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…

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,…

Artist Jewelry on View & Sale in East Hampton

Claude Lelanne, Man Ray, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Niki de Saint Phalle, among artists showing jewelry at Sotheby’s East Hampton this August; a collaboration between Tiffany Dubin and Louisa Guinness. Louisa Guinness knows some prefer a Picasso on their walls while others prefer to wear one. The London-based gallerist helps those who prefer to wear…

New Exhibition on Jack Lenor Larsen Opens at LongHouse Reserve

On view June 26 – September 5, 2021 in the LongHouse Pavilion, Jack, Larger Than Life, is an intimate portrait of creator-collector Jack Lenor Larsen (1927–2020). His innovative textiles are presented side by side with his various “enthusiasms,” the objects of craft and art he assiduously gathered, as well as the clothing he collected and…