Superstar Leonardo Dicaprio is regretting not introducing himself to River Phoenix at a Halloween party, because hours later, Phoenix lost his life outside a Los Angeles California nightclub. DiCaprio was at the beginning of his Hollywood career when he spied his longtime hero Phoenix was at a party on Halloween night. The up and coming star, who was 18 at the time, was desperate to corner his idol for a chat but didn’t have time to approach Phoenix before he left the bash. And DiCaprio will always remember the missed opportunity, because 23-year-old Phoenix collapsed and died from a drug overdose outside the Viper Room a few hours later. He tells Esquire magazine, "When I was eighteen, River Phoenix was far and away my hero. Think of all those early great performances - My Own Private Idaho, Stand by Me. I always wanted to meet him. One night, I was at this Halloween party, and he passed me. He was beyond pale - he looked white. Before I got a chance to say hello, …
Upper East Side hotspot T-Bar Steak & Lounge, which has been warmly embraced by New Yorkers since it first opened its doors in 2007, is noted for its perfect execution of classic dishes. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, previously of the Four Seasons, Aureole and Petrossian, makes T-Bar’s classic steakhouse fare relevant and exciting, while also putting his unique twist onto other classic dishes.
Owned by veteran restaurateur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar is a well-loved mainstay, still buzzing with its loyal following night after night. Fortuna says there is no magic formula to achieve this sort of long-running success. “I think guests trust our kitchen and love our relaxed but vibrant atmosphere.”
Diners are able to begin a meal at T-Bar with its unique spin on chicken wings Angel Chicken Wings with a Tamarind Glaze, or enjoy its classic take on Guacamole to split with the table. T-Bar also redefines the classic Kale Salad by including apple and sesame into it while drizzling…
Tadashi Shoji, a leading designer of elegant dresses, along with bridal, accessories, shapewear, intimates, kids fashion and fragrance will again partner with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) in support of World Cancer Day on February 4, 2019. This marks the 5TH year of Tadashi Shoji’s participation in the SWCRF Pay It Forward fundraising campaign.
To help raise funds for such a worthy cause, Tadashi Shoji has created an exclusive credit card holder in support of SWCRF. This credit card holder’s purple exterior pays tribute to the World Cancer Day’s universally recognized color palette.
“It is an honor to continue an ongoing partnership with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Finding a cure for cancer is something I hold dear to my heart. Their dedication to cancer research has made them pioneers to eliminating the disease. This year, I will stand proudly with SWCRF and support World Cancer Day by donating 20% of the total amount raised from the purchas…
Sighting January 2019 - Celebrity philanthropist Jean Shafiroff spotted in CanCun.
Celebrity philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was spotted walking on the beach in CanCun. It is rumored that she was there with a group of graduates from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Studies at Harvard University. Included in the group were friends Ana and Scott Stone and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
To start 2019 off on the right note, society philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted her annual Palm Beach Luncheon for 25 of her A-lister Palm Beach friends. The Luncheon was held at Cafe Boulud at the famed Brazilian Court Hotel.
Ms.Shafiroff wore a pink flowered Michael Kors mini-dress paired with a pink Courreges jacket. The Palm Beach women all had a lot of catching up to do and one thing was for sure- the conversation flowed and so did the party.
Guests included Sharon Bush, former CNN host Felicia Taylor, philanthropist Iris Cantor, society influencer Christine Schott Ledes, Woody Johnson's sister Elizabeth Shiell-Fekkai , Kim Renk, Anka Palitz, Lisa Kerkorian,Maribel Alvarez, Paola Rosenshein, Amy Hoadley , Matt Rich,and Janey Chase, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Luxury, Palm Beach .
New York – Peter Novak, an Award Winning Agent & Owner of Charter Oak Financial, a top agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), has been named to GAMA Internationals 2019 Management HALL OF FAME. Pete shaped GAMA and the industry at large.
The GAMA International Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor bestowed upon distinguished insurance and financial services distribution field leaders. This prestigious award is presented at LAMP '19 during the Celebration of Excellence Banquet, March 18, 2019.
Pete is a game changer, who conquered this coveted title against all odds. His career highlights include; global speaking engagements, creative mentorships, to being deemed as a thought leader in the GAMA Foundation Boardroom.
Pete combines old world spirit and substance, with modern style, true grit, worldly influence with heart.
After having the financial industry as his foundation, Pete has diversified his portfolio to include;
Chronos Art, custom craf…
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer who blocks residents on Twitter who complain about Illegal parking and no traffic enforcement in Hunters Point South, parked in a fire lane and went right through a stop sign when leaving Hunters Point South Park. The Councilman refuses to fight for a red light at the intersection of Borden And Center Blvd and now we know why. He loves to drive through the stop signs that are already there, that dark colored car is his. Guess he won't stop for a red light too! SHAME ON YOU JIMMY VAN BRAMER!
Celebrating a mutual commitment towards compassion for all, Global Strays the international animal rescue charity co-founded by Elizabeth Shafiroff, partnered with Ted Barkhorn, contemporary fine art photographer, to launch his first New York exhibition at NOVO LOCALE (263 Bowery). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of work by Ted Barkhorn whose modern imagery reveals the natural world, will go to Global Strays for the duration of the New York show and through Earth Day April 22, 2019, on tedbarkhorn.com.
Among the guests celebrating the opening of Barkhorn’s first New York show, were Elizabeth Shafiroff President & co-founder of Global Strays, Ted Barkhorn, fine art photographer, Treasurer & Board member Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Board member Leyla Ligouri, Victor Martinez, Luis Alvarez, Ana Stone, Maria Estrany-Y-Gendre, Ken Fishel, Maria Fishel, Bradley Fishel, Lindsey Feinstein, Richard Ballard, Tony Bowles, Rosemary Ponzo, Christopher Pape, Lori Zelenko, El…
Jean Shafiroff, prominent philanthropist and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted a reception at Alice + Olivia Palm Beach in Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach Florida. 20% of the sales benefited the Tri-County Animal Rescue Shelter. Jean Shafiroff adorned jewelry by Sequin donated for the event. Sequin Jewelry participated and gave 20% of their profits to the Shelter as well.
Attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, co-founder of Tri-County Animal Rescue Suzi Goldsmith, Christine Schott, Felicia Taylor, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Amy Hoadle, Rashmee Sharma, Jane Stillman, Pamela O'Connor, Jeannie Lawrence, Matt Rich, and Evan and Karyn Turk. About Jean Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the g…
For the past two decades, Steven Marcano has been successful with My Lil Star Baby Products, and most recently, since 2014, Knockout Television.
The SMH Group has secured a development deal with a television network that is in over 81 million homes.This prestigious network has been tapped to air Season 4 of Knockout. According to sources, the SMH Group is casting present champions as well as boxing legends such as 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist/Undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion and Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks, to appear in Knockout.
Marcano is also working on foreign distribution deals for My Lil Star Diapers, in addition to the funding being in place for his first film project, Fighting Love.
During the first week of 2019, SMH has already put a minimum earning or seven figures on its' balance sheet. However, with all of the deals that Marcano is involved in, he continues to bet heavily on the back-end of projects that the group remains involved in. Business, as usual, …