February 2019

A Weekend at the Sundance Film Festival

In late January, I attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah for the first time. The idea of skiing fresh powder by day and escaping the cold to see a showcase of newly-released international, independent films with popcorn and soda by night was extremely appealing. So, when Chase Sapphire invited me to head out west for the weekend, I happily obliged.

Chase Sapphire is a presenting sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival and my Sapphire Reserve Card made it easy for a New Yorker like me to immediately gain access to the Chase Sapphire Lounge at Chase Sapphire on Main and private cast parties. The concierge service provided by Bon Appétit and available to Chase Sapphire card members was particularly helpful as most restaurants were pre-booked weeks in advance with little availability. In many cases Chase held tables for Sapphire card members and obtaining one of them was as simple as stopping by the concierge desk in the card member lounge. Chase Sapphire on Main served as my home base throughout the weekend and to be frank, it would have been much more difficult to navigate the festival without a Chase Sapphire card.

One event that stood out this past week was the Après Lounge at the Montage Deer Valley featuring a chef tasting and pairing with Veuve Cliquot and Chase Sapphire. They constructed a Yurt in the snow at the base of Deer Valley mountain and brought in Bon Appétit’s Brad Leone to cook up hors d’hoeuvres while Veuve Clicquot kept everyone’s champagne glasses full. While it was cold and snowy outside, the warm and cozy ambience inside kept Chase Sapphire card members smiling.

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February 2019

Ellies 2019 Finalists Announced; National Geographic, New York magazine and New Yorker top list of nominees; annual awards presentation moves to Brooklyn music venue

The American Society of Magazine Editors today Twittercast the finalists for the 2019 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. ASME will celebrate the 54th presentation of the Ellie Awards when each of the 114 finalists is honored at the annual awards presentation five weeks from today.

The 2019 winners will be announced during an evening presentation on Thursday, March 14, at Brooklyn Steel, a music venue in Williamsburg, New York. More than 500 magazine editors and publishers are expected to attend. The winners receive “Ellies,” the elephant-shaped statuettes that give the awards their name. The awards presentation will include the presentation of the 2019 ASME Award for Fiction to Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. The five winners of the 2019 ASME Next Awards for Journalists Under 30 will also be honored.

This year 67 titles were nominated in 22 categories, including one new category, Podcasting. Twenty publications were nominated for the most prestigious honor, General Excellence. They included large-circulation titles like Martha Stewart Living and TIME, special-interest magazines like Audubon and Kazoo, literary journals like Poetry and Virginia Quarterly Review and digital-only publications like The Marshall Project and The Trace.

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January 2019

How to Make the Most of Your Trip to the Sundance Film Festival

For more than 30 years, the Sundance Film Festival has provided a platform for original storytellers. The experience is a hotbed of creativity, new ideas, and fresh conversation. At this annual gathering in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival shows feature-length, as well as short films, series and episodic content, and other emerging media. Daily filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and live music performances also punctuate the agenda. To help you best navigate your time at the renowned film festival, Bon Appétit has teamed up with Chase Sapphire® to ensure every moment is as memorable as the films you’ll see. Here’s what to do.

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November 2018

The Best Moments From Glamour’s 2018 Women of the Year Awards

For 28 years, our Women of the Year Awards has honored game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. This year’s class of extraordinary females is no exception.

The stories of our Women of the Year Awards honorees often start with the same idea: a woman who refuses to wait for someone else to make things better. Alone, or with an army behind her, she decides to act. This year’s honorees span a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and professions—a park ranger, a musician, a judge, teens who unflinchingly took on Washington in the face of tragedy. But the one thing they have in common is that they’re all using their platforms to improve the lives of women everywhere.

Hosted by Aidy Bryant at Spring Studios in New York City, Glamour‘s 2018 Women of the Year Awards was our most inspiring yet. In a year that’s often felt marked and marred by darkness—especially for women—these icons represent hope, strength, and resiliency. And they shared that message tonight. Read on, below, for every unforgettable moment.

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November 2018

Viola Davis Honoured At 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

Academy Award winner Viola Davis delivers a personal and powerful speech at the 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards event in New York City.

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John Legend’s Tearful Tribute to Chrissy Teigen | Glamour WOTY 2018

John Legend introduces his wife Chrissy Teigen as a Glamour 2018 Women of the Year. Chrissy tells a story about crying and meeting Oprah Winfrey.

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NY Stem Cell Foundation Gala Held at Lincoln Center, Paul Goldberger and Jacob Gottlieb in Attendance

The 2018 NYSCF Gala included an impressive lineup of guests representing leaders in science, medicine, and the arts, as well as international business leaders and supporters of NYSCF. The guest list included such luminaries as past honorees David A. Carmel, Alan M. Cohen, Victoria Gordon, and Andreas C. Dracopoulos, as well as celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Matt Dillon, Byron Wien, Elie Tahari, and Seth Meyers of “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” who entertained guests with a video created specifically for the occasion.

Other notable guests included Hugh Hildesly, Vice Chairman for the Americas at Sotheby’s; Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic and author Paul Goldberger; and noted business leader Jacob Gottlieb, CEO of Altium Capital, a New-York based global leader in the field of medical investments who provides investment opportunities in the most impressive companies that are transforming the healthcare industry. Specifically, Altium Capital focuses on promising ventures and companies that are spearheading significant historical advances in the health and medical industry such as the stem cell research carried out by NYSCF and its many colleagues and collaborators.

Several notable artists were also on hand, including Clifford Ross and John Newsom, among many others who donated works for the silent auction held at the event. Newsom’s piece, a charcoal rendering of the moon, was actually inspired in the concept of stem cell research.  Explains the artist, “I was working on a series of paintings depicting the full moon and was thinking of the image of the circle and stem cells and cells, and then the idea of the moon, and it came to me that it was a nice correlation,” he said.

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All the Red Carpet Fashion From the 2018 ‘Glamour’ Women of the Year Awards

As its name suggests, there was no shortage of glam or girl bosses at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in NYC on Monday, November 12. Recognizing incredible women from all backgrounds, Chrissy Teigen, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae. and Viola Davis. were among the honorees, while past winners and fellow powerhouses like Ashley Graham, Karlie Kloss, Amber Heard. and more were on hand to present the awards. And while the the evening was first and foremost a celebration of girl power, there were also some seriously stylish looks on the red carpet.

From Monae and Kloss keeping things classic in two different takes on black and white to Graham and Davis rocking two-pieces, the A-listers brought their fashion A-game. Keep scrolling to see the best red carpet looks from the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards!

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