Model Kiera Chaplin & Former Miss France Cindy Fabre Places 6th out of 137 in the 2017 RALLYE AICHA DES GAZELLES DU MAROC

Rallye Gazelle COLLAGE

More than 1000 people gathered in the marquee tent in Essaouira on Saturday, April 1, 2017 to ring out the 27th Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in style. A total of 158 teams, including 1 electric vehicle, participated in the 27th edition of this one-of-a-kind adventure. It is the only international off-road Rallye race for women only.  Since 1990, it has been bringing together women between the ages of 18 and 71, from more than 30 different countries, who embark on an adventure of a lifetime from the French city of Nice and onward to the start of the Rallye in the Moroccan desert. Participants of the 2017 rally included model Kiera Chaplin and her teammate, Miss France 2005 Cindy Fabre, who came in 6th place out of 137 teams in their vehicle category.

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NYC Mission Society Held its Star Studded Annual Gala

Jean Shafiroff and Katrina Peebles Served as 2017 Gala Co-Chairs

Diahann Carroll, Jean Shafiroff, Katrina Peebles, Don Peebles, Elsie McCabe Thompson ©Patrick McMullan

Diahann Carroll, Jean Shafiroff, Katrina Peebles, Don Peebles, Elsie McCabe Thompson ©Patrick McMullan

The New York City Mission Society held its annual Champions for Children fundraising Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, raising approximately $520,000. Co-chaired by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Katrina Peebles, the benefit supported the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families in New York’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. This year’s event honored legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll and real estate mogul Don Peebles, as well as recognizing two lifetime members of the Mission Society’s Board of Directors: Dina Merrill Hartley and Lloyd W. Brown II. More than 340 people attended the event, and notable attendees included television personality Gayle King, actress Cicely Tyson, former Mayor of New York City David Dinkins and theater producer Arny Granata.

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Celebrate Easter 2017 With a Delicious Homestyle Meal with Friends and Family


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This Easter, dine at charming SoHo Italian Provencal Restaurant MAMO. The New York outpost of Mamo Le Michelangelo located in Antibes, France, MAMO NYC will delight diners looking to dine in opulence with its regular menu and Easter specials on Easter Sunday, including: Carciofi alla “Giudia” (crunchy artichoke with mint intingolo, pecorino cream and prosciutto crudo), Lasagnetta con Ragù di vitello, olive e parmigiano (lasagna with veal ragù, olives and parmigiano cheese), and Agnello in “due cotture” con Carciofi e millefoglie di patate cacio e pepe (lamb with artichoke and millefoglie of potatoes, cacio e pepe). For dessert, try the decadent Cheesecake Sottovetro (cheesecake in a jar with cheese crumble mousse, popcorn and red fruit sauce).

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Gruppo Italiano (GI) Hosted Authentic Italian Cuisine & Culture Event at Il Gattopardo

John Mariani, ?, Maurizio Forte, Gianfranco Sorrentino, Charles Scicolone== Gruppo Italiano Members & Press Cocktail Reception== Il Gattopardo, NYC== March 20, 2017== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/PMC==  ==

Restaurateur Gianfranco Sorrentino hosted a Members & Press Cocktail Reception for his non-profit organization Gruppo Italiano (GI) at Il Gattopardo on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The New York based non-profit is an evolution from the original Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani (GRI), which was established in 1979 to increase the awareness and to promote the image of authentic Italian cuisine through member restaurants, culinary scholarships and events. The event featured guest speakers such as Maurizio Forte, John Mariani and Charles Scicolone, and offered attendees a chance to learn more GI while enjoying delectable Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres from the Il Gattopardo kitchen.

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