A New You for 2016 – 5 Ways to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year for many means a renewed focus on your goals and aspirations for the next 365 days. From a refresh on etiquette to bettering yourself both inside and out, here are five ways to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions in 2016.

1.  Maintaining a Healthy, Balanced Diet at Philippe Chow

 Philippe Chow

Make it a priority in 2016 to follow through with that healthy eating plan you attempted to establish in 2015. New York restaurant Philippe Chow, celebrating its 10th anniversary in January 2016 makes it easy with delicious options that are just as healthy as they are appetizing.

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. In addition to its signature, hearty Chicken Satay or Peking Duck; Chef Chow’s menu boasts a host of delectable carb conscious, gluten-free options for diners looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing on taste. Options include the Spa Chicken Salad with steamed chicken, mixed greens and sesame/soy vinaigrette; Spinach Salad with plum & lime juice vinaigrette and Lettuce Wraps available with Chicken, Beef, Shrimp or Vegetable. Additionally, all seafood options are available with steamed options and/or a light sauce, such as its Lobster Salad and Maine Lobster. Chef Chow presents complex flavors with a modern flair, bringing freshness and vitality to traditional Chinese cuisine.

For more information on Philippe Chow, visit: www.philippechow.com 

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Jean Shafiroff & Tous Jewelry Hosted A Holiday Shopping Party To Benefit The New York Women’s Foundation®

Jean Shafiroff and Tous Jewelry hosted A Holiday Shopping Party to benefit the New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Tous Boutique in Rockefeller Center with media partner Manhattan Magazine.

Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Guests browsed display cases to preview looks from Tous’ Fall/Winter Collection include. 10 percent of the proceeds on purchases made at Tous during the event and all day on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 will benefit the New York Women’s Foundation.

Guests included: Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Carol Wilkenson, Christina Rameli, Dr. Judith Hellman, Helen Johnson, Lewaa Khalek, Jill Sand & Dr. Barry Weintraub, Martin Shafiroff, Michael de Paulo, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Patrick Hazlewood, Ashley Sousa, Jennifer Powers, Tracy Stern, Brett Tinsley and Flo Anthony.

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and activist, is a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She serves on the boards of New York Women’s Foundation®, New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Jean is hands-on with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is particularly known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the New York Women’s Foundation®, Southampton Hospital, Southampton Animal Shelter and New York City Mission Society.

Established in 1987 as a public philanthropy, the New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a force for change for women. From the outset, the Foundation’s founders strove to identify innovative organizations that were affecting change in the communities they served for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families towards long-term economic security through individual transformation and systematic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents.

 

For more information on Jean Shafiroff, visit: www.JeanShafiroff.com

For More information on The New York Women’s Foundation, visit: www.nywf.org

Jean Shafiroff (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jean Shafiroff (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Andrea Greeven Douzet, Jennifer Powers (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Andrea Greeven Douzet, Jennifer Powers (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Ashley Souza, Kathleen Giordano (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Jill Sand, Dr. Barrry Weintraub (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jill Sand, Dr. Barrry Weintraub (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Romona Keveza (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Romona Keveza (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Dr. Judith Hellman (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Dr. Judith Hellman (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Tracy Stern (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Tracy Stern (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Helen Johnson (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Helen Johnson (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 

Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Mike Milken and Prostate Cancer Foundation Hosted The 2015 New York Dinner

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 New York Dinner at the The Pierre Hotel on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The event raised more than $6 million to support groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.

The dinner honored the 20th Season the Prostate Cancer Foundation has partnered with Major League Baseball and its team owners for the PCF Homerun Challenge, with Baseball Hall of Fame Managers Joe Torre, Tommy Lasorda and Tony La Russa. PCF also presented David Cohen of Comcast an award recognizing his philanthropic endeavors on behalf of PCF’s Philadelphia partners, funding groundbreaking research.

Notable attendees included: Michael & Lori Milken (Founder, Prostate Cancer Foundation), Whoopi Goldberg (Event Host; Co-Host, The View), John O’Hurley (Event Host), David Cohen (Honoree; EVP, Comcast), Mark & Debbie Attanasio (Event Co-Chairs; Owner, Milwaukee Brewers), Seth Bernstein (Event Co-Chair; CEO, Stromberg LLC.),Todd Boehly (Event Co-Chair; Co-Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers), Dr. Richard Merkin (Event Co-Chair; CEO, Heritage Provider Network), Artie & Selma Rabin (Event Co-Chairs), Neal Rodin & Sharon Schutte-Rodin (Event Co-Chairs), Joe & Ali Torre (Event Co-Chairs; Chief Baseball Officer, MLB), John Fogerty (Performer), Forte (Performer), Isabel Leonard (Performer), Forte (Performer), Jerry Cohen (Co-Owner, New York Yankees), Tommy Lasorda (Special Advisor to The Chairman, Los Angeles Dodgers), Scott Minerd (C0-Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers), Tony La Russa (Chief Baseball Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks), Mark Walter (Co-Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers), Fred Wilpon (Owner, New York Mets), David and Sybil Yurman (Jeweler), Dr. Jonathan Simons (CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation), John Paulson (President, Paulson & Co.), Edward Rendell (Former Governor, Pennsylvania), Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Trustee, Charles Evans Foundation), Joel Paschow (Trustee, Charles Evans Foundation), Larry Leeds and  Dr. James Allison.

Following a cocktail reception, dinner hosts Whoopi Goldberg and John O’Hurley welcomed attendees to the event before introducing PCF Chairman and Founder Michael Milken. Goldberg, who has hosted numerous PCF events over the years, quipped “I remind him that I do not have a prostate.” Milken opened the evening by discussing the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tour, a fundraiser hosted in conjunction with the Charles Evans Foundation where high-profile amateurs are paired with tennis professionals in four different tennis tournaments during peak seasons of each of the venues – Palm Beach, Fl., Indian Wells, CA, Westchester County, NY and the Hamptons. Joel Paschow and Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Trustees of the Charles Evans Foundation, then spoke of Charles Evans’s memory, and shared that they were honored to be a part of what PCF and Mike Milken do.

After the brief presentation of tennis, Milken introduced the baseball theme of the event by quizzing the audience’s knowledge of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” comedy sketch. Following the quiz, Milken invited MLB attendees including Mark Attanasio, Todd Boehly, Jerry Cohen, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Minerd, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, Mark Walter and Fred Wilpon to the stage for a special rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while wearing special Prostate Cancer Foundation baseball jerseys. “If you buy a baseball team next year, you could be up here,” said Milken at the performance’s conclusion. Immediately following the baseball players, opera group Forte from America’s Got Talent performed their version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” before singing the classic “Il Sole Mio.”

Once Forte finished their performance, Milken began detailing the work of the PCF Home Run Challenge, which invites MLB fans to pledge a donation for every home run hit from June 1st through Father’s Day, before inviting Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa to join him. All three have participated with the program, with Tommy Lasorda having traveled with Milken for over a decade. Since inception, Milken has attended 401 games and raised over $45 million.

Event host John O’Hurley then introduced Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO and President Dr. Jonathan Simons. PCF has been instrumental in funding extraordinary young scientists with multiple year grants. Their work has saved lives and provided better treatments for prostate cancer patients worldwide. Following the presentation, members of PCF brought up a mock baseball scoreboard with the number 173—the number of young investigators PCF has funded. Milken announced he wanted to increase that number to 200, and opened the floor for donors to pledge $75,000 for three years to support more young investigators. By the time everything was said and done, PCF put 202 new young investigators on the board. Following the pledges, the PCF opened the floor for three live auction packages that raised over $500,000.

Following the auction, Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell introduced the night’s honoree David Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast and Head of the Board of Trustees at University of Pennsylvania. Cohen served as Rendell’s Chief of Staff during his administration, where they collaborated to rebuild Philadelphia’s urban development. Rendell commended Cohen’s support of research to find ways to treat Prostate Cancer. Cohen, a prostate cancer survivor himself, thanked Milken and PCF for their efforts to stop prostate cancer and said he is, “one of tens of thousands of men who’ve benefitted from the funds raised the Prostate Cancer Foundation.”

After the award presentation, Nathan Gunn and Isabel Leonard performed, and were later joined by Forte for a special performance of “Somewhere” from West Side Story, the song the group performed during their Radio City audition on America’s Got Talent. To conclude, John Fogerty performed a special set alongside his son Shane where they performed some of his classic hits, including “Centerfield” which was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Event Co-Chairs Included: Mark & Debbie Attanasio, Seth & Marie Bernstein, Todd & Katie Boehly, Michael Lehrman, Ambassador Earle & Carol Mack, Dr. Richard Merkin, Mike & Lori Milken, Artie & Selma Rabin, Neal Rodin & Sharon Schutte-Rodin, Joe & Ali Torre, Eustace Wolfington.

 

Michael Milken (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Michael Milken (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Michael Milken, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Michael Milken, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre (Photo Credit: Lenny Stucker/LennyStucker.com)

Jerry Cohen, Ray Chambers (Photo credit: Lieba Nesis)

Jerry Cohen, Ray Chambers (Photo credit: Lieba Nesis)

John Paulson (Photo credit: Lieba Nesis)

John Paulson (Photo credit: Lieba Nesis)

Ariel Hach, Stewart Rahr (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)

Ariel Hach, Stewart Rahr (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)

Neil Rodin, Scott Minerd (Photo credit: Lieba Nesis)

Neil Rodin, Scott Minerd (Photo credit: Lieba Nesis)

Lisa O’Hurley, John O’Hurley (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)

Lisa O’Hurley, John O’Hurley (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)

Ali Torre, Joe Torre (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Ali Torre, Joe Torre (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Ed Rendell (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Ed Rendell (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Dr. Padamanee Sharma and Dr. James Allison (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Dr. Padamanee Sharma and Dr. James Allison (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Dr. Jonathan Simons (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Dr. Jonathan Simons (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

David Yurman, Sybil Yurman (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

David Yurman, Sybil Yurman (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

David Cohen (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

David Cohen (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Forte (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Forte (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Fred Wilpon, Joe Torre, Tommy Lasorda (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Fred Wilpon, Joe Torre, Tommy Lasorda (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

John Fogerty (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

John Fogerty (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Forte (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Forte (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Tony La Russa (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Tony La Russa (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Whoopi Goldberg, John O’Hurley (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Whoopi Goldberg, John O’Hurley (Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/GettyImages.com)

Denise Rich & Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Celebrated the Generous Support of Angel Ball 2015 at Tao Downtown

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Denise Rich and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research celebrated the generous support of the foundation through its Angel Ball 2015 Gala at Tao Downtown on Monday, November 30, 2015.

The party toasted the success of Angel Ball, which raised over $3.6 million this year for cancer research on Monday, October 19, 2015, with cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine, the world’s first premium un-aged whiskey, 50 Bleu Vodka and Forever Young Wine. Notable attendees included: Denise Rich, Michele Rella, Alicia Quarles, Rita Cosby, Cynthia Ott & James Coleman, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Lucia Hwong Gordon and William Kehler.

Each year, the Angel Ball is one of the top New York social events boasting attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike at this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure. The mission of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is to encourage the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. The Foundation funds innovative clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine.

About Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation:

In 1996, Grammy-nominated songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich, lived every parent’s worst fear as one of her three daughters, a beautiful 27-year-old actress and Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor named Gabrielle, succumbed to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Gabrielle lost her battle, but her dream lives on in the work of the organization created in her memory, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. It was Gabrielle’s idea to create a Foundation that would fund the best and brightest scientific investigators in the nation with the hope that less toxic treatments, and ultimately a cure, might be discovered. Her mother and sisters, Daniella and Ilona, believed the best way to honor Gabrielle’s memory was to turn their extraordinary grief into a positive force for others. The Foundation funds research to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients with leukemia or lymphoma. The Foundation also supports limited scientific interchange between select leaders in different areas of bio and integrative medical research, to develop unique and important collaborative efforts that will lead to improvements in the treatment and care of patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

For more information, visit: www.gabriellesangels.org

About Manhattan Moonshine:

Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury Un-Aged Whiskey and has been designed to be the perfect Whiskey for cocktails. The Manhattan Moonshine Company, LLC was founded in 2013 by William Kehler to establish Un-Aged Whiskey as a legitimate expression of Whiskey that is competitive with Aged-Whiskey in flavor, quality and class. Using a unique grain bill featuring a combination of Oats, Rye, Spelt (an ancestral form of wheat) and Malted Barley with its unique production process, a collaboration between Kehler and whiskey expert Ian Smiley to create the formulation. Manhattan Moonshine delivers a smooth, grain-forward, Whiskey flavor that no other Un-Aged Whiskey is able to create.  A New York City native, Kehler is a New York City native and Whiskey enthusiast who is fascinated by the Prohibition era, Art Deco design and the Jazz age.

For more information visit www.manhattan-moonshine.com

 

Michele Rella, Denise Rich (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Michele Rella, Denise Rich (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

William Kehler (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

William Kehler (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Alicia Quarles (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Alicia Quarles (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Cynthia Ott, James Coleman (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Cynthia Ott, James Coleman (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Lucia Hwong Gordon, Denise Rich, Michele Rella, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Lucia Hwong Gordon, Denise Rich, Michele Rella, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Randi Schatz, Michael Trokel, Pamela Morgan (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Randi Schatz, Michael Trokel, Pamela Morgan (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Tiffany Denee Jones, Coppy Holzman (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Tiffany Denee Jones, Coppy Holzman (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Manhattan Moonshine (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Manhattan Moonshine (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

Atmosphere (Photo Credit: Brian Ach/GettyImages.com)

As If Magazine Along with Audemars Piguet Celebrated Issue nº8 Featuring Cover Girl Jena Malone

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AS IF Magazine Editor-In-Chief Tatijana Shoan and Publisher Scott Fishkind along with Audemars Piguet came together to celebrate AS IF Magazine’s 8th issue featuring cover girl Jena Malone  and Audemars Piguet’s luxury timepieces for women with Alek Wek and Dee Hilfiger, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Il Principe restaurant at the Hugo Hotel.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception where refreshing Cointreau Rickey’s were served which was followed by a three-course sit down dinner where Grgich Hills wine will be paired with the meal. Notable attendees included Alek Wek, Tommy & Dee Hilfiger, Charlotte McKinney, Lars Nilsson, Mike Ovitz, Marin Hopper, Amy Fine Collins, Kim Heirston, Doug and Mike Starn, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Marky Ramone, Michelle Violy Harper, Andres Serrano, Maxwell andPhilippe Hoerle-Guggenheim.

AS IF Magazine’s Issue nº8 is now available on newsstands with actress Jena Malone on the cover. Editor-In-Chief and photographer Tatijana Shoan spent the day photographing and interviewing Jena in a fashion editorial at the Bowery Hotel, where they discussed music, Jena’s last installment of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and artistic inspiration. Also featured in the issue is a preview of Audemars Piguet’s new collection of Millenary timepieces for women, a fashion shoot with model and actress Eva Doll, dancer and artist Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi, Marin Hopper of Hayward Luxury, artists Mike and Doug Starn, “It Girl” Charlotte McKinney, a story on Gemfields and their emerald mine in Zambia, and Andrew Solomon pens the intro for writer and fashion historian Amy Fine Collins interview.  Additionally, AS IF’s Art Editor, Kim Heirston spent a day with Anish Kapoor in the artist’s studio discussing the importance of his past and how he reveals his soul in his work.

About AS IF Magazine:

AS IF Magazine is a large format, luxury, art, fashion and culture publication dedicated to featuring people who have made a significant mark in the zeitgeist. AS IF is the recipients of over 40 awards for design and photography excellence. With a circulation of 50,000, AS IF Magazine is distributed on newsstands and bookstores throughout all majors cities in the US, Europe and Asia. Standing at the crossroads of art, fashion, design and luxury, AS IF is a book that has quickly become a must-read; collected among some of the most sophisticated influencers, tastemakers and affluent consumers in United States and abroad.

Some of AS IF’s exclusive feature stories have included artists Marina Abramovic, Chuck Close, Marilyn Minter, Marco Brambilla, Scott Campbell, Laurie Anderson, Anish Kapoor, Francesco Clemente, Tony Cragg and Ines & Vindoodh; fashion designers Public School, Tamara Mellon, Miguel Adrover, Zac Posen, Tommy Hilfiger, and Martin Grant; the Head Curator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harold Koda; as well as entertainment scions Sean Lennon, Christina Ricci, Uzo Aduba, Greta Gerwig, Daniel Radcliffe, Ryan Kavanaugh, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Arnold and Anne Kopelson, among others.

For more information visit www.asifmag.com/

Dee Hilfiger, Tatijana Shoan, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Dee Hilfiger, Tatijana Shoan, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Amy Fine Collins, Tommy Hilfiger (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Amy Fine Collins, Tommy Hilfiger (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Alek Wek (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Alek Wek (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Scott Fishkind, Tatijana Shoan (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Scott Fishkind, Tatijana Shoan (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Michelle Harper, Ryan Lobo (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Michelle Harper, Ryan Lobo (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Marky Ramone, Tommy Hilfiger (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Marky Ramone, Tommy Hilfiger (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ryan Lobo, Omar Hernandez, Tatijana Shoan, Alek Wek, Michelle Harper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Ryan Lobo, Omar Hernandez, Tatijana Shoan, Alek Wek, Michelle Harper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Marky Ramone, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Marky Ramone, Charlotte McKinney (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Scott Fishkind, Alex Sumner (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Scott Fishkind, Alex Sumner (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Tommy Hilfiger(Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Tommy Hilfiger(Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Mike Starn, Kim Heirston, Doug Starn (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Mike Starn, Kim Heirston, Doug Starn (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Frederick Martel, Doreen Remen (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Frederick Martel, Doreen Remen (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Lars Nilsson, Amy Fine Collins, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Lars Nilsson, Amy Fine Collins, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Tatijana Shoan, Maxwell (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Tatijana Shoan, Maxwell (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

John Goldstone, Marin Hopper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

John Goldstone, Marin Hopper (Photo Credit: Ilir Bajraktari/ PatrickMcMullan.com)

Sophia Ruan Gushée Launched New Book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures

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Author Sophia Ruan Gushée celebrated the launch of her book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, on the roof of the Nomad Hotel in Manhattan Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.

Sophia was joined at the celebration by her family, husband Gregory Gushée and her three adorable daughters.  Following speeches by her husband and eight-year-old daughter, Sophia took the stage to thank her family, the guests, and those who helped her complete the book, a culmination of five years of research.

In her speech, Sophia told the heartfelt story of how she began her research on the toxic chemicals that pervade our environment; after the birth of her first child, she found herself up late one night reading a book on how best to care for her infant, and was shocked to discover that carcinogens can be found in some baby bottle nipples, and hormone disrupters have been found in some baby bottles as well.  Shocked, she began to research practical alternatives to these potentially dangerous products, and continued to look for safer replacements for the common products in our lives that expose us to countless toxins: pesticides, household cleaners, chemical flame retardants, and even furniture, to name a few.

Guests such as Charlotte Matthews, Gina Marinelli, and Jacqui Kennedy enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres on the roof of the Nomad and browsed through copies of the newly-published book, called a “veritable encyclopedia” by Elena Brower and a “comprehensive…helpful [and] easy-to-read manual” by Dr. Frank Lipman.

A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures is now available for sale on Amazon.

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

Sophia Ruan Gushee (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Sophia Ruan Gushee
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 Gregory Gushee, Sophia Gushee and Daughters (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Gregory Gushee, Sophia Gushee and Daughters
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Reina Honts, Jacqui Kennedy  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Reina Honts, Jacqui Kennedy
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Allison Gushee Molkethin, Steve Gushee (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Allison Gushee Molkethin, Steve Gushee
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Anna Knoebel, Darin Eydenberg  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Anna Knoebel, Darin Eydenberg
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Adrienne Goldthorpe, Debbie Nicholl  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Adrienne Goldthorpe, Debbie Nicholl
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Vielka Kelly-Weiss, Andrew Weiss  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Vielka Kelly-Weiss, Andrew Weiss
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Jacqui Kennedy, Lucy Guffey, Gina Marinelli, Reina Honts  (Photo Credit: Victor Hugo/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Jacqui Kennedy, Lucy Guffey, Gina Marinelli, Reina Honts
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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation “Collaborating For A Cure” 18th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction Honoring John Varvatos Raised $2.5 Million

Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, John Varvatos, Chris Wragge Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, John Varvatos, Chris Wragge
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John Fogerty Photo - Jared Spaulding / PMC

John Fogerty
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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ Benefit Dinner and Auction, honoring fashion designer John Varvatos, and featured a special musical performance by legendary American Singer-Songwriter John Fogerty, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street. The annual event, now in its eighteenth year, raised $2.5 million to support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer.

Notable attendees included Dr. Samuel Waxman (Founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Marion Waxman; Michael and Elin Nierenberg (18th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Hosts); Chris Wragge (Co-Anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning); John Varvatos (Honoree; Fashion Designer John Varvatos); John Fogerty (Special Musical Guest); Spencer Waxman (President, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Cristina Cuomo (Presenter; Editor-In-Chief, Manhattan Magazine); Hugh Hildesley (Executive Vice President & Auctioneer, Sotheby’s); Kenneth Fishel (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); David Hinkelman (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Howard Kurz (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation);Robert Kantor(Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Howard Shlafmitz (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Baron Silverstein (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Mary Kantor (Honorary Board Member, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Dena K. Weiner (Board of Directors, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation); Ruth Finley (Founder, Fashion Calendar); Coppy Holzman(Founder & CEO, Charity Buzz); David Burke (Chef, The Wayfarer) and Jean Shafiroff(Philanthropist).

This year’s event was attended by more than 750 corporate executives, board members and their guests. The money raised will support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells and to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver novel therapies to treat cancer.

SWCRF Chairman and Collaborating for a Cure host Michael Nierenberg gave opening remarks welcoming attendees to the Dinner & Auction and thanked the SWCRF’s many supporters for their continued efforts to raise funds for cancer research.  The evening’s Master of Ceremonies Chris Wragge then took the stage to introduce Dr. Samuel Waxman whose remarks highlighted the importance of investing in cancer research and developing less toxic therapies for cancer patients of all ages, which is a large part of the SWCRF’s mission. After dinner, Wragge introduced Cristina Cuomo, Editor-In-Chief of Manhattan and Beach Magazine, to present the SWCRF Fashion Cares Award to John Varvatos. In accepting his award, Varvatos lauded Dr. Waxman’s work and the research of the SWCRF. He also shared that his father battled leukemia, his sister underwent a double mastectomy and his brother recently received a prostate cancer diagnosis.

The evening’s exciting live auction, which was led by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House. Guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such as: a $10,000 shopping spree and lunch with John Varvatos which sold for $17,000; an America’s Cup Yacht Race experience captained by former America’s Cup Team Members, sold twice for $10,000; a private wine tasting at Italian Wine Merchants for $17,000; an exclusive opportunity to meet John Fogerty and receive a flannel shirt autographed by the legendary rock star, which sold to the highest bidder for $10,000. The highest bid of the night, $60,000, went to a five day, four night stay for 10 people at the Ian Fleming Villa at the GoldenEye Hotel in Jamaica via private jet. Other travel packages included a CMH 4-day Heli-skiing trip for 2 in Canada sold for $17,000; A Milwaukee Bucks experience including G4 flight to a game and team memorabilia, which sold twice for $20,000 and an Italian wine and truffle adventure in Italy donated by Palm Bay International, which went for $32,000.

Online auction items, which will be available for bidding online at CharityBuzz.com until November 24, 2015 include:Private Suite for 24 People to See the NFL’s New York Jets vs. New England Patriots on December 27, 2015 at MetLife Stadium; 6-Day/5-Night Charter of the Lady Tatiana of London or Lady Alhena of London for up to 11 Guests; Victory: A Song of Thanksgiving, 1968 Signed Lithograph by Salvador Dali and 2 Tickets to the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Show​ at New York Fashion Week in February Plus a Dress to Wear to the Show.

After the auction, guests were treated to an exclusive, live performance by John Fogerty, who performed hits from his solo career and from his legendary run as lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Known affectionately by New Yorkers as “The Waxman,” the yearly fête is considered to be among the top fundraising events in New York City. In recent years, “The Waxman” has raised several million dollars to support the Waxman Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer. Past musical performers at the Waxman Gala have included the Warren Hayes Band, Kid Rock, Chevy Chase, Steely Dan, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley and Counting Crows.

The Event Chairs were: Lynn and Wes Edens, Katie and Scott Eichel, Kristen and Johan Eveland, Maria and Kenneth Fishel, Mary Henry and Howard Rubin, Diane and Adam Katz, Nancy and Howard Kurz, Randal Nardone, Elin and Michael Nierenberg, Mara and Baron Silverstein, Linda Taub, Sandy and Marc Taub, Bettina and Spencer Waxman and Lauren Zwak and James DeMare.

The Dinner Committee included: Eve and Brant Brooks, Sarah and Brian Chin, Tracy and Frank Collins, Staci and Andrew Friedwald, Samantha Santiago and Steve Jones, Andrew Sloves, Nicholas Smith, Laurie and Joseph Steffa, Charles Sorrentino, Marion and Samuel Waxman, M.D., Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenholc, Amy and Matt Zisette.

The Auction Committee included: Nancy Loving and David Hinkelman and Deborah and Howard Shlafmitz.

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Board:

CHAIRMAN: Michael Nierenberg

PRESIDENT: Spencer Waxman

VICE PRESIDENTS: Howard Kurz, Dena K. Weiner

TREASURER: Thomas A. Conway

SECRETARY: Laurie L. Schaffran

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:Dale Claman, Kenneth Fishel, James E. Frankel, Gary Gladstein, Clifford Greenberg, Dennis A. Herman, Linda Herman, David Hinkelman, Gary Jacob, Robert Kantor, Matthew Lyons, Howard Shlafmitz. Tony M. Shogren, Baron Silverstein, Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, Samuel Waxman, M.D.

HONORARY BOARD:Maureen Cogan, Martin L. Coyne, Mary Kantor, Abner Levine**, Mildred Levine, Susan W. Rose, Alan P. Safir *, Joan A. Safir *, Edwin C. Scheurer**, Alfred J. Seaman**, Zena Wiener

CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL:Lawrence Altman, Peter Claman, Ruth Finley, Arminio Fraga, Betsey Johnson, Costas Kondylis, Thomas Marano, J. Jay Mautner, Tadashi Shoji, Bernard Sillins

* Past Chair     **Deceased

About Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation:

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation 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.

 

Imagine a world in which cancer can be treated without disrupting life, can be cured, or can even be prevented.

 

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Elin Nierenberg, Michael Nierenberg Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Elin Nierenberg, Michael Nierenberg
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Marion Waxman, Spencer Waxman and Samuel Waxman Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Marion Waxman, Spencer Waxman and Samuel Waxman
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Christina Greeven Cuomo
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Marion Waxman, Robert Kantor, Mary Kantor
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John Varvatos, Joyce Varvatos
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David Hinkelman, Nancy Loving
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 Jean Shafiroff Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Jean Shafiroff
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David Burke Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

David Burke
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Chris Arlotta, Mario Pecoraro Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Chris Arlotta, Mario Pecoraro
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Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel Photo - Jared Spaulding / PMC

Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel
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Nancy Kurz, Howard Kurz Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Nancy Kurz, Howard Kurz
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Dena Weiner Photo - Jared Spaulding / PMC

Dena Weiner
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Ruth Finley Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Ruth Finley
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James DeMare Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

James DeMare
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Howard Rudin, Mary Rudin Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Howard Rudin, Mary Rudin
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Diana Katz and Adam Katz  Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty

Diana Katz and Adam Katz
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Tiffany Denee Jones, Coppy Holzman Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Tiffany Denee Jones, Coppy Holzman
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Samantha Santiago, Steve Jones Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Samantha Santiago, Steve Jones
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Karen Amster-Young, Benjamin Young  (c) Rebecca Weiss Photography

Karen Amster-Young, Benjamin Young
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Lisa Winter, Ricardo Winter
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Joseph Steffa, Laurie Steffa Photo - Jared Siskin / PMC

Joseph Steffa, Laurie Steffa
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Dr. Samuel Waxman Photo - Jared Spaulding / PMC

Dr. Samuel Waxman
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Hugh Hildesley  Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty

Hugh Hildesley
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John Varvatos Photo - Jared Spaulding / PMC

John Varvatos
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 John Fogerty Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images

John Fogerty
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Celebrity Jewelry Designer Margo Manhattan Celebrated Her “Sold Out” Inaugural Appearance on EVINE Live with a Champagne Toast at Her Madison Avenue Boutique

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Celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan ̶ whose celebrity client list includes Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard ̶ celebrated her “sold out” inaugural appearance on EVINE Live with a champagne toast at her rock star Madison Avenue boutique on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Guests gathered around as they watched Margo Manhattan debut her latest collection of bold, edgy, elegant, rock ‘n’ roll chic designs, created exclusively for EVINE Live (evine.com), which aired at 1:00 PM EST. Attendees including Nancy Pearson, Julie Harvey, Robin Zachary, Josh Shapiro, Karin von Aroldingen and Sande Finkel cheered as EVINE announced individual pieces from her stunning collection had sold out.

This Collection for EVINE is now available to 88 million viewers via cable and satellite, both on TV with pieces available online at EVINE Live. In addition to the 1:00 PM airtime, Margo’s collection also appeared in EVINE’s 8:00 PM EST hour. With the launch, Margo officially joins EVINE Live’s elite roster of celebrity and designer lines which includes: Marc Bower Unlimited, NV by Nick Verreos, Countess Luann de Lesseps’s clothing line and celebrity chef Todd English.

Margo Manhattan’s shop on Madison and 88th Street features many one of kind, edgy chic and signature jewels you are sure to recognize as her style. While you’re there, don’t miss The Vault, a stunning collection of unique pieces, featuring diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, all set in white and yellow gold. Margo just launched her new e-commerce website www.margomanhattan.com. Her exquisite site created by her dynamic team GOGO that has produced an edgy video of the designer who whisks through her design loft with Mika her side kick and takes off on her Triumph, tune in and shop the collection of her signature ‘rock and roll street-chic’ jewels.

About Margo Manhattan:

Margo Manhattan, an internationally-renowned jewelry designer, was born into a life of art, beauty and culture as the daughter of prima ballerina Karin von Aroldingen and god-daughter to ballet legend George Balanchine. Margo derives inspiration for her designs from the fast pace of New York City and ballet worlds theatrical scenes. She began dreaming of becoming a jewelry designer when she was a child and started making jewelry in the byzantine technique at the age of 15. As she grew, her passion for metals, stones and jewelry making evolved.

Bold, dynamic and sexy define the Margo Manhattan brand which celebrates Margo’s philosophy of enhancing beauty. Margo aims to create a variety of looks through mixing and matching different types of chains, leather, pendants and necklaces which combine to display her signature styling. “The piece finds the person,” says Margo, who immediately focuses on each client’s unique features. She reflects every individual’s beauty by custom tailoring a look and design, whether it is for everyday wear or for a wedding, engagement or other special event. Additionally, Margo Manhattan supports charitable causes after she designed the first pin to commemorate Earth Day (1990), the original red pin for AIDS awareness (1991) and shortly after developed the pink ribbon for Estee Lauder’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

For More information, Visit: www.margomanhattan.com

About EVINE Live Inc:

EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is a digital commerce company that offers a compelling mix of proprietary and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and on mobile. EVINE Live reaches approximately 88 million cable and satellite television homes 24 hours a day with entertaining content that engages its community of customers in a comprehensive digital shopping experience.

 

Josh Shapiro, Elizabeth Kellick, Jeff Koch, Sande Finkel, Carol Lupo

Josh Shapiro, Elizabeth Kellick, Jeff Koch, Sande Finkel, Carol Lupo

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Bleecker Street Hosted Special NYC Screening of “Trumbo” with After-Party Held at Villagio on the Park Featuring Specialty Cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine

Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston (Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston
(Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

 

Bleecker Street Films presented a special NYC advanced screening for the movie Trumbo and held the its after party at Villagio on the Park on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Notable guests in attendance included Director Jay Roach,Screenwriter John McNamara, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, and Michael Stuhlbarg, producers Michael London, Monica Levinson, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown, Niki and Mitzi Trumbo, Dana Delany, Nikki M. James, Pat Kiernan, Thomas Matthews, Zuleikha Robinson, Julie Taymor, Jean Shafiroff and Shana Schlossberg (CEO, EZBZ). Guests enjoyed specialty whiskey cocktails from Manhattan Moonshine, the world’s first premium un-aged whiskey, served by its Founder & CEO Will Kehler.

 

Jay Roach, Robert Wuhl (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Jay Roach, Robert Wuhl
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John McNamara, Diane Lane (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

John McNamara, Diane Lane
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Louis C.K., Taylor Hackford (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Louis C.K., Taylor Hackford
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Dana Delany (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Dana Delany
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Monica Levinson, Michael London, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown  (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Monica Levinson, Michael London, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Jean Shafiroff (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Jean Shafiroff
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Shana Schlossberg, Rachel Dantess  (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Shana Schlossberg, Rachel Dantess
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Manhattan Moonshine (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Manhattan Moonshine
(PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

Atmosphere (PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com)

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The Alzheimer’s Association Hosted The 32nd Annual Rita Hayworth Gala Honoring Michele and Larry Herbert at Cipriani 42nd Street

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Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert
Photo – Owen Hoffman/ PMC

 

The 32nd annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala was held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. The event raised more than $2 million for critical Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

 

Willie Geist, co-anchor of The Today Show and Morning Joe emceed the event, which included remarks from Gala General Chair and Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth) and 2015 Gala Chair Daryl Simon. Simon gave a moving speech about her mother’s battle with the disease, which inspired her to become involved with the Gala. Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley poignantly spoke as a part of the program, sharing about her mother’s struggle with dementia.

 

Michele and Larry Herbert were honored with the Rita Hayworth Award. Michele spoke powerfully about her dedication to the cause drawing both laughter and tears from the crowd. The Herberts recently committed a substantial gift to create the Michele and Larry Herbert Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s in Women Fund as part  of the Alzheimer’s Association Women’s Alzheimer’s Research Fund, which will support critical research into gender vulnerabilities in Alzheimer’s and why woman are disproportionately affected by this disease.

 

Later in the evening, CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller introduced B. Smith and Dan Gasby as they were honored with the Alzheimer’s Association Champions Award for their dedication to the cause and for B.’s courage in announcing her own diagnosis. Actor Danny Glover send a personal video message honoring his close friends B. and Dan for “bravely using their voices for Alzheimer’s” calling them his champions and heroes. Model Klara Urbanova donned the stunning purple gown celebrated fashion designer Naeem Khan, a longtime supporter of the organization, designed as a part of his Purple Dress Partnership with the Gala, which was auctioned off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Notable attendees included: Daryl Simon (Gala Chair), Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (Gala Founder), Michele and Larry Herbert (Honorees), B. Smith and Dan Gasby (Honoree), Willie Geist (Emcee), Brooke Shields, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ray Kelly, Hunt Slonem, Patty Smyth McEnroe, Brendan Shanahan, Yaz Hernandez, Olivia Jordan, Robin Meltzer, Sharon Bush, Nicole Sexton, Jean Shafiroff, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Somers Farkas, Chele Chiavacci Farley, Margo Nederlander, Karyn Kornfeld, Carleton Varney, Harold Koda, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney.

 

The theme of this year’s Gala, ‘our future is crystal clear’, highlighted the gala steering committee’s commitment to the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Since the inaugural Rita Hayworth Gala over three decades ago, the New York, Chicago and Palm Beach events have now raised more than $68 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The mission of the Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through promotion of brain health.

 

 

NOTABLE ATTENDEES:

Daryl Simon (Gala Chair)                                                              Robin Meltzer

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (Gala Founder)                           Sharon Bush

Michele and Larry Herbert (Honorees)                                 Nicole Sexton

B. Smith and Dan Gasby (Honoree)                                         Jean Shafiroff

Willie Geist (Emcee)                                                                     John and Margo Catsimatidis

Brooke Shields                                                                                                 Somers Farkas

Kimberly Williams-Paisley                                                          Chele Chiavacci Farley

Ray Kelly                                                                                             Margo Nederlander

Hunt Slonem                                                                                     Karyn Kornfeld

Patty Smyth McEnroe                                                                    Carleton Varney

Brendan Shanahan                                                                          Harold Koda

Yaz Hernandez                                                                                 Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Olivia Jordan                                                                                     Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney

 

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
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Dan Gasby, B. Smith Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Dan Gasby, B. Smith
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Daryl Simon, Kimberly Williams-Paisley Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Daryl Simon, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
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Brooke Shields Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Brooke Shields
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Michele Herbert, Willie Geist, Daryl Simon Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Willie Geist, Daryl Simon
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Raymond Kelly
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Olivia Jordan
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Harold Koda
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Jean Shafiroff
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Brendan Shanahan
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Margo Catsimatidis, John Catsimatidis Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Margo Catsimatidis, John Catsimatidis
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Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney
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Debbie Bancroft, Hunt Slonem Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Debbie Bancroft, Hunt Slonem
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Valentine Hernandez, Yaz Hernandez Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Valentine Hernandez, Yaz Hernandez
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Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Larry Herbert
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Michele Herbert, Princess Aga Khan, B. Smith, Robin Meltzer, Daryl Simon  Photo - Owen Hoffman/ PMC

Michele Herbert, Princess Aga Khan, B. Smith, Robin Meltzer, Daryl Simon
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