – one bite and you will be transported straight to Machu Picchu!

Follow the Hashtag #Foodiechat on Twitter as we will be tweeting live in Chicago, and with our friends from around the world. Let’s show everyone that Chicago is one of the greatest Foodie Towns in the world!

Join us LIVE at 6:00pm CST at Sushi Samba or on Twitter starting at 7:00pm CST! Let the #Foodiechat begin! First Question of the night is at 7:07pm CST.

Look forward to seeing all my Chicago Friends! I am sooooo Excited!

Steve Green
Event Hashtag: #Foodiechat

Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Dining, Social


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