Tag Archives: Susie de Rafelo

NYC Fashion: Launching in the World of Wearable Art

The limited edition silk scarves with the original painting, “Tinkerbell.”   All photos by Jemal Countess courtesy of Getty Images. New York, N.Y. For a lucky group the evening of November 8, 2018 was a rare chance to be part of a new chapter in the career of artist Peter Reginato and celebrate his partnership with […]

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Grit & Glamour & Fashion at NFP

There is an elegance to simplicity that is obvious when presented against a bit of noise.  It is why guests of the March 23rd DZ Zone event, ‘Grit and Glamour’, held at NFP Studio in lower Manhattan, appreciated the uncomplicated, artful clothing designs of Gail Travis juxtaposed with the black and white high-life punk era […]

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Peter Reginato- The Unexpected

Is there a better image of the Manhattan iconic art scene than the artist loft?  The clean lines, solid backgrounds and targeted lighting are hard to beat.  That imagery says “art” to even the most untrained eye- we expect it. The exciting part is the “Unexpected”.  The original work by a master that puts the […]

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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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Diwali Feted by Luce Foundation, Lions Club for Orphans in India

New York, N.Y.  Delayed Diwali is just as good as celebrating on the proper date. Especially when this Festival of Lights is combined with its counterparts Chanukah and Christmas. It was a beautiful setting: Tusk retail headquarters at 242 West 26th Street in Manhattan. Global Advisors Jan Ivarsson and Lynne Marie Paquette, jewelry designer Nicole Zahour, photographer […]

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Holiday Shopping? Last Minute Gifts for Good!

New York, N.Y. Doing things at the last minute is not usually a good idea… until now. If you still have gifts to purchase you are in luck because you are able to access this: Our Gifts for Good Giving Guide. Even famous people do it… local music sensation Fuzz and Carrie of the Caravan […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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Viewpoint: Did I Donate to a Bad Charity?

Greenwich, CT.  Have you ever felt that nagging question: Did I donate to a bad charity???? The short answer is probably not. This question came up because a good friend stopped by a Cambodian NGO fundraiser recently and left a check for $500. They were surprised not to see me at this fundraiser; they know I […]

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How I Start a Women in STEM Club at The Stony Brook School

My Backpack Books Project for Dominican Republic Children

Mad About Art: Fountain House Gallery’s Big Night Out

Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

NYC Fashion: Launching in the World of Wearable Art

Veterans, First Responders Offered Free Pet Veterinary Services