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Schaumburg is a western suburb of Chicago where only beautiful people are allowed to live and this restaurant made beautiful people look positively regal.  Loved it!

Thank you, Violetta.

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13FreedomCtr1The Freedom Center in Schaumburg is a spacious retirement home with waterfalls, lagoons, a large auditorium and exceptionally imaginative event planners.  They came up with the idea of holding a commemoration of the 1893 World’s Fair.  Being an architecture buff myself, I lit up when I heard about this theme. I arrived early and before settling down to draw, I had a lively conversation with the two amateur historians who gave the presentation/slide show in the auditorium about the world’s fair.  Thank you, Rosemary!

(One of these days I’ll have to finish Erik Larson’s  “The Devil in the White City,” which was a major topic of conversation among these interesting people at the Freedom Center.)———————————————-

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Chandler’s Chop House & Grille has the folksy, down-to-earth name of an eatery, but in fact the space where this wedding 13WedSchaumbg1reception was held was nothing less than grand.  The ceremony took place on a veranda overlooking a vast expanse of the golf course.  The various greens just glowed in the late afternoon sun.  Spectacular!  Then, inside, for the reception and dinner we were in a high ceilinged large ball room.  A cathedral-beamed ceiling will add grandeur to any space and will tend to contribute to the relaxation of your crowd.  And relaxed they were, as attested to by these photos.

As is so often the case at weddings, the bride and groom are busy mingling with their guests and don’t have time to come to the caricaturist’s table to be drawn themselves.This was a wonderfully planned reception,  Laurie.  Congratulations to you both and much happiness in your life together!

I drew forty-five people in four hours. It would be nice if I could show all of them here, but space does not allow that and I’ll just pick a few of the wedding guests.—————-

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The Jump Zone in Schaumburg was jumpin’ with kids under six.  13Lovely6I don’t know if there were organized games to keep the kids busy or else these huge blown up castles ‘n’ things were fascinating enough in themselves, but the kids were kept super busy.  So busy, that—even though it was a two-year-old’s birthday party—I drew mostly adults.  The adults gathered around my table and got more and more into getting a drawing.  The hilarity built.  So much so, that I even drew a couple in a bathtub, which is a bit risqué for an early evening party, I know, but the kids were elsewhere running and jumping in this large 13Lovely8space.  Btw, I only do the bathtub drawing when the couple shows pride (amazement?) in how long they’ve been married.  If it’s over forty years—and you’re jovial about it– it’s into the tub with both of you.

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This baby shower was held at the Indian Garden Restaurant in Schaumburg.  I would ask one of these upscale couples, “where did you meet?” and the answer might be “Paris” or “London.”

12AnishCouple6So, “upscale” is putting it mildly.  The ambient language, however, was Hindi.  When I asked the host, whose name was Anish, whether he knew Anish Kapoor, he said,” oh, the bean guy?”  Yes, the bean guy, the brilliant artist who designed “Cloud Gate”—the  bean—in Millenium Park.   And yes, Anish means “supreme.”

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