Common Threadz Fundraising Gala Raises $35,000 – At Essex County Country Club, NJ – 10/8/16


On October 8, 2016, Common Threadz hosted a Fund Raiser for the who’s who in Real Estate and over 100 congregated to support fund raising efforts for the Children of Tanzania at the prestigious Essex County Country Club. This Club was founded in May 1887, and is the oldest club in the State of NJ, and the 6th oldest in the country. The night was a huge success for this worthy charity raising $35,000 to support the building of a new school for the children scheduled in 2018.






Ravi Reddy, the Executive Director of Common Threadz hosted the evening, and talked about his own father who was illiterate until his teens, came to the United Stated and received a PHD from Michigan State University a few years later. His love and importance of education was passed onto Ravi, and many of his other family members, and how education plays an important role in living a productive and successful life, hence Common Threadz was born in 2005.



Evening Highlights included: Key Note Speeches: Ravi Reddy, Executive Director; Educator Dr. Donna Gunn, The Founder of Africa Promise Village. Ms. Gunn told us all the story of how she visited with other retired teachers Tanzania and was exposed to the children’s misfortunes, and poverty stating, “some never ever washed their face as they had no water, and eat 1/3 of a cup of grain a day, and maybe a glass of milk 3 times a week”; Former NFL Full Back and Philanthropist Tony Richardson attended in support, and noted as their newest board member, Robert McCloud, The McCloud Group captivated us all with his hear felt support, and was instrumental securing the Essex County Country Club as venue host, and brought in many supporting contributors. While all up on stage, they encouraged many to donate what ever they can, and awarded a balloon for a $1,000 donation. A mom went up first with her two daughters who were Girl Scouts, and instead of keeping the money they earned from selling cookies the two girls graciously donated each together $500 for a total $1,000 and received the first balloon. This paved the way for many more to jump up on stage in support donating $1,000 for their very own balloon. Madison Avenue Agency, with the support of Renovation Angel, the leading luxury kitchen renovation company brought in renowned photographer, Griffin Shapiro who exhibited and sold several frame photographs works with partial proceeds going to the charity. Billy Fazio, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #330460 at HomeBridge Financial Services bought the first photograph of the evening, and also contributed to the worthy cause. These works included at the beach in Montauk, and captivating Manhattan skylines, and awarding Dr. Gunn a Manhattan skyline framed work to bring back home, and last, but certainly not least Country Music sensation, KR WOOD kept us all musically entertained singing and walking the room with violinist support. If this was not enough, there was an open bar, appetizers, carving, salad and pasta stations for all to enjoy.







PLEASE VISIT: www.commonthreadz.org

Photographer: Barker Keith

Read more →

NY Fashion Week Kicks Off September 7th – 14th

Nolcha Shows

Minan Wong Fall/Winter 2016

Minan Wong Fall/Winter 2016

New York Fashion Week is here. The 6’ foot models are ready to strut their best stuff for household name designers, such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte and the hottest independent designers down the catwalks, as hundreds congregate at each show to catch a glimpse of the hottest new Fashion trends, and attend the fun after party galas.

We are thrilled the Nolcha Shows are being held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past seven years the Nolcha Shows have become established as a platform of discovery; promoting cutting edge innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibitions.

Photo Credit: Nolcha Fashion Week

Photo Credit: Nolcha Fashion Week

Photo Credit: Nolcha Fashion Week

Photo Credit: Nolcha Fashion Week

During Fashion week Nolcha will be showcasing designers: Acid NYC, Alice Yim New York, Cashmere Song, Jody Bell, Just in Case, Kendra Ookami, House of Nwocha, Larglinda Liazi, Lu Yang by Yang Lu, Minan Wong, Nikistavia, Nokomis, NY School of Design, Olivia B, Rohitava Banerjee, Samantha Liebowitz and Syu Syu Han.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW - Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at Nolcha Shows During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Collections NYFW – Intrepid By Aoc at Pier 59 on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Credit: Nolcha Fashion Week

Photo Credit: Nolcha Fashion Week

The Nolcha Shows have built an acclaimed reputation as a hot incubator of new fashion design talent and are officially listed by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase independent fashion designers recognition and develop their business. The successful showcase consistently receives positive media coverage including features in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, NBC and Inc. and supported by brands including smartwater, Rusk, Vitamin Water, American Airlines, Don Q Rums and Landrover.

For more information:

Read more →

Manhattan Rooftop Cinema Club At Yotel Hotel Summer, 2016


The days of the outdoor drive-in movie are back and this summer in Manhattan seeing a movie outdoors, caressed by warm breezes and sipping an alcoholic beverages is now possible. London’s Roof Top Cinema Club are the guru’s of this experience, and are pleased to exclusively announce the second year of local summer programming.

For the second year in a row, the movie screening will be held on the terrace of midtown’s ultra chic YOTEL, the largest outdoor hotel terrace in NYC this summer. This is truly the perfect locale with great views of the setting sun and foodie inspired restaurant Green Fig and the upcoming Social Drink and Food. Their series commenced May 3 with the immortal Hollywood romance Casablanca and runs through September.


Doors open at 6pm each night. You have drinks, wait until the sun sets (generally around 8pm) and then settle into the movie with your own High quality earphones, comfortable seating, and an impeccable line-up of cult classics under a starlit summer sky… all this might make you forget you’re on a terrace smack-dab in the middle of one of the busiest neighborhoods in New York City!


Admission tickets are available through Time Out NY and priced at $30 (plus a $3 booking fee), which includes a 187ml bottle of Moet & Chandon and a bag of buttered popcorn — everything that makes a date night true perfection!

May titles include (expect more announcements in the coming weeks). The selections are terrific, ranging from die-hard cult classics (Blade Runner, Taxi Driver, The Big Lebowski), last year’s Oscar contenders (Room, The Big Short, Straight Outta Compton) and some of the most fun rom-coms ever made (Clueless, Dirty Dancing, Manhattan.) Click on each of the handy below links to buy tickets via Time Out New York. Sorry most of May is sold out but there are openings in June and July, so book fast before it’s sold out.

Click here for further information

Read more →

A Carefree Lifestyle


Yes, we know we’ve all been there. You’re ready to book your next vacation and want to impress your significant other. But here is the question: I want something really special?

Good news – there is a solution. Carefree Lifestyle, a luxury lifestyle rental services company with its headquarters in Miami Beach and two other big city locations (Beverly Hills and New York) delivers unique and unmatched travel experiences for their affluent customers. This can include renting out exotic cars, marvelous yachts, and luxurious villas and condos with premium amenities, such as your very own chef during your stay.


Carefree Lifestyle understands its customers and tries to provide the best service for them, offering a delightful and glamorous travel experience. The clients are offered a vast array of service packages, including the destination, accommodation, and transportation you want to take for your exotic getaway. When renting with Carefree Lifestyle, vacationers have options of beach villas, exquisite mansions, modern luxury condos, and architecturally designed homes in locations worldwide.


Their loyal customers are political and influential public figures, entertainers, athletes, and vacationers who all want to bring their vacation fantasies into reality. Anthony Marotta, a founder of Carefree Lifestyle, believes that every vacationer has the privilege to have a hassle-free, stress-free vacation, where the traveler is in a complete state of relaxation and enjoyment. Carefree Lifestyle also has satellite offices in The Hamptons and Las Vegas.


So stop admiring the other guy/gal zooming down the road in an exotic car. Let your next night out on the town or vacation be luxurious, unique and special through Carefree Lifestyle.

For more information, please visit: www.carefreelifestyle.com.

New York
555 West 53th Street, New York, NY
Toll-Free: (866) 589-8796
Call: (212) 774-5999

Beverly Hills
8929 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Toll-Free: 1866-589-8796
Call: (310) 289-7791

Miami Office
1031 5th Street, Miami Beach, FL
Toll-Free: 1866-589-8796
Call: (305) 534-3531

Read more →

Jet Setter – PlaneClear Private Aviation


Planning your next destination? Who’s going to get you there? Selecting the best private aviation carrier for business and family travel can be overwhelming, expensive and time-consuming. That was before PlaneClear. As a leading private jet company, they have taken the ‘what ifs’ out of flying private.

Chartering a private jet through a broker often leads to over promises and under delivery. Aircraft capabilities, operator safety standards and broker costs can be misrepresented or omitted, along with in-flight amenities, catering and passenger needs.


PlaneClear is the industry game changer. Their straightforward, no-nonsense approach to customer satisfaction has them leaps and bounds ahead of the competition while raising the bar in the private aviation charter industry. “We provide impartial, personalized and totally transparent private aviation solutions with integrity and dependability,” said James Chitty, President and Founder of PlaneClear. The result is personally tailored, cost-efficient options as unique as the individual who fly private aviation, providing the true ease and comfort they deserve.

Jet set4

PlaneClear brings their A-game to the brokering and operational sides of the business. Their mission: make every aspect of the private aircraft charter process as pleasant and hassle-free as possible.


Contact / 631.484.4698

Read more →

JUE LAN CLUB Opens Memorial Day weekend in Southampton


Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer, and traditionally the trendy eateries and nightclubs all grasping at the crowds who congregate out there each weekend up until Labor Day to visit their fabulous eatery and clubs.

JUE LAN CLUB is a decadent Chinese restaurant is avant-garde as its historic namesake hailing from the underground art scene in China during the communist regime. This Chinese infused eatery and club will open its doors Memorial Day weekend in Southampton at the formerly Circo and Delmonico’s of Southampton was announced and geared up to captivate the influx of Manhattanites going out east this summer.

Jue Lan Club Chinese Club

Now, with it’s second location the restaurateur mogul Stratis Morfogen, and partners shampoo icon Alex Amano and Richie Romero who were instrumental opening the original JUE LAN CLUB space in December 2015 at the former Limelight nightclub space in Manhattan are taking over the Hamptons.

Morfogen, a resident of Southampton will now have his very own restaurant and club to entertain his friends, clients and the masses. The motif will boost a Chinese underground flair, nightclub and culinary favorites such as Shrimp Crystal Dumplings, Braised Oxtail Bao Bunes, and Sea Bass. Once dinner is over THE BARN NIGHTCLUB at JUE LAN will turn into a fun, lively and nightlife filled atmosphere top of the night we have been promised.

Jue Lan Club Chinese Club

Jue Lan Club Chinese Club

More Info:

268 Elm Street, Southampton

49 West 20th Street, Manhattan

Read more →

Renovation Angel — Recycling Luxury


In 2005, Steve Feldman founded Green Demolitions in Greenwich, Connecticut. Green Demolitions has now spread its wings to become Renovation Angel, America’s premier recycler of luxury pre-owned kitchens and renovation items. Steve and his team of professionals have conducted thousands of projects for members of the Forbes 400, Celebrities, Sports Stars, and High-Net Worth property owners.

Recycling luxury is the savvy way to renovate. Homeowners receive:

  • Thousands in savings with a full tax deduction
  • Free professional, insured, white-glove removal/pack/transport
  • Support high quality non-profit organizations
  • Renovation Angel is a donation program of Recovery Unlimited, a section 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2005.

Charitable Mission

a) Creating Jobs – The white-glove removal, transportation, and resale of these items creates numerous construction, logistics, and retail jobs as these items are prepared for re-purposing.

b) Protecting the Earth – Recycling luxury kitchens, bath fixtures, home furnishings, and architectural elements diverts millions of pounds from landfills.

c) Supporting high quality non-profit outreach programs – Proceeds earned from selling recycled luxury creates support for innovative and life-changing outreach programs in the areas of: at-risk youth, addiction recovery, job creation, and social entrepreneurship.



Achievements since 2005:

  • Job Creation – Over $13 million in jobs
  • Kitchens Sold – Over 4,000 pre-owned and showroom kitchens sold
  • Non-Profit Support – $2 million distributed to outreach programs
  • Positive Press – The New York Times, CNN, This Old House, Success Magazine, NBC-TV, DIY-TV, Forbes, etc.
  • Green Results – Diverted over 22 million pounds from landfills through kitchen recycling


Read more →

Ashley Graham — The Model Brand

Ashley 1

So are women sizes 12 and above the new size 4? Bigger bone models looks like the next fad, as Ashley Graham lands the role of Maxim’s cover model and takes another big step forward for her career. The natural beauty turned brand builder was first noticed when she appeared on the much-celebrated Sport Illustrated cover, where mainstream media took notice of women sizes 12 and above in way that has not ever been popular before.

Inside the pages of Maxim — Ashley Graham heats its up wearing lingerie in Maxim’s true men’s style format. It’s inviting, sexy, seductive and makes a statement. Well — one thing is for certain Graham has no qualms curves are beautiful and we could not agree more.


NEW YORK - JUNE 13: Model Ashley Graham attends the 3rd annual Geminis Give Back at 1OAK on June 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – JUNE 13: Model Ashley Graham attends the 3rd annual Geminis Give Back at 1OAK on June 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)


Read more →

Kendall Jenner Walks Catwalk Dazzling Paris Fashion Week


Kendall Jenner goes for dramatic look

Kendall Jenner is undergoing quite the transformation during Paris Fashion Week – and the star went all out Gothic for Channel, and strutted her best stuff for Elie Saab and Christian Dior.

The reality star hit the catwalk keeping that moody expression in place, as she showed off her legs in a short black coat and other top fashions. Wearing dramatic black lippy and scraping her hair back, the star stood out once again in heeled lace-ups for the fashion giants.


kendall-jenner-PIC 1

Elie Saab Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2016 in Paris

Elie Saab Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2016 in Paris

She was joined once again in the city of love by her BFF Gigi Hadid – after they celebrated just hours before on a night out.

Read more →

Supermodels Transform Into Marvel Superheroes

You’d definitely recognize Spider Man, the Hulk, and Captain America, but have you heard of Spider-Gwen, She-Hulk or Captain Marvel? Those last three are among Marvel’s leading female super heroes, and they’re getting the spotlight in a new Spring/Summer issue of Garage featuring super models styled as the comic book characters. The magazine, on stands February 11, has five covers of Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, Candice Swanepoel, Lexi Boling, and Cuba Tornado Scott photographed by Patrick Demarchelier (with makeup by Pat McGrath and styling by Chaos Fashion). “Reinterpreting our super heroes through these fashion magazine covers perfectly demonstrates what we believe about our characters–the idea that anyone can express their own unique identity and individualism,” Sana Amanat, director of content development and editor at Marvel Comics, says. Here, get a sneak peak with behind the scenes photos from the cover shoot exclusive to ELLE.com.

cuba-tornado-scott-courtesy-of-garage-magazine lexi-boling-courtesy-of-garage-magazine karlie-kloss-courtesy-of-garage-magazine adriana-lima-courtesy-of-garage-magazine

Read more →