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Spring 2019 Issue $6.95

The Beauty of

Jean Shafiroff





Mexican Designer

The Nature & Jewel Issue Spring 2019 Beaded Gown by Alice & Olivia Earrings by Oscar de la Renta

Raquel Orozco in Miami

Honoring the glamour and kindness of philanthropists and

Art Collectors sunday april 7th, 2019 11 am until 4 pm at the estate of Ernst Swietelsky villa positano 3080 munroe drive miami fl








EDITOR & PUBLISHER Rebeca Herrero CREATIVE DIRECTOR Olga Botha DESIGN Charlotte Hardy Yana Kaminska CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER Kevin Richards from the Dunes Road Group EDITOR-AT-LARGE Rosanna Perez SPECIAL THANKS TO Sally Kimball Norah Bradford SOCIETY EDITOR Esther Herrero ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Christian Renait BEAUTY STYLIST Michelle Lelia PHOTOGRAPHY New York and South Florida Abby Ballin Eglys Koelig Salvatore Brancifort Jim Derks Malena Vazquez CONTRIBUTORS Miguel Sarmiento Candida Portugues WEBMASTER The X Factor ADVERTISEMENT REQUESTS: FOR EDITORIAL:

Jewels & Nature A letter from the Editor

Back in December, I was able to go to Palm Beach for work. As I visited The Flagler museum, I walked near the waterway that borders the island and saw how beautiful the landscape was. To think that our leaders like Henry Flagler had a vision of how beautiful Florida is, made me realize I needed to honor nature and our jewels, be it trees, flowers, trail ways, horses, the people who love them and fight for preservation. It was natural for me to connect my love for gems, hence the jewels and the artisans who make them, and the landscape of Florida. What a better woman than philanthropist Jean Shafiroff who lives between New York and Palm Beach. Her contributions to our society have really evolved our charities making her one of the top figures in this role internationally. Shafiroff looks delightful in these photographs, with floral patterned dresses, she merges with the perfect landscape of Palm Beach. Sunny, pretty and ready for the Spring! We also included some incredible jewels, like the Magnificent Jewels from Christie’s. Pieces that only one can imagine royalty and society ladies wearing in the past few decades. Also new jewelers like Annie James, other brands like Velanti, and the great cause for the Museum of Art and Design, the annual exhibit called Loot, showcasing jewelers to raise funds for the Institution. Another dear Museum of ours is El Museo del Barrio. As always, the Chair of the Board Maria Eugenia Maury and the Honorary Chairman Tony Bechara will host the next Gala in Manhattan, May 2nd.

Telephone Numbers: New York 646-761-9123 Miami 305-989-6230


Another gem that is more soul and pure art is Omar Hernandez. When a visionary like Flagler saw the potential of South Florida and built Miami and Palm Beach, other people who are the next generation entertain the tastemakers with an aura of seduction and glamour. This is Omar at Vaucluse in the Upper East Side. In this issue we honor Omar Hernandez as we prepare our release party at Omar’s with Jean and the host. Our new society correspondent is Esther Herrero. She has worked for many years at Hola! Magazine and now writes for Art Bodega about her travels with the elite of Acapulco and other countries. In her article, we read about the events that took place in beautiful Acapulco, Mexico. Another great event will be with Mexican Designer Raquel Orozco, brought to Miami by Adira Consulting President Eva Hughes, the party will take place at Villa Positano, organized with Ernst Swietelsky, owner of the beautiful property at 3080 Munroe Drive in Coconut Grove. The house is for sale, and we want everyone to come and see it and enjoy a delightful brunch. As Flagler may have been proud of all these wonderful individuals who from New York to South Florida, make the East Coast of the US more beautiful and relevant than ever.

Rebeca Herrero


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Omar by Kevin Richards

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lowers, butterflies, tree branches, twigs. All serves as inspiration when it comes to Spring décor. Incredibly trendy right now, florals are the perfect update for the Spring and Summer season. A must for Spring renovations, nature inspired elements can be the statement piece that makes all the difference. A selection of the best products from LUXXU and PullCast.




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1. Luxxu McQueen Chandelier 2. Luxxu McQueen Round Mirror 3. Flower Twist with Diamond Ring 4. Flower Twist Earrings with Lapis Lazuli 5. Heavy Bangle Bracelet with Rosette in 18K Yellow Gold 6. Valani Atelier The Gerlinde Emerald Ring 7. Valani Atelier Rival Emerald Two Stone Ring 8. Valani Atelier Vier Emerald Ring 9. Valani Atelier Hexa I Emerald Ring 10. Valani Atelier Athan Emerald Two Finger Ring 11. Valani Atelier Vohk Emerald Chain Earring 12. Valani Atelier Anoixe Emerald Ring 13. Pullcast Twig Mid Size Door Handle 14. Pullcast Limb Door Lever.

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Credits: Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Model Olga Strosberg Credits: Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Model Jessica Markowski Make Up Charlie Riddle for Stila Cosmetics @charlieriddle Location Omar at Vaucluse Fur coat provided by Designer Revival 324 E 81st ST NY NY 10028 Tel. 212-734-3639 Gold dress by Glenys Rivas @glenysrivas

Make Up & Hair Michelle Lelia Location 100% Capri at 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite M312 Palm Beach FL 33480 Wardrobe provided by 100% Capri

Award-winning restaurant, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse unveils The Edith, a private, reservation-only champagne lounge that transcends style and elegance. The Edith was inspired by quintessential Hollywood glamour and designed for guests looking for an intimate and sophisticated space with maximum privacy. The stunning space features a baby grand piano, a marble-wrapped bar with custom leather-tailored seats, illuminating chandeliers, white marble tables and velvet chairs.



Garden SS19 INSPIRATION: The collection is inspired by the work of Alma Woodsay Thomas. Her use of color and shapes were the primary conduit for this collection. Color, contrast, harmony and lines are present in each piece, generating texture and play.


aquel Orozco is a fashion designer based in Mexico, creator of the namesake exclusive fashion brand, where design, trends, comfort and exclusivity take center stage in the company’s mindset, wanting the modern cosmopolitan woman to feel unique and stylized when dressing up. In 2010 she opens her first boutique in Polanco neighborhood. Consecutively, she opens another store in the city, as well as her online store. Nowadays she works with the luxury retailer Palacio de Hierro and has nine more selling points throughout the country in Guadalajara, Chihuahua, Monterrey and Cancun, to name a few. She also ships to North America, Latin America and Europe through her online store.

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RABBU is a design brand with an intense way of living and a collection of pieces with a story worth telling. This story is written by our tribe of designers and craftsmen that every day searches for the most high-quality materials and techniques to create a piece that passes on a unique sensorial experience. The company and the brand is also the nature’s child. In every design product, we reinvent all the forces of nature through design, using the materials, textures, scents, flavours and colours that live inside nature and inside the urban life.


Where to find us: Miami Panorama 1100 Brickell Bay Drive Miami, FL 33131 Armani/Casa 18975 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Books and Books 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 9485 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154 Ball Harbour Mall 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 Riccardo Malisano 111 Alton Road FL 33139 Rik Rak 1428 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 The Bass Museum 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Books and Books 2608, 927 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Museum of Coral Gables 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 New York Omar at Vaucluse 100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065 Kassir Ramtin R MD 799 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021 Michelle Zweifler 800-A 5th Ave #302, New York, NY 10065 Konstantin Vasyukevich, MD 59 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075 Dr Rapaport 905 5th Ave #1w, New York, NY 10021 El Museo 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 The Plaza Hotel 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019 Astro Gallery of Gems 417 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016 Bodega Gallery 167 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002 33 Orchard 33B Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 Palm Beach & Wellington International Polo Club 3667 120th Ave S, Wellington, FL 33414 Tackeria 13501 South Shore Boulevard Suite 107 Wellington FL 33414 WEF 14440 Pierson Rd, Wellington, Florida 33414 100% Capri 340 Royal Poinciana Plaza Suite M312, Palm Beach, FL 33480 Classic Collections of Palm Beach 118 N. County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480 215 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480 Classic Bookshop 310 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480 Taboo 221 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480 The Norton Museum 1450 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 The Colony Hotel 155 Hammon Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Celebrity Hair Stylist & Leading Hair-Loss Expert Angelo David Pisacreta By Ann Grenier World-renowned hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta is one of New York’s leading authorities on fine and thinning hair. He has been transforming the hair of men and women who have a range of style challenges for over 25 years. At his luxury salon, located on Madison Avenue, he and his team have elevated hairdressing to a true couture art form. The highly skilled staff at Angelo David Salon not only creates highly customized haircuts, color designs and styles, they can completely transform anyone’s look with Angelo David Couture Hair Extensions, Fillers, Additions, Bangs or Wigs.

Chita Rivera ©Laura Marie Duncan


Angelo David Salon is the only salon in New York City that specializes in transforming clients’ looks using signature hair pieces and wigs, combined with creative cutting, coloring and styling. Always in demand, Angelo has had the opportunity to work with many celebrities, including Christie Brinkley, Aviva Drescher, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Carrie Preston, Tamara Tunie, Alexa Ray Joel, Coco Rocha and Kelly Rutherford.

Angelo David Salon

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The 3rd annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. produces the awards in conjunction with Patricia Watt.

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is hosting its 24th Annual Spring Celebration Benefit on Monday, May 6, 2019 between 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at The Peninsula Hotel in New York City. The benefit helps raise funds for the Center’s work in healing, prevention and education. NYCC will also honor Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr.

Mark Your Calendars; Top Social Events to Attend This Spring 2019

Angelo and his team of experts often work with those who are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss. His clients include cancer survivors and those undergoing chemotherapy, as well as clients experiencing hair loss due to other causes, including genetics, pregnancy, medical issues, stress, unhealthy lifestyles or mechanical hair stress caused by styling/pulling the hair too tight. By offering personalized, in-depth consultations, Angelo and his team aim to conceal, inhibit—or when possible—reverse hair loss, regardless of the reason. Notes Angelo, “Whatever stage of hair loss a client is experiencing, we focus on three things: prevent, correct and maintain.” Angelo created his own line of hairbrushes made specifically for use on hair extensions, hair additions and hairpieces. They use the ideal balance of naturally conditioning boar bristles and gently separating nylon bristles to promote healthier hair and stimulate the scalp. Continuing his focus on maintaining a full head of healthy hair, Angelo most recently created Hair Detox supplements for the detoxification and restoration of healthy hair, skin and nails. The nutrients, amino acids and natural herbs in Hair Detox were specifically selected for their traditional and scientifically supported ability to help inhibit hair loss and promote a healthy hormonal balance. They can even help you maintain the hair you have. Additionally, Angelo along with Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, recently introduced The Flex Brush™, designed for both wet and dry hair, bends to follow the contours of your head, massaging your scalp and stimulating the production of natural oils. The brush has vents that allow heat to pass through it, so blow drying won’t damage the brush.


By Elizabeth Elston


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Celebrated fashion designer and native New Yorker Dennis Basso will present a show of select evening wear pieces from his Fall 2019 collection at the SWCRF Annual Collaborating for a Cure Ladies Luncheon. Don Lemon of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon will emcee the event. Event proceeds will support the SWCRF cutting-edge research focused on shutting down the genetic causes of cancer. Guests will also enjoy an elegant luncheon catered by City Chefs Catering paired with wines from Palm Bay International.

Spring is in full swing and In New York, once the city begins to bloom, so do locals’ social lives. As dependable as the changing of seasons, New York City’s entertainment and events scene returns to life come springtime.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine, and spirits event, featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails. Now in its 14th year, the event is hosted annually by the Taste of Hope volunteer committee and has raised over $1.8 Million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Dining on the Upper East Side By Peter Elston

With its opulent buildings, luxury shopping avenues, and mile of world-class museums, the Upper East Side may be New York City’s most polished neighborhood. Visitors exploring the Upper East Side will find that between the showrooms and palatial duplexes guarded by doormen, there are plenty of accessible restaurants across this coveted stretch of Manhattan.

TAKE CONTROL AND BUILD YOUR SUMMER BODY WITH BALANCE 3H PLUS By Elizabeth Darwen One of the big drivers for those of us seeking to manage our weight is to look good for the Summer vacation. Achieving weight loss can be extremely challenging, not just because of temptations and willpower but also because of the near-daily introduction of new regimes, products and cleanses.

Demarchelier Restaurant The family-owned and operated Demarchelier Restaurant has remained New York City’s little piece of France ever since opening on 86th Street over 25 years ago by owner and artist Eric Demarchelier, brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Under the management of Eric’s daughter, Emily Demarchelier, the cozy French bistro offers organic selections to accommodate various dietary considerations. Paintings are available for sale per patron’s request.

Created by hormone doctor, natural health expert, speaker, and radio and TV personality, Dr. Siobhan Kealy, 3H Plus (B3H+) is an innovative, holistic, doctor supervised weight loss program for women 40 and above that offers hormonal balance and vitality, optimizes health, and leads to a new invigorating lifestyle resulting in successful long-term weight management. B3H+ is backed by science and managed by dedicated physicians and nutritional experts. B3H+ has helped thousands of women over 40 reclaim their youthful spirit and zest for life. As part of the participants program, Dr. Kealy creates a unique laboratory test to discover the roots of your personal hormonal and metabolic imbalances. Then, she reviews your test results to look for patterns such as determining whether the participant has imbalances in their sex hormones or roadblocks in other blood chemistries that work against losing weight. For the more technically inclined the tests look at 20 bloodbased biomolecules. These include the stress hormone cortisol, the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin as well as the hunger hormone ghrelin. This test also looks at other hormones including IGF-1, DHEA Sulfate, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Testosterone and Estradiol. Plus, it analyzes fat soluble vitamins... water soluble vitamins... minerals... sex hormone-binding globulin... and the hemoglobin A1C blood sugar test.

T-Bar Steak and Lounge A classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge offers outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Tony Fortuna and Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, T-Bar is a new spin on the classic upscale steak house. It serves prime beef steaks, as well as a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads, burgers and pastas. A long list of perfectly-prepared side dishes, like the Sautéed Haricot Verts with garlic, or the Roasted Brussel Sprouts with shallots, complement each entrée on the menu. Chef Zwicker, who has worked at other prestigious kitchens including Four Seasons, Aureole, and Petrossian, has crafted a decadent desert menu, including the popular Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles.

Next, Dr. Kealy creates a unique customized program for the participant which aims to fit the participants lifestyle while resolving their chemical imbalances with the goal of allowing you to lose the weight. Balance 3H Plus has a natural partner in The Salerno Center, a renowned complementary medicine practice that fosters wellness through nutrition, a range of therapies and natural supplements. Together, Balance 3H Plus and The Salerno Center provide a health and wellness program that is greater than the sum of its parts. With over 25 years’ experience, Dr. John Salerno is renowned for professional, comprehensive, full-service, and life-changing health solutions. Dr. Salerno’s extensive and cutting-edge medical approaches allow him to pioneer a custom treatment plan for each and every patient. Using complementary medicine practices like hormone and nutritional therapies, Dr. Salerno has helped spark a worldwide movement where patients and physicians alike grow, heal, and learn.

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The Master of Ceremonies



An evening of glamour awaits guests vying for an invitation to A Larry Party™ produced by Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. The celebrated event producer is admired across Hamptons society, favored by distinguished New Yorkers and consistently sought after across the East Coast. Larry Scott with his skilled team at Lawrence Scott Events display their unparalleled creativity and expertise when designing and catering weddings, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, as well as charity galas or corporate events. Impassioned by the stories his clients enlist him to tell, Larry Scott produces memorable event experiences showcasing his signature style and artfully arranging his attentive waitstaff, elegant décor plus lighting installations and sumptuous buffets to fit the theme. Oversized fixtures, chandeliers and other unique lighting installations provide guests with an experience that is uniquely out of this world. Each event hinges

on an indelible formula of fabulous food, a sense of escape, his signature invasion, and an unexpected mix of high(formal) and low(relaxed). As one of New York’s leading event planners, Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events is as much a philanthropist as he is a legendary event planner. Larry Scott produces the gala experiences and donates event planning and design services to over 30 charities annually. Causes close to his heart include: The Feinstein Institute, Southampton Hospital Gala, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Sunrise Association, UJA Federation of New York, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, and Global Lyme Alliance’s Annual New York Gala. His long-standing dedication to the community has pushed him to devote himself tirelessly to venerable causes for decades.


BY REBECA HERRERO NEW YORK CITY Adam B. Feder Esq. has been in practice since 1996. The law has always filled his life with memories that overflow with nostalgia of an era where people did care what happened to others. “My dad was a trial lawyer, and since I was 7 years old, I went to the Court with him. He was a knight in shining armor, fighting for people who could not fight for themselves. When I saw his passion to represent others, it inspired me to become a lawyer with the fire and truth to fight for those in need,” said Feder who hails from Long Island but adores the entire city of New York. Personal injury law is a large part of his practice. “We fight for our client’s rights against corporate self interest. We also do criminal defense, immigration, and civil rights (when the police falsely arrest and injure people). It’s interesting to see how many cases can turn to be something completely opposite of what people perceive. This is the difference with us, my law partner Vladimir J. Rodney, Esq., since 2001 and myself can assimilate the facts and find an angle that will give some hope to cases that you think have no hope.” Feder, who has two daughters, 13-year old Sivan and 17-year old Mia, considers himself a true believer in the power of courage and character. “When I’ve gone sailing with my daughters, I let them make mistakes and learn from it. It builds character. When you see a case that defines a reality and you feel it can be won, we truly pursue it, not just at the level of making a motion, but beyond that. We are trial lawyers, we like to get to a verdict instead of a soft settlement. If you think about it, any final decisions will impact your life- and a quick decision might end up derailing your life not in the best way,” explained the attorney whose office is established in Brooklyn. “I do like the jurors in Brooklyn and everywhere. We practice in all Five boroughs of the City of New York, Westchester, and Long Island. We love New York and what it stands for. It’s a convoluted place with so many corners, and people try to cut many corners, but not us. That’s not how we practice. But at the end it is the fire and the passion that you have inherited in your heart what truly wins.”


As Feder recalls one time an incident that almost changed the life of one of his clients, he explains in detail the reality of serving for what he values the most, helping others. “My client was a pizza delivery guy. He was called to deliver a pizza late at night on a dangerous block in Brownsville, Brooklyn. When he pulled to curb, the customer that ordered the

pizza, approached his vehicle and refused to show identification to match the credit card used to order the food (protocol from his corporate employer). The customer cursed and threatened him and tried to grab the pizza by force. He was scared as he had been robbed many times in the past in the same neighborhood and thought he was being distracted by the customer and would soon feel a gun against his head.” “My client accelerated the car and the woman that ordered the pizza fell on the street. Her boyfriend, who was waiting nearby with another male, refused to answer questions by the responding police officer, and quickly walked away from the scene. As my client escaped in fear for his life, the police were called. My client couldn’t remain at the scene as he reasonably thought he would be killed. Minutes later, he called his employer and spoke with a police officer who told him not to go to the pizza shop as an angry crowd was there waiting for him. He then went immediately to the police station and waited for the officer he spoke with. He ended being arrested and prosecuted for 13 felonies and one misdemeanor. Something very extreme for someone that was acting in self-defense. We decided to proceed to trial after the District Attorney’s Office offered him a plea deal with three years incarceration in State Prison. We said absolutely no. So we went to trial, and the Jury rendered a verdict of not guilty by justification to all of the charges. This 58-year old man was saved by our law practice, we believe in justice and justice must be served.” “Most of the time, insurance companies refuse to pay a reasonable settlement, especially when it has to do with personal injury. We go to war with billion dollar companies that hire huge law firms, and just the feeling of being able to go to Court and fight in front of a Jury and obtain justice for our clients is something that we strive for. Our clients only have one chance at justice. They have our personal cell phones, it is a relationship, but the right people have to do it. We are not afraid to take a verdict.” The father of two beautiful girls and a passionate lawyer likes to visit the gym six days a week. “I do like to be active. It has changed my life and it releases any stress. I lift weights and do cardio in the mornings. I also love to walk around the city that never sleeps, sail the North Atlantic, off New York and Long Island. It’s the best city in the world. We love to serve the people.“ Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto


Ian Schrager premiered The Times Square EDITION with high octane parties hosted at Paradise Club, and VIP dinners in The Terrace Restaurant, NYC ©Patrick McMullan

By Lillian Langtry

Pamela Morgan of Flirting With Flavors One-Woman Cabaret Show By Elizabeth Elston Renowned cookbook author, lifestyle and entertaining expert Pamela Morgan has been tantalizing the taste buds of discerning New Yorkers and Hamptonites for more than a quarter of a century. She has been featured on the Food Network, Meet Bobby Flay and The Today Show, and Real Housewives of New York among many others. Along with her exceptional culinary career, she is also an accomplished singer and dancer. In fact, it was her dream of performing as a professional dancer and singer that initially brought Pamela to New York from Texas. On Tuesday, April 16th 2019, she’ll be returning to her musical roots where she will be performing exclusively at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street, New York City). Pamela toured the country starring in industrial shows written and directed as mini musicals, as well as appeared in national television commercials for Guess Jeans and Dr. Pepper. During that time, Pamela simultaneously began honing her cooking and catering chops at the New York Restaurant School. Her first business, Flavors Catering and Carry-Out, quickly became a neighborhood staple on West 18th Street in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. Counting Martha Stewart Living, HBO, Harry Winston, and Chanel as among some of her regular clientele, it was one of the very first places in NYC to have an organic salad bar.

MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, is partnering with Westfield World Trade Center to create an extraordinary art experience for New Yorkers and those visiting the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. The Oculus, designed by world-renowned Architect, Santiago Calatrava, is one of the newest and most unusual civic spaces in New York City. A curated selection of AD ART SHOW artists will be featured across the digital screen network at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, a retail and culture anchor in Lower Manhattan New York, for the entire month of May during both Frieze Week and NYCxDESIGN. This will be a contemporary art exhibit on a spectacular scale. Commuters, visitors, shoppers and New York’s art loving public will enjoy this remarkable sensory experience daily AD ART SHOW debuted in 2018 at Sotheby’s New York and MvVO ART has made it an annual addition to New York’s already exciting art fair calendar. AD ART SHOW 2019 will run on LinkNYC digital displays in key New York neighborhoods during Frieze Week (May 1-4, 5pm to 7pm). Art lovers, collectors and art world professionals will see art “on the go” created by the 100 AD ART SHOW artists chosen by a jury of contemporary art experts. A curated selection of artworks drawn from AD ART SHOW 2019 will be exhibited at the Oculus. “Great artists have always worked in advertising and AD ART SHOW gives the next generation following in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Keith Haring and other memorable art figures a spectacular opportunity to gain exposure. Last year it was the elegant Sotheby’s and this year LinkNYC displays and the huge scale of the Oculus at the World Trade Center will create a unique art show in keeping with the talented and innovative artists in AD ART SHOW 2019.” Maria van Vlodrop, Founder and CEO of MvVO ART.

Pantone founder Lawrence Herbert’s three-day 90th Birthday Party culminating at Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida ©Rob Rich/ Colleen Rein, Lawrence Herbert with girlfriend Valentina Kraver, Gary Rein


By Harry Brads

Year after year, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc has been a pioneer, never ceasing to grow, constantly developing and evolving with the times, always faithful to its founding values: courage, the desire to push one’s limits, loyalty, solidarity and social commitment. The 29th annual event took place between March 15-30, 2019 among the rolling dunes of the stunning Moroccan desert.

Michael Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation hosted the 2018 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel featuring a special musical performance by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo ©Patrick McMullan

A night out with the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, NYC ©Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation

Denise Rich, LeRone Wilson, Elizabeth da Trindade-Asher

All the art shown at AD ART SHOW 2019 is for sale at MvVO ART’s e-gallery on Artsy —

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The rally also featured an electric vehicle “E-Gazelle Vinci Immobilier” category, with participants called “E-Gazelle.” Officially launched by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc boasts an ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS) certification, an internationally recognized environmental management standard taking into consideration the immediate and long-term environmental impacts of an organization’s products, services, and processes.

John Mahdessian, Marcia Gay Harden Forbes Travel Guide 2019 Star Awards with John Mahdessian of Madame Paulette receiving One of the Finest Properties in the World Award, Beverly Hilton, LA ©John Mahdessian

She is also teaming up with local cabaret legends Mark Nadler as her director and Gregory Toroian as her musical director, plus she’ll be accompanied by a 3-piece band.

Tickets are available at Founder and CEO of MvVO ART Maria van Vlodrop ©Patrick McMullan

“Immortal” by Artist, Alan Vladusic, Ad Art 2018 ©Stephen Smith – Art Zealous

A unique concept with thoughtful and impeccable execution, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is the first international off-road rally race of its kind exclusively for women. Since 1990, it has brought together women between the ages of 18 and 71 from more than 13 different countries, who have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime from Nice in the South of France and through a nine-day rally competition in the Moroccan desert. Each vehicle was equipped with satellite tracking system, powerful enough to provide minute by minute tracking, so even without seeing a vehicle for hours, the women were never alone. By the end of the experience, participants—known as “Gazelles”— created adventure-filled new memories, deepened their bonds with their teammates, and pushed themselves further than they ever thought they could.

NBCUniversal is the AD ART SHOW Presenting Partner and the growing roster of partners and supporters includes WPP, GroupM, SYSTECH, Artnet, SVA (the School for Visual Art), NYCxDESIGN, 100 Coconuts, The One Club for Creativity and Franklin Furnace.

Pamela’s repertoire for her new show at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, which has hosted some of the world’s most acclaimed Broadway and cabaret performers of the last 30 years, includes selections from the Great American Songbook, classics from the iconic Carole King, as well as a couple of country tunes (after all Pamela is from Texas!).

Elizabeth Chambers, Armie Hammer

Through the actions of its non-profit, Coeur de Gazelles, the rally also respects its scenic host country and its people. Coeur de Gazelles works on projects that meet the needs of Morocco’s remote populations: medical care, education, the environment and sustainable development, job training for women, improving living conditions, and a desire to spread joy by distributing donations.

Prominent Businessman and American Film Distributor, and Producer Charles S. Cohen received Insignia Of Chevalier Of The Legion Of Honor, French Embassy, NYC ©StarPix Charles S. Cohen, Isabelle Huppert


A Paradise in the Pacific BY ESTHER HERRERO

Rullan Asia Bistro event


capulco shines under the sun of the Pacific, and after a sunset that is always magical and different, it seems to observe, from the mountains of Sierra Madre, with a thousand lit eyes, the sea that appears black in the darkness of the night.

The last time I went there I stayed with my friend Pati Molina who besides being a great friend of her friends is the perfect hostess. She doesn’t miss anything and my stay, apart from fun, was a restful gourmet spa! Thank you Pati!

The bay of Acapulco was discovered by Hernan Cortés who sent Juan Rodriguez Villafuente in search of a strait to arrive in the Islands of Spices. In that same place, Zacatúla, the first shipyards of America were built, and also in that same location the Marquis of Valle de Oaxaca, Hernan Cortés, established himself, between the Points of Diamond and Brujas and it is also from there that the expedition under his command left in conquering of the Philippines.

Many things take place during the season in Acapulco. While I was there, Los Amigos de Acapulco celebrated their annual cocktail and dinner for the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra. Susana Palazuelos and the Red Cross Committee of Acapulco had their Gala celebration to buy more ambulances for this city and the area. Lupita Molina had her annual Pozole in Las Brisas Club, it was a great success and the funds raised went, as always, to El Vergel of Los Hermanos del Anciano.

After that and for 250 years the Galeón of Manila or Nao of China took Asian products to the port of Acapulco where, since then, one of the most critical Fairs in the world took place. Today Acapulco has developed into an essential tourist destination and offers those who visit an oasis of incredible beauty where they can enjoy a tropical life.

Tony Rullán gave a birthday party to his wife, Linda, in his restaurant Tony’s Asian Bistro and Zibu, Lalo Palazuelo’s restaurant…..there were many gastronomic evenings for us to enjoy. Who can forget the many more events that take place in this romantic bay, among them The Festival of Fish and Shellfish that Pedro Hace organizes every May at the Hotel El Cano in the Bay of Acapulco and many more events to always consider attending.

Tourists always come back, and what a pleasure it is still to return to Acapulco, to enjoy the sun, the sea, the unbelievable sunsets, the gastronomy and the people who are very welcoming and who become your friends.

Oftentimes one has to return, and there is always a reason to visit again and again Acapulco!

Restaurant Zibu in Acapulco

Susana Susana Palazuelos Palazuelos

Hotel El Cano in Acapulco

Susana Palazuelos surrounded by friends

“MESHED marks our first foray back into furniture since the brand’s birth. As with our other product ranges, we wanted to take very ordinary furniture types – the coffee table, side table and planter – and try and reinvent how people view them. Using perforated metal mesh, we have created a range of furniture that is both transparent and not. MESHED creates an elegant filter for your floors and walls and allows a space to feel a lot larger. The range is also modular allowing customers to create much larger and exciting arrangements” - Massimo Buster Minale, founder of Buster + Punch.

Yury Lobo Artist Yuri Slobodenyuk, known as “Yury Lobo”, is an internationally acclaimed UkranianAmerican contemporary visual artist. Yury Lobo is known for his breadth of abstract work, pop-art, collage, ready mades, cartoons and portraits. Throughout his artistic career he has produced a significant quantity of works, which are represented in various private collections throughout the world. His art follows the example of Picasso in undermining the concept of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style. However, Yury considers himself first and foremost an ‘abstract expressionist,’ and this stems from a pivotal moment from his childhood: in July 1959, Yury and his mother happened upon the First American National Exhibition in Moscow, which featured Jackson Pollock’s masterpiece, “Cathedral”. The young boy who grew up behind the iron curtain was both amazed and shocked by such an abstract painting. Of course, at the only 11 years old in Communist Russia, Yury knew little about Modern Art or Jackson Pollock, but the impact of the piece was imprinted in his subconscious and this moment would significantly change and determine the trajectory of his life forever. Later in his professional life, his interests were centered on artists of the Avant-garde. He claims his favorite artists are (just to name a few): Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Duchamp, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Klee, Warhol, Rothko, Richter, and, of course, Pollock. Yury has said, “These artists give me the creative impulse just to open up and paint ‘from the hip’ trusting only my own inner instincts, pouring my bursting energy in bold colors on the canvas.” Yury Lobo was born in Germany but was raised in Russia and Ukraine. He now lives in Florida. For more information contact: 305-989-6230

Omar at Vaucluse | NYC

OMAR HERNANDEZ The quality, the craft, the service and the personality‌ No one does it like Omar at Omar at Vauclause He changed the way we enjoy the nightlife in the Upper East Side. The handsome Omar knows style like no other man in Manhattan. He takes care of his selective clientele with the great attention. He knows how to mix and match to get it right always. We salute you Omar for making New York City the best place on Earth. 100 E 63rd Street, NY NY 10065 646-869-2300

Photos on this spread by Kevin Richards

Courtesy of Omar at Vaucluse


Markowski Tell me about your background? I was born and raised in Brooklyn. My parents came to America in the 90’s and had me. My first language was Polish even though I was born in America. I learned how to speak English when I started elementary school. I grew up in a very insular community in Greenpoint where 90% of the neighborhood was Polish.

Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Make Up Artist Charlie Riddle for Stila @charlieriddle Wardrobe by Designer Revival @designerrevival Pink Top: Christian Dior at Designer Revival Green skirt and gold cape: Glenys Rivas @glenysrivas Gold Dress: Glenys Rivas @glenysrivas Special thanks to Omar at Omar at Vaucluse Tel. 646-869-2300 100 E 63rd ST NY NY 10065

For being a role model to the girls that are starting on this social mediumwhat do you suggest them to do? Who chooses your wardrobe, do you do it by yourself or with a team? I think the most important thing is to stay true to YOU. Your taste, your style, your voice, your opinion. I think many of us what to be others on social media because we are always comparing ourselves. I think staying unique to you will go a long way. What did you think of Omar’s at Vanclause? Ugh, what is there not to love?! It is beautiful. It was truly such an honor to shoot in the restaurant. The ambiance was so elegant and romantic. Definitely a must-try!

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Favorite designers and jewelers…. I love jewelry by Alexis Bittar and the designs of Oscar de la Renta.


Aptekman The Russian Armenian beauty is a 1st generation American. When the Soviet Union collapsed, both parents emigrated and met in the port of Boston, MA. “As I was growing up in a small apartment in the back of an auto body garage in Littleton, MA called ‘Auto Surgeons, my father was working there as a mechanic while my mother helped with the accounting, cradling my brother in one arm, and breast feeding me in the other. My father was a brilliant engineer and innovator—a budding entrepreneur—for he had fled a country that had massive automotive deficiencies and now entered a country that had the resources to strengthen the industry. My father started to build his automotive aftermarket company from that auto body shop, slowly but surely filing patents, blending chemicals, mind you in a totally foreign language. My parents were not proficient in English and therefore my first language was Russian. “Growing up in Boston, I quickly became an over achiever, an academic, and a go-getter. In 2016, I was the youngest female to attain her master’s degree from The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.”

Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Make Up Artist Charlie Riddle for Stila @charlieriddle at Omar at Vaucluse Wardrobe provided by Designer Revival @designerrevival

You told me you are a poet; can you expand on this. Did you know you had that talent? Yes, I am a millennial girl with a passion for an antiquated craft! As a young girl, I always turned to writing and journaling to cope with the ups and downs of life. First manuscript “Daytime Fantasies with Night Vision,” writing on a vintage 1954 Royal Quiet Deluxe Typewriter, which was Ernest Hemingway’s

typewriter of choice. Thereafter, I began to collect vintage typewriters and write prose over photographs and postcards I personally take and archive from all over the world. What are your favorite spots in NYC and why? TOKYO RECORD BAR. This charismatic gem is located in the cellar of a champagne bar. With only about 15 seats, there is a sense of understated exclusivity. It is $50 a person for an eclectic Omakase dinner. But the best part… the Vinyls (I have a personal collection of Vinyls, myself). You mentioned you started some activism with Federico. Can you tell me more about it and what it entails? After personally experiencing and seeing a lot of financial duress in the modeling industry at large, I hosted a symposium at my apartment, a forum where girls could voice their concern regarding professionalism in the industry. In light of the #MeToo movement, I collaborated with Federico Pignatelli of The Industry Model Management and Pier59 Studios to create the Model’s Bill of Rights Movement which sets specific standards and guidelines to mitigate financial duress, protect models’ fundamental rights, ensures safe working conditions, and promotes education for models to understand the legalese in contracts.

Jessica & Simone at Omar at Vaucluse

Credits for the photos: Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Make Up Artist Charlie Riddle for Stila @charlieriddle Wardrobe by: Red Dress by Designer Revival Gold and White Dress by Glenys Rivas


All photos by Nick Mele, Hair and Make-up: Frederick Fekkai. All photos shot in Palm Beach in March 2019. Dress- Dolce & Gabbana Earrnings - Oscar de la Renta Shoes- Christian Louboutin Follow @jeanshafiroff on Instagram

Jean Shafiroff On Kindness, Philanthropy & Fashion BY CHRISTINE STODDARD


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“We should always treat one another with courtesy and respect,” says New York City-based philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff. “No matter where we stand politically, we must treat each other with dignity.” Interested in building others up, she believes bad manners have no place in everyday life or on social media. When she wrote the book, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, Shafiroff produced an inspirational and practical guide to giving. Her book helps readers identify their passions to effect change and understand how they might get involved in the world of philanthropy. “Everyone can give back something to society,” says Shafiroff. “

"Giving our time as volunteers and making financial gifts can truly impact those in need.” Shafiroff leads by example. She first learned about the power of benevolence from her father, a music teacher, and her mother, an artist. Attending Catholic school for 12 years reinforced those early lessons on charity and kindness (though she adds that all world religions teach the importance of giving back to society). Sharifoff graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy before working at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. She then returned to Columbia and earned her MBA in Finance. She worked on Wall Street

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Dresses by Dolce and Gabbana, Jill Stuart, Dolce and Gabbana in public finance and private partnerships. “Working at a hospital exposed me to a lot of human suffering,” says Shafiroff. “My education and time on Wall Street taught me valuable lessons about business, which has greatly helped with my volunteer work in the non-profit world.” While in graduate school, Jean met her husband Martin, the father of her two daughters. As a young mother, she became involved with her children’s school, as well as a few charity boards related to her interests. As her daughters grew older, she found more time to devote herself to philanthropy. Shafiroff is especially dedicated to causes related to women’s rights, healthcare, animal welfare, and underserved populations. Today she serves as a leader, volunteer fundraiser, and donor for multiple non-profit organizations in New York City, Southampton, and around the world. The New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, the NYC Mission Society, the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation, the United Negro College Fund, The Couture Council, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and the Southampton Animal Shelter are just a smattering of the many organizations that receive her time and attention. She is also deeply committed to Global Strays, a charity co-founded by herdaughter Elizabeth Shafiroff. Though Shafiroff has won many honors, she considers serving as the chairwoman of the Southampton Hospital Annual Summer Galas one of her greatest achievements. Under her leadership, the galas raised $1.7 million, $2 million, and $1.7 million in three different years. As of July 2019, she will become a board member of the recently renamed Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation. This will mean she will serve on eight boards simultaneously. Pink and Black Animal Print Dress - Valentino Earrings - Sequin Palm Beach

Whether Shafiroff is hosting a charity luncheon or a gala, she aims

to make all people feel welcome. This includes everyone from guests to the professionals staffing the event to those served by the charity in question. “Everyone deserves dignity and respect,” she says. “We are all human and there’s too much hurt in the world. Why add to the pain? Compassion and good manners cost nothing.” Shafiroff believes not only in graciousness, but elegance. No matter the occasion, she dresses beautifully and has appeared on many best-dressed lists. A fashion enthusiast, she strives to support talented local and emerging designers whenever possible, she told in a recent interview. Currently, France-based American designer Vicky Tiel is one of her main couturiers. Other favorite couturiers include Victor dE Souza, Zang Toi, and B. Michael. Every year, Shafiroff buys three or four couture pieces to wear at charity galas, though most of her clothes are ready-to-wear. She also enjoys wearing fashions by Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Alexander McQueen. Shafiroff believes that eye-catching fashion is something that many people appreciate at galas. “Style can elevate any occasion,” she says. “When donors attend a gala and see the host and other guests dressed well, it’s just another detail that adds to the glamour of the event. It also helps make them feel appreciated.” This observation speaks to one of Shafiroff’s key points: “We should always strive to make everyone feel appreciated. We should thank them for their time, consideration, and financial contributions. It is important to thank people properly and never worry about thanking anyone too much.” Like so much of what Shafiroff does as a philanthropist, it all goes back to kindness.

Dresses by Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta

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The Museum of Arts and Design presented LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, its annual benefit exhibition and sale featuring designs from more than 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists. In its 19th edition, LOOT has become known as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary artist-made jewelry, where collectors and jewelry enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field. Proceeds from LOOT: MAD about Jewelry benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

Here are a few photos by Amy Harrity.

n the latest issue of InStyle, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy have created a loyal sisterhood including Rowan Blanchard, Dakota Fanning and Shailene Woodley with their darkly romantic designs.

“On sale March 22nd”

Photographed by Amy Harrity


Magnificent Jewels NEW YORK • 16 APRIL 2019 VIEWING 12 – 15 APRIL 1. Christies A Colored Diamond and Diamond Butterfly Brooch, by Graff 2. Christies A Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet 3. Christies an impressive sapphire and diamond ring 50.55 carats 4. Christies Both Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring and Pendant 5. Christies Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald and Gold ‘Dolphin’ Brooch, Jean Schlumberger, Tiff and Co 6. Christies emerald and diamond necklace 7. Christies Fancy Pink Diamond of 6.11 carats 8. Christies Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Twin-Stone Ring 9. Christies Gold, Ruby, and Diamond ‘Zip’ Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels 10. Christies iriving sapphire and diamond necklace 11. Christies Madagascar Sapphire and Diamond Ring of 16.88 Carats, Bulgari Irving 12. Christies pair of emerald and diamond clip brooches, Pual Flato 13. Christies Pair of Fancy Deep Yellow Diamond and Diamond Earrings of 7.55 and 7.51 carats 14. Christies ruby bead and diamond earrings, Van Cleef and Arpels 15. Christies Sapphire and Diamond Necklace Bulgari, Irving 16. Christies Set of Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire Jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels 17. Christies Sugarloaf Cabochon Emerald and Diamond Ring, Cartier 18. Christies Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Double Clip-Brooch

OCH Spring Races 24” X 48” oil on canvas, Portrait of Maryalice Larking Matheson Thomas

Saluki Hound 16” X 20” oil on canvas, owned by Wendy Smith

Gail Guirreri-Maslyk is an equestrian, sporting, landscape and portrait fine artist working in oil on canvas. Living in Virginia horse country, inspiration is abundant from the many local equestrian sports including fox hunting, polo, grand prix jumping, show hunters, carriage driving, dressage, and more. The unspoiled country side is stunning out her studio balcony and has been painted many times in her Rectortown Landscape studies. Friesians four in hand. 36” X 48” oil on gallery deep canvas, part of Gail’s collection

Meath Sidesaddle 48” X 60” oil on gallery transaction wrap canvas at The Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia

Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Model Karyta Santos: in DKNY leopard coat & Lia Terni Headband. All Lingerie by Bella Bella Boutique. Location Toe Jam Backlot Art & Event Space. Make Up and Hair: Alyssa Hollywood.

Artist/Photograph Esther Herrero Gaffron at The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton Rogers Memorial Library 91 Coopers Farm Rd Southampton Exhibit took place in February of this year.

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Owner of Château Lafite Rothschild for five generations, the Rothschild family has been associated with the vineyards of Bordeaux since 1868 and today owns Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, Duhart Milon, L’Evangile and Rieussec. In addition to the wines produced from their prestigious vineyards, the Barons de Rothschild have for many years created a range of more accessible wines for everyday drinking. Initially created at the request of family and friends, these were known as the “Réserves des Barons”. In a continuation of this tradition, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) decided to produce the Réserves in five major Bordeaux appellations: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Blanc, Médoc, Saint-Emilion and Pauillac. In creating the Collection, DBR (Lafite)’s objective is to offer classic Bordeaux wines with immediate charm. Legende is part of the collection. A taste of elegance. For more information go to:

ART IS ALL AROUND US. When you look at a vintage poster, illustrators were hired to produce a sketch based on the film. These vintage posters are a testament to art.

CANADIAN OUTWEAR WWW.NOBIS.COM Traveling is a delight and what better way to do this than by getting those items that make our lives easier and comfortable. In our travels we also find marvels, like vintage posters and art work produced by the best contemporary artists. Here are a few….

“Fools For Love” written by Sam Shepard was reinterpreted by Beetlebung Road LLC, a new theater Production Company, which launched November 15 to December 9 of 2018 with a bi-coastal play at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., Manhattan and December 6 to 9 by The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. The production, directed by Kymberly Harris, had its debut at Theater for the New City (TNC) to honor Shepard’s «Buried Child,» which was commissioned by TNC and premiered there in 1978.


The epitome of the mechanic-driver, James Howden Ganley might not be a household name, but his reputation is formidable. Arriving in the UK in 1961, Howden Ganley worked as a mechanic for a number of motorsport outfits before finally landing a Formula 1 drive with BRM in 1971. “Howden Ganley” depicts what may be seen as the pinnacle of the driver’s racing career. Having won the Von Trips Rookie Trophy at the end of 1971, placing fourth at the Nurburgring. In “Howden Galley” the artist focuses on the excitement caused by a Formula 1 car- captured at the Goodwood Festival of Spee, a crowd of excited spectators can be seen in reflection of the car’s rear view mirror. “Howden Ganley” is presented as an original 800mm X 600 mm print on aluminum in a limited edition of 25 pieces, signed and numbered by the artist. Also available as a 300mm X 200mm print on aluminum. About the artist: Kyriacos Michaelides is a photographer and long-time motorsport fan. Having emigrated from Cyprus to the United Kingdom in 1961, he quickly became engrained in the British motorsport scene.

The emotional range that Sophia Silver as May and Andrew Dits as Eddie displayed was mesmerizing. Same with interpretation of the old man, George Oliver Hale and John Ruby as Martin. The tale of love and the struggle to be an independent woman is what’s evocative of modern times, where in rural Montana, both lovers come to interact which one another. Is it love or is it codependence?

That is the struggle that Shepard conveyed in his writings. The playwright was honored by the Director Kimberly Harris, who is also a theatre teacher at the Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute in West Hollywood. She has produced and On her foray as a theater director she immersed the talent in their roles by traveling to Bigfork, Montana. The result was exquisite. Photography by Kevin Richards



ALTR Created Diamonds are branded lab-grown diamonds

Created by R.A RIAM Group.

ALTR is solely devoted to creating high-quality diamonds.

The ownership of the parent company RIAM Group has 75 years of experience in the mined diamond industry.

Fashion Icons Raquel Watters, Maria Strauss, and Carole Seikley enchant Key Biscayne with their glamorous style. Enjoy the sunset in ethereal Miami. Watters is the proud owner of Rik Rak Salon, located at 1428 Brickell Avenue Miami FL 33131 Tel. (305) 371-7324 Photography by Eglys Koelig Styled by Strauss and Seikley Location: The Residence of Maria Strauss

Jewelry on models provided by Carole Seikley owner of Chez Carole

Maria Strauss (middle) is the Creative Director for Just Bee Queen, established in 2017. For more information contact her at


Dress: Carmen Marc Valvo Ring: David Webb Bracelet: Tiffany & Company Watch: Cartier Ballin Blue Fur: LF Canada Wrap/Cape

By Sally Kimball, owner of Classic Collections of Palm Beach

One would never think that the world of fashion would be concerned with the preservation, protection and nurturing of our world and nature. Well, many in the fashion industry do NOT care, but there are those that do, and the owner and staff of Classic Collections are among them. Glasses: Prada Shoes: Charlotte Olympia Bracelet: Louis Vuitton Necklace: Monies Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Jacket: Yves Saint Laurent Dress: Naeem Khan

Located in the tropical paradise of Palm Beach, this 12 year old top notch luxury women’s consignment boutique supports preservation and in fact, the owner is on the Palm Beach Civic Association’s Beautification Committee.

This was before the was spandex material for clothing, laser cutting of leathers, mass produced shoes and handbags and jewelry made by young and indigent people in China and India.

Preserving the fashion designs of some of the most prolific, iconic and famous designers in history is like protecting precious art treasures or ancient architectural sites the world over. While we do not specialize in vintage clothing and accessories, we occasionally are blessed with priceless pieces from estates in Palm Beach, Miami and New York.

That is not to say that the famous designers today do not honor or emulate the beauty in their designs. Seaman Schepps is known for the designs using shells and ocean motifs and Roberto Cavalli is the king of animal prints- from tigers, python and all things leopard. Hermes scarves are all about nature, flowers, horses and marine life and Chanel never met a camellia it didn’t adore! Lilly Pulitzer wouldn’t be what it is today without palm trees, orange and lemon slices, sea horses and other topical motifs. Judith Lieber minaudiers honor nature and animals with flowered bags, adorable dogs and kittens, and other nature highlights.

Most of the time, the gowns, handbags and pieces of fine jewelry have been perfectly preserved and stored properly so that there is no deterioration and they are as perfect as they were so many years ago. You simply cannot imagine the amazement when we open a boxed perfectly preserved Elsa Schiaparelli gown, Chanel alligator travel case, Hermes Hunting bag or custom made jewels by Van Cleef and Arpels. It’s like going back in time when merchandise was so perfectly designed, tailored by hand, fabrics and leathers were woven or crafted by artisans and everything was checked several times by designers before being presented to the customer.

Kenneth J. Lane brought nature into almost all of his costume jewelry creations from sea shells to flowered brooches to pearls and coral. And Ferragamo is known for its floral prints and animal motifs on clothing, scarves, handbags and even shoes.

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Classic Collections is so fortunate to have access to the closets of the always tasteful and high luxury ladies who recycle their beautiful possessions at our boutique. We carry every luxury label known from Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Gucci, Pucci, MuiMui, Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi, Ferragamo, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Missoni, David Webb, Boucheron, Piaget, Baum and Maucier, Fred of Paris, Harry Winston and so many other fine designers and creators of the best fashion pieces and jewelry in the world.

Hat: Thompson Fur Coat: Golden Sabel Swing Bag: Judith Lieber Python Slacks: Versace Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Make Up: Alyssa Hollywood

The Alexander Hamilton Collection contains hundreds of documents from leaders, soldiers, citizens and the press, written when the Revolutionary War and Founding were current events. The Collection includes powerful letters and documents of Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Aaron Burr, among many others.

GYLLEN WATCHES Julyana Otelinger, who previously worked with the #1 lighting designer in the world Ingo Maurer, joined forces with her partner Richard Gyllenbern to disrupt the watch industry by selling value through emotions and feelings. The duo is targeting women who want to buy a watch not only because of its quality and aesthetic design but more so because they feel a strong connection with the brand message and infinity sign on the watch.

EL VAQUERO COLLECTION ITALY Beautiful leather boots that can be shipped to the United States. For more information go to:


Dress: Chiara Boni Shoes: Valentino Bracelet: Triumphant Le Triomphe 18k Earrings: Ippolita Stardust Cascade 18k gold with white diamonds Ring: Ippolita Citrine Rock Candy in 18k gold



Earrings: Diamond Art Deco Cape: Black fox with rhinestone Bracelet: 18k gold 8.94 carats Ring: 19 white round 3.60 carats G Color VS-SI Clarity Dress: Bob Mackie Bag: Judith Leiber Shoes: Pura Lopez

Dress: Escada Shoes: Vince Camuto Bag: Clara Kasavina Hat: Tracey Tooker Necklace: Migliore 22k Sorith Seas Pearls (one of a kind hand fabricated) Bracelet: 18k w/2 Baroque Pearls Earrings: 18k w/ .10K diamonds/ sea pearl (custom fabricated) Ring: 18k rose gold/ 2.37 k diamonds Photography by Abby Ballin Make Up by Alyssa Hollywood

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Rebekah Greenhill models for Classic Collections of Palm Beach. Special thanks to Sally Kimball for the wardrobe. Photographed at Classic Collections of Palm Beach at 118 N County Rd, Palm Beach FL 33480

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Francesco Scognamiglio Coat: Kanar Corpote and Leather Earrings: 18K Blackened Gold Star Spinner Diamond

Jacket: Gucci Scarf: Hermes


Jacket: Alexander Mc Queen Dress: Chanel Earrings: Chanel

Photography by Abby Ballin exclusively for Art Bodega Make Up and Hair by Michelle Lelia


Olga Strosberg models for 100% Capri in Palm Beach

340 Poinciana Plaza Suite, M312 Palm Beach FL 33480 Tel. 561-814-5182 Photography by Abby Ballin: @aballinphoto Make Up and Hair: Michelle Lelia @makeupbymichellelelia


PHOTOGRAPHY by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto MAKE UP AND HAIR Michelle Lelia @makeupbymichellelelia DRESSES BY: Le Beau Maroc. Both are handmade embroidered caftans with 18k gold thread. Each dress took 4 months to be completed. Casual dress provided by Skemo for Le Beau Maroc. 9507 Harding Avenue, Surfside FL 33154 IG @lebeaumaroc Tel. 305-763-8847 Flower Arrangements provided by Lovely Roses @lovelyrosesus Special thanks to Beatriz Santamaria from Armani/Casa and Orestes Leccese

Igal and Jaimie Dahan are a powerful duo who constantly look for challenges in the business and creative world. Jewelry is Dahan’s passion, “we are a fifth generation of jewelers from Paris. We know design and quality at its best. Not only do we cater to major celebrities globally, we are planning to expand in New York City.” Igal and Jamie are a married couple who love to collaborate. She is the niece of famous fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and has her own lifestyle brand. They both share a daughter, Victoria. For more information on the jewels go to

Igal Dahan @dahanofficial Jaimie Dahan @jaimiehilfiger

Armani Armani Casa Casa 8975 8975 Collins Collins Ave. Ave. Sunny Sunny Isles Isles Beach, Beach, FL FL 33160 33160

ARCHITECT: Related Group and Dezer Development DEVELOPER: César Pelli INTERIOR DESIGNER: Giorgio Armani Cesar Pelli, who designed the Adrienne Arsht Center and Petronas Towers, will be the architect of the project, while Giorgio Armani´s Armani/ Casa Interior Design Studio will outfit the interiors. The project will include 260 residences with pricing from $1.5 million to $5.5 million. Unlike Gil Dezer´s other famous development, the Porsche Tower, these residences will feature smaller floorplans ranging from 1,500 to 3,500 square feet. Being the first time Armani/Casa ventures to the United States, the residences are bound to bring an even larger influx of luxury real estate buyers, the same kind that Porsche Design Tower attracted.

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Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Hair and Make Up Artist Alyssa Hollywood Location: Toe Jam Backlot in Wynwood Model Jenna Westenberger (left) & Arina Sharonova (right) wearing Earrings by Lia Terni. All Lingerie by Bella Bella Boutique. Below: Miss Miami Heather Lee O'Keefe savoring a cake by Coccadotts in Fort Lauderdale

BY REBECA HERRERO Dr Daniela Dadurian is one of those good-looking women that walk the talk. She looks incredible after so many years of owning her practice in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. Oftentimes she graces the billboards of the city, glowing with a wonderful smile. She knows what she does to women all around South Florida and her secret is simply knowledge and that feminine intuition that other doctors might lack.

HANIA New York is a luxury knitwear collection founded by Anya Cole in 2012 and crafted by the hands of local artisans in New York. Dedicated to unparalleled quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability, HANIA New York collections are one-of-a-kind knitwear, created using cashmere.


Born to Greek and Armenian parents – an architect and a surgeon – Dr. Daniela Dadurian grew up in Germany and was educated in England before coming to the U.S. to study at the University of Miami. After receiving her undergraduate degree in microbiology, she continued at the University of Miami School of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Being a staple of the City where the most renowned plastic surgeons reside, her easy demeanor, glamorous grace and beauty is what defines her practice. “I want every woman to look beautiful, no matter their age, their circumstances, it is important to understand what they are feeling. Even a small scar defines your inner soul. It is important to listen and advice cleverly on what we are able to do or not on someone’s physical appearance,” said Dr Dadurian. Several new technologies have been developed in modern times and the new talk on each ladies’ ears is usually, “where did you go? What did you do?” “We are bombarded with information on beauty and it is so important to have a doctor who is passionate about their work. Who travels and learns constantly the new technologies that professionals have available.” From Vampire Facelifts to new methods like Instalift and Trusculpt ID. Also the Skin Lightening procedure. “Instalift is a technique that offers both women and men dual benefit of immediate facial lifting and volumization without the unwanted challenges of traditional surgery. Meanwhile, the Trusculpt ID is a noninvasive laser procedure that helps contour and reshape your body. It melts away the fat and tightens the skin by the destroying the fat cells.

Annie James is a jewelry brand in New York. Founder Anne is a jewelry specialist at Phillips Auctioneers in New York City. Prior to joining Phillips, she worked at Harry Winston as a jewelry specialist and gemologist. After her diagnosis and subsequent treatment for thyroid cancer, Anne used her love of jewelry and design as a platform to promote awareness for the disease. Annie James partnered with CancerCare, donating 20% of the profits.

“Sometimes exercise and dieting might not work, which is why some women opt to have this fast procedure that might only take one hour and get you results by eliminating the fat cells through normal processes. When it comes to Skin Lightening, many young and older women are also going for this great choice. Some women feel blemishes and dark spots on our bodies and faces are not exactly great for our appearance. New technology has developed creams and procedures that lighten these imperfections, as long as they are treated by an expert.”

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Dr Dadurian has two offices, one in Palm Beach and another in West Palm Beach. For any additional information go to her website at: MD Beauty Labs – West Palm Beach 320 S Quadrille Blvd West Palm Beach FL 33401 Phone: 561-513-5817

MD Beauty Labs – Palm Beach 340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 325D Palm Beach FL 33a480 Phone: 561-288-6678

Cross Gate, in partnership with The National Horse Show presented a winter exhibition at the home of Mason Phelps. The show opened February 12. After Wellington, the Gallery headed to the Thomasville Antiques Show. The highly curated exhibition of Sporting Art featuring artists such as John Emms and Andre Pater can be contacted via Tel. 859 233 3856.

Sheila Hicks' Exhibit is open until September 29th, 2019. Above The Haas Brothers on view until April 21st at the Bass.

Grouping works of art from various periods, Campo Abierto (Open Field) explores the formal, social & environmental aspects of landscape that have been present throughout Sheila Hicks' career.

Horses Healing Hearts

Brings Hope to Children of Alcoholics


n the world of art we are surrounded by beauty and inspiration. At times, art is an outlet or expression of controversial subjects. In the same way art can provide a cathartic vehicle to express and even heal from life’s wounds, the presence of animals can provide a similar connection and healing. Ten years ago Lizabeth Olszewski decided to take her experience of a horse who “saved her” and pay it forward by starting the nonprofit “Horses Healing Hearts” (HHH). Horses Healing Hearts helps children who have suffered the effects of an alcoholic parent(s). The interaction between these children and the horse allows them to build self-esteem and learn life-coping skills.

Roses make our lives happier The Preservation of Roses makes more sense than ever in today’s world Lovely Roses is an international business that designs fashionable and deluxe products with Preserved Roses. Through each product, the company has transformed traditional gifts with glamour and luxury to communicate a fresh and elegant style of the deepest feelings for those you love. Under the guidance of its founder, Erika Mejia, the company has thrived and is now one of the most sought after in the event planning business in South Florida and internationally. Based in El Doral, Mejia knew her roses would have a long lasting impact in the relationships with her customers. Their professional floral designers specialize in providing the best of their expertise in each product. Delivering the beauty and freshness of their high-quality Preserved Roses products that last forever. Their unique designs are meant to be given by their customers as gifts, decorations, or souvenirs that last for up to 3 years; moreover, they do not require special attention. The preserved roses that they use for their unique designs are produced and treated to maintain their freshness and naturalness for one to three years. Lovely Roses suppliers are located in South America (Ecuador and Colombia) where they meet international quality standards in their production systems. Their eternal roses do not require water or light. They do not die from being under indoor conditions.

For ten years HHH has been providing important help for these “at risk” children at a time when effective solutions are desperately needed. The harsh reality is that one in every four children under the age of 18 lives with a parent who is struggling with addiction. This totals almost 11 million children. Additionally, overdose is now the leading cause of death for those under 50. HHH is unique in its approach to dealing with children of addiction. The organization is bolstered by a committed team of volunteers, host-barns, and horses who accept these children with no judgement. Through their program efforts, HHH hopes to reduce the generational cycle of addiction and provide these children with skills to succeed in life. With the support of generous individuals and organizations, Olszewski hopes to see Horses Healing Hearts spread nationwide, bringing healing to children of alcoholics and breaking the cycle of addiction everywhere.

BY REBECA HERRERO Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto Make Up and Hair by Michelle Lelia Wardrobe provided by 100% Capri in Palm Beach


For more information visit: Erika Mejia is the founder of Lovely Roses and operates from El Doral in Miami, FL @lovelyrosesus Photography by Abby Ballin @aballinphoto


The Art of Advising Philanthropists By Rebeca Herrero


hilanthropy has existed for as long as we know about its impact in societies. It requires tenacity, knowledge of what entails to become a benefactor in real time, and it changes lives to improve them when facing adversity. Life is complex, and some individuals do research and profound analysis to help the benefactors become effective and not waste time or money. Why not plan how to manage your legacy while time is on our side? Also, by enacting change in a positive way? One of the most prestigious organizations in the world is the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors or RPA in Manhattan. The non-profit partners with individuals, families, institutions to help make philanthropy more thoughtful and effective. Since 2002, the organization has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking worldwide. “We are committed to helping wealthy individuals and families understand better the philanthropic side of society. Not everyone knows how to navigate this world, it can be complicated, it can be confusing. Some cases we really need to find out where grants should go,” mentioned the Program Director, Amy Holmes whose focus is music, literature, green spaces, and criminal justice reform. “One of our benefactors was Agnes Gund who started a five-year initiative seeded by the philanthropist and art collector. She donated the proceeds from the sale of art in her collection. The Funds aims to turn art into action, investing more than $100 million into strategic efforts to reform the criminal justice system. RPA allowed the Fund a way to quickly and strategically begin operating and responding to an urgent issue facing the US by providing programmatic, advisory and governance support.” For more information on the non-profit go to

Program Director Amy Holmes and John Bae from RPA. Photo by Kevin Richards

A cocktail at the private residence of Maria Eugenia Maury and Dr. Haseltine announcing the Gala to benefit el Museo del Barrio in Manhattan to take place at the Plaza Hotel, May 2nd of this year.

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