Saturday, May 31, 2014

MAGGIE NORRIS & MICHEL PIRANESI: 'Marlene' Eyewear + Jewels by the tableful

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On January 30th, designer Maggie Norris and jeweler Michel Piranesi banded together at Selima Optique to show off their latest creations. For Maggie, it was the unveiling of her new design in eyewear, 'Marlene'. V.I.P.s in the worlds of fashion, the performing arts and the social scene made up the spirited crowd.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ATELIER COURBET: New Designs in Textiles by ANNA KARLIN

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On May 18th, Interior Design Magazine, which had done a cover on Anna Karlin stools, arranged for a presentation of Anna's new designs in fabrics, being executed by the prestigious Hosoo of Kyoto, and what better place to do it in, than at that den of luxury, Atelier Courbet, which carries other lines of the Hosoo output among its treasures.

Anna Karlin stools

Monday, May 26, 2014

THE DRAWN BLANK SERIES: Bob Dylan's Work on Paper

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Dealing in only original vintage posters, no reproductions, The Ross Art Group also deals with selected limited edition prints and original paper art. It is in this latter category that on May 8th, the gallery, located in the very heart of Touristland, NYC (around the corner from Rockefeller Center), an exhibit on the original watercolors, gouaches and limited edition prints of music legend Bob Dylan, was arranged to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation which is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Sopranos' "BACALA" Gets Saucy

reporter: Miguel Dominguez
copy: Steve Schirripa web site

On May 7th at Grace's Trattoria, Steve Schirripa, who played the role of Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos, unveiled three different kinds of his organic pasta sauces, Uncle Steve’s Marinara Sauce, Tomato Basil, and my favorite, spicy hot Arrabiata.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

NANCY C. DONAHUE & HARRY KING'S Annual Fashion Reunion 2014

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Nancy C. Donahue and Harry King, hosts of the party with Joey Mills peeking in the back

Café Un Deux Trois was the place on May 19th, where Nancy C. Donahue and Harry King had their annual get together with friends from the fashion industry. The usual guests, well known names in the fashion/beauty field, plus an assortment of  "Supermodels" whose heyday encompasses every decade back to the 60s, greatly appreciate these reunions, and judging by their high spirited behavior, they all were truly hellbent into having a blast.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: Nomi Network 4th Annual Gala and Award Ceremony

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Farah Zulaikha with Diana Mao, Co-founder and President of Nomi Network, and Joe Flippin

Nomi Network’s 4th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony took place on May 7th at the New York Academy of Medicine, to further Nomi Network’s commitment to raise awareness about human trafficking and encourage attendees to take a stand against this global crisis. It paid tribute to Shannon Sedgwick Davis, CEO of Bridgeway Foundation, and Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS shoes.

At far left, Shannon Sedgwick Davies, with Mamie Gummer seated in center, and
Diana Mao, and Shandra Woworuntu, survivor of human trafficking to the right

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WAYS TO WILLS: Important Lecture About Estate Planning

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Founder of HK & Co. and promoter of this event, Helen Kim, with Author Herbert Nass,
and Arts International Director Joyce Chasan

On March 4, guests gathered in Joyce Chasan's Arts International loft to hear Herbert Nass, a trusts and estates lawyer for many of today's famous celebrities. He offered an engaging look at how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls made in estate planning, advising what not to do when setting up an estate plan, or administering an estate, and giving helpful tips that will save families money and potential emotional trauma.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

STARGAZER: Luis Alves Collage

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On May 9th at the Chelsea Eye Art Gallery, Luis Alves Collage had an exhibit of his latests art series.

I also published a previous exhibit of a series Luis did on Kate Moss. Please click here to go to the article.

Luis Alves with Chelsea Eye Art Gallery art curator Tracy Von Becker-Legge


reporter: Miguel Dominguez
biography: Hans den Hartog Jager
archival images:

Aldo Bakker with two of his 'Tonus' stools

On May 10th, the exhibition ‘Aldo Bakker & the European masters’ opens at Atelier Courbet, New York. On show are new editions of the Tonus in urushi, oak and bronze, a new silver pourer, and other recent works.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cocktails at St. Regis with Jacob&Co.

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On April 25th, the St. Regis Hotel, one of the premier luxury hotels in New York City, arranged and hosted a small, intimate cocktail reception for the presentation of Jacob&Co. jewelers.

LLADRO Unveils 'NATURO fantastic'

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

April 28th was the date  the Lladró showroom in midtown Manhattan had a presentation of their latest series in ceramics that goes by the name of 'NATURO fantastic'.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


reporter and photos: Miguel Dominguez
copy: Mansion in May

Just having opened on May 1st and ending on the 31st, Blairsden is the sort of venue that interior designers are always dreaming they could do from top to bottom. A lot of them would consider such privilege the highest point of their careers. Located in at the end of the New Jersey Gladstone train line and within one hour from Penn Station in New York (For information on how to get to Blairsden, please click here), it's one of the best Spring outings one can have this month, for not only seeing the beautifully designed rooms is as much a cultural experience as going to the Metropolitan Museum, but the house has an extensive terraced garden and is surrounded by acres of hilly parkland, turning the visit into a very relaxing day in the country.

As with all Show Houses, always planned to benefit charitable projects and/or organizations, this particular project of the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) benefits the expansion of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new Pediatric Autism and Child Development Center of the Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center.