CLIVE KANDEL for MEG WENDY reports on fine jewelry being auctioned at CHRISTIES and SOTHEBY’S this season in “Sparkling Seasonal Gems at Christies and Sotheby’s.” Visit Christies’ NEW YORK JEWELS (December 10, 2009) and Sotheby’s MAGNIFICENT JEWELS (December 9, 2009).
Last night, QUEST attended PIAGET MEN TO WATCH IN 2009 hosted by LARRY BOLAND, President of PIAGET North America, and DAN PERES, Editor-in-Chief of DETAILS magazine, at LEHMANN MAUPIN GALLERY at 201 Chrystie St. We didn’t see ANDRE LEON TALLEY sporting his vintage diamond PIAGET timepiece slash his version of a “tennis bracelet” from THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE. But we did spy a GORG Piaget Polo 45 Flyback Chronograph Watch. Dear Santa!
The event’s honorees included LEE DANIELS (director of Oscar contender “Precious”), JEREMY RENNER (star of Oscar contender “The Hurt Locker”), JEFFREY DONOVAN (star of USA Network’s “Burn Notice”), MICHAEL BASTIAN (celebrated menswear designer), DAVID CHANG (celebrity chef/Momofuku … and a graduate of TRINITY COLLEGE in Hartford, Conn.), and NICK ROLDAN (top-rated US polo player).
Enter Promo Code “PSNOV09” at J. PRESS and receive 25 percent off of their “100% Lambswool Tartan” scarves. Just in case you don’t already own, you know, like twenty. Prints include “Royal Stewart,” “Dress Gordon,” and “Mackenzie,” which reminds us of our uniforms at Greenwich Academy. Not a bad thing!
QUEST shared a quote from RICHIE AKIVA (owner of Butter and 1 Oak) with PAGE SIX:
Butter and 1OAK owner Richie Akiva has a Thanksgiving option for friends who stick around the city. “For the past eight years since we opened Butter, we have a tradition where we close the restaurant on Thanksgiving and we cook a huge dinner,” he tells Quest magazine. “Each year it gets bigger and bigger, and we invite anyone who doesn’t have their family here in NYC.” TALKING TURKEY (November 22, 2009)
In the Fall issue of Q, Kipton Cronkite authored an article on DONNA KARAN and her URBAN ZEN FOUNDATION, “a public charity dedicated to promoting patient advocacy and well-being, empowering children, and preserving cultures.” Kipton wrote, “To fashion, DONNA KARAN is Queen. To the evolving medical model, she’s Navigator. Just as her designs revolutionized fashion, …
QUEST was lucky enough to attend a preview of the LIA SOPHIA midnight II collection at The Gramercy Park Hotel at 2 Lexington Ave. The evening was hosted by Elena Kiam and Dani Stahl in the Private Roof Club and Garden, with Fingerprint Communications helping to pull off a great event!
QUEST was invited to a Valentine’s Day Showcase at DYLAN’S CANDY BAR at 1011 Third Ave. TOO, TOO dangerous! Especially with the perfectly-pink egg creams and milkshakes dolloped with whipped cream floating around …