It was a star-studded evening at Vertigo Sky Lounge (2 W. Erie) Sept. 23, when the stars of “Betrayal,” WLS-Channel 7’s dramatic new series, joined more than 200 guests to celebrate the show’s debut. Actors James Cromwell, Chris J. Johnson, Braeden Lemasters, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Henry Thomas, Stuart Townsend and Hannah Ware joined “Windy City Live” co-hosts Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini to mingle with guests, snack on sushi and mini burgers and enjoy the lounge’s fire pit and city views.
It was television’s big night Sept. 22, and an intimate group of 30 influencers joined Splash and Glade at Public Chicago (1301 N. State) for a private awards viewing party. Event planner Debi Lilly filled the room with flowers, and attendees, including model Jaslene Gonzalez, The Chicago Life Blog’s Amelia Eaton and Luxury Garage Sale’s Lindsay Segal and Sarah Saddemi, snacked on sweets by Magnolia Bakery and sipped Prosecco while cheering on their favorite stars.
Exelon CEO Chris Crane, BMO Harris Bank CEO Mark Furlong and Chicago Board Options Exchange CEO Edward Tilly played host to more than 400 guests at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe) for the annual Working in the Schools Back to School Luncheon Sept. 19.
Dear Jenny, Recently, my 9-year-old son filled me in on some of the things his grandfather (my dad) has been saying to him while he stays overnight at his house. Unfortunately, some of the things regarding my husband and me are not very nice. In addition to that, his grandfather has also been sharing some really intense parts of the Bible that don’t sit well with me or my parenting style. This is odd to me, because my father has never been terribly religious. Why now? My gut instinct is to speak to my father and let him know that I don’t appreciate these things being said to my son, and ask him to please stop, but I fear this may lead to him asking my son why he told me these things, thus putting my child in an uncomfortable situation. I’m not sure how to handle this. Any advice? — Myrtle from Daytona Beach, Fla.