Spa Week Begins April 15th-April 21st


The nationwide event to promote a healthy lifestyle that we call Spa Week begins its spring 2013 campaign next week.  Moving into its 18th installation, the event will offer consumers an opportunity to get pampered and treatments for $50.  Hundreds of spas, yoga and Pilates studios in addition to fitness and nutrition centers are offering up to three signature treatments and gift certificates for $50, instead of the normal cost which runs anywhere between $100-$500.  To review a list of participating spas or wellness locations please make sure to visit  Relax, Relate, Release!

Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night


Young Collectors Night

Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street & Park Avenue

An exciting, high-energy evening for new collectors, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts. Featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the Show, and an exclusive “Meet the Designers” reception.

All tickets $175 per person in advance and at the door, subject to availability.
Photo ID required for ticket pick-up and entrance to the Armory.

Monique Lhuillier Opens Uptown

Last week the Upper East Side welcomed new neighbor, Monique Lhuillier, as she opened her New York Flagship Salon in a brownstone at 19 E. 71st Street.  The salon nestled between Fifth and Madison Avenue was a 19th century 2- story townhouse.  The street level carries her ready-to-wear line, including accessories, while the top level is an intimate bridal salon.  Overall, the store invites a warm and luxurious setting that is quite charming.  The bridal salon is decorated in soft greys and equipped with a fireplace, and  various rooms decorated with Waterford chandeliers.   To honor the occasion, an intimate fete ensued with a few close friends including Muffie Potter Aston, Jamie Tisch, and Kelly Rutherford.   Guests were treated to mini wedding cupcakes and champagne while enjoying tunes spun by Harley Viera-Newton. 






Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohls Designation Collection Launch

The Narciso Rodriguez for DesignNation at Kohls premiered its latest designer collaboration this month with an event at the IAC building attended by Katie Holmes, Emma Roberts and Julianna Margulies.   The room was complete with massive digital projections of the collection shown on the walls to give guests a little sneak peek before this limited-edition collection hits Kohl’s stores at 7am on  November 7th.   The Istanbul line features outerwear as well as chic looks for the office and for going out on the town.


Margiela With H&M Launch Party

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

The highly anticipated launch of the Maison Martin Margiela with H & M  made its debut last week with a bash at a historic but dilapidated cast iron building with a nine story atrium in FiDi. Star clout was robust as Sarah Jessicca Parker, Kanye West, Chace Crawford and Julianne Moore were in attendance along with several fashion designers. The line was extensive for those who sought to buy the Belgian designer’s recreated pieces before they hit stores November 15th. Prices for the collaboration will be less than $400.00.

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency


Campari Unveils 2013 Calendar Starring Penelope Cruz

Photo Credit: Getty Images

We learned this summer Penelope Cruz partnered with photographer Kristian Schuller to create Campari’s 2013 calendar.  The Campari calendar, which has become a collectible due to its limited edition quantities and guest lists of notable stars and photographers has certainly created a following across the globe.  In 2012, we discovered, “It’s The End of the World Baby!” starring Milla Jovovich, shot by Dmitri Daniloff.  And now, the wait is finally over.  Campari is scheduled to reveal the 2013 calendar next month at an exclusive affair in Milan with Cruz, Schuller and few Campari friends.  Guests will observe the final  images, as well as the  theme and fashion.  We were able to snag a few photos to give you a little behind the scenes glance before the official unveiling on November 13th.

Photo Credit: Getty Images 




Photo Credit: Getty Images