Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lesley and Robs Wedding in Town & Country Magazine

I just received the latest copy of Town & Country and am happy to see Lesley and Robert on the weddings page. It was a great wedding in Florida and I had a fun time working with the talented people from Rafanelli Events and the fabulous crew from Films by Francesco.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The 15th Food Allergy Ball 2012

Last night was The 15th Food Allergy Ball at the Warldorf Astoria.This amazing event raises both money and awareness and is aimed at finding a cure for life-threatening food allergies.
Sharyn Mann began her crusade when she discovered her daughter had food allergies and no one knew anything about them. She and Tod Slotkin were the Gala Chairs.

David Koch presented the award to Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Inc., for her profound commitment to the safety of food-allergic children nationwide.

Ming Tsai, the renowned chef and food allergy advocate,  received FAI’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event raised over $4 million.

To view all the photos please click on this link FOOD ALLERGY BALL

The Big Write with Ellen Weldon for Sanctuary for Families.

Last night was the Big Write with Ellen Weldon. This annual event has become a favorite place for holiday shopping as Ellen and her team make custom cards on the spot. Everyone gets to choose their colors and the style of the lettering and then the team goes to work producing the perfect little boxed set of custom notes and envelopes.
It is always so much fun to see what people choose and the watch the cards in progress.
All proceeds raised will go to SANCTUARY FOR FAMILIES.
Thanks Ellen!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last night was the Unicef gala at Cipriani 42nd St. There were many stars at the event so take a look. I am on my way to St Barths for a wedding but as soon as I have a sec I will post some of the photos. Until then to view all the photos please click on this link UNICEF

Thursday, November 8, 2012

American Federation of Art Gala 2012

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) held its 2012 Gala and Cultural Leadership Award on Wednesday, October 24, at the Metropolitan Club in New York.
This year, the AFA honored renowned artist Sarah Sze. She was introduced by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1and a Chief Curator at Large at MOMA.
The special guest was Detroit Institute of Arts Director, President, and CEO Graham W.J.Beal, who was introduced by martin Friedman, legendary former director of the Walker Art Center.
Restoration Hardware was the Corporate Sponsor and had a lively and enthusiastic table that took to the dance floor as soon as the dinner was over.
The American Federation of Arts is a nonprofit institution that organizes art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishes exhibition catalogues, and develops various educational programs. To view all the photos please click on this link American Federation of Art Gala

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The New York Pops 2012-2013 Season presented by Carnegie Hall

What a great fun night I had at the New York Pops season opening concert at Carnegie Hall.
It was the launch of the 30th Season at Carnegie Hall named Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke lead the orchestra with the amazingly talented trio of AARON LAZAR, KELLI O’HARA and PAULO SZOT as the guest artists.
After the show some of the season ticket holders met up for drinks and cocktails and were joined by Aaron and Steven.
 To view all the photos please click on this link NEW YORK POPS

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Carnegie Hall Opening Night October 3rd 2012

Last night was Opening Night At Carnegie Hall and to start the evening there was the unveiling of the new Breguet Clock on the foyer.
It is the first change that has been made to the lobby in many years.
Sandy Weill was there with Clive Gillinson and Mike Nelson to do the honors.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra played for opening night and Mr Muti was there to conduct. Afterwards the guests went to the Waldorf where David Stark had transformed the ballroom into an ocean of red.
To view all the photos please click on this link Carnegie Hall Opening Night

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fall Gala 2012

Saturday I flew to Chicago to photograph the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fall Ball.
I love Chicago. Such a dynamic city. As soon as I arrived I headed out to the streets to wander around the loop and Millennium Park. It was such perfect weather which meant that the guests would arrive with out coats and I could photograph them as they got out of their cars and cabs.
After everyone was seated for the concert I headed over to the hotel where they were having the dinner.
To view all the photos please click on this link Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2012

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Celebration 2012

Friday night was the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Celebration. The night started with cocktails in the lobby, followed by a concert and then Dinner and Dessert upstairs. The program was fantastic.
The highlight for me was Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Orchestra playing Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.
Jacques Lacombe the conductor later introduced Jean-Yves to the dinner guests and he played again for them in the event space.
To view all the photos please click on this link New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

New York Philharmonic Fall Gala 2012

Last night was the Lincoln Center New York Philharmonic Fall Gala. What a great night. I ran back to my office at 1pm to get everything ready before I had to fly to Chicago. I did not get a chance to put up a blog post but here is the link to all the photos. I promise I will put up the party photos next week when I get back to NY. See you in Chicago! To view all the photos please click on this link New York Philharmonic Fall Gala 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Anna Netrebko at the Met Opera Fall Gala 2012

Last night was the Met Opera Fall Gala 2012. Anna Netrebko sang the main lead and then did a quick change into a ball gown designed by Zac Possen and dazzled the gala guests. To view all the photos please click on this link Met Opera Fall Gala 2012

Valentino at the New York City Ballet Gala 2012

It was a great night at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2012. Valentino dressed the dancers and many of the stars that came to see the ballet. Ann Hathaway shone on the red carpet as did Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelica Huston and many more. To view all the photos please click on this link New York City Ballet

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cristina Alger and Jonathan Wangs Wedding

When I got a call in February this year to see if I could photograph the book signing party for Cristina Alger's novel The Darlings I was also asked if I would be available for her wedding with Jonathan Wang.
What a great few whirlwind months for her and Jonathan.
The book has been a great success and as soon as the book tour was over she and her mom turned to Claudia Hanlin at The Wedding Library to help pull it all together.
Reed from Renny and Reed was there to do the decor and flowers.
They transformed the downstairs room into the ceremony space.
Afterwards the guests headed to the patio for cocktails then upstairs to have dinner.
Then it was back downstairs for cake and dancing.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The last day of Summer

Today is the last day of my summer and I am back in my office getting ready for the season ahead.

What a great time I have had.

I put down my cameras and travelled with my iphone and kept an instagram journal.

Thanks to all my instagram friends who sent me messages on my journeys.

To Tony, Kimberly, Thelma and Phillipe who invited me for dinners in Paris. In London thanks to Rick for the wonderful lunch at my favorite hotel the Connaught, to Wevans and Lindy who took me to their favorite restaurant La Petite Maison. In the Hamptons to Ashley and Mike for having me to stay more than once, for all the people in Bali who made my week of yoga so rejuvenating and for Jimmy Buffett who rocked Jones Beach last Thursday night. I have had the BEST time.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Carrie and Joe tie the Knot at Stone Barns

After getting ready at Essex House in New York City, Carrie and her family headed up to Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Located an hour from the city Carrie and Joe who are both foodies chose the location as a place to make their family and friends feel comfortable and because they knew the food would be delicious.
Luckily they had hired the amazing event designer and planner James Abel so when they woke up in the morning to discover it was raining, their plans for an outdoor ceremony had to change. With out any fuss James oversaw all the details as the chairs and flowers were moved to a new location inside the barn.
At the end of the ceremony the rain stopped and the guests followed the newly weds out onto the courtyard where everyone mingled and nibbled on fresh veggie appetizers grown on the farm.
Later everyone went up stairs for dinner and dancing.
I loved the wild flowers. They were delicate and colourful. James had arranged them in old glass vases of different shapes and sizes.
Carrie's dress was beautiful. It was made by Oscar de la Renta.