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  • DINING BY DESIGN 2011

     

    DIFFA’s

    2011 DINING BY DESIGN

    LAUNCHES WITH COCKTAILS BY DESIGN

          The Exclusive Event Will Feature New York City’s

    Finest Restaurants and Designers

     

    New York, NY (March 8, 2011) – DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS  tour will run concurrently with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show from Thursday, March 17th through Monday, March 21st. The tour will launch with “COCKTAILS BY DESIGN” on Thursday, March 17th from 6pm to 10pm located at Pier 94, 12th Ave. at 55th Street in New York City.  COCKTAILS BY DESIGN will bring together some of the most talented and celebrated individuals in the worlds of fashion, food, interior design, and architecture to create and celebrate spectacular, over-the-top dining environments.

    For just $150.00 a ticket, guests will be able to view the amazing design installations while sampling culinary treats paired with delicious wine and cocktails from EFFEN Vodka. The menu for the evening will be provided by New York’s top restaurants including: Estiatorio Milos, Murray’s Cheese, ilili, Buddakan, Kittichai, Bar Boulud, North Square and Spice Market. Guests also have their choice of delicious menu items from one of NYC’s leading caterers, Canard, Inc., such as white truffle arancini, mini tacos stuffed with roast duck and mango-onion salsa and cracklings, and ahi tuna with cilantro cream.

    “DIFFA is delighted to have such amazing designers and restaurants participating in DINING BY DESIGN’s kick-off event, COCKTAILS BY DESIGN,” said David Sheppard, Executive Director of DIFFA. “Their contributions bring us one step closer in the fight against AIDS and we could not be happier with the wonderful support we have received.”

    In addition to the installations from renowned designers, DINING BY DESIGN will once again feature the Student Design Initiative. Participating design schools include: Fashion Institute of Technology with mentor Preston Bailey, Pratt Institute with mentor Alfredo Paredes, and New York School of Interior Design with mentor Philip Gorrivan. Design mentors guide their student team through the creative process from conception to execution, working within a strict budget.  The goal of the Student Design Initiative is to give the next generation of great designers the rare opportunity to work with some of the best design veterans in the business and participate in one of the industry’s most anticipated events.

     

    Sponsors include EFFEN Vodka, Benjamin Moore, United Airlines, Merchandise Mart Properties, and the New York Design Center. Media sponsors include Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Manhattan magazine and ABC-7.

    The schedule of events for DINING BY DESIGN New York is as follows:

    COCKTAILS BY DESIGN
    Thursday, March 17 6PM-10PM
    Designers and guests mingle at Pier 94 during this dazzling preview of the amazing design installations, while sampling treats from NYC’s top restaurants paired with delicious wine and cocktails. Tickets are available for $150 per person.

    PUBLIC TABLE VIEWING
    Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20th; 10AM-6PM Daily
    Explore the latest in design trends as you view the amazing installations and shop the silent auction.

    GALA DINNER
    Monday, March 21; 6:30PM-11:00PM
    Cocktails and table hopping are followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner accompanied by dancing and a silent auction loaded with hospitality experiences and luxury items.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.diffa.org or call 212-727-3100.

    About DIFFA

    DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States. Since being founded in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $38 million to hundreds of AIDS service organizations nationwide.  For more than 26 years, DIFFA has been one of the country’s largest supporters of both direct care for people living with AIDS and preventative education for those at risk.

    For more information visit diffa.org.

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  • Since1910.com Launches 100 Day Tacori Jewelry Giveaway

                                                          

     

    Since1910.com Launches 100 Day Tacori Jewelry Giveaway in Honor of 100th Anniversary

     

    Grand Prize is 1 Carat Tacori Engagement Ring

     

    New York, NY- February 1, 2010: In honor of their 100th Anniversary, Since1910.com announced today a 100 day contest, where customers can enter to win a piece of Tacori jewelry everyday from now through May 1st. One grand prize winner will receive a 1 carat diamond Tacori Engagement ring, valued at $7,500. Four 2nd place winners will be given an 18k925 necklace, valued at $1,500 and 95 3rd place winners will be awarded Tacori jelly bean earrings, a $125 value.  

     

    In order to be eligible for the giveaway, participants must “Like” Since1910.com’s Facebook page and post a note to explain why they should be a winner. Winners will be selected after all entries are accepted through May 1st. From May 1st to August 1st, one winner will be announced every day.  The 1 carat Tacori Engagement Ring winner will be will be announced on August 1.

     

    “As a 4th generation family member, I’m proud to celebrate our 100th Anniversary by launching this unique contest and giving back to our customers,” President Michael Gross stated today. “We’re excited to communicate with our clients through Facebook and look forward to hearing everyone’s responses in the coming months.” 

     

    To view the official contest rules visit Since1910.com.

    About Since1910.com

     

    Since1910.com, is a family owned, fifth generation couture retail jewelry business, established in downtown Brooklyn, New York in the year 1910. The original store was named H.L. Gross & Bro. Jewelers, which it still maintains 10 decades later. Now located in downtown Garden City, Long Island, there are currently 3 generations working together at Since1910.com. Michael Gross is 4th generation family member and President. Brad Gross is 5th generation family member and Vice President. Helene Gross is 3rd generation and treasurer.

    Since1910.com is an platinum Tacori retailer in addition to being an authorized dealer of several bridal designers including Scott Kay, Martin Flyer, Henri Daussi, Vatche, ArtCarved, Simon G and more. 

    Since1910.com is a member of the prestigious AGS (American Gem Society) and adheres to their strict guidelines of business practices and professionalism. Since 1910.com is also members of the GIA, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, The Retail Jewelers of America, The New York State Jewelers Association and the Better Business Bureau.


     





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  • JUICY COUTURE CELEBRATES ITS ARRIVAL TO SOUTH BEACH


    ¡VIVA MIAMI!
    JUICY COUTURE CELEBRATES ITS ARRIVAL TO SOUTH BEACH

    Exclusive Cocktail Event Featuring DJ Performance by The Nervo Twins


               Last night,  Actress, Camilla Belle along with Wilhelmina models, Holly Owens, Lacey Nelson and Quinn Gaillard celebrated Juicy Couture’s new home in the heart of South Beach at the architecturally iconic 1111 Lincoln Road, offering guests a first-look at the new 1,600 square foot art deco retail space. The vibe of the exclusive opening was set with a Miami-esque cocktail party highlighted with a DJ performance by Mim and Liv Nervo, the renowned 28 year old Australian twins.

    The Miami location not only offers the perfect beachy, day and night pieces from the Juicy Couture collection, it also debuts lifestyle options including art and literature, a first for the brand. Featured works include A Place in the Sun by Slim Aarons, Pools by Kelly Klein and Cecil Beaton - The Art of Scrapbook by James Danzinger. Custom designed surfboards and artwork by various artists including Hannah Hooper are on display, signifying just a glimpse into the future of the evolving brand.

    Additionally, Juicy Couture dedicated proceeds from the event to Women of Tomorrow, a Miami based organization founded by multi-Emmy Award winning journalist and award winning author Jennifer Valoppi. Women of Tomorrow empowers young women through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities.
    www.womenoftomorrow.org

                Thursday, March 24th, 2011           

                 Juicy Couture Store
                 1111 Lincoln Road
                 Miami South Beach, Florida

    Photos by Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com
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  • “The Tragedy of Tupac" A Theatrical Production by Angeli Kakade

     

    The Tradegey of Tupac Shakur or Who Shot Me? opened with an impressive two sold out shows at the Triad Theater September 13th, the late rapper’s 15th death anniversary.  The play is a 90-minute snap shot of Tupac Shakur’s life from a child witnessing his mother’s involvement in the Black Panther Party to the fateful night he was shot.  It is part comedy, part drama, and a fairly accurate portrayal of his aggressive personality and knack for pushing the lyrical boundaries; which subsequently led to his first record deal and ultimately to him becoming one of the greatest rappers of all time.

     

    Co- playwrights George Carroll and Christina Tyler are quite brilliant in their story telling and manage to capture Tupac’s sharp wit, quick temper, and emotional under layer.

    Actor Damian Bailey manages to make the job of bringing Tupac Shakur to life seem effortless. It also doesn’t hurt he shares a remarkable resemblance to the late rapper.

     

    The Tragedy of Tupac Shakur or Who Shot Me? has just signed on additional dates at New York City’s Triad Theater for November.

     

    Ticketing Info: www.brownpapertickets.com

     

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tragedy-of-Tupac-A-Theatrical-Production/162245277166684

     

    The Triad Theater

    158 West 72nd Street

    New York, NY 10023-3320

    (212) 362-2590 

     

    Show dates and Times:

     

    Nov 2nd at 7pm and 9 pm

    Nov 3rd at 7pm and 9 pm

     

    "This play is either gonna be a moment or a movement!"

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  • Bortolomiol Prosecco Announces Launch of “Giuliano Bortolomiol: Dreaming of Prosecco,” A Biography Honoring Company’s Iconoclastic Founder

    NEW YORK, June 29, 2011--Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene, a family-owned boutique winery, today
    announced the launch of “Giuliano Bortolomiol: Dreaming of Prosecco,” a newly published
    biography of the company’s iconoclastic founder.  The book, written by acclaimed journalist Ettore
    Gobbato and published by Veronelli Editore, will be available in the U.S. in the fall.  The book,
    translated into English, debuted at a special event at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City.  
    Featuring a Prosecco tasting by Elvira Bortolomiol, a Prosecco expert who is continuing Giuliano’s 
    Prosecco-making legacy, together with her mother and three sisters.

    The book, which is the first to honor a Prosecco maker, chronicles the life and accomplishments of
    Giuliano Bortolomiol, who transformed what was once a simple local wine into an internationally
    acclaimed sparkler.  Giuliano was the first to use the Charmat method to create Proseccos in a brut
    style.  This was controversial at the time, but was later widely adopted.  He also spearheaded the 
    region’s efforts to attain the DOCG designation.  It is part of the “Bold Series” by Veronelli Editore
    that spotlights men and women who valued the lands in which they lived and worked, were able to
    influence people’s behavior and, through their work, changed the status quo.

    “We are honored to have my father’s life documented and celebrated,” said Ms. Bortolomiol.  “He
    was a man of action who was passionate about making Prosecco a true star.  He was also very
    modest and personally shunned the spotlight.  I think he would be very proud of this sensitive and
    insightful depiction.”

    Ms. Bortolomiol showcased and poured three different Proseccos, Brut, Banda Rossa Extra Dry and
    Superiore di Cartizze Dry, which are renowned for their finesse, complexity and distinctiveness. 
    While Americans have in recent years come to appreciate Prosecco as a fun and lively aperitivo,
    these Bortolomiol Proseccos, with their DOCG designation, will introduce them to the highest level 
    of quality.  Classic Italian dishes, prepared by the chef of the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, will
    accompany these exceptional Proseccos.  Ms. Bortolomiol discussed the scenic Valdobbiadene
    region as one of Italy’s increasingly popular travel destinations and signed copies of the book, which
    was given to all attendees.

    About Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene
    Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene is a family-owned, boutique winery with the winemaking roots that date
    back to 1760, when Bartolomeo Bortolomiol began cultivating vines on the hillsides of 
    Valdobbiadene.  The company itself was founded in 1949 by Giuliano Bortolomiol, who 
    revolutionized how Prosecco was made and elevated it to a worldclass bubbly.  A master of the 
    Charmat method, he created the first Prosecco in the brut style in 1960.  Today Giuliano’s
    daughters--Maria Elena, Elvira, Luisa and Giuliana--together with their mother, Ottavia, carry on
    Giuliano’s legacy by producing award-winning Proseccos.  For more information, please visit
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