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Sensible Socialite – Winter Wonderland All Over Town

Sensible Socialite – Winter Wonderland All Over Town

It has been a season for winter wonder and fun. From fashion to art to good causes it has been a perfect season.

In Williamsburg, the lovely style icon Patricia Field hosted a party for artist Ben Copperwheat at the soon-to-be-opened Bar Schimmi at Schimanski in Williamsburg on Saturday, March 11th.  Owner Eddie Dean and the bar’s designer Sana Bindra welcomed over 100 guests to the sneak preview including fellow artist Kevin McHugh and actor Dean Winters.  Copperwheat’s pop art, featuring the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joan Rivers and Madonna, will hang on Bar Schimmi’s walls for the next two months.

In fashion, Fortuna, which is the world’s only no-risk fine jewelry auction, will present antique, estate and diamond jewelry as well as objects d’art. “Spring Jewels” will feature pieces from top designers including Cartier, Tiffany & Co., David Webb, Rolex and many others. A pair of Burmese Sugarloaf Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Earrings ($50,000-$70,000) will be up for auction as well as a David Webb Platinum, Gold and Diamond bracelet ($15,000 – $20,000).

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For fundraising, Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) held its third annual Chairman’s Council Dinner on at FINDLAY Galleries. Hosted by HDRF Founder & Chair Audrey Gruss, the dinner honored top donors who have helped the Foundation grow into a national leader in advanced depression research. The dinner was co-hosted and underwritten by James R. Borynack, Chairman and CEO of Findlay Galleries, and Adolfo Zaralegui, Vice President of Findlay Galleries. Chairman’s Council Co-Chairs William Flaherty, Susan Lloyd and Scott Snyder rounded out the leadership of the event.

Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 500 pieces of memorabilia from film, television, music and sports at their Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA.  There will be a preview from 9-11am PT with the live auction beginning at 11am PT.

The auction includes costumes and props from the Back To The Future franchise such as the famous Hoverboard, the Star Trek franchise, Star Wars, Deadpool, Nine, Patriots Day, Café Society, The Natural, Battlestar Galactia, and Bozo The Clown among others.  Rare music memorabilia including items from The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Woodstock and We Are the World will also be auctioned off, as well as sports memorabilia from Muhammad Ali, The Knicks, The New York Jets and more. For more information, please visit or


In film, the cast and crew of co-director Eshom and Ian Nelms’ SMALL TOWN CRIME chased away any hint of gloom with a rollicking, exuberant cocktail reception at A-List Communications’ popup Supper Suite at SXSW. Guests enjoyed Maestro Dobel® Tequila’s signature Black Diamond Margaritas with Hawaiian black salt and the “Dobel South by Supper Suite” cocktails and The Family Coppola’s Diamond Collection wines–Pavilion Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and the winery’s flagship red Bordeaux blend, Claret.  While cast members signed the film poster, they snacked on pulled pork tacos, crab balls, buffalo wings and mini steak taquitos.

In the film SMALL TOWN CRIME, written and directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms, “An alcoholic ex-cop (Hawkes) finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer but unwittingly puts his family in danger and gets caught up with several dark characters along the way.

Photo Credit is Julian Cassady of Bar Schimmi

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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.

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