What an amazing summer! Our two largest events kept us extremely busy and were huge successes! For those who missed it, The Taste of the Gold Coast was a hit! there was more food in one room than we’ve ever seen before! On Thursday, August 26th, over 300 guests attended the 2nd Annual Taste of the Gold Coast at the Sutton Place Hotel. Anna Davlantes of FOX Chicago kicked off the event, which featured restaurants such as Il Mulino, Cape Cod Room at The Drake, Tavern on Rush, RA Sushi, Merlo on Maple and more! Alderman Brendan Reilly & wife Kristin, NBC’s Marcus Riley and FOX’s Lou Canellis and wife Monica all stopped by to support the event, which helped raise over $2,000 for the North Dearborn Association. Neighborhood locals and foodies alike indulged on all-you-can-eat fare from participating restaurants and Goose Island brew, while enjoying entertainment by vocalist Nan Mason & Multi-Instrumentalist Terry Higgins!
During the event we wore beautiful dresses from a local talented Chicago designer Hector-Javier MonArrez and jewelry from Shelly Becker with The 3 Hearts Boutique!
Sponsored by: Mercedes Benz of Chicago, David Barton Gym, CS Magazine, Fitness Formula Clubs, The Sutton Place Hotel, Dior Beauty, Goose Island Beer Co. and The Chicago Latino Network
Visit our website at www.ceceandmelinda.com to see the full gallery of photos!
Most recently, last week On Thursday, September 16th, over 150 guests attended the first annual Who IS Chicago, an event honoring 10 of the most influential players in the philanthropic and non-profit community. Dressed to impress, guests we’re greeted by champagne, Swirlz cupcakes and appetizers courtesy of Japonais at Cuvee lounge in River North – Vanessa Hall, Assistant Press Secretary of the Mayor’s Press Office, helped us kick off the event as our emcee.
During the event we wore beautiful dresses from a local talented Chicago designer Bryan K Osburn and jewelry from Shelly Becker with The 3 Hearts Boutique!
Sponsored by: Cuvee, Japonais, Swirlz and Platinum Events
Our 10 honorees included:
Candace Collins Jordan
Former model/actress, society blogger & philanthropist, Vice-President of The Joffrey Ballet’s Women’s Board, Common Threads Board of Directors, PAWS Development Board and The Service Club of Chicago’s Board of Managers
Anida “Cookie” Johnson Cohen
Founding member of the Chicago Zoological Society Women’s board-Brookfield Zoo. Board member of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, the Service Club of Chicago & the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
Owner & Executive Vice President of Rogers and Holland’s Jewelers, Board member of Ingalls Memorial Hospital Foundation , Fashion Group International & established the Kadet Cancer Research Foundation
Associate Director of Special Events and Communication for the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
CEO of Platinum Events, Board member for the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
Reverend Stan J. Sloan
Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago House and Social Service Agency & Sweet Miss Giving’s NFP
William A. Goldstein
Chairman, Lodestar Investment Counsel, LLC Chairman, The Night Minister Trustee, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Greater Illinois
Executive Director at Erie Neighborhood House
PAWS Chicago Founder and Chair
For the full album be sure to check out our website at www.ceceandmelinda.com
We’re so happy that these two huge events were a great success and all of our hard work paid off! Now it’s time to save the date for our upcoming event, our Masquerade Extravaganza on Thursday, October 28th from 7-10pm at minibar in the heart of Boystown. This lounge will be closed to the public for our event and this will be the one Halloween party that you won’t want to miss! Pre-sale tickets are on sale now at www.ceceandmelinda.com