Sunday, October 17, 2010

On the scene: opening of IPO restaurant (W Hotel)

I was invited to the opening of IPO restaurant and the expanded W Living Room Bar in the W Hotel (City Center) last Wednesday at 172 W Adams St in Chicago. Walking up to the hotel I saw a DJ outside on the roof spinning with a go-go dancer next to her! The energy was eclectic and heart racing as we stepped into the lively crowd inside the W.

On the inside energy was bustling as waiters served drinks and yummy food like special meat lollipops, a watermelon, walnut and special sauce mix (above) and many other delicious food by Executive Chef Trevor Hoyte. Looking at the IPO menu, I saw small-plate “ urban” menu that combines American, Indian, Asian, and Latin flavors. The W’s Living Room bar, will have the always popular dishes like seared scallops with Mexican chorizo and Puerto Rican sofrito.

Other highlights of the event was a live vending machine where you took your exclusive W coin, slid it into a slot and a live girl inside a machine gave you a gift of your choice. Some items were unique Bliss spa products and W items. A raffle for a exotic trip was promoted by a lovely bikini clad lady (above).

After mingling on the ground level, it was time to explore the second level where there were separate rooms dedicated to signature drinks and food pairings. In the main room the energy was vibrant while waiting on the surprise performance by artist CeCe Segurra (above). Though I have never heard of CeCe she has gained a new fan! She gave a rousing and exciting performance!

Cece Segarra began singing at an early age in the neighborhoods of
New York City. At the age of 15, she trained professionally at the world
renowned Joffrey Ballet School and continued her passion for performing. Segarra
relocated to Miami and signed to Weight Records in Winter of 2009. Currently
Segarra's singles “Like Me” and “Go Your Own Way" featuring rapper Gucci Mane
are at radio and heating up airwaves across America.

After her performance the party continued! I encourage all to visit the new IPO and the new and improved W Living Room Bar. I know I will be getting my birthday celebration on---- at IPO!!

Nolcha Independent Retail Week

As part of Nolcha Independent Retail Week (, Oct 16th – 23rd, Cerato Boutique and is hosting an evening to inspire your fall wardrobe!

On Wednesday, October 20th, from 6 – 8 p.m., sip on Riazul Tequila cocktails, a 100% blue agave premium tequila, while enjoying the best of Chicago’s local fashion.

Founder, Resident Stylist and Fashion Director for, Suzanne Kopulos will be offering fall fashion tips and showcasing 3 top looks for the season (day, evening and office) – Kristin Hassan wrap dresses, Kate Boggiano blouses, Lara Miller knits, Elise Bergman dresses and more, ALL available at Cerato! Plus, shoppers will receive a $25 gift certificate for purchases on $200 or more throughout Independent Retail Week. Cerato is truly a one-stop-shop for the local designers you crave!

3451 N. Southport Ave, Chicago (p)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fashion Events for Chicago: Intermix, Macy’s, Russell Simmons, decadestwo


Intermix – shopping and champagne
10% of donated to Bears Care

October 14th
Macy’s Girl’s Weekend
5:30PM – Macy’s on State Street, 3rd Floor, Impulse Department
Fashion tips, fun and more. Enjoy a fabulous fashion show, refreshments and music.

October 16th
INC Girl’s Weekend
–2 to 5PM – Macy’s Water Tower Place, INC Department
Consult with an INC stylist for expert advice on putting together the hottest fall trends.
Receive 20% off of INC apparel and shoe purchases made at the event.

October 20-21st

Hollywood fashion purveyor decadestwo is blowing into Chicago's Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 20th – Oct 21st from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM for an exclusive two-day pop-up shop full of celebrity finery from labels such as Burberry, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Prada and more sold at up to 80% off.
Admission is free, but all guests must email

Join Macy's as we welcome hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and his newest clothing line Argyle Culture, exclusively at Macy's.
Receive a special gift with any $50 Argyle Culture purchase made on the day of the event.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fab flicks and not so fab of the day:


Rihanna prmoting her album – LOUD.
Who makes that shirt?!

No of the day:

I know that Kim and Kourtney have a new spin-off they are taping in NY. There are many questions I have about this picture

1) Is it that cold in NY already (boots/furs)
2) Why does Kourtney face look so….. tan??!
3) Where is Khloe??! (I know she choose to sit this round out to stay w/ her hubby but I miss her)