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Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Best of 2015 from Whom You Know: Day Nineteen Ellen Christine Couture Millinery

On the nineteenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nineteen hats by Ellen Christine Couture!
The Best Milliner in Manhattan 
Official Milliner of Whom You Know: 

By appointment in her showroom 

Ellen Christine is a Mover and Shaker: 
With two covers on Italian Vogue, Ellen Christine is well known throughout the accessories industry, both here and in Europe. Ellen Christine’s creation graced the American cover of the Harper's Bazaar September 2013 issue. Featured in Vogue, W Magazine, and Harper's Bazaar magazines multiple times over the past three decades of her career, Ellen Christine is much sought after by editors and celebrity clientele as well. Her hats walk into some of the best events in town. Fashion is her business, and those in the know beat their way to her Soho showroom, for private appointments, collaborations and the world’s best to put on their heads.

Eighteen products by Vermont Harvest!

Since 1983, Vermont Harvest has made superior gourmet condiments crafted from the finest all-natural ingredients in the scenic Vermont Mountains delivered straight to your family kitchen.  They also are created with no additives or preservatives and are gluten-free. In the Vermont Harvest All-Star lineup of gourmet condiments are: Apple Rum Walnut Conserve, Berryberry Rhubarb Conserve, Blueberry Bourbon Conserve, Raspberry Apple Conserve, Strawberry Amaretto Conserve, Bananaberry Jam, Blackberry Jam, Badabing Cherry Marmalade, Apple Chutney, Cranberry Chutney, Mango Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Smokin Garlic Tomato Spread, Smokey Onion Dip Mix, Lemon Pepper Dip Mix, Pineapple Pepper Jelly, Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, Pumpkin Butter, Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce, Blueberry Bourbon Balsamic Sauce, and Sizzlin Citrus Grille Sauce.  Use these first-class hits to enhance your favorite foods watching them go from ordinary to extraordinary!  Vermont Harvest is proudly owned by Whip Burks, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and a Board Member of the Vermont Specialty Food Association since 2011.  Whom You Know has highly recommended products by Vermont Harvest, and we know you will love them too. They have a simple motto at Vermont Harvest. “If it doesn't taste good….Why eat it”.  Ignite your tastebuds with Vermont Harvest today! 

Seventeen Geiger jackets!

Austrian Luxury Brand GEIGER is excited to introduce its newest collection to the US market. 2015 features fun colors and styles that can take you from the office to a dinner engagement or from the grocery store to the soccer game. Geiger has tapped all its resources to find out what today's woman wants to see in our Collection. With the input of the Geiger children and feedback from around the world the new “Geiger” look has arrived. This over 100-year-old family owned business is stronger than ever with its new twist on classic styles. You can still find all those basic items necessary to build an outstanding wardrobe. 

Sixteen shows from HBO!

Award-winning, critically acclaimed, high quality original television series such as True Blood, Game of Thrones, Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, Sex and the City, and The Sopranos. Diverse programming including documentaries, comedy specials and original films. Plus Championship Boxing and the biggest movies in hollywood.

Fifteen French wines from David Milligan Selections!

David Milligan founded David Milligan Selections in 1995 with the objective of finding great wines from top estates and creating exceptional values for the consumer. 

This has been achieved by creating a low overhead operation selling directly on behalf of the estates to importing wholesalers around the country and thus eliminating the National Importer mark up. Drawing on his many years of experience in the United States and in Europe where he was wine buyer for one of the largest wine companies, he has assembled a range of important estates in the main regions of France. In selecting these wines he agrees with the consumer preference for clean, well made wines with emphasis on the natural fruit. He believes that this allows the true character of the soil in each region to express itself. Experts agree that his selections are classic expressions of each appellation. In 2006 he was joined by his son Alexander who spent two years working at Sherry-Lehmann, the prestigious New York retailer.
Fourteen dinners at Table D'Hote!

Led by Executive Chef and Owner Bill Knapp, Table D'Hote is among the most elite and coveted culinary destinations of Manhattan's prestigious Upper East side. Reminiscent of a French countryside in ambiance paired with locally sourced ingredients that entice guests to return again and again, Table D'Hote is truly an undiscovered gem to those that have not yet started to frequent this venue. Bill graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1994 and has worked at several established restaurants in New York City including The "21" Club, Patroon, and Bryant Park Grill, before making his way to Danny Meyer's and Tom Colicchio's famed Gramercy Tavern.  On September 9th, 2011, Bill re-opened Table d'Hote in New York City, at 44 East 92nd Street, a well-respected establishment since 1978.  By executing great dishes with a seasonally inspired menu and maintaining a subtle ambiance, Bill impresses all that travel from near and far with his extensive diverse New York experience, creative approaches, desire, and passion for food that culminates in a truly unparalleled dining experience.
Whom You Know has Highly Recommended Table D'Hote:

Thirteen Oscar-winning movies!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


Twelve Grammy Award-winning albums!

About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+InstagramTumblr and YouTube.

Eleven season tickets to New York City Football Club's 2016 season in Yankee Stadium!
(because there are ten best friends to bring...)

Ten dinners at Martin's Tavern!

 Established in 1933, Martin's Tavern is one of Washington DC’s most historic family-owned enterprises. For 80 years, Martin’s Tavern has been a renowned fixture in the mid-Atlantic and a must-visit establishment in historic Georgetown. In the late 1890's, William S. Martin traveled from Galway, Ireland to America. Forty years later, he and his son, William G. Martin, the current Billy's grandfather, opened Martin’s Tavern on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and N Street NW which is run today by our friend, William A. Martin Jr. You can call him Billy! From sitting Presidents and media icons, to city residents and worldly travelers, Martin’s Tavern is a welcoming home to the many who have long embraced its warm atmosphere. Its quintessentially classic American fare has delighted discriminating palates for decades from the Oakwood Atlantic Smoked Salmon to the Filet Mignon to whatever your little heart desires from the convincing menu. Every President from Truman to George W. Bush has happily dined at Martin's Tavern, and you can see the delicious culinary choices preferred by each in our review: Martin's Tavern is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know: 
The President’s favorite booths, The Proposal Booth of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, Mickey Mantle in The Dugout Room, George W. Bush and family at Table 12 are just a few of the iconic stories. Fourth generation owner Billy Martin, Jr. continues the tradition of Washington’s oldest family owned restaurant and Georgetown landmark. 
Nine linens cleaned by Bergen Linen!

Bergen Linen is a family-owned business that understands your need for quality linen cleaning and rental services. Your guests expect the best and we can help make that possible with our full line of services. From large at-home dinner parties to an extravagant wedding, we will work with you to create your vision. Table linens include tablecloths, napkins, overlays, chair covers and sashes. 

Are you a business owner? Bergen Linen has a menu of services for industries including restaurants, catering venues, boutique hotels, and spas. Allow us to create a program that works with your needs within your budget. And it doesn’t just stop at linens. Bergen Linen also offers full interior cleaning services and uniform sales.

Bergen Linen
172 Johnson Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

If you are interested in our services, please feel free to email or call (800) 789-8115. A Bergen Linen team member would be happy to discuss your options. Schedule your complimentary consultation today.
Eight visits to Edward Tricomi and Joel Warren!  

Edward Tricomi and Joel Warren continue to earn our Highest Recommendation, and our experience at Warren Tricomi can't be beat.

The Best Salon in Manhattan and beyond


Official Salon of Whom You Know

Edward Tricomi is a Mover and Shaker:

Master colorist Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi are authorities in the world of hair. Their unrivaled expertise sets trends and has defined beauty across the globe. Joel’s talent for customized hair color and Edward’s high precision dry cuts make the Warren-Tricomi Salons a one-stop beauty destination.  
In 1990, the duo collaborated with business guru Roxana Pintilie, a third and equal partner and the driving force behind every facet of the business. Collectively they debuted the first Warren-Tricomi Salon in midtown Manhattan. In 2008, they opened the luxurious Plaza Hotel flagship location and today the thriving empire features eight U.S salons, each designed uniquely to fit its geographic location with a modern twist.  
Beyond the salon business, Edward and Joel continue to cultivate their namesake product line, Warren-Tricomi Haircare, the first to be developed by both a colorist and a stylist. Together, the pair is a force to be reckoned with, constantly striving to reach new heights within the beauty industry.  

Joel Warren is one of the world’s most recognized colorists, but he started out as an aspiring chef. Inspired by his girlfriend, a beautician, Joel decided to try his hand at beauty school. In his early twenties, he took a job at a Manhattan salon and was fascinated by the process of mixing formulas. He found that the rewarding feeling of creating beautiful hair color was similar to coming up with the perfect recipe.
Seven pairs of Paul Mayer Attitudes!

Paul Mayer's luxuriously, comfortable designs keep women coming back for multiple -- even dozens -- of pairs. Classic, yet contemporary and always comfortable, his shoes are an addiction that we highly recommend. A staple of the Paul Mayer collection is the simple ballet-flat, with true ballerina construction for a perfect fit that comes in a variety of colors and materials. A cult favorite is the cozy, a flat with lavender-scent infused soles adding style and fragrance to collector's closets as Paul's designs emerge in sophisticated design incarnations season after season in the most incredible hues, textures and modern innovations in luxury footwear because we know firsthand how incredibly brilliant he is. Mayer founded the brand in 2004 with partner, Jeff Levy. All shoes in the line are manufactured in Spain’s Valencia region, along the Mediterranean coast by a skilled staff of 12 artisans. They craft each pair of shoes with an old-world attention to detail that includes in-house embroidery, quilting and stitching as well as custom tanned leather. This allows the brand to cater to each retailer’s specific demands in with timely and consistent alacrity, with orders completed in an unheard-of 3 to 5 weeks. When not in New York, Paul can be found traveling to his myriad of stores across the country meeting his loyal clientele or vacationing in his favorite spot, the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach. 
Paul Mayer is a Mover and Shaker: 
Six visits to Cosmopolitan Dental!
(If you don't enjoy visits to the dentist, you aren't going to Dr. Garo!)

The Best Dentist in Manhattan 
Official Dentist of Whom You Know:

30 E. 40th Suite 1001

(212) 683-1960 

Dr. Garo Nazarian is a Mover and Shaker, and was the first featured:

Dr. Nazarian, a graduate of Boston College and Columbia Dental School, opened Cosmopolitan Dental in 2006 and has grown his practice to over 2,000 patients. Peachy Deegan is proud to be the second ever. Cosmopolitan Dental strives to surpass all patients' expectations by catering to your dental needs while providing the utmost professional results. Cosmopolitan Dental has been recognized by America's Top Dentists and has earned both the Patients' choice award and the Doctors' choice award. Dr. Garo Nazarian is a proud member of the New York State Dental Association, New York County Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Cosmopolitan Dental loves to make you smile!

Five Lenovo Thinkpads!
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at

Four seasons of clothes cleaned by Hallak the Couture Cleaner!
For nearly fifty years, Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner has been entrusted with Manhattan’s finest wardrobes. New York’s fashion boutiques have been recommending Hallak to their loyal customers for years. They understand the importance of quality fabric care and protecting their client’s investment. While Hallak is known for their expert handling of couture and other precious items, they also make it a point to give your more casual garments the same level of attention. Their representatives are always on the look out for the hard-to-notice stains, loose seams, missing buttons, etc. You can trust Hallak Cleaners with your entire wardrobe and then some. A sample of some of their specialized services: 
Tables & Bed Linens
Suede, Leather & Furs 
Couture & Casual Wear 
Custom Interior Services 
Expert tailoring department located at both locations.
Complimentary Pick Up and Delivery Service 6 Days a Week. 
Hallak Cleaners
1232 Second Avenue (near 65th) 
New York, NY 10065 

Three New York apartments from Stribling: Uptown, Midtown and Downtown!

For over 30 years, Stribling and Associates has represented high-end residential real estate, specializing in the sale and rental of townhouses, condos, co-ops, and lofts throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, and around the globe. Stribling has more than 200 professional brokers who use their respected expertise to provide personalized service to buyers and sellers at all price levels. A separate division, Stribling Private Brokerage, discreetly markets properties over $5 million, and commands a significant market share in this rarified sector of residential real estate. Stribling is the exclusive New York City affiliate of Savills, a leading global real estate advisor with over 200 office in 48 countries. 

Whom You Know Congratulates their new President, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan:

Two new Fresh Origins products a month for a year!
(This is true as we feature two new products every month for the past years.)

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga:

For more information about Fresh Origins, visit their website at 

and a blanket Made in the USA by Maine Woolens!
(And I was warm all winter!)

Maine Woolens is a weaver of blanket and throws located in Brunswick, Maine. We work primarily with natural fibers, like cottons and worsted wools and are committed to using renewable natural fibers from American growers whenever possible. We do piece dyeing and package dyeing in house and the combined experience of our excellent employees exceeds 300 years. Our wool and cotton blankets and throws are 100 percent machine washable, soft and luxurious to the touch, cozy warm and comfortably light. We have many styles to choose from. Our clients are very positive about our products and happy to support a Made in Maine, USA company. Jo Miller is a Mover and Shaker:

Visit our website at

We have been highly recommended by Whom You Know: 
Maine Woolens, affordable luxury and tradition.

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