Puttin’ on the Ritz in Chicago


Amidst a sea of pink, red and fuschia in the opulent Greenhouse at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Sir Bunky Cushing hosted a posh group of philanthropic women on Tuesday, February 12. An annual flight of fancy, Sir Bunky’s high tea is an invite-only for his closest friends. The tea is held in the atrium in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton next to the restaurant Deca. A variety of teas, coffee, scones with cream and decadent desserts were displayed on an extended table adorned with luscious, tropical flowers. Champagne was sipped as guests conversed with one another catching up on the latest happenings in Chicago, Palm Beach and Palm Springs. This extravagant event is Sir Bunky’s way of saying thank you to all of those who support his charitable causes and events throughout the year. Thank you, Sir Bunky…

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About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.