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First Look for Charity-Recap

February 15, 2017

Last Friday, February 10th I had the pleasure of attending the First Look for Charity it stands as one of Chicago’s greatest one-day fundraisers, regularly generating more than $2.5 million for 18 area nonprofits. It was held at McCormick Place the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens its public run, the benevolent event is anticipated by socialites and car buffs alike.

Enjoying the event with a few friends

Additionally, two lucky gala attendees won  a 2017 Acura TLX or Lexus NX. TLX compliments of Acura and Chicagoland Acura dealers, NX compliments of Lexus and Chicagoland Lexus dealers.



Guests are treated to champagne, wine, soft drinks, elegant hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by more than 20 local restaurants — all while being the first to explore the annual edition of the nation’s largest auto show.  Additionally, live entertainment was offered at various manufacturer displays across the show floor.  It was a fabulous evening!


Band jamming in the Lexus Lounge


Garrett’s popcorn!

Okay so back to the CARS!!!  The Chicago Auto Show exhibits include nearly 1000 domestic and imported vehicles.  There are several interactive exhibits, concept vehicles, and antique and collector cars.  That is right a lil something for EVERY type of car buff out there!

Honda Racing


Just one of the HOT cars in the Super Car Gallery

In addition to the concept cars and trucks, attendees were able to test drive many of the cars from certain manufacturers which are not even available on their showroom floors yet!  If you plan on attending, I highly recommend that you sign up to drive!  The experience was awesome!

Lego Batmobile by Chevrolet


Nissan Rogue One: Star Wars: The “Star Wars”-inspired Nissan Rogue One is a Nissan Rogue that has been transformed to look like a Rebel starfighter, complete with space for an astromech droid.

The “Star Wars”-inspired Nissan Rogue One

The X-wing-inspired crossover SUV comes with Rebellion logos, starfighter wings, thrusters and laser cannons/blasters. The Rogue One was built to coincide with last year’s release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in movie theaters. It does not include a hyperdrive or the ability to fly.


Unfortunately for would-be space pilots everywhere, the Rogue One is not for sale, not even to Jedi.

Next year, you should be there, so why not plan to attend? You’ll have an amazing time, your donation will go to a worthy charity, and the event is tax deductible.


Although you may not have attended the gala, you can still purchase tickets to attend the 2016 Auto Show at McCormick Place it is available until February 20th!


Details below:


McCormick Place – 2301 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616


When: February 11 – 20th


2017 Chicago Auto Show – Ticket prices


Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths on public show days or online at and (Show box office closes one hour before the show closes.)


$13 for adults


$7 for seniors aged 62 and older


$7 for children 7-12


Free Admission for children 6 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Family members only.


The Chicago Auto Show is the Nation’s largest and longest running car show.  Perfect outing for EVERYONE!


Special thanks to  Latayvea & Carla with &BlowDry for getting me gala ready with hair and make-up! Have a special event coming up or just looking for a fabulous blow dry or braid? Click here!


Latayvea (hair) and Carla (make-up) working their magic at &BlowDry Chicago


The finished look!

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