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Celebration of the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party

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Monday, 6/29/2015 3:07 PM
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Saturday, June, 27, Douglas Elliman’s Howard M. Lorber and Julie and Edward Minskoff co-hosted a “Celebration of the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party” at the Minskoff’s art filled residence in the Hamptons. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales at 37 East 12th Street, a luxurious boutique property developed by Edward J. Minskoff Equities. The cocktail party was underwritten by Art Elliman, an ongoing initiative which includes sponsorship of the Midsummer Party and the Gursky exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum this summer.


GABRIEL-KANE DAY LEWIS, SON OF DANIEL DAY, DOES DEBUT SHOW IN NYC

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Thursday, 10/16/2014 11:17 AM
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Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis, 19 year old son of Isabelle Adjani and Daniel Day Lewis, gave a début performance at New York City's Cutting Room last night. His father and step-mother, Rebecca Miller, daughter of fabled playwright Arthur Miller, were there to see the show. Major record labels attended as the young singer/songwriter tried out material for his first album release. He is not only talented but handsome, and is signed with IMG Models worldwide. His musical inspiration is John Legend and Sam Smith and he plays piano and guitar.

Gabriel-Kane is off to London next month to see his father be knighted at Buckingham Palace. He is in negotiations with a few venues in London, to perform while he is across the pond.

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Gordon Parks Foundation Gala 2014

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Wednesday, 6/4/2014 10:14 PM
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Pint sized pop star, Janelle Mon­ae, kicked the entire room into an energetic dance party last night at the Swizz Beatz hosted Gordon Parks Foundation Gala, celebrating the near $500,000 raised in honor of the legendary photographer, Gordon Parks.

“Gordon Parks is our hero and we are honored to be a part of this,” opened Mr. Beatz, speaking on behalf of him and wife, Alicia Keys, standing at his side – a sentiment palpably shared throughout Cipriani Wall Street’s grand ballroom.

Mr. Parks had touched so many lives through his work and efforts, leaving an indelible mark on the evening’s honorees – Artist and Photographer Lorna Simpson, Designer Vera Wang, Director Ed Zwick, and Jazz Musician Irvin Mayfield.

“Each of these incredible [honorees] embody four principles that informed Gordon’s life: courage, vision, compassion and heart,” imparted former Mayor and longtime friend of Mr. Parks, David Dinkins.

Wang, demonstrating these principles, spoke on how ... Read More


PS122 Spring Gala

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Tuesday, 5/13/2014 7:33 PM
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From the moment of entry to the final act, Performance Space 122 Spring Gala 2014 felt like vivid Lynchian reverie – in other words, seduction of the senses. Set deep in the Paramount Hotel’s surreal cellar venue, Diamond Horseshoe; PS122 presented a spectacular variety show hosted by Justin Vivian Bond and REM’s Michael Stipe, raising a total of $190,000 – making last night their best year to date.

Upon our first step, we were drawn in by chanteuse Leah Siegel. Her entrancing voice synced to pulsating balloons lining the spiral staircase, playing like a Pied Piper leading us down into the cellar. Once down the rabbit hole and through the curtains, it was like stepping into Oz: a fantastical, gilded, neo-cabaret room with just a touch of steampunk for effect. No, we were not in Manhattan anymore.

New age accapellists, KHORIKOS, began the show with a sudden drop of ... Read More


WIN's 18th Annual Way To Win Dinner

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Friday, 5/9/2014 10:07 PM
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Shading the evening’s diners in hues of orange, silver and burgundy, a colorful canopy of benefactory balloons floated above the Waldorf-Astoria’s grand ballroom, representing the undeniable support of the Women In Need Foundation’s 18th Annual The Way To Win Dinner Honoring Liz Rodbell. Working to break the cycle of homelessness for women and their children, the record number in attendance – including many notees within fashion and media – together raised a grand total of $4,000,000 for the WIN Foundation.

Presented by Ivanka Trump, WIN honoree, Liz Rodbell, President of Hudson’s Bay and Lord&Taylor, spoke of her efforts with the foundation and why she loves doing it. “When Jamila Peets [Keynote speaker and WIN member] put on her dress at Lord&Taylor this afternoon,” she began, “her face just lit up. That’s why I love doing this: seeing a dress make a woman feel like a million bucks.”

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Leila Heller Gallery LOOK AT ME Private Preview and Dinner

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Wednesday, 5/7/2014 10:50 PM
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Six floors of modern art from 170 legendary artists, focused in the heart of Midtown’s posh 57th street. That’s what Leila Heller Gallery’s newest location unveiled last night, attracting an exclusive selection of New York’s art elite.

Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and Paul Morris, Leila Heller Gallery’s LOOK AT ME: Portraiture from Manet to the Present exhibits works by the most celebrated artists of the past three centuries: Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Man Ray, Warhol, Haring, de Kooning, Renoir, and Degas… to name a few. Found even on display was a print from our Patrick McMullan.

With art of such regard, the typical wonder of ‘If these walls could talk’ comes to mind; but tonight, the walls in fact did, with many a subject peppered among us guests. Lorne Michaels was snapped alongside the Jonathan Becker photo from his early SNLs day; Sigourney Weaver popping in alongside her Firooz ... Read More


Time 100 Gala

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Thursday, 5/1/2014 1:39 PM
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Backdropped by a cinematically slickened Central Park South, the Time Warner Center rolled out the red carpet for its namesake’s annual gala of international influencers and impresarios: The Time 100 Gala, Time’s Most Influential People in the World.

Punctuated by rousing performances from Pharrell Williams, Carrie Underwood and Late Night’s Seth Meyers, the damp weather could not affect an otherwise memorable evening radiating with stars, dignitaries and visionaries alike; and buzzing around the gala with Patrick McMullan, this little fly on the wall caught many a moment.

The gala kicked off, appropriately, with the step-and-repeat photo ops, where poised for the press were the always stunning (and dashing) Amy Adams, Christy Turlington Burns, Edward Burns, Katie Couric, Frank Ocean, Susan Sarandon, Padma Lakshmi, Diane Paulus, Georgina Chapman and Gov. Scott Walker; while many listees from the less chased fields were charmingly awestruck with the pomp and parade – activist (and upcoming ... Read More


Vanity Fair Celebrates the 13th Annual TriBeca Film Festival

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Thursday, 4/24/2014 9:56 PM
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It’s not too often you can say a slew of stars enjoyed themselves in a courthouse, but that’s what happened Wednesday night among the iconic pillars of New York State Supreme Court for Vanity Fair Celebrates the 13th Annual TriBeca Film Festival. Hosted by TriBeca Film Festival Co-Founder Robert De Niro, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Ronald Perelman, many of today’s hottest young starlettes, legends and moguls schmoozed the night away with Mayor Bill De Blasio in honor of New York’s most celebrated film festival.

Although ascending the stairs in the most graceful fashion (and fashions), everyone battled the chilly winds in keeping both warm and their hair in place for Mr. McMullan’s must-have arrival shots. With that, guests made the wise decision of nestling inside the courthouse, which imbued a playfully jovial spirit into the annual affair.

The much adored – and very much missed on the silver screen ... Read More


Kevin Spacey Museum of The Moving Image

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Monday, 4/14/2014 4:13 PM
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“You’ve been making us laugh, making us cry, and, at times, terrifying the sh--… ever living daylights out of us,” opened Carl Goodman, Museum of The Moving Image Executive Director, on the career of their 28th annual salutee, Kevin Spacey; setting the tone for a colorful evening uptown for Museum of The Moving Image Salutes Kevin Spacey.

A multitude of Mr. Spacey’s friends, peers and past co-stars came out to the decadent 583 Park Ave, praising him in as wide a range as his acting talents.

To Samuel L Jackson, “[Spacey’s] career stands alongside Bogart, Cagney and a young Brando.” To Chazz Palmintari, “it’s impossible to turn away when he’s on screen.” To Beau Willimon, House of Cards creator, he’s, “a moving force of nature…”. And to President Bill Clinton (whom wrote a letter read by Co-Chair Ivan Lustig), he’s “cherished for his friendship, kindness and generosity.” But with all the kind ... Read More


The ACE Committee Soiree - April 10th

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Wednesday, 4/9/2014 5:19 PM
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Holly Peterson Book Party

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Sunday, 4/6/2014 11:25 PM
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Among a wealth of writers, influencers, family and friends, Holly Peterson, Author of New York Times Bestseller The Manny, and her father, Pete Peterson, presented her latest novel, The Idea of Him, at the storied Four Seasons Hotel.

“It was a three year battle with publishers, agents and manuscript rewrites,” said Ms. Peterson, looking as radiant as ever, to her guests of getting The Idea of Him off the ground, “But I knew what I wanted to tell, and with your help, I worked on it until it was right.”

“And I want to apologize to my father,” continued Ms. Peterson, “if I was a major pain in the ass while getting this done.” Mr. Peterson, sitting at her side in admiration, then called for the mic, sharing their loving banter, “Calling yourself a major pain in the ass is an understatement.”

Ms. Peterson carried on to directly thank the many ... Read More


Guggenheim Works & Process

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Thursday, 4/3/2014 8:52 PM
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With delightful excerpts from two recent pieces and a 20ft. tall, awe inspiring balloon installation, New York’s culture elite decorated the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in celebration for the 30th Anniversary Gala for Works & Process. A cultural touchstone since 1984, pioneer of the arts, Mary Sharp Cronson, has built her Works & Process series into one of the leading programs that provide access to internationally renowned performance artists, writers, choreographers, composers, scientists and directors.

The evening invited the elite crowd into the Peter B. Lewis Theater, treating them to not only a retrospective film of the last 30 years – colorfully narrated by Mary Sharp Cronson – but to two wonderful performances from recent seasons.

After remarks from both Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum Director, Richard Armstrong, 30th Anniversary Chair, Caroline Cronson, introduced Bach Interpreted (2014), a beautifully graceful dance choreographed by Emery LeCrone to J.S. Bach’s Partita No. ... Read More


New York Observer New Look Party

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Thursday, 4/3/2014 8:45 PM
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The New York Observer has new clothes, and last night, let America’s most visible faces see their sharp, new style; bringing together a deep collection of media magnets to midtown’s lavish Casa Lever for The New York Observer’s New Look Hosted by Jared Kushner and Joseph Meyer. Yes, the pink pages are no more for the New York hallmark, moving over to a more traditional, magazine style look, and thereby bringing it to, as expressed by publisher Jared Kushner, “What a New York paper should be in the 21st century".

The whitewash of flashes started promptly at 7pm, with elite after elite pouring in to get a glimpse at the contemporary makeover, still hot off the presses from its first issuance on March 19th. This new Observer couldn’t have been paired better with the modernly sophisticated Milanese restaurant, Casa Lever. And sophistication always brings out the sophisticated.

Martha Stewart popped in early, ... Read More


Friends In Deed

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Friday, 3/28/2014 4:13 PM
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A decorous evening of art and auction brought out many key voices, and paddles, to downtown’s Dream Hotel for Friends In Deed – Photographers for Friends 2014 Benefit and Auction, where several of today’s most influential photographers donated works for the charity auction. Hosted by co-chair Andy Cohen (Anderson Cooper being unable to attend), the auction managed to raise over $125K in proceeds for Cynthia O’Neal’s and Mike Nichols’ co-founded charity, Friends In Deed.

The photographs, ranging in all forms, from abstract and conceptual to still and portraiture, scenic and cultural, were beautifully exhibited in a collective harmony; allowing each its own respective frame of focus to appreciate and appraise. Some early favorites in the bidding were works by Stewart Shining, Brett Weston, Ed Ruscha and David Croland. At least that was until Mr. Cohen, upon entry, made evident his fancy for Flag by Jack ... Read More


Hillary Clinton Award Dinner

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Monday, 3/24/2014 4:31 PM
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“As we walk the road ahead there’s one thing to never doubt, and that’s America’s support and friendship to Israel,” said the former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in closing as she accepted the American Jewish Congress’s Stephen S. Wise Award for Lifetime Achievement. Never one to hint too soon at what we all want to know, but tonight the support of the American Jewish Congress she surely gained.

In front of dinner audience decorated with ambassadors, dignitaries and political leaders from around the globe, the Honorable Mrs. Clinton spoke at length about her, and President Obama’s, focused and nuanced talks with Iran in preventing its nuclear aspirations. The other key topic at hand was her solidifying support and efforts towards the creation of a free and peaceful Israel and Palestine nation, gaining unanimous applause from the honored guests.

After a rousing performance from Israeli born singer ... Read More


Vs Mag Better Photography Party

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Friday, 3/14/2014 3:54 PM
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Beautiful art of beautiful people for beautiful causes with beautiful guests was the theme for last night’s Vs. Magazine and Helena Christensen Celebrate the Opening of BETTER: Fashion Photography Exhibition hosted at Chelsea’s Dillon Gallery. The one night exhibition, featuring many single prints for auction from Vs. Magazine’s BETTER Issue, was held in benefit for Christy Turlington Burns’ “Every Mother Counts”, Adi Roche’s “Chernobyl Children International” and David Lynch’s “David Lynch Foundation” with many of fashion, film and art’s elite turning out to show their support.

The evening’s host and current cover girl, Helena Christensen, arrived looking as flawless as the cover and print she graced; showing her support for not only the causes at hand, but St Patrick’s Day as well, donning an eye catching emerald green top. Ms. Christensen played the tireless host for the evening’s entirety, welcoming and thanking everyone who showed in ... Read More


Dienst + Dotter Party

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Thursday, 3/13/2014 4:55 PM
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Tonight marked the first public viewing of “a collaboration that will truly wow the world,” said Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter owner, Jill Dienst, whose NoHo based Scandinavian antiques and interiors gallery hosted renowned artist, friend and new found collaborator, Joseph Ari Aløi aka JK5, for Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter Host Book Launch for JK5 Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings & Objects.

The undeniably talented (and charismatic) JK5 certainly tattooed his mark on the gallery, bringing his book title to life with several paintings, dozens of sketchbooks and objects, countless drawings, and many many tattoos as guests proudly displayed their JK5 pieces; but most importantly, on display were the freshly unveiled, and wildly creative, collaborative pieces between him and Mrs. Dienst.

The teaming of Mrs. Dienst and JK5 brings his trademark talents to a whole new canvas: that of Mrs. Dienst’s rarefied collection of Scandinavian objects. Mrs. Dienst offered up select ... Read More


The Armory Show China Focus Celebration Party

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Sunday, 3/9/2014 9:36 PM
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High above the lights of Times Square, a collection of China’s most celebrated artists, aesthetes, appreciators, dealers and galleristas involved with The Armory’s China Focus sampled the midnight fruits of Manhattan for The Armory Show China Focus Celebration Party. Not a glass was left empty, nor a good moment wasted as The Skylark Lounge kept at capacity for the evening’s entirety with everyone late in the know lobbying for admittance in hopes of feting at the A-list art affair.

After a touch of confusion – or the execution of a classic club trick – the growing line patiently waiting at street level was ushered in; and rush to the roof they did – that is after the much coveted step-and-repeat press shots by Mr. McMullan were snapped. Once atop the 30th floor, guests found themselves comfortably nestled within the arms of the ultra-swanky midtown lounge and without any desire to leave. ... Read More


Whitney Biennial

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Sunday, 3/9/2014 9:27 PM
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The Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2014 Biennial – the last at its current location – was unveiled Tuesday evening in front of a collection of VIP from Sotheby’s, BCBGMAXAZARIA, press, The Whitney, its artists and trustees. “It’s an incredibly exciting moment,” expressed Sotheby’s President and CEO, William F. Ruprecht, to those in attendance, “It’s the first year we have three curators all working independently... showcasing unbelievably fresh, exciting thinking.”

Since 1932, The Whitney Biennial has been the forefront exhibition of contemporary art in America; presenting many of the most important works from today’s artists. Now in its 77th turn, the Whitney again tackles the difficult task of deciding what is contemporary art in America today. For that, Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, tapped three curators from outside the Museum to define the answer – Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms and Michelle ... Read More


Julianna and Keith's Max Raabe afterparty

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Thursday, 3/6/2014 4:41 PM
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Freshly out the Carnegie Hall doors from the Max Raabe & Palast Orchester show, and all dressed to the nines, an eclectic collection of New York’s top stars and starmakers decorated the Viceroy Hotel’s Kingside Restaurant for the ultra-exclusive and hush-hush Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal’s After Party Celebrating Max Raabe & Palast Orchester.

With tonight being Max Raabe & Palast Orchester’s first stop of their week long US Tour, and with them being Julianna Margulies and husband Keith Lieberthal’s newest fancy – as effusively proven on Julianna’s recent David Letterman appearance – Julianna and husband had to make wise their closest friends to Max Raabe’s music; and the old New York décor of Kingside proved the perfect setting to host the 1920’s German swing/dance revival group’s after party.

The room just hummed with such Gatsbian like revelry that you wouldn’t believe it was only a Monday night. Everywhere you looked you ... Read More


Blonds After Party

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Friday, 2/14/2014 8:33 PM
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The room was palpably writhing with New York’s sexiest club-goers, fashionistas and club cult stars as a plumply pregnant Lil Kim announced her comeback, performing her classics for MAC Invites You To The Blonds AW 14 Fashion Week After Party at Meatpacking’s exclusive new Gilded Lily nightclub.

It was difficult to find an inch of space, let alone entry for the many outside, in what felt like a basement speakeasy where the only entry is its inconspicuous street level elevator; but once descended and the doors open, we found ourselves in an anything-goes glamour grunge atmosphere of pure midnight reverie. In the keyhole shaped space, complete with a sunken dance floor left over from its former days as the 1970s Crisco Disco, all the familiar faces of Manhattan’s club cult coterie were peppered about: Phillipe Blond in a definably characteristic gem-encrusted gold body suit complete with his ... Read More


Donna Karan 30th Anniversary

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Friday, 2/14/2014 8:09 PM
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Bold furs, striking trenches, thigh high boots and elegant, to near liquid, evening gowns pouring down the body were the focus for Donna Karan’s latest collection as the fashion elite and celebrities alike descended upon Wall St. for Donna Karan’s 30th Anniversary Fashion Show. Set in an interior stripped bare to its steel structure, the three power colors – black, white and red – dictated the night’s powerfully dramatic mood, evoking a sexy, totalitarian like fantasy world.

Newcomer Kate Grigorieva frontlined the show, leading Devon Windsor and Nastya Sten as the three marched single file, abruptly stopping halfway down the runway, arresting their authority over a sitting mass that included, Katie Holmes, Hugh Jackman, Rita Ora, Rachel Weisz, Grace Coddington, Bernadette Peters, Deborra Lee-Furness, Eva Hermes and Tatiana Sorokko. This militia of three then promptly marched on, followed directively by an army of femme fatales with the likes of Karlie Kloss, ... Read More


The Daily Front Row's celebration of their first Model Issue

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Saturday, 2/8/2014 3:31 PM
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There wasn’t a sore eye in the room as a who’s who of top models beautified Midtown for The Daily Front Row’s Celebration of their First Model Issue. It was the party of the hour everyone had to be at – and be photographed at – and those who were lucky enough to be present were privileged with a groundbreaking announcement from the popular publication.

The in-demand invitees descended upon the elegant and trendy Harlow restaurant and bar, being captured first by the always desired lens of our Patrick McMullan – whom earlier went to task offering his keen event design sense, rearranging the room into its perfect feng shui. The red carpet was naturally the next step and with an endless list of flawless, photogenic faces, the paparazzi and their strobing flashes transformed the room into a rave-like experience. Gracing the carpet and crowd were the gorgeous Jessica Hart, ... Read More


Condé Nast Traveler's celebration of Pilar Guzman

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Saturday, 2/8/2014 3:07 PM
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Neighboring the soon-to-be new Condé Nast headquarters, international impresarios of fashion and culture joined the kings and queens of Condé for Anna Wintour and Christy Turlington Burns’ hosting of an evening of cocktails celebrating the new Condé Nast Traveler and Editor-in-Chief, Pilar Guzman. From the Publishers, editors and models all the way down to the friends and well-wishers, not a single hair was out of place or color mismatched as everyone in attendance dined on delicates, conversation and cocktails in the sharply modern space overlooking the future World Trade Center site in World Trade Center 7.

Donned with the woman of the evening, Pilar Guzman, Condé’s Queen Bee herself, Anna Wintour, arrived early bumping into our own Patrick McMullan in the lobby. Patrick graciously – and wisely – allowed the pair the first elevator up, intentionally avoiding any awkward elevator talk with one Mrs. Wintour, “With [Mrs. Wintour] it’s best saying ... Read More


MICHELLE-MARIE HEINEMANN BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Monday, 1/27/2014 11:52 AM
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Saturday, January 18, 2014 was a night filled with love and fun as friends and family celebrated the birthday of Artist and Philanthropist MICHELLE-MARIE HEINEMANN at The Pratt Mansions on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Birthday Girl, resplendent in a violet organza and velvet Yves Saint Laurent dress, welcomed guests, from all over the US and as far away as Monte Carlo, Rome and Gstaad.

While everyone dined on such delicacies as deviled quail eggs, filet mignon, Carpaccio, Duck pâté, herbed-cured Scottish salmon, salt-crusted sea scallops, glazed butternut squash, sunchoke ravioli with roasted chestnut and peekytoe crab salad…all prepared by the Heinemann's personal chef, Joel Trocino, the children got busy on the dancefloor. Having earlier gifted his Mother a bouquet of beautiful yellow roses, Hudson Heinemann gave his Calvin Klein tuxedo a workout as he and his friend and Justin Zullin busted some very impressive breakdancing moves to the ... Read More


ArtNet 25th Anniversary Party

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Friday, 12/13/2013 7:17 PM
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Fresh off the tarmac from Miami’ Art Basel, many of New York’s groundbreaking Artists, Collectors, Impresarios, Dealers and Gallery Owners and Employees kept the energy going, lofted high above downtown New York in The Standard Hotel’s infamous Le Bain nightclub for ArtNet’s 25th Anniversary Kick-Off and Holiday Party.

Three weeks shy of its 25th anniversary, ArtNet has grown into the world’s leading online source for researching, buying and selling fine art online – basically the art aficionado’s eBay – and have just launched the ArtNet Interview Series, with many of the artists interviewed present for the festivity. Seen among the room were internationally renowned artists Kehinde Wiley, Kim Soo-Ja, Andres Serrano, Irina Movmyga Serrano, Wangechi Mutu, Marcia Grostein and Wang Quin Song.

Le Bain had to clean up its infamous act for the evening, dressed in its best suit and tie and minding its manners; though many of those in the ... Read More


FRIGO Exclusive Pop-Up Shop Launch

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Monday, 11/25/2013 4:32 PM
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It was a wild, sexy party in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District for the FRIGO Exclusive Pop-Up Shop Launch, where RevolutionWear unveiled to New York their new, state-of-the-art, supportive Frigo underwear... and many celebs in attendance seen getting a personal impromptu demonstration of the yet-to-be-released Google Glass.

The evening began with an unsettlingly calm air; rumors being whispered about the room, trickling down from store staff to the event staff about which A-listers were coming – stemming from the conspicuous red carpet laid in front. Then seemingly as soon as the final glass was set a frenzy took over the red velveted entrance. It was star after star, rolling up in their black cars, getting ushered through the paparazzi, gawkers, fans, guests barking their name for entry and everyone else hugging the ropes into a white-wash of flashing cameras. And just as soon as one finished, the next arrived. There were actresses, musicians, ... Read More


Park Avenue Garage Sale

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Wednesday, 11/20/2013 8:17 PM
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It may have been a chilly night in Manhattan, but it was certainly a hot party uptown for the opening night celebration of Park Avenue Garage: The Ultimate Luxury “Pop-Up” Sale! The exclusive guest list was populated by everyone and anyone with style, taste and influence to revel in its luxurious four floors of haute artisanal fashion, beauty and home merchandise housed in the glamorous, uptown townhouse once owned by the Elizabeth Taylor. Needless to say, the walls were dripping with decadence.

This first night of the five day pop-up sale benefiting The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center had a bevy of co-hosts mixing about all four floors. You could find Chairman Hilary Dick alongside Jennifer Creel, Martha Glass and Valesca Guerrand Hermes chatting with friends and supporters at the Society Boutique: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Supporters’ Thrift Shop (Park Avenue Garage’s second floor); Alexandra Lebenthal perusing the elegant ... Read More


Legends 2013: A Pratt Institute Scholarship Benefit

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Wednesday, 11/13/2013 12:53 AM
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Perched high above Columbus Circle, Pratt’s most celebrated decorated the halls of the prestigious Mandarin Orient Hotel, mixing with titans of art, design and film for the 2013 Legends Ball: A Pratt Institute Scholarship Benefit Honoring Icons of Art and Design, together raising nearly a million dollars, vastly surpassing the benefit’s goal of $750K.

Dressed in tony fall fashions, the evening’s guests and benefactors began with cocktails and conversation, overlooking an autumnal Central Park in the Mandarian’s sleek Sky Lobby, as stars and honorees Martha Stewart, James Turrell, Margaret Russell, Pete Hamill, David Rockwell, David Easton, Bob Giraldi, Ted Allen, writers Kurt Andersen, Barbaralee Diamondstein-Spielvogal, fashion designers Carmen Marc Valvo and Jeffery Banks, interior decorator Mario Buatta, singer Judy Collins, and actresses Margo Bingham and Christine Seidel turned out to grace the red carpet.

Ushered up for the festivities into the Mandarin Ballroom, everyone found their seats among candle-lit tables, creating an ... Read More


RH CONTEMPORARY ART Opening and Dinner

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Saturday, 11/9/2013 5:02 PM
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Restoration Hardware has entered New York’s art world with not a whimper but a shout, unveiling its new five story gallery planted in Chelsea’s art district, RH Contemporary Art, to the city’s powerplayers, social and art elite; and judging by their flawless execution of simplicity and taste overshadowing the excess, this marks the beginning of not a name but a brand in art. Each floor held its own solo exhibition with all demonstrating a clear cohesion of theme, style and aesthetic, bringing all five floors into compliment of each other.

The artists exhibited – Natasha Wheat, Peter Demos, Samantha Thomas, Toby Christian and Nathan Baker – along with the owner and curator, Gary Friedman, were on hand to revel in the crowd’s positivity towards all their hard work and vision. Guests began the journey on the first floor, greeted by a red carpet, champagne, wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres before being ... Read More


AREA 1983-1987

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Wednesday, 11/6/2013 8:07 PM
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Look no further. New York’s hottest new exhibit is AREA: The Exhibition, a full gallery installation featured at The Hole recapturing the nightclub that defined New York’s 1980s exotica nightlife, AREA, to celebrate the launch of Jennifer Goode and Eric Goode’s comprehensive new book: AREA 1983-1987. It has EVERYTHING, living portraits, naked human doll dancers, invisible sculptures, bondage victims in the floor, a faux bodega, bathroom sink bar, soap vodka shots, a money box, topless dominatrices, The Factory room, a faux functional bathroom, and that thing where live Andy Warhols stand as window dressings. The palpable exhibit makes our current club culture feel as exciting as a Kansas state cornfield.

The scene was a veritable reunion for many of those among AREA’s close-knit community, including Calvin Klein, Chuck Close, Jennifer Goode, AREA’s original owners Eric Goode, Shawn Hausman, and Darius Azari, Glenn O’Brien, Serge Becker, Steven Saban, Jeffery Dietich, Susanne ... Read More


Highlines What's So Bloody Funny

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Thursday, 10/31/2013 11:57 AM
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The Highline Ballroom was transformed into a spooky auditorium of playful horror, with skeletons dancing on the rafters, spider webs crawling over the walls and a creepy fog suffusing the room for What’s So Bloody Funny Evening of Comedy, hosted by Alex Borstein, the voice of ‘Family Guy’s matriarch, Lois Griffin, in benefit of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Many in attendance came out in full costume for the costume contest, with memorable costumes including Wednesday and Pugsly Addams, Captain Morgan, Walter White, Betty Davis, Princess Leah & Han Solo, Charlie Chaplin, and the winner(s) of the night, a Knife Thrower and his brave ‘Wheel of Death’ Assistant. The Highline Ballroom’s staff even got into the spirit, collectively dressing up as ‘Shark Week’, with staffer representing a day of the week as bloodied shark food.

The show kicked off with Alex Borstein making light of the oddly ... Read More


FIGURE SKATING IN HARLEM CELEBRATES 15TH YEAR AT 2012 SKATING WITH THE STARS GALA

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Sunday, 1/8/2012 11:57 PM
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Star-studded event honoring Vera Wang and Rhonda Ross features skating champions and celebrities on the ice with guests at Wollman Rink

Figure Skating in Harlem (http://www.figureskatinginharlem.org) is excited to announce its Annual Skating with the Stars gala honoring international fashion designer Vera Wang, dynamic Figure Skating in Harlem patron Ellen Lowey, and artist and entrepreneur Rhonda Ross. This one-of-a-kind benefit event will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the famed Wollman Rink in Central Park. This fantastic evening raises critically-needed funds for Figure Skating in Harlem’s (FSH) innovative fitness and academics program for underserved girls, while offering guests the unparalleled chance to skate side-by-side with some of the greatest names in modern skating history.

An inaugural gala dinner celebrating 15 years of Figure Skating in Harlem will be held at The Central Park Boathouse following the skating portion of the night.

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Scalamandré Hosts Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Party

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New York, NY… Scalamandré the legendary decorative fabric, wallcovering and trimmings house, rolled out its zebra carpet for a holiday party to celebrate the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club’s Showhouse benefit committees, designers and friends. Over 200 guests were there to support this beloved organization and to toast the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Decorator Show House.

Steven Stolman, Scalamandré’s president, welcomed guests to the company’s iconic East Side townhouse, where everyone was literally surrounded by extraordinary prints, damasks and brocades. Dan Quintero, executive director of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, spoke movingly about Kips Bay’s mission and introduced its new president, Jim Druckman, the popular and highly regarded president and CEO of the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue.

Among the guests were a host of friends, design luminaries, press and industry insiders, including Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond, Sylvester and Gillian Miniter, Margaret Russell, Mario Buatta, Gary ... Read More


Scalamandré Celebrates the Irish Georgian Society

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Wednesday, 9/28/2011 3:24 PM
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New York, NY… Scalamandré the legendary decorative fabric, wallcovering and trimmings house, rolled out its zebra carpet in support of the Irish Georgian Society-–those lovely folks who raise funds and awareness to restore and preserve the great architectural treasures of Ireland.

Steven Stolman, Scalamandré’s president, welcomed guests to the company’s iconic East Side townhouse, where everyone was literally surrounded by extraordinary damasks, brocades and prints as waiters passed spectacular hors d’oeuvre from King’s Carriage House courtesy of Liz King, an IGS board member. IGS president Peter Haveles fondly remembered Desmond FitzGerald, the Knight of Glin, who died recently, while Sheila O’Malley Fuchs announced that the society’s upcoming gala would be a tribute to The Knight’s lifetime commitment to the Irish Georgian Society.

There was sipping and schmoozing in true Irish style. Among the guests were Joe Fuchs, Kay and John McEnroe, Ambassador Anne Anderson, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Jean Hutar, Louise Peabody and ... Read More


Caitlin and John Tashjian host the 5th Annual Hamptons Hoedown to celebrate Caitlin’s 40th birthday

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On Saturday, August 13th Caitlin and John Tashjian hosted the 5th annual “Hamptons Hoedown” at their home in East Hampton to celebrate Caitlin’s 40th birthday. Guests sported their best western duds and rode dueling mechanical bulls, played beer pong, and danced under tent decorated with red, white and blue lanterns. The hotly-contested annual “bull riding championship” was won by Liv Odegard, a native Texan, who used her Lonestar State riding skills to take home the Hoedown Trophy. Guests dined on a southern hoedown menu featuring pulled pork barbecue, ribs, smoked sausages and fried chicken all prepared by barbecue pit-master Rich Chinitz. After wishing Caitlin a happy birthday with a beach-themed cake, John (DJ Tash) took his place behind the turntables and spun tunes as guests danced the night away.


THE CINEMA SOCIETY with MEN'S HEALTH & JP MORGAN CHASE FOUNDATION host a screening of "THE FIGHTER" to benefit THE CINEMA SCHOOL

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Monday, 12/13/2010 1:57 PM
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On Friday, December 10th, THE CINEMA SOCIETY with MEN'S HEALTH & JP MORGAN CHASE FOUNDATION Hosted a Screening of "THE FIGHTER" to Benefit THE CINEMA SCHOOL. The Cinema School is the nation's first Film High School, located in the South Bronx.

"The Fighter" is a project that has been in the works for some time now.  It is a film by David O. Russell--the director who brought us great films like "Three Kings" and "I <3 Huckabees" as well as great youtube clips featuring him and Lili Tomlin (trust me google it)-- about a boxer professional boxer "Irish" Micky Ward.  It stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo and is set to be the next in a line of great boxing movies like classics "Rocky" and "Raging Bull."

In attendance at the Cinema Society screening were stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and ... Read More


THE WINTER WONDERLAND BALL

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Monday, 12/13/2010 1:44 PM
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On Friday, December 10th, THE WINTER WONDERLAND BALL was Celebrated at the NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN.  The Winter Wonderland Ball took place in the magnificent Enid A. Haupt Conservatory— the Garden’s Victorian-style crystal palace—and presented an internationally acclaimed display of magnificent model trains winding through a sprawling landscape featuring replicas of iconic New York landmarks. The evening began with cocktails under the Palm Dome in the grand rotunda, with dinner and dancing in an adjacent beautifully designed tent.

The event supported the Garden’s Children’s Education program, allowing children of all ages, particularly underserved children in the Bronx, an opportunity to learn about nature in engaging ways through workshops and hands-on activities.


Alexandra Lebenthal, Gillian Miniter


TAILS of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Holiday Soiree

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Monday, 12/13/2010 1:30 PM
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On Sunday, December 12th, TAILS of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® Hosted a “Family Portraits” Soiree to Celebrate the Holidays. Guests were invited to come and meet adorable, adoptable pups and bring along their own furry family members for a day of fun. The event featured treats for people and pets, as well as a pet photographer who will took complimentary “family portraits” from 12pm to 2pm. 

Special guest Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planet’s Pit Boss and founder of Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue which rescues, rehabilitates and places neglected and abused pit bulls in loving, nurturing homes, flew in exclusively to attend the event with his pit bull Hercules!

Bonnie, Shorty Rossi ("Pit Boss"), Hercules


L'OREAL WOMEN of WORTH Awards Dinner

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Monday, 12/13/2010 4:16 AM
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On Thursday, December 9th, was the L'OREAL WOMEN of WORTH Awards Dinner. L’Oréal Paris’ Fifth Annual Women of Worth Awards honored 10 women who truly embody the spirit of volunteerism and community. A group of passionate and giving women, their charitable programs range from healthcare to hunger to literacy. Culled from more than 2,000 nominees, the Women of Worth honorees were recognized at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Hearst Magazines and L'Oréal Paris. One National Honoree – chosen by voters through the womenofworth.com website – was announced at the event and received $25,000 toward her charitable cause.


2010 Women of Worth Honorees and Presenters


Artists' Reception with NATHAN HARGER

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Monday, 12/13/2010 4:13 AM
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On Thursday, December 9th, there was an Artists' Reception with NATHAN HARGER.  at Hasted Kraeutler.  The exhibition, which will run from December 9th, 2010-January 29th, 2011, is the artist's first solo exhibition.

Nathan Harger photographs objects, scenes and spaces in the everyday urban environment such as highways, cranes, bridges, airplanes, power lines, factories and other structures behind the massive forms of production that shape American culture. The earlier works exhibited are grids, which show his conceptual development and his negotiation of the dynamic visual experience of a city [Untitled (Overpass), Queens, NY, 2007]. The recent works are high contrast black-and-white photographs, such as Untitled (Process Tank), Brooklyn, NY, 2010. The industrial spaces in the outer boroughs of New York City, New Jersey and Western Pennsylvania where Harger photographs are not tourist sites; they are often restricted areas around factories, power plants and airports at the fringes of the city.


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LA PERLA JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Collection Createur Presentation

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Monday, 12/13/2010 4:10 AM
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On Thursday, December 9th, was the event: A PERLA JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Collection Createur Presentation. Italian luxury lingerie company La Perla hosted a cocktail party to present the Jean Paul Gaultier Collection Createur for the first time in the United States at their New York City Flagship boutique located at 803 Madison Avenue.

La Perla and sponsor Sentient Jet hosted the presentation to premiere the exclusive Designer Collection. Gaultier’s designs for La Perla capture the true femininity, yet seductiveness of La Perla, and celebrates the beauty of the female body. The line features waist-cinching corsets, slips, extra high briefs and bustiers, in black and pale pink with accents of coral and teal. The line also features pieces reminiscent of Gaultier’s designs for Madonna, specifically her famous pointed bra cups from the 1990 Blond Ambition



Time Warner Cable Celebrated The Launch of New Signaturehome Suite of Services

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Monday, 12/13/2010 4:07 AM
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On Thursday, December 9th, Time Warner Cable Celebrated The Launch of New SignatureHome Suite of Services.  Stars from Time Warner Cable’s most beloved shows and networks came together to help celebrate the launch.  Time Warner Cable invited VIPs into their home, a three story townhouse in NYC’s NoHo, for an invite-only, red carpet event to celebrate the launch of SignatureHome. From Whole House DVR to their exclusive Look Back feature, Time Warner Cable utilized each room of the home to bring to life the new suite of services that can help improve the lifestyle of modern families, by demonstrating the connection between the cable provider and the content customers value most.

Attendees included Nick Cannon, Martha Stewart, Jacqueline Bissey, Contessa Brewer and many more.


Martha Stewart



Celebration for Claude Lalanne

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Monday, 12/13/2010 4:02 AM
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On Wednesday, December 8th, there was a fabulous Celebration for Claude Lalanne. It was an evening celebrating the famed artist Claude Lalanne and her latest project, a gilt bronze sculpted vessel that houses a custom-created scented candle by Quintessence.  The intimate gathering at the Art Deco gallery, Maison Gerard Ltd., was hosted by the gallery owners, Gerard Widdershovern and Benoist Drut and Valentine and Sadrine Pozzo Di Borgo of Quintessence, Paris. 

Guests included close friends, collectors and fans alike including: Lee Radiwill, Cecile David Weill, Beth Rudin de Woody, Jane Holtzer, Susan Tabak, Geoffrey Bradfield, Michael Bruno of 1stdibs, Christina Grajales, James Zemaitis, Carolina Irving, and Nicholas Manville of Bergdorf Goodman among others.


Violetta Caerotti, Sandrine Pozzo Di Borgo, Alejandra Cicognani


Sferra and Campion Platt Celebrate the Holidays at the home of Campion Platt

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Monday, 12/13/2010 3:55 AM
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On Wednesday, December 8th, Sferra, Campion Platt and numerous guests Celebrated the Holidays at the home of Campion Plat.  The interior design community came out in full force to celebrate the holidays at a cocktail party hosted by Sferra Brand Ambassador Ronda Carman and Sferra President Paul Hooker along with Architect/Interior Designer Campion Platt at Campion and Tatiana Platt’s loft in Soho.  Sferra, the 120 year old Italian linen company wanted to celebrate the designers and talent that make the industry so great and there was no better place to do this than Campion’s loft.

Industry bigs such as Martha Stewart,  Malcolm James Kutner, Kevin Isabel, Kristen McGuiness, The 2 Michaels (Jayne and Joan), Amanda Nesbit, Susanna Salk, Shawn Henderson, Annalise Taft, Richard Mishaan, AD’s new Editor at Large, Jim Reginato, and socials such as Jay McInerney, Liliana Cavindish, Jana Bullock, Patty Raynes, R. Couri Hay, Lilian Stern, Douglas Hannant and ... Read More


Kiton + The Wall Street Journal Celebrate The Man Who Buys for Himself: Style as an Investment

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On Wednesday December 8th, over 150 guests of The Wall Street Journal and Kiton celebrated "The Man Who Buys for Himself: Style as an Investment" at Kiton's NY flagship townhouse boutique. The evening marked the first ever men's event by the brand to be held in the United States. 

Guests enjoyed Italian wine and hors d'oeuvres from Il Gattopardo and a discussion centering on "Lasting Value: Investing and Buying for the Ages" by The Journal's Wealth Reporter, Robert Frank. All were welcomed by WSJ. Magazine Publisher, Anthony Cenname who introduced the partnership as well as global CEO, Antonio de Matteis before the keynote remarks. Frank's discussion focused on the shift in the the mentality of the wealthy from an environment of frivolous purchasing to one focused on heritage, craftsmanship and worth. Frank closed the conversation by fielding several questions from the audience before Cenname wrapped up the evening. 

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MARIO BATALI Launched Culinary Council with FOOD BANK for NEW YORK and Culinary Icons to End Hunger in NYC

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Wednesday, 12/8/2010 5:08 PM
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On Tuesday, December 7th, MARIO BATALI Launched Culinary Council with FOOD BANK for NEW YORK and Culinary Icons to End Hunger in NYC.  The Food Bank For New York City, Culinary Council Chair Mario Batali, and other culinary luminaries gathered for an exclusive event — Eat•Celebrate•Support — atop the Empire State Building.  Guests Mingled with distinguished chefs, restaurateurs and culinary icons including Anthony Bourdain, Michael Stipe, Ted Allen, Andrew Carmellini, Brad Farmerie and many more. Earlier in the day, Food Bank board members, Mario Batali and Stanley Tucci, 'flipped the switch' in the lobby of the Empire State Building during a symbolic lighting of the of the Tower to focus attention on the 3.3 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put food on the table. The actual Tower lit orange at dusk.


Mario Batali


John Lennon Remembered on the 30th Anniversary of his Assassination

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Wednesday, 12/8/2010 3:13 PM
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John Lennon's utopian vision in his song "Imagine" of a world without heaven, hell, countries, religion, possessions, greed, hunger and anything to kill or die for may not have come to fruition, but the legacy and spirit of his humanistic optimism continues 30 years after he was gunned down outside of his New York City apartment.

"Imagine all the people..."

You didn't have to imagine all the people descending on Strawberry Fields in Central Park on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010.  That date marks the 30th anniversary of that terrible day when one of our greatest artists was taken from us.  Though some understandably still focused on the tragedy of it, many more joined together in peaceful union with one another and celebrated the life and art of a true visionary.

John Lennon, you will be forever missed...


"BLUE VALENTINE" Hosted by QUINTESSENTIALLY

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Wednesday, 12/8/2010 2:41 PM
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On Tuesday, December 7th, QUINTESSENTIALLY Hosted the New York Premiere of "BLUE VALENTINE."  Sponsored by Quintessentially and Stoli, this screening allowed a first-time look at the new Ryan Gosling - Michelle Williams helmed film. 

"Blue Valentine" is the story of love found and love lost told in moments past and present. This honest and moving portrait follows Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams who star as Dean and Cindy, a married couple who spend a night away from their daughter in an attempt to save their failing marriage. Juxtaposed with playful scenes that trace their romantic courtship six years prior, Gosling and Williams journey through the brutal heartbreak that comes with fading love and broken promises. 

In attendance were stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and director Derek Cianfrance, as well as Chace Crawford, Blake Lively, Joel Schumacher, Harvey Weinstein, Kelsey Grammer, Jason Reitman, Lance Bas, Jonathan Ames, Michelle Trachtenberg, Thora ... Read More


THE GAVALANTE LAUNCH PARTY

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Wednesday, 12/8/2010 2:28 PM
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On Tuesday, December 7th, was THE GAVALANTE LAUNCH PARTY.  Galavante is a new travel website for the Working Jet Set Traveler, providing targeted recommendations on where to stay, eat, see, drink and of course galavante on your business or leisure trip.  The Galavante Launch Party, hosted by Baycrest Partners, a NY-based brokerage firm, was attended by over 150 guests from the top banks, private equity funds, fashion, media and luxury goods industries. 

Galavante is unique because their recommendations come from actual Working Jet Set professionals.  Galavante's founders all have worked in Private Equity, Asset Management, Law and Consumer Luxury Goods, so know exactly what readers are looking for.  Galavante's founder, Christine Drinan, started the company because in her time as a busy professional at The Blackstone Group, she could not find a reliable resource for travelers in the working jet set.  With limited time off work, she wanted to know ... Read More


AID FOR AIDS "My Hero Gala"

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Wednesday, 12/8/2010 2:24 PM
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On Tuesday, December 7th, was the AID FOR AIDS "My Hero Gala."  This year's gala celebrated Award Recipients Professor William A. Haseltime and Ruben Blades, musician, actor and activist.  “This year’s honorees are innovators in the battle against HIV and AIDS, and are true humanitarians,” Jesús Aguais (founder of AID FOR AIDS INTERNATIONAL) said. “These heroes had the courage to make a difference. We owe them enduring gratitude as we continue the fight against HIV and AIDS.”

Since 1996, AID For AIDS INTERNATIONAL has worked toward its mission of empowering people living with HIV and AIDS by promoting access to treatment, knowledge and social reform. AFAI has redistributed over $60 million in ARV (Antiretroviral) medication to developing countries, has reached more than 1.2 million teenagers in 8 countries annually with primary prevention education, and has forged partnerships with governments and organizations around the world to salvage tens of thousands of bottles ... Read More


DOUGLAS HANNANT HOLIDAY CELEBRATION introducing the JEWELRY COLLECTION DOUGLAS HANNANT by GRACE FINE DESIGN

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Tuesday, 12/7/2010 8:03 PM
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On Monday, December 6th, was the DOUGLAS HANNANT HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.  Douglas Hannant celebrated the holidays with a cocktail party at his Plaza boutique.  At this lovely holiday soiree, he introduced a fine jewelry collection Douglas Hannant by Grace Fine Design.


Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Douglas Hannant


The 13th Annual FOOD ALLERGY Ball

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Tuesday, 12/7/2010 7:59 PM
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On Monday, December 6th, was the 13th Annual FOOD ALLERGY Ball.  Presented by the Food Allergy Initiative at The Waldorf=Astoria, the ball raised over $4.5 million, which will benefit the Food Allergy Initiative’s research activities and educational programs aimed at effectively treating and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.

Renowned chef/restaurateur Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Gramercy Tavern and creator of Craft Restaurants and ‘wichcraft, received the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the 2001 recipient, Drew Nieporent. Mr. Colicchio is head judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and has received many accolades for his work, including the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef. The Mount Sinai Hospital was honored for its international leadership in food allergy research and treatment. Wayne Keathley, President of Mount Sinai Hospital, accepted the award. The FAI Legacy Award was presented to Kathy Franklin, a longtime advocate for the organization’s mission of research, education, and advocacy. ... Read More


DIFFA'S BE PRESENT Live Auction, Hosted By Tracy Reese & Geoffrey Zakarian

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Tuesday, 12/7/2010 7:51 PM
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On Monday, December 6th, DIFFA'S BE PRESENT Live Auction was held, Hosted By Tracy Reese & Geoffrey Zakarian. The BE PRESENT auction, by DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, brought together celebrated figures in the worlds of fashion, design, art, entertainment and hospitality to offer coveted packages of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Sotheby’s New York conducted the live auction from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. where auction participants, including co-hosts Tracy Reese and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as architect David Rockwell and designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo, were on stage to present their “presents.” There was also an exclusive cocktail party at Sotheby’s from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. before the live auction began.


Ruben Toledo, Fern Mallis, Isabel Toledo, Tracy Reese


STEVEN HARRIS ARCHITECTS: TRUE LIFE

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Tuesday, 12/7/2010 7:27 PM
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On Monday, December 6th, an Event Celebrating the Release of TRUE LIFE was held.  TRUE LIFE is a stunning new monograph that surveys 25-year span of work of Steven Harris Architects.

“Effortless” and “inevitable” are architect Steven Harris’s two favorite words. With sensitivity to the surrounding landscape, Steven Harris Architects designs spaces that are custom-tailored to their clients’ daily lives and experiences. His dining rooms are not aggrandizements of tradition, they are places to eat, to gather, or even work; his entry halls are not the primary places of arrival, but rather the final segments of a long trajectory that begins when the resident turns off the main road or exits the elevator. true life, the firm’s first monograph, showcases an exceptional range of residential work from the past twenty-five years.


Steven Harris, Bob Stern


GLOBAL GREEN USA's 11th Annual Sustainable Design Awards

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Tuesday, 12/7/2010 7:12 PM
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On Monday, December 6th, GLOBAL GREEN USA Held its 11th Annual Sustainable Design Award.  The awards were emceed by Good Morning America's Sam Champion and presenters included Edward Norton, Adrian Grenier and Kelly Rutherford.  The year's Sustainable Design Awards went to Arianna Huffington, eBay Inc., the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Wade Greene and Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols.

Global Green USA is an innovative national environmental organization working to stem global climate change by creating energy-efficient green homes, schools, communities and cities.

Arianna Huffington, Adrian Grenier


PUBLICOLOR'S Top Coat + Primer Painting Party '10

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Monday, 12/6/2010 6:22 PM
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On Saturday, December 4th, PUBLICOLOR'S Top Coat + Primer Painting Party '10 was held.  Alongside Publicolor students, the day began by transforming the dreary walls of a public school with vibrant colors.  There were plenty of activities for young children as well, such as splatter painting and face painting.  Over 200 guests showed up this year, beating both this year's goal and last year's numbers.  There were five board members, founder Ruth Lande Shuman and one school principal, Paul Rotando painting alongside the volunteers, their children and the students in the Publicolor program.

Publicolor was founded 15 years ago by Ruth Lande Shuman.  Top Coat is a committee of young professionals dedicated to supporting Publicolor’s continuum of youth development programs.

Immediately following the painting, they hosted an old-fashioned high school hop in the school cafeteria for music, cocktails, and dancing.


James LaForce


JEFFERSON HACK and ANDRE BALAZS Screening for MARCO BRAMBILLA'S EVOLUTION at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach with Perrier Societe, MAC and Armani Exchange

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On Friday, November 3rd, JEFFERSON HACK and ANDRE BALAZS Hosted a Screening for MARCO BRAMBILLA'S EVOLUTION at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach with Perrier Societe, MAC and Armani Exchange.  Acclaimed video artist Marco Brambilla, screened his newest piece, EVOLUTION (Megaplex) in 3D in front of hundreds of notable guests at a fete hosted by André Balazs, and Jefferson Hack.

EVOLUTION (Megaplex), 2010
is an intricate video collage which depicts the history of conflict in humankind through the lens of cinema. In this never before seen work, Brambilla combines hundreds of sampled clips from genre films that re-enact significant moments in history as grand spectacle. This composition of images is looped and mapped into an infinite three-dimensional environment that scrolls horizontally across time. Evolution takes us on a whimsical journey through the ages, in a remix that seamlessly moves through past, present, and future, providing a satirical take on the bombast of ... Read More


Bruce Weber, Nan Bush and Victor Alfaro's Art Basel Dinner Celebrating The Opening of John DeLucie's New Restaurant The Royal at The Raleigh

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Monday, 12/6/2010 6:05 PM
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On Friday, December 3rd, Bruce Weber, Nan Bush and Victor Alfaro Hosted a Dinner Poolside Celebration which was in Honor of the Opening of John DeLucie's New Restaurant The Royal at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami with 30 fabulous guests during Art Basel. Guests dined on John DeLucie's menu of tuna tartare, beef carpaccio, chicken with crisp pancetta, local grouper, and NY dry aged strip steak.  For dessert guests were treated to the mille crepe cake, fromage blanc cheescake and the cinnamon roasted seckel pear served with pumpkin bread and salted caramel ice cream.

Attendees included Calvin Klein, Blaine Trump, Ingrid Sischy, Sandy Brant, Stefano Pilati, John Demsey, Paul Wilmot...just to name a few...


Calvin Klein, Bruce Weber


INTERVIEW @ ART BASEL MIAMI

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Friday, 12/3/2010 5:36 PM
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On Thursday, December 2nd, INTERVIEW Hosted Two Art Basel Events in Miami at the Delano.

At first event, earlier in the evening, Christopher Bollen, Silvia Venturini Fendi and LVMH hosted an intimate dinner at the Delano in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.  The event was sponsored by LVMH, Fendi and Dom Perignon with catering provided by Blue Door Fish.  Notable guests included Klaus Biesenbach, Derek Blasberg, Peter Brant, Ryan Brant, Scott Campbell, Clarissa Dalrymple, Renaud Dutreil, Amy Greenspon, Micahel Klug, Leigh Lezark, Nate Lowman, Mirabelle Marden, Ryan McGinley, Stephen Mooallem, David Meil, Addison Odea, Alex Rodriquez, Olympia Scarry, Aurel Schmidt, Arden Wohl and Dasha Zhukova.

Next up was Interview and MOMA taking over the Water Salon at the Delano.  MOMA PS1 Board member Richard Chang, MOMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach and Interview Editor-at-Large Christopher Bollen hosetd 300 Interview friends, contributors, artists, gallerists and art enthusiasts in an elaborate celebration.  A ... Read More


MACKAGE Soho Store Opening

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Friday, 12/3/2010 5:00 PM
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On Thursday, December 2nd, was the MACKAGE Soho Store Opening.  Celebrity host and DJ Alexandra Richards, Rock Legend Gene Simmons and Mackage designers and co-founders Elisa Dahan and Eran Elfassy celebrated the opening of Mackage's first U.S. flagship store in NYC.  Guests enjoyed music and cocktails sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, as well as a first look at the exclusive New York Collection of shearling jackets and mink accessories.

Elisa Dahan, Alexandra Richards, Eran Elfassy


Vanessa Noel and Susan Rockefeller Host a Holiday Party for OCEANA

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Friday, 12/3/2010 4:55 PM
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On Thursday, December 2nd, Vanessa Noel and Susan Rockefeller Hosted a Holiday Party for OCEAN.  The event featured an introduction of Oceana’s work by Bettina Alonso, Oceana’s Vice President of Global Development, and a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items.

Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they once were. Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe and they are as important to us as they are vast. Not only do they control our climate, they are an essential source of protein for nearly half the people of the world. Oceana works to restore ocean ecosystems that will sustain us, entertain us, amaze us and generate jobs around the world for centuries to come.

David Rockefeller, Susan Rockefeller


ACRIA's Unframed Miami With MAXALTO

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Friday, 12/3/2010 4:50 PM
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On Thursday, December 2nd, ACRIA's Unframed Miami with MAXALTO was celebrated.  ACRIA’s first-ever Art Basel Miami Beach event was presented by MAXALTO. Unframed Miami featured works for sale by leading artists including Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Dan Colen, Jill Greenberg, Chris Jordan, Steven Klein, Terence Koh, Julian Schnabel, Fred Tomaselli, and many more. At the event ACRIA unveiled a new, limited- edition benefit print by Deborah Kass. Additionally, the evening featured the auction of a MAXALTO “Simplice” table, customized by Angel Otero.


Frank Debiase, Gene Myer, John Robshaw, Robert Verdi


PRADA INTRODUCES THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CUSTOMIZABLE SUNGLASSES, PradaPrivate

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Friday, 12/3/2010 4:42 PM
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On Thursday, December 2nd, in order to Celebrate the Launch of PradaPrivate, Prada held an Exclusive Cocktail Event at the Sunglass Hut flagship boutique.  Released on December 2nd, exclusively at Sunglass Hut stores nationwide, PradaPrivate provides customers with the opportunity to transform a classic pair of Prada glasses into a modern statement piece that is truly inspired and unique. 

Guests at the PradaPrivate event listened to music provided by DJ Kiss and they included Jessica Stam, Dr. Lisa Airan, Allison Aston, Aaron Bakalar, Sam Bolton, Kym Cantor, Ann Caruso, Jennifer Creel, Peter Davis, Marjorie Gubelmann, Julie Macklowe, Lesley Schulhof, Lynn Yeager, Lindsey Wheat, Logan Scott, Amalia Keramitsis, Naeem Delbridge, Nisa Amoils, Scott Buccheit, Jessica Zinger, Stephanie Midgley, and Emma Snowden-Jones, and many more.


Jessica Stam


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