Garden of Eden Event
by Michael Stagg


Glitz and glamour and all points in between were in full bloom at the recent Garden of Eden benefit for the Illinois affiliate of Y-ME Breast C ancer Organization. Hosted by John Cotay of Akira Boutique and Helen Berkun (AKA MISSRED), the event attracted over 1,000 beautiful Chicagoans who attended in support of Y-Me of Illinois . The stunning Galleria Marchetti in Chicago ’s River West area provided an elegant backdrop for the evening’s festivities.


Highlights of the evening included a vigorous dance performance by SO IL, the stimulating cabaret-styled routine of the Peek-a-boo Revue Girls as well as a magnificent fashion presentation by Akira Boutique featuring the exquisiteness of Ford Models. Also providing entertainment was the group Fallen; KG Beats provided the music.


Overall, I’d say that the event resonated success within the minds of not only the event goers but the sponsors, vendors and of course Y-ME of Illinois . I’m sure that John and Helen were quite pleased with the turnout as well. I look forward to the next installment of Garden of Eden and I hope to be in attendance then too!