PHOTOS: 66th Viennese Opera Ball

After a pandemic hiatus, Denise Rich and Jean Shafiroff chaired the 66th Viennese Opera Ball on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City. Appropriately themed A Night of Love, 20,000 red roses (courtesy of Royal Flowers and Luz Flora) covered the iconic ballroom, “to send peace and love to our guests and to the world. While tonight is a celebration of love…

PHOTOS: Fifth Annual French Heritage Society Book Award Ceremony

The New York Chapter of French Heritage Society (FHS) celebrated the winning author of the Fifth Annual French Heritage Society Book Award, Agnès Poirier, for her evocative Notre-Dame: The Soul of France on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the headquarters of Villa Albertine in NYC. The program featured a pre-reception, book signing, and discussion with Ms. Poirier moderated by Laura Auricchio, Dean…

Hamptons: LongHouse Reserve Opens for 2022 Season 

LongHouse Reserve, the 16-acre nature reserve and sculpture garden in East Hampton, opened its 2022 season this past weekend with hundreds of visitors and nearly a million blooming daffodils.  New works on view include a commissioned installation by William and Steven Ladd and sculptures by Moko Fukuyama and Alexander Polzin, joining permanent installations by Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Willem de Kooning and many more. Saturday…

Out Of Town: YAGP Palm Beach Luncheon

Kamie Lightburn hosted a luncheon in honor of Youth America Grand Prix, on Monday April 18th in the Ballroom at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Attendees gathered for a group portrait with guests of honor, The Royal Ballet (UK) Principal Dancer Mayara Magri and La Scala Ballet Principal Dancer Jacopo Tissi, in their Swan Lake costumes; a piece they performed at YAGP’s 2022 Gala…

PHOTOS: IFFV Spring Gala

The International Friends of Festival Verdi announced their plans for their 22nd season at dinner in a private club and limited to just 180 guests on April 28th.  The evening was curated by chef Massimo Bottura and his team from Osteria Francescana, the three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, known as the hardest reservation to get in the world!  The…

PHOTOS: UNWFPA Awards Luncheon with Fran Drescher, Rosanna Scotto, Kat Graham

Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, Christian Elliott, The Honorable Joanne King Herring, Vicki Hollub, and Kevin Hyland OBE were honored by UN Women For Peace Association (UNWFPA) at their Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3,2022 at Casa Cipriani. Rosanna Scotto hosted the celebration, welcoming guests she said, “As a reporter and co-host of FOX 5’s, Good Day New York, I have been lucky enough to be able…

Hamptons:  LongHouse Reserve Holiday Gathering

LongHouse Reserve welcomed more than 200 guests at their annual Holiday Gathering on Sunday, November 28th. Friends and families sipped hot chocolate or warm mulled (or hard) apple ciders, and enjoyed Dreesen’s famous freshly baked donuts. Horticulturist Holger Winenga and docents led tours of the winter blooming witch-hazels and the Red Garden, and there was a bonfire outside…

La Churreria Reopens After Pandemic Closure

The irresistible smell of freshly fried dough wafts through the streets of Nolita once again…La Churreria reopens its doors today on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, offering New Yorkers the taste of traditional Spanish treats.  Owner Jesus ‘Lolo’ Manso, originally from Valladolid in the heart of Spain, has been sharing his passion for traditional Spanish cuisine…

NYC is the Street Art Capital of America

Emerging on the streets in the 1970s, graffiti started off as a way for disassociated youths to express themselves, but it was seen by many as an act of vandalism. Over the years, graffiti became seen as an art form, with street art now relevant wherever you go, with many cities offering tours, and Instagrammers…

Best Bagels in New York City

Bagels. They’re what New York City is known for, among a few other things. Every New Yorker has their bagel order perfected. Do you fall on the bacon, egg, and cheese or a cream cheese and lox side? Either way, we know you love an everything bagel. Though we may stray to a cinnamon raisin,…