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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MVVO ART AND ACCESSIBLE ART FAIR SUMMER FETE

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NEW YORK CITY EVENTS

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Olivia Olsen With Alec Ohanin



Ian Macdonald-Smith With Marcel Ceuppens



Lori Cuisilier And Renelio Marin



MvVO ART and Accessible Art Fair, held a Summer Soiree with new partner, microblogging platform and social networking website Tumblr. Tumblr is an important media partnership, in addition to primary media partner Artnet. Guests enjoyed sumptuous cocktails by Stoli Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka, mixed with refreshing and flowery Belvoir Fruit Farms lemonades, while mingling with the artists of the upcoming Accessible Art Fair inaugural New York edition. Tumblr hosted MvVO ART (US partner) and Accessible Art Fair at their New York Headquarters. The Stoli Elit team brought along its stunning ballerinas to entertain guests. Additionally, Brussels Airlines provided a Sharingbox customized photo booth to offer guests a fun and memorable experience.



MvVO ART and Accessible Art Fair celebrated the addition of Tumblr as their latest partner, providing a major social media platform and press coverage for the November 2016 Accessible Art Fair New York edition. Other partners include Neuhaus chocolates, who offered guests delectable pralines, and BelCham (the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce in the US).

Brenda Schweickhardt With Jan Planit


A mix of artists, press, sponsors, partners and art buying public attended the event, with notable attendees including: Maria van Vlodrop (Founder of MvVO ART & Co-Founder of the Accessible Art Fair New York Edition), Stephanie Manasseh (Founder of the Accessible Art Fair), Valentine Uhovski (Tumblr Fashion & Arts Director), Marc Calcoen (Belgian Consulate General in New York), Christophe Allard (Christophe Allard, Director North America, Brussels Airlines), Brenda von Schweickhardt, Ara Ohanian, Genevieve Ohanian, Linda Yaccarino and Claudio Madrazo.



An hour into the event, the three event hosts Maria van Vlodrop, Stephanie Manasseh and Valentine Uhovski requested the guests attention to thank them for attending the event and celebrating their new partnership at the upcoming Accessible Arts Fair New York. Valentine Uhovski highlighted the important media channels that Tumblr look forward to expanding together with MvVO ART for the Accessible Art Fair New York Edition. Maria van Vlodrop mentioned the importance of the new partnership to create awareness around the artists participating in the fall art fair, and Stephanie Manasseh elaborated on the Accessible Art Fair and its dedication to creating an accessible platform for emerging artists of quality to showcase their work. All three hosts thanked guest, partners, sponsors and everyone who helped make the event a success.



Accessible Art Fair New York for top emerging and mid-career artists of quality takes place at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York, this November. Approximately 60 carefully selected artists will exhibit paintings, sculptures and photography encompassing a variety of styles. The prominent jury which handpicked these artists included experts from Sotheby’s, Gagosian Gallery, Christie’s Collectrium and Artnet. The artists selected will be offered the opportunity to show their art during the Accessible Art Fair’s New York edition month-long fair in November 2016 at The National Arts Club, whose mission is to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts – providing artists with a platform to be discovered by the art world, collectors and the general public.



The Accessible Art Fair, which is a concept originating from Brussels by Founder Stephanie Manasseh, breaks with traditional art boundaries. The artists are in direct contact with an art buying public as well as art influencers. Maria van Vlodrop, founder of MvVO ART, US partner of the Brussels Accessible Art Fair, and co-founder of the Accessible Art Fair New York Edition edition, describes the fair as a unique concept that she felt compelled to bring to New York given the wealth of talent looking to exhibit in one of the world’s most prominent art metropolises: “I am proud to partner with Stephanie and bring this new art fair to New York City and support emerging and established artists of quality in such an intimate venue as The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park.” Notable members of The National Arts Club include Martin Scorsese and Uma Thurman and works by famous artists such as Dali and Jeff Koons have been exhibited at the club.



Keeping in line with the Accessible Art Fair guidelines, artists get to keep the majority of their proceeds for work sold at the fair thanks to corporate sponsors committed to supporting the artists. European sponsors of the Accessible Art Fair have included BMW and Montblanc. All sponsorship or other inquiries for the 2016 New York Accessible Art Fair should be addressed to mariavanvlodrop@mvvoart.com.


About MvVO ART:



MvVo ART is in the business of creating opportunities for emerging and established artists of quality, collectors, corporate art sponsors and their guests to discover each other. At its debut in November 2016, MvVO ART will bring the Accessible Art Fair from its home in Brussels to the heart of the New York Art scene: The National Arts Club at Gramercy Park in Manhattan for a month long exhibition (November 1 to November 25, 2016). Maria van Vlodrop is the Founder and President of MvVO ART. In a new venture, Maria has partnered with Stephanie Manasseh, Founder & Director of Accessible Art Fair, to co-found and direct the Accessible Art Fair’s New York edition, uncover new talent and encourage organizations to associate their brands with art to provide their customers with unique experiences.



For more information about MvVO ART, visit http://www.mvvoart.com







About the Accessible Art Fair:


Accessible Art Fair’s mission is to offer a platform for artists and designers and make them accessible to a discerning audience. Accessible Art Fair offers the opportunity to purchase quality works of art and meet the creators behind the work. All their works are carefully selected and hand-picked by a panel of experts and guaranteed the quality of the art presented. Accessible Art Fair is the place to discover great talent. The Accessible Art Fair also strives to make the art purchasing experience as pleasant as possible by removing the barriers between the buyer and the artist. Founder Stephanie Manasseh started the organization in 2007 with the goal to create a platform for both talented emerging and established artists to sell their work to the art buying public.

BEACH MAGAZINE'S SOUTHAMPTON HEALTH ISSUE

Lauren Day Roberts



Cari Shimkus With Mary Larkin



Beach magazine, published by Modern Luxury Magazine in the Summer, hosted a Health & Wellness Issue Release Party at Southampton’s new modern Mexican restaurant Union Cantina on Friday, July 8th, 2016. The event was followed by an exclusive screening of the Spike documentary I am JFK Jr. at the Southampton Inn.

Ramona Singer With Andrea Greeven Douzet, Kimberly Allan And Paola Bacchini





Jeffrey Sachs & Christina Cuomo
Attendees included: Cristina Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, Derik Murray, RoseMarie Terenzio, Ramona Singer, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Kimberly Allan, Paola Bacchini, Rob Allan, Jillian Marie, Cari Shimkus, Mary Larkin, Connie Lippert, Amelia Doggwiler, Connor McInerney, Ashley Peleckis, Diana Heather, Ashley Heather, Curtis Terkuile, Monique Millane, Erika Halweil, Corey DeRosa, Jessica Lynn, Lisa Hartman, Alan Benson, Liza Benson, Lauren Day Roberts, Morgan Suckow, Sam Foley, Mark Lemerise, Paul Delaney, Wendy Delaney, Gary Ginsberg, Kevin Kay, David Schwarz, Debra Fazio, Roland Foster, John Schlimm and Brian Steel.



Beach magazine, helmed by Editor-in-Chief Cristina Cuomo, follows its readers to the Hamptons in the summer months with engaging profiles about people of influence, fashion, art, design and trends in the Hamptons. In the winter months, the magazine is published as Manhattan magazine in New York City, delivering engaging content to the affluent local and visitor like no other.

Chris & Cristina Cuomo With Derik Murray And  RoseMarie Terenzio




Guests mingled at restauranteurs Ian Duke and David Hilty’s new 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. Some of the new menu specials include the signature Castilla de Res Mole short rib dish and the innovative Deconstructed Enchiladas, which come in five variations.



About Beach Magazine


Beach magazine combines luxury lifestyle with a smart, provocative, and literary point of view. Lush, over-sized and visually stunning, the magazine celebrates fashion, art, architecture, music, food & drink, new ideas and trends. Each issue delivers probing insight into the most successful and interesting people in the world, from an insider’s perspective. Every issue will also bring the best in humor, travel diaries, sports and automotive coverage, as well as interior design and the most beautiful gardens on the East End. With hyper-local content appealing to an audience with extraordinary purchasing power and influence, Beach is as adventure-seeking as its reader.



For more information, visit http://www.modernluxury.com/beach





About Union Cantina


Union Cantina is owned by Southampton Social Club’s Ian Duke and David Hilty, who have teamed up with Southampton Social Club’s award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf to create this innovative modern Mexican eatery in the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Chef Kampf, who has been featured on the legendary television show Iron Chefs of America, brings his dedication to the classic “farm to table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina. The menu includes signature dishes such as the Castilla de Res Mole – a beef short rib with sweet local corn bread pudding, charred heirloom carrots and mole sauce, and the innovative Deconstructed Enchiladas, which come in five variations: Marinated Aracherras (skirt steak), Robalo Rayados (striped bass), Picante Camarones (spicy shrimp), Pollo Tirada (pulled chicken) and Vegetales (vegetable). Pair these flavorful dishes with Union Cantina’s signature cocktail Cinnamon Sol, which is a refreshing mix of Don Julio Reposado, cinnamon, pineapple & fresh lime juices.



The restaurant is open year round for lunch and dinner and features a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sundays. The space also incorporates a former prohibition speakeasy which has reopened as the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, and carries more than 100 types of tequila. Diners can also enjoy the outside bar and café space which will remain open throughout the warmer months. A signature cocktail program is offered, featuring an extensive tequila menu, in addition to sangrias, punches and frozen drinks. The restaurant is situated in the iconic Bowden Square. The square offers a central meeting point in Southampton to gather with friends and family for great food and drinks. Union Cantina pays homage to this historic building by keeping the original features while giving the space a modern touch.



The décor, which is best described as “Hamptons chic meets Rustic Cantina”, features a mixture of dark woods, Spanish glass and vibrant Mexican artwork. The bars have been restored to their original beauty from days long past and the newly renovated outdoor bar is the feature of a reclaimed wood art installation. The venue seats over 200 indoors, with an outdoor patio that seats 35 for dinner and assorted lawn seating.



For more information, please visit www.unioncantina.net 



Photos By: Pam Deutchman / www.society-in-focus.com / Lawlor Media GP

Monday, July 18, 2016

JEAN SHAFIROFF'S BASTILLE LUNCHEON @ LE CIRQUE

Jean Shafiroff


Victor De Souza With Kevin Roche


Michael Gross With Geoffrey Bradfield




Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted a Bastille Day Luncheon for close friends recently at Le Cirque Restaurant in New York to honor the French national holiday, Bastille Day. This holiday celebrates the unity of the French people after the Storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, France in 1789.



Jean Shafiroff, a board member of the French Heritage Society in New York City, spoke passionately against the Paris terror attacks that occurred on November 13, 2015. Moments after her luncheon, there would be another terrorist attack this time in Nice, France. On an annual day of celebration, when French people should feel proud and unified, fear rippled through the country after the tragedy.

Lee Fryd With Randi Schatz And Janna Bullock


Lucia Hwong Gordon With Ann Rapp And Roy Kean




Last year, on Sunday, November 15, 2015, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Jean Shafiroff co-hosted a candle light vigil to a packed room of supporters. French-Americans living in New York City commemorated the victims who lost their lives after a terrorist attack in Paris in November of 2015.



Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Best-selling authors Michael Gross and Nina Burleigh, Sharon Bush, CeCe Black, International Decorator Geoffrey Bradfield, Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Catherine Sabino, Janna Bullock, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Randi Schatz, Victor De Souza, Lee Fryd, Lady Lillian Cavendish, Patricia Shia, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Margot Langenberg, Kevin Roche.


 Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Sunday, July 17, 2016

RESIDENT MAGAZINE HOSTS SOUTHAMPTON FETE

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THE HAMPTONS
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Sheila Rosenblum With Lucia Hwong Gordon



Michael Travin With Ramona Singer & Melissa Kassis




Resident Magazine’s Publisher Michael Travin, Associate Publisher Melissa Kassis and Editor-In-Chief Hillary Latos hosted a Summer 2016 Cover Star Party at Southampton’s new Japanese fusion restaurant Kozu.



Resident Magazine offered its readers engaging profiles about people of influence, fashion, art and trends in Manhattan and the Hamptons. The cocktail party celebrated the July 2016 cover stars Ramona Singer and Dr. Christopher Calapai. The event featured wines from Lila Wines, sparkling wine from Rotari Trentodoc and cocktails from 50 Bleu Ultra Premium Vodka.

Zach Erdem





Notable attendees included: Hillary Latos, Ramona Singer, Melissa Kassis, Michael Travin, Zach Erdem, Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, Sheila Rosenblum, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joe & Jane Pontarelli



Guests had the opportunity to mingle restauranteur Zach Erdem’s new restaurant, Kozu, while tasting delectabe hors d'oeuvres from the Japanese-Peruvian inspired kitchen. Kozu boasts Head Chef John Keller, Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim. Signature dishes includes the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu and the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn "Pudding", Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing.



About Resident Magazine



Current, passionate and informative, Resident Magazine is expressly for high-net-worth residents of Manhattan and visitors to boutique hotels on the island. Whether in a luxury doorman coop or newly built condo building, Resident Magazine reaches the titans of industry, the movers of entertainment and the individuals who can and do make choices for their travel, dining, cultural and real estate needs. Resident.com is the portal for in-the-know New Yorkers; with content from both the print edition and with original articles just for the site, the online edition receives over 30,000 unique visitors a month.


Photos Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP

CHRIS WRAGGE HOSTS SAMUEL WAXMAN HAMPTONS

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THE HAMPTONS

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Ramona Singer



Chris Wragge And Wife Sarah Wragge



The Zarin Family



The 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) by noted oncologist and cancer researcher Samuel Waxman, MD. The benefit, which took place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, featured 40 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. The event was hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and honored Sandra Lee, philanthropist, Emmy winning television personality, New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso, Founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York.

Dierdre Quinn With Sandra Lee And Jayma Cardoso




Sara Sarpolis & Jessica Cohen
Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman (SWCRF Founder & CEO), Marion N. Waxman (A Hamptons Happening Founding Co-Chair), Laurie L. Schaffran (A Hamptons Happening Founding Co-Chair), Karen Amster-Young (A Hamptons Happening Co-Chair), Erica Fineberg (A Hamptons Happening Journal Chair), Kenneth Fishel (Event Host), Maria Fishel (Event Host), Bradley Fishel (Event Host), Chris Wragge (WCBS 2 News Anchor), Sandra Lee (Honoree), Jayma Cardoso (Honoree), Deirdre Quinn (Honoree), Fernanda Capobianco (Honorary Lead Chef), Francois Payard (Honorary Lead Chef), Michael Nierenberg (SWCRF Chairman), Chris Arlotta (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Jessica Mackin (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Pamela Morgan (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Sarah Sarpolis (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Jill Zarin (TV Personality & Author) and Ramona Singer (TV Personality), among others.

Lisa Aquelino With Chris Arlotta And Lisa Herbert Winter





The event was resplendent in floral beauty thanks to Flower Box Wall Gardens, which designed striking installations displayed throughout the venue, most dramatically a gardenlike step-and-repeat that brought a fresh twist to red carpet arrivals. Overall floral décor was provided by Designs by Mark Masone. Adding fun and wonder to the benefit were costumed performers from the National Circus Project, an arts-in-education program, who posed for photos with guests while balanced on stilts and performed tricks for the crowd. An online fundraiser held by Tabooze (www.gettabooze.com), a sugar-free and calorie-free cocktail mixer, raised over $7,000 for A Hamptons Happening in the weeks preceding the event. Tabooze creator Lori Schlakman, a cancer survivor, created the Cocktails for The Cure campaign to partner with the SWCRF in funding research for a cure.



SWCRF founder and CEO Dr. Samuel Waxman and Chris Wragge took to the stage to introduce this year’s honorees and host the live auction. Wragge, hosting A Hamptons Happening for the sixth consecutive year, thanked the audience for attending the event and for contributing to the work of the SWCRF. Dr. Waxman provided a brief overview of the Foundation’s funded research programs, emphasizing how this work is made possible by generous contributions from donors. He thanked the participating chefs and restaurants for providing delicious food and beverages for the event, and acknowledged the contributions of the event chair people, committee members and the SWCRF staff.



Following the opening remarks, honoree Sandra Lee captivated the audience with a powerful testimonial of her high-profile battle with breast cancer last year. She said she is cancer free and credited the medical team at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York for their excellent treatment of her. She noted that the work of the SWCRF is unique in that it requires funded scientists to share their findings with other researchers in order to advance the development of cancer treatments. Following Sandra’s speech, honorees Jayma Cardoso and Deirdre Quinn were welcomed to the stage, where Dr. Waxman presented them crystal awards from Orrefors in thanks for their support for this year’s benefit. The awards ceremony was capped by a fun champagne toast to the SWCRF’s fortieth anniversary presented by Champagne Taittinger, the official sparkling wine of A Hamptons Happening. Champagne Taittinger’s brand ambassador, wine expert Chantelle Pabros, led the pouring of champagne into a tower of 200 glasses passed to the audience by Chris Wragge, the Waxmans, Fernanda Capobianco and Francois Payard, among others.



Chris Wragge then presided over an exciting live auction that included exclusive items such as an exciting package for two to see the Tony Award-nominated hit show “Hamilton” that included dinner with two cast members and more; a Dominican Republic Getaway package; an Ultimate Spa Package at Canyon Ranch; a Cloud Catering & Events packet, featuring a dinner for 8 prepared by a Michelin-starred chef; and a Dinner for 10 By the World Renowned Chef at Rao’s in New York.



This year’s A Hamptons Happening was chaired by event Co-Founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran and Co-Chair Karen Amster-Young. Additional chairpersons included Erin Jennifer Woudsma as Auction Chair and Erica Linden-Fineberg as Journal Chair. LDV Hospitality was the featured restaurant group at the event. The Honorary Lead Chef Couple was Fernanda Capobianco, founder of Vegan Divas, journalist and cookbook author; and Francois Payard, pastry chef, restaurateur and author. The event once again featured beautiful cabanas for guests to lounge in and silent and live auctions.



The annual A Hamptons Happening is among the most eagerly anticipated events of the Hamptons social calendar. Drawing on average 500 guests, the event is held under a 15,000-sq-ft. floored, carpeted and air-conditioned tent on the stunning 15-acre Bridgehampton property of Maria and Kenneth Fishel. The benefit is a scrumptious celebration of New York’s finest cuisine, personally presented by the top chefs of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. Guests indulge their appetites for the savory and the sweet, mix and mingle, bid on exciting auction items and dance to today’s hottest tunes, all the while collaborating to fund science’s quest for a cure for cancer.



The A Hamptons Happening Committee included Chris Arlotta and Mario Pecoraro, Tammy Caress, Diana Chudnoff, Becca Goldberg, Marcia Lavipour, Jessica Mackin, Pamela Morgan and Michael Trokel, Edward Sadovnik, Sarah Sarpolis, and Bettina and Spencer Waxman. Linda Shapiro of LBS Productions was the event coordinator. Party Up Productions did production design and music was provided by The Surf Lodge’s resident DJ, David Katz.



Event Sponsors included AmTrust Title formerly First Nationwide Title, Art Hamptons, Bespoke Real Estate, Champagne Taittinger, Hamptons Magazine, Jaguar Land Rover Southampton, Palm Bay International and The Independent. A Hamptons Happening had a presence at the recent Art Hamptons when Dr. Waxman and Mrs. Waxman served on the event’s host committee, which included A Hamptons Happening hosts Maria and Kenneth Fishel as co-chairs. Williams-Sonoma Bridgehampton was the event’s retail partner.



Participating restaurants, chefs and spirits brands include: The Savory: 230 Elm and Back Bar Grille, Carol Ann Daly; 251 Lex, 273 Kitchen & 8 North Broadway, Constantine Kalandranis; Antico Noe; Arlotta Food Studio, Mario Pecoraro and Chris Arlotta; Bareburger, Misha Levin; Hamptons Jam, Joe Cipro; Creative Edge Parties, Carla Ruben; Culinaria Group, Greg Grossman; Delicatessen, Michael Ferraro; The East Hampton Grill, Endless Summer Group, Peter Ambrose; Esca, Dave Pasternack; Hurricane Grill & Wings, Lobster Grille, Randy Reiss; My Sister’s Chef, Emily Costa; NewPop; Noah’s, Noah Schwartz; Old Stove Pub, George Gounelas; Union League Club, Russell Rosenberg; Saaz Indian Restaurant, Sameer Mohan; Seafood Shop, Paul Labue; Surf Lodge, Chef Chris Rendell; Tully’s Seafood Market, Gary Lattanzio. The Sweet: Nounos Creamery, John Belesis and Steven Ioannou; Edible Encores, Alissa Cohen; Erica’s Rugelach, Erica Kalick. Potable: Champagne Taittinger, Chopin Vodka, Hampton Coffee Company, Liqsshot, Mezcal Dona Sarita, Montauk Brewery Co., Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, Muddling Memories, Palm Bay International, Plain T Boutique Tea Company, Saratoga Water, Shannon Stiggins, Stroh Rum and Ubons Bloody Mary Mix.



About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.



For more information on SWCRF, visit: www.waxmancancer.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UNION CANTINA IS NEW FLAVORFUL HAMPTONS FAVE

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HAMPTONS DINING
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Union Cantina



Do not miss this season’s flavorful new addition to Hamptons dining - Union Cantina! Owners of the Southampton Social Club Ian Duke and David Hilty have teamed up with Southampton Social Club’s award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf to create this innovative modern Mexican eatery in the old “Publick House” space, designed just for Southampton. Chef Kampf, who has been featured on the legendary television show Iron Chefs of America, brings his dedication to the classic “farm to table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina.


The menu includes signature dishes such as the Castilla de Res Mole – a beef short rib with sweet local corn bread pudding, charred heirloom carrots and mole sauce, and the innovative Deconstructed Enchiladas, which come in five variations: Marinated Aracherras (skirt steak), Robalo Rayados (striped bass), Picante Camarones (spicy shrimp), Pollo Tirada (pulled chicken) and Vegetales (vegetable). Pair these flavorful dishes with Union Cantina’s signature cocktail Cinnamon Sol, which is a refreshing mix of Don Julio Reposado, cinnamon, pineapple & fresh lime juices.

Short Rib With Mole Sauce




The restaurant is open year round for lunch and dinner and will feature a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sundays. The space also incorporates a former prohibition speakeasy which reopened as the 400 Rabbits Tequila Bar, which will carry more than 100 types of tequila. Diners can also enjoy the outside bar and café space which will remain open throughout the warmer months. A signature cocktail program is offered, featuring an extensive tequila menu, in addition to sangrias, punches and frozen drinks.

Hamptons Chic Meets Rustic Cantina




The restaurant is situated in the iconic Bowden Square, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. The square offers a central meeting point in Southampton to gather with friends and family for great food and drinks. Union Cantina pays homage to this historic building by keeping the original features while giving the space a modern touch.


The décor, which is best described as “Hamptons chic meets Rustic Cantina”, features a mixture of dark woods, Spanish glass and vibrant Mexican artwork. The bars have been restored to their original beauty from days long past and the newly renovated outdoor bar is the feature of a reclaimed wood art installation. The venue seats over 200 indoors, with an outdoor patio that seats 35 for dinner and assorted lawn seating.


For more information, please visit www.unioncantina.net

Union Cantina

40 Bowden Square

Southampton, NY 11968

T: 631-377-3500



Opening times:

Monday – Friday: Lunch is served 11:30am – 4:00pm

Sunday – Wednesday: Dinner is served 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Dinner is served 5:00pm – 12:00am

Saturday & Sunday: Bottomless brunch is served 11:30am – 4:00pm



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ PARISH ART MUSEUM

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IN THE HAMPTONS
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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff was among the many distinguished attendees at the Midsummer Party at the Parrish Art Museum this past Saturday in Southampton, NY. This event is regarded by many as the highlight of summer social season, attracting thousands of notable guests and Jean Shafiroff was one of the fashion highlights of the night. Shafiroff is an avid style and fashion trend setter, and has been profiled in many publications. Other notable attendees included: Alessandro Nivola, Nicole Miller, Sandra Lee, Anne Huntington and Dorothy Lichtenstein.



Shafiroff was dressed in a yellow Carolina Herrera dress constructed with embossed foam rubber. The light yellow ensemble was accessorized with red-orange plastic statement earrings, from Oscar de la Renta, that mimicked the draping of the dress, and an accompanying clutch, from Dior, of the same color. Her outfit also included a bright green plastic jacket by André Courréges. The beautiful dress cascaded down her frame impeccably, and made her a sight you could not forget.



The Midsummer Party at the Parish Art Museum honored philanthropist Barbara Slifka and brought together philanthropists, artists, business leaders and art world guests in support of the museum on Long Island’s East End. Jean Shafiroff in Carolina Herrera emulated the illuminating and creative qualities of the collection at the Parrish Art Museum.



Jean Shafiroff is the author of the book Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give available now in selected bookstores.



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





Photo Courtesy Of: BFA

Monday, July 11, 2016

ITALIAN SOPHISTICATION @ NEW YORK CITY'S MAMO

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Executive Chef Massimo Sola of MAMO Restaurant

Wins Il Primo 2016’s Best Pasta in Manhattan
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Fine Dining AT Mamo



Italian food in New York has seen an increased level of sophistication in recent years, with a number of talented chefs bringing traditional techniques, experience and products to this food metropolis. A competition that gathers all of these chefs for the utmost challenge is Il Primo Manhattan, in collaboration with Association of New York Chefs (AICNY), which features 70 chefs from the best Italian restaurants all over New York City. This year’s proud winner, who won over the jury of Italian and American food critics, was Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola of MAMO restaurant. Chef Sola’s winning dish was an exquisite spin on a traditional pasta carbonara, or as the judges called it, a “quasi carbonara” made with finesse and elegance.



Those who want to experience Massimo Sola’s award-winning pasta dishes can visit celebrity favorite MAMO restaurant in New York’s bustling SoHo neighborhood, which also serves up delicious seasonal a la carte dishes such as the fresh Salmon Carpaccio, a home-style Capri Salad, and Wild Sea Bass with fingerling potatoes. MAMO New York is the transatlantic sister to Cannes film festival go-to restaurant MAMO Le Michelangelo, a two decades old French Riviera staple and favorite among movie stars and socialites alike.



MAMO, the younger SoHo sibling, is run by Italian restauranteur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti (son of MAMO Le Michelangelo’s Herve Mammoliti) and maintains the same authentic feel and dedication to Provençal flavors as its Antibes namesake. Just like MAMO Le Michelangelo, MAMO New York attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Rhianna, Magic Johnson, Alexander Wang, Diane Kruger, Samuel L. Jackson, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and Jay Z.

Executive Chef Massimo Sola heads up the kitchen and the brand new spring/summer 2016 menu. A native of Italy, Sola grew up surrounded by the flavors and cooking style of the Italian/French Provençal cuisine. Drawing on colors and nature as inspiration, Sola is known for his simple yet eye catching dishes. Some of MAMO’s signature offerings include their flavorful Raviolini al Tartufo (truffle ravioli), Coniglio alla Ligure (rabbit legs with spinach and foie gras), the MAMO Burger and the Focaccia al Tartufo (truffle pizza). For those with a sweet tooth, MAMO also offers delicious desserts such as the classic Tiramisu, the rich Affogato alla vaniglia con fragole calde and the Cheesecake alla lavanda (cheesecake with a lavender twist).



To complement the flavorful dishes, MAMO also boasts an impressive cocktail menu from which diners can enjoy specialty cocktails such as the MAMO Negroni, the MAMO Spritz and the one-of-a-kind Martini Al Tartufo (truffle martini). Seasonal cocktails include the sour cherry flavored Amorena, the beautiful lavender Valentina cocktail and the smoky yet elegant Fumeè cocktail. In addition to the cocktail program, MAMO also has an extensive wine list of carefully selected French and Italian wines to complement the cuisine.



MAMO offers diners traditional southern Italian/French cuisine in an intimate yet elegant setting. The bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.



About MAMO


Located on West Broadway between Grand and Canal Streets, MAMO restaurant is a purveyor of affectionate Italian and Provençal dining experience. MAMO is bringing a long tradition of Italian hospitality and Provençal charm to New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. MAMO, The New York outpost of Le Michelangelo, a 23-year-old staple located on the French Riviera, boasts Michelin-starred chef Massimo Sola (formerly of Eataly Roma, Ristorante Quattro Mori) as executive chef. Whether you prefer a relaxing night out with your closest friends, intimate gatherings and business meetings, or a grand cocktail party, you are certain to experience an unforgettable evening at MAMO and enjoy the incredible service and food. The menu incorporates a mix of classic family recipes as well as market specials. The restaurant’s design embodies the Riviera’s “sense of home” with a warm color palate, original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The multi-level restaurant offers an unforgettable experience where every single person is treated with affection and love.



MAMO

323 West Broadway

(between Grand & Canal St)

New York, NY 10013



Monday-Friday: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM lunch; 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM dinner

Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM brunch; 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM dinner



For more information, please call (646) 964-4641 or visit http://www.mamonyc.com



Twitter: http://twitter.com/Mamo_NYC


Photo Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP
 

Friday, July 08, 2016

THE UPPER EAST SIDES TRADITIONAL CHINA FUN

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NEW YORK CITY'S BEST DINING
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China Fun



This summer China Fun delivers tasty twists on traditional Chinese cuisine. Visit New York’s Upper East Side, on the corner of 64th and Second Avenue, to experience delicious new menu items. Ample sidewalk seating allows guests to enjoy delectable food and sunny weather. Diners at China Fun are greeted with a wide array of options, perfect for dining out or in this summer. The entire menu is available for delivery or takeout for those nights when your kitchen table is already set.


Plan a night out and experience what it truly means to be China Fun this summer. The succulent Peking Duck tastes like perfection with every bite. Chicken in Peach Sauce is served with a sesame seed garnish which tantalizes the palate with its combination of sweet and savory flavors. Have your choice of pork or pork and crabmeat in the Soup Dumplings, unconventionally served all day long. Be sure to request – 24 hours prior – China Fun’s succulent Red Cooked Pork Belly which is available all year round, but only on the menu during the Chinese New Year. It is China Fun’s signature secret, shhh!

Gourmet Crafted Cocktails




Each cocktail is beautifully crafted with a fruity garnish, paper fan or cocktail umbrella invoking a Polynesian feel such as its Spicy Mango Mojito served with Leblon 100% Brazilian Cane Rum, mango, mint, lime and dash of Tabasco. Saketome features sake along with Grey Goose, lime juice and served either shaken or straight up with a pickled ginger garnish.


China Fun has cemented its reputation as one of the top neighborhood Chinese restaurants on the exclusive Upper East Side of New York City. The consistent success of the eatery can be attributed to the restaurant’s Executive Chef Mr. Wing Fong Chen, and Dorothea and Felix Wu who have been with the restaurant since its opening in 1991. Like their food, the restaurant’s décor blends old world Chinese culture with the modernity of New York City chic. China Fun brings unique, delightful twists on traditional Chinese food universally enjoyed by guests.


About China Fun


Upper East Side neighborhood Chinese eatery China Fun boasts a wide ranging menu of delicacies originating in various regions of the country. The eclectic menu, created by the Wu family and executed by Executive Chef Wing Fong Chen, who has been with the restaurant since its opening, is highlighted by dim sum, soup dumplings, Cantonese BBQ, noodles, wok dishes among other options. Under the direction of the Wu family, guests can trust in the restaurant’s ability to ensure each visit is great each and every time they dine at China Fun. China Fun is open daily from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM at 1221 Second Avenue at 64th Street.



For reservations or more information, please call 212-752-0810 or visit www.chinafun-ny.com.

Facebook: China Fun

Twitter: @ChinaFunNYC

Instagram: @ChinaFunNYC

HAMPTONS SALT TASTING @ WILLIAMS-SONOMA

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FOOD STYLE IN THE HAMPTONS
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Hamptons Salt




Hamptons Salt Company is offering an exclusive salt tasting at Williams-Sonoma Bridgehampton’s Artisans' Market on Saturday, July 16th, 2016, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, which is an event focused on small batch, artisanally produced food products. Hamptons Salt Company will be offering guests a chance to try their preeminent line of all-natural sea salts, including raw salts, flavored salts and smoked salts.



The Williams-Sonoma Artisans’ Market Program takes place monthly in 50 (soon to be 75) Williams-Sonoma stores across the country. The event features up to four artisans per month, giving customers the chance to interact with the makers directly.



Salt collections that will be on display and available for tasting include: The Flavor Seeker with five 1 oz. mini jars with Black Truffle, Garlic, Ghost Pepper, Smoked Hickory and Rosemary salt varieties; The Daily Chef containing a 14 oz. jar of Cooking Salt and 4 oz. jars of Finishing and Garlic salts; and The Collector, which includes 20 varieties of Hamptons Salt in mini 1 oz. jars. Founder of Hamptons Salt Company, Peter Pierce, will be presenting the salts and ready to answer any and all salt questions that guests may have. All of the salts are available for purchase at the event.



WHEN:

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

12:00pm – 4:00pm



WHERE:

Williams-Sonoma Bridgehampton

2044 Montauk Hwy, Ste 49

Bridgehampton, NY 11932



About Hamptons Salt Company



Peter Pierce founded Hamptons Salt Company upon discovering the abundance of chemical-laden table salt varieties and wanted to find a safe, delicious alternative to serve to his two children. Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt. Hamptons Salt’s merchants scour the world to offer you the best selection of raw salts, flavored salts or smoked salts. All of its salts are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives. Each salt has a unique taste profile based on the sea from where it originated and the natural minerals are not stripped out like refined salt. Hamptons Salt currently offers 29 salt varieties from around the world. You can experience Bali Pyramid or Cypress Flake without leaving your kitchen. For some flavor, try Vermont Maple Syrup, Smoked Chardonnay Oak or the almost too hot Ghost Pepper ($19.99-$24.99).




In addition, Hamptons Salt Company offers assortments of Hamptons Salt for the perfect hostess gift or foodie. Each collection comes in its own sleek black gift box. Collections include The Bartender, with Jalapeno, Lime and Lemon salt varieties ($59.99); The Flavor Seeker with five 1 oz. mini jars with Black Truffle, Garlic, Ghost Pepper, Smoked Hickory and Rosemary salt varieties ($39.99); The Daily Chef contains a 14 oz. jar of Cooking Salt, and 4 oz. jars of Finishing and Garlic salts ($44.99); The Connoisseur containing the four most luxurious salts Hamptons Salt sells including Fleur de Sel, Black Truffle, Porcini and Smoked Chardonnay Oak ($99.99); The Globe Trotter contains raw salts from corners of the globe including Himalayan Pink, Bali Pyramid, Cyprus Flake and Himalayan Black ($69.99); The Grillmaster with the most popular varieties perfect for the grill including Smoked Hickory, Smoked Mesquite and Espresso salt varieties ($59.99); The Collector includes 20 varieties of Hamptons Salt in mini 1 oz. jars ($149.99).



For more information on Hamptons Salt Company, visit http://hamptonssalt.com








About Williams-Sonoma


Williams-Sonoma's culinary legacy began in 1956, when Chuck Williams founded his original cookware shop in the California wine country town of Sonoma. The store offered a collection of classic French kitchen equipment that many Americans had never seen before. And it immediately became a favorite of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Since then, the Williams-Sonoma brand has expanded to include hundreds of exclusive products from around the world, more than 250 stores nationwide, millions of direct-mail catalogs, an award-winning e-commerce site – and one of the world's best-selling cookbook libraries. One essential factor remains unchanged: Williams-Sonoma's enduring commitment to the finest quality and outstanding customer service.



For more information on Williams-Sonoma, visit http://www.williams-sonoma.com







Photo Courtesy Of: Lawlor Media GP / Hamptons Salt

Sunday, July 03, 2016

MAMARAZZI WITH THE MOMS AND BROOKE SHIELDS

Brooke Shields




THE MOMS with Kidbox & Chevy Tri-State hosted a Mamarazzi® Event and a conversation with Brooke Shields recently at the Park Avenue Screening room. The event brought together influential moms and media for a special advance screening of the new film, Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted.



Before the screening, guests gathered outside the theater to learn about Kidbox. Kidbox is the first kids’ personalized style box that delivers parents a convenient way to dress kids in cool brands at meaningful savings, and a mission to clothe children in need. Immediately following the screening, Brooke Shields sat down for a Q & A with The MOMS Denise Albert where they discussed her new movie in which she acted and executively produced Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted.



The discussion with Brooke included how she got into the producer role “I told them I would only do the movies if they let me executive produce. It's amazing what happens when you ask” and how challenging the behind-the-camera role can be [On executive producing] “It's exhausting. After everything I have to do, I still have to memorize ten pages a night. I basically worked 12-15 hours a day”.



The discussions also circled around Brooke’s children and how she explains to them about being away while she shoots “This is what mommy also does. It's fulfilling to me, I have to work as well”. About social media, Brooke said about her older daughter on Instagram “she has a snapchat and Instagram and now she's asking me for a finsta. It's harmless, but I lord over her. I have all of her passwords and she has to ask me before she posts anything”. Phones are not allowed in the family’s cars: “My husband always tells my kids I want you to be bored. We have a thing where we all get two songs each”.



The topic also touched on kids growing into the tween age and the anxiety of letting them get out on their own and be with friends. Brooke about her daughter walking to school: “This is the opportunity for me to trust you but I don't trust other people. If she doesn't text me the minute she gets there, I will take away the phone. Think of how many snapchat stories you'll lose in 24 hours”. Brooke’s thoughts on pursuing modelling at a young age: “When they're young, modeling can be fun. It gets dangerous when they get older and hey start to believe in their own hype and it's something other kids can be mean about”.



How to u teach work ethic? Brooke noted that “Hopefully it's by example to a certain extent. But it's not what they're listening to all day with other kids. They don't want for anything so I have to find a way to balance that with talking about it. They want to be taught I think. I say please and thank you so they do but I also beat it into their heads before they could even say please and thank you”.



“I was always that little kid to volunteer to be the funny class clown. I did 27 shows w bob hope when I was younger and that's when I really learned the choreography of comedy from some of the funniest people. If these hallmark mysteries continue, I will probably direct because I know the team and you need to know the team around you. I like producing because it's nice to have leverage instead of being overruled all the time as an actor. You also have to pick your battles which I don't like because I like to win all of them. You have to balance what you really want by compromising other things” said Brooke.



Lastly, Brooke talked about her involvement in the movie Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted: “I learned that when you have a gut feeling about something you're probably right. I've grown being more confident as a producer because it's something I've never done before. I'm learning it's ok to not try to please everyone all the time.”




ABOUT FLOWER SHOP MYSTERY: DEARLY DEPOTTED: 



Premiered Sunday, June 26 (9pm ET/PT, 8C) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Starring Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott, Beau Bridges

Third movie in the Flower Shop Mysteries series



Abby Knight (Shields) is a beautiful ex-attorney and proprietor of Bloomers, a quaint Illinois flower shop. As a bridesmaid and the floral arranger at her impulsive cousin’s wedding, Abby hopes Jillian won’t once again run from the altar. When the ceremony concludes without a hitch, Abby breathes a sigh of relief. But things take a mysterious turn when Abby and Marco (Elliott), a handsome bar owner and former private investigator, discover the body of Jack Sutcliff, an unscrupulous grifter who attempted to crash the wedding. While the police tape off the crime scene and a coroner examines the body, Abby’s curiosity gets the better of her and she sets out to conduct her own murder investigation and solve the case. With Marco’s help, Abby assembles an eclectic list of murder suspects — including her “black sheep” relatives, various wedding party members and even the groom’s socialite mother — and uncovers the surprising ways they were connected to the victim. As Abby interrogates the suspects, a budding romance develops between herself and Marco. While Abby’s investigation unfolds, one of the murder suspects turns up dead from an apparent suicide. But when Abby suspects this death was a homicide — and closes in on the killer — she finds herself trapped in a dangerous showdown. Now the former-lawyer- flower-shop- owner-turned-sleuth must scramble to bring the killer to justice, without becoming another. Abby Knight (Shields) is a beautiful ex-attorney and proprietor of Bloomers, a quaint Illinois flower shop. As a bridesmaid and the floral arranger at her impulsive cousin’s wedding, Abby hopes Jillian won’t once again run from the altar. When the ceremony concludes without a hitch, Abby breathes a sigh of relief. But things take a mysterious turn when Abby and Marco (Elliott), a handsome bar owner and former private investigator, discover the body of Jack Sutcliff, an unscrupulous grifter who attempted to crash the wedding. While the police tape off the crime scene and a coroner examines the body, Abby’s curiosity gets the better of her and she sets out to conduct her own murder investigation and solve the case. With Marco’s help, Abby assembles an eclectic list of murder suspects — including her “black sheep” relatives, various wedding party members and even the groom’s socialite mother — and uncovers the surprising ways they were connected to the victim. As Abby interrogates the suspects, a budding romance develops between herself and Marco. While Abby’s investigation unfolds, one of the murder suspects turns up dead from an apparent suicide. But when Abby suspects this death was a homicide — and closes in on the killer — she finds herself trapped in a dangerous showdown. Now the former-lawyer- flower-shop- owner-turned-sleuth must scramble to bring the killer to justice, without becoming another.