Although it was late September and still more then a month until Halloween, the costumes and masks dress code was happily followed by the guests attending the “Masquerade the Night Away” event.
My Daily Escape has been founded in 2011 and since been dedicated to the promotion of art, music, food, travel and culture. They strive to create a seamless experience for everyone looking to break away from their daily routine.
Their second event of this year held at Stan Mansion was a masquerade ball like no other. Every inch of both floors of the restored historic mansion were used in full to showcase and entertain. It is not an easy task to combine art, music, entertainment, fashion and culture all under one roof, but My Daily Escape has done it.
The lower level of the mansion was dedicated to showcasing Chicago’s artistic talent. Over 70 tables were set up for artisans to display their art, paintings, one of a kind jewelry and accessories. Anyone who did not have a mask or wanted to upgrade a grand selection of creative masquerade masks were available. Alternatively, the guests could get them painted on, which is what our reporter had opted in to do. Watch the video to see how it was done.
Upstairs is where all the entertainment was happening. Emceeing by Julian on the Radio from the B96 Morning Show, burlesque performances by Vaudezilla troupe, followed by the fashion show featuring emerging Chicago designers.
The ball continued well into the night without loosing the crowd. Everyone seemed to have been having a wonderful time. It was great to see that all the guests have taken the masquerade theme seriously and came fully dressed expressing their creativity.
A portion of the proceeds that evening went to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.