The Red Shoe Rendezvous Committee
is Proud to Present
Our 2006 Album of Dynamic and Interesting

Bachelors and Bachelorettes

  The Bachelorettes:

Ashley - Ashley has lived in Spain and is involved in global medical relief. She swims, plays lacrosse and has trained in ballet. Her friends describe her as funny, outgoing and friendly. Ashley loves foreign food, especially Ethiopian and enjoys reading, films, and Chicago's Navy Pier.

Wine-Lovers Special: Private two-hour wine consultation and tasting of ten upscale wines for 20 people at PRP Wine International and dinner for two with wine at the fabulous Melting Pot Restaurant on Dearborn. Value: $500

Carmela - Carmela's passion for life had led her to travel the Americas and Europe . She has lived through a major earthquake, loves ethic foods and plays golf. Carmela's friends describe her as bright, funny, strong and focused.

Want a makeover on your digs? Ten hours of decorating expertise is included in this package. Dine and discuss your decorating needs at Blue Water Grill. When your new decor comes to life celebrate with a friend at a special wine tasting event at Webster¹s Wine Bar. Value: $2500

Christine - Christine has backpacked throughout Europe and ran the marathon in Dublin to help raise funds for the Leukemia Society. Chris' has lots of interests; among them are running, theater, and golf. Her friends describe her as intelligent and empathetic.

Sports Lovers Delight. Start at the United Center with four tickets to the Bulls vs the Hornets that includes dinner in the United Center 's Stadium Club donated by Athletico Fitness. Then off to the burbs for a day of golf for four at High Point Golf Course including cart rental, lunch at the turn, a High Point golf Polo shirt for each player and a starter tee gift pack. Top off your sports day cheering on the Joliet Jackhammers Baseball team. Value: $740

Kimberly - Kimberly's friends describe her as witty, intelligent, and stylish. She loves doing anything new, especially in Chicago. Her scariest experience was skydiving and her dream vacation is a cruise among the Greek Isles. Kimberly also loves shoes, Oprah and fashion.

"The Discriminating Man." Extraordinary men¹s grooming aids by Kiehl¹s, established in 1851. Bring them to Urban Oasis for your one-hour massage and then dress for success in a designer tie by Lee Allison Designs. A dinner at Lowry¹s and a night of jazz donated by StyleChicago ends a perfect day. Value: $600.

Lauren - Lauren is a Southern gal who loves Chicago, especially its theatre, dining, and music scenes. Lauren's favorite sport is football and her hobbies are running, writing and acting. Her friends describe Lauren as "fun!" and her two very favorite foods are sushi and Mexican.

"Windy City Spectrum." Pub Crawl with your friends at Duffy¹s, The Wrightwood Tap, and McGee¹s with their four-hour Happy Hour certificates. If you can still stand there¹s other goodies such as a Winemaking Class for Two, Dinner at The Melting Pot on Dearborn and Brunch at Feast. Bonus Gift: Customized Stationary/Cards from Outloud Designs. Value: $875

Lindsay - Lindsay is a globetrotter who has lived abroad and has a fascination for classical civilization. She loves Thai, Japanese, Greek and Indian food. She also enjoys Chicago's jazz, gospel fests and Millennium Park. Lindsay's friends describe her as outgoing, sociable, trustworthy and kind.

A Timeless Image stretch limo will pick you up for dinner for two at La Fette Restaurant. Then off to Noble Horse Theater for a show and carriage ride followed by drinks at the Suite Lounge. Added fun: Four admissions to Second City Theater. Value: $773

Lori - Lori is a well traveled person who has picked Chicago to settle down in. She loves Chicago's deep dish pizza and also running and swimming the calories off. Lori fosters animals for the Anti-Cruelty Society and states that Ta-Da! is a charity that "speaks" to her. Lori's friends describe her as loyal, honest and energetic.

“A Chicago Delight.” Start with dinner at Mike Ditka's in the Tremont Hotel then off to Symphony Center followed by nightcaps at The Signature Room in the Hancock Center . Added bonuses! Bowling at 10pin Lounge and a night at Steppenwolf Theater. Value: $440

Merfat (pronounced Mer-vette) - Merfat's friends describe her as spontaneous, funny and outgoing. She is very active in the social networking scene and plays on a winning volleyball team. Merfat loves sports, street and music festivals and would spend a surprise day off people watching at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Spiffy up by starting with a haircut by Robert Jeffrey Hair and Skin Studio and a 50 minute massage and spa services at Waves Spa at Lakeshore Athletic Club, Illinois Center. In addition you get a one month membership there. Then home to a three course catered dinner by gourmet FIG chef Justin Hall. Bonus Items! Drinks at John Barley Corn and Fly Me to the Moon Cigar Bar and two tickets for Stage Left Theater. Value: $582

Shelby - Shelby is adventuresome and energetic. She has a sweet tooth and listens to alternative music and classic rock. Her friends describe her as confident and up for new things. Shelby 's dream is to travel to French Polynesia.

Get out your clubs! Two people get an hour golf instruction by pro Mike Harrigan at the Diversey Golf Range. Later enjoy dinner and drinks for two at Sangria Restaurant. Wind up the night by inviting 50 of your closest friends to Howl at the Moon. Value: $740

Theresa - Her friends describe Theresa as, “fun, kind, driven and intelligent.” Her hobbies are web design, photography and writing. Theresa has traveled throughout the states and the Caribbean. She loves classical music, culture and fine dining. As a kid she brought home turtles. Theresa is in the local tourist business and owns her own company.

A Cut Above Dinner Date: Start off the evening with steaks, martinis and jazz Sullivan's Steakhouse, then head to The Chicago Theatre to see Shear Madness. Then it's on to live music at Underground Wonder Bar and cocktails at The Leg Room, Finn McCool's, or Excalibur. Value $415


The Bachelors:

Jim - Jim has lived abroad and traveled throughout Europe, North Africa and India. He is an entrepreneur who loves home cooking, dining with friends and discussing politics and religion. His friends describe Jim as, "A great and loyal friend you can always count on." Jim loves all sports and a variety of music.

"Something for Everyone." A total immersion flight from Palwaukee
Airport starts your day flying along the Chicago Skyline. It includes a
lesson with hands-on flying experience. When you come down to earth there
are 4 tickets to DePaul vs. Syracuse and tix to Chicago Fire too. Get your
self in shape with a custom bra fitting by Intimacy Bra Fit Specialists and
personal training from Life Skills Authorities Fitness. Tone your face too
with a facial and makeup by Neiman Marcus and Traces perfume from Northern Possessions. More: A wine tasting for ten at Chestnut Grill and skin care products from H20. Bonus item: Your place needs a lift? One hour design consultation by Gary Paul of Gary Paul Interiors of NYC and a custom painting of the room of your choice by upscale Home Details of Chicago. Double Bonus Item: Three certificates for Digital to Canvas. Value.  $1650

John - John finds adventure wherever he travels. He's played football in college, works out regularly, and follows sports faithfully. His friends describe him as humorous and assertive. Johns favorite food is seafood and he loves dining in Chicago, especially where there is a view of the skyline.

A month¹s membership at Lakeshore Center and a manicure and pedicure at Paint on Diversey gets you ready for a fine dining at Scylla on Damen, a terrific Mediterranean seafood restaurant. Make the show at Second City and drinks at McCormick and Schmick¹s cap off the evening. Value: $324

Kevin is a globetrotter very active in professional sports. He is new to Chicago and already loves the Cubs. Kevin's friends describe his as Fun and happy go lucky. His favorite dinner is a great steak paired with the right fine wine.

"Harry-La-Sox" Four club seats to a Sox game courtesy of Waste Management along with two tickets to any Lacrosse game and complimentary team t-shirts. Banter your sports facts with a companion over dinner at Harry Carey's. Bonus: Four tickets to Improv-i-date: An Improv Comedy about Dating, Sex and Love! Value: $475.

Markus - Markus is energetic and spontaneous. He loves deep-sea fishing, jazz, playing basketball and great conversation. Markus believes in karma, is a former model and can cook up a storm.

“Pretty Woman” Package: Massage at Kiva Day Spa, hair consultation and cut at Michael & Michael Salon, and makeup consultation by top makeup artist Cathy Davis gets you floating for your night of dinner for two at VIVO Italian Restaurant and an evening at Lookingglass Theater. Bonus items: Breakfast the next morning at Bittersweet pastry shop; Wardrobe consultation for you and 15 guests at Jake Boutique including champagne and hors d'oeuvres and a free pair of designer jeans for you and discounts for your guests; Wine education briefing/tasting at Lush Wines and Spirits; A one month membership including a free yoga session at Lincoln Park Athletic Association and a collection of miniature couture fragrances. Value: $1,560

Matthew - Matthew is an all-American guy. He loves, running, tennis, boating and the Cubs. Matt has traveled to Germany , Austria and the Greek Islands . His friends describe him as a work hard/play hard type of guy.

"Evening of Indulgence" Luxuriate at the Four Seasons Hotel Spa for a massage, facial & manicure, then off to dinner for two at the delightful NAHA Restaurant followed by theater tickets at your choice of three first class theaters. Value: $500

Michael - Michael is well traveled, loves exotic food, soccer, horseback riding and skiing. His friends describe him as passionate, confident and loyal. Mike is also a published author.

"White Night Package" Start your day with Tres¹ White Teeth Whitening from Smiles by Morgan and a French manicure (or other service) at Zazu. Smile brightly at a White Sox Nite Game with premium seats and dinner for two at the Stadium Club followed by a custom dessert at Naha¹s. Bonus item: A white orchid bouquet of flower's from Norm's. Value: $550

Mike states, "I'm a Chicago guy." He is well traveled, however, and loves London. He plays in a Chicago based band and, "is a sucker for Classic Rock." Friends describe him as loyal, funny and full of energy. Mike is a reader and appreciates fine foods, street fests and the Chicago lakefront.

Special Op: A guided behind-the scenes tour of the WGN Radio studios, located in the Tribune Tower on Michigan Ave. The lucky bidder will also get to read a weather report live on the 50,000-watt radio station! Value: Priceless.

Manicure at Spa Di La Fronza followed by dinner at La Luce on Lake St. followed by drinks at McCormick and Schmick¹s. Then off to a party for twenty at The Hunt Club. Bonus item: Two passes to Second City. Value: $393

Richard - Richard's dream trip is biking across the US , sleeping in tents and fending off wild dogs at night. He's lived in Berlin , loves to swim, dance, row, run and bike. His friends describe him as confident and smart.

Dance away at a group class lessons for two at Bay City Swing. Work up an appetite? Dine on great wine and fondue at The Melting Pot on Dearborn in Chicago. Cap the evening with drinks at McCormack and Schmick¹s. Value: $280