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Wednesday night, DKMS raised over $4.7 million at its annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street. Hosted by Tom Brokaw, the event honored blood cancer survivor Bob Cusimano, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The evening featured an unbelievable performance by Seal.
The highlight of the evening came when blood cancer survivor, 11-year-old Carson Lenington and his family met Carson’s donor Luke Beckett for the first time on-stage.
DKMS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer. Founded in 1991 in Germany by Dr. Peter Harf, DKMS has expanded internationally in recent years by establishing entities in the US, Poland, the UK and Chile. Today, DKMS has over 850 employees who have helped register over 8.6million potential stem cell donors and provided more than 74,000 patients with a second chance at life.
Last night, Grey Goose took over New York City happy hour with Jamie Foxx, Shrill’s Aidy Bryant, and SNL’s Colin Jost to treat unsuspecting bar-goers to surprise comedy performances and complimentary cocktails. Jamie Foxx announced his forthcoming comedy tour to the adoring crowd, revealing for the first time that his return to the stage will be titled, “Kill the Comedian.”
The bar takeovers officially launched the super premium vodka brand’s new global platform Live Victoriously, which focuses on treating yourself like you are the special occasion and celebrating life’s small, everyday moments – including an after-work Tuesday happy hour – just as you would life’s big milestones.
Foxx invited members of the crowd to join him behind the bar so they could try their hand at freestyle rapping, continuously referring to the spontaneous musical segment as, “Grey Goose Idol.”
The A-List comedians surprised the after-work crowd at The Times Square EDITION hotel bar, at Brooklyn hotspot Extra Fancy, and at Financial District favorite Underdog. After posing as bartenders for the night and serving up a few rounds of Grey Goose cocktails, Foxx, Bryant, and Jost turned the bars into stages and performed spontaneous stand-up comedy routines.
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Last night’s was an intimate affair at the Ruinart Champagne and New Museum dinner, in which landscape designer Lily Kwong received the Ruinart Artistic Innovation Award. The dinner honored Lily as well as Xin Liu and Gershon Dublon of creative studio Slow Immediate. They are all members of NEW INC — the New Museum’s cultural incubator, which is supported by Ruinart as part of its longstanding dedication to the Arts since its founding in 1729 as the first established Champagne House.
Lily was chosen to receive the Ruinart Artistic Innovation Award for her dedication to sustainability and her game-changing approach to using living flora and fauna as an artistic medium. In tandem with the award, she will receive a grant by Ruinart to aid in her ongoing artistic endeavors.
Notable attendess include designer Joseph Altuzarra, actor Nick Kroll, DJ Mia Moretti, artist/designer Marina Testino, photographer Jill Greenberg, stylist Rushka Bergman, photographer Luke Shadbolt and designer Max Poglia, among others. Throughout the evening they enjoyed Ruinart’s beloved champagnes, which includes the first-ever Rosé champagne.
On Monday, April 8th, The New York Academy of Art hosted their 24th annual TriBeCa Ball at the Academy’s Franklin Street building honoring artist Brian Donnelly aka KAWS. The event was produced in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels with bubbly provided by Champagne Bollinger throughout the studio.
The city’s art-world insiders and A-listers including Liev Schreiber, Coco Rocha, Naomi Watts, Brooke Shields, and Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderfull), Donna Karan and more, attended the New York Academy of Art’s TriBeCa Ball. Upon entering, guests were greeted by stilt walkers pouring Champagne Bollinger’s Special Cuvée from magnum sized bottles.
As soon as she arrived, Brooke Shields immediately went over to the character on stilts and watched in admiration as he poured Champagne Bollinger into her glass. Coco Rocha interacted with the stilt walkers as well, even taking the magnum sized Bollinger bottle from them to pose for pictures.
From a magician, stilt walkers, to golden glamour girls meandering throughout the four floors, every room was transformed to honor this year’s theme of “luck,” providing ample nooks and crannies for eager guests to explore.
As the cocktail portion of the evening started to near an end and the staff started to guide guests into the dinner, Brooke Shields took matters into her own hands, grabbed a bottle of Champagne Bollinger’s Special Cuvée, and topped off her glass of bubbly.
This past Tuesday, Mick Jagger and his ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick celebrated their newest project—a ballet set to the music of The Rolling Stones—at The Fleur Room at the top of the all-new Moxy Chelsea hotel. Hamrick, the American Theater Corps de ballet member, kept quiet about which of her beau’s iconic songs will be in the final production.Read More