Friday, November 11, 2011
I ventured to new Lakeview eatery Native Foods Café (1023 W. Belmont Ave.) before an Octavarius show at ComedySportz one Sunday this fall. After a delish Scorpion Burger—homemade blackened Tempeh, chipotle sauce, romaine, carrots, avocado and onions—I ordered the Cardamom Rose Cupcake. The cake and frosting both tasted like rose. It was also very aromatic. Moreover, since our taste buds and sense of smell are so connected, the flavor was reminiscent of grandma’s perfume.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The production of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is a journey into women's lives through fashion. You fell head over heels for your date at prom while dressed in an 80's Madonna-inspired frock, were mortified when staining that white upholstered chair at the fancy dinner party (but luckily didn't permanently stain your paper dress) and were ecstatic walking down the aisle in your very own color palette. This is a taste of the performance I enjoyed with my mother (perfect bonding outing) last night at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Your wardrobe tells a story. Each piece attaches memories of where you were and what you did while in the item. "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" speaks to this concept, featuring a new cast of five women—actresses Roni Geva, Cindy Gold, Taylor Miller (of "All My Children" fame), Barbara Robertson and Whitney White—who tell (scripted) stories about happenings in their lives and what they wore. Nora and Delia Ephron wrote the monologues, which are all true accounts from others. The stories are based on best-selling book "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" by Ilene Beckerman as well as recollections of the Ephrons' friends.
The production has been performed all over the world since its debut in 2009. Such celeb cast members included Melissa Joan Hart, Stacy London ("What Not to Wear" co-host), Rosie O' Donnell, Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway and "Glee" star), Fran Drescher, Haylie Duff, Jane Lynch, Brooke Shields, Rumer Willis and many more!
"Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is playing through December 4 ($68-78). Purchase tickets here.
*Note: I conduct PR at a firm that represents this show.