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LaShonda Matlock, NBC5 Street Team

CHICAGO has been on FIRE lately with all the celebrities in town and hot A-list parties!  I’ve been party hopping so hard this past weekend it took me two days just to recover! And here we go AGAIN!

Rap artist/actor Common definitely knows how to throw a couple of good parties!  From the Friday night kickoff reception inside Cartier to the mega bowling event on Saturday inside 10pin bowling and killer concert HOB! As Common talked with me on the red-carpet Sat. morning he stated how proud and touched he was to have such wonderful sponsors such as Lincoln, Cartier and SnowQueen Vodka be apart and support his charity organization The Common Ground Foundation. But he made it quite clear that he was here to have a good time and he was bowling to win! And from the looks of it he did a pretty good job! Now, everyone else is a whole other story! 

Cynthia Fiske store manager of Cartier looked soo cute in her team uniform but her bowling needed umm… a little work, and I’m  certainly not going to mention her gutter balls, oops! Host of Glossed and Found – D. Graham Kostic was being fab and bowled a pretty good game! Jerry Azumah was a character on and off the lanes; he really needs to be a comedian! Common was a complete gentleman shaking hands and taking pictures throughout the entire event while old-school favorite rapper Doug E. Fresh and mega producer Will.I.Am took on a more political tone discussing the 700 billion-dollar failed bailout plan and Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

And where was I doing all this chaos you ask?! Bowling on the dang best team, lead by N.E.R.D. front man and super producer Pharrell Williams! The team was sponsored by SnowQueen Vodka and we kicked much butt! But truly all the bowling credit goes to the president of SnowQueen Vodka John Montana! You’re the best!

Every Manolo Blahnik clad ladies one and only idol Candace Bushnell made a special appearance at Manor nightclub on Sept. 24th to promote her new book One Fifth Avenue and the NBC new hit show Lipstick Jungle! I adore Candace!

The Oak Street Council and CS Brides rolled out the white carpet on Sunday for their annual wedding walk! The soon to be brides enjoyed music, champagne from Veuve Clicquot, food from Greg Christian/Limelight! Plus some great shopping and a 20lb gift bag worth over $1,000 from places like Juicy Couture, Dismero and Calypso!

Among the many participating boutiques were my personal favorites Vera Wang Chicago, Birch Design Studio, Jimmy Choo and Jennifer Kiefer‘s home Harry Winston! Jennifer was kind enough to give me private V.I.P. tour of Harry Winston and showed me the most fabulous watches I’ve ever seen not to mention the jewels! But more to come later on that! *wink*!

Special thanks to Julie Fogel, Selmin Arat, Liz Kores,  

Photo Credit: Kari Skaflen  and Dark Room Demons

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LaShonda Matlock, NBC5 Street Team

The House of Cartier will host a special private V.I.P. evening to honor rapper/actor Common and kick-off the The Common Ground Foundation weekend festivities on Sept. 26th. The  legendary jeweler has partnered with the Common Ground Foundation for their Love Charity initiative with a portion of proceeds from the new Love Charity bracelet going back to the Foundation. The Common Ground Foundation weekend festivities also include:

Common’s Start the Show n’ Bowl” sponsored by Snow Queen Vodka. Celebrities attending -Common, Pharrell, Will.i.Am, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Bilal and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry and some other surprises!

Common and Friends live at the HOB Sept. 27th, sponsored by Snow Queen Vodka. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available to the public!

Dave Navarro is hosting and guest DJ’ing at Manor on Thursday, September 18th for the Blackberry Luxe Club Series Featuring - DJ Skribble, Dave Navarro, and J Melo

Candace Bushnell hosts a invite-only reception for the television premiere of Lipstick Jungle & to celebrate the publication of her latest novel One Fifth Avenue on Wed., September 24th.

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