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I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration

Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Merchandise Mart, 15th Floor
222 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL 60654

Tickets: FREE for I-Go Members; $5-$10 for all others.  Register or Purchase Tickets HERE!

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!

The I-GO Team

Thank you to Merchandise Mart Properties, Sierra Nevada, Joffrey Ballet, and
Hotel Allegro for their generous contributions.

***Cancellation Policy***

All tickets and/or event registrations are non-refundable. If this event is canceled or
postponed by I-GO, participants will be offered a full refund. Please contact us if a
personal emergency keeps you from attending the event. At I-GO’s discretion, a
refund may be offered in these cases.

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Social


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LUXEHOME Presents the 5th Annual CHILL: An International Wine & Culinary Event

 40 Top Chefs+150 Premium Wines+3 Great Charities=1 Fabulous Evening

Luxehome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for homebuilding and renovation, located inside the Merchandise Mart welcomed a full house this past Thursday night for their 5th annual CHILL event featuring cuisine from some of Chicago’s most distinguished chefs paired with superb wine from around the world.  CHILL was everything guests anticipated it to be and more.

The equation on the banner above is actually a miscalculation since CHILL decided to expand and do it even bigger and better this year adding to the list of top chefs.  There were actually 40 participating Chicago area restaurants this year.  Click HERE to see the full list of everyone who was involved.  With 40 restaurants and only 2.5 hours to try everything, there was no time to waste.  We made our way around the entire 1st floor of Merchandise Mart and hands down of all the delacacies our palates tasted Thursday night, Japonais by far impressed us the most offering up two dishes: a melt-in-your-mouth sushi rolled with fresh tuna and a braised short rib dish.  Both dishes were unbelievably delicious.  For someone who rarely eats meat, to say this dish was incredible speaks volumes.  It was INCREDIBLE!  Plus, Japonais paired their culinary masterpieces with some smooth sake.  Guests again had two drink options: a simple sake straight up or The Aviation – a specialty cocktail garnished with a “real” marachino cherry.  Heaven!

With some of the city’s most delectable bites from top Chicago restaurants and 30 plus wineries and spirit vendors on site, it’s no wonder CHILL sold-out!  Plus proceeds from the night benefited three local charities: The Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and The Lynn Sage Foundation.  More funds were raised through a Silent Auction featuring wine and restaurant packages donated from participating wineries, distributors, restaurants and more.  And two dueling pianists entertained the crowd all night singing some of the most popular tunes but adding their own twist to each song.  It was a rockin’ good time!

There is no doubt CHILL will be on my calendar next year.  This is one event I am most definitely going to make an annual tradition for me.  Great food, great wine, and a great cause.  It’s a win-win-win situation all around.  My only suggestion would be to expand the time to at least 3 hours.  There is just no way possible to indulge in and enjoy ALL the deliciousness offered in such a short amount of time.

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Dining, Social, Where We've Been!


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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

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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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The Chopping Block Annual Trunk Show


Annual Trunk Show Features New Products

It’s the biggest foodie party of the year at the Merchandise Mart: The Chopping Block’s Annual Trunk Show. Be the first to see new products, test out new retail lines and sample new gourmet food. Plus, you’ll get to spin the wheel to “Pick Your Discount”. You could save up to 25% off of all purchases that day, plus win a free cooking class.  

Saturday, October 15


The Chopping Block at the Mart

So, what’s new this year? Our favorite bakeware is taking to the grill. Emile Henry has launched a grilling/baking stone for high temps. Plus, you can cut directly on the surface without scratching the surface!  

Here’s our friend Chef Ming Tsai putting it to use for a quick stir fry.

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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Dining


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26 POINT 2: Fuel Team Dignity Pasta Party


October 6, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

$26.20 entry (in honor of 26.2 miles for the marathon), $52.40 VIP Ticket

Snaidero Showroom Merchandise Mart
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago IL

Join Designs for Dignity for a gourmet pasta + carb loading dinner to support the runners of TEAM DIGNITY. All donations are tax deductible. Support D4D and enjoy great food, cocktails and wine for a great cause! 

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Posted by on September 18, 2011 in Dining, Philanthropy


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September Events at Cityscape & ItaliAsia

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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Dining


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August Events at Cityscape & ItaliAsia

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Posted by on August 2, 2011 in Dining, Social


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2011 Kitchen Walk Benefitting Designs for Dignity

Order VIP Party Tickets!

$75 EACH

Order VIP Party Tickets!

$75 EACH

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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Philanthropy, Social


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International Antiques Fair

Events to inspire your passion, a Fair to build your collection

The Merchandise Mart
International Antiques Fair
April 29-May 2

Preview Night April 28, 2011

Your weekend at The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair includes a compelling roster of high-profile speakers, charitable special events, live music, special tours, and designer consultations.

Reservations for the events are requested for each member of your party. 
Please click here to RSVP.

Click here for all the details on the events!!!

Richard Norton, Inc.

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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in Social


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