The 16th Annual Hamptons Happening Virtual Concert Benefitted The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation & Honored Covid-19 First Responders

William T. Sullivan and Nicola Heryet

One of the Hamptons most popular summer charity events, the 16th Annual Hamptons Happening, went virtual this year with a concert featuring a medley of rock and pop performances by some of today’s favorite enduring and emerging artists.  The charity concert benefitted the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), and its cutting-edge research targeting the abnormal gene functions that cause cancer.

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T-Bar Southampton Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

 T-Bar Owner Tony Fortuna, Liana Silverstein Backal, Amanda Backal, Arthur Backal ©Neil Tandy

T-Bar Owner Tony Fortuna, Liana Silverstein Backal, Amanda Backal, Arthur Backal ©Neil Tandy

Dining hotspot T-Bar Southampton celebrated its second season in the East End with friends and family. Some notable attendees included T-Bar owner Tony Fortuna, RHONY Ramona Singer, Jean Shafiroff, Leesa Rowland, Lisa Maysonet, Arthur Backal and Liana Silverstein Backal, Michelle Herbert, ex-NFL player Chad Cascadden, Bill McCuddy, and Diane & Alan Lieberman.

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BELLA Magazine Hosts 8th Annual Hamptons Summer Issue Lunch at the Southampton Social Club

Lynette Barbieri, Raffaela Pontecorvo, Vanessa Coppes, Jennifer DeCillis, Amanda Ringel ©Vital Photo NY

Lynette Barbieri, Raffaela Pontecorvo, Vanessa Coppes, Jennifer DeCillis, Amanda Ringel ©Vital Photo NY

Coveted hotspot Southampton Social Club shined in yellow for BELLA Magazine’s 8th Annual Hamptons Cover Lunch honoring its Summer issue. This year the event boasted a twist of yellow to honor its new name, The Festival of Hope.

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Commercial Observer’s 2020 Power 100 List

R. Donahue Peebles

R. Donahue Peebles

Real Estate Entrepreneur R. Donahue Peebles of The Peebles Corporation Named to Commercial Observer’s 2020 Power 100 List

R. Donahue Peebles, Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation has been named to the Commercial Observer’s 2020 Power List 100 and graces the cover celebrating his achievement.  Of the 100 Power-Players Don Peebles is recognized as the highest ranked African-American Real Estate Titan in America today.

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Meet The Hair Stars of My Darling Ivy

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Tearing hair out over botched home cuts and dye jobs? Dreaming about the day when you can go back to the salon?

Worry no more. My Darling Ivy, the hotter-than-tongs Chelsea salon owned by Manny Rolon, Mark Bustos and VJ Moscaritola, is again open for business.

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Nikki Walter: Creating The Model for a Life of Fitness

Nikki Walter ©Bobby Black

Nikki Walter ©Bobby Black

During these apocalyptic times, where dieting and exercise have been thrown to the wind-along comes savior Nikki Walter.  The 40-year-old fitness enthusiast continues to put those half her age to shame, winning one bodybuilding competition after another.  This Cheryl Tiegs lookalike, with long blond hair and big blue eyes, never stops working-beginning her day at 7 in the morning and concluding in the wee hours of the evening.  Her single-minded focus is bringing health and well-being to others so they can move forward in their lives.  While Nikki’s bright smile and enthusiastic demeanor radiate joy, Walter has experienced a fair amount of grief and tragedy that have helped her assist others with effective coping mechanisms-tools that are invaluable in the current environment.

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Barba ‘Quarancuts’ Virtual Hair School

Xavier Cruz

Xavier Cruz ©Barba

New York Men’s Grooming Boutique Barba has Fashion & Entertainment icon Billy Porter as first graduate of the Barba ‘Quarancuts’ Virtual Hair School

One of the less discussed challenges of the lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak has been that individuals all over are finding themselves in dire need of a haircut with spouses, partners, parents and children are suddenly being drafted as amateur barbers and stylists – with potentially catastrophic (stylistic) results.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” Asher launches new virtual charity, The Cura Collective

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The parties are on pause but quarantine hasn’t stopped the giving. Young philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur Elizabeth “Lizzie” Asher has announced the launch of her new non-profit The Cura Collective.

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Carnevale Gala In Venice “All the World’s a Stage”

Isabella de Luca Chartouni, Skylar Pinchal, Shana Davis, Casey Kohlberg, Christina Senia, Lizzie Asher ©Matteo Prandoni BFA.com

Isabella de Luca Chartouni, Skylar Pinchal, Shana Davis, Casey Kohlberg, Christina Senia, Lizzie Asher ©Matteo Prandoni BFA.com

Save Venice Raises Half A Million Dollars for Art Restoration in Venice

140 international philanthropists passionate about preserving the cultural treasures of Venice came together for three days and nights of masked revelry in Venice, Italy, for Save Venice’s Carnevale Gala, “All the World’s a Stage.” Proceeds from the event support Save Venice’s mission to conserve at-risk art in Venice, and the 50th Anniversary campaigns, which together represent a commitment of $2 million.

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Russian Samovar Launches Catering Division with Chef Patrick Allouache

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The elegant restaurant Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar is unique in its long-standing ties to the arts community, and has become a home for many famous Russian emigre poets and writers who keep coming back for the exceptional dining experience. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, Russian Samovar offers some of the finest Russian cuisine in New York City.

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