MACY’S HERALD SQUARE AND SEIKO WELCOMED TENNIS CHAMPION NOVAK DJOKOVIC
On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 customers and fans were invited to Macy’s Herald Square in New York City for a special meet and greet with tennis champion Novak Djokovic. The first 100 customers that morning were able to meet and snap a photo with the star athlete. Customers who made a Seiko Luxe watch purchase were able to get a fast pass to skip the line and received a special gift.
Macy's Herald Square and SEIKO Host Tennis Star
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Writer: Yerelyn Cortez Hidalgo
On Monday, July 30th, 2019 Citi Taste of Tennis for the 1st time Heated Up Washington, D.C. at The Hamilton Live with an array of chefs serving up delicious tastings and experiences with international tennis stars!!!
The first Annual premier tennis and culinary event, Citi Taste of Tennis, brought together international tennis stars and D.C. area chefs together at Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. Coinciding with the Citi Open Tournament, Citi Taste of Tennis was also the official Citi Open Player Party benefiting the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.
D.C. area chef, Edward Lee, World No. 22 Hyeon Chung, and World No. 17 Naomi Osaka served up barbeque brisket and spicy rice cakes at the event among other food served by notable DC area chefs. In addition, Chef John Mooney from New York City supported the 1st annual D.C. event by participating with his team and showcasing a delicious lobster taco which left you salivating for more. He owns New York City restaurant Bell Book & Candle where Mooney was named a 2011 StarChefs.com Rising Star Sustainability Chef. He currently has a D.C. restaurant in the Union Market complex that will continue showcasing his commitment to responsibly sourced cuisine.
Some of the tennis stars in attendance at the 1st annual culinary and tennis experience were as follows:
*Alexander Zverev (World #3) and winner of both Citi Open '17 & '18 entertained the crowd by being guest DJ for part of the evening.
*Naomi Osaka (World #17), Japanese rising tennis star graced us with her presence and partook on culinary tastings with the chefs.
*Marcelo Melo, (World #10) * Mike Bryan, Wimbledon Doubles Champion (World #1 Doubles)
*Hyeon Chung, Australian Open semifinalist (World #22) *Frances Tiafoe, rising tennis star and Maryland native (World #45)
*Bethanie Mattek-Sands *Lauren Davis
Citi Taste of Tennis kicks off major tennis tournaments throughout North America. The event has garnered a lot of press and travels the country to key cities such as Indian Wells, CA, Miami, FL, New York and now Washington, D.C. is produced by none other than AYS. AYS has also produced this event in global markets. The team includes Judi Lerner (President), Penny Lerner (CEO), Brian Hester (VP), Lisa Marie Vargas (Events & Partnerships) and Grace Dollarton (PR & Social Media). Their team with over 60 years of experience combined have created events and hospitality initiatives.
CITI TASTE OF TENNIS Washington, D.C. will be back at The Hamilton Live this summer on Monday, July 29, 2019. To purchase tickets, click here.
CITI TASTE OF TENNIS NYC served your evening with an unbelievable experience at the renowned Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. This event is an unbelievable experience for the culinary or tennis enthusiast alike. This year's event will also be held at Cipriani Midtownon Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.
For more information or to purchase tickets to Citi Taste of Tennis in upcoming cities, please visit http://www.cititasteoftennis.com
AVANTS CLASSICS ON THE GREEN
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Sunday, June 11, 2023 1PM - 6PM
May 16, 2023
Get Ready, Set and Experience Avants Classics on the Green at the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle Amphitheatre in Woodinville, Washington. The event is being held on Sunday, June 11th, 2023 from 1PM - 6PM.
Enjoy gourmet food, fine wine and classical music while experiencing an exquisite display of rare and vintage automobiles set on their beautiful grounds. All ticket prices include drink tickets for three glasses of wine. Food will be available for purchase from local restaurant partners.
All ages welcome. Tickets for children ages 5 and under are not required when attending with an adult ticketholder. Price per adult is $75.00 and $65.00 for Club Members.
Check out the video/reel below from last year's event.
For more information, please visit Avants Classics on the Green or click here.
To get a sense of the incredible visuals and how the evening unfolds, here is the 2022 official video of LeDîner en Blanc–New York.
House of Gucci New York Film Premiere held at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday, November 16, 2021 (MGM). The official after-party took place at the Top of The Standard Hotel aka The Boom Boom Room.
Release Date: November 24, 2021
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.
Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence
Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, with Salma Hayek and Al Pacino
Directed By: Ridley Scott
Produced By; Ridley Scott, p.g.a., Giannina Scott, p.g.a., Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a., Mark Huffam, p.g.a
Executive Produced By: Aidan Elliott, Marco Valerio Pugini, Megan Ellison, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth
May 15, 2023
On Wednesday, May 17th at 7:30PM Pacific Standard Time join the Seattle Arts & Lecture to enjoy a conversation with legendary actor and best-selling author Tom Hanks about his first novel, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, about the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film—and the humble comic books that inspired it.
All tickets, with the exception of a limited number of Pay What You Can tickets, include a copy of The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, shipped to the ticket holder’s door by their partner bookstore, Third Place Books.
Tom Hanks has won Academy Awards for best actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He has starred in, among many other films, Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Catch Me If You Can, Captain Phillips, Bridge of Spies, Sully, Toy Story, The Post, and It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He is also the author of a best-selling collection of stories, Uncommon Type.
If you don't live in Seattle or are unable to attend the live event, you can still enjoy the event by attending online.
Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
For more information and tickets, please click here: A Conversation With Tom Hanks at SAL
The red carpet at The Beacon Theatre. Photos by Nick Ford from 40 Visuals.
Photo credit: US Open
Writer: Yerelyn Cortez Hidalgo
May 15, 2023
Tennis is back and stronger than ever at The US Open in Queens, New York from August 28th through September 10th, 2023. The 2023 US OPEN FAN WEEK will take place from Tuesday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 27th. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center grounds are free and open to the public featuring a variety of fun, tennis-centric events and activities for the whole family. While the US Open Qualifying Tournament anchors the week, each day has its own featured event that you won’t want to miss!
Tickets for the 2023 US Open go on sale soon with American Express Early Access beginning on Tuesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 3rd. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, June 5th at 9 a.m. ET. For more information about the US Open 2023 as well as ticket purchase, click here.
The US Open is having an array of options for tennis aficionados to choose per their liking and budget. What options can a tennis attendee expect, well they are in for a treat with an array of selections still available for purchase. It's not just a regular ticket, The US Open has stepped it up and creating the Luxury Suites and Hospitality Experiences to partake while watching the US Open. The options to choose from include:
1. The Overlook at the US Open - An indoor-outdoor contemporary, social oasis overlooking the US Open grounds.
2. 1968 Room - An exclusive lounge situated within the Overlook, the 1968 Room is the pinnacle of US Open access and hospitality offering a stylish, intimate space for private dining.
3. Courtside Premier - This is the pinnacle hospitality experience at the US Open featuring prime courtside seating in the front rows, elevated food & beverage, behind the scenes access, and dedicated service throughout your time at the tournament.
4. Luxury Suites - Private exterior balcony & interior lounge within Arthur Ashe Stadium offers prime viewing and an unparalleled experience.
5. American Express® Center Court Club - An all-inclusive, expansive court-facing suite offered on an individual seat basis for full series and weekly packages.
6. Private Hospitality Space - A customizable private lounge located within the Overlook at the US Open.
7. Player Cafe Courtside Club - A unique, all-inclusive private event space within the Player Cafe that includes Full Bar and In-Seat Service from courtside seats (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT FOR 2023)
8. Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours - Official Travel Partner of the USTA and the US Open.
Photos and more information of each luxury experience can be seen below.
For more information about the different luxury experiences at The US Open this year, click here.
Romance Reigns as 30 U.S. Cities- -80 Worldwide–Host Legendary All White Pop-Up Culinary Experience at an Undisclosed Locale...
The lelegendary all white French-inspired pop-up dinner has become THE culinary event of the year in the U.S. and cities around the world. A one-of-a-kind global phenomenon, this year over 130,000 food lovers, cultural enthusiasts and fashionistas will gather at an iconic secret locale in 80 cities spanning 30 countries. To preserve spontaneity and secrecy, the elegant dinner takes over iconic public spaces whose locations are revealed at the last minute to the delight of thousands of guests.
New York will host the wildly popular annual event on July 17th for the 9th consecutive year. Over 5500 guests dressed head-to-toe in chic white will gather at a spectacular undisclosed location to dine and dance under the stars. Launched in France 31 years ago, Le Dîner en Blanc exploded in popularity after its 2011 U.S. debut in New York with requests to host it pouring in from around the world.
The event has become a beloved tradition throughout the U.S. This year 30 cities will host Le Dîner enBlanc, and there will be three US premieres: Fort Lauderdale, Harford and Raleigh. Internationally two cities have joined the party this year: Havana (Cuba) and Guatemala City (Guatemala). While new cities join the adventure every year, in many cities, Le Dîner en Blanc has become THE social gathering of the year.
Le Dîner en Blanc is by invitation only, traditionally issued by friends and friends of friends who have participated in the past. Another means of attending is via the often-extensive wait lists in each city–in New York in 2018 there were 64,000 people on the wait-list.
Every summer in cities around the world, thousands of people dressed in head-to-toe white first gather at specific rallying points. Guided by local volunteers, these groups then descend on one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor public settings, either on foot or by other organized means of transportation. They bring everything they need for an elegant soirée in tow, including folding table and chairs, gourmet picnic food, fine china, silverware, and white tablecloth. Over the course of the evening, the guests eat and celebrate amid live music and dancing. Many spend weeks in advance planning their menus and their elaborate white ensembles! The cause uniting thousands: camaraderie, plain and simple.
Guests dine on their own specially curated meals such as lobster, charcuterie, cheese platters, baguettes and desserts, many dishes as opulent as their attire. Le Dîner en Blanc offers guests the ultimate opportunity to express their unique fashion and design style. Originality is encouraged; the creative outfits, fantastical hats, and decorative table settings are always a fabulous spectacle. It’s an Instagram lover’s dream--some participants dress as Marie Antoinette with lavishly detailed gowns and wigs. Other ensembles include gowns embellished with string lights, fairy wings, silk tuxedos, dapper sailor suits, powdered wigs, enormous picture hats and headpieces. The elaborate white table centerpieces range from a miniature carousel centerpiece with each horse carrying a white or silver cupcake to birds in white cages and paper lanterns affixed with LED lights and candelabras.
Christine Tripoli of Looking Glass Events Group and Peter Kohlmann of PEKO Productions are the co-hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc New York this summer with Linda Davis and Kaitlin Davis of The Davis Group. Davis, who serves as host in four U.S. cities, says the Big Apple holds a special place in her heart. She explains, “LeDîner en Blanc first debuted in New York before expanding to other U.S. cities and guests here have developed an extraordinarily passionate bond with the event. They bring a glamour and elegance—along with preparing amazing repasts—that make this an incomparable night in New York. I am thrilled to be a part of such a magical evening again.” Participation in this unique event happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members from the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees; and Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list. Guests can register now at newyork.dinerenblanc.com/register.
To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as stay true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules: Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions.This is a rain or shine event. Dress code:elegant and white only. Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful. Table setting: All white! Champagne and/or wine. Beer and hard liquor prohibited. The alcohol laws and regulations for most states, including New York, do not allow guests to bring their own alcohol. Guests who wish to enjoy some wine or Champagne must reserve online through their caterer website. However, guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.
To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until the last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer. In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to clean their area, and leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.
To keep up to date on Le Dîner en Blanc NYC, visit newyork.dinerenblanc.com #dinerenblanc #DEBNYC2019 #dinerenblancnyc
About Le Dîner en Blanc: Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fueling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair.
The World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and
Atlas Entertainment’s “Suicide Squad” held at The Beacon Theatre and After-Party at Skylight at Moynihan Station
On Monday, August 1st, 2016 The World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment’s “Suicide Squad” took place at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. The film screening was an invitation only event as well as radio station winners and Midtown Comics guests. The after-party followed to an invitation only crowd at Skylight at Moynihan Station.
At the premiere's red carpet actors from the film included: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Jim Parrack, Ike Barinholtz, Common, director/screenwriter David Ayer; producers Chuck Roven, Richard Suckle; executive producer Geoff Johns and soundtrack music artists.
From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”).
Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC, the film also stars Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.
This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.
House of Gucci official trailer (EPK).
Photo Credit: Dave Allocca/StarPix
Seattle Arts & Lecture (SAL) Presents
A Conversation with Tom Hanks
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 7:30 pm PST
House of Gucci New York Film Premiere
Jazz at Lincoln Center held on
Wednesday, November 16, 2021 (Release Date: Nov 24, 2021)
Writer: Yerelyn Cortez Hidalgo
On Saturday, May 18, 2019 The Stronach Group hosted for the 4th year an epic luxury experience for VIP guests to partake during the 144th Preakness Stakes by having a VIP Chalet for guests to enjoy the full day event. The VIP event was hosted by Belinda Stronach who's named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, and one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Business Women.
Guests included actors, athletes, business executives, community stakeholders, government officials, racing industry elites, renowned chefs, socialites, singers, performers, and TV personalities. Guests at the VIP Chalet were able to enjoy spectacular finish line views from the two-story glass chalet located next to the Winner’s Circle. It certainly was the place to be as not only locals experienced the delightful event but people traveled from the US and internationally to be part of the activities.
The 144th Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown and the signature race in the state of Maryland was celebrated by 131,256 guests. The total handle on Pimlico's 14-race program was a record-breaking $99.8 million, surpassing the $93,655,128 million wagered in 2018.
War of Will, Jockey Tyler Gaffalione, trainer Mark Casse, and owner Gary Barber, finished first in the 144th Preakness Stakes, completing the 1 3/16-mile race in 1:54:34 minutes. Everfast finished second and Owendale took third. We can't overlook on the jockey-less horse Bodexpress, perseverance to complete the race whom stole the show during the last race by continuing to race the full course and complete it without finishing last.
“The 144th Preakness Stakes surpassed our expectations thanks to the horsemen and fans who came to celebrate this grand Maryland tradition,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President. “It makes for an unforgettable day of entertainment when you combine the world’s top performers with the best Thoroughbred horses and jockeys at one of the most celebrated sporting events. The Preakness is second to none.”
Some of the notable entertainment guests included:
ATHLETES & SPORTS INDUSTRY GUESTS:
Here are some fashionable notes and insights we can't overlook during the event and share away:
More than 20,000 fans flocked to InfieldFest, a full day festival featuring an all-star lineup of performances by artists including Norwegian superstar, Kygo, rap artist, Logic, GRAMMY Award winning producer and DJ Diplo, Billboard Music Awards Top New Artist winner Juice WRLD, Australian House and Techno producer FISHER and rising star on the Billboard Canadian charts Frank Walker. It truly was a full-house at InfieldFest with an excited captivating audience enjoying the music, food, atmosphere and performers during the steamy hot day. Look out for our separate coverage regarding InfieldFest.
The Stronach Group VIP Red Carpet, Imagery Credit: Paul Morigi / Getty Images The 144th Preakness Stakes, Imagery Credit: Daniel Swartz
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