It would be easy to forget about Dwyane Wade’s Chicago roots. Not only does he play for the Miami Heat, arguably one of the Chicago Bulls’ biggest rivals, but as a nine-time NBA All-Star, scoring champion and defensive force, he has helped the team win three NBA championships — including the 2013 trophy, taking down a tough-as-nails Bulls team along the way. But the Chicago native hasn’t forgotten where he came from — and neither should we.
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.
Dear Jenny, I’ve been married for 10 years and things have gotten a little dull in the bedroom. My husband and I are still attracted to each other and we want to change things up a bit, but life seems to have gotten in the way! We have small children and at the end of the night we collapse into bed, exhausted. We both know neglecting our sex life could be harmful to our relationship, but we don’t know how to get the spark back. Do you have any suggestions? — Chris from Florida
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.
Cheers to newlyweds Graham Kostic, creative director of Glossedandfound.com, and Fran Taglia, business analyst at Loop Metrics, who tied the knot at their West Town home Aug. 10. The couple is celebrating again over Labor Day weekend with friends and family at a barnyard party in Berrien Springs, Michigan.