Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mosaic Drinks ---London


On Friday 29th February

From 21:00 onwards

Adam Street Members Club
9 Adam Street
Nearest tube: Charring Cross & Covent Garden


RSVP to by Thursday 28th Feb
Our hugely successful spring fling singles night is back.
Do come along and meet lots of lovely people, there are no gimmicks
and even if you ARE betrothed maybe you can encourage footloose friends to come and play. Party music from 9pm, and DJ Casper with funky house from midnight
mosaic on-line is on

Monday, February 25, 2008

Gallery Tour for singles ----New York

If you have always wanted to explore the very well-known Chelsea Galleries but you don't feel like doing it on you own, taking a galley tour organized by the Art Introductions especially for singles is definitely a pleasant, arty and sociable afternoon adventure. I was intrigued so I gave in and took the tour myself last Saturday afternoon. We started at 4 pm on the dot in front of the Reeves Contemporary gallery on the 24th street. Nearly twenty professional and artistic people, and despite the chilly weather, we were fully determined to stroll with our organizer around Chelsea galleries and streets. We moved to Kips Gallery, Lohin Geduld Gallery, made a left to Yossi Milo and ended up on the 26th street building with Massimo's Audiello and Virgil de Voldere Empire galleries. We were lucky because a brief presentation -in some cases made by the artist himself- was given in each gallery. The one hour and twenty minutes walk ended happily at the organizer's studio in the same building. It was a very comforting culmination: cheese, wine and nuts were waiting for us for the well sought reception. In this relaxing environment, we had the chance to talk about art, find out more about each other, exchange ideas and discuss wine!

I would definitely recommend the Gallery Tour by Art Introductions - you will learn a lot about Chelsea Galleries, you will meet interesting people and if you are lucky, you may find love too! Not to mention that you won’t be lost again in those Chelsea galleries!

Check for upcoming events and gallery tours. There are more events scheduled for March.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Loreley's 5th Annual Oscars Party ---New York

I know. Steven Spielberg hasn't still sent you an invitation for the Oscars party. Los Angeles seems so far away - you never really liked it anyway. So, here in New York, you can still have some fun and watch the biggest event in the movie industry. At Loreley's, there is free admission, no RSVPs, and with the big projection screen, you won't miss anything! Pre-Show-Red Carpet Arrivals starts at 6 pm. Don't miss it!

6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Loreley Restaurant
7 Rivington Street (between Bowery & Chrystie), New York, NY 10002
contact: or call 212-253-7077

Friday, February 22, 2008

GALA Italia ---New York

I was one of the lucky one to get a press pass to attend the GALA Italia, an event celebrating Italian Wine, Food and Fashion. The event was held yesterday, 2-21, at the New York Marriott Marquis, and it opened its door at 3 pm for the press and restaurateurs and at 6 pm to consumers and other guests. I arrived at 5.30 pm and entered the ballroom on the 6th floor. The large room was crowed with wine lovers as a great number Italian wine exhibitors were offering their tastings. There was plenty of cheese - Brie, Manchego, Parmigiano Reggiano - presented with chutney and honey. You had the option of ham, salads and various types of bread on the tables for the hungry ones to satisfy their appetite. The restaurants opened at 6.30 pm and the crowds run quickly. Speed wasn't apparently a good idea, you had to line up to try soups, toasted bread with pork, salmon and chicken, cabbage salads with olives and lemon, shrimp balls, and chocolate-covered strawberries. I am sure I forget a few but my appetite and my stomach were both pleased.

The fashion shows were presented every half or so hour, and there was a draw to win the trip to Italy and a scooter! I didn't win but I had a lot of fun! The wines I tasted together with the cheese and the tasty food improved my mood and the good looking silver-haired men I talked to was a pleasant surprise. Italians were loud and graphic with their gestures as always but overall a delightful experience!

Gala Italia is organized by the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Wine and Food Institute.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yossi Milo gallery opening ----New York free

Thursday, February 21, from 6-8PM, at the opening reception for Muzi Quawson's exhibition, Pull Back the Shade, at 525 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Design Within Reach event ---New York free

Explore how to maximize productivity by creating your ideal personalized work environment! Whether you daydream of a fully functioning home office or another hardworking setting, the DWR's East 62nd Street Studio will set you up with all the space, energy and headache-saving ideas you’ll need to get up and running. Of course the goal of this informative event is to help you design an attractive space, but also one with an ergonomic fit for optimal comfort and health.
You’ll be joined by a local interior designer, who will advise you on working with any budget, within any space constraint. This will be an informal discussion with a Q&A following. While in the Studio, you’ll want to check out the exciting new DWR workspace and desktop solutions. Wine and cheese will be served.

Wednesday, February 20, 7pm


27 East 62nd St. (between Madison & Park)

New York, NY 10065

Phone: 212.888.4539

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bruce Nauman at Sperone Westwater‏ ---New York free

Drawings for Installations

19 February - 29 March
opening reception 19 February, 6 - 8 pm

catalogue available with essay by Michael Auping

415 West 13 Street,

New York, NY 10014


Sunday, February 17, 2008

SKY360 Delta -New York free

SKY360° by Delta is still flying in the heart of Manhattan and celebrating the launch of international routes from JFK with weekly events and promotions.

SKY360° by Delta is open to the public during the day, so come sip complimentary Coca-Cola beverages, snack on the culinary creations of Chef Todd English, or explore Delta's in-flight experience. While you are there, take advantage of the American Express Connectivity Lounge with mobile charging stations.

Stop by anytime 10am-4pm Thursday through Saturday to enter for prizes and enjoy:
Thursday Menu Nibbles
Complimentary Coca-Cola products
Partner snacks and offerings

SKY360° by Delta is located at 101 West 57th St. at the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. Stop by today!

Friday, February 15, 2008

BAG Gallery Show Invitation‏ ---New York free

A new exhibition at Brooklyn Artists Gym opens tonight at 6pm with the always well received reception for the artist. Entitled American Paintings by Jason Williamson, the show presents the identity of American painting which continues to evolve. From a melting pot of worldly cultures and the great painting traditions of the past, American painters are able to create their own fresh images.

Opening Reception February 15, 6-9pm

168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

V-Day ReBar ----New York

I have never been a Valentine's person and I had no intention to post or publicize any event about it. Let's face it. It's a day for chocolate and roses sellers -not for people in love. Singles have named it as "Singles Awareness Day" and others intentionally ignore it.

But just for the sake of it, I will post about a party at Brooklyn's Rebar in DUMBO that seemed cool. It's open to both, couples and singles, and you don't need to reserve. So, here are the details:

Special dessert list to cap your night. Sexy drink tour (The Deviant, The Skirt Chaser, Velvet Handcuffs, etc.) Complete the tour for your strawberries and can of whipped cream. Get messy! Jazz (Singer) 8-11, DJ 11-4. $3 V-Day Punch All Night Long. Singles and Couples Welcome. No Cover, No Reservations.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Confex show ----London

I don't usually blog about shows and exhibitions, especially when they are industry related. The Confex show though was one of my favorite in my years in London. Targeting mainly the events management and hospitality industry, this exhibition opens doors, offers new ideas and challenges every single human being.

Over 1,000 companies from unusual venues to hotels to conference centers, UK and international destinations, party entertainment to corporate gifts - they are all there. You may have the opportunity to talk to people you only send emails to, find your ideal destination hotel, amazing venues and many more. You will also have the chance to sip champagne and wine, eat party food and get the Square Meal (a magnificent London restaurant guide) for free.

I recommend attending. It's free if you register online, otherwise you pay £20 on the door. Even if you come from a completely different industry, you have a different background or profession, this show will change the way of thinking. And it will boost your creativity too!

Visit the site for information, features and keynotes, competitions and lectures!

Earl's Court, 12-14 February, 2008, London, UK

Saturday, February 09, 2008

JEN AT Joe's Coffee ---New York free

Jen Bekman Gallery has installed a new photography show at Joe's art of coffee, 13th Street location. Called "Joe's NYC," it features the work of photographer Joseph O. Holmes, who captures slivers of life in the city. This exhibit will be on view now through April 25th. There will be an opening reception at the shop this Sunday, February 10th, from 3-5 pm.

Jen is also launching a website, where you'll be able to find out more about the exhibits and artists showing at Joe, as well as purchase prints of these limited edition photos.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Writer's Voice ----New York free

The Writer's Voice Visiting Author Series kicks off its winter/spring season with three remarkable poets. The reading is taking place, Friday, February 8th at 8pm at the West Side YMCA -The George Washington Lounge. Drinks and snack food will be offered too!

Here are the details of the poets who will read tonight:

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Hotel Amerika & Prairie Schooner. She won the Academy of American Poets prize in both 2000 & 2004 and was the 2006 winner of the Fineline Contest sponsored by Mid American Review and judged by Denise Duhamel. Her collection Intaglio won the 2005 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and was published in Autumn 2006 by Kent State University Press. She is currently at work on a novel.

Steve Fellner's first book of poems Blind Date with Cavafy won the Third Annual Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, judged by Denise Duhamel. It has been favorably reviewed in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Art Voice, The Mid-American Review, Salt Lake city Weekly, among others. His poetry and essays have appeared in North American Review, Northwest Review, The Sun, Western Humanities Review, among other. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Brockport.

Aaron Smith is the author of Blue on Blue Ground (Pittsburgh, 2005), winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His chapbook, What's Required (Thorngate Road, 2003), won the Frank O'Hara Award. He is a 2007 Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his work has appeared in many publications including: 5 AM, Gulf Coast, MIPOesias, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Poetry After 9-11: An Anthology of New York Poets, and Writing Poems. He is a poetry co-editor for Bloom, and he lives in New York City.

The Writer's Voice Visiting Author Series Presents:
Sophia Kartsonis, Steve Fellner & Aaron Smith
Friday, February 8, 2008
8:00 PM
West Side YMCA-- The George Washington Lounge
5 West 63rd Street (between Central Park West & Broadway)

Wines from 67Wine
Books from Mobile Libris

Thursday, February 07, 2008

First Thursday DUMBO ---New York free

If you are tired with Manhattan crowds and craziness, why don't you visit the DUMBO gallery openings, today Thursday 2-7? Named as First Thursday, DUMBO galleries open to the public for receptions, lectures and book signings the first Thursday of the month. One of the most popular venues to visit is the 111, Front Street. Have a look below:

Umbrage Gallery Join Umbrage Gallery for its inaugural show, a reception and booksigning with Tyler Hicks in celebration of his exhibition, Histories are Mirrors: The Path of Conflict Through Afghanistan and Iraq.

Nelson Hancock Gallery
On the Page, On the Wall, exhibits four photographic book projects showcasing the transformations these books enable and generate.
Visit the gallery on Thursday for an artist talk with Accra Shepp, Amir Parsa and J.G. Zimmerman and to view a new video installation.

5 + 5 Gallery
Visit 5 + 5 Gallery on First Thursday for an artist reception for 8 Artists 8 Books with Todd Bartel, Doug Beube, Donna Maria deCreeft, Raphael Fodde, Marty Greenbaum, Caroline Hill, Bo Joseph & Robin Ross.

Brooklyn Arts Council
Curatorial Discussion, 6:00-8:00pm. The Lack of Desire visually represents the universal lack from which our fleeting desire springs. Speakers for this First Thursday curatorial discussion include Scott Henstrand & Janet Thormann. Visit the Brooklyn Arts Council website for more information

If you want to learn more about Dumbo Arts, visit:

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Denim and Knits Sample Sale ---New York

If you love over priced jeans, you may want to check out the Denim and Knits sample sale today. With 50% - 75% off of brands like 7 For All Mankind, Ed Hardy, Joe's jeans, Citizen's of Humanity and True Religion, you can't go wrong. Also, register here for an extra 10% off. Sale continues through Sunday.

Date: Tuesday, February 5th, then everyday until Sunday 2-10.
Time: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Denim and Knits (2 Cortlandt St, 2nd floor)
Cost: Admission Free; clothing prices vary

Monday, February 04, 2008

Germanic Carnival party ---London

To all GerManic Party fans! Just a few days to go to London's Rosensamstag party, 9-2-2008!

Please don't forget to register


Saturday, 9th February 2008


8.30 pm till 4 am


3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane London EC3R 7AA
only 5 minutes walk from Monument tube station


Fancy Dress!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tre Restaurant ---New York

If you are looking for a new brunch place or just a cool restaurant to have dinner in LES, why don't you try Tre? A simple and cozy restaurant at Manhattan's Lower East Side, has everything you need: Rustic Italian cuisine, aesthetics, atmosphere, quality and excellent customer service. I went for Sunday brunch and opted for the Insalata di Rughetta con Pollo, a perfectly well-balanced combination of Arugula, pomegranate, manchego cheese and chicken paillard. Not to forget the unlimited champagne, mimosa or bellinis for nearly two hours! If salad is not your "cup of tea", you can try the Tre burger, the omelet or the potato pancakes. All great choices. The menu has a great selection of pasta, chicken, meat or fish entrées and an amazing list of both wine and desserts!

Owners Gino and Guido, both from Italy, wanted a fresh and modern approach to Italian, dominated by tradition, cuisine, and recruited chef Giuliano Matarese who innovates with tastes, colors and ingredients and does a great job!

So if you like Italian but you want to avoid Pizza for one day, go to Tre. Because Italian cuisine is not only pasta and pizza.

173 Ludlow StreetNew York,

NY 10002

(212) 353-3353

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Physique 57 Spring Street‏ Opening ---New York free

You're invited to join Physique 57 on
Saturday, February 2nd and
Sunday, February 3rd

for the Grand Opening of Physique 57 Spring Street!

Enjoy 2 full days of Physique 57 and Mat 57 classes
to celebrate!

$15 Grand Opening Beginner classes
Delicious and healthy snacks
Specialty fruit drinks, dazzling mimosas and bellinis
Live DJ mixing the best of Physique 57 and more
Deluxe raffle prizes
Complimentary brow shaping by world famous Sania Vucetaj, founder of Sania's Brow Bar, Sunday 1:00-3:00 by appointment call 212.463.0570

161 Avenue of the Americas (at Spring Street) (212) 463-0570

Friday, February 01, 2008

Matthew Klam and Nam Le at Clay ---New York free

Paragraph is thrilled to host a reading with two unparalleled short story writers, Matthew Klam and Nam Le, at Clay, followed by a wine and cheese reception at Paragraph. Free and open to the public.

Matthew Klam is the recipient of an O'Henry Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a PEN/Robert Bingham Award, and has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is the author of the short story collection Sam The Cat, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year as well as a New York Times Notable Book. According to Esquire, "few short story writers are funnier than Klam. Few are so horribly true."

Nam Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia. His debut collection of stories, The Boat, will be published by Knopf in 2008. He has received the Pushcart Prize, the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Phillips Exeter Academy.

Date: Friday, February 1st, 2008 at 8:30 PM
Reading: Clay, 25 West 14th Street
Reception: Paragraph, 35 West 14th Street