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

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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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Maribel Lieberman of MarieBelle Chocolates Gown Showcased at The Museum of FIT’s Ballerina Fashion’s Modern Muse

Maribel Lieberman Gown by Maggie Norris ©The Museum at FIT

Maribel Lieberman Gown by Maggie Norris ©The Museum at FIT

Founder and CEO of MarieBelle Chocolates, Maribel Lieberman, has one of her beautiful Maggie Norris designed gowns, exhibited at The Museum of FIT during the opening of Ballerina Fashion’s Modern Muse. The special exhibits gallery is on display from February 11 to April 18, 2020.

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65th Viennese Opera Ball

Daniel Serafin, Elisabeth Muhr, Jean Shafiroff, Denise Rich and Silvia Frieser ©Patrick McMullan

Daniel Serafin, Elisabeth Muhr, Jean Shafiroff, Denise Rich and Silvia Frieser ©Patrick McMullan

Benefits Music Therapy Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with The Support From Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation For Cancer Research

Jean Shafiroff, Denise Rich, and Elisabeth Muhr chaired the 65th Viennese Opera Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City, under the patronage of The President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Alexander Van der Bellen. Actor Nathan Lee Graham emceed the Ball, celebrating the cultural and economic relationships between Austria and America, connecting two continents, two cities and two centuries in one glamorous evening.

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R. Donahue Peebles Jr. of The Peebles Corporation Hosted a Kickoff Party for The New York Real Estate Chamber

Meredith Marshall, R. Donahue Peebles Jr., Michael Chung

Meredith Marshall, R. Donahue Peebles Jr., Michael Chung

R. Donahue Peebles Jr., Katrina Peebles and R. Donahue Peebles III hosted a spectacular Kick Off party with The New York Real Estate Chamber at their private residence in New York City. The New York Real Estate Chamber (NYREC) is a chamber of commerce comprising well-established residential and commercial developers, community development corporations, general contractors and property managers that share a common goal—the expansion of minority business participation and community development.

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Gypsy Fun Trio Continues at Russian Samovar

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The legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar continues to receive rave reviews for its one and only “Gypsy’s Dream.” The one-hour hit show is performed every Friday night at 9:00pm, and now on Saturday night as well. “Gypsy’s Dream” includes classic Gypsy ballads and dancers. The Gypsy Fun Trio consists of renowned musicians Valery Zhmud, Andrey Solodenko and Sergey Pobedinsky (Sergey is also the show’s musical director). Russian Samovar manager Vlada Von Shats says of the show, “The incredible sound of the gypsies will touch your soul.”

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The Perfect Gifts for Your Valentine 2020

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This year, put the flowers aside and give your sweetheart a romantic holiday to remember with these unique Valentine’s Day gifts. Thinking of Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are both unique and romantic can even put a strain on your relationship. A lot of that pressure is getting the right gift, finding something that will get noticed and show you pay attention, and giving your loved ones a gift that shows you care.

Whether you have been together 10 years or 10 months, these exclusive finds are everything your Valentine’s will adore.

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