THE PARTY The ninth annual Parkways Foundation luncheon at the Tiffany & Co. Celebration Garden raised $275,000 for Send a Kid to Camp Fund. THE PLAYERS The Council Ring Outstanding Volunteer Award was presented to Jo Ann Nathan, an active member since the Parkways Foundation’s inception. Carol Prins and April Schnik co-chaired. THE SCENE Sunshine, Champagne, hats and more hats—everywhere you looked. Photography by Darkroom Demons and John Reilly Photography
THE PARTY Children’s Home + Aid Woman’s Board celebrated its 91st year with its annual gala. THE SCENE Three hundred guests gathered in the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago for a seasonal dinner surrounded by red and yellow rose centerpieces by Heffernan Morgan. The Bradley Young Orchestra charmed guests onto the dance floor before the presentation of the Pauline Potter Palmer Award to Chicago Blackhawks President John F.
by Jo Piazza | Manhattan magazine | October 27, 2011
Along the paths, fields and lakes that help make up Central Park are some 9,000 benches where locals and visitors from around the world can rest their feet and take in the sights and sounds of Frederick Law Olmsted’s and Calvert Vaux’s visionary gift to the people of this city. Today, the Central Park Conservancy, which was established in 1980 with the help of former mayor Ed Koch and various civic leaders, runs the 843 acres. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, the Conservancy is tasked with raising 85 percent of the park’s $42 million annual budget.
by Victoria Campbell-Renard | Manhattan magazine | October 27, 2011
Manhattan is home to the greatest concentration of legendary private clubs in the country. There are university-affiliated places catering to the alumni of Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Penn and Cornell; women-only clubs like the Colony and the Cosmopolitan; the prestigious University Club; and many others that people are welcome to join without much fanfare. The gorgeous New York Yacht Club caters to “yachties,” and the New York Athletic Club is all about sports.
by Adeena Sussman | Manhattan magazine | October 27, 2011
Chefs frequently grace national magazine covers these days. But when it comes to the hyper-regional New York restaurant scene, cross streets define culinary identities—and high-profile border-hopping can generate headlines. When Daniel Boulud launched DBGB, he went from uptown Michelin Man to part-time Bowery boy with the serving of his first beer-and-bratwurst combo. Then there’s Marcus Samuelsson.
by Mary Beth Albright | DC magazine | October 27, 2011
There are plenty of fish in the sea, but when I want the best, I turn to chef Jeff Black. Each December, you’ll find me on line with dozens of other Washingtonians at BlackSalt Fish Market, his Palisades retail post, procuring pounds of impeccable seafood for my annual Feast of the Seven Fishes. Like a seafaring Saint Nick, Black always surprises and delights. My centerpiece is authentic Dover sole meunière, and I trust that Black’s fish swam the English Channel just 24 hours prior.
If you’ve skulked around the Alliance Theatre lately and think you may have seen someone who looked just like… (nah, couldn’t be... ) Stephen King or John Mellencamp, it’s not your eyes playing tricks on you. As of late, the duo has teamed up with legendary musician and producer T-Bone Burnett (the 12-time Grammy winner behind the scores of O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Walk the Line) and Alliance Theatre’s Artistic Director Susan V. Booth for a one-of-a-kind rock-horror musical titled The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.
by Dana Hazels Seith | The Atlantan magazine | October 26, 2011
In person, HLN’s Robin Meade is just as smart, personable, driven and pretty as she comes across during her six-hour anchoring block each weekday on Morning Express. And while reporting the national news is career enough, she’s added something else to her already impressive resume: country music singer.
Interior designer Michael Habachy favors simple, uncluttered lines and sleek, “tone-on-tone” monochrome designs that make his one or two bold features that much more eye-popping. In recent projects, such as Midtown haute spot Vanquish, it is a mural of tattooed, postmillennial odalisques surrounded by exotic animals—talk about an elephant in the room. “Minimalism with maximum impact is what I strive for,” he says.