|Last Tuesay night at MOMA, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Guare and Agnes Gund hosted a book party for Lin Arison and her new book Feast For the Senses; A Musical Odyssey in Umbria (Chronicle Books) produced in collaboration with Diana C. Stoll and Neil Folberg.
Feast For the Senses is part memoir, part travelogue that recounts Lin's journey through the Umbrian countryside in the company of Michael Tilson Thomas and members of the New World Symphony. It makes a wonderful holiday gift book, complete with color photos, recipes, and three DVDs. The book entwines Mrs. Arison’s passions for Italy's palazzos, gardens, churches and country inns, as well as for music, cooking, wine, architecture and the arts into a unique and beautiful keepsake.
|Mrs. Arison is the co-founder of the New World Symphony which she established in 1988 with her late husband, Ted Arison, creator of Carnival Cruise Lines, and Michael Tilson Thomas. The Arisons also co-founded the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and its core program, YoungArts.|
|Last Saturday evening (December 11), Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond hosted a book signing at their apartment for Suzanne Rheinstein and her new book At Home -- Style For Today with Things from the Past.|
|Also last Sunday at the Tribeca Grand, Focus Features hosted a New York screening for Sofia Coppola's new film "Somewhere" and brought out the stars including Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Kristen Dunst, and the director herself.|
|On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, The Jewish Museum at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street in New York City, presented its sixteenth annual Family Hanukkah Party.
Attendees included Mimi and Barry Alperin, Nisa and Bradley Amoils, Alison and Andrew Brod, Cozy Friedman, J. Ira and Nicki Harris, Phyllis and William Mack, Susan and Morris Mark, Leni and Peter May, Helaine and Michael Pruzan, Amy and Jeffrey Silverman, Irwin and Daryl Simon, and Debi and Steven Wisch, among others.
The theme of this year’s party was inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition, Houdini: Art and Magic. Attendees enjoyed: the magic of Lyn Dillies; Hanukkah Shows by Applause NYC; balloon art; face painting; family photos; Hanukkah Hairdos by Cozy’s Cuts for Kids; magic lessons, music, and a buffet dinner and dessert.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Jewish Museum. 350 people attended the event.
|Last Sunday afternoon at the trendy ViNO ViNO wine bar in Tribeca, Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planet's “Pit Boss” and also founder of Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue was the special guest at the TAILS holiday soiree. Shorty and his canine companion, Hercules, posed for photos and greeted fans, including several very well behaved pit bulls.
Shorty's Pit Bull Rescue is an organization of pit bull owners, rescuers, and supporters. They rescue, rehabilitate, and place neglected and abused pit bulls in loving homes.
|While the canine crowd dined on the delicious new gourmet doggy food from Evermore, their two-legged companions enjoyed ViNO ViNO wines and cheeses.
Donations were accepted for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals which supports more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com; Beowulf Sheehan (Feast for the Senses); John Aquino (Jewish Museum)|