Treat the One You Love to a Romantic Dinner This Valentine’s Day 2016

Manhattan Romance a La Carte

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This New York celebrity hot spot just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and plans to sweep diners off their feet with an intimate Modern Asian dining experience. Candlelight casts a dim glow over the dining room’s dark wood features and plush banquettes with their signature color palette of black, white and red adding to the romantic ambiance where ladies receive roses. Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine. All Philippe signature dishes, including the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, perfect for sharing with your date. In addition to its regular dessert menu, diners may enjoy a special heart-shaped red velvet cake prepared by in-house Pastry Chef Kostas Paterakis.

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Five New York Restaurants for An Unforgettable Christmas Day

As depicted in many a Christmas movie, New York is truly a wonderful place to visit this time of year with tourists from the all over the world gathering in this metropolis to absorb the Christmas spirit. Between the holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue or Bergdorf Goodman, the majesty of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree or the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, there truly are few places that get people in the Christmas spirit quite like New York. For those who want to get in the spirit of giving over a bountiful meal, Lawlor Media Group gives its top five suggestions for where to dine this Christmas in New York.

1. Upscale Take on Christmas Classic- Philippe New York

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Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow, formerly of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Mr. Chow, puts his own contemporary and upscale spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe. All Philippe signature dishes, like the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, giving all guests the opportunity to be part of a lively and social dining experience perfect for the holiday season.

Open on Christmas Day: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Location: 33 East 60th Street (Btwn Park & Madison Aves.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.philippechow.com

2. Parisian Flair in the Big City- Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro

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Murray Hill’s temple to wine and cheese will open its doors for Christmas and a special New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Both occasions will two special multi-course tasting menus prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef John Creger, filled with traditional favorites and will be available for $95pp on Christmas.

For the Christmas six- course menu, diners will be treated to delicious dishes. Choices for this decadent menu include:  Potato Leek Soup with paddlefish caviar and crème fraiche; Duck Confit Rilette with grilled toast, caramelized onion and port; Potato Gnocchi with Maitake, sunchokes and truffle cream; Tuna Steak Au Poivre with grilled asparagus, sweet potato puree with carrot ginger sauce; Australian Wagyu Steak with pomme dauphone, kale, gratin with a bone marrow bernaise.

Open on Christmas Day: 10:00 AM- 1:00 AM

Location: 2 Park Avenue (@ 32nd St.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.artisanalbistro.com

3. Traditional Steak Dinner- T-Bar Steak & Lounge

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Make this Christmas special at classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge. The sophisticated dining room, with a soft candlelit glow, is a cozy haven that will ensure your holiday night is nothing short of exceptional. Enjoy an à la carte meal that harkens back to the good old days of white table cloths and refined service.

Christmas Day -Dinner Only:  3:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: 1278 3rd Avenue (Btwn 73rd St & 74th) New York, NY

For more information visit www.tbarnyc.com

4. Neighborhood Chinese-  China Fun  

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For diners looking to find alternatives to traditional holiday staples such as turkey and stuffing, the Upper East Side’s China Fun will be open regular hours Christmas and New Year’s serving customers from its wide ranging menu of delicacies from the various regions of China.

The eclectic menu, created by the Wu family and executed by Executive Chef Wing Fong Chen, who has been with the restaurant since its opening, is highlighted by dim sum, soup dumplings, Cantonese BBQ, noodles, wok dishes among other options. Under the direction of the Wu family, guests can trust in the restaurant’s ability to ensure each visit is great each and every time they dine at China Fun.

Open on Christmas Day: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

Location: 1221 2nd Avenue (@ 64th St.) New York, NY

For more information visit: www.chinafun-ny.com

5. Christmas in the Hamptons- Osteria Salina 

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For the first time since Osteria Salina opened in its original Bridgehampton location in 2015, the Italian eatery is open year-round at its new Wainscott, NY location. Osteria Salina boasts a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and is continuing its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality.

 

On Christmas Day, Osteria Salina will be open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM serving its regular menu and specials.

Location: 108 Wainscott Road Wainscott, NY

For more information visit: www.osteriasalina.net

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

When it comes to buying gifts for your loved ones during this holiday season, it is important to find the perfect gift that not only is unique, but also resonates with the recipient. From the foodie, to the health conscious, the beauty addict and beyond – here is a list of the top holiday gifts this 2015 for the special people in your life.

 

For The Foodie: Hamptons Salt Company

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Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent source of all-natural sea salt. With Hamptons Salt, merchants scour the world to offer gourmands the best selection of raw, flavor infused or smoked salts. Available in a multiple varieties including the decadent black truffle flavor infused salt to the luxurious Fleur de Sel sourced from France, each salt is packaged in unique black gift box perfect for delivery.

For more information on Hamptons Salt Company, visit www.hamptonssalt.com.

 

 

For The Cocktail Connoisseur: Manhattan Moonshine

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This highly acclaimed un-aged Whiskey recently received an impressive 89 rating from Whisky Advocate Magazine, making it the highest rated un-aged Whiskey in the world.  Inspired by the cocktail renaissance that occurred during American Prohibition and the glamorous yet subversive nightlife that accompanied it, Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury Un-aged Whiskey and has been developed to be the perfect Whiskey for cocktails.  With its smooth, grain-forward flavor and lack of heavy barrel flavors that make aged Whiskeys harder to mix, Manhattan Moonshine makes an almost endless variety of cocktails, using flavors and ingredients that no Aged Whiskey can mix with.

Manhattan Moonshine is available online to purchase for $49.99 at www.manhattan-moonshine.com

 

 

For The Health Conscious: A to Z Of D-Toxing 

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The culmination of years of research by Author Sophia Ruan Gushée, 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. 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. The book is on sale now for $29.95 and available at Amazon.com.

 

For The Well-Mannered: Manners That Matter Most

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Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have: knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. InManners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, with a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – covers topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology. This book is a valuable resource and much-needed guide for the fast-paced digital world. The book, in its second printing, is available from Amazon.com and in Barnes & Noble Bookstores.  

 

For The Beauty Addict: Angelo David Haircare Collection

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The Angelo David Salon offers a full menu of personalized Hair Carefor hair and skin, including itsexclusive haircare collection, specifically formulated to keep hair healthy, shiny and manageable. The product line includes favorites such as Hair Detox, VOL Shampoo, Angelo David Medium Paddle Brush, VOL Vital Complex Leave-In Conditioner, Angelo David Round Brush and Conditioner and Long & Strong Detangler, all of which keep both natural and Couture Hair tangle-free. In addition to its haircare line, the Angelo David Salon also provides Couture Hair extensions that address any hair challenge. The customization of Couture Hair Extensions, Wigs, Hair Pieces, Ponytails & Additions are 100-percent human hair and are designed on-site to match each client’s hair texture, type and color, as well as lifestyle.

 

For more information, visit www.AngeloDavid.com

 

For The Fashionista: Margo Manhattan Jewelry  

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Celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan, whose clientele includes Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard, is world-renowned for her bold, rock-n-roll chic aesthetic. Do not miss The Vault, a stunning collection of unique one-of-a-kind pieces, featuring diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, all set in white and yellow gold. Her famous designs are available at her Madison Avenue boutique, at her newly re-launched Ecommerce site www.margomanhattan.com and at EVINE.com.

 

For The Once-In-A-Lifetime New Year’s Eve Experience: Novotel New York’s Supernova Ball Drop

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Prepare to remove Times Square New Year’s Eve from your bucket list: Experience New Year’s Eve at Hotel Novotel’s Supernova, the only VIP venue in NYC that provides unobstructed views of the spectacular Ball Drop.  This year’s entertainment program at Supernova features aerial acrobatic performers to entertain guests with a Cirque Du Soleil-inspired show, VIP table service, a six hour premium open bar and a midnight Champagne toast along with gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and succulent sweets.

For more information, visit: www.supernovaballdrop.com

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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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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The 11th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-AM Tour 2015 Hamptons Tennis Tournament Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation

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The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour was held in Southampton, NY, over the weekend on Friday, August 28, to Sunday, August 30, 2015, raising over $4 million for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). This wonderful event, returning for its eleventh year, consists of a round robin tournament teaming 32 amateur tennis players with a current member of the ATP Tour or with one of the legends of tennis for two days of competition.

Guests and participants enjoy dining and socializing, along with the tennis, with the purpose of raising funds for PCF in its efforts to eradicate prostate cancer which affects one in seven American men.  The event kicked off on Friday with a cocktail party and dinner hosted by Bob and Deanna Adler in Southampton.  On Saturday, the first three rounds of the Pro Am tournament took place on private courts followed by a private luncheon for players at the home of Dean Palin.  In the afternoon, Mike Milken led a discussion on the “The End of Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases” at Villa Maria in Water Mill.  Saturday’s events culminated in a gala at the Parrish Art Museum where guests were treated to performances by Natalie Cole, David Foster, Rubin Studdard, Emily West, Forte and Shelea Frazier.  Guests closed the evening dancing to a strong performance by Super Diamond.  On Sunday, guests enjoyed lunch and the final rounds of the Pro-Am Tour at the Shinnecock Tennis Club and the weekend concluded with the Trophy Award Ceremony in the late afternoon.

This year’s amateur players included: Bill Ackman, Bob Adler, Bob Bales, Marie Bernstein, Jerry Cohen, Jim Coleman, Mark Ein, Niko Elmaleh, Mark Fabry, Ralph Finerman, Bill Finneran, Glenn Fuhrman, Danny Govberg, Jeff Greene, Sammy Herzberg, Arik Kislin, Jesse Lee, Larry Leeds, Howard Marks, Don Marron, George Norcross, Chris Oberbeck, Dean Palin, Joel Pashcow, John Paulson, Brian Reynolds, Bob Rozenkranz, Ricky Sandler, Zach Schreiber, Barry Sternlicht, Doug Teitelbaum and Renee Willett.

Pro players included: Mario Ancic, Alex Asta, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Alex Bury, Guillermo Canas, Scott Davis, Amer Delic, Ashley Fisher, Colin Fleming, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Robby Ginepri, Treat Huey, Luke Jensen, Don Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Mark Knowles, Ivan Kokurin, Rick Leach, David Marrero, George Meyer, Frederik Nielson, Graydon Oliver, Jared Palmer, Mark Philippoussis, Jason Pinsky, Richey Reneberg, Bobby Reynolds, Cyril Saulnier, David Schneider, Jonathan Schneider, Andres Siljestrom and Vince Spadea.

RESULTS:

Team 1 versus Team 2:  Winner was Arik Kislin; Runner-up was Mark Ein

Team 3 versus Team 4:  Winner was Jim Coleman; Runner-Up was John Paulson

Team 5 versus Team 6:  Winner was Bob Bales; Runner-Up was Niko Elmaleh

Team 7 versus Team 8:  Winner was Jesse Lee; Runner-Up was Bill Finneran

The Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tour consists of four exciting tournaments each year that are calendared during peak season at each venue.  Each location brings an opportunity to provide not only a unique and individual experience for the amateur player but provides a platform to the community to generate awareness of prostate cancer and the work of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The PCF Pro-AM Tennis Tournaments has raised over $12.5 million to date over 13 years.

The Pro-Am Tour is a fitting memorial to the life of Charles Evans.  He was committed to helping others, turning his personal tragedies into philanthropic causes.  Charles Evans, an avid tennis player, would be proud of what is being done to fight prostate cancer through these events.  An advocate for the improvement of quality in all lives, he championed many causes including Alzheimer’s, fire safety, health and education.  Charles had a true zeal for life.  From WWII veteran to successful entrepreneur, feature film producer, to a dedicated philanthropist, Charles left his mark and the impact is still being felt today.

Firmly committed to curing prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. Since 1993, its unique strategies for identifying and investing in the most promising research programs have generated life-saving results. The organization channels resources to the world’s top scientific minds—cutting red tape and encouraging collaboration to speed breakthroughs.

As a champion for increased government and private support, PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion. Through the generous contributions of our donors, it has funded more than 2,000 programs at more than 200 research centers in 18 countries. For more than 16 million men and their families fighting prostate cancer globally, PCF is a primary source for new standard-of-care and research information. It connects patients, loved ones, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline.

For further information on the PCF, please visit http://www.pcf.org/

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Hosted An Evening of Dining, Dancing and Other Surprises in Support of the 11th Annual Charles PCF Pro-AM Tennis Tournament

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Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization which remains steadfast in its commitment to identify and fund groundbreaking cancer research programs to save the lives of millions, hosted its annual gala at the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The weekend’s events raised over $4 million, which is a record for this event.

 The gala was hosted in support of the 11th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament being held from August 28 – 30, 2015, named after the successful entrepreneur who constantly turned tragic events throughout his life into philanthropic causes. The gala evening, catered by Robbins Wolfe, was a celebration featuring cocktails, dining and special performances from Natalie Cole and David Foster with special guests including American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard. 100 percent of the funds raised throughout the evening went to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.

 The night began with a short quiz by the Founder of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Michael Milken, who asked questions about magic to the crowd of gala guests such as what caused Famous Illusionist Harry Houdini’s Death, Peritonitis, and what was the first book of magic called, The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584). Fellow performer David Foster then introduced the first performer Natalie Cole, with whom he had just wrapped up an Asian tour.

Once she got onto stage, she began her set by telling the audience, “This is going to be one of the shortest sets I ever did, so listen carefully.” She began her set with her song “Almost Like Being In Love” and did a couple of covers including Renee Olstead’s “What A Difference a Day Makes.” Then she performed “Unforgettable,” her Grammy award-winning duet with her father Legendary Singer Nat King Cole, which was also the first song she had produced by fellow performer David Foster, which was received with loud applause. As she performed, video of her father singing along to the song played on TVs behind her and were interspersed with images of her and Nat while growing up. She closed her set with her father’s famous track “L.O.V.E.”

 Following Cole’s set, Milken discussed the young investigators program and the funding the Prostate Cancer Foundation is doing on their behalf. As he defines them, these young investigators are young scientists in their 30s who have received all of the advanced degrees and research experience to run their own labs, however they lack the funding. It is these investigators, he said, that are leading to groundbreaking advancements in cancer research. Currently, PCF works with 153 of these young investigators who are currently researching 22 candidate molecules for cancer research, and these investigators have impacted the creation of six different FDA- Approved Prostate Cancer drugs. Following the presentation and quiz questions discussing these young investigators, Milken asked gala attendees to pledge $75,000 over the course of three years, then $75,000 for one year and then $25,000 for one year. At the conclusion of the fundraising portion, he said, “next year we will tell you how each of our young investigators changed the world.”

After a video introduction, David Foster began his set, during which he invited many of his friends to the stage to perform as he accompanied on the piano, first being Emily West, a runner-up on Reality TV competition show America’s Got Talent. She performed a couple of songs including “Nights In White Satin,” a song she performed while competing on the show. David Foster & Emily West performed The Prayer, a song David Foster wrote for Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, and halfway through the song, David Foster cut her off and said that this is meant to be a duet and introduced Forte, another top competitor on America’s Got Talent. Forte participated in a contest to see who could hold the longest note with Foster and Nathan Gunn, a baritone opera singer in the crowd that evening. At the conclusion of Forte’s set, Foster brought Shelea Frazier to the stage, who performed two songs from The Bodyguard including a cover of Whitney Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” Halfway through the performance of I Will Always Love You, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard joined them on stage. David Foster said “Ruben Studdard has a talent, he can write a song on the spot. So let’s write one for tonight’s event.” The crowd names the song, ”A Cure Is On the Way” and Studdard improvised the words as he sang. The show ended with a group rendition of Hey Jude, then Michael Milken thanked David Foster and asked everyone to go to the other stage. At the other stage, guests danced the night away to Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond cover band.

 Notable attendees included: Michael & Lori Milken (Founder), Natalie Cole (Performer), David Foster (Performer), Jim Coleman & Cynthia Ott (Host), Bob & Deanna Adler (Host), Seth & Marie Bernstein (Host), Jeff & Mei Sze Greene (Host), Mitchell Modell (Host),  Glenn & Jennifer Myles (Host), Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Host; Chair, Charles Evans Foundation), Stewart Rahr (Host), Artie & Selma Rabin (Host), Dean Palin (Host), Dr. Joel Pashcow (Host), Leon & Leeza Wagner (Host), John Paulson, Joe Torre, Marla Maples, Jason Binn, Frank Luntz, Richard Kind, Former New York Governor David Patterson, Dr. Jonathan Simons (CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation), Larry Leeds, Jerry Cohen, Brian Reynolds, Chris Oberbeck, Don Marron, Mark Philippoussis (Pro), Robert Kendrick (Pro),  Danny Govberg, Barry Sternlicht, Arik Kislin, Elaine Wynn, Neal Sroka, Jackie Rogers.

 Weekend hosts and sponsors of the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tournament include: Bill & Karen Ackman; Bob & Deanna Adler; Seth & Marie Bernstein; Jim Coleman & Cynthia Ott; Larry Gagosian & Chrissy Erpf; Bonnie Pfeifer Evans; Jeff & Mei Sze Greene; The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.; Tom Lee & Ann Tenenbaum; David & Julia Koch; Bill & Phyllis Mack ; Richard Merkin, MD.;Mike & Lori Milken; Modell’s Sporting Goods; Glenn & Jennifer Myles; Dean Palin; Mickey Palin; Joel Pashcow; Artie & Selma Rabin; Stewart Rahr; Jonathan & Sheryl Sokoloff; Lady Sheila Stable; Leon & Leesa Wagner; Mort Zuckerman.

 About Prostate Cancer Foundation:

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $615 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts has helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer.

For further information on the PCF, please visit http://www.pcf.org/

Michael Milken  (Photo Credit: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

Michael Milken
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Michael Milken, Stewart Rahr   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Michael Milken, Stewart Rahr
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Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, David Foster   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, David Foster
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Frank Luntz, Lori Milken (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Frank Luntz, Lori Milken
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Joe Torre   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Joe Torre
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Cynthia Ott, James Coleman   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Cynthia Ott, James Coleman
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Richard Kind, David Foster  (Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Richard Kind, David Foster
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Natalie Cole   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Natalie Cole
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John Paulson   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

John Paulson
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Marla Maples, Jason Binn   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Marla Maples, Jason Binn
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Dr. Jonathan Simons, Joel Pashcow   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Dr. Jonathan Simons, Joel Pashcow
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David Patterson   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

David Patterson
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Elaine Wynn   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Elaine Wynn
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Don Marron   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Don Marron
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Marla Maples  (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Marla Maples
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Shelley Davis, Scott Davis, Larry Leeds  (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Shelley Davis, Scott Davis, Larry Leeds
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MarkPhilippoussos  (Photo Credit: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

MarkPhilippoussos
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Seth Bernstein, Marie Bernstein   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Seth Bernstein, Marie Bernstein
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Sally Ein and Mark Ein  (Photo Credit: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

Sally Ein and Mark Ein
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Danny Govberg, George Meyer   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Danny Govberg, George Meyer
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Brian Reynolds   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Brian Reynolds
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Jackie Rogers  (Photo Credit by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com)

Jackie Rogers
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Ruben Studdard   (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Ruben Studdard
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Atmosphere  (Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez WireImage.com)

Atmosphere
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Hamptons Stands For Heroes Celebrated the Extraordinary Work of The Bob Woodruff Foundation

 

Bob & Lee Woodruff hosted Hamptons Stands for Heroes, which celebrated the work of The Bob Woodruff Foundation on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the home of Joan & George Hornig with media partner Beach Magazine in Water Mill, NY.

The event, designed by Rafanelli Events, began with cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine, which debuted the world’s first premium un-aged whiskey, and beer from Montauk Brewery. In addition, guests enjoyed canapés served by Acquolina Catering,whileoverlooking the grounds of the estate. The cocktail reception featured a special performance byUS Marine Combat Veteran JW Cortes and a car display courtesy of Six Sigma Auto Group. Following the cocktail reception, guests enjoyed a special VIP dinner in the Hornig’s barn, which featured a special performance by the incomparable Rachel Brown.

Notable attendees included Lee Woodruff, Joan & George Hornig, James Lipton, Jane Hanson, Chris Cuomo, Cristina Cuomo, Gerry and Liz Byrne, Anna Throne-Holst, Adam Sikora, Robbie Browne, Yolanda Garretti, William Kehler, and Mack Woodruff.

All of the proceeds of the night will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which was founded by ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee after Bob was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq in January 2006. The then Co-Anchor of World News Tonight was given access to all of the proper treatment enabling him to fully recover within 13 months from the traumatic brain injury he received. Their experiences inspired them to help make sure our nation’s heroes have access to the resources they deserve, for as long as they need them.

 

Lee Woodruff (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Lee Woodruff (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

James Lipton and Joan Hornig (Photo Credit: Lisa Tamburini)

James Lipton and Joan Hornig (Photo Credit: Lisa Tamburini)

James Papandrea and Richard Steiber (Photo Credit: Lisa Tamburini)

James Papandrea and Richard Steiber (Photo Credit: Lisa Tamburini)

Gerry Byrne, Liz Byrne (Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Gerry Byrne, Liz Byrne (Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Anna Throne-Holst (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Anna Throne-Holst (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Kevin Dougherty, Lee Woodruff, Anne Marie Dougherty (Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Kevin Dougherty, Lee Woodruff, Anne Marie Dougherty (Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

JW Cortes, Joan Hornig  (Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

JW Cortes, Joan Hornig (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Clayton Calvert, Parker Calvert (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Clayton Calvert, Parker Calvert (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Adam Sikora, Yolanda Garretti (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Adam Sikora, Yolanda Garretti (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Mack Woodruff (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Mack Woodruff (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

William Kehler (Photo Credit: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg)

William Kehler (Photo Credit: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg)

David Tapia, Kimberly Jung (Photo Credit: Lisa Tamburini)

David Tapia, Kimberly Jung (Photo Credit: Lisa Tamburini)

Rachel Brown  (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Rachel Brown
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Manhattan Moonshine (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Manhattan Moonshine (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker LennyStucker.com)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Sotto Sopra Brings a Taste of Northern Italy to the Hamptons

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Northern Italian eatery Sotto Sopra in Amagansett is delighting diners this 2015 season and is inviting them on a culinary journey that highlights the region’s traditional flavors and cooking methods. Under the direction of Managing Partner Rose Evangelista, Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service, and fresh, flavorful fare.

Sotto Sopra’s expertly crafted menu developed by Executive Chef Fermin Jimenez which takes advantage of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven to offer up freshly baked breads, crispy Italian style pizza and whole roasted fish such as Branzino al Forno (whole-roasted Italian Sea Bass with charred tomato aioli). Deliciously fresh salads such as Insalata di Formaggio di Capra e Melone (goat cheese, melon and prosciutto salad, topped with candied pistachio), antipastos such as Robiola Crostini (warm crostini topped with Robiola cheese, grilled figs and spiced walnuts, drizzled with orange vinaigrette), and impeccably flavored pasta and rice dishes including Risotto Granchio (saffron Aborio rice cooked all’onda, with crabmeat and spring onions), round out the menu along with classic “Bisteccheria” options such as Filet Mignon (tender, prime steak cut of beef cooked to order).

To complement the cuisine, Sotto Sopra offers an extensive wine list, as well as a menu of delightful signature cocktails including the Rose Orchid (Death’s Door Gin, St. Germain, prosecco, grapefruit and hibiscus), Sotto 75 (Farmer’s Organic Gin, St. Germain, champagne, blueberry and lime juice) and South Fork (Jameson Irish Whiskey, mint, cucumber, lime, and orange juice).

Sotto Sopra’s traditional cuisine is contrasted by its modern décor, creating a thoughtful, warm aesthetic. Drenched in sunlight, Sotto Sopra’s airy interior features an open-style design concept, cedar-paneled walls, sleek black and wood table and chairs, industrial style lighting and fixtures, and bright white color accents. Toward the rear of the restaurant, Sotto Sopra’s floor-to-ceiling windows open up to reveal a charming outdoor patio and lush garden.

The Hamptons dining hotspot has become a favorite among celebrities including Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts, Mike Myers, John Slattery, Michael Kors and David Yurman.

Sotto Sopra is open for dinner seven days a week, with a late night menu available from midnight to 2:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays as well.

SOTTO SOPRA

231 Main Street

Amagansett, NY

P: (631) 267-3695

 

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Jackie Rogers Brings a Taste of Haute Couture to the Hamptons

Jackie Rogers

Jackie Rogers, the well-known fashion designer who over the years has stayed relevant with her chic, innovative designs, is bringing her bold style to the Hamptons for the first time this summer 2015. Located on the ultra-exclusive Jobs Lane, Jackie Rogers is able to offer styling to her a-list clientele while they are visiting their vacation homes in the South Fork.

Within the store, her signature dresses, blazers and jumpsuits line the racks which cover the perimeter of her boutique, each of which are color coordinated and paired with the different materials she utilizes. She frequently makes gorgeous designs with silk satin-faced organza, which is notoriously difficult to work with, to create beautifully tiered ball gowns and jumpsuits. In honor of her Hamptons location, she has a rack of clothing entirely dedicated to her Gin Lane Collection. The collection fuses the luxurious flare of her elegant designs with the humble seersucker fabric that when combined together make beautiful blazers and dresses.

On the walls are large photographs of Jackie from her various adventures throughout her illustrious life. From gallivanting across Europe with royalty to movie stills from her role Fellini’s 1963 classic movie 8 ½ to her shots in a serpent hat designed by Bill Blass, Jackie Rogers can indulge you on all the details of the various escapades depicted in these photographs. Though the Hamptons season reaches its unofficial end on Labor Day, Jackie Rogers will continue to fit her elite clientele in her signature pieces.

Jackie Rogers’ couture collections have been dressing the world’s most powerful men & women for decades. She began her fashion design career working in menswear at the advisement of her mentor, Fashion Legend Coco Chanel, with her own boutique on Madison Avenue. The store became a men’s club, with movie star Jack Nicholson and Philanthropist Winthrop Rockefeller amongst her clientele. In the 1970s, she began designing womenswear and launched her boutique in Palm Beach, Florida on Worth Avenue.

Along with her Southampton and Palm Beach boutiques, her designs are available by appointment at her Manhattan showroom, online on her website and at fine retailers everywhere.

For more information on Jackie Rogers, visit: www.jackierogers.com

 

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