Music, Vintage and MORE

Memorial Day weekend, the weather sucks so there’s not much to do…really?! I think NOT. Check out some of my picks below:



Luis Miguel will be performing at Allstate Arena. The ALL AGES show begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $125-$200.00

Tickets On Sale NOW at LIVENATION.COM, charge by phone by calling 1.800.745.3000

For more information call: 312.492.6424




Randolph Street Market Memorial Day Weekend Season Opener – May 28th & 29th is one of my favorite events of the season.

Chicago’s biggest vintage (YES, LOTS and LOTS of Vintage), fashion, art and antiques event.

Satruday, May 28th beginning at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, May 29th at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington, Chicago

Purchase $8 General Admistsion tickets for May 28-29th!! ($10 at the gate). New in 2011: Every paid admission gets a $5 or $10 Shopping Voucher good toward purchases. Online tickets are NOT mailed, just print your Paypal receipt.GET TICKETS HERE NOW!!

Get a jump on the treasure hunting with early buying, Saturday’s from 8-10am!
$25 at the door / $20 online advance / 100% of proceeds going to Chicago House charity. GET TICKETS HERE NOW FOR EARLY BUYING!! $3 discount online Student Admission for May 28 & 29th. $5 at the gate. Student ID will be required during check in at front entrance! Online tickets are NOT mailed, just print your Paypal receipt. GET TICKETS HERE NOW FOR STUDENT ADMISSION!!

PURCHASE A 2011 IMAGEPILOTS SEASON’S PASS: THE ULTIMATE GIFT! The most exciting shopping experience for two with free valet parking!! And now — get free entrance for two to all market festival events throughout the winter months as well!! GET SEASON PASS HERE NOW!!


And of course let’s NOT ever forget those that have fought and still fight for our freedom!! It’s a GREAT time to be an American. Show our troops some love and support all our Armed Forces in one way this weekend. 

Enjoy your familia, eat some BBQ, toast spirits and most of all, just have fun!!

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!!


Susan Lucci Comes to Union League Club

SOAP OPERA superstar Susan Lucci, who has brilliantly played the role of Erica Kane on ABC TV’s “All My Children,” was in town to hype her new book “All My Life: A Memoir”.

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Denny Cummings, Chairman of the Union League Club Authors Group, Susan Lucci, star of ABC’s, “All My Children”, at her book signing of ALL MY LIFE, and Helmut Huber, Ms Lucci’s husband of 40 years. Photo courtesy of Steve Starr

She spoke to a packed house of many friends, along with Mr. Helmut Huber, Ms Lucci’s husband of 40 years at the Union League Club.

Lucci, who is still a beauty and has been on the show since it debuted in 1971, shared this beauty secret: “Hot water with lemon”! I’m ON IT!!


Photos of the event, courtesy of Steve Starr.

Horacio's Dynasty

Color, color and MORE color!! That’s exactly what cascaded all around me during Horacio Nieto’s 2011 Fall/Winter fashion show “Mining the Ming Dynasty.”

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Horacio Nieto presents “Mining the Dynasty” Fall/Winter 2011 Collection Photo courtesy of Dean Paul

As soon as the first model strutted down the walk to the beat of mix master DJ Marshall Brown’s selected sounds, I was surrounded by colors. Solid, bold, effervescent and beautiful colors that were prominent on each model that evening. Cocktail dresses, evening gowns and work wear were flawlessly presented during the show. 

Also premiered were chunky, but boldly highlighted handbags created by Diego Rocha that hung on each model’s arm like an individual work of art as as she pranced up and down the catwalk. I’m so totally in love with the Tiffany green one, Diego, just so you know…

Sleek, soft and sexy waved manes were created by Valentino Leyva and trend-setting make-up was fashioned by Hernan Rivera of Sin Cosmetics.

Co-hosted by Susanna Negovan of Michigan Avenue Magazine and Marcus Riley of NBC Chicago, the extravaganza at Loft on Lake was not only an explosion of colors but a new plan for the upcoming season.

While sticking to all solid colors, this collection was anything but ordinary. Crisp, structured designs were formed on metallic and satin fabrics to bring the new fall season to its feet.

BRAVO, HORACIO!!! I’ll be calling on you to get fitted soonest!!  

Photos courtesy of the always great Dean Paul –