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Day on the Terrace


The Geraghty’s Tom Kehoe greets Co-Chairs Tracey DiBuono, Jean Antoniou and Sharyl Mackey before the August 2 Day on the Terrace Fashion Show.





By Megan McKinney


How many decades has it been since Hazel Barr inaugurated Day in the Country to whip up energy for the November Service Club Gala? It wasn’t until The Peninsula Hotel Chicago opened twenty years ago that she was tempted to move her show in town as Day on the Terrace—and on the Terrace it was, always on the hottest day of the summer. After years near heat stroke, Hazel was convinced to transfer the fabulous first Monday of August luncheon and fashion show indoors to the Peninsula Ballroom, with great success.

This year the show struck another milestone when Service Club President Sherrill Bodine, with Co-Chairs Tracey DiBuono, Jean Antoniou and Sharyl Mackey, opted to change the address again to Tom Kehoe’s marvelous The Geraghty—with equal success.

Enough of our words. The 25 John Reilly Photography images that follow tell the story of the latest version of Chicago’s annual preview of fall fashion.


Peggy Klingenberg, Heather Spyra and Tracey Harris Wieder were among those who enjoyed wine and conversation at The Geraghty before the luncheon and fashion show.

They were joined by 250 others, including Marcia Northrup LaBarge and Paula Borg.

Nina Mariano and Susan Ellefson of The Peninsula Chicago

Ann Delaney and Katherine Crane

Heather Jane Johnston, Lezley Hodes and Cookie Cohen

 Susan Regenstein, Susan Gohl and Myra Reilly

Rose Marie Carlson and Kristine Kinder

The centerpiece of Day on the Terrace is always the fashion show with Service Club members and local media figures modeling designs from Chicago’s finest stores.

Service Club members included Karen Peters in Anne Fontaine.

Christina Montgomery modeling Ted Baker

Greg Hyder of The Peninsula in CRAM

Pasquale Gianni in CRAM

Tina Weller working alice + olivia

Kathy Piccone of Gibson’s in St. John

Sheree Valukas animating St. John

Liz Teasley in a showstopper gown from Chicago designer SYLWIA

Laura Schwartz in Mira Couture

Jonathan Grabill sporting Peter Millar

Lou Canellis, Sports Anchor for FOX 32, in Peter Millar

 The Baker family was a hit on Ryan’s birthday: Jessa in St. John, Ryan, morning News Anchor at CBS 2 in Peter Millar, and daughters Grace and Rose adorable in Penny’s from Heaven.

Darby Hills for Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

Service Club President Sherrill Bodine in Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

Micah Materre News Anchor for WGN 9, sporting Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

The fashion show ended but not  the afternoon. Here are Paul Iacono, Candace Jordan and Jennifer Sutton Brieva at the After Party.

Also after the show, Maria Zec of The Peninsula and Tina Koegel of Neiman Marcus


Edited by Amanda K. O’Brien

Author Photo: Robert F. Carl