Sports & Horses

Aspen Hosts the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals

Reaching speeds of up to 75 mph while dropping 2,434 feet, the 25 top ranked men and women skiers competed in the FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colorado in front of a worldwide television audience of 100 million viewers. All eyes of the skiing world were on Aspen for …

2017 Cubs Convention: The Road to Another World Series

With the advent of a new season almost upon us, we segue from 2016 to 2017 with fond memories of a historical World Series.  Cubs fans from across the country and around the world reflect on an amazing championship and look forward to the upcoming season. The Cubs convention is …

I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING: Trudy Midas

Trudy Midas and her husband, Bob Hansen, are the owners of the Espana SILK, an all-natural product line specially formulated to promote hydration while enhancing the natural luster and shine of manes, tails, and coats.

Reflections of the Chicago Cubs 2016 Season: A Five Year Miracle in the Making

Theo Epstein became President of Cubs general operations five short years ago with quite a challenge to overcome: a team with a seemingly never – ending history of disappointments.  The Cubs collapse of ‘69, the disaster against San Diego in ‘84, the Bartman ball incident in 2003, and of course …

The End of An Era: The Chicago Cubs

  The Chicago Cubs have finally done it! After a long 71-year drought, the Cubs have advanced to the World Series where they will go on to face the Cleveland Indians. Despite their curse, I don’t know how many people were betting against the Cubs. Just look at their season. …

I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING – Gustavo Bilbao & Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup

Long known as the stronghold for polo in North America, Chicago recently hosted the first ever Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup. The tournament’s founder, Gustavo Bilbao, hoped the tournament would re-ignite interest in the century old game in the United States. “Growing up in Argentina, I used to hear …

Dennis Andritsis Hits a Grand Slam in 16” Softball

Congratulations to Dennis “The Greek” Andritsis: from the streets of Chicago to the 16” Softball Hall of Fame! Over an outstanding 15-year athletic career spanning 1963 – 1978, Dennis Andritsis played 16” softball for one of the greatest softball teams in the history of the game: Sobies Sports Tap from …

“An Evening with Israel Idonije” Raises $150,000 for the Foundation’s Programs

The Trump International Hotel’s Grand Ballroom was the backdrop for the Israel Idonije Foundation’s (IIF) third annual fundraiser, “An Evening with Israel Idonije.” Former Chicago Bear and NFL star, Israel “Izzy” Idonije is known as a powerful voice and force for good in the humanitarian arena. Approximately 200 guests came out to …

Blackhawks: Shades of the Past, Reflecting a Bright Future

The Hawks’ three championships in recent years call to mind an era from the past when spectacular players like Bobby Hull, Stan Makita, and Tony Espisito kept the crowd on the edge of their seats and raised the decibel level at the Chicago Stadium to an all-time high …. “Remember …

Motor Mania: Monaco Grand Prix 2015

When glamour, tradition, and the excitement of auto racing all intersect at the same time and place it creates a flamboyant explosion unlike any other you will ever experience …. With a history dating back to 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix is highly regarded as one of the most challenging …