Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro Launches New Menu: New Executive Chef John Creger puts unique, modern twist on classic dishes

Signature Truffle Fondue

Signature Truffle Fondue

Australian Wagyu Tournedos Rossini

Australian Wagyu Tournedos Rossini

 

Renowned French bistro and wine bar – Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro– located on Park Avenue in Murray Hill – has launched a brand-new menu created by new Executive Chef John Creger.

With the new menu, Chef Creger, formerly of Le Cirque and Grandisca, keeps the classic French dishes Artisanal is best-known for, but adds his flair by using epicurean ingredients such as black and white truffles, wagyu beef, quail eggs and caviar to enhance them. Further, guests may enjoy new hors d’oeuvres and fondue options, including the new Truffle Fondue, which features Artisanal’s signature three cheese blend with black truffles folded in to the mixture and white truffles shaved on top. Also new to the menu are an array of delicious Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, including its signature five cheese blend, named “Best in New York” by Time Out Magazine. Additionally, diners will enjoy decadent entrees including its 32oz waygu tomahawk ribeye served with asparagus, frites, garlic & thyme with brown butter. Gluten-free diners may also feast on Artisanal’s new Beet Quinoa Burger with arugula, balsamic yogurt and tomato on a poppy seed bun.

Loyal diners at this Park Avenue institution need not worry- traditional menu items that are customer favorites will remain the menu. Artisanal’s well-known Macaroni and Cheese is still on the menu, featuring its classic cheese blend regular diners are familiar with. In addition, the restaurant has its signature lobster bisque served with crème fraiche and a caviar profiterole and the Dover Sole with crushed fingerling potatoes, spinach, fennel and brown butter. As has always been the case, all breads and pastries served at Artisanal are baked in-house including its hamburger buns, baguettes and five types of bread including gluten-free options, all of which are made fresh for every customer.

In addition to the delicious and generous new menu, the restaurant has recruited Master Mixologist Carlos Vasquez to create a beautiful, delicious cocktail program featuring a diverse range of ingredients. From its Five Points cocktail with vodka, green grapes, elderflower liquor, hibiscus elixir, lime and agave to the Artisanal Hemingway with rum, grapefruit, pink peppercorn, aromatic bitters, absinthe, maraschino liquor, lime and agave, there is a cocktail to suit everyone’s palate.

Since acquiring Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro in late 2014, Owner Sarid Drory has transformed this much beloved favorite into a more upscale destination. Along with the decadent array of ingredients from the new food menu, he also expanded the wine cellar and cheese lists. Artisanal now boasts a sidewalk café seating 65, designed by Adam Tihany, and a chef’s table in a private room named “The Cheese Cave.”

 

About Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro

Decorated in Art Deco style by renowned architect Adam Tihany – with classic French bistro tables, timber paneling, brass rails and the smell of freshly baked bread wafting in the air – it feels like you’ve arrived in Paris when you walk in Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro’s door. Owned by restaurateur Sarid Drory, Artisanal showcases upmarket French bistro cooking, boasting 250 cheeses and an extensive wine cellar with 600 bottles and 80 glasses on offer. A mural-sized painting, which hung in French restaurants since the 1930’s, presides over the handsome 160-seat space, and vintage gilt mirrors hang from the walls. In addition, the restaurant boasts a beautiful 65-seat sidewalk café. Artisanal is open daily for breakfast at 6:45am, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night bites.

For more information please visit www.artisanalbistro.com

 

Soft Poached Hen Egg with Prosucitto

Soft Poached Hen Egg with Prosucitto

Togarashi Marinated Tuna Crudo

Togarashi Marinated Tuna Crudo

As If Magazine Along with Audemars Piguet Celebrated Issue nº8 Featuring Cover Girl Jena Malone

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AS IF Magazine Editor-In-Chief Tatijana Shoan and Publisher Scott Fishkind along with Audemars Piguet came together to celebrate AS IF Magazine’s 8th issue featuring cover girl Jena Malone  and Audemars Piguet’s luxury timepieces for women with Alek Wek and Dee Hilfiger, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Il Principe restaurant at the Hugo Hotel.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception where refreshing Cointreau Rickey’s were served which was followed by a three-course sit down dinner where Grgich Hills wine will be paired with the meal. Notable attendees included Alek Wek, Tommy & Dee Hilfiger, Charlotte McKinney, Lars Nilsson, Mike Ovitz, Marin Hopper, Amy Fine Collins, Kim Heirston, Doug and Mike Starn, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Marky Ramone, Michelle Violy Harper, Andres Serrano, Maxwell andPhilippe Hoerle-Guggenheim.

AS IF Magazine’s Issue nº8 is now available on newsstands with actress Jena Malone on the cover. Editor-In-Chief and photographer Tatijana Shoan spent the day photographing and interviewing Jena in a fashion editorial at the Bowery Hotel, where they discussed music, Jena’s last installment of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and artistic inspiration. Also featured in the issue is a preview of Audemars Piguet’s new collection of Millenary timepieces for women, a fashion shoot with model and actress Eva Doll, dancer and artist Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi, Marin Hopper of Hayward Luxury, artists Mike and Doug Starn, “It Girl” Charlotte McKinney, a story on Gemfields and their emerald mine in Zambia, and Andrew Solomon pens the intro for writer and fashion historian Amy Fine Collins interview.  Additionally, AS IF’s Art Editor, Kim Heirston spent a day with Anish Kapoor in the artist’s studio discussing the importance of his past and how he reveals his soul in his work.

About AS IF Magazine:

AS IF Magazine is a large format, luxury, art, fashion and culture publication dedicated to featuring people who have made a significant mark in the zeitgeist. AS IF is the recipients of over 40 awards for design and photography excellence. With a circulation of 50,000, AS IF Magazine is distributed on newsstands and bookstores throughout all majors cities in the US, Europe and Asia. Standing at the crossroads of art, fashion, design and luxury, AS IF is a book that has quickly become a must-read; collected among some of the most sophisticated influencers, tastemakers and affluent consumers in United States and abroad.

Some of AS IF’s exclusive feature stories have included artists Marina Abramovic, Chuck Close, Marilyn Minter, Marco Brambilla, Scott Campbell, Laurie Anderson, Anish Kapoor, Francesco Clemente, Tony Cragg and Ines & Vindoodh; fashion designers Public School, Tamara Mellon, Miguel Adrover, Zac Posen, Tommy Hilfiger, and Martin Grant; the Head Curator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harold Koda; as well as entertainment scions Sean Lennon, Christina Ricci, Uzo Aduba, Greta Gerwig, Daniel Radcliffe, Ryan Kavanaugh, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Arnold and Anne Kopelson, among others.

For more information visit www.asifmag.com/

Dee Hilfiger, Tatijana Shoan, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Dee Hilfiger, Tatijana Shoan, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Amy Fine Collins, Tommy Hilfiger (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Alek Wek (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Alek Wek (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Scott Fishkind, Tatijana Shoan (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Michelle Harper, Ryan Lobo (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Marky Ramone, Tommy Hilfiger (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ryan Lobo, Omar Hernandez, Tatijana Shoan, Alek Wek, Michelle Harper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ryan Lobo, Omar Hernandez, Tatijana Shoan, Alek Wek, Michelle Harper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Marky Ramone, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Marky Ramone, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Scott Fishkind, Alex Sumner (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Scott Fishkind, Alex Sumner (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Tommy Hilfiger(Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Tommy Hilfiger(Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Mike Starn, Kim Heirston, Doug Starn (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Mike Starn, Kim Heirston, Doug Starn (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Frederick Martel, Doreen Remen (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Frederick Martel, Doreen Remen (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Lars Nilsson, Amy Fine Collins, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Lars Nilsson, Amy Fine Collins, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Tatijana Shoan, Maxwell (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Tatijana Shoan, Maxwell (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

John Goldstone, Marin Hopper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

John Goldstone, Marin Hopper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Sophia Ruan Gushée Launched New Book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures

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Author Sophia Ruan Gushée celebrated the launch of her book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, on the roof of the Nomad Hotel in Manhattan Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.

Sophia was joined at the celebration by her family, husband Gregory Gushée and her three adorable daughters.  Following speeches by her husband and eight-year-old daughter, Sophia took the stage to thank her family, the guests, and those who helped her complete the book, a culmination of five years of research.

In her speech, Sophia told the heartfelt story of how she began her research on the toxic chemicals that pervade our environment; after the birth of her first child, she found herself up late one night reading a book on how best to care for her infant, and was shocked to discover that carcinogens can be found in some baby bottle nipples, and hormone disrupters have been found in some baby bottles as well.  Shocked, she began to research practical alternatives to these potentially dangerous products, and continued to look for safer replacements for the common products in our lives that expose us to countless toxins: pesticides, household cleaners, chemical flame retardants, and even furniture, to name a few.

Guests such as Charlotte Matthews, Gina Marinelli, and Jacqui Kennedy enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres on the roof of the Nomad and browsed through copies of the newly-published book, called a “veritable encyclopedia” by Elena Brower and a “comprehensive…helpful [and] easy-to-read manual” by Dr. Frank Lipman.

A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures is now available for sale on Amazon.

About Sophia Ruan Gushée

Sophia Ruan Gushée is a mother of three who, upon leaving a career in investment management to spend more time with her children, began a journey to build the healthiest and safest environment possible for her family.  This mission to become a truly conscious consumer led her into five years of research on the many toxins we are exposed to and the possible effects of these substances on our lives. Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University.  She is also a certified yoga teacher, living in New York City with her family.

For More Information, Visit: www.nontoxicliving.tips

Sophia Ruan Gushee (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

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 Gregory Gushee, Sophia Gushee and Daughters (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Allison Gushee Molkethin, Steve Gushee (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Allison Gushee Molkethin, Steve Gushee
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Adrienne Goldthorpe, Debbie Nicholl  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Vielka Kelly-Weiss, Andrew Weiss  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

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Jacqui Kennedy, Lucy Guffey, Gina Marinelli, Reina Honts  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jacqui Kennedy, Lucy Guffey, Gina Marinelli, Reina Honts
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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation “Collaborating For A Cure” 18th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction Honoring John Varvatos Raised $2.5 Million

Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, John Varvatos, Chris Wragge Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, John Varvatos, Chris Wragge
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John Fogerty
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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ Benefit Dinner and Auction, honoring fashion designer John Varvatos, and featured a special musical performance by legendary American Singer-Songwriter John Fogerty, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street. The annual event, now in its eighteenth year, raised $2.5 million to support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer.

Notable attendees included Dr. Samuel Waxman (Founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Marion Waxman; Michael and Elin Nierenberg (18th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Hosts); Chris Wragge (Co-Anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning); John Varvatos (Honoree; Fashion Designer John Varvatos); John Fogerty (Special Musical Guest); Spencer Waxman (President, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Cristina Cuomo (Presenter; Editor-In-Chief, Manhattan Magazine); Hugh Hildesley (Executive Vice President & Auctioneer, Sotheby’s); Kenneth Fishel (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); David Hinkelman (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Howard Kurz (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation);Robert Kantor(Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Howard Shlafmitz (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Baron Silverstein (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Mary Kantor (Honorary Board Member, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Dena K. Weiner (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Ruth Finley (Founder, Fashion Calendar); Coppy Holzman(Founder & CEO, Charity Buzz); David Burke (Chef, The Wayfarer) and Jean Shafiroff(Philanthropist).

This year’s event was attended by more than 750 corporate executives, board members and their guests. The money raised will support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells and to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver novel therapies to treat cancer.

SWCRF Chairman and Collaborating for a Cure host Michael Nierenberg gave opening remarks welcoming attendees to the Dinner & Auction and thanked the SWCRF’s many supporters for their continued efforts to raise funds for cancer research.  The evening’s Master of Ceremonies Chris Wragge then took the stage to introduce Dr. Samuel Waxman whose remarks highlighted the importance of investing in cancer research and developing less toxic therapies for cancer patients of all ages, which is a large part of the SWCRF’s mission. After dinner, Wragge introduced Cristina Cuomo, Editor-In-Chief of Manhattan and Beach Magazine, to present the SWCRF Fashion Cares Award to John Varvatos. In accepting his award, Varvatos lauded Dr. Waxman’s work and the research of the SWCRF. He also shared that his father battled leukemia, his sister underwent a double mastectomy and his brother recently received a prostate cancer diagnosis.

The evening’s exciting live auction, which was led by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House. Guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such as: a $10,000 shopping spree and lunch with John Varvatos which sold for $17,000; an America’s Cup Yacht Race experience captained by former America’s Cup Team Members, sold twice for $10,000; a private wine tasting at Italian Wine Merchants for $17,000; an exclusive opportunity to meet John Fogerty and receive a flannel shirt autographed by the legendary rock star, which sold to the highest bidder for $10,000. The highest bid of the night, $60,000, went to a five day, four night stay for 10 people at the Ian Fleming Villa at the GoldenEye Hotel in Jamaica via private jet. Other travel packages included a CMH 4-day Heli-skiing trip for 2 in Canada sold for $17,000; A Milwaukee Bucks experience including G4 flight to a game and team memorabilia, which sold twice for $20,000 and an Italian wine and truffle adventure in Italy donated by Palm Bay International, which went for $32,000.

Online auction items, which will be available for bidding online at CharityBuzz.com until November 24, 2015 include:Private Suite for 24 People to See the NFL’s New York Jets vs. New England Patriots on December 27, 2015 at MetLife Stadium; 6-Day/5-Night Charter of the Lady Tatiana of London or Lady Alhena of London for up to 11 Guests; Victory: A Song of Thanksgiving, 1968 Signed Lithograph by Salvador Dali and 2 Tickets to the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Show​ at New York Fashion Week in February Plus a Dress to Wear to the Show.

After the auction, guests were treated to an exclusive, live performance by John Fogerty, who performed hits from his solo career and from his legendary run as lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Known affectionately by New Yorkers as “The Waxman,” the yearly fête is considered to be among the top fundraising events in New York City. In recent years, “The Waxman” has raised several million dollars to support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer. Past musical performers at the Waxman Gala have included the Warren Hayes Band, Kid Rock, Chevy Chase, Steely Dan, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley and Counting Crows.

The Event Chairs were: Lynn and Wes Edens, Katie and Scott Eichel, Kristen and Johan Eveland, Maria and Kenneth Fishel, Mary Henry and Howard Rubin, Diane and Adam Katz, Nancy and Howard Kurz, Randal Nardone, Elin and Michael Nierenberg, Mara and Baron Silverstein, Linda Taub, Sandy and Marc Taub, Bettina and Spencer Waxman and Lauren Zwak and James DeMare.

The Dinner Committee included: Eve and Brant Brooks, Sarah and Brian Chin, Tracy and Frank Collins, Staci and Andrew Friedwald, Samantha Santiago and Steve Jones, Andrew Sloves, Nicholas Smith, Laurie and Joseph Steffa, Charles Sorrentino, Marion and Samuel Waxman, M.D., Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenholc, Amy and Matt Zisette.

The Auction Committee included: Nancy Loving and David Hinkelman and Deborah and Howard Shlafmitz.

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Board:

CHAIRMAN: Michael Nierenberg

PRESIDENT: Spencer Waxman

VICE PRESIDENTS: Howard Kurz, Dena K. Weiner

TREASURER: Thomas A. Conway

SECRETARY: Laurie L. Schaffran

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:Dale Claman, Kenneth Fishel, James E. Frankel, Gary Gladstein, Clifford Greenberg, Dennis A. Herman, Linda Herman, David Hinkelman, Gary Jacob, Robert Kantor, Matthew Lyons, Howard Shlafmitz. Tony M. Shogren, Baron Silverstein, Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, Samuel Waxman, M.D.

HONORARY BOARD:Maureen Cogan, Martin L. Coyne, Mary Kantor, Abner Levine**, Mildred Levine, Susan W. Rose, Alan P. Safir *, Joan A. Safir *, Edwin C. Scheurer**, Alfred J. Seaman**, Zena Wiener

CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL:Lawrence Altman, Peter Claman, Ruth Finley, Arminio Fraga, Betsey Johnson, Costas Kondylis, Thomas Marano, J. Jay Mautner, Tadashi Shoji, Bernard Sillins

* Past Chair     **Deceased

About Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation:

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, visit: www.waxmancancer.org. Like SWCRF on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @WaxmanCancer.

 

Imagine a world in which cancer can be treated without disrupting life, can be cured, or can even be prevented.

 

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Elin Nierenberg, Michael Nierenberg Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Elin Nierenberg, Michael Nierenberg
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Marion Waxman, Spencer Waxman and Samuel Waxman Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Marion Waxman, Spencer Waxman and Samuel Waxman
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Christina Greeven Cuomo
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Marion Waxman, Robert Kantor, Mary Kantor
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John Varvatos, Joyce Varvatos
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David Hinkelman, Nancy Loving
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Jean Shafiroff
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David Burke
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Chris Arlotta, Mario Pecoraro
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Ruth Finley
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James DeMare
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Howard Rudin, Mary Rudin
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Diana Katz and Adam Katz
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Tiffany Denee Jones, Coppy Holzman
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Samantha Santiago, Steve Jones Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Samantha Santiago, Steve Jones
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 John Fogerty Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images

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Celebrity Jewelry Designer Margo Manhattan Celebrated Her “Sold Out” Inaugural Appearance on EVINE Live with a Champagne Toast at Her Madison Avenue Boutique

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Celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan ̶ whose celebrity client list includes Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard ̶ celebrated her “sold out” inaugural appearance on EVINE Live with a champagne toast at her rock star Madison Avenue boutique on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Guests gathered around as they watched Margo Manhattan debut her latest collection of bold, edgy, elegant, rock ‘n’ roll chic designs, created exclusively for EVINE Live (evine.com), which aired at 1:00 PM EST. Attendees including Nancy Pearson, Julie Harvey, Robin Zachary, Josh Shapiro, Karin von Aroldingen and Sande Finkel cheered as EVINE announced individual pieces from her stunning collection had sold out.

This Collection for EVINE is now available to 88 million viewers via cable and satellite, both on TV with pieces available online at EVINE Live. In addition to the 1:00 PM airtime, Margo’s collection also appeared in EVINE’s 8:00 PM EST hour. With the launch, Margo officially joins EVINE Live’s elite roster of celebrity and designer lines which includes: Marc Bower Unlimited, NV by Nick Verreos, Countess Luann de Lesseps’s clothing line and celebrity chef Todd English.

Margo Manhattan’s shop on Madison and 88th Street features many one of kind, edgy chic and signature jewels you are sure to recognize as her style. While you’re there, don’t miss The Vault, a stunning collection of unique pieces, featuring diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, all set in white and yellow gold. Margo just launched her new e-commerce website www.margomanhattan.com. Her exquisite site created by her dynamic team GOGO that has produced an edgy video of the designer who whisks through her design loft with Mika her side kick and takes off on her Triumph, tune in and shop the collection of her signature ‘rock and roll street-chic’ jewels.

About Margo Manhattan:

Margo Manhattan, an internationally-renowned jewelry designer, was born into a life of art, beauty and culture as the daughter of prima ballerina Karin von Aroldingen and god-daughter to ballet legend George Balanchine. Margo derives inspiration for her designs from the fast pace of New York City and ballet worlds theatrical scenes. 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 charitable causes after 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, Visit: www.margomanhattan.com

About EVINE Live Inc:

EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is a digital commerce company that offers a compelling mix of proprietary and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and on mobile. EVINE Live reaches approximately 88 million cable and satellite television homes 24 hours a day with entertaining content that engages its community of customers in a comprehensive digital shopping experience.

 

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Josh Shapiro, Elizabeth Kellick, Jeff Koch, Sande Finkel, Carol Lupo

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Bleecker Street Hosted Special NYC Screening of “Trumbo” with After-Party Held at Villagio on the Park Featuring Specialty Cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine

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Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston
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Bleecker Street Films presented a special NYC advanced screening for the movie Trumbo and held the its after party at Villagio on the Park on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Notable guests in attendance included Director Jay Roach,Screenwriter John McNamara, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and Michael Stuhlbarg, producers Michael London, Monica Levinson, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown, Niki and Mitzi Trumbo, Dana Delany, Nikki M. James, Pat Kiernan, Thomas Matthews, Zuleikha Robinson, Julie Taymor, Jean Shafiroff and Shana Schlossberg (CEO, EZBZ). Guests enjoyed specialty whiskey cocktails from Manhattan Moonshine, the world’s first premium un-aged whiskey, served by its Founder & CEO Will Kehler.

 

Jay Roach, Robert Wuhl (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Jay Roach, Robert Wuhl
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

John McNamara, Diane Lane (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

John McNamara, Diane Lane
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Louis C.K., Taylor Hackford (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Louis C.K., Taylor Hackford
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Dana Delany (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Dana Delany
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Monica Levinson, Michael London, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown  (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Monica Levinson, Michael London, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Jean Shafiroff (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Jean Shafiroff
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Shana Schlossberg, Rachel Dantess  (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Shana Schlossberg, Rachel Dantess
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Manhattan Moonshine (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Manhattan Moonshine
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Atmosphere (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Atmosphere
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

 

 

The Hotel Croydon: The Epicenter of Miami Beach’s Art Basel

Croydon Roof Full Shot

Croydon Room

The newly renovated boutique Hotel Croydon’s refined aesthetic and modish style is eye-catching to anyone who steps in even artists can appreciate. The Hotel Croydon is the optimal choice for those who are attending this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach celebration as one it is close to all the action, but far enough to catch one’s breath and settle back after a day browsing enthralling galleries, boutiques, murals, and restaurants.

This whimsical hotel is located in Miami’s Mid-Beach off of the world-famous Collins Ave and features 104 beautiful guest rooms, each of which drawn in the radiant South Florida sun. If a guest wishes to explore Miami’s Wynwood Art Basel, the hotel is a fast car-ride away just over the causeway. Upon request, Hotel Croydon also provides E-Cars with drivers that provide guests transportation to and from all the action in South Beach. Flight-bound travelers can call ahead to book a complimentary shuttle ride for a pick up from the airport straight to the hotel. Convenient accommodations include seamless service, Tempur-Pedic beds, C.O. Bigelow bath products, in-house restaurant The Tavern, complimentary cocktails nightly from 7:00-8:00 PM, a pool, yoga classes, and of course, Hotel Croydon’s rooftop deck with panoramic views of the ocean and city.

“We want to make sure our guests are elated with their choice for staying at Hotel Croydon.  The hotel is situated in the optimal location convenient for Art Basel travelers,” explains Alan Lieberman, owner of South Beach Group.

The Hotel Croydon assures guests will have an exceptional experience with a friendly and attentive staff ready to assist you during the busy Art Basel weekend, which is from Thursday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 6th, 2015.

Nathan Lieberman, son of Alan and owner of South Beach Group who curated and oversaw design of the hotel adds, “Hotel Croydon offers classic rooms, penthouses, great amenities and service at an affordable price. It’s a great choice for Art Basel travelers.”

Hotel Croydon is located at 3720 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 (38th & Collins Ave.)

About Hotel Croydon

South Beach Group Hotels is pleased to announce its expansion into Mid-Beach with the Hotel Croydon, a fully-renovated boutique hotel located steps away from the ocean. The 7-story luxury Hotel Croydon dazzles with 104 guest rooms including a sprawling Penthouse with ocean views, meeting room and banquet space, a gym, an outdoor pool, a spa, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sun deck with 360 degree views of the ocean and Miami.

For more information visit www.hotelcroydonmiami.com

Croydon Pool

Croydon Lobby 2

The Alzheimer’s Association Hosted The 32nd Annual Rita Hayworth Gala Honoring Michele and Larry Herbert at Cipriani 42nd Street

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Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

 

The 32nd annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala was held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. The event raised more than $2 million for critical Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

 

Willie Geist, co-anchor of The Today Show and Morning Joe emceed the event, which included remarks from Gala General Chair and Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth) and 2015 Gala Chair Daryl Simon. Simon gave a moving speech about her mother’s battle with the disease, which inspired her to become involved with the Gala. Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley poignantly spoke as a part of the program, sharing about her mother’s struggle with dementia.

 

Michele and Larry Herbert were honored with the Rita Hayworth Award. Michele spoke powerfully about her dedication to the cause drawing both laughter and tears from the crowd. The Herberts recently committed a substantial gift to create the Michele and Larry Herbert Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s in Women Fund as part  of the Alzheimer’s Association Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Fund, which will support critical research into gender vulnerabilities in Alzheimer’s and why woman are disproportionately affected by this disease.

 

Later in the evening, CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller introduced B. Smith and Dan Gasby as they were honored with the Alzheimer’s Association Champions Award for their dedication to the cause and for B.’s courage in announcing her own diagnosis. Actor Danny Glover send a personal video message honoring his close friends B. and Dan for “bravely using their voices for Alzheimer’s” calling them his champions and heroes. Model Klara Urbanova donned the stunning purple gown celebrated fashion designer Naeem Khan, a longtime supporter of the organization, designed as a part of his Purple Dress Partnership with the Gala, which was auctioned off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Notable attendees included: Daryl Simon (Gala Chair), Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (Gala Founder), Michele and Larry Herbert (Honorees), B. Smith and Dan Gasby (Honoree), Willie Geist (Emcee), Brooke Shields, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ray Kelly, Hunt Slonem, Patty Smyth McEnroe, Brendan Shanahan, Yaz Hernandez, Olivia Jordan, Robin Meltzer, Sharon Bush, Nicole Sexton, Jean Shafiroff, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Somers Farkas, Chele Chiavacci Farley, Margo Nederlander, Karyn Kornfeld, Carleton Varney, Harold Koda, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney.

 

The theme of this year’s Gala, ‘our future is crystal clear’, highlighted the gala steering committee’s commitment to the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Since the inaugural Rita Hayworth Gala over three decades ago, the New York, Chicago and Palm Beach events have now raised more than $68 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The mission of the Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through promotion of brain health.

 

 

NOTABLE ATTENDEES:

Daryl Simon (Gala Chair)                                                              Robin Meltzer

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (Gala Founder)                           Sharon Bush

Michele and Larry Herbert (Honorees)                                 Nicole Sexton

B. Smith and Dan Gasby (Honoree)                                         Jean Shafiroff

Willie Geist (Emcee)                                                                     John and Margo Catsimatidis

Brooke Shields                                                                                                 Somers Farkas

Kimberly Williams-Paisley                                                          Chele Chiavacci Farley

Ray Kelly                                                                                             Margo Nederlander

Hunt Slonem                                                                                     Karyn Kornfeld

Patty Smyth McEnroe                                                                    Carleton Varney

Brendan Shanahan                                                                          Harold Koda

Yaz Hernandez                                                                                 Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Olivia Jordan                                                                                     Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney

 

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Dan Gasby, B. Smith Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Dan Gasby, B. Smith
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Daryl Simon, Kimberly Williams-Paisley Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Daryl Simon, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Brooke Shields Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Brooke Shields
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Willie Geist, Daryl Simon Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Willie Geist, Daryl Simon
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Raymond Kelly Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Raymond Kelly
Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Olivia Jordan Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Olivia Jordan
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Harold Koda Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Harold Koda
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Jean Shafiroff Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Jean Shafiroff
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Brendan Shanahan Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Brendan Shanahan
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Margo Catsimatidis, John Catsimatidis Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Margo Catsimatidis, John Catsimatidis
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Debbie Bancroft, Hunt Slonem Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Debbie Bancroft, Hunt Slonem
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Valentine Hernandez, Yaz Hernandez Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Valentine Hernandez, Yaz Hernandez
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Princess Aga Khan, B. Smith, Robin Meltzer, Daryl Simon  Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Princess Aga Khan, B. Smith, Robin Meltzer, Daryl Simon
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

The MOMS and COLD-EEZE Presented A MAMARAZZI® Breakfast and Talk Back with Actresses Jacqueline Bisset and Toni Collette Celebrating New Film “Miss You Already”

Denise Albert, Jacqueline Bisset, Melissa Musen Gerstein, Christopher Simon  (c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Denise Albert, Jacqueline Bisset, Melissa Musen Gerstein, Christopher Simon
(c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Toni Collette  (c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101media.com

Toni Collette
(c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101media.com

THE MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein with COLD-EEZE® hosted a Mamarazzi® Breakfast and Talk Back Event with Actresses Toni Collette and Jacqueline Bisset and COLD-EEZE® CEO Ted Karkus on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at Park Avenue Screening Room. The event, which brought together influential moms and media, for a special advance screening of the new film, Miss You Already, a story of two best friends as they navigate life’s highs and lows, until one of them is hit with devastating news that changes everything. Guests enjoyed a selection of light bites prepared by Chef Mark Anthony Bailey and gift bags courtesy of COLD-EEZE®. Additional notable attendees at the event included Celebrity Jewelry Designer Margo Manhattan and the Director of Marketing for EZBZ, Inc. Kristen Nweeia.

Immediately following the screening Collette and Bisset sat down for a Q & A with The MOM’s Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, who were also joined by the movie’s Producer Christopher Simon. The movie, which stars Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, is about the story of best friends Jess (Barrymore) and Milly (Collette) who grew up together and shared everything with each other. Then, Milly is diagnosed with breast cancer and the diagnosis turns their world’s upside down. Bisett plays Miranda, Milly’s mom, who lends support to her throughout her battle with cancer.

When asked about how she decided to partake in the film, Collette said “the role chooses you and soul connects to it,” adding, “I loved that it celebrated life, despite the tragic outcome. The ultimate message is to appreciate what you have.”

Bisset when describing the plight Milly, Collette’s character, she said that the reality of her situation was “awful.” “It takes so much guys to be sick like this and stay the same,” she said. For Collette, there was nothing she would not do for this role saying, “I shaved my head. I would’ve done anything for this film.” However, when she told her two children about this role, she said, “They didn’t like it. I really freaked one of them out.”

The film’s producer Christopher Simon shared with the crowd that part of the net proceeds of the movie will go to breast cancer charities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia and is working to establish partnerships with additional charities elsewhere.

 

ABOUT MISS YOU ALREADY:www.missyoualreadymovie.com

MISS YOU ALREADY is an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything –secrets, clothes, even boyfriends — but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, MISS YOU ALREADY celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life’s toughest moments.

 

ABOUT COLD-EEZE®: www.coldeeze.com

Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy lozenges have been clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half. The efficacy of the best-selling lozenges is backed by double blind placebo controlled studies conducted at both the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and Dartmouth College. Cold-EEZE® is a homeopathic cold remedy made with a unique zinc gluconate formula. Perhaps you’ve heard about zinc gluconate in the health section of your newspaper or seen it on lists of common cold tips on the Internet. Zinc is a micronutrient that’s essential to human health. In a well-formulated cold remedy, zinc gluconate facilitates the effective release of zinc ions which can shorten a cold.

 

ABOUT THE GUESTS:

Toni Collette is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage, television, and film as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish. She is a recipient of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and has been nominated for both the Academy Award and the Tony Award.

Jacqueline Bisset is an English actress. In 2010, she received one of France’s highest honors, the Légion d’honneur. Bisset began her film career in 1965 and first came to prominence in 1968, starring opposite Frank Sinatra in The Detective and Steve McQueen in Bullitt, and received a most promising newcomer Golden Globe nomination for The Sweet Ride. In the 1970s, she appeared in François Truffaut’s Day for Night which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Murder on the Orient Express, opposite Nick Nolte in The Deep and received a Golden Globe nomination for Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

Ted Karkus is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProPhase Labs. He financed and advised ID Biomedical, a biotech/vaccine company, when it was valued at $25 million and near bankruptcy. He successfully persuaded the board of directors into making difficult but necessary changes to management, including the replacement of the CEO, and helped to redirect their strategic focus. Seven years later, the company was sold to GlaxoSmithKline for more than $1.4 billion. While advising ID Biomedical, he began a similar decade-long engagement with ProPhase Labs. After years of declining revenues, increasing losses and questionable activities, the company’s direction was in dire need of change — and the shareholders’ interests in need of protection. He initiated a highly risky but incredibly successful proxy contest that led to his position as CEO. As CEO, he directly oversee corporate strategy, legal strategy, shareholder relations and marketing/advertising (including PR, SM/digital, TV, radio and print), as well as R&D/product development and sales team. After inheriting a severely declining brand, he has restructured the entire go to market strategy for Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy, their flagship brand, which has led to dramatic growth since 2010.

 

ABOUT THE MOMS:www.themoms.com

The Moms is a multi-platform lifestyle brand that celebrates–and puts a spotlight on–modern motherhood. Through their numerous broadcast appearances, Sirius XM satellite radio show and blog, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein tackle topics both big and small that resonate with moms today. Their brutally honest–and sometimes conflicting–opinions are not only entertaining, but take the parenting conversation to a whole new level. Through their experiential events, everyday moms become celebrities, and celebrities reveal their lives as an everyday mom (or dad!). Strut, the Fashionable Moms Fashion show, showcases real moms walking the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week wearing affordable and fashionable clothing that can be bought in-season. The ever-popular Mamarazzi® events provide influential moms and media with access to celebrity parents in a town-hall discussion.  Mamarazzi  guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull. Whether they’re online, on TV, radio, or face-to-face, The Moms engage their audience with straight talk, a sense of humor and a healthy dose of fun—kind of like parenting itself.

Christopher Simon  (c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Christopher Simon
(c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Denise Albert, Ted Karkus, Melissa Musen Gerstein  (c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Productions.com

Denise Albert, Ted Karkus, Melissa Musen Gerstein
(c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Productions.com

Chef Mark Anthony Bailey (C) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Chef Mark Anthony Bailey (C) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Denise Albert, Jacqueline Bisset, Toni Collette, Melissa Gerstein  (c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Productions.com

Denise Albert, Jacqueline Bisset, Toni Collette, Melissa Gerstein
(c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Productions.com

Jacqueline Bisset, Margo Manhattan

Jacqueline Bisset, Margo Manhattan

Atmosphere  (c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

Atmosphere
(c) Fredy Mfuko Mission101Media.com

American Cancer Society Celebrates the 20th Anniversary Mothers of the Year Luncheon

The American Cancer Society hosted the 20th Anniversary Mothers of the Year Luncheon on Monday, October 19th, 2015 at the St. Regis Roof.

This year’s Mothers of the Year honorees were Marion, Rosanna and Elaina Scotto and Interventional Breast Radiologist Dr. Susan R. Drossman. Diana K. Feldman receive a special 20th Anniversary Outstanding Leadership award for all her years of service, dedication and fundraising. Ambassador Brenda L. Johnson and Cricket Burns are the event Co-Chairs.

The day began with cocktails, lunch, dessert and the award led by Master of Ceremonies and former Mother of the Year herself, Paula Zahn. Greg Kelly, Rosanna’s co-host of Fox 5’s Good Day New York led the presentation alongside Rosanna and Elaina’s daughters Jenna Ruggiero and Julia Faucetta. After acceptance Rosanna and Elaina then presented the award to their Mother Marion. It was nice to see the three generations of Scotto women all together. Dr. Drossman’s husband Adam and children Julia and Gabriel Sokoloff presented the award to her, they had the entire ballroom laughing. Former Mothers of the Year Honoree and longtime friend of Diana Feldman, Charlotte Ford presented the award to Diana alongside American Cancer Society, Executive Vice President Kris Kim. It was a perfect mix of presenters for the women who dedicates her life to the cause.

The Mothers of the Year Luncheon, is supported by prominent members of New York City’s social and philanthropic community and is one of the American Cancer Society’s signature events in Manhattan.  The Luncheon was created in 1995 to shine a spotlight on mothers – celebrating their daily duties as caregivers to their families and the extraordinary work they do to care for their communities.  Since the event’s inception, the Mothers of the Year Luncheon has raised nearly $5 million dollars for the fight against cancer.

Previous Mothers of the Year honorees include former First Ladies of New York, Libby Pataki and Matilda Cuomo. Katie Couric, Paula Zahn, Vera Wang, Kathie Lee Gifford, Susan Bloomberg, Anne and Charlotte Ford, Carolina Herrera, Sarah Ferguson, Cynthia Lufkin, Ann Curry, Tory Burch, Grace Hightower De Niro, Muffie Potter Aston, Anne Hearst McInerney, and Deborah Norville.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. The American Cancer Society is determined to finish the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org

Rosanna Scotto, Paula Zahn, Marion Scotto, Elaina Scotto, Greg Kelly, Jenna Ruggiero, Julia Faucetta  (c) Annie Watt

Rosanna Scotto, Paula Zahn, Marion Scotto, Elaina Scotto, Greg Kelly, Jenna Ruggiero, Julia Faucetta
(c) Annie Watt

Paula Zahn  (c) Annie Watt

Paula Zahn
(c) Annie Watt

Ambassador Brenda L Johnson,Isabel Leeds (c) Annie Watt

Ambassador Brenda L Johnson,Isabel Leeds
(c) Annie Watt

Cricket Burns  (c) Annie Watt

Cricket Burns
(c) Annie Watt

Gabe Sokoloff, Dr Susan R Drossman, Julia Sokoloff, Adam Sokoloff  (c) Annie Watt

Gabe Sokoloff, Dr Susan R Drossman, Julia Sokoloff, Adam Sokoloff
(c) Annie Watt

Diana Feldman  (c) Annie Watt

Diana Feldman
(c) Annie Watt

Rosanna Scotto  (c) Annie Watt

Rosanna Scotto
(c) Annie Watt

 

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