Monika Dixon, Samantha Sleeper, D. Graham Kostic
On December 7, the dapper D. Graham Kostic of Glossed and Found teamed up with designer Samantha Sleeper and Monika Dixon of Monika Dixon PR to kick off the Holiday season in style. The Four Seasons’ Delaware room was the chic setting with a harpist strumming away as guests Jena Gambaccini, April Francis, Alexis Cozzini, Debi Lilly, Amanda Puck, Jenn Lake, Helen Berkun, Thai Tyler, Katie Jackson Meara, Eva Starzomski, Susan A. Turecka-Faber, Eva Daiberl all admired the Samantha Sleeper pieces on display, while sipping on Moet champagne. Proceeds from the event went to Nomi Network. If you haven’t picked up a dress for NYE, be sure to stop by SARCA and check out Samantha Sleeper dresses.
Alicia Crawford, Gail Miller
Over in Glencoe on Thursday 11/29, The Women’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society held an ‘Imperial Russia” themed celebration for All Aboard!. Co-Chairs Gail Miller and Alicia Crawford welcomed about 375 guests to a lovely evening filled with caviar, performance by Russian singing ensemble “Golosa” ice sculptured vodka bar and dinner by Jewell Events catering. The event, which raised $300,000 towards supporting Garden’s Green Youth Farm and Windy City Harvest community gardening. This is the second year of the Women’s Board’s $1million pledge “Growing the Future” fundraising campaign.
Brides, Bubbles, and Bliss produced by Cara and Scott Nava held a preview of the 2013 event at The Signature Loft in the west loop of Chicago. It was a cross-section of the bridal industry’s top vendors–from event coordinators at the Waldorf Astoria, to luxury caterer Elaina Vasquez of Boutique Bites. Ms Nava talked about the newest additions to the 2013 event, including the debut of the “Designing A Dream Challenge,” and the launch of BBB TV.