|Geoffrey Bradfield, Samuel Botero, Pilar Molyneux, Ryan Serhant, Christopher Hyland, Richard Sammons, and Anne Faifax at the first HYLAND Awards.|
|The first HYLAND Awards for Design, Architecture, Decoration, Photography, Gardening and Contracting were given on May 22nd at an event sponsored by Nest Seekers, the luxury real estate firm. HYLAND, founded by Christopher Hyland and available exclusively on the iPad, honored Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Jamie Drake, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Samuel Botero, Fairfax & Sammons, AGI Architects, Xhema Construction, Durston Saylor and Bunny Mellon. The lifetime achievement award was for Paige Rense, former editor of Architectural Digest.
Life long Rense devotees Pilar Molyneux, Geoffrey Bradfield and Sam Botero accepted the HYLAND Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Paige Rense. The three-hundred pound sun dial will be placed in her garden in West Palm Beach.
Christopher Hyland summed it up: "these designers fuel the economy, they create jobs, patronize craftspersons, and celebrate the art of our era. They are vital and fundamental to world culture and prosperity."
|Ryan Serhant, Jim Xhema, Christopher Hyland, and Regis Roumila.|
|Kyle Marshall, Roric Tobin, Lynne Westcott, Geoffrey Bradfield, Christopher Hyland, and Seth Pariser.|
|Stan Topol, Mario Buatta, and Ellie Cullman.|
|Stephen Bastone, Joe Rullier (top row); Lisa Beth Bastone (in purple), and Mai Teshima.||Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid.|
|Martin Grubman, Anne Fairfax, and Durston Saylor.|
|Cristina Grajales, Linday Johnson, and Erin Sienko.|
|Andrew Boepple and Brad Clifford.||Yoland Mui and Richard Sammons.|
|Wendy Snyder, Alan Tanksley, Andre Boepple, Shelly Rosenberg, and Denise McGaha.|
|George and Linda Gleason with Shelly Stevens.|
|Brenda Barak, David Farhi, and Jleslee Sosa Basualdo.|
|On May 15, CNBC producer Maneet Ahuja celebrated the release of her new book The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds at TAO. Hosted by CNBC, partygoers included featured managers in the book, John Paulson, Marc Lasry, Bill Ackman, Boaz Weinsein, Dan Loeb, David Tepper and Jim Chanos. Also in attendance were a host of her CNBC colleagues, including Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Mandy Drury and Joe Kernen, among many others. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan also dropped by to congratulate Maneet and mingle with the well-hedged crowd.|
|John Paulson with CNBC producer Maneet Ahuja.|
|Dan Loeb and CNBC President & CEO Mark Hoffman.|
|Gary Spitalnik, Kenny Ditcher, and Alan Greenspan.|
|Nikhil Deogun, David Tepper, and Joe Kernen.|
|Bill Ackman and Leon Cooperman.|
|Cameron Winklevoss, Maneet Ahuja, and Tyler Winklevoss.|
|More books: Michael Kahn, the director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, gave a party in honor of his friends Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine who released their memoir Double Life: A Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood. The event took place in the Founders room at the Harman Center for the Arts and was attended by a mix of political and social elite.
Double Life chronicles a remarkable 50-year romantic relationship that has been an inspiration to many readers. When Shayne and Sunshine read from several poignant letters they'd received, particularly the parts that dealt with their years together, coming out, and being able to marry, several of the male couples put their heads together or held hands.
|Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine sign copies of their book, one for Washington Blade features editor Joey Di Guglielmo, who wrote a recent story about the long time partners.|
|The guests included Kahn's cohosts Eden and Jerry Rafshoon, Kevin Naff, Dorothy and Bill McSweeny, and Peter Rosenstein; also City Council member David Catania, former council member Carol Schwartz, WRC's Tom Sherwood, political strategist and commentator Hilary Rosen, arts patron Riley Temple, Conrad Cafritz, Robert Higdon, David Deckelbaum, Quinn Bradlee and his wife, Pary Williamson, Brad Luna, Sally Quinn, John Hill, Dwight Morteman, Kyle Walton, Joey DiGuglielmo, Ann Pincus, Will and Danielle Neville-Rehbehn, Paul Hazen, Martin Rosol, Steven Mazzola, Polly Kraft, Dorothy Kosinski, Pamela Sorenson, Jason Kampf, Gene Lawson, Scott Sterl, Luke Frazier, Robert Pullen, and the book's publisher, Donald Wise of Magnus Books.|
|Bill McSweeney, Eden Rafshoon, and Gerald Rafshoon.|
|Author Norman Sunshine, Phillips Collection Artistic Director Dorothy Kosinski, and Shakespeare Theatre Artistic Director Michael Kahn.|
|Alan Shyne, DC Councilman David Catania, and Norman Sunshine.|
|Gene Lawson, Scott Sterl, Luke Frazier, Robert Pullen, Bill McSweeney, and Dorothy McSweeney.|
|Pam Sorensen and Jason Kampf.|
|Alan Shayne, Hilary Rosen, and Norman Sunshine.|
|Sally Quinn, Quinn Bradley, and Ned Martell.|
|Norman Sunshine, Alan Shayne, and Carol Schwartz.|
|Kevin Chaffee, Michael Kahn, and Mat Hastings.|
|Brad Long and Adam Ouanes.|
|Music legend Paul Simon performed for an intimate fundraiser May 2 at New York's Highline Stages to benefit Dr. Richard Leakey's vision for the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) and Stony Brook University in their investigations into the origins of man at a facility where some of the world's oldest hominid fossils are being found today.
The dinner alone raised $1.1 million, a figure matched by founder, Renaissance Technologies, a private investment firm, James H. Simons and his wife, Marilyn with an additional six figures brought in by the auction hosted by auctioneer CK Swett of Phillips de Pury & Company, which included a nine-day Kenyan safari, a painting by Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu and Paul Simon's signed acoustic guitar, bringing the total funds raised to $2.5 million.
|Mark Stewart and Paul Simon.|
|Simon's concert mesmerized the 200 attending guests including Dr. Richard Leakey, wife Meave and daughter Louise, IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond whose wife Peggy Bonapace Gelfond was the event's Chair, David Rockefeller Jr., Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley and wife Ellen Li. Simon, accompanied by veteran guitarist and Stony Brook University alum Mark Stewart, played stripped-down classics like "The Sounds of Silence" and "The Boxer" to a delicate tribute to George Harrison in "Here Comes the Sun," after cleverly slipping in the fitting "Hearts and Bones."|
|Marilyn Simons, James H. Simons, Paul Simon, Dr. Richard Leakey, Dr. Meave G. Leakey, Dr. Louise Leakey, Richard L. Gelfond, and Peggy Bonapace Gelfond.|
|Diana and Barry Levinson.||Richard L. Gelfond, Dorothy Lichtenstein, and Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.|
|Harboring Hearts co-founders Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani welcomed over 350 guests to their charity’s annual Spring Gala at The Rubin Museum of Art on Tuesday, May 22nd. The night raised $350,000 to support efforts to provide heart patients and their families with support through a home-like haven and a nurturing community of resources. This year’s Harboring Hearts Spring Gala was co-chaired by Hope Geier Smith and Claudia Chan. Dr. Mehmet Oz honored Dr. Yoshifumi Naka and Dr. Donna Mancini for their tireless work in cardiology via a video presentation.
Eric Trump introduced a special performance by Clay Aiken and the New York Pops and DJs Alexandra Richards and Nick Cohen provided the soundtrack for the Aprés Party. Guests including Sonja Morgan of the Real Housewives of New York, Chloe Mendel, Richard Segal, Dr. Robert Jarvik, ZocDoc founder Cyrus Massoumi, Veronica De La Cruz, Bill Geier, Nancy Silberkleit, Andrew Joblon, Betsey Morgan, Phil Geier and Julie Weindling, Roger Altman and Jurate Kazickas enjoyed cocktails by MEDEA Vodka and desserts by Dolce & Gelato and Salt of the Earth Bakery.
|Eric Trump, Michelle Javian, Yuki Kotani, and Clay Aiken|
|The Spring Gala was also a kick-off to a 3-week online CharityBuzz auction featuring priceless items such as tickets to an Oscar de la Renta 2013 Spring Fashion Show, Box Seats for the US Open, Custom Designed Men’s and Women’s Suits by Keith Lloyd Couture, Giants tickets and more.
Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation is dedicated to providing housing and a support system for patients and caregivers hospitalized for heart-related diseases in the New York City area. For more information on Harboring Hearts, please visit www.harboringhearts.org .
|Sonja Morgan||Philip Geier, Dr. Donna Mancini, and Dr. Yoshie Naka|
|Hope Geier Smith and Philip Geier|
|Claudia Chan||Nancy Silberkleit and R. Couri Hay||Drew Grant|
|DJ Alexandra Richards|
|And on the morning of May 24th, Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey and the Queens Tourism Council gathered at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens to kick off the first ever New York State Museum Week, sponsored by the NYS Economic Development Department's "I Love NY" program.
From May 31 to June 6 all around the Empire State, such sites as museums, zoos, botanical gardens, historic homes, living history museums, arts centers and cultural organizations will participate in this celebration by providing special activities, discounts and promotional offers to those who want to discover the fascinating worlds of art, photography, history, science, nature, pop culture and more.
|Natalie Serse, Hotel de Point; Denise DiFranco, Marco LaGuardia Hotel; Tim McGlinchey, Courtyard Marriott JFK; Carl Goodman, Museum of the Moving Image; Letizia Barbetta, Magna Ristorante; Renee Schacht, The Noguchi Museum; Darcy Hector, Queens Botanical Garden; Ernesto Freire, NYC & Company; Assemblywoman Markey; Edwin Martinez, Expedia Lodging Partner Services; and Jennifer Walden, Armstrong House. Nancy A. Conde, chief of staff for State Sen. José R. Peralta was also in attendance. (photo: Rob MacKay).|
Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com & Shannon Taggar (Paul Simon); BittenByAZebra Photography (Hyland Awards); James Brantley (Double Life); Sunny Norton (Harboring Hearts)