On Friday, April 19, Sue Wong, fashion’s grand diva designer of Hollywood glamour, launched her “The Great Gatsby”-inspired Fall 2013 Collection with a rollicking Jazz Age soiree at her palatial home The Cedars.
The 26th annual Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala recognized the newer, younger face of early onset Alzheimer’s last Saturday, raising over $1.2 million for medical research and care giving programs. A record-breaking 900+ guests gathered at the Hilton Chicago for the event, enjoying cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions and a special live performance by Grammy award-winning artist Richard Marx.
When Gabby Wild was 20 years old, she traveled to Thailand where she met a baby elephant “who fell madly in love with me.” The elephant, who had been stolen from his mother in the jungle, wouldn’t take milk from anyone and was expected to die until Wild arrived and got him to drink from a bottle. After Wild left Thailand to continue her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, the baby elephant passed away. “He stopped eating, became very depressed, broke one leg, broke the other, and then died. It was horrific.”
For the first time ever, Chicago brides-to-be were able to experience Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party, an event that has been held annually in New York City for over a decade. About 365 soon-to-be brides, grooms, friends of engaged couples and wedding planners enjoyed cocktails, live music and a showcase by top Chicago wedding vendors in a ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Sunday, March 10.
What does it take to be labeled one of Refinery 29’s Hottest 30 Under 30 in one of the biggest cities in the country? Ask Katie Jackson-Meara, who made this prestigious list this past year in Chicago for her entrepreneurialism and success within the event and bridal industries. Katie, who is a planner, stylist and founder of So Dressed Up, hit the ground running after graduating college.
Southern Delaware is a popular beach destination in the summer, but spend a little time exploring off the beach and you will discover the true spirit - and spirits - that call Delaware home.
Hollywood may be known for its overindulgence and luxurious parties, but the city is no stranger to amazing charities. On Sunday, January 27, Lights Camera Cure, hosted by actors Devon Werkheiser and Gia Mantegna, held its second annual Dance-A-Thon at the Avalon in Hollywood to benefit Four Diamonds Fund.
Chris Bukowski never imagined he would be a contestant on Season 8 of ABC’s The Bachelorette. A Bartlett, IL native, he grew up playing football, basketball and baseball and eventually attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He majored in Hospitality with a focus in Food and Beverage before eventually landing a job with the New York Islanders in New York.
Not many artists can say the specimens they draw inspiration from can fit into a petri dish, but then not every artist is Betsy Stewart. Her abstract paintings depict the microscopic life found in pond water. “In my new series, "Biocriticals", I am interested in creating an ambiguity between micro and macro: what is happening in microscopic water as well as events in the cosmos,” she says.
For decorative metal sculptor and naturalist Norman Gitzen, a good day for him is when he doesn’t need to leave the driveway of his South Florida home. The Liverpool NY native is up very early, drinking his skinny coffee while he sits by his pond feeding the turtles, koi, rabbits and squirrels. He then “downs a quick eggnog” and tries to decide which of the twenty or so projects, some he has already started, to work on that day. “Paying jobs and commissions come first of course,” he laughs.