The start of summer fun brings a rush of outdoor socializing: grills are fired up, volleyball nets and bag games are set up, and the pool rafts are blown up.
The term “ladies who lunch” was coined in the early 1960s by the magazine Women’s Wear Daily based on a trend within wealthy middle-aged women at that time. The moniker was reserved for those women who devoted their afternoons to restaurant outings within their social circle, spending hours in mindless conversation, usually over a cocktail…or several. Truman Capote lost all his wealthy, socialite best friends, whom he affectionately called his “Swans,” when he published the story “La Côte Basque 1965” revealing their gossip and stories in the fictitious ladies-who-lunch story.
Congratulations! You just got engaged over the holidays. Does the thought of planning a big extravaganza exhaust you? More and more, couples are embracing small, intimate affairs, also known as micro weddings.
Who hasn’t perused Giada cookbooks or clipped out magazine recipes while envisioning the wonderful flavors?? We try our best to work out and make careful food choices. But then kids, work, daily schedules, and other of life’s speed bumps pop up in front of the best intentions. Most of the time, dinner is far less glamorous than the gourmet meal imagined.
Qiana Turner. She is the owner and chief event planner of Madison Elyse Events in Naperville, a boutique firm that specializes in posh, personalized events.
Terrell Cole calls himself the dark horse of catering. A dark horse is a little-known person or thing that emerges to prominence in a situation. Terrell selected this name a decade ago. While it may have applied back then, the moniker is more a self-mantra to keep up with trends and keep his culinary craft fresh.
James and Menda Lippe started NapervilleFoodies.com as a passion project two years ago. Their self-built and managed website hosts their reviews. Thus far, the duo has reviewed over 75 restaurants in the downtown Naperville area.