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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.


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

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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: 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

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Shop It To Me Shop Crawl with Blogger Jessica Quirk

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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Fashion, Social


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Northalsted Market Days

The 2011 Northalsted Market Days® will take place the weekend of August 13-14, when a crowd of more than 100,000 from across the country will converge on Halsted Street to celebrate our annual event. It’s the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest and lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s finest festivals!

The event spans six city blocks, has 17 entrance gates and features three music stages with more than 40 musical acts performing. Many of these artists are top-name, national headliners, giving Northalsted Market Days® a reputation for some of the best live music in Chicago.
Northalsted Market Days® is also famous for its vast array of unique food and arts and crafts vendors. Vendors from across the country sell their unique wares to this huge, upscale crowd.

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Social


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Shopping Among the Grapes


Sunday, August 14 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm
BlackFinn American Saloon

16 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 
Come enjoy the ultimate shopping experience! Walk into an amazing atmosphere at BlackFinn American Saloon in Naperville. You will be greeted with a goodie bag filled with coupons, vouchers, products & samples (valued over $300)*. Enjoy a glass of wine, live entertainment, tasty appetizers and sweet desserts all while you shop among some of Chicago’s top vendors!


Grab your friends and enjoy a fabulous afternoon of fun, food & shopping. Over $2,000 in raffle prizes to be given away!!

ADMISSION: $20 at the door (includes goodie bag valued over $300*, complimentary appetizers, desserts, drink ticket (for 1(one) wine, mimosa or beer) & an amazing shopping experience)

Raffle Prizes will be held throughout the event. Each Admission comes with a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be bought.

3:30p.m. Raffle Prize Giveaway- 1 lucky winner will win a Gift Basket valued over $400! Must be present to win!


A list of our current raffle prizes:

· $50 LA TAN Gift Cards
· $50 BlackFinn American Saloon Gift Certificate
· Brunswick Bowling Party for 6
· $50 Bella Caley Gift Certificate
· Francesca’s Fancy Flops Gift Certificates
· Jill Kelly Photography Gift Certificates
· $50 Arbonne International Gift Certificate
· Gift Certificate for a dozen of CupCakes from JenyLee CupCakery
· Divine Power Yoga -Five Yoga Classes
· Beverly Clark Wedding Set (Includes pen/stand, guest book, flower basket, pillow & toasting glasses)
· Professional Hair Care Products
· Stella & Dot Jewelry Gift Certificates
· Bright Occasions Party Pack
· Snack Chicks Gift Baskets
· Brandy’s Storybookers Products & Credit
· Mia Bella (Natural Wax Candles) Gift Certificates
· Free Body Wrap from IT WORKS!
· $25 Amazon Gift Certificates 
· Products from Swiddles!
· Edward Weiland Photography 1 hour sitting & airbrushed print· Willow House Gift Certificates
· Hazel Brown Designs Items & Gift Certificates
· Boulder Terrace Animal Hospital Gift Certificates
· Puppy Treats from Polar Pups
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Posted by on August 8, 2011 in Social


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Macy’s August Event Listings


Customer Information:  Visit
Macy’s on State Street – 111 N. State St., Chicago (Information #: 312.781.4884)
Macy’s Northbrook – 1555 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
Macy’s Water Tower Place – 835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Macy’s Woodfield – 1 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg
July 25th through August 8th
Enter for a chance to win a VIP package to this ARTrageous extravaganza! One lucky winner will receive the VIP package, including 2 VIP passes to attend the fashion event, a $250 Macy’s gift card and a beauty makeover from Joseph Michael’s Salon and Lancôme. Visit to register.

Macy’s Glam Pass
July 14th through August 14th – All Macy’s Chicagoland area stores
Shop, save and support a great cause with Macy’s Glam Pass! Get your $10 Glam Pass and save 15 to 20% for an entire in-store shopping day. Also receive $10 off of a future $50 purchase made between August 15th and September 5th. $5 of each Glam Pass purchase benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Impulse Beauty Launch
August 5th and 6th – 11AM to 7PM – Macy’s Woodfield, 1st Floor, Cosmetics Department
Macy’s is thrilled to announce our newest addition in the world of beauty! Join us as we have a grand opening celebration of our new Impulse Beauty Department at Macy’s Woodfield featuring new vendors such as Urban Decay, Sue Devitt, Stila, Too Faced, Essie and more! Make any Impulse cosmetic purchase over $35 and receive a special gift with purchase. Enjoy meeting with our beauty experts and learning more about all of these exciting new collections! To book your appointment, please call 847.706.6000.

August 8th through October 15
For the first time, Macy’s is partnering with, one of nation’s largest organizations that helps young people rock causes they care about by raising awareness, inspiring, empowering and celebrating a generation of doers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done and take action.Beginning August 8 through October 15, you can help raise money and spread the word, by joining Macy’s and’s “raise your phone and rock your cause” campaign. Customers can visit Macy’s mstylelab departments to take part in the scan-to-donate program that celebrates and rewards youth activism. In return, Macy’s will donate $1, up to a total of $250,000*, to Customers who scan the code will trigger the $1 donation and have the opportunity to find out ways to “do more” in their community. In addition to in-store efforts, customers can take part in a social media activation that helps youths “Raise your thumb. Rock your cause.” For every “like” on the mstylelab Facebook page, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $250,000, to

OVERVIEW: In celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Macy’s is launching the Great American Elf Adventure on Tuesday, August 9th. Find one of Macy’s Parade’s elves, give it a makeover and you could see your winning elf design transformed into a balloon featured on Thanksgiving Day in front of over 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide.  
GET IT – Over 10,000 of Macy’s Parade’s elves have taken residence at Macy’s stores and at other locations in select cities. To find one, look for clues on Macy’s Facebook page at and via Twitter @macysevents or #macyself. Each day from August 9th to August 24th, Macy’s will post a clue and password that will help reveal the location of elves at 669 Macy’s stores across the country or at other special locales.
DESIGN IT – Once you have one of the coveted elves, design what could be the newest member of the Parade elf family. After the masterpiece is complete, submit a detailed front and back photo of your creation by “Liking” Macy’s on Facebook and then proceed to download the “Elf” application. Entries must be complete by August 24th.
VOTE – From the received entries, a judging panel from Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group will narrow down the entries to the Top 85. These entries will be posted on Macy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, August 30th for fans/friends to begin casting votes on their favorite. The design with the most votes as of September 6th will be announced in mid-September. From here, the design will be transformed into a helium wonder by the magicians of Macy’s Parade Studio. Besides designing the next elf balloon, the winning artist and three guests will receive a trip to New York City to see the Parade and enjoy their elf’s flight in the holiday spectacular. The 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thursday, November 24, 2011 from 9AM to 12PM, in all time zones on NBC-TV. The complete entry rules/regulations are available in-store or at

Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2011 sets the stage in style. From Degas to Banksy, ballet to breakdance and everywhere in between, this year’s show, themed “ARTrageous,” will take the audience on an incredible journey by bringing a high-end fashion show and fierce performances together for one extraordinary night. Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Cee Lo Green, will headline Macy’s Glamorama with electro-pop quartet, Far East Movement. The evening concludes with an over-the-top “ARTlandish” after-party at Macy’s on State Street. The event will once again benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland® and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI). Ticket Information: Ticket prices range from $50 to $1,000 and can be purchased now through RMHC®-CNI at by calling 630.623.2309. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000, or through The Chicago Theatre box office.

Takashi Yagihashi – August 14th – 1PM – Street Food Artistry, Galleria Marchetti, 825 W Erie
Rick Bayless – August 16th – 6PM – Ethyl’s Beer and Wine Dive, Parking Lot, 324 S Racine
“Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go”, a national food truck tour showcasing Macy’s Culinary Council (MCC) is rolling into Chicago! Macy’s first ever food truck tour will feature MCC chefs Takashi Yagihashi and Rick Bayless on board for the Chicago stop, cooking their favorite summertime recipes and dishing them out free! The Macy’s branded food truck will visit multiple cities during its nationwide tour which concludes in September. KitchenAid® will provide appliances to prepare timeless, summer-inspired dishes such as hamburgers, a homemade ice cream recipe created by Emeril Lagasse and signature side dishes selected by the guest MCC chef at each stop. Fans that “like” Macy’s on Facebook or follow Macy’s on Twitter (@macyevents), will receive a special gift at each food truck stop, while supplies last. Fans can also join the chefs on Twitter as they tweet live from the food truck by using the hashtag #macyschefs. While the chef’s dishes are free, guests can support a good cause by donating to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. For every $1 donated, Feeding America can help provide seven meals to those in need on behalf of local food banks. For additional information about MCC and the full “Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go” tour schedule, please visit For MCC media materials, including chef images, go to

COACH Poppy Flower Pop-Up Shop Event with Personal Appearance by Flower Girl NYC, Denise Porcaro
August 19th – 12noon, 1PM and 2PM – Macy’s on State Street, 1st Floor, Cosmetics Department
COACH Poppy Girl goes floral this fall! Macy’s invites you to the COACH Poppy Flower Pop-up Shop for a floral adventure with COACH Poppy Flower spokesperson and founder and owner of Flower Girl NYC, Denise Porcaro. Denise is a go-to florist for celebrities and style-mavens and will be at Macy’s to share her best floral tips and provide hands on flower arranging lessons. Attendees will discover the new romantic addition to the COACH Fragrance Collection: Poppy Flower, and be able to build their own gorgeous bouquet! Seats are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

August 26th – 5:30PM – Macy’s Water Tower Place, 3rd Floor, Impulse Department
Macy’s invites you to be part of the ultimate fashion face-off hosted by Project Runway Season 8 contestant, Mondo Guerra! Enjoy a fashion presentation of the season’s hottest looks where Mondo shares his fashion do’s and don’ts along with his top style tips for fall. Be sure to take notes because four lucky attendees will have a chance to show what they’ve learned and style they’re own fashion segment during one of Mondo’s fashion challenges. The winner will take home a $100 Macy’s gift card!

GNMAA – Building A Healthier Chicago Event at Macy’s on State Street
August 26th – 11AM to 3:30PM – Macy’s on State Street
Good Health is Always in Fashion. Join us at Macy’s on State Street as we partner with Building a Healthier Chicago for a celebration of family fun & wellness! Get ready to move at the following interactive events:
11AM – STRETCH & GROW – a high energy fitness class for kids of all ages.  
11:30AM – URBAN INITIATIVES & CHICAGO RUN – take part in this fun soccer station
12NOON – CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT – If you like to dance & enjoy fitness don’t miss out on this!
12:30PM – PLAYWORKS – Revisit recess with these classic games.
1PM – SERGIO ROJAS PERSONAL APPEARANCE – Learn form the best! Sergio has over 15 years of experience as a fitness professional and has become one of the most in-demand trainers in Chicago and the U.S., working with professional athletes & celebrities.
1:30PM – GENERATION FIT KIDS – features three different activities including a healthy meal challenge. 7TH FLOOR CULINARY STUDIO CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS
12NOON – MACY’S CULINARY COUNCIL CHEF, TOM DOUGLAS – Join us as we welcome Macy’s Culinary Council Chef, Tom Douglas! Learn his tricks of the trade as he shares how to make your own magic in the kitchen. Tom will demonstrate three healthy recipes and will also be available to sign purchases of his cookbooks following the demo.
2PM – CHEF RANDY ZWEIBAN OF PROVINCE RESTAURANT – Chef Randy Zweiban from Province restaurant will join us for a delicious demo and tasty samples
3:30PM – CHEF JOHN STATE OF SEASONS 52 – Chef John State of Seasons 52 will be on hand to share some of his favorite recipes that you will be able to taste
Please call 1.800.329.8667 to RSVP for all culinary demos as seating & space is very limited.
11AM – CHEF RYAN HUTMACHER – Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef, will demonstrate his fit and healthy recipe that you will be able to taste
1PM – CHEF MEG COLLERAN SAHS OF TERZO PIANO – Chef Meg Colleran Sahs of Terzo Piano will be on hand to share her favorite recipe that you will be able to taste
Please call 1.800.329.8667 to RSVP for all culinary demos as space & seating is very limited.

August 27th – 2PM – Macy’s on State Street, Lower Level, Atrium
Calling all foodies and alike – don’t miss your chance to meet the next Food Network Star in person! Join us at Macy’s on State Street with Barbara’s Bookstore as we welcome the winner of Food Network’s highest rated series and television’s most challenging food fight “Food Network Star!” With past winners including Guy Fieri, “Food Network Star”, in its seventh season, showcases finalists enduring a series of challenges that determine their culinary competence and on-screen star potential. The winner of this season’s “Food Network Star” will be on hand to sign* purchases of part fan-guide, part cookbook, FOOD NETWORK STAR: The Official Insider’s Guide to America’s Hottest Food Show that are purchased at the Macy’s on State Street location of Barbara’s Bookstore on the day of the event.

August 27th – All Macy’s Stores
Shop For A Cause is Macy’s national charity shopping day to support national and local nonprofit organizations. Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with regional and local non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $38 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. Customers purchase $5 tickets either in-store or from charities that have signed up. 100% of the proceeds of every ticket sold go to the charities. When guests shop for a cause in-store or online on August 27th, 25% (or 10%) off almost all of their purchases all day *. Customers can also register to win a $500 Macy’s gift card. To enroll in this event, please visit *Exclusions apply.
Macy’s on State Street only – Join us at Macy’s on State Street as we celebrate Shop For a Cause! Stop by the 5th floor at 12:30PM and take part in some family fun! Don’t miss a short performance by cast members of Chicago’s Emerald City Theatre production of the smash hit musical, ”PINKALICOUS”, based on the popular book by Elizabeth & Victoria Kann. Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to the event! Then from 1 to 3PM, take some time to get creative at our interactive craft table for kids and be sure to look for our face painter who can transform you into a beautiful butterfly or awesome alligator!

Macy’s Homecoming Event
August 27th – 2 to 4PM – Macy’s Woodfield, Junior’s Dresses
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a Homecoming shopping party. Our Impulse Cosmetics makeup stylists will be on hand to help you create your perfect party look. Practice your dance moves with our DJ, while checking out all the must-have looks for Homecoming.

GUESS Launch
August 27th – 2 to 4PM – Macy’s Water Tower Place, 3rd Floor, Guess Shop
Celebrate Fashion with Macy’s and GUESS. Join Macy’s and GUESS for an afternoon of shopping, sipping and sweets. Enjoy DJ beats and mini-makeovers while models showcase the latest GUESS looks. Plus, with any purchase, receive a special gift.

August 31st – 5:30PM – Macy’s on State Street, 3rd Floor, Impulse Department
Macy’s welcomes you to celebrate the launch of the Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse capsule collection available exclusively at Macys for a limited time only. Join us for a fashion presentation highlighting Lagerfeld’s signature styles while you sip specialty Xante cocktails and enjoy delectable desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop.

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Posted by on August 5, 2011 in Fashion


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FGI Bucktown Boutique Crawl

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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Fashion, Social


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Dose Market

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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Dining, Fashion, Social


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54th Annual Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park

Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 9 am – 7 pm

Select artists will discount their work from9:00 a.m.to10:00 a.m.on Saturday and Sunday morning!

The Gold Coast Art Fair returns to Grant Park’s Butler Field, at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive. Heralded as the “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals,” the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park is rated as one of the top twenty festivals nationally and is the third oldest and by far one of the most well attended art festivals in Chicago. Free and open to the public, the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park showcases the work of more than 350 juried artists from around the world with prices ranging $25 to $25,000.

In addition to the juried artists exhibiting, the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park will proudly host 20 emerging artists from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Nearby attractions including Millennium Park and the Art Institute add to the perfect expedition exploring Chicago and the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park.

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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Fashion, Social


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