We are always looking for good causes to support. Another thing we are always excited about is the possibility of meeting celebs supporting these causes. Today we got to embrace both of our passions. Always excited about visiting Michigan Avenue, we went to the Kiehl’s store this afternoon for their event.
I have never really tried their products except when they were included in goody bags. But as you well know, I am always about trying to look good and the salespeople were so friendly. I will be purchasing on another day. While the salesperson explained the products, we were also given the option of having a RedBull or Fiji water. Guests of the store were also treated to the yummy gnoshes provided by LillieQ’s . Loved their sliders.
Finally at noon, the riders rolled into the Mag Mile. This is the fifth anniversary of the Amfar ride which benefits AIDS research , education, prevention and treatment education , and also the advocacy of sound AIDS related public policy. Eric Muscateli, Vice President of Development of AmfAR pointed out that everyone in that store has known someone either affected or died from AIDS. That is why it is so important to donate or just help out with this cause. Kiehl sweetened the deal by giving a portion of the sales to AmFar up to 125,000 dollars.
Celebrities are nothing new to us. Well, not when you know the cast of “Chicago Fire” as well as we do. The stars were more than happy to take a break from their long ride. Long time fans of Must See TV, we were thrilled to get to meet the totally amazing Malcolm Jamal Warner. I even got a chance to chat for a few minutes with the actor-director. He said that he got involved with the ride because of his love of motorcycles and his dedication to the cause . It was also because of Magic Johnson, who inspired him.Malcolm is currently on the TNT hit , “Major Crimes” He loves the part and considers the whole cast family, “They were very welcoming and this was great considering how they had already bonded from being a part of “The Closer.” he smiled when he talked about his role as Lt Chuck Cooper. Of course , we had to mention how we included him in our first article about actors from sitcoms who direct. He was very interested to know we wrote about directors as well as the actors. Another actor that we encountered was the terribly sexy Gilles Marini. Gilles has appeared on many series, including most recently CBS “Two Broke Girls” . His biggest claim to fame remains as the hot , “Dante” in the first “Sex and City ” movie. Other celebs who made the ride included Jesse Lee Soffer, “Chicago PD” Teddy Sears of “Masters of Sex” , Patrick Flueger “Chicago PD” , Ben Cohen, the World Cup Rugby Champion and founder of Standup Foundation. Grant Reynolds, Milissa Sears, and Conrad Leach. Customers and onlookers were given quite a show when the bikes took off for their next destination. The ride started in Wisconsin and will end in New York.
Yummy… the great folks at Lillie Q’s brought some fun to the event with these delicious pork sliders. Wash it down with a Red Bull and you have a winner. Perfect for the long ride ahead for the stars.