By Megan McKinney
The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society welcomed the holiday season with its annual All Aboard! celebration at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Greeting more than 350 guests were Woman’s Board President Carolyn Katz, above center, flanked by 2016 All Aboard! Co-chairs Judy Konen, left, and Elizabeth Pruett, right.
Establishing the evening’s theme, “A European Holiday Soirée,” Kehoe Designs created dining rooms suggesting travel destinations , including “Austria,” “Germany” and “Switzerland.” Food For Thought Catering followed by serving festive, seasonal fare, reflecting the countries being saluted, and a few guests even dressed in costume.
Brian Balusek and Jeff Kupsky were among those adding an exotic tone to the evening.
Miah and Kelley Armour of Libertyville.
Holly and Steve Cortes of Chicago.
Judy and Larry Hicks of Wilmette.
Lisa and Alex Goldfayn of Lake Forest.
Barbara Metzler, Carole Read and Kitty Kirby, all of Winnetka, ignored the train conductor who contributed to the travel mood.
Jeffrey Gurrister and Marissa Hall of Wheaton.
Jay and Nancy Clifton of Gurnee.
Richard and Barbara Metzler of Winnetka.
Ann and Steve Potter of Kenilworth.
Elaine and David Hunter.
Elizabeth Karnezis of Chicago with Woman’s Board President Carolyn Katz of Winnetka.
David and Rosemary Matzl of Fox Lake.
Naveed and Raheela Anwar of Winnetka.
Olga and Yazeed Haleem of Orland Park.
James and Susan Green of Winnetka.
All Aboard! event committee members Lisa Smyth, Nicole Peterson and Elizabeth Pruett of Lake Forest, Judy Konen of Kenilworth, Carolyn Katz of Winnetka and Celine Lillie of Wheaton.
Robert F. Carl