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Saturday, May 17, 2014

GET NICOLE KIDMAN'S BLING LOOK FROM CANNES

Nicole Kidman



Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman wore a stunning array of bling on the red carpet during the opening night of the Cannes 2014 premiere of “Grace of Monaco”.


Get the look



 Chandelier earnings from BlingJewelry.com.



If you want to get the classic-chic Grace Kelly look, check out a vast collection of Bling’s pearl accessories.



Take a look Bling’s celebrity jewelry page for more looks worn by celebrities out and about and on the red carpet.


Friday, May 16, 2014

MED SPA 44 GET'S YOU READY FOR THE HAMPTONS

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SUMMER BEAUTY
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MedSpa44




Americans’ quest for ageless beauty and turning back time shows no signs of slowing down, with more than $12 billion spent on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2013, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Among the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures identified were Botox (nearly 4 million), laser hair removal (nearly 100,000) and microdermabrasion (nearly 500,000). Med Spa 44, a new “medical” spa recently launched in 2014, distinctively meets the demands for perfection of this non-stop market by providing numerous state-of-the-art laser and skin rejuvenation treatments in addition to standard face and body services.



All skin and laser treatments are performed by Med Spa 44’s skilled team of physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs) and a Board Certified aesthetician. It is this dedicated group of highly qualified experts who make the Med Spa 44 experience a safe, secure and luxurious experience every time. NPs perform all injectable procedures, such as Botox and other fillers, while the aesthetician performs all laser treatments. In addition, three physicians are available at all times to offer expert assistance.


NEW YORK IMAGE CONSULTANT AMANDA SANDERS

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IMAGE & STYLE
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Amanda Sanders




For nearly 15 years New York native Amanda Sanders has used her critical eye, intuitive fashion sense and results driven personality to build her reputation within fast-paced Hollywood and New York City. She has styled some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities such as Chris Rock for his Oscars hosting debut, and Gwyneth Paltrow for movie and television roles. Her IMDb profile includes an extensive list of her costume design and styling for both blockbuster movies and hit TV shows.



Working with such a high profile clientele embedded in her mind that that she would have to work just as hard as her clients to get remarkable results. “I provide my clients with tools that help them to find their personal style and maintain that style every day. It’s about having fun, instilling confidence, and most importantly, embracing that new look and sticking to it,” Amanda says. But don’t let that fool you into thinking everything is fun and games. With clients such as actors, comedians, CEOs and high profile individuals, she knew that working with such successful and driven people would mean she would have to use her personality to push them even further beyond the success they already saw in their careers. When they come to her with a certain expectation, she ensures that she not only meets that goal but exceeds it.


HAMPTONS STYLE AT THE OCEAN DUNES HOTEL

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VACATIONS IN THE HAMPTON'S
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Ocean Dunes Hotel



Distinctive Resorts & Residences – the sole Full-Service Luxury Resort, Condominium, and Cooperative operator in the Hamptons – has renewed a three year contract for Cooperative and hotel operations at the Ocean Dunes Hotel in Amagansett, NY. Operations commenced in 2011 and each year many improvements have been made to the property and the rental apartments. Distinctive anticipates that this season will be better than ever with a well-seasoned management team and fantastic weather on the way.



Ocean Dunes is an exclusive oceanfront escape located on Bluff Road, resting on four private acres in the charming village of Amagansett. With 65 units – comprised of one and two-bedroom units – it is the perfect location for a second home or a resort getaway. The idyllic vacation spot includes amenities such as private balconies, an outdoor heated swimming pool, daily housekeeping service, a picnic and barbecue area, and a first rate front desk staff to take care of any need. Distinctive has been hard at work all winter and the property is currently open to rental guests.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

STERLING SILVER AND COSTUME AT BLING JEWELRY

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SHOPPING FOR BLING
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Sterling Silver Bracelet



Shop BlingJewelry.com for sterling silver and costume jewelry that will make you shine just like a star on the red carpet. These baubles are the perfect alternative to the outrageously expensive but coveted jewels adorning celebrities, turning your fashion fantasy into reality.



The fine and costume jewelry from Bling Jewelry allows you regularly update the high-end pieces you already own with other fashionable and classic jewelry such as freshwater pearls, tennis bracelets, cocktail rings and statement necklaces. Nobody will be able to tell the difference between your diamonds and your sparkling CZs! Bling Jewelry also carries collections inspired by your favorite movies and books. See their 1920s Great Gatsby jewelry and a 50 Shades of Grey collection featuring playful handcuffs so you can imitate the looks in your favorite movies. They also feature themes like celebrity jewelry and Kate Middleton Jewelry for those with royal aspirations.


THE 32ND FRED & ADELE ASTAIRE AWARDS NOMINEES

Nominee Nick Cordero



The nominees were announced by NY Post columnist Michael Riedel at Social Bar for the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards which will be held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are available to the public priced at $425, $200 & $75; tickets can currently be purchased online at www.TheAstaireAwards.org.



The Nominees



Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show: Julius Chisholm (After Midnight), Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway), Virgil Gadson (After Midnight), Jared Grimes (After Midnight), Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Andy Karl (Rocky) & Desmond Richardson (After Midnight).


SAMUEL WAXMAN'S LADIES WHO LUNCH FOR A CURE

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HIGH SOCIETY
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Brenda Lane With Maria Elena Christiansen And Amelia Doggwiler



Nicole Miller With Marian And Samuel Waxman



Carolyn Hirsch With Ramona Singer And Felicia Taylor



Samuel Waxman With Nicole Miller And Jean Shafiroff




The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation launched “Ladies Who Lunch for A Cure” at a private East Side landmark residence owned by Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenholc. The event honored Nicole Miller and showcased her Spring/Summer 2014 collection before a private audience, and benefited the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Guests in attendance included fashion designer Nicole Miller, Samuel Waxman, Marian Waxman, Bravo Network’s RHONY Ramona Singer, Dena Weiner, Jean Shafiroff, Pamela Morgan, Adrienne Kantor, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Agent Jessica Cohen and Maria Fishel, among others.



Nicole Miller said, “I am honored to have been asked to launch this event that supports the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. It is through research that an end to this dreaded disease will be realized. I am delighted to support such a worthy cause.”



Thursday, May 08, 2014

BEYONCE WEARS MARGO MANHATTAN FOR VIDEO

Beyonce



Beyoncé surprised her fans across the world with the secret release of her new Visual Album which was released without notice. Wanting to dress Beyoncé in luxe, statement jewelry, Beyoncé’s stylist Lysa Cooper contacted Margo Manhattan to provide the jewelry for several of Beyoncé’s videos such as Yonce, Blow, Jealous, XO and several others.



Beyoncé and her famous co-stars, Victoria’s Secret supermodels Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, wore several pieces made by Margo Manhattan. These include drop earrings, bracelets and rings and most notably, the large sterling necklace Lysa Cooper chose for Beyoncé’s hot-pants outfit in the vide “Blow”.



PACKING MIAMICA FOR THE HAMPTONS SUMMER

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HAMPTONS SUMMER SHOPPING
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Miamica Inner Beauty Cosmetic Case




Packing for weekends in the Hamptons can be a hassle. Racing for the Jitney can be stressful, especially if you are unorganized or not traveling light. Finding the perfect bags in which to organize clothes, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories can help ensure a fun weekend getaway and help you get noticed. Travel accessories company Miamica allows travelers to organize their bags in a way that makes summer traveling more enjoyable. Designer Devra Miller gives us her recommendations in three easy steps of traveling. Visit Miamica's website to order these great Hamptons summer products.



Step 1: Packing



“Inner Beauty Cosmetic Case”



$20—for small, shown, available at miamica


Organize all of your makeup in one place with Miamica’s “Inner Beauty 2-in-1 cosmetic case”. The compact case features clear, removable components that make packing easy and efficient.



“Take a Chill Pill” Pill Case

Miamica 'Take A Chill' Pill Case


$15, available at miamica



Packing all of your pill bottles into your luggage takes up too much room. Condense all of your pills and vitamins into one container with Miamica’s “Take a Chill Pill” case. Everyone in your timeshare will be envious when you unpack your bag and they see your fashionable but convenient case.




Step 2: Traveling



“Upgrade Me! Travel Blanket”

Miamica Travel Pillow Blanket


$30, available at miamica


Those long hours in the car ride to the Hamptons with the cold AC can be uncomfortable. This plush travel pillow unzips to become a luxe travel blanket with a foot pocket! Bonus, there’s an extra zipper pocket once the blanket is folded out that can hold tech gadgets, readers, etc. while you are traveling and need an extra hand. The Snap feature on the strap lets you attach the blanket to the outside of your weekender so no precious space is wasted inside. Genius!



“Upgrade Me! Travel Tote”



$14.99, available at miamica


The “Upgrade Me! Travel Tote” is the best way to carry your stuff to and from the Hamptons. With an outside pocket to hold magazines, books, electronics and everything needed when traveling; this tote makes an ideal travel companion. The quirky luggage tag is sure to make you laugh and make sure everybody knows it is your tote bag!



Step 3: Relaxation



“Bathing Suit Bag & Lotion Set”

Miamica Bathing Suit Bag


$30, available at miamica


This two-piece set has multiple compartments that separate your wet (or dry) swimsuit and suntan lotions from the rest of your beach bag. Now you’ll never have to worry about the inside of your beach bag and those precious magazines getting wet, sandy or covered in greasy lotion. Problem solved!



“Gotta Run! Sneaker Bag”


$20, available miamica


Getting out of the room to get a run can help you relax and let off stress. Bonus points if you get to run on the beach! Miamica’s “Gotta Run! Sneaker Bag” gives you the perfect place to store your tennis shoes when you’re not on the go.



Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JEAN SHAFIROFF AND PATRICK MCMULLAN HOST FETE

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HIGH SOCIETY

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Patrick McMullan With Bella, Jean Shafiroff And Charlie



Patricia Shiah With Martin Shafiroff And Chiu-Ti Jansen




Morgan O'Connor With Szilvia Szalontai And Monica Seles



Elizabeth Shafiroff With Alex Donner And Jean Shafiroff



Ann Rapp And Hunt Slonem



Jean Shafiroff and Patrick McMullan hosted the “Pit Bulls as Pets” cocktail party to raise awareness for the adoption of pit bulls for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, at the Shafiroff residence the evening of May 2, 2014. Bella, Jean Shafiroff’s tan and white pit bull, greeted guests at her home and proved that with love and care this breed can make wonderful pets. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation has several pit bulls trained for adoption and ready to start their lives with new and loving families. The kick-off party was held to celebrate the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 5th Annual Gala, which will take place July 19, 2014, in Southampton honoring Georgina Bloomberg.



Sunday, April 27, 2014

WARRIOR'S NICOLE MILLER AND MARGO MANHATTAN

Nicole Miller



Celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan and fashion designer Nicole Miller collaborated for Nicole Miller’s showing of her Runway Fall 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week.



The collection was inspired by Patty Smyth’s The Warrior and evoked a tribal yet luxurious feeling through a mixture of different textures and textile patterns. Margo Manhattan’s jewelry for Nicole Miller was made of natural stone from spiky black turquoise, agate, lava beads, crystal and black chain combined to bring a Mad Max Warrior look to the city.



Nicole selected hoop earrings, bracelets, necklaces, layered collars and lariats to make the statement for the collection when 15 warriors walked the runway. The jewelry flawlessly complemented Nicole Miller's Fall 2014 collection.



Pieces from the Margo Manhattan for Nicole Miller collection will be available online and in-store at Nicole Miller and at the Margo Manhattan Boutique at the end of July.


Friday, April 25, 2014

ANGELO DAVID SALON IS AVIVA DRESCHER'S NYC PICK

Aviva Drescher



Celebrity hair stylist and couture hair extension expert Angelo David Pisacreta, is Aviva’s go-to hairstylist.



As seen on Bravo’s RHONY, episode 3, Angelo on set with Aviva creating the look for the cover of her new book, Leggy Blonde...



“When I first met Aviva at my salon, over a year ago, I wanted to give her a more sophisticated look. I began by trimming her hair a few inches to give her hair a healthier look and added layers around her face which compliments her great bone structure. Next, I changed her color by highlighting her hair with thick pieces of sun kissed golds to add contrast and to match her skin tone. To finish her new look, I created customized couture hair extensions to add body and fullness to her hair.” -Angelo David Pisacreta



“Angelo has literally transformed my hair color, cut and texture! His extensions for events are the best available. Difference between season 5 hair and season 6 hair is radical!” -Aviva Drescher


Photo Courtesy Of: Susan Baker/ Lawlor Media

LAST MINUTE NEW YORK MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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SHOPPING NEW YORK CITY
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Angelo David Salon




Mother's Day is the perfect day to spoil mom, here is a great selection of gifts of beauty and fashion for every kind of mom.


Angelo David Salon


Pamper Mom with a day of beauty at the Angelo David Salon. Available services include couture hair extensions, haircuts, hair color, manicures, expert eyebrow grooming, makeup application, conditioning treatments and bridal services. Find out more at angelodavid.com





Sienna Charles


Travel To Japan With Sienna Charles





Help send mom on the trip of a lifetime, by giving her a gift certificate to cover the trip design fee with Sienna Charles. Then, owner Jaclyn Sienna India will fly to meet your mom and help plan her dream trip.





New York Image Consultant



Give mom the makeover of her dreams with New York Image Consultant. Co-Founder and CEO Amanda Sanders personally provides an array of services such as styling tips, wardrobe makeovers, personal shopping, virtual makeovers or they will even help mom shop her closet. With assistance from New York Image Consultant, Mom has never looked better!




MedSpa44

MedSpa44




Help mom rediscover her youth with a gift certificate to MedSpa44, Manhattan’s premier medical spa. MedSpa44 services include Botox, laser hair removal, body contouring, anti-aging skin treatments and much more. 


Margo Manhattan



Passion keeps the heart young and the soul on fire at margomanhattan.com



Passion and Desire rings in sterling, 18K Gold & diamonds $275 and $7,200. Margo Manhattan’s signature Desire and Passion rings two rings that fit together to form one complete ring the perfect gift to show Mom how much you love her.



Bling Jewelry



(Posh Parent Set—fits Pandora, available at blingjewelry.com; $20/set)



Help your mom add on to her favorite Pandora inspired bracelet with this stylish bead set, showing how much you care. She will love showing off her new charms.



Miamica



(You Can Never Have Too Many, shoe bag available at miamica.com, $20)



Send mom on vacation in style with Miamica’s “You Can Never Have too Many” shoe bag, filled with the pair of designer heels she has been admiring all season. This trendy bag has an adorable patent pump design and a practical divider inside that prevents shoes from scuffing. It also keeps her shoes separated and ensures everything else in her luggage stays clean.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ANGELO DAVID SALON ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Angelo David




Couture hair extension expert and celebrity hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta of the Angelo David Salon was featured on Good Morning America’s newest makeover segment, Lose 10 Years in 60 Minutes. Angelo David was featured in all three days of the shooting along with the other members of the Dream Team: famed makeup artist Bobbi Brown, style expert Gretta Monahan and cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Nancy M. Rosen.



Angelo David was responsible for the hair color, cut and application of his couture hair extensions of the three makeover candidates, all which had to be completed in less than 60 minutes. Angelo David’s work yielded the most dramatic part of the makeover for the three deserving clients.


Photo By: James Edstrom

KICKOFF FOR ANNUAL HEART OF THE HAMPTONS BALL

Jean Shafiroff With Arnie Rosenshein



Dottie Herman And Sandra Bernhard




More than 350 of NYC’s elite came out to support the American Heart Association at their kickoff event for the 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball. The kick off was held at Tao Downtown Lounge and put together by the Heart of the Hamptons committee members Paola Bacchini , Andrea Tese, Nur Khan, Peter Davis, Paul Goldstein, Rocco Ancarola and Cristina Civetta.



Guests in attendance listened to survivors and committee members Rocco Ancarola, Arnie Rosenshein and Cristina Civetta share their stories of survival. They urged the crowd to get checked and pay attention to their heart health. In addition to the Heart of the Hamptons committee members other distinguished guests included actress Sandra Bernhard , Bravo’s RHONY reality star celebrity LuAnn DeLesseps, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, music composer Lucia Hwong, divorce expert Nicole Noonan, performance artist Consuelo Costin, CEO of Douglas Elliman Dottie Herman, Michelle Herbert, Ann Dexter Jones, Felicia Taylor, interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, designer Douglas Hannant, Mark Newhouse, jewelry designer Roni Blanshay, board member of Watermill Center and Parish Museum Lisa Anastos, jewelry designer Margo Manhattan, theatre producer Wendy Federman, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Susan and Hunter Cushing, artist Chau Chiang, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, writer and film producer Sonia Cole, and DuJour founder Jason Binn, among others.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

IRA ALDRIDGE "A 19TH CENTURY BLACK ACTOR"

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OFF BROADWAY PICKS
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James Earl Jones





Remembering Ira Aldridge, a 19th-Century Black Actor is a sure bet on New York's Broadway.


James Earl Jones was there, so was Mike Nichols who directed the play's star Adrian Lester in the film Primary Colors.



The play was originally staged at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn ,NW London in 2012 and re-staged there this year. Written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by the Tricycle's artistic director Indhu Rubasingham.


Anna Wintour is a big fan and has been encouraging all her friends to go see the show. Harvey Weinstein is also a big supporter of the play and sent his execs to see it in both London and Brooklyn.


The show Runs at St Ann's till April 20th. Be sure to get your tickets now!




ABOUT IRA ALDRIDGE




Ira Aldridge was a 19th century African-American actor who became a renowned interpreter of Shakespearean tragedy on the European stage.



Born on July 24, 1807, in New York City, Ira Aldridge acted with the African Grove Theatre before making his 1833 London debut as Othello. Other Shakespearean roles followed, and Aldridge became a renowned thespian, touring countries like Austria and Russia and earning the nickname "African Roscius." He also used his fame to call for slavery's end. He died on August 7, 1867, while in Poland.



Born on July 24, 1807, in New York City, Ira Frederick Aldridge was an African-American actor known for his stage work. He was the son of a straw vendor and lay preacher. Remarkably for the times, Aldridge received an education. He attended at the African Free School.


MARGO MANHATTAN ROBBED OF 60 GRAND IN BLING

Margo Manhattan With Ramona Singer




Margo Manhattan, a Upper East Side jewelry store, where the celebrities like Beyonce and Selena Gomez flock, was robbed on Friday by a man who tied up the manager and stole $60,000 in bling,


The thief posed as a customer at the star studded store on Madison Ave, off East 88th street. The star studded boutique’s manager, Marcy Imbert, was the only employee in the shop when she buzzed the man in about 1:30 p.m on Friday.



Margo Manhattan told the NY Daily News that the employee "thought he was maybe a rap star,”.



The thief asked to see several items and then grabbed Imbert by the neck once she opened a display case. Brandishing a stun gun, he put his hands over her mouth and dragged her into a back room.



As Imbert struggled, the man tore the straps off a Theory designer bag he found in the shop and used them to tie her wrists behind her back.


“She came to a point where she saw her life in front of her,” said Margo. “He was really forceful. He choked her. He said, ‘I’m going to kill you.’”



The crook even kicked Mika, Manhattan’s 13-week-old German shepherd puppy, who was also at the store.



He to grabbed jewelry from cases Imbert had opened and from an open vault in the back room, according to cops and the store owner. Surprised when another employee arrived at the store, he again acted like a customer and told the employee, “She’s in the back.”


Neither the employees nor the dog was injured.


Monday, April 07, 2014

ALISON GERTZ FOUNDATION FOR AIDS EDUCATION FETE

Mary Louise Parker



Jodie Snyder Morel And Danielle Snyder



Carol Gertz And John Demsey



Bronson Van Wyck



Victoria Leacock Hoffman With Dini von Mueffling And Stefani Greenfield



Recently The Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education raised over $600,000 at their gala event at The Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan. All proceeds from the evening directly support Love Heals’ efforts to protect the next generation of New Yorkers from HIV.



John Demsey, Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies and Chairman of the M"A"C AIDS Fund, Danielle Snyder, Co-Founder and Creative Director, and Jodie Snyder Morel, Co-Founder and CEO, of DANNIJO and Bronson van Wyck, Founder of Workshop of the World and Van Wyck & Van Wyck were honored for their outstanding philanthropic work in the area of HIV and AIDS. InStyle’s Hal Rubenstein emceed the evening and presided over an exciting live auction that raised $185,000.



Guests included co-founders, Dini von Mueffling, Stefani Greenfield and Victoria Leacock Hoffman, actors Mary Louise Parker, Kelly Rutherford and Kyle Maclachlan, Geraldo Rivera, TV personality and chef Carla Hall, Kelly Bensimon, fashion designer Rachel Roy, Broadway’s Justin Vivian Bond, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Amy Astley, Ann Caruso, Lady Lilliana Cavendish, Somers Farkas, Jill Furman, Sophie B. Hawkins, Jill and Harry Kargman, interior designer Celerie Kemble, Coco and Arie Kopelman, Julie Macklowe, Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Jill Martin, Annelise Peterson, Fiona and Eric Rudin, Jean Shafiroff and Derek Warburton among others.



MEGAN BOONE CELEBRATES NYC RESIDENT COVER

Megan Boone In Resident



Resident Magazine held a special cocktail party recently in celebration of the publication’s cover star Megan Boone, actress on NBC’s The Blacklist, at Brannon’s restaurant in the Lower East Side. Ron Brannon, owner of Brannon’s and Christopher Pape, Editor-in-Chief of Resident Magazine hosted notable guests such as actress Megan Boone, celebrity eyebrow guru Joey Healy and floral designer Alix Astir. Sponsored by Brugal Rum, guests were served Brannon’s interpretation of modern comfort food, hors d'oeuvres and rum drinks.



Brannon’s is newly established American eatery located in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, directly opposite the Essex Market place. Their culinary team is focused on providing exceptional seasonal modern American comfort food dishes that use the freshest quality ingredients that are locally sourced when possible. Brannon's has a full assortment of tasty and savory appetizers, salads and entrees that can be topped off by one of our delicious homemade desserts. In addition, many of their dishes are Gluten free. 


Saturday, March 15, 2014

ANGELO DAVID SALON HOSTS AVIVA DRESCHER

Angelo David With Aviva Drescher



Celebrity couture hair extension expert Angelo David Pisacreta hosted RHONY Aviva Drescher’s launch party for her new memoir, Leggy Blonde, at a private party at Angelo David Salon. Notable guests included Chenoa Maxwell, Bershan Shaw and Tiffany Jones, OWN’s new reality show, Love in the City; Ashlee White, Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island; Rachel Truehart, ABC’s The Bachelor, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett; Delaina Dixon, Host of VH1’s The Gossip Table, Diva Gals Daily; Jackie Miranne, On Air Host, Style Expert, Blogger and Model, Lenay Dunn, MTV Host and David Noto, Owner of Altaneve Prosecco. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, POPchips and Prosecco provided by Altaneve, while Aviva signed copies of her book.



About Aviva Drescher: With true courage, Aviva tells her story in her memoir, Leggy Blonde, including how she lost her foot in a barn accident at the age of six and the numerous—sometimes bizarre— attempts to reattach it. After a trip to India to be “cured” by a famous mystic, young Aviva learned to use fashion and style to draw attention away from her prosthesis. She fled to Paris in her early twenties, where she transformed herself into a wild club chick and danced on tables with the crème de la crème of the big-hair supermodel era.