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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Whom You Know Celebrates Our 22,000th Post with Donna Degnan, Made in Manhattan! Mover and Shaker Donna Degnan's Navy/White Tweed Moto Jacket and Sheath with Fringe Detail Earn Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation.

It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we know Donna Degnan.
If you're going to have tea at The Ritz-Carlton, you ought to be wearing her fabulous designs made in America, made in New York, made in MANHATTAN~!
(just blocks away from where you'll have tea...)
You should be wearing Donna Degnan for all occasions; her designs range from smart casual to dressy like this and are universally flattering. 
Founded on the pure belief that women should look chic on all occasions, 
The Donna Degnan label has been creating contemporary styles for over a 
decade. With a focus on quality and effortless sophistication, the Degnan 
vision of intelligent design is inherent in every choice: from fabric 
sourcing to fit. Donna Degnan designs speak to the grace and strength of 
women: poised and cool. Effortless, yet never appearing so. 
For spring, Donna Degnan's sophisticated take on the moto jacket in navy 
and white tweed with frayed edge details becomes a chic total look when 
worn with the tweed sheath dress. It is the perfect combination culminating in a polished look of sophistication, understated glamour and class.  The level of detail and craftsmanship employed in each garment is of the utmost quality and this look successfully transitions from day to night effortlessly.  Navy's the new black, and Donna Degnan is the last word in Fashion.
This tweed knit fringed dress is a modern and chic take on the industrial era of fashion. 
Style Number: 9536 P-Z 
Dry Clean Only 
Made in NYC 
This mid-waisted tweed moto jacket replaces your traditional leather moto jacket to give a much structured feel and versatile fitting. 
Style Number: 3984 P-Z 
Dry Clean Only 
Made in NYC 

Donna Degnan
Made in America
The Donna Degnan Collection offers a modern take on fashion that caters to a woman’s attitude rather than a particular age. Each season, the collection is designed to anticipate and incorporate the ever-changing fashion trends, without ever compromising the foundations of classic styling. “There was a void in the market for on-trend clothing designed with sophisticated, quality workmanship”, explains Donna. "As a woman, I was looking for this. As a designer, I decided to create it”. 20 years later, Donna has held true to her vision. The entire collection is designed and produced entirely in New York City, allowing Donna the ability to oversee every aspect of the collection.

"There is nothing louder, to me than an overthought outfit. It’s clear when someone is trying to dress versus just dressing. Simplicity is the most precious of qualities in any design. It keeps the focus on what’s important, you."

Founded on the pure belief that women should look chic on all occasions, The Donna Degnan label has been creating contemporary styles for over a decade. With a focus on quality and effortless sophistication, the Degnan vision of intelligent design inherent in every choice: from fabric sourcing to fit. Donna Degnan designs speak to the grace and strength of women. Poised and cool. Effortless, yet never appearing so.

The Donna Degnan label can be found in many better specialty stores, as well as online. Her work continues to set a precedent for sophisticated women’s fashion and indulgent style. Degnan’s talent for showcasing the best in women began early. After graduating from FIT and working for major retailers, she begun designing her own collection in the late 90’s. Ever since, her collection has been steadfast in filling the void in the market for trendier clothing designed with sophisticated, quality workmanship. The initial purpose honed her aesthetic as a designer.

Known for her classic silhouettes with a modern and contemporary edge, Donna Degnan has become a favorite go to designer for many women across the country. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Donna’s creativity was inspired by her parents and their very successful interior design business. After graduating Fashion Institute of Technology, Donna designed collections for a few major retailers where her tenacious work ethic and talent were noticed. Donna has a very loyal audience of celebrities in television, politics, stage and film. Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville, former Governor Christine Whitman, E News reporter Alicia Quarles and Broadway actress Donna Murphy are just a few spotted in Donna Degnan designs. Donna’s designs have been seen in numerous magazines and websites and recently she was a featured designer for Cotton Incorporated’s major Miami 24 hour Fashion Show 2013. The Donna Degnan label can be found in over 500 better specialty stores including Tootsies in Houston and Dallas TX, Mitchell’s in Westport, CT, Richard’s in Greenwich, CT, Marsh’s in Huntington, NY, Balliet’s in Oklahoma City, OK and Joan Shepp in Philadelphia, PA to name a few.

Donna Degnan’s design studio is located in New York City and she is very proud to manufacture her collections in New York City’s Garment Center. Lulu, Donna’s adorable and feisty “Morkie” dog comes to work with Donna every day and is never too far from her favorite designer.

Whom You Know last celebrated a milestone post, our 21,000th with Belleek of Ireland in 2016:


DAYLIGHT: Mover and Shaker Rita Cosby Interviews Julian Lennon April 2017 in Manhattan Part Two of Two

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On Movers and Shakers, by Arthur O'Shaughnessy

“We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.” 
Thank you Mover and Shaker Charles Kipps for your suggestion


FASHION ALERT: USA DEBUT FOR TIME AWARD, WHITE MILANO’S CONTEST Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner

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WHITE is growing increasingly international. Fly to the States with TIME AWARD, while the June edition of MAN & WOMAN is intensifying the networking activity through worldwide agreements and is getting ready to welcome approximately 40 designers from Northern Europe – thanks to a renewed partnership with THE Copenhagen’s trade show REVOLVER - and approx. 20 more from the new collaboration with Seoul Fashion Week.

Two pivotal stages for Time Award’s trunk shows - the brand accelerator project launched by WHITE in 2015 in collaboration with Camera Italiana Buyer Moda and under the aegis of the Municipality of Milan – which landed in Los Angeles and New York in April 2017. 

Two events that have gathered the consensus of the sector’s insiders who attended the events in the independent stores where the trunk shows designed by the Milanese trade show were staged, thanks to the support by the Minister for Economic Development in collaboration with ITA - Italian Trade Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian businesses. 

The protagonist of the success of the two trunk shows in the States was SSheena, label established by Sabrina Mandelli (winner of the Special Time Award 2016, proclaimed by ITA), who on 20th April presented her spring/summer 2017 collection in Los Angeles, at H LORENZO, one of the most important multi-brand stores worldwide, and on 26th April atHOTOVELI, prized concept store in the heart of New York’s Village.

«Making the most of the creativity, innovation and handicraft tradition of Made in Italy contemporary fashion is the goal ITA wants to pursue with this project, thus involving upcoming brands brought to light at WHITE trade show - so Maurizio Forte, Director of ITA New York. Thanks to ITA support, in June 2016 Time Award’s jury welcomed four international members, out of which two have recently hosted the trunk shows with Ssheena, winner of the ITA Award, so that it can gain visibility and trade opportunities in a market like the USA, which is imperative when it comes to contemporary fashion». 

«Ssheena is a collection endowed with a new-fangled and contemporary feminine flair - comments Luca Adami, Sshena’s Commercial Director – which breaks the boundaries between art and fashion, creating a vibrant aesthetics, modelled between Expressionism and Futurism. A fleeting, and yet daring androgynous femininity, that catches the eye, but does not show off».

Time Award’s next edition will start in September 2017, with the publication of the call for bids and the designation of the jury, consisting of buyers from some of the finest Italian and international stores. 

During the January 2018 edition of WHITE MAN & WOMAN, the 10 finalist brands will be proclaimed and the winners for each category (apparel, accessories, special awards) will be awarded.


NHL Peachy: Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition – May 17, 2017

Home Team in Caps
NASHVILLE 2, Anaheim 1 – NSH leads 2-1

Ryan Ellis notched an assist on the tying goal early in the third period and Roman Josi scored the go-ahead marker with 2:43 remaining in regulation as the Predators extended their playoff home winning streak to 10 games to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final.

* The Predators’ 10-game winning streak in home playoff games – which includes a 6-0 mark at Bridgestone Arena in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs – began in Game 6 of the 2016 First Round vs. ANA. The run marks the 15th instance in NHL history of a team winning at least 10 consecutive home playoff games, with Nashville being the 10th team to accomplish the feat in the League’s expansion era (since 1967-68).

* The Predators joined the Avalanche (11-0 from 1996-97) and Red Wings (10-0 from 1997-98) as the only teams to win at least 10 consecutive home playoff games over the past 28 years.

* Josi, who tallied the first game-winning goal of his playoff career (43 GP), became the seventh player to score a go-ahead goal in the final five minutes of regulation this postseason.

* Josi (5-5—10) and Ellis (4-6—10) each recorded their 10th point of the playoffs to establish a record for points by a Predators defenseman in a single postseason. They share second in the League in scoring among defensemen, with P.K. Subban (1-7—8; t-4th) and Mattias Ekholm (0-7—7; t-7th) also in the top 10.

* Elias notes that the Predators lead the League with 36 points from defensemen in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and have had an NHL-high 36.7% of their points come from the blue line.

Nashville’s victory continued the themes of comeback wins and one-goal margins that have highlighted the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

* Game 2 of the Western Conference Final marked the 46th one-goal game this postseason (73 GP, 63%). The NHL record for one-goal games in a single playoff year is 51, set in 81 contests in 2007 (63%). The Predators improved to 6-2 in one-goal games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while the Ducks fell to 6-3 in such contests.

* The Predators earned their fourth come-from-behind win this postseason, marking the 30th comeback victory overall in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (73 GP, 41.1%). Elias notes that the NHL record for comeback wins in a postseason was set in 1990, when 45 of 85 contests (52.9%) saw the winning team erase a deficit of at least one goal.

David Poile of the Predators, Pierre Dorion of the Senators and Peter Chiarelli of the Oilers were named finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year Award on Tuesday.

Voting was conducted among general managers, a panel of League executives, and print and broadcast media following the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner will be announced at the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 21.

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SHOWTIME Sports will reprise its unprecedented behind-the-scenes documentary series with a second season of ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup. The series, which provides intimate access to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, will premiere on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME with subsequent weekly episodes premiering Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT throughout the pressure-packed postseason.

ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup chronicles the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final with exclusive access to the four final NHL teams – Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins – battling for the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup, one of the oldest and most iconic trophies in sports.

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When teams are tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 3 holds an all-time series record of 205-99, including a 3-2 mark this postseason . . . Corey Perry scored his 35th career postseason goal to tie Teemu Selanne (35) for second place on Anaheim’s all-time playoff list . . . Predators forward Filip Forsberg tied the game with his sixth goal of the playoffs, one shy of tying the franchise record for goals in a single playoff year (Joel Ward: 7 in 2011) . . . Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne allowed one goal against or fewer for the seventh time this postseason (7-0, 0.71 GAA, .974 SV%, 2 SO) . . . The Vegas Golden Knights announced that the Chicago Wolves will serve as their AHL affiliate.

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MOVERS and SHAKERS: Milène Jardine, Founder and CEO of Milène Jardine Chocolatier Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

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Milène Jardine is the founder and CEO of Milene Jardine Chocolatier.  Her passion for creating desserts started as early as she could pick up a cookbook and hand mix sugar into butter. She still remembers the excitement from her first visit to Fauchon on Place de Madeleine as a child. The exquisite display of confections and pastries inspired her to try new recipes and techniques. Her family was supportive of her baking projects, which quickly became holiday favorites. Milène evolved her love of desserts into a small business ten years ago by making chocolate favors, platters, and centerpieces for parties. At the same time, her business skills were developed through her extensive travel and intense training at Macy’s renowned Private Label Fashion Headquarters. 

From an intern to Product Director at Macy’s Merchandising Group, Milène oversaw the development of numerous successful brands. She enjoyed learning both analytical and creative functions as well as international travel to factories in Asia/Africa and trend research in Europe. Extending these trips to personally explore diverse cities and meet inspirational people made her happy. The journeys introduced her to fresh foods and alluring cultures that she incorporated into new dessert recipes. By early 2016, Milène decided to dedicate her time to building her own brand Milène Jardine Chocolatier that aligns with her lifelong fervor for confections and travel. 

Transitioning from her corporate career to starting a new business was one of the most exciting and challenging changes of Milène’s life. She quickly surrounded herself with a network of entrepreneurs and advisors to support her. The experience from her past career helped her find a production facility, source custom packaging, align with key vendors/partners, and sell her first chocolate truffle collection “Live by Love” to business accounts for their customer gifting strategies and events. To better understand the dynamics of working in a commercial kitchen and large scale production, Milène enrolled in The International Culinary Institute’s chocolate workshop. 

Developing the finished product, from the recipes to the packaging, was the most stimulating aspect for Milène. Each flavor was created to retell her favorite travel stories by taking the customer on a journey to a different continent and experiencing a new flavor in life. The styling embodies a modern elegance with a presentation that is simple yet sophisticated. Channeling the power of the west with the compassion of the east, the brand celebrates the beauty and wisdom from both hemispheres. The hope is to spread happiness, unite cultures, and inspire a world to "Live by Love" with each truffle. 

Since launching in November 2016, Milène is thrilled to have built an online shop and service elite businesses such as Spinelli Kilcollin, Roger Vivier, and Fly Victor Private Jets. The chocolates provide companies with a unique gift to connect with their clients, build a relationship, and say thank you for their patronage. In addition to growing sales, Milène believes in the value of sharing her experience as a female entrepreneur to encourage others to follow their passions in life. Growing up, she was not familiar with the opportunities around owning a small business. From podcasts to interviews and school visits, she is eager to spread this knowledge and support more women in business.  We are so happy to present Milène Jardine as our newest Mover and Shaker.  Peachy Deegan interviwed Milène for Whom You Know.

Peachy Deegan: 
What is your first chocolate creation ever and what do you remember about it? 
Milène Jardine: 
As a child, I fell in love with the Friendly's Watermelon Roll that I decided to reinterpret as a sugar cookie. I used food dye to get a pink dough, green sprinkles for the edges, and chocolate chips to replicate the seeds. I was so proud of this creation. 

What is your first professional chocolate creation and how did you build upon it? 
 Chocolate truffles for the company I started 10 years ago called Sweet n Petite. Since then my technique, presentation and flavor combinations have improved. Molds replaced the hand dipped method providing a more professional look, infusion with natural herbs instead of flavored oils gives a more authentic taste, and rebranding with custom designed packaging elevates the product. 

Please tell us what you remember most about Fauchon on Place de Madeleine from your childhood. 
The vast assortment of elegant and colorful confections were visually stunning, reminding me of a fairytale. Every detail from the store signage, facade and packaging repeated the stylized pink and black branding that make Fauchon iconic. 

How did your career at Macy’s begin and what did you learn most from it? 
What would surprise most people about Macy’s? 
I started as a product intern during my junior year college of college and gained experience in international business, learned the art of negotiating, and developed an eye for style. Macy's has offices in Asia and Europe to help with sourcing production. 

What do you prefer about being an entrepreneur over being part of a large corporation? 
I enjoy the freedom, fast pace, and creativity. 

What future plans do you have for your chocolate brand? 
Expand into ice cream based desserts and pastries grounded in chocolate. Open locations in New York, Paris and Tokyo. 

What do you know about small business that you wish you knew ten years ago? 
The amount of work it takes to create and manage a successful company. 

What or who has had the most influence on your pursuit of excellence? 
Happiness. Reflecting on my life, making desserts has always brought me joy. The opportunity to turn my passion into my career drives me everyday. 

What are you proudest of and why? 
The courage to pursue my dreams because it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. 

What would you like to do professionally that you have not yet had the opportunity to do? 
Collaborate with top chefs like Dominique Ansel. 

What honors and awards have you received in your profession? 
Top Engaging Leader (2014 & 2015) 
Best Results for a New Brand under $100 million (2014) 
Top Fundraiser (2013) 
Top Performing Results (2009) 
Team Project Award (2004) 

What one word best describes you and why? 
Tenacious. It takes a lot to deter me from a goal. I performed in a ballet on a broken foot, traveled to Egypt alone to secure production, and worked on a chocolate order the day after breaking a rib from a climbing accident. 

What do you take your sense of identity from? 
 My life’s major influences: family, baking, dance, travel, and fashion. 

What is your favorite place to be in Manhattan? 
 Chelsea Piers 

What is your favorite shop in Manhattan? 

If you could hire anybody who would it be and why? 
I’d like to work with Richard Branson to better understand his mindset and learn from his experiences. 

What is your favorite drink? 
Whisky on the rocks 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you at a cocktail party? 
2 wedding propositions in one evening from men more than twice my age. 

What is your favorite restaurant in Manhattan? 

What is your favorite Manhattan book or favorite character in Manhattan literature? 
 Nora Ephron 

Who would you like to be for a day and why? 
 Willy Wonka. It would be so much fun to explore and work in that factory. 

If you could have anything in Manhattan named after you what would it be and why? 
Section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’d like to give back to a place that supports the arts and has brought me peace over countless visits. 

What has been your best Manhattan athletic experience? 
High school in-door track meets in Harlem. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Manhattan that you can do nowhere else? 
I can travel around the world in one evening with the vast diversity of ethnicities and cultures present. 

If you could have dinner with any person living or passed, who would it be and why? 
Mary Magdalene. My name is derived from her and I’d like to better understand her story. 

What has been your best Manhattan art or music experience? 
Watching LL Cool J record a new album. 

What do you personally do or what have you done to give back to the world? 
Support women in business. 

What do you think is most underrated and overrated in Manhattan? 
Underrated - Indian Deli on 9th avenue between 20th and 21st Street 
Overrated - street pretzel 

Other than Movers and Shakers of course, what is your favorite​ column and what do you like about it? 
Peachy’s Pantry. It’s filled with fresh foods and chocolates. 

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you? 
I value mindfulness and mediation. I meditate every morning to help prepare me for the day. 

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers? 


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Four Seasons Resort Maui Announces Couples Season 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen

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Four Seasons Resort Maui proudly announces the return of Couples Season 2017, set for September through November. This year, the iconic luxury Resort is offering guests a Double Experience More package if they book now. Guests who take advantage of the limited time offer will enjoy a Resort credit of up to USD 100 for rooms and USD 400 for suites, the Resort’s richest package of the year. 

While the Resort is famous for its commitment to complimentary extras, the activities are even more robust during Couples Season. Guests will be treated to…
poolside cabanas 
private oceanfront sanctuaries serviced by dedicated attendants, 
snorkeling gear, 
outrigger canoeing,
an array of fitness classes and cultural activities, 
stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) yoga, 
cocktail classes, 
Cooking demonstrations and other surprises. 

Overlooking the gentle waters of Wailea Beach, luxurious Four Seasons Resort Maui, with its ever-attentive hotel staff and the largest luxury resort guest rooms and suites on the island, epitomises a classical Hawaiian palace resort. A stroll through fragrant plumeria trees and art-laden public areas reveals a study in relaxed elegance. Experience Hawaii like never before, at the only resort on Maui that does not charge additional resort fees.

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753 U.S.A. 
Tel. 1 (808) 874-8000 
Fax. 1 (808) 874-2244 

Many years ago, Four Seasons set out to create a corporate mission statement that would guide the actions of everyone in the organization. Our goals, beliefs and principles are the foundation of the work we do every day on behalf of our guests.

We have chosen to specialize within the hospitality industry by offering only experiences of exceptional quality. Our objective is to be recognized as the company that manages the finest hotels, resorts and residence clubs wherever we locate. We create properties of enduring value using superior design and finishes, and support them with a deeply instilled ethic of personal service. Doing so allows Four Seasons to satisfy the needs and tastes of our discriminating customers, and to maintain our position as the world's premier luxury hospitality company.

Our greatest asset, and the key to our success, is our people. We believe that each of us needs a sense of dignity, pride and satisfaction in what we do. Because satisfying our guests depends on the united efforts of many, we are most effective when we work together cooperatively, respecting each other’s contribution and importance.

We succeed when every decision is based on a clear understanding of and belief in what we do, and when we couple this conviction with sound financial planning. We expect to achieve a fair and reasonable profit to ensure the prosperity of the company and to offer long-term benefits to our hotel owners, our customers and our employees.

We demonstrate our beliefs most meaningfully in the way we treat each other and by the example we set for one another. In all our interactions with our guests, customers, business associates and colleagues, we seek to deal with others as we would have them deal with us.

The story of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which opened its first hotel in 1961, is a tale of continual innovation, remarkable expansion and a single-minded dedication to the highest of standards. The Canadian-based company has, for nearly 50 years, transformed the hospitality industry by combining friendliness and efficiency with the finest traditions of international hotel keeping. In the process, Four Seasons has redefined luxury for the modern traveller.

1960 – 1969 | FOUR SEASONS IS BORN
Isadore (Issy) Sharp had no plans to enter the hotel business on a grand scale when the young architect and builder – working with his contractor father, Max Sharp – constructed his first hotel. Over the course of this decade, he opened three Four Seasons hotels. Sharp’s experience would pave the way for the creation of a new kind of hotel, one focused solely on the guest.

1970 – 1979 | A FOCUS ON LUXURY
The 1970s began with a defining moment – the opening of a hotel in London, England. This hotel set the tone for the future direction of the company and pioneered many of the signature Four Seasons services now delivered worldwide. Within a few years, the company’s portfolio also included 10 hotels across Canada, and its first US management contracts, in San Francisco and Chicago. By the close of the decade, Four Seasons had entered the US market under its own brand name in Washington, DC.

The 1980s unveiled flagship hotels in a dozen US cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago. Four Seasons as a distinct brand name was coming into its own. Divesting less-strategic properties, the company began to transform itself from a hotel owner-operator into a management company. It also started to manage hotels in mixed-use developments – a new concept at the time – allowing it to extend its expertise into high-quality residential environments.

Acclaimed as a North American leader in hospitality by the start of the decade, the Four Seasons brand had arrived. Anticipating the demand for a new generation of leisure experiences – offering exceptional service and facilities in exotic destinations – the company focused on expanding its portfolio of resorts throughout the 1990s. It also introduced the Four Seasons experience to a significant number of destinations in Europe and Asia.

As its fifth decade began, Four Seasons continued to grow – in both size and recognition – around the world. The company now welcomed guests to 50 properties, on every continent except Antarctica. More than ever, Four Seasons Private Residences, Residence Clubs and other branded residential offerings were integrated with urban and resort Four Seasons locations. The strength of the brand had become a promise of a quality of life.

2010 – PRESENT
Entering its sixth decade, Four Seasons has kept the focus on global expansion. Equally important has been the company’s emphasis on creativity and innovation, enhancing its leadership in luxury travel.



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For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars® telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards® will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar® Sunday, March 4, 2018.

"Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team," said Boone Isaacs. "Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history."

"Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd," said Kimmel. "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!"

"It’s not often you get two chances to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and even more rare to be handed the keys to a party 90 years in the making," said De Luca and Todd. "We always thought the idea that anything can happen on the Oscars was a cliché until we lived it."

"Our Oscars team this year delivered a show that hit every high note," said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. "Jimmy brought back the essence and light touch of the greatest hosts of Oscars' past. Mike and Jennifer's love of movies is infectious and touched every aspect of the show. This is the perfect team to lead us into the ninth decade."

"After just one year, we can’t imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars. Jimmy’s skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen – and does," said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment. "With Mike and Jennifer at the helm, we’re ready for another unforgettable show that will dazzle, delight and, most importantly, honor 90 years of Hollywood’s most prestigious award."

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy®-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," ABC’s late-night talk show. Now in its 15th season, "JKL" has earned six Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Variety Series Talk category, the Writing for a Variety Series category, and the Variety, Music or Comedy Series category.

De Luca earned Best Picture Oscar nominations for producing "Captai" Phillips," "Moneyball" and "The Social Network." He is credited on more than 60 films, including the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, "Blow," "Magnolia," "American History X" and "Boogie Nights." He is a former president of production at Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks and New Line Cinema.

Todd is currently president of Pearl Street Films, the production company founded by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, where she produced "Live by Night" and executive produced last year’s "Jason Bourne." Her other credits include such films as "Alice through the Looking Glass," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Alice in Wonderland," "Across the Universe," "Prime," "Memento," "Boiler Room" and the "Austin Powers" films. Todd earned an Emmy nomination for her work on the HBO television movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2."

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



Peachy and the City: #MetFridays #MetCloisters The Met Cloisters Announces Second Summer of Friday Evening Hours

This summer, The Met Cloisters will again offer extended hours on Friday evenings. From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend (May 26 through September 1, 2017), the Friday evening closing time this summer will be 7:30 p.m. (The regular summer closing time of 5:15 p.m.will be observed on all other days of the week.) The Met Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of the Middle Ages.

Extended Summer Hours at The Met Cloisters are made possible in part by 
the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc. and The Helen Clay Frick Foundation.

"Our remarkable collection, beautiful gardens, peaceful setting, and spectacular views have drawn daytime visitors from around the world for many years. And we hope that our longer summer hours will now encourage visitors with busy schedules to come and enjoy this wonderful place in the evening," said C. Griffith Mann, the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. "Building on the success of last summer's inaugural season of extended hours, we are delighted to offer this opportunity again, along with a series of compelling programs—including live music, tastings, and more—all specially organized to give our visitors a unique and memorable summer experience."

Nancy Wu, Museum Educator, added: "All of the events on our Friday-evening schedule relate either to the history of The Met Cloisters or to the collection itself. In the area of live music, we are delighted by the unexpected opportunity to present young singers from the renowned Escolania de Montserrat, whose origins date to the Middle Ages. We are also especially grateful to the accomplished singers and musicians from our Washington Heights neighborhood—highly regarded for their achievements in a variety of musical styles—who will be performing here as well."

Programs and Amenities

All Friday-evening programs begin at 5:30 p.m.

(*) Denotes performances by Washington Heights-based singers and musicians.

May 26: Cheese experts will lead a discussion and cheese tasting that focuses on the technical innovations introduced by medieval monks that still inform production today. Registration required.

June 16: Trumpeter Alex Nguyen,winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, will perform music of the 1930s with a jazz quartet. (*)

June 23: Celebrate Midsummer's Eve and discover our debt to medieval science for its knowledge of the health benefits of herbs such as Saint John's Wort. Cloisters lecturers will lead discussions in the gardens and galleries.

June 30: Some three dozen choristers (ages 9 to 14) of the Escolania de Montserrat, Europe's oldest boy choir, will sing in the galleries.

July 14: In celebration of Bastille Day (France's Fête nationale), Lucy Dhegrae, praised as both "soprano and raconteur" (The New Yorker), will sing French popular songs from the 1930s accompanied by Kamala Sankaram on accordion. (*)

July 28: Ruth Cunningham, soprano and former member of the vocal ensemble Anonymous4,and cellist James Waldo, founder and artistic director of the Listen Closely Inwood Chamber Music Initiative, will perform English Renaissance consort songs by Dowland and others. (*)

August 11: Trumpeter Alex Nguyen will perform music of the 1930s with a jazz quartet. (*)

August 25: Trumpeter Alex Nguyen will perform music of the 1930s with a jazz quartet. (*)

September 1: In conjunction with New York Textile Month 2017, Museum educators will give brief talks about fibers, dye plants, and medieval textiles.

Programs subject to change.

Additional information about the programs can be found on The Met website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via #MetFridays and #MetCloisters. This initiative is part of the Museum's MetFridays programming.

On Fridays this summer, light fare and beverages will be available for purchase in the Museum's Trie Café until 7 p.m.

Extended public hours will be in effect on the following Fridays: May 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 14, 21, and 28; August 4, 11, 18, and 25; and September 1, 2017.

The Collection and Gardens at The Met Cloisters

The collection at The Met Cloisters spans the Romanesque through Late Gothic periods (12th to early 16th century). Among its highlights are the beloved Unicorn Tapestries; beautifully illustrated manuscripts such as the Book of Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, queen of France, and the Belles Heures of Jean, Duc de Berry, one of the greatest art patrons of the Middle Ages; the Annunciation Triptych by Robert Campin (also known as the Mérode Altarpiece); numerous examples of fine goldsmith work and other luxury arts; the largest assembly of medieval stained glass outside of Europe; and devotional sculpture of great sensitivity.

The design and plantings of the three cloistered gardens—from which The Met Cloisters gets its name—are based on horticultural texts and illustrations from the Middle Ages. From the gardens, visitors enjoy a scenic overlook of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, and the Palisades.


NHL Peachy: Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition -- May 16, 2017

Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 1, Ottawa 0 – series tied 1-1

Marc-Andre Fleury denied all 23 shots he faced and Phil Kessel scored the only goal of the contest with 6:55 remaining in regulation as the Penguins evened the Eastern Conference Final at 1-1.

* Fleury recorded his second shutout of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (also Game 7 of SR at WSH) and his franchise-leading 10th career postseason shutout overall (all w/ PIT) to tie Ken Dryden and Henrik Lundqvist for 11th on the all-time list. Fleury earned his 62nd career playoff win to pass Tom Barrasso and Lundqvist (61) for sole possession of 13th place all-time, one behind Curtis Joseph (63).

* Kessel scored his second game-winning goal this postseason (also Game 1 of FR vs. CBJ) and ranks tied for fourth in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 6-8—14 (14 GP). Kessel has recorded 27-28—55 in 59 career games vs. OTT (regular season and playoffs), including 10 game-winning goals.

* Evgeni Malkin collected an assist and leads the League with 6-14—20 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (14 GP). Malkin recorded at least 20 points in a single postseason for the third time in his NHL career (10-12—22 in 2008 and 14-22—36 in 2009), joining Mario Lemieux as the only players in franchise history to reach the 20-point mark in three different playoff years.

* Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final marked the 45th one-goal game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (72 GP, 62.5%). The NHL record for one-goal games in a single playoff year is 51, set in 81 contests in 2007 (63.0%). The Penguins improved to 4-3 in one-goal games in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while the Senators fell to 8-3 in such contests.

* When teams are tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 3 holds an all-time series record of 205-99, including a 3-2 mark this postseason.

ICYMI: The 2017 Stanley Cup Final commercial, “Spelling,” which features 23 members of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, has been released in Canada and the United States . . . Head coaches Guy Boucher and Mike Sullivan were mic’d up during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final . . . Renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris unveiled portraits of Stan Mikita and Turk Broda as part of the NHL Centennial Celebration.

All Times Eastern
Anaheim @ Nashville, series tied 1-1, 8 p.m., CBC, SN, TVAS, NBCSN

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