Last night, back in-person after three years, The Fragrance Foundation celebrated the fragrance industry’s outstanding creative achievements at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City. With a mission to inspire the world to discover the artistry and passion of fragrance, the theme for this year’s event focused on gratitude as the industry has emerged more resilient than ever.
Actor and television host Mario Lopez and his wife, actress Courtney Lopez, hosted the event. Additional guests and presenters included producer and entrepreneur Naomi Watts, legendary designer Tommy Hilfiger, award-winning director and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, acclaimed designers Jason Wu and Sergio Hudson and artist Rebecca Moses.
The program began with Mario and Courtney Lopez presenting Women’s Media Campaign of the Year to D.S. & DURGA’s “I Don’t Know What is Everywhere” campaign and the night continued with Tom Ford’s Black Orchid being crowned the winner of the Fragrance Hall of Fame. Billie Eilish, Gucci and Tom Ford fragrances were awarded the show’s most prestigious awards, with Billie’s Fragrance “Eilish Eau de Parfum” voted as Most Popular Fragrance of The Year.
Naomi Watts also took to the stage to present the winners of Luxury Packaging and Prestige/Popular Packaging of the Year and Jason Wu granted Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum the winner of Women’s Prestige Fragrance of the Year.
Jeff Gennette, Macy’s Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was honored with the 2022 Hall of Fame award. François Demachy, former Dior Perfumer-Creator received the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Perfumer. The evening brought together the global fragrance community as TFFAwards Finalists were celebrated in 20 categories and the 2022 Award Winners were announced.
“The Fragrance Foundation was thrilled to host a reunion at our signature TFFAwards. We shared our gratitude and celebrated fragrances that achieved great success, as consumers’ appreciation has grown for fragrance that enhances their lives,” said Linda Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation. “Honoring Jeff Gennette of Macy’s Inc. with our Hall of Fame Award is our way of recognizing a leader who is an ambassador of our shared mission and values and has contributed to the fragrance industry in an impactful way. The Lifetime Achievement Perfumer this year is Francois Demachy whose Dior fragrances are legendary for their magnificent ingredients and success in the United States.”
On the heels of The Fragrance Foundation’s #FragranceForwardTFF initiative to advance diversity which was launched last fall, Ms. Levy? announced the winners of their Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Diversity Scholarships, benefiting FIT and students of diverse backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in fragrance. A truly unique opportunity, The Fragrance Foundation FIT Diversity Scholarship serves as an ongoing investment in the future of the industry, as well as a pillar of support in creating opportunities for more diverse students to pursue their passion for fragrance through a meaningful, industry-focused education at FIT.
Jue Lan Club occupies the previous home of the Infamous Club from the 90’s The Limelight. Elevated Chinese Cuisine with a lounge vibe. Grand dining room, outdoor garden and various VIP rooms that can be reserved for private events. The VVIP room holds the bottles of celebs under lock & key for when they dine there.
49 W 20th St (Between 5th & 6th Ave) New York, NY 10011 (646) 524-7409
David Burke Tavern is a modern American restaurant located on the upper east side, owned by celebrity Chef David Burke. Situated in a cozy townhouse, the menu and presentation is equally creative. The clotheslines Bacon is not to be missed.
135 East 62nd ST, New York, NY 10065 (212) 988- 9021
UN Plaza Grill is a upscale Kosher restaurant located across the street from the United Nations. Premium Steaks, Seafood, Asian and Mediterranean dishes set in a lavish setting.
845 United Nations Plaza New York, NY (212) 223-1801
Sevilla is an old school Spanish restaurant located in the west village. Known for paellas, tapas, and sangria. The waiters still wear tuxedos. Great place for a special occasion dinner with friends and family.
62 Charles Street ( Corner of west 4th street.) New York, Ny 10014 (212) 929-3189
Baby Brasa Fuses Latin Cusine with a New York State of mind. Tapas, a raw bar, lots of latin dishes like the classic Lomo Soltado a Steak Stir fry are on the menu. There is also a lively lounge scene with bingo, and they have introduced wellness and fitness classes straight out of Brazil.
173 7th Ave. South New York, NY 10014 (646) 590-9010
HWA YUAN is a high-end Chinese restaurant located in Chinatown. The restaurant has a rich history and is now back under the tutelage of the son of Chef Shorty Tang. Known for having the best cold sesame noodles in all of NYC, perfected by original owner and chef Shorty Tang himself.
42 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 (212) 966-6002
Excuse My French is a French tapas bar on the lower east side. A cozy space resemblant of a tenement apartment from back in the day, but decorated to green and gold wallpaper, gold frames, and large paintings. The food is really good and the tapas are a great portion size. Save room for the Crepe Suzettes!
96 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 (212) 780-9600
Honest is a casual vegetarian Indian restaurant featuring street food from areas throughout India and Thailand. Every dish is cooked fresh daily, nothing is ever frozen or processed. Affordable and delicious!
176 Bleeker Street New York, NY (917) 261-2610
Hortus is a Asian fusion restaurant blending cuisines from China, Thailand, and Korea. Try the 2 course pre-fixe menu for $50, or the The Hortus 3 course tasting menu for $70, add a wine pairing to each for $25 and $40 accordingly.
271 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 (646) 858-3784
Serendipity is a must visit in NYC for any visitor or local. Known for the decadent desserts and the world famous frozen hot chocolate. The menu is Americana, with huge portions meant to be shared.
225 east 60th street New York, NY 10022 (212) 838-3531
Yves is a quant French bistro located in the heart of Tribeca. A warm and cozy vibe, with classic French food along with lots of seafood options. A wonderful cocktail and wine menu is available.
385 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013 (212) 431-3385
Seiless is a Asian Fusion Speakeasy in midtown. Just as much a lounge as a restaurant, Seiless has became a favorite for celebs and professional athletes. People watching is a favorite activity. The fare is upscale Chinese and seafood.
156 west 38th street New York, NY 10018 (212) 586-2675
Tiny’s NYC is a legendary family owned restaurant in Tribeca. A pink townhouse, with great food and drinks that welcomes tourists and locals alike. The Oysters & Martin Bar varieties of oysters and crudo, while the main dining room offers elevated American cuisine with some Italian and Mediterranean dishes blended in.
135 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (212) 374-1135
Osteria Brooklyn is owned and operated by Chef Rafaelle. His energy and passion for offering the finest Italian Cuisine possible is noticed instantaneously when you walk through the front door. The menu changes weekly, with a focus on seafood, especially in the summer months. Some nights you can find the chef making guests fresh pasta table side.
485 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205 (646) 750-9156
Bar Crudo is a oyster bar, seafood restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It started out as a pop-up ceviche restaurant and is now a full service restaurant with a comprehensive food and cocktail menu. Focusing primarily on seafood, there are meat, vegetarian, and vegan options available. There is also a very popular happy hour with great deals on food & drinks.
412 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 701-1894
Kokomo is a Caribbean restaurant located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The cuisine fuses flavors from the islands of the Caribbean and the eatery itself lends a chill island vibe. The cocktails are colorful invoking a vacation feel. The Jerk Chicken & The Whole Red Snapper were outstanding.
65 Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249 (347) 799-1312
Chela Park Slope is a neighborhood Mexican Restaurant. The menu offers freshly made guacamole, a variety of tacos, and our favorites were the Chela Ribs, Seafood Enchiladas, and the Skirt Steak.
408 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 701-1891
The enCourage Kids Foundation celebrated its 37th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Cipriani South Street in NYC. enCourage Kids honored Jay Anderson and renamed his favorite program The Jay Anderson Pediatric Hospital Support Fund in his memory. Guests celebrated his legacy and paid tribute to his philanthropy and generosity of spirit that will have an enduring impact on thousands of children and families.
“It was such a privilege to honor the legacy of Jay Anderson this year and rename his favorite program The Jay Anderson Pediatric Hospital Support Fund in his memory,” said Michele Hall Duncan – President & CEO enCourage Kids Foundation. “I’m so grateful to all our supporters for making our 37th Annual Gala such a success.”
“We were all so moved by the evening and especially the video tribute to our father,” stated Stephen Anderson. “We are beyond grateful to my father’s colleagues and friends who came out to support this very special night and meaningful work of enCourage Kids Foundation.”
Ryan Field, WABC 7 Sports Anchor emceed the evening and was joined by over 300 supporters that included notable guests Malik Yoba, Tony Richardson, Christian Peter, and Dr. Perricone. Live Wire Entertainment provided the hits that had guests on their feet. The evening raised 1.1M which will support the Pediatric Hospital Support Program (PHSP).
The enCourage Kids Presenting Sponsor was The Lee & Jeffrey Feil Family Foundation, and Venue Sponsors include Haim Chera & Family (Cocktail Hour), Capital One (Décor), Extell (Entertainment) and CBRE (Photography).
To make a donation, please visit www.encourage-kids.org
By Maya Litovsky
Just in time for Christmas, everyone’s favorite Peanuts holiday special comes to life in A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage. New Yorkers can celebrate the holiday season with the Peanuts gang when the show plays its New York City premiere engagement, December 21 – 24 at The Palladium Times Square (1515 Broadway, NYC).
Charles M. Schulz’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning story has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life -all set to the original special’s dialogue as well as the unforgettable sounds of the classic Vince Guaraldi musical score. A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage celebrates the timeless television classic as the whole family can join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas. After the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing traditional Christmas songs and carols. A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage, by Charles M. Schulz, is based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, and adapted for the stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. The show is produced by Gershwin Entertainment / Todd Gershwin. Directed by Robert Coulson, the cast of A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage features D’Marreon Alexander as Linus, Giuliana Augello as Violet, Connor Barr as Charlie Brown, Sophia Delucchi as Sally Brown, Chloe Gabila (Ensemble), Andrew Hainz as Pigpen, Will Jewett as Snoopy, Brent C. Mauldin as Schroeder, Lucy Rhoades as Frieda, Sam Sanderson (Ensemble), Elliot Wallace as Shermy, Emma T. Wilcox as Patty, and Leah Windahl as Lucy. The live performance features choreography by Charlotte Bydwell; music supervision and additional arrangements by Garrett Taylor,; scenic design by Adam Koch, Associates; costume design by Jeffrey Meek; lighting design by Nathan Scheuer; and sound design by Josh Samuels.
Encourage Kids Foundation Serving Up Smiles Signature Tasting Event To Benefit The Encourage Kids Programs
By Maya Litovsky
The https://encourage-kids.org Foundation hosted their Serving Up Smiles premier tasting event that included decadent plates from the hottest chefs and top named restaurants in NYC, a VIP Speakeasy Lounge presented by Go Tab, Inc., Shinju Japanese Whiskey, world-class wines, cocktails, and incredible auction items at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
“I want to thank all the sponsors, board members, guests and my team for a wonderful and successful night. The outpouring of support for the work we do at the enCourage Kids Foundation in helping humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the child life community, is beyond humbling. We look forward to seeing everybody at our next event,” Michele Hall Duncan – CEO enCourage Kids Foundation.
Guests were greeted outside by DJ Chef who had the crowd dancing their way through the entrance doors. ABC Sports Anchor Ryan Field emceed the evening alongside Michele Hall Duncan and Culinary Chair/Chef & Partner TAO Hospitality Group, Chef Ralph Scamardella. The music and dancing continued inside with Acute Inflections and Live Wire Band. Malik Yoba (Actor Empire & NY Undercover) ate and danced his way through the evening having a great time with the guests.
“What a great event for the perfect cause, said Actor Malik Yoba. I look forward to continue to support the efforts of the enCourage Kids Foundation for a long time.”
Participating restaurants included BAKEYOREY, BRYANT PARK GRILL, BUTTER, CARDINALI BAKERY, KELLARI TAVERNA, LAMIA’S FISH MARKET, LAVO, ME CASA, MYKONOS BLEU, OMAR’S KITCHEN, SKORPIOS, SPICE CULTURE and SPYCE sauce.
Participating wines and spirits included AQUAFINA, BROOKLYN BREWERY, BUBLY, DR. PERRICONE HYDROGEN WATER, FERVOR MEZCAL, HARLEM HOPS, LOS DOS TEQUILA, OWL’S BREW, PRESSED, REVEL SPIRITS, ROUTESTOCK -WILSON DANIELS, TEQUILA ARMERO, WHITLEY NEILL GIN and ZYR VODKA.
Event sponsors included FEIL FAMILY FOUNDATION, ARK RESTAURANTS, BRYANT PARK GRILL, COUGAR CAPITAL, THE DONUT PUB, SIGNATURE BANK, LUCY and DAVID BALL, BUCHBINDER & WARREN LLC, SANDERS FAMILY, EMERSON AMUSEMENTS, and GO TAB.
About Michele Hall Duncan – President & CEO enCourage Kids Foundation
President & CEO, Michele’s expertise in the nonprofit and development space, leads the organization in developing varied Programs and overseeing the growth of the Pediatric Hospital Support Program. The relationships she has fostered over the years with Child Life staff and all levels of hospital administration, have helped her to develop an integral understanding of their needs and has helped position the organization to be on the forefront of state-of-the-art programming.
By Maya Litovsky
Cosmoprof made a huge comeback In late August at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid 19. As the world begins to live a new normal, emerging and established brands traveled to Las Vegas to come together and build relationships, collaborations and show off their brands.
The event was a bit smaller than years past due to travel restrictions especially from Asia, but we liked being able to navigate the Convention Center and felt we were able to meet and connect with more brands as a result. Special areas included Discover Beauty, Discover Green, CBD Beauty, The Beauty Vanities, Tones of Beauty and Discover Beauty Spotlights. There was also a section devoted to professional beauty for those in the beauty trade and Cosmopack that is all about packaging.
There were educational opportunities with Cosmotalks. A conference like format with seminars, classes, and workshops with top beauty and business professionals.
Next year Cosmoprof is switching it up and relocating to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Anticipating a larger event for next year as travel restrictions loosen as vaccinations are up and cases are down, we are looking forward to next summer. The event will take place from July 12th-14th 2022.
Look for our favorite brands to be featured in our Holiday Gift Guide going live on November 20th.
By Maya Litovsky
Eastwinds is a all-inclusive boutique resort in Gros Islet, St.Lucia. Minutes away from Rodney Bay, the property is set amidst tropical botanical gardens with humming birds, gorgeous flora and nature trails.
From the moment guests arrive the staff, many whom have been with the resort for decades greet you with a welcome drink and a smile. Within hours it seemed they remembered our names and our drink orders. Speaking to other guests at the property, some who have been coming for over 15 years, the staff’s attentiveness and attention to detail are the reasons why the return rate is so high and what truly sets this little gem apart from the other larger scale resorts on the island.
Located on Labrelotte Bay, one of the most pristine bays in St. Lucia, the proximity to the beach allows guests to sunbathe, swim and snorkel directly on property. The large free form pool features a swim up bar. The open air restaurant is only a few steps away, along with a beach bar that offers beachside service.
Dining is one of the most special activities at the resort. The executive chef typically chooses locally sourced ingredients some of which are grown on the on site garden. Breakfast is ala carte now due to Covid protocols, with a varied menu including omelettes, pancakes, and French toast made to order. If there is something a guest craves, the staff will make an effort to make it happen. Lunch is a casual affair, with a daily changing menu featuring seafood, meat, and vegetarian options.
Dinner is where Eastwinds shines. Full silver service, a four course menu designed by the chef, comprised of international and local specialties. The meals are paired with premium wines and cocktails. Nightly entertainment alternates between musicians and singers. There is a weekly Barbecue under the stars.
The rooms at the resort range from superior cottages to beach front suites. All the rooms feature premium bedding, air-conditioning, flat screen tv’s, robes, mini bars, free wifi and toiletries by Molton Brown.
While relaxation is the most important part of our stay, we did venture to snorkel, hop on a hobie cat, and paddle board. These activities are part of the all-inclusive package.
The resort also offers exclusive experiences to the guests, at an additional charge. Curated by Simeon, these can be a private all day sail to the Pitons, a sunset cruise or an island tour.
Weddings are quite popular at the resort. The experienced team will plan your special day and tailor it to your needs. The resort can accommodate a wedding of up to 70 plus guests. Children are welcome in case of a property buy out.
Covid protocols are strictly followed with masked staff, sanitizing stations, and a complimentary covid test done on property that guests need to board their flights home
For more info and to book your stay click here: https://eastwinds.com
By Maya Litovsky
The enCourage Kids Foundation hosted their 18th Annual Golf Outing to more than 250 sponsors and guests at the Pine Hollow Country Club and The Mill River Club. After a day on the course, golfers and guests came together for an award ceremony led by Hank Celestino – L&L Holding & Event Chair, to celebrate this year’s honorees, Julie Arce of JLL, Rosemarie Krol – CBRE and Tiffany Mizen – IBM.
This year, one of the enCourage Kids, Danielle Sass along with her family attended the outing. Danielle was born with a rare neurological condition in which one side of her brain is abnormally larger than the other. From an early age, she experienced frequent seizures and the only remedy was to remove the affected half of her brain. “We are so grateful for the leadership of Michele Hall Duncan and the many programs such as Camp Pontiac, that brings happiness and a sense of normalcy to Danielle and my family,” said Hal Sass. “We are beyond grateful for their work, for the other families we have met and the experiences that we have enjoyed along the way.”
“I’m so grateful for the support of all the attendees, our sponsors and the many donors that continue to embrace our programs,” said Michele Hall Duncan – President & CEO enCourage Kids Foundation. “It is families such as the Sass family that keeps us working diligently to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families who need us most.”
“I couldn’t be happier with the work of our team and the lives that we change through our programs,” said Joe Wessley – Encourage Kids Board Chair. “I’m grateful for all those who continue to support our mission and who have come out today to make a difference.”
EnCourage Kids raised over $250,000 though sponsorships, raffles that included some amazing hotel stays, golf packages and gift certificates to world class restaurants, a Par 3 challenge, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place foursomes and Hole-in-One prizes including a 2021 Range Rover. Owl’s Brew Boozy Tea provided beverages on the course at the cocktail reception, Moo La La Catering provided a delicious ice cream station and Hydr8 provided bottled water.
About enCourage Kids Foundation
enCourage Kids Foundation helps humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community. enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child—regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.
enCourage Kids has served over one million children and over 300 hospitals across the nation. www.encourage-kids.org
By Maya Litovsky
Cellar Dog just opened at 75 Christopher Street, former home of Fat Cat, the 9000 square foot space offers every type of game imaginable. There is pool, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, chess, checkers, lots of board games and even frogger and Ms.Pacman, reminds me of my high school days.
Cellar Dog is also bringing back live entertainment, we had a jazz band playing opening night. Guests sit in church pews while sipping on a beer or glass of wine. Check out the live music schedule here: cellardognyc.com A light bar menu is available featuring nachos, pizza, pretzels, and veggies and ice cream.
As people are ready to head out this summer, safety is important. Cellar Dog is employing covid safety protocols so guests can enjoy a night out with friends, a date, or after work. As a gamer myself, this is my favorite type of entertainment venue.
By Maya Litovsky
- Miami/FL Sustainable Swim Week, an official Miami Fashion Event, brings ‘Consciousness – Couture & Crypto’ via The Rewired Mind Retreat and Sustainable Fashion Showcases. The event is set to coincide with the 32nd Annual Miami Swim Week from Thursday, July 8 to Sunday, July 11, 2021. In association with AdAvenueGroup – Forbes France and ArtBasil, The Rewired Mind Retreat, Friday July 9 from 8:30am to 5pm is hosting “A Deep Dive into Sustainability” including a full spectrum of solutions; from personal to environmental. The four-day event unspools at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, 660 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
- Program for Sustainable Swim Week
- RSVP – www.therewiredmind.com
MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / July 3, 2021 / Join in Sustainable Swim Week, July 8 – 11, 2021 featuring an immersive showcase designed to re-imagine and re-define fashion today. Panels are set to explore Mindset Re-sets, Eco & Ethical Fashion, Financial Intelligence and Beauty Inside and Out.
Sustainable Swim Week will premiere with a Crypto Cocktail Reception, Model Casting and NFT Art Exhibit on Thursday, July 8 from 5 – 8pm. Guests are invited to make an eco-fashion statement with attire that is revamped, up cycled or re-imagined. Together we can make fashion “circular” while helping solve global challenges like microfibers in our oceans and exploding landfills.
The Rewired Mind Retreat on Friday, July 9 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Kimpton Angler’s Gallery presided over by Kristen Connell, Founder of The Rewired Mind Retreat . The one day summit is designed to rejuvenate, refresh and reboot. Guests and distinguished panelists are encouraged to immerse themselves in sustainable lifestyle solutions that are equally groundbreaking and transformative while creating new milestones along life’s journey. The day is curated for those seeking a full-spectrum upgrade both inside and out. Distinguished panelists will provide insight, immersive experiences and actionable solutions that are sure to level-up the weeklong string of cocktails and catwalks throughout Miami Beach.
The Keynote Speaker for the event is Forbes Riley, award-winning TV host, author and one of the World’s Leading Health & Wellness experts. She is an inductee of the National Fitness Hall of Fame.
Also sharing their mission are Shannon King -Transcontinental™ Miss Texas USA Universe , Natalie Craig, ‘Walk in Their Shoes’ – a philanthropy empowering high risk children with new attire in collaboration with Under Armour™. Pamela Chanel David , author of “ The Reinvented Life,” empowers all to create their best personal and professional lives. Tiffany Sexton is presiding over the personal empowerment panel. Her mantra is “You can’t change what has happened, but you can create a better future if you choose to via operating as a survivor.”
Shelby Thomas, Co-founder and CEO of the Ocean Rescue Alliance , and 1000 Mermaids, a marine conservation and restoration nonprofit organization, brings her passion about preserving our natural ecosystems to Sustainable Swim Week 2021. She is a panelist on the Ocean & Environmental Conservancy focusing on stewardship of our fragile eco system. Financial Intelligence & Crypto Consciousness will be explored with Fletcher Jewett , Robbie Long, Philip Nicozisis, Alejandro Glatt, Juan Carlos Caceres and moderated by Sara Quirconi . Today there are still doubts about the consequences of wide crypto currency adoption. In particular, many skeptics and environmentalists have raised concerns about energy consumption in mining crypto.
The day-long retreat will evolve into an evening rooftop fashion ‘fete’ with sustainable swim and resort wear by Sage Larock, TikiYogi and designers advancing in the Eco Channel challenge. Signature “conscious cocktails” mixed by Frankly Vodka and Rum Barcelo. to Taryn Larock. Sage Larock swimwear is a luxury brand produced ethically in Miami and Los Angeles out of upcycled fishing nets. Also working behind the ‘seams’ is Marisol Rocha with her latest TikiYogi collection, inspired by her stints in Bali and now Biscayne Bay.
An independent activation, Saturday, July 10th will see Tayo Ishola’s ‘Back to Eden’ fashion show elevates small businesses, women in leadership, health and wellness cognoscente. The four woman-owned brands: Eido Swimwear (also the event host), Abacaxi, Jnaba Diallo and Voglia Swimwear will be modeled in the evening showcase.
Annette Bibby Oliver of Dreamhouse MBG direct from Los Angeles and NYC will showcase everything from haute couture to emerging fashion “disruptors”. She is spearheading the much-anticipated Rooftop Grand Finale, ‘One Night in Tangier’ Sunday, July 11 from 6:00pm to 10:30 pm . An inclusive and diverse cast of designers will be basking in the halo effect of Lisa Nicole Collection (BravoTV’s ‘Married to Medicine’) and Alaini Taylor by ‘Murph.’ She launched her career designing for ‘ Beyonce ‘ with Diviant La Vie . Jalu , a debut swim collection by Jose Alexzander , and De La Concepcion , Alister Mekhai Eyewear , Tote N’ Carry will all be taking a turn on the runway.
Alexzander of Jalu is a committed contributor to the pantheon of sustainable and ethical design. His ‘Made in America’ collection is stylish, flattering and uncompromising. He will be joined by up cycled and ocean environmentalists who collectively advocate that “we are each responsible for creating and stewarding a greener planet.” The feel is luxurious belying the fact the fabrics are a magical result of recycled post consumer waste. More than fashion several spokespersons advancing beauty both inside and out will include Lorena Cosentino of Illari Skin, Beverlee Felkner of Beverlee Botanicals and Natalie Reeves of Nutritional Longevity .
“Fashion shows today are so much more than just connecting with retail buyers,” said Annette Biddy Oliver of Dreamhouse MBG , host of Sunday’s, July 11th Roof Top event themed – One Night in Tangier . “They can serve as valuable catalysts for brands by helping assert their place in culture, driving engagement with customers and the press.”
READ MORE about our distinguished panel of Guest speakers and moderators
Adalinda’s , Planet Fashion TV , Swim the Globe , Art Hearts and others are putting a unique spin on ethical fashion that follows the ‘thread’ from manufacturer to distribution and beyond. The entire ‘Sustainable Swim Week’ program is curated to provide an insider’s guide to sustainable well-being on all levels via multi layered upgrades. Sustainable Swim Week and The Rewired Mind Retreat is an engaging experience with meditation, mindset resets, immersive beauty demonstrations and conversations with those at the forefront of sustainable transformation and impeccable taste.
Read More About our distinguished panel of guest speakers: http://artbasil.org/sustainable-swim-week-brings-the-rewired-mind-retreat-eco-consciousness-lounge-and-ethical-fashion-read-more-about-our-distinguished-participants/
SOURCE: Ad Avenue Group – Forbes France
By Maya Litovsky
By Maya Litovsky
Kyocera recently rolled out their latest device, exclusive to Verizon and their 5G network. The Duraforce ultra 5G is designed to withstand harsh elements whether it’s for work or adventure. First off, the phone is solid with a built in case and quite substantial in feel, yet light enough to be comfortable for use in the field.
The Verizon 5G network provides ultra fast speeds in rural areas, away from urban centers, allowing for solid reliable use while biking, camping, hiking, kayaking, and full use in the water or in the pouring rain.
The Kyocera exceeds military standards for vibration, drop from 5 feet onto concrete, heat, solar radiation, extreme temperatures, freezing rain, altitude, and dust.
Enabled with front and rear ultra wide cameras, allowing 117 degrees field of view, consumers won’t sacrifice the quality of pics or videos due to the heavy duty design of the phone.
Priced at around $900 and exclusive to Verizon this device does not come cheap, but you get what you pay for and if you need a quality device with super fast efficient service and ultra rugged the Kyocera Duraforce Ultra 5G is for you.
|Talk Time||Up to 24 hours¹|
|Standby Time||Up to 13 days ¹|
|Days of Use||4G: 28 hours / 5G: 15 hours|
|Battery Type||4500mAh Non-Removable Durable Lithium Polymer Battery|
|Charging||USB Type-C, Qi charging and charging contacts|
|Display||5.45 inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Sapphire Shield Display |
FHD+, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
Ultra Bright Backlit Display for Daylight Visibility
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G (7nm)|
Octa-core (1x 2.4GHz+1x 2.2GHz+6x 1.8GHz) GPU: Adreno 620
|Memory||128GB (ROM) + 6GB (RAM)|
|Operating System||Android™ 10|
|Camera||Rear: 24MP, ToF/PDAF/Contrast, f1.8, 26.72mm, 76.3°, 0.9μm |
Rear: 16MP, FF, f2.2, 16.51mm (ultrawide), 117°, 1.0μm
Front: 8MP, FF, f/2.0, 23.48mm, 84.3°, 1.12μm
Dual LED flash, Sapphire Shield Lens
4-Cell Pixel Binning + Super Night Vision
|Radios||5G NR: FR1 – n2 (1900), n5 (850), n66 (1700)|
FR2 (mmWave) – n260 (39 GHz), n261 (28 GHz)
LTE CAT11: B12, B13, B5, B4, B66, B3, B2, B1, B7, B48
CA Combinations: 4CA
GSM: B5, B8, B3, B2 (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
UMTS: B5, B8, B2, B1 (850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz)
|Wi-Fi||802.11a/b/g/n/ac/e/i/k/r/v, 2.4GHz & 5GHz|
802.11mc for Indoor Location
|Connectivity||Enterprise Grade dual-band Wi-Fi|
Hotspot (Up to 10 connections)
Miracast & Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0 LE + EDR
NFC, High-speed USB 3.1 Type-C
GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band), Glonass & Galileo
|SIM Type||Single 4FF Nano SIM|
|Size||6.50″(H) x 2.95″(W) x 0.63″(D) (165.1 x 74.9 x 16.0mm)|
|Weight||9.81 ounces (278g)|
|Operating Tempature||-4° F to 140° F (-20° C to 60° C)|
By Maya Litovsky
Recently, Justin Hartley, NBC This Is Us, took over the web and hosted the enCourage Kids Serving Up Smiles event along with Ryan Field, ABC Sports Anchor, who emceed the event with Michele Hall Duncan live from Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in NYC. Culinary Chair, Ralph Scamardella, Chef & Partner at TAO Group, Chef John Cleveland – Executive Chef & Owner Post & Beam LA, and Chef Jessica Scott – Corporate Pastry Chef 50 Eggs Hospitality Group, demoed their favorite dishes while guests had the opportunity to hop-in and out of the session rooms. Hartley was joined by musical guest Acute Inflections, Matias Letelier – Illusionist and Katrina “Kat Tat” Jackson – Commercial & Tattoo Artist. Duncan was surrounded by some former great football players such as NY Giants Super Bowl Champions Howard Cross and Luke Petitgout and former NY Jets star Tony Richardson, long-serving supporters of the organization. Guests enjoyed live music, seeing world-class chefs in the Kitchen, mixologists in the Bar, bidding on some great experiences and making memories in the photobooth. DJ Chef hosted the after party where attendees were dancing around their homes and singing along to some of the greatest hits.
“It was exciting to see how the event came together after months of preparation,” said Michele Hall Duncan. “I’m so grateful for the continued support of the sponsors, guests and athletes who continue to support us throughout the year. I look forward to continuing to fulfill our mission in making hospitals a better place to get better.”
The enCourage Kids honored Cory Elbaum (Angelo Gordon)and Rob Turner (Eastdil Secured, LLC) with the Jeffrey Gural Leadership Award. Dr. Kusum Viswanathan (Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center) received the Healthcare Leadership Award. Sponsors included Revel Spirits, GFP Real Estate, Signature Bank, Humana and Feil Family Foundation.
Serving Up Smiles as well as the mission of the organization has been supported by many in Hollywood such as Steve Schirripa, Susan Sarandon, Katie Holmes, Shannon Elizabeth, Suzzanne Douglas and Anne Hathaway as well as professional athletes such as John Starks, Erik Coleman, Charles Oakley, Tony Richardson, Howard Cross, Luke Petitgoutand Zab Juddah, to name a few.
Summer 2020 Must Haves for A Weekend Getaway, Staycation, Or a Day At The Beach. #Summer2020, #Beachlife
By Maya Litovsky
The Summer of 2020 is unlike any other anyone of us has experienced. While traveling to exotic locales, partying on trendy beaches and beach clubs, is temporary on hold, summer is still here, and here are our summer must haves for fun in the sun closer to home.
Figleaves sells adorable swimwear in colorful prints and high quality materials, this Frida Floral Non-Wired High Apex Plunge Bikini Top ( $35) & High Waist Tummy Control Bottom ($32) is perfect for a day at the beach. Cupshe is another favorite of ours. The prices are truly affordable, with most swimsuits and coverups under $50. The blue crochet trim cover up ($24.99) in a soft and breezy fabric takes you from the beach to cocktails and more.
Vera Bradley is known for her bags and backpacks in festive colorful prints, made with soft cotton blends, yet durable fabrics. The Weekender Travel Bag in Park Lace ( $150) is a customer favorite for a weekend getaway. The roomy carry-on has 5 interior mesh pockets, 2 exterior zip pockets, removable strap and a trolley sleeve.
1more premium headphones bring your favorite music to the beach or pool. The stylish true wireless in-ear headphones in gold ($99.99) provide 6.5 hours of battery life with fast charge, bluetooth, titanium composite dynamic driver, and ENC microphone technology.
Soapbox Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner replenishes dry summer hair. Coconut oil, rich in vitamins E, K, and fatty acids.( $7.99 each)
Nothing is more important than a cool pair of shades to complete the look. Cutler and Gross premium quality sunnies made in Italy are stylish and provide maximum protection from the sun’s rays. The 1350-6 Sticky Toffee Sunglasses are our faves. ($455).
Cold beverages on a hot day are very important, Pelican makes top of the line coolers, and this Dayventure Sling Cooler fits the bill. The lightweight design with padded shoulder straps provide comfort and style. It holds up to 4 wine bottles, 12 cans, up to 8.5 total liters, plus a side pocket for additional dry storage( $149.95)
Skin hydration and repair after time in the sun is extremely important. Cirem Skincare HCR 3 -IN – Cirem ($89.50) combines three dynamic ingredients smoother, younger, and more refreshed skin. Key ingredients include Retinol, Hylauaronic Acid, and Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate.
Tesalate is an Australian company that has designed the ultimate towel. We all love the sand and the water, but nobody wants to leave with a towel that brings it home or into your car. These towels leave the sand at the beach, dry in half the time of a regular towel, and absorbs over 2 liters of water. The Bohemian Towel for 2, is large enough to encourage natural social distancing (63 inches X 63 inches). ($99).
Hydration is key on a hot day whether exercising or hanging out in your backyard. Blender Bottle makes high -tech, affordable water bottles that are triple insulated, 24 oz. capacity, and an OmniFlow 3-mode selector that lets you switch the nozzle between traditional, vertical and locked. ($14.99)
By Maya Litovsky