PHOTOS: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Gala at The Plaza Hotel

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO), which supports the world class Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), held its annual New York Gala celebrating Israel and the arts on Nov. 18 at The Plaza Hotel. The event raised funds for KeyNote, the Orchestra’s youth music education programs, and honored singer-songwriter David Broza and fashion designer…

PHOTOS: Dancing All Night at French Heritage Society’s Black & White Ball

French Heritage Society’s (FHS) Black & White Ball, honoring interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield and philanthropists Margaret and Gregory Hedberg, was held yesterday evening at a private club in New York City. “No couple in New York could be as popular and as adorable as the Hedberg’s,” said Board Chairman Elizabeth Stribling. “They are so nice,…

Macy’s Herald Square Unveils Holiday Windows

On Thursday, November 21st, Macy’s Herald Square unveiled its legendary holiday windows signaling the start of the holiday season. The magic began with colorful fireworks, cheerful holiday music, and a special visit from Macy’s Santaland elves. Award-winning designer and Macy’s National Director of Window Presentation, Roya Sullivan, created the 2019 Believe in the Wonder themed holiday displays. Materials such as lacquer, chromed…

PHOTOS: Viennese Opera Ball Kicks Off 65th Year

The Viennese Opera Ball announced their upcoming gala at the Upper East Side residence of Sabine Riglos, a board member. “The Viennese Opera Ball is one of the highlights of the annual charity season for Austrian Americans, with performances by extraordinary opera singers and musicans” explained artistic director Daniel Serafin as he introduced mezzo soprano…

PHOTOS: The NYSPCC Hosts Seventh Annual Food & Wine Gala, Honors Vicky Cornell

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) held its seventh annual Food & Wine Gala Wednesday night at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Chef Elizabeth Falkner, whose participation in over 40 culinary competitions – including Top Chef and Iron Chef – has earned her the status of celebrity chef, designed a…

Turn Back The Aging Clock with Dr. O and Veronica Webb

Beyond Beauty By Dr. O launched A Night of Beauty at their stunning location at 5 East 57thStreet in the heart of New York City. It was an evening of celebration to promote Dr. Ifeoma Okoronkwo’s unique approach to natural beauty by using her knowledge of regenerative medicines to turn back the clock of aging naturally. A…

Tis The Holiday Season at Macy’s STORY

STORY at Macy’s Herald Square invites customers shop and celebrate the newest Home for The Holidays theme with a variety of events – and they have some exciting upcoming events to get you into the holiday spirit! Trunk Show + Sell with Iris Apfel November 21st, 4pm-7pm Go boldly! Legendary style icon Iris Apfel hosts…

Out Of Town: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2019 Art+Film Gala

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its ninth annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday, November 2, 2019, honoring artist Betye Saar and filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. Co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the evening brought together more than 800 distinguished guests from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries. The Gala’s host…

Eataly’s Rooftop Restaurant Turned Into Winter Wonderland

Eataly’s rooftop restaurant, Serra by Birreria,  has transformed into Serra Alpina! Inspired by a “winter greenhouse” in the Italian mountains, the winter edition of their rooftop restaurant is replete with a brand-new look and menu, including a cozy, mountain-inspired atmosphere, an extensive cider and winter cocktail menu, vino libero wines, and seasonal plates infused with Italian tradition. Their new menu features Fonduta…

PHOTOS: Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The iconic Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Monday, November 4, 2019 at New York University’s Rosenthal Pavilion in New York City, raising vital funds for The Lee Strasberg Creative Center, which has provided scholarships to students for 42 years. This is the first benefit in the school’s storied history. Alumni Alec Baldwin along with Marlo Thomas were the…

PHOTOS: IIE Centennial Gala, A Celebration of International Education

Hundreds of leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and higher education gathered for a memorable evening at The Pierre New York on Wednesday, Oct. 30 for the Institute of International Education’s Centennial Gala. Martin Lipton was honored with the IIE Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding in recognition of his lifetime of extraordinary achievement and…