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My Experience at The Blessing of The Hounds By Irene Michaels

Exhilarating, Demanding and Magnificent. These are the words to describe the Blessing of the Hounds. Every time I go to the barn and prepare for a hunt I feel excitement. Each time is like the first time I ever rode. The beauty of the countryside, the hounds and the camaraderie between the riders warms …

Making a Paw Print on the World

The Drake Hotel became canine heaven as dog lovers from far and wide gathered on a chilly Friday night to celebrate man’s best friend. Dalmatians, Dobermans, and Dachsunds alike attended as dogs of every breed, size, and shape were well represented at this formal PAWS extravaganza as hundreds of loyal …

Friends of Prentice Saves Lives Again

Friends of Prentice Women’s Hospital recently celebrated their 32nd annual benefit in spectacular style with “Remember When,” an exciting 1980’s inspired party. Over 400 loyal followers gathered at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel to show their support and raise awareness for women’s health issues. Since their first fundraiser in 1985, …

Wearing White for a Cause: Erie – LaSalle’s 2.0 Party

For the 4th year in a row, the Erie–La Salle Auto Body Shop once again put their words into action and demonstrated to the community how to raise significant funds for an outstanding organization: Gilda’s Club of Chicago. The gala, “Red Carpet, White Party 2.0” attracted hundreds of loyal supporters …

“Toast to the Coast” 2017 Fundraising Event

In keeping with its outstanding reputation for beautifying and preserving the upstanding Gold Coast community, the Gold Coast Neighbors Association held its annual “Toast to the Coast” fundraiser at the prestigious Racquet Club located in the heart of the Gold Coast at 1365 N. Dearborn Pkwy. Constructed in 1923 and …

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 …

5th Annual Primo Classico Aids Effort Against Cyclical Homelessness in Chicago

The 5th annual Primo Classico brought together 350 guests in support of an ambitious mission: to break the cycle of intergenerational homelessness and poverty for families in Chicago.

39th Annual “A Christmas Carol” Starts Performances Nov. 19 at Goodman Theatre

(Press Release) With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol—hailed as “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) and “no better way to get into the holiday spirit” (Chicago Sun-Times)—takes the stage in its 39th year. A Christmas Carol appears November 19 – December 31. …

New album and tour from celebrated singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer brings her to Chicago on November 19

“We live in an ever accelerating world where we are not encouraged to stop, reflect or pause the perpetual motion of our lives,” Carrie Newcomer remarks.  Yet, Newcomer invites us to do just that in her newest recording, The Beautiful Not Yet. On The Beautiful Not Yet Newcomer continues her inquiry …

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 …