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JEAN SHAFIROFF CHAIRS 66TH ANNUAL VIENNESE OPERA BALL @ CIPRIANI

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  Jean Shafiroff Jean Shafiroff With Martin Shafiroff   The Viennese Opera Ball - the oldest and most prestigious outside of Vienna - held its annual celebration for the 66th year at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City under the auspices of the U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The gala benefited the music therapy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with support from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. The Gala chair for the evening was philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. The vice chairs were Sylvia Hemingway and Peter Thomas Roth. A special thank you goes to Ernst Woller, President of the Vienna Provincial Parliament, and the continuous support of the City of Vienna. Maria Fishel & Kenneth Fishel Maribel Lieberman With Nicole Salmasi & Alice Lutz     Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin   Some notable attendees included: President of the Viennese Opera Ball Silvia Frieser, event chair and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Artistic Director of the Viennese Opera B

DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHER CAROLINE SIKKENK FEATURED AT MVVO ART SHOW

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Girls With Pearls   MvVO ART/AD ART SHOW 2022 will feature selections from an extraordinary series of photographs by Dutch photographer Caroline Sikkenk. The photos will be displayed on monumental digital advertising screens May 15 to May 21, 2022, in a special show within the larger AD ART SHOW, and on the MvVO ART Artsy gallery page. Caroline Sikkenk’s participation in AD ART SHOW is being supported by the American Friends of the Mauritshuis and the Mauritshuis in The Hague—home of the Vermeer masterpiece—and now celebrating 200 years since opening its doors to art lovers. “Our Girl with the Pearl Earring is as enchanting as she is relevant. She inspires people from all over the world and Caroline Sikkenk’s explorations of ‘Girls with Pearls’ brings another layer of universality to this much beloved Vermeer painting,” Martine Gosselink, General Director of the Mauritshuis. A professional freelance photographer working in advertising for many brands, NGOs (including Unicef), arts org

HAMPTONS LEGEND 'OLD STOVE PUB' OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY

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  Old Stove Pub The iconic Hamptons dining staple Old Stove Pub is ready to make its mark in New York City, as the distinguished restaurant has officially opened its doors at 1076 First Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Old Stove Pub, which has been a superb dining destination for over 50 years in the Hamptons, is sure to establish itself as a new hot spot destination in the neighborhood.   The menu boasts quite a medley of delectable dishes including, but not limited to, entrees like their savory prime steaks, succulent rack of lamb, and juicy roasted chicken; the freshest seafood plates such as branzino, salmon, scallops, and jumbo shrimp; a raw bar featuring fresh plump oysters and crisp king crab legs; and delicious sides like their creamed spinach and roasted cauliflower. Owner Joseph DeCristofaro proudly brings Old Stove Pub to New York City in 2022, at a perfect time when the Big Apple is re-establishing itself as the world's dining capital. For good reason, the successful eatery

CHANELL ANGELI TAKES TOP HONORS @ MVVO AD ART SHOW HOSTED BY HAVAS

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  Chanell Angeli Upward And Onward 2021  On May 3, during an Advertising Industry Opening Reception hosted by HAVAS New York, MvVO ART announced that Chanell Angeli took top honors in AD ART SHOW 2022. The MvVO ART jury of collectors awarded Chanell Angeli a Specialty Clio in Contemporary Art. A mixed-media artist of Caribbean descent, her work draws on her heritage, and interest in the relationship between poetry and visual art, to create immersive experiences, exploring themes of the divine feminine and the African Diaspora. Her work is rich in emotional content and intelligence. Parme Marin and Layla Nami were also named 2022 show winners. Parme. Marin creates works of art with leather, hair, and wood, exploring “La Peau” (the skin). Layla Nami’s bold imagery draws inspiration from Persian folktales, medieval tapestries, and illuminated manuscripts. “The talent represented in the 2022 selection of 120 artists is extraordinary. When people comment on the diversity of our artists, I c

LIFELINE NEW YORK WILL HOST BENEFIT DINNER @ IL POSTINO RISTORANTE

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  Recent Lifeline New York Luncheon Lifeline New York will host their benefit dinner at Il Postino Ristorante in New York City on May 15th. The dinner will benefit children’s hospitals in Serbia, with half of the proceeds also going towards helping Ukrainian refugee children. Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international humanitarian organization that was founded in 1993 in response to the tragic situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was plagued by conflict and sanctions. Lifeline's mission is to alleviate and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, and the elderly, as well as to improve medical facilities throughout the country. About Lifeline: Lifeline New York is a 501c(3) registered not-for-profit whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine. The foundation was established in Belgrade in 2001 to improve the health and welfare of all those in need in Serbia regardless of religion or ethnic origin. HRH Crown Princess Katherine of

PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF'S 'FAREWELL TO THE SEASON LUNCHEON' @ CAFE BOULUD PALM BEACH

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  Jean Shafiroff And Sharon Bush Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, television host, and author, hosted a Farewell to the Season luncheon at Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach, Florida.  Jean Shafiroff made a generous donation in honor of her guests to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, a charity that enables all young people, especially those most in need, to reach full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Guests at the luncheon dined on a delicious lunch prepared in the kitchen overseen by world renowned chef, Daniel Boulud. Jean Shafiroff With Alex Hamer, Rashmee Sharma & Patty Raynes   The luncheon was attended by approximately 20 guests. Those in attendance included Jean Shafiroff, Sharon Bush, Anka Palitz, Amanda Bowman, Nancy Payne, Kim Renk, Patty Raynes, Meghan McCarney, Bettina Anderson, Sharon Jablin, fashion designer Abigail Zwaans, Alex Hamer, Lauren Roberts, Rashmee Sharma, Dawne Assenzio, Marilyn Pelstring and Marzia Pre

JEAN SHAFIROFF & DENISE RICH TO CHAIR VIENNESE OPERA BALL

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  Jean Shafiroff With Denise Rich, Star Jones & Silvia Frieser   The Viennese Opera Ball - the oldest and most prestigious outside of Vienna - will hold its annual celebration for the 66th year on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City under the auspices of the U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce. This gala will benefit the music therapy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with support from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. The Gala chairs for the evening will be philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Denise Rich. The vice chairs will be Sylvia Hemingway and Peter Thomas Roth. Top opera stars Donata d'Annunzio Lombardi, Carolina López Moreno, Iurii Samoilov, and Johanna Will have been confirmed to perform at the 66th Viennese Opera Ball, with opera star Nadine Sierra joining as Honorary Guest. The annual white tie charity gala honors Austria and America's cultural and economic ties, uniting two continents, two cities, and two c

THE SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER FOUNDATION KICKS OFF FUNDRAISING

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  Bess Freedman  The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is hosting a special Cocktail Party on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, at Versa in New York City to kick off two vital SWCRF fundraising events: the 18th Annual Hamptons Happening and the virtual Step Up To Turn Off Cancer. Events such as these have allowed SWCRF to invest more than $100 million towards collaborative cancer research, supporting hundreds of investigators around the world, and has led to many breakthrough discoveries. For more information visit www.waxmancancer.org .   Notable attendees include: Dr. Samuel Waxman, SWCRF CEO and Founder, this year’s Hamptons Happening honorees, Bess Freedman, CEO Brown Harris Stevens; Chef Julian Medina, Chef & Owner Toloache, Tacuba, Coppelia, Kuxe, La Chula & El Fish Shack; and Mark Melchiorre, Executive Managing Director, CIO & Head of Brean Investment Group; event chair Mark D. Friedman, co-chairs Jamie Koff and Erica Linden-Fineberg.   This year’s Hamptons H

EASTER BUNNY RETURNS TO FAMED SOUTHAMPTON INN

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  Dede Gotthelf With The Easter Bunny Southampton Inn’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt made its return with a tremendous turnout for the joyous holiday celebration. Guests gathered at the Inn’s library before scattering like bunnies across the grounds where dozens of children excitedly participated in the hunt for hidden treats. The Southampton Inn Easter Bunny made an appearance taking photos and helping participants throughout the morning hunt. About Southampton Inn: Every day of the year offers a compelling reason to celebrate life's simple pleasures at the Southampton Inn. The idyllic property in the heart of the Hamptons provides enchanting moments all year. Every season the resort offers full availability of elegant accommodations, which include 90 elegant guest rooms, each with a slightly different décor. Individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi are available in each room. There are even a few pet-friendly guest rooms availabl

MVVO ART ANNOUNCES 120 ARTISTS FOR 5TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT

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  The Oculus MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, announced that more than 120 artists from advertising, commercial design, and related fields have been selected for the 5th annual Art exhibit. For the 2022 edition, AD ART SHOW is returning to Westfield World Trade Center in New York City—a shopping and dining destination, transit hub and an iconic NYC architectural landmark by Santiago Calatrava. The artworks include paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works, displayed inside the Oculus on Westfield’s monumental, high-impact digital advertising screens from May 1 to May 31, 2022. “We are very excited to partner again with the yearly MvVO ART/AD ART SHOW. This partnership enables us to display an extraordinary collection of Artwork created by some of the most talented artists in the world. The show offers an unexpected visual indulgence. We invite everyone to visit Westfield World Trade Center to experience this compelling art first-hand,” said Loren Miller, SVP US Media an

JEAN SHAFIROFF CO-CHAIRS 60TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT GALA FOR AMERICAN FOLK MUSEUM

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  Jean Shafiroff The American Folk Art Museum hosted its 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City. Bisa Butler, KAWS, and Faith Ringgold were among the artists honored at the event which was co-chaired by philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Honorary Chair Joyce Berger Cowin was recognized as AFAM's most generous supporter in the organization's 60-year history. Over $475,000 was raised for the Museum's programs, exhibitions, and educational initiatives as a result of the gala. “This event will go down in the books as one of the most successful benefit galas we have hosted,” said Karley Klopfenstein, AFAM’s Chief Development Officer. “It was our honor to salute three of the most innovative and inspiring artists of our time, as well as celebrate Joyce Berger Cowin as the most generous philanthropist in AFAM’s history, and our six decades as New York City’s only Museum devoted to folk and self-taught artists.” Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth V. Warren, Gail Wright

THE BEST WAY FOR NEW YORKER'S TO CELEBRATE EASTER 2022 IN STYLE

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  MarieBelle Easter Collection 2022 Easter 2022 is just around the corner. The Springtime holiday brings joy as days get longer, the weather a little warmer, and flowers start to bloom. Celebrate the season with delectable gifts, savory homestyle meals, or the perfect family vacation.  For Sweet Easter Treats Tasteful Spring Gift from MarieBelle Chocolates Get into the Spring state of mind with world-renowned, luxurious chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates who has debuted their Easter 2022 Chocolate Collection. Take advantage of the clocks springing forward and rush to MarieBelle's store or website to get your hands on these chocolate works of art. This Easter, the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street provides patrons with a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite, complete with lavish window displays designed to warm the heart. Enjoy the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or same-day delivery anywhere in Manhattan. Celebrate Easter wit

THE FAMED VERSANTE HOTEL ANNOUNCES NEW LUXURY SUITE FOR THE ULTIMATE GUEST EXPERIENCE

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   Versante Hotel  Versante Hotel — Richmond’s only luxury boutique hotel — is proud to announce the opening of its lavish 2,275 sq ft Versante Suite. Designed by CHIL Interior Design, the highly anticipated two-bedroom suite boasts a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, walk-out balcony with sweeping mountain and city views, original commissioned artwork and more.   Offering a deluxe experience unlike any other, the 14th-floor Versante Suite is a collection of fine custom furnishings and thoughtfully-curated artistry from around the world. In the vestibule, vibrant inset marble floor mosaics, hand-woven textured European wall coverings, and a 10-foot custom millwork closet set the stage for a memorable experience. Designed for entertaining, the open-concept kitchen is equipped with a gas stovetop, wall oven, coffee machine, wine fridge, 19-foot marble island, and a separate dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. Admire sweeping panoramic views of the urban and natural surround

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION 'COLLABORATING FOR A CURE' LUNCHEON MAY 18 2022

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  Dr. Andrew Jacono The ninth annual Collaborating for a Cure Ladies Luncheon benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at AVRA in New York City. The luncheon will honor Dr. Andrew Jacono for his continued support of SWCRF, dedication to philanthropy, and passion for scientific advancement. This year’s live fashion show will feature Ungaro by renowned designer Kobi Halperin. There will also be a live auction with proceeds benefitting the SWCRF. Gentlemen are more than welcome to attend the luncheon as well.  Dr. Andrew Jacono has admired the work of Dr. Samuel Waxman, CEO and Founder of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, who in partnership with world-class scientists has made it his mission to find non-invasive treatments and cures for cancer. A devoted philanthropist and father of four, Dr. Jacono has lent his talents to restore children's smiles and parents' hearts through his pro-bono facial plast