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Hamptons in Style at Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon by Ticket2Events



The hottest happening in the Hamptons took place on July 29 at  Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon by Ticket2Events.

The sizzling soiree of the season returned in grand style all to benefit the Bobby Zarin Memorial Trust. Produced by celebrity event planners Sean Koski and Brian Kelly, the event featured a  activations including a pop-up from Jill Zarin and daughter Ally’s lifestyle brand Jill & Ally, Shirmpys Burrito Bar, Fly Business, Royce & Rocket, Quilted Koala, Beachwaver, and more.

Royce & Rocket

Jill’s star-studded friends all joined Haart in Southampton at Thomas Halsey Homestead and  included LuAnn de Lesseps, Margaret Josephs, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Cynthia Bailey, Kristen Taekman, Jennifer Fessler, and more. Additional guests included Julia Hart, Candace Bushnell, Alexander Hankin, Joey Sasso, Jordan Emanuel, Serena Pitt, and more.

The Bond Society

At the one-of-a-kind luncheon experience, guests were treated to a day of glamor as they participated in complimentary on-site activations performed by top tier brands. The event featured a gifting suite, dubbed the beauty bar, included giveaways from brands such as RéVive, Advocare, Floafers, FabFitFun, Makeup Eraser, Safely, Prolon Coola, X08 Skincare, New Chapter, Qunol Gummies and Nippies the original nipple cover. The Beauty Bar will also feature on-demand wellness services from Beachwaver, nail bar by Freshcoat and Sania’s Brow Bar, complimentary consultation with celebrity injector to the stars, Jennifer Anne Di Landro of Dolce Aesthetics NY and more. Taking guests to the skies this year, there was a travel hub featuring Fly Business, a private aviation company who offered domestic and international flights and pop-up shops from Royce & Rocket, Angela Horton Resort, Kaleiya Kaleidoscope Co and luxury jewelry from Carelle- Meticulously handcrafted in NYC using the world’s finest materials. Also onsite, books were signed from Emberli Pridham’s A Real Life Fairy Tale. Friends of Jill Zarin and Ticket2Events, Heather Rouffe at Atlas Event Rentals made the trip from Palm Beach to The Hamptons to showcase the event rentals for the entire event as well as the BarBarbies luxury bartending & cockatil catering! Guests were also treated to New Beauty’s TestTubes- the next generation of beauty sampling showcasing full size products.


To keep guests cool Ticket2Events curated a rosé bar by Hamptons Water, Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, Origen Holistic Spirits, and a hydration station that will feature their choice of newly launched flavors from LaCroix, Smart Water,  Acqua Panna Boxed Water or Odyssey Elixir . A taste of the Hamptons will be available too and will feature fare from Goldbergs, Shirmpys & Pizza making station by Dolce & Gelato Catering,  Ruby Murrays, and more.

Jill & Ally’s brand showcase their latest products, which now includes Pickleball paddles, the latest addition to the mother daughter duo’s successful collection of masks, home decor, and candles too. Making its debut at the event in The Hamptons this summer was Jill Zarin Beauty.

Sean Koski, Brian Kelly, Margaret Josephs, LeeAnne Locken, Jill Zarin, Luann de Lesseps, Jennifer Fessler, Kristen Taekman, Cynthia Bailey, Bruanwyn Windham

Jill Zarin’s Luxury Luncheon also treated guests to the most talked about gift bag that is now valued up to $5,000 made by Quilted Koala & Natural Life and will include all of summer’s “must have” products noticed in newly launched Hamptons Storyboard magazine which was transported from Palm Beach to the Hamptons with the help of Roadway Moving. Anticipated products include items from Safely,, Banilo Co, Xo8 Skincare, Athena Club, SkinMedica, NewBeauty Magazines, NewBeauty TestTubes, FabFitun, Grande Lash, Nutrafol, V-Spot Media Spa, Beachwaver, Jill & Ally, ProLon, Floof Dog wipes and more.

Here is to truly the most amazing event of the summer!

Photos by BFA Madison McGaw

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.


Happy Chanukah Day 4 Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Explains The Holiday



Mayim Bialik

The “Big Bang Theory” actress and Hanukkah ambassador Mayim Bialik new YouTube video breaks down myths and facts about the holiday of lights.

Bialik, known for her role as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” released this  video 4 years ago. This video has earned over 13K million views.

Thought Hanukkah was all about the presents? False. Pajamas, calendars, stickers, socks, chocolate coins and spinning tops are all fair game for gifts but it’s about so much more than presents.

“It’s about finding light in darkness, about facing adversity, it’s about fighting for what you believe,” Bialik explains. These are the real presents of Hanukkah.”

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EGEYAPI GLOBAL Opens New Headquarters in Heart of Miami’s Design District




EGEYAPI GLOBAL has officially open their new international headquarters in the heart of Miami’s Design District.

A VIP event hosted by visionary developer Cagri Kanver took place in early December 2023 with notable attendees from the realms of real estate development and the investment community. Powered by Red Connect, which is a real estate development networking event organization, and VV Global Partners for Podcasting, the invite-only list was a bevy of Who’s-Who in the Florida real estate industry.

The event in the 2,000 square foot interior space celebrated the groundbreaking work of EGEYAPI GLOBAL and their revolutionary concept to make the work-life balance something finally achievable. Offering a more sustainable office model that provides a launching pad for consistent high-quality developments, the coveted collection of work byEGEYAPI GLOBALsets an unrivaled level of consumer gratification as displayed in the office building that is replicated after the most comfortable and luxurious home environment.

Positioned in the heart of Miami Design District, the workspace captures the flow of positive energy. Gone are the days of cramped cubicles and sitting in traffic for hours to get to a stuffy building to slave away between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

The business space offers a warm and hospitable atmosphere that thrives off an open-air design concept in a well-positioned home. Elaborate decor is showcased with an expansive creative collection of artworks throughout the property.

Guests attending the event were able to view this visionary space and enjoy live music, thrilling conversations and networking along with award-winning small bites from the design district’s renowned El Turco Turkish Food during this grand soiree.

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Happy Chanukah Day 3: Food For Thought



A Chanukah menu includes potato pancakes, fried, of course, in lots of oil. Sweet cream cheese rugelach. Strawberry-jam-filled doughnuts (sufganiyot), covered in powdered sugar. Fried apple fritters. Cheese-filled doughnuts fried in oil and dipped in honey and Cheese blintzes. Chanukah food traditions have their origins in the first years that the holiday was celebrated, and are meant to remembrances of certain miracles associated with the reason for Chanukah. 

The first is the miracle of oil. One day’s supply of oil lasted for eight days. Mystically, both the menorah and the oil used to light it are associated with Chochmah, and the war between the Greeks and the Jews.

The word shemen, Hebrew for oil, contains the same letters as shemoneh, eight, the number of days that the miracle of the oil lasted. 

The dairy is to honor a young woman named Yehudis. During the war against the Greeks, she fed a Greek General salty cheeses so that he would become extremely thirsty and brought him wine to drink. He fell asleep, she killed him. The Greek army fell into disarray and fled. Thus the dairy in the meals.

Gluten Free Latkes

Be sure to use high-heat oil, which will help keep things from burning. Pay attention to the temperature of the oil—keep it between 325° and 350° F—

Makes 24 latkes

Frying time: 6 to 8 minutes

  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • ½ cup superfine brown rice flour
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces safflower or other high-heat vegetable oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 170° F or your preferred keep-warm setting. Line a baking sheet with layers of paper towels.
  2. Peel the potatoes. Using a grater attachment, grate all the potatoes and onion together. Alternate, if grating by hand, coarsely grate half of the mixture and finely grate the other half, then combine the two mixtures in a large bowl.
  3. Line a colander with a clean dish towel. Place the potato mixture in the lined colander. Squeeze to get the liquid out. It will be messy, but keep going or the latkes will be greasy and not as light.
  4. Place the potato mixture in the bowl and add the flour, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Fill a skillet with ¼ inch of oil. Heat the oil until a tiny bit of the mixture sizzles when dropped in. Maintain an oil level that is ¼ inch deep with a temperature of 325° to 350° F at all times.
  6. Scoop ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, flatten to 4 inches in diameter, and fry over medium heat until nicely browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more.
  7. Place the finished latkes on the paper towel–lined baking sheet. Place the sheet in the oven to keep warm while finishing up the other latkes.
  8. Serve the latkes warm, topped with applesauce and/or sour cream.

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Happy Chanukah Day 2: Light One Candle With The Carney’s



“Light One Candle” is a song by the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. This popular Chanukah song was performed in concerts starting in 1982 at Carnegie Hall, before recording it for their 1986 studio album No Easy Walk to Freedom.

At The Carney’s concert in 2019 I was introduced to this song. Reeve as a young child was part of the children’s choir to sing back up at Carnegie Hall.

I feel in love with the lyric and sentiment so from T2C to you we wish you a happy Hanukkah

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Head To The The Algonquin Hotel For Some Holiday Cheer



As we head into the holiday season, The Algonquin Hotel’s December event lineup is open to both hotel guests and New York City locals. The hotel will spread holiday cheer with a variety of festive performances, cocktails, and experiences including:

  • Cocoa and Carols Happy Hour: Daily, 5-8PM, Every evening this December, all are invited to enjoy Specialty Cocoa while Christmas carols chime at the Blue Bar. Drinks will include Mexican Hot Chocolate spiked with mezcal
  • KT Sullivan Cabaret:  December 5th, 12th and 19th, Sullivan will perform her iconic Christmas Cabaret. As noted by The New York Times, Sullivan is a thrilling Off-Broadway performer with over eight published albums
  • Rocco Dellaneve’s Rat Pack Christmas: December 7th, 14th and 21st, Rocco Dellaneve will perform iconic songs from the Rat Pack Christmas album with special inclusions of Santa with Sinatra, Rocco of the Snow, Rudolph and the Rat pack
  • The Serafina’s and Broadway Vocalists: December 8th, 15th and 22nd, enjoy the high kicking – precision line dancing Christmas tradition around The Algonquin tree. The Serafina’s will be available for pictures and autographs from 6pm to 7pm, followed by special Broadway vocalists

A portion of proceeds from all events will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Beyond the December events, The Algonquin Hotel is located in a prime position nestled in the heart of Times Square and Fifth Avenue, making it the perfect launchpad for a New York City holiday experience. The hotel is a historical jewel that emphasizes the importance of making unique, storied experiences. Since its opening in 1902, The Algonquin Hotel is famous for its timeless style and desire to honor the literary and cultural elite. The distinguished Round Table Restaurant and Blue Bar offer tasteful dining inclusions and curated cocktails that are sure to excite everyone.

Photo credit: The Algonquin Hotel, Autograph Collection


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