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Beverly Hills Sales Mission To New York A delegation from the City of Beverly Hills traveled to New York City Oct. 11 - 13 on a sales mission to promote the City to New York-based retail and travel companies. The purpose of the annual mission, which has taken place for nearly 20 years, is to strengthen Beverly Hills’ status as a world-renowned icon of sophistication, luxury and service-and the premier destination for unrivaled shopping, dining and accommodations.

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John L. Seitz Special Sections & Features

Steve Simmons Director, Video & Internet/ Staff Writer

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Jane MacColla, VP of retail, Judith Leiber; Edward Gerard and Robert Maniscalco, Tiffany & Co.; and Steve Valbrun, Judith Leiber


Simone Sobel Sayeh Mohammadi

Brinder Jisra, retail director, Etro USA, and Todd Stecker, VP of real estate, Burberry.

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Rosa Llado and Alejandro Caceres, Lladro

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Jeffrey Rugh, Prada, and Francois Kress, president/CEO, Prada USA

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Photographer Jack Freedman's "Grate"

AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS (Continued from page 1)

frenetic lives. We need those little moments of escapism. It might last only for a minute, but sometimes that's all it takes. If my photographs can give that to someone, then I'm happy. That's what art is supposed to be–art purely for art's sake.” Minoo offers similar sentiment regarding her craft. She focuses her lens on the natural juxtapose of the hustle and bustle “urban street life with peace and serenity.” The emerging photographer reflects, “I try to find that one thing that represents the center calm. I am passionate about

capturing moments that convey beauty in the world that is so often overlooked” Both artists’ attribute extensive travel aboard and childhood experiences as major factors toward the discovery of their photography. Freedman recalled while growing up “art was as much a part of my education as formal academics.” Upon graduating from college, Minoo found her inspiration in the streets of Paris, Rome, Barcelona and New York City. She discovered the lens allowed her to “capture those candid moments” and “cross boundaries” she would not normally venture. Sahar Minoo’s work is featured at her website,

BHC 10-14-2011  

Beverly Hills Courier October 14, 2011 Edition

BHC 10-14-2011  

Beverly Hills Courier October 14, 2011 Edition