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Michi Marshall

  Michi Marshall, a style influencer and fashion leader who is also known for her sky-high heels up to there and I were the evening’s hosts. Michi work has appeared in magazines and she’s participated in fashion events as a model, a host and at store openings. Fashion tastemakers and trendsetters gathered the …

The Art of Fashion

The Art of Fashion featured ten Chicago-based designers showcasing ten looks each from their 2014 Spring Collections. Over 1,000 people attended the sold-out show which began with a VIP reception. Jonathan Smith, founder, and owner of Stylechicago.com was the evening’s emcee.  He welcomed guests, sponsors, and the ten designers, finishing …

International Beethoven Festival 2013

Chicago was the center of attention recently as the 3rd Annual Beethoven Festival kicked off on Sept. 7th. Spanning nine days (from Sept. 7 – 15th), showcased 60 musical performances from 12 different countries. Top level talent from around the world gathered and demonstrated their unique skills during this cultural celebration, spotlighting 37 world premiers and six Chicago premiers.

The Castle

Located just two hours east of Manhattan, the Castle is the sight where Sir Ivan hosts an exotic party for those who are fortunate enough to be invited to this exclusive soiree. This year, the theme for the party was “Sailors and Sinners” and guests showed up accordingly in creative costumes.

The 38th Annual Hampton Classic

Horse back riding aficionados from across the country and around the world recently gathered at one of the biggest and most prestigious horse shows in the U.S., 38th Annual Hampton Classic. Located in Bridgehampton, N.Y. this equestrian extravaganza is positioned on a 65-acre show ground, boasting six show rings and over 70 vendors.

Mats Wilander Plays at Dunham Woods Riding Club

A tennis legend from the 1980’s made an exclusive appearance (on Sunday, August 11th) at Dunham Woods Riding Club in Wayne, Illinois. Tennis star Mats Wilander conducted his very own tennis clinic in front of a packed gallery; adults and juniors alike welcomed the privilege to be on the same court with a seven-time, Grand Slam champion.

Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s Chicago Cup at Navy Pier

With the unique distinction of being the only U.S. destination on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, the Chicago Match Cup (sailboat races) kicked off at Navy Pier on August 7th and competed until Sunday, August 11th.

The Australian Bee Gees Show

The Australian Bee Gees Show

The spirit of the 70’s came alive recently at the Broadway Playhouse (Water Tower Place)with a terrific presentation: “The Australian Bee Gees Show, A Multi-Media Tribute Concert.

Hotel Jerome : Checking in at Aspen’s Crown Jewel:

On my current trip to Aspen I stayed at Aspen’s crown jewel, Hotel Jerome where I was delighted to see how charming and beautiful the magnificent renovation is.

Equestrian Connection’s Polo Cup 2013

Generous supporters of Equestrian Connection gathered on sunny Saturday, June 22nd at the 4th Annual Villa del Lago Equestrian Polo Cup charity event to benefit individuals (both young and old) with special needs. Enthusiastic horseback riding and polo aficionados gathered at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff, Illinois.