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Friday, August 18, 2017

RAND LUXURY'S HIGH SOCIETY BRUNCH IN SOUTHAMPTON

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THE HAMPTON'S

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Bradford Rand



David Post And Kathlean DeMonchy




Bradford Rand, alongside his internationally-recognized event company RAND Luxury, produced its final Invitation-only charity brunch recently. Bradford selected Cristina Cuomo’s new Purist Magazine as the event’s official media sponsor. The annual event took place at a newly built private estate located in Southampton, NY. The property was created by developer Frank DeVito and represented by Carolyn Kendall of Corcoran.


Maryann Zoellner With Joanne Martin & Louise Carron



Ramona Singer
During the event, guests had the chance to participate in an exclusive live Silent Auction benefiting Every Mother Counts. This charitable organization provides access to safe and accessible pre-natal care and childbirth services to women around the globe. Ferrari / Maserati of Long Island offered qualified guests personalized test drives of the latest Ferrari California T models. Attendees also enjoyed a chance to preview the all-new Levante Maserati SUV. Meanwhile, Last Drop Distillers conducted fine cognac tastings and New York Prime Beef served its finest steaks throughout the brunch. A luxury showcase of home electronics and décor, private aviation, tourism opportunities, fashion and more was on display for guests, as well.



Notable attendees included: Cristina Cuomo, Ramona Singer, Bradford Rand, Thierry Chaunu, Samuel Bronfman, Don and Katrina Peebles, Yahley Levy, Regina Kravitz, Dan Berg, Nancy Pearson, Chris Dean, Steven Gavios, Diane McNulty, Andy Fisch, Amaletto Mazza, Charles Tetro, and Jamie Dayhill

Katrina Peebles And Don Peebles





Sponsoring brands included: Ferrari / Maserati of Long Island, Canyon Ranch, Godiva Chocolatier, Sag Harbor Florist, Acker Merrall & Condit, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Grandstand Sports, Resorts World Bimini, Harmless Harvest, Immotor, Helicopter Flight Services, The Portrait Group, Jet Aviation Holdings, New York Prime Beef, Last Drop Distillers, Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), Peroni, Montauk Rum, Stone Farm, and Aperol.



All in all, guests enjoyed fine cuisine, fine spirits, fine product showcases, and fine company at an elegant private estate in the Hamptons.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EVELYN ALEXANDER WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER FETE

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THE HAMPTON'S

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Asia Lee



Shane Carter With A Red Tailed Hawk, Christine Molnar & Brendyn Molna




The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD! Summer Gala. The event was hosted by Leslie Alexander and Liz Brown at their beautiful private residence in Southampton, NY on Sunday, August 13, 2017 and honored Dr. Justin & Amy Molnar and the whole staff at Shinnecock Animal Hospital.



Guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light vegetarian fare. All guests were welcome to the cocktail party featuring live animals.

Aleksandra Kardwell And Martyna Hanusz


Howard Lorber And Susan Bourdau



Notable attendees included: Ginni Frati, Shelley Berkoski, Liz Brown, Leslie Alexander, Amy Molnar, Dr. Justin Molnar, Ken Molnar, Amanda Daley, Kristina Lewan, Amber Eichner, Jake Zamansky, Gabriela Aran, Dennis Aran, Howard Lorber, Curtis and Amanda Polk, Dorothy Frankel, Dan Finta, Isabel Van Linden, Asia Lee, Benita Matthes, Pat Treu, and Rob Doty.

Liz Brown And Leslie Alexander



Amber Eichner With Jake Zamansky And Shelley Berkoski



This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included: Leslie Alexander; Douglas Elliman LLC, Frances Jones & Keith Douglas; Dayton, Ritz & Osborne; Pat Garrity & the Corcoran Group; Andrew Sabin Family Foundation; Allison Stern; Beth Stern; Ingrid Arneberg; Rosalie Brinton; Linda & Ben Lambert; Fairley Pilaro; Patricia Preu; James Stanton; Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton; Tara Allman, MD; Hutchinson Landscape Services, Inc.; Jennifer Maloney, Esq., PC; and Bill Schlegel.



With special thanks to Hamptons Magazine, Leslie Wine, Puppetmaster Productions, and Madison & Mulholland.

Monday, July 31, 2017

LAURIE GELMAN CELEBRATES CLASS MOM: A NOVEL

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BEST SELLERS

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Laurie Gelman And Dan Abrams



Joy Philbin And Regis Philbin



Rosanna Scotto With Carol Cooper



Kelly Ripa With Michael Gelman



David Mullen
Author Laurie Gelman celebrated the launch of her book, Class Mom: A Novel, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Loi Estiatorio with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in New York City. Notable attendees included: Laurie Gelman, Michael Gelman, Jamie Gelman, Misha Gelman, Kelly Ripa, Regis and Joy Philbin, Maria Loi, Dan Abrams, Rosanna Scotto, David Muir, Bryant Gumbel, Hilary Quinlan, Elizabeth Vargas, Peggy Siegel, David Mullen, Carol Cooper, Mark Simone and Richard Kind.

 Class Mom: A Novel is a clever take on a year in the life of kindergarten class mom, Jen Dixon. Jen is not your typical Kansas City, Missouri kindergarten class mom or a mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different men (probably musicians), and it is her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max¯this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

Dan Abrams With Michael Gelman


Elizabeth Vargas


From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other parents. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.

Hilary Quinlan With Bryant Gumbel And Maria Loi




Relatable, irreverent, and hilarious in the spirit of Maria Semple, Class Mom is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction¯the kind of novel that real moms clamor for, and a vicarious thrill-read for all parents, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman’s acerbic truths.


ABOUT LAURIE GELMAN


Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. Laurie lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenage daughters. Class Mom is her first book.





CLASS MOM: A Novel by Laurie Gelman

$26 hardcover; 304 pages

$12.99 ebook



Published by Henry Holt and Co.

Distributed through Macmillan.

Available wherever books are sold.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

RAND LUXURY HOSTS @ HAMPTONS PRIVATE ESTATE

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HAMPTON'S STYLE

Photos By: Rob Rich / Society Allure
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Jean Shafiroff



Zach Erdem With Shameda Shah And James Stone




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

Peter Pierce And Fashion Designer Jackie Rogers



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



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

Alexandria Schneft From Aston Martin And Bradford Rand



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

Gary Andreassen And Catherine Andreassen



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

Samantha Perlman And Nathan Ament




About RAND LUXURY:



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



For more information, visit: www.RANDLuxury.com



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

REFINED ITALIAN DINNERS AT IL GATTOPARDO NYC

Meatballs With Cabbage




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

Il Gattopardo




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



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



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



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



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



About Il Gattopardo


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



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

Monday, July 24, 2017

SLEEK ANTIPASTI AND WINE @ MOZZARELLA & VINO

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Discover Delicious Artisanal Cheese, Wine and Antipasti

At “Enoteca” Style Restaurant
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Mozzarella With Tomatoes





Mozzarella & Vino
Located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from MOMA is sleek antipasti and wine restaurant Mozzarella & Vino, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino. The talented Chef Vito Gnazzo offers diners a delectable menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di Bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati. Based mostly on classic Italian antipasti, such as arancini, panzarotti and mozzarella rolls, the restaurant also serves a wonderful selection of paninis, soups, salads, and of course mozzarella in all shapes and combinations - even on desserts. The restaurant continuously attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Glenn Lowery, Greg Proops and Andre Leon Talley.



Mozzarella & Vino’s enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing smaller family estate wines and independent Italian winemakers. A variety of wines by the glass are offered, as well as by the bottle. The selection greatly varies due to constant new discoveries. Signature dishes include Buffalo Mozzarella Roll Filled with Prosciutto San Daniele with a light pesto sauce served with baby arugula; Oven Roasted Veal Brisket served with sautéed spinach; and “Ravioli del Giorno,” homemade ravioli of the day. Diners can also enjoy a selection of homemade desserts, such as Vanilla Panna Cotta with strawberries, Dark Chocolate and Almond Cake with pistachio gelato, and Artisanal Italian Gelati and Sorbetti, all made in-house!



The Sorrentinos are committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredients, and to keeping the tradition of Italian culture, and hospitality, vibrant and passionate. Chef Vito Gnazzo, formerly of three Michelin-starred restaurant Antica Osteria del Ponte and world-renowned REX il Ristorante in Los Angeles, is known for his “farm to table” approach to Southern Italian dining, something that attracts locals and visitors alike to Mozzarella & Vino and its sister restaurants Il Gattopardo and The Leopard at des Artistes. His commitment to bringing the best of the Italian culinary traditions to all of his creations has led to him being awarded two stars by The New York Times and two and half stars by the New York Post.



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



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



About Mozzarella & Vino


Mozzarella & Vino is located at the former Il Gattopardo space, at 33 west 54th Street in New York’s Midtown neighborhood. Talented Chef Vito Gnazzo is responsible for the delectable menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati. The enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing smaller family estate wines and independent Italian winemakers. Gnazzo is the ultimate artist behind the Southern Italian menus at Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, The Leopard at des Artistes and Mozzarella & Vino, along with their busy Il Gattopardo Catering division.
Mozzarella & Vino


33 West 54th Street

(Between 5th & 6th Ave)

New York, NY 10019



Open Daily: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM



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

Friday, July 21, 2017

MARGO MANHATTAN FOR HAMPTONS & NYC LUXURY

Margo Manhattan




Now that celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan has officially launched her exclusive line for HSN, it’s time to get shopping. You’ll lust for elegant yet edgy sterling jewels to style up every outfit this summer. Whether you’re living it up in the Hamptons or enjoying a getaway to St Tropez, Margo Manhattan’s collection strikes the perfect balance between luxury and rock ‘n’ roll chic. It’s no surprise considering that her client list includes the likes of Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard.



Margo Manhattan joins HSN’s elite roster of celebrity designers with a host of must-have looks. The line features sexy layered chain bracelets, stunning black leather chokers with pendants, bold gemstones, and more. All in all, the collection showcases Margo’s signature elegant but edgy style—a look that easily carries from Manhattan to Hong Kong and the world over. The Black Spinel Heart Earrings couple femininity with elegant edge while the Bise Red Enamel Lips Ring packs the perfect punch of flirty and fun. The Blue & White Topaz Drop Earrings are ideal for a night at the ballet or summer fun, yet the “Maxine” Cross Pendant with Necklace is cool enough for a day at the beach, yet edgy enough for a night on the town!






Lust after more of Margo Manhattan’s jewelry at her e-commerce website MargoManhattan.com. There you can experience the full breadth of her signature designers. Not-to-miss collections include Petra, Dona, High Spirit, Cocktail, Knight Ryder, Metro, Passion, Rock ‘n’ Royal, The Vault, Gotham, and Manchette. The Vault collection is truly unique with one-of-a kind jewels, featuring diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and more set in white and yellow gold, as well as platinum. No matter where you venture this summer, be sure to pack a Margo Manhattan piece along for the journey. You won’t want to take it off!



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 world’s 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



Photo Courtesy of: Luciana Pampalone / Lawlor Media GP / HSN

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FINE NYC DINING @ THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES

LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES




Everyday dishes done with respect to Southern Italian cultural traditions, absolute quality of ingredients, hospitality and outstanding service – that is the formula of New Yorkers favorite fine Italian dining destination: The Leopard at des Artistes. This Upper West Side hot spot, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, invites diners to enjoy exceptional food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Leopard’s décor, which features famed Howard Chandler Christy murals in the dining room, is inspired by the elegance of the 1963 epic film with the same name.



Chef Vito’s culinary signature of authentic southern Italian comfort food is what draws visitors and locals alike to the restaurant. The Leopard 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. The restaurant continues to attract a wide array of celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Howard Stern, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Hank Azaria, Steve Martin, William Kentridge, Madame Francoise Gilot, John Anthony Baldessari, Giuseppe Penone, James Levin and Valery Gergiev.



Signature dishes include the Pan-Seared Duck Breast “Porchetta” with fennel pollen, cipollini with aged balsamic vinegar, pickled raisins and vegetable caponata; Halibut “In Brodetto” with baby artichoke and fingerling potatoes; and Maltagliati with wild game and porcini mushroom ragú. The dessert menu boasts specials such as Traditional Zabaione with fresh mixed berries; Traditional Torta di Mascarpone “tiramisu” style; and Nutella Chocolate Mousse served on hazelnut crunch and banana gelato. The restaurant offers an extensive wine and cocktail selection with a wine pairing service offered with the “A Taste of The Leopard” set menu.



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



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



About The Leopard at des Artistes



The Leopard at des Artistes is owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo. Chef Gnazzo is the culinary artist of the Il Gattopardo group’s three restaurants: Il Gattopardo, Mozzarella & Vino and The Leopard at des Artistes. Located in the New York landmarked Hotel Des Artistes, and surrounded by the astonishing 1920s murals by Howard Chandler Christy, The Leopard at des Artistes finds its roots in the area once known as “The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies” (mid 1800s) and in the culinary traditions of the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course Sicily, reaching a balance between dishes based on rural elements, such as pasta, vegetables, cheese, and seafood ingredients from the Costiera.



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

 

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The Leopard at des Artistes

1 West 67th Street

(At Central Park West)

New York, NY 10023

Saturday, July 15, 2017

PEEBLES HONOR NEW YORK CITY MISSION SOCIETY

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HIGH SOCIETY IN BRIDGEHAMPTON

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Don Peebles With Beautiful Katrina Peebles



Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff




Bridgehampton, NY — Philanthropist power couple Don & Katrina Peebles hosted Cocktails and Conversations in honor of the New York City Mission Society at their Bridgehampton home on Friday, July 7th, 2017. The elegant but understated event benefitted the Mission Society’s programs and services, which help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. At the event, Mrs. Peebles gave a touching speech about the society’s mission.

Margo Manhattan



Currently, Mrs. Peebles sits on the board of the Mission Society. The event host committee includes the following supporters: Peggy & John Bader, B. Michael & Mark-Anthony Edwards, Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead, and Leah & Stanley Rumbough.

Katrina Peebles With Larry Scott




B. Michael
Both as a couple and individually, Don & Katrina Peebles have an outstanding record of charity work. Mr. Peebles generally focuses his charitable work on empowering underprivileged youth with the tools they need to pursue entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, Mrs. Peebles usually focuses her charitable work on politics, art, and historic preservation. Together, Don & Katrina Peebles use their influence to help children and families. Some of the initiatives and organizations that have benefitted from their board service and fundraising include the YMCA of Greater New York, the Women’s Cancer League, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the campaigns of President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, among others. Don & Katrina Peebles philanthropic activities expand to Miami where they work with groups such as CARE Elementary, and The Viscya Museum. Mr. Peebles is also a former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

William Jackson With Brenda Blackmon




Leah Rumbough
Notable attendees included: Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles, and Chloe Peebles; Peggy Bader & John Bader; Jean Shafiroff; B. Michael & Mark-Anthony Edwards; Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead; Leah Rumbough, Stanley Rumbough, and Cole Rumbough; Cornelia Bregman; Beth Fishel & Robert Fishel; Maria Fishel & Kenneth Fishel; Debbie Paley & Marc Paley; Missy Hargraves; Carine de Meyer; Lynn Lehocky; Michael Ohoven; Mae Sze Greene & Jeff Greene; Anne Haubenstricker & Tom Haubenstricker; Dottie Herman; Margo Manhattan; Lawrence Scott; Stacia Means; Jannine de Meritt; Rehanna Farrell; Brenda Blackmon; James Godman & Jason Duchin.




About Don Peebles & Katrina Peebles



Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few national privately held real estate investment and development companies with portfolio of projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami Beach, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Peebles also is a top-selling author of The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth. He a regular guest on CNN, CNBC, and FOX Business Network, as well as a highly sought-after speaker.



Mr. Peebles is an avid supporter of mentoring to expose youth to the value of entrepreneurship. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, was a two-time former member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, and former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.



Upon graduating with a B.S. in Journalism, Katrina Peebles began a marketing career at Carter, Hawley and Hale (parent company of Neiman Marcus) in San Francisco. Later, Katrina spearheaded the Peebles Corporation real estate tax appeal business in the early 1990’s, which became the most successful real estate tax appeal firm in the District of Columbia. In the mid-1990’s, after the launch of Peebles Atlantic Development Corporation, Katrina began preparing responses to requests for proposals, guiding marketing efforts and promotions for mixed-use developments including The Royal Palm and The Residences at The Bath Club.



Though she has invested time in the Peebles Corporation, Katrina has always found it important to give back to her community and has invested her time in various charities. Katrina has always expressed an interest in politics and has hosted and contributed to political fundraisings for the past 27 years. And though politics and charity organizations are a large interest to Katrina, she also has a love and devotion to art and design. Katrina is currently bringing her design and marketing expertise to 108 Leonard- a collection of 156 luxury condos coming to the market in Spring 2017. Katrina has taken over the responsibility of the family’s philanthropic priorities while caring for her two children and working at the Peebles Corporation. Katrina sits on the board of directors for CARE Elementary School in Miami, as well as the NYC Mission Society.



For more information on the Peebles Corporation, please visit http://peeblescorp.com/don-peebles



About the New York City Mission Society



The New York City Mission Society has been on the frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, our progressive portfolio of educational, workforce development, cultural enrichment, and community-building programs make a positive, long-term impact on the City’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment. Each year, we serve more than 12,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events.



For more information about the New York City Mission Society, visit: http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.


Friday, July 14, 2017

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE HAMPTONS SUMMER 2017

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WHERE TO STAY & WHERE TO PLAY IN THE HAMPTON'S
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Southampton Inn


WHERE TO STAY...



Southampton Inn


Plan your next getaway on beautiful Long Island, New York. With the most magnificent beaches, elegant estates, fabulous shops, and über recreational opportunities (swim, surf, boat, golf, tennis, bike and horseback riding), Southampton Inn is the perfect getaway for all. Great for couples, corporate outings, honeymooners, and also kid-friendly, Southampton Inn is walking distance to the beach, village, culture, and shopping, and right next door to spas, salons, and exercise studios. Weekends are $525 per night with a 2-night minimum, but the midweek specials, Sunday-Friday, offer rates as low as $120 per person per night for double occupancy.



As the winner of numerous awards including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic rendezvous, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn is the only destination for the discerning traveler.



Southampton Inn’s newest restaurant, Claude’s, will be open daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm and features a menu full of favorites of the last 5 years. Bites and salads are garden-to-table and nothing costs over $20. Enjoy your meal inside the gorgeous dining room, al fresco in the beautifully planted courtyard, or in Claude’s “Secret Garden.” Utterly charming, totally welcoming, and absolutely unpretentious.



91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-283-6500




Hotel ZE


Hotel ZE



Hotel ZE, owned by restauranteur and nightclub owner Zach Erdem of 75 Main Group, is a Parisian-inspired boutique hotel with a total of 9 rooms: 5 suites and 4 standard rooms. The hotel and rooms are designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis, in a modern European style, and is open year round. The hotel is adjacent to Kozu restaurant, where diners can enjoy delicious Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine.



136 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-619-6660




WHERE TO DINE...



Farm to Table at Claude’s, Southampton Inn – NEW Summer 2017


New for Summer 2017 is The Southampton Inn’s latest restaurant, Claude’s, opening May 13th, 2017 from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week. Claude’s features all the delicious home cooked menu selections of its “Best” breakfast, lunch and light bites. Situated outside in the beautifully planted courtyards and pool patios, as well of course “Inn-side.” What ‘s new for 2017 is that nothing on the menu is over $20. This is definitely the prettiest outdoor dining in Southampton.



91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.6500



Union Cantina





Modern Mexican at Union Cantina, Southampton


Do not miss the exciting new menu specials and entertainment at Long Island’s most vibrant, social and delicious destinations - Union Cantina, the Hamptons only authentic modern Mexican restaurant. This popular eatery, designed by Southampton Social Club owners Ian Duke and David Hilty, sits in the iconic Bowden Square and is open all year-round. With Duke and Hilty working alongside award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who has been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America, the trio continues to bring innovative Mexican cuisine to Southampton throughout the year.



The restaurant sits behind the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, which is reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy. Bartenders mix fun favorites for diners that perfectly complement any meal. The tequila bar carries 100+ types of tequila, producing a unique signature cocktail program and an extensive tequila menu consisting of sangrias, punches, and frozen drinks.



Union Cantina’s festive atmosphere incorporates both the sleekness of the Hampton’s high society with the rustic beauty of Mexican culture. The dark woods are balanced by the bright cerulean colored walls, and are also decorated with Mexican artwork. Union Cantina is the hotspot all year round for festive dining, live music, and A-list celebrations!



What’s New: 


Some of the things happening this summer at Union Cantina include; a new cocktail menu, new food menus with new tacos, enchiladas, and a whole new category of fajitas & new entrees. New menu items include but not limited to; Mahi Tacos, Skirt Steak Tacos, Angry Lobster, Pan Snapper, and Apple cinnamon Empanadas. Of course Union Cantina will still feature classic favorites such as the Deconstructed Enchiladas from their renowned menu. Exciting entertainment will be offered 3 nights a week Thursday, Friday & Saturday. The bar will be offering Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. In addition, lawn games and other fun special events will be happening throughout the summer season. Check the website for latest updates.



40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.377.3500




Kozu, Southampton


Zach Erdem of the 75 Main Group, returns with another exciting season at the Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu. The menu features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu. Celebrities who have frequented this hot new restaurant include Nicky Hilton, 50 Cent, Amber Rose, O.T. Genasis and Hugh Jackman. Aside from the delectable dishes, the chic décor also attracts diners to the restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. Fresh flowers add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as do the scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting. The large outside patio, which seats 150 people, offers additional dining space “al fresco” during the summer season.



Former Brand Director of the exclusively unique nightclub, The Box, and nightlife empresario, Jono Mason, brings his vast experience to Kozu’s already exciting night time extravaganza’s.



On Saturdays, Zach, Jono and Richie Hosein will feature BRUNCH parties from 12pm-6pm with DJ's / Performances and a good amount of champagne!



So after dinner, check out Kozu’s night club, Kozu Lounge, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with name DJ’s from around the world and more. The venue also encompasses boutique Hotel ZE.



136 Main Street, Southampton NY 11968

T: 631.619.6660




Classic American at 75 Main, Southampton 

Restaurateur Zach Erdem has transformed the Hamptons summer dining staple 75 Main into a year-round hotspot under his stewardship. Erdem reinvented his Southampton eatery, combining the classic style of the Hamptons with the enticing elements of New York City nightlife. Some celebrity guests include Leonardo di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Scott Disick, 50 Cent, French Montana and Sarah Jessica Parker.



75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631.283.7575


Tuscan at Sotto Sopra, Amagansett

 

Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End. The restaurant has a warm open interior, highlighted by cedar-paneled walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to an outdoor patio, all of which mirror its Tuscan roots. New Executive Chef, Benitez, who will oversee a versatile menu consisting of antipasto, primi patti, pesce, carne, as well as classico bisteccheria and piatti laterali per due, or side dishes for two. Alex Baldwin, Cameron Diaz and Cindy Lauper have dined the rustic Tuscan restaurant. Sotto Sopra opens for the season Thursday, May 18, 2017.



231 Main Street, Amagansett, NY

T: 631-267-3695




HOW TO PARTY….


Lawrence Scott Events


Lawrence Scott




A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event. Larry Scott has a long undisclosed list of loyal A-list celebrity clients that keep rehiring him for his bespoke events and discreet and personable approach. Some of his high profile clients include Michael Bolton, Judge Judy, Howard Stern, Vera Wang and John Varvatos.



For more information, please visit website www.lawrencescottevents.com.



WHERE TO PARTY...

Southampton Social Club


Southampton Social Club

 

This season, Southampton Social Club returns to set the bar for a season of dining, drinks and dancing to which others aspire. As the pre-eminent fine dining supper club in the Hamptons, Social Club continues to set the standard for hospitality.



From Executive Chef Scott Kampf’s cuisine and his dedication to the classic “Farm to Table” cooking style to the summer 2017 cocktail program featuring many new refreshing libations, not to mention the integration of the classic social beer garden concept to SSC’s outdoor area.



On a weekly basis, the entertainment will reach a crescendo with Live Music and DJ’s performing together creating an undeniably brilliant sound and vibe to set your summer to. Boasting an exquisite interior dining room, “South Beach” style cabanas and beautifully manicured outdoor gardens, Southampton Social Club continues to put the capital ‘S’ in Social.



256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York

T: 631-287-1400




Rand Luxury Presents Private Brand Luxury Events in the Hamptons

Luxury Charity Brunch with Aston Martin

(July 22, 2017)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce a Private Brunch in the Hamptons in association with Hamptons Magazine, LG Signature, Long Island Sports Cars showcasing the latest models from Aston Martin. A portion of sales from the event’s sponsors along with our Silent Auction shall benefit North Shore Animal League America. Please visit www.theluxuryreview.com.



A Private Brunch with Ferrari & Maserati

(August 5, 2017)

RAND Luxury is proud to produce a Private Brunch in the Hamptons in association with Ferrari Maserati of Long Island & Hamptons Purist. On display will be the latest models from from Ferrari & Maserati. A silent auction will be held with proceeds benefiting the Every Woman Counts.




WHERE TO PARTY FOR A CAUSE...



2017 Feinstein Summer Concert featuring Pitbull, produced by Lawrence Scott Events (July 13, 2017)

The Feinstein Institute will celebrate the 12th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert featuring American performer Pitbull. The event will be produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Last year's concert was record-breaking, raising nearly $2.4 million. The 12th Annual Feinstein Institute Summer Concert will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017.



For more information, please visit www.support.northwell.edu.




Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party (August 5, 2017)


Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer Party is an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Lawrence Scott Events will provide the ambiance and gourmet offerings. Attendees from last year’s event included president and chief executive of the hospital Robert Chaloner, VP, Robert I. Ross, Senator Ken Lavelle, Lawrence Scott, Jean Shafiroff, Chuck Scarborough, Steve Bernstein, Jay Schneiderman, Robret Zimmerman, Steven Bellone, Mayor Mark Epley, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Debra Halpert, Sara Herbert-Galloway, David Greenberg, Alina Cho, Congressman Lee and Diana Zeldin, and Victor de Souza.



The Southampton Hospital's 59th Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

For more information, please visit www.southamptonhospital.org.




Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s GET WILD Summer Gala (August 12, 2017)


GET WILD Beth Ostrosky Stern



The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will celebrate the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala hosted by Molly Channing of Channing Daughters Vineyard. Notable attendees from last year’s event included: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Howard Lorber, Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Ginnie Frati, Jackie Rogers, Curtis Sliwa, Shelley Berkoski, Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, Frances Cole Jones, Cindy Clifford, Missy Hargraves and Jill Rappaport.



The 2017 Get Wild Event will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017. For more information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, please visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org