An Interview With Martha Melman at RPM Italian for TCW’s Powerful Partners

Watch as IontheScene visits with Martha Melman, the wife of Chicago’s restauranteur and founder of the Lettuce Entertain You Dining Empire, Richard Melman.

Tea Party in Bucktown! David’s Teas Opens

It wasn’t a Boston tea party but a Bucktown tea party on Tues. night (Oct. 17th) as David’s Teas at 1645 N. Damen swung open its doors and offered its terrific tea samples to virtually anyone passing by.

The International World Jumping Competition – Equestrian Excitement in Barcelona

I was thrilled to have been invited to cover the International World Jumping Competition in Barcelona. The event was held at the Reial Club de Polo de Barcelona and is the oldest sporting event in Spain.

The Grammys: A Night of Celebration, a Night of Sorrow…

Celebrating the Grammys this year was unusually challenging by the untimely death of Whitney Houston. However, music’s finest artists pulled together to make the night spectacular.

25th Annual Conservation Ball

Lions, tigers, and giraffes were all in good hands Friday night as 300 supporters mingled at the glamorous 25th Anniversary of the Friends of Conservation Ball, a high profile event directed by Reute Butler (F.O.C. President) designed to enable the fragile ecosystems of East Africa.

Chicago Polo Continues the Tradition on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Chicago’s polo history which is steeped in tradition dating back to June of 1876 was re-ignited at the inaugural beach polo tournament at North Ave. beach. Breathtaking was the view of Lake Michigan’s sandy shores as the sand was flying, the horses were cantering, vodka was flowing and the warm rays of the sun were shining down brightly on Lake Michigan.

47th Chicago International Film Festival Hosted at The AMC River East in Chicago

The AMC River East 21 movie theatre was the site of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala on Friday, August 19th. So significant was this event that Governor Quinn proclaimed Aug. 19th “Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez Day” throughout the state of Illinois.

Mayor Richard Daley’s Monster Mash at The Chicago Cultural Center

The 10th Annual Halloween Ball was hosted by Mayor Richard Daley & his wife Maggie Daley at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Center is one of Chicago’s famous landmark buildings in the city.

The First World Equestrian Games Held in The United States

The long anticipated WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES finally took place in Kentucky on September 25th for 16 glorious days. This acclaimed park has over 1,200 acres and has hosted some of the most prestigious events in the country.

Just For Laughs—A Very Funny Festival

The entire week in Chicago was devoted to laughter with the TBS comedy festival, Just for Laughs, in town. The Vic, Park West, Second City, Chicago Theater, Mayne Stage Theater and the Rosemont Theater all took part in the festival of funny.