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Weekly Round Up, November 28

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

This week’s on-going event.

One of a Kind Show Chicago 2011 – The 11th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago® is Chicago’s holiday shopping show! A refreshing alternative to traditional retail, the show is the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. More than 600 talented artists from across North America will bring their imaginative, handmade creations to this year’s show offering a wide range of media and categories. Speak with the artists individually, attend artist demonstrations, and join in a crafting workshop. Enjoy gourmet cafes, fashion shows and live music. This is a one-of-a-kind experience – and you have four days to enjoy it! Details & Tickets.

Monday, November 28

Chicago Cares Star Awards Gala – Chicago Cares Star Awards Gala – Each year, we celebrate our volunteers and leaders at the Star Awards Gala. This is our chance to say, thank you, for building a better Chicago through your commitment to the children, seniors, adults and environment of our city. On this exciting evening, Chicago Cares will toast our volunteers, leaders, community partners and sponsors. Be inspired as we share stories of how volunteer service is making a difference throughout the city of Chicago. See details: Here.

Second Annual PIC – Celebrating ‘Photographers In Chicago‘ – Join the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Chair Committee as the celebrate Photographers In Chicago (PIC). See outfits by local designers 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 More Details.

Tuesday, November 29

No events listed.

Wednesday, November 30

Small-Biz Calendar: Exporting for Growth, All About Franchising, & More – When: 2-3 p.m. How to Become Certified for Doing Business with the City of Chicago – There are different types of procurement opportunities with the city. Learn what it takes to become a certified city of Chicago vendor. When: 4:45-8 p.m. All About Franchising: Fast Track to Owning a Business – Learn about franchising as an alternative to starting a new business. Explore opportunities, learn myths, realities and regulations as you look for a franchise that’s right for you. When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Leveraging Mobility for Your Business – By 2013 mobile devices will create more Internet traffic than PCs. Learn about some of the best apps to reach out to customers, support employees and streamline access to new prospects. More Details.

CitySwarm Holiday Events – Help us kick off the Fireplace Series at this Old town spot that’s sporting a newly-installed “floating” fireplace! We’ll enjoy hot toddies and Fireside Nut Brown ales from Leinenkugel’s – both perfect for sipping next to a hot fire – as we mingle in our private area near the fireplace. Tickets are $10-$15. More Details.

Thursday, December 1

Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event – 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. Details.

Susan Fredman At Home Holiday Trunk Show – Enjoy sweet treats, drinks, and a selection of perfect gifts. The event is free but you must rsvp to: ifields@susanfredman.com. A portion of proceeds from purchases this evening will be donated to Designs for Dignity. More Details.

CHEVY CHASE COUNTRY CLUB PRESENTS SEASON’S FIRST HOLIDAY PARTY – For only $20 per person, partygoers will enjoy an array of food stations by Chef Walker, comedy by Chicago’s own Mike Toomey and opening act Mike Preston will present an original stand-up comedy performance, followed by a live DJ spinning tunes for guests to let loose to on the majestic ballroom dance floor followed by coffee and dessert. Plus, all guests will have a chance to win big in a complimentary raffle with a variety of prizes, including hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and rounds of golf at Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course. Details & Tickets.

Wright in the City Holiday Open House – 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. More Details.

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration – Celebrate the Spirit of Sharing with I-GO! Hobnob with fellow members and Chicago’s leading sharing institutions at I-GO’s “Chicago Shares Celebration!” Amid festive entertainment, get a sneak peek of I-GO’s exciting plans for 2012, our 10th anniversary! New to the party this year, a Sharing Fair provides you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the many facets of Chicago’s emerging sharing economy. Enjoy savory eats, responsibly crafted drinks, and amazing raffle prizes. As always, attendees will receive FREE entry to the Mart’s One of a Kind Show and Sale. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues who want to join I-GO: The first 10 people to join at the party pay only a $25 application fee ($50 savings) and receive a bonus, $50 of driving credits! Details & Tickets.

World of Chocolate—10th Anniversary – World of Chocolate is the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s (AFC) annual holiday fundraising event held in commemoration of World AIDS Day. At this festive event, guests will sample scrumptious chocolate creations from more than 30 of Chicago’s finest restaurants, caterers, and chocolatiers. Chocolate vendors creating the delicacies will compete for top honors in several categories as judged by local celebrities. Other components of the evening include entertainment, a raffle, an open bar, gift center, $50 punch board, and a light buffet. Tickets & Details.

Argentina Chicago Foundation Annual Benefit Concert 2011 – Argentina Chicago Foundation invites you to its Annual Benefit Concert Featuring distinguished Argentinean – American concert pianist Ana Fau in a program of Spanish, Latin American and European composers with works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Albeniz, Granados, Ginastera & Lecuona. Reception to follow. More Details.

Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party – Bring your favorite refreshments and enjoy an evening of a fun Latin dance class, professional performance and open dancing. More Details.

Indulge Your Sweet Side with Truffle Truffle at Chicago’s Holiday Markets – Treat yourself – and your friends & loved ones! – to some of our delicious & decadent seasonal creations! our newest collection of truffles, caramels & confections reinvents the classic flavors of the season, capturing the warmth and comfort of beloved autumn & winter treats in new forms that make perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or party favors! with flavors like pumpkin spice, eggnog, peppermint & hot chocolate, these are holiday treats that everyone on your gift list is sure to enjoy! Our holiday selections are beautifully finished in your choice of colors: persimmon with purple details, pool with red details & antique white with gold details. please indicate your color preference when selecting your item. More Details.

Distillery No. 209 Chicago Launch Party – Distillery No. 209 invites you to an evening of good food, great company and your new favorite spirit. Our Master Distiller (aka Ginerator) Arne Hillesland will take you through our “Gin Experience” and answer your questions on how he hand-crafts our spirit on Pier 50 in San Francisco. More Details.

Friday, December 2

Barton Perreira Trunk Show – Barton Perreira Trunk Show. Cocktails Provided by glasses ltd. Jimmy Conyack will be spinning. More details.

Lincoln Park Young Professionals Present Peppermint Bash 2011 – Enjoy Peppermint & Chocolate Martini Bars, Holiday Classic Cocktails, Wine Tastings, Great New Chicago Liqueurs, Great Chicago Chefs, Chocolate & Candy Companies, Hoiliday Cheese Tables and The Melting Pot Chocolate Dipping Fountains, Cupcakes, Holiday Cookies & Adult Chocolate Milk Cocktails. Dewars Tasting & Bourbon, Scotch & Whiskey Tastings. Raffles by Pratesi Linen, Charles Ifergan Spa for a Day, Wineries & More. Details & Tickets.

Vitaminwater Winter Escape 2011 – vitaminwater® and do312 have teamed up once again this year to bring you a night of killer entertainment and is giving you a reason to get out of your house during the frosty weather. did we mention it is free? we are very excited to announce the lineup for vitaminwater® winter escape. See details: Here.

Indulgence First Fridays at the MCA – Get spoiled at “Indulgence” themed First Fridays event. Robble with the Hamburglars at 7 pm. Listen to beats by Shala. while you explore the exhibitions with a scavenger hunt. Pose for the camera at Magnolia photo booth. Sample a mini cocktail from Brugral Rum and hors d’oeuvre from Wolfgang Puck’s. Let your inner artist shine at our creation station. Details & Tickets.

Meet the Legendary Ron Jeremy & Nikki Benz at Hustler 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! More Details.

Saturday, December 3

Santa Speedo Run Chicago – Santa wants YOU to be part of his SPEEDO…bikini…snowsuit … RUNNING crew! What: Santa Speedo Run (1 mile down Rush street and back up Michigan Ave) Attire: speedos and swimsuits encouraged… snowpants, sweatshirts, and parkas completely acceptable! Wear your best costume underneath and at the stroke of 1pm, we will strip down to the speedos and get our run on! Please note while speedos are encouraged, you don’t have to run or wear a speedo…as long as its festive! Open bar starts at 11am and lasts 3 hours. $40 cover charge includes open bar, snacks and Santa hat. Details & Tickets.

Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show – Come and preview the Spring 2012 collection and save on beautiful holiday pieces for your wardrobe! As a holiday gift to you, we’ll be offering 15% off all purchases that evening. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 26th. See you there! More Details.

MakeUp & Martinis Chicago Holiday Beauty Extravaganza – Makeup and Martinis Chicago would like to cordially invite you their upcoming December 3rd event. Makeup and Martinis Chicago produces events designed to pamper guests with professional makeup applications, fabulous cocktails, and gifts. With quality services made specifically for the modern day woman, our vendors are experienced in their fields and ready to pamper. More Details.

Pre-Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – Shop local designer favorites Borris Powell, Paoo Jewelry, G.I.A. Luxe Handbags, Kristi O’Sullivan Accessories, and Christopher Augmon Handbags & Accessories. Don’t miss out on great deals including some items discounted up to 50% off! More Details.

Sunday, December 4

No events listed

 

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Free Concert to Keep the Lakes Great

  
Free Concert
to Keep the Lakes Great
Starring Guster
Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.
 
The Dock at Montrose BeachCelebrate the Great Lakes and the end of summer with a beachfront concert. Admission is free to all on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
If you want a chance to win VIP tickets for the best spots at the show, check out Shedd Aquarium’s Keep the Lakes Great Facebook page and join the Great Lakes conversation.  
 

The Great Lakes are an amazing resource for the Chicago area, but they are facing enormous—and growing—conservation challenges. But it’s not too late to do your part to keep the lakes great. If we each do a little, we can all do a lot!


 
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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Social

 

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The 7th Annual Vive la Hispanidad Celebration

The 7th Annual Vive la Hispanidad Celebration will close Hispanic Heritage Month with a spectacular line-up of artists, entertainment, music and tasting of traditional and contemporary Latin cuisine.

This captivating celebration is organized by Azúcar Enterprises and benefits two community organizations in Chicago: The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago and The Resurrection Project.

Time: October 14, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Germinia Ballroom
Street: 108 West Germania Place
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://azucarenterprises.com/…
Phone: 312-346-0211

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in Philanthropy

 

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Design Harvest 2011

New image New image New image

Chicago’s Annual Street Festival Celebrating Design

2011 Live Music programmed by The Hideout

10/1 2:00-3:30pm Mar Caribe

10/1 3:30pm Sanctified Grumblers

10/1 6:00pm Califone

10/2 2:00pm Black Willoughbys

10/2 3:30pm Hoyle Brothers

10/2 5:30pm Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band

2011 Vendors / Being added daily

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine

Green Home Chicago

Icon Modern

Morlen Sinoway – Atelier

New Breed Furniture Network

Nicolet Candle Company

Organic Looms

ReAdapted LLC

Room Service

Strand Design

Urban Environments

Urban Source

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2011 in Social

 

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“Pour” For Habitat For Humanity

Saturday September 25th

Winestyles
715 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

“Pour” – Wine Tasting/Social Awareness Supporting Habitat for Humanity
A fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Illinois includes wine flights, foods and prize giveaways. Learn about this great charity and what it’s doing throughout the state of Illinois. The event will take place Saturday September 24th at 7PM at WineStyles, 715 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL.

Guests receive an education in a particular selection of wines, food pairings and a chance to win a cruise vacation for two. A portion of the proceeds will support of Habitat for Humanity of Illinois.

About Habitat for Humanity of Illinois

Habitat for Humanity of Illinois partners with the 51 Habitat affiliates in Illinois, building and repairing homes with limited-income families, who currently live in sub-standard housing and need safe, decent, affordable housing. The need is greater now than ever.

Approximately 100 Habitat houses are built annually in Illinois. After investing 500 sweat equity hours working side-by-side volunteers, a Habitat family buys their house with a zero-interest Habitat loan, leaving deplorable living conditions behind and becoming homeowners, often for the first time.

Habitat for Humanity of Illinois is committed to eradicating poverty housing, improving people’s lives, and fortifying Illinois communities.

Advance Ticket Price: $25

Day of Event: $35

Click Here For Tickets

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Philanthropy

 

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Warm Nights – Cool Jazz…After Work Live Music Reception at Columbia College

Monday, September 12, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Columbia College – 600 S. Michigan Avenue

An after work Jazz Reception Benefiting the “Barbershop” Project at Columbia aimed at reaching out to held develop young men from disadvantaged homes.

Guests enjoy appetizers, live music, complimentary drinks….prize giveaways…much more..

Advance Tickets  $20

Day of Event  $25

for more information call 1-866-533-9884

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2011 in Social

 

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Chicago’s Soul Train 40th Anniversary Concert

Soul Train Logo

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pre-Concert Dance Party: 4 – 5:30 pm; concert begins at 6:30 pm.

Millennium Park
N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission is FREE!

Pay homage to 40 years of Soul Train – the Chicago-based, longest-running, nationally syndicated television show – with a spectacular Labor Day concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The evening’s honored guest is none other than Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s founder and host.  Legendary R&B and soul artists, including Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, The Impressions, the Chi-Lites, the Emotions and Gene Chandler, take the stage with an orchestra of veteran musical collaborators led by the acclaimed conductor/arranger Tom Tom Washington.

Chicago’s Soul Train 40th Anniversary Concert is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, and caps a weekend of events honoring the venerable show, including a Soul Train Photo Exhibition and Friday Night Groove Soul Train dance party with Chic-a-Go-Go at Expo 72.  The concert is made possible, in part, through Amtrak in commemoration of its 40th Anniversary.

Pre-Concert Dance Party

Start your Soul Train Labor Day festivities even earlier that afternoon with a Pre-Concert Dance Party at Cloud Gate on Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade from 4 – 5:30 pm, hosted by Chicago radio pioneer, V103 Radio’s Herb Kent. Kent, known as the “King of the Dusties” and the “Cool Gent”, will spin hit records from the 60s, 70s and 80s prior to Chicago’s 40th Anniversary Soul Train Concert at 6:30 pm. Admission to both the concert and the dance party is FREE.

 For additional information please visit http://www.millenniumpark.org/.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Holiday, Social

 

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Ms. Career Girl Connect

Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Proof Chicago
1045 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Join us at 6pm on Thursday September 22nd, 2011 for the 2nd “Ms. Career Girl Connect” Chicago networking event!

This after-work event was designed to inspire and connect local women in order to nurture friendship, personal and professional growth.

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • The first 65 attendees will receive reusable Ms. Career Girl bags full of coupons, samples, gift certificates and goodies from over 20 companies.
  • Passed appetizers included
  • 1 hour of complimentary champagne plus a cash bar
  • One-on-one Q&A/Networking available with panelists
  • A comfortable and relaxed environment designed to help you meet new girlfriends and make long-term connections. This isn’t your typical networking event!
  • Free raffle prizes, including free jewels from Stella & Dot!

EVENT ITINERARY:

6-6:30pm |  Sign-in (first 65 attendees get gift bags), appetizers, complimentary champagne & networking

6:30-6:45pm | Offer & Need Exchange Activity

6:45-7:30pm | Panel Discussion

7:30-7:45pm | Group Q & A

7:45- ? | Individual Q&A, networking, appetizers, cash bar and new friends

September’s Panel Discussion will cover topics including:

  • Paying down debt
  • Spending habits
  • Tackling student loans
  • The “Sex & The City” Effect
  • Saving for a wedding, home and/or retirement
  • Managing finances with a significant other
  • Home Ownership
  • Earning more Money
  • The importance of your credit score
  • Q&A Session

PANELISTS: 

  • JENNIFER KIPER – Owner of Jennifer Kiper Farmer’s Insurance Agency
  • EILEEN ROMITO–  Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • DAMI OLOTU- Northwestern Mutual
  • SUSAN BROWN- PHH Home Loans

If you’re interested in donating to our gift bags or becoming a food sponsor, please email nicole@mscareergirl.com.

REGISTRATION & TICKETS

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Social

 

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Electriqsoul Hideout presents: “WHO WE ARE”

Come join Modahnik for a night of music, fashion, and art at “WHO WE ARE,” September 2nd, at the Living Room Lounge, located at 1100 W Cermak Rd. The night will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. Admission is free, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres so early arrival strongly advised! The event is hosted by Chelcie Porter with her official book release of “Wabi Sabi: A Series of Female Fine Art Nudes,” as well as music by guest DJ Kennedy Ashinze, and live music by Aryk Crowder and Sam Trump. Art Exhibitions by Carlos Lorenzana and Monique Bridgewater, and a special performance and art exhibition by Obisoulstar featuring The legendary Soul People. Enjoy designs from Modahnik, CLEONS clothing CO, Mano Y Metal, Double Stitch Twins, Ty Skinner, KFleye designs, and Desere Castro. Photography by H.A.S Magazine and You Call the Shots Photography. This is going to be a night filled with art, good people, and great times. Hope to see you there!

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Carnivale Feast in the Field Reminder: Reserve Your Spot Today

MUST RESERVE A SPOT: (312) 850-5005
 
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Dining

 

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CATHERINE DEAN COLLECTION PRESENTS THE EVOLUTION EVENT

LAUNCH EVENT
*Cocktails * Entertainment * Collection Preview

September 8, 2011
Black Cloud Gallery
1909 S Halsted Chicago. IL
7:00PM TO 9:00PM

RUNWAY SHOW

September 9, 2011
Du Sable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Chicago. IL
7:00PM (Doors Open)
8:00PM (Runway Show)

TICKETS:

$15- GENERAL ATTENDANCE
*Gift Bag
*Reserved Seating

$25- VIP ATTENDANCE
*Luxury Gift Bag
*Reserved Runway Seating
*Complimentary Admission to the Launch Event (September 8, 2011)

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT CATHERINEDEAN.COM

or

BRONZEVILLE BARBER SALON
122 E 35TH CHICAGO. IL
10:00AM TO 6:00PM

WE INVITE YOU TO FASHION……

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Chicago Beach Polo World Cup Kick-Off Event Impresses Guests with a Great Time

NowYouKnow was honored to be a guest at The Chicago Beach Polo Kick-Off Event yesterday evening sponsored by Michigan Avenue Magazine and Genuine Entertainment. The event was held at Union Sushi and Barbeque. The evening turned out great satisfying guests appetites with so much delicious food and cleansing their palletes with Grey Goose sponsored drinks. The chefs at the restaurant rolled out assorted sushi, spicy duck drumsticks, dried seasoned mushrooms, mini hamburgers, various types of skewers, cream-stuffed pastries, and many more tasty hors d’ouevres.

The highlight of the evening was an appearance by professional polo player, Amy Deupi as well as founder of the Polo Life, LLC, Bruce Orosz. Other very important people guests had the honor to meet were John Murray –  Senior Marketing Manager at Accenture, Dan Uslan – President of Michigan Ave Magazine, Candice Jordan – Chicago Social Blogger, and Cece & Melinda – Co-Founders of Raymi Productions.

Chicago is excited to welcome Polo to the windy city and hopes to see many more play-offs in the future. The first game this year will begin on October 2nd.

Be sure to check out The Polo Life for more information.

VIEW MORE PHOTOS ON NOW YOU KNOW’S FACEBOOK PAGE!

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Social, Where We've Been!

 

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CeCe & Melinda Help Make the Third Annual Taste of the Goldcoast a Huge Success


The Third Annual Taste of the Gold Coast was a great success! This culinary celebration showcased thirteen of the best neighborhood restaurants including Il Mulino, Cape Cod, RA Sushi, Chicago Q, Go Roma, Whiskey Bar, Carmine’s, Pane Caldo, Gaylord, The Drawing Room, Saloon Steakhouse, Devon Seafood Grill and Hendrickx Belgian Bread. Goose Island poured Belgian Style Ales throughout the night and live performances by Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and Nan Mason & Terry Higgins sealed the deal. Over 25 items were were put up for silent auction benefiting the North Dearborn Association. A great time was had by all and no guests left hungry!

         

FOOD HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED:
Carmine’s – Secret savory mini meatballs
Il Mulino – Cheese tortellini in a champagne cream sauce
Cape Cod – The Drake Hotel’s famous Crab Cakes and Clam Chowder
Chicago Q – Pulled pork sandwiches
Saloon Steakhouse – Mini homemade key lime pies
Hendrickx – Bite-sized chocolate Eclairs

CHICAGO NOTABLES IN ATTENDANCE:
Candace Jordan (Chicago socialite & blogger)
DC Crenshaw (Game Time Dine)
Audarshia Townsend (312 Dining Diva)
Alderman Joe Moreno (1st Ward)
Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward)
Jessica Altieri (Wine Channel TV)

Additional photos available for viewing at:
http://raymiproductions.com/gallery/?albumid=5644986747312748049

Information and pictures provided by CeCe and Melinda.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Social

 

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Halo for Men & Sebastien Grey Clothiers Presents a Fall Trunk Show

  

Refresh Your Fall Wardrobe

3 DAYS ONLY
Sebastien Grey invites you to join us for the Fall Trunk Show, offering classic style at EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Special Pricing including fine fabrics from SCABAL’s latest fall collection of tweeds, flannels, cashmeres, herringbones and glenplaids.  Specials available on Holland & Sherry collections as well.  Outfit yourself with suits, sport jackets, overcoats and more.  Special packages available.  Secure a fitting time now as the offers are only available for these three special days.

Thursday, September 8, 5-10pm
Friday, September 9, 10am-6pm
Saturday, September 10, 10am-6pm

This exclusive event will be held at:
Shrine Haberdasher
47 East Oak Street
Chicago’s Finest Purveyors of Men’s Accessories

Make your appointment today to be fitted for the highest quality of garments at 50-70% savings for 3 days only.  Call us at (312) 346-7620 or email info@sebastiengrey.com to secure a time now.

And join us Thursday, September 86:30pm-9pm for a KICK-OFF COCKTAIL PARTY at Shrine Haberdasher
 
Enjoy complimentary beverages  and snacks while exploring both Sebastien Grey’s and Shrine’s extensive offerings.  Cocktails provided by


 Worship the Accessories Gods

Discover the world’s finest and most obscure artisan-crafted men’s accessories  – hats, scarves, ties, briefcases and bags, cufflinks, umbrellas and more.  Shrine Haberdasher brings a world of upscale goods to the men of Chicago.  Shrine’s retail store has quickly become a haven for some of Chicago’s best-dressed. Shrine’s online storefront makes many of its rare products available to a wide audience for the first time. Shrine founder Rafik has been traveling the world since childhood. Even at a young age, Rafik was inspired by the traditional craftsmanship he witnessed in the far corners of the world. Through Shrine, Rafik is able to share the bounty of his travels with gentleman everywhere.

Shrine Invite

 
 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Fashion, Social

 

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Join Ketel One & Chicago Scene at Castaways

 

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Social

 

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Fashion Fetish Fete 2011

 

September 24, 2011 I 6pm(VIP)-10pm I The Park West

Doors open for VIP ($50 ticket) at 6:00 pm; Doors open for General Admission ($35 ticket) at 7:00 pm.  Revamped Image Consulting ( RIC) and Epitome Productions ( EP) team annually for Fashion Fetish Fete (FFF). FFF honors commendable humanitarian efforts of Chicago’s fashion industry and spotlights a noteworthy organization. The charitable event has a fundraising goal of $5,000 for the spotlighted organization. In order to achieve this goal innovatively and in keeping with the latest social trends, RIC and EP use social networking, a fabulous fashion show featuring popular Chicago designers, vendor opportunities for Chicago designers to showcase their latest and most popular designs, and exciting entertainment. All of this will take place at Fashion Fetish Fete.The much anticipated Fashion Fetish Fete is an annual Chicago fashion industry philanthropic and awareness event that is sure to attract trendy, stylish pacesetters and professionals with altruistic interests. This year, Fashion Fetish Fete will offer:A VIP reception and exclusive opportunities and offers, social networking, charitable fundraising, vendor opportunities, professional photography, cash bar, light food, exclusive photos with the show’s designers and models, a meet and greet with Obisoul Star and Eletriqsoul Hideout. There will also be a live performance from Obisoulstar and the Electriqsoul Hideout.

Facebook Event Page

2011′s Fashion Fetish Fete Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipients:

Cecilia (Cece) Gonzales and Melinda Joseph of CeCe and Melinda with Raymi Productions

Brooke Conrady of Blank Nation Apparel

Christine Hutchison of Designer of five ACCESSORIES

With Runway Designs Featuring:

Shavonne Dorsey

Blank Nation Apparel

Crescendo Apparel

DOOLIN: A Division of Adela Red

Sinuous

Modahnik

Spotlight Organization: The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Veterans Programs

Tickets on sale NOW!!!! Click Here to purchase tickets.

Please use the tabs at the tops of this page to navigate through the website and locate information on

  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Fashion Fetish Fete event participation
  • Receiving FFF’s Humanitarian Achievement Award
  • News
  • Much More!!!

Follow Fashion Fetish Fete on Twitter and like us on Facebook!!

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Weekly Round-Up, August 29

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 29

Lester Lampert In-Fashion Event – Anyone purchasing an original Lester Lampert (57 E. Oak Street/312-944-6888/www.lesterlampert.com) diamond engagement ring from August 26 through September 8 will receive a FREE matching diamond wedding ring.  In addition, both jewelry designers Lester and David Lampert will sign a copy of the most complete book on jewels, Gems and Gemstones, and will give it to the newly engaged couple. The book features 27 Lampert designs that are now on permanent exhibit at the newly renovated Grainger Hall of Gems in the Field Museum.  Details.

Tumi In-Fashion Event – Receive a complimentary Tumi Corporate T Pen (retail value $88.00) with the purchase of $250 or more August 26 – September 8. Offer valid on full-price merchandise only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Can only be redeemed at Tumi on Michigan Avenue (645 N. Michigan Avenue/312-274-0824/www.tumi.com).  Details.

Masterchef Wrap Party!!!! – Its official!!!! The Chicago’s Masterchef Wrap Party at ZED451 Rooftop is one of the hottest spots in the city! Menu collaboration with Chef Patrick Quakenbush and Masterchef Contestant Chef Suzy Singh. You will enjoy: Vegetarian Indian Nachos served with Papad,Shaved Paneer and Spiced Sour Cream, Moroccan Lamb and Paneer skewers with Spiced Daal and a Mango Cucumber Relish, & Spiked Bourbon Lemonade with a Garam Masala Rim!!! Delicious!!! See details: Here.

Spirited Dinners at Mercadito Restaurants – Join Chef Patricio Sandoval & Executive Chef Aldo Ayala in our spirited infused dinner series with our special menu made using Gran Marnier in all items. Enjoy a 4-course sharing menu with beverage pairings. See details: Here.

Join Ketel One & Chicago Scene at Castaways – Enjoy an evening of specialty cocktails and food courtesy of Ketel One Vodka. Space is limited and you MUST rsvp! See details: Here.

Tuesday, August 30

Chicago Latino Network Presents El Frasco: The Jar – Wine & Hors D’Ouevres at 6pm & Movie Screening of El Frasco: The Jar at 7pm. See details: Here.

Time Out Chicago Presents: Roof Top Party – Get high this summer with Time Out Chicago’s signature Rooftop Party series at one of Chicago’s hottest rooftops, Benchmark. Guests will enjoy music by DJ Intel, featured cocktails courtesy of Svedka, and bites from Benchmark. Guests will also enjoy a Svedka mixology competition under Benchmark’s retractable roof – making it the first convertible beer garden in Chicago. See details: Here.

ESCADA In-Fashion Event 840 N. Michigan Avenue (312-915-0500/www.escada.com).  Chocolate and Cocktail Tasting.  ESCADA invites you to experience a chocolate and cocktail tasting with Vosges Haut-Chocolat and VeeV. Models will showcase the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection, while DJ Megan Taylor spins throughout the evening.  Details.

Paul Stuart In-Fashion EventPaul Stuart (107 E. Oak Street/312-640-2650/www.paulstuart.com), a premier men’s and women’s clothing store, is offering a percentage of its sales to benefit charity, in addition to hosting a silent auction of luxury items including spa and golf travel destinations on August 30, 6 – 8:30 pm. Taste sensations and beverages will be served. Donations encouraged. First 100 to call and pledge $20 or more will be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay in a Gold Coast Suite including brunch for two at the Elysian Hotel Chicago. Call today, (847) 835-0126. Details.

Wednesday, August 31

CitySwarm Patio Series at Frontier – We’re heading west to savor the last few days of summer at Frontier – the West Town spot (brought to you by the same guys as Pony and Lottie’s) that opened up in April, but who’s spacious beer garden opened up just recently! This 2,400 square foot beer garden comes complete with a full bar and fireplace (in case it gets chilly….it’s almost September after all) and we’ll have reserved space from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. See details: Here.

Celebrate Karl Lagerfeld For Impulse only at Macy’s – Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Susanna Negovan, Macy’s John Bourgeois and Bright Pink’s Lindsay Avner – Invite you to celebrate Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse only at Macy’s. Join us for a fashion presentation highlighting Lagerfeld’s signature styles while you sip specialty Xanté cocktails and enjoy delectable desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop. Click Here for more information.

Style Down the Aisle – Together with Make It Better magazine; Oak Street Design; Factor Runway; The Bridal Team; Fig Weddings, and Fragrant Design, the event will feature inspired floral, video, and sound paired with the best models, styling, hair and make-up around. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres from Sofitel Executive Chef Greg Biggers along with Whispering Angel Rosé from Chateau D’Esclans. Tickets are $65 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefit Designs for Dignity. For more information and to purchase tickets: Here.

September Truffle & Caramel Pop-up Preview – Hear ye, hear ye! We’re going to have a rocking good time at this upcoming preview party, where you’ll get to try 14 new truffles/carame​ls before they’re officially launched. Join us while we sip wine from LUSH, catering from FIG, and indulge in new, unreleased treats. $20 gets you everything: wine, amazing munchies, truffles & caramels. There will be a small amount of treats available for purchase that day. See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

David Yurman In-Fashion Styling Event – Bring in your David Yurman jewelry on August 31 and September 1, 11:00am – 6:00pm (40 E. Oak Street/312-787-7779/www.davidyurman.com) to be refreshed and restyled. Meet our top stylist, in from New York, who will introduce you to seasonal trends and build on your existing wardrobe of jewelry.  Details.

Thursday, September 1

Trib U: Introduction to Facebook – You are finally ready to jump in and see what everyone is talking about. In this introductory class, we’ll walk you through the leading social network—Faceboo​k. In 2.5 hours, you will learn how to: • Understand how each social network works and what distinguishes them. • Set up a profile on Facebook. • Find friends, family, colleagues and peers. • Customize your privacy settings. • Share links, photos and videos. • Incorporate social media into your daily life. See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

Chicago Interactive Social Club End of Summer Event – Join us for a night of casual networking amongst the movers and shakers of the Chicago interactive industry, as we partner with Moe’s Cantina River North and POPChips to host our End of Summer Event. Spread the word, bring your friends, and come out to Chicago’s first social club dedicated to supporting all the glorious awesomeness that is the Chicago interactive scene. You must register to attend the event. See details: Here.

Fall Fashion Fix- Real Women, Real Chicago – Join us for an evening to celebrate more than 40 influential Chicago women as they walk the runway in fashions from Bloomingdale’s, Mark Shale, L.K.Bennett, Karen Millen, Club Monaco and more. See details: Here.

Sip, Sate, Savor and Support – Enjoy two hours of the culinary creations of Executive Chef Marc Kuchenbecker and an hour-long open bar of outstanding wine and beer selections“Sip, Sate, Savor, Support” was created by the Tasting Room to help charitable organizations and efforts raise awareness, advocacy and funds to support their missions.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (www.cncfhope.o​rg). Click Here for more information.

Official North Coast Music Festival Kick-Off Event – North Coast Music Festival & Chicago Hip Hop Connects presents”Offici​al North Coast Festival Kick Off Event” with Khaled M., Ill Legit feat, Loyal Divide, DJ Intel, and Subnoxious (Wolfpack). See details: Here.

Witness the Rebirth of Style – Be there for the launch of Emalon – A Fresh, New Edgy, RTW line by Melissa Taylor and check out Fashion House’s New, Revamper, Deconstructed, Vintage Collection. See details: Here.

Cabernet With A Twist with Just Jess from WineChannelTV – The second annual Cabernet Day will be held Thursday, September 1, 2011. The event is meant to celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Blend and Cabernet Franc from various locations all over the world. With that in mind, Sunda, Chef de Cuisine Jesse DeGuzman, Bill Terlato, and WineChannelTV host and certified Sommelier Jessica Altieri will lead a Cabernet Day with a twist theme with three featured wines from Terlato Wines International, Chimney Rock, and Two Hands Sexy Beast! See details: Here.

#CabernetDay – The Redhead will be serving a special tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon. For $15 you get to try your choice of 5 different New World Cabernets. And when you come out to celebrate, make sure to use the hashtag #CabernetDay! We’ll be raffling off bottles of our favorite red wine to a few social media savvy guests who post about the event using the hashtag. We’ll also be donating a portion of the proceeds to Feeding America, so drink up! Click Here for more information.

David Yurman In-Fashion Styling Event – Bring in your David Yurman jewelry on August 31 and September 1, 11:00am – 6:00pm (40 E. Oak Street/312-787-7779/www.davidyurman.com) to be refreshed and restyled. Meet our top stylist, in from New York, who will introduce you to seasonal trends and build on your existing wardrobe of jewelry.  Details.

Friday, September 2

Northcoast Music Festival – North Coast Music Group is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. We are React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions, Kingtelloand Metronome Chicago. See performances by Lotus, Future Rock, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Common, & More. See details: Here.

Guilt First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Listen to the freshest beats by DJ Madrid as you peruse some of the coolest exhibitions in town with a scavenger hunt. Sip a specialty cocktail, unwind at the Equinox pampering station, & stop by the UBS 12X12 New Artists/New Work exhibition. See details: Here.

Sweet Meets Chic: Chocolate + Fashion Tour – Join the Chicago Chocolate Tours annual Chocolate + Fashion Tour for a guided walking, tasting, shopping, and browsing tour to chocolate shops and bakeries, plus fashion boutiques! New this year: we’ve arranged for the tour to conclude with a Champagne reception at Adele Dallas Orr boutique, with Swirlz Cupcakes. See details: Here.

Electriqsoul Hideout presents: “WHO WE ARE” – The night will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. Admission is free, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres so early arrival strongly advised! The event is hosted by Chelcie Porter with her official book release of “Wabi Sabi: A Series of Female Fine Art Nudes,” as well as music by guest DJ Kennedy Ashinze, and live music by Aryk Crowder and Sam Trump and MORE! See details: Here.

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

SPLASH 2011 – A BLACK & WHITE AFFAIR aboard the ODYSSEY Yacht – GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS – $45: provides (1) individual access to this event which includes a complimentary dinner buffet, indoor/outdoor decks, LIVE DJs with (2) dance floors, cash bars, etc. This ticket does NOT include comedy (These tickets are limited).  GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS  – $50: This ticket provides (1) individual access to this event with ALL of the above & comedy (These tickets are limited).  VIP | B-DAY – $60: This ticket provides (1) individual access to this event which includes ALL of the above plus reserved seating & advanced boarding.  See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

Saturday, September 3

Northcoast Music Festival – North Coast Music Group is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. We are React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions, Kingtelloand Metronome Chicago. See performances by Lotus, Future Rock, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Common, & More. See details: Here.

MINI Bootgating Football Classic Ticketing – UPTOWN Magazine and MINI are sponsoring a “Bootgating” Party outside of Soldier Field before the Chicago Football Classic on Saturday, September 3rd. Bootgating is nothing more than tailgating with a MINI, and that means tailgating with style as opposed to an enormous pick-up truck that was purchased solely to enhance the perceived size of your… well, you figure it out. This event will also have special performances by MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh. See details: Here.

Lumpy-Cramp Productions Presents Fashedy I: The Prequel – Lumpy-Cramp Productions introduces an entire new way to see a fashion show. Fashedy is a night of comedy, fashion, and dance, introducing up and coming designers, models, dancers of all kinds, and comedians to the Chicago area. Hosted by Chicago stand-up Sherman Edwards and featuring designs by Luminita Murphy and Emily Thornhill. See details: Here.

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Labor Day Weekend ‘Pack The Boat’ Party – Space is limited! So please RSVP by Monday or Tuesday so we can give someone else your spot if needed. Price per person is $90 & includes: – Boat – Open Bar (Liquor, Beer and mixers) – Bartender(s) – DJ Crossfader – Photographer – Captain – Food See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

Sunday, September 4

Northcoast Music Festival – North Coast Music Group is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. We are React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions, Kingtelloand Metronome Chicago. See performances by Lotus, Future Rock, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Common, & More. See details: Here.

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Monday, September 5

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Chicago’s Soul Train 40th Anniversary Concert – Pay homage to 40 years of Soul Train – the Chicago-based, longest-running​, nationally syndicated television show – with a spectacular Labor Day concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The evening’s honored guest is none other than Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s founder and host. Legendary R&B and soul artists, including Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, The Impressions, the Chi-Lites, the Emotions and Gene Chandler, take the stage with an orchestra of veteran musical collaborators led by the acclaimed conductor/arran​ger Tom Tom Washington. See details: Here.

 

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Celebrate Karl Lagerfeld For Impulse only at Macy’s

Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Susanna Negovan, Macy’s John Bourgeois and Bright Pink’s Lindsay Avner
Invite you to celebrate
Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse
only at Macy’s

Join us for a fashion presentation highlighting Lagerfeld’s signature styles while you sip specialty Xanté cocktails and enjoy delectable desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop.

Wednesday, August 31
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Macy’s
111 North State Street
Third Floor, Impulse Department
Chicago

To RSVP email MacysRSVP@michiganavemag.com
Karl Lagerfeld Capsule Collection is exclusively available at Macy’s for a limited time only.

 
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Guilt First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Guilt First Friday at the MCA

Guilt First Friday at the MCA

Guilt First Friday at the MCA
 
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StyleChicago.com Presents: The Art of Fashion 2011

StyleChicago.com presents The Art of Fashion 2011 Runway Show
Millennium Park – Chase Promenade North
E. Randolph St. (btwn. Michigan Ave. & Columbus Dr.)
Friday, October 21, 2011
VIP Reception: 6:00-7:30pm
Runway Show & General Admission: 7:30pm
After-Party at The Underground: 9:00pm
View Your Invitation * Reserve Tickets

On Friday evening, October 21, 2011, join StyleChicago.com for The Art of Fashion runway show featuring the Spring 2012 collections of some of Chicago’s finest designers!

StyleChicago.com email subscribers:
Use Discount Code: “STYLE20” & pay only $75 for VIP + Goodie Bag ticket (a $20 savings!). Valid for the first 100 ticketbuyers only, through August 31st!

Tickets:
* VIP + Goodie Bag Ticket – $95, includes the following: Cocktails by Prairie Organic Vodka * Wines by HobNob * Hors d’oeuvres by RA Sushi & Nacional 27 * VIP runway show seating (guaranteed seat) * StyleChicago.com Goodie Bag (est. value $250+) * Official After-Party at The Underground

* General Admission & Official After-Party at The Underground – $35, doors open at 7:30pm

Featured Designers:
Borris Powell * Eva Pazola * Lara Miller * Nade Baer * Nora del Busto * RÜCH * Shernett Swaby * Squasht by Les * Sylwia Wilczynska * Zamrie

Premium Sponsors:
LUNA Bar, vitaminwater

Purchase online or by phone at 1-800.838.3006. You must purchase tickets in advance.

Learn more about The Art of Fashion 2011 runway show on StyleChicago.com

 
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