Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Party Crasher: April 2-6, 2013

Welcome to a new month! As long as April is filled with Tweet-worthy parties and fashionable fêtes, our favorite Hermes slicker can withstand a few raindrops.

Here’s a list of our favorite Facebook check-in hotspots happening this week.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What: Discovery Dinner Party Series with Ryan C. Gaudin, AS
Where: Storefront Company, 1941 W. North Avenue
Time: 6:30 p.m.
$$$: $79 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 773-661-2609.
411: Pack your culinary passport, we’re going on an oenophilic journey. Hungry travelers will enjoy an interactive evening of contemporary, farm-to-table fare expertly prepared by Storefront Company’s award-winning chef Bryan Moscatello and regional Spanish and Italian wine pairings hand selected by Advanced Sommelier Ryan Gaudin of Wirtz Beverage. The gastronomic getaway includes a reception of small bites and cocktail tastings followed by a 5-course feast complemented by whites and reds from Lis Neris and Vall Llach wineries.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What: Stimulus Social Club 4 Year Anniversary Party
Where: Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph Street
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$$$: $20 donation at the door. Complimentary appetizers from 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. and two drinks.
411: The Stimulus Social Club, a network of socially conscious professionals, are shaking up Hump Day to celebrate four successful years in the charity biz. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers with monies benefitting Jennifer Hudson’s Julian D. King Gift Foundation.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What: Chicago Latino Network Breakfast Series
Where: East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury Street
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
$$$: $40. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Power lunches are so five minutes ago. Enjoy the art of networking over breakfast while getting hip on the latest social media breakthroughs, from must-have measurement tools to key insights from top business executives.

What: Sarca’s “Shop the Pop!”
Where: Waldorf Astoria Chicago, 11 E. Walton, Gold Coast Suite
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$$$: Free. RSVP to info@shopsarca.com  
411: What's a fashion pop-up without a treasure trove of head-to-hoof must-haves? Trot over to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and stock up on a delicious lineup of summery essentials from designers Karolyn Pho (and Shia LaBeouf’s leading lady), Sam & Lavi, Artelier Nicole Miller, Nieves Lavi (we heart the sorbet-kissed silk dresses), UKE, Risto, Love, Zooey (Emma Watson and Halle Berry are fans), and more.

Friday, April 5, 2013

What: Red or White Ball
Where: Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph Street
Time: 8:00 p.m.
$$$: $150. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: We prefer black, but when it comes to making a fashion statement, it’s important to have options. Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council raises the color bar two notches when it hosts its 10th Anniversary Red or White Ball. Mingle with Steppenwolf’s performing artists, enjoy whiskey and beer tastings, exciting prize drawings, and a VIP reception featuring sweet and savory tasting stations by top Chicago chefs including Thomas Elliott Bowman and Ben Roche (Baume and Brix), Puje Dorlig (Jellyfish), Rick Gresh (David Burke’s Primehouse), Mark Payne (Deca Restaurant + Bar), and Jean Tippenhauer (Fred's at Barneys New York). Afterward, head to Nellcôte for post-bash revelry.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

What: Eras of Hope
Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 West Hubbard
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$$$: $50 (General Admission); $100 (VIP Admission). For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Celebrating its 118-year history of protecting children and strengthening families, One Hope United is honoring its past with an exclusive fashion event spotlighting some of the city’s notable fashion designers. Guests will enjoy a VIP Champagne reception, fashion show, delicious treats by the Hubbard Inn, and a chance to win exciting prizes like an all-inclusive trip for two to Las Vegas.

Photo credit: Fashion illustration by Hayden Williams

Written by Sally Shorr

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