This year, put the flowers aside and give your sweetheart a romantic holiday to remember with these unique Valentine’s Day gifts. Thinking of Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are both unique and romantic can even put a strain on your relationship. A lot of that pressure is getting the right gift, finding something that will get noticed and show you pay attention, and giving your loved ones a gift that shows you care.
Whether you have been together 10 years or 10 months, these exclusive finds are everything your Valentine’s will adore.
Finding the right locale for the perfect Valentine’s Day date can be daunting, however New York City and the East End offer a vast range of delicious options to choose from. Here are some of the best gourmet Valentine’s Day restaurants to impress that special someone with a romantic dinner, and treat your sweetie to a night of delectable Valentine’s Day Dining.
The Peebles Corporation’s (“TPC”) announced that Donahue Peebles, III has been appointed Chief of Staff. After serving as a member of the company’s Development Team for seven years – starting as an Assistant Project Coordinator and later promoted to the Development Executive role – Donahue will now work alongside his father, Don Peebles, Jr., advising on high-level initiatives and leading company-wide initiatives.
Arrive at your destination in style this Winter with T. Anthony’s unique and elegant luggage. Launched in 1946, Theodore Anthony’s stylish and durable luxury luggage quickly became the travel companion of choice for British and Hollywood royalty, not to mention American Presidents. A must-have for elite globetrotters today, T. Anthony continues to craft its suitcases with hardwood frames and solid brass hardware, as well as soft-shelled canvas and leather options.
Jean Shafiroff, prominent philanthropist and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her sixth annual holiday luncheon, this time at Omar at Vaucluse. The luncheon was held in honor of the New York Women’s Foundation, and in true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation in honor of the guests who attended. The always fashionable Shafiroff wore a black and white zebra patterned Oscar de la Renta dress with a Red Courreges vinyl jacket and Red Christian Louboutin suede boots.
The Alan B. Slifka Foundation (ABSF), the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) have partnered to establish an innovative cancer research program that will pair scientists in North America with scientists in Israel.
The partnership will harness the resources of three New York-based nonprofit institutions and leading North American and Israeli scientists to advance research of rare pediatric cancers and the metastatic process.
The Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Israel Cancer Research Fund, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation to advance research that targets fusion proteins in pediatric cancer and the nature of metastasis December 30th, 2019user
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders Youth Program Chairman Joseph B. Giminaro, and the Young Friends Steering Committee of Save Venice led by philanthropist and activist Lizzie Asher, hosted a joint cocktail reception in honor of H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice. The cocktail reception was held to raise awareness of conservation efforts in Venice following the extreme floods (acque alte) that devastated Venice in November. The invitation-only event took place at 10 Corso Como, 200 Front Street, South Street Seaport, New York City. Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia is head of the Council of the Savoy Dynastic Orders.
New York City’s resident foodies are dashing all the way to these fine dining destinations to enjoy the very best in holiday treats and feasts. These New York restaurants are dishing up the holiday spirit from Manhattan to New York’s East End. So why not embark on a journey of festive fun and holiday celebrations happening throughout December and into the 2020 New Year.
Here are the gourmet dining establishments that have set their tables to welcome your family and friends for this Holiday Season!
With the holiday season well underway, complete your gift shopping for everyone on your list with these fashion brands, inspirational reads and gourmet goodies. Family, friends and significant others can revel in the finer pleasures that bring joy, happiness and personal growth this holiday season and beyond.
For a gift that truly amazes, these exclusive finds are everything your loved ones will adore.
Condé Nast has announced that the boutique resort and winery, Villa Mangiacane, features in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 as one of the Top 30 Hotels in Italy.Villa Mangiacane is a noble and majestic 15th Century property set on a cypress shaded hill, just 7 miles south of Florence and 25 minutes from Florence International Airport. Built for the Machiavelli family and bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master himself, Michelangelo, Villa Mangiacane is Tuscany’s finest luxury boutique resort and winery. Due to the significance of the owners and architects, the original building’s plan for improvements is housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These plans include a grander palace with a new wing, designed by Giorgio Vasari.
Under the guidance of the Florentine architect, Gianclaudio Papasogli Tacca, and international interior decorator, Ralf Krall, the Estate’s current owner commissioned a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2001, restoring the palazzo to its former splendor. Set among 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves, the Estate now produces a range of award-winning wines while the 6,000 olive trees at Mangiacane producea distinctive extra virgin olive oil. The idea has been to satisfy the fine modern tastes of guests to the Estate in a setting that offers the very best of old-world hospitality.
At Villa Mangiacane you can expect to find a unique five-star luxury accommodationexperience at Tuscany’s finest boutique resort and winery. Steeped in art, history, and culture, rooms are filled with original artwork and furniture collected from around the globe, emulating the comfort of a private home. The Estate’s 28 individually and elegantly designed roomsand suites, split between two properties, offer spectacular views of Florence, rolling hills, gardens or vineyards. A stay in the main Palazzo Machiavelli will surround you with original Renaissance art and terraces offering sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape while the exclusive Villa Mazzei offers guests a stunning infinity pool and bar, beautiful gardens and views acrossChianti.
Guests can select from a myriad of dining options, from personal in-room meals to feasts in the Estate’s gourmet restaurant. Whether it is a fresh breakfast served outdoors overlooking the Tuscan countryside or a refreshing light lunch around the pool, there is something for everyone at Mangiacane. Dinner can be enjoyed in the elegant restaurant or al fresco in the Herb Garden. For a more intimate setting, guests can arrange a privatedinner in the Barricaia, Wine Cellar or at The Chef’s Table in the historic kitchen.
On-site guests have access to a relaxing Garden Spa which offers a range of services. For those who enjoy cooking, the Executive Chef offers TuscanCookery Classes catering to all abilities. The friendly and efficient staff are always happy to arrange a selection of exciting excursions, including Half & Full Day Wine Tours, various City Tours, Shopping Tours, Art & Culture Excursions, and Outdoor Activities such as biking, hiking and hot air balloon rides.
From cocktail parties to corporate meetings, photo shoots to weddings, Villa Mangiacane is the perfect venue to host a private event. Set within an historical and unique setting, the private luxury Estate offers event planners the most personalized services guaranteeing the utmost in security and confidentiality with bespoke menus and limitless opportunities. Ranging from board meetings for ten to receptions accommodating up to 300, Mangiacane’s unassuming and professional staff will bring the magic touch of Mangiacane to any event in order to ensure that it is perfectly planned and executed.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”
The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler U.S. and U.K. print editions.