Friday, June 8, 2012
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join Desiree Rogers and Lana Bramlette for Columbia College Chicago‘s premiere spring fundraising event, an evening of extraordinary fashion, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, Desirée has earned a reputation as one of America’s most successful businesswomen. With a Harvard Business School degree and stellar business experience, Rogers has redefined every leadership position that she has held while playing a major philanthropic role in the communities in which she has lived.
Lauded by her loyal fans as the “Queen of Hoops,” Lana Bramlette is the face and force behind Lana Jewelry.
Celebrity fashion icons like Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Zoe Saldana, and Angelina Jolie own and wear her jewelry. Her pieces are featured in many films, TV shows, and magazine covers, including Lucky and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Trish Rooney Alden
Madeleine Moore Burrell
Gwendolyn L. Butler
Janice Barnes Davis
Elissa Hamid Efroymson
Mary Lou Haddad
Smita N. Shah
Allison Grant Williams
General Admission: $150
Standing Room: $75
About Eunice Walker Johnson
Eunice was the wife of publisher John H. Johnson and an executive at Johnson Publishing Company. Johnson was best-known as the founder and director of the Ebony Fashion Fair, which was started in the 1950s as a hospital fundraiser and became an annual fashion tour that highlighted fashion for African-American women that ran until a year before hear death.
About Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education. With over 120 years of deep experience teaching creative students to develop authentic voices and meaningful skills, Columbia graduates are fully prepared to launch sustainable careers in the visual, performing, media and communication arts.
Columbia Media Production Center
1600 S. State St.
Chicago IL 60616
According to Bundle.com‘s new infographic of which city’s parents spend the most on their children, real kids in Manhattan are still the most spoiled in the US and their hipster neighbors in Brooklyn are a close second.
Babycenter.com calculates how much your child will cost you. If you’re a northeastern couple making more than 100k per year, expect to spend more than a half million dollars on your kid from birth to age 18.
Bundle looked at spending by households with children at stores that sell toys, clothing, and other services for kids over a three-year period. Out of 36 cities, they found that Nashville represented the national average.
Predictably, flashy and affluent Miami, Dallas, and Los Angeles all made it into the top ten spenders.
This highly anticipated shopping event is a must!
Friday, June 8, 2012
9AM – 8PM
Los Angeles CA
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Enjoy up to 75% off your favorite summer essentials from Joie, Current/Elliott and Equipment.
This Sample Sale, which will fully stock dresses, silk tops, denims, shorts, tanks and more, will be the perfect place to buy all the much needed garments for the upcoming summer season.
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express Accepted/ No handbags allowed, only small wallets/ No strollers.
1050 N. Orange Drive
Hollywood CA 90038
REALATED TOPIC: Gia Coppola (Gian-Carla)
Joe Gorga, 37, is a real estate developer has been married to Melissa,32, for seven years. listed their Montville Township, New Jersey, mansion for $3.8 million. Built in 2009, the colonial style home features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four fireplaces and a three-car garage.
The Gorga home was ranked in January No. 7 on Zillow’s list of the Top 10 Most Viewed Homes of 2011. The home came in one slot before the White House.
The Star-Ledger reported in 2010 that the Gorga‘s had their home on the market in 2010, just before they joined the Bravo reality show, for $4.5 million, but pulled the listing after the announcement. You’d think the “Real Housewives” cachet would boost the value of the home.
The lavish home is rich with upgrades including an English slate roof with copper gutters, an Italian marble foyer, dual marble staircases with wrought-iron bannisters, and rounded cedar French doors.
In typically over the top style, the home is covered in chandeliers, carved bookcases, gilded details, decorative moldings, ornate domed ceilings and don’t forget the basement recording studio!
Montville Patch previously reported that the home was assessed at $1.5 million and property taxes on the home last year amounted to $52,108.33.
8 POND VIEW
Montville Twp., NJ 07045
MLS ID: 2939925
Remarkable, European-influenced new construction with rich, thematic detail, set in a prestigious yet tranquil & private location near major highways to NYC. Fit for royalty — you! Upgrades: extra-thick English slate roof w/copper gutters & leaders, custom stone/Florida stucco facade, Italian marble foyer w/inlays, dual marble stairways, custom tray ceilings, high-end kitchen & baths, rounded-cedar French doors & cedar windows, gorgeous wood paneling, arched hallways w/thick, continental-inspired moldings, delicately curved built-in bookcases, luxurious fireplace mantles & bedroom appointments, gleaming hardwood floors in rich hues, pleasing interior color palette, array of details such as domed ceilings, circular wrought-iron banisters enrich this exquisite example of custom construction.
“The rumors that Joe and I can’t afford our mortgage payments and bills are 100 percent false,” Melissa said. “Since when does selling your house mean you are broke? We moved to Montville to be closer to Teresa [Giudice] and the cousins. We gave Montville a try, but ultimately we want to move back to Franklin Lakes before the kids (Joey, 2, Gino, 4, and Antonia, 6) reach an age where changing schools will have an effect on them. Plus, it’s closer to Joe’s work, and that’s where we see ourselves living in the long run.”
“For the record, we moved into our current house in 2008 and lived there for two years before I was signed to ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey‘ in 2010,” Melissa said. “Joe built our last house in Franklin Lakes, which we sold for $2.45 million to former New York Giant LaVar Arrington. When we sell our house in Montville, we will move into a rental while Joe custom builds our next house.
“Joe is a builder and a businessman. He will sell pretty much any property for the right price and build again, bigger and better. That’s the truth and it’s all available through public records, but I guess it doesn’t make for as good of a headline.”
There’s talk of the family moving to Los Angeles so Melissa can pursue a singing career.
The Gorgas did have an over $2 million balloon payment due in July 2012; however, the Gorgas refinanced their home last year, which converted the balloon payment into a regular mortgage payment of approximately $15,000 a month.
Gorga’s Shore House is also for sale
11 Mermaid Road
Toms River NJ 08753
MLS ID: 21206109
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D.C. Socialite Mary Amons gained notoriety on the Bravo show for saying in the series’ credits, “I don’t make money, I spend money.” She is the granddaughter of broadcaster Arthur Godfrey, and helped found two well-known DC charities, Labels for Love and The District Sample Sale.
She wrote on her Facebook page: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my twenty-six year marriage. While I have the deepest respect for my husband and wish him the very best, we have grown apart. My primary focus is an amicable process, ensuring the well-being of my five wonderful children and their happiness, which has been, and will always be, of paramount importance. The weeks and months ahead during this transition will not be easy for them, and for my children’s sake, I appreciate you respecting our privacy.”
Mary and Rich put their Langley Farms modern colonial mini-mansion home of 16 years on the market shortly before the single season of fame began. The 5,450-square-foot, six-bedroom, five-and-one-half-bath, two-story corner home sold for $1.6 million and settled on Feb. 13, 2012.
The neighbors reported then the Amons had not purchased another home and left with no word of a forwarding address. Some of the neighbors whispered then about a separation.
She is only the latest star of the Bravo franchise to file for divorce after her marriage was documented on the popular reality series. Others include Vicki Gunvalson, Countess Luann de Lesseps, NeNe Leakes, Tamra Barney, Sheree Whitfield and Camille Grammer, as well as Amons‘ co-stars Cat Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner and Michaele Salahi.
RELATED TOPIC: Real Housewives of DC Stacie Turner’s House on Market
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RELATED TOPIC: Lisa Wu-Hartwell and Edgerton “Ed” Hartwell Split!
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