LuxeHome® Raises Record Amount of Over $225,000 at 10th Anniversary CHILL Event


CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2016) – On Thursday, November 10, more than 2,500 guests flocked to the state-of-the-art LuxeHome boutiques and showrooms, located on the first floor of the iconic Merchandise Mart, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of CHILL, an International Wine & Culinary Event. The dynamic event, which was held in cooperation with Wine Spectator Magazine, offered culinary delights from more than 50 of Chicago’s top restaurants and tastings of more than 150 wines, spirits and beers from around the world. Full list of restaurant and beverage partners is included below.

The prominent Chicago event raised a record amount of over $225,000, which directly benefited The Lynn Sage Foundation, Saturday Place and the Respiratory Health Association. There were two silent auctions and multiple raffles to raise additional funds. To date, CHILL has raised over $1 million to support its Chicago-area charitable partners.

Guests also enjoyed the melodic sounds of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Piano Trends Music & Band as they marveled in the striking performances by stilt walkers, the elegant “Table Lady” and the infamous “Wine Bike”

Restaurant Partners: 1901 at AceBounce, Ada Street, Argo Tea, Bar Toma, Beatrix, Bistronomic, Bistrot Zinc, Bull & Bear, Café des Architectes, Café Spiaggia, Carnivale, The Chopping Block, Coco Pazzo, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Current, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Eli’s Cheesecake World, Enolo Wine Café, ENSO Sushi & Bar, Farmhouse Chicago, Firecakes, The Florentine Fourteensixteen, Highline Bar + Lounge, Hubbard Inn, Ill Forks Steakhouse, The Kitchen Bistro, Le Pain Quotidien, Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, May St. Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mercat a la Planxa, Monogram Design Center, NellcÔte, Nick’s Fishmarket, Nonnina, Osteria La Madia, Osteria Langhe, Park Grill at Millennium Park, Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop, Revolución Mexican Steakhouse, River Roast, SideDoor, Siena Tavern, Starbucks, Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, Tavern on Rush, Terzo Piano, TWO Restaurant & Bar, The Signature Room at the 95th, theWit Hotel, ZED451

Wineries, Spirits and Beer: 1,000 Stories, Bodega Catena Zapata, Bodega Norton, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Bouchaine Vineyards, Cambria Winery, Catello Banfi, Cayman Islands, Charles Krug Winery, Château d’Esclans, Cherry Pie Wines, Concannon Vineyard, Concha y Toro, Fetzer, Firriato, Georges Duboeuf, Gil Family Estates, Josh Cellars, Kaiken, Kenwood Vineyards, Korbel Champagne, La Crema, Lapostolle, Lugana, Marqués de Riscal, Meiomi, Montes Wines, Morgante, Novus Ordo, Pacific Rim, Piccini, Sartori, Sicilia DOC, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Takara Sake, Taylor Fladgate, Tenute Rubino, Tinazzi, Zonin Prosecco

LuxeHome Showrooms: Amiel.US, Ann Sacks, Artistic Tile, Bentwood of Chicago, BSH Experience & Design Center (Coming Soon), Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, The Chopping Block, Christopher Peacock, de Giulio kitchen design, Devon&Devon, Divine Flooring, Dom Interiors, Dream2O, Ernestomeda Chicago, Exquisite Surfaces, FANTINI l THE GALLEY, GRAFF – art of the bath design center, Katonah Architectural Hardware, Keeler, Lefroy Brooks l Cooper & Graham, Miele Experience Center, Monogram Design Center, NEFF of Chicago, Paris Ceramics, Pella Crafted Luxury, Plain & Fancy by Dandamudi’s, Poggenpohl, Porcelanosa Tile l Kitchen l Bath l Hardwood, ROHL, Scavolini Store Chicago, Sherwin-Williams Color Studio, SMEG USA, Studio Snaidero Chicago, Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, The Shade Store, Vicostone, Waterworks, Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center


Charity Partners:
The Lynn Sage Foundation was founded in 2003 by the family of Lynn Sage in honor and memory of their beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, who tragically passed away at the age of 39 as a result of her battle with breast cancer. Dedicated to finding a cure for this disease, the Foundation has raised over $2.0 million to support The Lynn Sage Scholars Program, which is 100% local to Chicago and fully research-based. The Lynn Sage Scholars Program awards $100,000 per year, for two years, to some of the country’s most promising researchers at Northwestern University and Rush University.

Saturday Place is an academic enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade students from Chicago Public Schools. The program is a proven model for improving students’ academic performance and creating a lasting love of learning. With University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) as a partner, the program enables students to excel academically and develop a love for learning. Saturday Place partners with Chavez Multicultural Academy and Brighton Elementary on Chicago’s South Side. To visit the Saturday Place website, click here.

Respiratory Health Association is an independent not-for-profit lung health organization that has been serving Chicagoland since 1906. Their mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change. Through community-based interventions, Respiratory Health Association serves local residents living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases. To visit the Respiratory Health Association website, click here.

About LuxeHome
LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. With more than 125,000 square feet of showroom space featured in over 35 boutiques, LuxeHome is host to the finest products for home building and renovation from the most recognized and respected manufacturers worldwide.

LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. LuxeHome’s boutiques are open for shopping Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit Follow LuxeHome on Facebook, Houzz, Instagram and Twitter.

Vornado Realty Trust, owner of the Merchandise Mart, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

2016 is grateful to the following sponsors that helped make the evening possible, including: ER2 Image Group and Cayman Islands.

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