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Sunday, May 10, 2015

MICHAEL 'MICKY' TOHILL 9 TIME IRISH BOXING CHAMP DIES

Michael “Mickey” Tohill And Daniel Day Lewis




Michael “Mickey” Tohill, Olympian and 9 Time Irish boxing champ turned celebrity personal trainer, passed away the other day in Belfast, Ireland after a long struggle with cancer. Mickey’s athletic career was a storied one, winning 573 of his 580 boxing matches and competing in the 1972 Munich Olympics, 1970 European Games and the 1969 British Empire Games.



As a celebrity trainer, his client roster boasted names that included Bono, Jimmy Fallon, Liam Neeson, Director Terry George and Daniel Day Lewis, with whom he trained for the movie The Boxer where he had a cameo – he truly was one of the best at what he did.



He will be interred at St. Paul’s Parrish

Friday, May 01, 2015

THE BEST OF NEW YORK CITY DINING FOR MOTHERS DAY

Amaranth



Swifty’s


Treat Mom to the best of Upper East Side dining at Swifty’s. This American-meets-European menu from Executive Chef Stephen Attoe hits all the highlights. Not-to-be-missed dishes include a vegetable frittata with morel mushrooms; special “no toast” eggs; the first of the season soft shell crabs meunière and a blood orange cake with crème fraiche. Cultural aficionados will appreciate the revolving exhibit of fine art that completes the popular bistro’s festive atmosphere.



1007 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

(212) 535-6000




Amaranth



Treat Mom to a one-on-one dining experience at this cozy Upper East Side hotspot. Enjoy high-quality Mediterranean dishes that are a fusion of Italian and French classics, including fresh spring dishes such as Lobster Salad with radicchio, watercress, endive, cremini mushrooms and citrus vinaigrette; Baby Artichokes with Avocado and Parmigiano; or Endives with a Roquefort Cheese to start before moving into enticing entrees such as Pan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops with mushrooms, braised leeks, and lemon white wine sauce; Straccetti di Vitello, super-thin pounded sliced veal served with arugula and shaved Parmigiano; or Spaghetti with pancetta and peas. Save room for the extensive dessert menu that caters to all of Mom’s favorites including Profiteroles; Apple Tarte Tatin; Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake; or Cantucci al Vin Santo, homemade biscotti served with Vin Santo wine for dipping.



21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

(212) 980-6700




Philippe Chow



Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The restaurant, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, serves an expertly designed menu of signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake; the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini to Midnight Mojito, are just the icing on this epicurean cake.



33 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10065

212-644-8885




T-Bar


This Upper East Side neighborhood gem will offer a two-course menu for moms. Favorite signature dishes from Executive Chef Ben Zwicker’s special menu include the Kale Salad with apple, sesame, and chili-lime vinaigrette; Yellowfin tuna tartare; or the prime aged Angus burger. Also available are the T-Bar Steak Bar—certified Black Angus, filet mignon, aged New York Strip, aged bone-in rib eye, or Black Angus porterhouse for two, served with steak sauce, béarnaise sauce, or poivre sauce. No meal at T-Bar is complete without tasting the popular desserts Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Chocolate Sundae with brownie, chocolate sauce, and cream. An artful menu of specialty cocktails—including the exquisite Downtown Manhattan, made with Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey, brandied cherries, Antica vermouth, and cherry herring—and a curated wine list complete this epicurean outing.



1278 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10021

212-772-0404




Villagio on the Park



A recent newcomer to Manhattan’s dining scene, Villagio on the Park will wow Mom with a fresh taste of Italy in an unparalleled Central Park South location. Dine within the restaurant’s dining rooms or in Villagio’s 16-seat sidewalk café. Wine-and-dine Mom with seasoned restaurateur Alex Kalas and Thomas Billante’s curated menu of traditional Italian dishes including Fiore di Zucca (zucchini flowers stuffed with smoked mozzarella and prosciutto); Pollo Milanese, chicken breast lightly breaded and topped with tricolor salad with fresh diced tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar; or Risotto Frutti di Mare—Carnaroli rice in a saffron sauce with an array of fresh fish, shrimp, mussels, clams and calamari.



40 Central Park South, NY, NY 10019

212-369-4000




Vai Restaurant



A cozy and intimate high-end dining experience. Vai Restaurant is located on Amsterdam Avenue in New York’s Upper West Side and for the past five years has given Mother’s a special surprise gift when dining their on Mother’s Day. Vai provides fabulous contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with Italian influences under the guiding hand of Executive Chef and Owner Vincent Chirico. Try delicious signature dishes such as the Charred Portuguese Octopus with jalapeño pesto, crisp nugget potato and arugula. Alternatively the Burrata Ravioli with truffle cream, 18 month parmigiano and honshimeji mushroom. Entrée specialties include the Whole Roasted Mediterranean Branzino and 30 oz. Prime Rib Eye for two with brussel sprouts and marble Yukon gold potato. In addition to the regular menu Chef Chirico has a constantly evolving menu of seasonal market driven specials. Why not start and end your celebration dinner with one of Vai Restaurant’s specialty cocktails such as the Anjou Pear Martini with vanilla infused vodka, anjou pear purée and lemon juice or the Pomegranate French Gimlet composed of gin, St. Germaine, lime juice and a dash of Cointreau. Vai Restaurant is open 10:00am to 10:00pm on Mother’s Day.



429 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY 10024

212-362-4500




Village Prime



Wine and dine with mom this Mother's Day at Village Prime for brunch or dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne. A new addition to the West Village with a private courtyard, Village Prime specializes in contemporary American steakhouse cuisine in a rustic yet refined setting. Owner, and chef Paul Singh who has a track record in creating successful restaurants with Chef Rory O’Farrell combine traditional cooking techniques and artful ingredients for frequently photographed dishes such as the refreshing Tomato Basil Burrata, Tuna Tartare, or Maryland Lump Crab Cake to start; entrees including aged USDA Prime meats ranging from filet mignon to the delicious 42-ounce Porterhouse for two; Line-Caught Swordfish with zucchini and Brussels sprout risotto; or pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass with potato puree, Swiss chard, and red-wine Worcestershire reduction. Unparalleled desserts such as Crème Brulee, Banana Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Fudge Cake, and a unique cocktail menu, including the Fig Blossom—fig vodka, elderflower, and orange and cranberry juices—complete the menu.


302 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014

212-727-7463


THE MOMS HOST MAMARAZZI @ ARTISANAL FROMAGERIE

Melissa Joan Hart



THE MOMS, Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein, hosted a Mother’s Day Mamarazzi® Brunch Event and Taping of The Moms SiriusXM Stars 109 Radio Show with Actress and Founder of King of Harts Melissa Joan Hart, Country Star Joe Dee Messina and Actress Alysia Reiner on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro. The event, which brought together influential moms and media, featured a panel discussion recorded for SiriusXM with influential mothers in media and business. The episode taped during the event will air Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM Central and 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.



Other panelists included: Regina Calcatterra (Best-Selling Author, “Etched in Sand”), Cozy Friedman (Founder SoCozy Salon Formulas for Children and Cozy’s Cuts for Kids), Liliana Gil Valletta (Founder XLA Alliance), Amy Newmark (Author, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, Chicken Soup For The Soul), Shelley Ross (President at The Cure Alliance/Former EP of Good Morning America), Amber Sabathia (Creator/Designer, CCandy), Lisa Sharkey (Senior Vice President, Harper Collins) and Maureen Sullivan (President, AOL.com & Lifestyle Brands).




Guests were treated to bites from French bistro Artisanal Fromagerie’s menu, which features enticing options such as Croque Monsieur Madame with ham, gruyere and egg and Lobster Roll with a butter brioche, fresh leaves and fries. This Mother’s Day, Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro will boast a special Mother’s Day pre-fixe including a gourmet gift basket specially curated for moms featuring cheeses, jelly, crackers and a bottle of wine valued at over $100.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

LONDON'S CORINTHIA HOTEL IS UNIQUE AND HISTORIC

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LUXURY TRAVEL

Story By: Norah Bradford
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Corinthia Hotel London




Historic Corinthia
Corinthia Hotel London is a luxury hotel with a unique location. Nestled between the River Thames, The iconic structures of British government and 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and the art exhibition of the National Gallery and a brisk stroll from the chic boutiques and dining of St. James’s and Mayfair. The Corinthia London’s history has an interesting historical pedigree. The establishment opened in the late 19th century with its brochure advertising its virtues which would not be lost on the modern visitor. “That the hotel’s location is particularly recommend it to ladies and families visiting the West End during the Season; to traveler’s from Paris and the Continent, arriving from Dover and Folkestone at the Charing Cross Terminus; to Officers and others attending the levees at St James; to Ladies going to the Drawing Rooms, State Balls, and Concerts at Buckingham Palace; and to colonial and American visitors unused to the great world of London.”



During the First and Second World War the hotel’s location led it to be requisitioned by the Government in order to provide extra space for administrating the conflicts. Room 474 was the first headquarters for SOE, what today is part of the Secret Intelligence Service of James Bond fame.



After the building was sold in the mid 2000s an extensive refurbishment took its history full circle - back to its roots as a luxury destination at the heart of London. The hotel today boasts a number of rooms, suites and penthouses all with Hypnos beds, Nespresso machines and a Loewe television.



Essential for recovery after a long journey to the City, leaving the room you have within the hotel a beauty salon by Daniel Galvin and an extensive multi-floor spa - ESPA Life at Corinthia.

The Northall Restaurant @ Corinthia


Dining and entertaining options abound and are all first rate experiences. Massimo Restaurant and Bar, a large open dining space with massive columns serves flawless Italian cuisine. The Northall restaurant looking forward towards the Embankment and River Thames serves Executive Head Chef Garry Hollihead’s impeccable interpretation of classic British food.



For afternoon tea or drinks the Lobby Lounge, illuminated by a custom chandelier by Baccarat is an exquisite venue. For evening drinks the more intimate Bassoon Bar offers cocktails and classic drinks in replica Queen Victoria glassware. Regular live music underscores the theme and the name of this see-and-be-seen in venue.



For more information please visit


 Corinthia Hotel London

Whitehall Place

London SW1A 2BD

UNITED KINGDOM

T: +44 (0) 20 7930 8181




Sunday, February 08, 2015

NYC RESTAURANT VALENTINES DAY DINING GUIDE 2015

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Valentine’s Day Dining & Drinking Guide 2015
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Village Prime Restaurant



Romantic Dinners



Village Prime 



If you really want to dazzle your date, take them to the hottest new addition to the West Village culinary scene, Village Prime. Specializing in contemporary American steakhouse cuisine with an emphasis on quality prime beef and seafood, this neighborhood gem is sure to impress. The rustic-chic décor features walnut tables, cow-hide lined walls, and exposed bulbs that emulate candlelight and cast a warm glow over the dark wood and cozy leather banquette seating. Guests can enjoy a pre fixe menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Featuring tantalizing appetizers including Tuna Escabeche (pan seared-tuna, glazed carrots, marinated tomato mint salsa & green apple puree) or the Maine Lobster Salad (cold poached Maine lobster salad, mango papaya, sweet corn vanilla essence). Choose between an excellent array of entrees including Diver Scallops (porcini dusted Diver scallops, roasted baby beet and sweetbread hash, champagne caviar crème) or the Land & Sea (petit filet mignon, broiled lobster tail, seasonal roasted vegetables, Burre Blanc, port wine reduction). End on a high-note with dizzying desserts such as the smooth and sinfully rich Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis. Pre Fixe Menu is $89.00pp.



302 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014

212-727-7463





Villagio on the Park

 

Villagio on the Park


What could be more romantic in New York than dining with views of a snowy Central Park? Set in a bright and airy space beautifully-designed by Jeffrey Beers International, Villagio on the Park is a sophisticated restaurant with a menu of fresh and refined Italian food. The open kitchen overlooks a dining area whimsically lit by 637 crystal light fixtures and wide glass doors that overlook the park. Your date will be starry-eyed with Villagio’s pre fixe Valentine’s Day Menu, featuring delicious Antipasti such as the Amalfi Salad with plump shrimp, Mediterranean mussels, Palm Bay clams, and tender squid rings; Secondi such as the Burrata with cream-filled mozzarella, prosciutto, figs and Gorgonzola cheese; and Principale such as the Australian Lamb Chobs with Barolo wine demiglaze. Pre Fixe Menu is $80pp. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

40 Central Park South, NY, NY 10019

212-369-4000

www.villagiorestaurants.com


T-Bar Restaurant


T-Bar Steak & Lounge 


A classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge is always popular choice for couples looking for a romantic dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s enchanting charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and orange back lighting. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar serves prime beef steaks, as well as a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. This Valentine’s Day T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu and have something special to give away to the ladies. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce.

1278 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10021

212-772-0404

www.tbarnyc.com


Swifty's Restaurant


Swifty’s 


This Valentine’s Day, reserve a table at one of the Upper East Side’s most romantic and atmospheric haunts, Swifty’s. Restaurateurs Robert Caravaggi and Stephen Attoe have crafted a special three-course pre fixe menu showcasing classic and supremely-executed American and European cuisine. Appetizers include Grilled Marinated Jumbo Shrimp with Red Thai Curry and Trio of Fruits de Mer with Tuna Tartar, Lobster Salad and Oyster with Caviar. Enticing entrée options include Medallions of Black Angus Beef au Poivre or Olive Oil Poached Chilean Sea Bass. Top the evening off with one of the menu’s delectable dessert options, including Black and White Soufflé with Grande Marnier Whipped Cream, or Bananas Foster Baked Alaska with Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Swifty’s, with its elegant décor reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house, is the perfect cozy destination to mark the occasion in the finest possible way. Pre Fixe Menu is $80.00pp. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

1007 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

(212) 535-6000

Sexy Soirées


Latitude Bar & Grill 


While Valentine's Day may be the night for loving couples, luckily somebody is looking out for all the singles in New York City. Latitude, Midtown West’s lively upscale bar and lounge, is hosting a Black Hearts Party for singles and those looking to avoid the mobs of sickeningly sweet couples at candlelit dinners. Celebrate singledom this Valentine’s Day at this three-level entertainment space. They’ll have life-size voodoo dolls for guests to stick their ex’s name onto and even prizes for the best break up story. Guests can select from an extensive menu of 13 craft beers, or if an expertly mixed cocktail is more to taste, there is a selection of inventive signature cocktails from which to choose. Among the most decadent beverage options is the Electric Pink Lemonade Martini with Stoli Citros, Freshly Lemon Juice and Pink Rock Candy Swizzle Stick, and the Cupid’s Broken Arrow Champagne Cocktail with pomegranate, which will be offered for $5.00 on Valentine’s all night long. The delicious casual dining menu offers a selection of twists on crowd-pleasing American classics.

783 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

212.245.3034



Amaranth Restaurant 


For couples and singles who are looking to have a more social affair with friends and larger groups, Amaranth Restaurant is throwing a party for everybody to enjoy. They will be glamorously decorating the restaurant with hundreds of red balloons and rose petals and are offering their a la carte menu filled with their high quality Mediterranean dishes, with a few sexy specials. Amaranth offers a fusion of original Italian food and French food, featuring fresh and tasty seafood, creative pasta and perfectly al dente risotto. The restaurant boasts an excellent cocktail list, including the famous Frozen Cosmo, and a well-balanced wine list. Customers come to Amaranth for the full dining experience – excellent service, elegant décor, and the charming, home-away-from-home feel.

21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

(212) 980-6700

www.amaranthrestaurant.com


Artisanal Bistro


Artisanal Bistro


Murray Hill’s temple to cheese and wine Artisanal Bistro invites you to participate in a night of romantic revelry this Valentine’s Day. Artisanal – which has been recently refreshed under the new ownership of renowned restaurateur Sarid Drory – is putting on a seductive Valentine’s Day Celebration with a specially-crafted pre fixe menu, decorations and live music. Warm your heart with creative cocktails and dance the night away to sounds of a DJ. The atmosphere will be amazing with 3,000 balloons brought in for the evening. Artisanal boasts an incredible selection of cheeses (there are over 180 types on the menu) and for Valentine’s Day they have imported a French heart-shaped goat’s milk cheese (Couer du Berry) -- an excellent gift idea for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. The menu features mouth-watering appetizers such as Foie Gras Parfait with Duck Maigre Salad & Homemade Brioche, enticing entrees such as Black Truffle Risotto with Chanterelles and Morels, and three dessert options including the Mascarpone Tart with Rhubarb Sorbet, White Chocolate Tuile and Basil Sauce. Pre Fixe Menu is $88.00pp and a la carte menu is also available. Party begins at 11.30PM after dinner.

2 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10014

212-725-8585

Friday, January 23, 2015

SWIFTY'S RESTAURANT PRESENTS STILL LIFE ART SHOW

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THE ART OF NEW YORK CITY DINING
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Swifty's Restaurant New York City



Swifty’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side celebrated the New Year with an Art Show, titled Excerpts at Swifty’s, featuring renowned, still life photographer Barry Seidman.



Guests joined owners Robert Caravaggi and Chef Stephen Attoe for cocktails, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a look at Seidman’s latest photographic series, Feast for the Eyes, as well as pieces from his series, Drinks, which will be on exhibition at Swifty’s restaurant through to March 2, 2015.



Patrons at Swifty’s are always delighted to see the exquisite selection of paintings and photos displayed on the walls of the restaurant, which are rotated regularly by Caravaggi and Attoe. Chef Attoe’s wife, Patricia Attoe, draws on her extensive art background in curating the art at the restaurant. New York artist Mary Lou Schempf’s stunning work is exhibited in the front room on an ongoing basis. Her work complements the restaurant’s style and décor which was brought to life by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.


Photo Courtesy Of: Pauline Shapiro Photography/Lawlor Media



Monday, October 20, 2014

HAMPTON'S 75 MAIN CELEBRATES THE BEST OF FALL

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FALL DINING IN THE HAMPTONS
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75 Main In Southampton



Southampton staple 75 Main, which is open all year-round, has debuted an appealing new Fall Menu which balances familiar favorites with new dishes, highlighting the very best of autumnal flavors and produce.



With October heralding the end of the Hamptons’ high season, the dispersing of crowds and traffic comes as a welcome relief for residents and the less-frequent fall visitors. 75 Main’s owner and restaurateur Zach Erdem says the offseason is very pleasant time to be in the Hamptons. “It’s so calm. There’s something so magical about the crisper sea air on an autumn day when the beach is virtually deserted.”


75 Main Burger
Another advantage of fall are the excellent dining specials on offer, and 75 Main has some of the most enticing fall specials of all the restaurants in the Hamptons. Monday night is all about the expertly-crafted pastas; guests can choose any soup or salad starter and any one of the restaurant’s delicious pasta entrees for $16. Every Sunday throughout fall, guests can enjoy steak specials; with any soup or salad starter you have the choice of the 75 Main Burger, Flat Iron Steak, Marinated Skirt Steak, or Hunger Steak for $18. From Tuesdays through to Fridays, 75 Main serves the popular 3-course pre-fixe dinners for only $29.95. Executive Chef Mark Militello’s flavorful new menu can be perfectly complemented with selections from 75 Main’s specialty cocktail menu and extensive wine list.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

HALDI OFFERS AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE IN NYC

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DINING IN NEW YORK CITY
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Haldi Indian Restaurant



Acclaimed restaurateur Shiva Natarajan, who is behind many of New York’s most-coveted Indian restaurants, has opened Haldi, a brilliant restaurant in ‘Curry Hill’ offering a notable variety of fresh and flavorful Indian fare.



Natarajan transformed the city’s Indian fine dining landscape with his string of restaurants, including Chola in Mid-town; the Flatiron’s Dhaba and neighboring Kokum; Chote Nawab in Kips Bay; and Malai Marke in the East Village. He holds a similar vision with his new venture, Haldi, where he as applied his winning formula – a combination of excellent cuisine, inviting atmosphere and impeccable service.



The 60-seat restaurant has a décor that is playfully themed around the restaurant’s namesake – the Indian spice turmeric, or haldi – with mustard-yellow walls, a ceiling covered with copper tawas (Indian woks), and whimsical murals depicting old-world Calcutta.


Friday, October 10, 2014

SURGEON DR. STEVEN J. PEARLMAN'S "CUPID'S BOW LIP"

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BEAUTY IN NEW YORK CITY
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Dr. Steven J. Pearlman



Distinguished facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Steven J. Pearlman, of New York’s Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, is one of the city’s most accomplished and highly-regarded specialists for surgical and non-surgical procedures above the neck – receiving international recognition for his trademarked procedures such as the “Cupid’s Bow Lip” and “Pearl Lift”, with his renown specialty being Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty. Even patients who have had multiple nose surgeries by other doctors achieve more desirable-looking noses after Dr. Pearlman performs revision. He has the knowledge, experience, and skill to restore natural-looking results in noses that look overdone. It is he who other nose specialists often ask for advice.



In addition to being dual board certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, plus Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Pearlman practices to the very high standards required of a leader in his field. Viewing aesthetic surgery as a combination of science and art, he distinguishes himself from other plastic surgeons by adopting a highly natural approach to surgery involving the nose, face and area around the eyes, where less is more.


Monday, October 06, 2014

JOFFREY BALLET CELEBRATES SWAN LAKE CHICAGO

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Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake in Chicago
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Carol Stone With Laura Kofoid



Brooke Hubbuch And Maria Pinto



Greg Cameron And Mary Galvin




Recently more than 200 guests joined The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board as they celebrated the upcoming Joffrey premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake in Chicago. The Luncheon raised more than $75,000 to support The Joffrey Ballet’s performances and programming.



The elegant luncheon began with a champagne reception at 11:30am at the newly opened RPM Steak located at 66 West Kinzie Street, Chicago. President Obama was spotted later in the evening dining at the venue.


Elizabeth Yntema And Noren Ungaretti
Co-chaired by Women’s Board members Kathleen Henson, of Henson Consulting and Ellie Forman, of Mesirow Financial, the afternoon featured “Stories of a Leading Swan” — an intimate conversation with Joffrey dancer and leading Swan, Victoria Jaiani and the Joffrey’s Artistic Director Ashley Wheater led by Hedy Weiss, Theater and Dance Critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Guests, comprised of Chicago’s foremost business and civic leaders and philanthropists were treated to a special gift from Burberry’s new cosmetic line and had the chance to win luxurious prizes from Fabbri Furs, Jewelry by Rosalina, The Joffrey Ballet, Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique, Maria Pinto’s M2057 collection, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, RPM Steak, Southwest Airlines and Tory Burch. Floral designs were provided by A Perfect Event and the co-chairs and Joffrey dancers were adorned with Jewelry by Rosalina.



Thursday, October 02, 2014

VILLAGE'S NEW TREND IS MIRCH MASALA RESTAURANT

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DINING NEW YORK CITY
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Lamb At Mirch Masala




The trendy neighborhood of Greenwich Village in Manhattan recently welcomed their newest neighbor, Indian restaurant Mirch Masala.



Mirch, which means chillies, and masala, meaning mixed spices are combined to serve a flavorsome ‘Mirch Masala’. The restaurant specializes in serving popular Indian food as well as a large array of traditional and regional Indian dishes.



Executive Chef Gopal Singh mastered the art of Indian cuisine before moving to the U.S. in 1990. After working in some of the best restaurants in the New York City area with over 30 years of varied experience, Gopal is an acclaimed chef and specializes in traditional Indian food. Known for his meticulous roasts and grinds, Gopal makes all the spice mixtures (masalas) in-house, taking the food at Mirch Masala to another level of authenticity.



Some of Mirch Masala's most popular dishes include 'Paratha Rolls' - whole wheat flat bread rolled with a choice of filling topped with red onion, cilantro, mint chutney; an on the go wholesome snack; Dal Makhni - black lentils slow cooked with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, spices and tempered with cumin seeds; Bombay Fish Masala - fillets of seasonal fresh fish, simmered in a tangy sauce of coconut, ginger, garlic and spices and Tandoori Chicken - an all-time favorite Tandoori preparation; chicken on the bone in a marinade of ginger and garlic, strained yogurt, Kashmiri red chilies and Tellicherry peppercorns.


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.