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BEST OPENINGS & LAUNCHES IN 2012

BEST OPENINGS & LAUNCHES IN 2012

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“May this moment and this place, The Radisson Blu Aqua, be for all time a part of our collective legacy and may these doors like our hearts be open to all who enter here.”

That was the speech Marilyn Carlson gave upon the ribbon cutting of the New Radisson Blu at the Aqua and a festive evening that kicked off the 2012 social season. This was one of the highly anticipated openings because of it’s location within the Award Winning Jeanne Gang designed Aqua building, and the party to celebrate it didn’t disappoint.

Here are the best openings and launches that made THE scene in 2012

RADISSON BLU AQUA HOTEL OPENING

The Hotel opened with a splashy party with tons of food, acrobats and the likes of Dean Harrison, Cheryl McKissak, Juanita Jordan, Dr. James Chandler, Robin Loewenberg Tebbe

BURBERRY CHICAGO

I mean what a way to close out the year. Starting with the Art of the Trench campaign which can be seen all over the city to cap off with MAY.JAH party Where a lot of Chicago’s Who’s who and who wants to be who all marveled at the spectacular store. BEST OPENING & PARTY OF 2012 FOR SURE!!

ANN TAYLOR CONCEPT STORE LAUNCH PARTY

Ann Taylor launched a new concept store and chose Corri McFadden, Lynne Bredfeldt, Samantha Saifer Berngard and Isiah Freeman Schub to host, DJ Megan Taylor on the 1s & 2s, it was color blocking fun!


ANN AND ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OPENING

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The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital opened in Streeterville in a new 23 floors state of the art building. The preview to celebrate the opening was beyond though we wished Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t have her coat on the entire evening even if the coat was Oscar De La Renta.

SUITSUPPLY CHICAGO OPENING

Situated at the corner of Rush & Oak with an expansive rooftop, SuitSupply landed in Chicago with a bang! Fokke de Jong, Jerry Azumah, Nish de Gruiter, Kenny Johnson, Ford Chicago models, Ahmed Braimah. Veuve Clicquot a plenty with food from neighbor Gibson’s restaurant group, the party went way past its end time making it for a perfect summer time Chi party.

ANTHONY CRISTIANO SALON AT THE TRUMP CHICAGO


The uber chic salon located in the Trump Chicago Hotel hosted a bevy of chic ladies and dapper gents. It was packed but yet still had an intimate feel to it. Ikram and H=Josh Goldman, Anthony Cristiano , Antonetta Cristiano, Mercedes Parra, Amy Creyer, David Syrek, Coco Meers, Jill Dodd, Todd Kempton, Samuel Mitchell, J.P Anderson, Meg Mathis, Jessica Moazami.

DEL FRISCO’S CHICAGO OPENING


Del Frisco’s opened early December and what a fab opening party they threw. Attentive staff, lots of great food and a wine cellar with winding staircase, this will be the spot for a while.

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