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YOUR CITY'S original popup dining EVENT DRESSED IN WHITE


Dinner Inspired by The City Beautiful

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YOUR CITY'S original popup dining EVENT DRESSED IN WHITE


Dinner Inspired by The City Beautiful

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ABOUT CHICAGO IN WHITE℠

In 1893, Chicago introduced the “City Beautiful” aesthetic movement to the world. The idea was that beautification of a city in a classical and elegant tradition would increase quality of life.

Once a year, for a few short hours, Daniel Burnham's vision comes back to life as hundreds gather in an elegant yet whimsical celebration of all that is good about Chicago.

Much like the sparkling - yet temporary - buildings that Burnham designed, our guests temporarily appear in an open space in AND AROUND our beloved city, dressed in white.

 
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Our 2016 Event


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Our 2016 Event


CHICAGO IN WHITE 2016

EVENT DATE:  Saturday August 6, 2016

LOCATION: TBA

CHARITY PARTNER: The South East Chicago Commission

COST: $35 per person for General Admission, $150 per couple for VIP package.


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Our CO-Founders


 

 

 

 

 

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MEET OUR CO-FOUNDERS

JEN LUBY AND KELLY WILLIAMS

Jen is Co-founder and COO of Chicago in White. A fifth generation Chicagoan, she is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor specializing in food, home entertaining, and fashion — all of which come together for Chicago in White! She has shared her expertise with numerous publications, web sites, and television programs and believes that great party hosts are made, not born. Jen is a member of the Junior League of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Women's Board, and the Ravinia Festival Associates Board. She and her family (husband, toddler, and two crazy dachshunds) recently moved from Wicker Park to Highland Park. Besides the word "Park," the two locations couldn't be more different, but she loves them both.

Jen is Co-founder and COO of Chicago in White. A fifth generation Chicagoan, she is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor specializing in food, home entertaining, and fashion — all of which come together for Chicago in White! She has shared her expertise with numerous publications, web sites, and television programs and believes that great party hosts are made, not born.

Jen is a member of the Junior League of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Women's Board, and the Ravinia Festival Associates Board. She and her family (husband, toddler, and two crazy dachshunds) recently moved from Wicker Park to Highland Park. Besides the word "Park," the two locations couldn't be more different, but she loves them both.

Kelly is Co-founder and CMO of Chicago in White. She’s been involved with Chicago in White since it’s inception and loves this project because her passions include cooking and throwing a great party. Professionally she works in the marketing technology/SaaS industry and adopted Chicago as her home over 25 years ago. Kelly currently works for IgnitionOne and previously at companies such as Doubleclick/Performics, iCrossing and LinkShare. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience within digital, traditional media as well as sales & marketing. Areas of expertise include DMP, SEM, Display, Social and SEO. In addition to her professional pursuits, Kelly is a member of the Junior League of Chicago and Union League Club of Chicago and Jack and Jill. Kelly is a widow and raising two daughters Chelsea and Lindsay, and Brutus, a 180 lbs. Neapolitan Mastiff.

Kelly is Co-founder and CMO of Chicago in White. She’s been involved with Chicago in White since it’s inception and loves this project because her passions include cooking and throwing a great party. Professionally she works in the marketing technology/SaaS industry and adopted Chicago as her home over 25 years ago. Kelly currently works for IgnitionOne and previously at companies such as Doubleclick/Performics, iCrossing and LinkShare. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience within digital, traditional media as well as sales & marketing. Areas of expertise include DMP, SEM, Display, Social and SEO.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Kelly is a member of the Junior League of Chicago and Union League Club of Chicago and Jack and Jill. Kelly is a widow and raising two daughters Chelsea and Lindsay, and Brutus, a 180 lbs. Neapolitan Mastiff.

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Become a Partner


 

 

Each year Chicago in White selects a handful of local partners to be a preferred vendor for all things related to the event. Partner categories include flowers, food & wine baskets, and gourmet desserts.

To learn more and to be considered for 2016, please contact us.

BECOME A PARTNER

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Become a Partner


 

 

Each year Chicago in White selects a handful of local partners to be a preferred vendor for all things related to the event. Partner categories include flowers, food & wine baskets, and gourmet desserts.

To learn more and to be considered for 2016, please contact us.

BECOME A PARTNER

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Are you interested in helping volunteer? Each year a select group of Chicagoans participate in aspects of planning and execution of our annual event.

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Our PAST EVENTS


 

The Chicago in White team hosted our first event in 2011 with over 1,000 Chicagoans in attendance. Guests made their way to iconic Daley Plaza dressed in white, with elegant accoutrement in tow. There, they enjoyed 3-course meals of everything from chicken curry to filet mignon and danced to the sounds of a gypsy jazz band. "Whimsical" and "enchanting" best describe the sensibility of our inaugural event, and every event since.


2011: Daley Plaza
2012: Merchandise Mart South Drive
2013: Randolph Street Market
2015: Ravinia Festival
2016: Midway Plaisance

 

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Our PAST EVENTS


 

The Chicago in White team hosted our first event in 2011 with over 1,000 Chicagoans in attendance. Guests made their way to iconic Daley Plaza dressed in white, with elegant accoutrement in tow. There, they enjoyed 3-course meals of everything from chicken curry to filet mignon and danced to the sounds of a gypsy jazz band. "Whimsical" and "enchanting" best describe the sensibility of our inaugural event, and every event since.


2011: Daley Plaza
2012: Merchandise Mart South Drive
2013: Randolph Street Market
2015: Ravinia Festival
2016: Midway Plaisance