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I On The Horse: The Blessing of the Hounds & Fox Hunting Traditions in Wayne, Illinois

Wayne, IL is a small village nestled about 40 miles west of Chicago. The village has strong equestrian roots and a love for carrying on the centuries-old tradition of a formal fox hunt. Wayne’s famous fox hunt falls on September 30th this year, and it is sure to draw a considerable crowd of excited onlookers, just as it does every year.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards Fashion In Pictures

The 70thPrimetime Emmys were held yesterday and it’s safe to say the fashion world has a lot to talk about. We’re not going to keep you waiting so let’s dive right into it!

April Kirkwood Releases “Working My Way Back To Me”

April Kirkwood is an author and therapist. An LPC alumnus from Youngstown State University, Kirkwood holds two masters degrees in both education and community mental health counseling. She has over twenty-five years in public education and in the mental health field working in inpatient and outpatient facilities both public and …

I On The Horse: 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show

As the 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show winds up for the year until its end on September 2nd, we’re taking a look back on the highlights of the first couple days of the massive New York equestrian event that brings horses, riders, and their trainers together at the end …

I On Travel: SilverSea Cruises

If the cruising the Mediterranean is on your bucket list, Silversea Cruises should be the first place you look. Silversea’s fleet offers all-inclusive sailing aboard their first-class ships; every ocean view suite has their own butler and world-class dining opportunities seldom found at other vacation properties. SilverSea’s ships are not unlike a boutique resort, offering up some of the best service and most intimate experiences that cruising has to offer. And given the smaller size of the SiverSea fleet, they are able to reach destinations that the larger cruise ships simply can not, offering a much richer cultural experience.

Michael Kutza Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award

Inspiring some of the most significant directors, writers, and actors of independent films since the age of 22, Michael Kutza recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago International Film Fest Summer Gala at Loews Chicago Hotel. With appearances by Kathleen Turner, Chaz Ebert, and Terrance Howard (among others) …

Tempel Lipizzan Horses: 60 Exciting Years in the U.S.

Celebrating 60 years in the United States, descendents of The Smiths hosted a fabulous Diamond Anniversary Gala Performance featuring their extraordinary Lipizzan horses in Wadsworth, Illinois. Originally from Austria and arriving in the U.S. in 1958, Tempel Smith and his horses made their new home in Wadsworth, IL and horse …

Top 4 Best Luxury Travel Destinations in Italy

The heart of luxurious travel beats in Italy, and it’s endless beauty will attest to this fact. Proud of its history, yet confidently moving into the future, Italy is the mecca for the stylish, the modern and the hip. From the world-renowned museums and the exquisite cuisine to the breathtaking …

Ethan Hawke Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center

We spoke with Director, Writer, Actor Ethan Hawke who was in Chicago to receive the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at a gala in his honor at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The accomplished artist has acted in over 74 films, in addition to being a published author, writer, and director.  …

Alzheimers Gala

The 31st Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

Started more than 30 years ago by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan in memory her Mother: Hollywood legend, Rita Hayworth, the annual Rita Hayworth Gala was held at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) Inspired by Gene Wilder (who passed away in 2016 from alzheimer’s disease) this year’s theme was …