• West Loop-based shoe company Bucketfeet celebrates its third anniversary, and to honor the milestone, founders Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani (above) will premier their Chicago Collection — a series of six new designs doodled by local artists — available starting March 2 at their Block 37 store (108 N. State).
LINK Unlimited Scholars hosted the 10th annual Dream Keepers’ Award gala Feb. 19 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson). The spotlight was on J.P. Morgan & Co.’s Patrice Purcell DeCorrevont, a longtime LINK mentor and honoree of the evening. Cochairs Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly, Susan Faccenda Walsh, Glen Tilton and Paul and Phillip Purcell turned out to show their support alongside guests who participated in live and silent auctions and enjoyed performances by Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago.
Work often keeps me running from the office to events, so having easy-to-match options in my wardrobe keeps life simpler — if they’re on sale, even better. I love picking up quality, budget-friendly pieces that last. Since starting at Splash almost two years ago as a recent college grad, I’ve made “shop sales” my mantra.
We’ve entered Polar Vortex no. 186 this winter, which means there’s really no excuse to stay home and hibernate anymore. And we can’t think of a better reason to brave the cold than a dinner prepared by two of Chicago’s most celebrated chefs, paired with wines from two of Austria’s most distinctive wineries.