The Scene Around Town

The Scene Around Town, Across Town is a recap/compilation of events that took place in and outside of Chicago. 

Event: Martell Blue Swift Chicago launch Party


Date: Wednesday, October 26
Where: Ovation
The scoop: Martell Cognac launched their latest innovation, Blue Swift, with an interactive journey steeped in curiosity and innovation in Chicago’s West Loop (Ovation). The evening of elaborate cuisine, music and art, featured bites from NYC Ghetto Gastro and music from France’s DJ Just Dizle, whose eclectic playlist(everything from American hip-hop to Brit to African he played) had guests on the dance floor.




Event: Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s Gala

CLA President Michael Edwards, CLA Board Chairman David Broz, Gala Co-Chairs Andrea Schwartz, Rich Gamble and Brad Mulay

Date: Friday, Oct. 21.
Where: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Co-Chairs: Rich Gamble (Brookfield Zoological Society), Brad Mulay (Chicago Title Insurance Company) and Andrea Schwartz (Macy’s)
The scoop: The Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) Foundation welcomed more than 450 guests for Illumination 2016, its 12th annual gala. The event grossed more than $213,000 in support of the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation that develops, supports and promotes artistic, cultural and public events that benefit businesses, individuals and stakeholders within the Loop. CLA Board Chairman David Broz presented the CLA Foundation’s 2016 Illumination Award to Melvin L. Katten of Katten Munchen Rosenman, LLP in honor of his selfless civic service, commitment to the Loop and continued support of CLA programming.

John Idler, Gala Co-Chair Rich Gamble and Chris Ga
John Idler, Gala Co-Chair Rich Gamble, Chris Garrity

Jacqueline King, Emily Workman and Carolyn Ng
Jacqueline King, Emily Workman, Carolyn Ng
Vanessa Paladian and Tom Sitkowski
Scott Greenberg, Louis Raizin, David Reifman, Martin Stern
Judith Schwartz and Andrea Schwartz

Event: Brooks Brothers Hosts Charitable Event ForNorthwestern Memorial Women’s Board

Abra Prentice Wilkin, Stephanie McKean, and Kathy Rice

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Where: Brooks Brothers-713 N Michigan Ave
The scoop: More than 65 guests gathered at Brooks Brothers’ Michigan Avenue location to celebrate the arrival of the label’s fall women’s collection, designed by Brooks Brothers creative director Zac Posen. Hosted by Woman’s Board members Jennifer Dunne, Stuart Mesires and Woman’s Board President, Joan Moore, the event generated $5,000 donation to the Northwestern Memorial Patient and Family Assistance Fund.

WB President Joan Moore, Stuart Mesires, Stacy Wallace-Albert, Jennifer Dunne
lyssa-piette-joan-moore-stephanie-mckean-and-charles-mooreLyssa Piette, Joan Moore, Stephanie McKean, and Charles Moore

Case Sosnoff, Tyler Neal, and Taylor McVey

photo credit: Eric Decker photography; K&N media


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