Hair stylist Angelo David on how to combat humidity in the city

World-renowned hair expert Angelo David Piscareta, owner and creative director of Angelo David Salon in New York City, was one of eight stylists to give their advice on combating the summer humidity via Gotham Magazine.

Angelo’s top tip to beat the humidity blues was to “put your hair up or embrace your waves”.

“Great summer styles that will beat the humidity and look great are topknots, ponytails, and braids — from the Heidi braid to the mermaid braid,” he said.

“For wavy hair, leave it down. Waves work well in humidity, so you can create beautiful tousled natural beach waves. To create this look, apply a small amount of the Angelo David Foaming Sea Silk Styler ($22; and air dry.”

Read more here.

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Angelo David Foaming Sea Silk Styler

Jean Shafiroff celebrates Alix Astir’s Resident mag cover at Texas de Brazil

Former Resident Magazine cover girl and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff celebrated with July, 2014 cover girl Alix Astir, floral designer to the stars, at a party at Texas de Brazil in New York City.

Other notable guests included New York legend George Wayne and superstar Cynthia Bailey.

Resident Editor Christopher Pape was all smiles and said the event was a huge success.

As the July “French issue” of Resident puts it, Alix – who founded Trellis Fine Florals – explores the corners of Manhattan’s flower district with commanding charisma. Vendors nod in recognition and respect at the woman known as New York’s Rose Queen.

To read the July issue of Resident Magazine, click here.


Jean Shafiroff shines at the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards

On June 16th, noted philanthropist and Couture Council board member Jean Shafiroff attended the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards, celebrating the global fragrance industry and its creative achievements at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

It was a star-studded affair with Emmy-Award winning comedian Dana Carvey as host, a performance from recording artist Judith Hill, and actors like Michael C. Hall from the drama series Dexter in attendance.

To read more, click here and here.


Vaneese Thomas performs at “Blues For My Father” album launch

Singer and songwriter Vaneese Thomas launched her new album Blues For My Father last night at The Cutting Room in the Flatiron District, New York City.

Guests were treated to a performance by the talented Vaneese, who sang authentic, soulful blues songs – paying homage to her late father, Rufus Thomas, a legendary musician whose career in rhythm-and-blues spanned more than half a century. She sang songs from the album including 10 x The Man You Are, When My Baby Gets Home, and Corner of Heartache and Pain.

Blues for My Father is the first of Vaneese’s five albums to feature blues, showing further depth from this versatile singer.

Notable guests, such as actress, Sean Young, and musicians, Will Lee and Shawn Pelton, dined at the venue’s candlelit tables while listening to Vaneese’s performance, which was supported by a first rate band and backup singers including her friend Berneta Miles and vionlinist Katie Jacoby.

The album is published by Segue Records and available on iTunes and features collaborations with Carla Thomas, Buddy Williams, Marvell Thomas, Lisa Discher, Kirk Whalum, Will Lee, Shawn Pelton, Paul Shaffer, Fonzi Thornton and Alan Gorrie.

For more, click here and here.

Singer, Songwriter & Industry Veteran Vaneese Thomas Celebrates The Launch Of Her New Album Blues For My Father

Singer, Songwriter & Industry Veteran Vaneese Thomas Celebrates The Launch Of Her New Album Blues For My Father


Ocean Dunes Resort & Residences in list of “Top Five Beachfront Motels”

Oceanfront property Ocean Dunes in Amagansett, New York, has been featured in ABC’s list of the Top Five “Awesome Beachfront Motels” in the world.

ABC considered beach getaways from all across the world – looking for affordable peace and tranquility.

The article points out Ocean Dune’s high points as, “the outdoor pool, private beach access and location within walking distance of the hamlet of Amagansett”.

“All units come with a kitchen […] and feature affordable rates, especially considering the property’s tony Hamptons address.”

To read the article, click here.

To find out more on Ocean Dunes Resort & Residences, visit

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