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Friday, October 20, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Carl Zachs With Beck Brittain

Julia Johnston And Jesse Carrier

Jenny Wolfe With Kate Rumson And Bennett Leifert

The Decoration & Design Building and the Cohen Design Centers honored 12 of the design industry’s most illustrious talents during the 10th Anniversary Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards. The event was held at the Decoration & Design Building’s restaurant Upper Story by Charlie Palmer on the 14th floor during DDB Fall Market 2017.

Charles Cohen And Clo Cohen

Janice Parker
This invitation-only event saw luminaries from the worlds of interior, landscape, product and graphic design, as well as art, photography and architecture recognizing and honoring their peers in an intimate ceremony. Established at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago, the Stars of Design Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious events. Recipients were selected for their contributions to and achievements in their respective fields: Lifetime Achievement, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Art, Photography and Stars on the Rise.

This year’s winners included architect Lee F. Mindel; interior designer Victoria Hagan; architects Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian; landscape architect Janice Parker; product designer Bec Brittain; graphic designer Jon Contino; fine artist Marc Dennis; photographer Nori Inoguchi; and interior designers Rajni Alex, Dani Arpsand Virginia Tupker.

Rajni Alex With Virginia Tupker And Dani Arps

Notable guests included Charles S. Cohen, Clo Cohen, Lee F. Mindel, Victoria Hagan, Mark Ferguson, Oscar Shamamian, Janice Parker, Bec Brittain, Jon Contino, Marc Dennis, Nori Inoguchi, Rajni Alex, Dani Arps, Virginia Tupker, Sotheby’s, Bennett Leifer, Kate Rumson, Jessie Carrier, Mara Miller, Jenny Wolf, Julia Noran, Philip Gorrivan, Scott Salvator, Linda London, Lee Kavanaugh, Alyssa Urban, Anne Bower, Carolyn Englefield, Ashley Whittaker, Anne Foxley, and Marianne Howatson.

Lee Kavanaugh With Alyssa Urban

DDB Fall Market 2017 featured two information-filled days consisting of six Keynote events—including panelists such as Amy Astley, Brian Sawyer, Monique Gibson, Martha Stewart, Stephen Sills, Shawn Henderson, MoMA, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Whitney Robinson, Bunny Williams, Guy Regal, Sophie Donelson, Alexandra Angle, Amanda Lindroth, Bennett Leifer, Clinton Smith and Steve, Brooke and Charlie Giannetti—as well as 20 in-showroom programs, two Special Events, one Special Program, three Cocktail Receptions and 114 Open Houses.

This year’s Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise winners:

Lifetime Achievement—Lee F. Mindel

Architect Lee F. Mindel is principal of the New York-based SheltonMindel. The firm, which provides services in architecture, interiors and product design for residential and commercial clients, has received numerous awards, including 28 AIA architecture awards, seven Interior Design magazine Best of Year awards and recognition from Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 design firms of the last century. Mindel is an Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee, as well as a Dean of American Design.

Interior Design—Victoria Hagan

A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Victoria Hagan launched her eponymous, New York City-based firm 25 years ago. Her projects have included a Central Park penthouse on the top floor of the Plaza Hotel and the official residence of the Vice President of the United States of America.

Architecture—Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian

Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian established Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, in 1988. Specializing in residential architecture, Ferguson and Shamamian have designed homes in New York City, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Connecticut and Martha’s Vineyard, among other locations. The firm’s work has been published inArchitectural Digest, ELLE Decor, Vogue and VERANDA, among many other publications.

Landscape Design—Janice Parker

A winner of the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture, Janice Parker launched Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 1984. The Connecticut-based firm, which primarily works with clients in New York City, the Hamptons and the Sound, has had its work appear in The New York Times, Metropolitan Home and Vogueamong others.

Product Design—Bec Brittain

Working primarily in centerpiece lighting, Bec Brittain served as design director for the Lindsey Adelman Studio before opening her own studio in 2011. Best known for the critically acclaimed SHY Light, Brittain works with top designers and architects on commercial and residential projects around the world.

Graphic Design—Jon Contino

A native New Yorker, Jon Contino is the founder and creative director of the Contino Brand, and co-founder and creative director of CXXVI Clothing Company. His designs, illustrations and typography have appeared on everything from magazine covers and national advertising campaigns to movie posters and food trucks.

Art—Marc Dennis

Born in Massachusetts and currently residing in Brooklyn, artist Marc Dennis’ hyper-realistic paintings are influenced by the works of the Southern European masters, and have been showcased in group and solo exhibitions across the country. His work can be found in private collections such as those belonging to Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, Larry Gagosian and Nancy Rogers, among others.

Photography—Nori Inoguchi

Still life photographer Nori Inoguchi was born in Japan and educated in New York. His work focuses on fashion, cosmetics and electronics, and includes commissions from L’Oreal, Samsung and L.L. Bean, among many others. Inoguchi’s Studio Lx, located in the Financial District, opened in 2013.

Star on the Rise—Rajni Alex

Rajni Alex, founder and principal of Rajni Alex Interior Design, works on both commercial and residential projects. Alex works to create spaces rooted in her clients’ lifestyle and personality but influenced by her own aesthetic: intricate patterns and details, color and sculptural form.

Star on the Rise—Dani Arps

The designer of start-up spaces including Venmo and Gilt, Dani Arps, who works on both commercial and residential projects, creates spaces with an industrial yet eclectic feel. Her work has appeared in publications such as Essence and Business Insider. Additionally, Curbed Young Guns named Arps among the Class of 2016.

Star on the Rise—Virginia Tupker

Virginia Tupker launched Virginia Tupker Interiors after more than a decade as a magazine editor, covering homes for publications such as Vogue and House & Garden. Working on both residential and commercial high-end properties, Tupker’s first project was published in Vogue.

About the Decoration & Design Building

The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, diagonally across from the flagship Bloomingdale’s department store. Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 130 showrooms, the DDB represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, educational opportunities and resource information. The D&D Building is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world. The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building's scenic events venue, conference center and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer. The DDB is owned and operated by Charles S. Cohen.

The DDB hosts two major Market events each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and industry trade organizations, examine all aspects of design and the decorative arts. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 150 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.

For more information, visit

Tuesday, October 17, 2017



  Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Sophie Bonvin With Bill Claps

The COLLECTOR, a line of luxury handbags from Geneva, Switzerland founded by Sophie Bonvin celebrated the launch of their latest collaboration, the CODE Collection with artist Bill Claps, at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Angelica Patient Assistance Program, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of economically disadvantaged long-term care patients through programs including art and music therapy. Five percent of sales during the event, and 3.5 percent of sales throughout the month of October 2017, will be donated to The Angelica Patient Assistance Program.

Sophie Bonvin And Amanda Cronin

Missy Hargraves And Antoine Verglas

The bags were on display throughout the launch party, where guests could place orders and discuss the pieces with Sophie and Bill. The collection will remain in New York City throughout the month of October, 2017; after, prospective buyers can place their orders through The COLLECTOR’s website,

Avanti Gupta

Karen Koval And David Barish

Lauren Casarona
Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they viewed the collection of handbags, which are crafted from fine exotic skins and feature motifs by Bill, whose work reflects on communication in the digital age by utilizing the dots and dashes of Morse code. Notable attendees included Sophie Bonvin, Bill Claps, Fareen Butt, Marie-Claire Gladstone, Avanti Gupta, Missy Hargraves, Antoine Verglas, Aurora Fenwick, David Brown, Patricia and Cecilia Lizarraga, Amanda Cronin, Lauren Casarona, Genny Kopina, Masha Filonova, Gigi Salomon, Paul Robinson, Lydia Duanmu, Li Wang, Karen Koval, David Barish, Lauren Richman, Janet Temidayo, Jessie Kirchman, Vita Dauksaite, Irena Yelanchik and Olga Raganelli.

Founded in 2014 by Ms. Bonvin, THE COLLECTOR produces quality handbags and accessories crafted from skins including python, American alligator and South African ostrich. The interior of each bag is lined with lambskin and finished in hardware of gunmetal or plated gold. In addition to their signature line, every two years THE COLLECTOR collaborates with an artist for a limited edition selection of unique handbags; the most recent collaboration was with Laura Chaplin, granddaughter of legendary film star Charlie Chaplin.


Founded in 2014 by Sophie Bonvin, THE COLLECTOR is a Geneva-based line of unique handbags and accessories crafted from the best exotic skins, produced with sound design principles, excellence, and integrity at a competitive price point for a sophisticated and quality-driven clientele. Products are principally sourced from genuine skins such as American alligator, python, lizard, and South African farm-raised ostrich. Designed by Vietnamese-French interior and landscape designer Hom Le Xuan, the line’s design is uniquely Swiss, while skins are selected in Paris and Italy from the best tanning and finishing companies. Along with producing a classic line, the company releases an artist collaboration every two years; recent collaborations include Laura Chaplin, granddaughter of film star Charlie Chaplin, and artist Bill Claps.

For more information on THE COLLECTOR, visit

About Bill Claps

A New Jersey native, artist Bill Claps received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University; he also studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in both New York City and Florence, Italy. Recently, his work has centered around the utilization of Morse code to communication thoughts and ideas, with the dots and dashes serving as their own language not unlike the binary language of modern computers. His paintings and drawings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries around the United States and Europe, including the Salomon Arts Gallery, Aspen Fine Arts Gallery and Art Monaco, among others.

For more information on Bill Claps, visit

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Global Lyme Alliance @ Cipriani

Larry Scott and Ramona Singer

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and education of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, announced its third annual New York City Gala raised $2 million. The funding will support GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test and better treatment protocols, as well as educate both the public and physicians about Lyme disease.

Rob Thomas and Chris Daughtry

Ally Hilfiger
This year’s gala, produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events, was attended by more than 700 supporters at Cipriani 42nd Street and honored Marisol Thomas, philanthropist, animal rights advocate and wife of Grammy Award-winning musician Rob Thomas and Joseph Abboud, celebrated and award-winning menswear designer and author of Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion and Fashion Designer Encyclopedia, for their active roles in driving awareness of Lyme disease and their commitment to finding a cure for this complex and misunderstood disease. The event was hosted by Rosanna Scotto, co-anchor of FOX 5’s Good Day New York.

Celebrated event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events produced and designed the gala for the third year in a row, including donating the décor. The space was decorated in a black and gold color scheme, featuring sleek centerpieces and stunning floral arrangements. Scott is as well-known for producing spectacular, one-of-a-kind events as he is for his commitment to philanthropy. With a long-standing dedication to the community and decades of charitable endeavors, Scott is both a devoted philanthropist and legendary event planner. He supports more than 30 charities annually, including the Global Lyme Alliance.

Honoree Joseph Abboud

For Scott, it’s all about the mix—the high and the low, the formal and relaxed—when it comes to creating a truly standout celebration. Scott’s innate understanding of his guests makes everyone feel included; and his usage of exclusively in-house services means clients receive only the best in custom décor, food, florals, and entertainment, creating timeless, unforgettable events.

“The threat of Lyme is real, and growing by the day. This gala helps get us closer to finding answers, and ultimately a cure for Lyme disease, thanks to the support and generosity of everyone involved,” said GLA CEO Scott Santarella. “We are truly grateful to have such tremendous support this year. From our honorees, to our co-chairs, donors, and everyone else who played a role in making this event successful, we are so thankful.”

Larry Scott and Yolanda Hadid

The Co-Chairs for the gala included Tim Baxter, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics America; Nick Lippman, partner, Lippman Entertainment; Jay McInerney, best-selling author; Jarrod Nadel, chief product development director, Tailored Brands, Inc.; Julian Niccolini, partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant; David Nolan, vice chairman, Millennium Management; Larry Scott, owner, Lawrence Scott Events; Rob Thomas, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and producer; Alex von Bidder, partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant. The evening’s Honorary Event chairs included Yolanda Hadid, television personality and author; Ally Hilfiger, author, Lyme advocate and fashion designer; Dee and Tommy Hilfiger; Thalia Mottola, singer/songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur; Mike Schneider, broadcast journalist and documentary producer.

The ceremony was followed by performances from special musical guests, including Grammy award- winning artist Rob Thomas and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and front man for the band bearing his name Chris Daughtry. Guests were also treated to amazing food inspired by The Four Seasons Restaurant’s new menu, courtesy of executive chef Pecko Zantilaveevan.

Notable attendees included Jean Shafiroff along with Larry Scott, Yolanda Hadid, Ally Hilfiger, Marisol and Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry, Bryan Adams, Ramona Singer, Joseph Abboud, Rosanna Scotto, Jim Miller, Charles Balducci, Debbie Siciliano, Rob Kobre, Diane Blanchard, Scott Santarella, Staci Grodin, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Richard Baker and many others.

Everyone is susceptible to Lyme and is just one tick bite away from contracting the disease. Cases of Lyme have been reported in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, making it a health crisis with worldwide impact. Additionally, current diagnostic tests for Lyme disease are inaccurate in more than fifty percent of Lyme patients, leading to both failed and misdiagnoses.

The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982. 329,000 people in the United States alone contract Lyme disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP / Getty

Wednesday, October 04, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff Dazzles NYC

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff stunned in selections from her extensive couture ball gown collection during New York City gala season.

Mrs. Shafiroff, who sits on the board of eight charitable organizations and is a presence in New York’s philanthropic community, began gala season at the New York Philharmonic 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York's Orchestra on September 19, 2017, where she graced the red carpet in a blush pink Victor de Souza ball gown with black trim and matching black opera-length gloves. This was followed by an appearance at The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala on September 25, 2017, where Mrs. Shafiroff wowed in a tendril embroidered silk faille Oscar de la Renta gown. Finally, during the New York City Ballet Annual Fall Gala, held September 28, 2017, Mrs. Shafiroff donned another gown—this one in a bold pinkish-purple hue with hand-embroidered detailing—by Mr. de Souza.

Mrs. Shafiroff hopes to one day donate her collection of couture gowns to a museum, or to auction them for charity. Her exquisite taste and daring choices make her an exclusive and expert source on couture fashion and red carpet apperances. Learn more about Mrs. Shafiroff, her fashion, and her philanthropic accomplishments below.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

For more information about Jean Shafiroff, please visit:
F: jean.shafiroff | T: @JeanShafiroff | I: @JeanShafiroff

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores.
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Thursday, September 07, 2017




Ian Duke With Cristine Cuomo

Debra Srb With Karina Srb
The Purist hosted a reception for the screening of “Whitney: Can I Be Me” at Union Cantina, a modern Mexican restaurant in Southampton, NY. The reception was followed by a Q&A with host and HIFF artistic director David Nugent, executive producer Ben Silverman, and director Rudi Dolezal at the Southampton UA Theater in Southampton. The screening was part of HIFF SummerDocs Series 2017. The acclaimed artist Eric Fischl was also on hand to sign copies of his newly unveiled poster design for the 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

Ben Silverman And Rudi Dolezal

Guests mingled at restauranteurs Ian Duke and David Hilty’s hit restaurant Union Cantina while tasting delectable hors d'oeuvres from the innovative Mexican kitchen. Union Cantina boasts award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf from legendary television show Iron Chef of America, who brings his dedication to the classic “farm to table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina.

Cristina Cuomo With Scott Kampf

Notable attendees included: Cristina Cuomo, Ian Duke, Anne Chaisson, Kim Brizzolara, Randy Mastro, April Gornik, Judy Licht, Charles Bronstein, Jordan Waxman, Ben Silverman, Rudi Dolezal, David Nugent, Eric Fischl, Keith Green, Ann Ciardullo, and Scott Kampf.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017




Laurie Gelman

NY Post's Richard Johnson

Class Mom
Author Laurie Gelman celebrated the launch of her debut book, Class Mom: A Novel, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the home of Deana and Steve Hanson in East Hampton, NY. 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.

The Gelman Family

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.

Susan Cohen And Steven Cohen

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.

Deana Hanson And Robert Kraft

Notable attendees included: Laurie and Michael Gelman, Andrew Marshak and Ursla Marshak; Mireya D’Angelo, Sofia D’Angelo, and Joseph D’Angelo; Richard Johnson; Caryn Zucker; Michael Crocitto and Maria Crocitto; Jane Wagman and Richard Wagman; Susan Cohen and Steven Cohen; Stephen Cooper and Sari Cooper; David Stellings and Brande Stellings; Lee Fryd; Anita Rogers; Deana Hanson and Brynn Hanson; Mia McDonald and Anthony Dicks; Lisa Ades; Lois Bennett; Alex Berg and Nancy Frigand; Corey McCutcheon; Brian Renzetti; Gerald Lefcourt and Dr. Barry Weintraub.

Thursday, August 24, 2017




Ramona Singer

Kimberly Guilfoyle And Sabrina Hannam

Lawrence Scott And Michael Bolton

Celebrity event planner Larry Scott produced The Michael Bolton Charities, “An Evening Under the Stars” fundraising dinner, private concert and auction in Sagaponack, NY.

Richard Kind

Michael Bolton & Susan Shin
“An Evening Under the Stars” hosted over 300 attendees in a gorgeous, chandelier-strung tent of draped grey silk at a private estate in Sagaponack, NY. The Charities honored Susan Shin, philanthropist and founder of Shin Advisors, LLC. Kimberly Guilfoyle and Chris Wragge acted as hosts of the evening, and Lawrence Scott Events produced ‘An Evening Under the Stars’. Additionally, The Charities gave surprise recognition to Lawrence Scott for his generosity and support in creating an amazing evening. Actor Richard Kind also joined the fun by acting as impromptu auctioneer for the “Michael Bolton Package” auction prize, which included 2 VIP tickets to a Michael Bolton concert, joining Bolton for sound check, and a meet and greet with photo and a personally signed guitar by Bolton.

Alysa Geffner And Steven Carl

Notable attendees included: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Richard Kind, Susan Shin, Ramona Singer, and Chris Wragge.

Presenting Sponsors included Lawrence Scott Events and Sammi & Scott Seltzer, Lead Sponsor was Iris Smith, Premier Sponsors were Sabrina & Jahn Levin, and Platinum Sponsors were Marjorie & Bobby Emden and Gale & Ken Sitomer. Hamptons Magazine was the Media Sponsor and the Wolffer Estate Vineyard was the Wine Sponsor.

Now in its 24th year, The Michael Bolton Charities 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. The Michael Bolton Charities has supported more than 100 organizations across the country.

About Lawrence Scott Events

Lawrence Scott 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!"

Monday, August 21, 2017



Courtenay Hall

The cast of Girlfriends Guides to Divorce hosted the Fifth Annual BELLA New York Hamptons White Party at Southampton Social Club.

Guests sipped on Prosecco provided by Prosecco DOC, while stopping by Brussels Airlines for a fun photo-shoot, learning more about Cachet Boutique NYC Hotel and checking out an Aston Martin provided by Long Island Sports Cars. Other sponsors included were Southampton Social Club, Marzan Flowers, Alexey Klovov, Red Carpet Lifestyles, Fake Bake, TYKU Sake, 1907water, Rose All Day, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dermalogica, Grande Cosmetics and Sulwhasoo.

Gabriel Sloyer

Stephanie Hoffman
Guests included Courtenay Hall (BELLA Editor-in-Chief), Dan Hall (BELLA Chief Brand Strategist), Lisa Edelstein (BELLA Cover Star), Beau Garrett (BELLA Cover Star), Stephanie Hollman (Bravo’s RHOD), Dolores Catania (Bravo’s RHONJ), Siggy Flicker (Bravo’s RHONJ), Kim Depaola (Bravo’s RHONJ), Stephen McGee (Bravo’s Summer House), Ashley Wirkus (Bravo’s Summer House), Lauren Wirkus (Bravo’s Summer House), Kyle Cooke (Bravo’s Summer House), Daniela Olivera (Bravo’s Summer House), Lindsay Hubbard (Bravo’s Summer House), Everett Weston (Bravo’s Summer House), Emilia Bechrakis (Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing), Tabasum Mir (Bravo’s The Singles Project), Andy Peeke (Model), Ingrid Levin (Model), Amit Neuman (Model), Gabriel Sloyer (Netflix’s Narcos).

About Bella Magazine:

BELLA Magazine is New York City’s premier subscription and newsstand-based women’s luxury lifestyle publication offering an insider’s guide to one of the most affluent areas in America. BELLA, we spotlights the ideal that “Beauty is Defined by You” and offers a sophisticated combination of fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, celebrity and entertainment.

For more information, visit:




Laurie Gelman

Author Laurie Gelman celebrated the launch of her book, Class Mom: A Novel, at the East Hampton Library with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in East Hampton, NY. The East Hampton Library’s Authors Night is one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Gelman was one of the seven exciting writers spotlighted this year with her novel Class Mom—a wickedly funny take on parenting that is delighting critics and readers alike.

Alan Alda

Shelly Chrichton

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.

Holly Peterson

Florence Fabricant
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. 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.

Laurie Gelman And Michael Gelman

Notable attendees at this year’s Authors Night included: Laurie Gelman, Ann Coulter, Alec Baldwin, Dick Cavett, Robyn Lea, Paul Moschetta, Elizabeth Rosenthal, Jean Kennedy Smith, Stephen Kennedy Smith, Nick Voulgaris, Lisa Arin, Hilaria Baldwin, James Barron, Nicole Bigar, Robert Gordon, Robert A. Caro, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Victor Corona, Sherri Crichton, Janine di Giovanni, Peter Eisner, Elliott Erwitt, Annie Falk, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marissa Hermer, Peter Marino, Kati Marton, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Darcy Miller, Malcom Nance, David Netto, Megan O’Block, Martha Rogers, Ph.D.; Jennifer Ash Rudick, Gerard Schwartz, Jessica Siskin, Rick Smolan, Marion Swaybill, Elizabeth Vargas, Marshall Watson, Chris Whipple.


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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017




Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff And Julie Ratner

Nicole Teitler And Jessica Mackin

BRIDGEHAMPTON NY – The Hampton’s-based Ellen Hermanson Foundation held it’s annual gala which netted more than $100,000 for the South Hampton Hospital’s new cancer center and its breast center bearing the foundation’s name. Held at Jean-Georges’ Topping Rose House here, the gala was chaired by Jean Shafiroff.

Julie Ratner

The Amazing Kreskin

The Amazing Kreskin was able to recall the 22 cards pulled from from a shuffled 52-card deck after a quick glace of the remaining cards. The guests left amazed by Kreskin’s mentalist feasts, satisfied with a sumptuous meal and fulfilled as auctioneer Nicolas Dawes, an expert on PBS’ Antiques Road Show, auctioned himself off … twice, and coaxed five figure gifts for each of six special chemotherapy chairs for the cancer center.

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce was a presenting partner with the foundation.