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