Dr. Julius Few has been keeping Chicagoans beautiful at his Michigan Avenue office for more than five years. To celebrate, he invited 200 of his patrons and friends to join him and his host committee — which included Les Coney, DC Crenshaw, Sheryl Dyer, Desirée Rogers, James Chandler, John Carroll and Norma Williams — for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction and raffle at Vertigo Sky Lounge (2 W. Erie) July 25.
It was a perfect summer night July 31, when 200 guests gathered atop the The Dec — the Ritz Carlton’s (160 E. Pearson) swanky rooftop bar — for the Splash-sponsored Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator High Fashion bash.
Our street style team hit the sold-out festival to soak in great music and fashion. Combat boots and denim were popular among Lolla-goers, but it was layered accessories that topped our trend list. Check out our style roundup and tell us who makes your best-dressed list. If we missed you, tweet us @Suntimes_Splash and share your festival look.
On July 20, more than 300 attendees filled Park Grill (11 N. Michigan) to help benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that supports the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service. Guests mingled with military dignitaries including Brigadier General Steve Huber and Purple Heart recipient Major Ed Pulido.
More than 400 pet owners and 100 of their furry friends showed up to PAWS Chicago’s 11th annual Beach Party at Castaways Boathouse (1603 N. Lakeshore) July 18. While pups were pampered with massages and snacked on treats at the doggie buffet, emcee Bill Kurtis and co-chairs Renata and Robert Block and Virginia Stafman kicked off fundraising with a live auction that included travel packages and a celebrity meet-and-greet with Blake Shelton.
More than 200 guests enjoyed an afternoon of croquet, tunes from DJ Megan Taylor and Grey Goose cocktails at Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie) July 28 for Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care’s first Chefs and the City Summer Tasting and Croquet Garden Party. Fifteen of the city’s top chefs, including Shin Thompson of Kabocha, Ryan Poli of Tavernita and Jon DuBois of Green Zebra, made it an even tastier time by serving up specialty bites at the Mercedes Benz USA-sponsored bash.
Draft day took on a new meaning for former football star Donovan McNabb July 24, when he welcomed 150 guests to Chicago Cut Steakhouse (300 N. LaSalle) for High School Cube’s first Draft Day. Chicago business leaders turned out for live and silent auctions that raised $300,000 to sponsor coverage of local schools.
Roulette, craps and blackjack set the scene at the 8th annual Gaming for Green fundraiser July 11. “Windy City Live’s” Ryan Chiaverini, WMAQ-Channel 5’s Alicia Roman, WLS-Channel 7’s Phil Schwarz, WGN-Channel 9’s Dave Eanet and former Chicago Bulls All-Star Bob Love were in attendance, indulging in Galleria Marchetti’s (825 W. Erie) Italian bites, sipping cocktails from Double Cross vodka and soaking in live music.
Robbie Gould can usually be found on the field with his Chicago Bears teammates, but on July 23, he kicked fundraising for his foundation, the Goulden Touch, into high gear at David Burke’s Primehouse (616 N. Rush). Gould took to the floor to serve guests king crab, bacon-wrapped veal medallions and the steakhouse’s dry-aged rib-eye steak, crafted by executive chef Rick Gresh.