Despite the chilly temps, stars hit the Golden Globes red carpet in classic style. As nod to what’s old is new, the runway that was 2013 Golden Globes red carpet brought some classics back to the forefront. Strapless gowns, red dresses and statement SBDs (Sleek Black Dresses) were on display. Add those trends to the resurgence of British designers, petal pink and blush hues and the yards of doublestick tape required for the best of bustlines, and sartorial sages were keen on this year’s display.
It’s more than a little ironic that Greg Hyder — the man behind some of the most intricate galas, brunches and dinners in the city — spends his Sundays with a simple crockpot and a pork loin. But Hyder, the Director of Catering for the ultra-luxe Peninsula Chicago hotel, prides himself on being a very hands-on chef. “Sunday is the day I like to stay home, putz around my house and cook,” he says.
The Melmans bring a dose of the South to River North with Bub City. They’ve tackled contemporary American cuisine at Hub 51, French at Paris Club and Italian at RPM. So for their newest concept, R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman looked South — and to their father’s restaurant history — for Bub City, a revamped version of the barbecue-meets-seafood joint that was a staple of Rich Melman’s Lettuce Entertain You repertoire in the 1980s and ’90s. “It’s something we thought was missing,” says R.J. “We wanted to do barbecue, my brother and sister and I like country music, and [mixologist] Paul McGee likes whiskey. It all came together.”
Dear Jenny, It’s that time again and, just like everyone else, I’ve made my list of resolutions for the new year. For as long as I can remember I’ve had the same three goals on every list I’ve ever made. I start January bound and determined to conquer my goals, and then a couple weeks later I lose my motivation. Before I know it, my bad habits have become a part of my everyday life again. Do you have any tricks or suggestions to help me stick to my goals this year? — Lisa from Sterling, Ill.
As spring gala season approaches, we look back at fall’s leading ladies for inspiration; these women enchanted the crowds in elegant fairy-tale evening gowns. Whether it was a regal, tulle-stuffed skirt or a hip-hugging silhouette, the key was finding a dress that kicked things up a notch with intricate details like embroidery, ruffles or ruching. With the fall gala season so glamorous, we can’t wait to see what the stylish set pulls out for spring.
Where to be and what to see this week: ‘Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape’, Lynne Jordan: The Music of Nina Simone, ‘Strike a Pose’ celebrity fashion show, ‘Irving Penn: Underfoot’, Mummenschanz and Double Edge Theatre.
If you haven’t heard this song on the radio, then you must be living on Mars. It’s a catchy little tune with a story that allows us to easily access our imagination and cast our exes as the main character in the song. I love the fact that it shows both points of view. The boy sings first about the girl and then the girl sings about the boy, both of them blaming each other for demise of the relationship.
An evening under the stars at the Adler Planetarium proved a perfect way to close out 2012 for Chicago’s up-and-coming business owners at the second annual Entrepreneur’s Eve. More than 600 guests danced their way into the new year, raising not only their glasses but also funds for the H Foundation, which benefits the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. In between fireworks displays, attendees explored exhibits, traded puffs in the cigar lounge and tried their luck at the casino into the wee hours of the morning. The event raised nearly $70,000 for a brighter 2013.