Leading Young Friends of Save Venice into a new era of charitable giving is philanthropist and activist Lizzie da Trindade-Asher who chaired Let’s Spritz! at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Supporting one of the top charities in New York City, Lizzie Asher helped to relaunch the Young Friends of Save Venice Initiative, determined to unite a younger generation of philanthropists and reawaken the institution of charitable giving. Save Venice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the restoration and preservation of historical artworks and architecture of Venice, Italy.
Celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott events produced the cover party for Manhattan Magazine’s Men’s Issue to celebrate cover star and rising actor John David Washington. The lavish event experience, by highly sought-after event producer Larry Scott, was held at the BMW of Manhattan new model showroom at 555 West 57th Street in New York City. The showroom was transformed into a disco oasis with more than 100 disco balls, dancing disco entertainers and a line-up of old-school arcade games including PAC-MAN, Dance Dance Revolution plus Centipede.
Luxury: Redefined & Redesigned
The Decoration & Design Building hosted the Fall Market 2018 in the heart of Manhattan’s Design District to discuss this season’s theme, Luxury: Redefined & Redesigned. Owner, Charles S. Cohen opened the two-day trade-only event with his perspective of the evolving definition of luxury resulting from the design headquarters’ carefully curated programming and discussion. The Fall Market 2018 saw an exponential growth in attendees, welcoming over 3,000 members of the trade, and a wealth of new programs including six Keynotes, 21 In-Showroom Programs, one Special Event, five Cocktail Receptions, 118 Open Houses and 14 NEW Experiential Events. Top editorial voices, leading industry trade organizations and dozens of design influencers convened for the DDB Fall Market 2018 to discuss the future of luxury, redefined and redesigned by interior design’s top to-the-trade companies.
which Raised Over $2 Million to Conquer Lyme Disease
The Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, today announced that its fourth annual New York City Gala raised over $2 million at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The money raised at the event will support the GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test, improved treatment options, and ultimately, find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne disease. Ramona Singer and Erin Walker were honored at the gala while the audience was treated to a show-stopping performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster.
Samuel Waxman, M.D. received China’s “Friendship Award,” along with distinguished leaders in medicine, technology, and engineering
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), an international nonprofit organization that funds cutting-edge cancer research, today announced that its founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman, M.D. received China’s highest honor granted to a foreigner. The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu He, presented the “Friendship Award,” to Dr. Waxman at a ceremony in Beijing over the weekend.
The inaugural annual Fitness New York Awards, founded by Carrie Brudner, honored nine leaders in the health, wellness and fitness industries, presented by Dr. Alex Eingorn. The event was well-attended by family and friends of honorees plus celebrity guests who took part in a lively red carpet and step-and-repeat displayed by event sponsors at 80 Washington Place in New York City.
Each of the honorees are eminent in their respective fields and have successfully maintained or developed respected brands and amassed many A-list followers to match their high-profile clientele. Applauding their efforts, high-level colleagues and celebrity clients attended in support of the honorees.
The evening’s honorees included:
Carlos Leon, Best Male Celebrity Trainer: The co-founder of Belleon Body, is a celebrity trainer and actor of stage and screen. He and Grammy® award-winning singer Madonna are the parents of Lourdes Leon, and his family was in attendance to support his recent achievement. Ryan Seacrest and Adrian Grenier are among Leon’s celebrity clients.
Ann Kaiser, Best Female Celebrity Trainer: The Founder of AKT, counts Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Hillary Duff and Sarah Jessica Parker, and others, among her loyal clientele. AKT has studios in NYC, the Hamptons, Connecticut, and Los Angeles.
Toper DesPrés, Best Fitness Visionary: The Director of Wilhelmina Fitness + Sports Division elevated the agency when he trained models to perform athletically and skillfully for the advertising campaigns of national brands.
Amy Conway, Women’s Magazine of the Year: The Editor-in-Chief of Health, has a passion for health and wellness that she brings to her newest job. She came to Health the summer of 2018 after a long and illustrious career with various magazines under the Martha Stewart imprint.
Greg Emmanuel, Men’s Magazine of the Year: The Chief Content Officer of Men’s Health, has more than 20 years of diverse editorial experience. His position includes complete oversight of the magazine and website.
Marcus Antebi, Best Nutrition Brand: The Founder of Juice Press went from addiction to being on top of the juicing world with his wildly popular brand Juice Press, now with more than 70 stores around the country. Juice Press offers an expansive USDA-organic product line as well as a variety of lifestyle resources.
David Kirsch, Wellness Innovator: The Founder of David Kirsch Wellness Company has over two decades’ experience in harnessing the powerful connection between body, mind, and spirit. Kirsch’s philosophy of “sound mind, sound body” appeals to many A-listers. He’s known as the go-to man when a celebrity needs to get in shape fast.
Ilana Kugel, Best Activewear Brand: The Founder and Creative Director of Koral, designs and markets luxe, athleisure pieces that are edgy yet feminine and made from high-tech fabrics.
Justin Gelband, Fitness Influencer: The Celebrity Personal Trainer is best known for training Victoria’s Secret models including Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, and Martha Hunt.
Taking place on the terrace of a beautiful Greenwich Village townhouse, the fitness-loving honorees and guests enjoyed healthy light bites alongside a variety of beverage options provided by sponsors.
Sponsors included: Dr. Lewis Gross from Alka White, Pure Protein and Essentia Water.
(Photo Credit: Charles Robinson, Jr.)
The first annual Fitness New York Awards honored the best of the best in the fitness industry. Founded by Carrie Brudner, the special event awards leaders in many facets of health, wellness and fitness. The exclusive red-carpet event will expand into Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California in 2019.
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International business leader and founder of Aiteo Group, Benedict Peters was awarded Africa’s Oil and Gas Leader of the Year at the Forbes Best of Africa Gala which held at Forbes Headquarters, New York City.
The award is an acknowledgement of Peters’ significant contribution to oil and gas development in Africa by visionary leadership, distinguished service and transformational realignment of a sector dominated by International Oil Companies. The Forbes Award also recognised Mr. Peters’ commitment to bettering the lives of people and societies across Africa by philanthropic engagement.
CBS/WLNY chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn and award-winning nature photographer Mac Stone make impassioned plea to save Florida’s wetlands and clean water
The Durst Organization helmed by real estate moguls and philanthropists Douglas and Susanne Durst hosted a benefit at 4 Times Square in midtown Manhattan to support The Everglades Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 working to protect and restore America’s Everglades through science, education and advocacy. The evening welcomed business leaders, philanthropists and political figures to a visual journey showcasing the natural beauty of the wetlands‘ wild and endangered habitat, as captured by renowned nature photographer Mac Stone.
In collaboration with The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT), board member and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Angela Dotson co–chaired a luncheon honoring Narciso Rodriguez with the 2018 Artistry of Fashion Award at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The award ceremony and luncheon raised in excess of $850,000 to benefit The Museum at FIT. The fashion industry’s top editorial voices, visionaries, plus distinguished and aspiring designers were all in attendance at the award ceremony that has, traditionally, welcomed the arrival of the Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week every year.
Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert Pamela Morgan of Flirting With Flavors produced her annual end-of-summer celebration at her home in Water Mill, NY. Displaying her design savvy and culinary expertise as a chef and cookbook author, the party brought a close to the summer and start to the Fall 2018 season, welcoming Pamela Morgan’s dearest friends to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Fiesta Mexicana’.