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Saturday, March 18, 2017

UPSCALE MANHATTAN FRENCH BISTRO BRASSERIE 8 1/2

Upscale Dining @ Brasserie 8 ½




Follow the grand, spiral staircase to Brasserie 8 ½’s elegant dining room, or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the sleek restaurant bar. This upscale French bistro is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan just steps from Fifth Avenue on 57th Street and features an exquisite selection of original artworks. Executive Chef Franck Deletrain, noted for his sophisticated French cuisine, has crafted the menu which shows a light and refined take on classic French dishes.



The Parisian-born, Italian-raised Chef Deletrain has extensive experience working in Manhattan restaurants, including The Four Seasons, The Sea Grill, Tropica, Café Centro, and Patroon, where he earned three stars from The New York Times. Specialty dishes prepared by Chef Deletrain and his skilled team include appetizers such as Grilled Octopus with Brussels Sprouts, Grapes, Butter Beans, Espelette Pepper; Lobster Risotto with Sweet Peas, Tomatoes, Black Truffle Essence; and Onion Soup Gratinée with Emmenthaler and Gruyère Cheese. Delicious entrees include the Duck Two Ways, served with Roasted and Confit, Poached Quince, Braised Red Cabbage, Cranberries, Apple Cider Gastrique; Black Angus/Dry Aged Sirloin Steak Frites, served with Herb Butter, Au Poivre Sauce, or Béarnaise; and Yellowfin Tuna with Whipped Parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Oyster Mushrooms and Burgundy Matelotte.



Expertly prepared desserts include the creamy Classic Crème Brûlée, the velvety Valrhona Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake, and the flavorful Black Plum Tartelette with Almond Frangipane, Vanilla Ice cream and Ginger Syrup. The restaurant also offers a selection of French, Italian and American cheeses, including Tomme De Savoie from Rhone-Alpes, France; Robiola Bosina from Piemonte, Italy; and Cave Aged Humbolt Fog from Humboldt County, California.



To accompany the food, the restaurant also features a hand-crafted cocktail program with a focus on French libations. Specialty cocktails include the 8 1/2 Cosmopolitan, featuring Absolut Citron, Cointreau, Aperol, Lime, Splash of White Cranberry; the La Mode Ancienne, featuring Rye Whiskey, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Angostura; and the Berry Gin And Tonic, featuring Pinnacle Gin, Blueberry & Raspberry Purées, St. Germain and Tonic. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list with wines from all over the world. 



On the weekends, Brasserie 8 ½ serves up a popular Sunday Brunch Buffet, featuring a range of delectable favorites, including crêpes, omelets, salads, as well as carving and pastry stations – all priced at just $34 per person ($17 for children under 10). Diners can opt to add Endless Mimosas during brunch for just $14 extra. Sunday and Monday are BYOB Nights, and diners are welcome to sip their own wine with no corkage fee, while enjoying supper. For weeknights and after-work gatherings, stop by for Oyster Happy Hour at 4:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday – Friday, when the restaurant offers raw oysters on the half-shell for just $1 per oyster. 



For those aspiring home cooks, sign up for one of the L’Atelier de 8 ½ cooking classes. In this new cooking series, Chef Deletrain teaches attendees how to whisk, toss, sauté, and glaze their way through the dishes that make French food so delicious. After having mastered a menu of French classics, these are enjoyed over lunch together with a selection of French wines. Classes are limited to 12 people in order to keep it an easy, fun, and hands-on workshop. 



Featuring original artwork by artists such as Matisse, Marco Del Re and Léger, the restaurant is a stylish embodiment of a bustling French brasserie, offering a sophisticated dining room fit with ivory tablecloths. The curved bar and lounge serve as a popular after-work spot for business locals and destination diners alike. The restaurant also includes a number of private dining rooms, which can be configured for dinner parties as well as standing cocktail receptions. Original artworks decorate the walls of the rooms, among them an original Marco Del Re painting.

Brasserie 8 ½


About Brasserie 8 ½ 


Steps off Fifth Avenue is Brasserie 8 ½, an elegant embodiment of the traditional brasserie as it once thrived throughout Paris: upscale but informal, well-heeled yet democratic, refined but by no means silent, with cuisine by noted chef Franck Deletrain and original artwork by Marco Del Re, Matisse and others favored by the Louvre. Guests enter by way of a grand, sweeping, spiral staircase and dine on ivory tablecloths in plush dining rooms. Choose beloved classics with a new light touch like Brook Trout Amandine with Beurre Blanc, or splendid plates of beef such as Cote du Boeuf with Sauce Bordelaise. For business or pleasure, Brasserie 8 ½ offers an enticing, modern slice of la belle époque and all its spécialités, from Kir Royales to Seafood Plateaux and Crème Caramel.



For more information, call 212.829.0812 or visit www.brasserie812.com

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Brasserie 8 ½

Solow Building Corporation

9 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019



Sunday: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Monday-Friday: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Saturday: 5:00PM-10:00PM


 Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP


MARGO MANHATTAN CELEBRATES HSN COLLECTION

Margo Manhattan




Celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan ̶ whose celebrity client list includes Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard ̶ celebrated the upcoming launch of her newest HSN jewelry collection with an Exclusive Previewing Reception at luxury apartment building 199 Mott Street.



Guests viewed a selection of Margo’s jewelry exclusively for HSN as well as pieces from her Petra, Knight Ryder, Rock n’ Royal and Metro collections. Each of the collections displayed showcased Margo’s unique design aesthetic, which combines the beautiful femininity of the ballet, with the rock ‘n’ roll chic of New York City. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’Oeuvres while also viewing Residence 7 which is listed at $6.75M by Caroline Aim and Colbert Holland Warfield of Keller Williams.



Margo’s new collection aired on HSN in March 2017. Since her successful launch on HSN in January 2017, Margo's cutting edge jewelry is now available to over 95 million viewers across the country, on HSN Live TV. She is part of HSN’s elite roster of celebrity designers. Following her sold out Lips collection, Margo’s newest, highly anticipated collection, is an HSN exclusive jewelry line featuring layered chain bracelets, black leather chokers with enhancer pendants, leather bracelets, and endless chains in sterling silver with bold gemstones, which show off the range of Margo’s creativity and her love for elegant yet edgy jewelry designs.



On Margo Manhattan’s e-commerce website MargoManhattan.com, you can experience the full breadth of her Signature Designs. Do not miss “The Vault,” a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind jewels, featuring diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and more set in white and yellow gold as well as platinum.



About Margo Manhattan



Margo Manhattan, an internationally-renowned jewelry designer, born into a life of art, beauty and culture as the daughter of prima ballerina Karin von Aroldingen and god-daughter to ballet legend George Balanchine. Margo derives inspiration for her designs from the fast pace of New York City and ballet worlds theatrical scenes. Margo's designs are bold, edgy, yet elegant and sexy. She began dreaming of becoming a jewelry designer when she was a child and started making jewelry in the byzantine technique at the age of 15. As she grew, her passion for metals, stones and jewelry making evolved.

Bold, dynamic and sexy define the Margo Manhattan brand which celebrates Margo’s philosophy of enhancing beauty. Margo aims to create a variety of looks through mixing and matching different types of chains, leather, pendants and necklaces which combine to display her signature styling. “The piece finds the person,” says Margo, who immediately focuses on each client’s unique features. She reflects every individual’s beauty by custom tailoring a look and design, whether it is for everyday wear or for a wedding, engagement or other special event. Additionally, Margo Manhattan supports several charitable causes. She designed the first pin to commemorate Earth Day (1990), the original red pin for AIDS awareness (1991) and shortly after developed the pink ribbon for Estee Lauder’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation.



For more information, please visit: www.margomanhattan.com

F: Margo Manhattan | I: @MargoManhattan | T: @MargoManhattan

THE RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES DU MAROC

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ADVENTURE IN MOROCCO
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THE RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES DU MAROC




Do as it-girls Kiera Chaplin and Cindy Fabre and put something truly different on your bucket list this year - the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. A true adventure, this rally is a pioneer, never ceasing to grow, constantly developing and evolving with the times, always faithful to its founding values: courage, the desire to push one’s limits, loyalty, solidarity and social commitment. 2017 marks the 27th annual event, which takes place between March 17 and April 1, 2017 in the unspoiled beauty of the Moroccan desert. Here are 5 reasons why you should add the Rallye to your 2017 bucket list…



1. AN UNMATCHED ADVENTURE



The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is a human adventure that is one of a kind. It is the only international off-road Rallye race for women only. Since 1990, it has been bringing together women between the ages of 18 and 71, from more than 30 different countries, who embark on an adventure of a lifetime from the French city of Nice on March 18th, 2017 and onward to the start of the Rallye in the Moroccan desert. The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is developing a new vision of automobile competition: no speed and no GPS, just old-fashioned navigation, completely off-road.



2. EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF AFRICA



Morocco is the host country of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles since its inception. Gazelles in search of nature and the great outdoors will be seduced by the magnificent and varied landscapes of Morocco, with its sand dunes, Rocky Mountains, green valleys, fertile plains, arid plateaus and lush oases. The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc takes place under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who has authorized the use of the Royal Coat of Arms on the Gazelles’ vests. This is the only event that has ever been granted this honor. Many Moroccans come out to welcome and assist the competition at every step of the way, from the dunes of Merzouga to Essaouira.



3. RACE FOR CHARITY



The Rallye respects its scenic host country and its people through the actions of the Rallye’s non-profit, Cœur de Gazelles. By attending the rallye, you support the charity’s motivated volunteers who work daily to provide the Moroccan people with sustainable aid through concrete actions. A registered non-profit organization since 2001, Coeur de Gazelles works on projects that meet the needs of Morocco’s remote populations: medical care, education, the environment and sustainable development, job training for women, improving living conditions and a desire to spread joy by distributing donations.



4. AN EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE



All Rallye participants, known as “Gazelles”, leave this adventure marked forever by the experience: they push their limits, have to face themselves, far from their sometimes difficult daily lives as women; there is also a strong element of sharing and mutual aid with their teammate as well as with the other “Gazelles”. Free to choose their own route, they face a challenge every day: to study the map and the day’s geographical coordinates, analyze the risks and difficulties of the terrain and choose the shortest path. They have the choice of driving around a mountain or crossing over it, driving through the dunes or avoiding them...



5. CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY



While the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is a return to the roots of adventure, it is also, with its satellite system for tracking the teams, on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to safety. This duality is the strength of this unusual competition. With its unique concept, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is changing the way people view automobile use. The Rallye is also launching a new electric vehicle category in 2017, which will call its participants “E-Gazelles”. This trailblazing Rallye already boasts an ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS) standard. During the recent Climate Conference, COP22 in Marrakech, it was announced that Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is the Rallye which will set the standard for future rallies around the world, based on its high environmental principles.



TO WIN THE COMPETITION



Every morning the Gazelles receive a «Road Book». This document contains only the geographic coordinates or headings and distances of the day’s checkpoints and finish line. Forget about GPS, phones and other modern communication tools: using a compass, a navigational plotter and maps, they plot their route and plan their itinerary.



The rankings are determined by calculating the extra kilometers driven (distance driven between check points minus crow flies distance) and penalty kilometers for any check points not reached. The winning team is the one that finds the greatest number of checkpoints while driving the least number of kilometers.



WHEN: March 17 - April 1, 2017



WHERE: The Moroccan desert





ABOUT Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles



The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is the only women-only off-road Rallye in the world. Created in 1990, this unique event brings women between the ages of 18 and 71 from more than 30 different countries together in the Moroccan desert. Since its inception, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles has been creating a new vision of automobile competition: no speed and no GPS, just old fashioned navigation, completely off-road: a return to the roots of Adventure. The only requirement is determination. The women who take part in this Rallye—known as Gazelles—are of all ages, social backgrounds, nationalities and levels of off-road experience. Whether in a 4x4, Crossover, Quad, truck or motorbike, they all come to take part in a unique competition: whose competitors share the values of tolerance, solidarity and determination, that respects the host country and its people through the actions of the Rallye’s non-profit, Cœur de Gazelles, and that cares about the environment: the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is the only motor Rallye in the world with ISO 14001 certification.



While the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles marks a return to the roots of adventure, it is also on the cutting edge of technology, with a satellite tracking system for optimal safety. A new vision for the world of motor sports! We have been putting forward a new vision of motor sport for years, with the development of an event where the pleasure lies in driving without excessive speed, and where the goal of driving the shortest possible distance is in line with our environmental commitment.



For more information, please visit: http://www.Rallyeaichadesgazelles.com

 

Facebook: Rallyeaichadesgazelles | Instagram: @usagazelles | Twitter: @Rallye_Gazelles



ABOUT Cœur de Gazelles



Coeur de Gazelles is a group of highly motivated volunteers working daily to provide people with the help they need. A registered non-profit organization since 2001, Coeur de Gazelles is committed to providing sustainable aid through concrete actions. Our cross-border efforts must remain strong to allow us to uphold our values and continue to help those who are the most in need.



Coeur de Gazelles works on projects that meet the needs of Morocco’s remote populations: medical care, education, the environment and sustainable development, job training for women, improving living conditions and a desire to spread joy by distributing donations. Our actions are established on a "human scale": we work with the local population to address the source of the problem. We work with and for the most disadvantaged: our actions enable people to become agents of their own development. We work in a spirit of partnership: we do not create alternative structures; we strengthen and develop existing local ones. We work with low operating costs: all donations are used for the direct benefit of the population. Our actions are recognized by the Moroccan government: we work on legitimate projects in collaboration with local authorities.



For more information, please visit: http://www.coeurdegazelles.org
 

Facebook: COEUR-DE-GAZELLES | #CoeurDeGazelles


 Photo Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP


THE OTHER GREAT ITALIAN NEW YORK TRILOGY

The Leopard




The Godfather movies are considered by many to be the greatest Italian trilogy of all time. However, over the past few years, there is only one Italian trilogy that stands above the rest in New York City’s dining scene; Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes, and Mozzarella & Vino. These three restaurants set the standard in fine Italian dining, with the only debate being whose everyone’s favorite of the three is. For certain, all three are sure to satiate your appetite with their delectable dishes – especially this Thanksgiving holiday.



The Il Gattopardo family of restaurants is owned by husband-and-wife team of Gianfranco and Paula Bolla Sorrentino, and Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Originally from Naples, Italy, Gianfranco Sorrentino carries over 40 years of experience in restaurant management from the Quisitana 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 he opened Il Gattopardo, just across from MoMA, along with his wife Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and his talented Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo. Most recently the Sorrentinos embraced in one of the most rewarding journeys of their careers, the re-birth of the New York landmarked des Artistes restaurant.


Il Gattopardo




PART I: 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. Il Gattopardo is located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses at 13-15 West 54th Street.



Aside from the sleek, modern main dining room, the restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly-planted 6-story Atrium, in which weekend brunch is served (with live jazz on Saturdays), and a wide range of private events are held.



Il Gattopardo serves traditional Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine, which became a must to its loyal upscale New Yorker clientele.



This Thanksgiving Il Gattopardo will also feature the Chef’s mouthwatering holiday favorites, including Homemade Ravioli filled with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese, served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, Sautéed Sicilian Shrimp with braised artichokes, organic frisee, and oven-dried cherry tomatoes, and tasty desserts such as Pumpkin Pie with maple gelato and caramel sauce.



For more information, call 212-246-0412, or visit www.ilgattopardonyc.com.



PART II: THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES 



Five years ago, in the historically landmarked Hotel des Artistes at 1 West 67th Street, on a beautiful, tree-lined block between Central Park and Lincoln Center, Gianfranco Sorrentino and his wife Paula Bolla Sorrentino, along with Partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, opened The Leopard at des Artistes. The opening included a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the existing space, and a complete restoration of the original, famed Howard Chandler Christy murals that adorn its walls.



The Leopard at des Artistes boasts a diverse menu that finds its roots in the area once known as The Kingdom of Two Sicilies of the mid-1800s, and the culinary traditions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course, Sicily. The menu also features dishes traditionally found in regions outside of southern Italy, such as Lazio and Umbria.



At the Leopard at des Artistes, Chef Vito’s culinary signature of authentic southern Italian comfort food is what visitors and locals alike flock to the restaurant for. This Thanksgiving his menu holds true to that core philosophy, and will include such dishes as his Thanksgiving Crab Cake with arrabiata sauce and wild greens, a Wild Mushroom and Italian Hazelnut Risotto, and Broiled Dover Sole, braised escarole, Gaeta olives and raisins.



For more information, call 212-787-8767, or visit www.theleopardnyc.com


Mozzarella & Vino





PART III: MOZZARELLA & VINO


Mozzarella & Vino, located at the former Il Gattopardo space, at 33 west 54th Street - as you may know, Il Gattopardo moved to the new location, on the same block at number 13 West. Their talented Chef Vito Gnazzo is responsible for the mouthwatering menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di bufala Campana, Italian cheeses and affettati. Based mostly on classic Italian antipasti, such as arancini, panzarotti, and mozzarella rolls, they also serve a wonderful selection of panini , soups, salads, and of course mozzarella on all shapes and combinations … even on desserts.



Their enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing rather smaller family estates and independent Italian winemakers. They proudly share beloved wines, definitely not mainstream, wines that translates history, quality and good value. A variety of by the glass is offered, as well as by the bottle. Their selection greatly varies due to constant new discoveries. Mozzarella & Vino is located on 33 West 54th Street.



For more information, call 646-692-8849, or visit www.mozzarellaevino.com

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

JACKIE ROGER'S 2016 COLLECTION IN HAMPTONS

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HAMPTONS FASHION

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Pamela Morgan



Anna Kulinova



Zoe Bullock




Couture fashion designer Jackie Rogers presented her 2016 collection for all seasons at a private residence in Southampton, NY. Guests viewed the latest from the Jackie Rogers Collection including dresses, jackets and separates. Pieces from the collection were on sale, and 20% of proceeds from this presentation were donated to the Southampton Fresh Air Home. The Home is a residential camp for physically challenged youth offering summer and year-round programs focused on recreation, education and independence.

Cognac Wellerlane With Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jackie Rogers & Debbie Dickinson





Joyce Duijx And  Mackenzie Vickers




Jackie Rogers is well known for her timeless collections, which comprises looks ready-to-wear for all seasons. Each piece embodies the perfect balance between classic style and modern trends which makes the Jackie Rogers Collection current, and flexible for styling throughout the year. Luxurious designs constructed by the iconic Jackie Rogers included printed brocades, pleated dresses and elegant duster coats.



The classic Hamptons home, complete with a traditional windmill, set the stage for the graceful fashion models dressed in Jackie Roger’s designer pieces. Guests had the first look at the 2016 collection, illuminated by the glowing sunset, while enjoying a selection of wines supplied by Sufi Wines.

Margo Manhattan With  Dr. Eric Braverman



Notable attendees included: Jackie Rogers, Dena K. Weiner, Claudia Avendano, Dr. Eric Braverman,  Robin Cofer, Debbie Dickinson, Jeffrey and Pam Goldman, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Ruth J. Katz, Anne Kulinova, Caroline Lieberman, Margo Manhattan, Pamela Morgan, Thomas Naro, Luciana Pampalone, Lauren Day Roberts, models Joyce Duijx and Mackenzie Vickers, Howard and Debbie Wenig, Jody Wolff.

Robin Cofer



About Jackie Rogers:



Over the years Jackie Rogers couture collections have been dressing the world's most powerful women & men, which utilizes materials people steer away from to create unique, timeless fashions. From blouses to pants to beautiful gowns, each piece is handcrafted in the New York showroom to ensure the quality of each individual piece. Worn by socialites, celebrities and international jetsetters alike Jackie Rogers has remained a top designer within womenswear. More recently, the Jackie Rogers brand has branched into more affordable t-shirts utilizing jersey and organza to create beautiful designs that are also easy to care for and are enjoyed for years.



About Southampton Fresh Air Home:



The Southampton Fresh Air Home is a not-for-profit residential camp for physically challenged youth. Our mission is to provide an enriching, recreational camping experience. We are committed to helping our campers develop physically, emotionally, and educationally, with the goal of fostering self-esteem, maturity and independence through a broadly balanced program, while providing their families with a well-deserved respite.



For more information on Jackie Rogers, visit: www.JackieRogers.com


Facebook: JackieRFashion | Twitter: @JackieRFashion | Instagram: @JackieRFashion

Monday, August 29, 2016

MICHAEL BOLTON'S 'AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS'

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Lawrence Scott Events

Produces

“An Evening Under the Stars” for The Michael Bolton Charities
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Lawrence Scott And Michael Bolton



The Michael Bolton Charities held “An Evening Under the Stars” fundraising dinner and auction in Bridgehampton, NY recently. This year’s honorees, receiving the Michael Bolton Lifetime Achievement Award, were Joe and Ali Torre of The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation for their commitment to ending domestic violence. The intimate evening, benefitting The Michael Bolton Charities, was produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events.


Not only did the talented Larry Scott produce the enchanting evening, but he donated the décor and services for the private fundraising event. The tent space was reminiscent of a starry night sky as crystals hanging from standing chandeliers, on the buffet table, glittered in the blue-hued lights. Metal lamps and white urns decorated each table, next to small white plants adding to the elegant ambiance of the evening.

Bill O'Reilly With Michael Bolton And Joe Torre





Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and an award ceremony hosted by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Michael Bolton, Grammy Award winning singer and social activist, headlined the evening performing classic hits. “An Evening Under the Stars” was made possible thanks to sponsors: Lawrence Scott Events, JBialsky Design & Development, Hamptons Magazine, Sabrina & Jahn Levin, Sammi & Scott Seltzer, Bespoke Real Estate, John and Lenora Klein, Lori Shabtai, Gale Sitomer, Susan Almrud & Sebastian Beck Almrud, Creative Design Landscaping, Inspirato, La Croix, and John Sills & Elizabeth Papadopolous, and Linda & Larry Weiss.



Notable attendees included: Lawrence Scott, Michael Bolton, Joe Torre, Bill O’Reilly, Cheryl Casone, Heather Childers, Joe Farrell, Rebecca Woodland, Kevin Nicholas, Ken and Gale Sitomer, David and Donna Schlessinger, Heidi Shethter, Vivianna Garcia, Victoria Gordon, Sara Goldfarb, Julie Leong, Erin Gibbs, Yung Hee Kim, Lisa Loeeffel, Gary De Persia




About Lawrence Scott Events



Lawrence Scott Gottesman brings unparalleled creativity and imagination to his signature special events. A native New Yorker, Larry started his career in catering before opening one of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, Larry and The Redhead. In 1989, he established Lawrence Scott Events and instantly gained a reputation for his exceptional, one-of-a-kind celebrations. “From the ridiculous to the sublime”, A Larry Party™ brings families and friends together for life’s most memorable moments and milestones. While known for his non-stop innovation and ahead-of-the-trends approach, Larry is equally known for his philanthropic efforts. Larry’s commitment to community has spanned decades of support for charitable causes including, Make–A–Wish, The Feinstein Institute, Live Out loud, Forward Face, City Of Hope, and MS, to name a few. Larry’s reputation is that of a generous and charismatic man who considers his employees “family” and treats his clients with adoration and respect. They return to him time and again to celebrate all of life’s important occasions knowing their party will be like no other — and one that they… "will NEVER, EVER forget!"



About The Michael Bolton Charities


The Michael Bolton Charities was founded in 1993 and has been a consistent advocate and supporter of initiatives and organizations committed to responding to the needs of children and women at risk from domestic violence, physical and mental abuse, poverty, homelessness and human trafficking in the last 23 years. The Michael Bolton Charities has raised over $10 million and has benefitted more than 100 organizations across the country since its inception. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, The Charities is working to end domestic violence and abuse on local, national, and global levels.



For more information, visit: http://lawrencescottevents.com



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@lawrencescottevents


Photos Courtesy Of: Stuart Walls/Woodstock Studios / Lawlor Media

MASHOMACK POLO CLUB'S EXCITING MATCHES

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Royal Jaipur Polo Team and the Maharaja of Jaipur

in Exciting Match Against the Mashomack Polo Team
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Team USA & Team Royal Jaipur



The Maharaja of Jaipur and the Royal Jaipur Polo Team, sponsored by Sanjay Kasliwal Jewelers, played in Southampton against a select USA team consisting of Joe Meyer, Nacho Figueras, Bruce Colley and Davis Colley. The exciting match was the end to a 10 day polo tour which began in Santa Barbara, California, continued to Pine Plains, New York, and ended in beautiful Southampton, New York. The Royal Jaipur team consisted of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Abby Patek, Ransher Singh and Fateh Singh.



The 18 year old Maharaja, known as Pacho to friends, was recently coronated and set about the important duties of making international friendships and promoting business opportunities in his home state of Jaipur. Pacho is the 131st Maharaja in the Singh family line, spanning over 3,000 years and the 5th generation of great polo players. The Maharaja, who was awed by the beauty of the New York beaches and countryside, traveled with his mother Princess Diya, and the Royal Jaipur Polo Team. Bruce Colley, US Ambassador to the International Federation of Polo, organized the few days of exciting polo, as well as a tour of New York City including a stay at the beautiful Carlyle Hotel.

Polo At It's Best




A second match was played at the Mashomack Polo Club, a private polo and shooting club located in the heart of Millbrook hunt country, New York. The select USA team consisted of Bruce Colley, John Klopp, Craig Callen, Guy Merison and Max Langlois. The heritage and tradition of Millbrooks Hunt country and rolling green hills was a beautiful backdrop for the day. This prestigious club attracts thousands of polo enthusiasts each summer.



About Mashomack Polo Club



Located on a 2,000-acre preserve in Pine Plains, New York, just 90 minutes from New York City, the Mashomack Polo Club is a full service club for polo players of all levels. Mashomack Polo has undertaken a multi-year capital improvement program and now features five tournament-class fields, one practice field, stick and ball acres and a regulation outdoor polo arena. Stabling is available on a first come, first served basis, as is turnkey boarding for players with smaller strings. Mashomack Polo offers league polo from 4 goal to 12 goal and various tournaments such as the prestigious USPA Eduardo Moore, the USPA Officer’s Cup, the USPA Constitution Cup and the Tracey Mactaggart Challenge Cup. There is polo to suit every level of player from June through September. Spectators are encouraged to attend the polo matches and tailgate.



For more information about Mashomack Polo, visit www.mashomackpoloclub.com



 Photos Courtesy Of:  Mashomack Polo Club / Lawlor Media

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

THE 7TH ANNUAL APOLLO IN THE HAMPTONS BASH

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APOLLO IN THE HAMPTONS

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Maya Henry With Jon Bon Jovi And Azteca Henry



Ronald O. Perelman hosted The Apollo Theater’s 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit on Saturday, August 20th at his residence in The Creeks of East Hampton, NY. The star-studded event included special performances by Lionel Ritchie, Jon Bon Jovi, The Roots, Joe Walsh, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani – featuring a duet with Blake Shelton, Usher, Ciara and Kimberly Nichole of The Voice. Political figures, celebrities and Hamptons socialites enjoyed the spectacular evening of dinner and dancing in support of The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY.

Azteca Henry With Ronald O. Perelman, Thomas J. Henry And Maya Henry



Budding philanthropist and teen It Girl, Maya Henry, accompanied by parents Thomas J. Henry and Azteca Henry, was among the many distinguished guests at the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit. Henry’s philanthropic interest to help children in need aligns with The Apollo Theaters’ art education initiative to build school programs that enhance the community. Henry has supported numerous charities aiding children in her hometown of San Antonio, TX, and in 2010, launched Maya’s Corner to support causes benefitting our nation’s youth.

Ciara With Maya Henry And Katie Holmes



The 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons raised $5 million thanks to co-hosts, Dick Parsons, Robert Kraft and Jon Bon Jovi, and those who attended. Notable attendees included: Ronald O. Perelman, NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former US Secretay of State Colin Powell, Former NY City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Irving and Shelli Azoff, Jon Bon Jovi, Christie Brinkley, Ciara, Donny Deutsh, Sandy Gallin, David Foster, Maya Henry, Thomas J. Henry and wife Azteca Henry, Katie Holmes, Don Johnson, Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis, Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder, Fran Lebowitz, Sandra Lee, Jennifer Lopez, Penny Marshall, Kimberly Nichole, Jack Nicholson, Elaine Irwin and Jay Penske, Jonelle Procope, Questlove and The Roots, Usher Raymond IV, Lionel Ritchie, Chris Rock, Charlie Rose, Jane Rosenthal, Lorraine Schwartz, Blake Shelton, Fred Terrel, Tom and Alic Tisch, Gwen Stefani, Robert and Hope Smith, Joe Walsh, Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman, Pharrell Williams.


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LUXURY MAYAKOBA RESIDENCES HAMPTONS FETE

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THE HAMPTONS

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Star Jones And Chef Juan Pablo Loza



Kedaki And James Lipton



Ed Burke Jr With Mickey Palin And Howard Lorber



Luxury Mexican resort Mayakoba Residences’ Managing Director Carlos Orozco hosted a private dinner party recently featuring an extravagant La Ceiba Dinner and a special tasting of ultra-premium tequila Clase Azul. The sumptuous dinner was prepared by Executive Chef of the award-winning Rosewood Mayakoba, Juan Pablo Loza, along with Union Cantina’s Executive Chef Scott Kampf. Guests were treated to an extraordinary 8 course authentic Mayan tasting menu, replicating a dining experience that is exclusive to guests of Rosewood Mayakoba resort, located in the idyllic Riviera Maya. The event was coordinated by the leading Sroka Worldwide marketing team, headed by industry veteran and company founder Neal Sroka.



Notable attendees included: Carlos Orozco, Neal Sroka, Juan Pablo Loza, Howard Lorber, Star Jones, Amir Korangy, Richard Johnson, Jason Binn, James Lipton, Kedaki Lipton, Ian Duke, Scott Kampf, Susana Cardona, Thom Felicia, Ed Burke Jr and Tricia Burke.

Amir Korangy



The event took place in the garden of restaurateurs Ian Duke and David Hilty’s new innovative Mexican restaurant Union Cantina, which provided a beautiful backdrop to the evening, with its rustic chic décor, featuring a mixture of dark woods, Spanish glass and vibrant Mexican artwork.



La Ceiba Dinner pays homage to Authentic Mayan cuisine and heritage, with a name that is derived from the ceiba tree, one of Mayan Culture’s most important symbols, signifying prosperity, strength & unity. The dinner is an extravagant celebration of the food, spirit, and flavor of Playa Del Carmen, served bountifully in a family-style setting, accompanied by free-flowing tequila of the highest quality.

Guerillmo Orozco And Carlos Orozco



About Mayakoba Residences



Set on 240 hectares of jungle and tropical mangroves bordering the white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, Mayakoba’s natural beauty is the inspiration for the most exclusive and private resort destination on the coveted Riviera Maya. Home to a collection of luxury world-class resorts, the only PGA-TOUR sanctioned golf course in Mexico, more than 260 species of wildlife and 9 kilometers of sparkling lagoons and canals, Mayakoba Residences is a celebration of luxury embracing nature. Mayakoba Residences is blessed with an incredible roster of properties, each offering an individual vision for guests to experience. Indulge, unwind and feel the magic of an ancient culture still present here…and enchanted place awaiting discovery.



For more information, please visit http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/mayakoba-riviera-maya






About Sroka Worldwide


Specializing in resort and investor marketing, sales, and leasing as well as in residential, commercial real estate, The Sroka Worldwide Team at Douglas Elliman came to fruition as an adjunct to the established and sought-after DE Worldwide consulting facet of the business, serving the world's most high-profile investors and developers. Unparalleled market knowledge and access to the high-end international investment community gives this power house team incomparable expertise and ability to facilitate even the most demanding real estate transactions.



For more information, please visit www.srokaworldwideteam.elliman.com





About Union Cantina


Union Cantina is owned by Southampton Social Club’s Ian Duke and David Hilty, who have teamed up with Southampton Social Club’s award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf to create this innovative modern Mexican eatery in the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Chef Kampf brings his dedication to the classic “farm to table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina. The space also incorporates a former prohibition speakeasy which has reopened as the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, and carries more than 100 types of tequila. A signature cocktail program is offered, featuring an extensive tequila menu, in addition to sangrias, punches and frozen drinks. The restaurant is situated in the iconic Bowden Square and the venue seats over 200 indoors, with an outdoor patio that seats 35 for dinner and assorted lawn seating.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

THE MOMS & NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE FETE

Denise Albert With Melissa Musen Gerstein




The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein along with New York Family Magazine hosted a Cover Party and a Back To School Special on SiriusXM on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. The event was sponsored by: America's number one Greek yogurt Chobani Greek Yogurt, the world's largest submarine sandwich chain Subway, global underwear and casualwear company Fruit of the Loom, children’s clothing and community giving company Kidbox and interactive music program Baby DJ School.



Attendees included: Denise Albert, Melissa Musen Gerstein, Eric Messinger, Tierney Model, Megan Flynn, Larry Kruysman, Liz Monti, Casey Drake and Mia Weber.

Angela Williams And  Nyla Smith



Event co-host New York Family Magazine, the largest multi-platform family media company in New York City, celebrated the MOMS on the August 2016 cover of the magazine. The event took place in the historic vaulted lobby of One Hundred Barclay, a new condominium development in Tribeca, and the SiriusXM taping was held in one of the new Taylor Spellman-designed model residences on the 25th floor, where Champagne and Hors D’Oeuvres were served.

Tierney Model With Megan Flynn




Melissa Musen Gerstein
An hour into the event, New York Family Magazine Editor Eric Messinger said a few words to thank the MOMS for gracing the magazine’s August cover, and for their “real” and soulful input for the related article. Messinger added that he was incredibly moved by Denise’s approach to her cancer treatment and that she is a true inspiration to others in a similar situation. He also extended a thank you to the cover girls’ photographer Sarah Manson, makeup artist Joan and stylist Mindy Allan. Melissa then went on to thank guests for attending the event and especially New York Family Magazine Deputy Editor Mia Weber, for the thoughtful and eloquently written article. Denise ended with a few words of gratitude to everyone at NY Family Magazine and all the sponsors who made the event possible. She added that “being on a magazine cover is an incredible feeling” and that they were both humbled by Messinger’s nice words as well as the beautifully done cover and article.



About The MOMS



Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, THE MOMS, are co-creators of a multi-platform lifestyle brand featured on TV, online, in print, in taxicabs and on radio nationwide. The MOMS are hosts of the Sirius XM Stars program The MOMS with Denise & Melissa. The MOMS also contribute to PIX11 Morning News every Monday. Albert and Gerstein have turned motherhood into a platform that reaches millions of parents each year. The MOMS created a town hall event series that they moderate called Mamarazzi® where they provide influential moms and media with access to celebrities to discuss issues surrounding parenting. Recent Mamarazzi events have included celebrity guests Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek, Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey and Pitbull.



For more information about the MOMS, visit: www.themoms.com

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About NY Family Magazine


New York Family Media is the largest multi-platform family media company in New York City. Our readers are affluent families who live in the city and take advantage of the cultural and educational opportunities that are available. Each month we interact with 100,000 families through our various channels. New York Family Magazine is a glossy, vibrant city magazine that offers active, sophisticated parents an inviting mix of feature articles and selected tips about their interests, issues, and concerns.



For more information about New York Family Magazine, visit: http://www.newyorkfamily.com

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About 100 Barclay



This Art Deco-style tower designed by Ralph Walker is comprised of 158 residences with over 92 unique floorplans. Availability includes one-bedrooms from $2 million to four-bedroom apartments from $10 million. There are over 40,000 square feet of amenities including two lap pools, spa and treatment rooms, a club level floor with entertaining spaces, a children’s playroom, media room, music practice facilities, a wine tasting room and private storage. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive sales and marketing agency for 100 Barclay.

For more information about 100 Barclay, visit: http://100barclay.com