The Cause: Chicago Star hosted a lively kick-off party in collaboration with Mariano’s Lakeshore East for its second annual Streeterville Week, a celebration of Chicago businesses that was created during the pandemic to lift spirits and encourage visitors and residents to shop local.

The Setting: A capacity crowd of local leaders, friends and supporters enjoyed views of Lake Shore East Park from Mariano’s beautiful rooftop patio, with entertainment provided by The Doorstep Divas (Molly Callinan and Caitlin Simone), Magic by Keelan Wendorf, beats by DJ World, a Marilyn character (from ZZAZZ Productions), Eli’s Cheesecakes, Luxe Bloom florals, fun photo props provided by Kehoe Designs and jam-packed goodie bags.

The Scene: Guests networked and danced under the stars while enjoying Mariano’s hospitality (orchestrated by Amanda Puck, Mariano’s Director of Strategic Brand Development).

Attendees received giveaways from participating Streeterville businesses that included bracelets from Pinstripes, keychains from Park Hyatt, treats from Labriola and flowers from Mangel’s Florists, among others. One guest won an overnight stay at the newly opened Sable at Navy Pier. 

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