Monthly Archives: December 2018

Holiday LOOKs with Fashionista – Carina Crain

Style advocate, fashion enthusiast and mom of four with a very successful Instagram @my.stylecrush Photos by ChiChi Ubiña Holiday charity giving: The Crain household is always a whirlwind of activity, with four children, dogs, work and busy lives. The holidays give us all a moment to reflect, and give thanks to the beauty and spirit [...]

Holiday LOOKs with Fashionista – Carina Crain2018-12-19T19:51:23+00:00

Small Bites and Big Dreams: The Secrets of Marc Weber’s Success

By Nancy M. Better Photos by ChiChi Ubiña Food Photography – John Lee Pictures Marc Weber first got behind the stove at the tender age of three – and hasn’t stopped cooking since. “I asked my parents for a Playskool plastic kitchen when I was a toddler,” the Stamford native recalls.  “Soon after that, I [...]

Small Bites and Big Dreams: The Secrets of Marc Weber’s Success2018-12-18T18:28:19+00:00

Faces of Philanthropy Shahryar Oveissi – The Great Connector

  By Michele Graham Photos By ChiChi Ubiña There are those who excel at sports, men who are genius with technology, and guys for whom languages come as second nature. And then there is Shahryar Oveissi, known to friends across the globe as a great connector. In addition to his role as COO of Work Well [...]

Faces of Philanthropy Shahryar Oveissi – The Great Connector2018-12-17T22:46:53+00:00

Faces of Philanthropy – A visit with Holiday Hostess Izabela O’Brien

Photos By ChiChi Ubiña Izabela O’Brien (Mrs. Connecticut America 2015 and Mrs. Connecticut America 2017) founded The Fearless Angel Project in 2014 in honor of her oldest daughter, Alina O’Brien.  Alina was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified. Izabela and her husband Dan were fortunate to have the resources to provide their [...]

Faces of Philanthropy – A visit with Holiday Hostess Izabela O’Brien2018-12-20T14:42:25+00:00

The Ivy Hotel – Baltimore’s New Gem Opens Doors…and Hearts

By Michele Graham Baltimore brings to mind crab cakes, the Orioles and the Ravens, and the esteemed Johns Hopkins University. But take a closer look and you find the historic Mt. Vernon section with its cobblestone streets reminiscent of Boston’s Beacon Hill and a boutique luxury hotel that makes you feel transported to Paris. It [...]

The Ivy Hotel – Baltimore’s New Gem Opens Doors…and Hearts2018-12-13T19:19:39+00:00

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Skiing Indoors, Penguin Hugging, a Louvre, Theme Parks, and the World’s Tallest Building By Anastasia Mills Healy Dubai To get a sense of Dubai, all you need to know is that it has the tallest building in the world and is constructing an even taller one; and it has the world’s biggest mall yet is [...]

Dubai & Abu Dhabi2020-02-28T00:56:47+00:00

Bonhams Brings Two Historic Auctions To its New York House

Art is history. It provides us with a rare glimpse into the past and how it fits into the present. Whether in a glass case in a museum or hanging on the walls of someone’s home, art provides a rare glimpse at the bridging of gaps between time and storytelling. On December 14, Bonhams Modern [...]

Bonhams Brings Two Historic Auctions To its New York House2018-12-10T19:50:22+00:00

The Turning Pointe: A Young Dancer’s Dream Comes True

By Nancy Better Photos By ChiChi Ubiña When Isabella Long’s friends strapped on their backpacks and headed through the doors of Greenwich High School this fall, she wasn’t among the freshman class. Instead, Isabella was tying up the satin ribbons on her pink pointe shoes and preparing for a 40-hour week of intensive [...]

The Turning Pointe: A Young Dancer’s Dream Comes True2018-12-04T21:40:35+00:00

Stop Talking About It. Just Go: Peru

By Susan Farewell Whenever I talk to clients about destinations that are on their “wish lists,” Peru inevitably comes up. Indeed, this is an intriguing country that should be on everyone’s short list.  From the Peruvian Amazon in the northeast (which is home to the densest population of ocelots in the world) to Colca Canyon [...]

Stop Talking About It. Just Go: Peru2018-12-04T20:52:22+00:00