Weather Updates

Thriving style

Ikram Goldman EricReid | Ramzi Dreessen - Suntimes

Ikram Goldman and Erica Reid | Ramzi Dreessen - Suntimes

storyidforme: 32350332
tmspicid: 11826270
fileheaderid: 5403627
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: July 25, 2012 6:14AM

Allergies and Alaia designer clothes don’t normally go hand in hand — unless it’s a book party for Erica Reid’s The Thriving Child at posh downtown clothing store Ikram. Last week, about 75 guests gathered for a book party hosted by store owner Ikram Goldman and financial maven Mellody Hobson in honor of Reid, who is married to “X-Factor” judge and record executive L.A. Reid. While sampling the in-store cafe’s farm-to-table fare, guests — including Hobson’s boyfriend, George Lucas — learned about Reid’s successful quest to heal her children’s severe allergies and asthma through their diets. “This is simple,” said Reid. “You can either let food kill you, or it can heal you.”

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.