Social Life Magazine Celebrated The Fall Season With Cover Girl Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff At Villagio on the Park

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Social Life Magazine Publisher Justin Mitchell celebrated the fall season with cover girl philanthropist Jean Shafiroff at the Villagio on the Park on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015. Guests mingled while enjoying cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres in the Italian eatery’s back event space.

The magazine featured cover girl Jean Shafiroff, and spoke with her regarding her philanthropic work as she’s on the board of eight different organizations including The New York Women’s Foundation, NYC Mission Society, Couture Council and French Heritage Society, not to mention all of the other charities she’s lent her support to. She told the publication that her philanthropy started when she volunteered at her daughters’ schools to help with fundraising and once they graduated from college, she decided to devote the majority of her time to   supporting the community through philanthropy.  Jean has been active with many charities in the Hamptons and has been instrumental in helping Southampton Hospital, Southampton Animal Shelter and the Ellen Hermanson Foundation with their fundraising efforts.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff¸ Justin Mitchell, Zang Toi, Victor de Souza, Suzette Charles, Julie Ratner, Alex Kalas, Patricia Watt, Roy Kean, Maria Veliz, Baroness Sherry Von Korber Bernstein, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Anka Palitz, Dr. Judith Hellman, Katherine and Gary Andreassen, Nicole Noonan, Dawne Marie Grannum, and Flo Anthony.

Social Life Magazine is a leading luxury magazine, which covers the hottest happenings in the Hamptons during the peak summer season. Along with covering top events, Social Life gives readers a peak into the lives of the glamorous faces who rule the Hamptons scene.

Villagio on the Park is a refined Italian restaurant that allows al fresco dining with breathtaking views of Central Park. Owned by highly respected restaurateur, Alex Kalas, and business partner Thomas Billante, Villagio on the Park brings together a unique blend of spectacular cuisine, impeccable service and dazzling ambiance. Kalas and Billante have taken New York City’s dining scene to exciting new heights using the space that was once home to Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant & Bar.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff is a noted philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of seven charities. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home, including New York Women’s Foundation, Couture Council, Southampton Hospital, NYC Mission Society, JBFCS, Southampton Animal Shelter, Lighthouse Guild and French Heritage Society. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.

 About Social Life Magazine:

Social Life Magazine delivers the epitome of luxury from the worlds of fashion, beauty, exclusive society events, weddings and travel. It brings out the opulent elements of society and social adventures of the Hamptons. It captures the spirit and ambience of the area’s most prestigious charity events, polo matches, and galas. From their exclusive feature articles to their innovative portrayals of society events, Social Life keeps their readers in the know of what is elite and luxurious.

For more information visit: www.sociallifemagazine.com

 

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American Fashion Designer Jackie Rogers Presented The Spring 2016 Collection

Jackie Rogers Dali Red Jacket

Couture Designer Jackie Rogers, best-known for her bold designs and fabric selection, presented her Spring 2016 Collection on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at an exclusive event.

Her new collectionis an homage to the works of famed artist Salvador Dali, with whom she established a friendship with while she lived in Paris. Jackie who started as a menswear designer at the suggestion of Chanel was inspired by Dali’s works and Rogers uses the artistic motif and iconography in the collection coupled with sumptuous fabrics including gabardine, lamé and silk chiffon to create these unique looks. In addition, the new collection features an expansion of her burlap jackets, which she tailors to the body and creates beautiful structured designs and expands her use of the fabric into ornate dresses that turned the heads of many at the event.

Guests enjoyed a selection of white and red wine by Sufi Wines in a townhouse that was formerly the home to Elizabeth Taylor’s and Mike Todd in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Glamorous models, whose hair and makeup were done by Dion Moore and Jose Rosello for Angelo David Salon, debuted 28 looks from her latest collection. To view and download images the collection by Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com, visit: http://bit.ly/1OSHNye. Jackie Rogers also had acclaimed contortionist Natasha King perform at the event, adding to the Salvador Dali theme of the night.

Notable attendees included: Mario Buatta (Interior Designer), Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist), Ashlee White (Reality TV Personality), Paul Westlake (Photographer), Jessica Smith (Stylist), Erik Jens (CEO, ABN AMRO International Diamond & Jewelry Group), Carmen D’Alessio, Kathy and Gary Andreassen and Hayley Henning (VP, True North Gems).

As Rogers, often referred to as “America’s Coco Chanel,” likes to say, “I don’t believe in fashion, I believe in style,” and this motto is reflected throughout her latest collection, which is made with the timeless elegance that is the signature of the Jackie Rogers brand.

Each Jackie Rogers design makes a statement of sophistication and style with every piece being perfectly tailored to fit the body. When you enter a room, the beauty and craftsmanship of signature a Jackie Rogers design is unmistakable as Rogers uses sewing techniques she perfected while working with Coco Chanel at her Paris studio. Jackie Rogers is conceived, designed and manufactured entirely in New York City in its Midtown showroom and available for purchase in her Southampton, NY and Palm Beach, Florida boutiques as well as at www.jackierogers.com.

 

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Jackie Rogers
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Models in Jackie Rogers Spring 2016 Collection
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Natasha King
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Mario Buatta
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Carmen D’Alessio
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Erik Jens, Hayley Henning
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Dion Moore
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Vicky Albi, Ivana Ross, Kim Freehill, Tiffany Tsai
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Tatiana Vidus, Lauren Lawrence, Jane Pontarelli, Joycelyn Engle, Linda Penfield
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Angelo David Salon and 95.5 WPLJ Partnered to Host the Inaugural Blow Out Breast Cancer Event Benefiting Samuel Waxman Foundation

The Angelo David Salon, New York City’s leading luxury hair salon for Couture Hair Extensions and Wigs, partnered with New York radio station 95.5 WPLJ for its inaugural Blow Out Breast Cancer event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

For the event, the Angelo David Salon offered a special $25.00 price on blowouts, from which 100 percent of the proceeds went to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), an international research organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. Additionally, the salon hosted a silent auction with a host of items up for bid including a dinner for two at Benjamin Steakhouse, two bottles of premium un-aged whiskey Manhattan Moonshine, a special pink Elchim hairdryer and Angelo David’s signature Couture Hair Clip-In Bangs.

95.5 WPLJ personalities, including Todd Pettengill and Jayde Donovan (Todd and Jayde in the Morning), Annie Leamy, Joseph “Monk” Pardavila, Vibe and Eutopia made periodic call-ins to the radio station to update listeners on the event as it unfolded. Additional VIP guests included Marion Waxman (Founding co-Chair of SWCRF’s A Hamptons Happening benefit), Tiffany Jones (Founder, Pink Chose Me), Aviva Drescher (Reality TV Personality), Ashlee White (Reality TV Personality), Will Kehler (CEO, Manhattan Moonshine) and Benjamin Prelvukaj (Owner, Benjamin Steakhouse).

Along with the blowouts, the salon served food from Benjamin Steakhouse, craft cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine and Sufi Wines. Additional thanks to sponsors Bella Magazine, POP Chips, OPI, Elchim, Redken and Invisibobble.

Angelo David Pisacreta and his team of exceptional beauty specialists are known for “The Consultation,” a highly customized treatment plan, taking into account the specific desire and lifestyle of each client. As well as the Couture Hair extensions, fillers and additions – which are made from 100% human hair and are designed on-site to match each client’s hair texture, type, and color – the team offer a full range of treatments including cuts and colors, anti-aging hair solutions, beauty and bridal services.

About Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation:
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) 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.

About Angelo David Salon

At Angelo David Salon, anyone can have the hair that he or she always wanted—completely customized for desired volume, length, color and image. As the innovator of Couture Hair extensions and additions, Angelo David has created the only salon that can address any hair challenge with the finest solutions in the world. Angelo’s team members pride themselves in providing a thorough, complimentary consultation in private rooms, which leads to a highly personalized and natural look, based on your eye color, skin tone, desired image and lifestyle. For an amazingly realistic look, all Hair Extensions, Additions, Fillers, Wigs and Hairpieces are hand finished and custom fitted. They are expertly cut, colored and styled to give you exactly the look you want.

About Angelo David Pisacreta

Angelo David Pisacreta, creative director of Angelo David Salon, is one of the beauty industry’s most experienced hair illusionists and makeover experts. He is the creator of Couture Hair and Hair Detox – an all-natural supplement for healthy hair, skin and nails. Angelo pairs his impeccable designing skills with passion for artistic cutting, coloring and styling abilities in order to transform the most challenging hair into any look desired.

For more information on Angelo David Salon, please visit www.angelodavid.com Like Angelo David Salon on Facebook and follow the salon on Twitter and Instagram: @AngeloDavidHair

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Annie Leamy (Photo Credit: James Edstrom/TimesSquareGossip.com)

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Ashlee White, Angelo David Pisacreta

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Manhattan Moonshine Display

Manhattan Moonshine Display

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Veteran Steakhouse Chef Launches Four Cuts Restaurant

 

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After leading the kitchen at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Christopher Miller is launching Four Cuts Steakhouse, which will be his first flagship restaurant.

A Brooklyn native, Chef Miller has over 20 years of culinary experience. Upon receiving his culinary degree from the University of Washington, Chef Miller took his first positions at Mortimer’s and Ben Benson’s Steakhouse. After working in those esteemed restaurants, he became the Executive Chef of Bobby Van’s, a position he held for over 13 years where he developed a reputation in New York as the “steak whisperer.”

Four Cuts, named after the four traditional cuts of steak – the ribeye, the strip, the tenderloin and the t-bone – will offer diners traditional steakhouse cuisine in an intimate setting. The operation of the restaurant will be led by its General Manager Rodolphe Siffredi, who most recently worked as a steakhouse consultant for both Desmond’s Steakhouse and Parca Prime Steakhouse.

Four Cuts’ space in the Sutton Place neighborhood, was completely re-designed by C3D Architecture, which set out to create a unique look for the Four Cuts space by combining the sleek look of modern design with rustic elements associated with traditional steakhouses to create an elegant, welcoming dining room. In addition, Marlaina Deppe of Novo Arts is providing a special wall garden, which has been installed on the columns in the main dining room. Franco Lucic of LMF Group designed the walnut wood paneling featured on the restaurant’s walls and on its columns, which accentuate the wall gardens.  Along with the wall gardens and wood paneling, there will be custom artworks for guests to admire on the walls of the restaurant.

To sate the thirst of diners, Four Cuts has enlisted the help of Mike Veckovic to construct a special cocktail program. With over 18 years bar and restaurant experience, Mike has previously created cocktail programs for numerous New York institutions including the Hudson Hotel, Morgan Group Hotels, Grace Hotel and for Andre Balazs Properties. Known for his new age spin on classic cocktails, diners will be able to enjoy specialty cocktails such as the Hemingway Daiquiri with Rum, Maraschino, Fresh Lime and Grapefruit or the Sazerac with Rye, Absinthe and Peychaud Bitters. In addition to the cocktail program, Four Cuts will have an extensive wine list with 75 percent of the varietals coming from Napa Valley region in Calfornia to provide a robust compliment to the cuisine.

When guests sit down for dinner, they are able to enjoy a wealth of traditional steakhouse classics from Executive Chef Christopher Miller’s menu. Working side-by-side with Chef Miller will be Sous Chef Joaquin Linares, formerly of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse and Benjamin Steakhouse. Diners may start their meals with Four Cut’s signature Seafood Platter which includes jumbo lump crab meat and shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lemon and mustard. For a main course, guests may enjoy signature steak cuts such as the 28 day aged Prime NY Sirloin Steak. If you are looking for a decadent, romantic meal for two Four Cuts serves a decadent Porterhouse for Two or More served with your choice of sauces including cherry peppers and onions, barolo wine, truffle butter or Chef M’s Signature secret sauce. In addition to steak fare, Chef Miller will be serving his signature “blackboard” specials including Veal Chop with a grilled apple jack gastrique with sautéed wild mushrooms and Red Snapper sautéed with a beurre blac burnoise over a vegetable hash.

Four Cuts Steakhouse is located at 1076 1st Avenue between 58th and 59th Street and is open Monday: 4:00 PM- 10:00 PM, Tuesday: 12:00 PM- 10:30 PM, Wednesday: 12:00 PM- 10:30 PM, Thursday: 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM, Friday: 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM, Saturday: 4:00 PM- 11:00 PM and Sunday: 3:00 PM- 10:00 PM. For reservations call 212-204-0008 or more information, please call or visit www.fourcutsny.com

 

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Two Legal Minds Are Better Than One: Douglas T. Burns & Randy Scott Zelin Celebrated Their First Year of Success With Cocktails and War Stories

Prominent New York White Collar criminal defense attorneys Douglas T. Burns, Esq. and Randy Scott Zelin celebrated their first year of working together at The Princeton Club of New York on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Both Burns and Zelin are highly sought after legal commentators appearing on Television and Radio networks such as Fox News, CNN, CBS, WPIX11, 20/20, HLN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, WOR weekly and are frequently quoted in leading newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times.

Guests enjoyed an assortment of cocktails and hors d’oeurves as they exchanged war stories of their successes over the past year. Notable attendees included: Douglas T. Burns (Host), Randy Scott Zelin (Host), Jon Scott (Analyst, Fox News Chanel), Eric Shawn (Anchor, Fox News Channel), Lis Wiehl (Analyst, Fox News Channel), Rita Cosby (WABC Radio Host), Tom Keniff (Legal Analyst), Todd Rome (President, Blue Star Jets), Fred Tecce (Fox News Legal Analyst), Rick Ungar (Senior Political Contributor, Forbes) and Michael Mansfield (Vice President of T&M Protection Resources LLC.).  

After years of providing expert commentary and insight on high profile court cases, they began working together professionally off screen to collaborate on winning some of the most high profile business crime and fraud cases of our time.

Douglas Burns was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division of the Eastern District of New York for nine years prior to joining the private sector and establishing his firm, Douglas T. Burns, ESQ. where he specializes in the White Collar criminal defense practice and complex litigation. Randy Zelin served as an Assistant District Attorney of Nassau County prior to establishing his private practice Randy Scott Zelin PC. in 1991. Within his practice, he specializes in White Collar criminal defense and represents business organizations, boards of directors, special committees, professionals and individuals in complex fraud and business crime cases.

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Douglas T. Burns & Randy Scott Zelin
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Osteria Salina Introduces the Sicilian Supper Sunday Special


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Hamptons eatery Osteria Salina has introduced its Sicilian Supper Sunday menu every Sunday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Known for its Authentic Sicilian fare and its farm-to-table approach, Osteria Salina offers patrons a fresh and delicious family style menu for the set price of $45 per person, $25 for children 18 and under and is complimentary for children under 10, which will include a multi-course meal that can be enjoyed by the entire table.

Restaurateurs Cinzia and Tim Gaglio have prepared an enticing menu which is meant to be shared among loved ones. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between two Antipasti, a choice of two Primi, Insalate, a choice of three Secondi and Contorni for the table. The kitchen lead by Executive Chef Cinzia Gaglio is committed to quality fresh food and uses only the finest local products as they support farmers and fishermen. The menu will also feature signature dishes such as the Insalata Salina, a salad made with mixed baby greens, chickpeas, ricotta salata, tomatoes and cucumbers, the Polpette, a savory dish made with Salina meatballs served with pomodoro sauce and pecorino sicilano and Handmade lasagna with mozzarella, Reggiano parmigiano cheese, hand dipped old fashioned ricotta, with Cinzia’s pomodoro sauce. For dessert, guests will be served a refreshing ice-cold anguria (watermelon) as an invigorating way to end the meal. Reservations are recommended.

About Osteria Salina:

A stunning new location for the established masters of Sicilian cuisine at Osteria Salina. After three years of creating a loyal following and serving authentic Sicilian dishes highlighting the specialties of Salina located in the Aeolian islands, Osteria Salina has moved from 95 School street in Bridgehampton to 108 Wainscott Stone road in Wainscott. The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta. Enjoy the Georgica Room with panoramic views of bucolic Georgica Pond.  Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle-like fireplace a hand hewn beams.  Osteria Salina’s features include a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and will continue its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality. Helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, the restaurant can now accommodate private events; guests will enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge and dine in one of its many old world dining rooms.

For More Information: www.osteriasalina.net

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Il Valentino Osteria brings 20 year tradition of Tuscan cuisine to the Upper East Side

 

Agnello Brasato (Braised lamb, Turkish figs, carrots, quinoa, almonds)

Agnello Brasato
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Renowned Il Valentino is launching a more intimate eatery on the Upper East Side with a new name to match- Il Valentino Osteria.

The original location of Il Valentino was in the Sutton Hotel, where the elegant spot was a frequent hangout of celebrities, business impresarios, political figures and utilized for UN events. When the hotel decided to make a change, Restauranteur Mirso Lekic plotted out to find a location that is close to the original, and found that in its new location, on the corner of 59th Street on 1st Avenue.

Lekic with the help of Dan Sehic of C3D Architecture, undertook a massive renovation of the space to make sure that the restaurant was a beautiful, casual place to enjoy that fused together traditional and modern design elements to create an elegant dining room. Each tabletop and each of the chairs designed by Franco Lucic of LMF Group are crafted from Mango Wood while the table and chair legs are a contrasting metal design. Along the walls is a line of banquettes designed in leather with gold threading detail accentuating the rich and rustic feel of the environment. The bar-top and window seating is an elongated wood table with metal barstools.

In this new location Il Valentino Osteria’s Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conte, formerly the Executive Chef of Serafina, and Sous Chef Lauro Sucuz, formerly of Petaluma and Elios, are crafting a menu of delicious Tuscan delicacies the original was known for. In the back of the main dining room lies the restaurant’s greatest gem – its brick oven. Visible at all corners of the space, each day the restaurant freshly bakes all of its breads and pizzas for signature dishes including its signature Truffle Pizza with Fresh black truffle, fontina cheese, ricotta, homemade fresh mozzarella, truffle oil.

In addition to the fresh baked breads and pizzas, Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conteprepares handmade pasta with homemade sauces ensuring that any dish made is perfectly fresh. Signature dishes including the Cavatelli al Porfumo with homemade pasta shells tossed with tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil or the Pasta Nera con Gamberi e Asaparagi with black tagliolini with shrimp, asparagus and tomatoes. Along with to delectable pastas, the entrée dishes are equally as enjoyable.

Diners have the option feast on delicious dishes including the Salmone alla Griglia, a grilled salmon served with grilled vegetables, or the Petto d’Anatra Arosto, duck medallions, sweet potato puree and apple gremolata that will remind you of the original Il Valentino, and keep you coming back for more.

Il Valentino Osteria is located at 1078 1st Avenue at 59th Street is from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM Monday-Saturday and 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM Sundays. For reservations or more information, please call 212- 784-0800 or visit www.ilvalentinonyc.com.

 

Sutton Salad  (Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, feta cheese, honey lemon dressing)

Sutton Salad
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Margherita (Tomato sauce, homemade fresh mozzarella, basil)

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Swifty’s Restaurant Celebrated “Color Through My Lens” Art Show Featuring Photographer Marge Neu

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Swifty’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side celebrated the start of the fall season with an Art Show, titled Color Through My Lens by renowned photographer Marge Neu Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Guests joined Swifty’s owners Robert Caravaggi and Chef Stephen Attoe along with the exhibit’s artist Marge Neu for wine and hors d’oeuvres while viewing her latest collection, Color Through My Lens. Notable attendees included Marge Neu (Photographer), Robert Caravaggi (Co-owner, Swifty’s), Stephen and Patricia Attoe (Chef & Co-Owner, Swifty’s), Cricket Burns, Sally Tycher, Blair Husain, Barbara Macklowe and Lauren Ezersky and Joy and Alan Marks.

Each exhibition at the restaurant is curated by Chef Stephen Attoe’s wife Patricia Attoe and her business partner Rebecca Silver who draw upon on their extensive art backgrounds when selecting the art for the restaurant.

Neu’s Color Through My Lens exhibition is a curated collection of photographs, which celebrate her travels and experiences all over the world, with a primary focus on color. Her passion for travel and photography grew from her father, who had a dark room and a spirit for adventure. For the past 10 years, she has documented her travels including hiking a volcano in Iceland, traveling via hot air balloon in Namibia and photographing the landscapes of Botswana inside of a helicopter.

Patrons at Swifty’s are always delighted to see the exquisite selection of paintings and photos displayed on the walls of the restaurant whilst enjoying the menu and its ambiance. New York artist Mary Lou Schempf’s stunning work is currently exhibited in the front room on an ongoing basis. Her work complements the restaurant’s style and décor which was originally brought to life by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.

ABOUT SWIFTY’S RESTAURANT:

Swifty’s has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite the chic neighborhood’s ever-changing dining scene. A sophisticated yet low-key restaurant, Swifty’s attracts a devoted clientele. Owners Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively, of legendary Upper East Side boîte Mortimer’s combine classic, straight-forward American and European cuisine with friendly and impeccable service. The ambient dining room, reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house, was created by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.

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

ABOUT MARGE NEU

Marge Neu has combined her passion for travel and photography by documenting her travels for the past 10 years. She developed her passion for photography through her father who owned a darkroom, which influenced her her greatly. Throughout her career she has studied and traveled with award winning photographers such as Jay Maisel, Vincent Versace, Arthur Meyerson, Dana Allen, John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick, which has deepened her appreciation and skill in photography. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been exhibited in juried shows and various locations such as ABC Home.

For more information, please visit www.margeneuphotography.com

Marge Neu

Marge Neu

Robert Caravaggi

Robert Caravaggi

Rebecca Silver, Marge Neu, Patricia Attoe

Rebecca Silver, Marge Neu, Patricia Attoe

Alan Marks, Joy Marks

Alan Marks, Joy Marks

Claudia Hoffman, Nina Epstein, Isabel Blumberg

Claudia Hoffman, Nina Epstein, Isabel Blumberg

Robert Neu, Francine Neu

Robert Neu, Francine Neu

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Non-Toxic Living Expert Sophia Ruan Gushée Offers Holistic Approach In The New Book “A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures”

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Sophia Ruan Gushée‘s A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures is exactly that: a comprehensive guide to common household products that may harbor dangerous chemicals and toxins hidden in their ingredients. Her in-depth research makes this book a helpful, easy-to-read manual for any head of household concerned with reducing toxins in everyday life.”

–          Frank Lipman MD, New York Times bestselling author of The New Health Rules

The culmination of years of research, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposure is a practical handbook for navigating the many toxins in the environment, and offers ways to minimize the risk of experiencing their potentially negative side effects.  Author Sophia Ruan Gushée wrote this comprehensive reference manual for individuals and families interested in learning more about the toxins that have been introduced into commercial use over the last several decades, and outlines her method for reducing exposures.

Gushée decided to publish her findings in order to give others access to the studies, facts, and statistics she amassed over many years, much of which is difficult to find and, often, even more difficult to understand without expert guidance.

“Inevitably, this journey has changed me profoundly,” says the author. “Most obvious, it has empowered me. I finally have the lay of the land that I’ve wanted — a road map of my family’s potentially toxic exposures (especially those that are avoidable) — so that I have the information I need to formulate a game plan that suits my family’s unique environment and lifestyle.”

The book, to be published this fall, includes scientific exploration of climate change, the potential dangers of common household cleaners, and ways in which children are particularly vulnerable to toxicants in their environments, along with a step-by-step plan to begin the process of detoxifying one’s lifestyle.

Publication date: October 20, 2015; $29.95; currently available for pre-sale at Amazon. Please let us know if you would like to receive a galley and/or copy of the book.

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

Gladys Knight Gives the World “Just A Little” Taste of G70 with New Dance Single

 

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Seven-time Grammy Award winning icon and legend Gladys Knight wants to carry fans away as she announces the release of her upcoming dance single, “Just A Little”.  The upbeat jam, produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Symbolyc “S1” One (Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z) and written/vocal produced by R&B crooner and Knight protégé, Avehre, will be released on Friday, September 25th, 2015. “Just A Little” is the first mainstream dance record from Knight in nearly twenty years.  The song serves as the lead single from her twelfth solo studio album slated to be released in 2016.

Knight is no stranger to the dance floor.  Viewers saw as she hit the floor on the 14th season of the popular show “Dancing With The Stars”.  Songs such as “Taste of Bitter Love” and “It’s Better Than A Good Time” are considered dance/disco essentials.  Flash forward to 2015 and Knight partnered with S1, who is known for hits such as Kanye West’s “Power” and Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had”, to craft her upcoming LP.  By celebrating and highlighting music of the past, present and future, Knight has called the sound the #G70Series.  The G70 Series is in celebration of the last 70 years of music and culture.  The G70 Series is a blend of gospel, soul, funk and sonically refreshing sounds that are nostalgic yet forward-thinking.  “Just A Little” features live instrumentation, horns and percussion while Knight’s voice coos listeners into dancer’s paradise.

It don’t matter who you are / Love can carry you away / Just keep shining you’re a star / Golden like a Summer day,” sings Knight on the infectious pre-chorus.  Bassist, Nigel Rivers, who’s played for the likes of John Legend and Erykah Badu, assists on the uptempo groove.

“S1 and I have been cooking up something that we believe will go down in history,” exclaims singer-songwriter Avehre.  “This album will feature some of the biggest names in musical history; both past and present.  It’s an honor to be a part of the future working on this album.”

“We just wanted to have fun,” says Knight.  “Most of the singles I’ve released prior to ‘Just A Little’ were ballads.  I wanted something new.  Something that we could dance to.”

If “Just A Little” is a taste of what is to come from Knight’s forthcoming LP, it’s no surprise that listeners will be asking for a second helping.  “Just A Little” is available for pre-order (https://itun.es/us/p_Yb-) and will be provided on all digital platforms.  Look forward to the single hitting airwaves the beginning of October.  Knight plans to release the video for the single as well.  In addition to the LP to drop in 2016, Knight is also the newest ambassador for VH1’s “Save The Music” Foundation.  The foundation, established in 1997, is a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring musical programs and raise public awareness about the importance of music and a child’s education.

For all “Empress of Soul” news please follow Gladys Knight via social media at: @MsGladysKnight (Twitter, Instagram, Periscope), www.facebook.com/msgladysknight and www.GladysKnight.com.

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