I On The Scene

Connie Francis: The Resilient Pop Diva

Connie Francis is not only known for her years as an American pop music star, but also for the many tragedies that shaped her life. Her story starts in New Jersey, but took her all over the world, creating music in 13 languages and dozens of countries. Her encouraging father …

Liza Minnelli: Superstar of All Things Entertainment

Since the age of 14 months, Liza Minnelli graced the entertainment business, as a jane of all trades. She has worked across multiple platforms: television, film, theatre, and music. Her remarkable presences have never gone unnoticed, winning Tony Awards,  Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and an Emmy. Due to health conditions, …

The Timeless Joan Collins

On this Throwback Thursday we pay homage to the talented and ageless Joan Collins. The remarkable woman is celebrating her 81st birthday tomorrow May 23rd, and also the release of her new film “The Time of Their Lives”. She recently spoke about this new film at the Cannes Film Festival, …

Gracious House

Gracious House Introduces Its Chicago Designer Show House

Gracious House Introduces Its Chicago Designer Show House it was a balmy night for a party when guests turned out to support Gracious House, a non-for-profit which works with others in the design industries and support their launch of the Chicago Designer Show House. The party, held at Cosentino Center …

A Night in Tokyo

A Night in Tokyo, beginning the evening with Japanese inspired cocktails and a buffet spread of tempura, makki rolls, a ramen noodle bar and Saki- poached shrimp shooters. The event, co-chaired by Kimberly Palmisano and Patrick Callahan, was attended by The Consul General of Japan in Chicago Masaharu Yoshida and …

Bear Tie Ball - Into the Wild, A Road to the Cure

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  Everyone was more than ready to leave the winter weather outdoors and join like-minded friends and advocates dedicated to making a positive difference for children affected by cancer and support this year’s event “Into the Wild, A Road to the Cure.” As soon as guests entered the UIC …

Aspen International Fashion Week 2014

Aspen became a fashionistas paradise for four days as Aspen International Fashion Week kicked off, featuring top name designers and innovative fabrics…

PAWS Chicago volunteers with homeless dogs - Photo by Sparenga Photography

PAWS Chicago’s Eighth Annual Animal Magnetism

Pet-friendly event raised more than $130,000 for Chicago’s homeless animals.

Mariano's Display

Catholic Charities Annual d’Vine Affair

The wine was flowing and the desserts never-ending at the 13th Annual Catholic Charities d’Vine Affair as festivities began on a cold and snowy Sunday afternoon one week before the Super Bowl.

Navy Pier's Snow Days Chicago 2014

Navy Pier’s Snow Days Chicago 2014

Navy Pier’s Snow Days Chicago 2014 the three words I would use to describe the snow sculpting competition are clever, entertaining, and artistic. Teams of artists from across the Midwest and around the world arrived at Navy Pier’s Gateway Park on February 5th to begin four days of shaping snow …