On Mar. 2, Stephen Colbert hosted the 2013 Lookingglass gglassquerade, which attracted more than 500 guests including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Schwimmer, Rick Bayless, Gigi Pritzker Pucker, Chaz Ebert, Richard Dent, and Shawn Donnelley, among others.
Chicago’s leading ladies are going sunny-side up in one of spring’s hottest trends, rocking every shade of yellow from golden honey to lemon meringue. Feel flirty by pairing the color with soft pinks or greens, or stay slick with a high-contrast yellow/black combo. A word of caution: Every skin tone looks different in yellow, so find the tint that lets you glow rather than fade. With the right hue and a bright smile, you’ll instantly be Little Miss Sunshine.
Late Chicago business leader James Tyree was known for his philanthropic spirit, and on Feb. 28, more than 500 family members, friends and business associates honored his legacy by giving back at the first annual cocktail reception and fundraiser for the James Tyree Foundation. The event was held at the River North headquarters of Mesirow Financial to honor Tyree, who was the company’s chairman and CEO — and the owner of the Sun-Times — until his death in 2011.
More than 600 guests followed their hearts to The Walnut Room at Macy’s (111 N. State) on March 1, donning red and dining in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. A partner of the cause since its inception, Macy’s provided each attendee with a gift card upon arrival and helped them perfect their pouts with a free lipstick at an Estee Lauder lipstick station. The luncheon marked the 10th anniversary of the Go Red Campaign, which has spent the last decade raising funds in support of further research on and faster action against heart disease, the leading cause of death in women worldwide.
Nearly 300 guests journeyed to the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) on March 2 for a sneak peek of the museum’s new exhibit, “They Seek A City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950.” After sipping cocktails at Terzo Piano Restaurant and dining in the Modern Wing, they strolled past the exhibit’s more than 80 works of art, many created by the city’s new artists — some of whom were African-American migrants from the South and Eastern European Jewish immigrants. After the Art Institute’s Leadership Advisory Committee welcomed singer Terisa Griffin to the stage for some big band jams, then directed attendees to the gaming lounge, where they played craps, blackjack and pool. Funds raised will help the committee promote and sustain diversity at the Art Institute.
The American Cancer Society celebrated its 100th birthday in style Mar. 2, hosting nearly 500 guests at its annual Black and White Ball. WMAQ-Channel 5’s Allison Rosati emceed the event, held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center and co-chaired by Terry and Renee Graber and Jim and Penny Covert. Guests participated in a live and silent auction for items like a Kiawah Island getaway, premium tickets and parking for Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox games and a tour of California’s Wine Country, raising more than $450,000 for the ACS.
You know how much I love Twitter, so when I have a question, I treat it like my own personal oracle. The most recent debate in my brain was a deep one and required a lot of insight: Hey guys! Tell me some differences between wine drinkers & beer drinkers. Boy, did my Twitter people have a lot to say on the subject. There was an overall sentiment of wine drinkers having more class, less gas and smaller waistlines. On the flip side, Twitter tends to think beer drinkers are fun, farting, fat dudes.