Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Gloom Event

Nicholas Joseph presents The Groom's Event on Sunday, April 3rd from 2 - 4 PM. This is obviously yet another bridal shopping party poorly disguised as an event for men. Strawberries in tuxedos? Tuxedo cake samples? Free grooming tips?? The only manly thing about this is the free booze and the cigars, but you probably can't light one up until you go outside. Next time you want the fellas to come out I suggest you supply some barbecue, beer, tobacco pipes, top hats and free hunting tips. You can keep the tuxedo cake as long as a woman is going to pop out of it.

The Groom's Event
Nicholas Joseph Showroom
Sunday, April 3 | 2 - 4 PM
300 W. Grand


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Are you ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in style? If so you need to hurry up and RSVP for Subtarraneo at the Stan Mansion on Thursday, April 7th! Prepare to honor your lost loved ones with an overload of Jose Cuervo Tradicional cocktails, strobe lights, fog machines, wild performances and hip hop techno house barbershop quartet mash ups by DJ Jem and Adrie Marie. My Granny wouldn't have it any other way.

SubtarraneoStan Mansion
Thursday, April 7 | VIP Reception 10 PM - 1 AM
2408 North Kedzie

Click HERE to RSVP or email

This will probably be very crowded so you better get there EARLY!

Cheeky After Hours

Join Cheeky Chicago at The Florentine on Thursdsay, April 7th and/or Thursday, April 14th for complimentary Absolut Wild Tea cocktails and antipasti. This is free but you have to let the bartenders know that you're "cheeky" when you get to the bar. I guess that means you should moon them?

Bartender: What can I get you?
Classy Lady: [turns around and moons bartender]
Bartender: Wild Tea martini, coming up!
Classy Lady: Thank you!
Bartender: [moons classy lady and reveals "Don't forget to tip!" tattoo on butt cheeks]

Cheeky After Hours
The Florentine
Thursday, April 7 | 5 - 7 PM
Thursday, April 14 | 5 - 7 PM
151 W. Adams (JW Marriott - 2nd Floor)

No need to RSVP. The code word is "Cheeky".

Kitchen Kombat!

On Tuesday, April 12th, a group of elite chefs representing Cibo Matto, Epic, Happ Inn, Market, Palmerhouse Lockwood and Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom will go head to head in The Ultimate Cooking Competition! Each of these culinary assassins will fight for the honor of his/her restaurant dojo by attempting to create the best dish and ensuring that it is paired perfectly with a glass of Chivas Regal Scotch. This one is gonna be hot, so hot that it will melt your face and drizzle it over a scoop of hazelnut truffle ice cream.

The Ultimate Cooking Competition
Tuesday, April 12 | 6 - 8 PM
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom (named in honor of Mortal Kombat video game characters)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 134


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Brew With A View

Head over to CityScape Bar on Thursday, April 14th to sample different beers while dining on hot wings and grilled fresh vegetables. That's a wholesome meal that would even make your mother proud! Reservations are limited so RSVP soon. This is a monthly event so you can always go later if you miss this one.

Brew With A View
CityScape Bar
Thursday, April 14 | 6 - 7 PM
350 West Mart Center Drive - 15th Floor

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TOC Spring Sprucer Upper

Celebrate Time Out Chicago's Spring Fashion Issue at Jbar with complimentary cocktails and light appetizers. Hand treatments, mini massages and makeup applications will also be provided to ensure that you're prepared for extended winter with prettier colors spring in Chicago. Yay!

Spruce Up for Spring
610 N. Rush St
Friday, April 8 | 6 - 8 PM

Click HERE to RSVP!

Maya Romanoff Store Opening

CS Interiors invites you to the opening of Maya Romanoff's flagship Chicago store on Thursday, April 7th at 6 PM. Complimentary cocktails and canapés will be served. Wait a minute. Isn't canapé a racial epithet for French-Mexicans? This party will either be very spirited or fairly bigoted, either way it's a good time!

CS Interiors: Maya Romanoff Store Opening
Merchandise Mart
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 6-167
Thursday, April 7 | 6 PM

RSVP to or 312.274.2507

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hotel Palomar's Cocktail Connection

TOO TIPSY TUESDAY is in full effect! In addition to celebrating the Hotel Palomar's One-Year Anniversary I'll be heading down to the Sable Kitchen & Bar, conveniently located INSIDE the Hotel Palomar, for yet another happy hour! Kimpton Hotels and Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group are sponsoring "Cocktails 2 Connect", a happy hour networking event for urban, hip, chic, promiscuous professionals on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6 PM. What are you waiting for? RSVP!

Cocktails 2 Connect - A Chic & Hip Urban Professional Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 22nd | 6 PM - 9 PM
Sable Kitchen and Bar @ Hotel Palomar
505 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654

Go here to RSVP:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hotel Palomar 1st Birthday

The Hotel Palomar is celebrating its One-Year Anniversary with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres on Tuesday, March 22nd. As part of this celebration the hotel will host an "art salon", which I assume is elitist talk for "art gallery", featuring the works of Justus Roe and Darrell Roberts.

The salon is called "Sleeping With The Artist", which means one of two things. Whoever gets a roofie in their drink will actually BECOME the artwork (check the artists' Facebook pages for pictures on Wednesday morning!) or Prince will perform new songs inspired by his dreams interspersed with verbiage from Jehovah's Witnesses literature.

Hotel Palomar Chicago 1-Year Anniversary
"Sleeping With the Artist"
Tuesday, March 22 | 5 - 7 PM
505 North State Street


Please note there's also a $10 "suggested donation" with proceeds benefiting the Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE).

Friday, March 18, 2011

JANUS et Cie Spring Cocktail Party

High-end furniture store JANUS et Cie, which I'm pretty sure translates to "Kool and the Gang", is throwing a Spring Cocktail Reception on Thursday, April 7th, to celebrate the introduction of its new JANUSfiber Collection! Prepare to marvel at the new, innovative indoor and outdoor furniture designs rumored to be handmade by autistic extraterrestrial beings. I don't know what the picture above is about but it was included in the flyer. I'm guessing it's a poster for The Adjustment Bureau. Nevertheless I am certain that cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at this shindig so RSVP immediately!

JANUS et Cie Spring Cocktail Reception
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1876
Thursday, April 7 | 5 - 8 PM

RSVP to or call 877.601.2995

Chic Boutique

CS Magazine is having its 2nd Annual Chic Boutique on Thursday, March 31st at 6:00pm. Take a look at the new sexy spring trends while unscrupulously hoarding hors d'oeuvres from C Catering Boutique (even the caterer is a boutique!) and chugging Sparkling Voga Pinot Grigio, which apparently comes in a giant perfume bottle.

The IVY Room at Tree Studios
12 E. Ohio Street, #100
Thursday, March 31 | 6 - 9pm


BONUS: There's an EXCLUSIVE after-party at Pop's for Champagne next door! This place is like Soundbar for baby boomers, with more drugs!

Urban Brides

Chicago Social is sponsoring the Great Taste Bridal Fete - An Urban Treat at Room 1520's Aérée Loft on Thursday, March 21st 24th. I don't know what makes this event "urban" besides the grafitti font on the flyer. Perhaps they'll pair Vera Wang dresses with Timberland boots? Maybe the garter-belt will be replaced with a small holster to conceal a Derringer pistol? In case people get a little crazy at the reception the bride might have to pop a few shots in the air to quiet things down. If anything, there will be cake and booze at this event so RSVP and mark it on your calendar.

Great Bridal Fete - Urban Treat
1520's Aérée Loft - 301 N. Justine St
Thursday, March 24th | 6 - 8 PM

RSVP to haley

Friday, March 11, 2011

Chicago Latino Film Fest Party

The Chicago Latino Film Festival Kick-Off Party is going down at Crimson Lounge (Hotel Sax) on Tuesday, March 15th from 6 - 8pm! Get a sneak peak of the new silver screen version of Mis Dos Padres (My Two Dads), starring Ricky Martin and Elton John. Complimentary cocktails and appetizers are on the menu so RSVP and get ready to live la vida loca like it's 1999 again!

Chicago Latin Film Festival Kick-Off Party
Crimson Lounge (Hotel Sax)
333 N. Dearborn
Tuesday, March 15 | 6 - 8pm

Click HERE to RSVP by March 14th

Christina Yi East West Fashion Show

[Insert hilariously racist witticisms, a sprinkle of "Yo Mama" jokes and confusing sexual innuendos here.]

Christina Yi Fashion Show
839 W. Fulton Market
Friday, March 11 | Private Cocktail Reception 9 - 10pm | Fashion Show @ 11:30pm

Bring the flyer for complimentary cover for you and a guest.

RSVP to to make sure you're on the list.

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's A Celebration!

Notice anything different? No? Really?? It's not like I changed the name of my blog or anything. Oh, wait! From now on you can access my blog by visiting:

If you prefer to type each time don't let me stop you. It still works but you'll be redirected to my new domain.

Now go ahead and bookmark/favorite this page and add it your RSS reader. 


Alexis Bittar Has Arrived!

Alexis Bittar is celebrating the opening of his new Chicago store on Friday, March 25th! When I first got in the game Alexis actually made my first pinky ring (pictured above) for me. It was like a mood ring except it changed colors depending on the hue of my Gators. There SHOULD be free alcohol and appetizers, as is the norm for these types of events, but you can verify this yourself if you want.

Alexis Bittar Store Grand Opening
1710 North Damen Avenue
Friday, March 25th | 6 - 9pm

Call 773 486 5627 to RSVP or

A Bridal Show?! Oh Joy!

The Murphy presents...The Bridal Show on Thursday, March 10th! I'm pretty sure all of my male readers stopped reading after the first sentence but it's all good. The flyer says "RSVP required by March 7" but perhaps they'll be lenient if you're a little tardy? By the way, isn't "The Murphy"  the name of a sexual act that requires a can of shoe polish, three Twizzlers and a Lucha Libre mask?

The Murphy Bridal Show
50 E. Erie
Thursday, March 10 | 5 - 8pm

RSVP  to 312.280.8447 or

Suit Em Up

GQ and Bloomingdale's are teaming up to bring you the Spring 2011 Men's Suiting Event on Thursday, March 10th. Get ready to style on those haters while enjoying cocktails, appetizers and free customizations in the Men's Store. Spend $2000 or more in men's tailored clothing and receive a gift bag filled with men's dress accessories (e.g. leather monocles, fingerless gloves, pinky ring bottle openers, etc,.)

900 N. Michigan
Thursday, March 10 | 6 - 9pm

RSVP by calling 312.440.4522

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fashion Rules!

Neiman Marcus stores all over the universe are throwing a Fashion Rules! party this week. Hit up the flagship Michigan Ave store on Thursday, March 3rd for a spring trends fashion show and food/drinks from Bella Bacinos, Saigon Sisters, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Bice, Ai Sushi, Crumbs Bakery, Zodiac, Roti Mediterranean Grill and Adult Chocolate Milk. Are you salivating profusely after reading that? Eventually you'll learn to wear a bib and keep a portable defibrillator nearby whenever you read this blog. You should also keep a switchblade in arm's reach. Like Martha Stewart always says, "you never know when you'll have to cut a bitch!"

Fashion Rules! Party
Neiman Marcus Michigan Ave (3rd Floor)
727 N. Michigan Ave
Thursday,  March 3rd | 6 - 8pm (Show begins @ 7)
RSVP to or 312-694-4072

Cheeky Fashion Show

Unfortunately this fashion show has nothing do with commemorating the cultural impact of assless pants in the 80's. The Cheeky Girls are throwing their 2nd Annual Spring Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 16th with appetizers, a live DJ and more MGD 64 than you can shake a vuvuzela at!

Cheeky Spring Fashion Show
900 N. Michigan Ave (Y.E.S. 5th Floor)
Wednesday March 16 | 6 - 8pm
Click HERE to RSVP