• Even Meetings Can be Stylish

    POSTED May 20, 2015

Walk into a meeting, walk out with a perfectly fitted pair of jeans. That is the premise of the Blues Jean Bar, an event add-on that encourages networking and dress-up amongst professionals while incorporating a high-grade gift item. The Aspen-based, high-quality clothing retailer is the genius behind this unique activity, which works as follows: Come to a three-hour meet-and-greet with suppliers, do a little speed networking by having short appointments with different vendors and get fitted for a pair of denim you can take home with you (a value of $160-$250).

To receive the gift, guests must meet with each vendor. Perfect for any occasion or event, especially corporate entities looking to reward employees, the Blues Jean Bar makes for a creative and memorable experience.

Z BAR, the globally inspired cocktail lounge atop The Peninsula overlooking Michigan Avenue, offers customized batch cocktails for groups in an upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. The individual responsible for dreaming up and preparing these communal beverages is Vlad Novikov, who’s official title is director of cocktails and culture. Novikov’s travels frequently inform his mixology.


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With more than 7,300 restaurants in the city, it can be quite overwhelming to decide on a restaurant for your next corporate dinner. Rather than relying on your old standbys, switch up your menus and environs for an event that will leave your guests feeling both inspired and satisfied at one of these five spots in different neighborhoods.