|Last week, Daryl and Irwin Simon hosted a reception in their contemporary art-filled Park Avenue apartment in anticipation of the Alzheimer's Association's 2014 Rita Hayworth Gala. This year will mark the 31st anniversary of the Gala which Princess Yasmin Aga Khan started in honor of her mother, the late great Rita Hayworth. The gala itself will be held on Tuesday October 21st at the Waldorf.|
|Last Wednesday, September 17th, Palm Beach Show Group's CEO Scott Diament welcomed over 3,000 art lovers who eagerly waited in a line around the block to experience the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, setting an attendance record at the Park Avenue Armory. Some of the country's leading designers including Scott Snyder, Ellie Cullman, Lisa Jackson, Campion Platt and Geoffrey Bradfield took in $500,000,000 worth of collectibles at the first major show of the art season.
|Guests at the party were greeted by rows of apple trees and an art-installation by Scott Snyder. Aisle after aisle of collections were on display, offered by world-renowned exhibitors such as Butchoff Antiques, Didier Ltd, Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Fitzgerald Fine Arts, Holden Luntz Gallery, John Atzbach, Long-Sharp Gallery, M.S. Rau Antiques, Macklowe Gallery, Richters of Palm Beach, Suzanne Syz Art Jewels, and Waterhouse & Dodd among many others.
The Show features conversations and seminars from leaders helming from the New York School of Interior Design and three exclusive dining experiences including Le Cirque Brassiere, Le Cirque Café & Bar and the Osterio de Circo Café Kiosk.
|A stunning selection of high-quality treasures from ancient antiquities, through 21st century contemporary art, including furniture, fine art, antiques, jewelry, silver, art, glass, enamels, photography, porcelain, pottery, objets de Vertu, rare books and manuscripts, rugs and tapestries, jewelry and more were on display and available for purchase at the show, which was open to the public through Sunday, September 21st.
The Palm Beach Group's owners Scott Diament and Robert Samuels currently produce nine other internationally acclaimed shows and are now proud to include The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, formerly known as The AVENUE Show, as part of their portfolio of prestigious events.
|"A woman's control of her own body, her voice, whether, when to reproduce, that's essential to women and it's most basic to women's health to have the ability to have access to whatever contraception she chooses." Those were the words of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg two weeks ago at the International Women's Health Coalition's 30th Anniversary celebration at the Pierre.
In a dinner discussion with IWHC President Francoise Girard and IWHC board member Aryeh Neier, Justice Ginsburg shared her opinions on what's wrong with Roe v. Wade, why the Hobby Lobby decision is a "minefield," and how her reproductive rights "dream case" never made it to the Supreme Court. Earlier in the day, CNN's Erin Burnett moderated a riveting discussion with three other bold voices: IWHC partners Sheena Hadi from Pakistan, Fadekemi Akinfaderin from Nigeria, and Yvette Kathurima from Kenya. These visionary young leaders are bringing innovative sexuality education to public schools, helping young people protect themselves from HIV, and speaking out against harmful practices like child marriage.
|Last Tuesday night, Christofle, along with Hilary Geary Ross, Amy Fine Collins, Cornelia Guest, Shirin von Wulffen, and Alex Hitz, celebrated Daniel Cappello's new book, Dinner Diaries: Reviving the Art of the Hostess Book, published by Assouline. The event took place at Christofle's Madison Avenue flagship boutique and those toasting to Daniel included Martine and Prosper Assouline, Kelly Rutherford, Muffie Potter Aston, Kick Kennedy, Steven Gambrel, James Anderson, Charles Rockefeller, Darcy and Nathaniel Fogg, Jackie Weld Drake, Candace and Rick Beinecke, Mark Gilbertson, Marcia Schaeffer, and Georgina Schaeffer, in addition to Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross, Shirin von Wulffen, and Alex Hitz.|
|Dinner Diaries features handwritten answers to a Proust-style questionnaire from experienced hosts and hostesses, including Cynthia Rowley, Nanette Lepore, Patricia Herrera Lansing, Blaine Trump, and Giancarlo Giammetti, among others, and is beautifully illustrated with seating charts, menus, guest lists, place cards, and archival pieces from some the most glamorous dinner parties. Although the old rules of the dinner party are evolving, some fundamentals are far from extinct; Dinner Diaries speaks to both the traditional and new rules while offering inspiration for one's next event.|
|The H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow's founders Kathy DiCocco, Lou DiCocco, and Nicole DiCocco hosted their Inaugural New York City Benefit at The Leonora on September 18th. Host Committee members Michele Gerber Klein, Christine Rizk, Kristy Rao, Bettina Bennett, Natalie Glaser, Joe and Jane Pontarelli, Leesa Rowland and Nicole Noonan with the support of Fashion Project, welcomed over 150 supporters.
Guests were treated to Altaneve Prosecco courtesy of David Noto, Cavoda Vodka cocktails and treats from Baked by Melissa and JALA ice cream. DJ Alex Cecil provided the soundtrack to the evening and kept the guests dancing till the lights went on. The night concluded with a performance by singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin.
All of the proceeds from the event benefited The H.O.P.E. Foundation, to help at risk and inner city youth through after school programs and scholarships. The special night also provided the opportunity for guests to "adopt" and donate a character development book to a local inner-city school student. For more information on The H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow, please visit www.hopefoundation.us.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com (New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show & H.O.P.E.); Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com (Dinner Diaries)|