Thursday, November 30, 2017

UNICEF Snowflake Ball 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street

On Tuesday November 28th 2017 th 13th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball took place at the glamorous Cipriani Wall Street in NY where Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated musician, actor and television host Harry Connick Jr hosted the evening.
This years honorees included Carol Hamilton who is the Group President of L'Oreal Luxe USA and Lucy Meyers who won everyones heart. Lucy is a 5 time Special Olympics Medal-winning swimmer who talked about the importance of looking after children with special needs.
For more information on UNICEF does please go to their website on this link UNICEF

I always love seeing friends and this year was no exception to the long list of guests and clients who stopped to say hello as I took their photos. Among them were the always glamorous Hillary Gumbel, the tireless and fabulous Gillian Miniter and her husband Silvester, Kate Murphy and her group of friends who happily stood up to be photographed at their table, The extraordinary Event Planner Mary Blum was for once not working and looked totally gorgeous. She was siting at one of Mindy Grossmans tables with my favorite DJ and fellow Bali adventuress Marjorie Gubelman. We both lamented the state of Mount Agung, the volcano that is currently keeping everyone on high alert in Bali and closing the airport nearly daily. It was great to see Gillian Hearst and we had a 3 second chat when I took her photo with some of her friends.
Diana Ross was the head line artist but sadly she requested no photos so I got to watch the concert while everyone around me went wild with their smart phone.

To see all the photos I took please click on this link EVENT PHOTOS

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CCBF Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

I am always excited to shoot at the beautiful Plaza Hotel. Last night was the CCBF Fall Gala and the event raised over one million dollars to help children suffering from life threatening diseases. Here is the link to read more about the organization and what they do. CCBF
To view the red carpet and other images please take a look at this PHOTO LINK

Monday, November 6, 2017

DIA Fall Night

Last night was the Dia Fall Night where friends, Artists, Curators, and philanthropist rubbed shoulder  viewing the Art and then enjoying an amazing dinner at ArtBeam. The room designed by the awesome duo of Cait and Jules was simple and stunning. The waiters from Olivier Cheng walked beteween the tables as if they were on a runway, so well choreographed as they delivered the steamed fish that had to be opened from its wrapping with a pair of scissors infront of each guest. After dinner dessert was served in the space that had been used for cocktails so the crowd was able to walk around and mingle with everyone.
To view all the photos please click on this PHOTO LINK

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem Fall Gala 2017

Last night was one of my most look forward to events of the year, The studio Museum in Harlem's Fall Gala at Cipriani Wall Street.
Why do I love it so much?
It is the people starting with Thelma Golden the Museums Director and Chief Curator and Raymond McGuire the Chairman, Gala Chairs, Katherine C. Chenault, Carol Sutton Lewis, Jacqueline Bradley, Dr. Amelia Ogunlesi and the evenings honoree, Sir David Adjaye. Add to it the most vivacious, well dressed, happy supportive and excited crowd of guests and there you have why no one sits down and then the dance floor becomes packed.
Raymond announced that the gala had raised over $2.3 million  and then told the room one of his famous jokes. You had to be there to hear it but lets just say it was a good one!
I was so happy to see old friends and new and to get to run around and photograph everyone.
To find out more about the museum please click on this link STUDIO MUSEUM LINK.

To see all my other photos please click GALA PHOTOS