Thursday, July 27, 2017



Photos By: Rob Rich / Society Allure

Jean Shafiroff

Zach Erdem With Shameda Shah And James Stone

Bradford Rand of RAND Luxury has once again hosted an exclusive, Invitation-Only brunch at a private estate in Sagaponack, NY, where the brand new DB11 was debuted along with the other latest models from Aston Martin and other luxury brands. On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, the event featured a showcase of the unique timepieces, couture luggage, private aviation, electronics, fashion and much more. The official media sponsor was Hamptons Magazine.

Peter Pierce And Fashion Designer Jackie Rogers

During the event, guests were also able to participate in a live and Silent Auction benefiting the North Shore Animal League America.

The newly constructed Sagaponack estate, where the event was held, was also showcased by The Corcoran Group’s star real estate agent Susan Breitenbach. This home was available for acquisition for $12.995 million.

Alexandria Schneft From Aston Martin And Bradford Rand

Notable attendees included: Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Bradford Rand, President / CEO RAND Luxury; Alexandria Schneft, Susan Breitenbach, William Cho / LG CEO; Thomas Yoon / President of Home Appliances; Heaven Lee / President of Home Electronics; Peggy Ang / Head of Home Appliance Marketing; Dave Vanderwaal / VP of Marketing; Jason and Robin Boyarski, Jake and Maya Phipps, Sharif El-Gamal, Samantha Perlman, Zach Erdem, Peter Pierce, Jackie Rogers, Maria van Vlodrop and Steven Carl.

Gary Andreassen And Catherine Andreassen

Long Island Sports Cars
Sponsoring brands: LG Signature, Jet Aviation, The Macallan, Château Saint-Maur, Hastens, Morgenthal Fredericks, Godiva, Cohiba, Home Technology Experts, Savant, Sonance, Idea Lab, EchoBox, Peroni Italy, Montegrappa, Cavelier, Harmless Harvest, Honest Tea, Cavelier, Stone Farm, RockStar Hotels, Immotor, Hotel Chocolat, Macaron Bites, Parsons Xtreme Golf, & Antigua Barbuda. Invited guests also enjoyed signature spirits throughout the mid-day soiree from Patron. Acker Merrall & Condit, America’s oldest wine shop and the world’s leading Wine Auction House conducted vintage wine tastings. Cohiba provided hand-rolled fine cigars and The Macallan conducted scotch tastings.

Samantha Perlman And Nathan Ament


RAND Luxury is an international event-production company founded by entrepreneur Bradford Rand that caters to the world’s finest and most unique brands. Based in Manhattan, the RAND team has produced over 1,100 events since 1993. Events include “The Luxury Technology Show," in New York & Los Angeles, "The Luxury Lounge" during The Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival which showcase brands during exclusive film receptions to producers, directors, celebrities, film investors, directors and VIP guests, “The Hamptons Brunch Series” takes place on $6 to $20+ million dollar estates featuring driving experiences from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini & Aston Martin. RAND Luxury has also produced unveiling events for such brands as Rolls-Royce, SONY, Bugatti, Hasselblad, Giorgio Armani, Leica, Lexus, Aston Martin, LG Electronics, Bentley and more. Other notable shows and charity fundraisers the team has produced include The Luxury Review, Go Green Expo, The Red Cross Ball and City Harvest. The team also produces the Fashion Career Expo, a professional hiring event for the industry since 2003 that is sponsored by WWD / Women’s Wear Daily. Bradford Rand’s other conferences include The Cyber Security Summit & TECHEXPO Top Secret.

For more information, visit:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Steve Forbes With Martin Tuchman

Martin Tuchman, Interpool founder, was interviewed by Steve Forbes on FOX News about the infrastructure problems in the US. Tuchman presented his repatriation plan before millions of viewers. The plan is being reviewed by members of the US Congress. 



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Stunning Jean Shafiroff

 Jean Shafiroff And Caroline Z

Jean Shafiroff was photographed in a Caroline Z Gown at the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party in the Hampton's.

Mrs. Shafiroff stunned the crowd in a striking white vinyl laser cut and turquoise tulle gown designed by 27 year old talented fashion designer Caroline Z.

The Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party (Water Mill, New York) raised in excess of $1.25 million. The event honored philanthropist Agnes Gund and artist, Clifford Ross whose work was on exhibit .

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Meatballs With Cabbage

Midtown hot spot Il Gattopardo, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, invites diners to enjoy refined Italian dishes in a sleek, modern setting. The restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly planted 8-story atrium, in which weekend brunch is served, and a wide range of private events are held. The restaurant continuously attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Ivanka Trump, Charlie Sheen, Michael Cera, Charles Barkley, Warren Buffet, Paul Blake, Stanley Tucci, William Kentridge, John Anthony Baldessari, Giuseppe Penone, Marina Abramoviæ, I.M. Pei, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman and Jacques Herzog.

Il Gattopardo

Il Gattopardo serves traditional Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine. The Sorrentinos are committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture, and hospitality, vibrant and passionate. Chef Vito Gnazzo, formerly of three Michelin-starred restaurant Antica Osteria del Ponte and world-renowned REX il Ristorante in Los Angeles, is known for his “farm to table” approach to Southern Italian dining, something that attracts locals and visitors alike to Il Gattopardo and its sister restaurants The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino. His commitment to bringing the best of the Italian culinary traditions to all of his creations has led to him being awarded two stars by The New York Times and two and half stars by the New York Post.

Signature dishes include the Oven Roasted Monkfish served with ceci bean purée, garnished with fried leeks; Veal “Braciola” Scented with Wild Fennel Pollen, filled with baby artichoke and provola, served with celery root purée and sautéed spinach; and Ravioli Filled with Wild Mushroom and Parmigiano Reggiano, served with porcini and light tomato sauce. Those with a sweet tooth will relish in Il Gattopardo’s dessert menu, which features dishes such as Pastiera, a traditional Neapolitan cheese cake; Traditional Warm Zabaione with fresh mix berries (prepared table side); and Semifreddo of Pear and Ricotta Di Bufala with hazelnut biscotto.

On the weekends, diners can enjoy an Italian twist to classic brunch which is served in the stunning 8-story atrium, a truly unique section of the restaurant with a flair of the Italian Riviera. Dishes include Il Gattopardo eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce served with San Daniele prosciutto and sautéed spinach; Ricotta Pancakes served with maple syrup and fresh berries; and Spaghetti alla “Carbonara” with egg yolk, pecorino cheese guanciale and black-pepper corn. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine selection and an ample cocktail menu featuring both classic and innovative cocktails.

Originally from Naples, Italy, Gianfranco Sorrentino carries over 40 years of experience in restaurant management from the Quisisana Hotel in Capri, Dorchester Hotel in London, Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Bice restaurant in New York, Sette MoMA restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art of New York, and Union Bar & Grill in Great Barrington, MA. In September 2001, Sorrentino opened Il Gattopardo, just across from MoMA, and most recently (2011) the Sorrentinos embarked on one of the most rewarding journeys of their careers; the re-birth of the restaurant at New York landmark Hotel des Artistes.

Brazilian born and raised, of Italian parents from Veneto, Paula Bolla-Sorrentino is passionate for art, design and Italian culture. With fashion and design background, she had the opportunity of traveling around the world with top fashion designers, as well as worked in one of the most prestigious design firms of New York, Pentagram Design, as Graphic Designer. Graduated from FIT, but with the hospitality industry in her heart, Paula runs all visual and organizational aspects of the company, from Art Direction and flowers, graphic design, and customer relations, to make sure that guests are not only exposed to a wonderful gastronomical event on the table, but to a whole sensorial experience.

About Il Gattopardo

Fine dining icon Il Gattopardo opened in 2001, and still attracts a loyal clientele who come for both the authentic southern Italian cuisine and the warm, Italian hospitality. Located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street, Il Gattopardo is owned by husband-and-wife team of Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, and Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Gnazzo is the ultimate artist behind the Southern Italian menus at Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino, along with their busy Il Gattopardo Catering division. Aside from the sleek, modern main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly planted 8-story Atrium, in which a wide range of corporate and private events are held.

For more information, call 212 246 0412, or visit 


Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany visited AOL BUILD yesterday in New York City.Paul Bettany is an English actor. He is known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S.


Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti was in good spirits and in fashion when she went to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.


Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker was in fashion and looking stunning when we photographed her filming on location yesterday in New York City.


The Last Ship

In celebration of the epic drama The Last Ship at Comic-Con International, TNT is releasing the official season four trailer after playing it exclusively for fans who attended the panel.

Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin star in this action-packed series chronicling the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population.

The fourth season of The Last Ship is slated to launch with a two-episode premiere on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), across TNT platforms.

Monday, July 24, 2017


Troian Bellisario

Troian Bellisario was snapped at AOL BUILD the other day in New York City. The star seemed to be enjoying the hot summer day.


The Amazing Kreskin

Our friend The Amazing Kreskin sent us this e-mail the other day, offering OJ Simpson a challenge. We think this could be a great idea for a television show.

It’s appropriate today that I reintroduce the offer and challenge that I made OJ Simpson in 1999, regarding the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole and Ron Goldman. In the past 24 hours, interest and reference to the most covered murder trial in US history has been re-awakened for obvious reasons.

In 1999 I sent a letter, delivered to Simpson’s attorney, Johnny Cochran. In essence my challenge to Simpson was “Walk with me, talk with me, and I’ll reveal who murdered your ex-wife, Nicole”.

This was not a frivolous scenario. It’s been forgotten that in 1995, OJ had the “generous” nerve to offer a reward for information leading to his ex-wife’s killer! Believe it or not, no one came through with any offer. As a result of this, I made a challenge to OJ to help him “prove your innocence or for that matter your guilt”.

Neither Simpson nor Cochran responded. “OJ let’s clear the air once and for all…accept my offer”.

-The Amazing Kreskin