Inside: Kate Betts @ Saks, DJ Megan Taylor, Collaboracion, Double Door, Crumbs Bake Shop, Chicago Fashion Incubator, Meet the 2011 Designers at Launch, 900 N. Michigan, TribeFest Chicago Recap, Cochon555, Blackstone Hotel, Cheeky Fashion Show, Bloomingdales, Fat Cat, Stella & Dot, All About Dance, and much more.

Lots going on this week… a lot on Tuesday, March 15th!  We still can not believe it’s the 15th of March!  WOWZA.

3/15 Join DJ Megan Taylor as she spins greatness at Saks Fifth Avenue and meet Kate Betts . Celebrate the launch of her new book, Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Betts, a former editor at TimeHarper’s Bazaar, and Vogue, will be speaking about her new book about the Chicago-born First Lady’s journey to becoming a style icon and her experiences in the fashion industry. As an added bonus, Crumbs Bake Shop will also be on hand with treats. 5-7pm.

Slammin' DJ Megan Taylor

3/15 2nd Annual Pop Up Shop Fashion Incubator Fundraiser at 900 N Michigan Ave, 6-8pm $25. 

3/15  Network After Work at Benchmark. 6-9pm. Network After Work events provide guests an opportunity to get their name and brand in front of some of Chicago’s top professionals. Color-Coded name tags will be provided to help guests navigate through the event. During the first hour of the event complimentary Yes Vodka cocktails and appetizers will be offered. Early check-in for guests who pre-pay begins at 5:30pm.

3/15 Join Chicago TribeFest participants at the Jewish Federation Building (30 S. Wells) at 6:00 pm to discuss the various ways one can get involved in YLD and other areas within JUF.  Let’s take the energy from Vegas and bring it home to Chicago!

3/16 Cheeky and check out the trends as Cheeky hosts their 2nd Annual Spring Fashion show featuring eight of Chicago’s style-makers, who will strut their stuff in a very Cheeky fashion presentation, modeling Spring’s hottest new trends. Enjoy hors d’oeurves, music by DJ E-Six of Crossfader King and beverages courtesy of MGD 64. Ten percent of the night’s shopping proceeds will benefit Augie’s Quest, a charity focused on finding the cure and treatments for ALS, the devastating illness better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Avenue, Y.E.S. Contemporary Sportswear on 5

3/18 Fat Cat- Come see DJ Megan Taylor spin sweetness at Fat Cat this friday! 4840 N. Broadway

3/19 WE LOVE COLLABORACTION! This year- it’s “Let Them Eat Cake”: An Evening of Artistic Revolution in support of Collaboraction including burleseque, pastry, performance, installations, dancing, and the overthrow of the ruling class. Aristrocrat tickets include appetizers and hosted bar. 8pm  Double Door

3/19  Come join Laura Alexander and Jessica Goldman Spring into Style at All About Dance! Come see the gorgeous Stella & Dot Spring Collection Saturday, March 19 from 10 – 4pm. Jewelry is an easy way to update your wardrobe for Spring…let me help you find the perfect accessory or gift! It’s not too early to be thinking of Mother’s Day!

3/20 Can not believe it’s Cochon555 already at Renaissance Blackstone Hotel this SUNDAY! Traveling culinary competition @COCHON555 promoting sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs is coming to Chicago March 20!  5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 wines! Not to miss! Mike Sheerin, Andrew Zimmerman, Top Steph (Girl & the Goat), Chris Pandel (The Bristol), and Michael Fiorello (Mercat a la Planxa) are all on board! Click here for more.

Cochon555 Chicago:

Mike Sheerin – 3 Floyds Brewpub
Andrew Zimmerman – Sepia
Michael Fiorello – Mercat a la Planxa
Stephanie Izard – Girl and the Goat
Chris Pandel – The Bristol

Red Wattle – South Pork Ranch
Berkshire – Newman Farms
Hampshire – Faith Farm
Ossabaw – Rustik Rooster
Swabian Hall – Rustik Rooster

Chase Family Cellars
Copain Wines
Elk Cove Vineyards
Red Car Win

Delicious DIRT would like to apologize to those of you who have been oh so sad we’ve been delayed in posting.  We’ve had technical difficulties as well as staff shuffles.  Patience will pay off.  Oh so much Delicious DIRT ahead.  Stay tuned.
In grateful partnership,
The DIRT Team


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