Oprah’s farewell, Bears star engaged and events not to miss

Who can I speak too about this weather?  Tom Skilling?  Obama?  This weather is giving me the blues!   Great America commercials are now airing, that means the warm weather is really late to the party.


(Oprah.com photo)

News swept around about Oprah’s final show that will be taped at the United Center on May 17th.    In order to attend you had to enter in a raffle and if your name was pulled you were a winner.  Sadly, I  was not chosen as well as a majority of my friends.   Did any of you get selected?

Also in Oprah news, it has been decided that her store, will also be closing with the departure of the show.   On May 26th the doors of the Oprah store will close.

Our very own Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has proposed to reality starlet Kristin Cavallari.  Rumors are spreading they will wed here in the Spring of 2012 and she says she will locate here to Chicago.  Congrads.

Chicago rap sensation Kanye West has closed his Kanye West Foundation doors after a successful four years.  The foundation was intended to reduce high school dropout rates.

The fast food restaurant Chick-fil-a is opening here in Chicago soon and I am also hearing rubles that a Christian Louboutin shoe store will grace our presence.  The celebrity loved shoes which boast a signature red soles would be welcomed here!





Ford Models Chicago and Discovery Clothing Company present “Get Discovered Model Search” at select Chicagoland Discovery stores on Fridays and Saturdays, June 17 through July 9.

Entrants will have the opportunity to be seen by the prestigious Ford Models Chicago and have the chance to win model and runway training by Ford Models Chicago, a Bally Total Fitness one-year club membership, beauty makeover from Taylor Reese Salon, professional photo shoot by Lois Bielefeld and $1,000 Discovery gift card. Only females ages 14 to 28 years old will be eligible for the “Get Discovered Model Search.”

Each participating location will offer a “Swag Bag” filled with glam-inspiring goodies for the first 50 shoppers and the opportunity to “show off” your personal style to a Ford Chicago stylist for the chance to receive a $100 Discovery gift card. Event to benefit Step Up Women’s Network.

The schedule of events, from 2-4 p.m., is as follows:

Friday, June 17 – 3348 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL;

Saturday, June 18 – 15645 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL;

Friday, June 24 – 701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL;

Saturday, June 25 – 861 S. Sutton Rd., Streamwood, IL;

Friday, July 1 – 1802 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL;

Saturday, July 2 – 2707 Aurora Ave., Naperville, IL;

Friday, July 8 – 367 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL;

Saturday, July 9 – 2902 Commerce Dr., Johnsburg, IL.

Want to bowl with Chicago Stars and athletes?

On May 18th, Jerry  Azumah and ASAP will host the 3rd Annual Signature Fundraiser, a celebrity bowling tournament, that will take place at Lucky Strike Lanes from 6PM – 10PM. All of the proceeds raised will go directly towards ASAP’s scholarship fund that will benefit underserved youth attending private institutions at the middle and high school levels.

Confirmed celeb attendees include: Fox Chicago’s Robin Robinson, Chicago Bears Players’ Lance Briggs, Rashied Davis, Chris Harris, Tommie Harris and Jason McKie, Minnesota Viking, Fred Evans, Chicago Bliss and Chicago Fire Players, CelebTV.com’s, Kelli Zink to name just a few.   Tickets can be purchased online at www.theasapfoundation.org

Want a little assistance in finding the perfect veil? Let whiteCHICAGO and Lori London help! On May 20th & 21st, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (by appointment only), visit whiteCHICAGO and take advantage of this perfect opportunity to work with Adam Yaseen of Lori London.  Plus, sip some white wine while browsing through Lori London’s vast array of veils as well as feather and silk flower headpieces.  In addition, all brides who purchase will receive 10% off their Lori London purchase!  www.lorilondon.com



Get ready for the ultimate from Macy’s like free gift cards, cosmetics offers and more as they celebrate the remodel and Grand Reopening. Just in time for spring, the Michigan Avenue location has a new look!

Come celebrate and enjoy the following activities:
9AM – GRAND REOPENING – Be one of the first 300 people at the Michigan Avenue door and receive a free $10 Macy’s gift card to use that day. One lucky shopper will receive a $500 card!


Shop the new Impulse Cosmetic Department featuring new vendors such as Urban Decay, Sue Devitt, Stila, Too Faced, Essie & more. Enjoy a special gift with any purchase of Impulse cosmetics of $50 or more.

With giveaways by Origins, Clinique, Shiseido, Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, ALFANI clothing, ELLEN TRACY and performances by NEVERLAND and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET PERFORMANCE

Until Next Time!


Brandy Middleton is a native Chicagoan and the founder of the blog Mrs Windy City and a previous blogger and writer for In Chi City. When not concentrating on the next writing job she enjoys attending Chicago fashion shows and local events as well as hunting for the best sushi and Thai food.

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