Kate Stahl | November 17, 2011 1:40 pmLast night, Tory Burch brought her Spring 2012 collection — full of dreamy, elegant, 1920s-inspired pieces — to the Field Museum. The packed house of 500 die-hard Tory fans (seriously, the number of Tory Burch logo sightings was overwhelming) was charged, especially when they got to their seats for the American Express-sponsored runway show and found a gift bag stuffed with Tory Burch sunglasses, a tote, and a $50 gift card to the boutique. The enthusiasm continued through the show and after, when InStyle editor and now best-selling author of 100 Unforgettable Dresses Hal Rubenstein interviewed the petite fashion powerhouse.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 11, 2011 9:00 amEarlier this week, we told you about the Tribeca Film Festival, coming to town this weekend (did you enter to win tix?), but film isn't the only thing American Express is bringing to town. This Wednesday, Nov. 16, it's all about fashion!Read More
Rebecca Taras | June 15, 2011 8:47 amSure, we love a great street festival or al fresco patio this time of year, but we'd never pass up a soiree that takes place within the environs of the historic Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-544-9626) — especially for our love of the grape. Taking place Friday, June 17, Toast of the Town isn't your run-of-the-mill tasting where you wind up swirling a glass and throwing out your best wine terminology (nice legs!).
This gala-style event presented by Wine Enthusiast provides you with the opportunity to sample 500 select wines from around the world and, to keep you from getting too toasted, there will be tastings from 35 top restos in the city such as Grahamwich (Grahamwich gyro), Coco Pazzo (crostini con fava), and L20 (hamachi and sea urchin tataki).Read More
Kate Stahl | March 3, 2011 8:00 amThirty top restaurants and 500 (!!) wines? Sounds like my kind of event. And on Friday, June 17, it will be happening at Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town, taking place at the Field Museum (1400 S.Read More
Kate Stahl | February 14, 2011 8:03 amThis week, an Academy-Award nominated actress comes to town, a love festival hits the Field Museum, and Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off a week of good eats for less.
Celebrate the emotion of love at the All Need Love Festival at the Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410; shown above) on Monday, Feb.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 3, 2010 8:50 pmAdmittedly, it's been a few years since I've been to the Field Museum. (Why are we city dwellers so bad about taking advantage of our own city’s cultural offerings?) But with the opening of new temporary exhibit Gold, I'm ready to brave the tourists and make my return to Museum Park. After all, where else am I going to see a 300-square-foot room entirely covered in flattened gold?!Read More