Thursday, June 30, 2016



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Barbara Pollwater And  Dr. Frank Spencer

Mark Epley And Marianne Epley

The 500 attendees for the American Heart Association’s 20th Annual; Hamptons Heart Ball took this year’s theme to heart and definitely enjoyed their “Evening Under The Stars”. Set under amazing tents on the grounds of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, the American Heart Association, once again proved that theirs was the party to be at last weekend, raising nearly $600,000 to help in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Star Jones And Dr. Jean Cacciabaudo

Alex Donner & Tracy Stern
This year’s honorees were Jean Shafiroff, Humanitarian, Author and Philanthropist, who received the Humanitarian with Heart Award. Jean paid tribute to the American Heart Association saying she was involved in the AHA because of her departed father, who "despite having a heart attack at 51 had survived until 94 in part due to good heart health. Also honored was Dr. Frank Spencer, MD, Professor of Surgery, at NYU Langone Medical Center with the Distinguished Service Award as the most significant pioneer in surgical therapy who has almost single handedly brought contemporary heart surgery to the New York area. This year’s Hamptons Heart Ball was chaired by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz, and Tracy Stern. The three course dinner was catered by the Garden City Hotel.

Lonnie Quinn, Chief Weather Caster and Kristine Johnson, News Anchor, CBS 2 News, Emmy-Winning TV served as Master of Ceremonies.

The live auction, conducted by Robbie Gordy of Christie’s, included fabulous items such as a heart shaped ruby and diamond ring and a VIP ski trip to Aspen. The special appeal brought Star Jones to her feet as she helped the American Heart Association raise significant dollars.

Lonnie Quinn With Jean Shafiroff And Kristine Johnson

Some of the Committee members and guests included: Bert and Meredith Cohen, John and Terry Tortorella, David and Jill Kandell, Arnie and Paola Rosenshein, Star Jones, Dr. Aubrey Galloway, Dr. Leonard Girardi, Dr.Jeff Moses, Dr. John Pearson, and Dr. Larry Chinitz, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Dottie Herman, Debra Halpert, Dr. Greenberg, Cassandra Seidenfeld and Susan Shin.

For more information, please visit

The American Heart Association would like to thank local media sponsors, Avenue on the Beach Magazine, Hamptons Magazine, and Dan’s Papers.


Ivy Bar & Grill

Ivy Bar and Grill remains one of the most popular restaurants in New York’s thriving Hell’s Kitchen. Step inside and experience Ivy Bar & Grill beautiful and sophisticated décor, with exposed brick walls and an expansive bar and dining area. You will be welcomed by friendly and attentive staff that treats newcomers the same as their most loyal clientele. Patrons can watch their favorite sports team over drinks at the bar or host an intimate gathering in one the cozy booths or in the private VIP area in the back. Wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family.

Now New Yorkers will have even more of a reason to visit Ivy to enjoy the new Taco Tuesday. Diners can enjoy a choice of 3 tacos (pork, steak, and chicken) and a house margarita, just for $19.99. Moscow Mule Monday’s drinks will be $7.00 each.

Pomegranate Martini

Ivy Bar and Grill hosts live entertainment every Saturday night. This will be from 9:00 PM-12:00 AM. There will be no cover, however, reservations are recommended. Limited seating is available. The menu is filled with creative and delicious dishes. Guests will be provided with a truly memorable experience with the most flavorful food and fresh ingredients.

Ivy Bar & Grill is open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner Sundays and Mondays 11:30 AM -11:00 PM. Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 AM-12:00 AM.

For more information, please visit

IVY BAR & GRILL is at 944 8th Avenue (at 56th Street) New York, NY

Tel: 212.459.9444


Teresa And Bruce Colley

The Mashomack Polo Club hosted its 19th Annual Mashomack International Polo Challenge Luncheon recently. The event began at noon with a Champagne Reception followed by a Tented Field-Side Luncheon and the exciting International Polo Challenge match. Five teams battled to secure the coveted trophy for their team and country, which included Team Germany, Dream Hotels, Hillrock Distillery, Quest Magazine and Lavazza Coffee. Team Germany - Mercedes Wappinger Falls fought off the four other challengers to claim the victory of the day.

The 32 horses and 20 players made it a great day out and an exciting polo challenge to watch in the beautiful weather. Close to 1,000 guests enjoyed the games field side and under the tent, cheering on the competitors throughout the day. The heritage and tradition of Millbrooks Hunt country and rolling green hills was a beautiful backdrop for the day. The team lineup included, for Team Germany: Uwe Zimmerman, John Klopp, Alessandro Balestri and Julio Ezcurra; Team Dream Hotels: Davis Colley, Max Langlois, Tatin Zubarrie, Ian MacTaggart; Team Hillrock Distillery: Oakleigh Thorne, Craig Callen, Gason Lisioli, Guy Merison; Quest Magazine: Adam Klopp, Hannah Buchan, Trevi Zoda, Nick Beanstock; Lavazza Coffee - Bruce Colley, Philip MacTaggart, Agusho Zavaleta and Don Langlois. Nick Beinstock was named the most valuable player of the day. The Mashomack Polo Club extended a special thank you to the sponsors, horses, players and to the many who worked so hard to make the day a success.

This year’s event benefited Pine Plains Fire Hose & Rescue Company, Ronald McDonald House and the New York State Trooper Foundation.

Attendees included: Bruce Colley, Teresa Colley, John Klopp, Karen Klopp, Parker Gentry, K. Cooper Ray, Cece Cord, Nina Criscom, Fernanda Kellogg, Diandra Douglas, Peter Pierce, Steven Sare, Cathy Baker, Adam Klopp, Meghan Horstmann, David McDonald, Nicky McDonald, Alp Ozaman, Susan Meyer, Joe Meyer, Gwen Tetirick, Marion De Vogel, Max Goodwin, Nick Bienstock, Moira Bienstock, Jake Klopp, Elizabeth Quartararo, Pam Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Taylor Stubin, Cindy Rinfret, Sylvia Langlois, Max Langlois, Don Langlois, James Flexner, Tom Flexner, Debin Flexner, Uwe Zimmerman and Kristina Zimmerman.

This elegant annual event kicks off the summer social season in Millbrook as it draws over 1500 Town & Country spectators and patrons. Following the match is a highly publicized awards ceremony. Articles and photos have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Town & Country, Avenue, Quest Magazine, Hamptons, International Polo, USPA Polo Magazine, Elite Traveler and New York Social

Mashomack Polo Club welcomed naming sponsor, Turkish Airlines, this year to join a prestigious list of present and past sponsors such as Curry Automotive Mercedes Benz, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Lavazza, Dream Hotels, Heather Croner Sotheby’s International Realty, Quest Magazine, What2WearWhere as Ferrari, Hermès, Mercedes-Benz, The Carlyle Hotel, Berluti, The Dorchester, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, EOS Airlines, Krug Champagne, Bentley Motors, Cartier, Hunter Boot, Moncler and Beretta.

The Mashomack Preserve Club is a private polo and shooting club located in the heart of Millbrook hunt country, providing a stunning backdrop to the wonderful day. This prestigious event attracts over 1,000 true tastemaker patrons and spectators and marks the official start of the summer social season in Millbrook, New York. Many fans travel from New York City, Westchester and Fairfield County to spend the day in the countryside and experience this exciting polo event and uniquely stylish affair. Teams representing the United States, Great Britain, India, Brazil, France and Italy have battled valiantly in the past. Polo, “the sport of kings” promises not to disappoint.

 Photo Courtesy Of: Cutty McGill / Lawlor Media

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Angie Martinez

Radio personality, author and actress Angie Martinez enjoyed a relaxing vacation at Ocho Rios’ newest luxury all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. While at the AAA Four Diamond property, “The Voice of New York” enjoyed the resort’s unmatched amenities, multiple lavish swimming pools, top-shelf liquor and gourmet cuisine. Martinez also had a blast swimming with the friendly dolphins at the property’s dolphin habitat. For more information on Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, please visit


Freedom: My Book of Firsts

ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer has the first television interview with Jaycee Dugard five years after their first sit down following her miraculous rescue from captivity. Dugard will discuss adjusting to a new life and reintegrating into society, which she reveals in her new memoir “Freedom: My Book of Firsts.” The Diane Sawyer special edition of “20/20” will air Friday, July 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Sawyer interviewed Dugard in 2011 when she talked about her horrendous experience in captivity for the first time on the eve of the release of her first memoir “A Stolen Life.” Dugard was kidnapped when she was 11 years old, held in captivity by Phillip and Nancy Garrido for 18 years and gave birth to two daughters.

“Freedom: My Book of Firsts” will be released on Tuesday, July 12 by Simon and Schuster.

Newsmakers continue to turn first to Sawyer to share their stories including the groundbreaking and award-winning exclusive interview with Caitlyn Jenner in April 2015. In 2016, she interviewed New York Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte about reforming Rikers Island jail; Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress at the center of the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán controversy; and Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold.

Sawyer’s special will appear across ABC News, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne and ABC News’ digital properties on desktop, mobile and OTT.

David Sloan is senior executive producer of “20/20.” 


Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.

Jenny Sarah Slate is an American comedian, actress, voice artist and author best known for her role as Donna Stern in Obvious Child, as well as being the co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children's book series.



Senator Elizabeth Warren

Today on ABC’s “The View,” Senator Elizabeth Warren joins the co-hosts via satellite from Washington DC. They will discuss her endorsement of Hillary Clinton, campaigning with her for the first time, reports that she is being vetted for Vice President and her outspoken criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Senator Warren previously appeared on “The View” this season on the premiere, September 8, 2015.

“The View” airs 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.


Twitter: @TheView

Hashtag: #TheView

Saturday, June 25, 2016