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It’s been a beautiful month.

On Nov. 9, Crystal Minkoff and husband Rob Minkoff as well as Mary Fitzgerald and husband Romain Bennett attended the special screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Julia” presented by IHG Hotels & Resorts.

The 24th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Gala, one of New York City’s much-anticipated Autumn charity events, made its grand return at downtown’s Cipriani Wall Street. Aptly themed Together Again, the 24th Annual fundraiser supported groundbreaking cancer research funded by the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). The Gala raised more than $4,000,000. Known for its history of top-notch live performances, this year’s gala featured a live concert by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit with very special guest artist Warren Haynes.

(Patrick McMullan)

Artist Jacques Lieberman debuted his exhibition “Beyond The Lines And Colors,” with party amongst family and friends. The event and exhibition were held in the studio at 484 Broome Street, New York City, next to the popular MarieBelle Chocolates. “Beyond The Lines And Colors,” is selection of Jacques original artwork from over the last two decades. Guests enjoyed cocktails and MarieBelle chocolates while taking in Jacques’s artwork that was displayed throughout the studio.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife starring Mckenna Grace hit theaters this Friday, November 19. To celebrate, Coca-Cola is dropped an exclusive commemorative bottle of the iconic Hi-C Ecto Cooler! 

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Sony Pics)

“Stranger Things” star Matthew Modine and Katherine Quinn of the Anthony Quinn Estate for a celebrated the book “Anthony Quinn’s Eye: A Lifetime of Creating and Collecting Art.” The lovely night took place at the private residence of 163 East 64th Street, which is currently on the market with Nest Seekers International.

Matthew Modine and Katherine Quinn

Unique and strikingly elegant, the limited Deluxe Edition provides collectors the rare opportunity to explore the remarkably creative life of Anthony Quinn. Designed, printed, and bound with exceptional quality, the edition includes an unpublished self-portrait print by Quinn – suitable for framing – as well as the deluxe edition of Anthony Quinn’s Eye. The distinctive cloth – covered clamshell case that contains both book and print is inlaid with a medallion struck from one of Quinn’s own dies. ln the sumptuous pages of Anthony Quinn’s Eye, “one encounters the world of one of the most interesting men of our time, an actor and artist who never ceased to create compelling work on whatever canvas he chose.’’ So poet and novelist Jay Parini introduces this lyrical collection of over 220 beautifully reproduced photographs.

EDITION Hotels announced its partnership across the US with renowned New York-based multidisciplinary artist, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, for the brand’s 2021 festive tree installation: TIME FOR LOVE. The collaboration will mark the brand’s first national US installation as part of Hovnanian’s Acronym Neon series, at EDITION Hotels properties in New York (Times Square and Flatiron) as well as in Miami Beach and West Hollywood. The installations will stand as a symbol of the rebirth of life, love, and friendship post-pandemic, displaying Hovnanian’s neon TIME FOR LOVE sign at the top of each colorfully decorated tree. 

Proceeds from the tree will support Project Healthy Minds, the millennial-driven mental health nonprofit building the first digital mental health marketplace. Furthermore, the festive season will introduce the TIME FOR LOVE cocktail to the lobby bars at each of the four properties. Upon purchasing the cocktail, guests will be able to select the color that the tree lights up. 

Juicery Harlem by chef Jappy Afzelius, Executive Chef/Partner of TSISMIS officially opened on November 15th. Chef Jappy has partnered husband-and-wife team Sasha Hart— a celebrity DJ who performed at numerous events sharing the stage with the likes of Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. Using a Goodnature Juice Press System, Juicery Harlem highlights cold-pressed juices, innovative smoothies, and juice shots, utilizing nutrient dense fruits and vegetables to produce the best combinations and blending of flavors in the creation of these juices and smoothies.

Pet parent and animal advocate Katherine Schwarzenegger teamed up with BISSELL to launch the new CrossWave® X7 Pet Pro Wet Dry Vac.

(Courtesy Bissell)

Model Nina Agdal hosted a Friendsgiving dinner with Belvedere Vodka for her closest girlfriends in NYC. Nina partnered with Belvedere for the event, even creating her own signature Belvedere cocktail – The Holiday Honey.

(Madison McGaw)

The 31st annual Gotham Awards returned to their pre-pandemic glory on Nov. 29. The Gotham Awards are the first of the season’s awards programs and a harbinger of Academy Awardsâ, Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards hopefuls to come. The awards were held at the prestigious Cipriani Wall Street in downtown New York City, with a full red-carpet gala and over 700 celebrities and industry VIPs in attendance. The event was webcast live on Facebook.

Robert Hall wines returned for its fourth consecutive year as the official wine sponsor of the Gotham Awards, offering the attending stars Robert Hall’s family of Paso Robles, CA wines through the pre-cocktail and dinner ceremony, a renewed in-person opportunity to toast and cheer nominees and award winners. Attendees included tribute honorees, as well as Award nominees including just-announced WINNER Frankie Faison; Michael Greyeyes; Brittany S. Hall; Oscar Isaac; Taylour Paige; Joaquin Phoenix; Simon Rex; Lili Taylor; Tessa Thompson; Emilia Jones; Natalie Morales; Rachel Sennott; Suzanna Son; Amalia Ulman. Additional celebrity guests, presenters and nominees in attendance included Kristen Stewart; Dakota Johnson; Dan Levy; Forest Whitaker; Thandiwe Newton, Jennifer Coolidge; Julianne Moore; Lee Jung-Jae; Helen Hunt; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Rebecca Hall; Rooney Mara; Nicolas Cage; Ruth Negga; Tessa Thompson; and Zazie Beetz, among others.

And coming up on Nov. 30, its Giving Tuesday. Michele Hall Duncan, CEO enCourage Kids Foundation spoke on how to spread the great work of the organization.

“Giving Tuesday is an amazing fundraising opportunity for us and it’s incredible how the concept has grown since it was first created in 2012. Giving Tuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. It’s a powerful example of philanthropy at a grassroots level that has worldwide impact. For the past couple of years, we’ve used it as an opportunity to fundraise for a particular project or program, but this year, we’re broadening our campaign. One thing we’ve learned from our hundreds of partners in the child life community throughout the past 18 months is that their needs vary almost day to day. We’ve been adapting our programming and fundraising efforts to meet those needs, and our social media messaging has been focused on promoting their amazing work and how we support them and the children in their care. So, this year, our Giving Tuesday campaign will amplify that message.”

Here is to a great season!

ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.


Summer Beauty and Wellness for Her




The summer is in full swing and we have some sizzling hot ideas to warm up your wellness and beauty shopping this season.

 Masktini’s Gold Brightening Mask

Skincare trends come and go but there is one goal that will never go out of style: the desire for radiant, glowing skin. This is the only product you need to achieve that timeless glow.

This luxurious metallic mask is formulated with ultra-stable Vitamin C and pomegranate stem cell extract to brighten and calm the skin, providing both instant radiance and long-term results.



Rich with antioxidants, Vitamins A and E, and Omegas 7, 3, and 9, this superfruit works from the inside out to make a woman feel balanced again in her most special place. It penetrates deep into your cells to saturate. After a few months the difference is felt down there as well as in your skin, hair, and nails. It’s good for your whole vibe.

Femininity supplements are a non-hormonal way openly address the many causes of dryness. Femininity offers two products made from wild and organic Himalayan Sea buckthorn berries that pack in Omega 7 plus other essential fatty acids. Choose from Smooth As Silk+ (Vitamin D3 and plant-based Omega-3 DHA) or the OG Smooth As Silk (the unadulterated pure sea buckthorn formulation).


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Is That Our Name Up On That List? Geek Squad Recognizes Suzanna Bowling As Most Engaging Host



We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News named “Live From The Hotel Edison” as one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

Now “The Daily Geek Report” has named host Suzanna Bowling on the list of Most Engaging Hosts. Thank-you so much for recognizing us and thank-you Eileen Shapiro who has helped us get noticed, we are so grateful.

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A Toast to Your Health – Refreshing and Healthy Summer Beverages



Summer is sizzling and we looking to cool off in a healthy and refreshing way. These are our favorite ways to feel healthy and well this season. Glow up and enjoy!


We all want something good for you and good tasting. This delicious energy drink combines the right amount of flavor and fizz with healthier ingredients, natural flavors, and no unhealthy sugar replacements.

This amazing female-founded beverage brand from LIVELY founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant is packed with benefits to create clean energy your way. GORGIE showcases flavors you will simply adore of Paradise Punch, Watermelon Crush, Mango Tango, Peach Tea and Citrus Burst. All drinks are vegan, gluten free, and free from artificial preservatives. Using green tea caffeine with antioxidants, leaf stevia, natural flavors, and fruits and veggies for color you will be impressed with the great energy kick in a can that contains 0 sugar, L-Theanine, Biotin, and B6 + B12 vitamins.

fairlife Nutrition Plan

fairlife Nutrition Plan is designed for on-the go and packed with delicious nutrition to elevate your wellness routine. The 30g of protein per bottle give you the nutritious boost you need and the drinks is available in delicious vanilla and chocolate offerings.

Core Power

Core Power is a wonderful ready-to-drink protein shakes provide high-quality protein, electrolytes, and nutrients that fight post-workout fatigue and work to repair, rebuild and maintain muscle to help you power to your next workout.

Costa Iced Coffee Lattes

Costa Iced Coffee Lattes are perfectly crafted for your busy day.  A convenient, on-the-go format showcases three delicious flavors of Mocha, Caramel and Signature Blend. Each features real cane sugar, dairy milk and 85mg of caffeine from 100% Arabica beans. The fabulous blend are each 150 calories or less, and up to 40% less sugar than most other brands on the market. You will get your perfect summer kick out of this delightful drink.


PWR LIFT​ is an incredibly delicious electrolyte-rich flavored protein water drink, infused with 10g whey protein and B vitamins to help give your body the recovery, strength and hydration it needs with ​no sugar.  Available in four delicious, fruit-forward flavors, Berry Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Blueberry Pomegranate and Orange Mango, PWR LIFT was built to help you refuel the right way.

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Wellness and Beauty in June



June is an amazing month to feel your very best. The sun is shinning and the weather is lovely. Make yourself feel the same kind of bliss with some of our favorite things this month.

Yum Cha Tea Company

With over 250 tea varieties, Yum Cha Tea Company is at the forefront of holistic wellness with its wide assortment of delicious offerings. We fell in love with their incredible Mushroom Tea Collection. Such delicious offerings as Creamsicle Cordyceps, Forestberry Sangria and Cordyceps Chai are both original and scrumptious. Simmer and sip all of their wonderful offerings that promote wellness and comfort as well as help boost immune systems and your mental and physical health.

Nicole and Zac together out of love created this fantastic brand that also has a giveback component.

“We love bees, and we can’t live without them. We know bees are dying all over the world. Our mission is to save the bees through teaching others about how they can help,” they state. “Each year, we allocate funds from sales of all products to pay for the creation of the beehives we plant. We buy and lend gear to new students that want to learn, until they’re interested enough to buy their own. Each yard maxes out at about 25 hives at a cost of about $30 to $50 each (depending on materials and how many boxes are added). During harvest, we bring the community together, provide a honey extractor, wax removers etc so everyone can learn the full process. Students provide their own ball jars, buckets etc so they can take what they want home. We then show the students how to package the excess for retail if they wish. With every purchase, you help make all of the above happen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Visit HERE for more info and to order from this wonderful small business.


Amalgam’s Heal Thy Roots – Hair Growth Oil is a necessity when it comes to haircare and scalp routines that are the foundation for thick, luscious hair.

Rooted in a deep respect for nature’s bounty and a commitment to purity, this vegan, and cruelty-free product is thoughtfully crafted with 23 plant-based ingredients. Made with 100% natural ingredients and free of fragrance and color.

This light-weight pre-wash scalp treatment featuring an exclusive blend of exotic herbs (and zero essential oils, artificial colors, fragrances, or sulfates) is expertly formulated to accelerate new hair growth and control hair loss, leaving hair looking noticeably fuller, thicker, and healthier in a few months. The vegan formula works beautifully on all hair types, including color or chemically treated hair, and is intended for men and women.

For more information, visit HERE.


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The Ultimate Wellness and Beauty Summer Guide



Summer is about to kick off in a gorgeous way.

Our ultimate annual wellness and beauty guide this season has been carefully curated with top editor picks that will bring you bliss. From beauty products to health companies, we have brought together a list of outstanding items that will shine as bright in your life as the summer sun. The time to feel and look remarkable is now.

For a Perfect Summer Glow –

Transform your skin with the power of Glutathione with Auro Skincare. Dr. Nayan Patel ’s newest venture into skincare is right on target to bring you a perfect summer glow. The line showcases products that have potent antioxidants and adaptogens delivered with the Auro GSH Antioxidant Delivery System. Transformative results are set to come your way and there is no better way to discover the power than an introduction to the company’s travel kit which highlights how you can allow your skin to absorb Glutathione and other antioxidants like Vitamin C and Resveratrol in a deeper way than ever before.

Auro Skincare is a protocol of potent antioxidant formulas powered by the patented, first-of-its-kind Auro GSH Antioxidant Delivery System. By combining powerful ingredients and technology, Auro Products penetrate to the deeper layers of your skin providing you with results powered from the inside out.

For a Perfect Summer Smile –

Davids sensitive+whitening nano-hydroxyapatite premium toothpaste with peppermint is the refreshing thing you need for an amazing smile this summer. Harnesses the regenerative power of nano-hydroxyapatite to relieve tooth sensitivity, repair enamel, remove plaque, smooth the tooth surface, and naturally whiten teeth. We love the line that focuses on safe and clean ingredients that are fluoride free and SLS free. The line also carries a great 100% medical grade stainless steel professional tongue scraper designed to lift bacteria and debris quickly to make your tongue and mouth healthier and cleaner.

For Perfect Summer Hair –

Peter Coppola is a fantastic woman-owned company named after the famous stylist who developed keratin systems, Peter Coppola. Offering more than just treatments, the company showcases a vast array of products that you will fall in love with.

Some highlights we love are Total Repair Smoothing Shampoo, which instantly repairs your hair. The deeply moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo weightlessly strengthens, smooths, and restores lackluster locks with a unique blend of Keratin and Ceramides. The protection to combat humidity of the season is fantastic along with color vibrancy throughout the day. We also love the Infusion Anti-Frizz Cream, which keeps hair tidy, shiny and soft-to-the-touch with ultra-lightweight cream. Infusion Anti-Frizz Cream keeps curls under control and cuts blow-dry time while creating a barrier to block humidity for hair that is sleek and smooth until your next shampoo.


NEKKO is a pioneer of scalp and hair treatments geared toward achieving healthy and voluminous results. Believing in the principle that we must not neglect the scalp’s health and vitality; they showcase products that are meant to enrich with a carefully selected blend of plant-based ingredients and amino acids, strengthen and fortify hair and scalp with regular use,

NEKKO Scalp Oil makes a difference for those with a variety of hair issues. Cold-pressed to make for a gentle peeling effect and to purify the scalp, it removes loose dandruff flakes from the hair. This unique formula also works to regulate oily scalps. Delicately cleanses and moisturizes the scalp, which is important so much more in the summer as we expose ourselves to more sweat outdoors. You will love the way your hair feels over a few weeks.

For the Perfect Summer Manicure –

Radiant Cosmetics viral Nail Growth Oil lives up to all the hype.

Founder and TikTok influencer Ruth Ismayelyan and her vegan brand have overwhelmingly captivated beauty enthusiasts for good reason. Her cuticle oil has a unique formulation that after using in a week creates a noticeable difference. Nails look shinny and they start to grow in stronger. The results are really that quick. Nourishing your nails has never been easier and the vitamins in the formula also give a great boost to your overall nail health.

Ruth’s brand has also expanded to lipsticks, lip liners, and lash and brow serums. Products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, vegan, and non-GMO.

Zoya has the perfect polish shades to achieve the classic and beachy vibe for you any day this season. From colors that elevate summer to a product that lasts and shines through with true beauty, we adore everything about this brand.

Shades such as Lillian with a faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish and Lauren with warm, pink-kissed light beige with very fine gold and copper metallic shimmer are our favorites. They are elegant and fun. To add to the joy is the fact that Zoya is non-toxic and cruelty-free.

For Perfect Summer Social Media Posts –

KISS is set to make all your summer social media posts look radiant. The newest lash collection, designed for a “no makeup, makeup” aesthetic with full sets and a brand-new half lash style is perfect for summer. This trend is about flawlessly imperfect lashes, featuring uneven, sparsely distributed lash patterns for a remarkably natural effect.

We love the way they are easy to apply, comfortable, and incredibly easy to apply. The lash lift effect emphasizes a longer and fuller lash look. Best of all the brand is cruelty free, vegan friendly, and good for contact lens wearers.

For a Perfect Summer Body –

Nuebiome is a leading plant-based and bioferment skincare brand dedicated to harnessing the power of nature and science to deliver clean, effective beauty solutions. Formulated with potent botanical extracts and biofermented ingredients, Nuebiome products are designed to nourish the skin while respecting the planet.

We love their Prebiotic Magnesium Muscle Recovery Flakes. They are a combination of magnesium flakes for muscle relaxation, paired with prebiotic bioferments for skin balance. This salt is designed to provide a soothing and restorative experience, promoting well-being and skin vitality. Crafted with 100% magnesium chloride for a relaxing bath or foot soak.

Reveka Skincare’s Tea Tree + Peppermint Body Bar is a perfect way to find balance and beauty for your skin. Developed by a woman named Darlene who understands the deep principles of clean and healthy skincare products through the benefits of topical magnesium, this soap is a gamechanger this summer season. Reveka is crafted with clean ingredients including no preservatives or dyes and are 100% made in the U.S. The rich lather of Reveka’s soap makes it perfect for shampoo, soap, and shaving cream. It’s made with tea tree, peppermint and shea butter and will hydrate your skin to the next level.

And the best part is the Magnesium Chloride from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed. Two weeks of use and you will see the difference ass use promotes new tissue growth and can help alleviate common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.


For Perfect Summer Wellness Sips –

Summer is all about fabulous workout in the sun. Head to the park for a run or do yoga on the beach and know you have a perfect drink to be by your side with PWR LIFT.

The divine taste is refreshing and amps you up for an ultimate session followed by glorious recovery and hydration. This incredible electrolyte-rich, flavored protein water drink is infused with 10g whey protein and B vitamins.  Scrumptious flavors of Berry Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Blueberry Pomegranate and Orange Mango refuel you in a delicious way from head to toe. Help give your body the recovery, strength and hydration it needs with zero sugar and  be grateful to add power to your workout.





Kubo Tea is a great way to get amazing clean energy this summer. Crafted with organic green tea caffeine, their blends offer a revitalizing boost without the crash. With more caffeine than traditional teas and coffee, Kubo Tea activates your metabolism and increases energy levels. We love the taste and the pumped-up vibe without the jitters. It helps you concentrate, and you feel the amped up love during workouts and long summer walks on the beach.

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