Chance & Sister

A Pet for Every Style at the Oak Street PAWS Adoption Event

One of our very favorite annual events is just around the corner and we could not be more excited!Chance

The Oak Street Council is proud to host the PAWS pet adoption event, Angels with Tails, on Sunday, May 22 along Oak Street, Rush Street and Delaware Place. Come by anytime between noon and 4pm to meet more than 100 puppies, dogs, kittens and cats who all need forever homes.

This is a wonderful opportunity to find a new furry friend and to support a local organization that saves the lives of thousands of animals each year by caring for them and facilitating their adoptions.

PAWS has several adoption requirements, but they make the process easy. The only difficult thing will be choosing which pet to take home, so we thought we’d give you a little guidance…

You: A meat & potatoes type of guy or girl who loves a steak at Del Frisco’s and an oversized watch from Geneva Seal. You have a classic, timeless style and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Your Pet: Chance is a 4-year-old shepherd mix male whose favorite pastimes include playing fetch with a tennis ball and being on the receiving end of endless belly rubs. He’s been dealt a tough hand because his first owner Champagnebecame ill and could no longer care for him, so he’s eager to get back into a loving home.

You: A social single who loves meeting up with friends for happy hour on the patio at Tavern on Rush, going on long walks in the city and staying in shape with the latest fitness craze, like the Bar Method.

Your Pet: Champagne is 2-year-old Pekinese mix male that offers a big personality in a small package. He is playful, affectionate and absolutely Lucy & Ryanadores people. He’s crate trained and a star in obedience class, but he’d prefer to be your only pet. Oh and he likes long walks too – can go for miles in fact!

You: A fun couple who epitomize the phrase, “opposites attract.” You like to be out on the town and your partner is a homebody, but you make it work by bringing out the best in each other. Your shared passions include luxurious spa treatments at the Four Seasons Spa and comfy, buttery soft leather shoes from Tod’s.

Your Pet: Lucy and Ryan come as a pair, just like you and your sweetie. Lucy is 2 years old and Ryan is 3, so you won’t have to deal with crazy kitten chaos, and both are litter box trained already as well. Ryan is the outgoing one and Lucy is a bit shyer at first, but once they feel at home, they both enjoy human cuddles.

SisterYou: A sophisticated urbanite who enjoys the finer things in life, like a perfect handmade pasta with imported parmigiano from Spiaggia or a sumptuously silky Hermès scarf. You may not be a social butterfly but you hold your close circle near and dear.

Your Pet: Sister is a beautiful 2-year-old tabby who can be a little shy when you first meet her, but opens right up when she learns she can trust you. She would love to be in a one-cat home without any kids, who can be loud and scary. You’ll have to be patient at first, but once she feels at home you can bet on seeing Sister’s playful and affectionate side.

These are just a few of the wonderful pets who are up for adoption at PAWS now. But rest assured that if you visit our Angels with Tails event, you’ll find the one that’s just right for you.

Light Up the Holidays on Oak Street

Light Up the Holidays on Oak Street – Saturday, November 15


WHAT:  On Saturday, November 15, fifteen Oak Street boutiques will donate 15% of their sales to the Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation as part of the first annual Light Up the Holidays event, sponsored by the Oak Street Council and Town & Country magazine.  As part of the celebration, participating boutiques will offer shoppers special in-store treats such as sips, snacks, gifts with purchase and other goodies.  Additionally, editors from Town & Country magazine will be on-hand at various stores throughout the day to meet and greet shoppers and share their style tips.

WHERE:  Oak Street between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street

WHEN:  Saturday, November 15, 10am-6pm


11:30am-1:30pm @ Graff, 103 E. Oak Street

Guests will kick off Light Up the Holidays with complimentary mimosas and have the opportunity to meet Town & Country style director Stellene Volandes.

11:30am- 1:30pm, Paul Stuart, 107 E. Oak Street

Town & Country style director Stellene Volandes shares her favorite gifts of the season.

12:00-2:00pm on Oak Street

Spiaggia serves complimentary Illy espressos from their charming Italian street cart to warm and energize shoppers, who will also receive special offers from Café Spiaggia that day.

12:00-2:00pm, Maje, 104 E. Oak

Shoppers will be treated to champagne, hot cider, Mexican hot chocolate and French pastries from Vanille.  Guests who make a $500 purchase will also receive a fabulous goodie bag .

12:30-2:30pm, Morgenthal Frederics, 129 E. Oak Street

Town & Country style writer Sarah Bray will be on hand to share her tips on finding the perfect frames for your face shape.

12:00-2:00pm, David Yurman, 40 E. Oak Street

Stellene Volandes, Town & Country style director, mingles with guests while they enjoy complimentary champagne and truffles.

12:30pm – 2:30pm, Piazza Sempione ,34 E. Oak Street

1:00-3:00pm, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak Street

Sarah Bray, Town & Country style writer, helps shoppers choose the perfect gift for the women in their lives (or for themselves).

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Lester Lampert Jewelry, 57 E. Oak Street

Complimentary champagne, sushi and chocolates will be served as guests browse and try on fabulous jewels for special occasion and every-day.

2:00-4:00pm @ Alexis Bittar, 61 E. Oak

3:00-5:00pm @ Escada, 51 E. Oak

Escada hosts a Trunk Show with live models for their Resort 2015 collection while Sarah Bray, T&C style writer, shares her top picks for the season.

2:00–4:00pm – Sandro, 102 E. Oak

3:00–5:00pm – Buccellati, 62 E. Oak

For guests, Buccellati hosts a afternoon tea featuring an elegant spread of exotic brews and delightful sweets, served on Buccellati’s signature silver.

4:00–6:00pm – Pomellato, 41 E. Oak

T&C style director Stellene Volandes meets-and-greets guests at 4pm.

4:00–6:00pm – The Perfect Setting, 67 E. Oak

Ferraris on Oak


An invitational car show featuring rare, vintage and prize-winning specimens of the legendary Italian automobile owned and driven by members of the Ferrari Club of America.

Admire these beautiful automobiles and stop in to Oak Street’s many boutiques, salons, restaurants and hotels for special events and offers, available exclusively during Ferraris on Oak.

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win luxury prizes from Oak Street Council member business. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.