The latest from Michigan Avenue publisher Dan Uslan.
My wife Sharon and I celebrating one of our favorite weddings of 2015: Arny Granat and Irene Michaels.
Chicago is a city of constant reinvention. Whether it’s renovating historic Wrigley Field or swapping out Navy Pier’s iconic Ferris wheel for an even bigger version of the storied attraction, the Windy City operates on a perpetual cycle of in-with-the-new, while preserving the old.
I’d like to think Michigan Avenue magazine embodies this spirit with our annual Ashore Thing® celebration, presented by BMO Harris Bank. This signature event honors a cherished Chicago tradition—the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac—and adds to it with a family-friendly bash to cheer on the participating sailors. We’ll throw this summertime soirée for the fifth time on July 23, 2016, beginning at 10 am, with activities, libations, and more from Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere, Leinenkugel’s, Bob Loquercio Auto Group, CBS 2, Mackinac Island Tourism, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and other great partners. Visit michiganavemag.com/ashorething for information and updates.
Not sure what I did to deserve this great shot with Tina Weller, Rebecca Besser, Gale Gottlieb, Nina Mariano, Kristina McGrath, Korinna Isselhardt, and Patty Nalepa at Chicago Cut Steakhouse.
Through August 5, we’ll also be toasting the consummate warm-weather brew, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, with our exclusive social media contest. To participate, post your favorite #LeinieFridayContest office moment, be it making a makeshift beer-pong table out of a cubiclemate’s desk or uncapping a six-pack on your office roof. The winning photo will receive a Leinenkugel’s happy hour experience with Leinie family members. For official rules and how to enter, visit promorules.com/PL4980.
I joined Bob Williams and Mitchell Gold at the opening of their newest home store in Oak Brook.
Also on the horizon? Wedding season. Stay up to date on the latest matrimonial trends with our newly introduced bridal section, featuring Linly Designs, Eli’s Cheesecake, Paramount Events, The Sofitel, the Radisson Blu, and more. As these impresarios prove, even the oldest of traditions can use some fresh vantage points.