Friday, December 27, 2013



Ring in the New Year with this glittering Austrian crystal cuff, adding glamour to any look.
• From the Brilliance Collection. • Austrian Crystal Round-Cut
• Rhodium plated, hypo-allergenic. • Approximately 1" wide. • Comfortable hidden stretch.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


"Weekend in Paris"
This years Collection...

was inspired by ease, comfort and style. I imagined a cosmopolitan woman traveling to Paris for a weekend.

 She would be stylish but practical, relaxed but always elegant.

 Mix and match the pieces for a new look every time.

 This new collection is all about the textures, zippers, finishing details, linings, etc...
I would like to invite you to discover this new line and other designs and preview a "Weekend in Paris"

I met Thierry Rogers about 3 years ago and was so in awe of him and his knowledge of fashion design.  His history, reaching back into Paris then to Chicago, is full of fabulous stories and a twinkle in his eye.  One can walk away with an exceptional new theory in whatever your walk of life is!  Here's to many new friends, Thierry, and outstanding new designs!!!
                                                                  Yours, Sandy
Thierry Roger


By appointment only.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Paula Wagner to Producer 2013 Governors Awards

Paula Wagner will produce the 5th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and three Honorary Awards will be presented to Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, respectively, on Saturday, November 16, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

credit: ©Richard Phibbs

Sunday, August 11, 2013


 Mon, Aug 12vs. Reds7:05 p.m.
First Night Game Reissue Cap presented by ComEd

Tue, Aug 13vs. Reds7:05 p.m.
Boy Scouts Night

Wed, Aug 14vs. Reds1:20 p.m.
Little League Day

Fri, Aug 16vs. Cardinals3:05 p.m.
Cubs Travel Kit presented by Starwood Preferred Guest

Sat, Aug 17vs. Cardinals3:05 p.m.
Cubs T-shirt presented by Budweiser

Sun, Aug 18vs. Cardinals1:20 p.m.
Kids Run the Bases, Cubs Tin Lunchbox presented by Athletico Physical Therapy

Mon, Aug 19vs. Nationals7:05 p.m.

Tue, Aug 20vs. Nationals7:05 p.m.

Wed, Aug 21vs. Nationals7:05 p.m.
Social Media Night

Thu, Aug 22vs. Nationals1:20 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Spoil Me Salon & Spa & Mandel Productions in association with The Chamber for Uptown presented BROADWAY
ROCKS FASHION which took place outdoors during the Windy City RibFest in Uptown on Saturday-July 6th & Sunday-July 7th.

The Fashion Show Producer/Director Rose Mandel, Mandel Productions and Artistic Direction & Hair/Makeup by Adel Shaw, Spoil Me Salon & Spa along with a pertinent soundtrack by Laura Bee drew smiles and camera's along the streets of
Broadway!. The MC Jeff Conway described the fashions by Cleons Clothing Company, Sarah Church, Meekis, Just Human by Yemonja Smalls and LH Couture. Photograph by Atoc.

The models lead the way down the middle of the street among a pressing crowd of interested fashion minded well wishers. I had asked several spectators if they enjoyed the show, the response was overwhelming and for just a half hour I can guarantee that most of them forgot about ribs!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Yellow Brick Road to the Cubs!


Staying at DeWitt Place and going to the Cubs?
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A wonderful way to start the summer at North Avenue Beach with Shari Duffy, Benjamin Cottrell and their friends! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013



Oct. 1, 2013 is Deadline for Submissions

The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program — generously funded by The Recording Academy®. The Grant Program has awarded more than $6 million to more than 300 noteworthy projects.

The Grant Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Recipients are determined based on criteria such as merit, uniqueness of project and the ability to accomplish intended goals.

To view guidelines and new Letter of Inquiry requirements, visit The deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2013.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


The 7-7-7 Fashion Series supports philanthropic community cause charity organizations.
7 Cities 7 Nights 7 Shows 7 Now is the time to get on board! A series of VIP Exclusive Fashion Shows. Seven Metro Cities! Starts in Miami Florida March 30, 2013. New York City will be the Finale Fashion Show. Miami FL, Atlanta GA, Dallas TX, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Washington D.C. and New York NY.

For more information visit 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Sun Valley Film Festival Film Schedule Released


Tickets now for sale online

SUN VALLEY, ID……The Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank, has released its full film and event schedule for the March 14-17 weekend on its website at

The lineup includes 88 film, TV and video screenings, including nine world premieres and the festival’s first multi-platform digital series – Deep Powder. This year the festival is offering the SVFF Freebie Series which includes Nat Geo WILD TV’s world premiere Kingdom of the Oceans, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and Genetic Roulette. Over 60 filmmakers are expected to attend the festival to showcase their films to audiences and network with others in the industry.

Individual film tickets are now for sale through the festival website and will also be available at Festival HQ, located at 251 N. Washington in downtown Ketchum, daily beginning March 4th from 10am to 6pm.

Get Festival updates on Facebook and Twitter.


Monday, February 25, 2013



BEVERLY HILLS, CA – For the first time, viewers in the U.S. will be able to stream tonight’s Oscars show in its entirety across multiple platforms including, the ABC Player app, and the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. The show will also be available via ABC On Demand, the network’s fast forward-disabled VOD service.

The Oscars, in its entirety, will be available to stream within hours of its broadcast completion, beginning Monday, Feb. 25th at 6:00 a.m. EST through Wednesday, February 27, at midnight EST.
“Tonight’s show included remarkable performances that will surely have people talking. This is an easy, convenient way for anyone who missed the show to catch up and join the conversation,” said Karin Gilford, Senior Vice President of Digital Media, ABC Entertainment. “It’s also perfect for anyone who just wants to relive the most magical moments of the night.”

"Our goal is to give fans as many ways to enjoy and engage with the Oscars as possible and this will provide another great opportunity for them,” said Christina Kounelias, the Academy’s Chief Marketing Officer.

The full streaming will be advertiser supported with :15 or :30 video spots running intermittingly from Blue Diamond, Diet Coke, Hyundai, JC Penney, Samsung and The University of Phoenix.
Additionally, during the telecast, offered a plethora of “Real Time Oscar Highlights” to viewers almost instantly after they debuted on the live broadcast. Those special moments from telecast as well as numerous highlights from the Red Carpet and backstage during the show, are currently available on the show’s official site, and the official Oscars app go to great lengths to engage fans, giving them unparalleled access to all things Oscar Sunday. As part of the “Backstage Pass,” there are almost 20 exclusive live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet, and throughout the backstage are of the Dolby Theatre. Fans can either sit back and enjoy the action in “Watch” mode, or control the cameras they want to see in “Direct” mode. Hosts and correspondents include: “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd, television personality Cameron Mathison, “Modern Family’s” Rico Rodriquez, Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle, and PEOPLE’s Peter Castro. For the first time this year, Backstage Pass will include the Red Carpet Digital Lounge, where Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter, POPSUGAR’s Alison McNamara and Mashable’s Brian Hernandez will report on the most buzzed about trends on social media using multi-media monitors run from Samsung Galaxy tablets and smartphones.
Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the show included:
  • A Celebration of Movie Musicals: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joined this year's Oscar nominees from Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along with co-stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter
  • A very special performance from Barbra Streisand
  • Norah Jones performing "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the motion picture Ted
  • Adele singing the Oscar-nominated theme song from Skyfall
  • Appearances by: Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

The Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 were presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and were hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation was televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Free Admission!

Sat, February 23 • 10:30am
A conversation with this year’s Oscar-nominated editors. Discover how they went from dailies to Oscar-nominated films! Nominees are William Goldenberg (ARGO), Tim Squyres (LIFE OF PI), Michael Kahn (LINCOLN), Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) and Dylan Tichenor & William Goldenberg (ZERO DARK THIRTY).

Free Admission!
Sat, February 23 • 3:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion with this year’s Academy Award-nominated art directors and set decorators. Nominees are Sarah Greenwood (Production Design) and Katie Spencer (Set Decoration) for ANNA KARENINA, Dan Hennah (Production Design) and Ra Vincent & Simon Bright (Set Decoration) for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, Eve Stewart (Production Design) and Anna Lynch-Robinson (Set Decoration) for LES MISÉRABLES, David Gropman (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) for LIFE OF PI and Rick Carter (Production Design) and Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) for LINCOLN.

60th Anniversary! Julie Adams, Jeanne Cooper & Peter Ford In Person!
Sat, February 23 • 7:30pm
Tonight we remember the Alamo - the legendary 13-day siege of the Texas fort began on this day in 1836 - with a 60th anniversary screening of Technicolor Western THE MAN FROM THE ALAMO. Actress Julie Adams and actor Glenn Ford's son Peter Ford will sign copies of their books at 6:30PM and participate in a discussion after the film.

Thu, February 28 • 6:00pm
February 28 – March 3, 2013
The Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival.
This is not a program of the American Cinematheque. For more information go to:

Double Feature!
Thu, March 7 • 7:30pm
In Sam Peckinpah’s irascible action comedy CONVOY, a trucker (Kris Kristofferson) and his gal (Ali MacGraw) lead a rebellious group of drivers in protest against a brutally repressive sheriff (Ernest Borgnine). A 25th anniversary screening of action comedy MIDNIGHT RUN follows, starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin as an odd pair thrown together on a madcap, cross-country road trip.

Directors In Person! After Party & Concert!
Short Film Programs 2013
Fri, March 8 • 7:30pm
Join us for an evening of documentary, animated and narrative shorts from Cuba’s preeminent female directors, writers and actors. These films make their U.S. debut here before the program travels to New York and Miami! Filmmakers will appear in person and an after party will include Cuban cuisine, drinks, and a performance by Candi Sosa y Su Sexteto.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ready To Fly!

Getting ready to fly into the arms of Hollywood to connect with Chicago!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Oscar-winning actors Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx will join Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as presenters on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
Aniston's credits include "The Switch," "Marley and Me," "The Break-Up," "Along Came Polly," "Bruce Almighty," "The Good Girl" and "Office Space." She most recently co-starred with Rudd in "Wanderlust."
Douglas has won Oscars® for his performance as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" and as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Foxx, who garnered a Supporting Actor nomination for "Collateral," took home an Oscar for his title role in "Ray."
Rudd's credits include "This Is 40," "I Love You, Man," "Role Models," "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." In March, he will be seen in "Admission."

Aniston, Douglas, Foxx and Rudd join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to or download the official Oscars app.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


February 15, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Rowland today announced that she has been invited to join Emmy® and Tony® award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle and “Good Morning America” anchor Lara Spencer to host the official Oscar® pre-show, ”The Oscars Red Carpet Live.”

The show is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the Oscar telecast, and produced by Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare for Don Mischer Productions.

“The Oscars Red Carpet Live” will take place on Oscar Sunday, February 24, in front of the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and be televised live on the ABC Television Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The red carpet show will also be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.   For more information go to or download the official Oscars app.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Sunny Side up
42 east superior Breakfast Lunch Coffee Shoppe Restaurant Hours: 8am-3pm Coffee Hours: 7am-6pm


Shari Duffy, Carmin Rivera and Sandra Smith-Doghmi braved the snow storm for Shari's "Night of the Big Cats" at Bodi Nightclub.  Benjamin Cottrell also hosted a model call which created a lot of Kittens but the Cats held the lead!

Vendors were lined up ready to promote and network, among some of them were:
The Funky Zebra Handbags .  .  Extensions by Jill and Paparazzi Glitz and of course, the hit of the night Real Russian Vodka!

Networking was great and the crowd was shoulder to shoulder making it easy to exchange business cards! 

Creating events is creative and exciting as long as you take care of yourself in the interm by indulging in a bubble bath with champagne and a good book... 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Barbra Streisand To Perform On The Oscars® For The First Time In 36 Years

"In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, "how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year's Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years."

Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in "Funny Girl" (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in "The Way We Were." She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee "The Prince of Tides" (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song "I Finally Found Someone" from "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996).

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions. Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for "Best Picture." For television, they've produced films of "Steel Magnolias," "Life with Judy Garland," and "A Raisin in the Sun," among many others and the series "Smash" and "Drop Dead Diva." They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning "Promises, Promises" and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Valante M. Grant is the founder of The byDesign Network. A passionate writer, Valante authors three columns for The Chicago City Guide Examiner, The Chicago Home-Based Business Examiner and The Chicago African-American Community Examiner. She is the Lifestyle director for Trendsetters to Trendsetters online magazine.
Valante’s media experience includes a special guest appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s LifeClass; coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama, The Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala, Anita Baker, Earth Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, China Anne McClain and Super Bowl XLVI. Her media network extends across the United States and abroad.

As Graphic Designer, Valante designs customized graphics for business and personal use. She utilizes social media and her online presence to expand her network and build solid networks for her clients and associates.
Valante resides in the Chicago metropolitan area. Her inspiration is her daughter, Vanyce.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Press Release: Events Coordinator

January 5, 2013 – Sunny Side Up at 42 East Superior is pleased to announce the selection of Sandra Smith-Doghmi of Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago to become the new Events Coordinator effective immediately. With this selection, tourism, event planners and the neighborhood in the Magnificent Mile area can expect to experience a valuable spot to ensure an upscale breakfast and brunch venue that will assist with the sunny side of dining in a Victorian brownstone mansion.

... Kathy Shields, Banquet Coordinator, announced the position to correspond with an open house for the 85th Oscars Awards at their new restaurant. “We have a first-class staff with an equal menu, ensuring that our guests will take home wonderful memories of this year’s Oscars Award celebration and first-hand knowledge of a venue with a jet set pace. “We are confident that Ms. Doghmi, and her dynamic personality and experience will help take our restaurant to a new level”.

About Sunny Side Up
This historical 1873 brownstone was the past home of Hugh Heffner followed then by several restaurants. The renovations were completed by the new occupants last summer with restoration to this beautiful space with a coffee shop and three floors of dining.

For more vendor information contact Sandra Smith-Doghmi at Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago, 773 495 5201.