More than 300 guests brought their appetites to Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan) Aug. 27 for A Magnificent Taste. Chefs, including Table 52’s Art Smith, Frontera Grill and Topolobampo’s Rick Bayless and Little Market’s Ryan Poli, served up seasonal treats at the food-centric event, which was part of the second week of the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, presented by MasterCard.
Guests turned out to Lulu’s on the Avenue (900 N. Michigan) Aug. 27 for the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival’s Napier Jewelry Book event and perused vintage costume jewelry pieces including pieces from Lulu’s owner Laurie Davis’ private collection. Author Melinda Lewis was in attendance for a meet and greet for her new book, The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry.
Splash columnist Jenny McCarthy wooed hundreds of well-heeled partygoers to St. Charles Aug. 24 for a “Dancing with the Stars”-themed evening benefiting her son’s school, Bridges Montessori Academy. Guests included Jenny’s new love Donnie Wahlberg, [past “DWTS” winners] Kelly Monaco and Drew Lachey, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his wife Kristin Cavallari, and Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp.
The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association kicked off 12 days of the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Aug. 22 with some serious star power. Guest host and Emmy-nominated “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks walked the red carpet at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan) clad in Stella McCartney, Alice + Olivia, Jimmy Choo and local jewelry lines Dana Rebecca Designs and Lana Jewelry.
To help kick off the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival, our street style team took to Michigan Avenue to capture fashionable shoppers. We checked in at Pioneer Court where people dropped by for hair styling and hand massages by Michael Anthony salon and enjoyed beauty samples by Hada Labo Tokyo. Sweet treats were provided by Magnolia Bakery.