Thursday, May 26, 2011

Antonio Lupi Showroom Re-Opening

The re-opening party of Antonio Lupi's newly renovated bathroom showroom is taking place on Thursday, June 9th! I haven't been this excited to see a bathroom since I went to that last CS event sponsored by White Castle and Absolut Prune Vodka. Rest assured booze and appetizers at this event will be provided by Half Acre Beer Company, Honest Foods Catering and Tenzing Wines.

Antonio Lupi Chicago Showroom Re-Opening
Thursday, June 9th | 6 - 8 PM
516 N. Wells Street


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Salmon Cove Launch Party [Tonight! 5.24.11]

Salmon Cove, a new active-clothing line for lesbians, holds its launch party at Bull & Bear on Tuesday, May 24th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Here's your chance to meet the designers and ask them why they want women to wear their polos like douchebags (are the collars pre-popped??). Also feel free to enjoy the hosted cocktail reception with appetizers.

Salmon Cover Launch Party
Tuesday, May 24th | 6 - 8 PM
Bull & Bear | 431 N. Wells St


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jewels and Cocktails

Dollybird is hooking up with Underground on Friday, May 20th for the 5th Annual New Works Preview. Get ready for "a night of jewels and cocktails"? Is this a fashion show or a strip club for women? Only one way to find out! RSVP!

Dollybird Jewelry 
A Night of Jewels and Cocktails
Friday, May 20 | 9 - 11 Private Reception | 11 PM Fashion Show
Underground | 56 W. Hubbard


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fashion After Hours

When the Style and Speed event wraps up at Fletcher Jones' new Audi dealership you'll need to quickly head over to Underground for the after party. They're having a private reception with hors d'ouevres and music at 10 p.m. so rest assured, this is going to be a long night, folks. If you think you'll start to get tired before the night is over, you may want to try the new 5-Hour Energy suppository pills. Nothing gets you going like a good kick in the ass!

Fashion After Hours
Thursday, May 26 | 10 - 11 PM
Underground | 52 W. Hubbard


Eileen Fisher Grand Opening [Reminder]

An Eileen Fisher store is opening in the Block 37 shopping complex on Thursday, May 19th. Celebrate with gratis champagne and appetizers, and try not to walk through the floor-to-ceiling glass facade that will inevitably confound your inebriated depth perception. Click HERE to save $25 off your entire purchase of whatever this store sells (clothes? cupcakes? misplaced Haitian children?)

Eileen Fisher Grand Opening Party
Thursday, May 19 | 4 - 7 PM
108 N. State St.

No RSVP Required

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Standard Bar and Grill MVP Party

Celebrate the MVP Grand Opening of Wicker Park's Standard Bar & Grill with the Player's Sports Group on Friday, May 20th. If your softball team is looking for a new place to accommodate its mandatory post-game binge drinking, look no further! Enjoy the hosted bar and passed appetizers and enter the raffle for a free chance to win free stuff for free! Weeeee!

Standard Bar and Grill MVP Party
Friday, May 20 | 6 - 8 PM
1332 N. Milwaukee Ave


Market 2-Year Anniversary

Market is celebrating its 2-Year Anniversary with a 3-day luxury car orgy and smorgasbord of free alcohol. Check the itinerary below and RSVP if you can make it to any of the events.

Thursday, May 19 | 6 PM
Market Launches Craft Beer Week
Complimentary local craft beer tasting through Sam Adams brewery

Friday, May 20 | 6 PM
Ketel One Paint the Patio Party
Open hosted bar and complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres

Saturday, May 21 | 6 PM
Svedka Garden Party
Pitcher concoctions and complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres

All three days luxury cars from Bentley Gold Coast will be on display:
-2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost
-2012 Bentley Continental GT
-2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Spyder Perfumante

Market Two-Year Anniversary
May 19 - 21 | 6 PM
1113 W. Randolph

For reservations please contact or 312.929.4787

The Crown Life

Crown Royal and Big Boi are teaming up to bring you a "private lifestyle event that celebrates music + fashion." So in other words Crown Royal is promoting its new brand of Crown Royal Black Canadian Whisky...Hip Hop style! I don't know anything else about this event besides the fact that Big Boi is hosting it and it takes place on Wednesday, June 8th. The location is top secret but it's apparently somewhere in the 60642 zip code area. I'm thinking this might go down at Vibe (formerly CroBar). I guess we'll found out soon enough!

The Crown Life
Wednesday, June 8 |  10 PM - 1 AM

Text BIG BOI to 313131 and click HERE to RSVP!

CISC Summer Kick-Off Party

The Chicago Interactive Social Club (CISC) finally announced their Summer Kick-Off Party, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 16th at NV Penthouse Lounge. If this is anything like the CISC 1-Year Anniversary Party at Underground a few weeks ago, you can expect it to get crowded with nerds pretty quickly. Therefore it's HIGHLY recommended that you RSVP now and get there as early as possible. Inhalers Appetizers will be passed around and drinks will be provided courtesy of Fris Vodka Skandia (???).  Guests will also receive gift bags with PoPChips and Golden Rose Cosmetic samples. Oh boy! A free vial of Antoine Dodson-endorsed lip gloss?? No thank you!

CISC Summer Kick-Off Party
Thursday, June 16th | 6 - 8 PM
116 West Hubbard Street


HALO [FOR MEN] Spring Social

HALO [FOR MEN] and Sebastian Grey Clothiers are sponsoring a spring box social at Vertigo Sky Lounge on Friday, May 20th. Guests can check out the hottest new summer trends like skinny seersucker pants and bootcut man jeggings. Chivas Scotch tastings will be provided along with complimentary cocktails and champagne. To top it off they're also giving out TESA cigars (to the chagrin of your girlfriend)! The Vertigo's rooftop patio is like no other so make sure you RSVP for this one ASAP!

Sebastien Grey Clothier's Spring Social
Friday, May 20 | 5 – 8 PM
Vertigo Sky Lounge [Dana Hotel & Spa]
2 W. Erie St.


Style and Speed [Update]

Fletcher Jones is opening yet another car dealership on Thursday, May 26th. No, Fletcher Jones is not the lead character in a classic Blaxploitation movie. You really don't want to miss this one because the last two Fletcher Jones events that I went to were definitely hot. This will one will have food from Sunda and RL Restaurant, a fashion show, spa treatments, live music and free cocktails. Make sure you get to this one EARLY. Oh, and don't forget about the after-party at Underground @ 10 P.M.

Fletcher Jones Audi Dealership
Thursday, May 26 | 6 PM
1111 North Clark Street (Clark and Maple)
After Party @ Underground (56 W. Illinois) | 10 PM

 RSVP by May 24th to The list is full, folks. Sorry!

Va Va VOOM! [Reminder]

UPDATE: I just received some new info about this event. It appears that the date of the event has changed and it now ends at 9 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. See below.

V Events is hosting the Va Va Voom Event! at The Victor Hotel on Wednesday, May 4th 18th. The Meat Packing District hasn't had anything this hot since the introduction of the spicy Italian sausage. To convince you that this is the hottest place for corporate events and private parties they're showing off the venue with a 1920's themed decor, live music, catered food, and complimentary cocktails. Did I mention they'll have free free valet parking? There's no way you should miss out on this!

V Events - Va Va Voom Event!
Wednesday, May 18th | 5 - 9 PM
Victor Hotel
311 North Sangamon

Click HERE to RSVP!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Scotch with J.Crew and UrbanDaddy

From the title you might think rappers are now endorsing Scotch, but of course you'd be mistaken. J. Crew and UrbanDaddy are hooking up to host an evening of style tips from a top men's designer, discounts of up to 15% off J.Crew gear, and complimentary single-malt scotch samples on Tuesday, May 10th. Perhaps there will be a day when Diddy a.k.a "Ciroc Obama" will partner with a single-malt scotch maker ("Mo Malts, Mo Problems"), but don't hold your breath.

900 N. Michigan Ave (between Walton and Delaware)
Tuesday, May 10 | 6 - 9 PM


Le Thrift Grand Opening

Le Thrift, a "High End Designer Brands Consignment and Resale Boutique", is having its grand opening on Saturday, May 14th. I don't think this store is related to Le Dress boutique, listed in a post below, but I've misjudged relations before. Word of advice: never get blackout drunk at a family reunion. My sexy cousin refuses to drop that damn restraining order! Cocktails and appetizers will be served at this event and the first few guests to arrive will receive gift bags.

Grand Opening of Le Thrift Boutique
Saturday, May 14th | 3 - 8 PM  
1754 West Division, Chicago IL 60622

No RSVP Necessary

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

le Dress Deux

The ladies of le Dress boutique just pitched a pop-up store in The Shops of North Bridge and they want you to celebrate the opening with them on Wednesday, May 4th. There will be plenty of drinks, desserts, debutantes,  and, you guessed it, dresses! I should open up a fancy liquor store for women and call it, le Drunk. With each 40-ounce malt liquor purchase we'll give you a classy carrying case made of hemp (brown paper bags? gross!) and free cocktail-flavored lip gloss. Cha-ching!

le Dress deux
Wednesday, May 4 | 7 - 9 PM
The Shops at Northbridge
520 N. Michigan Ave

RSVP to 312-217-0588 or

Monday, May 2, 2011

Vitaminwater Uncapped LIVE [100th Post!]

The Vitaminwater Uncapped LIVE Tour, presented by Fader Magazine, is coming to Chicago! It's going down at The Shrine on Wednesday, May 4th! There will be live performances by native Chicago hip hop artists, Twista, Shawnna and Calliko. Perhaps you've heard of at least one of them? No? Neither has my spellcheck. Of course this show wouldn't be cool if it was only sponsored by Vitaminwater so you can rest assured knowing that Heineken is sponsoring an open bar all night. RSVP quickly and get there early. This will probably get pretty crowded.

Vitaminwater Uncapped LIVE Tour
Wednesday, May 4th | 8 - 11 PM
The Shrine
2109 S. Wabash Ave

Click HERE to RSVP!

Note: Check out the Vitaminwater fashion show in the SIDE PIECES --->