Over 500 of Chicago and Chicagoland’s fiercest yelpers donned their
chicest urban apparel and created THE place to be in Chicago’s artsy
River North neighborhood. The Urban Winterscape Elite party took place
at the 233 W Huron Art Gallery where food was plentiful, drinks
flowed like water, gifts were given and Elite yelpers got a
serious groove on.
As the Elites walked into an urban winter wonderland, they were flanked on
all sides by fabulous possibilities. To their left, they
snacked on creative food from Blue 13 and Tapas Valencia.
Down the middle they found hearty fare from The Grocery Bistro,
Pasha, Sushi Taiyo and Swirlz Cupcakes. The right-hand side brought it home with tasty treats from 33 Club, LOKal, Ian’s Pizza, Il Giardino del Dolce, and Italiasia. All that great food deserves beverages of the same caliber to
wash it down. Good news for the Elites, Dragon Bleu Vodka,
Maker’s Mark, Harlem, Crispin Hard Ciders, Goose
Island, Sierra Nevada c/o Chicago Beverage Systems, and Saké2me provided taste sensations to delight yelpers of every palate. Manning every station with aplomb was the top-notch staff of D'Absolute Catering.
Bellies full and drink in hand, what’s an urban Elite to do? Get her
hair did and get his picture taken, that’s what! The hair and
make-up genius of Kelly Cardenas Salon and Strange Beauty Show got yelpers ready for their close-ups and Matt Ginger,
Shutterbooth, Actionbooth, and Irene Kijak took
the shots. You can see them here, here, here, and
All the while, Elites vibed to the rockin’ tunes of Cage and Aquarium
Productions, got spellbound by the magic of Sean Masterson and gave back by donating well over 100 toys to Chicago’s Angel Tree. This
holiday party had it goin’ on! See what the yelpers had to say here.
Thanks to all in Chicago/Chicagoland Yelpdom for a fantastic 2009. 2010 is going to be even better. Watch this space. SYOY!