Friday, October 22, 2010

Rob Lowe Guest speaker at the Lynn Sage Benefit Luncheon in Chicago


Actor Rob Lowe was the guest speaker at the Lynn Sage Benefit Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago on October 22,2010.
Rob Lowe’s mother and grandmother had breast cancer, and his father is a survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Luncheon raised funds for breast cancer research, fellowships and education programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Friends of mine that attended the luncheon said he made a 20 minute speech without notes and the crowd was captivated.Those that met him at the meet and greet said he was as charming as he is handsome!


More info:

About the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF)
In 1985, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation was founded in memory of Lynn Sage, who died of breast cancer at the age of 39. Lynn 's ability to endure a six-year struggle with her spirit and dignity intact inspired 17 family members and close friends to establish a foundation to help others battling breast cancer. In the last 25 years, the Foundation has raised more than $20 million, and the original group of 17 has grown to 93 members serving on three boards.

About Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the parent corporation of Chicago ’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital , an 854-bed academic medical center hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital , a 215-bed community hospital located in Lake Forest , Illinois .

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country’s premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women’s Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital comprises 854 beds, 1,603 affiliated physicians and 7,144 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and state-of-the art advancements in the areas of cardiovascular care; women’s health; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants and orthopaedics.

Northwestern Memorial possesses nursing Magnet Status, the nation’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence, and it is listed in 11 clinical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 “ America ’s Best Hospitals” guide. For 10 years running, it has been rated among the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as the Consumer Choice according to the National Research Corporation’s annual survey for 11 years.


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Yes,that was Giada De Laurentiis on Michigan Avenue today!


Food Network Star Giada De Laurentiis made an appearance at Tribune Plaza & Pioneer Court conducting a cooking demo and then signing copies of her latest book,'Giada at Home'. Target sponsored the event and was giving away bags of groceries from their truck to draw awareness of the chain now carrying fresh groceries.


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE MAKES ITS CHICAGO DEBUT!!!







MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE MAKES ITS CHICAGO DEBUT!!!
location: 520 N. DEARBORN STREET (corner of Dearborn and Grand)
Chicago,Illinois

I was at Mastro's tonight with the crowd of priviliged fine dining-istas feasting on the seafood and beef tenderloin listening to the people around me rave and praise Chicago's newest hot spot.

A scene I noticed every few minutes was someone on their cell phone calling up friends excitedly chanting,'You'll never guess where I am' or, 'You won't believe this place! 'It's Incredible here!!'
The best one that included an animated character voice of,'I'm at Mastro's and you're not, Bye!"

I don't think I've seen more excited adults in one place since a St.Patrick's Parade on a warm day,but I have to agree. Mastro's is great,there is nothing you can't like about it!

If the location sounds familiar,perhaps you stopped by here in the 1990s when it was Spago.I know the last time I was in the building in 2008,my assistant Shannon and I were doing a photo shoot for Sundance and Robert Redford(yeah,*the Robert Redford* :-) when it was called the 'Blue Water Grill.' Mastro's has completely revamped the whole restaurant and it's beautiful. It's elegant earth tones,two stories,huge bar,main dining room,smaller party rooms as well, and it does have an elevator.They have the largest selection of liquor,wine and champagne that I have ever seen in one establishment.
Tonight at Mastro's in Chicago was a major feast with a variety of lavish buffet treats of items that are on the menu. Shrimp,bigger than my iPhone,lobster as big as a teenagers backpack, and the coveted lobster mashed potatoes being served up are heaven on a plate. I don't know what is in them exactly,but they start off with a serving of garlic mashed potatoes and then the server would ladle a generous portion of a thick buttery sauce with generous chunks of lobster ,vegetables and herbs.
They have a varied menu of Steaks,chops,seafood,potatoes and vegetables.

Presently they are only open for dinner and reservations are required.


For reservations call: 312-521-5100




More info:



Ø The two-story, 20,000-square-foot restaurant boasts specialty dry-ice martinis, prime hand-cut steaks, seasoned with a secret 15-ingredient dry rub and served on sizzling 400-degree plates and an award-winning wine list with over 500 wines from around the world…plus live music every night at the piano bar!

Ø Tom Heymann, CEO, and Mark Levy, Chairman of the Board, are restaurant entrepreneurs and former Chicago residents.

Ø Mastro’s Steakhouse also has locations in: Scottsdale , Ariz. ; Beverley Hills , Calif. ; Thousand Oaks , Calif. ; Newport Beach , Calif. ; Costa Mesa , Calif. ; and Las Vegas , Nev.

About Mastro’s Restaurants
Including Chicago , Mastro’s Restaurants LLC of Woodland Hills, California is now comprised of six high-end steakhouses (branded Mastro’s Steakhouse) and three seafood-focused locations (branded Mastro’s Ocean Club) with a dinner-only format. The award-winning restaurant group has enjoyed enormous success since 1999, when it opened its first prime steakhouse in Scottsdale . Mastro’s has four locations in Southern California, three in Scottsdale and one in Las Vegas . Mastro’s newest location will open in Palm Desert , California in early 2011. For more information, visit www.mastrosrestaurants.com




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Rick Springfield signing for "Late, Late at Night" at Borders Books and Music


Fans from around the midwest lined up early to meet Rick Springfield as he signed his memoir,"Late, Late at Night" at Borders Books on State Street in Chicago Illinois.
A film crew has been following him around for 8 months making a documentary on him.No word on when that will be released.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mary J.Blige launches sunglass line at Nordstrom Chicago!


Mary J.Blige made a lunchtime appearance for her line of Melodies by MB sunglasses at Nordstrom in Chicago,Illinois. Many of her fans in line were already sporting her brand of fashionable eyewear and decided to take the day off work and make it their own personal "national holiday " to get a glimpse of the popular singer.



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Kim Kardashian appearance at Michael Hill store in Water Tower Place Chicago


Kim Kardashian appeared at the Michael Hill Jewelry store in Water Tower Place in Chicago Illinois on October 19,2010 promoting their "Search for the World's Best Couple" contest. The lucky winner,competing in website challenges will walk away with a 22-carat diamond ring. Kim modeled the ring alone and with store owner Michael Hall. The contest info is at http://my22ct.com

Left to right: Publicist Max Markson, Kim Kardashian,Michael Hill. Kim is wearing the incredible 22 carat diamond.

More info from the press release:

Michael Hill and Kim Kardashian Officially Launch Contest

The countdown has begun to the official launch of the Michael Hill Jeweller ULTIMATE ENGAGEMENT RING - SEARCH FOR THE WORLD'S BEST COUPLE launching with the help of Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian says: "Like many women, I love diamonds. I am looking forward to launching the search for the world's best couple!"
Kardashian will model the stunning 22ct, princess cut diamond ring that will be given to the world's best couple after participants take part in a series of online challenges.
Couples who register to compete at www.my22ct.com will take part in the challenges that will be peer voted using social networking sites with the six highest ranked couples then put to a panel of special judges including Michael Hill. The overall winning couple will be flown in to Chicago to be presented with the prize ring.
The contest is free to enter and open to anyone over the age of 18, it doesn't matter if you have just met, are engaged or have been married for 50 years this contest is open to all in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.



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46th Annual Chicago International Film Festival welcomes 'Trust'




It's been quite awhile since the hit tv sitcom 'Friends' has ended and 'Ross' now better known as David Schwimmer has been keeping busy with projects at the Lookingglass Theatre and behind the camera for movie projects.

Schwimmer,director of the film ,'Trust' as well as 11 year old Aislinn DeButch, Spencer Curutt, and Zoe Levin who appeared in the film walked the red carpet at the Chicago International Film Festival at the AMC River East Theatre.


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Alan Cumming received the OUTrageous Honoree Award from the Chicago International Film Festival!


Michael Kutza,Founder and Director of the Chicago International Film Festival presented actor writer director Alan Cumming the OUTrageous Honoree award on the red carpet as part of the 46th annual Chicago Intl Film Festival AMC River East Theatre.
The award was cleverly wrapped in a pink feather boa!

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