Congratulations to Barrington’s Christina Currie Events Inc. (CCE) for the group’s most recent accolade. Currie and her crew were designated as of one of Chicago’s Top 30 Event Planners in 2019 by partyslate.com. “Our team’s hard work and dedication is what makes each and every one of our events a success,” say Currie, who founded the company 15 years ago. “Growing and learning with each other year after year has helped us receive this status, and we are honored.” As 15th anniversary festivities ramp up for the year ahead, Currie shared that her group is also planning a fabulous and charming wedding that will take place in Florence, Italy. Lucky them. For more information about what CCE, visit christinacurrieevents.com.
Silver Screen Glam
The “Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and 1940s” exhibit opens at the Chicago History Museum April 8 and runs through next January. The Chicago History Museum presents 30 ensembles that explore how the silver screen’s glamour influenced and shaped American fashion during an era that was bookended by two major crises: the financial crash of 1929 and the devastation of World War II. From home-dressmaking to haute couture, Hollywood’s reach projected an illusion of stability as the nation grappled with its reinvention. Find out more at us.louisvuitton.com.
Horse And Hound
The latest must-have coffee table book for equestrian enthusiasts very aptly has a forward by none other than Lord Patrick Beresford—a former soldier, equestrian, and the younger son of the seventh Marquess of Waterford. Combining high elegance with all the signature elements of an equestrian-centered culture, Equestrian Life: From Riding Houses to Country Estates is a beautiful tome by Lavinia Branca Snyder that celebrates upscale country living in England, Scotland, and Ireland. From tack, trophy, and portrait rooms to coach houses, stables, and wood-paneled libraries, Mark Roskams’ beautiful photography offers a glimpse into the best of the British Isles’ diverse horse-country homes. Centuries-old residences belonging to the owners of polo ponies, magnificent thoroughbreds, hunt horses, and carriage teams are included in this lavishly illustrated collection. This is certain to delight anyone who loves horses and grand country estate living. Purchase at your favorite local bookstore, amazon.com or at rizzoliusa.com.