New Year’s Eve Eve at Untitled 12.31



A Sensational Burlesque Evening

111 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Join Untitled for spontaneous expressions of vintage-style New Year’s revelry with dolled up Burlesque and Charleston dancers to inspire the notion that it’s New Year’s Eve somewhere. The Jimmys, named the “2012 Best Swing/Big Band Ensemble” by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, will get the dance floor moving before Fanny Tastic, Lady Jack and the Galaxie Girls run the evening. Party favors will be in ready supply along with instantaneous expressions of holiday joy. Beverage specials sponsored by Nolet’s Finest Gins and Peroni. Admission to the event is complimentary admission by reserving a spot here. Untitled will also be open for regular dinner service.




Sedgwick’s New Years Eve 12.31



Sedgwick’s Bar and Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Sedgwick’s is this year’s destination for groups of all sizes looking to welcome the New Year with an all-inclusive package including festive food and drinks. Party hosts can enjoy the celebration for free when they book groups of 20 or more people and for groups of 50 or more, the party host plus a guest are complimentary.

Beginning at 8:00 p.m., patrons can request their favorite concoctions as Sedgwick’s bartenders will be pouring microbrews, draft beer and call drinks all evening long. Champagne will be aplenty when the clock strikes twelve with a bubbly toast for each attendee.

As party-goers work up a feast, the dinner buffet will offer an endless spread of homemade dishes including Southwestern Chicken and Penne Pasta, Italian Beef and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Mac and Cheese, Wings, Pizzas, Jambalaya and so much more.
Guests can dance the night away as the DJ will be spinning favorite jams well into the morning hours of 2014.

Sedgwick’s New Years celebration is on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The cost is $50 per person (including tax) includes beverages, champagne toast and dinner buffet. To book a group of 20 people or more, call 312-337-7900 or email

Unique Last Minute NYE Dinners 12.31

Gamblers beware! Atwood Café has JUST the New Year’s Eve dinner for you… Chef Derek Simcik is putting “All Bets on the New Year.” Risk-averse guests may choose the Black Jack menu, a 4-course prix fixe menu, and those willing to take a gamble can select the Roulette menu, a 4-course “chef’s choice” menu. Whichever menu they choose, all guests will hit the jackpot with Chef Derek’s innovative take on classic cuisine. $55 /person for the Black Jack menu, $65 /person for the Roulette menu. Add $20 for wine pairings. 1 W Washington Street; 312.368.1900

And for those looking to ring in the new year with unlimited flutes of bubblyEncore Liquid Lounge has the perfect party option… Known for its lengthy martini menu and discerning craft beer selection, Encore will quench your party thirst and also fill you up on delicious cocktail cuisine- food stations featuring premium favorites like chili-lime chicken brochettes, artichoke dip and sliders will be available until 10:00pm. DJ Curious J will be spinning a mix of Deep House, Downtempo Buddha Lounge music and Mushroom Jazz until 1:00am and a balloon drop will officially mark the start of the new year. Ticket prices include unlimited food and bubbly starting at 8:00pm as well as party favors for $75 per person / $90 per person for table reservations.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $85 per person / $100 for a table, if available. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Last call is at 12:30pm. To purchase tickets, please call 312.338.3788 or email

New Year’s Beauty No-Nos From Mario Tricoci

Mario Tricoci

Mario Tricoci

Whether you’re hitting a big bash or sticking to a small gathering of friends this New Year’s Eve, you don’t want a beauty blunder to spoil the evening.  According to the experts at Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Days Spas, there are a few New Year’s beauty no-nos that every woman should avoid.

No-No #1: Stressing over your locks.  You don’t have to spend hours on your tresses to look picture perfect.  For example, you can create a beautiful beachy wave with a few simple braids, a hair dryer, and the right products; watch Mario Tricoci’s John Gialluisi demo the technique here. Or if it’s volume you crave, pop in some large Velcro rollers, add a shot of heat with your dryer, then set with a finishing spray.  Talk to your stylist for more shortcuts to make styling for the big night a snap.

No-No #2: Starving your skin. The right makeup can enhance your party-ready look, but it needs a good canvas from which to start.  That’s why you can’t skimp on skincare during the holidays.  For example, a good exfoliating product like GlyMed’s Chocolate Masque will eliminate dead skin, brighten your complexion, and enable your other products to really do their job.  Or target the eyes with a product like the ProCell Triple Action Eye Treatment, which firms, hydrates and soothes the skin via a Matricol collagen eye mask. 

No-No #3: Deciding to go with a dramatic make-up statement…one hour before the party.  A smokey eye or a strong lip color can definitely create a memorable look, but if you want to take the plunge talk to a beauty professional first about the shades and techniques that will work best for you.  At Mario Tricoci, your make-up artist can even custom blend your eye shadow, lipstick and more for a high-impact look that’s uniquely you. You can also pick-up a new technique with an online tutorial; click here to see a Mario Tricoci make-up artist demonstrate how to create a classic smokey eye.

No-No #4:  Using make-up that quits long before you do.  Keep your face in place and shine at bay all night with an airbrush makeup application. Airbrush make-up provides light, flawless coverage that lasts up to 18 hours — perfect for midnight and beyond.

No-No #5: Neglecting your nails.  Your nails are just as important to your overall look as you hair and make-up. If you want low maintenance holiday color, try a No Chip manicure, which keeps your 10 perfect for up to two weeks.  If you don’t have time for a mani, try refreshing your current polish with a coat of Essie’s shin-e top coat for a fresh from the manicurist look. Prefer to go polish-free?  Buff your nails to add natural shine.