|Tory Burch Bal Harbour celebrated its first anniversary by kicking off the Beaux Arts of the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami Holiday Tables event. Tory Burch will be the gift bag donor for the opening night cocktail party next March 20th. This will be the 17th year of Holiday Tables. Although it still retains the name, it no longer highlights just tables with holiday themes but each year features tables with lots of interesting design elements that are set up throughout the museum for a weekend long event.
The March event will be chaired by Carol Bell and Missy Kent who also hosted the party at Tory Burch, along with committee members Kristen Monroe, Michele Benesch, Holli Kingsbury, Camille Diaz and Beaux Arts President Keith Landon.
Many member arrived to shop and are clearly fans of the Tory Burch style. A special mandarin mojito was created by Oronoco rum in honor of Tory Burch who uses a lot of orange in the design of her boutiques.
|The Medicine Ball sponsored by the Women’s Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) was held on September 6 at the Chicago History Museum. The monies earned from the Ball will accelerate The RIC Cancer Rehabilitation Program.
Roger and Chaz Ebert were the honorary chairs. Ebert, famed movie critic, credits the RIC with helping his recovery from several cancer surgeries. Mr. Ebert, an RIC patient because of thyroid and salivary gland cancer, can no longer speak and his presentation was via computer. His inspirational story moved the 425 guests present as it has his doctors and other patients at the RIC. Ebert works full time and as Dr. Joanne Smith, president of RIC said, “Roger is someone who goes beyond survivorship.” The Ball was expected to net about $500,000.
|The benefit’s theme was “An Evening of Gatsby.” A string quartet played during cocktails. Dinner followed in a tent on the terrace of the Chicago History Museum overlooking Lincoln Park - thus capturing a Great Gatsby Garden party.
Long rectangular tables were covered in deep green taffeta cloths adorned with candelabra and masses of white roses and white orchids. The dinner menu included salad, rack of lamb, coffee and a dessert station with a myriad of delectables from crème brulee to sacher tortes.
|A live auction following dinner raised $100,000. The major sponsor of the benefit was GRAFF. Chairing the Ball were Britt Taner of Winnetka and Tracy Souder of Glenview. Members of the committee included Jill Almeida, King Harris, Michael Keiser and Leslie Kennedy of Chicago. From the north shore were Connie Coolidge and Marilynn Thoma of Kenilworth and Patsy Callahan of Winnetka. Patricia Lear of Evanston is the Women’s Board President.
The RIC is dedicated to helping people with disabilities regain or improve their physical function and empowering them to live full, active and productive lives. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the RIC the #1 Rehabilitation in Hospital in America since 1991.
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