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Re-cap! 2017 LuxeHome CHILL International Wine and Culinary Event

November 10, 2017


Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 11th Annual LuxeHome CHILL International Wine and Culinary Event!  Who does not love walking the halls of the timeless and historic Merchandise Mart?  That is right the event is hosted among the inspiring ambiance of the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation on the first floor of theMart in downtown Chicago!   Toss in Over 50 top chefs, 150 premium wines, 3 great charities this all equals a FABULOUS evening!

Did you know that a large portion of ticket proceeds from CHILL benefit three wonderful Chicago area charitable organizations – The Lynn Sage Foundation, Saturday Place and the Respiratory Health Association.  Since its inception in 2007, CHILL has raised nearly 1 million dollars to support Chicago area charitable organizations.  Check out a bit more information about the different charities and some pictures of the AMAZING dishes we noshed on at this awesome event!  Cheers!




Monogram-Gnocchi with Flank Steak


Maple & Ash-28 Day Dry Aged Rib Eye


Piano Trends Music & Band Company of Crystal Lake


Sub Zero & Wolf-Johnny Cakes with Spicy Shrimp

Terzo Piano-Angel hair Squid Ink Spaghetti




Maple & Ash-Coconut Cream Pie


Le Pain Quotidien-Berry Tarts


Charity Partners

THE LYNN SAGE FOUNDATION is dedicated to funding innovative research to eradicate breast cancer. The Foundation was established by Laura and Halee Sage in honor of their mother, Lynn, who died from breast cancer at the young age of 39. The Foundation raises money to support the Lynn Sage Scholars, promising young doctors investigating novel research early in their careers. A non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization supporting doctors at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Rush University Medical Center, The Foundation focuses its seed funding where it can have the greatest impact. The Lynn Sage Foundation has raised over $2,500,000 for breast cancer research in Chicago. For more information, visit

RESPIRATORY HEALTH ASSOCIATION has been a public health leader since 1906. Our mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research and policy change. Today, we address asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality through a comprehensive, community-based approach to our activities. For more information, visit

SATURDAY PLACE is an enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade Chicago Public School students who are performing at least one year below grade level and live in under-resourced communities. Since its beginning, Saturday Place students demonstrate growth in Math (99 percentile) and Reading (60 percentile) during their two years in the program. Saturday Place is an effective program that enables students to excel academically, develop a love for learning and inspires them to be future college graduates. For more information, visit

About LuxeHome®:

LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. With more than 125,000 square feet of showroom space featured in over 35 boutiques, LuxeHome is host to the finest products for home building and renovation from the most recognized and respected manufacturers worldwide.

LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. LuxeHome’s boutiques are open for shopping Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit Follow LuxeHome on FacebookHouzzInstagram and Twitter.

Vornado Realty Trust, owner of the Merchandise Mart, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

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