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Laura Lodewyck, NBC Chicago Street Team

Be among the first to visit the return of the Randolph Street Market Festival in this weekend’s Grand Opening event. Featuring an eclectic array of vendors such as the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Fancy Food Market, Vinyl Swap Meet, and Global Good Bazaar, the market attracts shoppers hip to items both ultra-unique and fashion-savvy. Even Oprah’s getting into the action for the first time this year, bringing The Oprah Store’s specialty items into the mix.  Add to your antique collection, get an heirloom sized up by a professional appraiser, hit the bar for a bloody mary, and even make some extra cash yourself by bringing in your unwanted gold jewelery to be sold onsite.Randolph_St_purses

Courtesy trolleys will take you to the Festival from Water Tower Place at the top of the hour from 11am to 3pm (and cart you back with your loot every half hour 11:30 to 4:00). Check out the legendary extravangza for $10 general admission (which earns you a shopping refund voucher with your admisison), or “see for free” the final two hours of the market.

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LaShonda Matlock, NBC5 Street Team

Oprah approved celebrity chef and owner of Table 52 restaurant Art Smith knows more than great food, he knows great fashion! Store director Tessa Gillenwater of Louis Vuitton on Michigan Avenue is throwing Art a V.I.P. cocktail reception and book signing tonight (Sept. 18th) inside LV. Can you say WOW!

Michigan Avenue magazine, the most talked-about launch in Chicago officially hit shelves Sept. 15th. The 360-page premier-issue cover, featuring Chicago’s hometown supermodel Cindy Crawford, will be followed by a holiday issue, and then 10 issues in 2009. Now, if I can just get my hands on one…. SUSANNA !

Sunset Tan‘s Olly twins were all the rage on Friday, Sept. 12th, at Bon V nightclub. The twins keep the party hot and looked beautiful!

And big congrats to my favorite spa for men HALO!! They were featured on Fox Chicago Thursday morning!

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Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video)

I like to think I’m passed the point of being overly excited by meeting celebrities. Not that I’m too cool for school or anything, it’s just that I’ve learned over the years that celebs are like the rest of us, and if anything, a bit more insecure and tortured due to the glare that life can bring.

That being said, I was a bit surprised to find myself feeling a few butterflies as I stood among 150 medal-winning Olympians and the Queen of all media herself — Oprah Winfrey. It all went down at Millenium Park, where Oprah was shooting her season-opening episode that airs Monday.


Slideshow: Oprah And The Olympians

The athletes rode in on double-decker buses, and the next thing I knew, I was snapping pictures of all those athletes I was watching from Beijing just a couple of weeks ago — names like Phelps, Misty, Nastia — and others I’ve been watching for years, like Kobe. That was expected. What wasn’t expected was a visit down the media rope by Oprah herself. I’m not sure why I was surprised she was so gracious and down-to-earth. For some reason I’d always thought she would be the opposite.

At the end of the day it goes down as another feather in Chicago’s cap — good publicity for the 2016 bid and another reminder that we live in one of the coolest cities in the world.

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Cara Carriveau, NBC5 Street Team

Oprah is taping her season premiere at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago this Wednesday.  There was a post about it earlier but I wanted to make sure you knew that you couldn’t simply show up on Wednesday – if you want to get in, you need to come to Millennium Park TODAY (Saturday, August 30th) at 12pm for reservation information. Audience Coordinators will be located on the East side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion along Columbus Drive just behind the McDonald’s Cycle Center.  Click HERE for all the details!

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Blagica, NBC5 Street Team (Video)

Listen up gang, here is YOUR chance to not only go to an Oprah show, but see hundreds of Olympians – all in one place!

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