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A Fusion of Fashion and Food Hits Chicago Summer

Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

CHICAGO - Diners meet designers at a new summer series located at WAVE, 644 N. Lake Shore Drive. WAVE and LeftofTrend, a newly launched e-shopping /social networking platform, have teamed up for the Taste & Trend Summer Series, held on alternating Thursdays, with the next one on Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The evening will feature items hand selected by the owner of Fix Boutique. Brands curated include Black Halo and Pencey for women, Steven Alan and Converse by John Varvatos for men, Tessa Kate and Raen Optics for accessories, plus much more. is a new, fashion-oriented ecommerce/social networking web site focused on providing a platform for shoppers to discover new and emerging clothing and accessory lines at exclusive discounts up to 70% off. The site also provides a social shopping experience, allowing shoppers to interact with their friends online while they browse.

Showcasing seasonal fashions for men and women, Taste & Trend will welcome various emerging local designers from LeftofTrend, including June features: Nora del Busto, architecturally-inspired cocktail dress designer, and Kristin Hassan, maker of sassy, ultra-feminine women's apparel.

Additionally, guests will enjoy two seasonal beverages from a special bar menu and delicious, hearty bites from WAVE's new RUSH HOUR offering. Attendees will also receive exclusive offers and special gifts from WAVE and LeftofTrend, including 30 percent off of their favorite featured designer fashions.

Tickets for Taste & Trend may be purchased in advance for $20 per person (per event) at or for $25 (cash only) at the door.


For more information and the up-to-date designer line-up, visit

Located at the W-Lakeshore (644 N. Lake Shore Drive), WAVE combines the luster of a sleek urban atmosphere with the finesse of a restaurant grounded in culinary exploration. Mediterranean inspired, WAVE's cuisine showcases executive chef Kristine Subido's global spice expertise in every dish.

WAVE is open seven days a week, with hours as follows: Breakfast, 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The bar menu is available daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Stop-and-Go Poppers, tempura battered jalapeƱos stuffed with smoked mozzarella cheese and apricot sauce; Not-So-Pedestrian Cheese and Pepperoni, marinated Idiazabal cheese, cured chorizo and green olive skewers; Wing Dents-and-Dings, honey glazed chicken wings, toasted sesame and scallions; Honkin' Cheese Fries, crispy polenta fries with bleu cheese fonduta; and Running Late-r Tater Tots, caramelized onion and potato puffs and romesco sauce.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit


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