Jon Bon Jovi, son Jesse Bongiovi and winemaker Gerard Bertrand raised a glass to their new rosé brand - Diving into Hampton Water - during a soiree at the Versace Mansion during South Beach food and Wine Festival. The event brought out 300 guests - including Giada De Laurentiis - who were treated to an acoustic performance by Jon Bon Jovi, who performed several of his hits including Who Says You Can’t Go Home, Living on a Prayer and You Give Love a Bad Name, and also covered Here Comes the Sun and I put a Spell on you.
"This is the 8th annual HarborFrost," Lisa Field, President of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, told us, "and it's been great. Every year we just keep building on it and it just keeps getting bigger and better." The Chamber founded HarborFrost with the hopes of bringing visitors and the community to the Village during the slowest time of the year - and it's now turned into a winter must attend.
The series premiere for Hulu's "The Looming Tower" was held at The Paris Theatre in New York City. The screening brought out the series' stars Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Sullivan Jones, and more.
Artist Ejaz Khan’s latest exhibition, "Passion" - on display at Ejaz Khan Studio in Manhattan until March 14th, explores the photographer's travels to Norway, where he captured magnificent Musk Ox, France, where he documented wild horses, and other beautiful locales. A portion of all sales from the "Passion," and one of Khan’s featured works will be donated to the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF). To celebrate the stunning show, Honorary SASF Board Member Jean Shafiroff hosted an exclusive preview.
Love & Passion, an annual exhibition presented by karyn mannix contemporary, was on display at the Kathryn Markel Gallery in Bridgehampton. The red hot art show encompassed paintings, mixed media works, photography, and more. This year's theme focused on Size Does Matter.
amfAR Gala, the unofficial kick-off to New York Fashion Week, honored Lee Daniels and Stefano Tonchi. The evening, which was Taraji P. Henson, included a special performance by Halsey.
Delta Air Lines, the official Grammy Awards airline partner, presented an intimate performance featuring first-time Grammy-nominated artist Julia Michaels at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan. Guests included Katie Holmes, Rita Ora, Lea Michele, Nick Cannon, Troye Sivan, Vanessa Hudgens, and more.
Artists Dan Rizzie and Susan Lazarus-Reimen shared their secrets of printmaking at the second iteration of the weekly "A Night Out With..." series at Golden Eagle Artist Supply's Studio 144 on North Main Street in East Hampton. Guests were fascinated by the techniques revealed, from choosing paper, carefully tearing (not cutting) it to size, chine collé, applying colors to properly cranking the Etching Press. As always, dinner with the artists followed next door at Nick & Toni's Restaurant.
Martin and Jean Shafiroff opened their Manhattan home to Southampton Animal Shelter supporters during a special benefit, "Beat the January Blues" Cocktails.
The Officers and Members of the Montauk Fire Department's Engine Company No. 2 had mixed feelings of nostalgia and pride at Saturday's retirement event. But this time it was not a person retiring, it was the Department's International Rescue Truck, which has served them so well since 1992. Although the life expectancy of a vehicle of this type is usually 15 to 20 years, according to MFD Chief Vincent Franzone, parts availability has recently become an issue, and it was time. The proud part of the occasion was the unveiling of the new "RESCUE 2" Truck, nicknamed "Bright Eyes", after the MFD's very first rescue vehicle. The new "Bright Eyes" is well equipped to respond to any type of rescue scene--Heavy, Dive, Collapse, Confined Space, Extrication, etc. No space is wasted in the latest in vehicle designs. Slide out "drawers", accessed from the outside, are able to support the heavy (up to 1,000 pounds) weight of the rescue components. The Department is looking forward to many years with RESCUE 2.