Saturday, June 28, 2014

SLOW WINE/VINITALY: Italian Wines Tasting

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On February 3rd, SLOW WINE/VINITALY launched the new 3rd edition of the Slow wine guide at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

It was a big deal, with the largest gathering I've witnessed in any of the countless wine tastings I've covered for NYC Culture/Style blog so far. More than 110 wineries plus local importers were present during the walk around tasting session to offer importers, distributors and journalists the opportunity to spend a pleasant afternoon conducting business, exchanging views and tasting fine Italian wines.

CEY ADAMS Art Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez
Biography: Cey Adams web site

Art consultant Joyce Towbin Chasan had an exhibit of Ex Graffiti artist Cey Adams on May 14th at her beautiful loft Artsource International LLC.

Although some of the "usual suspects" (Artsource's very loyal art fans) were there, the crowd was somewhat different than the previous ones I've seen when covering earlier openings at her place, such as the exhibit of Eric Buechel and Joe Miller. Due to Cey's provenance and professional contacts, the recording industry was very prominently in attendance that night.

Friday, June 27, 2014

JOSEPH GINSBERG: An Evening of Art & Cocktails

reporter: Miguel Dominguez
copy: Cathy Crisci

May 9th was the date when Joe Ginsberg exhibited a dynamic grouping of oil on canvas, watercolor on paper and other mixed media paintings at his design studio, featuring his private collection of large canvas oils.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On June 7th at the Yotel Hotel, Women & Fashion FilmFest (WFF) in conduction with Girls Empowerment Fashion Runway (GEFR) featured fashion designs on the runway by students and recent alumni of Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, and United Colors of Fashion Academy (UCOF), a non-profit that provides free fashion education to under resourced youth.


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On June 7th at the Yotel Hotel, in anticipation of the August release of her singles “If” and “Too Perfect” and her September album debut, rocking singer Khadia made her solo musical debut at the Women & Fashion FilmFest (WFF)/Girls Empowerment Fashion Runway (GEFR) sponsored by TRUE Model Management.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

THE ART OF MODELING: Wilhelmina Models

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On June 13th, the Fashion committee of The National Arts Club had a most enjoyable presentation. Melissa Wilhelmina Cooper, daughter of the legendary Dutch model Wilhelmina Cooper, who founded Wilhelmina Models, brought three of the agency's "Supermodels," Coco Rocha, Armando Cabral, and Robyn Lawley, to discuss the art of modeling and tell some personal stories from their modeling careers.

Melissa Wilhelmina Cooper was the interviewer of the program

Sunday, June 15, 2014


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

The advent of Summer was the excuse for a bubbly celebration arranged by NEW YORK SPACES Magazine at Michael Dawkins' showroom on June 11, but the real treat was to feast one's eyes on the gorgeous home goodies that are a testament to his Zen taste in house appointments.

Michael Dawkins not only designs for the home, but does jewelry as well

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

AN EVENING OF OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR: Benefit Auction for the NY Center for Children

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Hand painted by children who are being helped by the NY Center for Children,
these fans were being sold to the guests as part of the fund raising

On June 3rd at Magnises, the Junior Committee of The New York Center For Children arranged a cocktail party with a silent auction to benefit an institution that is very dear to all the members' hearts.

Bettina Bennett and Mom-to-be Peyton Hostetler,
Co-Chairs of the Junior Committee of the NY Center for Children

Monday, June 9, 2014

SCENTSORIUM: Design your own Fragrance

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

For more than 5 years having been listed as the premier custom perfumery in New York City and around the country, on May 28th, after being located for three months in the Tribeca area, Sue Phillips, President and CEO of Scenterprises™, finally unveiled to the press her fragrance boutique/atelier Scentsorium, to create bespoke perfumes by appointment only.